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Council Minutes February 19, 1997

FEBRUARY 19,1997
Mayor Marshall convened the meeting at 7:32pm.
Those responding to the roll call were:
Councilmember Eisenberg
Councilmember Bellman
Vice Mayor Freytag
Law Director Hurst
Councilmember McGowan
Councilmember Montgomery
Mayor Marshall
Assistant Manager Hickman
Mayor Marshall reminded attendees of speaking time limits by reading the Rules of Council.
The minutes ofthe regularly scheduled meeting ofFebruary 5, 1997,were presented for
review. Councilmember McGowan moved to approve the minutes as corrected. Seconded by Vice Mayor Freytag. Motion carried.
Councilmember Montgomery requested that minutes from the Comprehensive Plan Review
Coinmittee be provided to Council in the future. Planner Reyazi will make a note to supply Council
with Committee minutes. Councilmember Bellman will advise sub-committee's to also provide minutes to those meetings.
MAYOR'S REPORT The Mayor' fi s Report for the month of-Neirwas presented for review.
Mayor Marshall directed the clerk to file the report. A copy ofthat report is attached as part of these minutes.
MANAGERS' REPORT 164-9 The Manager's Report for the month ofectober was presented for review.
Vice Mayor Freytag moved to accept the report. Seconded by Councilmember Montgomery. Motion carried. A copy ofthat report is attached as part ofthese minutes.
Those signing the register were:
See Attached List.
Arie Janssens of 764 NewarkG- ranvilleRd.s,tood to say he was sorry to hear that Manager Plunkett was leaving his position with the Village. Mr. Janssens feels that Manager Plunkett has done an excellentjob for the Village of Granville and will tell him so.
Troy Reed of 123 WildwoodDr.,introduced himselfto Council stating he had submitted a statement ofinterest for the vacant council seat. Mr.Reed stated that having only lived in the Village for nine months,he could bring an open mind to Council. He stated that in his short time in the Village he has come to realize the Village is faced with critical,tuffdecisions,and that there seems to be a deep division among citizens. He stated that his family has found a home in Granville,and he feels one can only make a difference by getting involved. Mr.Reed feels his greatest strength is in negotiation
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and not confrontation,second guessing or debate. He stated his interest is genuine and from the heart.
He thanked Council for their time.
Rodger Kessler of 338 East College St.,stated he had been a member of this community for 20
years and is disturbed that Council would appoint a member to the Planning Commission who is
currently involved in suing the Village. He asked Council how they let that happen.
Mayor Marshall stated that although he understood the point,Council had conferred with the
Ohio Ethics Commission and there were no legal obstacles.
Tom Harvey of 804 Burg St. inquired as to what the Village's legal bills are for defending the
Village ofthe current lawsuits,and what could be expected over the next 12 months.
Assistant Manager Hickman will provide Council a report of legal expenses to-date Council by the next meeting.
Tony Delligatti,2286 Hankinson Rd. voiced a concern regarding Ordinance No. 04-97 slated
on tonight's agenda. Mr.Delligatti felt that the moratorium sealed and precluded introduction of any amendments regarding zoning or re-zoning. Since this legislation is referring to re-zoning,he asked
Council to seriously reconsider voting on this Ordinance tonight. He feels this Ordinance would only incur needless expensive litigation against ourselves.
Bill Wernet of 134 South Mulberry St.s,tated he appreciated Mr.Delligatti comments, however he felt that since the moratorium was passed by Ordinance,any Ordinance can be overruled by Council,and he felt that Council was only trying to put into place things that have universal support from the Village citizens.
Laurie Kissack of 363 Bryn DuDr.w, elcomed Troy Reed to Granville. She stated that after conversations today with the school superintendent she is concerned with where money is going to nceoemdetofrofimndto keep the community and schools at the level of quality they are today. She expressed the a tax base.
Mr.Wernet agreed with Mrs. Kissack,and feels it is very important for sufficient funding. He feels however,that some businesses contribute more than they take out. These are the kind of businesses Granville needs.
Richard Salvage of 73 Berline Ct.n,oted there are two committees studying changes to the master plan and suggested they have input before any implementation.
Carl Wilkenfeld of317 Elm St.s,tated that what confuses and upsets him is the fact that we have a lot ofpeople working hard on committees and sub committees and he feels their recommendations should be taken into consideration.
CommeJrcaimaleisntJeurmesptso. f 143 Thresher St.t,hanked Council for their spirit ofdefense in attacks by
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Councilmember Montgomery reported that the Planning Commission will meet on Feb 24.
After having met with the Salary Review Committee,Councilmember Montgomery recommended
draft proposals go to the Personnel Committee for further study. She advised all Council members to
participate,if so desired.
Vice Mayor Freytag reported on the Tree & Landscape Committee. He stated that the budget
for the commission last year was $11,000 and they had asked for $12,000 this year. He stated a
concern that TLC asked for additional $ 1,000 for park maintenance and only got $500. Their concern
was that $500 would come from the $11,000 TLC budget.
Mayor Marshall suggested Vice Mayor Freytag bring up the TLC budget again in March in
preparation for next years budget.
