Granville Community Calendar

Council Minutes 4/29/02


CALL TO ORDER (by Mayor McGowan at 6:02pm)


ROLL CALL Those responding to the Roll Call were Councilmembers Bellman, Crais, Hartfield, Main, and Robertson; Vice Mayor Moore, Mayor McGowan; Manager Hickman, Law Director Crites.

COMPREHENSIVE PLAN REVIEW (6:03pm) Abram Kaplan, 843 Burg Street, stated that the committee had not tried to “wordsmith” the document, focusing rather on conceptual changes. Their intent is to have a single document that will be approved by Village Council and the Township Trustees (i.e., the 2002 document will incorporate both the 1998 document which, in turn, incorporated the 1990 document).

The purpose of the current meeting is to allow Council to review the report in the presence of members of the Review Committee. The end-point of the discussion is adoption, by ordinance, of the 2001 plan. Law Director Crites noted that, in Ohio law, counties and townships are required under the enabling legislation to have comprehensive plans; zoning resolutions at local levels are drawn up based on that requirement. In Ohio, under Title VII, there is no real specific requirement that a municipality have a comprehensive plan. However, it is his considered opinion that every municipality should have one since it also drives zoning codes.

Mayor McGowan began a page-by-page review of the Report. The resulting suggestions will be incorporated in a redline copy to be prepared by Sandy Ellinger. She will confer with Abram Kaplan to ensure that the Review Committee’s two- column format is accurately translated into the redline format. (Notes from the review will be kept in the Manager’s office; they will not appear in these Minutes.)

ADJOURNMENT Councilmember Main moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:33pm. Second by Councilmember Crais. Motion carried, 7-0. Meeting adjourned.

Submitted by Sandy Ellinger

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