Granville Community Calendar

Council Minutes 12/15/99

 CALL TO ORDER Mayor Robertson convened the meeting at 7:30pm. ROLL CALL Those responding to the roll call were: Councilmember Bellman Councilmember Moore Councilmember Crais Mayor Robertson Councilmember Lucier Vice Mayor Wernet Councilmember McGowan Law Director Hurst Manager Hickman

PUBLIC HEARING A public hearing was held on Ordinance No. 43-99, An Ordinance To Make Appropriations For Current Expenses And Other Expenditures Of The Village Of Granville, State Of Ohio, During The Fiscal Year Ending December 31, 2000. (Budget Ordinance) No one appeared to speak for or against Ordinance No. 43-99. Mayor Robertson closed the public hearing at 7:31pm.

 A public hearing was held on Ordinance No. 44-99, An Ordinance Adopting The OBOA One, Two and Three Family Dwelling Code As It Pertains To The Construction Of Such Facilities. Jack Prior, Building Code Administrator, explained that the Ordinance is intended to adopt the current version of the Ohio Building Official Associations One, Two and Three Family Dwelling Code. Granville will then be consistent with other communities once this policy is adopted. Mayor Robertson closed the public hearing at 7:35pm.

CITIZENS COMMENTS Those signing the register were: See attached list.

Mark Mayer, representing the Granville High School Environmental Club, expressed concern that the water fountain on West Broadway is wasting water by running constantly. He asked if a valve could be installed. He also questioned Granville’s recycling policy. They are interested in investigating a provision for a drop off recycling center here in Granville. They are talking to ODNR about the possibility of a grant for a community recycling program. Manager Hickman noted that there has been difficulty finding a location for a recycling bin. It was suggested that the Service Department may be a good location although there was some concerns about excess traffic at that location. The environmental club will work with the Village Manager in an effort to coordinate some of the issues related to recycling. Mayor Robertson closed citizens comments at 7:45pm.

OLD BUSINESS Ordinance No. 43-99, An Ordinance To Make Appropriations For Current Expenses And Other Expenditures Of The Village Of Granville, State Of Ohio, During The Fiscal Year Ending December 31, 2000 (Budget Ordinance) was reintroduced by Councilmember Wernet. Second by Councilmember Crais. Councilmember Bellman questioned the use of the Road Reserve Fund. He feels that these funds should be used for unique projects, for example the median on Broadway, Cherry Valley Road, etc., and not for maintenance projects. He is concern that if the funds are not set aside for these projects, they may not get done as anticipated. Mr. Bellman feels there is better use of funds than for Jones Road improvements at this time. Councilmember Wernet took this opportunity to express his concern for the dangerousness of the crosswalks at Pearl/College Streets and Main/Elm Streets. There have been two recent accidents at these locations. He feels there is a need to use available funds to increase safety in these two areas. There is consensus among Council that something should be done to these intersections before someone else gets hurt. It was also suggested that a "yield to pedestrians" sign be installed at these locations. Councilmember Crais sought reassurance from the Village Manager that the budget estimates are accurate and stressed the importance of keeping projects to the highest standards. Manager Hickman is confident with these figures based on estimates from the staff. It was suggested that $100,000 remain in the Road Reserve Fund for emergencies instead of leaving in the General Fund as it may be used for something other than an emergency. There was discussion about the improvement choices listed in the Street Construction Fund. Manager Hickman assured Council that these choices are based on a five year capital improvement plan that serves as a guide to prioritizing street construction. It was agreed that the intersections concerns need to be addressed immediately. Manager Hickman also noted that by recommendation of the Utilities Committee, $47,000 has been set aside for design and widening of Burg Street near Plum and Thresher Streets. Councilmember Bellman again suggested a solution for the Westgate Drive/Cherry Valley Road intersection would be to move the Westgate Drive intersection north to cross Cherry Valley Road at Galway. It was concluded that the Streets & Sidewalks Committee would begin to look into this area.

 Councilmember Bellman made a motion to take $150,000 Street Construction, line item -Main Street and the $150,000 to the Road Reserve Fund. Line item - Westgate Drive’s $10,000 be moved to an engineering Fund, and line item - Jones Road’s $75,000 also be added to the Road Reserve Fund. Funds for the Broadway crosswalk to also be included in the Road Reserve Fund to be reviewed in January for priorities. Vice Mayor Wernet second. Motion carried. 

 Councilmember Moore made a motion to amend Councilmember Bellman’s motion by adjusting the $150,000 - Main Street to the Road Reserve Fund to just $50,000 to the Road Reserve Fund leaving $100,000 in the Street Construction Fund - Main Street. Vice Mayor Wernet second. Motion carried.

 Councilmember Bellman brought up a safety issue with the narrow bike path at the pathway in front of the Golf Course. He feels that eventually it should be widened. It was also suggested that money be appropriated for Web site re-design. An increase was suggested from $2,350 to $4,500. Motion made by Vice Mayor Wernet. Second by Councilmember McGowan. Motion carried.

 The issue was once again raised regarding an increase in the Mayor’s Court compensation. It was suggested that this be an issue for the new Personnel Committee.

 Some members of Council would also like consideration given to raising the amount available for Councilmember expenses. This issue will be discussed at the retreat.

 Councilmember Crais noted that neighbors of Wildwood Park wish for a locked gate at the park with the gate being locked from sun down to sun up. Law Director Hurst will confirm Councils authority for installing a locked gate. He will have an answer by the next Council meeting.

 Roll Call Vote for Ordinance No. 43-99: Bellman yes, Crais yes, Lucier yes, McGowan yes, Moore yes, Robertson yes, Wernet yes. Ordinance No. 43-99 is adopted.

 Ordinance No. 44-99, An Ordinance Adopting The OBOA One, Two and Three Family Dwelling Code As It Pertains To The Construction Of Such Facilities, was reintroduced by Councilmember Crais. Second by Councilmember Wernet.

 Roll Call Vote: Bellman yes, Crais yes, Lucier yes, McGowan yes, Moore yes, Robertson yes, Wernet yes. Ordinance No. 44-99 is adopted. Bank First National The bank’s lease does not expire until December 31, 2003. Currently the lease is for $1,091/mo for approximately 689 sq. feet. Under the lease agreement, Bank First National has the right, with the prior written consent, to assign any interest and to sublet. The lessor shall not unreasonably withhold consent provided that the sublessee intends to use the premises for consumer purposes or for office purposes. Law Director Hurst went on to explain that one matter for consideration is that if the lessee presents to the Village an acceptable tenant, and the tenant goes into default, the Village would have recourse against the original tenant. If the Village determines to take the initiative, find and determine the appropriateness of a tenant, there is an argument that the lease agreement has been terminated. The issue that was raised by a former Councilmember was the allocation of risk associated with the process of referring interesting parties to the existing tenant. Councilmember Lucier feels that this Council is being very conservative over a relatively small amount of revenue. Slightly more than $12,000 more a year is not a substantial amount of revenue. She feels that perhaps Council need not be concerned about the risk of loosing revenue and instead balance the positives of having more activity downtown. Concurring with Ms. Lucier, Mr. Wernet wondered if there would be a way to cut a deal with the bank wherein they contractually agree to continue having the risk. Councilmember Bellman also agreed and feels that consideration should be made for the downtown, its vitality, and doing things that draw business and people downtown to interact and be sociable. Council would like the administration to continue to address this issue with Bank First National.

Ordinance No. 45-99, An Ordinance To Amend Ordinance No. 31-99 And To Extend The Enforcement Date Of Ordinance No. 23-98, was introduced by Councilmember Bellman, extending the enforcement date of 23-98, as it relates to S.R. 16 south of Cherry Valley Road, to June 15, 2000. Mayor Robertson set the public hearing for Ordinance No. 45-99 for January 5, 2000. Councilmember Crais is in support of a six month extension, however, he hopes that this is not done endlessly. NEW BUSINESS Resolution No. 99-49, A Resolution To Award The Bid For Roof Renovation Of Granville Village Hall, As Per Specifications, To Robertson Construction Services, Inc. And To Authorize The Village Manager To Enter Into An Agreement Therefore, was introduced and read in full by Councilmember Bellman. Second by Councilmember McGowan. Motion carried. Resolution No. 99-49 is adopted.

Council took a 5 minute break at 9:35pm Reconvened at 9:43pm

MAYOR’S REPORT The Mayor’s Court Report for the month of November was presented for review. Mayor Robertson 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 November was presented for review. Councilmember Wernet made a motion to accept the Manager’s report as presented. Second by Councilmember Crais. Mayor Robertson directed the clerk to file the report. A copy of said report is attached as part of these minutes.

 REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES The minutes of the regularly scheduled meeting of December 1, 1999, were presented for review. Councilmember Crais moved to approve the minutes as amended. Councilmember Moore second. Motion carried. 

COMMITTEE REPORTS Councilmember McGowan reported that the Recreation Commission is in the process of allocating $10,000 to do a community survey on the needs and wants of the community. The phone at Wildwood Park will not be installed until spring. A storage shed will be installed at Raccoon Park. Due to the flood plain in this area, the shed will need to be "raised". Participation has increased for Raccoon Park facilities. Vice Mayor Wernet reported on the Planning Commission. The PC had previously approved a fence with barbed wire surrounding the Maple Grove Cemetery causing neighbors’ concern. It appears that most of those neighbors concerns have been satisfied by the Township Trustees. The Trustees agreed to discuss installing wrought iron fencing in a small section for the impacted property owner.

 Council agreed that meeting minutes; ie, Planning Commission, BZBA, Tree & Landscape, Recreation Commission, etc., be copied to Council. Councilmember Moore again stated that she feels the law requires a record of meetings be maintained. This issue will be discussed at the retreat. 

 Councilmember Lucier reported that the Old Colony Cemetery discussed projects that have been completed and how wonderful it is to have an ongoing revenue for upcoming projects.

 OTHER Deputy Clerk Position - Manager Hickman stated that his intention is to have a Clerk substitute begin attending Council meetings to take/prepare minutes, beginning in January, until a Deputy Clerk is hired. 

 Water Service Request - 1420 Loudon Street Council was not in favor of providing water service to this property which is located outside of the Village. The Alexandria water line runs in front of the property. The policy has been very clear. The only cases wherein approval for services has been given is for properties that have already been assessed but have yet to connect.

 Alltel Building Councilmember Bellman would like Council to consider using the Alltel Building for Village business. He has suggested consideration for using the building to re-locate the Police Department, GPBA, public restrooms, and possibly using the space vacated by the Police Department for additional retail space in the Village Office. Alltell is considering the idea of leasing this space to the Village.

 Council Retreat The Council Retreat has been re-scheduled for February 12, 2000, 10:00am-1:00pm.

MEETING ANNOUNCEMENTS Next Village Council meeting - January 5, 2000

 ADJOURNMENT Councilmember McGowan made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 10:18pm. Councilmember Wernet second. Meeting adjourned.

 

Council Minutes 12/1/99

 CALL TO ORDER Mayor Bellman convened the meeting at 7:30pm. 

OATH OF OFFICE (Two Incumbent, Two New Members) Law Director Hurst administered the oath of office to newly elected Councilmembers Dan Bellman, Clifton Crais, Matt McGowan, and Candi Moore.

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

Mayor Bellman summarized the past two years as having been very satisfying for him. He truly felt proud to represent this community as Mayor. In addition to feeling proud of serving the community, he has had a lot of pleasure in getting to know the staff, and expressed heartfelt appreciation for its members. Since this body is a team effort, he feels it is time for others who might wish to serve as Mayor to have that opportunity. With that said, Mr. Bellman nominated Councilmember Robertson for Mayor and Councilmember Wernet for Vice-Mayor. Councilmember Wernet expressed appreciation for Mayor Bellman’s fine service, as he leaves this role having developed very good relationships with other entities and surrounding communities. He appreciates the significant contribution Mr. Bellman has made to Granville. ELECTION OF MAYOR - OATH OF OFFICE Councilmember Bellman nominated Councilmember Robertson. Councilmember Wernet second. Councilmember Lucier nominated Vice Mayor McGowan.

Vice Mayor McGowan, reiterating Mr. Bellman’s comments, also stated that it has been an honor to serve a as Councilmember and Vice Mayor for the past two years. He has given a lot of consideration to the Mayor position, and feels he would not have the time to commit to such a position. He has had several inquiries regarding communication and would like to spend his time and energy in that aspect. He withdrew his nomination.

 Councilmember Moore moved to close the nominations for Mayor. Councilmember Wernet second. Motion carried.

 Roll call vote: Bellman yes, Crais yes, Lucier yes, McGowan yes, Moore yes, Wernet yes, Robertson yes. Seven yes votes. Lyn Robertson became Mayor of Granville.

Mayor Robertson thanked everyone for their vote of confidence. She considers this position one of a facilitator, since all members are equal on Council and the Mayor’s job is simply to help everyone pull together. She would like to see all of Council work with Councilmember McGowan in his efforts to improving communication. 

ELECTION OF VICE MAYOR - OATH OF OFFICE Councilmember Bellman nominated Councilmember Wernet. Second by Councilmember Crais. 

 Councilmember Moore moved that the nominations for Vice Mayor be closed. Second by Councilmember McGowan.

Roll call vote: Bellman yes, Crais yes, Lucier no, McGowan no, Moore yes, Wernet yes, Robertson yes. Five yes votes. 

Bill Wernet became Vice Mayor of Granville.

Councilmember Wernet feels this Council should pull together to resolve its issues, and looks forward to working together in this process. Each member of Council has strong attributes that will continue to benefit this community. Mr. Bellman administered the oath of office to Lyn Robertson.

Mayor Robertson administered the oath of office to Bill Wernet. APPOINTMENT OF CLERK OF COUNCIL - OATH OF OFFICE There is a proposal in the 2000 Budget for the purpose of pursuing a Deputy Clerk to attend Council meetings and prepare minutes of said meetings. Ms. Adzic would continue to be responsible for the remainder of clerical/clerk duties. Manager Hickman recommended that Council re-appoint Beverly Adzic to the Clerk of Council position and appoint a Deputy Clerk at the time the position is filled. Ms. Adzic, also Executive Secretary to the Village Manager, would acquire additional duties of assisting various office personnel. Councilmember Lucier suggested this position be appointed as "Acting Clerk of Council" until such time as Council has more of a chance to consider this proposal. She then made the motion to appointed Ms. Adzic as Acting Clerk. Second by Councilmember McGowan. Roll call vote: Bellman yes, Crais yes, Lucier yes, McGowan yes, Moore yes, Wernet yes, Robertson yes. Seven yes votes. Ms. Adzic was appointed Acting Clerk of Council. Mayor Robertson administered the oath of office to Ms. Adzic as Acting Clerk of Council.

PUBLIC HEARINGS A public hearing was held on Ordinance No. 37-99 , An Ordinance To Amend Ordinance No. 25-98 Providing For Adjustments Of The Annual Budget For The Fiscal Year 1999 And Revising Sums For Operating Expenses. No one appeared to speak for or against Ordinance No. 37-99. Mayor Robertson closed the public hearing at 8:02 pm. A public hearing was held on Ordinance No. 38-99, An Ordinance To Establish The Granville Village Manager’s Salary For 2000. No one appeared to speak for or against Ordinance No. 38-99. Mayor Robertson closed the public hearing at 8:03 pm. A public hearing was held on Ordinance No. 40-99, Authorization For The Village Of Granville To Pick Up The Statutorily Required Contribution To The Public Employees Retirement System Of Ohio For The Employees Of The Village Pursuant To I.R.C. Section 414(H)(2). Finance Director Molly Roberts noted that Ordinance No’s. 40-99 & 41-99 simply allow the employee an opportunity to defer state and federal taxes from their portion of PERS and Police and Firemen’s Disability and Pension Fund. No one appeared to speak for or against Ordinance No. 37-99. Mayor Robertson closed the public hearing at 8:04 pm. A public hearing was held on Ordinance No. 41-99, Authorization For The Village Of Granville To Pick Up The Statutorily Required Contribution To The Police And Firemen’s Disability And Pension Fund Of Ohio For The Employees Of The Village Pursuant To I.R.C. Section 414(H)(2). No one appeared to speak for or against Ordinance No. 37-99. Mayor Robertson closed the public hearing at 8:05 pm. A public hearing was held on Ordinance No. 42-99, An Ordinance To Amend Section 1305.01 Of The Codified Ordinances Of The Village Of Granville. Village Planner Kathryn Wimberger noted that an increase was appropriate in order to balance the expenditure/revenues. No one appeared to speak for or against Ordinance No. 42-99. Mayor Robertson closed the public hearing at 8:13 pm.

A public hearing was held on the 2000 Municipal Budget. Chief of Police Steve Cartnal discussed the plan for truck weighing scales. In his research, he has discovered that it would be more cost effective to use a platform scale instead of portable scales. A platform scale offers the ability of weighing trucks any time, at the same time requiring only one officer to implement. There needs to be a decision made as to the location of said scales. One suggestion is to install them at in the Service Department area. Another idea is to install the scale in the right of way area on South Main Street, in front of the Denison Steam Plant. The South Main Street location is considered more favorable as it would create a visual deterrent effect. 

 Once again there was discussion about the need for a defibrillator in each cruiser. It will cost approximately $3,500/unit. Consensus is that If only one person is saved, it will be worth it. At this time, the defibrillators are not proposed within the 2000 Budget. An appropriation will be made from the General Fund to make this purchase.

 Street Lights - Holophane and AEP are working together to straighten the arms on the lights on Broadway. The Street Light Committee will be making location decisions for the installation of next years lights. Community Service - $2,000 has been budgeted for the Bicentennial Committee. This may be addressed at a later date should more funds be needed. $3,000 has been budgeted for contract services related to landscaping upkeep for Broadway flower beds, Village offices, Post Office, Opera House Park, etc. This year the hope is to hire someone more inclined to do this type of labor. An automatic sprinkler system will be installed on Broadway later this week. Service Director Mark Zarbaugh addressed the Capital Improvements Project Plan for the year 2000. The South Main Street Project will consist of new storm sewer systems, removal of existing sandstone curbs, installation of new curbs, milling and paving, and repair of driveway approaches along the roadway. There are plans to replace pavement and curbing along West Broadway from the corporation line to Main Street. Water line service will be switched from an old 4" line to an existing larger line. A curb is proposed along the inside of the cul-de-sac island on Pinehurst. There is $125,000 proposed for the consideration of a boulevard median installation on Broadway, from Main to Pearl Street. It was noted that this project is only in the conceptual stages. There needs to be some consideration given to the effect of a boulevard on the 4th of July festivities Proposed upgrades to the crosswalk on Broadway are to include recessed lighting (activated by motion detectors), and a decorative crosswalk indicator. This project is also in the preliminary stages. When asked about excessive street painting and the quality thereof, Mr. Zarbaugh noted that the installation of thermoplastic markings are being considered . These would be applied as updates are made to pavement. This is a more expensive application but it lasts longer. Cedar Street Sidewalk - In 1999, the Village received estate tax money that was given for the specific purpose of sidewalk installation on Cedar Street. These funds must be used for that purpose only.

 Village Planner Kathryn Wimberger reported that approval had been received from the Planning Commission for improvements to the outside of the Village Office Building. The installation of a new roof, and awnings, are planned for this project. Brick improvements to the front of the building and outside lighting are also planned and scheduled within 1999’s budget. Council requested an opportunity to review the color scheme for the outside of the building prior to implementation. Lands & Building Funds - Possibilities are being considered for downtown signage such as: a kiosk, a sign directing to police department, and replacement of street signs. There is also consideration being given to the replacement of concrete benches with a more decorative bench, replacing trash containers, and more definition to the entrances of the Village. Ron Sheldon, 278 Llanberis Drive, welcomed new members, Clifton Crais and Candi Moore, to Council. He also has appreciated everything exiting members, Lisa Minklei and Ben Rader have done for Granville. With respect to the Granville Comprehensive Plan, he reminded Council that funds need to be budgeted for the implementation and updating of the Master Plan. Mayor Robertson closed the public hearing at 9:47 pm. CITIZENS COMMENTS Those signing the register were: See Attached List.

Chief of Police Steve Cartnal welcomed Clifton Crais and Candi Moore. January 14th - 15th, 2000 or February 25th - 26th, 2000 are the scheduled dates for Mayor’s Court training. As required both Mayor Robertson and Vice Mayor Wernet will be attending Mayor’s Court training. Should Council wish to appoint him as Magistrate, Councilmember Bellman offered to continue conducting Mayor’s Court until the end of the year. Councilmember McGowan pointed out that the Magistrate fee is $85.00/hr., whereas the current Mayor’s fee is $50/session. Councilmember Bellman stated his intention was to offer his services as a favor to the Village and will conduct Mayor’s Court, as Magistrate, for $50/session through the end of the year. Council agreed and Councilmember Bellman will conduct Mayor’s Court through the end of 1999.

Jeannetta Pyle, 122 S. Prospect, feels that the vacant space left by Bank First National (County Savings) in this building is unattractive. She asked Council to move on this issue. 

Mayor Robertson suggested Council take a break at 9:48pm.

Meeting reconvened at 9:55pm

OLD BUSINESS Ordinance No. 37-99 , An Ordinance To Amend Ordinance No. 25-98 Providing For Adjustments Of The Annual Budget For The Fiscal Year 1999 And Revising Sums For Operating Expenses, was reintroduced, its title read and moved for adoption by Councilmember Lucier. Motion second by Councilmember McGowan. Roll Call Vote: Lucier yes, McGowan yes, Robertson yes, Wernet yes, Crais yes, Moore yes, Bellman yes. Seven yes votes. Ordinance No. 37-99 is adopted.

Ordinance No. 38-99, An Ordinance To Establish The Granville Village Manager’s Salary For 2000, was reintroduced, its title read and moved for adoption by Councilmember Bellman. Motion second by Councilmember McGowan.

 Roll Call Vote: Lucier yes, McGowan yes, Robertson yes, Wernet yes, Crais yes, Moore yes, Bellman yes. Seven yes votes. Ordinance No. 38-99 is adopted.

Ordinance No. 40-99, Authorization For The Village Of Granville To Pick Up The Statutorily Required Contribution To The Public Employees Retirement System Of Ohio For The Employees Of The Village Pursuant To I.R.C. Section 414(H)(2), was reintroduced, its title read and moved for adoption by Councilmember Bellman. Motion second by Councilmember McGowan.

 Roll Call Vote: Lucier yes, McGowan yes, Robertson yes, Wernet yes, Crais yes, Moore yes, Bellman yes. Seven yes votes. Ordinance No. 40-99 is adopted.

 Ordinance No. 41-99, Authorization For The Village Of Granville To Pick Up The Statutorily Required Contribution To The Police And Firemen’s Disability And Pension Fund Of Ohio For The Employees Of The Village Pursuant To I.R.C. Section 414(H)(2), was reintroduced, its title read and moved for adoption by Councilmember Bellman. Motion second by Councilmember Wernet.

 Roll Call Vote: Lucier yes, McGowan yes, Robertson yes, Wernet yes, Crais yes, Moore yes, Bellman yes. Seven yes votes. Ordinance No. 41-99 is adopted.

 Ordinance No. 42-99, An Ordinance To Amend Section 1305.01 Of The Codified Ordinances Of The Village Of Granville, was reintroduced, its title read and moved for adoption by Councilmember Robertson. Motion second by Councilmember Crais.

 Roll Call Vote: Lucier yes, McGowan yes, Robertson yes, Wernet yes, Crais yes, Moore no, Bellman yes. Six yes votes. Ordinance No. 42-99 is adopted.

Radon Referring to Radon awareness, Councilmember Bellman again proposed placing ads in the Sentinel. He will continue to work on this idea.

NEW BUSINESS Resolution No. 99-46, A Resolution Of Appreciation To Lisa Minklei, was introduced and read in full by Councilmember Bellman. Second by Councilmember Wernet. Motion carried. Resolution No. 99-46 is adopted. Resolution No. 99-47, A Resolution Of Appreciation To Ben Rader was introduced and read in full by Councilmember Wernet . Second by Councilmember Bellman. Motion carried. Resolution No. 99-47 is adopted. Vice Mayor Wernet added a personal note. Although he and Ben disagreed on a lot of issues, he grew to appreciate Ben’s honesty, integrity, and willingness to talk through issues toward a resolution.

 Resolution No. 99-48, A Resolution To Award The Bid For The Purchase Of Water Treatment Chemicals, was introduced and read in full by Councilmember McGowan . Second by Councilmember Bellman. Motion carried. Resolution No. 99-48 is adopted.

 Ordinance No. 43-99, An Ordinance To Make Appropriations For Current Expenses And Other Expenditures Of The Village Of Granville, State Of Ohio, During The Fiscal Year Ending December 31, 2000. (Budget Ordinance) introduced by Councilmember Lucier. Second by Councilmember Crais. Mayor Robertson set the public hearing on Ordinance No. 43-99 for December 15, 1999. Ordinance No. 44-99, An Ordinance Adopting The OBOA One, Two and Three Family Dwelling Code As It Pertains To The Construction Of Such Facilities. Introduced by Councilmember Crais. Mayor Robertson set the public hearing on Ordinance No. 43-99 for December 15, 1999.

 Appeal Hearing Date set - Council received a request from Dan Rogers and Barbara Franks for an appeal of the BZBA’s decision regarding setback variances for a garage located at 210 E. Maple Street. According to the homeowner’s wishes, Mayor Robertson set the appeal hearing for January 19, 1999. The Clerk of Council will send notification in compliance with Granville Codified Ordinances, Section 1137.01 REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES The minutes of the regularly scheduled meeting of November 17, 1999, were presented for review. Councilmember Bellman moved to approve the minutes as amended. Councilmember Lucier second. Motion carried. 

COMMITTEE REPORTS Mayor Robertson requested Councilmembers express to her their interest for serving on the various Council committees.

Councilmember McGowan questioned why there had not been a committee report given during the last meeting regarding a Utility Committee meeting with Kendal Corporation. He stated that the following evening, during a joint meeting between Village Council and Township Trustees, a list was presented by the Township as criteria for water/sewer extension. He is concerned that this was presented as a decision of Council when it had not been discussed by this Council. Mayor Robertson explained that this list of criteria was still in the discussion stages between Kendal Corporation and the Utilities Committee and she, too, was surprised that they were being presented as Council decisions. She stated that she voiced this concern during the joint meeting. These points or criteria were simply preliminary discussions during the Utilities Committee meeting and as such were not reported to Council. It was noted that the list of criteria was given to the Township Trustees by Kendal Corporation attorney and not from anyone from this Council. Councilmember McGowan is concerned with Councilmembers statements that they are attending meetings as concerned citizens when in fact they appear to be speaking as Councilmembers. Councilmember Moore voiced concern for the need for Committee Meeting minutes to record a sense of what is being discussed or considered at these types of open public meetings. Council needs better clarification on these types of issues and Mayor Robertson suggested that this discussion be added to the agenda for the Council Retreat.

OTHER Mayor Robertson thanked the Manager for a wonderful job in the recent renovation of Council Chambers.

