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Council Minutes January 3, 1996

VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE
COUNCIL MEEONG MINUIES
JANUARY 3,1996
CALL TO ORDER
Mayor Marshall convened the meeting at 7: 32 p.m.
ROLL CALL
Those responding to the roll call were:
Councilmember Bennett
Councilmember McGowan
Councilmember Bellman
Councilmember Montgomery
Mayor Marshall
Law Director Hurst
Manager Plunkett
Councilmember Bennett moved to excuse absentee Councilmember Eisenberg.
Seconded by Councilmember McGowan. Motion carried.
PUBLIC HEARINGS
A public hearing was held on Ordinance No. 38-95A,n'*Ordinance To Amend
Section 921. 07 Of The Codified Ordinances Of Granville,Ohio,Establishing Sewer Regulations And Charges."
No one appeared to speak for or against Ordinance No. 389-5. The public hearing closed at 7:33 p.m.
A public hearing was held on Ordinance No. 399- 5.A "n Ordinance To Amend Sections 305.03,313.02,and 313. 10 ofthe Codified Ordinances OfGranville,Ohio Establishing Traffic Regulations."
No one appeared to speak for or against Ordinance No. 39-95. The public hearing closed at 7:33 p.m.
REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Vice Mayor Freytag arrived.
for reviTewhe. Cmoinuuntceislmoefmthbeerregularly scheduled meeting ofDecember 20,1995 were presented Freytag moved to approve the minutes as corrected. Seconded by Councilmember Montgomery. Motion carried.
CITIZENS COMMENTS 1
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Those signing the register were:
Dawn Weber,Advocate Frank Brauner Marc Shulman
Marc Shulman,435 West College Street,stated that he was not against Ordinance No.
39-95 or the possible addition of stop signs on Pearl Street,but he didn't want to see ODOT's
SR 661 improvement funding jeopardized. He stated that identifying the truck firms that
travel SR 661, approaching them publicly,and sending an official letter,may help limit their
traffic through the Village. He stated that he was not sure that stop signs would have the
desired effect on Pearl Street. He also stated that Council may want to consider tying in some crosswalk construction on Broadway at the same time as the construction on Newark-
Granville Road to help cut down on through traffic.
Councilmember Bellman stated that it had been his understanding that by adopting the
legislation,Council wasn't establishing stop signs anywhere. He stated that he is not a
proponent of stop signs,but would like to put all options out to the residents for a possible solution.
OLD BUSINESS
Ordinance No. 38-95,A "n Ordinance To Amend Section 921. 07 Of The Codified
Ordinances OfGranville,Ohio,Establishing Sewer Regulations And Chargesw,"as reintroduced, its title read,and moved for adoption by Councilmember Montgomery. Seconded by Councilmember Bellman.
Manager Plunkett stated that water and sewer rates were evaluated annually. He stated
that sewer rates must increase this year,based on consumption levels,to pay down the debt on 1995 projects. He stated that next year,the rates should drop because more customers will be
on the system. He stated that the 1$.4 million sewer improvements consisted of the East Broadway improvements,Shepardson Improvements,Westgate Drive,South Main Street, East Granville Lift Station,and the Sludge Holding Facilities.
Councilmember Bellman expressed concern that current residents were p"icking the tab"for new sewers in the area. up
Manager Plunkett stated that current residents were paying for some portion ofthe
new sewers but it had been Council's determination. He stated that at that time,Welsh Hills School was in need of sewer. He stated that eventually,all areas will pay for the Bimroparodvweamye. nts and by the same measures,east Granville residents will pay for Shepardson and
Manager Plunkett stated that a large share of the Westgate Drive and South Main Street project is being paid for by the benefiting property owners. He stated that the Village is required to pay2%plus intersections but,in the Westgate Drive project,Council agreed to pay for60%of the sewer cost because that sewer will handle areas beyond east Granville.
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After a discussion,a roll call vote was taken: Eisenberg absent,McGowan yes,
Bellman no,Montgomery yes,Bennett yes,Freytag yes,Mayor Marshall yes. Five yes votes,
one no vote,one member absent. Ordinance No. 38-95 was adopted.
Councilmember Bellman explained that he could not support the Ordinance because
he was not in favor of current residents paying for new sewers.
Ordinance No. 39-95,A "n Ordinance To Amend Sections 305.03,313.02,and 313. 10
of the Codified Ordinances Of Granville,Ohio Establishing Traffic Regulationsw,"as
reintroduced,its title read, and moved for adoption by Vice Mayor Freytag. Seconded by
Councilmember MeGowan.
Councilmember Montgomery asked if Council passed the Ordinance,would Council
be saying that it will or will not put traffic signals on North Pearl Street?
Manager Plunkett stated that the Village is taking the necessary steps in case Council
determines a need to put stop signs on North Pearl Street. He stated that Council will have to
make the determination of i"f"andw "heres"top signs will be placed. He stated that
legislation must be passed in order to install the stop signs because to do so would be
dispensing with the strictures of the Ohio Department of Transportation Uniform Manual of
Traffic Control Devices.
