Granville Community Calendar

Council Minutes 3/2/05

 VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE
COUNCIL MINUTES
March 2, 2005

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


PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE


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

 
APPROVAL OF AGENDA (7:35pm)
A motion was made to include in the agenda the swearing in
of newly appointed Board of Zoning and Building Appeals
members.  Motion made by Councilmember Barsky, second by
Councilmember Herman.  Motion carried.


SWEARING IN
    Mayor Robertson swore in Amber Mitchell, Fred
Ashbaugh, and Trudy Knox as newly appointed members of the
Board of Zoning & Building Appeals.

 
CITIZENS COMMENTS (7:37pm)
    Justin Stephens, 2849 Newark-Granville Road.,
asked Council to clarify a previous comment (related to
the smoking ban) wherein it was stated that the ban was
not a 100% health issue.   
    Councilmember Main responded that he had made the
comment in reference to a question that was previously
asked as to the reason Granville didnt simply support the
ban itself instead of including the cities of Newark and
Heath.  Mr. Main referred to a section of the drafted
Ordinance that does not refer to health issues, but refers
to fairness to the business community.  His point was that
there were other considerations as the Committee had
looked closely at testimonies and differing opinions of
others.

    Virginia Abbot, 1098 Newark-Granville Road., is in
support of the smoking ban.   She noted that she had
worked during college in eating establishments wherein the
employees did not have the opportunity to voice their
concern for being in an unsafe environment.  She is
speaking in support of those employees.

    Mayor Robertson closed public comments at 7:42pm.

 
PUBLIC HEARING (7:42pm)
    Ordinance No. 08-05, An Ordinance To Authorize The
Village Manger To Execute A Lease Agreement With St.
Lukes Episcopal Church For The Property Located At 118
South Main Street And To Declare An Emergency.

    No one appeared to speak for or against Ordinance
No. 08-05.  Mayor Robertson closed the public hearing at
7:43pm.

    
OLD BUSINESS
    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 reintroduced by
Councilmember OKeefe.  Second by Councilmember Barsky.

Discussion:  Councilmember Hartfield questioned how a
person smoking in a company vehicle would be made aware of
the Village Ordinance, as it relates to that being
prohibited.   Law Director Crites noted that enforcement
will be challenging, and similar to other Ordinances the
officer ultimately has the discretion to choose to enforce
or not to enforce that section of the code.  Noting there
is no history on these Ordinances also proves enforcement
challenging.   Mr. Crites advised that Council will
undoubtedly need to re-address this issue, in time, to
reflect the needs and demands of the community.

Councilmember OKeefe asked the Law Director if Granville
included this type of provision (prohibited smoking in
company vehicle) based on Columbus Ordinance.  Law
Director Crites noted that Granville, Newark and Heaths
Ordinance were modeled after Columbus, simply because the
Columbus Ordinance has already been implemented.  Ms.
OKeefe questioned the significance of this type of
provision as it seems that it may rarely be enforced.  Law
Director Crites again noted that this is a policy decision
of Council.

Councilmember Herman does not feel this is a perfect
Ordinance, and would not like to see the perfect become
the enemy of the good.  In terms of it being a positive
step, in conjunction with the surrounding communities, he
is in support of the Ordinance.   

Councilmember Main asked who decided that the Ordinances
of Granville, Newark and Heath were substantially similar
and where were the differences in the Ordinances that may
require further review?  Law Director Crites suggest that
the Definition Section would be a good example of where
changes might occur.  Specifically there are differences
between a Village and a City, which may require
distinctions based on municipal law.  Mr. Crites will
continue to track the comparisons and will report this
information to Council.

Councilmember Hartfield noted that the Hillard Ordinance
included an exemption based on annual revenue of alcohol
sales (over 65%).  She noted that although Granvilles
business demographics are not the same as Columbus, she
wondered whether Council should consider a similar
exemption and increase the percentage.  Law Director
Crites suggested that if one of the other two
jurisdictions would pass something similar, that might
make a substantial difference.  He recommended Council
wait to see how the surrounding communitys proceed.