 There was discussion regarding Council’s confusion resulting from a resolution passed by the Township Trustees. Councilmember Wernet noted that the action of the Township does not represent an opinion of anyone on this Council. Councilmember Crais feels that the resolution passed by the Township is simply an innocent reflection of their enthusiasm, on a faster track, for addressing this issue. The hope is to have as much public input as possible relative to water/sewer extension. Discussions will begin during the January 5, 2000 meeting, and the Sentinel is asked to make the date and topic known to the public. The Utility Committee will prepare a report for Council prior to this meeting for better clarification of the discussions between the committee and Kendal Corpation. Councilmember Moore questioned what constitutes a public meeting and what information discussed during such a meeting could ultimately be deliberated. Council asked for advice from the Law Director for guidance on the laws as they apply to what constitutes a meeting, the necessity of available minutes, and how many members need to be present before topics of discussion constitute a meeting.

 The Village Council Retreat is scheduled for January 15, 2000. 10am - 1pm. Topics will include: process, communications.

 Mayor Robertson suggested that Council begin to discuss the space recently vacated by the Bank First National and requested that this be added to December 15th meeting agenda.

 Law Director Hurst referenced a memo he sent to Council regarding legislative authority. He would like input from Council as soon as possible for their decision on how they wish to proceed.

MEETING ANNOUNCEMENTS Next Village Council Meeting - December 15, 1999 

ADJOURNMENT

Councilmember McGowan moved to adjourn the meeting at 10:50p.m. Councilmember Crais seconded. Motion carried. 

Council Minutes 11/17/99

 CALL TO ORDER Mayor Bellman convened the meeting at 7:37pm. ROLL CALL Those responding to the roll call were: Councilmember Rader Vice Mayor McGowan Councilmember Lucier Mayor Bellman Councilmember Robertson Manager Hickman Councilmember Minklei Law Director Hurst Manager Hickman

Councilmember Rader made the motion to excuse Councilmember Wernet. Second by Councilmember Lucier. Motion carried. CITIZENS COMMENTS Those signing the register were: Scott Rawdon Mark Kinney Jim Jump Matthew Brown Steve Mershon Micah Lamb Fred Ashbaugh David Moraine

Matthew Brown, a Boy Scout from Troop 12, declined to give his address and questioned the necessity of giving your address when speaking to Council during Citizens Comments. Mayor Bellman explained that addresses were requested for record purposes. Manager Hickman noted that the Boy Scouts of Troop 12 were attending tonight’s meeting as a requirement toward earning a merit badge. Jim Jump, Granville’s representative to the JEDD, noted that the JEDD was reaching the point in deliberations where a contract for ratification or rejection is necessary. The law provides that if there is a JEDD established, there will be a three year moratorium on annexations within JEDD territory. It is possible to extend that number and he asked what length of extension would suit this Council? Every participating subdivision has to give something in terms of money, property or services. What would be our contribution to the JEDD? He also reported that the Transportation Improvement District concept seems to be in disfavor. However, County Commissioners have stated that they still support the concept of a highway project and commitment to the project is still there. Mr. Jump will provide Council with a more extensive background and details regarding JEDD moratoriums before the meeting of December 1st.

Fred Ashbaugh, 121 N. Pearl Street, brought to Council’s attention errors of numerous misspelled words on the Granville Web site

 David Moraine, Boy Scout Troop 12 Leader, stated that the troop is open to providing service projects in the community. Sugar Loaf and The Old Colony Cemetery were suggested as areas that have ongoing volunteer programs.

Mr. Ashbaugh suggested replacing and updating the sign area on West Broadway with a billboard type sign with brick pillars on each side. Manager Hickman noted that he had planned to review the sign area next year.

Mayor Bellman closed citizens comments at 7:56pm.

OLD BUSINESS Radon - To date, the Village Office has distributed 47 radon testing kits. December utility bills will offer a message that kits are available at this location. NEW BUSINESS Resolution No. 99-44, A Resolution To Establish The Time And Place Of A Public Hearing For The 2000 Municipal Budget As Proposed By The Village Manager was read in full and introduced by Vice Mayor McGowan. Second by Councilmember Lucier. Motion carried. Mayor Bellman scheduled a public hearing on the 2000 Municipal Budget for December 1, 1999. It was noted that a copy of the Budget is on file at the Granville Public Library for review.

 Ordinance No. 37-99, An Ordinance To Amend Ordinance No. 25-98 Providing For Adjustments Of The Annual Budget For The Fiscal Year 1999 And Revising Sums For Operating Expenses was introduced, its title read by Councilmember Lucier. Mayor Bellman scheduled a public hearing for Ordinance No. 37-99 for December 1, 1999.

 Ordinance No. 38-99, An Ordinance To Establish The Granville Village Manager’s Salary For 2000 was introduced, its title read by Councilmember Bellman. Mayor Bellman scheduled a public hearing for Ordinance No. 38-99 for December 1, 1999.

 Ordinance No. 40-99, Authorizing For The Village Of Granville To Pick Up The Statutorily Required Contribution To The Public Employees Retirement System Of Ohio For The Employees Of The Village Pursuant To I.R.C. Section 414(H)(2) was introduced, its title read by Councilmember Bellman. Mayor Bellman scheduled a public hearing for Ordinance No. 40-99 for December 1, 1999. Ordinance No. 41-99, Authorizing For The Village Of Granville To Pick Up The Statutorily Required Contribution To The Police And Firemen’s Disability And Pension Fund Of Ohio For The Employees Of The Village Pursuant To I.R.C. Section 414(H)(2) was introduced, its title read by Councilmember Bellman. Mayor Bellman scheduled a public hearing for Ordinance No. 41-99 for December 1, 1999.

 Ordinance No. 42-99, An Ordinance To Amend Section 1305.01 Of The Codified Ordinances Of The Village Of Granville was introduced, its title read by Councilmember Robertson. Mayor Bellman scheduled a public hearing for Ordinance No. 42-99 for December 1, 1999.

 There was a brief discussion regarding an issue before the BZBA of a variance request by Sprint PCS to install a steeple antenna at 110 W. Broadway (First Presbyterian Church). The Law Director informed that there has been a request for execution of a contractual agreement granting authority from the Village for the installation of the tower antenna. The BZBA will only address the issue of a variance. The authority to enter into a contractual agreement will come before Council. There was discussion about the installation of a flashing light on Granger Street at the intersection of Granger and Spellman Streets and the replacement of the existing light at Granger and Summit Streets. The School Board has agreed in writing to share the cost of a new installation. Council decided that the installation of a new light at Granger and Spellman Streets might be desirable but suggested no replacement of the existing light at Granger and Summit Streets for now. Re-consideration for a new installation at that location may be addressed at a later time. MAYOR’S REPORT The Mayor’s Court Report for the month of October 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 October was presented for review. Councilmember Lucier suggested that the Police Department Report reflect time spent on training activities. Councilmember Rader made a motion to accept the Manager’s report as presented. Second by Mayor Bellman. Mayor Bellman directed the clerk to file the report. A copy of said report is attached as part of these minutes.

 REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES The minutes of the regularly scheduled meeting of November 3, 1999, were presented for review. Councilmember Robertson moved to approve the minutes as amended. Councilmember Minklei second. Motion carried. 

COMMITTEE REPORTS Mayor’s Court pay Mayor Bellman asked for Council’s consideration in increasing the mayors court fee from the current fee of $50 per session to $150 per session or an hourly rate of $50. The amount of time spent in session varies depending on the number of cases and trials. Mayor Bellman suggested the amount be increased to include training time, time spent during the week addressing related issues, and reviewing cases prior to court sessions. Councilmember Rader disagreed with the need to increase fees to included training time, etc. He was in agreement of increasing the Mayor’s fee to $50 per hour for time spent in court only. In addition to agreeing to an increase of $50 per hour, Vice Mayor McGowan also feels there should be some future consideration given to Councilmember fees. During this discussion, Councilmember Rader expressed a concern of the risk of someone abusing the system should there be a per hour fee. Having been asked to look into the area of law that deals with the interim compensation increase and statutory restrictions, Law Director Hurst noted the following: "The initial indication is that given the structure of our Charter and the authorities set forth relative to Mayors Court compensation, schedule of compensation can be changed for an individual who is presiding over Mayors Court at any time without running afoul of the statutory framework". Since there appears to be no time restrictions for amending the Mayor’s Court fee, it was decided that this issue would be re-considered after the new Council has come on board.

 Joint Meeting There has been a joint meeting scheduled tomorrow evening, November 18th at the high school library between the Village Council and Township Trustees, to discuss SR 16 issues, and water/sewer extensions outside the Village Corporation.

 Newark/Granville Communications Councilmember Robertson suggested the Newark/Granville Council communication sessions begin again. Mayor Bellman will make the contact to schedule a meeting.

OTHER Mayor Bellman presented Proclamations to Councilmember Minklei and Councilmember Rader in appreciation of their service to Council.

MEETING ANNOUNCEMENTS Next Village Council meeting - December 1, 1999

 The Granville Solvents meeting scheduled for November 30th has been canceled.

EXECUTIVE SESSION Mayor Bellman made a motion to enter into Executive Session for the purpose of discussing personnel issues and compensation matters of the Village staff. Councilmember Rader second. Roll Call: Robertson yes, Rader yes, Lucier yes, Minklei yes, McGowan yes, Bellman yes.

 The Law Director, Village Manager, and Clerk of Council were excused from this session.

Time in: 9:00pm

 Vice Mayor McGowan made a motion to return to regular session. Councilmember Lucier second. Roll Call: Robertson yes, Rader yes, Lucier yes, Minklei yes, McGowan yes, Bellman yes.

Time out: 9:22pm

 Resolution No. 99-45, A Resolution Of Appreciation And Recognition For The Village Manager was introduced by Mayor Bellman. Second by Vice Mayor McGowan. Motion carried. Resolution No. 99-45 is adopted.

 ADJOURNMENT 

Council Minutes 11/3/99

COUNCIL WORKSESSION

CALL TO ORDER Councilmember Wernet called the meeting to order.

ROLL CALL Councilmember Rader Councilmember Lucier Councilmember Wernet Vice Mayor McGowan - Absent Councilmember Robertson Mayor Bellman - Absent Councilmember Minklei

 It was noted that Mayor Bellman should be arriving around 7:00pm. (It was also later noted that Vice Mayor McGowan informed the Village Manager that he would be unable to attend this session due to prior commitments). Councilmember Rader was hoping that the Chairman of the Personnel Committee, Vice Mayor McGowan, would be in attendance this evening. As Mr. McGowan had concerns with the current wage scale, it is important to include him during these discussions. Mr. Rader suggested that consideration of Resolution No. 99-41 (dealing with the wage scale) be postponed until the next regularly scheduled meeting. Noting that the Personnel Committee had given its recommendation during the previous meeting, Councilmember Lucier stated that she would personally like to continue this discussion this evening. She is unable to attend the next regularly scheduled Council meeting and she made a special effort to attend this meeting. Councilmember Wernet feels Mr. McGowan’s attendance and input is important as there has been some confusion as to where he stands on these issues. Councilmember Robertson feels that the discussion should continue as there are five out of seven Councilmembers present this evening. She also expressed the obligation of Council members to make meeting attendance a priority. Disappointment was expressed that Mr. McGowan has chosen to avoid the previous Council session, and this meeting, which was primarily scheduled to discuss an issue of which he had previously taken a serious stand. Councilmember Robertson feels that since Mr. McGowan hasn’t been available to express his ideas he has lost his voice in this case. Council made the decision to continue with this meeting as a work session for discussion of the issue at hand.

WORK SESSION Resolution No. 99-41 Personnel Committee has recommended: -Pay grade 3 be merged with pay grade 4. -Increasing Step I salaries by a 2% one-time longevity bonus for this year.

 A discussion ensued relative to the benefits of merging pay grade’s 3 and 4. Everyone agreed that a merge of the two grades was the best solution for addressing the need to bring that portion of the pay scale up to a comparable range with other communities. It was also noted that there may possibly be a need to increase the Police Sargents and Utility Plant Supervisor’s position from pay grade 8 to the currently unused pay grade 9. For the most part, Council was in agreement that 2% would be a sufficient one-time increase to Step I. Manager Hickman is to provide Council with a summary of how this would impact the budget. Councilmember Wernet also noted the need to consider the Manager’s salary during discussions at the next Council meeting. 

ADJOURNMENT Councilmember Minklei made a motion to adjourn at 7:30pm. Councilmember Rader second. Motion carried. 

Council Minutes 10/20/99

 CALL TO ORDER Councilmember Rader, as Acting Mayor, convened the meeting at 7:35pm. 

ROLL CALL Those responding to the roll call were: Councilmember Rader Councilmember Wernet Councilmember Robertson Law Director Hurst Councilmember Minklei 

Councilmember Rader noted that Mayor Bellman would be arriving later this evening. (Note: Mayor Bellman arrived after adjournment) (Vice Mayor McGowan had previously phoned the Village Manager noting his absence would be due to another commitment) 

PUBLIC HEARING A public hearing was held on Ordinance No. 34-99, An Ordinance To Amend Chapter 1117.05 Of The Codified Ordinances Of The Village Of Granville.

 No one appeared to speak for or against Ordinance No. 34-99. Acting Mayor Councilmember Rader closed the public hearing at 7:37pm.

 A public hearing was held on Ordinance No. 35-99, An Ordinance To Amend Ordinance No. 25-98 Providing For Adjustments Of The Annual Budget For The Fiscal Year 1999 And Revising Sums For Operating Expenses.

 No one appeared to speak for or against Ordinance No. 35-99. Acting Mayor Councilmember Rader closed the public hearing at 7:38pm. 

CITIZENS COMMENTS Those signing the register were: Jim Jump Mary Fellabaum Clifton Crais Scott Rawdon James Harf Ben Barton Jaqueline O’Keefe Mike Frazier Mike Frazier, Village resident, Denison employee, and member of Granville Business and Professional Association (GBPA) Board voiced GBPA’s appreciation of Council and the Village Manager for their support. Appreciation was also expressed for the opportunity of recent meetings with Council liason’s. GPBA is suggesting a joint meeting between themselves, the Village, and the Township, to collaborate a strategic plan, in accordance with the Comprehensive Plan, in an effort to preserve the downtown by creating links to other areas which would make the community unified. Councilmember Wernet expressed an appreciation for GBPA’s efforts in improving the community. Councilmember Robertson suggested that Mr. Frazier coordinate scheduling of a joint meeting with the Village Manager.

Jacqueline O’Keefe again expressed her concerns that traffic on Burg Street will increase due to the Kendall Development for senior citizens. She had the following questions. · Does the Village have any say in the development of this property? · Has there been an independent study of it’s impact on Village resources? · What influence do the citizens have in the placement of this residential complex in the township. · Have there been any studies of other Kendal Developments showing impacts on surrounding areas? Councilmember Rader feels that the Kendal Group will probably address these questions. He suggested Ms. O’Keefe put them in writing to Jack Heller. Ms. O’Keefe would like to know what influence the Village has, aside from the water/sewer issue, on the development. Councilmember Wernet noted that Kendal representatives have said that unless the Village extends water/sewer to the area, they will not build this development. He feels that unless such a development is beneficial to the community, an extension will probably not be approved by Council. Council would not approve such an extension outside the Village unless there was a very high probability that it would not be used for other residential/commercial developments. Ms. O’Keefe referenced a previous development behind the Granville Golf Course of which a referendum petition was filed. Although the citizens thought they had an iron clad guarantee, the land was still developed. Councilmember Wernet noted that the Kendal Development is only in the preliminary stage. 

Jim Jump, 143 Thresher St., noted that the consultant hire by the Joint Economic Development District (JEDD) is interested in interviewing community members for thoughts on JEDD related issues. He requested Council nominate citizens. Although the Transportation Improvement District (TID) is in threat of being desolved, the Licking County Planning Commission remains committed to the Thornwood project and the JEDD will remain intact.

 Ben Barton, noted that Council has received a formal request for the extension of water/sewer to the Barton & Kessler property on River Road. He asked for Council’s thoughts and input with respect to the next twelve months and what direction might be taken in relation to water/sewer extension to that area.

Acting Mayor Councilmember Rader closed citizens comments at 8:00pm.

 OLD BUSINESS Ordinance No. 34-99, An Ordinance To Amend Chapter 1117.05 Of The Codified Ordinances Of The Village Of Granville was re-introduced by Councilmember Minklei. Second by Councilmember Rader. 

 Roll call vote: Minklei yes, Wernet yes, Robertson yes, Rader yes. Four yes votes. Ordinance No. 34-99 was adopted.

 Ordinance No. 35-99, An Ordinance To Amend Ordinance No. 25-98 Providing For Adjustments Of The Annual Budget For The Fiscal Year 1999 And Revising Sums For Operating Expenses was re-introduced by Councilmember Rader. Second by Councilmember Robertson. 

 Roll call vote: Minklei yes, Wernet yes, Robertson yes, Rader yes. Four yes votes. Ordinance No. 35-99 was adopted.

 NEW BUSINESS Resolution No. 99-41, A Resolution To Amend Pay Classifications And Salary Rates For The Several Departments Of The Village Of Granville.

 Councilmember Wernet made a motion to table Resolution No. 99-41 to schedule a special meeting for the purpose of consideration of this Resolution and related personnel compensation issues. Councilmember Minklei second.

 This Special Meeting was tentatively scheduled for Thursday, October 21, 1999 - 8:00pm. Ordinance No. 36-99, An Ordinance To Amend Section 1175.02 Of The Codified Ordinances Of Granville, Ohio was introduced by Councilmember Rader. Acting Mayor Councilmember Rader set the Public Hearing on Ordinance No. 36-99 for November 3, 1999.

 MAYOR’S REPORT The Mayor’s Court Report for the month of September was presented for review. Councilmember Rader noted there were thirty one citations for parking too far from the curb. Acting Mayor Councilmember Rader 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 September was presented for review. 

Councilmember Wernet made a motion to accept the Manager’s report as presented. Second by Councilmember Minklei. Acting Mayor Councilmember Rader directed the clerk to file the report. A copy of said report is attached as part of these minutes.

REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES The minutes of the regularly scheduled meeting of October 6, 1999, were presented for review. Councilmember Wernet moved to approve the minutes as amended. Councilmember Robertson second. Motion carried. 

COMMITTEE REPORTS There were no committee reports at this time.

OTHER Councilmember Minklei noted that the minutes from the last meeting indicated there would be someone attending this meeting from the Ohio Department of Health to discuss radon issues in Granville. It was noted that there was no one in attendance to speak on this topic.

 Councilmember Wernet noted a letter of compliment to Kathryn Wimberger, the Village Planner, for her assistance with Bank First National’s improvements to their building. A copy of said letter was supplied to the clerk for filing.

 River Road - Water/Sewer Extension Request -Councilmember Minklei thought that Council had previously discussed the need for a comprehensive policy related to extending water and sewer outside the Village limits. It was suggested that the Village Manager coordinate a meeting of Council to address this issue. Currently the policy is that there are no service extensions outside of Village limits without annexation. There have, however, been individual cases wherein it was sensible to offer service. The goal of a meeting is to address the appropriate way of handling these types of requests and possibly apply specific issues to be addressed when such a request is made.

MEETING ANNOUNCEMENTS Next Village Council meeting - November 3, 1999

 ADJOURNMENT Councilmember Wernet moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:18pm. Councilmember Robertson second. Motion carried. COUNCIL WORKSESSION

CALL TO ORDER Councilmember Wernet called the meeting to order.

ROLL CALL Councilmember Rader Councilmember Lucier Councilmember Wernet Vice Mayor McGowan - Absent Councilmember Robertson Mayor Bellman - Absent Councilmember Minklei

 It was noted that Mayor Bellman should be arriving around 7:00pm. (It was also later noted that Vice Mayor McGowan informed the Village Manager that he would be unable to attend this session due to prior commitments). Councilmember Rader was hoping that the Chairman of the Personnel Committee, Vice Mayor McGowan, would be in attendance this evening. As Mr. McGowan had concerns with the current wage scale, it is important to include him during these discussions. Mr. Rader suggested that consideration of Resolution No. 99-41 (dealing with the wage scale) be postponed until the next regularly scheduled meeting. Noting that the Personnel Committee had given its recommendation during the previous meeting, Councilmember Lucier stated that she would personally like to continue this discussion this evening. She is unable to attend the next regularly scheduled Council meeting and she made a special effort to attend this meeting. Councilmember Wernet feels Mr. McGowan’s attendance and input is important as there has been some confusion as to where he stands on these issues. Councilmember Robertson feels that the discussion should continue as there are five out of seven Councilmembers present this evening. She also expressed the obligation of Council members to make meeting attendance a priority. Disappointment was expressed that Mr. McGowan has chosen to avoid the previous Council session, and this meeting, which was primarily scheduled to discuss an issue of which he had previously taken a serious stand. Councilmember Robertson feels that since Mr. McGowan hasn’t been available to express his ideas he has lost his voice in this case. Council made the decision to continue with this meeting as a work session for discussion of the issue at hand.

WORK SESSION Resolution No. 99-41 Personnel Committee has recommended: -Pay grade 3 be merged with pay grade 4. -Increasing Step I salaries by a 2% one-time longevity bonus for this year.

 A discussion ensued relative to the benefits of merging pay grade’s 3 and 4. Everyone agreed that a merge of the two grades was the best solution for addressing the need to bring that portion of the pay scale up to a comparable range with other communities. It was also noted that there may possibly be a need to increase the Police Sargents and Utility Plant Supervisor’s position from pay grade 8 to the currently unused pay grade 9. For the most part, Council was in agreement that 2% would be a sufficient one-time increase to Step I. Manager Hickman is to provide Council with a summary of how this would impact the budget. Councilmember Wernet also noted the need to consider the Manager’s salary during discussions at the next Council meeting. 

ADJOURNMENT Councilmember Minklei made a motion to adjourn at 7:30pm. Councilmember Rader second. Motion carried.

Council Minutes 10/6/99

 VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES October 6, 1999 

CALL TO ORDER Mayor Bellman convened the meeting at 7:34pm. ROLL CALL Those responding to the roll call were: Councilmember Wernet Vice Mayor McGowan Councilmember Rader Councilmember Minklei Councilmember Lucier Mayor Bellman Law Director Hurst Manager Hickman PUBLIC HEARING Councilmember Robertson arrived.

A public hearing was held on Ordinance No. 33-99, An Ordinance To Amend Section 521.08 Of The Codified Ordinances Of The Village Of Granville. No one appeared to speak for or against Ordinance No. 33-99. Mayor Bellman closed the public hearing at 7:35pm.

 CITIZENS COMMENTS Those attending the meeting were: See Attached List Jackie O’Keefe, 4 Sampson Place, spoke of a concern about the quality of life in her community. Specifically, bringing water and sewer to Burg Street for the proposed Kendal Development may affect the development of the other land on Burg Street. Burg Street is a narrow road and she is concerned that it will not sustain increased traffic. She does not want her community to turn into a Pataskala or Reynoldsburg wherein the car has taken over and people can’t be in touch with their neighbors because of the traffic congestion. 

Hearing no further comment, Mayor Bellman closed citizens comments at 7:37pm.

OLD BUSINESS Ordinance No. 33-99, An Ordinance To Amend Section 521.08 Of The Codified Ordinances Of The Village Of Granville was reintroduced, its title read, by Councilmember Wernet. Second by Councilmember McGowan.

 Roll call vote: McGowan yes, Wernet yes, Rader yes, Minklei yes, Bellman yes, Robertson yes, Lucier yes. Seven yes votes. Ordinance No. 33-99 was adopted.

NEW BUSINESS Resolution No. 99-37, A Resolution Related To Accepting Application Of The Newark/Granville Community Authority To The M/I Schottenstein Development On The Former Keny Property and To Prevent Higher Taxes On Licking County Residents And Businesses was introduced and read in full by Councilmember Wernet. Second by Councilmember Minklei.

Jim Harf, Granville School Board Representative, thanked Council for its extraordinarily insightful Resolution. Having attended a meeting earlier this evening with Realtors of Granville, he noted that in their opinion the principal variable for people moving into this community is the school system. Nothing can be done about the increase in school age children on resale homes. However, something needs to be done to prevent what has recently happened. The Resolution does not celebrate a success. He pledged that the School District is going to work toward the most viable way to stop this kind of growth by insuring that future annexations take the kids with them. The School Board is on the same wave length as Council with regard to this Resolution.

Councilmember Wernet, on behalf of Council, extended their appreciation to Jim and the other members of the School Board and Administration for their work in trying to resolve this situation.

Councilmember Rader read the following statement. "Tonight we are being asked to pass Resolution No. 99-37. This Resolution is the end product of the tireless efforts of Mr. Jim Harf who represents the School Board for the Granville community. Jim is to be commended for his dedication. Many people contributed to the effort to make a very untenable situation into one that could be accepted by the Granville community. However, accepting the Granville Community Authority doesn’t mean approval for resignation by the Granville community for further encroachment by other political bodies. I do not challenge the right of every property owner to choose its own destiny. However, when the annexing authority refused to educate the children of their citizens and asks us to do that for them then it is wrong. Not only is it wrong, it is a shameful aborgation of duty by the offending school boards and political bodies to provide for their children’s education. I would urge our School Board, Township Trustees, Village Council and our elected state officials to do everything in their power to correct this grave injustice."

Motion carried. Resolution No. 99-37 was adopted.

Resolution No. 99-40, A Resolution Accepting The Amounts And Rates As Determined By The Budget Commission And Authorizing The Necessary Tax Levies And Certifying Them To The County Auditor was introduced and read in full by Councilmember Rader. Second by Vice Mayor McGowan. Motion carried. Resolution No. 99-40 is adopted.

Ordinance No. 34-99, An Ordinance To Amend Chapter 1117.05 Of The Codified Ordinances Of The Village Of Granville, Ohio, was introduced by Councilmember Minklei. Mayor Bellman set the public hearing for Ordinance No. 34-99 for October 20, 1999.

Ordinance No. 35-99, An Ordinance To Amend Ordinance No. 25-98 Providing For Adjustments Of The Annual Budget For The Fiscal Year 1999 And Revising Sums For Operating Expenses was introduced by Councilmember Rader. Mayor Bellman set the public hearing for Ordinance No. 35-99 for October 20, 1999. REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES The minutes of the regularly scheduled meeting of September 15, 1999, were presented for review. Councilmember Wernet moved to approve the minutes as amended. Councilmember Robertson second. Motion carried. 

COMMITTEE REPORTS Vice Mayor McGowan reported that the Recreation Commission has arranged for the installation of a pay phone at Wildwood Park. Half of the fencing for the ball field at Raccoon Park will be put in this fall with the other half to be completed next spring. A storage shed will also be build at Raccoon Park. The Fall programs are underway. 

 Manager Hickman stated that AEP has Granville on their schedule and a Street Light Committee meeting will be held later this month.

