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Council Minutes 7/6/05

VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE COUNCIL MINUTES July 6, 2005

CALL TO ORDER (by Mayor Robertson at 7:31 pm) 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE 

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

Councilmember Main made a motion to excuse Councilmembers OKeefe and Herman. Second by Councilmember Barsky. 

APPROVAL OF AGENDA (7:32 pm) Councilmember Main moved to accept the agenda as presented, seconded by Councilmember Barsky. Motion carried. 

CITIZENS COMMENTS (7:32 pm) Sharon Sellito, 215 South Cherry Street, began her comments by stating that the 4th of July parade was fabulous. Ms. Sellito inquired on why there was a need to change the crosswalk light in the center of town. She stated that she was surprised to see the light change to red and she asked why people cannot use the red light intersection to cross the road if they feel unsafe at the center crosswalk. Ms. Sellito stated that there was one winy letter in the paper to now - this. Mr. Strayer, Village Planner, stated that the Village wrote a letter to ODOT District 5 stating that they would like to put a red blinking light at the crosswalk and if ODOT had any concerns they asked them to get back with the Village. Mr. Strayer stated that they have not heard anything back from ODOT at this point, so they went ahead and changed the light from flashing yellow to flashing red. Ms. Sellito stated that this seems presumptuous to assume ODOT didnt have any concerns; She wondered if the Village should contact them. Mayor Robertson thanked Ms. Sellito for her concerns and she stated that the crosswalk light change is an experiment in some sense. Mayor Robertson went on to say that the crosswalk has been a perennial concern, and if you look at past newspapers there have been articles about the concern over safety. Vice Mayor Lucier thanked Ms. Sellito for her public comments and her high level of interest. She stated that this Fall there will be three open seats on Council and she urged anyone interested to get involved. 

Tyler Wetzel, 2061 Hayes Road, and Ryan Green, 121 Rose View Drive, stated that they were there to observe the Council meeting for a merit badge for Boy Scouts. Mayor Robertson thanked them for their interest.

Abigail Curtis, 40 Hampden Drive, stated that she is working on a Girl Scout requirement and has received signatures on a petition to have a dog park in Granville. Ms. Curtis stated that her proposal includes using land near to Wildwood Park. She stated that this would be an area to let your dog run loose without a leash. Mayor Robertson suggested that this matter might go to Committee. Council discussed who owned the land Ms. Curtis was referring to near to Wildwood Park. It was stated that this land is owned by the Evans Foundation, and Vice Mayor Lucier stated she thought the Village was given the rights to oversee the property. Mayor Robertson suggested that Ms. Curtis ought to also speak with someone from the Evans Foundation about her request. The matter was sent to the Planning and Zoning Committee. Mr. Gorry, Assistant Law Director, stated that this would be the appropriate committee since it deals with public use of property. Mayor Robertson thanked Ms. Curtis and she stated that it appears she has put much thought and work into her proposal. Ms. Curtis is to meet with the Planning and Zoning Committee at the July 29th committee meeting. 

Bill Heim, 133 East College Street, stated that he wished to commend Council for their work on the AROD Ordinance and he stated it takes into account details that have needed to be addressed. Mr. Heim urged Council to pass Ordinance 21-05.

Mayor Robertson closed public comments at 7:44 pm. 

PUBLIC HEARING 2006 County Tax Budget

No one appeared to speak for or against the 2006 County Tax Budget.

Ordinance No. 21-05, An Ordinance To Amend Chapter 1161 Of The Codified Ordinances Of Granville, Ohio. (Architectural Review Overlay District)

Discussion: Art Morrow, 736 Mt. Parnassus Drive, stated that he is opposed to Ordinance No. 21-05 in its current form. He stated that he does not have a problem with the historical section of the Ordinance, but he objects to the expansion as proposed. He mentioned some areas do not seem to appropriately fit like areas north of Cedar and Mount Parnassus. Mr. Morrow stated that his home was built in 1976 and other homes in the neighborhood are also consistent with this timeframe. Mr. Morrow stated that the subdivision of Mt. Parnassus has restrictions of its own. He went on to say that the Ordinance appears to him to say that if his home were to burn down, he couldnt replace it as it currently is. Mr. Morrow stated that this is not in keeping with the original intent of the AROD expansion and some of the homes affected are not of a historic nature, specifically, homes in his neighborhood built in the 1980s. Mr. Morrow asked Council to please modify the Ordinance if they are going to pass it. He thanked Council for listening to his comments. 

