Granville Community Calendar

Council Minutes May 15, 1996

VILIAGE OF GRANVILLE
COUNCILME] 31ING MINUIES
MAY 15,1996
CALL TO ORDER
Mayor Marshall convened the meeting at 7: 03 p.m.
ROLL CALL
Those responding to the roll call were:
Councilmember McGowan
Councilmember Montgomery
Councilmember Bennett
Vice Mayor Freytag
Mayor Marshall
Law Director Hurst
Manager Plunkett
Councilmember Bennett moved to excuse absentee Councilmember Eisenberg.
Seconded by Vice Mayor Freytag. Motion carried.
PUBLIC HEARINGS
A public hearing was held on Ordinance No. 5-96,A "n Ordinance To Amend Section
1305.03 Of The Codified Ordinances Of Granville,Ohio."
No one appeared to speak for or against Ordinance No. 5-96. The public hearing closed at 7:04 p.m.
A public hearing was held on Ordinance No. 6-96,A "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 Expenses."
No one appeared to speak for or against Ordinance No. 6-96. The public hearing closed at 7:04 p.m.
REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Councilmember Bellman arrived.
The minutes ofthe regularly scheduled meeting ofMay 1, 1996,were presented for review. Vice Mayor Freytag moved to approve the minutes as presented. Seconded by Councilmember Bennett. Motion carried.
MAYOR'S REPORT
The Mayor's Report for the month ofApril was presented for review.Mayor Marshall directed the clerk to file the report. A copy ofthat report is attached as part ofthese minutes.
MANAGER'S REPORT
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The Manager's Report for the month of April was presented for review. Vice Mayor
Freytag moved to approve the report. Seconded by Councilmember McGowan. Motion
carried.
CITIZENS COMMENTS
Those signing the register were:
Mark Zarbaugh Steve Reaves
Mary Fellabaum
Scott Rawdon Brian Miller
No questions,comments or concerns were voiced at this time.
COMMITTEE REPORTS
Councilmember Montgomery reported on the Planning Commission meeting ofMay
6, 1996. The Commission discussed a draft policy for drop off boxes and outdoor vending
machines. The policy will be discussed again on May 20. The satellite disha/ntenna policy
was presented and discussed. One commission member had questioned re-regulating the
height of antennas presently allowed. The commission approved a porch at 326 Spellman,a sign at Curtis Real Estate,a roof replacement at 214 Cherry Street,a fence at 233 East
Broadway,planter boxes at Monomoy House,and a fence on Pearl Street. The commission
also reviewed proposed lighting guidelines and held a worksession with Country Hearth Inns.
Vice Mayor Freytag reported that the Tree L&andscape Commission had met on May 14,but he had been unable to attend. Service Director Mark Zarbaugh,who had attended,
reported briefly on the meeting. He stated that the Tree L&andscape Commission had reviewed a landscaping plan for Bob Evans and for the new Athletic Field. They had also discussed village street trees being removed without authorization.
Councilmember McGowan reported on the Recreation Commission meeting. The commission will improve parking at Wildwood park. The Commission has an agreement with Welsh Hills School to use their soccer fields for two years in exchange for seeding the fields. The first Concert on the Green will be May 25.
OLD BUSINESS
Ordinance No. 5-96,A "n Ordinance To Amend Section 1305.03 OfThe Codified Ordinances OfGranville,Ohiow,"as reintroduced,its title read,and moved for adoption by Councilmember Bennett. Seconded by Vice Mayor Freytag.
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Vice Mayor Freytag questioned the section of the ordinance dealing with matching
funds in the Park Lands Reserve Fund. He stated that he was concerned because that amount
was unknown.
Manager Plunkett stated that the amount is usually $ 5,000 to $6,000 per year.
Law Director Hurst stated that there had been case law addressing an ordinance that
was similar in style and structure to Granville's ordinance. In the case law,one key factor was
to require the matching amount.
