Granville Community Calendar

Council Minutes 6/3/98

 CALL TO ORDER

     Mayor Bellman convened the meeting at 7:33pm.  
 
ROLL CALL

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

 PUBLIC HEARING

    A public hearing was held on Ordinance No. 10-98, 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. 10-98.  Mayor Bellman closed the public hearing at
7:34pm.
    
REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES

    The minutes of the regularly scheduled meeting of
May 20, 1998, were presented for review.  Councilmember
Wernet moved to approve the minutes.  Councilmember Rader
second.  Motion carried.    

CITIZENS COMMENTS

Those signing the register were:  
     Scott Rawdon
 
COMMITTEE REPORTS

Councilmember Wernet reported that the Planning Commission
had met with Mike Menzer to discuss the proposed development
on Galway Drive.  
    
Councilmember McGowan reported that the bathroom facilities
at Wildwood Park are nearly complete.  He also mentioned
that the Kiwanis Club expressed a concern for clarification
of the noise ordinance.  He noted that the Personnel
Committee will meet in mid June.

Councilmember Rader reported that the Streets & Sidewalks
Committee reviewed the Cherry Valley Road improvement plans
and will be making a recommendation to Council.

Councilmember Lucier provided Councilmembers with a copy the
audit report letter.   She reported that she has begun the
process of statement reconciliation.  She noted a meeting
which she had attended with Chief Cartnal and Councilmember
Rader on crime prevention and was impressed with the quality
of information she received at that meeting.
 
OLD BUSINESS

Ordinance No. 10-98, 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 reintroduced by Councilmember Freytag.  Councilmember
Freytag made a motion to adopt Ordinance No. 10-98.  Second
by Councilmember Wernet.  

    Roll call vote:  McGowan yes, Lucier yes, Robertson
yes, Wernet yes, Rader yes, Freytag yes, Bellman yes.  Seven
yes votes.  Ordinance No. 10-98 was adopted.
   
 NEW BUSINESS

    Resolution No. 98-23, A Resolution To Authorize The
Village Manager To Advertise For Bids For Waterline
Improvements To West Maple And Munson Streets, Sidewalk
Improvements To Newark-Granville Road, And Street, Storm And
Sanitary Improvements To East Broadway, was introduced and
read in full by Councilmember Wernet.  Second by
Councilmember McGowan.  Motion carried.  Resolution No.
98-23 was adopted.

Grace Haven Academy
Manager Hickman noted a request by Grace Haven Academy for a
"school zone" in front of the Spring Hills Baptist church on
Newark Granville Road.  He stated that the this request
would be honored although there was some discussion about
the vicinity of the playground from the road.   
Councilmember Rader feels this "zone" may be unnecessary in
that respect.  Manager Hickman will inquire as to the
location of the playground.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Councilmember Wernet  made a motion to move to Executive
Session for the purpose of discussing land acquisition
within the Village.   Second by Councilmember Freytag.

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

Time in: 7:52pm

Councilmember Wernet made a motion to return to Regular
Session.  Councilmember Freytag second.

Roll Call Lucier yes, McGowan yes, Robertson yes, Wernet
yes, Rader yes, Freytag yes.

Time out: 8:51pm

ADJOURNMENT

Councilmember Wernet moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:51pm.
 Councilmember Rader second.  Motion carried.
 
    

Council Minutes 5/20/98

 CALL TO ORDER

    Mayor Bellman convened the meeting at 7:32p.m.  

ROLL CALL

Those responding to the roll call were:
    Councilmember Freytag    Councilmember Lucier    
    Mayor Bellman            Councilmember Robertson    
    Law Director Hurst      Councilmember Wernet    
    Manager Hickman     Councilmember Rader

Councilmember Wernet made a motion to excuse Councilmember
McGowan.  Second by Councilmember Freytag.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Councilmember Wernet noted that the Comprehensive Plan will
be ready for presentation to Council and Township Trustees
following corrections to the document and legal review.  He
reported that the Planning Commission approved the
application for modifications to the Schnaidt’s residence at
the corner of Mulberry and Elm Streets.  He also noted, at
the request of the Planning Commission, changes are being
made to Mike Menzer’s potential development.  

Mayor Bellman noted a meeting between himself and Newark
Mayor Frank Stare regarding school boundary lines for the
Keny property.   He also indicated that he attended a Newark
City Council meeting where several members of that Council
indicated their support of Newark schools taking
responsibility for the education of children in the annexed
area.

UNION CEMETERY BOARD MEETING

Councilmember Freytag was re-appointed to the Union Cemetery
Board for a term of three years, expiring in the year 2001.

Norm Kennedy, Township Trustee Clerk, noted the Township’s
pledge of $91,000 to the restoration project of the Union
Cemetery.  He stated that to date they have paid $62,823.84.

Trustee Jim Havens thanked Council and citizens of the
Village for supporting the 4/10th mil replacement levy by
which a portion of the funds were pledged for the support of
the Old Colony Cemetery.

     Resolution No. 98-21, A Resolution To Declare With
The Granville Township Trustees That Operation And
Maintenance Of The Union Cemetery Under The Provisions Of
Section 759.34 Of The Ohio Revised Code Continue And That
the 1998 Annual Meeting Required By Section 759.34 Has Been
Conducted And To Fill A Pending Vacancy On The Union
Cemetery Board Of Trustees, was introduced and read in full
by Councilmembers Rader and Mayor Bellman.  Second by
Councilmember Freytag.  Motion carried.  Resolution No.
98-21 was adopted.

CITIZENS COMMENTS

Those signing the register were:
See attached list

    Dwayne Goodman, President of Granville Kiwanis,
stated that the organization was in the process of pursuing
sponsorship for a laser light show (to replace the fireworks
display) for July 4th festivities.  He noted the need of a
corporate sponsor with a possible $7,000 - $10,000 donation.

Mr. Goodman, also the owner of DR Signs, presented Council
with plans for a sign identifying Old River Road.  He noted
that the proposed sign would be placed in the front yard of
the Granville Village Service Department, replacing their
current sign.  He stated that as the location of this sign
is in the Township, they have already met the requirements
and have been approved by the Township.  He noted that the
installation and landscape design will be of no cost to the
Village.  Along with needing permission from the Village to
place this sign on Village property, the proposed request is
that the Village be responsible for the electric bill for
ground lighting of the sign.  Mr. Goodman noted that the
size of the sign is to accommodate legibility of the sign
from the road.  

Council discussed the precedence this sign may set for
future "group" signage in the Village.  Councilmember’s
Robertson and Wernet will coordinate together with the
members of the Planning Commission for additional input and
report back to Mr. Goodman.

COMMITTEE REPORTS (cont.)

Councilmember Lucier noted that she had received the
Granville Village Audit Report for review.  She also noted
that she will begin reviewing the monthly bank statements as
requested by the auditors.

PUBLIC HEARING

    A public hearing was held on Ordinance No. 06-98, An
Ordinance To Amend Section 1305.03 (c ) (1) and (2), and (d)
(1), (2), and (3) Of The Codified Ordinances Of The Village
Of Granville, Ohio.  

No one appeared to speak for or against Ordinance No. 06-98.
 The public hearing on Ordinance No. 06-98 was closed at
8:10 p.m.

    A public hearing was held on Ordinance No. 09-98, An
Ordinance To Amend Chapter 1171 Of The Codified Ordinances
Of The Village Of Granville, Ohio.  

No one appeared to speak for or against Ordinance No. 09-98.
 The public hearing on Ordinance No. 09-98 was closed at
8:11 p.m.

 REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES

     The minutes of the regularly scheduled meeting of
May 6, 1998 were presented for review.  Councilmember
Robertson moved to approve the minutes as amended.  Seconded
by Councilmember Wernet.  Motion carried.    

MAYOR’S REPORT    

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

Mayor Bellman 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 April was
presented for review.   

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

 OLD BUSINESS
 
    Ordinance No. 06-98, An Ordinance To Amend Section
1305.03 (c ) (1) and (2), and (d) (1), (2), and (3) Of The
Codified Ordinances Of The Village Of Granville, Ohio, was
re-introduced, its title read by Councilmember Freytag.  
Second by Councilmember Wernet.
 
     Mayor Bellman suggested that in addition to the
increase of public use fees from $350 to $700, the
construction use fees should also be doubled to reflect an
increase from $800 to $1,600.

    Councilmember Freytag feels an increase of 100% is
excessive and he will not support the proposal.

    Councilmember Wernet noted his firm support of the
increase based on the Comprehensive Survey which showed
citizen support for increased taxes to benefit open space
and he feels this relates to that type of increase.  

Councilmember Wernet moved for the adoption of  Ordinance
No. 06-98.

Council continued to discuss several alternatives to
increasing the fees.  It was agreed to increase the Public
Use Fees from $350 to $500 and the Construction Use Fees
from $800 to $1,000.

Councilmember Rader made a motion to amend Ordinance No.
06-98.  Second by Councilmember Lucier.
    
Roll Call Vote:  Lucier yes, Robertson yes, Wernet no, Rader
yes, Freytag yes, Bellman yes.  Five yes, one no vote.

Councilmember Freytag made a motion to adopt Ordinance No.
06-98.  Second by Councilmember Wernet.

Roll Call Vote:  Lucier yes, Robertson yes, Wernet yes,
Rader yes, Freytag yes, Bellman yes.  Six yes votes.  
Ordinance No. 06-98 was adopted as amended.
    
