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Council Minutes January 4, 1995

JANUARY 4,1995
Vice Mayor Marshall convened the meeting at 7:33 p.m.
Those responding to the roll call were:
Councilmember Garrett
Councilmember Shulman
Councilmember Montgomery
Councilmember Bennett
Councilmember Freytag
Vice Mayor Marshall
Law Director Hurst
Manager Plunkett
Councilmember Garrett moved to excuse absent Mayor Eisenberg. Motion seconded by
Councilmember Freytag. Motion carried.
The minutes of the regularly scheduled meeting of December 21, 1994 were presented
for review. Councilmember Garrett moved to approve the minutes as corrected. Seconded by
Councilmember Freytag. Motion carried.
Those signing the register were:
Sally MacPhail, Sentinel
No questions, comments, or concerns were voiced at this time.
Councilmember Freytag reported on the Recreation Commission 1995. meeting of January 3, At that meeting, the main item of discussion had been the resignation of Jim Havens. The Commission discussed possible replacements for Mr. Havens.
Mr. Freytag stated that benches have now been installed at Wildwood Park. He stated that the benches are anchored in concrete.
Vice Mayor Marshall asked Law Director Hurst if there had been any new news concerning the merger study issue?
Law Director Hurst stated that the entire issue is somewhat in limbo at this point. He stated that he expects some sort of status update from Judge Frost at some undefined time.
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Ordinance No. 1-95, "An Ordinance To Amend Section 1171. 03 (a)Of The Codified
Ordinances Of The Village Of Granville, Ohio, Establishing Lot Requirements And Minimum
Yards For Planned Districts," was introduced, and its title read by Councilmember Freytag.
Manager Plunkett suggested setting the public hearing on Ordinance No. 1-95 for
February 1, 1995 because Ordinance 47-94, which is related to Ordinance No. 1-95, will be
publicly heard on that evening.
Vice Mayor Marshall set the public hearing on Ordinance No. 1-95 for February 1,
1995, at 7:30 p.m.
Councilmember Freytag questioned the rationale for Ordinance No. 1-95.
Manager Plunkett stated that the code presently allows commercial zoning for 10 or
more acres. He stated that the Planning Commission could use the additional flexibility in
dealing with commercial proposals in that size range.
After a brief discussion, Vice Mayor Marshall suggested that Village Planner Doug
Tailford attend the January 18 Council meeting to explain Ordinance No. 1-95.
Councilmember Garrett questioned when Council needed to make appointments for the
Planning Commission?
Manager Plunkett stated that three Planning Commission terms expire on January 31,
1995. The terms that expire are: Jurgen Pape, who wishes not to be reappointed; Council
representative Dorothy Garrett, and School Board Representative James Harf. Mr. Plunkett
stated that Ashlin Caravana's term on the Board of Zoning and Building Appeals also expires
on January 31, and that she wishes to be reappointed to the BZBA.
Councilmember Garrett questioned whether the school board wanted to appoint
someone else to the Planning Commission?
Councilmember Montgomery asked if the School Board Representative had to live in the Village.
Manager Plunkett answered yes. He stated that Keith Myers, David Schnaidt and Tom
Sharp have expressed interest in the vacant seat on the Planning Commission.
Councilmember Shulman asked if Manger weekly Plunkett had mentioned the vacancy in his Sentine/column?
Manager Plunkett stated that he had mentioned the vacancies in his article, suggesting that persons interested in the position submit a written statement to Council before the next Council meeting.
Councilmember Shulman reminded Council that Karen Frasca had in the past, shown interest in serving on the Planning Commission.
Vice Mayor Marshall asked Manager Plunkett to contact the school board concerning their representative on the Planning Commission.
Councilmember Garrett stated that she would be happy to be reappointed as the Council representative on the Planning Commission.
Councilmember Shulman presented a piece of a Maple tree to Council showing the damage to the tree from the yearly tapping of the trees. Mr. Shulman stated that some of the taps had been made at the same level, and possibly deeper than need be. Mr. Shulman stated that the Tree &Landscape Commission did not feel the Kiwanis were heavily damaging the
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trees however, they did suggest that the taps be placed at different levels on the tree. He
stated that Kiwanis had asked permission to tap the trees again this year.
Manager Plunkett stated that he is planning on talking to the Kiwanis concerning the
levels of the taps and perhaps asking them not to drill as deep into the trees. He stated that
tap holes needed only to be about 2 inches deep.
Councilmember Montgomery asked if anyone thought the annual tapping had caused
excessive damage to the trees?
