Granville Community Calendar

Council Minutes 7/19/00

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

ROLL CALL Those responding to the roll call were Councilmembers Crais, Moore, McGowan and Lucier; Vice Mayor Wernet, and Manager Hickman. 

Councilmember Crais made a motion to excuse Mayor Robertson, Councilmember Lucier moved to excuse Councilmember Bellman. Councilmember McGowan second. Motion carried.

CITIZENS COMMENTS Bob Seith, 116 Locust Place – feels there was a lack of sufficient public communication regarding the recent bicycle race in the Village. He requested that future notification be more aggressive. Vice Mayor Wernet closed Citizens' Comments at 7:36pm.

PUBLIC HEARING

A public hearing was held for Ordinance No. 10-00 (Home Occupation Permits). No on appeared to speak for or against the issue. Vice Mayor Wernet closed the public hearing at 7:39pm.

A public hearing for Ordinance No. 11-00 (Colony at Bryn Du Covenants) was tabled until August 2, 2000 at the request of the two parties involved in mediation.

A public hearing was held for Ordinance No. 12-00 (zoning modifications). No one appeared to speak for or against the issue. Vice Mayor Wernet closed the public hearing at 7:40pm.

OLD BUSINESS Ordinance No. 10-00, An Ordinance To Amend Section 1181 Of The Codified Ordinances Of The Village Of Granville, was reintroduced by title only by Vice Mayor Wernet. Second by Councilmember Lucier.

Discussion: Councilmember Crais brought up the question of who would determine “undue burden” as stated in 1181.01 (f). Manager Hickman assured Council that the Police Department, as well as neighbors would recognize these types of problems and therefore dealt with by the issuance of citations. This Ordinance makes home occupations more restrictive wherein if a homeowner is doing more than is typical for a residential neighborhood it will be noticed and corrected. Home occupations not causing traffic are typically not issues of concern related to this ordinance. Councilmember Moore moved to amend Ordinance No. 10-00. Second by Vice Mayor Wernet.

A Roll Call on Ordinance 10-00, as amended yielded five (5) affirmative votes: Councilmembers Crais, Moore, McGowan, Lucier, and Vice Mayor Wernet. The amendement for Ordinance 10-00, is adopted. 

A Roll Call on Ordinance 10-00, as yielded five (5) affirmative votes: Councilmembers Crais, Moore, McGowan, Lucier, and Vice Mayor Wernet. Ordinance 10-00, is adopted.

Councilmember Crais moved to table Ordinance No. 11-00 to until August 2, 2000. Councilmember Lucier second. 

Ordinance No. 12-00, An Ordinance To Amend Section 1139.05 (g), 1139.06, 1141.05(e) & (f), and 1147.04(b) Of The Codified Ordinances Of The Village Of Granville, was reintroduced by title only by Vice Mayor Wernet. Second by Councilmember Crais.

Discussion: Councilmember Crais questioned how expensive a transcript would be. Depending on how long the meeting was Vice Mayor Wernet estimated the cost to be around $500- $800. Councilmember Crais feels this is laying an additional burden on the appellant. He wants to make sure that citizens do not feel burdened when pursuing their rights with local government. Manager Hickman suggested that Jim Jump and/or Law Director Hurst be asked to respond to the necessity of this language in this Ordinance. It was agreed that there is a need for further investigation into how to handle court reporter fees, what occasion would warrant a court reporter, and who would pay for this service. Councilmember Lucier made a motion to table Ordinance No. 12-00. Councilmember McGowan second. Motion carried.

 NEW BUSINESS

Ordinance No. 13-00, An Ordinance To Amend Chapters 351 and 303 Of The Granville Codified Ordinances, Establishing Residential parking Areas, Providing For The Issuance Of Parking Permits For Residential Parking Areas, And Providing For The Removal Of Vehicles Parked In Residential Parking Areas Without A Valid Parking Permit was introduced, its title read in full by Vice Mayor Wernet. A public hearing was set for August 2, 2000.

Vice Mayor Wernet announced that the Streets & Sidewalks Committee will meet at 6:30pm August 2, 2000 at which time they will discuss the parking permit issue.

