VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE COUNCIL MINUTES June 26, 2002
CALL TO ORDER (by Mayor McGowan at 7:35pm) PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE ROLL CALL – Those responding to the Roll Call were Councilmembers Bellman, Hartfield, Main, and Robertson; Vice Mayor Moore, Mayor McGowan; Manager Hickman, Law Director Crites. Councilmember Crais had earlier indicated his inability to attend this session.
WORK SESSION (7:36pm) Kendal – Sanitary Sewer Jack Heller, Kendal Board. Mr. Heller reiterated Kendal’s July 31st deadline for a decision by Council on whether or not to provide Village sewer service as well as a decision on what kind of system is to be installed. Tom Mitchell, Kendal Board. Displayed a sewer plan done in the early 1980s, overlaid with a possible route for the Kendal line. Engineer Jerry Turner did a cost study for Kendal on the Weaver Road route and estimated a cost of slightly less than $1.7MM. The increase over previous estimates is due to the need for structural backfill for the underground road crossings. With the crossing under S.R. 16 situated as high as possible, the line at the corner of Weaver Drive and South Main Street would still sit approximately 33’ deep. Mayor McGowan proposed dividing the discussion into two sections—first to determine if Council was in favor of extension if all the details could be worked out and second, to determine what kind of a system and where it would be located. He informally polled Council and it was determined that Council would like to work with Kendal to make this happen.
Discussion on the “what” and “where” yielded more questions than answers. Of particular concern: the 300% increase in the estimated cost of the project given to the Streets/Sidewalks/Utilities Committee at last evening’s meeting, and the still-vague parameters of what might or might not be installed, and where. Several members of Council expressed their unwillingness to vote on this issue until they had more information. Manager Hickman said he could have a plan/proposal together in approximately ten days. The July 3rd meeting was rescheduled to July 10th. A second Kendal work session will be high on the agenda, including a recommendation on this issue by the Streets/Sidewalks/ Utilities Committee and an explanation of a CEDA by Law Director Crites.
Items to be discussed/investigated/clarified between now and July 10th include:
· Due-diligence review of cost estimates to determine the reason for the big jump · Gravity system · Forced-Main system · Hybrid system · Weaver Road route · Cross-country route north of Weaver Road · Easements needed for each route · Road-crossing requirements for each route · Overall costs of each kind of system · Percentage to be paid by each party for installation v. operation · JEDD and/or CEDA requirements · Village/Township/Kendal joint agreements re a JEDD/CEDA · Possible future tap-ins related to a JEDD · Possible “syndicate” of possible future users to cost-share the project · Unintended consequences
OTHER (8:55pm) Both items were moved to the July 10th agenda. Grant – S.R. 16/Cherry Valley Road Intersection Resignation – Sandy Ellinger
ADJOURNMENT Vice Mayor Moore moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:58pm. Second by Councilmember Hartfield. Motion carried. Meeting adjourned.
Submitted by Sandy Ellinger