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Council Minutes December 30,1996

VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE
SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
DECEMBER 30,1996
CALL TO ORDER
Mayor Marshall convened the meeting at 7:38 pm.
ROLL CALL
Those responding to the roll call were:
Councilmember Eisenberg
Councilmember McGowan
Councilmember Bellman
Councilmember Montgomery
Those signing the register were:
Mark Zarbaugh Dorothy M. Garrett
Scott Rawdon Libby Petro
CITIZENS COMMENTS
Councilmember Drake
Vice Mayor Freytag
Mayor Marshall
Assistant Manager Hickman
Jeff Houston
Dorothy Garrett expressed her concern that Council is unable to approve budget
and Village Managers salary ordinances. She stated that the current salary adopted plan was four years ago and all members of the current Council have been in office for the last two years. She expressed concern that salary schedules were not reviewed earlier in the year instead ofwaiting until December to begin questioning. She stated this just didn't seem like a very good way of doing business.
Councilmember McGowan stated that he brought the issue up earlier in the year but the Personnel Committee did not include him in addressing these issues.
OLD BUSINESS
Resolution No.966-5,A Resolution To Amend Pay Classifications And Salary Rates For The Several Departments Of The Village ofGranville. Councilmember sMeocnotngdoemd.ery moved to remove Resolution No. 966-5 from the table. Vice Mayor Freytag Motion carried.
Following a lengthy discussion on the cost ofliving increase and the idea of a cap on salary increases,it was agreed by Council to support a3%cost ofliving increase with the idea of a cap on increases to be further reviewed in 1997.
Vice Mayor Freytag expressed nons-upport in Section III regarding a change in life insurance coverage for employees ofthe Village. He stated the current flat rate policy was sufficient and he would not support an increase.
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Council agreed to delete Section III to amend ordinance to reflect the same as
previous year.
Roll call vote: Eisenberg yes,McGowan no,Bellman yes,Montgomery yes, Drake no,Freytag yes,Marshall yes. Resolution No. 96-65 was adopted as amended.
Ordinance No.43-96,An Ordinance To Establish The Granville Village
Manager's Salary For 1997. Mayor Marshall moved to remove Ordinance No. 43-96
from the table. Seconded by Councilmember Drake.
Mayor Marshall recommended a change to the salary portion of the ordinance reflect 6$7,000 annual to salary. Councilmember Freytag seconded the recommendation.
Councilmember Bellman stated although he is strongly in favor of a bonus system, he will go along with the consensus and vote for this ordinance.
Councilmember Drake supported the cost of living increase for the Manager
however,he would also like to find a way to integrate a bonus system.
Councilmember Eisenberg suggested that this discussion take place at the beginning of 1997. He stated he has worked with the current Manager for 13 years. He stated that all past Councils have found the current Manager's performance to be outstanding and Granville is fortunate to have him here. He stated that Council needs to keep him here and Council should make every effort to do that. Mayor Marshall agreed.
Roll call vote: Eisenberg yes,McGowan n,Bellman yes,Montgomery yes,Drake yes,Freytag yes,Marshall yes. Ordinance No. 43-96 was adopted as amended.
Ordinance No.429-6,An Ordinance To Make Appropriations For Current Expenses And Other Expenditures Of The Village OfGranville,State OfOhio,During The Fiscal Year Ending December 31, 1997. Vice Mayor Freytag moved to remove Ordinance No. 42-96 from tile table. Councilmember McGowan seconded.
Councilmember Bellman proposed an amendment to the 1997 budget to include a Strategic Land Acquisition Reserve Fund for land purchases such as greenspace,scenic vistas,etc. with a budget of $100,000.
Vice Mayor Freytag's concern was that 1$00,000 as proposed for the fund would not be enough to make an impact. He feels that the money used to fund this account could be better used as funding toward fixing the roads in the Village. He stated that funding for such things as scenic vistas should be the responsibility of developers and the Council should require that of developers.
Councilmember Eisenberg agreed that the Council should have no problem requiring developers to provide greenspace or scenic corridors.
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Councilmember Freytag stated although he does not disagree with Councilmember
Bellman's idea and goal,he disagrees with the process and will not support this proposal.
Councilmember Drake agreed with Councilmember Bellman's idea of a Strategic
Land Acquisition Fund. He stated that Council needs to look for ways to become more
active. Councilmember Drake moved that Council create a Strategic Land Acquisition
Fund. Councilmember McGowan seconded.
A roll call vote was taken to consider creating a Strategic Land Reserve Fund:
Eisenberg yes,McGowan yes,Bellman yes,Montgomery yes,Drake yes,Freytag Marshall no, yes.
A discussion ensued as to how to fund this account. Service Director Zarbaugh
proposed using the money budgeted for the paving of the street department lot.
Councilmember McGowan suggested that private monies from estate donations be
put into this fund and then build from there.
Councilmember Freytag stated there is the Land Conservancy already in place.
It was proposed that 2$0,000 from the Lands and Buildings Fund be applied to the Strategic Land Acquisition Fund.
Roll call vote: Eisenberg no,McGowan yes,Bellman yes,Montgomery no,Drake
yes,Freytag no,Marshall no. Four no votes. Proposal to transfer 2$0,000 from the Lands and Buildings Fund for the Strategic Land Acquisition Fund was defeated.
It was proposed that 4$,200 from the Curb Painting Fund be applied to the Strategic Land Acquisition Fund.
Roll call vote: Eisenberg no,McGowan yes,Bellman yes,Montgomery no,Drake yes,Freytag no,Marshall yes. Four yes votes. Proposal to transfer 4$,200 from the Curb Painting Fund for the Strategic Land Acquisition fund was passed.
It was proposed that 1$0,000 from the Equipment Reserve Fund be applied to the Strategic Land Acquisition Fund.
Roll call vote: Eisenberg no,McGowan yes,Belln]an yes,Montgomery no,Drake yes,Freytag no,Marshall no. Four no votes. Proposal to transfer 1$0,000 from the Equipment Reserve Fund was defeated.
Mayor Marshall moved to adopt Ordinance No.429-6 with amendments to reflect the Strategic Land Acquisition Fund and Resolution No. 966-5 and Ordinance No. 439-6 as amended. Vice Mayor Freytag seconded. Motion carried.
Roll call vote:Eisenberg yes,McGowan no,Bellinan no,Montgomery yes,Drake yes,Freytag yes,Marshall yes. Ordinance No. 42-96 was adopted.
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ADJOURNMENT
Councilmember McGowan moved to adjourn the meeting at 9:55pm. Seconded by
Councilmember Freytag. Motion carried.

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