Discussion: Theoretically the idea is to allow parking for residents via a parking permit. Guests visiting the parking permit required area will either be issued a temporary permit or in the case of numerous guests at any one time by notification to the Police Department. The neighbors will more than likely police the area themselves and simply place a call to the Police Department if there is a concern. It was suggested that this Ordinance reflect the time frame of August - June.

Ordinance No. 14-00, An Ordinance Denying Application To Rezone Properties Located at 130 N. Main St. From The Zoning Classification Of VRD to Zoning Classification of Village Business District (VBD). Vice Mayor Wernet scheduled a public hearing or Ordinance No. 14-00 for August 2, 2000.

Appeal Hearing – Council will hear Bob Seith’s appeal of the Planning Commission Application #97090M on August 16, 2000. 

Councilmember Lucier noted that she would be unable to attend the Council meeting of August 16, 2000.

MAYOR'S REPORT The Mayor's Court Report for the month of June was presented for review. Councilmember Moore made a motion to accept the Mayor’s Report for the month of June. Second by Councilmember McGowan. Motion carried. Vice Mayor Wernet directed the clerk to file the report. A copy of said report is attached as part of these minutes.

MANAGER'S REPORT The Manager's Report for the month of June was presented for review. Vice Mayor Wernet 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 21, 2000, were presented for review. Councilmember Lucier moved to approve the minutes as amended. Second by Councilmember Moore. Motion carried.

COMMITTEE REPORTS Councilmember’s McGowan and Moore met with Reader’s Garden. Concerns and issues have been agreed to and met with regard to the leased space at 143 E. Broadway. The lease has been adjusted to allow them the opportunity to make changes to the space, at their expense, to fit their needs. Councilmember Moore complimented Attorney Bob Erhard and Manager Hickman for their efforts in this successful agreement.

Personnel Committee (McGowan). The Committee will hopefully meet in early August. 

Street Lights – Lights are being painted and should be installed any time.

Economic Development Committee (Moore). The Committee met with GBPA and continued to work on drafting an Economic Development Policy. Great strides have been made. Hopefully there will be something to present to Council at a future meeting. The Committee is also working on a Business Assistance brochure. It was decided that Township input was important and they will be included in this effort. Next Meeting is August 9th.

OTHER Vice Mayor Wernet requested that all documents of Council be prepared in minimal 12pt type as some documents are difficult to read.

Web Page - Councilmember Crais noted that there has been a delay in photography for the Web site redesign. However, the updates are moving along and the new site should be up and running in a couple of weeks.

Manager Hickman noted that there is water drainage problems on S. Main Street. It appears that when the subcontractor, Shelly Company, did the paving they didn’t get the crown in the road correct. They will be back to fix it. There is still some striping to be done on Broadway and S. Main Street. In relation to the idea of a speed table, Manager Hickman noted that a speed table would not work on S. Main Street because of the drainage pattern. A speed table on Broadway would be more appropriate. S. Main Street crosswalk will include 8ft wide brick, recessed lights, and yellow flashing indicators. 

Councilmember Lucier expressed a need for posts or markers that demarcate the bike path from the driveway areas at the Mill. Manager Hickman has talked to the Granville Mill, and IGA and will advise the police to monitor the area. Additional markings will be painted. If needed, bollards will be reinstalled.

Noting that the sidewalk doesn’t extend all the way to the corporation limits Councilmember McGowan expressed concern for the need of a walkway to extend to the Village limits from the IGA. Vice Mayor Wernet asked Manager Hickman to look into this installation and make a suggestion at the next Streets and Sidewalks meeting. Signs at S. Main St. – Business signs in the right of way along S. Main Street have been taken down. Ross’ IGA will be working with the Planning Commission for new signage. If an agreement cannot be reached, Manager Hickman agreed to reinstall their current sign on their property and out of the right of way. Certified Oil was given the same offer. 

4th of July – It was agreed that the fireworks display this year was fantastic. Councilmember McGowan noted that the festivities would fall on the same calendar days next year. He also noted that handicapped and senior citizen parking should be addressed. Council requested the Manager send a letter to Kiwanis in appreciation of the successful event.

MEETING ANNOUNCEMENTS Next Village Council meeting – August 2, 2000

ADJOURNMENT Councilmember Crais made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:52pm. Second by Councilmember Lucier. Meeting adjourned.

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