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Council Minutes May 21, 1997

May 21, 1997
Vice Mayor Freytag convened the meeting at 7:30pm.
Those responding to the roll call were:
Councilmember Eisenberg
Councilmember Bellman
Councilmember Montgomery
Councilmember Rader
Vice Mayor Freytag
Law Director Hurst
Manager Hickman
Councilmember Bellman moved to excuse Mayor Marshall and Councilmember McGowan. Councilmember Eisenberg seconded. Motion carried.
The minutes of the regularly scheduled meeting of for May 7, 1997, were presented review. Councilmember Eisenberg moved to approve the minutes as amended. Seconded by Councilmember Bellman. Motion carried.
The Mayor's Report for the month of- Nevember was presented for review.
Vice Mayor Freytag directed the clerk to file the report. A copy of said report is attached as part of these minutes.
The Manager's Report for the month of,Mareh was presented for review.
Councilmember Eisenberg moved to accept the report. Councilmember Rader seconded. Motion carried. A copy of said report is attached as part of these minutes.
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Those signing the register were:
See Attached List.
Clifton Crais of 234 N. Pearl St. asked Council if the purchase of the Jones Road and Newark Granville corner of Road had been discussed as rumored. He than asked Council if any additional discussions had taken place with regard to the formation of an Economic Council. He encouraged Council to take the initiative to form this Economic Council group. He asked Manager Hickman how the College Street traffic situation was progressing.
Manager Hickman noted that the College Street transformation seemed to be successful and that the Streets and Sidewalks Committee would be making a recommendation soon. He also added that he had one recent verbal complaint. Vice Mayor Freytag noted the only discussion with regard to the northeast corner of Jones Road and Newark Granville Road came from Councilmember Bellman.
Bill Wernet of 134 S. Mulberry St. stated his support of Mr.Crais' thoughts. He also noted his endorsement for council to increase the amount of open space within the village limits, adding that according to the Comprehensive Plan Survey, people were willing to pay more taxes for the opportunity to acquire more open space.
Councilmember Bellman reported he had attended a combination meeting of the Streets and Sidewalks Committee and Comprehensive Review Plan Committee to summarize Newark Granville Road. He noted that he and Councilmember Rader made a decision to place emphasis on the bike path and forego the sewer improvements at this time. He asked the Village Manager to pursue the easement along the Longaberger Cprooupnecritly. He stated that a recommendation to build the bike path would be given to at the June 4th meeting.
Councilmember Bellman noted that with regard to the five lots along Newark Granville Road, the only thing referenced during a Council meeting was trying to locate funds to acquire said lots. He envisioned a combination of funding between benefactors, charitable fundraising, and Village appropriations. He also noted a discussion during the meeting for the need of alternate ways to get into Westgate Drive in addition to heavy traffic flow into the downtown area. He suggested identifying and contacting some of the larger trucking firms and possibly initiating a friendly discussion about alternate routes.
Councilmember Montgomery reported that at the May 19 Planning Commissicn meeting, the following applications were approved; addition of a deck at 331 Spellman St.,a building addition at 195 Westgate Dr.,a building addition at 331 W. Maple St.,on
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expansion of Brews CaM at 128 E. Broadway.,a deck at the rear of 165 Newark
Granville Road, and a swimming pool and fence at 326 N. Granger St. The meeting also
included a work session with Brezina Construction with regard to the condominiums at
Mt. Pamassus. Councilmember Montgomery then noted that starting in June 1997,
Planning Commission meetings will be the 2nd and 4h Mondays of the month.
Cellular Towers
Patrice Gillespie from Mid Ohio Regional Planning Commission presentation gave a on cellular tower location planning. Ms. Gillespie stressed the importance of beginning discussions early and often when considering the addition of a wireless tower
to a community. She supplied Council with handouts which included a questionnaire to identify preferred sites for tower location. Ms. Gillespie noted that House Bill 291 gave townships the authority to zone for tower communication towers. She noted that cell
tower providers often prefer to locate in townships as a path of least resistance. House Bill 210 provides for Ohio Department of Transportation to allow wireless towers to locate
on rights of way. She also suggested developing a strategy with ODOT.
After a lengthy discussion between Ms. Gillespie, AirTouch Cellular, and Village Council, Council was polled with regard to preferred location of Airtouch's proposed cellular tower.
