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Council Minutes February 21, 1996

VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE
COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
FEBRUARY 21,1996
CALL TO ORDER
Mayor Marshall convened the meeting at 7:32 p.m.
ROLL CALL
Those responding to the roll call were:
Councilmember Eisenberg
Councilmember McGowan
Councilmember Bellman
Councilmember Montgomery
Councilmember Bennett
REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Vice Mayor Freytag
Mayor Marshall
Law Director Hurst
Assistant Manager Hickman
The minutes ofthe regularly scheduled meeting ofFebruary 7,1996, presented for review. Councilmember were « Eisenberg moved to approve the minutes as corrected. Seconded by Councilmember Bennett. Motion carried.
MAYOR'S REPORT
The Mayor's report for the month of January was presented for review. Mayor
Marshall 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 ofJanuary was presented for review. Councilmember Eisenberg moved to accept the report. Seconded by Vice Mayor Freytag. Motion carried. A copy of that report is attached as part of these minutes.
CITIZENS COMMENTS
Those signing the register were:
Dave Woerner
M. Shulman
Jerry Martin
Steve Cartnal
Sandy Nelson A. Janssens
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Marc Shulman of 43 5 East College Street encouraged Council to take formal
action in the form of a resolution or proclamation to guide the township voters on the
merger issue. He stated that Council is like the guardian angel and should give the
township some guided direction. He stated that he felt that the resolution should state
all reasons for making the determination to annex and merge.
Mayor Marshall stated that he had had various discussions with the township
trustees and their attorney and it is their opinion that a yes vote on the annexation
would strengthen Granville's position against the appeal filed by Mr. Keny. He stated
that he and Manager Plunkett had talked about drafting a resolution but couldn't find
anything that didn't seem redundant or perhaps even silly. He stated that it should be
clear that Village Council is in favor of the merger.
COMMITTEE REPORTS
Councilmember Montgomery reported on the Planning Commission meeting of
February 20. At that meeting,the commission approved a fence on Plum Street,a sign
on Broadway,approved replacement windows on Prospect Street,and approved sandwich board for a a new business on East Broadway. One sign application was sent back to the applicant for modifications. Keith Myers presented an overview of the
Merger Commission's zoning committee's progress and how that may impact
Granville's current Planning & Zoning.
Vice Mayor Freytag reported on the Tree & Landscape Commission meeting.
The main item of discussion had been the landscaping project for the Glen at Erinwood. He stated that the Commission looked at the plan to make sure it followed
the Village's ordinances. Frank Murphy and his landscaper had been at the meeting to
answer questions but the plan was not approved yet. Mr. Freytag stated that it is his understanding that 300 total trees would be planted.
NEW BUSINESS
Resolution No. 96-14,A "Resolution To Award The Bid For The Purchase Of Two New Police Cruisers,And To Authorize The Village Manager To Enter Into A Contract With Stenger Ford Thereforw,"as introduced,read in full,and moved for adoption by Councilmember Eisenberg. Seconded by Vice Mayor Freytag. Police Chief Steve Cartnal stated that apparently,at least one member of Council was under the impression that he had stated police cruisers last approximately 120,000 miles. He stated that what he had said was Granville usually trades cruisers when they reach 80,000 to 100,000 miles and one village police cruiser has 96,000 miles and needs to be traded. He stated that most all miles put on cruisers are hard
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miles and that maintenance costs start to rise when cruisers reach such high mileage.
He stated that he needed two cruisers replaced.
Councilmember MeGowan stated that he had questioned if the Village needed
two cruisers immediately,and why the Village did not buy cruisers from the State bid.
He stated that he thought perhaps one cruiser could be purchased now and the other
cruiser could be purchased through the State bid. Mr. McGowan questioned how many officers were full time.
Chief Cartnal stated that the police department had ten full time officers
including himself and the sergeant and four part time officers. He stated that of the
four part time officers,two almost never work but are highly trained people who are used as back up. He stated that between 8: 00 p.m. and 4:00 a.m. two cruisers are out.
He stated that in busy times such as the weekend or when the Village is having a big
event,three and sometimes four cruisers are out at that time. He stated that between
4:00 a.m. and 9: 00 a.m.,there is usually only one cruiser on the road. He stated that
one officer was added last year in June as part of the COPS FAST Grant.