Ordinance No. 09-98, An Ordinance To Amend Chapter 1171 Of
The Codified Ordinances Of The Village Of Granville, Ohio.  
Councilmember Wernet made suggestions to amend  the
Ordinance.  

Law Director Hurst voiced numerous concerns about draft of
Chapter 1171.  He noted a need to indicate that the Planning
Commission will consider applications for conditional uses
using criteria set forth in Chapter 1145.03.  He feels that
it should be noted that Council’s approval will still be by
ordinance therefore subject to referendum and that Council’s
failure to approve such ordinance could initiate an appeal
by the applicant to the Common Pleas Court.   

Council wished to vote on this Ordinance this evening and
asked Law Director Hurst to  make recommended changes to the
Chapter 1171 draft.  It is noted that in addition to the
changes made tonight, Law Director Hurst will later address
additional concerns of Chapter 1171 at which time Council
could reconsider an amendment to Ordinance No. 09-98.

Councilmember Freytag moved to amend the Chapter 1171
Section of Ordinance No. 09-98 in accordance with the Law
Directors suggestions.  Second by Councilmember Robertson.

    Roll call:  Lucier yes, Robertson yes, Wernet yes,
Rader yes, Freytag yes, Bellman yes.  Six yes votes.

Councilmember Wernet made a motion to amend (to include an
emergency clause which he read in full) and adopt Ordinance
No. 09-98.  Second by Councilmember Rader.

Roll Call Vote on Amendment:  Lucier yes, Robertson yes,
Wernet yes, Rader yes, Freytag yes, Bellman yes. Six yes
votes.

Councilmember Freytag moved to adopt the emergency clause of
Ordinance No. 09-98.  Second by Councilmember Wernet.

    Roll Call Vote on Emergency Clause:  Lucier yes,
Robertson yes, Wernet yes, Rader yes, Freytag yes, Bellman
yes.  Six yes votes.

    Roll Call Vote on Adoption of Ordinance No. 09-98:
Lucier yes, Robertson yes, Wernet yes, Rader yes, Freytag
yes, Bellman yes.  Six yes votes.  Ordinance No. 09-98 was
adopted as amended.

NEW BUSINESS

Resolution No. 98-19, A Resolution To Authorize The Village
Manager To Advertise For Bids For 1998 Street Painting, was
introduced and read in full by Councilmember Rader.  Second
by Freytag.  Motion carried.  Resolution No. 98-19 was
adopted.

Resolution No. 98-20, To Award The Bid For The Denison
University Stand Pipe Exterior Painting Project To American
Suncraft Construction Company And To Authorize The Village
Manager To Enter Into An Agreement Therefor was introduced
and read in full by Councilmember Wernet.  Second by
Councilmember Rader.  Motion carried.  Resolution No. 98-20
was adopted.

Ordinance No. 10-98, 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 Freytag.  

Mayor Bellman set the Public Hearing for Ordinance No. 10-98
for June 3, 1998.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Mayor Bellman approached Council with the suggestion of
purchasing a mobile phone for mayoral use.  He noted that in
his function as the Mayor of Granville, his cellular phone
expenses have gone up.  He feels he can maximize his mayoral
duties during his commute to Columbus.  He asked for
Council’s thoughts on this issue.  He suggested Council
consider either purchasing a mobile phone, or increasing
Council expenses to accommodate phone usage.  

Councilmember Freytag noted that the Granville Village
Charter states Mayor’s authority as:  Mayor’s Court, signing
of official documents, running ceremonies and presiding over
Council sessions.   He stated that other initiatives are not
defined within the Charter of the Village.  He    feels that
the Mayor may be spending excessive time doing things not
within the scope of the Charter.  

    It was suggested that although the Mayor is trying
to effectuate the process of things in a positive manner,
this government is a Manager/Council (weak Mayor) form of
government and each member is only 1/7th of a group.   

    Councilmember Robertson suggested that Council seek
a structure of communication which would benefit all
members.

Mayor Bellman withdrew his request for a mobile phone.
 
Smith vs Granville Township -
    Council discussed the options of possibly having
this issue reconsidered as the votes of the merger issue
have been permanently impounded.  It was suggested that the
Law Director consider talks with the Township possibly
sharing legal costs for this reconsideration.  

Law Director Hurst noted that this entity has no standing to
request a reconsideration.  He did note that this Council
could aggressively lobby Townships legal counsel to pursue a
motion of reconsideration at the Ohio Supreme Court level.  
The Law Director will look into options and advise Council
of alternatives.

First Presbyterian Church -
Law Director Hurst noted to Council that there needs to be
an official form of approval for the encroachment upon the
Main Street right of way by the First Presbyterian Church.  
He asked Council if they had given all the necessary
approvals for the First Presbyterian Church to encroach upon
this right of way.

Councilmember Freytag made a motion to allow the First
Presbyterian Church to invade the right of way up to 25
inches as necessary.  Second by Councilmember Lucier.  
Motion carried.

ADJOURNMENT

     Councilmember Wernet moved to adjourn the meeting
at 9:50 p.m.  Councilmember Bellman second.  Motion Carried.



Council Minutes 5/6/98

 
VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE
COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
May 6, 1998


CALL TO ORDER

     Mayor Bellman convened the meeting at 7:34pm.  
 
ROLL CALL

Those responding to the roll call were:
    Vice Mayor McGowan
    Councilmember Lucier    
Councilmember Robertson            Mayor Bellman
Councilmember Wernet            Law Director Hurst
Councilmember Freytag            Manager Hickman

     Councilmember Wernet moved to excuse Councilmember
Rader.  Second by Councilmember Freytag.  Motion carried.

REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES

    The minutes of the regularly scheduled meeting of
April 15, 1998, were presented for review.  Councilmember
Lucier moved to approve the minutes as amended.  
Councilmember Wernet second.  Motion carried.    

CITIZENS COMMENTS

Those signing the register were:  See attached.
 
Mayor Bellman announced that citizen comments would be
welcome during Council discussion of Resolution No. 98-15
and The Village Brewing Company Liquor Permit topics.  

COMMITTEE REPORTS
 
Councilmember Wernet reported that the Planning Commission
approved several applications.  He noted that a variance
request from the Schnaidt’s for modifications and additions
to a residence at the corner of Mulberry and Elm Street has
been carried over pending a decision by the BZBA and more
detailed drawings.

     Manager Hickman advised that the Union Cemetery
Board is scheduled to meet during the Council meeting of May
20th.

    Mayor Bellman suggested that since County Savings
Bank is making changes to their sign to reflect a new name,
it may be a good time to do some maintenance and upgrades to
the exterior of Village Hall.  It has been suggested that
awnings could be added to the exterior of the building.
 OLD BUSINESS

    Resolution No. 98-15, A Resolution Setting Forth The
Conditions For Zoning Permit Approval For Multi-Use
Development At 1960 Newark-Granville Road.  Councilmember
Lucier made a motion to remove Resolution No. 98-15 from the
table.  Councilmember Freytag second.  Motion carried.

    Mayor Bellman recited changes to Resolution No.
98-15 as follows:

Change the second "Whereas" section to: "following an appeal
from the BZBA on the drive thru, the Council and the
applicant reached an agreement on the terms of granting the
drive thru which were mutually agreed to by both parties"
and,

    Add: "Whereas, this Council memorialized these
agreed terms in granting the approval of the conditional use
permit for this development as reflected in Resolution No.
97-32".

    He then noted modifications the Law Director made to
Section III of Resolution No. 98-15 and read this section in
full.

    Mayor Bellman opened the floor to comments with
regard to Resolution No. 98-15.

Phil Wince, representing George Fackler, had several
questions about this resolution.  He stated for the record
that he had conversed with Law Director Hurst with regard to
the various aspects of this resolution.  His questions were
as follows:

1.  Section II - Access to and from Newark Granville Road.  
Mr. Wince voiced a concern that this might be a different
standard than what is required by Village ordinances.   He
believes this section says that Council has sole discretion
and the right to close access to the property if there were
any traffic flow problems, etc.  He questioned if Council
had authority to do this.
 
2.  Section II - Right of Way.  He declared that there is
some confusion where the building could actually be placed.
 He asked if the setbacks would extend beyond 42 feet.  He
expressed concern that they may have to re-draft their
plans.  He alluded to the fact that the Planning Commission
had asked Mr. Fackler if he would donate five feet of right
of way.  He also mentioned, for the record, that the
Planning Commission gave unanimous approval for this
proposal.
 
3.  Access on Cherry Valley Road -  He alleged that in the
Planning Commission’s Findings of Fact one of the
requirements was related to providing a left turn lane on
Newark Granville Road.  He questioned why the applicant
would need to provide a left turn lane when Section III
suggests changes to this road which may ultimately affect a
turn lane.  He feels this may be a duplication of expense at
this time and request that this be required as needed.
    
 4.    He questioned the basis for a 42 foot right-of-way
and feels the argument of such     a right of way may be
unnecessary at this time.

He summarized by stating that this applicant has done
everything to get this project approved, and that the
Planning Commission suggested to Mr. Fackler that the giving
of an additional five feet would guarantee approval of this
project.  He alleged there was unanimous approval while
noting that after the fact the Planning Commission didn’t
have authority to make such a deal.  He feels Mr. Fackler is
under no obligation to adhere to an agreement which was not
authorized and that a property owner is entitled to just
compensation should there be a taking of property.

