Granville Community Calendar

Council Minutes 1/19/05

VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE
COUNCIL MINUTES
January 19, 2005

CALL TO ORDER (by Mayor Robertson at 7:35 pm)


PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE


ROLL CALL
 
    Those responding to the roll call were,
Councilmembers Barsky, Hartfield, OKeefe, Herman, Vice
Mayor Lucier, and Mayor Robertson; Manager Hickman and Law
Director Crites.  Motion carried.

Councilmember Herman moved to excuse Councilmember Main.  
Second by Councilmember Hartfield.
 
 
APPROVAL OF AGENDA (7:35 pm)
Mayor Robertson moved to accept the agenda as presented.
Councilmember     OKeefe second.   Motion carried.

 
CITIZENS COMMENTS (7:36 pm)

No one appeared to speak under Citizens Comments.

Mayor Robertson closed public comments at 7:36 pm.

 
PUBLIC HEARING (7:37 pm)
     None scheduled


NEW BUSINESS  (7:37 pm)
    
    Ordinance No. 02-05, An Ordinance To Repeal
Section 521.10, To Amend Section 521.99, And To Enact
Sections 521.11, 521.12, 521.13, 521.14, 521.15, 521.16,
521.17, and 521.18 Of The Codified Ordinances Of The
Village Of Granville, Ohio was introduced by Councilmember
OKeefe.  Second by Vice Mayor Lucier.                      

Mayor Robertson announced that the public hearing for
Ordinance No. 02-05 will be held on February 2nd and
February 16, 2005.  Mayor Robertson stated that Ordinance
02-05 could be voted on at the February 16th Council
meeting, if Council feels these two hearings are enough.  

    Ordinance No. 03-05, An Ordinance Approving And
Adopting A Thoroughfare Plan For The Village Of Granville,
Licking County, Ohio was introduced by
Councilmember                      Barsky.  Second by
Councilmember OKeefe.

Mayor Robertson announced that the public hearing for
Ordinance No. 02-05 will be held on February 2nd and
February 16, 2005.  Councilmember Herman indicated that
due to the potentially affected areas, the committee
discussed having more than one public hearing.  He stated
that he would like to see outreach to property owners, and
asked Manager Hickman to look at notifying affected
property owners.   

    Ordinance No. 04-05, An Ordinance Approving And
Adopting Chapter 1196 Of The Codified Ordinances Of The
Village Of Granville, Licking County, Ohio was introduced
by                                   Councilmember
Barsky.  Second by Vice Mayor Lucier.

Mayor Robertson announced that the public hearing for
Ordinance No. 02-05 will be held on February 2nd and
February 16, 2005.  

    Ordinance No. 05-05, An Ordinance Approving And
Adopting Chapter 1195 Of The Codified Ordinances Of The
Village Of Granville, Licking County, Ohio was introduced
by Councilmember Barsky.  Second by Councilmember OKeefe.

Mayor Robertson announced that the public hearing for
Ordinance No. 02-05 will be held on February 2nd and
February 16, 2005.  

    Ordinance No. 06-05, An Ordinance Approving,
Adopting and Enhancing Chapter 1176 Of The Codified
Ordinances Of The Village Of Granville, Licking County,
Ohio was introduced by Councilmember Barsky.  Second by
Vice Mayor Lucier.

Mayor Robertson announced that the public hearing for
Ordinance No. 02-05 will be held on February 2nd and
February 16, 2005.  


OLD BUSINESS
    None scheduled   


REVIEW OF MINUTES  
Regularly Scheduled Meeting of January 5, 2005
Councilmember Barsky moved to accept the minutes as
amended; seconded by Councilmember Herman.  Motion
carried, 6-0.


MAYORS COURT REPORT   December
The Mayors Court Report for the month of December was
presented for review.

Discussion: Sgt. Mason was present to answer any questions
posed by Council.  Councilmember Barsky inquired on a
letter sent to residents on the east side of Granville
indicating that there have recently been a number of
thefts in the area.  Manager Hickman stated that a letter
was sent to residents because they were trying to get the
word out about these break-ins.  He stated that anyone
noticing anything suspicious should call into the police
department.  Councilmember Herman asked if the break-ins
occurred to cars parked on the street, or on residential
driveways.  Sgt. Mason stated that the break-ins typically
occurred to cars parked on the street.     
 
Councilmember OKeefe moved to accept the December reports;
seconded by Councilmember Herman.  Motion carried 6-0.

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


MANAGERS REPORT  December
The Managers Report for the month of December was
presented for review.  

Discussion: Vice Mayor Lucier stated that she received a
call from the water department on the large amount of
water used from her household.  She asked if it was their
policy to contact individuals who show a large increase in
water consumption.  Manager Hickman stated that in years
past they have used the mercy rule  for individuals who
have experienced plumbing type problems.  He stated that
with the mercy rule, individuals would still be
responsible for paying for the water, but the sewer would
be averaged back to what is generally paid.  Manager
Hickman stated that due to the extreme circumstances with
the ice freeze, he wished to know Councils thoughts on
using the mercy rule for cases where pipes have busted.  
Council agreed this would be appropriate action.  
Councilmember Lucier stated that even though there is a
conflict of interest with her water situation, she felt
this was a good thing for the Village to do.  

Councilmember Barsky inquired on the Tax Income on page
one of the Managers Report.  She stated that for 2003 to
2004, there is very little change, and she asked if it is
a problem that this is not steady.  Manager Hickman stated
that 2% was the projection for the year, and the actual
percentage was .07%.  Manager Hickman agreed that this was
something to keep an eye on, and that the Village may
still be collecting tax revenue from last year that is not
reflected in the report.  Mayor Robertson stated that the
amounts appear to settle in the January column.  

