Granville Community Calendar

Council Minutes March 05, 1997

VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE
COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
MARCH 5,1997
CALL TO ORDER
Mayor Marshall convened the meeting at 7:31pm.
ROLL CALL
Those responding to the roll call were:
Councilmember McGowan
Councilmember Bellman
Councilmember Montgomery
Vice Mayor Freytag
Mayor Marshall
Law Director Hurst
Manager Plunkett
PUBLIC HEARING
A public hearing was held on Ordinance No. 03-97,A "n Ordinance To Amend Ordinance No.
42-96 Providing For Adjustments For The Annual Budget For The Fiscal Year 1997 And Revising
Sums For Operating Expenses."
No one appeared to speak for or against Ordinance No. 03-97. The public hearing closed at 7:32p.m.
REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES
The minutes of the regularly scheduled meeting ofFebruary 19, 1997,were presented for
review. Vice Mayor Freytag moved to approve the minutes as amended. Seconded by Councilmember McGowan. Motion carried.
Manager Plunkett presented Village Council with an American Flag donated by the family of the late D. Lindsay Ralston ofBriarwood Drive. The family asked that flag be flown in ofmemory of Mr. Ralston. Mr. Ralston lived in Granville from 1955 to 1997.
Mayor Marshall suggested the flag be flown in Council chambers.
CITIZENS COMMENTS
Those signing the register were:
See Attached List.
Clifton Crais,234 N. Pearl St. asked the Village Manager for comments with regard to the College Street parking issues.
Manager Plunkett noted that his successor will probably look into the issues in more detail. He added that parking spaces on College St. have particularly been a concern to the GranVilla adding that three days a week pylons are placed in some parking spaces outside GranVilla for trash hauler access. Mr. Craise stated he hoped Council would return to the examination oftraffic issues this spring and summer. He then asked what was being done in the search for a new village manager. He encouraged Council to run an aggressive search possibly on a national basis,and that Council try to involve the citizens of the community in their decision.
Mayor Marshall noted that Assistant Village Manager Joe Hickman had been appointed acting manager at the last council meeting. Mayor Marshall added thatMr.Hickman was highly qualified having served as the Assistant Manager for several years. He stated there was no active search at the moment to replace Mr. Hickman in the position ofVillage Manager.
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COMMITTEE REPORTS
Councilmember Montgomery reported that the at the February 24 Planning Commission
meeting,Rick Clark of Holophane gave a presentation of a proposed Granville street light fixture that
diffused upward light. At the March 3 meeting approval was given for;construction at 115 W.
Broadway,demolition of a garage at 224 E. Broad,and construction of an addition to the Granville
Elementary School. Next meeting is scheduled for March 17.
Councilmember McGowan stated the Recreation Commission had named Jerry and Lesa
Miller as replacements for retiring directors,Rod and Debbie McPeek. Also,the 1/2 mil replacement
levy will be on the May ballot.
Councilmember Bellman reported on the Comprehensive Plan Review Committee. He stated it
was encouraging to see several people from business community show up to the meetings. He stated
that things are moving along and they will making recommendations shortly.
OLD BUSINESS
Ordinance No. 03-97,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
Expensesw,"as reintroduced,its title read,and moved for adoption by Councilmember Montgomery. Seconded by Vice,Mayor Freytag.
Councilmember Bellman proposed a modification to the Ordinance with regard to A-16A2- 30, 13,300 recommending funds would come from the Newark-Granville Road fund.
Councilmember Bellman made a motion to delete the $13,300 with the understanding that the
money would be used for Newark-Granville Road. Councilmember McGowan seconded.
Vice Mayor Freytag asked for the Manager's opinion.
Manager Plunkett stated his recommendation refJected Ordinance No. 03-97.
MarshalRl oll call vote: Eisenberg absent,McGowan yes,Bellman yes,Montgomery no,Freytag no, no. Three no votes. Motion failed.
Mayor Marshall asked for a roll call vote to adopt Ordinance No. 03-97.
Roll call vote: Eisenberg absent,McGowan yes,Bellman no,Montgomery yes,Freytag yes, Marshall yes. 4 yes votes. Ordinance No. 03-97 was adopted.
NEW BUSINESS
Resolution No. 97-15 A" Resolution To Authorize The Village Manager To Enter Into A Service AgreementWith Ohio Power Company For Street Lightingw"a,s introduced,read in full and moved for adoption by Councilmember Montgomery. Secon( led by Vice Mayor Freytag.
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Vice Mayor Freytag asked for a change to 5#of E"xhibitA"to readA "t the termination ofthis
agreement any Customer provided material will be returned to and become the property of the Customer if
the Customer so desires".
Mayor Marshall asked for a roll call vote to adopt Resolution No. 97-15 as amended.
Roll call vote: Eisenberg absent,McGowan yes,Bellman abstain,Montgomery yes,Freytag yes, Marshall yes. Four yes votes. Resolution No. 97-15 was adopted as amended.
Resolution No. 97-16, A "Resolution To Adopt The Findings Of Fact In The Appeal OfKirk
