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Council Minutes April 16, 1997

VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE
COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
April 16,1997
CALL TO ORDER
Mayor Marshall convened the meeting at 7:38pm.
ROLL CALL
Those responding to the roll call were:
Councilmember Eisenberg
Councilmember McGowan
Councilmember Bellman
Councilmember Montgomery
Councilmember Rader
PUBLIC HEARINGS
Vice Mayor Freytag
Mayor Marshall
Law Director Hurst
Manager Hickman
Ordinance No. 06-97,An Ordinance To Amend Chapter Ordinances 1175 Of The Codified OfThe Village of Granville,Ohio.
Mayor Marshall noted the five minute limit on citizens remarks regarding the public hearing on Ordinance No. 069-7. He noted this was a public hearing and that all statements or comments regarding this ordinance must be done during the public hearing.
Bill Wernet of 134 S. Mulberry St.,noted the original draft of Ordinance No. 069-7 as passed by the Comprehensive Plan Review Committee differs from the current draft as presented this evening and that the current draft reflects changes as a result of comments from the citizens survey and discussions with the developers of the area. He noted,with regard to the 1 96 and 2 wStoouryldrequirements for offices and retail businesses that the goal is to receive increased taxes as it cost more to build such a building.
Frank Murphy of The Murphy Group,noted his concern with regard to permitted arid conditional uses. Mr. Murphy stated his wish to include the wordss "uch as"under permitted uses. Mr. Murphy would like to see an increase of density per acre to 6,000 sq. feet instead of 5,000 sq. feet under 1175.03. He also noted that an individual should have the right to make a Gderociuspionlanodnphloawnnmearan/rychsitteocrite.s to build. Mr. Murphy then introduced Jack Hardin,the Murphy
under pJearcmkittHeadrdin,asked what process one would need to go through if project was not listed or conditional use.
Mayor Marshall stated he presumed one would ask for a variance.
Councilmember Bellman stated the ordinance could be easily edited later to included additional uses.
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Law Director Hurst encouraged Council to take a permanent stand on the permitted a id
conditional use issue. He added that if the permitted use list is not intended to be all inclusive,
Council should consider using s*u' ch as"as an alternative.
Jack Hardin inquired as to the time frame required for the Planning Commission to make a decision on conditional use.
It was noted that according to the Charter, the Planning Commission makes a decision within a 45 day time frame.
Frank Murphy thanked Bill Wernet and the Committee for their cooperation throughout
this process and added that he felt it was time to get this issue passed and get this Village back together.
Carl Wilkenfeld of 217 W. Elm St.,expressed concern that conditional uses like gas stations,hotels,motels and convenience stores,are not what the community wants. He asked for clarification as to how such a situation would be handled.
Law Director Hurst stated that anything listed as conditional use would be treated as would
any other conditional use and must meet the criteria of the Board ofZoning and Appeals.
Mr. Wilkenfeld stated that since the citizens of Granville do not want these in the Village how can Council assure that citizens of Granville get what they want.
Mayor Marshall noted that gas stations were not listed on the survey,and suggested that Council would consider this during the old business section of this agenda.
Clifton Crais of 224 N. Pearl St. asked that Council not increase square footage per acte to 6,000 and suggested that introducing the words s"uch as"would provide ambiguity. He added that he does not support these changes.
Judith Thomas of 4 Sheppard Place is in favor the idea that if something is not clear as to permitted use,then it should be a considered as conditional use and handled as conditional use.
Constance Barsky of 221 E. Elm concurred with Ms. Thomas regarding the use of *su'ch caosns"fiostrenpceyrmitted uses. She added that the committee worked very hard to come up with a with the downtown area. She noted that as long as the Comprehensive Plan is reviewed on a yearly basis constant input would be included. Ms. Barsky asked Council to support the ordinance as written by the Committee.
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Dorothy Garrett of 45 Donald Ross Dr.,expressed concern that comments are implicating
that the majority of the Village feels the same way as the committee. Her view is that the only
majority was for the passing ofthe moratorium.
Constance Barsky, stated that what the citizens want is clearly defined according to the
specific responses to the latter part of the survey,and during public hearing responses.
Lyn Robertson of 342 N. Granger,stated that as a member of the Planning Committee,she
sees difficulty with the proposeds "uch as"language. Ms. Robertson added that she felt the sun,ey was pretty clear as to what the citizens want.
The public hearing on Ordinance No. 06-97 closed at 8:04pm.
REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES
The minutes of the regularly scheduled meeting of April 2, 1997, were presented for review. Councilmember Montgomery moved to approve the minutes as amended. Secondea ly Councilmember Eisenberg. Motion carried.
MAYOR'S REPORT
The Mayor's Report for the month ofNee¥mber was presented for review.
Councilmember Rader noted that traffic citations were up.
enforceMmaenyot r Marshall noted this was due to excessive speeding and the citizen pressure for of traffic laws.
Mayor Marshall directed the clerk to file the report. A copy of that report is attached as part ofthese minutes.
MANAGER'S REPORT
The Manager's Report for the month of March was presented for review.
Councilmember Rader inquired with regard to the H"ealth DepartmenC'expense.
Manager Hickman noted that the County Health Services Fee is divided equally among the surrounding communities,and this was not a negotiable fee.
Councilmember Bellman noted that tax revenues were down the first two months of 1997. He asked that Manager Hickman or Asst. Finance Director Molly Roberts to review.
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fund.
Councilmember Montgomery asked if the Cops Fast Grant Fund was a " use it or lose it"
Manager Hickman noted that the balance in the Cops Fast Grant Fund would be expended.
