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Council Minutes April 2, 1997

April 2,1997
Mayor Marshall convened the meeting at 7:34pm.
Those responding to the roll call were:
Councilmember Eisenberg
Councilmember McGowan
Councilmember Bellman
Councilmember Montgomery
Councilmember Rader
Vice Mayor Freytag
Mayor Marshall
Law Director Hurst
Manager Hickman
The minutes ofthe regularly scheduled meeting ofMarch 21, 1997, Councilmember Eisenberg moved were presented for review. Rader. Motion carried. to approve the minutes as amended. Seconded by Councilmember
Those signing the register were:
See Attached List.
Jane King of 439 N. Granger St. asked Mayor Marshall if his comments as quoted in the Advocate were correct and what proposed changes he had in mind.
Mayor Marshall suggested that the ordinance be reviewed in work sessions or public hearings. He added,for example,there were no provisions for veterinarian or real estate offices,however he had nothing specific in mind when the statement was made to the Advocate.
Bill Wemet of 134 S. Mulberry St.t,hanked members ofthe community for participating in the Suburban Business District Ordinance. He then pointed out that the Committee still regards this draft as a working document. Mr. Wemet asked Council to introduce the ordinance this evening and to possibly schedule a working session for refining concerns and focusing on the issues. Mr. Wernet thanked Council,the various committees and citizens for their participation in this proposal.
Eloise DeZwarte of 338 E. College St.,asked what would happen if this ordinance is not in pcolamceinogninthe day the moratorium expires. She asked ifexisting zoning ordinances apply to applications as of that date?
Mayor Marshall stated that to the best of his knowledge,there were no pending applications. The Mayor suggested that there will be plenty of time for an ordinance to take effect before hearings on applications coming in after May 5)by the Planning Commission and BZBA are complete.
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Councilmember Bellman asked the Law Directors opinion on whether an application that was
filed before the ordinance was passed goes under the o"ld ruleso" r n"ew rules".
Law Director Hurst stated that an ordinance of this type,if not passed as an emergency,does
not become effective for 30 days. He suggested Council make the decision as to adding an emergency clause.
Lyn Robertson of 342 N. Granger St.,stated that as a member of the Planning Commission,
they have always complied with the law. She is concerned that the moratorium will run out and there
won't be any changes in the zoning code to guide the Planning Commission. She added that the Planning Commission is very careful in complying with the 45 day rule.
Mayor Marshall pointed out that by April 21 the court will decide whether or not the moratorium is unconstitutional. He stated that there is plenty of time between that point and the expiration of the moratorium to extend the moratorium.
Lyn Robertson expressed concern that if the moratorium is declared unconstitutional and lzaownsin.g changes are not made,there would be no way to turn away applicants under the old zoning
Councilmember Eisenberg stated that whether or not the moratorium is found to be unconstitutional,there is still the need to proceed as quickly as possible to modify the zoning ordinance. He stated that he would rather extend the moratorium than rush the zoning ordinance revision. He added that he would support a moratorium extension in that scenario.
Clifton Crais of 234 N. Pearl St. ,suggested that Council do the traffic impact study and ask the businesses to pay for it as opposed to relying on the study being done by the businesses.
Phil Wince of 2350 W. Broadway asked Law Director Hurst if he had considered whether or not the introduction ofthis ordinance was in violation ofthe moratorium.
agenda.Law Director Hurst concluded that he would answer that when Council reached that part ofthe
Richard Salvage of 73 Berline Ct, asked if there was anything new regarding the referendum petition hearings at the Board ofElections and ifthe Village would be represented at those hearings.
attendinIgtthweahseanroitnegd. that Village Clerk Beverly Adzic and Councilmember Eisenberg would be
Valley Road drawings were impressive,however,she had several unanswered questions.
Sandy Plunkett of 427 W. College St. expressed concern that an emergency measure on the SBD ordinance would take away the referendum rights ofcitizens. Ms. Plunkett stated that the Cherry
District Bfoirll Wemet invited Ms. Plunkett to attend working sessions regarding the Suburban Business answers to her concerns.
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Councilmember Bellman suggested the Streets and Sidewalks Committee schedule a meeting
and noted to the Mayor that the Committee is in need of a replacement for Mr. Drake.
