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Council Minutes July 19, 1995

VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE
COUNCIL MEEING MINIK[ ES
JULY 19,1995
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
Mayor Eisenberg
Law Director Hurst
Manager Plunkett
Councilmember Freytag moved to excuse absentee Vice Mayor Marshall. Seconded by
Councilmember Garrett. Motion carried.
REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES
The minutes of the regularly scheduled meeting ofJuly 5, 1995 were presented for
review. Councilmember Garrett moved to approve the minutes as corrected. Seconded by
Councilmember Freytag. Motion carried.
CITIZENS COMMENTS
Those signing the register were:
Frank Brauner Jonathan Bridge Charles Lust Bob Lavendar John Noecker
Charles Lust of 120 Westgate Drive,stated that he had talked to several property
owners regarding the Westgate Drive sewer project and quite a few people felt they would be
happy with picking up 35%of the cost ofthe project. He stated that he understood the Village
was now considering a 40/ 60 percent cost split,and felt that anything over35%would be burden to the a property owners. He stated that when the property owners were first asked about
getting easements,there had been talk about working something out for a discounted tap fee.
He stated that the businesses on Westgate Drive are small businesses that must work from day
to day to earn their living and they really couldn't afford paying more than 35%ofthe cost for sewers.
MAYOR'S REPORT
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The Mayor's Report for the month of June was presented for review.
Mayor Eisenberg directed the clerk to file the report. A copy of that report is attached
as part of these minutes.
MANAGER'S REPORT
The Manager's Report for the month of June was presented for review.
Councilmember Freytag again questioned what a $5,000 disbursement from the Parklands
Reserve Fund had been used for.
Manager Plunkett stated that he didn't know and that he would check into the matter.
Councilmember Garrett moved to approve the report. Seconded by Councilmember
Freytag. Motion carried. A copy of that report is attached as part of these minutes.
COMMITTEE REPORTS
Councilmember Garrett reported on the Planning Commission meeting of July 17,
1995. At that meeting,four architectural review applications were approved,and a
worksession had been held with Mary Lee Van Meter for an office at the corner of Elm and
Main street. A worksession had also been held concerning the Highland Green PUD
condominiums.
Councilmember Shulman reported on the Tree & Landscape Commission meeting.
The commission is seeking an estimate for brick work around Bolen Park at the old village
hall. The commission may not have enough money to complete that project this year,
depending on how high the proposals come in. Mr. Shulman recommended that Council
cover the difference of that project if its determined that there is not enough money in order to
complete the project this year. Mr. Shulman stated that a concrete picnic table must be moved
in order to compete the repairs. He stated that the commission felt that the Recreation
Commission might be able to use the table. The commission planted 55 new trees in the
village last month. The trees were purchased with the grant monies that were to go towards
the South Main Street Improvements project,delayed because the State hasn't begun their SR
661 improvements. The commission is awaiting an urban forest management grant Two memorial benches and five response. memorial trees have been donated to the Village.
Councilmember Garrett expressed concern that the public park at the old village hall is
being used by Sensibilities Inc.,for commercial purposes. She stated that if Sensibilities Inc.,
is allowed to set out tables and chairs,the park is being used commercially.
Councilmember Montgomery expressed concern with Sensibilities Inc.,bright pink and black neono "pens"igns. She stated that in her opinion,the signs were totally out of taste with what they had done with the building. She asked ifthe signs were temporary?
the issuMe.anager Plunkett stated that he would have Zoning Inspector Doug Tailford look into
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OLD BUSINESS
Councilmember Shulman stated that the warning signs in the downtown crosswalk
were in his opinion,out of scale with a pedestrian who should be reading them. He stated that
the signs are 8 to 10 foot high and way above someone's head. He stated that the signs intend
to be informative but should be lower to be in scale with pedestrians'vision.
Manager Plunkett stated that he would direct the service director ensure the signs are
in conformance with the requirements of ODOT.
NEW BUSINESS
Resolution No. 95-39.A "Resolution OfNecessity Relative To The Improvement Of
Certain Properties Located Within The Village Of Granville,Ohio By Constructing Sewer
Main Extensions Together With The Necessary Appurtenances Theretow",as introduced,
read in full,and moved for adoption by Councilmember Garrett. Seconded by
Councilmember Bennett.
Manager Plunkett stated that he felt that the combination assessment with the Village
paying60%and the property owners paying40%was the most fair assessment he could come
up with.
Councilmember Freytag expressed concern with Section III of the resolution requiring
the village to pay60%of the project plus intersections.
Manager Plunkett answered that their were no intersections involved in the project.
Mr. Freytag stated that he wanted it to be clear that the Village was paying only 60% of the entire cost.
Councilmember Shulman asked what impact the assessments would be on the property owners'taxes.
Charlie Lust,of 120 Westgate Drive stated that his tax value is $23,600 and his tax presently is around $1,300.
Councilmember Freytag stated that he was still not happy with the language in Section III of the Resolution.