    In response to Mr. Wince’s first question, Law
Director Hurst noted that the standard remains the same as
required by Village ordinances.  He pointed out that  
Section II is for clarification and not to suggest any
deviation of authority as to ingress and egress onto
property.

    In response to Mr. Wince’s second question, Manager
Hickman believes in this situation that moving the right of
way will not affect the set back but simply change the
location of the sidewalk.

    In response to Mr. Wince’s third question, Mayor
Bellman stated his opinion is that it’s difficult to make a
prediction with regard to a boulevard and turn lane on
Cherry Valley Road but feels it is prudent at this time to
accommodate future ideas.  Councilmember Wernet concurred
with this opinion.

    Councilmember Wernet declared that in his
recollection the Planning Commission did not give unanimous
approval on the issue of right of way, and that during the
meeting they expressed the belief that this would be an
issue finalized by Council.  He advised that the Finding of
Fact reflected this conclusion.  He noted that the Planning
Commission gave approval contingent upon a number of changes
to the plan, as well as working with Council with regard to
right of way requirements.  

    George Fackler, developer and owner of said
property, stated that he is tremendously upset with this
situation.  He noted his "take it or leave it offer" during
the last meeting which was related to the giving of five
feet with the possibility of acquiring  additional  right of
way.    

    Following a display of emotions between Council, the
applicant and the applicant’s counsel, Councilmember
Robertson asked Mr. Fackler what he would like to see as a
solution to this situation.  

    Mr. Fackler declared his hope for tonight’s approval
on this project.  He expressed the need for fair
compensation should the Village need to acquire additional
right of way.

        Mayor Bellman asked for citizen comments on this
issue.  There were no citizen comments.  Mr. Bellman
declared the discussion period closed.
      Councilmember Freytag moved to table this matter
pending legal advice on the numerous issues that Mr.
Fackler’s Counsel has brought forth.     Councilmember
McGowan second.

    Councilmember Wernet revealed that he had the
intention of voting for this resolution this evening.  He
now feels that given the degree to which issues have been
raised, he is in agreement with Mr. Freytag’s motion.

     Councilmember Lucier stated that although she was
prepared to vote on this issue tonight she now also feels
inclined to wait.

    Mayor Bellman stated he would like to see this
resolution voted on tonight.  
    
Following a discussion, Council agreed it was not their
understanding that the resolution was jeopardized as a
result of the tabling of this issue on April 15th.

Council then reopened the question to Mr. Fackler that he
reconsider conformity to the language of this resolution.

    Mr. Fackler requested five minutes to discuss
options with his legal counsel.

Mayor Bellman granted a five minutes recess.

The meeting re-convened and Mr. Fackler implied that if he
retained his position this evening, he believes this
resolution will be tabled and consequently end up in a court
of law.  He does not want to see this happen and would like
to set a precedence by doing what he previously committed to
with the Planning Commission and render 5 feet right of way,
as he is a man of his word.

Manager Hickman stated that the Village would like to work
with Mr. Fackler so that in the event the extra seven feet
were acquired, it would not affect any previously located
landscaping.      Mr. Fackler stated that this was workable.

    Councilmember Freytag withdrew his motion to table
Resolution No. 98-15.  Second by Vice Mayor McGowan.

    Councilmember Freytag made a motion to amend
Resolution No. 98-15 to include Mayor Bellman’s additions as
recited and to include the revised Section III language as
presented.  Councilmember Wernet second.  Motion carried.

    For clarification to Council and the applicant, Law
Director Hurst read language as it appears on the back of
the zoning permit application which consists of conditions
of zoning permit approval.  
 Councilmember Wernet suggested to Mr. Wince that if there
are problems with this agreement that they be brought
forward at this time.

(Note -  Mayor Bellman submitted the following language):

After lengthy discussion, the parties agreed to the 5 foot
of additional easement and summarized their agreement with
reference to Resolution No. 97-32 (passed last year during
the appeal of the BZBA decision on the drive-thru) and
Resolution No. 98-15 (which is up for passage, with
modifications, this evening).  At this point, the following
discussion took place between Mayor Bellman and Attorney
Phil Wince:

Bellman:  "What I understand is that this has been a lengthy
process in the last couple of years there are two
resolutions and everybody sitting in this room tonight is
agreeable with what's in place.  Am I misunderstanding
anything?"

Wince:    (Shaking his head "no")

Bellman:    "And your shaking your head ‘no’.  Right
Phil?"

Wince:    "No, as far as I’m…"

    Bellman:    "Yea, so we’re all on the same page.
 We’re in agreement."
    
    The question was again called.  6 ayes, 0 nays.  
Motion carried.  Resolution No. 98-15 was adopted.
    
     Liquor Permit (Brews) - Jerry Martin

Jerry Martin, an owner of The Village Brewing Company,
addressed questions regarding the Liquor Permit Change
Approval requested for The Village Brewing Company.  He
pointed out that this is a D3 permit which is already in the
Village but not currently being used.  He noted that this
permit excludes Sunday liquor sales.

Councilmember Wernet pointed out that this has been a
responsible business with no problems in the community,
which speaks positively for the management of this business,
therefore he believes this permit should be issued based on
that fact.

Mayor Bellman described a concern over the possibility of an
overemphasis of higher consumption which may exacerbate a
problem.

When asked about the hearing process, Law Director Hurst
advised that the burden on the filer is significant unless
there is concrete basis to criticize the license approval.  
He summarized that as a general rule, the appeal will not be
successful.  He revealed that a previous hearing requested
was not even scheduled for three years.
 
Councilmember Robertson voiced her opinion that she would
like a local public meeting thus allowing citizens to voice
their concerns on this issue.

Mr. Martin declared that the Advocate had written an article
in notification of this agenda item.  In addition, he
advised that all the area churches were notified of this
permit request.  He pointed out that there was no opposition
to this permit in attendance this evening.   

Councilmember Freytag commented that if there were sentiment
on this issue in the community, it would not have an effect
on whether there would be a hearing.  He is concerned a
public hearing would only cause disillusionment to the
community.

     Councilmember Wernet agreed that although he feels
it would be valuable to have public input, he concurs with
Mr.  Freytag’s concerns and feels that as there are no
grounds for opposing the permit, we should drop the request
for a hearing.

    Paul ?????? , an owner of The Village Brewing
Company stated he believed this was the second public
meeting with which the public could attend to voice a
concern on this issue.  He surmised that there isn’t either
objection or approval by the community and believes another
public meeting is not necessary.

Judith Thomas of 4 Shepardson Court stated that The Village
Brewing Company is a great amenity to this town, and as it
is being run efficiently and responsibly she has no
objection to the issuing of this permit.

    Councilmember McGowan noted that he doesn’t believe
that another two weeks would hurt this permit process and
would like to see a public hearing set.

Councilmember Lucier expressed that she would like to see a
motion to withdrawal the request for a hearing on this
permit approval.

Councilmember Bellman stated he would cast his vote with the
majority.

Councilmember Freytag made a motion to withdraw the request
for a hearing on a liquor permit for The Village Brewing
Company.  Second by Councilmember Wernet.  Five ayes, 1 nay
(Councilmember Robertson)  Motion Carried.  

    Mayor Bellman asked a member of the audience (Mr.
Thiele) if he needed to address an issue.
    
John Thiele of 210 S. Mulberry St., questioned how far the
issue of the addition to a home on Mulberry Street had gone
and if Council knows what is going on.  

Councilmember Wernet summarized that the Planning Commission
has asked the applicant to get further information ie, more
detailed site plan, dimensions, etc.
 
Mayor Bellman advised Mr. Thiele and Councilmember Wernet
discuss this issue in another forum as at this time this is
not an issue of this Council.  Councilmember Wernet
suggested Mr. Thiele contact the Village Planner for more
information.

NEW BUSINESS

    Joe Magdich of Season Good & Mayer came before
Council to answer questions with regard to Ordinance No.
08-98 and the issuing the $765,000 notes.   He disclosed the
fact that they have looked at converting these notes into
bonds and found too many negatives at this time.  He
mentioned that if rates stay where they are it will be
recommended that this be done somewhere within two years.  
He affirmed that the rate for tonight is 4.11%.  At
Council’s request, Mr. Magdich briefly explained the setting
of rates afterwhich Council requested that he return at a
later date to explain the bonding process in more detail.

      Ordinance No. 07-98, "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 And Declaring An Emergency", was
introduced, its title and emergency clause read by
Councilmember Wernet.  Second by Councilmember Freytag.

    Roll Call on the emergency clause for Ordinance No.
07-98:  Lucier, yes, McGowan, yes, Robertson yes, Wernet
yes, Freytag yes, Bellman yes.

    Roll Call on Ordinance No. 07-98: Lucier, yes,
McGowan, yes, Robertson yes, Wernet yes, Freytag yes,
Bellman yes.  Ordinance No. 07-98 was adopted.

    Ordinance No. 08-98, An Ordinance Providing For The
Issuance Of $765,000 Of Notes By The Village Of Granville,
Ohio, In Anticipation Of The Issuance Of Bonds For The
Purpose Of Paying Part Of The Cost Of Constructing
Improvements To The Municipal Sanitary Sewer System, And
Declaring An Emergency was introduced, its title and
emergency clause read by Councilmember Lucier.  Second by
Councilmember McGowan.

    Roll Call on the emergency clause for Ordinance No.
08-98:  Lucier, yes, McGowan, yes, Robertson yes, Wernet
yes, Freytag yes, Bellman yes.