 Councilmember Lucier asked if there had been any feedback to the Recreation Commission regarding the skateboarding facility. Vice Mayor McGowan noted that everything has been going well and there are no complaints. The Recreation Commission will be writing a letter to Council later this month. Vice Mayor McGowan reported that the Personnel Committee’s recommendation is to eliminate grade level 3 and move those employees to grade 4. The other recommendation was to give a longevity bonus of 2% for employees who are at the top of the pay scale. Councilmember Wernet asked if the Committee unanimously agrees that this recommendation will competitively compensate appropriate levels for all job classifications. The answer was yes. Councilmember Rader stated that the Committee struggled with their proposal. He noted that the Manager has also put together a proposal for Council to review and requested Council give this proposal a fair hearing. It was decided that the rest of Council will consider the Personnel Committees recommendations in addition to the Manager’s proposal during the next meeting. Councilmember Lucier will not be in attendance during the next meeting therefore she wished to make a statement this evening. She stated that the current pay schedule gives every employee, who is not at the top of the pay scale, between a 4 ½ and 5 ½ % pay increase. She feels this is an adequate increase when inflation has been as low as it has been. The alternative recommendation from the Manager is to shift the schedule up another 2% so that every employee who is not at the top would get a 6 ½ to 7% raise. If the Manager’s proposal is adopted, then the people at the top would automatically get a 2% raise. Manager Hickman noted that a 2% pay adjustments would represent $45,000 of the overall budget, including benefits. Twenty percent of that comes from Utilities and not the General Fund. He added that this is a one time adjustment to the wage scale. Councilmember Lucier noted that this does permanently increase the pay scale by 2% although it doesn’t change the increments. Manager Hickman feels that when taking into consideration the comparable communities, a 2% increase is not out of place. Councilmember Wernet asked when the last alteration was made to the pay schedule. It was noted that the last increase to the pay scale was two years ago. Vice Mayor McGowan said that in eight of the last ten years there has been an adjustment of some sort to the pay scale. Councilmember Robertson noted that in 1993 an adjustment was made to the pay schedule because the salary review study showed that Granville was paying substantially less than other comparable communities. This increase was not for inflation but to bring the pay scale in line with other comparable communities. She also stated that it is her understanding that portions of our pay scale are still not close to some of the comparable communities to which we compared ourselves. It was decided that Council would review the recommendations and be prepared for discussion at the October 20th meeting. 

 Councilmember Robertson stated that the Economic Development Committee continues to meet with the GBPA.

 Councilmember Wernet noted that the Planning Commission is alternating meetings this month to accommodate regular meetings and sign ordinance planning.

OTHER

 LCATS Council is interested in a special meeting between LCATS and Granville Township to discuss the recommendations for the intersection of River Road and S.R. 16. Manager Hickman will arrange a meeting. Councilmember Rader noted that it is his hope that the taxpayers are not left to fund this project.

 RADON Mayor Bellman noted that 80% of the homes in Licking County are over the Radon levels. He feels this is an important health issue. Representatives from Ohio Department of Health will be in attendance during the meeting of October 20th.

 305 Burtridge There has been a request for water to 305 Burtridge. The water assessment fee has been paid, however the water tap fee has not. Manager Hickman was given approval to proceed. Councilmember Lucier suggested legislation be passed to handle these types of request for citizens in that area that have paid their assessments. Councilmember Rader is more comfortable with reviewing these on a case by case basis. As there are only a handful of residents that are affected, it was suggested these addresses be included in the legislation. It was also suggested that the legislation state specifically that this applies only to existing structures. This type of Resolution would give the Manager authority to act as needed. 

 Councilmember Wernet noted that there would probably be a public meeting with Kendal Group for community input.

MEETING ANNOUNCEMENTS Next Village Council Meeting - October 20, 1999

EXECUTIVE SESSION Councilmember Lucier moved to enter into Executive Session for the purpose of property issues and potential legal matters. Second by Councilmember Rader.

 Roll Call Vote: McGowan yes, Wernet yes, Lucier yes, Minklei yes, Rader yes, Robertson yes, Bellman yes. Seven yes votes.

Time In: 8:26pm

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

 Roll Call Vote: McGowan yes, Wernet yes, Lucier yes, Minklei yes, Rader yes, Robertson yes, Bellman yes. Seven yes votes.

Time Out: 9:02pm

 ADJOURNMENT Councilmember Wernet moved to adjourn the meeting at 9:03pm. Councilmember McGowan second. Motion carried. 

Council Minutes 9/15/99

 VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES September 15, 1999 

 CALL TO ORDER Mayor Bellman convened the meeting at 7:35pm. ROLL CALL Those responding to the roll call were: Councilmember Lucier Councilmember Wernet Vice Mayor McGowan Councilmember Robertson Mayor Bellman Councilmember Minklei Law Director Hurst Manager Hickman

Councilmember Wernet made a motion to excuse Councilmember Rader. Motion carried.

PUBLIC HEARING A public hearing was held on Ordinance No. 32-99, An Ordinance Approving A Revision To The Site Development Plan For Spring Hills Baptist Church’s Grace Haven Academy. Bill Stevens, an elder and member of Spring Hills Baptist Church, reported there had been opposition from neighbors of the church property regarding a setback variance request for the installation of the Grace Haven Academy playground on the originally approved location. This proposal is a request for the approval to move the playground to an alternative site on the property. Neighbors of the church complex, Pat Windley and Pete Schreiber, have expressed their support for re-location of the playground to the proposed area. In reference to a letter of concern from engineers Bird and Bull in relation to flood plain liability of this site, Law Director Hurst does not believe there is any liability for this approval. Jeff Pound, 1420 Loudon Street, pastor of the Spring Hills Baptist Church, stated that this process has been frustrating because it was later discovered that a variance was not needed, although through this process a better location for the playground was found. His sense, from talking to the neighbors, is that they are pleased that an effort was made to change the location.

 Mayor Bellman closed the public hearing at 7:40pm.

CITIZENS COMMENTS Those signing the register were: Jeff Pound Greg Ross Tom Williams Leta Ross Scott Rawdon Ed Vance Bill Stevenson There were no comments, Mayor Bellman closed citizens comments at 7:45pm.

OTHER

Main Street Manager Hickman showed Council several pictures of South Main Street in its current condition. He noted that the areas which are currently open ditches will be replaced with grass and sidewalk, creating an entirely different look. Although there was an initial proposal to widen the road to 36 ft. to incorporate a third (turn) lane, he recommends widening the road to 28 ft. (from the original 24 ft.). The theory of widening the road to 28 ft. is to allow two extra feet on each side of South Main Street for delivery truck turning ease. Manager Hickman and Council reviewed a map of proposed curb cuts along South Main Street. Proposed changes to the bike path will be reviewed after more information is compiled. Ed Vance is still interested in the possibility of having a boulevard on South Main Street. He also expressed concern with the cost of this project and whether its necessity is a higher priority than re-doing the downtown area . Manager Hickman noted that the South Main Street Project has been "in the works" for at least eight years. He also noted that a numerous amount of time and effort have been spent securing funding for this project. The downtown project is being reviewed, although there hasn’t been a solid consensus of what is wanted and/or needed in that area. Mayor Bellman also noted that since there are major infrastructure problems on South Main Street, zero percent funding makes it a wonderful opportunity to make the changes at this time. Repaying the loan at $32,000/year will still leave plenty of funds for other projects. Mr. Vance sees nothing wrong with improving gateways to the Village. His concern is that this may delay the downtown project. He also expressed a concern with the safety of the crosswalk on Broadway. It was agreed by Council that the crosswalk needs to be reviewed for safety. A recent opinion of support was also reported from a number of GBPA representatives in reference to the South Main Street project. Councilmember Minklei feels the South Main Street project is necessary for the current functionality needs of pedestrians in that area. Though improvements will be welcome, the downtown area is already pedestrian friendly. (Further discussion under Old Business.) OLD BUSINESS Ordinance No. 32-99, An Ordinance Approving A Revision To The Site Development Plan For Spring Hills Baptist Church’s Grace Haven Academy was reintroduced by Councilmember Lucier. Councilmember Wernet second. The church is requesting this Ordinance be passed as an emergency so construction can begin immediately as they have experienced numerous delays. Without the emergency clause this Ordinance would not become effective for 30 days after passage, therefore causing more delays. Law Director Hurst cautioned Council with the fact that there are good arguments against passing zoning and site plan issues by emergency legislation. However, he does feel the purpose of this emergency is defensible based on the fact that there are strong arguments when dealing with the safety of children on a playground in a school zone. Anything done to enhance that type of safety is justifiable. Councilmember Wernet moved for the adoption of Section II and read the emergency clause section of this Ordinance. Second by Mayor Bellman. Council discussed the issue of safety. It was noted that the current playground has been in the same location for the last several years. The issue of safety is no more or less of an issue than a year ago. Vice Mayor McGowan has reservations about passing this Ordinance as an emergency as ordinarily this is not done unless their is a safety concern. He does not feel Council should get into the pattern of processing emergencies for construction time constraints. Mr. Pound stated that this construction was supposed to begin this past summer until they were advised by the Village Planner that a variance was needed to move the location of the playground. He then noted that they have since found out that a variance wasn’t needed to put the playground in its original planned location. The area for the playground was moved in order to comply, and continue a relationship, with the neighbors. Councilmember Wernet questioned the possibility of changing the effective date of this Ordinance to accommodate its passage by emergency. He also suggested scheduling a special meeting for consideration of the emergency clause pending notification and assurance from the neighbors that this location is agreeable. Although Councilmember Lucier feels the need to be accommodating since mistaken information was provided, she is not sure passing this Ordinance as an emergency is necessary. She is not concerned about the lack of notification to the neighbors as she feels the Village probably followed the correct procedures in posting the public hearing. She continues to find it impossible to justify the passage of this Ordinance as an emergency. She asked the Law Director if we had any alternatives to emergency legislation. The Law Director responded "no". Law Director Hurst made a statement to clarify the idea of mistaken information. He noted that the mistake was relative to a different proposal and not the proposal related to this Ordinance. The details of the case were not spelled out when it became apparent that the emergency clause could not get enough votes to pass. He said that Council’s options are to either pass the Ordinance as an emergency, making it effective immediately, or pass the Ordinance by regular means, making the Ordinance effective in 30 days.

 Roll call vote on Emergency Clause: Minklei yes, Lucier no, Wernet yes, Robertson abstain, McGowan no, Bellman yes. Emergency Clause for Ordinance No. 32-99 failed.

Roll call vote: Minklei yes, Lucier yes, Wernet yes, Robertson yes, McGowan yes, Bellman yes. Six yes votes. Ordinance No. 32-99 was adopted. Main Street Council authorized the Manager to submit the final engineering plans in preparation to begin the bidding process for construction on South Main Street. Manager Hickman will proceed with this plan once he has received permission from District 17 to narrow the road to 28 ft. wide. Manager Hickman noted that funding requests for burying the electric lines along South Main Street, and the extension of the bike path south of the IGA, will be presented to Council for approval. Manager Hickman will also continue to research the idea of a median or boulevard. However, he does not feel this idea is feasible. Council again expressed the need for a review of the crosswalk with regard to safety concerns. Manager Hickman will comply.

 Resolution No. 99-35, A Resolution To Amend Insurance Coverage As Provided In Section 145.22 Of The Codified Ordinances Of The Village of Granville was removed from the table by a motion from Councilmember Lucier. Second by Councilmember Wernet. Resolution was moved for adoption by Vice Mayor McGowan. Second by Councilmember Wernet. Councilmember Lucier noted that this is a recommendation of the Personnel Committee. Motion carried. Resolution No. 99-35 is adopted as amended. NEW BUSINESS Resolution No. 99-37, A Resolution Related To Preventing Higher Taxes On Licking County Residents and Businesses. Councilmember Wernet read the following statement: "The Village was presented by a school board representative, with a Resolution where the Village Council was to indicate their agreement with the Community Authority Agreement. Unfortunately, despite repeated requests for the full text of the agreement, we were not given the complete text. In addition, the school board representative at the time, told us that the suggested Resolution was meant to require use of the Authority for all annexations of Granville Township land. Had we accepted such a Resolution, two bad things would likely have occurred. First, through interaction amongst the Comprehensive Plan, the Township Zoning Ordinance, and such, a Resolution we would have significantly increased the incentive for developers to take land away from Granville Township and move it into neighboring municipals. Secondly, we would be neglecting the other costs to the community of future developments." Councilmember Wernet, drafter of Resolution No. 99-37, advised Council that Jim Harf has "assumed the reins" on behalf of the School Board, and as ranking officer he voiced the Board’s support for this Resolution. Mr. Wernet would like introduction of this Resolution re-scheduled for the meeting of October 6th in hopes of having School Board and Township representatives in attendance to offer their support. Councilmember Lucier requested the title of Resolution No. 99-37, as drafted, be revised for more clarification of the Resolution’s content. Resolution No. 99-38, A Resolution To Authorize The Village Manager To Submit A Grant Application For 1999-2999 Capital Improvements Projects To District 17, Ohio Public Works Commission, For Funding, On Granville’s Behalf was introduced by Vice Mayor McGowan. Second by Councilmember Wernet. Motion Carried. Resolution No. 99-38 is adopted.

Resolution No. 99-39, A Resolution To Authorize The Village Manager To Enter Into Negotiations For The Operation And Maintenance Of The Water Treatment And Wastewater Treatment Facility Located At The Granville Business Park was introduced by Mayor Bellman. Second by Councilmember Lucier. The purpose of this Resolution is an attempt to express the Village’s interest in negotiating an agreement between the Village and Granville Business Park (old Dow facility on SR16) to provide service and maintenance to the water/wastewater facility located on that property. Motion carried. Resolution No. 99-39 is adopted.

 Ordinance No. 33-99, An Ordinance To Amend Section 521.08 Of The Codified Ordinances Of The Village of Granville was introduced by Councilmember Wernet. Mayor Bellman set the Public Hearing on Ordinance No. 33-99 for October 6, 1999.

 Trick-or-Treat Date - This year Trick-or-Treat will be observed in the Village on October 28th from 5:30pm - 7:00pm. MAYOR’S REPORT The Mayor’s Court Report for the month of August 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 August was presented for review. 

Councilmember Wernet made a motion to accept the Manager’s report as presented. Second by Councilmember Minklei. Mayor Bellman directed the clerk to file the report. A copy of said report is attached as part of these minutes.

 REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES The minutes of the regularly scheduled meeting of September 1, 1999, were presented for review. Councilmember Wernet moved to approve the minutes as amended. Councilmember Minklei second. Motion carried. 

COMMITTEE REPORTS There is a Personnel Committee meeting scheduled for Thursday, September 23, 6:30pm. OTHER The film crew of "A Better Way To Die" will be filming in Granville, Sunday, September 19. A permit will be issued for the closing of the south side of Broadway from Cherry Street to Main Street, and South Mulberry from Broadway to Elm Street to accommodate this production.

 Radon Mayor Bellman was recently notified by the Ohio Department of Health that there is a high concentration of radon in the State of Ohio. Specifically the areas of concern are in Central Ohio (Granville, Newark, Heath, & Hebron). He feels there needs to be a larger effort made toward public awareness. Mr. Bellman would like to invite someone from the Ohio Department of Health to speak before Council regarding radon awareness. For the convenience of Granville citizens, it was suggested that radon detection kits be obtained from the Licking County Health Department and made available at the Granville Village Office. It was also suggested by Councilmember Lucier that a notice be included on the Village issued water bills to inform citizens of the availability of these kits.

 Bank First National’s leased space Referencing a letter from Bank First National wherein it is their wish to end their lease on December 31, 1999, Manager Hickman noted that there have been several business interested in leasing the unoccupied space at 143 E. Broadway. Law Director Hurst also added that due to recent Ordinances, there may be more flexibility in dealing with what one might consider to be the highest and best bidder should Council consider signing a lease with a new tenant. There was discussion for the need to define some type of criteria prior to advertising for a tenant. There was also discussion about the need and appropriateness of negotiating a settlement with Bank First National. Council agreed that it would be appropriate for the Law Director to respond to the bank indicating that prior to agreeing to a resolution of their remaining obligation under the lease, the Village will determine whether or not there are suitable tenants interested in the space either under a lease or sub-lease basis. This would verify acknowledgment of their request while informing them that they are fully liable and accountable until such time as the Village makes a determination on these issues.

 Kendal Corporation Councilmembers Robertson and Wernet have met with representatives of the Kendal Corporation and reported that progress is being made. There has been a suggestion that Township Trustees, Village Council, and Kendal representatives conduct a joint meeting to discuss some of these idea and thoughts. The Kendal Corporation seems to be making every effort to cooperate with Granville’s concerns. Tree & Landscape Appointee Manager Hickman requested that a Councilmember attend the October Tree & Landscape meeting as they will be discussing next year’s budget needs. As two Council seats will be vacated at the end of this term, Council will make a better effort to appoint a Council representative to this Commission after the election.

 Village Skunks Councilmember Robertson requested the Village play a larger role in the elimination of the skunk problems in the Village. Manager Hickman noted that a skunk trapper would be hired by the Village in an effort to alleviate this growing concern.

MEETING ANNOUNCEMENTS Next Village Council meeting - October 6, 1999

 ADJOURNMENT Vice Mayor McGowan moved to adjourn the meeting at 9:54pm. Councilmember Wernet second. Motion carried. 

Council Minutes 9/1/99

 CALL TO ORDER Mayor Bellman convened the meeting at 7:33pm. ROLL CALL Those responding to the roll call were: Councilmember Wernet Vice Mayor McGowan Councilmember Rader Councilmember Minklei Councilmember Robertson Mayor Bellman Councilmember Lucier Law Director Hurst Manager Hickman PUBLIC HEARING A public hearing was held on Ordinance No. 30-99, An Ordinance To Amend Sections 1139.05, 1141.04, 1141.05, 1159.03, 1159.05, 1175.05, And 1177.04 Of The Codified Ordinances Of The Village Of Granville, Ohio To Revise The Administrative Appeal Process In The Zoning Ordinance, Revise The Administrative Procedure For Applications For Approval Of Development Plans In Planned Development Districts, And Make Related Changes In The Administration Of The Zoning Ordinance. No one appeared to speak for or against Ordinance No. 30-99. Mayor Bellman closed the public hearing at 7:34 pm.

 A public hearing was held on Ordinance No. 31-99, An Ordinance To Amend Ordinance No. 03-99 And To Extend The Enforcement Date Of Ordinance No. 23-98.

No one appeared to speak for or against Ordinance No. 31-99. Mayor Bellman closed the public hearing at 7:35 pm.

CITIZENS COMMENTS Those attending the meeting were: See Attached List Susan Shulman Eugene Agan Scott Rawdon Kim Miles Ed Vance C. K. Barsky

Susan Shulman, 6 Parnassus Village Drive, said the residents and business community of Mt. Parnassus are interested in Council’s involvement in their lift station concerns. Councilmember Wernet recussed himself. Ms. Shulman re-stated that the current owners believe they were a part of Village utilities when purchasing their residences. Most have been taxpayers within the Village for many years and believe that the Village should participate in discussions regarding a connection into the Newark- Granville Road lift station. 

Kim Miles stated she is concerned that communication has been blurred on this topic. She thought that after previously approaching Council there would already be a report and/or some type of action. She finds it confusing that this issue is once again on the agenda. She stated that Mt. Parnassus businesses and residents would appreciate any participation the Village can give in resolving this situation. She feels this is a community problem with possible EPA concerns if not rectified in the near future.

Gene Agan, 2 Mt. Parnassus Village Drive, also thought they were further along in their relationship with Village Council. Mr. Agan referenced paragraph #10 of the Covenant between McClain/Parr and the Village of Granville. He noted at that time there wasn’t any choice except to install a lift station as there was no sewer line along Newark-Granville Road when Mt. Parnassus was developed. He feels the lift station was installed with full approval and certification from the Village. There has since been a sewer/water line installed along Newark-Granville Road, however, to the best of his knowledge, he does not believe any of the residents or businesses were given the opportunity to connect to the Village system. Realizing that everyone currently involved in this matter was not involved at the time of development, Mayor Bellman read a file letter from then Village Manager Doug Plunkett to Larry Parr explaining that a 3h.p. motor was not adequate for Village service and therefore the Village would not accept it as a municipal installation. However, as the sewer lift station was to remain the property of the Mt. Parnassus Condominium Association, the size of the pump was not a Village concern.

Mr. Agan again stated he feels that the system had been accepted and approved by the Village engineer. 

 Referencing a letter from the engineer, Manager Hickman said it was clearly stated that the system was approved except for the pump station. He feels the Village did not accept this station as it wasn’t up to Village standards.

 Ms. Shulman stated that the sewer line came down Newark-Granville Road long before she bought her property. She has talked with every resident and businesses at Mt. Parnassus and no one remembers having been given the opportunity to tie into the Village system.

 Councilmember Minklei questioned whether the property owners would have tied into the Village system had they been given the opportunity to do so at that time.

 Since there were no problems with the lift station Councilmember Rader feels the previous residents probably would not have connected to the Village system anyway.

Mr. Agan questioned whether there would have been an exchange of paperwork had the property owners been given the opportunity to connect.

 Manager Hickman noted that there generally would be an exchange of paperwork. He again noted that this happened before any of us and he is unable to find paperwork detailing such an opportunity.

 Following discussion, it was requested group specify what they were asking from the Village.

 Ms. Miles stated that the Condominium Association and the Homeowners Association have not been able to agree on the need to hire an engineer for a study. Therefore there is no official projected cost. She stated that at this point they are looking for guidance on how to proceed.

 Manager Hickman estimated that the cost to create a lift station that would meet Village standards is probably comparable to the cost of connecting to the Village system.

 Having heard all comments related to the Mt. Parnassus lift station, Mayor Bellman closed Citizens Comments at 8:30pm.

Councilmember Wernet returned to the Council table.

OLD BUSINESS Ordinance No. 30-99, An Ordinance To Amend Sections 1139.05, 1141.04, 1141.05, 1159.03, 1159.05, 1175.05, And 1177.04 Of The Codified Ordinances Of The Village Of Granville, Ohio To Revise The Administrative Appeal Process In The Zoning Ordinance, Revise The Administrative Procedure For Applications For Approval Of Development Plans In Planned Development Districts, And Make Related Changes In The Administration Of The Zoning Ordinance was reintroduced, its title read, by Mayor Bellman. Second by Councilmember Wernet.

 Roll call vote: McGowan yes, Wernet yes, Rader yes, Minklei yes, Bellman yes, Robertson yes, Lucier yes. Seven yes votes. Ordinance No. 30-99 was adopted.

 Ordinance No. 31-99, An Ordinance To Amend Ordinance No. 03-99 And To Extend The Enforcement Date Of Ordinance No. 23-98 was reintroduced, its title read by Mayor Bellman. Second by Councilmember Wernet. 

Roll call vote: McGowan yes, Wernet yes, Rader yes, Minklei yes, Bellman yes, Robertson yes, Lucier yes. Seven yes votes. Ordinance No. 31-99 was adopted.

NEW BUSINESS Ordinance No. 32-99, An Ordinance Approving A Revision To The Site Development Plan For Spring Hills Baptist Church’s Grace Haven Academy was introduced by Councilmember Lucier. Mayor Bellman set the public hearing for Ordinance No. 32-99 for September 15, 1999. REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES The minutes of the regularly scheduled meeting of August 18, 1999, were presented for review. Councilmember Wernet moved to approve the minutes as amended. Vice Mayor McGowan second. Motion carried. 

COMMITTEE REPORTS Vice Mayor McGowan reported that a Personnel Committee Meeting will be held on September 9th at 6:30pm. The Committee should have recommendations for Council shortly thereafter.

 With regard to the Street Lighting Committee, Manager Hickman noted that in addition to getting the arms fixed, there have once again been scheduling problems with the new lights. However, 23 new lights should be going up in the Village shortly. It was also noted that next year the Committee will look at putting a light in the library park area.

 Vice Mayor McGowan requested the South Main Street plans be added to the agenda for Council discussion before the process gets too far and the plan is finalized. Manager Hickman stated that the regular Council meeting of September 15th will include a discussion on the South Main Street plan. 

 Councilmember Wernet distributed a "draft" of Resolution No. 99-37 to Council. The Resolution is intended to address taxing issues related to future developments in Granville and surrounding communities. This Resolution is to be introduced during the meeting of September 15, 1999. Mr. Wernet requested input from Council prior to introduction.

OTHER Reporting on the Downtown Task Force, Councilmember Minklei feels this committee should disband and concentrate all efforts toward finding a group to implement the Comprehensive Plan. Since there is already great enthusiasm being shown toward the Downtown Ohio, Inc., creating another body to review Downtown issues might take away from that group. As the Comprehensive Plan group represents individuals who have been chosen by elected officials, it was suggested that in order for continuity some representation from the original group is necessary.

Mt. Parnassus Councilmember Wernet recussed himself. Vice Mayor McGowan suggested the group find out a cost for this project so Council will know what participation is expected.

 It is estimated that the cost for connecting to the Village system is approximately $70,000. In addition, $5,000 is approximated for engineering. Ms. Miles noted that it has been a problem getting the neighbors to agree to spend the approximate $75,000 together and asked Council to participate in some type of mediation between the neighbors.

 Councilmember Lucier feels it is not the Village’s responsibility to facilitate a situation between the neighbors of Mt. Parnassus. 

 There were again questions with respect to what is expected from the Village at this time.

 Following discussion, it was agreed by Ms. Shulman that the Association would return to the Utilities Committee with a written proposal. Councilmember Wernet returned to the table.

ADJOURNMENT Councilmember Rader moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:30pm. Councilmember Wernet second. Motion carried. 

Council Minutes 8/18/99

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

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

PUBLIC HEARING: Ordinance No. 27-99, An Ordinance To Amend Ordinance No. 25-98 Providing For Adjustments Of The Annual Budget For the Fiscal Year 1999 And Revising Sums For Operating Expenses. The Ordinance was introduced to amend budget to include appropriation for truck-weighing scales. Councilmember Wernet introduced the Ordinance and highlighted several aspects: (1) Overweight trucks cost the Village money for road maintenance; (2) there is risk to public safety; (3) Granville receives insufficient state funding for maintenance, and our taxpayers must make up the difference; (4) overweight trucks reduce property values. Vice Mayor McGowan stated he wasn’t against the purchase of truck scales he just wanted to wait two weeks to vote on it. Bernie Lukco wanted to lend support for the use of scales for safety as well as quality of life for the community. Overweight trucks cause noise and vibration, and the system will pay for itself eventually. He thinks a lot of trucks are overweight. Vivian Ashbaugh knows of another community which used scales and it has paid for itself many times over. Clifton Crais wants to see this legislation. There have been reports in the media about how much damage to roads and historic homes overweight trucks cause. They are noisy and decrease the quality of life for the community. The mayor closed the public hearing.

Ordinance 28-99, An Ordinance to Amend Section 921.07 Of The Codified Ordinances Of Granville, Ohio, Establishing Sewer Regulations and Charges. The Ordinance is a result of increasing costs to operate and maintain the Wastewater Treatment System and sewer collection. Manager Hickman said the increase would cost about $1.50 per month. He said our personnel are qualified to test the water and do so annually. We have received excellent reports from them. Mr. Wernet added that we have not had a rate increase for a long time. The mayor closed the public hearing.

Ordinance No. 29-99, An Ordinance to Amend Section 925.20(c) of the Codified Ordinances Of Granville, Ohio, Establishing Bulk Water Charges. Manager Hickman said this would not be charged to residents, but rather would be for bulk water such as swimming pools. 

 The mayor declared the public hearings closed.

