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Council Minutes April 19, 1995

VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE
COUNCILMEEMG MINUIES
APRIL 19,1995
CALL TO ORDER
Mayor Eisenberg convened the meeting at 7:34 p.m.
ROLL CALL
Those responding to the roll call were:
Councilmember Garrett
Councilmember Shulman
Councilmember Bennett
Councilmember Freytag
Vice Mayor Marshall
Mayor Eisenberg
Law Director Hurst
Manager Plunkett
Councilmember Bennett moved to excuse absentee Councilmember Montgomery.
Seconded by Councilmember Garrett. Motion carried.
PUBLIC HEARINGS
A public hearing was held on Ordinance No. 6-95,A "n Ordinance To Amend Section
1157.02 OfThe Granville Codified Ordinances."
No one was present to speak for or against Ordinance No. 6-95. The public hearing closed
at 7:34 p.m.
A public hearing was held on Ordinance No. 79- 5,A "n Ordinance To Amend Chapter
1149 Of The Granville Codified Ordinances.
No one was present to speak for or against Ordinance No. 7-95. The public hearing closed
at 7:34 p.m.
A public hearing was held on Ordinance No. 8-95,A "n Ordinance To Amend Chapter
1159 OfThe Granville Codified Ordinances."
No one was present to speak for or against Ordinance No. 8-95. The public hearing closed at 7:35 p.m.
REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES
The minutes ofthe regularly scheduled meeting ofApril 5, 1995,were presented for review. Vice Mayor Marshall moved to approve the minutes as presented. Seconded by Councilmember Bennett. Motion carried.
MAYOR'S REPORT
TheMayor's Report for the month ofMarch was presented for review. Mayor Eisenberg directed the clerk to file the report. A copy ofthat report is attached as part ofthese minutes.
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MANAGER'S REPORT
The Manager's Report for the month ofMarch was presented for review. Councilmember
Garrett moved to approve the report. Seconded by Councilmember Freytag. Motion carried. A
copy of that report is attached as part ofthese minutes.
CITIZENS COMMENTS
Those signing the register were:
Sally MacPhail, Sentinel Dave Woerner Steve Cartnal
No questions,comments,or concerns were voiced at this time.
COMMITTEE REPORTS
Councilmember Shulman reported on the Tree and Landscape meeting. At that meeting,
Ralph Swartz discussed the budget for the Broadway flower beds. Granflora donated $ 300 of the
406 budgeted for the Broadway Beds project. Mr. Swartz suggested installing a water tap at the
island to water the flower beds. Currently,the volunteers have to drag approximately 300 foot of
hose to water the flower beds.
Manager Plunkett stated that the staff is looking into the situation however,it is going to
cost approximately $ 2,000 to install the tap.
Councilmember Shulman stated that the Commission will be applying for an Urban Forest
Management Grant to be used for management and maintenance of trees. The Arbor Day
celebration will take place at the Elementary School on Friday,April 28. The City ofMansfield
had contacted the Tree and Landscape Commission to get information on how Granville's Tree &
Landscape Commission is structured and to seek assistance on applying for grants.
Councilmember Garrett reported on the Planning Commission meeting ofApril 17, 1995.
At that meeting,the commission discussed Phase II and III ofthe Glen at Erinwood. As a result
of those discussions,an ordinance is scheduled for introduction tonight to vary the road widths of
Longford Drive from 31 feet to 28 feet and vary the cul-de-sacs to 28 foot lanes.
OLD BUSINESS
Ordinance No. 6-95,A "n Ordinance To Amend Section 1157.02 Of The Granville
Codified Ordinancesw,"as reintroduced,title read,and moved for adoption by Vice Mayor Marshall. Seconded by Councilmember Garrett.
Councilmember Bennett stated that he felt Ordinance 7-95 basically indicated that houses that presently contain a non conforming use might not be able to have that non conforming use if the property is sold. He stated that the Board ofZoning and Building Appeals would have to approve the issue. He stated that he did not know how many businesses the ordinance would affect,but he wanted to make sure that a financial detriment was not created. He stated that he
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could not intelligently vote on the Ordinance unless he knew how many businesses would be
affected.
Manager Plunkett suggested tabling the ordinance until the next Council meeting when
Village Planner Doug Tailford would be present to answer questions.
Law Director Hurst stated that he and Doug Tailford had spent a considerable amount of
time reviewing the ordinance and the relationship in Ordinance No. 6-95,7-95, and 8-95 is fairly
tight. He stated that if Council wanted to table one of the ordinances,he strongly suggested
tabling all three ordinances.
