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Council Minutes April 5, 1995

VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE
COUNCIL MEEONG MINI]TIES
APRIL 5,1995
CALL TO ORDER
Mayor Eisenberg convened the meeting at 7:33 p.m.
ROLL CALL
Those responding to the roll call were:
Councilmember Garrett
Councilmember Shulman
Councilmember Montgomery
Councilmember Bennett
Councilmember Freytag
Vice Mayor Marshall
Mayor Eisenberg
Law Director Hurst
Manager Plunkett
Mayor Eisenberg reminded Council that a time needed to be set for the annual tour of village
facilities. He stated that Council also needed to walk around Wildwood Park to see where the
Recreation Commission wanted to expand the parking lot. Council scheduled the tour for Saturday,
April 22,1994,at 8:00 a.m.
REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES
The minutes of the regularly scheduled meeting ofMarch 15, 1995,were presented for review.
Councilmember Bennett moved to approve the minutes as corrected. Seconded by Councilmember Montgomery.Motion carried.
CITIZENS COMMENTS
Those signing theregister were
J. Siegel
Greg Nutter
S. MacPhail
Noni Nutter
Greg Frazier Andy Merkle
Noni Nutter,proprietor ofWillowood,stated that when Council she would considered the sidewalk cafes, like to see that there is enough clearance in front ofher doorway. She stated that it is sometimes hard to get into her doorway when Brew's outdoor cafe is set up. Robert Allen,proprietor ofBrews Cafe,stated that he agreed to keeping an 8 foot right ofway in front ofWillowood's door way,provided that Ms. Nutter did not put any items outside for sale. He stated that it was difficult to have an easwt/est corridor when you have people going north and south and there is only a 15 foot sidewalk.
Ms. Nutter stated that she only displayed items outside her store when they did not have a sign. She stated that she would like Brew's to show a little consideration with their serving cart.She stated that when the serving cart is in front ofher store,it is like walking through the kitchen to get to her business. She stated that the serving cart sometimes blocks the entrance to her store. Mayor Eisenberg stated that those problems needed to be worked out with Mr. Allen. Ms. Nutter asked ifshe would be able to participate in the annual sidewalk sale?
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Mr.Allen stated that he had no problem with her participating in the sidewalk sale.
COMMITTEE REPORTS
Councilmember Garrett reported on the Planning Commission meeting of April 3, 1995. At
that meeting,the commission approved a sandwich board sign,approved two architectural review
plans,and made recommendations regarding Brew's Cafe and Victoria's Parlour outdoor cafes.
Vice Mayor Marshall reported on the Planning Commission meeting of March 20, 1995.
Several housekeeping items had been addressed,followed by an extensive worksession with Bob
Evans and SuperAmerica representatives.
Mayor Eisenberg stated that he understood that several questions had been raised related to the
architectural flavor of Bob Evans and SuperAmerica and he was somewhat disturbed to see the
preliminary plans had been ignored despite receipt of village guidelines from the Village Planner.
Councilmember Freytag reported on.the April 4, 1995,Recreation Commission meeting. The
Commission had discussed several housekeeping items such as 4th of July Bingo,the Concert on the
Green,and the Spring Program that is now underway. The main item of discussion had been the
expansion ofthe Wildwood Park parking lot. He stated that he had reported back to the Commission
Council's desire to approve the project. He stated that the commission understands the concern about
cutting down several trees. He stated that the commission wants to go forward soon because they
would like to use the dirt from the sewer construction project.
Councilmember Garrett statedthat in her opinion,the Planning Commission or the Tree &
Landscape Commission shouldtake a look at the proposal and approve it.
Councilmember Freytag stated that the commission recognized the and need for Council approval they are still interested in the project and would like Council to consider it.
Councilmember Garrett stated that she wanted to see the plans before she approved anything. After a discussion,Mayor Eisenberg asked Mr. Freytag to get Council a copy of the proposed plans before the village facilities tour on April 22, 1995.
NEW BUSINESS
Tree & Landscape Commission
Manager Plunkett stated that the Tree L&andscape Commission was present to give their opinion on the removal of the Norway spruce trees at the Presbyterian Church.
Jim Siegel,Tree L&andscape Commission Chairman,stated that he had provided Council with a copy ofGreg Fraizer's landscape proposal for the church. He stated that the Tree L&andscape Commission had suggested several changes in Mr. Fraizer's plan. He stated that the Commission had viewed the site and agreed to the removal ofthe trees. He stated that the commission recommended that the dogwood on the east side ofthe church remain in its present location,and that two additional ddeosgiwgono. ds be included in the landscape plan,one to screen the alley and the other to balance the overall
Mr.Fraizer stated that when talking to the members ofthe church,they disagreed with the planting ofthe dogwood tree on the southwest corner ofthe church for two reasons: one was traffic, and the other was that they did not think it was their responsibility to provide screening for Pinkertons.
