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Council Minutes February 15, 1995

VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE
COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
FEBRUARY 15, 1995
CALL TO ORDER
Mayor Eisenberg convened the meeting at 7:35 p.m.
ROLL CALL
Those responding to the roll call were:
Councilmember Garrett
Councilmember Shulman
Councilmember Montgomery
Councilmember Bennett
Councilmember Freytag
PUBLIC HEARINGS
Vice Mayor Marshall
Mayor Eisenberg
Law Director Hurst
Manager Plunkett
A public hearing was held on Ordinance No. 3-95, " An Ordinance To Amend Section
313.11 Of The Codified Ordinances Of The Village Of Granville By Adding A New Subsection
Prohibiting Right Turns On Red At The Northbound Intersection Of Cherry Valley Road And State Route 16."
No one appeared to speak for or against Ordinance No. 3-95. The public hearing
clesed at 7:35 p.m.
REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES
The minutes of the regularly scheduled meeting of February 1, 1995 were presented for review. Councilmember Mayor Garrett moved to approve the minutes as corrected. Seconded by Vice Marshall. Motion carried.
MAYOR'S REPORT
The Mayor's Report for the month of January was presented for review.
Mayor Eisenberg asked Police Chief Steve Cartnal if he could explain the increase in the number of tickets issued.
Chief Cartnal acknowledged that the number of tickets written were up, and said it was probably because there were new officers on staff.
Councilmember Bennett stated that he was concerned about the number of tickets going up because he did not want to see Granville acquire a reputation for ticket writing. Manager Plunkett stated that there had been only four burglary and breaking and enterings reported in 1994, and that may be because of Granville's police presence. Mayor Eisenberg directed the clerk to file the report. A copy of that report is attached as part of these minutes.
MANAGER'S REPORT
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The Managefs Report for the month of January was presented for review.
Councilmember Bennett moved to approve the report. Seconded by Councilmember Freytag.
Motion carried. A copy of that report is attached as part of these minutes.
CITIZENS COMMENTS
Those signing the register were:
Frank Brauner David Woemer
Ron Sheldon
Sally MacPhail Steve Cartnal
No questions, comments, or concerns were voiced at this time.
COMMITTEE REPORTS
Councilmember Shulman reported on the Tree &Landscape Commission meeting of
February 14, 1995. At that meeting, the commission discussed St. Luke's Church's plan to
install an elevator. The church will need to install the elevator on the same side as Opera
House Park, and some trees and benches may need to be removed. The commission will be
writing a letter to the Planning Commission indicating their thoughts on the matter. There had
been discussion concerning the maple tree tapping. A few of the members had attended Kiwanis meeting at which representatives a from Dawes Arboretum spoke concerning tapping
and the damage tapping can do to the trees. He stated that Maple Grove Cemetery is planning
on putting restrictions on the number of trees that can be used for tapping. He stated that trees under 12 inches in diameter should not be tapped. The commission does not have a project for Arbor Day yet and is seeking suggestions. The commission also discussed the request for the relocation of power poles on East College Street. He stated that the commission is opposed to that pole relocation because to do so would require removal of several mature trees.
Councilmember Bennett stated that he had talked to several people who were extremely concerned with the future of the maple tree tapping project. He stated that he thought the extended damage to the trees had been overblown and as a result, there is serious concerns for the future of the project. He stated that he would hate to see a worthwhile project end because of misrepresentation. He stated that he did not recall Council mandating anything regarding the tree tapping.
Vice Mayor Marshall stated that arborists had recommended that the trees be tapped higher and lower than a comfortable height and that a stop collar be put on the drill so that taps did not go into trees further than necessary. He stated that if residents did not want a tree in front of their house tapped, the Kiwanis would not do so. Councilmember Bennett stated that he did not recall ever having a problem with rGurinanville maple trees. He stated that he thought people may be overreacting and perhaps may a great Granville project.
Councilmember Shulman stated that the trees are an everyday tradition of Granville and the pancake breakfast and tree tapping had been a seasonal project. He stated that Granville-has.lost alot of trees in the last few years.
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Councilmember Bennett stated that he did not believe Council had passed any
mandates concerning the tapping of the trees.
Manager Plunkett stated that Council had expressed their concern for the maple trees
and the discussion had taken On a public nature. He stated that some residents have reacted
negatively because of the discussion.
