Granville Community Calendar

Council Minutes MAY 4,1994

VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE
COUNCIL /PLANNING COMMISSION
MEETING MINUTES
MAY 4,1994
CALL TO ORDER
Vice Mayor Marshall convened the meeting at 7:07 p.m.
ROLL CALL
Those responding to the roll call were:
Councilmember Garrett
Councilmember Shulman
Councilmember Montgomery
Councilmember Freytag
Vice Mayor Marshall
Manager Plunkett
Also present were Planning Commission members Gary Stansbury and Larry Huey.
Councilmember Garrett moved to excuse the absent Mayor Eisenberg, Vance, Councilmember and Law Director Hurst. Seconded by Councilmember Freytag. Motion carried.
ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW DISTRICT EXPANSION DISCUSSION
Planning Commission member Larry Huey stated that the main purpose for extending the Architectural Review District was to extend the boundary line to the other side of the street in places where the district line ends in the middle of the street. Mr. Huey stated that this would allow the people on the entire street to abide by the same set of rules and regulations. He stated that there are a significant number of older homes in the area proposed. Mr.Huey stated that he wanted in his comments to represent the thinking of the entire Planning Commission. Some of the members believe that the expansion should go beyond the other side of the street, since there are a significant number of older homes in that area. Some other small sections were added because some of the other members wanted to add them. Planning Commission member Gary Stansbury stated that Sunrise Street was included tinhethe expansion because more and more places j"umped out"as the Commission reviewed area.
Councilmember Montgomery stated that the boundary currently ends at the middle of Spellman Street. She asked if the boundary would be extended beyond North Cedar Street? Councilmember Garrett stated that in her opinion, the Planning Commission had gotten bcaerroievedrkaiwll.ay with the expansion. She stated that some of the boundaries proposed seemed to
Councilmember Montgomery stated that she would like to hear from the citizens who live in the area proposed for inclusion. She stated that there are a few fairly new homes on Granger Street that would be included.
Councilmember Shulman stated that if the area had been included in the Architectural Review District earlier, it would have helped to control the homes being built in the area. He stated that the core of the Village needs to be protected. Planning Commission member Huey stated that one reason to include the areas proposed was so that demolition regulations could be applied. He stated that there is a fair amount of pressure to expand in the Village. If the areas were in the Architectural Review District there would be more tools available to protect the older homes.
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proposeCdoeuxnpcailmnseiomnber Shulman asked if anyone had looked into the ages of the homes in the areas?
Mr. Huey stated that two years ago he had walked the boundaries. He stated that he didn't think that north of Spellman Street there was a large population of c"lassic"homes. of expaCndoiunngcilmember Freytag asked how many Planning Commission members were in favor the district?
Mr. Huey stated that the commission did not vote on it. Manager Plunkett stated that the Architectural Review District is located within the original boundaries of the Village. When asked, Manager Plunkett stated that he is opposed to the expansion. He stated that the current boundaries represent the original boundaries of the Village. He stated that there is not a sound reason for the expansion.
Councilmember Vance arrived.
Councilmember Garrett suggested that Council go to the site and examine the houses proposed for inclusion in the District. She stated that some of the houses may be protected because they are on the historical register.
Vice Mayor Marshall asked if two ordinances to expand the district with two different boundaries could be prepared for the next meeting. In the ensuing discussion, three ordinance drafts for three different levels of areas to be included in Architectural Review were decided to be necessary from the staff for the next council meeting.
ADJOURN JOINT MEETING
Councilmember Montgomery moved to adjourn the joint session at 7:45 p.m. Seconded by Councilmember Garrett. Motion carried.
CALL TO ORDER REGULAR SESSION
Vice Mayor Marshall called the regular meeting of Council to order at 7:45 p.m.
Those responding to the roll call were:
Councilmember Garrett
Councilmember Shulman
Councilmember Montgomery
Councilmember Vance
Councilmember Freytag
Vice Mayor Marshall
Law Director Hurst
Manager Plunkett
Councilmember Garrett moved to excuse the absent Mayor Eisenberg. Seconded by Councilmember Montgomery. Motion carried.
REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES
The minutes of the regularly scheduled meeting of April 20, 1994, were presented for
review. Councilmember Garrett moved to approve the minutes as submitted. Seconded by Councilmember Vance. Motion carried.
