Granville Community Calendar

Council Minutes 1/20/99

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

 PUBLIC HEARING
    A public hearing was held on Ordinance No. 01-99, An
Ordinance Approving The Development Plan For New Day Spa
With Conditions.  No one appeared to speak for or against
Ordinance No. 01-99.

    Councilmember Robertson arrived.

    Hearing no comment, Mayor Bellman closed the public
hearing on Ordinance No. 01-99 at 7:36pm.

OLD BUSINESS
Ordinance No. 01-99, An Ordinance Approving The Development
Plan For New Day Spa With Conditions was reintroduced by
Councilmember Rader.  Second by Councilmember Wernet.

Councilmember McGowan arrived.

Mayor Bellman stated he had an initial concern with this
application’s questionable use within the Community Service
District.  As Council did not share his concern Mayor
Bellman did not wish to pursue the issue.

Roll Call Vote:  McGowan yes, Lucier yes, Robertson yes,
Minklei yes, Wernet yes, Rader yes, Bellman yes.  Seven yes
votes.  Ordinance No. 01-99 is adopted.

PUBLIC HEARING (cont)
A public hearing was held on Ordinance No. 02-99, An
Ordinance To Amend Section 1163.03(a) Of The Codified
Ordinances Of The Village Of Granville, Ohio.  No one
appeared to speak for or against Ordinance No. 02-99.

    Hearing no comment, Mayor Bellman closed the public
hearing on Ordinance No. 02-99 at 7:39pm.
 
CITIZENS COMMENTS
Those signing the register were:  
     See attached list.
 
 
Historical Society
Dick Daly, of 2776 Burg Street, spoke on behalf of three
Granville Historical Organizations.  He reported on a "giant
birthday celebration" (Granville - 200 years) project the
group has been working on.  He noted the Steering Committees
: Granville Lifestyle Museum’s Gloria Hoover, & Theresa
Overholser; Robbins Hunter Museum’s Amy Deeds, Mary Lee
VanMeter, & Jean McDaniel; and Granville Historical
Society’s Flo Hoffman, Tony Lisska, & himself.   He said
their collaboration of efforts have generated excitement for
a joint celebration of Granville’s past and future in 2005.
 The Committee has talked with groups from other communities
that have coordinated this type of celebration and noted
that this event will require major community involvement and
commitment.  The Committee envisions a non-profit commission
with representatives from Granville’s churches, education
institutions, service clubs, business community, historical
organizations, individuals, etc.  to organize the following
aspects for the community’s 200th birthday celebration.

1.  Design the Commission’s constitution and organizational
structure
2.  Provide framework for the celebration
3.  Organize forums to solicit ideas to channel community
enthusiasm.
4.  Approve and plan events, activities, publication, logo
design, fundraising, product sales, licensing, etc.
5.  To insure there is an appropriate celebration and
reflection of the facets of the communities history and
achievements.

The Committee proposes the current Steering Committee be
appointed and endorsed by Granville Village Council to serve
as the official body to direct, coordinate and oversee all
aspects of the bicentennial celebration.
    
Village Council agreed to endorse the Bicentennial
Commission.  Manager Hickman will coordinate Resolution
language for the next Council meeting.

    Modular Homes - Knoll Group
    Knoll Group representatives: Andrea Knoll and  
Dustin Lange

    Mayor Bellman stated the issue had been raised as to
the use, as set forth in the Granville Codified Ordinances,
for this type of application.  Council requested the
attendance of representatives from the Knoll Group to get an
idea of this type of operation and whether it may be
considered a permitted or conditional use.  

Andrea Knoll stated the company was incorporated in 1979.  
She also noted the company has been at the Westgate location
since 1984.  She noted their primary business is
development, construction, and management of multi-family
housing.

Dustin Lange explained the type of model homes intended for
the Westgate location.  He noted that the preliminary site
plan allows for the consideration of three model homes at
this location, as well as utilizing the existing structure
for office space.  He noted the preliminary plan was to
locate one model between the existing office and SR 16, with
 

two additional models to be located in the grass corridor
between the existing office and Westgate Drive.  He noted
that until recently the existing structure housed Knoll
Group’s Offices.  The idea of modular housing is to provide
a conventionally structured home.  He explained that these
types of homes are constructed at another location per the
homeowners specifications and then shipped to an existing
foundation at the homeowners request.  He stated it is
possible that the model homes would be disassembled every 3
or 4 years and updated models reassembled in their location.
 It was also noted that these type of homes sell in the
price range of $85,000 to $125,000.

