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Council Minutes September 3, 1997

VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE
COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
September 3, 1997
CALL TO ORDER
Mayor Marshall convened the meeting at 7:30pm.
ROLL CALL
Those responding to the roll call were:
Councilmember Eisenberg
Councilmember McGowan
Councilmember Montgomery
Councilmember Rader
REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Vice Mayor Freytag
Mayor Marshall
Law Director Hurst
Manager Hickman
The minutes of the regularly scheduled meeting of August for review. 20, 1997, were presented carried. Councilmember Rader moved to approve the minutes as amended. Motion
CITIZENS COMMENTS
Those signing the register were:
Scott Rawdon Barbara Lucier
Doug Kaiser Barbara McFarland
Troy Reed Lyn Robertson
John Burris
COMMITTEE REPORTS
Councilmember Montgomery reported that a decision is in the works for the locations of a parking lot at the Fanchion Lewis reserve noting that the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts have offered their help in clearing of and maintaining pathways in the park.
Councilmember McGowan reported that the Recreation Commission will not receive grant money from the Art Council for the C" oncert on the Green"in 1998. He noted 1$500 donated by the Rotary and that they welcomed any additional donations for funding the P19a9rk8wCilol ncert on the Green. He noted the plans for a permanent restroom at Wildwood cost approximately 1$0,000.
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NEW BUSINESS
IGA Appeal Hearing
Law Director Hurst advised Council to remand this matter back to the Planning
Commission. He noted that a questions arose of whether one of the components of a sign
ordinance was considered. There was no reference that it was considered due to the
absence of written findings and conclusions. He noted an agreement and request by
applicant to remand back to the Planning Commission at this time.
Councilmember Bellman arrived. ( 7:41 pm)
Councilmember Rader made a motion to remand the IGA sign appeal back to the
Planning Commission. Mayor Marshall seconded. Motion carried.
Ordinance No. 16-97, "An Ordinance To Amend Ordinance No. 42-96 Providing For
Adjustments Of The Annual Budget For The Fiscal Year 1997 And Revising Sums For
Operating Expenses,"was introduced, its title read by Councilmember Eisenberg. Mayor
Marshall set a public hearing on Ordinance No. 16-97 for September 17, 1997.
Ordinance No. 17-97, "An Ordinance Providing For The Issuance And Sale of
93,000 Of General Obligation Bonds Of The Village Of Granville, Ohio For The Purpose Of
Constructing Improvements To The Sanitary Sewer System Of The Village, And Declaring
An Emergency,"was introduced, its title read by Councilmember Montgomery.
Councilmember Montgomery moved to adopt Section 11, the emergency clause,
and read that section in its entirety. Seconded by Councilmember Rader.
Roll Call Vote: Eisenberg yes, McGowan yes, Bellman yes, Montgomery yes, Rader
yes, Freytag yes, Marshall yes. Seven yes votes. The emergency clause for Ordinance No. 17-97 was adopted.
Councilmember Montgomery then moved for Seconded the adoption of Ordinance No. 17-97. by Councilmember Rader.
Village Manager Hickman informed Council of the need for the Village to start assessing property owners on Westgate Drive for the sewer work done several years ago.
Councilmember McGowan noted citizens concerns about sewer bills going up over the last two years. He asked whether the Westgate sewer extension affected water and sewer bills.
Manager Hickman noted this assessment only applies to the lots affected with the sewer work. He then noted that water and sewer rates have not gone up in the last three syyesatresmalthough the Village's debt service rate has increased due to necessary major sewer repairs and improvements.
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Roll Call Vote: Eisenberg yes, McGowan yes, Bellman yes, Montgomery yes, Rader
yes, Freytag yes, Marshall yes. Seven yes votes. Ordinance No. 17-97 was adopted.
Douglas Kaiser
Mr. Kaiser approached Council with regard to his idea of purchasing 1. 7 acres on the
northeast corner of Fern Hill and Newark-Granville Road. His idea is to build a home
structure (approximately 4,000 square feet)with a studio-like kitchen to accommodate
culinary classes and a catering business. He noted that current zoning is residential which
would not permit this type of use. Mr. Kaiser asked Council's opinion have the zoning changed for this particular on the possibility of use.
After a lengthy discussion, Council referred Mr. Kaiser to the Planning Commission.
OLD BUSINESS
Desian Review Committee
Jack Burris of the Design Review Committee asked Council to pay Frank Elmer 4,000 as originally set aside for legal review of the Design Review Standards. He noted that in designing the standards, Mr. Elmer did a tremendous amount of research as far as what Mr. Elmer suggested would be legally acceptable.
Following a discussion among Council, Village Planner Reyazi, and Mr. Burris with regard to the validity of Frank Elmer's request of payment for legal review, Law Director Hurst noted that Mr. Elmer has not done a legal review. The law director agreed to look at the contract before advising Council on making a decision with regard to the payment of additional monies to Mr. Elmer for the completion of this review. Adding that if Mr. Elmers work has gone above and beyond the scope of his contract then additional monies may be paid, however not for legal review as he is not a lawyer.
Councilmember Rader will research with Law Director Hurst.
T J Evans Bike Path
agreemMenatnsafgroemr Hickman provided Council with copies of easements and maintenance 1981 and 1989.
the nexMt CaoyourncMilarshall requested the bike path improvements be should be discussed at meeting.
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Middle School Demolition
Manager Hickman advised that a permit will be issued for the demolition of the Old
Middle School.
Councilmember McGowan noted the concern some area residents have with dust
and debris that will be present during demolition.
Manager Hickman suggested the demolition contractor should be responsible for the
clean-up.
Denison
Manager Hickman, Mayor Marshall and Chief Cartnal attended a "get to know" meeting at Denison University. Manager Hickman noted there were 175 students living off
campus this year adding that Denison has concurred they vehicles have space for students to park during breaks so they are not left on Village streets.
Manager Hickman will send a letter to Denison noting the speed limits and enforcement of the Village.
Skunks
Councilmember Bellman again noted the seriousness of the skunk problem in Granville concerned with the chance they may carry rabies and other sickness.
Manager Hickman noted that calls to the Village Offices would be recommended to an area trapper that will catch and dispose of skunks for a fee.
Halloween
5:307- :0C0o.uncil set the time and date for trick or treat in Granville for October 30, 1997 from
Charles Meteer Proclamation
Councilmember Bellman noted Rita Meteefs appreciation for the proclamation given to her in memory of her husband, Charles Meteer. 1
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Granville Solvents Sites
Councilmember Eisenberg inquired as to the soil remediation with Granville
Solvents.
Manager Hickman noted that while ground water cleanup was proceeding the
methods for soil remediation haves yet to be agreed upon.
Manager Hickman will follow-up at the next Council meeting.
ADJOURNMENT
Councilmember Eisenberg Councilmember moved to adjourn the meeting at 8: p.m. Rader seconded. Motion carried.

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