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Council Minutes September 17,1997

VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE
COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
September 17,1997
CALL TO ORDER
Mayor Marshall convened the meeting at 7:3lp.m.
ROLL CALL
Those responding to the roll call were:
Councilmember Eisenberg
Councilmember McGowan
Councilmember Montgomery
Councilmember Rader
PUBLIC HEARING
Mayor Marshall
Law Director
Manager Hickman
A public hearing was held on Ordinance No. 169- 7,A "n Ordinance To Amend Ordinance
No. 429-6 Providing For Adjustments Of The Annual Budget For The Fiscal Year 1997 And Revising Sums For Operating Expenses .
No one appeared to speak for or against Ordinance No. 16-97. Mayor Marshall closed the public hearing at 7:32 p.m.
REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES
The minutes of the regularly scheduled meeting of September 3, 1997 were presented ti,1 review. Councilmember Rader moved to approve the minutes as amended. Seconded by Councilmember Montgomery. Motion carried.
Councilmember Bellman arrived.
Referencing a near mishap at the crosswalk on Broadway, Councilmember Eisenberg Dsuegngiseostned that the crosswalk rules be added to the list of discussion items for meetings wth staff and students.
MAYOR'S REPORT
The Mayor's Report for the month of August was presented for review.
part of tMheasyeomr Minuatressh.all directed the clerk to file the report. A copy of that report is attached as
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MANAGER'S REPORT
The Manager's Report for the month of August was presented for review. .
Councilmember Eisenberg asked Manager Hickman what the uncommitted balance of the
General Fund would be by year end.
Manager Hickman stated at this time the balance had not been calculated. He noted that
these figures should be available within the next month as the '98 budget proceeds.
Councilmember Rader moved to accept the Manager's Report. Councilmember
Eisenberg seconded. Motion carried. A copy of said report is attached as part of these minutes.
CITIZENS COMMENTS
Those signing the register were:
Bill Wemet Barbara Lucier
Scott Rawdon C. K. Barsky
Jurgen Pape Carl Wilkenfeld
Mary Fellabaum Dave Dicks
Jurgen Pape of 403 E. Broadway noted he was glad with the land transfer to see the Village moving forwal d at Bryn Du.
Constance Barsky of 221 E. Elm St.,questioned Mayor Marshall with regard to his reported comments about accumulated legal expenses of the Village. She noted that the bulk of
expenses were related to the moratorium and action which resulted therein. She feels that some legal expenses could have been avoided had Council taken action earlier in addressing issues of the moratorium and development.
Mayor Marshall reported legal expenses to date as 7$5,484 bringing the total for 19969-7 to $114,967.
Ms. Barsky asked Council to consider whether occurrences over the last year have been worthwhile in terms of monetary cost. She then asked that Council be judicious in the futrure,in reference to the past Village Manager's salary increases, and take into consideration what is happening in other sectors.
COMMITTEE REPORTS
Councilmember Montgomery reported the Planning Commission's approval of the remodeling certificate for 212 E. Elm Street. In reference to a remand hearing for the IGA sign approval, the Commission once again did not approve the sign changes. The Commissit)A approved a new sign for Leader Printing at 56 West Gate Drive,the installation of a basketblill
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backboard at 235 E. Broadway, the transfer of a parcel of land at Bryn Du Woods, a general
improvement and sign application for 120 W. Broadway,a zoning certificate for 127 W. Plum
Street,and then tabled a sign permit application for the Spring Hills Baptist Church.
Vice Mayor Freytag arrived.
Vice Mayor Freytag reported that the Union Cemetery Board's current item of interest is
approximately 150 stones that remain left to be repaired. He noted his concern for diminishing
returns of the remaining $ 40,000 which are needed to complete repairs.
OLD BUSINESS
Ordinance No. 169- 7,A "n Ordinance To Amend Ordinance No. 429-6 Providing For
Adjustments Of 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 Eisenberg.
Seconded by Councilmember Montgomery.
Roll Call Vote: Eisenberg yes,McGowan yes,Bellman yes,Montgomery yes,Rader yes, Freytag yes,Marshall yes. Seven yes votes. Ordinance No. 16-97 is adopted.