CITIZENS COMMENTS
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Those signing the register were:
Sally MacPhail, Granville Sentinel J. Siegel
No questions, comments, or concerns were voiced at this time.
COMMITTEE REPORTS
Councilmember Freytag reported on the May 2, 1994, Old Colony Burial Ground Board
Meeting. Mr. Freytag stated that the preservationists are present working in the cemetery with
volunteers. Mr. Freytag stated that a walking tour of the cemetery has been scheduled for May
19. Mr. Freytag stated that there is continued interest in the removal of several dead trees in
the cemetery and repair of the wall caving in on the north east corner of the cemetery.
Manager Plunkett asked Tree &Landscape Commission Chair Marc Brockman if he could go through the cemetery with Flo Hoffman and look at the trees?
Mr. Brockman stated that he would set up a time to walk through the cemetery, inspecting trees.
Councilmember Garrett reported on the Planning Commission meeting of At that May 2, 1994. meeting, several deck additions were approved. One application was tabled because the owner was unable to attend the meeting and several questions were asked. A sale sign for the Ridge was approved. Another sign for one of the businesses in the Ridge was approved however, one of the Planning Commission members had thought the commission was discussing a different application and wanted to rescind the vote. The commission drew a 22/ vote and the original vote was not rescinded. The sign applications following were all denied because two members abstained from voting.
Councilmember Freytag reported on the Recreation Commission's meeting of May 3, 1994. At that meeting there was another resignation. Mr. Freytag stated that all the vacancies had been filled. Those appointed to the Commission were: Matt McGowan, Mary Raymond, John Fiore, and Krista Dixon. Mr. Freytag stated that the Commission had sent out fliers to all citizens concerning the C" oncerts on the Green"M. r. Freytag stated that the shelter house use haot uWsield.wood Park is increasing. He stated that perhaps there is a demand for another shelter
Councilmember Vance reported on the Utility Commission Meeting. The purpose of the meeting had been to hear from two proposers concerning 503 Sludge Regulations. Mr. Vance stated that both engineering firms had been present. He stated that not much difference was aetvitdheant tmoenetthinegt.wo proposals. Mr. Vance stated that the committee had not made any decision
OLD BUSINESS
Tree &Landscape Commission Tree Grant Update
Marc Brockman, Tree &Landscape Commission chair stated that the Commission has several things going on right now. He stated that the Commission has surveyed 850 trees. He
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further stated that by the within end of this year, 600 new trees will have been planted. He stated that the next 20 years, Granville should be reforested.
Councilmember Freytag asked what other projects the Commission had planned? Mr. Brockman stated that several trees along SR 16 are scheduled to be planted along the area across from and adjacent to Wendys. He stated that the commission is addressing the area along West Broadway to Wildwood Park. He stated that the Commission had received a grant which will pay someone to survey and record all the trees in the village to record the condition of the trees.
Jim Siegel stated that many trees have been planted in the newly incorporated areas of the Village. He stated that 100 trees had been planted along NewarkG- ranville Road last year. Mr. Brockman stated that the high school /middle school project is complete and is pretty impressive.
Councilmember Vance stated that at the last Council meeting it had been decided to write a letter to EPA stating that the Village would not meet their deadline for 503 sludge regulations. Mr.Vance stated that in his opinion, it is not necessary to send that letter at this point and time.
Councilmember Freytag stated that the Village will not meet the deadline, so should advise EPA of that.
Mr. Vance stated that if the Village asks for an extension of time, EPA will want an exact date by which the project will be complele.
Councilmember Freytag stated that if the Village does nothing, there is a possibility of penalties being imposed.
Manger Plunkett stated that he agreed with Councilmember Vance.
Mr. Vance stated that perhaps Council should wait to write the letter until a decision of
what route to follow is arrived at and construction begins.
Vice Mayor Marshall stated that it makes sense to wait until Council has a plan. Mr.
Marshall stated that he had hoped the Utilities Committee could meet again to bring a recommendation to the entire Council.
A Utilities Committee meeting was scheduled for Tuesday, May 10, 1994, at 6:30 p.m. Councilmember Shulman asked if a written staff recommendation would be prepared
before the Utilities Committee meeting; to which Manager Plunkett stated that he would direct the staff to write a recommendation.
Councilmember Shulman asked for a report on the well drilling at the Granville Solvents
site.