Councilmember McGowan reported that the Recreation Commission was continuing the search
for a new director. The Levy Committee has a M mil replacement on the May 6 ballot which would
fund the Recreation Commission for a five year period. However,the Commission is looking for
2,000 for advertising the levy.
up into several groups to do research on different areas. He stated there is room for anyone wishing to
Councilmember Bellman reported that the Comprehensive Plan Review Committee had broken
attend these meetings. He noted that the Cherry Valley Rapid Response Team has been brainstorming
to meet a mid-March deadline for recommendations. They have suggested a special 12. Councilmember meeting on March Bellman shared a proposed sketch with Council which will be presented for public review at the February 23rd meeting. There will then be a meeting February 28 with revisions based on that public review. This should be converted to Ordinance form by the March 12 meeting.
Mayor Marshall suggested the Ordinance be brought to Council for review prior to passage.
Councilmember Bellman suggested March 12 as a time discuss with Council with a draft faxed to the Law Director,and Village Manager for review prior to March 12.
Ordinance No. 02-97,A "n Ordinance To Amend Ordinance No. 429-6 Providing For Adjustments For The Fiscal Year 1997 And Revising Sums For Operating Expenses And Declaring An Emergency," was introduced,its title read,and moved for adoption by emergency measure by Councilmember Bellman
Roll Call: Marshall yes,Eisenberg yes,McGowan yes,Bellman yes,Montgomery yes,Freytag yes. Six yes votes.
By emergency measure,Ordinance No. 02-97 was adopted.
Ordinance No. 039- 7,A "n Ordinance To Amend Ordinance No. 429-6 Providing For Adjustments For The Annual Budget For The Fiscal Year 1997 And Revising Sums For Operating Expenses," introduced and its title read by Councilmember Montgomery. was
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Mayor Marshall set the public hearing on Ordinance No. 03-97 for March 5, 1997,at 7:30pm.
OrdinanceNo.0-49- 7, A "n Ordinance To Add Sections 11571- 4 a( )through (c)To The Codified
Ordinances Of The Village Of Granville".
After a brief discussion,Ordinance No. 04-97 was introduced and its title read by Vice Mayor
It was noted that Law Director Hurst would need time to research this Ordinance. Ordinance No.
04-97 was tabled. Mayor Marshall set the public hearing on Ordinance No. 04-97 for March 19, 1997 at
Resolution No. 97-12. A "Resolution To Award The Bid For The Construction Of The South
ProspectE &ast Maple Street Water Main Replacement Project To J.M.West Construction Company And
To Authorize The Village Manager To Enter Into An Agreement Thereforw",as introduced,read in full
and moved for adoption by Councilmember Eisenberg. Seconded by Councilmember Montgomery.
Motion carried. Resolution No. 97-12 was adopted.
Resolution No. 97-13,A "Resolution To Express Community Gratitude To The Granville Garden
Club For Sponsoring And Successfully Managing The Memorial Tree Fund Program In Granvillew",as introduced,read in full and moved for adoption by Vice Mayor Freytag. Seconded by Councilmember McGowan. Motion carried. Resolution No. 97-13 was adopted.
Resolution No. 97-14.A "Resolution To Authorize The Village Manager To Advertise For Bids For The Micro Surfacing OfVillage Streets For 1997w",as introduced,read in full and moved for adoption by Councilmember McGowan. Seconded by Councilmember Montgomery. Motion carried. Resolution No. 97-14 was adopted.
Service Director Mark Zarbaugh stated that micro surfacing is designed to last two to five years and is more cost effective and less expensive.
Council Vacancy
Mayor Marshall reminded Council ofthe need to fill the Council vacancy during the next
Mayor Marshall recognized Manager Plunkett's resignation as ofMarch 10 and recommended taking action to appoint Assistant Manager Hickman as a"cting managerf"or the Village ofGranville. JMaanyuoarryM,arshall suggested this a temporary solution pending a new Council which will be appointed 1998.
Councilmember Eisenberg expressed no objections·to appointing Hickman based on his performance during his time with the Village.
candidatMe.ayor Marshall stated Council should seriously considerMr.Hickman as a permanent
Mayor Marshall made a motion to appoint Assistant Manager Joe Hickman as a"cting manager"effective March 10,1997. Seconded by Vice Mayor Freytag.
Roll Call: Marshall yes,Eisenberg yes,McGowan yes,Bellman yes,Montgomery yes,Freytag yes. Six yes votes. Motion carried.
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Assistant Manager Hickman will take the role as " acting manager"effective March 10, 1997.
Trinity Court Watermain Extension
Vice Mayor Freytag expressed a concern with the lack of legislation which would allow
Council to waive fees and objective criteria for such waivers.
After a brief discussion by Council it was recommended that Law Director Hurst would
prepare the language for an Ordinance with regard to waivers. Council will discuss Trinity Court
Watermain request at the next Council meeting.
Vice Mayor Freytag moved to adjoum the meeting at 8:43pm. Councilmember McGowan
seconded. Motion carried.

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