Granville Community Calendar

Council Minutes MARCH 16, 1994

VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE
COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
MARCH 16, 1994
CALL TO ORDER
Mayor Eisenberg convened the meeting at 7:32 p.m.
ROLL CALL
Those responding to the roll call were:
Councilmember Garrett
Councilmember Shulman
Councilmember Montgomery
Councilmember Freytag
PUBLIC HEARINGS
Vice Mayor Marshall
Mayor Eisenberg
Law Director Hurst
Manager Plunkett
A public hearing was held on Ordinance No. 7-94,A 'n Ordinance To Amend Sections 11, 111, and
IV Of Ordinance No. 2-89, Establishing The Zoning Classification Of Properties Set Forth In Those
Sections Of Ordinance No. 2-89."
No one was present to speak for or against Ordinance No. 7-94. The public hearing closed at
7:33 p.m.
REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES
The minutes of the regularly scheduled Council Meeting of March 2, 1994, were presented for
review. Councilmember Garrett moved to approve the minutes as written. Seconded by Councilmember
Freytag. Motion carried.
MAYOR'S REPORT
The Mayor's Report for the month of February was presented for review. Mayor Eisenberg
directed the clerk to file the report. A copy of that report is attached as part of these minutes.
MANAGER'S REPORT
The Manager's Report for the month of February was presented for review.
Councilmember Garrett asked how the water pressure check on South Main Street went? Manager Plunkett stated that the contractor found a gasket that had been flattened which cause pressure to drop. Mr. Plunkett stated that the problem had been resolved and they are currently doing bacterial samples. He stated that with weather permitting, Main Street south of Broadway should be open by Monday.
Vice Mayor Marshall moved to approve the Manager's report. Seconded by Councilmember Garrett. Motion carried. A copy of that report is attached as part of these minutes.
CITIZENS COMMENTS
Those signing the register were:
Robert Essman
Robert Allen
Melissa Hartfield
Dorothy Essman
A. Janssens
Joe Williams
Judi Pyle
H. Jackson
D. Wagner
Jack Pyle
Paul &Chris Piper
S. MacPhail
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Arie Janssens of 764 Newark Road stated that he had searched for information regarding the
village becoming a cable TV franchise authority. Mr. Janssens stated that he had discovered franchise
authorities deal mostly with Cable TV rates. He stated that he was not concerned with the rates and
suggested that the Village not become a franchise authority at the present time and see how things
develop.
Mr.Janssens stated that he is not dissatisfied with the cable service, he just thought it would be
worthwhile to investigate other possibilities.
Mayor Eisenberg thanked Mr. Janssens for his interest and time put into investigating the issue.
Doug Wagner stated that he wanted to comment again on Bernie Williams' sign appeal
reconsideration. Mr.Wagner stated that he does not know how the law is written, but Mr. Williams' sign is
not a sign of advertising. Mr.Wagner stated that he did not feel that Council would allow this kind of sign
on anywhere else in the Village and shouldn't allow it on Mr. Williams property either. He stated that his in opinion, the sign has no merit and is totally offensive. He stated that the sign would not prohibit
people from backing into the fence. He stated that he was willing to plant shrubs to help keep the fence from being damaged.
COMMITTEE REPORTS
Councilmember Freytag reported on the Cemetery Board meeting of March 7. Mr.Freytag stated that Kristen Pape had completed the landscaping plan for the cemetery. Mr. Freytag stated that the plan included a row of maple trees in the area where the old road use to be.
Mr. Freytag stated that the Township and Village must hold their annual meeting to elect members to the Board.
Councilmember Vance arrived.
Mayor Eisenberg suggested determining the Cemetery Board appointments at the meeting with the School Board, the Township Trustees, and the Village.
Councilmember Freytag stated that the volunteers are all in agreement the Village should trheamtohvaed abneeonldremsatoprleedtr.ee in the cemetery which has dropped a large limb wrecking some of the stones
Manager Plunkett stated that he would talk to Marc Brockman of the Tree and Landscape Commission concerning the tree.