Councilmember OKeefe feels more confident about
supporting this Ordinance after realizing that this
Ordinance is not written in stone and is amendable.

Councilmember Main primarily sees this Ordinance as a
health related
Ordinance, and although it has been loosely deemed the
Smoking Ban Ordinance, he asked that the term Clean
Indoor Air Ordinance be used.  Mr. Main is in favor of
the Ordinance, although not perfect, stating that it is a
good place to begin and is what the general public
wants.   
 
Mayor Robertson is pleased that this effort has combined
Granville, Newark and Heath in a cooperative effort.   
This effort has been important and significant.   

Roll call vote on Ordinance No. 02-05:
    Hartfield (y), Herman (y), Main (y), OKeefe (y),
Lucier (y), Robertson (y), Barsky (y).

Ordinance No. 02-05 is adopted.  (The audience applauded).

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

Councilmember Barsky proposed a friendly amendment to
Attachment A by changing the bullets to be consistent with
the second Whereas in the Ordinance.  The motion was
seconded by Councilmember Herman.  Motion carried.

Discussion:  Councilmember Barsky noted that all of these
documents have been submitted to the Township and the
County Engineer.  There were no concerns, other than one
comment by the County Engineer.  He noted that Weaver
Drive between Cherry Street & Main Street does not have
any other connected public roads in this section,
therefore it may be a stretch to classify it as anything
other than a local road, even though I am aware it is
actually used as a bypass or shortcut by much of the
traffic.  Ms. Barsky stated that the sense of the
Committee was to not make any amendments.

Roll call vote on Ordinance No. 03-05:
    Herman (y), Main (y), OKeefe (y), Lucier (y),
Robertson (y), Barsky (y), Hartfield (y).  

Ordinance No. 03-05 is adopted.

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

Discussion:  None.

Roll call vote on Ordinance No. 04-05:
    Main (y), OKeefe (y), Lucier (y), Robertson (y),
Barsky (y), Hartfield (y), Herman (y).

Ordinance No. 04-05 is adopted.

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

Councilmember Barsky proposed a friendly amendment to
Chapter 1195.01 Purpose & Intent by changing the word
serve growth to manage growth.  Second by Councilmember
Herman.  Motion carried.

Discussion:  None.
 
 Roll call vote on Ordinance No. 05-05:
    OKeefe (y), Lucier (y), Robertson (y), Barsky
(y), Hartfield (y), Herman (y), Main (y).

Ordinance No. 05-05 is adopted.

    Ordinance No. 06-05, An Ordinance Approving,
Adopting And Enacting Chapter 1176 Of The Codified
Ordinances Of The Village of Granville, Licking County,
Ohio was reintroduced by Councilmember Barsky.  Second by
Councilmember OKeefe.

    Councilmember Barsky proposed a friendly amendment
to Chapter 1176.05(a) by changing efficient to effective.  
Second by Councilmember Herman.  Motion carried.

    Discussion:  None.

Roll call vote on Ordinance No. 06-05:
    Lucier (y), Robertson (y), Barsky (y), Hartfield
(y), Herman (y), Main (n), OKeefe     (y).

Ordinance No. 06-05 is adopted.

Mayor Robertson publicly thanked Constance Barsky for
shepherding the Thoroughfare Plan review through the
Planning & Zoning Committee.  She also thanked Village
Planner Chris Strayer and Traffic Engineer Doyle Clear,
Manager Hickman and Law Director Mike Crites for their
efforts in finalizing this legislation.   This legislation
successfully represents the combination of great deal
work, communication and agreement.

    Ordinance No. 08-05, An Ordinance To Authorize The
Village Manager To Execute A Lease Agreement With St.
Lukes Episcopal Church For the Property Located At 118
South Main Street And To Declare An Emergency was
reintroduced by Councilmember Main.   
Discussion:  Law Director Crites verified that all prior
lessees have been satisfied and there are no new issues
that should arise from that settlement agreement.   It was
noted that the rent has now increased, in keeping with the
value of the building.  