CITIZENS COMMENTS: Visitors in attendance were: Clifton Crais, Judy Pierce, Vivian Ashbaugh, Bernard Lukco, Nancy Weber Sutter, Dave Richards, Paul Treece, Jack Heller, Tom Mitchell, Dee Richards, Richard R. Lutzo, Dan VanNess, Scott Rawden (Sentinel)

 Kendal Corporation desires to build a facility in Granville Township and is asking for water and sewer services. Tom Mitchell oversees design and construction and described their plans. The Kendal facility in Pennsylvania has its own Wastewater Treatment Plant, and Kendal would prefer not to be in the sewer business. The data shows there is 150-175 gallons per day per person. Nancy Weber Sutter told more about the operation of the Quaker-run retirement home and answered citizens’ questions. Although she did not know what the fees would be specifically at this time, there will be taxes paid to Granville. Councilmember Lucier asked if they had considered property that was easily annexable. They implicated they had not been successful finding something in the Village that would fit their needs as this property does. Councilmember McGowan was concerned about expansion if water and sewer is provided in that area. Keith Myers stated that extending water and sewer originally was for the school. If the Village is considering extending facilities to other developments, he wants them to consider what other development can occur in rural areas not under Village control. Councilmember Lucier asked how many local citizens would be served, and Ms. Weber said about 700 people have shown an interest already. Ms. Lucier said it would be helpful if local people would contact Council with their enthusiasm. Councilmember Wernet asked whether there might be a vehicle for an agreement between Village and developer to address some of these concerns in order to discuss concerns and proceed satisfactorily from the start. Mayor Bellman asked about fee simple ownership vs licensing and leasing, and Ms. Weber said residents are buying a contract for occupancy. Mr. Bellman asked this for purposes of checking to see if this project was eligible for JEDD. Councilmember Wernet felt this was a worthwhile community and the option of providing services needs a lot of thought. It would be up to Council to determine whether other residents along the route of the utilities could tap into the system. Tom Mitchell surmised the answers to Kendal’s request are largely legal and technical and wants to know where to go from here. Mayor Bellman said we would talk about this later. 

Borough Company - The Borough Company was not present, and their request was not discussed.

OLD BUSINESS: Ordinance No. 27-99, An Ordinance To Amend Ordinance 25-98 Providing for Adjustments Of The Annual Budget For The Fiscal Year 1999 and Revising Sums for Operating Expenses. Reintroduced by Councilmember Wernet. Second by Mayor Bellman. Councilmember McGowan asked whether the county could provide scales or would the Mill lend them to us. He also wondered whether we have sufficient police staff to man the scales. He thought we should wait two weeks and get answers from Chief Cartnal. Councilmember Wernet said staff has looked into alternatives, and the State Highway Patrol has been helpful. There are about 70 checks that have to be made. We would spend $400,000 on maintenance. He said 70 per cent of the trucks are overweight and operated in an unsafe manner. He thinks we should not wait and wants to do this before an accident occurs. Councilmember Lucier has read Chief Cartnal’s memo and he raised a lot of questions about how the training would work out and what enforcement includes. She would be willing to wait awhile. Councilmember Robertson stated that truckers talk to each other and tell them not to go through town when there are scales, so scales themselves are a deterrent. Councilmember Minklei thought we would be telling truckers this is so important that we are willing to spend our money. It should not be the responsibility of the Mill to provide scales, and Manager Hickman said he checked with the Mill and they are not interested anyway. The State and County have scales but they are available irregularly. He added that officers would be sent to schools to learn how to operate them. The officers manning this program would be on an overtime basis. The program could begin this fall or winter. Mayor Bellman stated that by appropriating money, this will signal that we are serious and want to move forward. He has full confidence in Chief Cartnal and the officers. Route 661 is dangerous and was not made for these large trucks. Councilmember Rader added that truckers will know about scales promptly. Newark also has a problem with trucks and does not want ours, but there are few alternatives. The Roll Call vote was: Wernet yes, Lucier no, McGowan no, Bellman yes, Rader yes, Robertson yes, Minklei yes. By a 5 to 2 vote, Ordinance 27-99 was passed.

 Dan VanNess added that farmers have no way to weigh trucks in the field and have to go through town to the mill. Maybe an exception for farmers could be enacted.

 Ordinance 28-99, An Ordinance to Amend Section 921.07 Of The Codified Ordinances Of Granville, Ohio, Establishing Sewer Regulations and Charges was reintroduced by Councilmember Rader. Second by Vice Mayor McGowan

 By Roll Call vote, the Ordinance passed unanimously.

 Ordinance No. 29-99, An Ordinance To Amend Section 925.20(c) of the Codified Ordinances Of Granville, Ohio, Establishing Bulk Water Charges was reintroduced by Councilmember Rader. Second by Councilmember Robertson.

 By Roll Call vote, the Ordinance passed unanimously.

Discussion on Kendal Corporation: Councilmember McGowan stated a concern was what would happen in the future if water and sewer were run out there. Councilmember Wernet said that if Village Council thinks it makes sense, we should pursue how to make this mutually beneficial. Mayor Bellman had concerns: (1) We should consider the situation on balance--is it good for the school and the whole community; (2) this is a valuable resource for the Village and on balance we need to consider benefits for the Village; (3) we should work with the Township on the appearance, etc.; (4) consider annexation; (5) consult with LCPC and JEDD. He thought a special meeting with the Township and JEDD could brainstorm this matter further. Councilmember Minklei reminded the group to go back to the Master Plan for guidance on the matter. She added that we need to have a clear picture of where we need to be. Tom Mitchell said they talked with the Township and they are of the same frame of mind as is Village Council.

NEW BUSINESS: Resolution No. 99-32 , A Resolution Of Appreciation was reintroduced by Councilmember Wernet. Second by Vice Mayor McGowan. Motion carried. Resolution No. 99-32 was adopted. 

 Resolution No. 99-33, Consent Resolution Authorizing The Assignment Of The Cable Television Franchise. Judy Pierce from FrontierVision said they are requesting a Resolution approving transfer from Cox Communication through FrontierVision to Adelphia. She went on to explain the healthy financial state of the company. Councilmember Wernet suggested changing, in Section II, "on February 16, 2004" to "as stated in the agreement". Councilmember Rader read in full and moved to accept the Resolution. Councilmember McGowan seconded. Roll Call vote was as follows: Wernet yes, Bellman yes, McGowan yes, Rader yes, Robertson yes, Lucier no, Minklei no. Resolution was approved by a 5 to 2 vote. Resolution No. 99-33 is adopted.

 Resolution No. 99-34, A Resolution To Authorize The Village Manager To Advertise For Bids For Roof Replacement Of The Village Office Building Located At 141 & 143 East Broadway. Councilmember McGowan read in full and introduced the Resolution. Councilmember Rader seconded. Motion carried. Resolution No. 99-34 is adopted.

 Resolution No. 99-35, A Resolution To Amend Insurance Coverage As Provided in Section 145.22 Of The Codified Ordinances Of The Village Of Granville. Councilmember Lucier read in full and introduced the Resolution. Councilmember Wernet seconded. In Section I, Councilmember Lucier changed the "50%" to 70% and "$300.00" to $250.00. Councilmember Wernet changed, in the third line, "seems" to seem. Manager Hickman stated that they will be considering the amounts for employees. There are many different policies out there, and our policy premiums are still less. The Personnel Committee will examine these rates further. Councilmember Lucier proposes that this be tabled. Councilmember McGowan seconded. 

Mayor Bellman suggested and introduced Resolution 99-36, A Resolution to provide a two-month moratorium on any increase in the premium paid by the employees. Mayor Bellman drafted said Resolution. Second by Councilmember Wernet. Motion Carried. Resolution No. 99-36 is adopted. Ordinance No. 31-99, An Ordinance To Amend Ordinance No. 03-99 and To Extend The Enforcement Date of Ordinance No. 23-98, was introduced by Mayor Bellman and scheduled for Public Hearing September l, 1999.

 Ordinance No. 30-99, An Ordinance To Amend Sections 1139.05, 1141.04, 1141.05, 1159.03, 1159.05, 1175.05, And 1177.04 Of The Codified Ordinances Of The Village Of Granville, Ohio To Revise The Administrative Appeal Process In The Zoning Ordinance, Revise The Administrative Procedure For Applications For Approval Of Development Plans In Planned Development Districts, And Make Related Changes In The Administration Of The Zoning Ordinance, was introduced by Mayor Bellman and scheduled for Public Hearing September 1, 1999. Law Director Hurst said this is to hopefully to take care of those items the Legislative Subcommittee shared with Kathryn Wimberger.

MAYOR’S REPORT: The Mayor’s Report was accepted as presented.

MANAGER’S REPORT: The Manager’s Report was accepted as presented.

REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES: The Minutes of August 4, 1999, were approved as presented.

COMMITTEE REPORTS: Councilmember Wernet reported that progress is being made on the Sign Ordinance at the Planning Commission.

 Councilmember McGowan reported that the Personnel Committee got information on salaries this evening and Council has not looked at it yet. They will get together soon.

OTHER: Manager Hickman called Kim Miles and she did not return his call nor anyone else, so he has nothing to report on Mt. Parnassus.

 Manager Hickman said they will be going to GPC for roofing materials for Village Hall exterior improvements. He is getting prices and will see about double hung windows to replace the picture windows.

 Regarding South Main Improvements, Manager Hickman has permission from ODOT to take the bike path under the bridge running it south of the IGA. He met with the Evans Foundation to talk about abandoning the existing path. The problem now is money.

ADJOURNMENT: It was moved and seconded to adjourn the meeting at 9:30 p.m.

Respectfully submitted, Betty Allen, Secretary pro tem

Council Minutes 8/4/99

 August 4, 1999 

CALL TO ORDER Mayor Bellman convened the meeting at 7:31pm. ROLL CALL Those responding to the roll call were: Councilmember Wernet Vice Mayor McGowan Councilmember Rader Councilmember Minklei Councilmember Robertson Manager Hickman Mayor Bellman

Vice Mayor McGowan made a motion to excuse Councilmember Lucier. Second by Councilmember Robertson. Motion carried.

PUBLIC HEARING A public hearing was held on Ordinance No. 26-99, An Ordinance To Amend Ordinance No. 25-98 Providing For Adjustments Of The Annual Budget For The Fiscal Year 1999 And Revising Operating Expenses. No one appeared to speak for or against Ordinance No. 26-99. Mayor Bellman closed the public hearing at 7:34 pm.

CITIZENS COMMENTS Those attending the meeting were: Brian Smart Kim Miles Jim Jump Clifton Crais Scott Rawdon Marc Shulman Susan Shulman

Jim Jump, 143 Thresher Street, reported on the recent JEDD Committee Meeting. He asked the Clerk to supply a copy, as submitted, of the Sub-committee reports to Council. The Fiscal Sub-committee reported that various funding sources need to be explored as the plan is to share revenue based on a point system. The Sewer and Water Sub-committee reported that Newark will be responsible for the area north of the railroad tracks (midway between James Rd. and Irvingwick), and Heath will handle sewer and water at the Beaver Run watershed area, and share the area in between. Total cost for the sewer/water is projected at $4.6M. The Land Use Sub-committee recommended creating an Overlay District. Mr. Jump noted that the last several meetings have been devoted to the hiring of a consultant to do an economic feasibility study. The next meeting of the JEDD will be August 24. 

Clifton Crais - 234 N. Pearl Street, referencing The Sentinel, questioned the plans to widen South Main Street as reported in a recent article. He wanted to know the rational for widening and where it would be widened. Manager Hickman replied that the road would taper between Munson Street and Raccoon Creek to accommodate truck turns without crossing the center line. He noted that widening would consist of approximately 2 feet on each side. Mr. Crais asked what progress had been made related to the truck issues as also reported in the article. He is not sure he has seen significant progress in the decrease of trucks traveling through Granville as reported. Councilmember Wernet noted that Council will address the truck traffic issue by introducing an Ordinance this evening which would appropriate funds for the purchase of truck weighing scales. He feels that a permanent truck weighing station will deter truck traffic through the Village. Mayor Bellman stated that truck issues in Granville, although not yet where we would like them to be, are moving in the right direction. Councilmember Rader, referencing a recent article in The Advocate related to truck traffic problems on N. 21st Street, feels all communities should work together to resolve these traffic problems instead of each community solving only their own problems.

Kim Miles, of the Mt. Parnassus Office and Condominium Association, noted that the Association had met with the Utilities Committee to relate problems with the lift station at Mt. Parnassus Village. The Association is asking for assistance from the Village in funding a hook-up into the Village sewer system which is located across Newark-Granville Road. Although the Office Association and Condominium Association are each 50% responsible for up-keep of the lift station, they would like the Village to also participate in connecting to the Village system. It is estimated that connecting to the Village system will cost approximately $70,000 plus engineering services (possibly another $4-$5,000). Councilmember Rader remembers that the lift station was put in at the insistence of Jerry McClain. He also recalled that the lift station was not built to Village standards and it was at Mr. McClain’s request that it be a private lift station. Mr. Shulman, president of the Condominium Association, disagreed with Mr. Rader’s statement, adding that at the time the lift station was probably considered "state of the art" and therefore would have met Village requirements. Councilmember Rader, noting he got this information from a previous Village Manager, felt there must have been a reason for this to become a private lift station in the first place. Mr. Shulman, also noting he had no previous knowledge of the history of the lift station, noted that at the time the Village Corporation line was extended out Newark Granville Road, so were sewer/water capabilities. There was no consideration given for Mt. Parnassus to connect at that time. He feels that given the history of Mt. Parnassus residents paying taxes and sewage fees, they should be considered a part of this system. He also noted he had recently moved to Mt. Parnassus and was not aware there was a private lift station facility for this location. Councilmember Wernet recused himself from this matter. Kim Miles stated that regardless at that time for the reason for a lift station, the Village obviously agreed to accept the lift station, and the Village had an obligation to make sure there was a certain standard met. She also stated she would like to see everyone working together toward a solution. Ms. Miles stated that the problems began last October and to date approximately $5,000-$6,000 has been spent on repair. Ms. Shulman stated that they had purchased this property at Mt. Parnassus because they had lived in the Village for 20 years and wished to remain close so they could be true "Villager’s". They have been paying taxes as everyone else and would like help from the Village. Councilmember Wernet returned to the table. OLD BUSINESS Ordinance No. 26-99, An Ordinance To Amend Ordinance No. 25-98 Providing For Adjustments Of The Annual Budget For The Fiscal Year 1999 And Revising Operating Expenses as reintroduced by Councilmember Robertson. Second by Councilmember Wernet.

 Roll call vote: McGowan yes, Wernet yes, Rader yes, Minklei yes, Bellman yes, Robertson yes. Six yes votes. Ordinance No. 26-99 was adopted.

NEW BUSINESS Resolution No. 99-30, A Resolution To Award The Bid For West Maple Street (Phase II) Alternate Bid As Per Specifications, To Layton Excavating, Inc. And To Authorize The Village Manager To Enter Into An Agreement Therefore was introduced and read in full by Vice Mayor McGowan. Second by Councilmember Wernet. Motion carried. Manager Hickman noted there is a different grade to the paving along the south side of Maple Street as residents were getting rainwater in their front yards and basements. The roadway has been cut down in some places to put in a minimal number of catch basins. Driveways will be adjusted.

Resolution No. 99-31, A Resolution To Authorize The Village Manager To Enter Into A Project Loan Agreement With Ohio Public Works Commission’s State Capital Improvement Program was introduced and read in full by Councilmember Rader. Second by Councilmember Robertson. Motion carried. Manager Hickman noted that the final engineering design has not been completed. He is considering things like the road width, and alternates for the bike path crossing (which would fall within the current budget). Curb cut details are still being considered. In discussing potential signage regulations as it would apply to the South Main Street area, it was noted that the Planning Commission will soon address signage considerations for that area. Vice Mayor McGowan stated that IGA was concerned that traffic could potentially back up to Main Street during peak hours by altering the curb cuts in their area along S. Main Street. It was noted that traffic counts do not justify a light at that location. Mayor Bellman noted his disappointment that although ODOT has put their highway through our town they don’t seem to want to help fund it. Ordinance No. 27-99, An Ordinance To Amend Ordinance No. 25-98 Providing For Adjustments Of The Annual Budget For The Fiscal Year 1999 And Revising Sums For Operating Expenses was introduced and its title read by Councilmember Wernet on behalf of all of Council. Mayor Bellman set the public hearing for Ordinance No. 27-99 for August 18, 1999. Councilmember Rader requested more detail description for clarification purposes on appropriation Ordinances.

Ordinance No. 28-99, An Ordinance To Amend Section 921.07 Of The Codified Ordinances Of Granville, Ohio Establishing Sewer Regulations and Charges was introduced and its title read by Councilmember Rader. Mayor Bellman set the public hearing for Ordinance No. 28-99 for August 18, 1999.

Ordinance No. 29-99, An Ordinance To Amend Section 925.20 (c ) Of The Codified Ordinances Of Granville, Ohio Establishing Bulk Water Charges was introduced and its title read by Councilmember Rader. Mayor Bellman set the public hearing for Ordinance No. 29-99 for August 18, 1999. REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES The minutes of the regularly scheduled meeting of July 7, 1999, were presented for review. Councilmember Robertson moved to approve the minutes as amended. Councilmember Wernet second. Motion carried. 

COMMITTEE REPORTS Councilmember Wernet reported that the Planning Commission has recommended changes to the zoning ordinances as will be reflected in Ordinance No. 30-99, to be introduced during the meeting of August 18th. The Planning Commission also discussed sign Ordinance revisions. Keith Myers has drafted a sign Ordinance that is currently being reviewed. The goal is to recognize different sign requirements for different areas. It was reported that the Design Review Standards are moving along. It is intended that Council will have a draft to consider by early September. In relation to a particular application involving a garage in the downtown area, Mr. Wernet noted that the owner of the property had filed an appeal with Council following disapproval by the Planning Commission. This appeal was withdrawn. The applicant has since pursued the route of modifying the original application. The Planning Commission is considering whether this modification is appropriately before the Planning Commission. The question has arisen, "Is it properly a modification or should it be a new application?"

 Vice Mayor McGowan reported that the Recreation Commission has completed soccer fields at Raccoon Park with dugouts planned in the fall. The skateboard park is done and being used. There is a need for trash receptacles in that area. The fall program will be out in September. The last Concert on the Green is August 22 followed by an ice cream social. Mr. McGowan reported that the Personnel Committee should have a report related to salary comparisons to present to Council by the next meeting.

 Councilmember Robertson reported that the Economic Committee has not met recently but hopes that everyone will be able to attend the GBPA sponsored Downtown Ohio, Inc. meeting on September 1.

 Manager Hickman reported on the Utilities Committee meeting. In addition to Mt. Parnassus, they discussed Cox Communications and a proposed Resolution which is being reviewed by the Law Director. This Resolution should be on the August 18th agenda. The Committee also discussed The Kendal Corporation’s request for extension of water and sewer outside the corporation limits. The Kendal Corporation will come before Council during the August 18th meeting. There are still many issues to be resolved. Mr. Hickman suggests this agreement be similar to the current Alexandria and Owens Corning Water agreements. Councilmember Wernet also noted that the Utilities Committee talked about the concept of a bike path extension to go across this proposed property. Kendall Corporation seemed to be interested in working with the Village and Township to accomplish this. He noted that clarification was made that any extension of utility service would be solely for this particular purpose. Councilmember Lyn noted she had a phone call from a person in the Township who is particularly concerned about potential development based on this extension. She hopes Council is careful so that an extension doesn’t open up the flood gates for future developments in that area. Manager Hickman noted that the Committee is still discussing the possibility of right turn on red, common signage, and yellow flashing caution lights during night hours. Councilmember Minklei asked for an update on the Bennett property as it looks like progress has been made to the removal of a driveway apron along W. Broadway. Manager Hickman noted there was a snag that needed worked on before further attempts are made. Mr. Hickman noted that the Utilities Committee had discussed an offer to the Village to purchase the property south of the Water Department (5-6 acres). The asking price is around $20,000. The Utilities Committee did not show much interest. Council will discuss privately among themselves any potential possibilities of an advantage to this purchase.

 Councilmember Rader asked Council to look at the possibility of widening Burg Street approximately 1 or 2 feet on the east side. This request will be forwarded to The Street & Sidewalk Committee for further discussion.

OTHER Vice Mayor McGowan, referencing Chief Cartnal’s letter, clarified that the July 4th celebration was not a day shorter as stated. He asked if a bike had been donated as previously reported. Manager Hickman noted that a couple of area businesses offered to anonymously donate a bike and some additional equipment. Although we do have one bike we are expecting another one. Two officers are leaving for other opportunities and Sergeant Mason has recently been on light duty due to appendicitis. As a result, scheduling has been tight in the Police Department. Bike patrol is a volunteer, overtime opportunity and the officers have not been participating in this opportunity as originally intended.

 Mayor Bellman informed Council of a recent court case which called into question the jurisdiction of certain Mayor’s Courts to operate under certain circumstances. He feels this decision does not apply to Granville’s Mayor’s Court. Reminding that the truck Ordinance had expired on July 19th, Mayor Bellman asked if Council should entertain an Ordinance which would extend the expiration to a later date. Council decided to extend the Ordinance to December 15, 1999. Following a discussion, it was decided an Ordinance identical to Ordinance No. 03-99 would be on the August 18th agenda extending the date to December 15, 1999.

 Councilmember Robertson asked the Personnel Committee where they were on their review of the pay scale. Manager Hickman hopes to have the wage study included in the next packet to Council.

 Given the urgency of the Mt. Parnassus lift station problems, Councilmember Rader requested another Utilities Committee meeting to address this issue and make a recommendation before Council. Since Councilmember Wernet recused himself from this issue, Mayor Bellman suggested another Councilmember be appointed to fill-in for him on the Utilities Committee. The remaining Council is comfortable with Councilmember’s Robertson and Rader’s representation. Manager Hickman is to provided the Utilities Committee with Mt. Parnassus file info related to this lift station.

 Jim Jump updated Council on the SuperAmerica case. On June 28th Judge Spahr ruled in favor of the Village (this issues has previously been adjudicated). Judge Spahr also ruled that would be unnecessary to admit referendum petitioners as parties. On July 28th SuperAmerica appealed this decision to The Court of Appeals, as anticipated. On August 3rd , Mr. Jump filed a cross-appeal on behalf of the referendum petitioners saying that in affect it was err not to admit them and not to consider their additional arguments. 

ADJOURNMENT Councilmember McGowan moved to adjourn the meeting at 9:05pm. Councilmember Wernet second. Motion carried. 

Council Minutes 7/7/99

July 7, 1999 

CALL TO ORDER Mayor Bellman convened the meeting at 7:35pm. ROLL CALL Those responding to the roll call were: Councilmember Lucier Councilmember Wernet Councilmember Robertson Vice Mayor McGowan Mayor Bellman Law Director Hurst Manager Hickman

Councilmember Wernet made a motion to excuse Councilmember’s Minklei and Rader. Second by Councilmember Lucier. Motion carried.

CITIZENS COMMENTS Those attending the meeting were: Scott Rawdon Constance Barsky Eloise DeZwarte Hearing no comments, Mayor Bellman closed citizens comments at 7:37pm.

PUBLIC HEARING A public hearing was held on Ordinance No. 25-99, An Ordinance To Rescind Ordinance No. 16-98, Authorizing The Approval Of An Offer To Purchase Real Property Commonly Known As 200 East Broadway By The Village Of Granville. No one appeared to speak for or against Ordinance No. 25-99. Mayor Bellman closed the public hearing at 7:36 pm.

OLD BUSINESS Ordinance No. 25-99, An Ordinance To Rescind Ordinance No. 16-98, Authorizing The Approval Of An Offer To Purchase Real Property Commonly Known As 200 East Broadway By The Village Of Granville was reintroduced by Councilmember Bellman. Second by Councilmember Robertson.

Councilmember Lucier made a motion to amend Ordinance No. 25-99. Second by Councilmember Wernet.

 Amendment: change from, "as a result of the public opposition to Ordinance No. 16-98, a referendum petition was filed with the Village Clerk on October 19, 1999….," to "the conditional terms for the formation of the contract have expired…….,"

 Roll call on amendment: McGowan yes, Lucier yes, Robertson yes, Wernet yes, Bellman yes. Five yes votes. Amendment for Ordinance No. 25-99 is adopted. 

Roll call vote: McGowan yes, Lucier yes, Robertson yes, Wernet yes, Bellman yes. Five yes votes. Ordinance No. 25-99 was adopted.

NEW BUSINESS Resolution No. 99-28, A Resolution To Award The Bid For West Maple Street And West Broadway Street Roadway Improvements (Phase II) As Per Specifications, To Layton Excavating, Inc. And To Authorize The Village Manager To Enter Into An Agreement Therefore was introduced and read in full by Councilmember Wernet. Second by Vice Mayor McGowan. 

 Councilmember Wernet made a motion to amend Resolution No. 99-28. Second by Vice Mayor McGowan.

 Amendment: delete street from "West Broadway Street Roadway".

Motion Carried. Resolution No. 99-28 is adopted.

Resolution No. 99-29, A Resolution To Authorize The Village Manager To Submit An Application For Ohio Department Of Transportation Bicycle And Pedestrian Project Funds was introduced and read in full by Councilmember McGowan. Second by Councilmember Wernet. Motion Carried. Resolution No. 99-29 is adopted.

Manager Hickman reported that this funding does not include easement considerations. Typically the Village does not pay for easements. Due to sewer/water lines, etc. located closer to the road, it would be less expensive to construct the path further from the road thus requiring easements from property owners. It was also noted that the funds for this project do not include maintenance fees to the path.

 Ordinance No. 26-99, An Ordinance To Amend Ordinance No. 25-98 Providing For Adjustments Of The Annual Budget For The Fiscal Year 1999 And Revising Sums For Operating Expenses was introduced by Councilmember Lucier. Mayor Bellman scheduled a public hearing on Ordinance No. 26-99 for August 4, 1999. REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES The minutes of the regularly scheduled meeting of June 16, 1999, were presented for review. Councilmember Wernet moved to approve the minutes as amended. Councilmember McGowan second. Motion carried. A copy of said amendments are in the permanent file of Council. 

COMMITTEE REPORTS Manager Hickman reported that the Streets/Sidewalks/Utilities Committee will meet July 15th at 7:00pm. There will also be a 6:00pm pre-construction meeting to discuss improvements to South Main Street on the 15th . Area business will be invited to attend this meeting. Mayor Bellman asked if the bike path crossing had been addressed. Manager Hickman stated that going under Main Street with the path would be too difficult due to storm sewer, water lines, etc. Councilmember Wernet suggested looking into the possibility of a light at the crossing. Councilmember Lucier suggested considering the possibility of moving the path crossing to the north or south of its current location and then re-consider the possibility of going under Main Street. Manager Hickman reported he has received notification from the Ohio Public Works Commission that Granville was awarded a loan of $636,509 at 0% for 20 years for roadway improvements to South Main Street.

OTHER Councilmember Wernet expressed an appreciation for the great job that Village employees did with respect to protecting the rights of speakers and listeners during the Fourth of July festivities. Law Director Hurst, who did a superb job of defending the ordinance; Manager Hickman, with the negotiations; and Chief Cartnal, and all his officers who did a prudent tempered enforcement of the Ordinance. Mr. Wernet will draft a formal appreciation.

