Granville Community Calendar

Council Minutes 6/18/03

VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE COUNCIL MINUTES June 18, 2003 – 7:30pm 

CALL TO ORDER (by Mayor McGowan at 7:32 pm) 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE 

ROLL CALL Those responding to the roll call were, Councilmembers Main, Hartfield, Vice Mayor Moore, Mayor McGowan, Manager Hickman, Law Director Crites. Councilmember Main moved to excuse Councilmembers Crais, Robertson, and Bellman, seconded by Councilmember Hartfield. 

APPROVAL OF AGENDA (7:33 pm) Councilmember Hartfield moved to approve the agenda as presented, seconded by Councilmember Main. Motion carried. 

CITIZENS COMMENTS (7:34 pm)

All topics No one appeared to speak. Mayor McGowan closed citizens’ comments at 7:34 pm. 

PUBLIC HEARING 2004 County Tax Budget – No one appeared to speak for or against the 2004 County Tax Budget.

Mayor McGowan closed the public hearing at 7:34 pm.

 NEW BUSINESS (7:34 pm)

 Resolution No. 03-31, A Resolution To Adopt The 2004 County Tax Budget As Proposed And To Direct The Village Manager To Submit It To The County Auditor was introduced by Councilmember Hartfield. Second by Councilmember Main.

Discussion: Manager Hickman stated that this budget sets the pace for the official budget. He went on to say that he foresees several changes come September/October including the addition of some storm sewer projects.

Motion carried. Resolution No. 03-31 is adopted. 

Resolution No. 03-32, A Resolution To Authorize the Village Manager To Seek Bids For The Burg Street Emergency Electrical Generator was introduced by Councilmember Main. Second by Vice Mayor Moore.

Discussion: Manager Hickman stated that this equipment is necessary to boost water pressure for the following areas: Denison University campus, Burg Street, Chapin Place and Briarwood. Vice Mayor Moore asked if this would replace the generator and what the project may cost. Manager Hickman stated that a new generator would be cost approximately $40,000.

Motion carried. Resolution No. 03-32 is adopted. 

Ordinance No. 11-03, An Ordinance To Amend Ordinance No. 25-02 Providing For Adjustments Of The Annual Budget For The Fiscal Year 2003 And Revising Sums For Operating Expenses was introduced by Councilmember Hartfield. Second by Councilmember Main. Mayor McGowan scheduled a public hearing for Ordinance No. 11-03 for July 16th. 

OLD BUSINESS (7:35 pm) None scheduled. 

 REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES (7:36 pm) a. Regularly Scheduled Meeting - June 4, 2003 Minutes were reviewed, however Councilmembers opted to review and approve the minutes at a future meeting after Councilmember Crais and other council members have had a chance to review. Manager Hickman stated that this request came from Councilmember Crais who was unable to attend tonight’s meeting. 

MAYOR’S COURT REPORT – May (7:43 pm) The Mayor’s Court Report for the month of May was presented for review. 

 Vice Mayor Moore moved to accept the report; second by Councilmember Hartfield. Motion carried.

 Mayor McGowan instructed the report be filed with the Clerk. A copy of said report is included as part of these Minutes. 

MANAGER’S REPORT – May (7:45 pm)

The Manager’s Report for the month of May was presented for review. 

 Councilmember Main asked if everything was ok with the tax receipts. Manager Hickman stated things are currently comfortable, but he is remaining cautious. Vice Mayor Moore moved to accept the report. Seconded 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. 

COMMITTEE REPORTS (7:48 pm)

Economic Development Committee (Crais, Moore, Robertson) This committee is not meeting this Friday. The next meeting is scheduled for July 18th. Lynn Straker, from the Granville School Board, will attend to discuss the impact of different economic tools such as abatement. 

Finance Liaison (Moore) No Report

Granville Foundation (Main) No Report

JEDD (Bellman, Crais) No Report

Newark/Granville Committee (Bellman, Main) No Report

Personnel Committee (Hartfield, McGowan, Robertson) No Report

Planning Commission (Main) Mayor McGowan stated that he will attend this committee meeting on Monday.

Recreation Commission (McGowan) Mayor McGowan noted two large events being sponsored by the Recreation Commission this weekend. There will be a concert after the bike race, as well as the concert on the green. Mayor McGowan went on to say that the commission is discussing a possible levy in the future due to increased participation. 

Senior Citizen Committee (Moore, Robertson) Vice Mayor Moore stated that this committee is currently working on a resolution regarding assistance from the village in terms of possible land for senior housing. She believes this proposal could come at the July 18th council meeting. 

 Street Light Committee (McGowan) No Report

Streets/Sidewalks/Utilities Committee (Bellman, Hartfield, McGowan) Manager Hickman stated that the light poles have been painted. He stated that they may be ready late summer or early fall. Manager Hickman stated that he has received a request from the Erinwood sub-division in regards to street lights. Mayor McGowan asked if the village has a policy on whether or not the cost is shared with residents, or 100% is completely covered by the village. Manager Hickman stated that there is no such policy, but perhaps this should be further discussed.

Tree & Landscape Committee (Moore) Vice Mayor Moore stated that work is being done on the plans for St. Edwards Church, as well as the IGA parking lot revamping. 

Union Cemetery Board (Main) No Report 

OTHER COUNCIL MATTERS (7:50 pm) Councilmember Main stated that his attendance for the July 16th council meeting is questionable.

 Manager Hickman reminded council of the upcoming GACC picnic on June 19th. Mayor McGowan stated that the Kiwanis is arranging (with the village) handicapped parking for the 4th of July. Manager Hickman stated that parking will be available at the water plant. He said he does not yet know how it will be advertised.

 Councilmember Main asked if the person driving on the newly poured cement was caught. Manager Hickman stated no, but initial tests indicate that the concrete is ok. Councilmember Hartfield asked if any neighbors reported seeing anything. Manager Hickman said no. Mayor McGowan stated that council has been invited to participate in the 4th of July parade. He asked if Manager Hickman could check with all council members to see if they are available. Manager Hickman stated he would. Councilmember Hartfield asked if the farmers market would be in the way of the bike race set for this Saturday. Manager Hickman stated that he did not believe it would, but he would double check. Councilmember Hartfield went on to say that there will not be a farmer’s market on the 4th of July or the weekend of the Antiques Fair. Councilmember Hartfield inquired on trees blocking some of the new signs for the farmers market. Manager Hickman stated that this is currently being addressed.

MEETING ANNOUNCEMENTS a. Jun 23 Planning Commission 7:30pm

ADJOURNMENT At 8:00 pm, Councilmember Main moved to adjourn the meeting. Second by Councilmember Hartfield. Motion carried, 4-0. Meeting adjourned. 

 Submitted by: Melanie Schott 

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