    Roll Call on Ordinance No. 07-98: Lucier, yes,
McGowan, yes, Robertson yes, Wernet yes, Freytag yes,
Bellman yes.  Ordinance No. 08-98 was adopted.

    Ordinance No. 06-98, An Ordinance To Amend Section
1305.03 (c ) (1), And (d) (1), (2), And (3) Of The Codified
Ordinances Of The Village Of Granville, Ohio was introduced
and its title read by Councilmember Freytag.  Mayor Bellman
set the Public Hearing date for Ordinance No. 06-98 for May
20, 1998.
 
    Ordinance No. 09-98, An Ordinance To Amend Chapter
1171 Of The Codified Ordinances Of The Village Of Granville,
Ohio was introduced and its title read by Councilmember
Wernet.  Mayor Bellman set the Public Hearing date for
Ordinance No. 09-98 for May 20, 1998.

    Resolution No. 98-17, A Resolution To Express
Appreciation To Willard H. "Bud" McFarland was introduced
and read in full by Mayor Bellman.  Second by Councilmember
Freytag.  Motion Carried.  Resolution No. 98-17 was adopted.

    Resolution No. 98-18, To Award The Bid For The Micro
Surfacing Of Village Streets For 1998 To American Pavements
Inc. And To Authorize The Village Manager To Enter Into An
Agreement Therefor was introduced and read in full by
Councilmember Wernet.  Second by Councilmember Freytag.  
Motion Carried.  Resolution No. 98-18 was adopted.

Manager Hickman informed Council that the alternate bid for
work on S. Prospect will be appropriated from the Water
Fund.

    Ordinance No. 04-98
Councilmember McGowan inquired as to Section 509.09 (a) (4),
Ordinance No. 04-98 which pertains to "noise" and whether it
applied to such events as ball games and the 4th of July
activities.

Councilmember Wernet stated that he thought the Law Director
would redraft that section to reflect such exemptions.

ADJOURNMENT

Councilmember Wernet moved to adjourn the meeting at
10:17pm.  Councilmember Lucier second.  Motion carried.
 

Council Minutes 4/15/98

 VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE
COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
April 15, 1998



CALL TO ORDER
    Mayor Bellman convened the meeting at 7:28p.m.  

ROLL CALL
Those responding to the roll call were:
Mayor Bellman            Councilmember Freytag    
Vice Mayor McGowan        Law Director Hurst
Councilmember Robertson        Manager Hickman
Councilmember Wernet
Councilmember Rader            

PUBLIC HEARING
    A public hearing was held on Ordinance No. 05-98, An
Ordinance Authorizing The Exchange of Real Property Between
The Village of Granville And Granville Township.  No one
appeared to speak for or against Ordinance No. 05-98.  The
public hearing on Ordinance No. 05-98 closed at 7:32 p.m.

 REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES
     Minutes of the regularly scheduled meeting of April
1, 1998 were presented for review.

Councilmember Lucier arrived.

 Councilmember Rader moved to approve the minutes as
amended.  Seconded by Councilmember Wernet.  Motion carried.    
 
 MANAGER’S REPORT
    The Manager’s Report for the month of March was
presented for review.   
    Mayor Bellman made note of Chief Cartnal’s plans to
require more officer foot patrol in the Village as requested
by Council.
 Councilmember Robertson noted she would be attending a
coalition meeting at Denison and questioned whether the
number of additional "complaint investigations", as reported
in the monthly Police Report, were contributed to by Denison
students?  She stated she would e-mail Chief Cartnal for his
comments.
 Mayor Bellman directed the clerk to file the report.  A
copy of said report is attached as part of these minutes.
 
CITIZENS COMMENTS
Those signing the register were:
         James Jump
        Scott Rawdon
     
Mayor Bellman noted he would allow citizen comments during
the discussion of Resolution No. 98-14 under New Business on
tonights agenda.  

There were no citizen comments to record at this time.

COMMITTEE REPORTS
Councilmember Wernet reported that the Planning Commission
saw a proposed plan for a development behind the Fackler
Development on Gallway Drive.  He noted that the developer
would be returning to the Commission.  He also stated the
Planning Commission approved a change of use for the
structure east of the Fackler Country Garden.  He noted some
discussion about the changes to the sign above County
Savings Bank on East Broadway.  He noted the applicant
agreed to reduce the size of the sign on the face of the
building to within limits of the sign ordinances.

Councilmember Rader reported that the Utilities Committee
discussed Impact and Use Fees.  He noted their
recommendation to raise the Use Fees from $350 to $700, and
will look at the Impact fees in relation to the Cherry
Valley Road area.  He stated the committee discussed the
design on Cherry Valley Road in connection to the Thornwood
Drive project.   
 
Councilmember McGowan reported on the Street Light
Committee.  He noted that the lights are in and money has
been appropriated for replacement of street lights from Plum
to Granger Streets.  He mentioned that hopefully this will
be done by July 4th.  He added that GBPA will make a
contribution for the funding of new poles for the downtown
area.  Manager Hickman noted that the GBPA is interested in
making a contribution to the "Granville" fixtures.

    Councilmember Freytag reporting on the Tree &
Landscape Commission noted that the Arbor Day Celebration is
scheduled for the 24th of April at which time a tree will be
planted in honor of Arbor Day.

    Councilmember McGowan noted that the Personnel
Committee met and reviewed the proposed new Personnel
Policy.  He noted that at this time the Committee’s
recommendation was to not fill the available police position
perhaps utilizing some of the current supervisors for
patrolling instead.   

    Mayor Bellman noted that he had been on Thresher
Street during a recent rain and there seems to be
improvement in that area.  He also noted that the School
Board would be addressing the Thornwood Drive issue on
Monday.  He then noted there had been a meeting between the
Village Manager, Service Director, Chief of Police and
former Mayor to discuss issues of policing in the Village.

 
OLD BUSINESS
    Ordinance No. 05-98, An Ordinance Authorizing The
Exchange of Real Property Between The Village of Granville
And Granville Township, was re-introduced and read by Mayor
Bellman.  The question was called 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. 05-98 is adopted.

NEW BUSINESS
Resolution No. 98-14, A Resolution To Support The Study Of
The Thornwood Boulevard Project Providing That Licking
County Address Enumerated Concerns Over The Project’s
Impact, was introduced and read in  full by Mayor Bellman.
There was a discussion among Council with regard to changes
to the language of the proposed Resolution No. 98-14.  Mayor
Bellman then opened the discussion to public comment.

    Jim Jump of 143 Thresher Street stated he felt one
citizens (his) concern is how much influence Granville will
have in the Joint Economics Development District’s creation.
 He stated he had looked at the statute and written a memo
to Council explaining his views.   He noted that the Joint
Economics Development Committees are made of Municipalities
and Townships.  He feels that a major concern expressed by
Village Citizens is that there are no plans for reivew of
traffic impact after S.R.157 meets S.R.16.  He expressed
concern that all parties be represented in the Joint
Economics Development District.  He added it was his feeling
that Joint Economic  Development means suburbanization.

    Councilmember Lucier thanked Mr. Jump for his
efforts in clarifying this subject.  

Charlie Greib, Director of the Licking County Planning
Commission, stated that suburbanization is significant since
it has already begun and he hopes this opportunity will
offer a plan that will be supportive.  He said it will give
communities control to the area in a way that is most
suitable to that community by allowing them to choose the
types of plans they are interested in.  Mr. Greib stated our
school districts are forced to provide increased education
services at a time when everyone suffers great duress for
finances.  He then elaborated on the Joint Economic reform
of the districts.  He noted that it is conceivable that
multiple Joint Economic Development Districts will form in
each community adding that it is an association between a
municipality and a township.  He stated that the legislature
institutes this legislation such that the municipalities
that have services such as water and sewer can work with the
township.  He also noted it is a defining document that
allows negotiations on many issues of annexation.  He stated
that depending on the community it is likely that multiple
Joint Economic Development Districts throughout this
corridor could exist.  He then stated that the JEDD Boards
come out of this process only after the agreement is
approved by municipalities and townships and would only be
responsible for the operations not the design of the JEDD.  
 He then added that the Transportation Improvement District
Board members are Tim Lollo, County Engineer, Albert
Ashbrook, County Commissioner,  Nelson Craig, County
Superintendent of Schools, Ben Whitehead, State Farm
Agent, and Dan Delawder, President of Park National Band.  
Mr. Greib stated his desire is that there be properly
planned areas of residential development.  He noted that the
control of the things closest to us is up to each community.
He noted that this resolution is only a request for
community support to make it possible to go to ODOT and
secure funding for this project.  He stated that at this
time this is not a request for endorsement.   He noted that
the advocation for the northend of this project is for
commercial, not retail commercial development and that there
are no abatements on commercial development in Licking
County, adding that this device is to protect the revenue
streams going to the school systems.

    Jeff ? of Welsh Hills Road questioned the urgency
for Council to make this decision and asked if there was a
time limit?

Mayor Bellman noted his urgency is related to this Council
having the opportunity to input into this matter before the
school board addresses this issue on Monday.  

    Vice Mayor McGowan feels the public needs more time
to address unanswered questions and is in favor of voting on
this resolution at another time.
 
Mr. Greib stated there was no urgency.  On behalf of the
citizens who still have questions he urged Council not to
rush the passage of this resolution.

Councilmember Robertson is concerned about how many members
of this community would be involved in the study and hopes
all communities will be equally represented.