Vice Mayor Marshall withdrew his motion to adopt Ordinance No. 6-95. He then moved
to table Ordinance No. 6-95, Ordinance No. 7-95, and Ordinance No. 8-95. Seconded by
Councilmember Bennett. Motion carried.
Vice Mayor Marshall noted that no one had been present to discuss the three ordinances.
NEW BUSINESS
Ohio Department ofNatural Resources Wildlife Forester Levi Jerkins was present to
discuss the East Granville Deer problem. Mr. Jenkins stated that everyone has different opinions
on the deer issue. He stated that what some people feel is a nuisance,other people may not,and
that some people feed deer,while their neighbors complain about deer damage done to their
shrubs. Mr. Jenkins informed Council ofthe history of deer and oftheir breeding habits. He stated
that the deer herd in Ohio has increased and that deer is the largest game animal in Ohio. The only
proven way to control the deer is a legal harvest. He stated that deer are hard to count because
they run in a 2 1/2 mile range,making it difficult to get an actual count in one given area. He
stated that if one calls the Department ofNatural Resources with a deer complaint, representative from the a Department of Wildlife goes to the property to inspect the deer damage
and fills out a form that is kept on file with ODNR. A booklet explaining ways to control damage
is given to the property owner.He stated that there are several ways to try to control deer,but the
best way is by hunting. He stated that on an authorized deer kill,residents can get a permit from
ODNR and have someone come on to their property to shoot the deer. The Department of
Natural Resources will put a limit on the number of deer to be killed,depending on the amount of damage and size ofthe herd. He stated that there is no natural predator for deer in Ohio and that is why some areas get over populated with them. He stated that the deer herds increase about
50%each year,doubling in three years.
Mr. Jenkins stated that when ODNR receives a complaint, a form to permit a harvest of deer is filled out. The permit must designate who will be hunting the deer and how many deer can be harvested. ODNR checks applicants'violation record,and ifthe named hunter is not on file with ODNR,they will be given permission to kill the deer. Ifthe individual is on file with ODNR
as some sort ofviolator,that person will not be allowed to hunt. The permit to harvest is valid for whatever time frame the ODNR issues it. Under the permitted kill,shining is permitted because the deer is a problem and the idea is to get rid ofthe problem deer. After ODNR gives the permit to harvest, a form is given to the shooter to fill out,the landowner signs and keeps a copy ofthe form,and a copy is sent to ODNR. Another copy is given to the processor to authorize the processor to butcher the deer. The permit can be issued at any time because the purpose is to control the deer. He stated that ODNR requires that ifthe deer antlers are greater than 5 inches,
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they must be turned over to the department because the permit is to control a problem and not to
trophy hunt. He stated that ifa complaint is received,ODNR will come out and investigate the
problem and will issue a permit based on the actual sustained damage. If it is clear that there is
deer damage,ODNR won't decide to what extent the damage is. Ifthere is damage concern
expressed by the property owner and ODNR identifies that the damage is from deer,the permit to
kill.will be issued. ODNR doesn't determine what extent is extreme.
Manager Plunkett stated that the Village is seeing a problem because there is now housing
where once were open fields,and property owners have planted expensive shrubbery,now being
destroyed,frustrating property owners. He asked Mr. Jenkins for suggested solutions to the
problem.
Mr. Jenkins suggested that the Village conduct an open bow season within the Village
limits. He stated that then the hunter is responsible for his actions on private property. He stated
that the property owner is not liable for hunters' actions ifthe hunter has permission from the
property owner to hunt.
Councilmember Bennett questioned whether a community that did not ordinarily allow
hunting would have to roll back the entire ordinance to allow a one time deer kill?
Mr. Jenkins stated that under the ODNR permit,if your property is within city limits,the
hunt must be cleared through the city.
Manager Plunkett asked ifthe hunt could be authorized through the police department and
ifODNR would be willing to help with the deer kill?
Mr. Jenkins stated that right now the ODNR couldn't help because they do not have
enough help and that the Police Department would not be able to handle all the deer problems.
Mike Wilson stated that he had spoken to several communities and learned that the
municipalities can structure a deer kill anyway they want to. He stated that the municipality could
set up a shooting range and have only qualified shooters kill deer. He stated that in his opinion,
the only way to regulate the deer is to authorize a bow kill.
Manager Plunkett stated that he had heard that the Salvation Army makes use of deer meat.
