VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE COUNCIL MINUTES June 19, 2002
CALL TO ORDER (by Mayor McGowan at 7:30pm) PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE ROLL CALL Those responding to the Roll Call were Councilmembers Hartfield, Main, and Robertson; Vice Mayor Moore, Mayor McGowan; Manager Hickman, Law Director Crites. Vice Mayor Moore moved to excuse Councilmembers Bellman and Crais; second by Councilmember Robertson. Motion carried, 5-0.
CITIZENS’ COMMENTS (7:32pm) All Topics None
Mayor McGowan closed Citizens’ Comments at 7:32pm.
PUBLIC HEARING (7:33pm) Ordinance No. 07-02, An Ordinance To Amend Ordinance No. 39- 01 Providing For Adjustments Of The Annual Budget For The Fiscal Year 2002 And Revising Sums For Operating Expenses. Introduced by Mayor McGowan. No one appeared to speak for or against the Ordinance. Mayor McGowan closed the Public Hearing at 7:33pm.
NEW BUSINESS (7:33pm) Resolution No. 02-23, A Resolution To Adopt The 2003 County Tax Budget As Proposed And To Direct The Village Manager To Submit It To The County Auditor. Introduced by Councilmember Main; second by Councilmember Robertson. Discussion: Manager Hickman noted this is a required step before the Village budget discussions, which will begin in the fall. Motion carried, 5-0.
OLD BUSINESS (7:35pm) Ordinance No. 07-02, An Ordinance To Amend Ordinance No. 39- 01 Providing For Adjustments Of The Annual Budget For The Fiscal Year 2002 And Revising Sums For Operating Expenses. Re-introduced by Councilmember Main; second by Councilmember Robertson. No discussion. A Roll Call vote yielded five (5) affirmative votes (Councilmembers Hartfield, Main, and Robertson; Vice Mayor Moore, Mayor McGowan). Ordinance No. 07-02 is adopted.
MINUTES (7:37pm) Regularly Scheduled Meeting of June 5, 2002 The following additions/corrections were requested: Law Director Crites, p. 4, “Executive Session” – insert a new second paragraph, as follows: “Thereafter, Council entered into Executive Session and a discussion considering the purchase of property for public purposes was had.” Councilmember Main moved to accept the Minutes as corrected; second by Vice Mayor Moore. Motion carried, 5-0.
MAYOR’S COURT REPORT – MAY (7:40pm) The Mayor’s Court Report for the month of May was presented for review. Discussion: Manager Hickman, following up on last month’s discussion re the increased number of juvenile offenses, reported that the numbers were indeed due to multiple charges for a single incident. Vice Mayor Moore moved to accept the report; second by Councilmember Main. Mayor McGowan instructed the report be filed with the Clerk. A copy of said report is included as part of these Minutes. Motion carried, 5-0.
MANAGER’S REPORT – MAY (7:40pm) The Manager’s Report for the month of May was presented for review. Discussion: Manager Hickman reported that one officer had broken a leg, another is still on active duty, and the Chief had had surgery—all resulting in two part- time officers now working. Councilmember Robertson moved to accept the report; second by Councilmember Main. Mayor McGowan instructed the report be filed with the Clerk. A copy of said report is included as part of these Minutes. Motion carried, 5-0.
COMMITTEE REPORTS (7:42pm) Economic Development Committee (Crais, Moore Robertson) Vice Mayor Moore reported the Committee had reviewed work being done on downtown improvement projects (e.g., status of signage, benches, street work, etc.). They also discussed a potential JEDD or CEDA for the River Road area as well as the potential closure of the River Road crossing.
Finance Liaison (Moore) No report.
Granville Foundation (Main) No report.
JEDD (Bellman, Crais) No report.
Newark/Granville Committee (Bellman, Main) No report.
Personnel (Hartfield, McGowan, Robertson) No report.
Planning (Main) No report. (Meeting next Monday will include a SuperAmerica discussion.)
Recreation Commission (McGowan) No report.
Senior Citizen Committee (Moore, Robertson) No report (though Manager Hickman noted the survey will go out this week). Strategic Land Acquisition Committee (Bellman, Crais, Moore) No report.