Roll call on emergency clause of Ordinance No. 08-05:  
moved for adoption by Councilmember Main.  Second by
Councilmember Hartfield.
    Robertson (y), Barsky (y), Hartfield (y), Herman
(y), Main (y), OKeefe (y),     Lucier     (y).

Roll call vote on Ordinance No. 08-05: moved for adoption
by Councilmember Main.  Second by Councilmember Herman.
    Barsky (y), Hartfield (y), Herman (y), Main (y),
OKeefe (y), Lucier (y), Robertson     (y).

Ordinance No. 08-05 is adopted.


NEW BUSINESS  (8:15pm)
    Resolution No. 05-06, A Resolution Adopting And
Approving The Cherry Valley Road Study In The Village Of
Granville, Licking County, Ohio was introduced by
Councilmember Barsky.   

Discussion:  Councilmember Barsky proposed a friendly
amendment to the title of the Resolution to now read,  A
Resolution Accepting The Cherry Valley Road Study In The
Village of Granville&&&&..  This is a courtesy and a
matter of accepting and recognizing consultant Doyle
Clears report.  Councilmember Herman second the motion.

Councilmember Barsky also proposed a friendly amendment to
Section 1 to reflect the previous amendment.  Second by
Councilmember Hartfield.  

Motion carried.  Resolution No. 05-06 is adopted.
    
    Resolution No. 05-13, A Resolution Of Appreciation
For Mark Parris was introduced by Councilmember OKeefe.  
Second by Councilmember Barsky.

Discussion:  Council is grateful to Mr. Parris for all the
work he has done on the Planning Commission.  A copy of
the Resolution will be forwarded to Mr. Parris.

Motion carried.  Resolution No. 05-13 is adopted.  

    Resolution 05-14, A Resolution Of Support To Honor
The Two Existing Points Of Access Off Of Newark-Granville
Road To The Park National Bank Trust Parcel was introduced
by Councilmember Main.  Second by Councilmember Hartfield.

 
Discussion  - Manager Hickman noted that a similar
Resolution was adopted late last year.  The intent of this
Resolution is to recognize two ingress/egress points on
the property.  The previous Resolution recognized the two
existing ingress/egress points&.  It is recommended that
the Resolution not specify two existing ingress/egress
points at this time.  Configuration of the access points
will be discussed and identified during the Planning
Commission review of any development on the property.

Motion carried.  Resolution No. 05-14 is adopted.    


REVIEW OF MINUTES  
Regularly Scheduled Meeting of February 2, 2005
Councilmember Barsky moved to accept the minutes as
amended; seconded by Vice Mayor Lucier.  Motion carried, 7-
0.

Regularly Scheduled Meeting of February 16, 2005
Councilmember OKeefe moved to accept the minutes as
amended; seconded by Councilmember Hartfield.  Motion
carried, 7-0.

 
COMMITTEE REPORTS  
Economic, Finance, Personnel Committee (EFP)  Hartfield,
Herman, Lucier
The Committee will meet March 7th with River Road property
owners.    

Granville Foundation  (Main)
No Report.

Light, Safety, Sts/Sidewalks, Utility Committee (LSSU) 
Lucier, Hartfield, Main
The Committee will meet March 4th at 9:15am.

Planning Commission  OKeefe
A change of use was requested N. Pearl Street to include a
beauty parlor.  The question of adequate parking was
discussed.  The PC approved the use on a condition that
the owners of the beauty parlor inform their patrons that
they are not to park in area driveways.  Ace printing will
be moving into the back of the current Newkirk Studio on
E. Broadway.  A restaurant will go into the Calendar
Cleaners location on N. Prospect.   A change of use was
requested for Greystone at 128 S. Main Street, which is
being purchased by a new owner.  The new owner would like
to have both retail and business in both buildings.