 Councilmember Robertson picked up several brochures being passed out by speakers during the Fourth of July festivities, and requested they be put on file. Law Director Hurst requested the Clerk assume custody of these brochures for future reference.

 ADJOURNMENT Councilmember Wernet moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:11pm. Vice Mayor McGowan second. Motion carried. 

Council Minutes 6/16/99

 June 16, 1999 

CALL TO ORDER Vice Mayor McGowan convened the meeting at 7:33pm. ROLL CALL Those responding to the roll call were: Councilmember Rader Vice Mayor McGowan Councilmember Wernet Manager Hickman Councilmember Robertson Law Director Hurst Councilmember Minklei

Councilmember Rader made a motion to excuse Mayor Bellman and Councilmember Lucier. Second by Councilmember Wernet.

CITIZENS COMMENTS Those signing the register were: See attached list.

Dave Richards, of 55 Donald Ross Drive, representing the Board of The Kendal Corporation, introduced Nancy Weber Sutter and Tim Reed, also of The Kendal Corporation. Ms. Weber Sutter told Council of a request from several Granville citizens for Kendal Corporation to consider a Kendal retirement community in Granville. The Kendal Corporation has talked to respective residents, looked at sites, and talked to the community at large to try and get a sense as to whether this would be a useful, helpful, and welcome addition to the community. The sense is that a Kendal Community would be a nice addition to the Granville community. As The Kendal Corporation has an option to purchase property for this project, they are asking Council for its consideration.

 Mr. Reed noted that the proposed land is not within the Village limits, and does not have sewer or water hook-up capabilities. The Kendal Corporation is asking Council to consider supplying sewer and water to this site which is located at the intersections of Burg and New Burg Streets. This project is in the early stages and no site planning or master planning has been completed. The Kendal Corporation is requesting a meeting with Council to discuss this project.

Councilmember Wernet stated that according to the Comprehensive Plan’s review process one of the ideas that came up again and again was the need for housing of this nature. He feels the community will be receptive to this concept.

Ms. Weber Sutter noted that Kendal of Granville is an incorporated organization and a local Board of Directors has been appointed. PUBLIC HEARING A public hearing was held on Ordinance No. 22-99, An Ordinance To Amend Ordinance No. 25-98 Providing For Adjustments Of The Annual Budget For The Fiscal Year 1999 And Revising Sums For Operating Expenses.

 Hearing no comment Vice Mayor McGowan closed the public hearing on Ordinance No. 22-99 at 7:41pm.

 A public hearing was held on Ordinance No. 23-99, An Ordinance To Amend Sections 1135.01, 1137.01, 1137.02, 1137.05, 1137.07, 1139.04, 1139.05, 1139.06, 1141.04, 1141.05, 1145.04, 1147.04, 1149.04, 1159.04, 1159.05, 1159.07, 1161.02, 1161.03, 1161.07, 1171.04, 1175.04, 1175.05, 1181.04, And 1193.03, And to Enact Section 1141.06 Of The Codified Ordinances Of The Village Of Granville, Ohio To Revise The Administrative Appeal Process In The Zoning Ordinance, Revise The Administrative Procedure For Applications For Approval Of Development Plans In Planned Development Districts, And Make Related Changes In The Administration Of The Zoning Ordinance.

Jim Jump, of 143 Thresher Street, noted that this Ordinance speaks to standard administrative procedures for the BZBA and Planning Commission. In addition, part of these amendments relate to a change of the term "zoning permit" to Zoning and Architectural Review Permit. Another topic amended within this Ordinance is the issue of standing. 

 Vice Mayor McGowan closed the public hearing on Ordinance No. 23-99 at 7:47pm. A public hearing was held on Ordinance No. 24-99, An Ordinance To Amend Chapter 311.02 Of The Codified Ordinances Of The Village Of Granville, Ohio And Declaring An Emergency.

 Charles Spingola, of 836 Village Parkway - Newark, provided a copy of the First Amendment of the Constitution to Councilmembers. (Following is a paraphrase of Mr. Spingola’s remarks). Mr. Spingola represented that he was arrested during the 4th of July festivities last year for holding a sign of an aborted baby. He was later acquitted because there was no law violated. At that time he represented there was an attempt made to make a deal that he would not sue the city. He did not accept a deal and the charges were dropped anyway. He accused Council of going a step further this year in their attempts to repeal the liberties and rights of citizens of the United States. He feels that when designating specific areas, all other areas are excluded. Excluding all other areas of public highways and bi-ways is unconstitutional. He feels this Ordinance is unconstitutional and asked Council to examine this Ordinance based on the first amendment of the Constitution. He is sure this Council would not want to do something that may be misconstrued as un-american nor to impede the ministry of the gospel. Mr. Spingola stated that they are a gospel ministry and preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and that people should be pardoned if they repent by the blood of Christ which he believes is the standard gospel of Jesus Christ. To impede this message would be a further violation of the Constitution because the first amendment expressly designates freedom of religion. If this Council restricts the ability for God to speak to the people, with purpose and intent, then it will be in trouble with God in addition to violating the Constitution of the United States.

 George Jed Smock, of 922 W. Village Drive - Newark, questioned the 2 day prior to event requirement of this Ordinance.

Law Director Hurst stated that the general operating procedure, under the proposed Ordinance, is that if you wish to receive a permit, you must request it not less than 2 business days prior to the designated use or event. The next sentence, being equally important, states that "where there is good cause shown, and in the discretion of the Manager, a request may be submitted in a period of less than 2 days."

Mr. Smock stated that he realizes there are legitimate restrictions on freedom of speech if a person is going to use public amplification. However, lifting up of the natural voice should be allowed anytime and anywhere. He feels it is most regrettable that in America someone can’t just stand up and preach the word of God and preach against sin. He believes there is a vital message for the young people of today calling into repentance and faith in Christ Jesus. He noted that they have nothing personal against Granville and his family has enjoyed the July 4th event in the past, independently of their mission for Jesus Christ. His hope is that this Council will not pass this Ordinance.

Councilmember Wernet stated that this Council had wrestled with how to structure this Ordinance to provide both the opportunity for a speaker to be heard as well as providing safety for the speaker and those that might feel abused by the message. There has also been careful consideration for a designated space that is close enough to the center of an event allowing participation in the event and yet keeping a safe atmosphere for everyone. He stated that the goal is to have a designated area that is constitutionally appropriate.

Tom Stought, of 5539 Fallsburg Road - Newark, realizes the issue before Council is how to manage this city and how to make sure everyone’s safety is ensured. Relating recent events he has witnessed, he pointed out that the right of freedom of speech is very broad and gets broader in judiciary every year. He feels the freedom of speech is closing in on gospel preaching. He feels his type of gospel is being stifled while perversion is being elevated as a national religious freedom. As a point man for Jesus Christ, he stated that he does not have a message of hate but a message of love, salvation, and eternal life.

Mark Weaver, of 217 Wicklow - Granville, noted that having been asked by several members of Council and the Law Director he has looked at this Ordinance relative to Constitutional issues. Corrections made to the Ordinance after its first reading have cleared any concerns he had as to the constitutionality of the Ordinance. The US Supreme Court has ruled on this precise issue in respect to the first amendment. A local government is entitled to set reasonable time, place and manner restrictions, as long as the Ordinance is content neutral. He also cited a case in which there is a right of local government to actually put a license in place for those people who want to have some sort of parade, or procession along a public roadway if there is a public safety concern. The issue of public safety is typical when there is a gathering of a large number of people and free flow of passersby is a concern. He advised that it is up to Council to decide whether this Ordinance is appropriate from a policy point of view. However, from a constitutional point of view he agrees with the Law Director in that there are no constitutional violations in this Ordinance. The court has said that there are three elements to legalities of the law: content neutral, and reasonable time, and place restrictions.

Constance Barsky, of 221 E. Elm Street - Granville, complimented Council for its attempt to find middle ground wherein the freedom of speech is protected and also the rights of citizens who may choose to hear or not to hear the message. She feels this Ordinance should also have applications for people who want to come in at various times for such forums would have a designated area for speaking. She feels the businesses along Broadway would also be more comfortable with this idea. This would leave an area for people to have their say but also an opportunity not to hear if one so chose. 

Ken Jones, of 287 S. Williams Street - Newark, reading from the Ordinance questioned the meaning of "no person shall initiate or sponsor any assemblage other than a funeral procession………" He relayed a personal example wherein he came into the Village of Granville and approached several students on a park bench. A discussion ensued on creation and evolution. During that discussion, and after a few more students had gathered, an officer approached him. The officer stated that there was an assemblage going on and Mr. Jones was instructed to either leave or he would be arrested. Mr. Jones stated that he would not leave and would have to be arrested. The officer then left the area. Another officer later approached and Mr. Jones asked whether there was a problem with him being there. The other officer said there was no assembly and this was not a problem. Mr. Jones is concerned that future judgments will be made, and punishment inflicted or withheld, when the Ordinance is not clear. He noted that although he has approached people on the sidewalk and several people have gathered, all of his conversations on the public way and sidewalk have been peaceful conversations. He understands there are legitimate restrictions on free speech, and has no problem abiding by same. However, he is concerned that addressing an audience, which may not be particularly fond of the message, could bring complaints and accusations. He asked who would be judging the peaceablility of this gathering, as in his case, one officer thought there was an assembly, the other officer didn’t.

 Vice Mayor McGowan stated that the bold faced type areas of the Ordinance are the only areas being amended. What Mr. Jones is referencing is current policy.

Councilmember Wernet noted that it is the intent of this Council that all the Ordinances be as clear as possible.

Law Director Hurst stated that a criminal statute or Ordinance that does not put a reasonable person on notice of that which is prohibited is not enforceable. If there is a legitimate question in Council’s mind as to that which would meet the definition of parade assemblage, procession, initiate or sponsor, clarity could be quickly provided for definition of the terms applicable for the purposes of section 311.02. It can be defined so that both speaker and law enforcement can understand there is a fundamental difference between coming into the community, sitting on a park bench and freely debating an issue with someone, which is not the same conduct as organizing, initiating, and formally attempting to draw a crowd in order for them to hear that which one wishes to say, as opposed to the normal everyday exchange of ideas. One is the exchange of ideas, the other is initiating an assemblage. Those are fundamentally different forms of conduct, even if the message is the same.

Mr. Jones feels the policy is at best ill-defined and at worst unconstitutional. He asked Council to strongly consider that before voting.

Patricia Norgabere, of 612 Madison Street, Beaver Dam - Wisconsin, expressed concern that "safety" is being identified as a problem. She is 70 years old and has been preaching on college campuses for over 20 years and except for the problem of other people objecting to her message and being removed for her own safety, has never had a safety problem. She feels this is a strawman and the safety issue is nebulous.

Theresa Spingola, 836 Village Parkway - Newark, questioned Mr. Weaver as to whether either of the Supreme Court cases he cited say that there was a permit needed to exercise free speech in a designated area.

Mr. Weaver stated that in the cases he studied the issue of requiring a permit was not addressed. The court speaks to the right of certain restrictions on speech that require: content neutral, and valid use of a time, place, and time restraints. Mr. Weaver made it clear that his client was not this Council and he was just an interested citizen, and deferred to Law Director Hurst for advice to Council.

 Vice Mayor McGowan stated that this Ordinance is not to try to keep anyone from coming to The Village of Granville and speaking on any issue.

 Mrs. Spingola asked if a permit would be given for the designated area which would allow amplification.

 The Ordinance is clear and does not allow amplification. Hearing no further comment, Vice Mayor McGowan closed the public hearing on Ordinance No. 24-99 at 8:22pm.

 A public hearing was held on the 2000 County Tax Budget.

 Hearing no comment, Vice Mayor McGowan closed the public hearing on the 2000 County Tax Budget at 8:23pm.

CITIZENS COMMENTS Those signing the register were: See attached list.

Constance Barsky, of 221 E. Elm St., is one of the citizens that feels the fire siren should be reinstated. She gave the following reasons; the siren - warns citizens of high speed vehicles going into and from the firehouse, provides reassurance to callers that help is on the way, provides citizens a chance to measure response time, advises scanner listeners to turn on their scanners, possibly provides collateral assistance to neighbors, is a continual reminder that emergency response teams exists, checks beepers for working order, and when thinking of past tradition, provides a sense of community. 

Vice Mayor McGowan closed the citizens comments at 8:27pm.

 OLD BUSINESS Ordinance No. 22-99, An Ordinance To Amend Ordinance No. 25-98 Providing For Adjustments Of The Annual Budget For The Fiscal Year 1999 And Revising Sums For Operating Expenses was reintroduced by Councilmember Rader. Second by Councilmember Wernet.

 Roll call vote: Wernet yes, Rader yes, Minklei yes, Robertson yes, McGowan yes. Five yes votes. Ordinance No. 22-99 was adopted.

 Ordinance No. 23-99, An Ordinance To Amend Sections 1135.01, 1137.01, 1137.02, 1137.05, 1137.07, 1139.04, 1139.05, 1139.06, 1141.04, 1141.05, 1145.04, 1147.04, 1149.04, 1159.04, 1159.05, 1159.07, 1161.02, 1161.03, 1161.07, 1171.04, 1175.04, 1175.05, 1181.04, And 1193.03, And to Enact Section 1141.06 Of The Codified Ordinances Of The Village Of Granville, Ohio To Revise The Administrative Appeal Process In The Zoning Ordinance, Revise The Administrative Procedure For Applications For Approval Of Development Plans In Planned Development Districts, And Make Related Changes In The Administration Of The Zoning Ordinance was reintroduced by Councilmember Robertson. Second by Councilmember Wernet.

Councilmember Robertson submitted and moved to adopt amendments to correct typographical errors within this Ordinance. Second by Councilmember Wernet.

 Roll call vote on amendment: Wernet yes, Rader yes, Minklei yes, Robertson yes, McGowan yes. Five yes votes. Amendments to Ordinance No. 23-99 was adopted.

Council thanked Jim Jump for his efforts, dedication, and time spent on the drafting of this Ordinance.

 Roll call vote: Wernet yes, Rader yes, Minklei yes, Robertson yes, McGowan yes. Five yes votes. Ordinance No. 23-99 was adopted.

 Ordinance No. 24-99, An Ordinance To Amend Chapter 311.02 Of The Codified Ordinances Of The Village Of Granville, Ohio and Declaring An Emergency was reintroduced and the emergency clause read by Councilmember Wernet. Second by Councilmember Minklei.

Councilmember Wernet feels there are a couple of facets to this issue. One is the protection of citizens who do not want to hear the message being conveyed, the other is to protect the safety of the speaker. Both facets point to the same solution which is to set a time, place, and manner of the speech. There should not be any limitation on the right of free speech unless harm can happen. He feels that Council is trying to be protective of everyone’s rights. 

Councilmember Minklei noted that things that have happened in this Country have not happened by people making pretty, little, quiet speeches. Whether it be the Women’s Movement, Civil Rights Movement, Gay Rights, etc., these subjects unvoluntarily make some people uncomfortable. She does not think we’re here to try to make it real comfortable for everybody or to make sure that nobody has their feathers ruffled. What she feels Council is trying to do is to provide a safe forum to ensure that all people have the chance to bring forth issues, that may make some uncomfortable, in a way that does not interfere with anyone’s rights and safety. Public speaking and assemblies are how people have gotten together and this Council respects that. Having considered how this Ordinance would apply to groups in which she was committed, Ms. Minklei stated that she did not feel differently about the need for this Ordinance.

Councilmember Robertson thinks it is significant that we are spending a lot of time on free speech considerations as it is important not to abrogate anyone’s free speech. Having struggled with this issue, and after talking to local citizens, she has come to the conclusion that this Ordinance does not restrict speech or the content of anyone’s speech in an unreasonable way. Council takes seriously its duty to protect the safety of those in this community, both visitors as well as citizens. As with Councilmember Minklei, she considered how she would feel should this Ordinance apply to a speech she wished to hear. She would be comfortable being in a group that was requesting a permit. She again stated the importance that the Police Department have a clear understanding of this Ordinance and how to enforce it. The basis of our rights is that we need a forum for all kinds of views.

Councilmember Rader’s views are in agreement with other Councilmembers. He also does not see where this Ordinance puts the muzzle on anyone standing up and saying what they believe in. He feels this Ordinances does not infringe unfairly on the right to free speech.

Vice Mayor McGowan agreed and added that this Ordinance is not directed only to the July 4th festivities but at other Granville community events as well. He advised that Kiwanis is required to purchase insurance and are in charge of the area during the permitted time. Charging rent for booth space is a way of controlling this area.

Councilmember Rader second the motion for adoption of Ordinance No. 23-99.

 Roll call on emergency clause: Wernet yes, Rader yes, Minklei yes, Robertson yes, McGowan yes. Five yes votes. Emergency clause on Ordinance No. 23-99 was adopted.

 Roll call vote: Wernet yes, Rader yes, Minklei yes, Robertson yes, McGowan yes. Five yes votes. Ordinance No. 23-99 was adopted.

 There was a brief discussion about the location of the designated area. It was noted that Manager Hickman will determine this location. It was also noted that Mr. Smock’s input on the location was welcome and he should contact the Village Manager.

NEW BUSINESS Resolution No. 99-26, A Resolution To Adopt The 2000 County Tax Budget As Proposed And To Direct The Village Manager To Submit It To The County Auditor was introduced and read in full by Councilmember Rader. Second by Vice Mayor McGowan. Motion carried. Resolution No. 99-26 is adopted. Resolution No. 99-27, A Resolution To Appoint A Member To Fill An Unexpired Term On The Granville Tree And Landscape Commission was introduced and read in full by Councilmember Wernet. Second by Councilmember Rader. Motion carried. Resolution No. 99-27 is adopted.

 Ordinance No. 25-99, An Ordinance To Rescind Ordinance No. 16-98 Authorizing The Approval Of An Offer To Purchase Real Property Commonly Known As 200 East Broadway By The Village Of Granville was introduced by Councilmember Rader. Vice Mayor McGowan set the Public Hearing on Ordinance No. 25-99 for July 7, 1999. MAYOR’S REPORT The Mayor’s Court Report for the month of May was presented for review. Vice Mayor McGowan directed the clerk to file the report. A copy of that report is attached as part of these minutes. MANAGER’S REPORT The Manager’s Report for the month of May was presented for review. 

Councilmember Rader made a motion to accept the Manager’s report as presented. Second by Councilmember Robertson. Vice Mayor McGowan directed the clerk to file the report. A copy of said report is attached as part of these minutes.

 REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES The minutes of the regularly scheduled meeting of June 2, 1999, were presented for review. Councilmember Rader moved to approve the minutes as amended. Councilmember Minklei second. Motion carried. 

COMMITTEE REPORTS Vice Mayor McGowan announced that the Recreation Commission will be using the Bennett property for bingo during the 4th of July festivities.

 Manager Hickman requested a Utilities Committee meeting to discuss the issues of FrontierVision (Cox), Mt. Parnassus Condominiums lift station, and the Kendal Corporation’s water and sewer request. He will coordinate a date with members of the Committee. There was a brief discussion of the need for someone to represent Council on the Tree & Landscape Committee. As Councilmember Lucier has shown an interest in the T&L activities in the past, Council appointed Ms. Lucier as its representative, assuming Councilmember Lucier agrees to this appointment upon her return.

OTHER July 3rd parade - Councilmembers will meet for a continental breakfast at 8:00am and the parade will begin at 10:45am. Manager Hickman stated that Roger Asmus always takes the Mayor in his El Dorado. Manager Hickman will locate available drivers to escort Councilmember in the parade. 

 There was discussion about the 4th of July Declaration of Independence reading at Opera House Park. The Sentinel will advertise this event. The Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts will be contacted for their participation. The reading will take place at 1:00pm.

 ADJOURNMENT Councilmember Rader moved to adjourn the meeting at 9:13pm. Councilmember Minklei second. Motion carried. 

 

Council Minutes 6/2/99

 June 2, 1999 

CALL TO ORDER Mayor Bellman convened the meeting at 7:38pm. ROLL CALL Those responding to the roll call were: Councilmember Lucier Councilmember Wernet Councilmember Rader Vice Mayor McGowan Councilmember Robertson Mayor Bellman Councilmember Minklei Law Director Hurst Manager Hickman

CITIZENS COMMENTS Those attending the meeting were: Scott Rawdon Mark Zarbaugh Jim Jump Constance Barsky

 Following a recent request from Councilmember Lucier for an explanation on the procedures for determining tree removal in the Village, Service Director Mark Zarbaugh addressed Council. A boring instrument is occasionally used to find out the condition of a tree by evaluating the center of the trunk. Bradford Pear Trees have been the unfortunate recipient of tree removal in the Village. These trees are periodically removed because their trunks are unable to support their branches. Periodic thinning of some trees is used as a tool to alleviate their load. Occasionally there is a blight among certain species which require their removal. Factors for determining the removal of a tree are: age, decay, or the possibility of unsafe conditions existing. Door hangers are used to notify the perspective homeowner prior to the removal of a tree. The Tree & Landscape Commission is responsible for replacement decisions, and every effort is made to replace a tree with a similar specie assuming the location of the planting is still accommodating of such a tree.

 Mayor Bellman asked Mr. Zarbaugh about the visual affects and safety of the bike path and its proximity to Newark Granville Road. He suggested using smaller trees to separate the path from the road. Mr. Zarbaugh recognized the tree suggestion and noted that there is currently some thought being put into a possible solution to this problem. He feels that getting grass established in the area will eliminate some of the problem. Manager Hickman noted that there are gas, and sewer lines along that area which will limit the possibilities.

Mayor Bellman closed citizens comments at 7:54pm. NEW BUSINESS Ordinance No. 22-99, An Ordinance To Amend Ordinance No. 25-98 Providing For Adjustments Of The Annual Budget For The Fiscal Year 1999 And Revising Sums For Operating Expenses was introduced by Councilmember Rader. Mayor Bellman set the Public Hearing date on Ordinance No. 22-99 for June 16, 1999.

Ordinance No. 23-99, An Ordinance To Amend Sections 1135.01, 1137.01, 1137.02, 1137.05, 1137.07, 1139.04, 1139.05, 1139.06, 1141.04, 1141.05, 1145.04, 1147.04, 1149.04, 1159.04, 1159.05, 1159.07, 1161.02, 1161.03, 1161.07, 1171.04, 1175.04, 1175.05, 1181.04, And 1193.03, And to Enact Section 1141.06 Of The Codified Ordinances Of The Village Of Granville, Ohio To Revise The Administrative Appeal Process In The Zoning Ordinance, Revise The Administrative Procedure For Applications For Approval Of Development Plans In Planned Development Districts, And Make Related Changes In The Administration Of The Zoning Ordinance was introduced by Councilmember Robertson. Mayor Bellman set the Public Hearing date on Ordinance No. 23-99 for June 16, 1999.

 Ordinance No. 24-99, An Ordinance To Amend Chapter 311.02 Of The Codified Ordinances Of The Village Of Granville, Ohio And Declaring An Emergency was introduced by Councilmember Wernet. 

 Councilmember Lucier had reservations regarding this Ordinance. She recommended that more time be taken for review. As this is a significant public policy issue, it should be given a regular amount of consideration and the opportunity for the public to be made aware. Councilmember Robertson feels the Ordinance should have a public hearing as due consideration is owed to the public. Mayor Bellman feels there may be a risk in making this issue a major public issue. The idea is to make sure our police force isn’t faced with a situation of which they are unprepared. Mayor Bellman and Councilmember Wernet were concerned that too much publicity at this point and time would only intensify the potential for different points. There was discussion of the withdrawal of this consideration at this time with the idea that it be taken up again at a later date. Vice Mayor McGowan solicited advise from Mark Weaver on the freedom of speech, and public safety issues related to this Ordinance. He feels Council has every right, within the constitution to adopt this Ordinance tonight. Law Director Hurst noted his concern with this Ordinance was to make sure that fair notice is given to all people that these are the rules. He said that from this perspective, if this Ordinance, word for word ends up on the front page of the paper, come the 4th of July no one can say they weren’t aware and they know when coming into this community what will be expected.

 Following a lengthy discussion it was questioned why there was a need for a permit. Law Director Hurst noted that a permit is issued to fairly identify all people and explain the Ordinance to people and to identify both to the community and to the speaker that this is where they are allowed. The message is to broadcast an opportunity for both sides to know the rules.

 As there is a need for five out of seven affirmative votes needed to adopt an emergency clause, Councilmember Wernet would prefer a vote tonight as there is a risk of the lack of a quorum during the meeting of the 16th should this be given a public hearing. He felt that this was important given the potential risk to the public which Mayor Bellman had relayed to Council.

 Vice Mayor McGowan stated he would vote for the emergency Ordinance tonight or during the meeting of the 16th. In his mind this has been a problem for the last year and there has already been a lot of public notice and comment.

Councilmember Minklei is in favor of voting for this Ordinance and feels it is the Council’s responsibility to have this in place as a management tool for situations of the future.

In agreement with Councilmember Minklei, Councilmember Rader noted that having a designated speaking area would not only protect the public but also the speaker. 

Councilmember Robertson feels this Ordinance should wait for two weeks and have a public hearing set.

Following more discussion on the appropriateness of holding a public hearing and the concern for the number of votes needed to pass the emergency on the 16th, Councilmember Rader moved the question and seconded the introduction.

In response to a concern raised by Councilmember Lucier, Councilmember Wernet made a motion to amend subsection (b) from 15 days to 2 business days, and subsection (a) (1) according to conflicting applications prior utilization; and (2) on a first come first serve basis. Councilmember McGowan second. It was noted that Council is still committed to revisiting this issue. 

 Vice Mayor McGowan asked the Law Director if there were any concerns about adopting this legislation tonight. Law Director Hurst stated there were no concerns that could not be corrected. His concern, however, was to err on the side of everyone knowing that their right, in addition to the violation of the Ordinance is taken very seriously. He does, however feel it would be a mistake not to have something in place this month.

 Vice Mayor McGowan decided to wait two weeks to vote for this Ordinance.

Roll call on the amendment: McGowan yes, Lucier yes, Robertson yes, Minklei yes, Rader yes, Wernet yes, Bellman yes. Seven yes votes. Amendment is adopted.

 It was decided that there was not enough votes for the emergency ordinance therefore, Mayor Bellman set a public hearing on Ordinance No. 24-99 for June 16th.

2000 Licking County Tax Budget - Mayor Bellman acknowledged Council’s receipt of the 2000 Licking County Tax Budget and set a public hearing for June 16, 1999. REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES The minutes of the regularly scheduled meeting of May 19, 1999, were presented for review. Councilmember Rader moved to approve the minutes as amended. Councilmember Wernet second. Motion carried. 

COMMITTEE REPORTS Vice Mayor McGowan reported that the Recreation Commission has concerns with a problem of installing a fence at Raccoon Creek Park because of the flood plains in the area. The Commission is looking for a location to have the 4th of July bingo as the Bennett parking lot is no longer available. He reported that the paving of the skateboard facility is behind schedule due to the bids being much larger than originally estimated.

 Councilmember Wernet reported that the Planning Commission is working on an amended sign Ordinance based on a draft prepared by Keith Myers. This should be upcoming to Council.

OTHER As the 4th of July activities end on July 3rd this year, Councilmember Lucier suggested Council sponsor a "reading" of the Declaration of Independence with a suggestion that this event be held at the Opera House Park on the 4th of July. Council supported this idea.