Councilmember McGowan noted that the Recreation Commission postponed its meeting until
next week because of spring break.
Councilmember Montgomery noted that the next Planning Commission meeting would be
Monday,April 7:
Resolution No. 972- 1 -A "Resolution To Authorize The Village Manager To Advertise For Bids For Thresher Street Infrastructure Improvementsw",as introduced, read in full and moved for adoption by Councilmember Bellman. Seconded by Councilmember McGowan. Resolution No. 97- 21 was adopted.
Resolution No. 972- 2 -A "Resolution To Award The Bid For The Micro Surfacing Of Village Streets For 1997 To Strawser Inc. And To Authorize The Village Manager To Enter Into An
Agreement Therefor"w,as introduced, read in full and moved for adoption by Councilmember Bellman. Seconded by Councilmember McGowan.
Following a discussion regarding the alternate bid for micro surfacing ofNewarkG- ranville Rd. Councilmember Freytag suggested the alternate be funded from the Road Improvement Reserve Fund.
Manager Hickman will prepare an Ordinance to make an appropriation for 5$1,910 from the Road Improvement Reserve Fund.
Mayor Marshall moved to amend Section I ofResolution No. 972-2 to include the alternate bid for a total of $94,716.39. Councilmember Montgomery seconded.
Resolution No. 97-22 was adopted as amended.
Ordinance No. 6-97 -Suburban Business District Proposal
Law Director Hurst shared his concern that if an ordinance is substantially changed between tshcehetdimuleedof introduction and the public hearing ,the ordinance may have to be rei-ntroduced and for another public hearing.
Vice Mayor Freytag suggested the introduction of this ordinance tonight. He added that if emmaejorrgechnacnyg. es were made to the ordinance Council could start with a new ordinance and pass it as an
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Law Director Hurst, responding to the question of his opinion on the introduction of this
ordinance, stated that he does not feel the introduction violates the moratorium. He added that if
Council takes action prior to the expiration of the moratorium, a section could be added to the
ordinance stating that this ordinance supersedes that portion of the ordinance preventing rezoning.
Ordinance No. 06-97 -A n" Ordinance to Amend Chapter 1175 Of The Codified Ordinances
Of The Village OfGranville,Ohiow",as introduced and its title read by Councilmember Montgomery.
Vice Mayor Freytag expressed concern of a rush of applicants at the expiration of the
moratorium unless Council passes this ordinance by emergency measure tonight.
Mayor Marshall and Councilmember Eisenberg voiced opposition to passing the ordinance tonight.
Councilmember Montgomery stated the need for public input before considering this ordinance
on an emergency basis.
Following a discussion regarding the emergency measure issue of Ordinance No. 06-97,Vice
Mayor Freytag moved to adopt Section III, the emergency measure of Ordinance No. 069-7. Councilmember McGowan seconded.
Roll Call Vote: Eisenberg no,McGowan yes, Bellman yes, Montgomery no, Rader no, Freytag yes,Marshall no. Three yes votes,Four no votes. Emergency measure on Ordinance No. 06- 97 failed.
Mayor Marshall set the public hearing on Ordinance No. 06-97 for Wednesday,April 16, 1997 at 7:30pm.
A work session was set to review Ordinance No. 06-97 for April 9 at 7:00p.m
It was noted that the Planning Commission and BZBA should be invited to the work session and Council also asked for Law Director Hurst's comments prior to the session.
Old Colony Cemetery Wall
It was noted that the Old Colony Cemetery Wall will not be discussed until the Law Director has the opportunity to work on the legalities of where repair money will come from. It was noted there is no hurry as the contractor cannot start until June.
Cellular Tower
Council directed the Village Manager to work with the township and county commissioners in conjunction with writing a letter to Nancy Chiles Dix on behalfofGranville's opposition to the tower.
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Planner Temporary Help
Councilmember Montgomery inquired as to the request by Village Planner Reza Reyazi for
temporary part-time help in the Village Planning office.
Manager Hickman noted that the money was already budgeted and the Planner would be contacting
the Ohio State University for an intern. He stated that this individual would be used for approximately six
Councilmember Eisenberg noted that the previous Planner of the Village had started as an intern
with the Village.
Councilmember Rader moved to adjourn the meeting at 9:30pm. Councilmember Eisenberg seconded. Motion carried.

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