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Councilmember Garrett stated that she respected the Tree & Landscape Commission however,
they seemed to be second guessing a professional landscaper.
Mayor Eisenberg stated that he did not think Council should be trying to micro manage the
project.He stated that the main question was the removal ofthe two big Norway Spruce trees.
Councilmember Garrett stated that often times people plant trees without thought as to their
eventual growth. She stated that now the pine trees are detrimental to the church,are doing the damage to church,and hide the church.
Mayor Eisenberg stated in his opinion,Council should approve the removal of the trees and ask
Mr. Frazier to give consideration to the Tree ahd Landscape Commission's suggestions without
anything binding.
Councilmember Shulman stated that Council passed the Tree and Landscape Ordinance and should use it in determining the matter.
Mayor Eisenberg stated that he did not see the church as the right-of-way. He stated that in his opinion,it was like a home on leased property.
Mr. Siegel stated that perhaps the church would work with the Tree and Landscape
Commission.He stated that the commission had funds available for memorial tree plantings and perhaps a memorial dogwood tree could be planted at the church.
Councilmember Bennett stated that with respect to the Tree & Landscape Commission,he did
not like to see those old trees come down but,if it is recommended that they come down,Council should defer to the recommendation.
Councilmember Shulman stated that he was reluctant to see the western most tree be taken
down.He stated that the tree on the east is closer to the building and blocks the entrance to the church. He stated that the western most tree improves the aesthetics of the four corners. Vice Mayor Marshall stated that he agreed that the Village is losing many big trees and Council should try to keep one of the trees.
After a discussion,a show ofhands vote was taken: those approving the removal of the trees SwheurelmGaan.rrett,Bennett,Montgomery,and Eisenberg. Those opposing were Freytag,Marshall,and
Manager Plunkett stated that the Church will be responsible for the removal ofthe trees and not the Village.
Mayor Eisenberg stated that the majority ofCouncil had approved the removal of the spruce trees.He stated that Council recommends that the Church and Mr. Frazier consult with the Tree & Landscape Commission without anything binding on the church.
Sidewalk Cafes
Councilmember Bennett stated that he was concerned with the restriction that the umbrellas be subject to the sign ordinance and Planning Commission review.He stated that under the sign code,he did not see where umbrella's are listed as a sign.
Mayor Eisenberg stated that the umbrella signs had been discussed before and the majority of Council felt that the umbrellas are typical ofwhat one sees all over the world and there is no reason Planning Commission should review them.
Councilmember Garrett stated that the Planning Commission had been divided on the umbrella issue. She stated the Planning Commission made the recommendation that the umbrellas be reviewed because they felt the umbrellas advertised products and were therefore signs.
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Councilmember Garrett stated that Brew's Cafe should be sure that the west side of the cafe
has 8 foot clearance for pedestrian passage.
After a discussion,Council eliminated the Planning Commission's request to have the
umbrellas approved under the sign code.
Councilmember Shulman introduced,read in full,and moved for adoption Resolution No.95-17,
A Resolution To Authorize The Non-Permanent Installation OfA Sidewalk Cafe On The Public Sidewalk At
128 East Broadway In Front OfThe Business Known As B"rew's CafeS"u,bject To RestrictionsM".otion
seconded by Councilmember Freytag. Motion carried. Resolution No. 95-17 was adopted.
Resolution No. 95-18,A "Resolution To Authorize The NonP-ermanent Installation OfA Sidewalk
Cafe On The Public Sidewalk At 134 East Broadway In Front OfThe Business Known As " Victoria's Parlour",
Subject To Restrictionsw,"as introduced,read in full,and moved for adoption by Councilmember Garrett.
Seconded by Vice Mayor Marshall. Motion carried. Resolution No. 95-18 was adopted.
Resolution No. 95-14,A "Resolution OfAppreciation To Robin Feil For Service To The
Village of Granville Through Her Participation On The Joint Parks And Recreation Study Committee",
was introduced,read in full,and moved for adoption by Vice Mayor Marshall. Seconded by
Councilmember Garrett. Motion carried. Resolution No. 95-14 was adopted.
Resolution No. 95-15,A "Resolution OfAppreciation To Howard Garrett For His Service To
The Village OfGranville Through Participation On The Joint Parks And Recreation Study
Committeew,"as introduced,read in full,and moved for adoption by Councilmember Montgomery.
Seconded by Vice Mayor Marshall. Motion carried. Resolution No. 95-15 was adopted.
Resolution No. 95-16,A "Resolution OfAppreciation To Patty Magnuson For Her Service To The Village Of Granville Through Participation On The Joint Parks And Recreation Study
Committeew,a"s introduced,read in full,and moved for adoption by Councilmember Bennett.