EXECUTIVE SESSION Councilmember Wernet made a motion to enter into Executive Session for the purpose of discussing pending litigation and moved that Mr. Jump be included in this session. Councilmember Rader second.

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

Time in: 9:18pm.

Mayor Bellman excused himself from the Executive Session. Vice Mayor McGowan presided.

 Councilmember Wernet made a motion to return to regular session. Councilmember Minklei second.

 Roll call: McGowan yes, Minklei yes, Lucier yes, Robertson yes, Rader yes, Wernet yes.

Time out: 9:54pm.

ADJOURNMENT Councilmember Rader moved to adjourn the meeting at 9:54pm. Councilmember Robertson second. Motion carried. 

Council Minutes 5/19/99

 CALL TO ORDER Mayor Bellman convened the meeting at 7:35pm. ROLL CALL Those responding to the roll call were: Councilmember Rader Mayor Bellman Councilmember Lucier Manager Hickman Councilmember Robertson Law Director Hurst Councilmember Wernet 

Councilmember Wernet made a motion to excuse Councilmembers Minklei and McGowan. Second by Councilmember Lucier.

 PUBLIC HEARING A public hearing was held on Ordinance No. 21-99, An Ordinance To Amend Chapter 1137.03, 1137.05 & 1137.06 Of The Codified Ordinances Of The Village Of Granville, Ohio. Hearing no comment Mayor Bellman closed the public hearing on Ordinance No. 21-99 at 7:37pm.

CITIZENS COMMENTS Those signing the register were: See attached list.

Hearing no comments, Mayor Bellman closed Citizens Comments at 7:37pm.

OLD BUSINESS Bamford Annexation -

David Bamford, property owner at 298 Thornwood Drive and applicant for annexation into the Village request, addressed Council’s earlier concern of developability of the "other" half of Lot 22, which is owned by the Carroll’s. He advised that the Carroll’s, having combined Lots 21 & 22, have already added an addition onto their house. 

 Drew McFarland, 120 W. Broadway, Suite 200, petitioner for the annexation, distributed copies of a map showing neighboring Lot 21 & Lot 22 (Carroll property). He addressed Council’s concern that should these properties be annexed into the Village that set back requirements would not allow another structure to be built on Lot 22 without the demolition of the addition which has already been constructed onto the house on Lot 21. He did note that it would be possible for a structure to be built on the Bamford half of Lot 22 should it be zoned Suburban Residential District - A upon annexation into the Village.

Mr. Bamford addressed another issue related to water run-off concerns of the Wildwood Drive residents. He said that future construction on Lot 22 would be barely visible from Wildwood Drive and the drainage issues would be dealt with appropriately. He addressed erosion issues on Wildwood Drive by explaining that an existing service road was used as access while logging this portion of the property. Mr. Bamford has observed new growth in the wooded area and feels that additional moisture would be absorbed by this new growth. Noting that sewer and water could be brought up the hill next to the Ersham property no costs will be incurred by the people living on Wildwood Drive. His intention in this annexation request, is to provide sewer to his property and possibly build another home on his half of Lot 22.

Ron Winters, 820 W. Broadway, stated that something has changed the volume of water run off to his property which appears to be coming down from Wildwood Drive. He feels this is coincidental to the logging that has taken place on the Bamford property. He also mentioned a problem with erosion coming from the drainage ditch. 

Don Knox, 194 Wildwood, noted there is a considerable amount of water that pools in his back yard therefore draining down to Mr. Winters driveway. He sees the need for extra attention to the fluid dynamics in the area and requested the Village have an expert look into the issue.

Noting there were erosion bars already in place on the hill, in the past Mr. Bamford has hired an engineer to look drainage on the hillside due to water in the basement of the home owned by Trudy Knox. He then added that there is a natural tilt on Lot 22 toward Thornwood Drive.

Debbie Thomas, 140 Wildwood Drive, spoke of a meeting between Wildwood Drive residents wherein it was mentioned that during the time Wildwood Drive was regraded, civil engineers designed culverts in the area to take care of water flow from existing development. There was a $4,000 fee assessed, per homeowner, which was supposed to be a guarantee there would not be water in their homes. As most of the homes in the area are 70’s style bi-level’s, the primary concern is that water will enter the living spaces of these houses. She acknowledges Mr. Bamford’s right to build on his lot however she would like reassurance that a study will be done which will once again guarantee that there will not be water in these houses.

Ron Winters pointed out that a petition had been submitted to Council requesting a water run-off study be done in the area. 

 It is noted that a house would not be permitted on Mr. Bamford’s half of Lot 22 as long as it is in the Township as this lot does not support a septic system. However, it could be permitted if annexed into the Village, assuming the SRD-A zoning. 

 Ordinance No. 15-99, An Ordinance To Accept Application For Annexation Of 3.78 Acres, More Or Less, In Granville Township, Adjacent And Contiguous To The Village Of Granville, County Of Licking, State Of Ohio, To The Village Of Granville, Ohio. Councilmember Rader made a motion to remove Ordinance No. 15-99 from the table. Second by Councilmember Lucier. Motion carried. Councilmember Lucier feels that water issues need to be dealt with if the property is developed. Speaking on the issue of whether a residential development pays for itself, Mrs. Lucier stated that it seems the biggest difficulty with residential development is the impact on schools. She is not inclined to vote against the annexation considering we just voted to allow the school district to have properties rezoned, thus allowing three houses where there would have otherwise been two. The school district will probably suffer the most negative consequences by having more dense residential development. However, in fairness of the most recent decision made, she is inclined not to vote against this annexation simply because another home might be built.

 Councilmember Robertson feels that an existing problem with water run-off needs to be addressed and urged that a study be done.

 Councilmember Rader stated that the Village would be getting additional income tax, property tax, and utilities fees as a benefit from this annexation. He also feels the erosion problems should be addressed. 

Councilmember Wernet stated that studies show there does tend to be a net loss for the municipality with every residential structure. 

 Responding the Councilmember Lucier’s comments regarding a recent decision of Council, and noting the consideration of net benefit vs. net loss for the school district, Mayor Bellman stated that their lot situation is a net gain because the school district owns the lots. He added that lots in the downtown area are traditionally dense so the decision of the lot split doesn’t change anything. As there is a standard on Thornwood Drive that currently says that for a lot this size a house can’t be built. He does not see a benefit for the Village by approving this annexation. 

Roll Call Vote: Lucier yes, Wernet no, Rader yes, Robertson yes, Bellman no. Three yes - Two no. Ordinance No. 15-99 is defeated.

Mr. Winters noted that defeating this annexation does not address the problem of water erosion.

Manager Hickman stated that as the drainage problems appear to be unrelated to Village drainage, these issues need to be addressed by the property owners. These are individual property issues as long as the water is not flowing across Village easements. He will view the area during a future rain for consideration of Village input.

 Ordinance No. 21-99, An Ordinance To Amend Chapter 1137.03, 1137.05 & 1137.06 Of The Codified Ordinances Of The Village Of Granville, Ohio, was reintroduced, its title read by Councilmember Rader. Second by Councilmember Wernet.

 Councilmember Wernet made a motion to amend Ordinance No. 21-99 reflecting a typo and adding the language "as modified by the 1998 Granville Comprehensive Plan Update". Second by Rader.

Roll Call on Amendment: Lucier yes, Robertson yes, Wernet yes, Rader yes, Bellman yes. Five yes votes. Amendment is adopted.

Roll Call on Adoption: Lucier yes, Robertson yes, Wernet yes, Rader yes, Bellman yes. Five yes votes. Ordinance No. 21-99 is adopted. 

Union Cemetery Board Meeting

 Resolution No. 99-23, 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. Introduced and read in full by Councilmember Wernet and Councilmember Robertson. Motion carried. Resolution No. 99-23 is adopted. 

NEW BUSINESS Resolution No. 99-20, A Resolution Of Appreciation To Granville Community Members For Participating In The Clean-up-Fix-up Weekend At Lewis Park was introduced and read in full by Councilmember Robertson and Councilmember Wernet. Second by Councilmember Rader. Motion carried. Resolution No. 99-20 is adopted. Resolution No. 99-21, A Resolution To Award The Bid For 1999 Granville Village Street Painting, As Per Specifications, To The Barbour Company And To Authorize The Manager To Enter Into An Agreement Therefore, was introduced and read in full by Councilmember Rader. Second by Councilmember Wernet. Motion carried. Resolution No. 99-21 is adopted. Resolution No. 99-22, A Resolution To Award The Bid For 1999 Milling And Paving Improvements, As Per Specifications, To The Shelly Company And To Authorize The Village Manager To Enter Into An Agreement Therefore was introduced and read in full by Councilmember Wernet. Second by Councilmember Robertson. Motion carried. Resolution No. 99-22 is adopted.

 Resolution No. 99-24, A Resolution To Authorize The Village Manager To Advertise For Bids For West Maple Street And West Broadway Street Roadway Improvements (Phase II), was introduced and read in full by Councilmember Bellman. Second by Councilmember Lucier. Motion carried. Resolution No. 99-24 is adopted. Resolution No. 99-25, A Resolution To Approve The 1999 Revised Licking County Emergency 911 Plan, was introduced and read in full by Councilmember Bellman. Second by Councilmember Wernet. Motion carried. Resolution No. 99-25 was adopted. 

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. 

 Council noted that the parking tickets had increased substantially. Chief Cartnal concluded that this could be related to temporary "no parking" signs posted on College Street.

 Councilmember Lucier requested that bicycle patrol activities be reported on the Police Report and that the term "manhours" be changed to "staffhours" on the Police Report.

 Chief Cartnal also advised that there were anonymous donors within the Village who wish to purchase bicycles and equipment for the Police Bicycle Patrol.

Councilmember Robertson made a motion to accept the Manager’s report as presented. Second by Councilmember Rader. Motion carried. Mayor Bellman directed the clerk to file the report. A copy of said report is attached as part of these minutes. 

 REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES The minutes of the regularly scheduled meeting of May 5, 1999, were presented for review. Councilmember Robertson moved to approve the minutes. Councilmember Lucier second. Motion carried. 

COMMITTEE REPORTS Manager Hickman reported that the Streets/Sidewalks/Utilities Committee discussed the following issues: · Requests for reduced speed limits on W. Broadway and Newark Granville Road. At this time the Committee recommends more police presence in those areas. · Discussion of installing a temporary Crosswalk on Newark Granville Road in front of the Mt. Parnassus Office/Residential Condominiums. The Committee recommends the pedestrian walk be installed. · Fifteen minute parking signs in front of Taylor’s Drug store. It was concluded that the GBPA should make this request to the Planning Commission. · Discussion of a de-annexation request wherein Village services have not been supplied in the past but will be from here on out. · Review of residential water requests of the Burtridge area. The Committee feels this is a reasonable request and received Council’s approval to proceed. It was noted that these requests are granted on a case by case basis. · The Borough Company’s request for services outside the corporation limits on River/Lancaster Road. The Committee decided those properties should request annexation into the Village for water/sewer service. · The First Presbyterian Church issue was re-visited at which time Council gave approval for an amendment to the description map. · The Alexandria Water contract was discussed considering 3 - five year renewals. Mayor Bellman feels this would be a good time to address bike path easement issues. Council did not agree that the water contract should be connected to discussion regarding the bike path. It was commented that there are areas in Granville that are more obtrusive on the bike path than anything in the Alexandria area. A sub committee will be formed, in addition to input from the Village Manager, for consideration of the contract. A draft of the contract will then be reviewed by Manager Hickman and Law Director Hurst, then forwarded to the Alexandria’s legal advisor. · Discussion related to the stop sign at North Granger and Spellman Streets. Manager Hickman is trying to coordinate with the elementary school for the installation of a flashing light at this intersection. · The Committee discussed a concept for the South Main Street construction. Manager Hickman noted that this plan will need more review. Consideration was mentioned for a possible tunnel under South Main Street to accommodate the bike path. Manager Hickman will need to check elevations. · A proposal is being considered to change the east/west traffic signals on Broadway to flashing caution between the hours of10:00pm to 6:00am. A petition needs to be filed with ODOT should this be a consideration.

 Councilmember Robertson reported that the Newark-Granville Committee met and discussed the ideas of connecting of area bike paths by the year 2001.

OTHER

 High School Traffic - There was discussion of traffic problems on Burg Street during morning and afternoon hours. The request was made for more police presence in the area as available.

 Truck Weighing Issues - Chief Cartnal praised Trooper Ray Joseph and his knowledge of commercial vehicle enforcement. Mr. Joseph conducts a seminar on commercial vehicle enforcement and of which Chief Cartnal is considering sending Granville officers. Councilmember Wernet requested that the Village consider purchasing its own set of weighting scales. Chief Cartnal noted that the Sherriff’s office was in the process of purchasing scales and it may be easier to utilize their scales. An estimated cost for scales: $3,500 per scale, one for every wheel on the truck (at least 18) and the purchase of a trailer for hauling said scales.

 Dispatching - Central dispatching was discussed. Chief Cartnal noted that as area law enforcement agencies already have their own dispatchers they aren’t looking at this concept as favorably. He noted that Granville’s dispatchers additional duties include record clerks, receptionists, witnesses for officers, and Clerk of Courts assistants. Chief Cartnal mentioned concern that central dispatching would take away from the personal service our officers and community get by having its own dispatcher. It was also mentioned that it may not be necessary to employee 24-hour dispatching in the Village but possibly downsize to one or two shifts only. This issue is still a few years away. 

ADJOURNMENT Councilmember Rader moved to adjourn the meeting at 9:41pm. Councilmember Wernet second. Motion carried. 

Council Minutes 5/5/99

 CALL TO ORDER Mayor Bellman convened the meeting at 7:32pm. ROLL CALL Those responding to the roll call were: Vice Mayor McGowan Councilmember Minklei Councilmember Rader Mayor Bellman Councilmember Robertson 

Councilmember Robertson made the motion to excuse Councilmember Wernet. Second by Councilmember Rader.

NEW BUSINESS Ordinance No. 20-99, An Ordinance Providing For The Issuance of $730,000 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 and read by Councilmember Rader. Second by Councilmember McGowan.

Concilmember Lucier arrived.

Roll Call Vote on Emergency Clause: McGowan yes, Rader yes, Robertson yes, Minklei yes, Bellman yes, Lucier yes. Six yes votes. Emergency Clause of Ordinance No. 20-99 is adopted.

Roll Call Vote: McGowan yes, Rader yes, Robertson yes, Minklei yes, Bellman yes, Lucier yes. Six yes votes. Ordinance No. 20-99 is adopted. 

 PUBLIC HEARING A public hearing was held on Ordinance No. 18-99, An Ordinance To Adopt The 1998 Strategic Updates To The Comprehensive Plan.

 Constance Barsky, 221 E. Elm Street, recommended the adoption of the Comprehensive Plan, as proposed, with the provision that this document be reviewed on an annual basis.

Mayor Bellman closed the public hearing on Ordinance No. 18-99 at 7:40pm. 

 A public hearing was held on Ordinance 19-99, An Ordinance Approving Application To Rezone Property Owned By The Granville Exempted Village School District Located At The Southeast Corner Of East College Street And North Granger Street From The Zoning Classification Of Suburban Residential District - B (SRD-B) To The Zoning Classification Of Village Residential District (VRD)

 Noting that rezoning approval had been given by the Planning Commission, Norm Kennedy, 2325 Hankinson Road, advised Council that the lot would be split into three parcels with driveway access across the rear of the properties. The lots sizes will be compatible and contiguous with other lots in the area.

 Mayor Bellman closed the public hearing on Ordinance No. 19-99 at 7:42pm.

CITIZENS COMMENTS Eloise Miller, 119 E. Elm Street, on behalf of herself and Joanne Geiger, her partner in the Readers Garden Bookstore, stated publicly of their interest in the first floor space located in the Village Offices which was recently vacated by Bank First National.

Jim Siegel, Tree & Landscape Chair, thanked Council for their support of the Commission during the past and current years. He complimented the excellent cooperation the Tree & Landscape has received from the Service Department. He noted the accomplishment of the eighth consecutive Tree City USA award. He advised that there has been a resignation on the Commission and they are currently addressing a search to fill the position.

Councilmember Lucier requested Mr. Siegel come before Council at a future date to discuss tree removal procedures in the Village.

Norm Kennedy commended Council on Council Chamber remodeling efforts noting that it now seemed to fit the purpose.

Mayor Bellman closed Citizens Comments at 7:47pm.

OLD BUSINESS Ordinance No. 18-99, An Ordinance To Adopt The 1998 Strategic Updates To The Comprehensive Plan was reintroduced and read in full by Councilmember Robertson. Second by all of Council.

Roll Call Vote: McGowan yes, Lucier yes, Robertson yes, Minklei yes, Rader yes, Bellman yes. Six yes votes. Ordinance No. 18-99 is adopted.

NEW BUSINESS Resolution No. 99-19, An Resolution Of Appreciation To The 1998 Comprehensive Plan Review Committee was introduced and read in full by Mayor Bellman. Second by Councilmember Rader. Motion carried. Resolution No. 99-19 is adopted.

 Mayor Bellman presented a proclamation to Comprehensive Plan Committee members in appreciation of their commitment and dedication in the review of this document.

Charlie Metzger, Co-chair of the Committee thanked Village Council for their support during this review.

OLD BUSINESS Ordinance No. 19-99, An Ordinance Approving Application To Rezone Property Owned By The Granville Exempted Village School District Located At The Southeast Corner Of East College Street And North Granger Street From The Zoning Classification Of Suburban Residential District - B (SRD-B) To The Zoning Classification Of Village Residential District (VRD) was re-introduced and read by Councilmember Rader. Second by Councilmember Lucier.

Roll Call Vote: McGowan yes, Lucier yes, Robertson yes, Minklei yes, Rader yes, Bellman yes. Six yes votes. Ordinance No. 19-99 is adopted.

 NEW BUSINESS Ordinance No. 21-99, An Ordinance To Amend Chapter 1137.03, 1137.05 & 1137.06 Of The Codified Ordinances Of The Village Of Granville Ohio was introduced by Councilmember Minklei. Mayor Bellman set the public hearing date on Ordinance No. 21-99 for May 19, 1999. REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES The minutes of the regularly scheduled meeting of April 21, 1999, were presented for review. Councilmember Robertson moved to approve the minutes as amended. Councilmember McGowan second. Motion carried. 

COMMITTEE REPORTS Vice Mayor McGowan announced that the Granville Recreation Commission has mailed their 18th seasonal programs brochures.

 Councilmember Lucier reported that the Union Cemetery Board is interested in security lighting at the cemetery. 

 After inquiring with the Finance Director, Ms. Lucier noted that the Y2K issues, as it relates to the functions of the Village Office, have been addressed and are in compliance. Councilmember Robertson reported that the Clean-up Fix-up at Lewis Park was a success. She requested a form of appreciation be made to the members of the community that participated in this project.

 Councilmember Rader noted a meeting he attended regarding the JEDD/TID/TIF Finance Committee of which he is the representative from Granville.

 Noticing that the emergency phone at Wildwood Park had not been addressed by Council during the last meeting, Councilmember Robertson requested that Council address this as soon as possible. Manager Hickman will make inquiries regarding rates.

 Councilmember Minklei again expressed a concern with the increased number of trucks in the Village. Ms. Minklei requested the "weigh ins" be conducted to include the hours of 6 -7am.

 Councilmember Rader questioned whether the over weight citations count against the truck driver’s PUCO rating. Manager Hickman will look into.

 Manager Hickman requested a Street/Utility Committee meeting to discuss special water requests for areas outside the Village. There is also a need for the Committee to discuss pedestrian crossing, no turn on red signs, and other issues related to through traffic in the Village. It was suggested that an officer be placed at the High School during after school hours for traffic control.

 ADJOURNMENT Councilmember Rader moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:47pm. Councilmember McGowan second. Motion carried. 

Council Minutes 4/21/99

 April 21, 1999

CALL TO ORDER Mayor Bellman convened the meeting at 7:34pm. ROLL CALL Those responding to the roll call were: Vice Mayor McGowan Councilmember Rader Councilmember Lucier Councilmember Minklei Councilmember Robertson Mayor Bellman Councilmember Wernet Manager Hickman Law Director Hurst

 PUBLIC HEARING A public hearing was held on Ordinance No. 17-99, An Ordinance To Amend Ordinance No. 25-98 Providing For Adjustments Of The Annual Budget For The Fiscal Year 1999 And Revising Sums For Operating Expenses. Hearing no comment Mayor Bellman closed the public hearing on Ordinance No. 17-99 at 7:34pm.

OLD BUSINESS Ordinance No. 17-99, An Ordinance To Amend Ordinance No. 25-98 Providing For Adjustments Of The Annual Budget For The Fiscal Year 1999 And Revising Sums For Operating Expenses, was reintroduced, its title read by Vice Mayor McGowan. Second by Councilmember Wernet.

Roll Call Vote: McGowan yes, Lucier yes, Robertson yes, Minklei yes, Wernet yes, Rader yes, Bellman yes. Seven yes votes. Ordinance No. 17-99 is adopted. NEW BUSINESS Ordinance No. 18-99, An Ordinance To Adopt the 1998 Strategic Updates To The Comprehensive Plan, was introduced, its title read by Councilmember Wernet. Councilmember Rader second Mr. Wernet’s introduction. It was noted that updates to the Comprehensive Plan are the accomplishments of a number of committee members and volunteers including support from the Planning Commission and BZBA. This community wide document, which included involvement from Granville Village and Granville Township, has been phenomenal. As normal procedures apply, public notice will be given for Ordinance No. 18-99. Council expects to vote on Ordinance No. 18-99 during its next regularly scheduled meeting. Mayor Bellman set the public hearing date on Ordinance No. 18-99 for May 5, 1999. Ordinance No. 19-99, An Ordinance To Rezone Property Located At The Corner Of North Granger Street And East College Street From Suburban Residential District - B to Village Residential District, was introduced, its title read by Councilmember Rader. Mayor Bellman set the public hearing date on Ordinance No. 19-99 for May 5, 1999.

CITIZENS COMMENTS Those signing the register were: See attached list.

Granville Recreation Commission - Wildwood Park Ron Sheldon, of 278 Llanberis, chair of Facilities and Grounds Committee for Granville Recreation Commission, noted that a meeting had been held between the Recreation Commission and area neighborhood residents. Discussion’s during this meeting included proposed capital spending by the Recreation Commission for basketball/ volleyball courts, and a skate park. Safety issues included discussions related to the need for a gate to limit after hour use of the park, and the need for an emergency payphone. During this meeting overview from the neighbors was to not increase activity at the park as it appears to be beyond optimal use. As the parking lot at Wildwood is the only parking lot area accessible to the bike path, a concern was noted of overcrowded parking. Their was a suggestion to find/make additional parking areas on the south side of the path, possibly near the location of the Roberts Skating Rink. There was discussion on the possibility of an access road to the south side of the park, entering at West Broadway and crossing the Phife property. The Recreation Commission’s recommendation is to re-pave the ice skating rink for the dual purpose of ice skating and skateboarding. The Recreation Commission intends to pursue the issues of parking and an access road. Safety issues relating to after hour activity in the park have been addressed with the Village Manager and Chief of Police wherein permission has been given to install a lockable gate. Related to public service safety issues, funding support was requested from the Village for the installation of a pay phone at the park. Mr. Sheldon stated that the Evans Foundation has been advised of this proposal and the use is acceptable.

Raccoon Creek Park was mentioned as an alternative location for a skateboard area. The consensus of the Granville Recreation Commission is that Raccoon Park is inaccessible to foot traffic which is a concern for the skateboarders who are not old enough to drive.

Councilmember Minklei expressed concern for the pristine nature of the area which would be disrupted by the permanency of a parking lot, paving project, etc.

It was noted that the Recreation Commission feels there is a need to survey the community for future planning of community parks.

Ron Winters, 820 W. Broadway, asked if the GRC’s recommendation was to include paving the access road to the additional parking lot.

There are no immediate plans for an access road, however this consideration was created as an idea to allow additional parking for access to the bike path. The Granville Recreation Commission’s recommendation is to re -pave the ice skating rink to act as a dual facility for ice skating and skateboarding.

Jim Harf, 120 Wildwood Drive, is supportive of the re-paving project under the condition that an access road simultaneously be built. He noted that in the spring, summer and fall the parking lot at Wildwood is full with families utilizing the playground. Overcrowded parking is a concern which could create unsafe conditions. He supports the idea of the north side of the bike path being used as a family oriented area while the south side could be used as a recreational area. 

Diane Trcka, 710 W. Broadway, has no objection to repaving the old ice rink. She did, however, express a concern that skateboarding equipment may cause "clutter" ruining the peacefulness of the serene area.

Trudy Knox, 168 Wildwood, a retired psychologist is concerned with problems which may be created by the lack of supervision in an area on the "other side of the trees". She also does not feel the shelter house is an adequate location for an "emergency" phone. Don Knox, 194 Wildwood, feels the usage of Wildwood Park has moved beyond optimal and is now bordering on maximal. Moving some of the bike trail parking is a necessity, however, adding another element such as a skateboarding park without addressing the issues will only intensify parking problems at Wildwood Park.

Bernie Lucko, 343 College St, stated "although there are safety concerns, these skateboarders need a place to skate." He also feels other areas need serious consideration. "There is a need for volleyball and basketball courts, in addition to skateboarding facilities so kids of the community can do the kind of things that kids do."

Gail Stewart, 133 S. Cherry St, noted that the skateboarders went to the Recreation Commission after they had been "chased" from other locations. All they are asking for is a paved surface. They will be responsible for raising funds for equipment. She added that other communities seem to be happy with their skateboard parks.

Scott Taylor, 670 W. Broadway, asked if the High School parking lot has been considered. He feels that Raccoon Park would also be a perfect place for the skateboarding facility. He is concerned with additional noise in the Wildwood area and additional people from other communities coming to Granville to use its skateboard facility. 

Eric Stewart 133 S. Cherry, stated his pleasure in seeing the Recreation Commission address activity issues for community teenagers. Teenagers in Granville feel there is nothing other than school activities to do in Granville. Noting that there are few drivers among the area skateboarders, access to a facility will need to be by bicycle or on foot. In addition, the amount of money that will be raised for the skateboarding equipment is not going to build a theme park. This facility is not intended to attract people from the region but to simply give our teenagers a local place to go. 

Debi Thomas, 140 Wildwood Dr, agrees there is a need for things for our teenagers to do. However, in addition to the concern for additional parking, her main area of concern is the isolation of the proposed area and would prefer to see the facility in an open area. This would eliminate the risks one might otherwise take in a secluded area.

Lisa Miller, 440 W. Broadway, conveyed a message from Ned Roberts, whose family donated the ice skating rink several years ago, of his support for the skateboarding facility and an access road to the area, if necessary. As Recreation Commission Director, she also realizes the need for additional parking for people accessing the bike path and conveyed the Recreation Commission feels there is a need to support the skateboarding facility.

Bob Mounsey, 126 Wildwood, feels there is a need for separation between the skateboarding facility which will be accessed by teenagers and the playground which is utilized by toddlers. An access road to the south side of the park is worth considering.