Chief Cartnal stated that the Village didn't buy from the State bid because the
Village is on a calendar year and the State is on a fiscal year which created
money/ scheduling problems for the Village. He stated that the low bid received is
slightly higher than the State bid. He stated that it was been his experience and other police departments' many experience that cruisers start to break down at 80,000 miles
and begin to get expensive in repair.
After a discussion,Resolution No. 96-14 was adopted.
Resolution No. 96-15.A "Resolution OfAppreciation To Gilbert Kronew,"as introduced, read in full,and moved for adoption by Councilmember Bellman.
Seconded by Councilmember McGowan. Motion carried. Resolution No. 96-15 was adopted.
Council Meeting Starting Time Discussion
Councilmember Montgomery stated that she would like to see Council meetings begin at 7:00 p.m.
Councilmember Eisenberg stated that Council had discussed the issue before and should try it and see how it works.
Vice Mayor Freytag and Councilmember Bellman stated that there could be occasions when they would be late.
After a brief discussion,Council decided to begin Council meetings at 7:00 p.m. starting March 6, 1996.
Mayor Marshall stated that there had been some concern that the April 3 Council meeting may not have a full quorum and perhaps should be skipped in
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accordance with the Charter. He stated that he would be absent as would
Councilmember Montgomery.
Council agreed. The April 3 Council meeting will be canceled.
also.
Councilmember Montgomery noted that she would be out of town April 17
Mayor Marshall stated that the Village has received a request for a liquor
license transfer from Brew's. He stated that if there are objections to the transfer,
Council could request a hearing before the Ohio Liquor Control Board. He stated that
he didn't see a problem with the transfer.
Council agreed that a hearing on the liquor license transfer was not necessary.
Councilmember McGowan stated that he had an article dealing with German
Village's street lighting that Council may find informative and he had obtained of the Granville a copy Business P&rofessional Association's constitution that Council may
want to read. ( The items were given to the Clerk of Council for distribution in the next Council packet.)
Councilmember Bellman distributed a letter from Nancy Recchie regarding
funding of recreational areas. He stated that the Village may want to look into the possibilities.
Councilmember Montgomery expressed appreciation to Village Planner Doug
Tailford for putting together the informational packet dealing with Councilmember
MeGowan's concerns in east Granville. She stated that she found the information very useful.
Mayor Marshall stated that the Planning Commission should receive copies of that packet.
Councilmember MeGowan stated that he hadn't talked to Mr. Tailford but he
was still concerned with the UPS and Federal Express boxes in Erinwood. He stated that nothing was brought before the Planning Commission regarding the boxes. He stated that he felt that they should be up against the building and not seen from the roadway.
Mayor Marshall suggested that Councilmember McGowan talk to Mr. Tailford about the boxes and perhaps Mr. Tailford would take a second look at the situation.
Councilmember Bennett stated that he has been serving on the Merger Commission's Governance Committee. The committee is looking at the form of government the new entity would have. The commission is looking at keeping the CounciMl/anager form ofgovernment and once the merger is approved,the township
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would cease to exist. The commission would like to keep seven at large council seats
but would like to know if Councilmembers would have any resistance to resigning at
that time and having an election for the at large seats. He stated that the committee
would probably be asking Councilmembers their feelings on the matter.
MEETING ANNOUNCEMENTS
The next Planning Commission meeting is March 4.
The Tree &Landscape Commission will meet March 11.
EXECUTIVE SESSION
At 8:30 p.m.,Councilmember Eisenberg moved to enter into executive session
to discuss matters of litigation. Seconded by Councilmember McGowan. Roll call
vote: Eisenberg yes,MeGowan yes,Bellman yes,Montgomery yes,Bennett yes,
Freytag yes,Marshall yes. Seven yes votes. Motion carried.
Councilmember Eisenberg moved to return to regular session at 9:09 Seconded by Councilmember p.m. Montgomery. Motion carried.
ADJOURNMENT
Vice Mayor Freytag moved to adjourn the meeting at 9: 10 p.m. Seconded by Councilmember Bennett. Motion carried.

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