Granville Community Calendar

Council Minutes May 1, 1996

V[LLAGE OF GRANVILLE
COUNCIL MEETING MINU[ES
MAY 1,1996
CALL TO ORDER
Mayor Marshall convened the meeting at 7:01 p.m.
ROLL CALL
Those responding to the roll call were:
Councilmember McGowan
Councilmember Bellman
Councilmember Montgomery
Councilmember Bennett
Mayor Marshall
Law Director Hurst
Manager Plunkett
It was noted that Councilmember Eisenberg and Vice Mayor Freytag would be late.
Rick VanWinkle,representing Fanchion Lewis,stated that Ms. Lewis would like to
present a gift to the Village of Granville in the form of a transfer of real estate that has been in
her family nearly 50 years. M (s. Lewis presented the transfer of deed to Mayor Marshall.)
Mayor Marshall stated that he accepted the gift with much gratitude and the Village would make wonderful use of the property.
Ms. Lewis stated that she and her husband have been very fond of the land and of
Granville and felt it would be a good idea to leave the land undeveloped in the Village. She noted that there were specifications in the deed requiring the land be parklands or green space.
Mayor Marshall read the deed specifications to Council and again thanked Ms. Lewis for her gift.
Vice Mayor Freytag arrived.
Tree L&andscape Commission Chairman Jim Seigel presented to Council a five year Tree City USA award the Village received through the National Arbor Day Association and the Ohio Department ofNatural Resources. Granville is one of 170 selected groups to receive such designation.
Township Trustee's Union Cemetery Board Meeting
Resolution No. 962- 6,A "Resolution To Declare With The Granville Township Trustees That Operation And Maintenance OfThe Union Cemetery Under The Provisions Of Section 759.34 OfThe Ohio Revised Code Continue And That The 1996 Annual Meeting Required By Section 759.34 Has Been Conducted And To Fill A Pending Vacancy On The Union Cemetery Board OfTrusteesw,"as introduced,read in full,and moved for adoption by Councilmember Mcaowan. Seconded by Vice Mayor Freytag. Resolution No. 962-6 was duly adopted. Eric Jones was reappointed as a Union Cemetery Trustee, Granville Township Clerk Norm Kennedy stated that the Township would like to convey ownership ofits 6 acre parcel located to the east ofthe Village waste water treatment
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plant to the Village in exchange for the Village vacating Driskell Lane and deed the title to the
township for use by the cemetery. He asked that the Village also transfer four acres on the east
end of the 19 acre parcel south of the bikepath to the township and grant an easement for
access to the property.
This exchange in property would allow the village to obtain property for future
expansion of the waste water plant and allow the township to connect its cemetery properties
without having a road and fencing running between the two parcels.
Councilmember Bennett asked ifthere was any urgency in this project in light of the
merger discussions?
Mr. Kennedy stated that the township is almost out of space in the cemetery and
regardless ofthe merger outcome,they need to be moving on.
After a discussion,Mayor Marshall directed Manager Plunkett and Mr. Kennedy to
work out the details for the property switch.
PUBLIC HEARINGS
A public hearing was held on Ordinance No. 1-96.A "n Ordinance To Amend Sections
513.03 c( )2()and 513. 12 f()1()And To Repeal Section 513.9 Of The Codified Ordinances Of The Village Of Granville."
No one appeared to speak for or against Ordinance No. 1-96. The public hearing closed at 7:33 p.m.
A public hearing was held on Ordinance No. 3-96 -An Ordinance To Amend
Ordinance No. 379-5 Providing For Adjustments Of The Annual Budget For The Fiscal Year 1996 And Revising Sums For Operating Expenses.
Marla Eliopolis,representing the Erinwood Homeowners Association stated that,as a parent,she is concerned for her child's safety standing at the bus stop in the dark. She stated that the homeowners too,would love to have street lights in the area. Councilmember MeGowan stated that he had called other communities and they all stated that it was developers'responsibility to install street lights. He stated that it was his iunndsuerbsdtaivnisdiionngst.hat Ohio Power would only install street lights in main thoroughfares and not
Johnnie Valdes stated that she was under the impression that there was some sort of fund available for street lights. She stated that she is opposed to tax payer money going for street lights in subdivisions and she felt it would be setting a bad precedent. Councilmember Eisenberg stated that the Granville BusinessP &rofessional Association is raising money to install decorative street lighting in the downtown and the Council had been supporting their efforts,however,that fund is restricted to the downtown. Dorothy Garrett stated that she opposes the Village paying for street lights in subdivisions. She stated that it should be part ofthe development plan and that she felt Council would be opening a can ofworms because other subdivisions in the Village could want street lights too.
