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Council Minutes March 6, 1996

MARCH 6,1996
Mayor Marshall convened the meeting at 7:01 p.m.
Those responding to the roll call were:
Councilmember Eisenberg
Councilmember MeGowan
Councilmember Bennett
Councilmember Montgomery
Vice Mayor Freytag
Mayor Marshall
Law Director Hurst
Manager Plunkett
It was noted that Councilmember Bellman would be late.
The minutes ofthe regularly scheduled meeting of February 21, 1996,were
presented for review. Councilmember Bennett moved to approve the minutes as
corrected. Seconded by Councilmember Eisenberg. Motion carried.
Those signing the register were:
Steve Cartnal Dave Dudgeon
No questions,comments or concerns were voiced at this time.
Councilmember MeGowan reported on the Recreation Commission The Commission meeting. discussed the possibility of having a 12/mil replacement levy on the ballot next year. Concerns were voiced that with the increase involvdment in programs, there is a need for more playing fields. The commission discussed the possibility of needing an indoor facility as well.
Councilmember Montgomery reported on the Planning Commission meeting of March 4. At that meeting,a sign was approved on NewarkG- ranville Road and on Elm Street,a ramp and deck were approved on South Main Street,and an addition to a
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home was approved on North Granger. The usual first meeting in April will be
canceled for spring break. The commission also discussed the informational packet
distributed by Doug Tailford to address Councilmember MeGowan's concerns about
East Granville.
Councilmember Bennett reported on the North Pearl Street Traffic Study
Committee meeting of March 5. At that meeting,Service Director Mark Zarbaugh
distributed speed and volume statistics accumulated by traffic counters and radar. He
stated that the average speed detected was 28 to 29 miles per hour,but there was a
sizable amount of traffic that exceeded 35 to 45 miles per hour. He stated that
approximately 6,800 vehicles traveled on North Pearl Street in a 24 hour period and of
all the traffic,30%were trucks. The committee will meet again next week.
Resolution No. 96-16,A "Resolution To Create A Second Sergeant Position
Within The Police Departmentw,"as introduced,read in full, and moved for adoption
by Councilmember Eisenberg. Seconded by Councilmember Montgomery.
Mayor Marshall stated that the Personnel Committee had discussed the matter
of adding a second sergeant position in the police department and had determined it to
be necessary. He stated that the cost would be less than $1,000 per year.
Councilmember MeGowan expressed concern with the public perception that
the police department is too big. He asked if the second sergeant budgeted for the third
quarter would be moved up to this quarter?
Mayor Marshall stated that there would not be an additional person hired,
someone within the police department would be promoted to that position. Police
Chief Steve Cartnal added that another officer wouldn't be hired unless the population
After a discussion,Resolution No. 96-16 was adopted.
Resolution No. 96-17,A "Resolution To Express Appreciation To Merle
Baconw,"as introduced,read in full,and moved for adoption by Councilmember
Bennett. Seconded by Councilmember Eisenberg. Motion carried. Resolution No. 96- 17 was adopted.
Mayor Marshall stated that he had drafted a letter of support for the annexation
to be published in the newspaper. He stated that in view ofthe recent letter published in the Sentinel by the township trustees,he thought perhaps the Council should publish a letter in support of controlling development,
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After a discussion, it was decided that Mayor Marshall could express Council's
support at the press conference tentatively scheduled for Monday,March 11 at the
High School.
Councilmember Bennett stated that he had submitted an Ordinance from
Grandview Heights dealing with municipal reimbursement of fees for incarceration,
He stated that perhaps Granville may want to look into adopting something similar.
After a discussion,Law Director Hurst was directed to look into the matter and
draft an Ordinance that could be adopted.
Councilmember Eisenberg stated that Council had received a memo from Joe
Hickman dealing with water and sewer bills begin paid late.
Joe Hickman stated that red shut off door hangers n( otices)a,ren't typically
distributed until the bill is 60 days late.
Councilmember McGowan stated that the billing cards can easily be lost in the
mail. He stated that alot of elderly people forget or misplace their bills and Granville is
a small community and in his opinion, it would be bad community public relations to
shut off the water.
Manager Plunkett stated that very few elderly people are on the shut off list. He
stated that it is the same people month after month on the shut off list. He stated that
the outstanding uncollected balance per month is approximately $10,000.
Councilmember Eisenberg stated that the Utilities Department should follow
the ordinance.
Mayor Marshall agreed that if bills are outstanding on the 31 st day,the water
department should exercise judgment for shut off.
Councilmember Montgomery stated that Council had-received a letter from the
County Commissioners concerning the Parks levy.
After a discussion,it was agreed that if Councilmembers individually supported
the Parks levy,they could individually endorse the issue.
Mayor Marshall stated that he and Manager Plunkett had met with Evans
Foundation Trustees Gib Reece and Sara Wallace concerning the bikepath. He stated
that they had discussed the appearance and safety on the bikepath. It was agreed that
the Village would look into controlling trucks in the mill area by fencing or installing bollards and posts. He stated that after costs are determined,they will meet again.
Councilmember Eisenberg stated that the Mill needed to have access to both sides ofthe bikepath.
Councilmember Bennett asked, if there was any indication on the granting of the easement? 1
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Mayor Marshall stated that some indication was made,but the issue needed
continued discussion.
Councilmember MeGowan stated that Council had received a letter from Frank
Murphy concerning street lights. He stated that Mr. Murphy had requested the Village
pay half of the cost for street lights in the Glen Section of Erinwood and asked what
Council's policy had been in the past?
Manager Plunkett stated that last year Council had discussed with Mr. Murphy
the street light issue. He stated that the Planning Commission has been charged with
selecting a standard light fixture for subdivisions that will be made part of the
subdivision regulations.
Mr. McGowan stated that he had called four communities to see how they
handle street lights. He stated that of those four communities,not one paid for street
lights and all stated that the developer is responsible for the cost. He stated that he
would not be in favor of paying half the cost for street lights in Erinwood.
After a discussion,Council agreed to gather the information that had been
submitted before and revisit the issue at the next meeting. It was suggested that Mr.
Murphy be invited to the meeting to discuss the issue.
Councilmember Bellman arrived.
At 8:20 p.m.,Councilmember Bennett moved to enter into executive session to
discuss pending legal matters and land acquisitions. Seconded by Councilmember
McGowan. Roll call vote: Eisenberg yes,McGowan yes,Bellman yes,Montgomery
yes,Bennett yes,Freytag yes,Marshall yes. Motion carried.
Councilmember Eisenberg moved to enter in to regular session at 9: Seconded 15 p.m. by Councilmember Bennett. Motion carried.
Councilmember Montgomery moved to adjourn the meeting at 9:16 p.m. Seconded by Vice Mayor Freytag. Motion carried.

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