Police Chief Steve Cartnal stated that he wondered how big the deer problem really He stated that the police department had was. not received any complaints.
Manager Plunkett stated that he had had approximately twelve complaints in the last year. Councilmember Bennett stated that there was a fairly significant deer herd in the area and
that the Village should allow some provision for relief to those individuals who are complaining about the problem. He stated that ifthe hunters went through the appropriate procedures and received the property owners'permission,bow hunting should be allowed in east Granville.
Law Director Hurst asked ifMr. Jenkins was aware of any jurisdictidns that had additional restrictions in addition to permission from ODNR?
Mike Wilson stated that it was his understanding that the municipality could impose any restrictions that they wanted to.
Councilmember Shulman asked if the deer would leave the area once the area became
more populated?
Mr. Jenkins stated that no,deer needed some things in life as humans,and would adapt to the human way of life.
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Law Director Hurst stated that Granville's current ordinance could be amended. He stated
that he would like to have some guidelines from Council as to whether deer hunting will be
permitted or the Village would be limiting the hunt to open season. He stated that once all the
parameters were acquired,he could write a rough draft ordinance. He stated that there was no
point in drafting something comprehensive until Council decides all the parameters.
Councilmember Freytag stated that he could not see opening up the entire Village to
hunting because of safety issues and concerns. He stated that any deer hunting ordinance would
need very tight restrictions.
Councilmember Bennett stated that he would put some information together and see if he
could draft a rough ordinance.
Mayor Eisenberg stated that Council would discuss the issue again when the model
ordinance is presented.
Ordinance No. 9-95,A "n Ordinance To Amend Sections 1189.04 i(),1189.05 c( )A,nd
1189.06 m( )OfThe Codified Ordinances OfGranville,Ohio Establishing Sign Regulationsw,"as
introduced and its title read by Councilmember Garrett.
Mayor Eisenberg set the public hearing on Ordinance No 9-95 for May 3, 1995, at 7:30
P.m.
Ordinance No. 109- 5,A "n Ordinance To Amend Section 351. 16 c( )1()c()Of The
Codified Ordinances Of The Village OfGranville,Ohio,w"as introduced,and its title read by
Vice Mayor Marshall.
Mayor Eisenberg set the public hearing on Ordinance No. 10-95 for May 3, 1995, at 7:30
P.m.
Ordinance No. 11-95, A"n Ordinance To Vary The Road Widths Within Phase II And
Phase III Of The Glen At Erinwood Planned Unit Developmentw,"as introduced,and its title
read by Councilmember Bennett.
Mayor Eisenberg set the public hearing on Ordinance No. 11-95 for May 3, 1995, at 7:30 P.m.
Resolution No. 95-19,A "Resolution To Authorize The Village Manager To Advertise For Bids For Painting and Striping OfStreetsw",as introduced,read in full,and moved for
adoption by Councilmember Shulman. Seconded by Councilmember Garrett. Motion carried. Resolution No. 95-19 was duly adopted.
Resolution No. 952- 0,A "Resolution To Authorize The Village Manager To Seek Proposals For Property And Casualty Insurance Coverage For The Period 1995 Through 1998",
was introduced,read in full,and moved for adoption by Councilmember Garrett. Seconded by Vice Mayor Marshall. Motion carried. Resolution No. 95-20 was duly adopted.
Manager Plunkett stated that Council needed to make a decision concerning what the Village should do about street lights in subdivisions.
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Councilmember Shulman asked if the staff was pursuing the subdivision regulation
changes.
Manager Plunkett answered yes,however,Council needed to decide what type of light
fixture should be used.
Mayor Eisenberg stated that the issue could be put on the next Council agenda.
Mayor Eisenberg stated that Council had received a request from Jeffrey Hill to operate a
hot dog vending cart on the public sidewalk in downtown Granville. After a discussion,Mayor
Eisenberg stated that Council should first decide ifthis is something that the Village would like to
see in the downtown area.
Councilmember Bennett stated that he did not mind the activities on the sidewalks for
short periods,but this request was for a substantial amount of time. Council agreed that they
would not like to see vending activities for a substantial amount oftime on the downtown
sidewalks.
Mayor Eisenberg directed Manager Plunkett to inform Mr. Hill that his request had been
denied.
MEETING ANNOUNCEMENTS
A Council tour ofVillage facilities is scheduled for Saturday,April 22, 1995, at 8:00 a.m.
ADJOURNMENT
Councilmember Bennett moved to adjourn the meeting at 9:23 p.m. Seconded by Councilmember Garrett. Motion carried.

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