Seconded by Councilmember Garrett. Motion carried. Resolution No. 95-16 was adopted.
Ordinance No. 6-95,A "n Ordinance To Amend Section 1157.02 OfThe Granville Codified Ordinancesw",as introduced and its title read by Vice Mayor Marshall.
Mayor Eisenberg set the public hearing on Ordinance No. 6-95 for April 19, 1995 at 7:30 p.m.
Ordinance No. 7-95,A "n Ordinance To Amend Chapter 1149 OfThe Granville Codified Ordinancesw,a"s introduced and its title read by Councilmember Shulman.
Mayor Eisenberg set the public hearing on Ordinance No. 7-95 for April 19, 1995 at 7:30 p.m.
Ordinance No. 8-95,A "n Ordinance To Amend Chapter 1159 OfThe Granville Codified Ordinancesw,"as introduced,and its title read by Councilmember Garrett.
Mayor Eisenberg set the public hearing on Ordinance No. 8-95 for April 19, 1995,at 7:30 p.m.
Councilmember Bennett stated that he had reviewed the proposed sign code changes for neon signs and in his opinion,the first four provisions were an appropriate reflection ofthejoint meeting . He stated that in his recollection,the last two items had not been discussed at the joint meeting and if they are included,Council will have set the condition that no neon signs are allowed. He stated that
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most of the neon signs in the Village consisted of more than one color and most neon signs made
reference to brand names. He stated that if Council agreed to those conditions,most neon signs in the
Village would be eliminated and that is not what Council had agreed to. He stated that if Council
agreed to having only one neon sign per business,there were at least three,perhaps four businesses
that have at least two neon signs.
After a discussion,Mayor Eisenberg stated that the proposed changes should be put into
ordinance form with the exception of items 5 and 6,and that existing neon signs be grandfathered and
any new neon signs be limited to one per business.
Councilmember Bennett stated that he had been approached by several individuals concerning
the deer problem at the east end of the Village. He stated that he had tried unsuccessfully to contact the
state wildlife representative in the area because the representative had reviewed the situation and is in
agreement that the herd has become a nuisance and he is concerned that the deer may be reaching a
starvation point. He stated that the concern is " what can the Village currently do with the ban on
hunting in the VillageH?e"stated that perhaps the Village could authorize a limited bow hunt to thin
out the herd but,that would require the Village to declare a public safety emergency.
After a discussion,Law Director Hurst stated that there would be an option to limiting the
number of license to be issued and having rigorous criteria as to who would be qualified to hunt in
those areas. He stated that the Village would be able to control the hunters by individual qualifications
and the limited number of licenses. He stated that the issue ofprivate property vs. public property
would also need to be.looked at. He stated that the Village can't order hunters to go onto private
property to kill deer ifthe property owner doesn't want the deer killed.
Councilmember Bennett stated that he would contract Levi Jenkins from ODNR to see if he
would come to Council and talk about the problem.
Councilmember Garrett asked ifManager Plunkett needed any feedback on street lighting?
Manager Plunkett stated that Village Planner Doug Tailford had distributed a memo to Council
concerning street lights. Mr. Plunkett stated that council should consider the memo carefully and let
him know their thoughts. He stated that the Village has had one request for street lights in Erinwood
and that the Bryn Du developer had installed gas street lights there at his expense. He stated that the Village has several options concerning the matter.
Councilmember Freytag questioned why Ohio Power had only one type of light.
Manager Plunkett stated that he had discussed the issue with Ohio Power and Ohio Power answered that they were in the business of supplying electricity and not lights.
Councilmember Freytag asked how the situation had been handled in the past? Manager Plunkett stated that Council had never had to deal with the issue before.
Councilmember Freytag stated that the Council should see how other municipalities handled the situation.
Councilmember Shulman stated that perhaps street lighting should be addressed in the subdivision regulations.
Councilmember Freytag asked how the street lighting would be funded?
Manager Plunkett stated that the issue was a Council decision that could be handled through special assessment or anyway Council desired.
Councilmember Montgomery asked ifthis was an issue that needed to be looked at by the Street Committee?
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Manager Plunkett stated that the issue could possibly go to the street committee,however,the
entire council needed to look at the matters as a money issue and a safety issue.
After a discussion,Vice Mayor Marshall requested that Village Planner Doug Tailford look at
the subdivision regulations to include street lights as the developers responsibility.
Councilmember Freytag stated that he was concerned with the terms of financing. He stated
that he would like to see how other municipalities are handling the situation.
ADJOURNMENT
Councilmember Bennett moved to adjourn the meeting at 9:20 p.m. Seconded by Vice Mayor
Marshall.Motion carried.

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