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Mary Fellabaum stated that the GBPA has been trying to raise money for the
downtown street lighting but it was a slow process because it is very expensive. She stated
that she objects to the Village paying for street lights in subdivisions.
Don Valdes stated that he would like council to consider the possible merger with the
township and the number of subdivisions that may want the same deal with street lights. He
stated that Council could be setting a bad precedent.
Mark Shulman stated that he felt the lighting is beneficial to the population at large
because of the pedestrian aspect. He stated that he didn't feel a precedent was being set unless
the development was suitable for pedestrian traffic. He stated that when he walks at night he
is glad there are street lights and he feels that the residents at the eastern part of the Village
should have the same opportunity to walk on a lighted path.
Frank Murphy stated that he had thought ofwithdrawing his proposal because he
didn't mean for it to be controversial. He stated that he would like to install six street lights in
Erinwood which is about one light per ten acres. He stated that he is not required to install the
street lights he just thought it might be nice to have them for safety reasons. Councilmember Bellman stated that he had received a letter from Ann Oakes
regarding street lights. He passed the letter on to Council.
The public hearing closed at 7:48 p.m.
A public hearing was held on Ordinance No. 4-96,A "n Ordinance To Amend
Ordinance No. 37-95 Providing For Adjustments Of The Annual Budget For The Fiscal Year
1996 And Revising Sums For Operating Expenses."
No one appeared to speak for or against Ordinance No. 4-96. The public hearing closed at 7:48 p.m.
REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES
The minutes ofthe regularly scheduled meeting of April 17, 1996,were presented for review. Councilmember Bennett moved to approve the minutes as presented. Seconded by Councilmember Bellman. Motion carried.
CITIZENS COMMENTS
Those signing the register were:
Doug Tailford
James Siegel
Dorothy Garrett
Mark Shulman
Don Valdes
Lyle King
Eric Jones
Joe Hickman
Norm Kennedy
John Burriss
Brain Miller
Scott Rawdon
Hal &Marian Jackson
Flo Hoffman
Jhonnie Valdes
Frank Brauner
Frank Murphy
Marla Eliopolis
Mary Fellabalm
Hal Jackson,owner ofVictoria's Parlour,stated that he had been asked by the Granville Business and Professional Association to address the problem oftrash on the north
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side of the 100 block of Broadway. He stated that the overflow of the garbage cans on the
weekends is increasing. He stated that one can observe litter on that side ofthe street all the
time. He stated that on Sunday afternoon nearly all the trash cans are overflowing and in front
of Taylor's and Brews,there is litter all over the sidewalks. He stated that the business owners
feel this is an embarrassment to Granville and is degrading. He stated that the Village is
responsible for trash collection and the problem needs to be addressed.
Service Director Mark Zarbaugh stated that the trash in the downtown is picked up
Monday,Wednesday and Friday. He stated that in the summer,especially on weekends,there
is a problem. He stated that one of the seasonal workers could be scheduled to work on
weekends emptying trash but it would be at overtime pay. He stated that the Village has in the
past supplied trash bags to the merchants so the merchants could change weekends. the bags on
After a discussion,Manager Plunkett was directed to find a suitable solution to the trash problems.
Mark Shulman stated that he would like to thank and commend Bob Kent for planting
trees in Bryn Du Woods. He stated that he would also like to thank Ms. Lewis for her
generous gift to the Village tonight.
COMMITTEE REPORTS
Councilmember Eisenberg reported on the Utilities Committee meeting. The
Committee met at the Bryn Du Woods Lift Station to discuss placement of the stand by
emergency generator.He stated that the surrounding neighbors attended and he had been somewhat surprised to hear that they were opposed to the placement of the generator. He stated that a number of alternatives had been discussed and that the committee needs to meet again to come up with a recommendation for Council.
Councilmember Montgomery reported on the April 8 Planning Commission meeting. The commission approved a fence at 317 Broadway,approved a fence at 343 College,and approved access from Milner Road for property that is in the Highlands at Erinwood. A worksession had also been held with Bob Evans Farms and a draft policy for drop off boxes was proposed.