Councilmember Bennett stated that he had attended a meeting at the Lutheran Church
last week. The meeting had been an informational meeting. Basically, the Granville Ministerium
is trying to come up with a comprehensive plan for a youth group to encourage children to get
involved in otheF activities unstead of something that migbt get them into trouble. He stated
that the Ministerium plans on meeting again next month.
Councilmember Freytag reported on the Granville Recreation Commission meeting of
February 7, 1995. At that meeting, two main items of business were discussed: Mary
Raymond resigned as a commission member, leaving two vacant seats on the board and
Robin Feil, chairperson of the Joint Parks and Recreation Committee, had attended the
meeting and asked for input from the commission concerning her committee's
recommendation to be presented in March. The Joint Commission is proposing a Joint
Granville Recreation Board District which would be represented by two members from the
Township and two members from the Village. At some point, a director, responsible to the
board, who would be a paid employee, would be appointed. Under the director would be two
separate boards, one of which would be responsible for land acquisition and the other for
maintenance. Both boards would have tax levying power. The Recreation Commission did take not a position on the proposed Joint District but they did listen and ask questions.
Councilmember Garrett reported on the Planning Commission meeting of February 6, 1995. At that meeting, two sandwich board signs had been approved and two were tabled due
to lack of information. The commission questioned whether there should be guidelines for approving the sandwich boards and was interested in Council's opinion on the matter. A fence had been approved, as was a window replacement on Cherry Street. The commission elected Lynn Robertson as Chair of the commission and Gary Stansbury as Vice Chair.
OLD BUSINESS
Ordinance No. 3-95, " An Ordinance To Amend Section 313.11 Of The Codified Ordinances Of The Village Of Granville By Adding A New Subsection Prohibiting Right Turns On Red At The Northbound Intersection Of Cherry Valley Road And State Route 16"w, as Creoinutnrcoidlmuecemdb,etitrle read, and moved for adoption by Vice Mayor Marshall. Seconded by Shulman
Councilmember Garrett stated that she had been asked by Mr. McNenney, to express his view that it was unnecessary to have a no right tum on red sign at the Cherry Valley Road and State Route 16 intersection. She stated that Mr.McNenney felt that people should be ticketed if they fail.to stop before making the turn.
Manager Plunkett stated that within the next few months, there will likely be a significant amount of development in the area, and traffic there will be studied. He stated that adding a tum signal might solve the problem however, it would cost a significant amount of
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money.Hestatedthatwithinthenextfewmonths,manytrafficproposalswill-belookedatand
the problem would probably eventually fix itself.
PoliceChiefSteveCartnal statedthatafewaccidentshaveoccurred atthelocation in
whichthedriverscouldn'tbeticketedfornotstopping.Hestatedthatthedriversstopatthe
light,theninch upslowlytomake suretheyhavecleardistanceandthevehiclebehindthem
rearendsthem.He statedthatifonegotrealtechnical,aticketcould be issuedfornot
stoppingatthe stopbar, h·owever,thosearenotgoodtickets.Hestatedthatsixaccidents
occurred in 1994,and five the year before.
CouncilmemberFreytag statedthatthatis aproblematevery intersection.He stated
that in his opinion,that intersection is no differentthan any other.
Aftera discussion,a roll call votewastaken: Freytag no,Bennettyes,Montgomery
yes,Shulmanyes,Garrdttyes,Marshallyes,MayorEisenbergyes.Sixyesvotes,one novote.
Ordinance No. 3-95 was adopted.
Councilmember Garrett moved to removeOrdinance No. 1-95 from the table.
Seconded by Vice Mayor Marghall. Motion carried.
Ordinance No.1-95, A"n OrdinanceTo Amend Section 1171.03 a()OfThe Codified
Ordinances OfTheVillageOfGranville,Ohio,Establishing Lot RequirementsAnd Minimum
Yards For Planned Districtsw,"as reintroduced,title read,and moved foradoption by
Councilmember Shulman. Seconded by Vice Mayor Marshall.
Roll call vote: Garrettyes,Shulman yes,Montgomeryyes,Bennettyes,Freytag yes,
Marshallyes,M?yorEisenberg yes.Seven yesvotes.Ordinance No.1-95 was adopted.
