Mayor Bellman convened the meeting at 7:31pm.
Roll call: Councilmember Robertson Councilmember Rader Councilmember Minklei Mayor Bellman Councilmember Wernet Law Director Hurst Councilmember Rader made a motion to excuse Councilmember’s Lucier and McGowan and Manager Hickman. Second by Councilmember Wernet.
Ordinance No. 27-98, An Ordinance To Amend The Effective Date of Ordinance No. 23-98 And Declaring An Emergency, was introduced, its title read by Councilmember Rader. Second by Councilmember Wernet.
Councilmember Rader moved to adopt the emergency Section II of Ordinance No. 27-98 which he read in full. Councilmember Wernet second.
Roll call vote on Emergency Clause: Robertson - yes Wernet - yes Lucier - absent Rader - yes McGowan - absent Bellman - yes Minklei - yes
Emergency Clause for Ordinance No. 27-98 is adopted.
Roll call vote for the adoption of Ordinance No. 27-98: Robertson - yes Wernet - yes Lucier - absent Rader - yes McGowan - absent Bellman - yes Minklei - yes
Ordinance No. 27-98 is adopted.
South Cherry Valley Traffic Study - Doyle Clear It was noted that the Village has retained an attorney to look into issues regarding the Thru-Truck Ordinance No. 23-97. Council feels it is necessary to retain an expert to work with that attorney toward the study of traffic flow in the South Cherry Valley Road area. Council feels that it is necessary to authorize reimbursement as necessary. Mr. Doyle Clear of Barton-Aschman Associates, Inc. of Ohio was present as a potential expert for this process.
Special Council Meeting November 23, 1998 Page 2 Law Director Hurst advised that the Village should authorize that attorney which has been hired by the Village, to retain the services of an expert for the traffic study. He noted that if the Village retains the expert, all information is public information and not subject to any privilege.
Mayor Bellman made a motion to authorize the Village Manager, as a part of the current legal services that have already been incurred, to authorize the expenditure of certain expenses in support of the legal effort as directed by the lawyer the Village has retained. Second by Councilmember Wernet.
Councilmember Wernet made a motion to amended the Mayor’s motion to specify a maximum dollar limit of $9,000. Second by Mayor Bellman.
Councilmember Rader noted his issue is that Granville Village’s involvement is only 3/10ths of a mile of this road and Granville Township and Newark are also involved. He feels it would be more appropriate to get Newark and Granville Township Trustees involved because their roads will be more affected than the Village roads. He feels these three entities should sit down together, split the costs so everyone is working toward the same goal.
Councilmember Wernet feels the complexity of this issue is that there have been threats from a representative of Tamarack Farms and some in conjunction with the City of Newark that the Village will be sued. He feels it is appropriate that the Village have its own traffic people working for its legal counsel given those sorts of threats.
Council voted on the amendment for the $9,000 clarification. Four ayes, 1 no (Councilmember Rader).
Council then voted on the motion concerning authorization to retain Mr. Doyle pending input and review from the Village Manager. Four ayes, 1 no (Councilmember Rader).
Councilmember Wernet moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:20pm. Councilmember Minklei second. Meeting adjourned.