Cookie Sunkle, 59 Thomas Road, reiterated that the skateboarding equipment will be very minimal. She feels additional traffic to the skateboarding facility will be minimal although curiosity will initially bring a few cars to the facility. However, as the facility will not be of any magnitude, skateboarders from other communities will undoubtedly continue to use their own facilities. She also noted that the equipment will be portable and suggested a small storage shed be built if there is concern for clutter in the area.

Morgan Hartsock, 339 W. Maple, one of the skateboarders in attendance, feels that using a school parking lot would create safety issues. There will not be additional noise in the secluded area of Wildwood. The idea is to have an area that is easily accessible. As the pavement area is already there and nothing is going to be extended he feels the scenery should not be affected.

Jerry Miller, Recreation Commission Director, noted that the Comprehensive Review Plan survey addressed a need for additional community parks in the area. In trying to address the needs of that survey, Raccoon Valley Park and the recent purchase by the Township of the Quisenberry property have been acquired for possible future development. It has been suggested that the Recreation Commission develop a plan for development of the park areas. The direction of the Recreation Commission is to address these needs via another community survey. He then noted that Raccoon Valley Park is under the jurisdiction of the State Highway Patrol and not the Granville Police Department. This creates a concern as response may not be as quick should an incident occur. 

Ron Winters, 820 W. Broadway, stated "the issue is not whether to give these guys a skateboarding facility but to create an access road and parking area on the south side of the bike path."

Councilmember Lucier feels this is a difficult community for adolescents and feels the community needs to do something for its teenagers. She feels as there was a lot of community support for the playground area at Wildwood there is also a need for support of the skateboarding facility.

Councilmember Robertson expressed an appreciation for the parental support of this project. She has had some experience in the Everett Park facility in Newark, which has a skateboard area and is in an isolated area. There doesn’t seem to be problems with that park. She is also in favor of the proposal. 

Councilmember Wernet feels there is a need for this type of facility, however, he does question whether this is the optimal location.

Councilmember Rader is impressed with the commitment of the young citizens toward this project. He supports the Recreation Commission’s recommendation.

Councilmember McGowan would like to see the issue of an access road addressed before voting for this issue. 

Ideas for an access road from W. Broadway, along the Phife property to the area south of the bike path were discussed.

Gail Stewart, 133 S. Cherry St, noted her attempts to find a suitable location for the skateboarders. During the course of her attempts, Mr. Knapp, of the elementary school, insinuated negatively toward the idea of the skateboarders using the school parking lot. Ms. Stewart received a definite "no" when making the same inquiry of the high school.

Jim Harf, Granville School Board Member explained that there is a liability issue related to skateboarding on the school parking lots. He also noted that current facilities at the high school are already filled with sports programs. 

Scott Taylor, 670 W. Broadway, an insurance agent, stated that there is a large amount of liability involved in skateboard parks. Most insurance companies will not take the risk as skate board parks are considered an attractive nuisance. 

Law Director Hurst noted that municipalities do not have the same liability concerns because of functions provided such as general public recreation areas.

Ron Sheldon noted that the Recreation Commission has researched this use on public land and found the liability risk to be on the user. It was noted that this liability does change when it comes to school districts.

Jim Harf stated that should additional land be acquired in the future by the School District, any property beyond the needs of current athletic programs could possibly be considered as a site for skateboarders. 

 There was discussion for the need to continue searching for an alternative location, however, Council agreed that a temporary solution would be to re-pave the ice skating rink. It was suggested that probationary period be utilized to monitor the progress of the search for an alternative and for monitoring the facility itself.

Diane Trcka questioned why this facility was being built for less than 10% of the kids in Granville. She would rather see a survey done to decided what facilities are most needed and wanted.

Ron Winters, 820 W. Broadway, is opposed to using this facility for skateboarding unless it is coupled with an access road to additional parking.

Noting that there is not a usable road at this time, Recreation Director Jerry Miller noted there is a small road like path that currently goes thru the cornfield and crosses the bike path, however, crossing the bike path with vehicles is unacceptable to the T. J. Evans Foundation. There has been mention of utilizing an area further west on Broadway for the possibility of an access road. However, the field is currently being leased for farming.

Trudy Knox, 168 Wildwood, does not understand the need for additional parking when the argument has been that these kids need a place to skate that is easily accessed by the bike path because as stated, most skateboarders are unable to drive.

Morgan Hartsock, 339 W. Maple, noted that the ramps and equipment would be portable. Should this not work out the only thing left would be the paved area which is already there. With regard to safety issues he noted that he had supplied the Recreation Commission with a video that stated there were more injuries on playground equipment than on skateboards.

Bernie Lukco, 343 E. College St, feels this is an excellent opportunity to support the teenagers of the community and is in support of this as a temporary use.

Sally Shepard, 171 Wildwood Dr, would like Council to understand what is being voted on as several ideas have been raised and this issue seems to have become a bit confusing.

Constance Barsky, 221 E. Elm Street, mirrored Ms. Shepard’s comments and also feels that as most of the discussion has been on the skateboarding issue, there still needs to be more discussion on the access road, parking issues, etc.

Pat Winters, 820 W. Broadway, wondered how re-paving the old ice skating rink will be done if there is no access to this property without crossing the bike path?

Councilmember Lucier moved that "Council approve the plan as submitted by the Recreation Commission which is to pave the Roberts skating rink to be used for dual purposes and that this use be re-evaluated at the end of November, 1999 and that the Recreation Commission be responsible for coordinating the evaluation." Second Councilmember Rader. Councilmember Wernet moved to amend Councilmember Lucier’s motion to include an agreement wherein the use would be terminated as of November, 1999 unless alternative arrangements have been made such as an agreement from concerned neighbors that this use has become satisfactory. In addition, Recreation Commission was directed to look at alternative possibilities. The understanding also reflects the right to terminate this use should problems arise prior to November, 1999. Equally, this use may be extended beyond November, 1999 should circumstances warrant an extension. 

Councilmember McGowan would like to see more discussion on other issues and allow Council two weeks to make a decision. He is not in support of this use at this time.

Since the addition of Councilmember Wernet’s amendment, Councilmember Minklei will agree to this use approval but stressed the importance addressing other alternatives. Councilmember Minklei seconded Mr. Wernet’s amendment.

 Roll call on the amendment: Lucier yes, Robertson yes, Minklei yes, Wernet yes, Rader yes, McGowan yes, Bellman yes. Seven yes votes. Amendment is approved.

 Roll call on approval: Minklei yes, Wernet yes, Rader yes, Lucier yes, Robertson yes, McGowan no, Bellman yes. Six yes vote. One no vote. Approval was given to the Recreation Commission.

Recess: 9:12pm Return: 9:19pm

 Kiwanis - 4th of July Jerry Miller, representative from the Granville Kiwanis advised Council that the June 4th parade would be held on Saturday, July 3, 1999. This years theme is "A Century of Change". The parade will begin at Shepardson traveling east along Broadway and disbursing at Granger Street.

Jerry Rhodes, also of Kiwanis, noted dates of this year’s festivities to be July 30 - July 3, 1999. Amusements will again be provided by Bates Amusement Company. Mr Rhodes requested that streets be closed on the 29th for preparation of these festivities.

Ron Sheldon, 278 Llanberis, School Board Representative, stated that negotiations were moving forward with regard to the Community Authority Resolution. His hope is to finalize this Resolution in the near future. MAYOR’S REPORT The Mayor’s Court Report for the month of March 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 March was presented for review. Councilmember Wernet made a motion to accept the Manager Report. Second by Vice Mayor McGowan. Mayor Bellman directed the clerk to file the report. A copy of said report is attached as part of these minutes. REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES The minutes of the regularly scheduled meeting of April 7, 1999, were presented for review. Councilmember Robertson moved to approve the minutes. Councilmember Rader second. Motion carried. 

COMMITTEE REPORTS Vice Mayor McGowan reported that the Lighting Committee is hoping for completion of the installation of 13 additional lights throughout the Village. Manager Hickman reported that there is a shipping schedule date from Holophane for the downtown decorative street lights, however, he is not holding his breath.

 Councilmember Lucier reported that the Personnel Committee is recommending the wage and salary review study be done in-house instead of hiring an outside consultant. Manager Hickman will make recommendation to the Committee with regard to comparable municipalities. It was also recommended that the Licking County Chamber of Commerce, Granville Schools District, and Denison University be included as comparables. The Committee has also considered hiring an Employee Consultant to do position comparisons. Manager Hickman and Finance Director Roberts will make recommendations regarding terms of compensation.

 Councilmember Robertson reported that the Economic Development Committee (herself and Lisa Minklei) met with representatives of the Granville Business and Professional Association. There were several issues discussed during this meeting which require direction from Council: 1) Temporary parking on Broadway. 2) Installation of a kiosk on the south side of Broadway (Alltell Park area) which would include a map and general directional information. 3) Public restrooms - (after office hours). Ms. Robertson also reported that the GBPA has invited Downtown Ohio Inc. to visit Granville on the morning of June 3rd. DOI are consultants who review downtown areas to provide ideas and suggestions for improvements. As the downtown area needs attention, the idea of a consultant is appealing. Ms. Robertson asked that Council devote the June 2nd pre-Council meeting for discussion about the downtown area.

 Council discussed the proper procedures for approval of parking issues. It was decided this type of procedure requires Manager/Council approval. Council supports the idea of temporary parking. The issue will need to be reviewed for further recommendation of appropriate locations. Council discussed the idea of a kiosk and agreed that GBPA should work through the Planning Commission on items 1 & 2 and that merchants be advised that Village restrooms are available to the public during the hours the office is open. There was discussion of the Bennett property and its possibilities with regard to solving parking and restroom concerns in the downtown area. Council also feels the need to address the Bennett property and its uses as it relates to the referendum petition drive. Following discussion, it was noted that the referendum would be on the November ballot. Therefore, Council thought it essential to schedule a work session for May 12th 7 - 8:30pm to discuss possible options/benefits of the purchase of the Bennett property. In addition to the work session being posted, Councilmember Robertson will invite each petitioner in hopes of soliciting their thoughts and/or concerns. The need for a mediator was recommended. It was requested that Manager Hickman ask Judith Thomas to assume this role at the May 12th meeting. Councilmember Wernet reported that the Planning Commission reviewed a recommendation for the hiring of a part time zoning inspector. As the Planning Commissions goal is to avoid situations as in recent events, it is in support of this position. It was reported that funding for this position would come from Permit Fees Fund. 

 Councilmember Lucier reported that the Union Cemetery Board will meet May 3rd at 7:30pm to discuss upcoming improvements to the cemetery in addition to the walking tour.

 Law Director Hurst reminded Council of the statutory obligation to conduct an annual joint meeting between Granville Township Trustees and Granville Village. This meeting needs to be scheduled in May.

ADJOURNMENT Councilmember Rader moved to adjourn the meeting at 10:07pm. Councilmember Wernet second. Motion carried. 

Council Minutes 4/7/99

 CALL TO ORDER Mayor Bellman convened the meeting at 7:30pm. ROLL CALL Those responding to the roll call were: Councilmember Robertson Councilmember Minklei Councilmember Lucier Mayor Bellman Vice Mayor McGowan Law Director Hurst Councilmember Rader Manager Hickman Councilmember Wernet

PUBLIC HEARING A public hearing was held on Ordinance No. 14-99, An Emergency Ordinance Enacted By The Village Of Granville, Licking County, Ohio, In The Matter Of The Hereinafter Described Improvement, And To Request Cooperation By The Director Of Transportation. No one appeared to speak for or against Ordinance No. 14-99. Mayor Bellman closed the public hearing on Ordinance No. 14-99 at 7:31 pm.

A public hearing was held on Ordinance No. 15-99, An Ordinance To Accept Application For Annexation Of 3.78 Acres, More Or Less, In Granville Township, Adjacent And Contiguous To The Village Of Granville, County Of Licking, State Of Ohio, To The Village Of Granville, Ohio. (Drew McFarland, agent for petitioners) No one appeared to speak for or against Ordinance No. 15-99. Mayor Bellman closed the public hearing on Ordinance No. 15-99 at 7:32 pm.

A public hearing was held on Ordinance No. 16-99, An Ordinance To Amend Chapter 1167 Of The Codified Ordinances Of The Village Of Granville, Ohio. No one appeared to speak for or against Ordinance No. 16-99. Mayor Bellman closed the public hearing on Ordinance No. 16-99 at 7:33 pm. CITIZENS COMMENTS Those attending the meeting: See Attached List

Constance Barsky, 221 E. Elm Street, a member of the Comprehensive Review Committee encouraged Council to adopt the revised Comprehensive Plan. She suggested Council consider this plan a working document requiring continual updates. Adopting the plan would provide a basis from which future work could be done.

 Ed McCall, 102 Victoria, would like to see the bike path along Newark Granville Road further set back from the road. He also expressed a concern for being unable to hear the "severe weather" siren at his residence. He asked if Council would consider conducting a test and possibly extending the siren system to cover a wider area of Granville. On the issue of the bike path, Mayor Bellman explained that there has been problems in the past with acquiring necessary easements to move the bike path further from the road. Councilmember Rader noted that the siren had been an issue back in the early ‘80’s. There was a study planned at that time, however an unexpected urgent project required the use of the funds that were set aside for this study. He suggested citizens purchase a small, inexpensive radio that can be connected to the National Weather System. Vice Mayor McGowan noted that with the growth in the outer areas of the Village it may be worth while to consider a study of the siren system. Arie Janssens, 764 Newark-Granville Road, would like to see the right-turn on red sign at Broadway and Pearl Streets changed to reflect school hours only.

 Trudy Knox, 168 Wildwood Drive, has an objection to the proposed annexation of the Bamford property on Thornwood Drive. Her concern is that there might be a development of some kind on this property if it is annexed into the Village. She views this as a commercial property since Mr. Bamford has recently removed and sold lumber from the property. Drew McFarland, attorney for David Bamford, stated that Mr. Bamford has cut some trees on the property however this has nothing to do with the annexation and the property is not commercial. He feels the objections to the annexation should have been addressed with the County Commissioners at the time of application for annexation with the County. He noted that this property was once a part of the Village but was de-annexed. Robert Field, 172 Wildwood Drive, asked Mr. Bamford if there were plans to build on this property. Mr. Bamford said there were no present plans but he would like to leave the option open for the possibility of building on a 1 acre parcel. There was discussion and review by Council of the survey plat map. Council discussed a concern with Lot 22 and the possibility of a house being built on this parcel. Ron Winters, 221 W. Broadway, noted that if sewer was brought west of the last connection on Broadway there would need to be a pumping station installed. Debi Thomas, also a resident of Wildwood Drive, questioned whether a sewer line installation to Bamford’s property would effect a current greenspace area. She noted that the property in question is located on a hill directly behind her house. She is concerned that any development could cause water in her home, and subsequently drop her property value. Mr. Bamford stated this was a buildable lot and there would be no development on the hillside. As the homes in this area were built in the early ‘60’s he expressed a concern that the septic systems were starting to fail and he would like the opportunity to connect to Village sewer. Councilmember Wernet mentioned that the property owner is generally required to take care of any water runoff caused by development. He noted these types of issues are considered by the Planning Commission prior to granting approval. Mayor Bellman closed Citizens Comments at 8:04pm. OLD BUSINESS Ordinance No. 14-99, An Emergency Ordinance Enacted By The Village Of Granville, Licking County, Ohio, In The Matter Of The Hereinafter Described Improvement, And To Request Cooperation By The Director Of Transportation, was reintroduced by Councilmember Rader. Second by Councilmember McGowan. Councilmember Rader then read the emergency clause.

 Noting the "boiler plate" language of this Ordinance as drafted by ODOT, Mayor Bellman is concerned that such language could be used against the Village at some point in the future. Council mirrored Mayor Bellman’s concern. Law Director Hurst said that a concern regarding the language as written is legitimate and feels there is nothing wrong with making changes to ODOT’s suggested language. Also noting the length of time until the project is scheduled to begin, Council will make suggested changes to the language of Ordinance No. 14-99 and send a preliminary draft to ODOT. Law Director Hurst will communicate with the ODOT legal department for a solution. 

 Councilmember Wernet made a motion to Table Ordinance No. 14-99. Second by Councilmember Lucier.

 Ordinance No. 15-99, An Ordinance To Accept Application For Annexation Of 3.78 Acres, More Or Less, In Granville Township, Adjacent And Contiguous To The Village Of Granville, County Of Licking, State Of Ohio, To The Village Of Granville, Ohio. (Drew McFarland, agent for petitioners), was re-introduced, its title read by Councilmember Wernet. Second by Councilmember Minklei. Noting the original three lots in this area with a middle lot being divided between Mr. Bamford and his neighbor, Councilmember Rader expressed concern that there could possibly be four houses built on these three original lots. As Mr. Bamford has expressed an interest in possibly building on his half of the divided lot, it was suggested that he obtain a commitment from the other of the other half of the divided lot that there would not be any other development on that parcel. Councilmember Robertson suggested that Mr. Bamford consider annexing only Lot 23 and not Lot 22 (the divided lot) which seems to be creating the most concern with regard to its development. Following discussion, Council made it clear they were not comfortable with this situation and decided to table the ordinance pending resolution to Lot 22 issues.

 Councilmember Rader made a motion to Table Ordinance No. 15-99. Second by Councilmember Robertson.

 Law Director Hurst advised Council that Ohio Revised Code 709.04 which states that if Council does not act within 120 days after receipt of annexation (March 17, 1999) the annexation is considered rejected. 

 Ordinance No. 16-99, An Ordinance To Amend Chapter 1167 Of The Codified Ordinances Of The Village Of Granville, Ohio, was reintroduced by Councilmember Rader. Second by Vice Mayor McGowan.

Mayor Bellman asked why the Village has a Community Service District when the uses are the same as the Suburban Business District. He feels these two areas need looked at for better definition with regard to zoning. He also feels that as this area is tied so closely to the Village, possibly its zoning should compare more to Village Business District than Suburban Business District. Council agreed that though zoning issues for the area are in need of review, they do not want to delay this applicant (Mr. Abraham) and wish to approve this Ordinance this evening. Addressing an issue of the Planning Commission in terms of office and commercial retail development, Councilmember Wernet suggested a change to the Ordinance and made a motion to amend Attachment A of Ordinance No. 16-99. Second by Councilmember Minklei.

Roll call vote on amendment: Rader yes, Minklei yes, Wernet yes, McGowan yes, Robertson yes, Lucier yes, Bellman yes. Seven yes votes. Amendment is adopted.

Roll call vote on adoption: Rader yes, Minklei yes, Wernet yes, McGowan yes, Robertson yes, Lucier yes, Bellman yes. Seven yes votes. Ordinance is adopted.

Comprehensive Plan Stating that the Comprehensive Plan has been introduced and a public hearing held some time ago, Councilmember Wernet feels Council should adopt the Comprehensive Plan as submitted. The philosophy is to get the plan in place and review it once a year. He suggests a committee be selected of a combination of Village and Township citizens to periodically review the plan.

 Law Director Hurst reported that no Ordinance or Resolution has been introduced or acted upon by this Council for the consideration of the adoption of the Comprehensive Plan. An Ordinance will be prepared and scheduled for introduction and a public hearing for the regularly scheduled meeting of April 21, 1999. 

NEW BUSINESS Ordinance No. 17-99, An Ordinance To Amend Ordinance No. 25-98 Providing For Adjustments Of The Annual Budget For The Fiscal Year 1999 And Revising Sums For Operating Expenses was introduced by Councilmember McGowan. Mayor Bellman set the public hearing for Ordinance No. 17-99 for April 21, 1999. Resolution No. 99-14, A Resolution To Authorize The Village Manager To Advertise For Bids For 1999 Street Painting was introduced and read in full by Vice Mayor McGowan. Second by Councilmember Wernet. Motion carried. Resolution No. 99-14 is adopted.

 Resolution No. 99-15, A Resolution To Authorize The Village Manager To Advertise For Bids For 1999 Street Maintenance was introduced and read in full by Vice Mayor McGowan. Second by Councilmember Wernet. Motion carried. Resolution No. 99-15 is adopted.

 Resolution No. 99-16, A Resolution To Authorize The Demolition And Removal Of A Dilapidated Barn Located Within The Fanchion Robb And Raymond J. Lewis Ty Tawel Farm Memorial Park was introduced and read in full by Councilmember Rader. Second by Councilmember McGowan. Motion carried. Resolution No. 99-16 is adopted. Resolution No. 99-17, A Resolution To Award The Bid For West Maple Street Improvements As Per Specifications, To L.E. King And Son Excavating, Inc. And To Authorize The Village Manager To Enter Into An Agreement Therefore was introduced and read in full by Vice Mayor McGowan. Second by Councilmember Lucier. Motion carried. Resolution No. 99-17 is adopted. Resolution No. 99-18, A Resolution To Authorize The Village Manager to Submit An Application For Transportation Enhancement Activity (TEA) Funds was introduced and read in full by Councilmember Wernet. Second by Councilmember Rader. Motion carried. Resolution No. 99-18 is adopted. Manager Hickman noted the pathwork would begin at the Cherry Valley Road section and cross Newark-Granville Road at Welsh Hills School. The Village’s portion of funds will be budgeted in 2000.

REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES The minutes of the regularly scheduled meeting of March 17, 1999, as submitted by Betty Allen, were presented for review. Councilmember Rader moved to approve the minutes as amended. Councilmember Minklei second. Motion carried. 

COMMITTEE REPORTS Noting that the Evans Foundation has given approval, Vice Mayor McGowan reported that the Recreation Commission will attend the next Council meeting to request Council’s approval for the construction of the skateboarding facility at Wildwood Park. For the time being, the Commission has abandoned plans for a volleyball and basketball court at the park.

 The Street Light Committee is scheduled to meet prior to the next Council meeting. 

 Kiwanis will also be attending the next Council meeting to discuss the parade route during the July 4th festivities.

 Manager Hickman reported that the Police Department has put together a plan to administer a Police Bicycle Patrol for the Village which is scheduled to start within the next several weeks. 

 Following a brief discussion with regard to the Council Retreat previously scheduled for February, Council will meet at 7:00pm, June 2 (prior to the regularly scheduled meeting) to discuss topics of interest.

 Jim Jump, JEDD Representative, reported on the most recent meeting of the JEDD. He reported that a land use plan is still being considered pending advice from the County Prosecutor. The Committee also voted to create three sub committees - Boundaries, Land Use, and Zoning; Sewer and Water; and Finance/Service. Each political sub division may volunteer a member for each sub-committee. Following further discussion by Council, the following individuals were suggested to represent these committees: Kathryn Wimberger and/or Keith Myers - Boundaries, Land Use, and Zoning Joe Hickman - Sewer and Water Ben Rader - Finance/Services

OTHER A zoning permit non-compliance was briefly brought up at which time Law Director Hurst suggested that Council temporarily defer discussion of this issue as the issue is working its way through administrative steps and will be addressed accordingly. 

 Lewis Park clean-up weekend is April 24th and 25th.

 ADJOURNMENT Councilmember Rader moved to adjourn the meeting at 9:40pm. Councilmember Robertson second. Motion carried. 

Council Minutes 3/17/99

 CALL TO ORDER Mayor Bellman convened the meeting at 7:35 p.m. 

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

 There was a motion to excuse Councilmember Robertson; it was seconded and unanimously approved.

VISITORS PRESENT: Scott Rawdon (Sentinel), Jim Harf, Scott Taylor, Ron Sheldon, Jerry Miller, Diane Trcka, Chris Powell, Don Morin(?)

CITIZENS COMMENTS: Jerry Miller, of Granville Recreation Commission, spoke about plans for improvements for Wildwood Park. They had planned to have volleyball courts, basketball courts, and a skateboard rink. Subsequently, after meetings with neighbors, they postponed plans for basketball, moved volleyball court plans to another location and move skateboard park to the old parking lot, rather than the ice rink location,. . Neighbors were concerned about safety and security, particularly at night. They cited insufficient parking space and the need for police patrol. Telephone would cost about $100 per month. The Evans Foundation has granted permission to build a chain link fence and would need help opening and locking it. Another concern was with closed and unlit restrooms at night; the Village should be in charge of this. Mr. Rader suggested talking to skaters about their needs. Diane Trcka (710 West Broadway) spoke of her concerns regarding closeness of ball fields to the shelter house and about parking. Many cars at the park are from out of the county, and a formal skateboard rink would increase numbers of out-of-towners and trash at the park. She stated that slides had sticky stuff on them. Neighbors would rather walk to the school than play at Wildwood Park because there are fewer people there. She does not think a skateboard rink should be built just for a handful of people.

 Jim Harf had met with a group of neighbors, and tonight Ron Sheldon summarized the discussion: (1) The park was designed as a park, not a recreational area. Formal ball courts lessen availability for family activities. (2) Granville’s west entrance is supposed to be greenspace. (3) The parking problem would be exacerbated with new ball courts. (4) Given the need for a skateboard rink, there are areas at the elementary school, and the west side of Granville has not been documented as a desirable location. (5) There is an Village Council Minutes March 17, 1999 Page 2

 issue of safety, especially after dark. (6) More ball courts would expand park use by nonresidents. (7) The neighborhood is concerned about the remoteness of the skateboard area and the lack of an emergency telephone.

 The neighbors were opposed to any ball courts on the north side of the bike path. Council members discussed the safety issues and thought police should be called when there are problems. 

 Scott Taylor (670 West Broadway) spoke of liability issues. Outsiders would come in, since it would be free. There already is a skateboard park in Newark now. 

 Mr. Sheldon stated that the skateboard rink plan is not in the scenic corridor. It is relocated south of the bikebath. The Rec Commission decided to rethink the basketball court issue. Volleyball courts would be moved to the south and the old parking lot would be repaved and moved up for use as skateboard area. Regarding safety issues, he called the police chief, who said citizens should call them if they see suspicious activity, and they will increase patrolling. Mr. Sheldon also contacted the Evans Foundation and they were very receptive to a chain link fence, but we will need assistance locking and unlocking it. A telephone would be costly and he asked for budgeting from Village Council. Regarding lighting, this is a dawn-to-dusk park and does not need lights. About eight kids skate but cannot skate downtown. Sometimes they go to Newark. Opening up Raccoon Creek Park will lessen use at Wildwood Park. . He recommended that citizens attend the Recreation Commission meetings to express their concerns.

 Chris Powell (720 West Broadway) asked about controlling the influx of outsiders at the park. 

 Don Morin could confront people exhibiting bad behavior. No residents want basketball or volleyball courts. If there were a pond, when frozen, people could skate on it. 

 Scott Taylor suggested using the high school parking lot as a skateboard rink.

OLD BUSINESS: Ordinance No. 99-13. A Resolution Approving the Creation of a New Community Authority Pursuant to Ohio Revised Code Chapter 349 Solely for the Benefit of the Granville Exempted Village School District. Ron Sheldon explained that the Keny property was the impetus for getting this authority going, and the group is seeking Village Council support. He has presented this resolution to Township Trustees and the School Board in addition to other school districts involved. They had a request from Granville Land Conservancy to consider granting them an easement

Village Council Minutes March 17, 1999 Page 3 Mr. Bellman said the Council will give the resolution serious consideration. 

 The Authority would allow citizens with interest to take that interest to the school district. It considers utilities, roads, etc and the community elects the authority. It is not a tax. It is a right that runs with the property, an easement. It has an expiration date. Any future annexations to Newark would be eligible to join. 