Manager Plunkett stated that USEPA has directed the PRP's (potentially responsible
parties)to remediate the Granville Solvent site. The engineering firm of Metcalf &Eddy is
representing the PRP group. Metcalf &Eddy personnel have been on the site surveying and
drilling additional monitor wells, and taking soil samples to get a better grasp on what the
plume is, and where it is. He stated that they will recommend appropriate steps for removal of
the plume. USEPA will monitor the entire site. He stated that considerable sampling had been
done with no results back yet.
Councilmember Montgomery asked if this was a good time to initiate a local meeting?
Manager Plunkett stated that he had been in contact with many of the residents in the
area and devoted most of his column in the Sentinel this week to the Solvents Site.
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Councilmember Shulman questioned the status of the water line to the Ridge section of
Erinwood.
Manager Plunkett stated that at this point there is nothing for the Village to do. He
stated that the developers are looking into the possibilities. He stated that the Village will
probably end up with a water booster station. He stated that it seems to be less costly for the
developers with a booster station.
Manager Plunkett stated that the Murphy's would have to go across the Lewis property
which is in the township and he does not know what Mrs. Lewis' position is on the matter.
Manager Plunkett stated that the booster station would cost the Village nothing to
install but the maintenance and operations will cost the Village money.
Vice Mayor Marshall asked if perhaps the Village could share the cost of running the water lines?
Manager Plunkett stated that he suggested that perhaps the council would consider
waiving some of the tap fees to the developers. However, the developers would have to discuss that with Council.
Mr. Marshall stated that he thought the matter was worth pursuing.
Councilmember Vance stated that those incentives really don't help the developer.
Mr. Freytag asked if it the Village had to accept the cost booster station knowing that it will money to maintain?
Manager Plunkett stated that the matter should be referred to Law Director Hurst.
After a discussion, Manger Plunkett suggested that the Utilities Committee look again at the study performed by Burgess &Niple in 1975. He stated that he would get a copy of that study to the Council.
Councilmember Garrett asked if the sign code would be coming before the Council anytime soon?
Law Director Hurst stated that he and Mr. Huey had reviewed the entire code on Tuesday. He stated that he made a series of suggestions and comments. He stated that he wasn't sure what Mr. Huey was going to do next.
NEW BUSINESS
Resolution No. 94-22, A" Resolution To Award The Bid For The Purchase And Planting of Trees To John Klauder Associates Landscape D&esign And To Authorize The Village Manager To Enter Into An Agreement Therefore"w, as introduced, read in full and moved for adoption by Councilmember Vance. Seconded by Councilmember Garrett. Motion carried. Resolution No. 94-22 was adopted.
Councilmember Vance stated that Council had received a letter from Sensibilities concerning a requested address change at 118 South Main Street. Councilmember Garrett stated that the building is not located on Broadway because SOopuetrhaMHaoiunsSetrPeaertk. is in front of the building. She stated that she thought the building was on
Manager Plunkett stated that Ordinance 1309.03 of the Granville Codified Ordinances states that blocks should be numbered by hundreds.
Law Director Hurst stated that he thought the numbering system was to be set uniform wreiqthuiOreDmOeTntrse.quirements. He stated that the ordinances are a reflection of those ODOT
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Councilmember Vance been stated that the entrance to the building had at one time side. on Main Street. He stated that it is easier to have a handicap entrance on the Broadway the buHiledinstgated that with the entrance on Broadway, an opportunity to spruce up that side of is available.
the Law Director and it will be brought up again at the next meeting.
After a brief discussion, Vice Mayor Marshall stated that the matter would be referred to
Vice Mayor Marshall asked if Mr. Plunkett was going to advertise the vacant position on the Board of Zoning and Building Appeals?
Manager Plunkett stated that he would do so.
Councilmember Shulman stated that perhaps Karen Frasca should be notified that a position is open.
MEETING ANNOUNCEMENTS
A Streets and Sidewalk Committee meeting will be held Monday, May 9, 1994. A Utilities Committee meeting will be held Tuesday, May 10 ,1994.
EXECUTIVE SESSION
Councilmember Vance moved to enter into executive session at 8:47 p.m. to discuss pending legal matters. Seconded by Councilmember Garrett. Motion carried.
Councilmember Vance moved to return to regular session at 9:50 p.m. Seconded by Councilmember Freytag. Motion carried.
ADJOURNMENT
Councilmember Garrett moved to adjourn the meeting at 9:51 p.m. Seconded by Councilmember Montgomery. Motion carried.

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