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Council Minutes May 7, 1997

VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE
COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
May 7, 1997
CALL TO ORDER
Mayor Marshall convened the meeting at 7:35pm.
ROLL CALL
Those responding to the roll call were:
Councilmember Eisenberg
Councilmember McGowan
Councilmember Montgomery
Vice Mayor Freytag
Mayor Marshall
Law Director Hurst
Manager Hickman
Councilmember Freytag Councilmember moved to excuse Councilmember Rader. Seconded by McGowan.
PUBLIC HEARING
A public hearing was held on Ordinance No. 079- 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."
No one appeared to speak for or against Ordinance No. 079-7. The public hearing closed at 7:41 pm.
Councilmember Bellman arrived.
REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES
The minutes of the regularly scheduled meeting of April 16, 1997, were presented for review. Councilmember Eisenberg moved to approve the minutes as amended. Seconded by Councilmember McGowan. Motion carried.
CITIZENS COMMENTS
Those signing the register were:
See Attached List.
Carl Wilkenfeld, 317 W. Elm, read a statement relating to several areas of concern. mMianyuotresM.arshall asked that he provide the clerk with a copy to be attached as part of these
Troy Reed of 123 Wildwood Dr, spoke out against the proposal to relocate the AirTouch Cellular tower to the Wildwood Park area. He stated he had met with several neighbors who were unaware of this plan and after learning such details, voted unanimously against such a proposal. Mr. Reed also opposed any variance which would allow the construction of said tower in the park area. He voiced a concern for safety if the tower is
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relocated to the park area, stating that this would only be an challenging obstacle or barrier
for some children to overcome.
of ?N?. Mulberry voiced her agreement with the first speaker.
Clifton Crais of 234 N. Pearl St.,hopes Council will appeal the decision on the
unconstitutionality of the moratorium. He feels there is still a lot of work to be done, and that
such a ruling sends a chilling message to the community and those who will face difficult
decisions in the future. He added that the town of Gambier recently passed a moratorium
identical to Granville's which was fully supported by their solicitor. He again asked Council
to appeal the moratorium decision.
Margaret Clayton of 328 Fern Hill Rd.,added her wish for a moratorium appeal.
Constance Barsky of 221 E. Elm St. added her wish for Council to appeal the
moratorium decision. · She feels that the village attorney may not have defended the
moratorium as it should have been, and is disheartened by comments made over the last
several months, from members of council, about their unwillingness to appeal a decision.
She asked what it would take for the citizens to submit an appeal at their expense?
COMMITTEE REPORTS
Councilmember McGowan thanked everyone for their vote on the recreation levy.
Summer programs will be announced by the end of the month.
Councilmember Bellman reported that the Comprehensive Plan Review Committee would like to see a review of the plan on an annual basis.
Councilmember Eisenberg agreed with setting up procedures for an annual review of the plan. However, he feels that this process should be defined.
Mayor Marshall mirrored Councilmember Eisenberg's opinion. -
Manager Hickman would like to see a recommendation from a review committee sometime between July and October in time for annual budget approval.
Councilmember Bellman reported that the Streets and Sidewalks Committee met to. discuss Cherry Valley Road.
Mayor Marshall asked Councilmember Bellman to summarize the traffic studies done last year.
Councilmember Bellman stated he would get a copy to Mayor Marshall. He commented that Planner Reza Reyazi has a good traffic background and suggested that he be used to give rough calculations for NewarkG- ranville Rd. He added that the committee is heading in the direction of putting off some of the more expensive storm sewer work to concentrate on the bike path connection from Bryn Du to Welsh Hills School. Mayor Marshall asked that the Streets and Sidewalks Committee have a recommendation by the next council meeting.
Councilmember Montgomery reported that the Planning Commission held a meeting on April 21 approving zoning permits for 327 W. Elm St.,and 113 E. Elm St. She added that there had been a work session regarding construction plans for First Presbyterian
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Church, and a work session with Denison concerning a possible parking lot (which has
since been withdrawn). A meeting was held May 5 approving a picket fence at 211 S.
Main St.,temporary signage at 745 Cherry Valley Road, and first phase renovation at 212
E. Main St. The next Planning Commission meeting is on Monday, May 19. Starting in
June, meetings will be held on the second and fourth Mondays.
OLD BUSINESS
Ordinance No. 079- 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",was reintroduced and moved for adoption by Councilmember
Eisenberg. Seconded by Vice Mayor Freytag.
Councilmember Bellman questioned the additional money appropriated for the law
expense. He noted his recollection that extra funds had been added to this account during
last years budget. -
Manager Hickman explained the shortage of funds due to unexpected legal
expenses beyond the already increased 1997 appropriation.
Roll Call Vote: Eisenberg yes, McGowan yes, Bellman no, Montgomery yes, Freytag
yes, Marshall yes. Five yes votes. Ordinance No. 07-97 was adopted.
NEW BUSINESS
Joseph Magdich of Seasongood &Mayer, presented Council with detail regarding Ordinance No. 089-7 and Ordinance No. 09-97 certifying that this comes out of next years tax collections. He noted the 8$00,000 and 8$9,000 are renewable for six months at a rate of 4.41%each.