Fred Porcheddu, 136 Shepardson Court, stated that the 1980s are now history. He was referring to Mr. Morrows comments and that homes built in the 1980s are considered to be historical. Mr. Porcheddu stated that he lives at the end of West Maple Street and he presently has no strong feeling one way or the other in regards to Ordinance 21-05. He stated that he was interested in knowing what kinds of approvals are now needed. Councilmember Barsky stated that he would now need to go through the Planning Commission for approvals, whereas before administrative approval was all that was required. She went on to say that the Planning Commission looks at the style of the home and if the proposed changes are consistent with the rest of the neighborhood. She stated that the end goal is to maintain the character of the neighborhood. Councilmember Barsky stated that the Planning Commission has nothing to do with paint colors as many believe. Councilmember Barsky stated that part of the rationale for introducing Ordinance 21-05 was because of a nation-wide trend to tear down historic homes and rebuild larger square footage homes in their place. Councilmember Barsky stated that as for an area like Mt. Parnassus, the Planning Commission would be basing decisions on the combination of homes in the neighborhood. Mr. Porcheddu stated that the Ordinance seems to allow for an additional review mechanism. 

 Mr. Morrow stated that as an attorney he disagrees with the interpretations as presented. He stated that when new members serve they may interpret things differently. Mayor Robertson asked Mr. Morrow if there is some middle ground he might be willing to suggest. She stated that the AROD extension is not just about historic protection, but preserving ambiance. Mr. Morrow stated that one option could be not including Mt. Parnassus or another might be to modify language in the Ordinance. He stated that he would need to work with the Law Director and asked Council to table the Ordinance until he has had a chance to speak with him. Mayor Robertson thanked Mr. Morrow and stated he has been very helpful. 

 Vince Engle, 136 Shepardson Court, stated that there was a map in the Sentinel showing that AROD boundaries and he wondered why this had changed. He went on to say that his home is not like any other home in his neighborhood and it would be hard to show it being consistent with other homes in the neighborhood. Mr. Engle stated that he used to own a home in German Village and he was refused a permit to replace windows that were needed to effectively cool and heat his home. Vice Mayor Lucier suggested that Mr. Engle should look at the current AROD guidelines and they do not prevent him from doing the kinds of things he is referring to. She stated that the Planning Commission might suggest staying with the same original design, but he would not be denied a permit because he wasnt using historical glass or something of the same sort. Mr. Engle stated that he would second the comments made by Mr. Morrow about adjusting language on what is considered consistent with the rest of the neighborhood. Vice Mayor Lucier stated that she receives a lot of historical magazines and she had read if a home already exists it is by definition considered historic. Mayor Robertson stated that in regards to the map change, the Planning and Zoning Committee decided that some changes needed to be made due to some issues that later arose. Councilmember Barsky added that it was later decided to include both sides of the street, resulting in a need to change the map. Councilmember Main stated that he agreed with what Mr. Morrow said about areas north of Cedar Lane also not being included in the AROD extension. He went on to say that the Ordinance has precipitated from just one incident that occurred this past year and he knows of no other similar incidences in the three years he has been on Council. Councilmember Main was referring to a previous application for an addition on West College Street. Councilmember Main also wondered if all of the potentially affected residents have been informed about the AROD extension. Mayor Robertson stated that all residents who could be affected by Ordinance 21-05 have been notified.