Councilmember Montgomery reported on the April 22 Planning Commission meting. At that meeting,the commission approved a fence at 225 Elm Street,and approved additions MatcPDeoanrlaaldnds.West Elm Streets. A work session was held with Country Hearth Inn and
OLD BUSINESS
Ordinance No. 1-96,A "n Ordinance To Amend Sections 513.03 c( )2()and 513.12 f)1()And To Repeal Section 513.9 OfThe Codified Ordinances OfThe Village Of
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Granvillew,"as reintroduced,and moved for adoption by Vice Mayor Freytag. Seconded by
Councilmember McGowan
Roll call vote: Eisenberg yes,McGowan yes,Belltman yes,Montgomery yes,Bennett
yes,Freytag Yes,Mayor Marshall yes. Seven yes votes. Ordinance No. 1-96 was adopted.
Ordinance No. 3-96.A "n Ordinance To Amend Ordinance No. 37-95 Providing For
Adjustments Of The Annual Budget For The Fiscal Year 1996 And Revising Sums For
Operating Expensesw"a,s reintroduced,title read,and moved for adoption by
Councilmember Eisenberg. Seconded by Councilmember Bennett.
Councilmember McGowan stated that he had contacted other communities who had
said it was the developers responsibility to install the street lights. He stated that 60 of the 80
lots in Erinwood are not sold yet and it would be easier to pass the cost of the street lights on
to the future residents than to have current residents pay for the lighting. He stated that if the
township wants street lights,the residents must pay for the cost of installing the light and must
pay the electric bill. He stated that he was concerned with the safety but was equally
concerned with the precedent that could be set.
Councilmember Bellman asked ifthe Village had the money to install the street lights in all subdivisions where street lights may be wanted?
After a discussion,a roll call vote was taken: Freytag no, Bennett yes,Montgomery
no,Bellman no, McGowan no, Eisenberg no, Mayor Marshall no. Six no votes,one yes vote. Ordinance No. 3-96 was defeated.
Ordinance No. 4-96.A "n Ordinance To Amend Ordinance No. 379-5 Providing For Adjustments OfThe Annual Budget For The Fiscal Year 1996 And Revising Sums For Operating Expensesw,"as reintroduced,and moved for adoption by Councilmember
Eisenberg. Seconded by Councilmember MeGowan.
Roll call vote: Eisenberg yes,McGowan yes,Bellman yes,Montgomery yes,Bennett
yes,Freytag yes,Marshall yes. Seven yes votes. Ordinance No. 4-96 was adopted.
Traffic Improvement Proiects Presentation
Service Director Mark Zarbaugh informed Council of road and storm sewer projects that have been performed over the last five years. He stated that all the improvements have been funded out ofthe General Fund and the Village has spent approximately7 $78,000. Mr. Zarbaugh informed Council ofthe projects scheduled for 1996 as well as what needs to be done in 1997. He stated that he had surveyed all roads in the Village and that East Elm Street from the Pearl Street dead end,East Elm from Main to Pearl Street,New Burg from North Pearl to the western corporation limit,East College from North Main to Sunrise Street, Thresher Street,from College to Burg,and Thresher from Broadway to West College,East Broadway from Granger to College Point,and East Broadway from Granger to Pearl Street would need repairs in 1997.
Councilmember MeGowan asked ifthe Village had an estimate ofthe cost to install brick crosswalks in the downtown?He stated that he had heard ofa new,cheaper way to install brick crosswalks and the Village may want to look into that.
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Councilmember McGowan expressed concern about the sidewalk proposed with the
Spellman Street Improvements.
Mr. Zarbaugh stated that no trees would have to be removed to install the sidewalk on
Spellman Street. He stated that the Village staff believes the sidewalk to be an important
connection,and that after the bids are opened,a preconstruction meeting with the residents
will be held. After the preconstruction meeting,Council can determine if the sidewalks should
be installed.
Village Planner Doug Tailford advised Council of major road projects throughout
Licking County likely to affect Granville. He stated that the Cherry Valley/ Thornwood Drive
study is now in the public hearing stage,but the project is a long way down the line because
of financing. Mr. Tailford informed Council of the following projects: SR 161 bypass to New
Albany,SR 79 bypass of Hebron,I-70/ Mink Road Feasibility Study,SR 16 widening to four
lanes to Dresden,I-70 and SR 37 ramp improvements,SR 161 improvements,SR 661 bypass
of Granville,US 62 bypass of Johnstown,SR 310 bypass of Pataskala,widening if I-70 to 6
lanes from Franklin County to the Muskingum County line,Newark/ Heath Airport Parkway
extension connector,SR 16/River Road Interchange study,SR 16 widening from Pataskala Granville, to and the Commuter Railroad from downtown Newark to Dresden and eventually to Columbus.