Granger and Colleze Street Intersection
Councilmember McGowan questioned the r"ight turn on red"sign which is still at the intersection of Granger and College Streets although the intersection has been temporarily made into a four way stop.
Manager Hickman noted that the sign will be taken down this week.
NEW BUSINESS
Bob Kent -Brvn Du Green Space
Mr. Kent spoke in reference to his offer of donating a parcel of land at Bryn Du as pai k lands to the Village. He noted as submitted several years ago,this was part ofthe original development plan for Bryn Du. This plan was to provide open spaces within developments as green space and paths for public use. Mr. Kent noted that in the best interest ofthe Bryn Du Homeowners Association,they have offered to help the Village maintain this area.
Law Director Hurst stated that Council will assume responsibility for the maintenance of theseo "pen space pocketa"reas. He then noted that the Village is able to enter into with the Association,however,ultimate maintenance responsibility is with the Villagea.n agreement
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Following a lengthy discussion on the responsibility of the Village in respect to the
maintenance of this property,it was requested by Council that Law Director Hurst,along with Mr.
Kent,would work on an acceptable set of conditions before Council will accept this land.
Councilmember Bellman raised the issue of a back entrance from Bryn Du to the Fanchier,
Lewis property. He noted that Mr. Kent was agreeable to a back entrance as temporary access to
the Fanchion Lewis property pending further development to the northern portion of Bryn Du.
Green Space Levy -Council chose not to act as a body by supporting or not supporting the
levy. Councilmember Bellman volunteered to join the Green Space Levy Committee,as a privkte
citizen,for the promotion of this township levy.
Resolution No. 973- 3, A"Resolution To Authorize The Village Manager To Submit. .\
Grant Application For 1997-1998 Capital Improvement Projects To District 17, Ohio Public
Works Commission, For Funding, On Granville's Behalf"w,as introduced and read in full by Councilmember Montgomery. Seconded by Councilmember Rader. Motion Carried. Resolution No. 97-33 was adopted.
Councilmember Bellman noted that he had not seen the details on what had been propose,i for this project and,thus,was not sure if this was something he could support. Also,he stated that the Council had not yet decided the priority of various road projects for next year. Depending on what improvements were proposed and what other projects
needed funding,his support for the project was not yet decided. Mr. Bellman voted for the resolution,but noted that his vote for this resolution was not necessarily a commitment for this project.
Resolution No. 973- 4 A" Resolution Accepting The Amounts And Rates As Determined By The Budget Commission And Authorizing The Necessary Tax Levies And Certifying Them To CThoeunCcoilumnetymAbeurditorw"a,s introduced and read in full by Councilmember Eisenberg. Seconded by Rader.
Mayor Marshall asked for a roll call vote for Resolution No. 97-34.
Roll Call Vote: Eisenberg yes,McGowan yes,Bellman yes,Montgomery yes,Rader yes, Freytag yes,Marshall yes. Seven yes votes. Resolution No. 97-34 was adopted.
Council Folders
As a cost saving measure, Councilmember Rader suggested the clerk use discretion in supplying previously distributed material to Council members for future meetings. t
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Fire Prevention Week
Mayor Marshall noted the Granville Fire Department will be closing N. Prospect from
north of Broadway to College Street at 6 -8pm on October 8 &9, 1997 for National Fire
Prevention Week Open House.
Frank Elmer Legal Services
Upon review of Frank Elmer's original contract with the Village, Councilmember Rader
advised Council the contract of $19,800 for planning services was to include expenses plus $ 4,000
for subcontracted legal services. Mr. Rader noted that legal services were not done. He noted that
the work done by Mr. Elmer was not work done outside the scope of the contract. Mr. Rader
recommended that Mr. Elmer not be paid the $4,000 which was originally set aside for legal
service fees. He added as of this date, the Comprehensive Review Plan Committee received has not an itemized detailed statement for Mr. Elmer's work on the SBD.
Bill Wernet recommended not paying Mr. Elmer for Comprehensive Plan work until a itemized statement is received.
ADJOURNMENT
Councilmember Rader made a motion to adjoum the meeting at 9: 12 p.m. Vice Mayor Freytag seconded. Motion carried.

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