Councilmember Lucier stated that the language has been
changed considerably this evening she is inclined to wait on
the passage of this resolution.

Councilmember Freytag stated his position has not changed as
he feels this is a bad idea for the Village of Granville.  
He feels this road would put traffic at our doorstep.  He
stated this is a poor idea and he will not support using
taxpayer money for this type of study.

Councilmember Rader stated he feels this is out of our hands
and supports the study.

    Councilmember Wernet stated his view is that the
original plan was to have a solution for the north/south
problem which has been on the books for over 30 years.  He
will agree to go forward with the study.  He suggested going
ahead with the vote tonight and allow for amendments to the
resolution as needed.
 
Councilmember Freytag moved to table Resolution No. 98-14.  
Second by Councilmember McGowan.  Yeas 3 - Opposed 4.  
Motion denied.

     Mayor Bellman made a motion for the passage of
Resolution No. 98-14 and read a revised version to Council.
 Second by Councilmember Wernet.
 
    Mr. Greib noted that as it stands #7, 8, and 9 of
this resolution are unacceptable as written
and should this pass it is likely the Board of the TID will
not find this basis for a good working relationship.

There was discussion with regard to the idea that this
Resolution is only support for a study and nothing more.  
There was also discussion of the different definitions of a
study.  It was noted that a study would happen whether this
Council voted for this resolution or not.

There was continued discussion with regard to including
support for community representatives and various government
entities to discuss this study.

    Council amended the proposed resolution so that it
supported a forum of the communities involved to discuss the
impact of the Thornwood proposal, rather than this study
being drafted by the TID.  In general Council also expressed
concern about a complete north/south routing not being
addressed.  Several other issues were addressed in
comparison of the original resolution.  See attached.

Councilmember McGowan stated he objected to this resolution
as it has changed dramatically since first introduced this
evening.  Councilmember Freytag agreed.

Mayor Bellman feels the School Board has the most leverage
in this study and feels it is important to express this
Councils concerns to that entity before they vote on Monday.

Roll Call Vote:  Bellman yes, McGowan no, Lucier no,
Robertson yes, Wernet yes, Rader yes, Freytag no.  4 yes
votes, 3 no votes.  Resolution No. 98-14 is adopted as
amended.

Resolution No. 98-15, A Resolution Setting Forth The
Conditions For Zoning Permit Approval For Multi-Use
Development At 1960 Newark Granville Road, was introduced
and read in full by Councilmember Rader and Mayor Bellman.  

 Law Director Hurst noted that this resolution only reflects
the Findings and Conditions.   

There was discussion with regard to the right of way
provisions.  It was noted that Mr. Fackler had already
granted the required right of way for storm sewers and due
access.  It is noted that Mr. Fackler has already given an
additional 5 feet to the existing 30 feet of right of way
with and agreement to reflect that he would accommodate
further discussion if the need arises to acquire additional
right of way.

There was a discussion with regard to acquiring additional
right of way

Law Director Hurst stated that the Findings of Fact state
that the extent of right of way will be determined by
Council.  He noted that the Planning Commission cannot
commit to right of way because Council has the legislative
authority.
 
Village Planner Reyazi stated that at the time the Planning
Commission reviewed the site plan, they struggled with the
fact that there was no adopted plan for Cherry Valley Road.
 Since it was determined that it was ultimately Council’s
decision, the Planning Commission felt uncomfortable making
a recommendation not knowing what Council may choose for
Cherry Valley Road.

Mr. Fackler stated that this issue was one of the twenty
nine issues discussed during the hearing on this plan.  He
stated that only five feet additional right of way was
discussed, and this is what was agreed to by him and the
Planning Commission.

Mr. Wernet stated that there was a discussion later on in
that Planning Commission meeting which reflected the fact
that the right of way issue would be a Council decision.

The Law Director stated that the legislative authority
clearly has the final say and it is to be  noted that no
matter what the Findings of Fact state, Council has the
authority to determine what the right of way will be.

Councilmember Wernet feels the Planning Commission did not
attempt to misuse that authority and in fact deferred that
authority on to Council noting that it is clear from the
Finding of fact that they did not make the decision
regarding right of way.

Mr. Fackler requested that this resolution be tabled until
the next meeting.

Law Director Hurst recommended that this matter be tabled.  
At this time Council decided they were not ready to vote on
this Resolution.
      
Councilmember Rader made a motion to table Resolution No.
98-15.  Second by Mayor Bellman.  Motion Carried.

Resolution No. 98-16, A Resolution To Authorize The Village
Manager To Advertise For Bids For The Painting Of The
250,000 Gallon Water Tank, was read in full by Mayor
Bellman.  Second by Councilmember Freytag.  Motion Carried.
 Resolution No. 98-16 is adopted.

Liquor License Request -
    Manager Hickman noted his receipt for a change to
the Village Brewing Company’s Liquor License.  He noted the
change reflects the addition of hard liquor to the license.

    Council agreed that a hearing should be requested
which would give local citizens the right to comment on this
change request.

Mayor Bellman made a motion that a hearing be requested.  
Second by Lucier.  Motion Carried.
 

ADJOURNMENT
    Councilmember Rader moved to adjourn the meeting at
11:31 p.m.  Councilmember McGowan second.  Motion Carried.
 

Council Minutes 4/1/98

VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE
COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
April 1, 1998

CALL TO ORDER

     Mayor Bellman convened the meeting at 7:32pm.  
 
ROLL CALL

Those responding to the roll call were:
    Vice Mayor McGowan
    Councilmember Lucier    
Councilmember Robertson            
Councilmember Wernet            Mayor Bellman    
Councilmember Rader            Manager Hickman
Councilmember Freytag

 PUBLIC HEARING

A public hearing was held on 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.
    
    No one appeared to speak for or against Ordinance
No. 04-98.  Mayor Bellman closed the public hearing at
7:36p.m.

REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES

    The minutes of the regularly scheduled meeting of
March 18, 1998, were presented for review.  Councilmember
Rader moved to approve the minutes.  Councilmember Wernet
second.  Motion carried.    

CITIZENS COMMENTS

Those signing the register were:
     
Rochelle Steinberg
Sally Hannahs
Scott Rawdon
Maxine Montgomery
 
Rochelle Steinberg of 425 E. College Street, along with
Sally Hannahs, stated she they were in attendance to speak
on behalf of a neighborhood group of residents living near  
the Old Middle School.  Ms. Steinberg handed out a packet of
information to Council.  She noted that the neighborhood
group wants to emphasize their wish to minimize the amount
of intrusion and disruption which could result from the
parking situation at the old middle school location.  She
stated that this group would like to see the minimal amount
of parking spaces permitted in a residential area for this
location.  She added that this group is willing to work with
Council and the School Board to come up with a parking
requirement that would meet the needs of the building and
the wishes of the neighborhood.  She stated that the
neighborhood would be unanimously supportive of pursuing any
variance that would be necessary to reduce the parking at
this location.

     Maxine Montgomery of 2450 Newark-Granville Road,
encouraged Council to look at the Thornwood Drive project
objectively.   She stated that having attended a meeting of
the Licking County Planning Commission, she feels Granville
will be greatly impacted by this road and would like to see
this Council participate in the planning of this project.  
She encouraged Council to be as objective as possible and
look at advantages and disadvantages before decisions are
made without the participation of Granville which might
negatively impact this community.
 
COMMITTEE REPORTS
 
Councilmember McGowan noted that the Personnel Committee
will meet at 9:00 am on the 13th of April.  He also noted
that the Lighting Committee will also meet that week
regarding the downtown lights on Broadway.

Councilmember Wernet reported that the Planning Commission
approved, with conditions, the plans for the Fackler
development at the corner of Newark Granville and Cherry
Valley Roads.  He stated that these conditions were to be
forwarded from the Village Planner and the Law Director to
Council.

Mayor Bellman stated he had attended the Township meeting
when they approved a Resolution in favor of going forward
with a study for the S.R. 157/Thornwood Drive project.  In
reference to the Township/Village land swap, he noted that a
concern was raised about the slope on the northwest side of
the township property.  Manager Hickman will review this
concern.

Councilmember Rader noted there will be a Utilities
Committee Meeting at 7:00pm on Monday, April 6.

Maxine Montgomery reported on the Fanchion Lewis Committee
meeting.  The cost of grating, gravel, wood fence, and a
small sign was around $4,200.  She noted that plans are
being made for a permanent sign.  She noted that projected
appropriations for 1998 reflect dredging of the pond.  The
next meeting will be at the park on April 22.  Councilmember
Rader suggested the Manager contact ODNR prior to dredging
this pond.

Councilmember Robertson noted that she and Councilmember
Lucier attended the Ohio Municipal League’s New
Councilmember Seminar.  She also noted a meeting with Law
Director Hurst in which she learned about his concerns about
procedures.  She stated that she now understands the Law
Director.  She proposed a committee be appointed to look at
procedures 1143 and 1171.

Councilmember Wernet stated he would like to see the Law
Directors comments on suggested changes to the procedures.  
Councilmembers Wernet and Rader agreed to join Mrs.
Robertson on a committee that will look into this.
 
OLD BUSINESS

     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 reintroduced by
Councilmember Lucier.  Second by Councilmember McGowan.

    Councilmember Wernet proposed an amendment to this
ordinance to reflect 10p.m. instead of 12a.m. and 8a.m.
instead of 7a.m.   Councilmember Freytag second.  Motion
carried.