Mr. Tailford stated that he had presented Council with a plan for the widening of
Cherry Valley Road several months ago. He stated that under his proposal,the Village would
pay 58%of the cost for that project. He stated that Cherry Valley Road will need
improvements with or without development.
Mr. Tailford presented a plan to relocated Westgate Drive to help improve traffic on Cherry Valley Road. He proposed relocating the road through the Dishon property,the
Lavender property,and the Roberts property,to connect to South Galway Drive. The present intersection ofWestgate Drive would be closed off or allow right in only. He stated that the right in only would not impact traffic on Cherry Valley Road. He stated that relocating Westgate Drive would allow the road to be 500 foot from the intersection of SR 16 and would help the Wendys traffic. He stated the some of the lots acquired for the project could be sold offto help recoup the cost of installing the new road.
Vice Mayor Freytag expressed concern with the relocation ofWestgate Drive. He stated that the project would only benefit developers and he didn't see the justification. He stated that the project would be taking from the residents to benefit people who dont' live in Granville. He stated that until someone convinces him that the school district and the Village would benefit,he would not vote for such a project.
NEW BUSINESS
Ordinance No. 5-96,A "n Ordinance To Amend Section 1305.03 OfThe Codified Ordinances OfGranville,Ohiow,"as introduced and its title read by Councilmember Bennett Mayor Marshall set the public hearing on Ordinance No. 5-96 for May 15,at 7:00 p.m.
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Ordinance No. 6-96A.n"Ordinance To Amend Ordinance No. 379-5 Providing For
Adjustments Of The Annual Budget For The Fiscal Year 1996 And Revising Sums For
Operating Expensesw,"as introduced and its title read by Councilmember Montgomery.
Mayor Marshall set the public hearing on Ordinance No. 6-96 for May 15, 1996,at
7:00 p.m.
Resolution No. 962- 7,A "Resolution To Authorize The Village Manager To Enter
Into A Lease Agreement With Denison University For A Pathway To Be Constructed
Between Chapin Place And New Burg Streetw,"as introduced,read in full,and moved for
adoption by Councilmember MeGowan. Seconded by Councilmember Eisenberg.
Manager Plunkett stated that Dension University is hesitant to give permanent
easements,so this was a five year agreement. The lease would allow the pathway portion on Chapin Place to finish the New Burg pathway connector.
Resolution No. 96-27 was duly adopted.
Resolution No. 962- 8,A "Resolution To Award The Bid For The Maple Street
Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Project,Contract 1, as per Specifications,To L.E. King &Son
Excavating,Inc.,And To Authorize The Village Manager To Enter Into An Agreement
Thereforew,a"s introduced,read in full,and moved for adoption by Councilmember
Eisenberg. Seconded by Councilmember McGowan. Motion carried. Resolution No. 96-28
was duly adopted.
Resolution No. 962- 9,A "Resolution To Award The Bid For The Maple Street
Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Project,Contract 2,As Per Specification,To Environmental
Pipeliners,And To Authorize The Village Manager To Enter Into An Agreement Therefore,"
was introduced,read in full,and moved for adoption by Councilmember Bennett. Seconded by Vice Mayor Freytag. Motion carried. Resolution No. 96-29 was duly adopted.
Resolution No. 963- 0,A "Resolution To Authorize The Village Manager To Enter Into Agreements With Wanda L. Carter For The Provision Of Legal Servicesw,"as introduced,read in full,and moved for adoption by Councilmember McGowan. Seconded by Vice Mayor Freytag. Motion carried. Resolution No. 96-30 was adopted.
Vice Mayor Freytag stated that Council had received a memo from Dorothy Garrett concerning House Bill 533. He stated that he is opposed to the Bill,and ifthe rest ofthe Council feels the same way,a letter should be written to the Senators. Councilmember Bellman will get a copy of House Bill 533 for the Council.
Councilmember Bellman stated that he would like to commend Manager Plunkett on a wonderful job. He stated that the property received tonight from Ms. Lewis was a wonderful gift and Mr. Plunkett had helped in that.
GranvilCleo.uncilmember Montgomery added that Ms. Lewis had been a high school teacher in
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Councilmember Bennett stated that Ms. Lewis has contributed to the community for
many years and he felt that a resolution of appreciation was in order for all she has done for
Granville.
MEETING ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Council Facility Tour is May 4,1996,at 9:00 am.
ADJOURNMENT
Vice Mayor Freytag moved to adjourn the meeting at 10: 12 p.m. Seconded by
Councilmember Eisenberg. Motion carried.

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