Councilmember Shulman stated that the Tree &Landscape Commission did not say
anything about excessive damage. He stated that no one thought that the annual tapping
should stop. He stated that in the future there may not be as many opportunities to tap the
trees. He stated that the Village needs to be careful of what is done to the trees.
Manager Plunkett stated that the annual tree tapping may be forced to stop for awhile
because many of the sugar maple trees have been removed. He stated that the tree stock is
now being replenished but, the trees being planted today are not going to be ready for tapping
for a number of years.
Councilmember Shulman stated that the Tree &Landscape Commission is limited to
where they can plant sugar maples. He stated that sugar maple trees can't be planted near
power lines or on places where the tree lawn is small.
Manager Plunkett stated that a number of the sugar maple trees have been planted at Maple Grove Cemetery.
Councilmember Freytag stated that perhaps something should be done to plant maple trees. He stated more that it would be a shame to have a long time tradition stopped because there are no trees to tap.
Councilmember Garrett stated that the Kiwanis donates money towards planting sugar maples each year.
Vice Mayor Marshall suggested that the Kiwanis place a stop collar on the drill this year so that they do not drill too far into the tree.
Councilmember Garrett stated that the Granville Business and Professional Association
had ask the Village to pay dues to the Association. She asked if Manger Plunkett needed some feedback on the issue.
Councilmember Shulman asked if Mr. Plunkett had received a letter in the past asking for annual dues?
Manager Plunkett stated that he had received a letter last year, but did not pay the dues. He stated that he has participated in and attended lunches and breakfasts with the association. He stated that they are obviously trying to raise money for their association. Vice Mayor Marshall stated that it was good to be involved with the association ohpopwoesveedr, he did not think the Village should be supporting one part of the community as to another.
Councilmember Freytag stated that the Village shouldn't pay dues for the Village Manager's attendance to their meetings.
Councilmember Bennett stated that the association receives a benefit by Mr. Plunkett attending their meetings.
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Councilmember Bennett stated that Council had in the past, discussed a joint meeting
with the School Board and perhaps the Township Trustees for some time in January . He
stated that he was curious if Council still wanted to have the meeting?
Manager Plunkett stated that he had talked to several people concerning the meeting.
He stated that there didn't seem to be a great deal of desire to have such a meeting. He stated
that he would be glad to make arrangements for a meeting if Council desired. He stated that
he had backed off pursuing such a meeting and figured he would let it follow its own course.
The merger study issue is on the ballot and it now needs to be a citizen effort.
Vice Mayor Marshall stated that Council in that past, had had a meeting with the
Township and School Board and not much had come out of it.
Manager Plunkett stated that Bill Mason (merger study commission candidate), had
asked him to gather some information for the merger study commission. He stated that he was
now putting together materials from other communities for the commission candidates. He
stated that the Council had done everything in its power to put the citizens on top of what
happens with growth and development.
Councilmember Montgomery stated that she had been concerned with statements in
the paper. She stated that Council had been criticized and there had seemed to be a lack of
communication. She stated at that point in time she had suggested a joint meeting to "clear the
air."She stated that she was not sure now if there is enough at issue to make a full agenda.
Vice Mayor Marshall stated that he did not think there were enough issues to discuss to have a useful meeting.
Councilmember Garrett stated that at some point citizens need to get together to
promote passage of the merger study. She stated that she is not suggesting the Council take the lead, however the citizens need to get some information to the public.
Manager Plunkett stated that Bill Mason had asked him to gather materials so he could start informing the public of that issue.
Councilmember Bennett stated that 1995 marks the 50th anniversary Victory in of the American World War 11. He stated that it would be nice if the Village worked with veterans organizations to recognize Granville's World War 11 veterans. He stated that Granville has a significant number of veterans and it would be nice to get a snap shot of history. He stated that the veterans would probably help contribute to this.
theme.Councilmember Garrett suggested speaking with the Kiwanis concerning the 4th of July
Vice Mayor Marshall stated that this was certainly an obvious theme for the 4th of July. Councilmember Bennett stated that Memorial Day would be a nice time and perhaps the Granville veterans could received an invitation to attend the recognition.
Councilmember Freytag stated that he would like to recognize the Law Director and show Council's appreciation on how the recent mergera/nnexation litigation was handled. He stated that Mr. Hurst had performed an excellent job on the successful litigation.
The next Planning Commission Meeting will be Monday, January 9, 1995. The next Council Meeting will be January 18, 1995.
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January 4, 1994
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Councilmember Garrett moved to adjoum the meeting at 8:09 p.m. Seconded by
Councilmember Montgomery. Motion carried.

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