Ordinance No. 089- 7 -A "n Ordinance Providing For The Issuance Of 8$9,000 Of Notes By The Village Of Granville, Ohio, In Anticipation Of The Issuance Of Bonds For The Purpose Of Paying Part Of The Cost Of Constructing Improvements To The Municipal Sanitary Sewer System, And Declaring An Emergency"w,as introduced and its title read by Councilmember Montgomery.
Councilmember Montgomery moved to adopt Section 12, the emergency clause, and read that section in its entirety. Seconded by Vice Mayor Freytag.
Roll Call Vote: Eisenberg yes, McGowan yes, Bellman yes, Montgomery yes, Freytag yes, Marshall yes. Six yes votes. The emergency clause for Ordinance No. 089-7 was adopted.
Councilmember Montgomery then moved for the adoption of Ordinance No. 089-7. Seconded by Vice Mayor Freytag.
Roll Call Vote: Eisenberg yes, McGowan yes, Bellman yes,Montgomery yes, Freytag yes, Marshall yes. Six yes votes. Ordinance No. 08-97 was adopted.
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Ordinance No. 099- 7 -A "n Ordinance Providing For The Issuance Of 8$00,000 Of
Notes By The Village Of Granville, Ohio, In Anticipation Of The Issuance Of Bonds For The
Purpose Of Paying Part Of The Cost Of Constructing Improvements To The Municipal
Sanitary Sewer System, And Declaring An Emergency",was introduced, its title read by
Vice Mayor Freytag.
Vice Mayor Freytag moved to adopt Section 14, the emergency clause, and read
that section in its entirety. Seconded by Mayor Marshall.
Roll Call Vote: Eisenberg yes, McGowan yes, Bellman yes, Montgomery yes,
Freytag yes, Marshall yes. Six yes votes. The emergency clause for Ordinance No. 09-97
was adopted.
Vice Mayor Freytag then moved for the adoption of Ordinance No. 09-97. Seconded
by Mayor Marshall.
Roll Call Vote: Eisenberg yes, McGowan yes, Bellman yes, Montgomery yes, Freytag yes, Marshall yes. Six yes votes. Ordinance No. 09-97 was adopted.
Resolution No. 972- 4 -A "Resolution To Award The Bid For Street Painting, As Per
Specifications, To Griffin Pavement Striping, Inc.,And To Authorize The Village Manager To EAter Into An Agreement Therefore",was introduced, its title read and moved for adoption by Vice Mayor Freytag. Seconded by Councilmember McGowan. Resolution No. 97-24 was adopted.
Cellular Towers
Tony Mercuri, Real Estate Manager for AirTouch Cellular spoke to Council, at the request of the Township and Village, with regard to relocating the cellular tower already proposed for an area behind Fiesta Villa, with which a contract has been signed. Mr. MercuM approached the Council table with location maps and drawings, and an informal discussion took place.
Manager Hickman noted that the proposed Village location was west of the well field near "White Point".
Mayor Marshal and Councilmember Eisenberg stated no strong feelings about relocating the tower to Village property.
Vice Mayor Freytag asked Mr. Mercuri for an additional two weeks to look for an alternative location while giving time for citizen input.
Councilmember McGowan agreed with Vice Mayor Freytag in his request for time to research the options.
tower. Councilmember Bellman voiced a concern for the citizens input in the location of this
Mr. Mercuri noted he must have a building permit by May 30. Mr. Mercuri will fax a map of possible location areas.
the fronCt oduenskcilmember Bellman requested Manager Hickman leave a copy of this map at for interested citizens to review.
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Golf Team Sians
Mayor Marshall relayed to Council the request of Mr. James Legg with regard to
posting signs at Village entrances recognizing the Granville High School golf team in there
State Championship accomplishment.
It was agreed by Council that such signage was not appropriate at Village entrances.
It was suggested that said signage could be better displayed at or around the school area.
Manager Hickman will notify Mr. Legg of Council's decision.
EXECUTIVE SESSION -MORATORIUM APPEAL
Vice Mayor Freytag moved to enter into executive session to discuss the possibility
of an appeal of the court's decision of moratorium unconstitutionality at 9:30pm. Seconded
by Councilmember McGowan.
Roll Call Vote: Eisenberg yes, McGowan yes, Bellman yes, Montgomery yes, Freytag yes, Marshall yes. Six yes votes. Motion carried.
Councilmember Bellman excused himself as he is unable to vote on moratorium
issues.
Councilmember McGowan made a motion to return to regular session at 10:15pm. Seconded by Vice Mayor Freytag.
Roll Call Vote: Eisenberg yes, McGowan yes, Montgomery Marshall yes. Five yes, Freytag yes, yes votes. Motion carried.
MORATORIUM APPEAL
Upon returning to regular session, Councilmember Montgomery made a motion that Council not appeal the unconstitutionality ruling of the moratorium. Seconded by Councilmember Eisenberg.
Roll Call Vote: Eisenberg yes, McGowan no, Montgomery yes, Freytag no, Marshall
yes. Three yes votes. Motion carried. The moratoMum unconstitutionality ruling will not be appealed by Village Council.
ADJOURNMENT
Councilmember Eisenberg moved to adjoum
Freytag seconded. Motion carried.

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