Councilmember Rader feels a first time warning is
appropriate prior to enforcement of this ordinance.
 
Roll Call Vote:  McGowan yes, Lucier yes, Robertson yes,
Wernet yes, Rader yes, Freytag yes, Bellman yes.  Seven yes
votes.

    Councilmember Wernet requested the Law Director
re-draft this ordinance.

    Ordinances No. 04-98 was adopted as amended.

Design Review Standards -

Village Planner Reyazi stated that Mr. Frank Elmer was not
willing to do any more work for the Village.  He noted that
although the Design Review Standards are near completion, he
feels it is not as presentable as originally intended.   He
noted that the presentation of the document, public
hearings, training of the Planning Commission, presentation
to various groups, answering questions and making
modifications remain.  Mr. Reyazi stated he feels there is a
legal decision to be made with regard to Frank Elmer.  

Following a discussion with regard to the completion of the
study and whether Council will agree to pay Mr. Elmer,
Councilmember Robertson suggested turning to a mediator to
solve the problem vs. the possibility of litigation.

The decision was made to drop the matter with Mr. Elmer and
move on as it would not be worth litigating.

Councilmember Wernet proposed that Council seek alternative
bids for the completion of the Design Review Standards.

Council requested the Planner ask Nancy Ritchey, an original
bidder of this project, for an estimate of possibly
completing this project.   No vote was taken.

Thornwood Blvd. -
Councilmember Freytag once again stated he felt the S.R.
157/Thornwood Drive project was simply an effort to generate
economic development for the benefit of Newark and Heath.  
He feels it is adverse to the interest of Granville in that
economic development would require additional residential
units which will impact Granville.  He noted that this idea
was originally presented as a transportation enhancement
adding that LCATs stated it did not have anything to do with
development.  He stated they have now admitted that the
purpose is economic.  He feels Council must consider what
impact this will have on the Village.  

    Councilmember Robertson stated the importance of
having zoning in place that would protect the Village and
the township from becoming over developed.

It was noted that a public discussion would take place in
Council Chambers on Tuesday, April 7, 1998.

Fackler Conditions -
Councilmember Rader questioned legal recourse of the Village
should Mr. Fackler violate the conditions of his conditional
use.  He noted that Mr. Fackler frequently fails to follow
the rules.
Manager Hickman noted that as these conditions have been
agreed to by Mr. Facker, should he violate them, his permit
would no longer be valid.   
    
NEW BUSINESS
 
      Resolution No. 98-13, "A Resolution To Authorize The
Non-Permanent Installation Of A Sidewalk Café On The Public
Sidewalk At 134 East Broadway In Front Of The Business Known
As "Victoria’s Parlour", Subject To Restrictions, was
introduced and read in full by Councilmember McGowan and
Councilmember Rader.  Second by Councilmember Lucier.  
Motion Carried.  Resolution No. 98-13 was adopted.

    Ordinance No. 05-98, An Ordinance Authorizing The
Exchange Of Real Property Between The Village Of Granville
And Granville Township, was introduced by Councilmember
Bellman.  A Public Hearing was set for Ordinance No. 05-98
for April 15, 1998.

EXECUTIVE SESSION
    
    Mayor Bellman made a motion to enter into Executive
Session for the discussion of the purchase of property.  
Second by Councilmember Lucier.

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

    In at 9:08 pm

    Councilmember Freytag moved to return to regular
session at 9:20pm.  Second by Councilmember Rader.  Motion
carried.
 
 
ADJOURNMENT

Councilmember Wernet moved to adjourn the meeting at 9:21pm.
Councilmember Rader second.  Motion carried.
 

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.
 

Council Minutes 3/4/98

CALL TO ORDER
     Mayor Bellman convened the meeting at 7:30pm.  
 
ROLL CALL
Those responding to the roll call were:
    Vice Mayor McGowan
    Councilmember Lucier    
Councilmember Robertson            Mayor Bellman
Councilmember Wernet            Law Director Hurst
Councilmember Rader            Manager Hickman
Councilmember Freytag
 
REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES
    The minutes of the regularly scheduled meeting of
February 18, 1998, were presented for review.  Councilmember
Wernet moved to approve the minutes.  Councilmember Rader
second.  Motion carried.    

CITIZENS COMMENTS
Those signing the register were:
        Bill Acklin
        Kate Wernet
        Scott Rawdon
        Eloise Dezwarte
 
COMMITTEE REPORTS
Vice Mayor McGowan reported that the Recreation Commission
is discussing the development of fields by the driving
range, which needs to be complete by the end of year for the
$100,000 grant to be applicable.  He noted that Doug
Plunkett has been appointed as the director to oversee this
project.  He mentioned the new spring programs will be out
within the next two weeks.  He added that the restrooms at
Wildwood should be operable in the next six weeks.

Councilmember Wernet reported that the Planning Commission
approved an application from Bill Heim for modifications to
his business, and an application from George Fackler, noting
that the general consensus of the Planning Commission is
that this is a pretty good plan.  He noted the commission
has denied an application from Certified Oil for
modifications stating that concerns of this proposal would
significantly expand the use which is encompassed by the
ordinance.  He stated that the Planning Commission gave
Certified Oil the opportunity to reconsider their plan
however they denied this opportunity and opted for the
Planning Commissions vote.  The Commission voted against
this application.
 
Mr. Wernet noted the Commission’s concern with the right-in,
right-out access to Fackler’s proposed location on Newark
Granville Road.  He stated that the Commission was satisfied
with a tentative agreement with Mr. Fackler noting this
approval was contingent upon several issues which include
implementing the right-in right-out access based on traffic
conflicts in this area.  Mr. Wernet stated that the overall
project seemed to be very well done.

Following a discussion, it was decided that Council would
like to review the plans of this project before giving its
support to the Planning Commissions decision.  

    Questions were raised by Vice Mayor McGowan and
Councilmember Robertson on whether Council was concerned
with sign regulations at Fackler’s.

     Councilmember Rader reported that the Streets &
Sidewalks Committee met with Bob Evans.  Concessions on
design, brick color, reduction of signage, and addition of
dormers has been agreed to and a permit has been issued.

Following a discussion with regard to the agreement with Bob
Evans, Law Director Hurst noted that a letter of
understanding has been exchanged and perimeters have been
set forth in that letter.  He then advised Council that the
citizens of this community approved a specific development
plan by vote and any amendments to this plan must be
relatively minor.  Mayor Bellman and others noted that the
amendments were relatively minor.

    Mayor Bellman made note of a joint proclamation
between the Village and Township which has been prepared and
will be presented to William Custer for his donation of
non-development easements to Granville.  This proclamation
will be presented at the March 19th Land Conservancy
Meeting.

    Mayor Bellman noted the "rave reviews" of Vice Mayor
McGowan’s first attempt at conducting  Mayor’s Court.  

Vice Mayor McGowan noted there was an ordinance in place
which stipulates that individuals are responsible for having
a device for the removal of dog excrement while on property
other than their own within the Village.

NEW BUSINESS
     Ordinance No. 02-98, "A Ordinance Authorizing The
Exchange Of Real Property Between The Village Of Granville
And The First Presbyterian Church Of Granville", was
introduced by Councilmember Rader.  Mayor Bellman set a
public hearing on Ordinance No. 02-98 for March 18, 1998.
 
     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 introduced by Councilmember Wernet.
 Mayor Bellman set a public hearing on Ordinance No. 03-98
for March 18, 1998.

    Resolution No. 98-10, "A Resolution To Authorize The
Village Manager To Advertise For Bids For The Micro
Surfacing Of Village Streets For 1998", was introduced and
read in full by Councilmember McGowan.  Second by
Councilmember Rader.  Motion Carried.  Resolution No. 98-10
was adopted.
 
OLD BUSINESS
    Water/Sewer Extension - Dow Chemical location

    It was noted that there is a prospective purchaser
for the Dow Chemical location on State Route 16.  The
discussion was based on the idea that this location would
possibly need additional water/sewer services.  It was noted
that Southwest Licking Water and Sewer facilities have been
mentioned as an alternative to supply this service to this
location.

    Councilmember Wernet shared a concern that the
Township and Village could potentially lose control of that
area.

Mayor Bellman noted that one reason for allowing an
extension might be for the potential maneuver of threatened
areas.  However, he question whether this was an effective
way to be defensive in terms of encroachment.

It was noted that the water/sewer extension would be under a
specific set of conditions, which would allow for the
control of abuses.

    Councilmember Lucier questioned the cost feasibility
of the extension.

Law Director Hurst noted that an extension can be granted
with limitations.  However, the question is will anyone
accept the extension given those limitations.

Councilmember Freytag stated that a water/sewer extension
would be an imperfect way to support "no annexation"  of
this area to other municipalities.

Law Director Hurst expressed a concern that this
municipality may feel it is gaining additional control over
another subdivision by virtue of having run this extension
of water/sewer to the area.   Councilmember Freytag agreed
with Mr. Hurst.

    During the discussion on this topic, it was noted
that this project could cost the Village around $1 million.
 It was also noted that at this time, this situation is
directly related to the Township  and not the Village.  

ADJOURNMENT
Councilmember Rader moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:58 pm.
 Councilmember  Wernet second.  Motion carried.
 
                            
________________________________    
                            
        Mayor
Attest:

______________________________
Clerk of Council

Coucil mInutes 2/18/98

CALL TO ORDER

    Mayor Bellman convened the meeting at 7:30p.m.  