    Councilmember Robertson raise the question of
signage request.  At this time, Ms. Knoll feels that the
model located between the existing structure and SR16 might
be considered sufficient signage.       

    Councilmember Wernet noted zoning code requires each
replacement model to be re-approved by the approval process.
 Ms. Knoll acknowledged this requirement.

    Ms. Knoll feels that the Westgate Drive corridor has
many mixed uses and feels this business will add aesthetic
value to the area.

    There was discussion about the layout of the site
plan with regard to setbacks and the consideration of the
line of other buildings in the area.   At this time Mr.
Lange noted that this was a "sketchy" site plan and
considerations could be made to conform with zoning setback
requirements.  There was discussion as to the possibility of
eliminating a model wherein Mr. Lange noted that he feels it
is essential to locate a model between the existing
structure and SR16.

The question came up as to the setback restrictions within
the zoning codes.  It was noted that unless there were
restrictions by ODOT there are no setback requirements as
the new Granville Comprehensive Plan, which addresses this
issue, has not in enacted at this time.

    There was some discussion of the tax base of this
business and if there would be benefits to the Village.  Mr.
Lange noted that if the Knoll Company’s incorporated address
was at that location, taxes would be paid to Granville
Village.

 Council discussed the fact that this use would require an
Ordinance to make it either conditional or permitted.  Mayor
Bellman requested a copy of the site plan from the Knoll
Group.  It was also suggested that they recognize setbacks
in relation to the other properties in this area when
re-considering their site plan.  It was suggested that the
Knoll Group continue steps toward a Work Session with the
Planning Commission to run parallel with Council’s process
of their consideration of use.

Citizens Comments closed at 8:32pm.
 
OLD BUSINESS

Design Review Standards
Village Planner Kathryn Wimberger noted that Scott Dewhurst
had finished Frank Elmer’s work on the Design Review
Standards project.  She said the Design Review Standards
Committee have expressed concerns about Mr. Dewhurst’s
comments as well as the proposed Ordinances, and whether Mr.
Dewhurst’s comments were necessary and reasonable.  Becky
Princehorn, attorney with Brickler and Eckler, has been
recommended for the final legal review of the Design Review
Standards.

Manager Hickman noted a concern that although Ms.
Princehorn’s qualifications are in good standing,  her
estimate of $20,000 for a legal review of the Design Review
Standards is high.   He has suggested monitoring the review
at the $3,000 increment stages to possibly shorten the
process.

Following some discussion of the fee, Council decided to
direct Manager Hickman to  conduct a brief search for a more
affordable candidate.  Otherwise, everyone agreed that Ms.
Princehorn should be hired and the Manager should monitor
the review process.  It was suggested that Ms. Princehorn be
asked to organize her review to consider "red flags" as the
first step of her review.

NEW BUSINESS
    Ordinance No. 04-99, An Ordinance To Amend Chapter
1176 Of The Codified Ordinances Of The Village Of Granville,
Ohio, was introduced, its title read by Councilmember
Wernet.  Mayor Bellman set the public hearing on Ordinance
No. 04-99 for February 3, 1999.

    Ordinance No. 05-99, An Ordinance To Amend Chapter
1161 Of The Codified Ordinances Of The Village Of Granville,
Ohio, was introduced, its title read by Councilmember
Wernet.  Mayor Bellman set the public hearing on Ordinance
No. 05-99 for February 3, 1999.


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

MAYOR’S REPORT
The Mayor’s Court Report for the month of December was
presented for review.

    Mayor Bellman directed the clerk to file the report.
 A copy of that report is attached as part of these minutes.
 
MANAGER’S REPORT
    The Manager’s Report for the month of December was
presented for review.   
 
Councilmember Lucier questioned the difference between the
term of "Downtown and Zone 4" of the Police Foot Patrol
Report.  Manager Hickman noted that depending on the officer
reporting, they both were reference to the downtown Village
area.   

    Councilmember Minklei asked why domestic violence
complaints were not listed as a category on the Police
report.
 
Councilmember Wernet moved to accept the Manager’s Report.  
Councilmember Rader seconded.  Motion carried.  A copy of
said report is attached as part of these minutes.

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