Street Light Committee (McGowan) Mayor McGowan reported that he had met with Manager Hickman to identify lights that needed replacing this summer. Manager Hickman added that, due to AEP’s heavy schedule and work crews being down, replacements will probably be done in the fall. Councilmember Hartfield asked Manager Hickman to check on why some lights on South Main Street were apparently out last week. He will do so. Streets/Sidewalks/Utilities Committee (Bellman, Hartfield, McGowan) Councilmember Hartfield noted the committee needed to meet to resolve the 2003 projects, Cherry Valley Road, and Jobes & Henderson. Manager Hickman noted there is no set schedule at this point for completion of the downtown projects, contrary to all the rumors. He anticipates that 95% of the concrete work will be completed this week. Weather permitting, the north side will be blacktopped next week, followed by the brick finishes. By June 28th, the north side will be as far along as the south side is now. Vice Mayor Moore relayed concerns from garden-club members that the areas where the crosswalk flower beds will be re- installed need to have proper drainage (i.e., don’t leave the asphalt in the bottom!).
Tree & Landscape Committee (Moore) Vice Mayor Moore reported that the committee had added a student member, as agreed to by Council. She inquired about the West Broadway median damage due to vehicles. Manager Hickman responded that Albyn’s had already pulled the damaged tree and planted a new one. The Village will bill the appropriate insurance company. Union Cemetery Board (Main) Councilmember Main noted the Board had held a community work session June 15th.
OTHER COUNCIL MATTERS (7:50pm) Appoint BZBA position Council received notices of interest from Don Dean and Bill Heim. Mr. Heim was present and took the opportunity to state his interest in historic preservation and his desire to volunteer for the community. Councilmember Robertson formalized the results of Council’s paper-ballot vote by moving to appoint Mr. Heim to the position. Second by Councilmember Main. Motion carried, 5-0.
Mayor McGowan noted the GBPA was hosting a picnic at Lake Hudson tomorrow at 5:30pm. All members of Council are invited.
Mayor McGowan suggested that we have multiple marshals at this year’s Fourth of July Parade—e.g., the Mayor, the Chair of the Township Trustees, and a representative from the School Board. Councilmember Robertson applauded the idea and suggested everyone available from all three bodies march and/or ride as a group. Mayor McGowan will contact everyone and see what they would all like to do. Councilmember Robertson suggested Council pass out antique- looking copies of the Declaration of Independence at this year’s parade. Manager Hickman will get the copies made. A member of the Boy Scouts, at the meeting to see about fulfilling a civic service merit badge, volunteered to have his troop roll and tie the copies before the parade.
MEETING ANNOUNCEMENTS 24 June 2002 7:30pm Planning Commission 25 June 2002 5:30pm Personnel Committee 26 June 2002 7:30pm Village Council Special Meeting/Kendal Work Session 3 July 2002 7:30pm Village Council – CANCELLED* 8 July 2002 7:30pm Planning Commission 9 July 2002 7:00pm Tree & Landscape Commission 11 July 2002 7:00pm BZBA
*Councilmember Main moved to cancel the July 3rd Council Meeting unless urgent matters are brought before the Village Manager. Second by Councilmember Hartfield. Motion carried, 5-0.
EXECUTIVE SESSION (8:02pm) Vice Mayor Moore Moved to enter into Executive Session pursuant to ORC 121.22 (G2), to consider the purchase of property for public purpose. Second by Councilmember Main. A Roll Call vote yielded five (5) affirmative votes (Councilmembers Main, and Robertson; Vice Mayor Moore, Mayor McGowan; Councilmember Hartfield). Motion carried, 5- 0.
Thereafter, Council entered into Executive Session and a discussion considering the purchase of property for public purposes was had.
At 8:43pm, Councilmember Robertson moved to return to regular session. Second by Councilmember Main. A Roll Call vote yielded five (5) affirmative votes (Councilmember Robertson; Vice Mayor Moore, Mayor McGowan; Councilmembers Hartfield and Main). Motion carried, 5-0.
ADJOURNMENT At 8:43pm, Councilmember Hartfield moved to adjourn the meeting. Second by Councilmember Main. Motion carried, 5-0. Meeting adjourned.
Submitted by Sandy Ellinger