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Council Minutes 7/16/03

 VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE COUNCIL MINUTES July 16, 2003 

CALL TO ORDER (by Mayor McGowan at 7:30 pm) 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE 

ROLL CALL Those responding to the roll call were, Councilmembers Hartfield, Robertson, Vice Mayor Moore, and Mayor McGowan; Law Director Crites. Councilmember Robertson moved to excuse Councilmember’s Bellman, Crais and Main. Seconded by Vice Mayor Moore. Motion carried. 

APPROVAL OF AGENDA (7:32 pm) Councilmember Hartfield moved to approve the agenda as presented, seconded by Vice Mayor Moore. Motion carried. 

CITIZENS’ COMMENTS (7:32 pm) All topics – Sharon Sellitto, 215 S. Cherry St., spoke in regards to an alley behind her home. She said that she uses this alley to enter her driveway. Ms. Sellitto stated that a sign stating ‘No Thru Traffic – 15 mph’ was placed in the alley - she believes last fall. She stated that to her knowledge she was the only person on the street to receive a letter not to use the alley for thru traffic. She went on to say that she had contacted Manager Hickman in regards to the sign and was upset because she was not previously notified that the sign was being put into place, only notified after it was put up. Ms. Sellitto stated that she would like council to change the authority given to the village manager. Ms. Sellitto stated that if the current sign does stay up she would like to see village workers dig out her driveway every time it snows this winter so she can get up her driveway from Cherry Street. She also would want her curbs re-cut so she can get in her driveway from Cherry Street, or just remove the sign. Mayor McGowan inquired on whether or not alleys plowed. Vice Mayor Moore stated yes, but they are normally the last to be done. 

Ms. Sellitto stated that the village police department, prior to the sign being put up, was notified of children playing in the alley. Chief Cartnal stated that he was aware of these concerns. He went on to say that he was not aware of the sign being put up until after it was in place. Chief Cartnal then contacted the village manger to see if it was his intent to have this enforced. Ms. Sellitto stated that she also spoke with Chief Cartnal after the sign was put into place and asked if she would be ticketed if she disregarded the sign. She also inquired on whether or not visitors to her home would be ticketed.

Ms. Sellitto stated that she would be in favor of a sign stating ‘Caution – Children at Play’. She went on to say that she has concern over children playing in the alley and their safety. Mayor McGowan stated that it would be appropriate for the Streets and Sidewalks Committee to address this issue with Manager Hickman. Ms. Sellitto asked to be notified of the next Streets and Sidewalk Committee meeting by phone or mail. Her phone number is: 587-2834.

A woman with Ms. Sellitto (who did not state her name and address) asked the Village Law Director the difference between an ‘alley’ and a ‘street.’ Law Director Crites read the language as it appears in the village charter. He also stated that an alley is not as regulated as a street. 

Mayor McGowan closed citizens’ comments at 7:47 pm. 

PUBLIC HEARING 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.

 No One appeared to speak for or against Ordinance No. 11-03.

Mayor McGowan closed the public hearing at 7:50 pm. 

NEW BUSINESS (7:50 pm) Resolution No. 03-33, A Resolution To Authorize The Village Manager To Advertise For Bids For 2003 Street Painting was introduced by Councilmember Hartfield. Second by Councilmember Robertson. Discussion: No discussion.

 Motion to adopt carried (4-0). Resolution No. 03- 33 is adopted. 

 Ordinance No. 12-03, An Ordinance To Revise The Codified Ordinances By Adopting Current Replacement Pages, And Declaring An Emergency.

Discussion: Tabled. 

OLD BUSINESS (7:52 pm) 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 reintroduced by Councilmember Hartfield. Second by Vice Mayor Moore.

Discussion: No discussion.

 Roll call vote on Ordinance No. 11-03: Moore, Robertson, Hartfield, McGowan. (4-0). Ordinance No. 11-03 was adopted.

 REVIEW OF MINUTES (7:53 pm) Regularly Scheduled Meeting of June 4, 2003. Approval of minutes was delayed until next council meeting.

Regularly Scheduled Meeting of June 18, 2003. Vice Mayor Moore moved to accept the minutes as presented; seconded by Councilmember Hartfield. Motion carried, 4- 0. 

MAYOR’S COURT REPORT – June (7:55 pm) The Mayor’s Court Report for the month of June was presented for review. 

 Vice Mayor Moore moved to accept the report; second by Councilmember Hartfield. Motion carried, 4-0 

 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 – June (7:56 pm) The Manager’s Report for the month of June was presented for review. Vice Mayor Moore moved to accept the report; seconded by Councilmember Robertson. Motion carried 4-0.

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

COMMITTEE REPORTS Economic Development Committee (Crais, Moore, Robertson) Vice Mayor Moore stated that the committee will meet this Friday at 7:30am. She said that Lyn Straker would be attending to discuss different economic tools and the impact/effect they have on schools. 

Finance Liaison (Moore) Income Tax Reports are in. Vice Mayor Moore stated that they are 3.85% ahead of last year. 

Granville Foundation (Main) No Report.

JEDD (Bellman, Crais) No Report.

Newark/Granville Committee (Bellman, Main) No Report. 

Personnel (Hartfield, McGowan, Robertson) No Report.

Planning Commission (Main) No Report.

Recreation Commission (McGowan) Mayor McGowan stated that this committee is looking into offering field tackle football for grades 4-5-6. The start-up costs are $200.00 for each participant. Mayor McGowan went on to say that the committee is looking into installing a sprinkling system for Wildwood Park. He also said that the number of participants continues to grow. Mayor McGowan stated that the committee was pleased with the recent concerts on the green. 

Senior Citizen Committee (Moore, Robertson) No Report. Street Light Committee (McGowan) No Report. Streets/Sidewalks/Utilities Committee (Bellman, Hartfield, McGowan) No Report. Sharon Sellitto, 215 S. Cherry St., would like to be contacted when this committee meets next. 587- 2834. 

Tree & Landscape Committee (Moore) No Report. Union Cemetery Board (Main) No Report. 

 OTHER COUNCIL MATTERS The Bryn Du Open House is on July 27th – 1:00- 5:00. The community survey is currently available at various locations around town, including the library and village offices. It will be available soon (this week) on the Granville Village web-site. The deadline to fill out the survey is August 15th. Councilmember Robertson noted that survey tabulation is much easier if people fill out the survey on-line. 

ADJOURNMENT At 8:02 pm, Vice Mayor Moore moved to adjourn the meeting. Second by Councilmember Hartfield. Motion carried, 4-0. Meeting adjourned. 

 

Submitted by: Melanie Schott 

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