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Council Minutes 7/15/98

 CALL TO ORDER

 Vice Mayor McGowan convened the meeting at 7:30p.m. 

ROLL CALL

Those responding to the roll call were: Councilmember Robertson Councilmember Wernet Councilmember Lucier Vice Mayor McGowan Councilmember Rader Law Director Hurst Councilmember Freytag Manager Hickman Councilmember Freytag made a motion to excuse Mayor Bellman. Second by Vice Mayor McGowan. Motion carried.

REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 The minutes of the regularly scheduled meeting of June 17, 1998 were presented for review. Councilmember Rader moved to approve the minutes. Seconded by Councilmember Freytag. Motion carried. The minutes of the regularly scheduled meeting of July 1, 1998 were presented for review. Councilmember Rader moved to approve the minutes as amended. Seconded by Councilmember Freytag. Motion carried.

MAYOR’S REPORT 

 The Mayor’s Court Report for the month of June was presented for review.

It was noted that traffic citations have decreased more than half in the last year, and that drug abuse and paraphernalia have dramatically increased since this time last year.

Vice Mayor McGowan directed the clerk to file the report. A copy of that report is attached as part of these minutes. MANAGER’S REPORT

 The Manager’s Report for the month of June was presented for review. 

It was noted that according to the Police Department report, foot patrol is up 13 hours from last year at this time. Manager Hickman will provide a breakdown of the time of day for those increases.

Councilmember Freytag moved to accept the Manager’s Report. Councilmember Rader seconded. Motion carried. A copy of said report is attached as part of these minutes.

CITIZENS COMMENTS

Those signing the register were: Katherine Wernet Scott Rawdon Mark Zarbaugh

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Councilmember Wernet noted there was no Planning Commission meeting on July 13th due to the lack of a quorum. He noted that the meeting was re-scheduled for Thursday, July 16, 1998.

Councilmember Lucier questioned the outcome of the "Paramount" parking lot. Manager Hickman noted that Paramount has agreed to make a joint access road on the eastern section of this lot. This will allow additional connections, per Village code, eliminating additional costs to the Village.

Vice Mayor McGowan noted that the Lighting Committee will meet later in July. He also noted that the Personnel Committee will also meet at a later date.

OLD BUSINESS TID Appointment It was noted that there could be two representatives from Granville Village appointed the the JEDD Committee. Council decided to appoint a Council member and a citizen to serve as representatives from Granville. Mayor Bellman was appointed as the Councilmember representative. Councilmember Lucier nominated Jim Jump be appointed as the citizen representative. Second by Councilmember Robertson. Councilmember Rader nominated Maxine Montgomery be appointed as the citizen representative. Second by Councilmember Freytag. Following a ballot vote of 4 - 2, Jim Jump was appointed as the citizen representative for the Village of Granville to serve on the JEDD Committee.

Community Service District - (Westgate Drive) Law Director Hurst noted that an individual had inquired about the possibility of a day care facility in the Westgate Drive location. He noted that current Community Service District zoning does not permit this as a conditional use. He asked Council if the ordinance should be amended to permit this type of conditional use. 

Council agreed and the Law Director was directed to prepare a revision to this Ordinance which will be introduced at the next meeting.

Dow Site - Southwest Licking Water & Sewer Councilmember Freytag asked for clarification of Mr. Ridgeway’s (of Southwest Licking Water & Sewer) statement with regard to entering Granville Township without invitation. Manager Hickman noted Mr. Ridgeway’s statement was in reference to being asked by the township. He also noted that it was insinuated that this was the policy of the board of Southwest Licking Water & Sewer District.

Fackler Development Councilmember Rader inquired as to the status of a permit for the northwest corner of Cherry Valley and Newark Granville Road. Manager Hickman noted that in addition to unpaid fees, a permit had not been requested. 

NEW BUSINESS

 Ordinance No. 11-98, An Ordinance To Amend Sections 333.03 (b)6),Establishing A 15 MPH Speed Limit On Roadways, Other Than Alleys, At The Discretion Of The Village Manager was introduced, its title read by Councilmember Wernet. Vice Mayor McGowan set a Public Hearing on Ordinance No. 11-98 for August 5, 1998. Ordinance No. 12-98, 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 introduced, its title read by Councilmember Rader. Vice Mayor McGowan set a Public Hearing on Ordinance No. 12-98 for August 5, 1998. Manager Hickman noted the expenditures for Newark Granville Road’s sidewalk project. He explained several alternates and adjustments which have been made to the plans. He stated that this project will account for the majority of the projects for this year. He projected the year end budget balance to be well above $250,000. Resolution No. 98-26, A Resolution To Award The Bid For Street Painting, As Per Specifications, To Kneisel Contracting Corporation, And To Authorize The Village Manager To Enter Into An Agreement Therefore, was introduced and read in full by Councilmember Rader. Second by Councilmember Wernet. Council discussed the possibility of using higher grade paint in the future to eliminate the need for annual painting. Motion carried. Resolution No. 98-26 was adopted. Resolution No. 98-27, A Resolution To Award The Bid For Water Main Improvements To West Maple Street And Munson Street, As Per Specifications, To Layton Excavating, Inc. And To Authorize The Village Manager To Enter Into An Agreement Therefore, was introduced and read in full by Councilmember Wernet. Second by Councilmembers Robertson and Rader. Motion carried. Resolution No. 98-27 was adopted. Resolution No. 98-28, A Resolution To Award The Base Bid For Storm And Sanitary Improvements To East Broadway And Wildwood Drive And East Elm Street Repaving, As Per Specifications, To Layton Excavating, Inc. And To Authorize The Village Manager To Enter Into An Agreement Therefore, was introduced and read in full by Councilmember Robertson. Second by Councilmember Wernet. Motion carried. Resolution No. 98-28 was adopted

Elm Street Curb Councilmember Lucier questioned the time frame for the current curb project being done on East Elm Street. 

 Service Director Zarbaugh stated that the project was scheduled to be done around the first of September. He also noted that this project was being done in house to decrease cost and increase the ability for area homeowners to access their driveways. 

 Councilmember Lucier requested a cost comparison from the Service Director to compare the in-house procedure with the cost of using an outside vendor for the procedure.

 Bryn Du Emergency Access An inquiry was made as to the opening of the emergency access at Bryn Du. It was suggested that there be appropriate signage placed at the hill crest to accommodate the opening of this road. It was also mentioned that this was never intended to be anything other than emergency access and was not road grade quality.

Councilmember’s Freytag, Rader and Wernet were in favor of opening the road on a trial basis with proper signage.

Councilmember Lucier, Robertson and Vice Mayor McGowan were not in favor of opening access to the road.

Following a brief discussion, it was requested that this be put on the agenda for the next meeting. ADJOURNMENT

 Councilmember Freytag made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:27 pm. Vice Mayor McGowan second. Motion carried. 

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