CouncilmemberShulman expressed his concern with the associated ordinance that
had been passed atthe lastCouncil meeting to rezone properties on Cherry Valley Road from
several categories'to Planned Commercial District.Mr.Shulman stated thatin 1993,Council
wmooudlidfiebdetzhoenzeodniSnugrbcoandeBusiness D. istrict.The zoning- code had been medified to make underthe assumption thatproperties in the Cherry Valley Road area
businesses like gas stations and restaurants conditional·uses so that Council could have more
control on development.He stated that by rezoning the property to Planned Commercial
District,Council had gone againsttheirowft plan.He statedthat ithad been his understanding
that-the zoning code had been modified in 1993 because Council wanted scrutiny.
Councilmember Garrett stated that Planning Commission supported the zoning change
totally.
Councilmember Shulman stated that perhaps since the ordinance hasn't taken effect,
Council could rescind it for further coosideration.
Law Director Hurst stated that Council had control over anything and everything by
definition in the Planned Commercial District. He stated that Council has the maximum
amount of control with the property being zoned PCD. He stated that by having property zoned
Surban Business District,one would lose some control. He stated that a permitted use didn't
mean that the use is an appropriate development scheme for a particular piece of property and
it could be rejected.
Councilmember Shulman stated that he had no problem with the ordinance adopted, if
that was the case.
NEW BUSINESS
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Ordinance No. 4-95, A"n Ordinance To Amend Section 1137.05 b( )Of The Codified
Ordinances Of the Village Of Granville," was introduced, and its title read by Vice Mayor
Marshall.
Mayor Eisenberg set the public hearing on Ordinance No. 4-95 for March 1, 1995, at
7:30 p.m.
Resolution No. 95-09, "A Resolution To Award The Bid For The Construction Of The
South Main Street Sanitary Sewer And Summit Prospect Street /Utility Work Project To Layton
Excavating And To Authorize The Village Manager To Enter Into An Agreement Therefore,"
was introducedi read in full, and moved for adoption by Councilmember Garrett. Seconded by
Councilmember Shulman. Motion carried. Resolution No. 95-09 was duly adopted.
Resolution No. 95-10, " A Resolution To Award The Bid For The Construction Of The
East Broadway Sanitary Sewer Improvements Project To Layton Excavating And To Authorize
The Village Manager To Enter Into An Agreement Therefore," was introduced, read in full, and
moved for adoption by Councilmember Montgomery. Motion seconded by Councilmember
Freytag. Motion carried. Resolution No. 95-10 was adopted.
Resolution No. 95-11, "A Resolution To Award The Bid For The Construction Of The
Shepardon West Sanitary Sewer Improvements Project To Layton Excavating And To
Authorize The Village Manager To Enter Into An Agreement Therefore", was introduced, read
in full, and moved for adoption by Vice Mayor Marshall. Seconded by Councilmember Bennett.
Motion carried. Resolution No. 95-11 was adopted. ,
Resolution No. 95-12, "A Resolution To Authorize The Village Manager To Enter Into
An Agreement With Denison University To Exchange Parcels Of Land Necessary To Allow For
The Improvement Of Summit And Prospect Streets," was introduced, read in full, and moved
for adoption by Councilmember Shulman. Seconded by Vice Mayor Marshall. Motion carried. Resolution No. 95-12 was adopted.
Manager Plunkett stated that Team Ohio had requested Council's permission to stage
a bicycle race on Sunday afternoon, June 25, and to have exclusive use of some Village
streets for about three hours that day. He stated that the Granville Business and Professional Association had endorsed the race proposal and now needed Council's permission. He stated that the race would be the same day as a "concert on the green"at Denison. He stated that Team Ohio would name the Village of Granville as an additional insured in case of any problems.
Councilmember Montgomery expressed concern with the race ending at the same time the concert on the green would be beginning. She suggested that perhaps the race could end at 4:00 or 4:30 p.m.
Manager Plunkett stated that he would check with Tym Tyler of Team Ohio.
Manager Plunkett stated that a resident had complained that the utility poles on East College Street were too close to the street. He stated that Ohio Power has agreed to move the poles back, however it would mean removing several trees.
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Councilmember Freytag stated that he did not favor taking several trees down.
After a brief discussion, Manager Plunkett stated that he would contact Ohio Power and
ask them not to move the power poles.
MEETING ANNOUNCEMENTS
A joint meeting with the Planning Commission will be held on February 27, 1995.
ADJOURNMENT
Vice Mayor Marshall moved to adjourn the meeting at 9:15 p.m. Seconded by
Councilmember Freytag. Motion carried.

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