After a brief discussion,a roll call vote was taken.
Roll call vote: Eisenberg absent,McGowan yes,Bellman yes,Montgomery yes,
Bennett yes,Freytag yes,Mayor Marshall yes. Six yes votes,one member absent. Ordinance
No. 6-96 was adopted.
Ordinance No. 6-96,A "n Ordinance To Amend Ordinance No. 37-95 Providing For
Adjustments OfThe Annual Budget For The Fiscal Year 1996 And Revising Sums For
Operating Expensesw,"as reintroduced,its title read,and moved for adoption by
Councilmember Montgomery. Seconded by Councilmember Bennett.
Vice Mayor Marshall stated that the ordinance would appropriate monies to contract
with American Electric Power to read the Village's water meters from June 1 to the end of the
year.
After a brief discussion,the roll call vote was taken.
Roll call vote: Eisenberg absent,McGowan yes,Bellman yes,Montgomery yes, Bennett yes,Freytag yes,Mayor Marshall yes. Six yes votes,one member absent. Ordinance
No. 6-96 was adopted.
NEW BUSINESS
Ohio Power Street Light Presentation
Stephen Reaves of American Electric Power was present to inform Council of
Granville's current street light status. He stated that Granville's existing street light contract, adopted in 1987,and had been a five year agreement that expired in 1993. Since 1993, Granville has been on a month by month basis for street light payments. At the end of the
contract in 1993,it had been Council's pleasure to explore some options and to look at decorative lighting and relamping some areas of the Village.
Mr. Reaves showed Council a map of all street lights in the Village and stated the cost per month for each light. He explained the lighting patterns ofthe incandescent and the cobra head lights as well as the different arm lengths available to hold light fixtures. He stated that Holophane Fixtures proposed for downtown Granville could hang on American Electric Power poles. The current plan for downtown Granville consists often Holophane fixtures on steel poles. The poles could be painted by American Electric Power if necessary. Mary Fellabaum stated that she was no longer a part ofthe Granville Business & Professional Association but is a member their committee in charge of decorative downtown
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street lights. She stated that the GBPA felt the poles should be painted to match the light
fixtures for aesthetic reasons.
Mr. Reaves stated that it was his understanding that the GBPA would like receptacles
on the poles for Christmas lighting and to accommodate the Kiwanis 4th of July celebration.
He stated that in order to install the receptacles,bid specifications would have to be developed
and the electrician would have to install the outlets. He stated that the receptacles would not
be on all the time,and the Village would be billed a one time bill for the period the
receptacles were turned on. He stated that the main point to remember is the contract will be
between American Electric Power and the Village,not any other organization. He stated that
if the Village would like to attach anything to the poles like flags or wreaths,an attachment
agreement would have to be signed.
Mr. Reaves stated that the reason the GBPA's decorative Holophane street lights brought in are to this project is because it would be foolish to change the downtown street lights
now and come back in three weeks and do it again. He stated that the Village would have to
buy the decorative Holophane light fixtures and turn them over to American Electric Power
who would then install and maintain them. He stated that perhaps Council could form a committee to look at the Village's entire street light inventory and make recommendations as to what Granville should do.
Mayor Marshall stated that Village Planner Doug Tailford should be the chairman of
the committee,and Vice Mayor Freytag,Councilmember Montgomery and Councilmember McGowan should serve on the committee. He stated that two citizens should be appointed to the committee as well as a representative from the Granville BusinessP &rofessional Association.
Mayor Marshall thanked Mr. Reaves for his time and presentation.
Resolution No. 963- 1,A "Resolution To Award The Bid For Street Painting,As Per Specifications,To Griffin Pavement Striping,Inc.A, nd To Authorize The Village Manager To Enter Into An Agreementw,"as introduced,read in full,and moved for adoption by Councilmember McGowan. Seconded by Councilmember Bennett. Motion carried. Resolution No. 96-31 was adopted.