Mayor Marshall noted that the WaterW/ astewater Department continually worked well
within the limits set by the EPA and commented on their good operations.
Councilmember Eisenberg moved to accept the report. Councilmember Radar seconded.
Motion carried. A copy of said report is attached as part of these minutes.
CITIZENS COMMENTS
Those signing the register were:
See Attached List.
Carl Wilkenfeld of 317 W. Elm St. asked that the record show that he suggests that if the court upholds the current moratorium,Council should extend the moratorium for 90 days allowing the Comprehensive Review Plan Committee to finish their work.
Drew Mcfarland of 120 V E. Broadway brought up the area code issue. He noted that Ameritech is attempting to split Granville from the 614 area code. He added that Delaware and Marion Counties had raised their concern with positive results adding that he was told that Granville hadnt' been considered as there had been no concern raised a(side from himself)from this community. He added that Ameritech will listen to governmental entities and asked that Council use a resolution or other action in coordination with the Newark community and surrounding areas to rally Ameritech against this change. Mr. McFarland is concerned that this community will be cut off from Franklin. He asked Council to consider a resolution tonight.
be introLdaucwedDirector Hurst suggested Mr. McFarland draft suggested language for a resolution to tonight.
Mayor Marshall stated this could be taken up under New Business.
COMMITTEE REPORTS
Councilmember Montgomery noted that the Planning Committee met April 7, 1997 and approved the following: a porch at 127 W. Maple, zoning permit application at Granville Mill 400 S. Main,raising ofa roofat 332 E. College St.,a garage at 124 S. Cherry,and a garden shed
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at Wildwood Park for the Granville Junior Gardners. The next meeting is scheduled for Monday,
May 5,1997.
Councilmember McGowan noted that the Recreation Commission M mil replacement levy
will be on the May 6 ballot.
Vice Mayor Freytag noted the Tree and Landscape Committee still wishes to receive $ 500
for tree trimming while another $1,000 for additional trees is preferred. He noted the Union
Cemetery walking tour is scheduled for June 11.
Manager Hickman added that a special appropriation is included in Ordinance scheduled for 07-97 introduction this evening,for the trimming of trees.
Councilmember Bellman scheduled a Streets and Sidewalks meeting for April 30. He again reminded Mayor Marshall that Council representation is down to two Council members.
OLD BUSINESS
Mayor Marshall announced that Law Director Hurst had won the Marathon Oil case. The Mayor complimented the Law Director on ajob well done.
Ordinance No. 069-7, An Ordinance to Amend Chapter 1175 Of The Codified Ordinances OfThe Village OfGranville,Ohio.
Following a discussion and review of draft Ordinance No. 069-7, Council made several revisions. It was noted that the languages "uch as"would not be used in the P"ermitted and Conditional Uses"ection of 1175.03. Also note that Building Style requirements would remai.1 at 1.5 stories and a maximum of 2 stories for office buildings with a minimum of 2 stories in appearance and 2.5 stories maximum for all other buildings. Residential buildings shall be a minimum of 1.5 stories and a maximum of 2.5 stories. It may also be noted that 5,000 gross square feet per acre would remain in Section 1175.03.
Mayor Marshall asked that Council reconsider the section which pertains to C"olors"H. e asked that this section be removed. A vote was taken around the table: Eisenberg in,MeGowan in, Bellman in,Montgomery out,Rader in, Freytag in, Marshall out. Section 1175.03 of the ordinance pertaining to colors will remain.
Ordinance No. 069-7 was rei-ntroduced as an emergency measure, and its title and MemceGrogewnacny. clause read by Councilmember Montgomery. Seconded by Councilmember 1
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Roll call vote: Eisenberg yes,McGowan yes,Bellman yes,Montgomery yes,Rader yes,
Freytag yes,Marshall yes. Emergency measure accepted.
Vice Mayor Freytag made a motion to accept the changes to Ordinance No. 06-97 as
amended. Second by Councilmember Montgomery.
Roll call vote: Eisenberg yes,McGowan yes,Bellman yes,Montgomery yes, Rader yes, Freytag yes,Marshall yes. Motion carried.
Councilmember Montgomery moved to adopt Ordinance No. 06-97 as amended.
Seconded by Councilmember Eisenberg.
Roll call vote: Eisenberg yes,MeGowan yes,Bellman yes,Montgomery yes, Rader Freytag yes,Marshall yes, yes. Ordinance No. 06-97 was adopted as amended.
Bill Wernet thanked Council, members of the Comprehensive Planning Review
Committee, and the citizens of the Granville community for their cooperation in bringing this community back together.
NEW BUSINESS
Ordinance No. 07-97,A "n Ordinance To Amend Ordinance No. 429-6 Providing For Adjustments Of The Annual Budget For The Fiscal Year 1997 And Revising Sums For Operating Expensesw",as introduced,its title read by Councilmember Eisenberg.
Public Hearing on Ordinance No. 07-97 was set for May 7,1997 at 7:30pm.
614 Area Code Changes
Drew McFarland presented Council with a draft for Resolution No. 972- 3,A "Resolution In Opposition To Telephone Area Code Reassignment For Granville,Ohio."
A motion was made to pass Resolution No. 97-23 tonight. Motion carried.
Manager Hickman was asked to contact other community leaders for support ofthis action.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
1 Note: Ben Rader will be unable to attend the May 7 Council Meeting.
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ADJOURNMENT
Vice Mayor Freytag made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 10.28pm. Councilmember
Rader seconded. Motion carried.

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