Councilmember Bennett stated that he is concerned that Council may be jeopardizing
State funding for SR 661 improvements. He asked if it were possible for the State not to fund
the project because Granville would not be following the Uniform Manual of Traffic Control
Devices?
Law Director Hurst stated that the framework of signaling devices are quite a bit
different. If the municipality were to install a red light on a State Route,ODOT can order the
municipality to take it down immediately. He stated that Council couldn't currently install
stop signs because the Granville Codified Ordinances states that the Village will follow the
ODOT Manual. He stated that Ordinance No. 399-5 would merelyo "pen the windowf"or
further action by Council. He stated that Council could adopt Ordinance No. 39-95 and never install anything.
Councilmember Freytag asked ifthe funding documents for the SR 661 project
required the Village to follow the ODOT Manual for traffic control devices?
Manager Plunkett stated that the Village has not yet been presented with that
legislation because the State currently does not have the money for that project.
Councilmember Freytag stated that passing Ordinance No. 39-95 now might be a vain
act and he was interested in knowing if the funding documents required the municipality to follow the ODOT Manual for traffic control devices.
Councilmember Bellman stated that he felt there were several options regarding traffic
on SR 661 that needed examination and research to determine ifthey were feasible options. He stated that better traffic control in the area,talking to the trucking companies,rerouting truck traffic,and rerouting hazardous truck traffic are all options that should be researched. He stated that installing a stop sign may not be the best choice to rectify the situation.
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Vice Mayor Freytag moved to table Ordinance No. 39-95. Seconded by
Councilmember Bennett. Motion carried. Ordinance No. 39-95 was tabled.
NEW BUSINESS
Resolution No. 960- 1, A"Resolution To Amend Pay Classifications And Salary Rates
For The Several Departments Of The Village OfGranvillew,"as introduced, read in full,and
moved for adoption by Councilmember Bennett. Seconded by Councilmember Montgomery.
Councilmember McGowan stated that he had voted against the 1996 Budget at the last
meeting because of the substantial pay raises given to Village employees and because this
resolution was a continuation of the budget process,he therefore would not be able to support
it. He stated that he took his Council seat late in the budget process and hoped that next year Council will take a closer look at pay raises. He asked if the Village always paid 100%of health care costs?
Manager Plunkett stated that the Village and the employees share the cost of benefits.
He stated that the Village pays $260 and the employee pays $ 45 a month. He stated that the
Village is paying 8$0,000 to $90,000 a year and that the Village goes out to bid every summer for a health care provider.
Resolution No. 960-1 was duly adopted. C(ouncilmember MeGowan opposed)
Resolution No. 96-02,A "Resolution To Authorize The Village Manager To Advertise
For Bids For The New Burg Street Storm Sewer And Pathway Phase II Projectw,"as introduced,read in full,and moved for adoption by Councilmember Montgomery. Seconded
by Councilmember Bennett. Motion carried. Resolution No. 96-02 was adopted.
Resolution No. 960- 3,A "Resolution To Authorize The Village Manager To Advertise
For Bids For The East Elm Street And West Elm Street Watermain Replacement Project,"
was introduced,read in full,and moved for adoption by Councilmember Freytag. Seconded by Councilmember Bennett. Motion carried. Resolution No. 96-03 was adopted.
Vice Mayor Freytag asked if anyone had attended the LCATS meeting concerning the Cherry Valley Road Project?
Manager Plunkett stated that Village Planner Doug Tailford had attended and is preparing a report on the subject for Council.
Vice Mayor Freytag stated that the said purpose ofthe project is to bypass SR 79 to reach SR 16 in less time. He stated that he didn't see how that would be possible with the traffic signals and intersections proposed.
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Vice Mayor Freytag stated that he felt that the County was building the road for other
purposes than stated and he was concerned about it.
Vice Mayor Freytag stated that it had always been Council policy not to extend utility
services outside municipal limits and he had supported that policy. He stated that he was
wondering if Council might consider extending utility services to the Keny property under a
contract with the Township Trustees?He asked if Council might be willing to debate and
consider that issue?
Mayor Marshall asked,presuming that the housing density and the number of students
to the school system was to the village's satisfaction,would the Village be willing to entertain
the thought of extending water and sewer to the Keny area?
Councilmember MeGowan stated that he would basically be in favor if it was
beneficial to the Village and Township.
Manager Plunkett stated that he had heard a number of scenarios. He stated that if the
March 19 annexation vote in the township was successful, Council may want to consider
making utilities accessible to that area,subject to annexation.
Councilmember Bellman stated that the people in the community should be aware not
only of the impact on the school,but also that the property abuts some of the beautiful
wooded areas of the bikepath.
Councilmember Bennett stated that he would be willing to discuss the topic but
anything now would be speculative because there are no hard facts presented at this time.
ADJOURNMENT
Councilmember Bennett moved to adjourn the meeting at 9:03 p.m. Seconded by
Councilmember Montgomery. Motion carried.

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