Resolution No. 99-12. A Resolution to Authorize the non-permanent installation of a sidewalk cafe on the public sidewalk at 134 East Broadway in Front of the Business known as "Victoria’s Parlour," Subject to Restrictions was read by Councilmember Wernet, seconded by Councilmember McGowan. Resolution was unanimously approved.

 An Emergency Ordinance Enacted by the Village of Granville, Licking County Ohio, the Matter of the Hereinafter Described Improvement, and to Request Cooperation by the Director of Transportation was read by Councilmember Rader. Public Hearing was set for April 7.

 Ordinance No. 15-99, An Ordinance to Accept Application for Annexation of 3.78 Acres, more or Less, in Granville Township, Adjacent and Contiguous to the Village of Granville, County of Licking, State of Ohio, to the Village of Granville, Ohio was presented by Councilman Wernet. Public Hearing was set for April 7.

 Ordinance No. 16-99, An Ordinance to Amend Chapter 1167 of the Codified Ordinances of the Village of Granville, Ohio was presented by Councilman Rader. Public Hearing was set for April 7.

REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES. The minutes of the regularly scheduled meeting of March 3, 1999, were amended on page 2 to change Mr. Abrams to Mr. Abraham’s. Councilmember Rader moved to adopt minutes and Mr. Wernet seconded. Minutes were unanimously approved.

COMMITTEE REPORTS Councilmember McGowan, for the Personnel Committee, asked whether we want to do a salary survey. If we hire someone from outside to do this, we need to request bids. The Committee did not resolve anything but will look at these things over the next year. Does Village Council want to go ahead with a survey? The last one was done in 1992, adopted in 1993. Councilmember Wernet thought we probably ought to look at some private pay scales also. Mayor Bellman said we should all think over these issues over the next couple of weeks. Mayor Bellman stated that the Newark/Granville Committee met and that the next meeting will deal with a traffic study. Julie Barrett is resource person. 

Village Council Minutes March 17, 1999 Page 4 Mayor Bellman also reported that the JEDD Committee handed out a market plan and Kathryn Wimberger will distribute it.. They talked about annexation and some of the municipalities thought annexations should be part of the JEDD. Services to be provided are water and sewer. 

OTHER. A. Bank First National plans a drive-through, and since it is within 200’, Village Council is hereby notified. It will go to the BZBA March 25. The bank is still paying for the spot in this building. 

 B. Gazebo. Mr. Hickman stated that the Village has been offered a Gazebo for Opera House Park, about 10’ in diameter. He mentioned this to the Tree and Landscape Committee and they are not terribly eager about this. Opera House Park may not be the best location, and we will discuss this later. 

 C. Lewis Park. Mr. Hickman wanted everyone to go to the Fanchion Lewis Park and look at the loafing barn. Mr. Hurst recommended that if we tear it down, the resolution needs to be discussed. He recommended that the Village Council formally address the merits, acknowledge the uses, and declare the loafing barn is either inconsistent with stated uses or is a hazard. This will address the maintenance question. Mr. Bellman added that we should be in touch with the Lewis family members. 

 D. Wildwood Park. With regard to the earlier discussion, Mr. Bellman wondered whether anything we do tonight would be spinning our wheels before we get all the details. We should probably discuss it later and allow the Recreation Commission to have a public meeting first.

ADJOURNMENT. It was moved and seconded to adjourn the meeting at 8:45 p.m. Motion carried.

Council Minutes 3/3/99

 CALL TO ORDER Mayor Bellman convened the meeting at 7:35pm. ROLL CALL Those responding to the roll call were: Councilmember Robertson Councilmember Minklei Councilmember Lucier Mayor Bellman Vice Mayor McGowan Law Director Hurst Councilmember Rader Manager Hickman Councilmember Wernet

PUBLIC HEARING A public hearing was held on Ordinance No. 10-99, An Ordinance To Amend Ordinance No. 25-98 Providing For Adjustments Of The Annual Budget For The Fiscal Year 1999 And Revising Sums For Operating Expenses.

 No one appeared to speak for or against Ordinance No. 10-99. Mayor Bellman closed the public hearing on Ordinance No. 10-99 at 7:35 pm. CITIZENS COMMENTS Those attending the meeting: See Attached List

Jim Jump, 143 Thresher Street, referencing his proposal for the Bennett property, noted he had presented the idea of an auditorium to the School District and was met with no reaction. However, he requested Council continue to consider his ideas for the Bennett Property. Law Director Hurst requested and Council agreed that the Legislative Drafting Committee will review Chapter 1171 for restructure and review.

Fred Abraham, 1901 James Road, referenced the proposed plan to remodel his property located on South Main Street. He noted his request had already been made to the Zoning Department and was acceptable under the guidelines of the Community Service District. Since the recent amendment in the Community Service District Ordinance, he is concerned where this leaves his project.

Greg Ream, 79 Victoria Drive, and owner of Taylor Drug Store, reiterated that Mr. Abraham has designed his property based on the previous Community Service District zoning allowances. He is concerned that these projects, already in the process, may be caught "mid stream" as the amendment to the Community Service District Ordinance removed the language "included but not limited to". The uses of a shoe store, drug store, etc. are no longer acceptable based on the Zoning Ordinance as amended. Councilmember Wernet noted that the amendment to the CSD Ordinance was not intended to single out this project. The goal of this amendment was to specifically lay out uses which are permitted. At this time, the amendment was made to strictly address the issue of retail sales of modular homes. Mayor Bellman added that the intent was to narrow the categories to avoid disputes which the language of "such as" in these Ordinance has created. He suggested Mr. Ream propose language of uses intended for this project and present to Manager Hickman for review by Council during its next session. Council apologized for any anxiety which was created by this amendment. Councilmember Wernet said there was support for Mr. Abraham’s proposed project. 

Mayor Bellman closed Citizens Comments at 7:49pm.

OLD BUSINESS Ordinance No. 10-99, An Ordinance To Amend Ordinance No. 25-98 Providing For Adjustments Of The Annual Budget For The Fiscal Year 1999 And Revising Sums For Operating Expenses was reintroduced by Councilmember McGowan. Second by Councilmember Wernet. Roll Call Vote: McGowan yes, Lucier yes, Robertson yes, Minklei yes, Wernet yes, Rader yes, Bellman yes. Seven yes votes. Ordinance No. 10-99 is adopted. NEW BUSINESS Ordinance No. 12-99, An Emergency Ordinance Enacted By The Village Of Granville, Licking County, Ohio, In The Matter Of The Hereinafter Described Improvement, And To Request Cooperation By The Director Of Transportation was introduced, its title and the emergency clause read by Councilmember Wernet. Second by Councilmember Rader.

 Roll Call on Emergency Clause: McGowan yes, Lucier yes, Robertson yes, Minklei yes, Wernet yes, Rader yes, Bellman yes. Seven yes votes. Emergency Clause for Ordinance No. 12-99 is adopted.

Roll Call Vote: McGowan yes, Lucier yes, Robertson yes, Minklei yes, Wernet yes, Rader yes, Bellman yes. Seven yes votes. Ordinance No. 12-99 is adopted.

 Ordinance No. 13-99, An Emergency Ordinance Enacted By The Village Of Granville, Licking County, Ohio, In The Matter Of The Hereinafter Described Improvement, And To Request Cooperation By The Director Of Transportation was introduced, its title and the emergency clause read by Councilmember Wernet. Second by Councilmember Rader.

 Roll Call on Emergency Clause: McGowan yes, Lucier yes, Robertson yes, Minklei yes, Wernet yes, Rader yes, Bellman yes. Seven yes votes. Emergency Clause for Ordinance No. 13-99 is adopted.

 Roll Call Vote: McGowan yes, Lucier yes, Robertson yes, Minklei yes, Wernet yes, Rader yes, Bellman yes. Seven yes votes. Ordinance No. 13-99 is adopted.

 Resolution No. 99-09, A Resolution To Authorize The Village Manager To Advertise For Bids For The Sale of A 1986 Chevrolet S-10 Compact Pickup Truck was introduced and read in full by Councilmember Wernet. Second by Vice Mayor McGowan. Motion carried. Resolution No. 99-09 is adopted.

 Resolution No. 99-10, A Resolution To Authorize The Village Manager To Advertise For Bids For West Maple Street Improvements was introduced, read in full by Vice Mayor McGowan. Second by Councilmember Wernet. Motion carried. Resolution No. 99-10 is adopted.

 Resolution No. 99-11, A Resolution Of Intent To Cooperate With The Licking County Engineer Regarding Reconstruction Of The Cherry Street Bridge was introduced, read in full by Councilmember Wernet. Second by Councilmember McGowan. Motion carried. Resolution No. 99-11 is adopted. REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES The minutes of the regularly scheduled meeting of February 17, 1999, were presented for review. Councilmember Wernet moved to approve the minutes. Councilmember Minklei second. Motion carried. 

COMMITTEE REPORTS Councilmember Rader reported on the Utilities Committee Meeting of March 1, 1999. Items discussed were: Alexandria Water Contract - 5yr. agreement w/two 5yr. Options. Donald Ross Sewer Lift Station - Neither public or private lift station is appropriate. Although more expensive, the option of gravity sewer exists for the developer to pursue. AEP Meter Reading - Recommend continued agreement. Water/Sewer Rates - In an effort to raise additional revenue for capital improvements, an increase has been suggested. Late Fees for Water/Sewer - Late fee will be determined by administrative costs required for billing and shut off notifications. Suggested modifications to the Ordinance will follow. First Presbyterian Church - The Village will not participate in cost for improvements to the system for the purpose of improvements to the church. Cherry Street Bridge - Agreed to fund $45,000 toward a shared fee with the County for reconstruction of bridge in the year 2003. SR 661 Signals - The Committee recommends that signal analysis for the entrances of IGA and New Burg Street and SR 661 be at the expense of inquiring parties. West Maple Street - The Committee recommends seeking bids for completion of this project in two phases with parking changes determined by the staff in cooperation with W. Maple Street residents. South Main Street - The Village will receive 0% interest loans for these improvements which extend from Broadway to Raccoon Creek. There is the need to coordinate driveway locations, landscaping, signage, sidewalks, additional lanes, etc. with the business owners. The staff will obtain an architectural rendering of such a proposal before presenting to business owners and Council. Councilmember Robertson stated the committee is not ready to move on the Storm Water Utility as presented by Service Director Mark Zarbaugh.

 Councilmember Lucier recognized Chris Kenah is willing to be Granville’s representative during the South Fork Licking River Watershed study.

Mayor Bellman, reporting on the Newark/Granville Committee meeting, noted that there was discussion about the Keny property and terms of overall issues, specifically traffic as the development relates to River Road and access to SR 16. There was also discussion of restructuring of Cherry Valley Road. Councilmember Lucier questioned whether the Committee had addressed the larger issue of truck route alternatives as this was the main reason the Committee was created. Although on the agenda, Mayor Bellman noted that the Committee had not addressed this issue yet.

Mayor Bellman also reported on the recent meeting of the JEDD, noting that area Communities are continuing to look at costs, numbers, etc. as it related to this project. He suggested anyone interested should attend the next JEDD meeting on March 16th. Councilmember Lucier asked if there had been any reaction among the JEDD with regard to recent reports and actions by Granville Village Council. Mayor Bellman responded that there had been one remark made during the meeting by someone other than a JEDD Committee member to which Mayor Bellman related the need for all discussions to remain positive, ignoring the negatives of this situation. Councilmember Wernet was concerned that recent reports had planted the idea that Granville Village Council, as a whole, was against this project. He reiterated that this Council, as a whole, was interested in continuing communication in relation to an agreeable, working solution to this project. The anonymity of this Council is to continue the evolution of this plan. Councilmember Rader feels it is important for someone to sit outside the parameters of this project for a different view/perspective.

Councilmember Robertson noted that the Council Retreat needs to be rescheduled. She also noted that $304 + was raised by Councilmembers for the Big Brothers/Big Sisters Bowl-a-thon.

OTHER Wildwood Park Manager Hickman asked that Council address this issue during their next regular session. Fanchion Lewis Park It was noted that Council was in support of the Conservation agreement. Law Director Hurst will review language of the deed to determine whether there are restrictions related to tearing down the "loafing barn" as suggested.

 Councilmember Robertson will not be attending the March 17th Council meeting.

 Councilmember Wernet made a motion to enter into Executive Session to discuss Personnel Issues. Councilmember Rader second.

 It was noted that the issues at hand may not be permitted under the rules of Executive Session. Council took a recess to determine the legalities of the motion to enter Executive Session.

Recess - 8:25pm

Reconvened - 8:35pm

 Following review by the Law Director it was noted that the intended discussion as it relates to Personnel Issues was not permitted. Councilmember Wernet withdrew his motion.

 Personnel Issues Following discussion, as further information is needed, Council recommended that the Personnel Committee review further information for the best way to approach a study proposal. Law Director Hurst noted the State Employee Relations Board has a tremendous amount of information on public employee salary, benefits, etc. which may be helpful in this review. Councilmember Rader asked the Manager to extract the same type of information from the Chamber of Commerce based on all Licking County employment and not just public employees, and add this information to the review. Councilmember Wernet stated that based on his perception of the meeting between several Councilmembers and the Village staff, there may be some confusion that these decisions are made by Council. He feels it is important that it be noted that a bigger part of these decisions are administrative and such issues should be addressed by the Village Manager. It was noted the Personnel Committee meetings are open if anyone wishes to attend. ADJOURNMENT Councilmember Rader moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:49pm. Councilmember Wernet second. Motion carried. 

Council Minutes 2/17/99

 CALL TO ORDER Mayor Bellman convened the meeting at 7:32pm. ROLL CALL Those responding to the roll call were: Vice Mayor McGowan Councilmember Rader Councilmember Lucier Councilmember Minklei Councilmember Robertson Mayor Bellman Councilmember Wernet Manager Hickman Law Director Hurst

 PUBLIC HEARING A public hearing was held on Ordinance No. 07-99, An Ordinance To Amend Chapter 1167.02 Of The Codified Ordinances Of The Village Of Granville, Ohio. Hearing no comment Mayor Bellman closed the public hearing on Ordinance No. 07-99 at 7:33pm.

 A public hearing was held on Ordinance No. 08-99, An Ordinance To Amend Section 925.13(b)(1) & (2) Of The Codified Ordinances Of The Village Of Granville, Ohio, Establishing Water Regulations And Charges. Hearing no comment Mayor Bellman closed the public hearing on Ordinance No. 08-99 at 7:34pm.

A public hearing was held on Ordinance No. 09-99, An Ordinance To Amend Section 921.04(c )(1) Of The Codified Ordinances Of The Village Of Granville, Ohio, Establishing Sanitary Sewer Regulations And Charges. Hearing no comment Mayor Bellman closed the public hearing on Ordinance No. 09-99 at 7:34pm.

CITIZENS COMMENTS Those signing the register were: See attached list.

Don Armour, an engineering consultant from Fuller, Mossberger, Scott, & May Engineers, Inc., has been employed by the Department of Natural Resources to do a study of the South Fork Licking River Watershed. He recognized that this is a 300 square mile area which includes the Village of Granville, Granville Township, etc. Granville is in the Raccoon Creek watershed which is a sub watershed of the South Fork Licking River. The goal of this study is to put together a flood management plan which will meet the criteria of cost effectiveness, the broad base support of citizens throughout the watershed, and at the same time make sense. A citizens advisory group has been formed of which he has asked for an "open minded" volunteer from the Granville community to participate. The role of this person will be to serve on the committee to help build consensus, play a communication role, and an advocacy role. According to Mr. Armour there will be a newsletter published in the future, and a web site at southforkwatershed.org. Noting that she has a couple of people in mind that may be interested in serving on this committee, Councilmember Lucier will make the contacts and respond to Mr. Armour accordingly.

Maxine Montgomery, member of and representing the Fanchion Lewis Park Committee, asked Council for its consideration of a Cooperative Conservation District Agreement. This agreement will help the Committee manage natural resources and develop a management plan for the park. This will be accomplished by soliciting the help of the Conservation District in conservation programs, pond restoration, watershed management, and forestry and land management. Dan Blotter, from the Conservation District, assured Council there were no hidden conditions to this agreement. The Village is under no obligation according to this agreement as this document is simply authorization by the Village to provide assistance. Council is in favor of this agreement. Ms. Montgomery noted a memorial sign had been designed by Andrea Lloyd from the drawing class at Granville High School. Mike Robertson, park committee member, announced that April 24th - 25th is "clean up" weekend at the park. The Community will be invited. The idea is to help with cleaning projects or just enjoy the park for the day. Several projects being discussed by the committee: 1)the committee feels the "loafing" barn needs to be torn down as it is a hazard and not in the best of shape, 2)the lower pond will be dredged in late February/March, 3)there has been discussion for the need of a light in the parking lot, 4)currently the Committee has decided to leave the "red barn" structure as it is. There have been a number of ideas and suggestions for the use of this barn. The Committee will discuss this at a later date. The next Committee meeting will be March 1, 1999.

Jerry Miller, Director of the Recreation Commission, asked for Council’s blessing in moving forward with projects at Wildwood Park. The Commission would like to put a basketball court in the old parking lot along the south side of the bike trail. It has also been suggested to re-pave the old ice skating rink (also on the south side of the bike path) to make a skateboard park. He noted that the Recreation Commission was approached by a group of youths interested in a skateboarding facility. It is noted that the group would be responsible for the cleanup/maintenance of this part of the park. The Commission would also like to put in a Volleyball Court near the shelter house, however, setback issues will need to be addressed. There will also be some picnic tables and grills replaced on the south side of the bike path. Councilmember Minklei expressed concern of the location of the skateboarding facility. As the field is in a remote secluded area, she is afraid it will attract undesirable activities. The field is rural in character and serves a purpose as a place to contemplate and enjoy nature. When asked why the facility could not be located at the new Raccoon Park, Mr. Miller noted that the need for a skating facility was immediate and there was not an area set aside for such a facility in the original design of Raccoon Park. Councilmember Lucier feels this is a good idea and is pleased that the interested individuals came to the Commission with a proposal. It is a good use of space as there have been several complaints regarding skateboarding on downtown sidewalks. The Recreation Commission will need to schedule the projects soon and asked Council to give its approval within the next several council meetings. Law Director Hurst questioned whether the skateboarding facility is just for skateboarding or do they contemplate an inline skate/hockey arena also in the area. A young gentleman in the audience noted that with the equipment set up to be used for skateboarding, there would not be room to play hockey. Although, inliners wishing to use the equipment will be able to do so.

NEW BUSINESS Resolution No. 99-05, A Resolution In Support of Establishing Granville 2005 Bicentennial Commission, was read in full by Mayor Bellman. Second by Vice Mayor McGowan. Motion Carried. Resolution No. 99-05 is adopted.

OLD BUSINESS Ordinance No. 07-99, An Ordinance To Amend Chapter 1167.02 Of The Codified Ordinances Of The Village Of Granville, Ohio, was reintroduced, its title read by Councilmember Rader. Second by Councilmember Minklei.

Following discussion of the proposed "Attachment A", Councilmember Wernet made a motion to amend "Attachment A" of Ordinance No. 07-99. Second by Councilmember Rader.

Roll Call Vote on Amendment: McGowan yes, Lucier yes, Robertson yes, Minklei yes, Wernet yes, Rader yes, Bellman yes. Seven yes votes. Amendment for Ordinance No. 07-99 is adopted.

 With regard to the modular home proposal, Mayor Bellman raised concerns about layout and potential impact on the surrounding areas. It was noted that it was the Planning Commission’s function to review such issues. He stated for the record that by approving this Ordinance, Council is in no way suggesting to the Planning Commission that the layout for the modular home business proposal is acceptable and that concurrence on the use is not an endorsement. Roll Call Vote for Ordinance: McGowan yes, Lucier yes, Robertson yes, Minklei yes, Wernet yes, Rader yes, Bellman yes. Seven yes votes. Ordinance No. 07-99 is adopted. Ordinance No. 08-99, An Ordinance To Amend Section 925.13(b)(1) & (2) Of The Codified Ordinances Of The Village Of Granville, Ohio, Establishing Water Regulations And Charges, was reintroduced, its title read by Mayor Bellman. Second by Councilmember Rader.

Manager Hickman noted that this Ordinance sets the initial charge for connection to Village water facilities. He stated this fee increase goes beyond being competitive with other communities, is based on our real costs, and is justified. The funds go to the Capital Improvement Funds. Councilmember Wernet questioned whether these capacity fees would raise sufficient funds to build a new plant if needed. Manager Hickman said these funds were for the Water Capital Improvement Funds. He noted that some of the funds this year were being used to put a new water main on Sunrise and to replace water services on Broadway. If something was needed at the water plant, the Village would need to "bankroll" funds to avoid bonding.

Roll Call Vote: McGowan yes, Lucier yes, Robertson yes, Minklei yes, Wernet yes, Rader yes, Bellman yes. Seven yes votes. Ordinance No. 08-99 is adopted.

Ordinance No. 09-99, An Ordinance To Amend Section 921.04(c )(1) Of The Codified Ordinances Of The Village Of Granville, Ohio, Establishing Sanitary Sewer Regulations And Charges, was reintroduced, its title read by Mayor Bellman. Second by Councilmember Rader.

Roll Call Vote: McGowan yes, Lucier yes, Robertson yes, Minklei yes, Wernet yes, Rader yes, Bellman yes. Seven yes votes. Ordinance No. 09-99 is adopted.

 NEW BUSINESS Ordinance No. 10-99, An Ordinance To Amend Ordinance No. 25-98 Providing For Adjustments Of The Annual Budget For The Fiscal Year 1999 And Revising Sums For Operating Expenses, was introduced, its title read by Vice Mayor McGowan. Mayor Bellman set the public hearing date on Ordinance No. 10-99 for March 3, 1999. Ordinance No. 11-99, An Emergency Ordinance Enacted By The Village Of Granville, Licking County, Ohio, In The Matter Of The Hereinafter Described Improvement, And To Request Cooperation By The Director Of Transportation, was introduced, its title read by Councilmember Rader. Mr. Rader read the Emergency Clause. Second by Mayor Bellman.

 Roll Call Vote on Emergency Clause: McGowan yes, Lucier yes, Robertson yes, Minklei yes, Wernet yes, Rader yes, Bellman yes. Seven yes votes. Emergency Clause is adopted. 

Roll Call Vote on Ordinance No. 11-99: McGowan yes, Lucier yes, Robertson yes, Minklei yes, Wernet yes, Rader yes, Bellman yes. Seven yes votes. Ordinance No. 11-99 is adopted.

MAYOR’S REPORT The Mayor’s Court Report for the month of January 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 January was presented for review. Councilmember Lucier noted that several citizens had commented on the number of trees that have been removed lately. Manager Hickman noted that the Tree & Landscape Commission, in coordination with the Street Department, carry the responsibility of the removal of dead trees throughout the Village. Mayor Bellman directed the clerk to file the report. A copy of said report is attached as part of these minutes. REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES The minutes of the regularly scheduled meeting of February 3, 1999, were presented for review. Councilmember Rader moved to approve the minutes as amended. Councilmember Wernet second. Motion carried. 

COMMITTEE REPORTS Following Vice Mayor McGowan’s questioning of the possibility of the use of parking spaces on Broadway in front of the Bennett property, Mayor Bellman noted a conversation with Kevin Bennett wherein he relayed prior conversations with GBPA to use the property on a temporary basis, he will have more to report during the next Council meeting. 

Mayor Bellman reported on a meeting between the newly formed Newark/Granville Committee. The Committee will meet the second and fourth Friday of each month and all community members are welcome to attend these meetings. Vice Mayor McGowan welcomed this cooperative venture between Newark and Granville as it is a positive thing for both communities to work together on issues that may affect us 10 years from now.

 Manager Hickman reported that Holophane had incorrectly measured for light poles on Broadway. Mr. Hickman is currently working with Holophane to correct this error.

 Councilmember Robertson reported on the meeting between Council and Village employees which she, Councilmember Lucier, and Councilmember Wernet attended. She copied the David Baer, spokesperson for Dispatchers and Police Officers, notes to Council and summarized his issues. She noted that the employees had voiced their appreciation for the opportunity for this meeting which set the tone for a good atmosphere. She stated that pay seemed to be the largest concern which consisted of 1)starting pay too low, 2)pay levels across board are too low, 3)it takes too long to reach the end of the payscale, and 4)upon reaching the end of payscale, pay never rises. She reported Mr. Baer’s comments that all of the dispatchers and some of the Police Officers actually qualify for welfare benefits. She also noted their concern of the high turnover of dispatchers and police which is costly to the Village (training, uniforms etc.). From the Service Department she got the feeling that they like working together, which is probably what keeps them with the Village, however, they have some of the same complaints about the payscale. She referenced a statement that was made that employees can’t afford to live in the Village. There was some voiced desire for a chance for advancement as incentive to stay with the Village. The Police Officers also say that the space they have to work in is quite inadequate. For example - there is only a small room for interviewing and that staffing is too low to man the shifts in an efficient manner. There was concern that Dispatchers must stay in the radio room for their entire 8 hour shift. She also noted that the employees expressed dissatisfaction in getting a bonus at the end of the year. Councilmember Robertson noted that it doesn’t seem right to her that the people who work for the Village could qualify for welfare. Councilmember Lucier stated she did not want the meeting to be disputatious, as this was simply information that was presented to Council by employees, however she felt some of the information presented was incorrect. She stated that out of curiosity, she look in the census bureau’s data and Department of Health and Human Services to see what the poverty guidelines are in 1998 for different families. She does not feel the employees of Granville should be living in poverty, however, she found it hard to see what the employees reference to welfare eligibility was based on. She got the impression that the people that work in the Service Department, particularly the Water Department, were really very satisfied except they would like to get a regular raise every year. She feels this again raises the issue that there is a need to update the Village’s salary schedule. Councilmember Wernet expressed a concern that it appears few employees live in Granville either because they can’t afford to or don’t wish to live in Granville. He feels there would be a benefit to the Community to having the employees such as the Police personnel as members of the community. By being part of the community, the employee may get a better sense of what can and should be going on. There is a heightened benefit to the Village by having the police officers more intricately involved with the Village. He suggested having an Personnel Committee Meeting with Council as a whole. Following discussion on the parameters expected and what the study will be based on Mayor Bellman noted that his experience has been that collecting statistical information can be overwhelming which can also become paralyzing in terms of making a decision. Councilmember Lucier suggested the idea of making an effort to hire Village residents when there is an opeining instead of trying to make the compensation big enough that a resident from someplace else could afford to live here. Councilmember Robertson feels a sense of urgency in addressing these issues as the employees are doing a good job for the Village. It was decided that Council needs to discuss these issues to see the underlying values and set goals and concepts to be addressed in a salary survey study. This discussion will be added to the agenda for the meeting of March 3, 1999.

MEETING ANNOUNCEMENTS Feb 20,1999 - 3:30pm - Park Lanes - Big Brothers/ Big Sisters Bowling Event.

Feb 27, 1999 - 10:00am-2:00pm - Council Retreat - Slayter Hall (Denison University) ADJOURNMENT Councilmember Wernet moved to adjourn the meeting at 9:37pm. Councilmember Rader second. Motion carried. 

 

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