ROLL CALL

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

 
 REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES

     The minutes of the regularly scheduled meeting of
February 4, 1998 were presented for review.  Councilmember
Freytag moved to approve the minutes.  Seconded by
Councilmember Wernet.  Motion carried.    
 
MAYOR’S REPORT    

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

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

 CITIZENS COMMENTS

Those signing the register were:
         Scott Rawdon    Dave Dudgeon
Kent Callander    Mary Fellabaum
Steve Cartnal
 COMMITTEE REPORTS

Councilmember Rader gave a report of the Streets & Sidewalks
Committee.  There was discussion on the recommendation of a
six foot sidewalk from Clear Run to Denison Drive on
Newark-Granville Road and talks should begin with church
representative Jim Kennedy about property in front of St.
Edwards with regard to drainage problems.

It was noted that Issue II grant money from the State for
Main Street was not approved.  Manager Hickman stated that
this project would be looked at again for the possibility of
downsizing before reapplying.  One consideration is for the
Village to fund the repair of Main Street from Munson Street
to the bridge (to include a turn lane, sidewalks, and curb
cuts).  One other funding method included the possibility of
 having businesses in that area contribute toward this
project via assessment.  It was noted that this was not a
project slated for this year.

    Councilmember Wernet stated that the goal of the
Streets & Sidewalks Committee is to have decisions made on
specified projects by August to better accommodate the
bidding process.  He then added that Manager Hickman would
be notifying citizens in the area of W. Maple Street with
time frames, schedules, and steps of work to be done in that
area.  West Maple Street will be a multi year project.

Mayor Bellman raised the idea of using funds left over from
last year to complete the sidewalk connection along
Newark-Granville Road from Denison Drive area to the
entrance of Bryn Du Woods.

Councilmember Wernet noted the Planning Commission held a
work session with Bob Ersam to discuss concerns such as
setbacks, rezoning and lift station issues.   The Commission
also approved the Bob Evans sub division plat on the advice
of Village Planner Reyazi.

Councilmember Lucier - Financial Liaison, noted that she has
received a more detailed report from the Finance Director
and will follow up with questions about that report.

    Mayor Bellman read a letter from Boy Scout Nick
Magnuson, as referenced during the Council meeting on the
4th , with regard to speed limitations and enforcement on
Burg Street.  Chief Cartnal noted he had already replied to
Mr. Magnuson.

Mayor Bellman noted a Mayor’s Court decision which he made
based on his review of a Village Police in-car video tape.  
He noted that the video was very helpful and directly
affected the outcome of this case.

Councilmember Wernet stated a subcommittee of the
Comprehensive Plan Review Committee reviewed the invoice of
Frank Elmer and has recommended the Village pay half of the
disputed amount.  Mr. Wernet will convey this recommendation
to the Village Planner.
 OLD BUSINESS

Community Policing
Councilmember McGowan reiterated the point by which he felt
there was a concern among citizens of the Village that
Village Police aren’t as present in the community as wished.
 He stated that he would like to see the police back in the
community where more interaction can be built.   

Mayor Bellman stated  that the dual role of a police officer
is not only a law enforcer but also public relations.

Councilmember Robertson stated she recently heard of several
incidents wherein the Village officer’s have reached outside
their job description to help a citizen.  She noted that
such acts never appear in a police report as only
infractions are reported.

Councilmember Freytag noted that in the past he recalls
having received numerous notes of recognition for police
officers acts of kindness.

Councilmember Lucier stated she felt that by walking through
the Village a police officer might notice such things as
cars blocking sidewalks, crosswalks, snarling dogs, etc.
 
Chief of Police Steve Cartnal asked Council to note the foot
patrol hours as reported in his 1997 annual report.   He
noted that as a demand driven business,  the force needs to
be where needed, when needed.  He requested that he be
notified of any infractions that are not being dealt with.  
He stated that more foot patrol is possible if that is the
request.

    Councilmember Freytag stated he was not in favor of
a police foot patrol if it interferes with their ability for
back-up.

Following a description on the concept of Community Oriented
Policing, Chief Cartnal added that he had given an
assignment to each full time officer to come up with a
Community Oriented Policing Program.   He noted that the
officers on his staff are not only good, but know this
community well, and know what the problems are.  He is
confident they will put a lot into these reports.  He noted
that bicycle patrol and elderly check-up are a few of the
ideas already being discussed.  He feels the department has
taken a beating over their enforcement efforts lately and
the officers are gearing projects toward serving the
community as opposed to strictly enforcing the law.
    
    Law Director Hurst noted he is in favor of community
policing however his concern is for the community "hotspot"
which may lose a law officer’s presence.  He hopes there is
a balance found in this effort.

Chief Cartnal stated that by concentrating in one area, it
is possible something else may be given up but his
department will work for an even balance.  He noted that he
hopes these projects will help solve the public relations
issues.
Councilmember Robertson noted that during her candidacy she
had the opportunity to ride with an officer on patrol.  She
stated that this experience was most enlightening and
encouraged Councilmembers to take the same opportunity.

Council Seating
Mayor Bellman suggested this topic be approached by those
concerned members.
 
Land Swap
It was noted that the Township has forwarded the appropriate
documents and is drafting deeds with the County Prosecutors
Office.  Law Director Hurst noted that there is some
question as to whether the township has the authority to do
this kind of deal.  He stated that Council will have to wait
on the Prosecutors decision.

Councilmember Robertson inquired as to the possibility of a
lease agreement instead of the land swap.  Law Director
Hurst noted that a lease agreement would require the same
standards as a land swap.

NEW BUSINESS

Resolution No. 98-09, A Resolution To Appoint A Committee Of
Three Village Citizens For The Purpose Of Preparing Property
And Liability Bid Specifications And The Review And
Recommendation Of Proposals.
Councilmember Lucier made a motion to direct Manager Hickman
to appoint three village citizens to a Committee for the
purpose of preparing property and liability bid
specifications and the review and recommendation of
proposals.  Councilmember McGowan second.  
    Resolution No. 98-09 was not introduced.

    Brainstorming issues
    Mayor Bellman stated that Council will approach
these issues as time permits.  Law Director Hurst encouraged
Council to hold off on the PCD topic adding that depending
on the outcome of SuperAmerica  vs. Licking County Board of
Elections, a lot of energy might be invested for naught.
     Mayor Bellman suggested members e-mail or fax their
thoughts to him before the next meeting so he will have a
better idea of which issues to approach first.

Ice Cream Truck
Mayor Bellman asked if Council wished to comment on a
request from Ron Fetters to operate an ice cream truck, with
limitations, in the village.  There were no objections or
comments.
 EXECUTIVE SESSION  

Councilmember Wernet made a motion to move to Executive
Session for the discussion of land acquisition and personnel
issues.  Motion second by Councilmember Freytag.  Motion
carried.

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

Time in - 8:40pm

Councilmember Wernet made a motion to adjourn from Executive
Session.  Motion second by Councilmember McGowan.  Motion
carried.

Time out: 9:52pm

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

APPOINTMENT OF MANAGER

Councilmember McGowan made a motion to advertise the
position of Village Manager of Granville.  Councilmember
Lucier seconded.

    Roll call vote:  McGowan yes, Lucier yes, Robertson
no, Wernet no, Rader no, Freytag no, Bellman no.  Motion
failed.

Councilmember Wernet made a motion to appoint Joe Hickman as
Granville Village Manager.  Motion second by Councilmember
Rader.

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


ADJOURNMENT

    Councilmember McGowan moved to adjourn the meeting
at 9:55pm.  Councilmember Freytag second.  Motion Carried.
                             
________________________________    
                            
        Mayor
Attest:
_______________________
Clerk of Council

Council Minutes 2/4/98

CALL TO ORDER

     Mayor Bellman convened the meeting at 7:35pm.  
 
ROLL CALL

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

PUBLIC HEARING    

    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.

REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES

    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.    

CITIZENS COMMENTS

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

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.

OLD BUSINESS

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
meeting.

NEW BUSINESS

    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
communities.   
 
    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.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

    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.

EXECTIVE SESSION

    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

ADJOURNMENT

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

______________________________
Clerk of Council

Council Minutes 1/21/98

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 Robertson            Law Director
Hurst
Councilmember Wernet            Manager Hickman
    Councilmember Rader

 
 REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES

     The minutes of the regularly scheduled meeting of
January 7, 1998 were presented for review.  Councilmember
Freytag moved to approve the minutes as amended.  Seconded
by Councilmember Wernet.  Motion carried.    
 
MAYOR’S REPORT    

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

    Mayor Bellman 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 December was
presented for review.   

Councilmember Lucier stated she would like to meet with the
Manager and Finance Director in an effort to receive more
detail in the monthly financial report.

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

 CITIZENS COMMENTS

Those signing the register were:
Mary Albright            Bill Acklin
C.  K. Barsky            Scott Rawdon
Seth Patton
    Councilmember Lucier referred to a letter she had
received from Daniel R. Merz of 207 S. Pearl Street
regarding his concern of excessive dog excrement in his
yard.
 
Council noted an ordinance on record that deals with these
issues.  Following a discussion on the enforcement of this
ordinance it was agreed that the first step would be taken
by Mayor Bellman in drafting a letter to be published in the
Sentinel outlining concerns regarding this issue.

Councilmember Robertson stated it might be helpful if trash
receptacles were strategically placed throughout the village
streets.
 