Councilmember Garrett reported on the Planning Commission meeting of March 7, 1994. At that Jmeerreyting, two architectural review applications were approved and the Commission tabled a request from Martin of the Village Coffee Shop, seeking approval to place plantings in front of his business. Mrs. Garrett stated that the Planning Commission discussed expansion of the Architectural Review District and suggested that the district should be expanded several streets. Councilmember Garrett stated that Jurgen Pape from the Planning Commission and Marc Brockman of the Tree L&andscape Commission were suppose to review with Dimension Cable the placement of the standby power cable boxes. Mrs. Garrett stated that Mr. Brockman was unable to attend the meeting therefor, Mr. Pape was the only person involved in making the recommendations. Mayor Eisenberg stated that Mr.Brockman could review Mr. Pape's recommendations. If any discrepancies are found, they can forward the problems to Council.
OLD BUSINESS
Ordinance No. 7-94, A"n Ordinance To Amend Sections ll, Ill, and IV Of Ordinance No.2-89, Establishing The Zoning Classification Of Properties Set Forth In Those Sections Of Ordinance No. 2-
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89,"was reintroduced, title read, and moved for adoption by Councilmember Vance. Seconded by
Councilmember Marshall.
Manager Plunkett explained that in 1989, when the east Granville property was annexed into the
Village, several properties were inadvertently zoned two zoning classifications, and one lot had not been
zoned at all. Manager Plunkett stated that Ordinance No. 7-94 would correct the mistake.
Roll call vote: Vance yes, Freytag yes, Montgomery yes, Shulman yes, Garrett yes, Marshall
yes, Mayor Eisenberg yes. Seven yes votes, Ordinance No. 7-94 was adopted.
Bernie Williams Sign
Councilmember Montgomery moved to not reconsider the sign appeal. Seconded by
Councilmember Garrett.
Councilmember Vance asked Councilmember Montgomery to share with Council the reasons behind her motion.
Councilmember Montgomery stated that she did not think that Council can deny the installation
of a sign that they approved. She stated that the two people involved have a track record of disputing
among themselves. Mrs. Montgomery stated that Council needs to get out of their that in her arguments. She stated opinion, Mr. Williams should be allowed to put up the sign
Mayor Eisenberg agreed.
Councilmember Freytag stated that the sign code allows only two wall signs per structure. Mr. Freytag stated that there was already four signs on Mr.Williams'fence.
Councilmember Freytag stated that the minutes of the last Council meeting stated that Council will reconsider the appeal.
Councilmember Montgomery restated her motion to affirm the previous decision on the appeal hearing concerning the installation of the sign. Seconded by Councilmember Garrett.
To clarify the motion, Mayor Eisenberg stated that a yes votes would mean that the sign goes up, a no vote would mean that the sign will not be installed.
Roll call vote: Montgomery yes, Vance no, Freytag no, Shulman no, Garrett yes, Vice Mayor iMnsatraslhleadll. no, Mayor Eisenberg, yes. Four no votes, three yes votes. The sign is not permitted to be
Law Director Hurst stated that the prior decision of Planning Commission is reinstated and the sign will no be permitted to be installed. Mr.Hurst stated that Mr.Williams needs to be formally notified of the decision and he would suggest by certified mail.
Vice Mayor Marshall asked if it was Council's consent to do nothing concerning the Village becoming a franchise authority.
Mayor Eisenberg stated that was correct.
Councilmember Shulman stated that Council should talk with other communities that have agreements with Dimension Cable to see what they are doing.
Kevin Davis of Dimension Cable stated that no other communities in the Newark area are frreagnuclhaitsioensauthorities. He stated that there had been two filings by a Township but they never passed any in the time frame that was allowed.
NEW BUSINESS
Sidewalk Cafes
for the Mayor Eisenberg stated that both Victoria's Parlor and Brew's Cafe have requested permission use of the public sidewalk for outdoor cafes.
