Granville Community Calendar

Council Minutes 3/18/98

 
CALL TO ORDER
    Mayor Bellman convened the meeting at 7:31p.m.  

ROLL CALL
Those responding to the roll call were:
Vice Mayor McGowan        Councilmember Freytag    
Councilmember Lucier        Mayor Bellman
Councilmember Wernet        Law Director Hurst
Councilmember Rader        Manager Hickman
    
    Vice Mayor McGowan moved to excuse Councilmember
Robertson.  Second by Councilmember Wernet.
 
PUBLIC HEARING
    A public hearing was held on Ordinance No. 02-98, An
Ordinance Authorizing The Exchange of Real Property Between
The Village of Granville And The First Presbyterian Church
Of Granville.  No one appeared to speak for or against
Ordinance No. 02-98.  The public hearing on Ordinance No.
02-98 closed at 7:32 p.m.

    A public hearing was held on Ordinance No. 03-98, An
Ordinance To Amend Ordinance No. 22-97 Providing For
Adjustments Of The Annual Budget For The Fiscal Year 1998
And Revising Sums For Operating Expenses.  No one appeared
to speak for or against Ordinance No. 03-98.  The public
hearing on Ordinance No. 03-98 closed at 7:32 p.m.

 REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES
     Minutes of the regularly scheduled meeting of March
4, 1998 were presented for review.  Councilmember Wernet
moved to approve the minutes as amended.  Seconded by
Councilmember Lucier.  Motion carried.    
 
MAYOR’S REPORT    
    The Mayor’s Court Report for the month of February
was presented for review.
    Mayor Bellman directed the clerk to file the report.
 A copy of said report is attached as part of these minutes.
 
MANAGER’S REPORT
    The Manager’s Report for the month of February was
presented for review.   
Councilmember Lucier questioned whether line 3 of the
Planning & Zoning Report reflected fees from Bob Evans.  
Manager Hickman noted that these fees are possibly related
to another project however he would ask the Planner.
Councilmember Wernet moved to accept the Manager’s Report.  
Councilmember Lucier seconded.  Motion carried.   A copy of
said report is attached as part of these minutes.
 
 CITIZENS COMMENTS
Those signing the register were:
         See attached list.

There were no citizen comments to record.

COMMITTEE REPORTS
Manager Hickman noted he had attended the Licking County
Health Department meeting where he received their annual
report.

Councilmember Wernet reported that the Planning Commission
approved a permit for a fence however did not approve a deck
permit.  He noted the approval of the application for  
George Fackler’s development with certain conditions.  He
stated that the Village Planner is working with the Law
Director to provide an agreement stipulating these
conditions.

Councilmember Freytag reported that the Tree & Landscape
Commission has considered Mr. Fackler’s landscape plan and
will recommend changes to the number of trees in the parking
area of this development.

    The question was raised as to whether Council would
need a resolution to note the conditions of the
modifications to the Fackler plan.

Law Director Hurst stated that having spoken to the Village
Planner was advised there are a number of conditions.   He
stated his understanding was that there would be a statement
prepared before the granting of the application and that the
approval of the permit would be contingent upon these
conditions.  He stated it was not his understanding that
once agreed to it would be subject to legislative action.  
He stated that he would write the statement upon his receipt
of these conditions.  

It was noted that depending on requirements of these
conditions, this Council would be subject to legislation
upon this approval.  

    
Mayor Bellman referenced a fax received from Lew Mollica
with regard to the water/extension discussions to the Dow
site.  He feels this should be a community decision which
should include Union and Granville Townships, and the school
district with the hopes that everyone would work together
toward a solution.

Mayor Bellman also read a letter from a "Doggie Doo Removal
Company" offering their services to the community.
 
OLD BUSINESS
    Ordinance No. 02-98, An Ordinance Authorizing The
Exchange of Real Property Between The Village of Granville
And The First Presbyterian Church Of Granville, was
re-introduced and read by Councilmember Rader.  Second by
Councilmember Freytag.

The question was raised with reference to parking in the
church lot during non-church hours.  There was a concern
that such a condition should be formalized.