Planning & Zoning Committee (P&Z)  Barsky, OKeefe,
Robertson
A meeting was held March 2nd .  Chris Strayer submitted
recommended changes to the JEDD that were made by the
Township.  The Committee resubmitted changes.  Another
meeting will be held March 11th to complete the zoning
portion of the document, which will then be submitted to
Council.   

Ms. Barsky reminded Council comments on the Tree &
Landscape Ordinance changes should be directed to here as
these Ordinances will return to Council next month.

Recreation Commission
No Report

Senior Committee  Robertson
No Report.

Granville Recreation Commission OKeefe
No Report.

Union Cemetery Main
No Report.


OTHER COUNCIL MATTERS
LCATS -   County Commissioner Marcia Phelps organized a
meeting with LCATS. The purpose of this meeting was to
interest Representatives Ney and Tiberi in the CVR/SR 16
intersection.  Matt Hill of LCATS gave a history of an
LCATS study and noted that the intersection is ranked very
low as it relates to how many crashes have occurred at the
intersection and it would be 2013 before any construction,
or even intersection upgrades would take place.  There was
a discussion regarding the need for a Resolution  of
request for ODOT to begin to review the intersection
sooner.  Mr. Hill noted that ODOT would ask 1) how many
crashes have occurred, and 2) why Licking County would
expect 100% funding, and they would want to know that all
surrounding communities were in agreement.   

Manager Hickman advised that he and Mr. Strayer were
continuing to following up with ODOT and LCATS in
consideration of improvements to the intersection that
would not  benefit the Village, but clearly benefited
ODOTs desire to have traffic flow through.  There have
been recent discussions with LCATS design engineers for a
better understanding of what they will propose for
intersection improvements and an eventual interchange
construction.  Heath and Newark have adopted Resolutions
of support for a the study of intersections and
interchanges.   Manager Hickman asked Council if it would
consider a Resolution of support to be introduced March
16th.  Council agreed that a Resolution would be
appropriate.  Mr. Hickman noted that at this time it
appears that ODOT will pay for this fix of the
intersection while the study is going on.

208 Planning    208 Planning is named from a section of
the Clean Water Act and deals with the planning of water
and sewer extension, which could possibly allow more
control over where development occurs.  Many
municipalities already have a 208 Plan in place.  The plan
appears to be an important tool in areas that are
beginning to rapidly develop.  If the plan is extended
beyond the community, in terms of planning, then there
will need to be Township approval.  It was suggested that
it would be a good idea to have the Township involved.  
The Plan would then go to the EPA where it is combined
with the Master 208 Plan for the region.  This input
indicates sewer lines, size, capacity, etc. so that a
developer must comply with the plan that has been
approved.  The Planning and Zoning Committee will meet
with Jim Havens of the Township to further discuss this
plan.

Envisioning - Mayor Robertson asked for three council
volunteers to meet with Steve Millet and Village Staff to
review a report onVillage visioning.  Councilmembers
Herman, OKeefe and Hartfield will meet with Mr. Millet
and the Village staff.  

 
Councilmember Hartfield asked if the Village had zoning
regulations that would prohibit non-subscribed
publications from being distributed into the driveways and
yards of residences.  Manager Hickman noted that this
ongoing problem has recently been brought to his attention
and he will review for appropriate action.
 
Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD)  It was
requested that an updated map be distributed to Council
and the topic will be scheduled for discussion at the next
Planning and Zoning Committee Meeting.

Mayor Robertson sent a note of sympathy to Granville MA
due to a citizen recently losing his life in Iraq.

Mayor Robertson will not be available either the meeting
of March 16 or April 6, 2005.  Councilmembers Barsky and
Main will not be available for the April 6, 2005 meeting.


ADJOURNMENT (9:21pm)
    Councilmember Hartfield moved to adjourn.  Second
by Councilmember OKeefe.  Motion carried, 7-0.  Meeting
adjourned.

 
              
     
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