Councilmember Montgomery -1. BPF/iesta Villa, 2. George McMillan property, 3. Salt Run Park. Councilmember Eisenberg -1. BPF/iesta Villa, 2. George McMillan property, 3. Salt Run Park. Councilmember Rader -1. Salt Run Park, 2. George McMillan property, 3. BPF/iesta Villa. Councilmember Bellman -1. Salt Run Park, 2. George McMillan property, 3. BPF/iesta Villa. Vice Mayor Freytag -1. Salt Run Park, 2. George McMillan property, 3. BP/ Fiesta Villa.
Council instructed Manager Hickman to inform Township Trustees of Council's priorities for cellular tower location.
614 Area Code
Drew McFarland stated that he had filed a complaint with the PUCO with regard to Ameritech's proposed area code plan. He noted his complaint is based on two things: 1) priority should have been given to extended callers; and 2)the shape of the proposed area does not make sense. As it is proposed, Granville will be associated with Southeast Ohio instead of Central Ohio as it is located. Mr. McFarland feels the PUCO can change this proposal. He requested that the Village become a party to this complaint. He noted that he would not bill the Village for his services to this cause but would like to ask the Village Law Director for his input with regard to the Village's interest. Mr. McFarland introduced Licking County Commissioner Marcia Phelps who was attending this meeting as a show of support from Licking County Planning Commission.
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Marcia Phelps commended Mr. McFarland in his active roll in the area code
issues. Ms. Phelps also noted the importance of all of Licking County remaining in one
area code. She stated that the Commissioners where meeting the following day and her
recommendation would be to file a complaint. She wanted Granville to be informed of the
direction that Licking County Commissioners were going.
Law Director Hurst added he will assist in monitoring and protecting the Villages
interest if Council decides to become a supporting party.
Mr. McFarland stated that if it becomes necessary to take an appeal to tile
Supreme Court, Council could decide to withdraw at that time.
Councilmember Rader made a motion to support Mr. McFarlands Complaint9 #7-
547-TP-CSS and become a party Plaintiff. Seconded by Councilmember Montgomery.
Councilmember Bellman abstained. Motion carried.
Resolution No. 97-25, A Resolution To Award The Bid For Thresher Street
Infrastructure Improvements, As Per Specifications, To Lo-Debar, Inc.,And To Authorize
The Village Manager To Enter Into An Agreement Therefore was introduced and read in
full by Councilmember Bellman. Seconded by Councilmember Eisenberg.
Service Director Zarbaugh explained the bid as being 1)a base bid of $87,149.00
to cover from College St.,to Broadway; 2)Alternate 1 of $55,612.00 for the north end of
Thresher St.;and 3)Alternate 2 for a proposed sidewalk on the east side of Thresher St.
from College St. to Burg St. noting that this section of sidewalk is part of pathway plan.
Mr. Zarbaugh does not recommend implementing the Alternate 2 proposal at this time.
He does recommend amending Resolution No. 97-25 to include $ 55,612 for Alternate 1 north end of Thresher St.).
Manager Hickman noted that the proposed $ 20,000 budgeted in 1997 for repaving
of the Service Department parking lot can be appropriated toward the funding of Thresher Street Alternate 2.
Councilmember Bellman questioned whether we should spend the money on this
sort of project. He feels the $20,000 budgeted for the Service Department parking lot should be put back into the General Fund.
A brief discussion ensued.
Ms. Jung of 220 Thresher St.,stated a concerned that the drainage problem would
not be solved with the proposed improvements.
Service Director Zarbaugh offered to organize a meeting between Village
Engineers Bird &Bull, the Jung's, and himself to discuss the proposed improvements as it relates to the Jung property.
Vice Mayor Freytag suggested the engineers give their confirmation in writing that
the improvements to north Thresher Street would resolve the water problems.
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Councilmember Rader made a motion to table Resolution No. 97-25. Seconded
by Councilmember Eisenberg. Motion carried. Resolution No. 97-25 was tabled.
Resolution No. 97-26, A Resolution To Wish Lenna S. Dixon A Happy Birthday,
was introduced and read in full by Councilmember Bellman, seconded by Councilmember
Rader. Motion carried. Resolution No. 97-26 was adopted.
Councilmember Montgomery asked if Council should consider an Executke
Session with regard to the moratorium citizen appeal.
Law Director Hurst noted an Executive Session was not in order tonight and
recommended waiting until possibly the next Council meeting.
Law Director Hurst advised Council that the Marathon case has now been
appealed to the 5th District Court.
Councilmember Rader made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 10:04pm. Councilmember Eisenberg seconded. Motion carried.

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