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Council Minutes 2/4/98


     Mayor Bellman convened the meeting at 7:35pm.  

Those responding to the roll call were:
    Councilmember Lucier            Vice Mayor
Councilmember Robertson            Mayor Bellman
Councilmember Wernet            Law Director Hurst
Councilmember Rader            Village Planner
Councilmember Freytag


    A public hearing was held on Ordinance No. 01-98.  
No one appeared to speak for or against Ordinance No. 01-98.
 Mayor Bellman closed the public hearing at 7:36pm.


    The minutes of the regularly scheduled meeting of
January 21, 1997, were presented for review.  Councilmember
Rader moved to approve the minutes.  Councilmember Wernet
second.  Motion carried.    


Those signing the register were:
         See Attached List.
     Bill Acklin        Mary Albright
    Scott Rawdon        Jack Thornborough
    Alex Hurst        Carl Wilkenfeld

Councilmember Wernet reported that the Planning Commission
has forwarded to Council a request from Denison regarding
the waiver of a public use fee.  He noted a presentation
from Bob Ersam and Jeff Klowinsky regarding the Thornwood
Subdivision.  He stated that because of the terrain, they
are requesting a 50 ft. setback instead of the 100 ft.
setback as covered in the TCOD.  Mr. Wernet requested
Council’s thoughts on the possibility of this request.

Following a discussion it was noted that more information
regarding setbacks in this area would be needed.

Mayor Bellman would like to consider the possibility of
trading educational benefits for the public use fee waiver
with Denison.

Councilmember Wernet then noted that the Comprehensive Plan
Review Committee was in the process of reviewing draft #2 of
a new Comprehensive Plan.

Vice Mayor McGowan noted that in addition to several street
light replacements throughout the village, the Street Light
Committee is working up a proposal for the cost of replacing
and/or moving lights on Broadway with the hopes of having
this work complete by July 4, 1998.

Councilmember Lucier noted she had met with the Finance
Manager to discussed the possibility of more detailed
finance reports.

Councilmember Freytag reported that the Union Cemetery Board
approved the plan for a seating area made out of stone to be
funded with a grant from the Granville Foundation.  He noted
that the Union Cemetery Board has been approached by the
Trustees with a proposal to include the Union Cemetery in
their five year replacement levy pending approval from the
prosecutors office.


Ordinance No. 01-98 , "An Ordinance  Establishing The
Procedures For The Disposition of Real Property", was
reintroduced by Councilmember Wernet.  Second by
Councilmember Rader.

Roll Call Vote:  McGowan yes, Lucier yes, Robertson yes,
Wernet yes,  Rader yes, Freytag yes, Bellman yes.

 Ordinance No. 01-98 was adopted.

    Law Director Hurst noted that this ordinance becomes
effective in 30 days.  He then stated that there will be
precise meets and bounds descriptions of properties and
preliminary documents  and legal descriptions presented to
the Council for necessary action.   

Bill Acklin stated the church is working with the
engineering firm of Bird and Bull to obtain the meets and
bounds.  He stated his goal is to have this information to
Council by the 11th of February with hopes that the
necessary legislation could be drawn up by the February 18th


    Resolution No. 98-04, "A Resolution To Fill
Vacancies On The Board of Zoning and Building Appeals", was
introduced and read in full by Mayor Bellman.  Motion second
by Councilmember Wernet.
    Following a ballot vote, Ashlin Caravana was
re-appointed to her position with the BZBA.     Motion
carried.  Resolution No. 98-04 was adopted.

     Resolution No. 98-03, "A Resolution To Fill
Vacancies On The Planning Commission", was introduced and
read in full by Councilmember Wernet.  Motion second by Vice
Mayor McGowan.

    Mary Albright introduced herself noting that she has
been involved in a sub committee to the Comprehensive Review
Plan Committee process.  She stated she has also been
involved in discussions with school representatives and
neighborhood meetings about the demolition of the middle
school and is familiar with zoning and planning ordinances.

    Jack Thornborough stated he had served on an
Environmental Review Board in New York and he is familiar
with the planning process and development problems within
    It was recommended that Keith Myers be re-appointed
to the Planning Commission.  Following a ballot vote by
Council, Jack Burriss was appointed to the unexpired
position vacated by Lyn Robertson.

    It is noted that Councilmember Wernet abstained.  
Motion carried.  Resolution No. 98-03 was adopted.
        Resolution No. 98-05, "A Resolution To
Appoint A Member To The Granville Tree And Landscape
Commission", was introduced and read in full by Vice Mayor
McGowan.  Motion second by Councilmember Rader.  Motion
carried.  Resolution No. 98-05 was adopted.

    Resolution No. 98-06, "A Resolution To Fill A
Vacancy On The Municipal Records Commission In Accordance
With The Provisions Of The Ohio Revised Code Section
149-39", was introduced and read in full by Councilmember
Rader.  Motion second by Councilmember Freytag.  Motion
carried.  Resolution No. 98-06 was adopted.

    Resolution No. 98-07, "A Resolution Relative To
Parcel Numbers Provided To The Licking County Auditor For
Westgate Drive Improvements", was introduced and read in
full by Councilmember’s Rader and Wernet.  Motion second by
Councilmember Freytag.  Motion carried.  Resolution No.
98-07 was adopted.


    Mayor Bellman mentioned the donation of land by
William Custer.  He suggested that Council consider a way of
recognizing  contributions to the community possibly by
proclamation or some other form of recognition.   
    Mayor Bellman also mentioned a resident who has
suggested the possibility of posting signs regarding the use
of engine brakes.
    Mayor Bellman then noted a letter from an individual
expressing some concern for traffic issues on Burg Street.  
He will forward this letter to the manager.

    Vice Mayor McGowan requested the February 18th  
meeting agenda include a discussion on the possibility of  
increasing pedestrian police patrol and increased presence
in the Village.  Councilmembers Wernet and Robertson
seconded McGowan’s request and concern.  The Chief of Police
will be asked to attend this meeting.


    Councilmember Robertson made a motion to enter into
Executive Session to discuss land acquisition and personnel
matters.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Rader.   

    Roll call vote:  McGowan yes, Lucier yes, Robertson
yes, Wernet yes, Rader yes, Freytag yes, Bellman yes.

Time in: 8:54pm

    Councilmember Freytag made a motion to return to
regular session.   Motion second by Councilmember Rader.  
Motion carried.

Time out: 9:12pm


Councilmember Rader moved to adjourn the meeting at 9:12p.m.
 Councilmember  Freytag second.  Motion carried.

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