Councilmember Barsky moved to accept the December report;
seconded by Councilmember OKeefe.  Motion carried 6-0.

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


COMMITTEE REPORTS  

Economic, Finance, Personnel Committee (EFP)  Hartfield,
Herman, Lucier
No Report.


Granville Foundation  (Main)
No Report.

Light, Safety, Sts/Sidewalks, Utility Committee (LSSU) 
Lucier, Hartfield, Main
No Report.

Planning Commission  OKeefe
No Report.

Planning & Zoning Committee (P&Z)  Barsky, OKeefe,
Robertson
Councilmember Barsky stated that Chris Strayer has
contacted Jim Havens, and will meet with him on Thursday.  
Mr. Strayer should be able to report back at the next P &
Z meeting on Friday, January 21.  

Senior Committee  Robertson
No Report.

Granville Recreation Commission OKeefe
No Report.

Union Cemetery Main
No Report.

OTHER COUNCIL MATTERS
    AROD  Manager Hickman stated that a map and brief
description of the newly proposed Architectural Review
Overlay District is available in Councils packets.  
Councilmember OKeefe asked if the expanded regulations
would include the entire Village.  Manager Hickman stated
that the whole Village might be too much, and that there
are areas in the Village with their own separate
regulations.  He stated that the proposed map is the
staffs first look at the new guidelines.  Mayor Robertson
stated that she would like to see some research done on
other communities having problems with houses being torn
down and inappropriate buildings put in their place.  She
stated that she would like to see that if something is
torn down, something appropriate is built in its place.  
Law Director Crites acknowledged that other communities
are experiencing these kinds of issues, and he agreed to
further research Ordinances in other communities that
address this.  Council agreed this issue should go to the
Planning and Zoning Committee for review.  Councilmember
Barsky stated that Mr. Strayer could be prepared ahead of
time to address other additional areas to consider for
AROD standards.  Vice Mayor Lucier stated that it would be
beneficial for her to have a map showing the Village
boundaries and more detail.  

    Other  Councilmember Barsky inquired on the
progress with having Randy Gross come to Granville and
compile data for a community study.  Mayor Robertson
stated that she has been working on this, and she spoke
with Pat Moller in regards to having Mr. Gross come to a
Community Connections meeting to talk to the whole group.  
The next meeting that Mr. Gross could possibly attend is
March 8th, but it will likely be the last week of March or
first week of April.  Vice Mayor Lucier asked if having
Mr. Gross speak at the Community Connections meeting has
to be the first step.  Mayor Robertson stated yes if it is
to be seen as a study that addresses the needs of the
entire community as represented - Community Connections.  
Mayor Robertson stated that she could ask Mr. Gross to
send a list of what kind of information he would like to
have.  

Councilmember Barsky stated that the ad hoc committee
formed to address emergency type situations (the need for
a shelter) will meet on February 4th  (River Road Coffee
House  7:30am), and there will be a representative from
the American Red Cross attending.  Councilmember OKeefe
stated that she has learned of a number of senior citizens
that were alone and without heat during the recent power
outages.  She stated that there was a 97 year old lady
that was alone and without heat for five days.  She stated
that the individual told her she used blankets and was
fine.  Manager Hickman stated that it would be helpful to
keep a list of people like the individual Councilmember
OKeefe spoke of.  

Councilmember Barsky inquired on Licking County Crime
Stoppers and asked is there any sense of their
effectiveness.  Sgt. Mason stated that Granville has
submitted reports to them, and they havent received much
response.  He stated that several cases were solved in
Licking County through Crime Stoppers, and some were
rather big cases.  Sgt. Mason stated that Crime Stoppers
meets on the first Tuesday of every month at 7:30 pm, and
the board is responsible for the day to day activities.  
He stated that Crime Stoppers is another tool for law
enforcement to use.  Sgt. Mason stated that Crime Stoppers
is going to have a new website soon.  Council asked Sgt.
Mason to give the website address to Manager Hickman when
he can.  

Councilmember Barsky and Vice Mayor Lucier inquired on the
TIF discussion that was supposed to take place with
Trustee Jim Havens.  Manager Hickman stated that there was
a miscommunication, and they have not been able to meet.  
He stated that the next meeting will be January 25th with
Lyn Straker.    

Manager Hickman stated that the BZBA and Planning
Commission boards will be looking to add one new member.  
He stated that an individual on the BZBA board has
expressed interest in moving to the Planning Commission.  
Manager Hickman stated that all appointments need to be
done by February 2nd.  

 
EXECUTIVE SESSION
Pursuant to ORC 121.22(G)(3)  To conference with an
attorney for the public body concerning disputes involving
the public body that are the subject of pending or
imminent court action (Speedway/SuperAmerica) .
 
    Vice Mayor Lucier moved to enter into Executive
Session,  Seconded by Councilmember OKeefe.

Roll call: Hartfield, Herman, Lucier, Barsky, Robertson,
OKeefe (6, 0)

Time in: 8:20 pm.

Councilmember Barsky moved to exit out of Executive
Session and return to Regular Session.  Seconded by
Councilmember OKeefe.

Time out: 8:40 pm.

Roll call: OKeefe, Robertson, Barsky, Lucier, Herman,
Hartfield (6, 0)


 ADJOURNMENT (8:40 pm)
    Vice Mayor Lucier moved to adjourn.  Second by
Councilmember Barsky.  Motion carried, 6-0.  Meeting
adjourned.

 

  Submitted by Melanie Schott

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