Councilmember Vance suggested if Council allows renewal of the outdoor cafes, a one year permit be issued from April to November.Mr. Vance stated that several citizens were concerned that the cafes would be allowed to issue other restrictions. Mr. Vance stated that smoking was on of the concerns mentioned. Mr.Vance stated that the cafe owners should not be allowed to restrict smoking on the public
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sidewalk. Mr. Vance also stated that he would like to see the outdoor cafes maintain the exact amount of
footage that they are given.
Councilmember Garrett questioned if a fee should be charged to the cafe owners for use of the
right of way?
Manager Plunkett stated that he had contacted the Ohio Municipal League and they did not know
of any municipality who charged for the use of the right-of-way.
Manager Plunkett stated that he would contact the Licking County Health Department to ask if
restricting smoking on the right of way would be appropriate.
Councilmember Vance stated that he would suggest not charging a fee for use of the public
sidewalk. He stated that in his opinion, the cafes should be allowed to operate for a one year period.
Mayor Eisenberg stated that he agreed that the cafe owners should not be charged a fee for the
use of the sidewalk. He stated that the owners should run the outdoor cafes the same as their business
inside. If they choose to run their business no smoking then they should be allowed to.
Resolution No. 94-14, A' Resolution To Reject All Bids For The Repair And Replacement Of The
East Broadway Sanitary Sewer," was introduced, read in full, and moved for adoption by Councilmember
Vance. Seconded by Councilmember Freytag. Motion carried. Resolution No. 94-14 was adopted.
Resolution No. 941- 5, A' Resolution To Authorize The Village Manager To Advertise For Bids
For The Repaving Of Summit Street,"was introduced, read in full, and moved for adoption by Vice Mayor Marshall. Seconded by Councilmember Vance. Motion carried. Resolution No. 94-15 was adopted.
Resolution No. 94-16, A' Resolution To Authorize The Village Manager To Advertise For Bids For The Purchase And Planting Of Street Trees,w"as introduced, read in full, and moved for adoption by Councilmember Garrett Seconded by Councilmember Vance. Motion carried. Resolution No. 94-16 was adopted.
Ordinance No. 8-94, A"n Ordinance To Amend Ordinance No. 439-3 Providing For Adjustments Of The Annual Budget For The Fiscal Year 1994 And Revising Sums For Operating Expenses,w"as introduced and title read by Councilmember Shulman.
Mayor Eisenberg set the public hearing on Ordinance No. 8-94 for April 6, 1994, at 7:30 p.m.
Vice Mayor Marshall stated that Council had received a request from the Granville Kiwanis to approve the dates for the annual 4th of July celebration.
rides Councilmember Garrett asked if Council has restrictions concerning how far on Broadway the can go?
CounciCl?ouncilmember Vance asked if the Kiwanis had a plan that they were going to discuss with
Manager Plunkett stated that the Kiwanis are usually given permission to put on the celebration however,Council usually doesn't make any other decisions.
the celeCboraunticoinlm?ember Montgomery asked if the Kiwanis came to the Council and shared their plans for
Manager Plunkett stated that he always receives a copy of the plans from the Kiwanis.He stated that the Kiwanis always get permission from the police chief and from the fire department. Manager Plunkett stated that Council has never taken a role in the process. Vice Mayor Marshall stated that as long as there was coordination with the fire department and the police department he saw no reason to get Council's permission. planningCuonulenscsilmember Montgomery stated that in her opinion, Council should not be a part of the there are problems.
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Mayor Eisenberg stated it may be a good idea for someone to come to Council and share the
plans with the Council.
MEETING ANNOUNCEMENTS
The next Planning Commission meeting is Monday, March 21, 1994.
The next Council meeting is Wednesday, April 6, 1994
ADJOURNMENT
Councilmember Vance moved to adjoum the meeting at 9:00 p.m. Seconded by Councilmember
Garrett. Motion carried.

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