COMMITTEE REPORTS
 
    Councilmember Rader noted that the Comprehensive
Plan Review Committee was working on the second draft of the
new Comprehensive Plan adding that the project is near
completion.
    Mayor Bellman suggested the Committee meet with
Council to review their progress.

OLD BUSINESS

Mayor Bellman inquired about the land swap with the Township
at the cemetery and Wastewater Treatment Plant.
Manager Hickman noted that the Township has submitted legal
descriptions for review and now must determine how to
proceed, adding that Ordinance No. 98-01, which is scheduled
on this evenings agenda, relates to Village Council’s
process for such a procedure.

    It was noted that their are numerous letters of
interest for the open positions on the Planning Commission
and BZBA.
    Ashlin Caravana - BZBA and Keith Myers - PC are both
interested in being reappointed to their positions on these
committees.    
    Additional notes of interest are:
        Mary Albright - PC or BZBA
Jack Burriss - PC
Donna Childers - PC or BZBA
        Clifton Crais - PC
        Maxine Montgomery - PC
        Brian Parsley - PC
      
Councilmember Freytag suggested that Committee candidates be
invited to the meeting of February 4, 1998 to make comments
on behalf of their interest in these positions.

NEW BUSINESS
 
    Resolution No. 98-01, "To Authorize The Village
Manager To Sign On Behalf Of The Village Of Granville A
Memorandum Of Understanding With Denison University Relating
To Campus Security", was introduced and read in full by
Councilmember Bellman.  Councilmember Wernet made a motion
to adopt Resolution No. 98-01.  Motion seconded by
Councilmember Rader.  Motion carried.  Resolution No. 98-01
was adopted.
 
     Resolution No. 98-02, "A Resolution Authorizing
Participation In ODOT Cooperative Purchasing Program", was
introduced and read in full by Councilmember Rader.  Motion
seconded by Vice Mayor McGowan.  Motion carried.  Resolution
No. 98-02 was adopted.

Manager Hickman noted that the State asked for this
resolution authorizing them to do the bidding process,
adding that this is more cost effective for the Village.

     Ordinance No. 01-98, "An Ordinance Establishing The
Procedures For The Disposition Of Real Property", was
introduced, its title read by Councilmember Wernet.  Mayor
Bellman set a public hearing on Ordinance No. 01-98 for
February 4, 1998.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

    Councilmember Wernet made a motion to move to
Executive Session for consideration of property acquisition
and personnel issues.

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

At this time Council took a 5 minute recess.

    Time in - 8:15p.m.
    
Vice Mayor McGowan moved to return to regular session.  
Motion seconded by Councilmember Lucier.

    Time out - 9:21p.m.

ADJOURNMENT

Councilmember Freytag made a motion to adjourn the meeting
at 9:21p.m.  Motion second by Councilmember Rader.  Motion
carried.

Council Minutes 1/7/98

CALL TO ORDER

     Mayor Bellman convened the meeting at 7:31pm.  
 
ROLL CALL

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

REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES

    The minutes of the regularly scheduled meeting of
December 17, 1997, were presented for review.  Councilmember
Wernet moved to approve the minutes as amended.  Vice Mayor
McGowan second.  Motion carried.    

CITIZENS COMMENTS

Those signing the register were:
         See Attached List.

Karl Korfmacher of 316 Welsh Hills Road, representing an
environmental studies group at Denison University, asked
Council to provide a letter of recommendation to the Ohio
EPA in their request of a grant from the Environmental
Education Fund.  This grant would be used to purchase
equipment for monitoring water quality at Clear Run.  He
added that this grant would provide learning opportunities
for citizens and students of the Village of Granville.  
Council agreed to endorse the request.

Maxine Montgomery of 2450 Newark Granville Road commented
concerning the Country Hearth situation.  She noted her
review of the Village Planners files and minutes from the
Planning Commission and BZBA hearings pertaining to Country
Hearth.  She noted that during the June 1996 BZBA hearing
for a conditional use permit and variance there were several
citizens in attendance, including Mr. Wilkenfeld.  She noted
there were no citizens comments recorded in the minutes of
that meeting.  She added that the Planning Commission then
reviewed the site plan in October of that year.  At the
meeting of the Planning Commission, comments from the
citizens pertained to the use of the motel.  She noted the
Planning Commission, at that time, was only considering the
site plan as the conditional use permit had been previously
granted by the BZBA.   She stated that in her research she
found procedures had been followed, work sessions had been
published correctly, and she concluded in her opinion there
was opportunity for citizens to have comments on this issue.
 
 
COMMITTEE REPORTS

Mayor Bellman requested that Maxine Montgomery review the
possibility of a temporary sign to identify the entrance of
the Fanchion Lewis property, until a permanent sign is
constructed.
 
Mayor Bellman noted the Green Space Committee members were
Keith Myers, Dan Bellman, Barb Martin, & Bill Wernet,
ex-officio.  

    A reminder was given of the Work Session on
Wednesday, January 14, at 7:00pm with the Licking County
Planning Commission with regard to the proposed S.R. 157
project.

OLD BUSINESS

First Presbyterian Church  
Councilmember Rader stated that he concurs with the Law
Director’s position of a possible conflict of church and
state.  Councilmember Wernet seconded Mr. Rader’s thoughts.
 

Councilmember Freytag noted that although he understood the
Law Directors position, he feels that pretending the
Presbyterian Church has not been using this space, which
runs between the Church and the Educational Building, is
mechanical and narrow.   He feels that as the land behind
the church has been the ingress/egress to the back door, the
status of the land under the church and behind the church
are the same as the church has been using both since 1860.  
He feels that going another route is inviting a problem
where a problem doesn’t exist.  

Law Director Hurst noted that he has been unable to define a
procedure used in the exchange of property as used in the
changes to the Methodist Church in the 1960’s.  He would
like to consider using the same methodology to accomplish
the same thing in this instance.  With the help of the
Prosecutor, he is researching the process of a procedure
where a municipality can exchange property without going
through the formal bidding process.

    Councilmembers Lucier, Robertson and McGowan also
supported the Law Directors opinion about the importance of
separation of church and state.
 

    Bill Acklin, Chairman for the First Presbyterian
Church Building Committee stated that in his conversations
with the people involved in the Methodist exchange of land
use he is unable to pin down a procedure used for this
process.  He stated that the Presbyterian Church is
proposing a shift of Locust Place to the north and back of
the Education Building.  He stated that it seems likely that
if you treat the Presbyterian Church differently than you
treat the Methodist Church, this may also be a church and
state issue.

    It was concluded that the Law Director would
continue to pursue another solution of  methodology for the
change of use of land to be consistent with the Presbyterian
Church’s needs.
    
NEW BUSINESS
 
    TCOD
    Village Planner Reza Reyazi made note that the newly
revised Suburban Business District establishes a 20 foot set
back line while the Transportation Corridor Overlay District
establishes a 100 foot setback.  In regard to South Main
Street, he feels it would be appropriate to take South Main
Street out of the TCOD as far as set backs are concerned.   
He noted that the only changes on South Main Street between
TCOD and SBD would be the 100 foot setback.

     It was agreed by Council that this issue should be
handled on a per use basis.  Council will not change
anything about the Transportation Corridor Overlay District
and South Main Street at this time.

COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS

    Mayor Bellman appointed the Council Committees as
follows:

    Street and Sidewalks Committee & Utilities Committee
        Ben Rader, Chair
        Lyn Robertson
        Bill Wernet

    Street Light Committee            Personnel
Committee    
        Matt McGowan, Chair            
    Matt McGowan, Chair
        Dan Freytag                
    Ben Rader
        Bill Wernet                
    Barbara Lucier

    Recreation Commission            Planning
Commission
        Matt McGowan                
    Bill Wernet

    Union Cemetery Board            Tree &
Landscape Commission
        Dan Freytag                
    Dan Freytag

    Finance Liaison - new committee
        Barbara Lucier

    Economic Development Committee - new committee
        Lyn Robertson
        Dan Bellman
        additional citizens to be appointed

    Councilmember Freytag expressed a concern with the
Utilities and Streets & Sidewalks Committees being combined
noting the Alexandria Water Agreement will expire in 2000
and he feels extra attention needs to be focused on this
issue.

1998 CONSIDERATIONS FOR REVIEW
 
· Economic Development Committee - (Lyn)
· Maximize vitality of downtown area, e.g. empty buildings -
(Dan B)
 
· Community Policing, e.g. What should be accomplished,
seminars - (Barb)
· Police/community relations - (Matt)
· Police sensitivity training - (Ben)
 
· Budget issues/Personnel salaries - (Matt)
· Personnel issues - (Joe)
 
· Meeting organization, e.g. council/audience seating, chart
placement - (Dan B)
 
· Council/Manager communications vehicles, e.g. e-mail -
(Joe)
 
· Public Meetings vs Public Hearings, clarification of
difference- (Rufus)
 
· Selective extension of water/sewer, e.g. Township/Village
government relations - (Ben)
 
· Clarification of ordinances with emphasis on land planning
issues - (Bill)
· Clarification of Planned Commercial Development ordinances
- (Lyn)
· Clarification of Comprehensive Plan Review report with
emphasis on zoning - (Lyn)
 
· Reach out to Township/Community - (Lyn)
 
ADJOURNMENT

Councilmember Wernet moved to adjourn the meeting at
9:02p.m.  Vice Mayor McGowan second.  Motion carried.
 

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