Section III was amended to read "The entire cost of this improvement less 60%of the
total cost of the improvement shall be assessed based upon the proportion ofthe benefits
which may result from the improvement of the properties set forth in Exhibit A and in the amounts contained in Exhibit A,combination assessment."
Roll call vote: Garrett yes,Shulman yes,Montgomery yes,Bennett yea,Freytag yes, Marshall absent,Mayor Eisenberg yes. Six yes votes,one member absent,Resolution NO. 95- 39 was duly adopted.
Resolution No. 95-35,A "Resolution To Award The Bid For The Construction OfThe Sanitary Sewers Identified As"Contract E"In The East Side Sanitary Sewer Improvements
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Specifications To Layton Excavating And To Authorize The Village Manager To Enter Into
An Agreement ThereforeC."ouncilmember Bennett moved to remove Resolution No. 95-35
from the table. Seconded by Councilmember Garrett. Motion carried.
Roll call vote: Freytag yes,Bennett yes,Montgomery yes,Shulman yes,Garrett yes,
Marshall absent,Mayor Eisenberg yes. Six yes votes,one member absent,Resolution No. 95-
35 was adopted.
Ordinance No. 209- 5,A "n Ordinance To Amend Section 373. 11 Of The Granville
Codified Ordinances Prohibiting Persons From Riding Sates,In-Line Skates And Other Toy
Vehicles On Public Sidewalks In A Business Districtw",as introduced and its title read by
Councilmember Montgomery.
Mayor Eisenberg set the public hearing on Ordinance No. 20-95 for August 2,1995,at
7:30 p.m.
Ordinance No. 21-95,A "n Ordinance To Amend Chapters 1105,1109,1113, 1117,
And 1121 Of The Codified Ordinances Of The Village Of Granville Establishing Subdivision
Regulationsw,"as introduced,and its title read by Councilmember Shulman.
Mayor Eisenberg set the public hearing on Ordinance No. 21-95 for August 2,
1995,at 7:30 p.m.
Manager Plunkett stated that he had received a call from Bob Woerner who stated that
the Lutheran Church parking lot has lately been used as a roller blader hockey rink. Mr.
Plunkett stated that he reminded Mr.Woerner that the Church was private property,and it's the church's responsibility to post the proper signage in order to keep that from happening.
Councilmember Montgomery asked ifthe Village had a similar ordinance addressing the issue?
Manager Plunkett stated that there currently is an ordinance for skateboards and
bicycles. He stated that most of the time it is not a problem. He stated that bicycles had not
been a problem in the downtown lately but,there had been a time when they were. He stated
that if children were misbehaving in the downtown,the police officer would usually contact
parents and the parents generally act responsibly in correcting the situation.
Councilmember Freytag stated that he thought the old ordinance should be repealed
because,in his opinion,it doesn't belong there. He stated that the Village had ordinances against disorderly conduct.
Manager Plunkett stated that he would have the police chief at the next meeting to discuss the issue.
Councilmember Montgomery stated that Taylor's Drug now had a sign that saidN" o roller blades inside storeS".he stated that she knew people who observed a group ofyoung
men who were continuing to skate through an intersection without stopping,scaring motorists. She stated that another individual had to wait for children on roller blades to move out ofthe roadway and when the motorists had politely told the children they could get hurt,
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the children immediately responded with terrible language. She stated that the problem
appears in areas other than just the business district.
Mayor Eisenberg stated that he felt that the ordinance would help about as much as the
pooper scooper ordinance. He stated that those ordinances are very difficult to enforce.
Councilmember Bennett stated that he hadn't noticed wolf packs terrorizing the
neighborhoods. He stated that probably some kids had"mouthed off'to the police and the
police were apparently looking for something to use as a leverage.
Councilmember Freytag stated that he would like to see some of the items addressed in
the letter from Mr. Reese regarding the bikepath.
Councilmember Garrett stated that the sign at the entrance to Wildwood Park
acknowledges the Evans Foundation.
Manager Plunkett stated that the County Commissioners had met with the Evans
Foundation but their immediate concern was the Granville /Alexandria portion of the
bikepath. He stated that according to the Advocate,they reached a 50/ 50 cost split agreement
to repair that section of the trail and as part of that agreement. The county agreed to make an
annual appropriation for maintenance of the bikepath. He stated that the Evans Foundation
had gone to alot of trouble and expense to build the bikepath and the county has voted down
parks levies consistently. He stated that the Evans Foundation is asking some things that are
difficult because of easements that exist for the Village of Granville and the Granville Milling
Company.
After a brief discussion,Council agreed to write a letter to Mr. Reese asking,without
committing to anything,what his concerns were,and how he felt they should be addressed.
Council agreed that the Evans Foundation should meet first with a Council committee if and see the differences could be worked out.
ADJOURNMENT
Councilmember Bennett moved to adjoum the meeting at 9:00 p.m. Seconded by Councilmember Freytag. Motion carried.

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