Combe,etal.w"a,s introduced,read in full and moved for adoption by Mayor Marshall. Seconded by Councilmember Montgomery.
Mayor Marshall asked for a roll call vote to adopt Resolution No. 97-16.
Roll call vote: Eisenberg absent,McGowan yes,Bellman yes,Montgomery yes,Freytag no, Marshall yes. Four yes votes. Resolution No. 97-16 was adopted.
Law Director Hurst directed the clerk to mail a copy ofthe Resolution along with the Findings of Fact to Counselors Sarah Goss Norman and Mitch Banchesfly.
Appointment ofNew Council Member -
Law Director Hurst reminded Council that a majority of remaining members of council were needed to appoint. Majority ofthis Council is four.
Councilmember Bellman noted that this was a good group ofcandidates. He directed his conversation to Troy Reed stating that he appeared to have a good background. Councilmember Bellman added that at this particular time however,considering Troy's length oftime in community,he did not feel comfortable with putting Mr. Reed in this position. Councilmember Bellman encouraged Mr. Reed to consider other positions in the community as a stepping stone to a Council seat.
Vote #1 -Lyn Robertson 3,Ben Rader 2.
Vote # 2 -Lyn Robertson 3,Ben Rader 2.
Vote # 3 -Lyn Robertson 2,Ben Rader 3.
Councilmember Bellman stated he hoped Council could find a way,as a group,to come to an agreement tonight.
Law Director Hurst stated that the Granville Charter and State Law Charter mandates that a replacement candidate must receive the majority votes ofCouncil. Majority ofthis council is four votes. If tahereppolascietiomne.nt candidate cannot be agreed upon within the period oftime available,the Mayor shall appoint
Vote #4 -Lyn Robertson 3,Ben Rader 2.
Vote #5 -Troy Reed 1, Lyn Robertson 2,Ben Rader 2.
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Vice Mayor Freytag suggested that three more votes be taken before adjourning. Councilmember
Montgomery agreed.
Councilmember Bellman stated he still felt strongly about coming to a solution tonight. He stated
he had heard very little discussion and feels Council should talk to each other before adjourning the meeting with this issue unresolved.
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Councilmember McGowan suggested offering the two candidates a moment to speak on their own
Lyn Robertson stated she has lived in this community for over 30 years. She stated her concern is
that the community is tearing itself apart. She feels it is time to have some real talking about what is
valued in the community and what the citizens want. She wants to make certain that everyone who wants
to speak has the opportunity to speak. She would like to be a part ofthat within the community. Ms.
Robertson added that she had nothing to gain from this position,she just wants to serve the community.
Ben Rader stated that he also has been in the community for 30 years,having served eight ofthose
years on the Village Council. He stated he has enjoyed a quality life in Granville but development is concerned with the Granville is facing. He stated he will do the best to serve all members ofthis community.
Councilmember McGowan added he had not acknowledged Mr. Reed considering he had attended the last council meeting speaking on his behalfwith interest in the council position.
Mr. Reed added that from what he has seen this just seems like another example ofthe community fighting. He strongly feels that council should work together to appoint this position tonight and suggested council do this on the record so the community could see where everyone stood.
Vice Mayor Freytag moved that three more votes be taken before adjourning. Councilmember Montgomery seconded.
Roll call vote: Eisenberg absent,McGowan no,Bellman no,Montgomery yes,Freytag yes, Marshall yes. Three yes votes. Motion carried.
Vote # 6 -Lyn Robertson 3, Ben Rader 2.
Vote # 7 -Lyn Robertson 3,Ben Rader 2.
BellmanCsoecuonncdilemde.mber McGowan proposed a 5 minute recess before the last vote. Councilmember
Vote # 8 -Lyn Robertson 3,Ben Rader 2.
Council position is to be appointed by Mayor Marshall.
secondedV.ice Mayor Freytag moved to excuse Councilmember Eisenberg. Councilmember McGowan
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Village Manager Resianation
Vice Mayor Freytag thanked Manager Plunkett for his many years of service to the Village.
He stated that having worked with Mr. Plunkett for six years,he felt Mr. Plunkett had done an
excellent job and he is going to miss him. C(ouncil and audience stood and applauded.)
Manager Plunkett stated that this has been a great 16 years. He added that the happiest part is
that he and his family will continue to live in Granville. He is looking forward to the opportunity to be
an active citizen and no longer an objective citizen with the position ofVillage Manager.
MEETING ANNOUNCEMENTS
Law Director Hurst reported that Granville was once up to eight lawsuits and added that at the moment we are down to five.
Councilmember Montgomery asked about setting up a Personnel Committee meeting.
Mayor Marshall said Councilmember Eisenberg would be back this weekend and a date could be set then.
ADJOURNMENT
Vice Mayor Freytag moved to adjoum the meeting at 8:45 m. Councilmember McGowan seconded. Motion carried.

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