Mr. Acklin, speaking as an individual, stated that he felt
there would not be a problem with formalizing this concern
although there had never been opposition from the church to
parking in this lot during weekdays.  He did note that he
does not have church authorization to accept such a
condition.

    Law Director Hurst suggested this parking
arrangement be done by separate agreement as this has not
been part of the negotiations thus far.
    
Mayor Bellman suggested language to amend the ordinance as
follows:  "The Presbyterian Church shall continue to allow
public parking during weekdays ie, non-church hours as
currently is the informal custom to be further defined by
letter of agreement".

Mayor Bellman made a motion to amend the language to reflect
the issues of public parking.  Councilmember Rader second.

    Roll Call Vote:  McGowan yes, Lucier yes, Robertson
absent, Wernet yes, Rader yes, Freytag yes, Bellman yes.  
Ordinance No. 02-98 is amended.

    Roll was taken for the passage of Ordinance No.
02-98 as amended.

Roll Call Vote:  McGowan yes, Lucier yes, Robertson absent,
Wernet yes, Rader yes, Freytag yes, Bellman yes.  Ordinance
No. 02-98 was adopted.

Ordinance No. 03-98, An Ordinance To Amend Ordinance No.
22-97 Providing For Adjustments Of The Annual Budget For The
Fiscal Year 1998 And Revising Sums For Operating Expenses,
was re-introduced, its title read by Councilmember Wernet.  
Second by Councilmember Rader.  

Roll Call Vote:  McGowan yes, Lucier yes, Robertson absent,
Wernet yes, Rader yes, Freytag yes, Bellman yes.  Ordinance
No. 03-98 was adopted.

Brainstorming Issues
    It was noted that the Personnel Committee would meet
sometime during the week of April 13 - 17, 1998.  
 
There was also a brief discussion with regard to
Manager/Council communications as several Councilmembers
have e-mail and several prefer to receive information via
phone or hard copy.

NEW BUSINESS
Resolution No. 98-11, A Resolution To Authorize The Village
Manager To Seek Proposals For Property And Casualty
Insurance Coverage For The Period Of 1998 Through 2001, was
introduced and read in full by Councilmember Wernet.  Second
by Vice Mayor McGowan.  Motion carried.  Resolution No.
98-11 was adopted.

Ordinance No. 04-98, An Ordinance To Amend Section 509.09
(a)(2) and (a)(4) of The Codified Ordinances Of The Village
Of Granville, Ohio, was introduced, its title read  by
Councilmember Lucier.  It was noted that this may be a good
time to make additional amendments to this ordinance.

Mayor Bellman set the Public Hearing on Ordinance No. 04-98
for April 1, 1998.

ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Mayor Bellman noted a Proclamation will be presented
to William Custer at the Land Conservancy Meeting, Thursday,
March 19, 1998.

Councilmember Freytag noted a displeasure with the change in
Council seating arrangements.  He noted that he had never
seen a deliberative body configured in such an arrangement.
 He feels it is not sensible and makes Council look
laughable.  He is opposed to this arrangement and requested
a vote.
    Councilmember McGowan agreed with Mr. Freytag.

Councilmember Wernet stated that he heard a comment from a
hearing impaired individual who attended the last meeting
that stated for the first time he has been able to hear all
the Councilmembers.  He stated there is a need for an
arrangement which would encourage Council to be cooperative
and try to reach consensus.  He feels this arrangement is
positive.

Councilmember Freytag noted the importance of a professional
atmosphere to instill trust in this body.  He feels this is
not a professional atmosphere.  Councilmember Rader agreed
with Mr. Freytag.

Councilmember Lucier stated she would like to experiment
more with seating arrangements before taking a vote.  

Mayor Bellman stated that is important to symbolically
create a more cooperative atmosphere.

    Vice Mayor McGowan requested this be an agenda item
for a vote of Council.
 
    Councilmember Lucier commended the Manager on his
problem solving skills.  She noted during a recent tour of
the Water Plant they became locked on the roof.  She noted
that Manager Hickman rigged his beeper to his belt and
tapped on a lower window thus attracting attention.

ADJOURNMENT
    Mayor Bellman moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:31
p.m.  Councilmember Rader second.  Motion Carried.
 

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