Resolution No. 963- 2, A "Resolution To Accept A Gift Of Land And To Express The Granville Community's Gratitude To Fanchion Lewisw,"as introduced,read in full,and moved for adoption by Councilmember Bennett. Seconded by Councilmember Montgomery. Motion carried. Resolution No. 96-32 was adopted.
Resolution No. 963- 3,A "Resolution To Authorize The Village Manager To Enter Into A Contract Agreement With American Electric Power For Meter Reading Services," introduced,read in full and moved for adoption by Councilmember Montgomery. was by Vice Mayor Freytag. Motion carried. Resolution Seconded No. 96-33 was adopted.
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Resolution No. 963- 4,A "Resolution To State Village Policy Regarding Services To
Be Provided In Territory Proposed For Annexation Upon Annexationw"a,s introduced,read
in full,and moved for adoption by Vice Mayor Freytag. Seconded by Councilmember
Montgomery.
Council made several amendments to Resolution No. 96-34.
Vice Mayor Freytag moved to table Resolution No. 96-34 in order to make corrections
and present the revised resolution at the June 5 meeting. Seconded by Councilmember
McGowan. Motion carried. Resolution No. 96-34 was tabled.
Ordinance No. 079- 6,A "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 Bellman.
Mayor Marshall set the public hearing on Ordinance No. 7-96 for June 5, 1996,at 7:00
P.m.
Ordinance No. 089- 6,A "n Ordinance To Repeal Existing Chapter 1191 And Adopt
Amended Chapter 1191 To The Granville Codified Ordinances To Control The Placement And Use Of Satellite Dish Antennae And Communication Towers For Communication
Distribution Systemsw,"as introduced and its title read by Vice Mayor Freytag.
Mayor Marshall set the public hearing on Ordinance No. 089-6 for June 5, 1996,at 7:00 p.m.
Law Director Hurst stated that the ordinance is trying to protect Granville from case law that says that if one does not have legislation on the books regulating satellites,satellites
can be placed anywhere. He stated that it was his understanding a few people had been
inquiring about satellite placement now,but no application has been turned in.
Vice Mayor Freytag stated that in his opinion,the ordinance should be an emergency and passed at the next meeting.
Mayor Marshall agreed and stated that an emergency clause should be added to the ordinance.
Law Director Hurst asked for Council's reaction to an ordinance which would exempt the no hunting ordinance in any single parcel of land that exceeds 30 acres in an agricultural
sotraitnedsttithuattionnoatlhdinigstrict not within any village residential district or downtown district?He has been drafted,however,the issue has come up and could be a significant factor.
After a brief discussion,Council directed Law Director Hurst to draft an ordinance dealing with the hunting issue.
House BMiallyor Marshall asked ifCouncil would be in favor ofadopting a resolution opposing 36,the annexation bill?
adoptedVice Mayor Freytag stated that because ofthe urgency,the resolution should be tonight.
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Councilmember Montgomery moved to adopt Resolution No. 96-35,A Resolution To
Urge The Ohio Senate To Deny Adoption Of House Bill 36,The Anti-Annexation Bill
Already Adopted By The Ohio House Of Representatives. Seconded by Councilmember
Bennett. Motion carried. Resolution No. 96-35 was adopted.
Councilmember Bellman asked if Council should also express their opposition to
House Bill 533?
Council agreed.
Councilmember Bellman moved to adopt Resolution No. 96-36,A Resolution To
Urge The Ohio Senate To Deny Adoption Of House Bill 533,The"Takings"Bill,Already
Adopted By The Ohio House Of Representatives. Seconded by Vice Mayor Freytag. Motion
carried. Resolution No. 96-36 was adopted.
Law Director informed Council of the status on the Marathon Case currently in
Licking County Municipal Court.
ADJOURNMENT
Councilmember MeGowan moved to adjourn the meeting at 9:40 p.m. Seconded by Councilmember Bennett. Motion carried.

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