Amy Butler, 218 Mt. Parnassus, stated that she agreed with comments made by Mr. Morrow and she would feel more comfortable if Council would further look at changing some of the language as has been suggested. Mayor Robertson closed the public hearing for Ordinance 21-05 at 8:05pm. 

Ordinance No. 23-05, An Ordinance To Amend Ordinance No. 30-04 Providing For Adjustments Of The Annual Budget For The Fiscal Year 2005 And Revising Sums For Operating Expenses.

No one appeared to speak for or against Ordinance No. 23-05

 Ordinance No. 24-05, An Ordinance To Approve The Development Plan For The Speedway Gas Station And Convenience Store At State Route 16 And Cherry Valley Road, Village Of Granville, Ohio, With Conditions.

No one appeared to speak for or against Ordinance No. 24-05

 Ordinance No. 25-05, An Ordinance To Repeal Section 1161.06 Of The Codified Ordinances Of Granville, Ohio And To Enact Chapter 1162.

 Discussion: Gloria Hoover, East College Street, provided a handout to Council. She stated that she is speaking as a private citizen and she is not representing the Life Style Museum or any other party. Ms. Hoover stated that her focus is on old Granville. She stated that in January 2004 a newly constructed downtown business purchased a residential zoned property next to her. She stated that the business held several private neighborhood meetings with residents of East College Street, including herself and they stated that they intended to demolish the house for a parking lot. Ms. Hoover stated that she does not wish to have a parking lot next to her and her neighbors felt the same way. Ms. Hoover went on to say that the business respected the neighbors wishes and they did not file any paper work with the Village to begin the demolition process. Ms. Hoover stated that the home currently remains vacant through the decision of its owner and the property is in need of exterior repairs. She stated that the Village does not seem to have any Ordinances applying to the property maintenance. Ms. Hoover stated that the Demolition Ordinance addresses the concerns of those who want to preserve the ambience of Old Granville. She added that the demolition process must be a step-by- step one with all the bases covered and one must look at what the immediate impact of a demolition and its affect upon the entire community. Ms. Hoover also made mention to a comprehensive research project by OSU to look at regional planning in Granville. She noted some of the highlights in the study. Ms. Hoover encouraged anyone present who could add to the Ordinance to do so. Ms. Hoover stated that she did inform the downtown business of her intent to speak at the Council meeting. Mayor Robertson thanked Ms. Hoover for her efforts.

John Castle, 216 East College Street, stated that he has lived in Granville for 41 years and he has noticed a deterioration of the Village. He stated that he is in support of Ordinance 25-05. 

Keith Myers, 229 East College Street, stated that he sent his comments via email to Mr. Strayer earlier that day. He stated that the public realm is disrupted if a structure is removed. He stated that with buildings that are not considered to be historically significant, a distinction needs to be made and he stated that the public realm can still be disrupted. Mr. Myers stated that he would also suggest that the 200 feet rule for sending out notifications be increased to 500 feet to cover an entire block. He stated that demolition that could have taken place on East College Street would not require notification of everyone on that block because they were further than 200 feet. Mr. Myers stated that the current Ordinance says that the Planning Commission or Village Manager can determine if a property is historically significant. He stated that he would suggest adding language saying if any property fronts a public right of way they should require approval before a demolition can take place. Mr. Myers stated that a plan and timetable for implementation should also be presented by the applicant. Mr. Myers stated that in general he is thrilled with the action taken by Council in the Ordinance. He stated that he has always been concerned that an employee can control such a critical issue. Mayor Robertson asked Mr. Myers if he had any ideas about what might be done with a house left to deteriorate. Mr. Myers stated that this is called Demolition by Neglect and it is a very conscientious thing. He stated that he is seeing it happen in the offices behind where he works and it is simply done to force the eventual demolition of the structure. Mr. Myers stated that the only thing he can suggest is creating a building maintenance code and enforcing it. Mr. Myers also stated that the minimum parking requirement in the code can be addressed. He stated that in New Albany the minimum parking requirement drove one business to come up with a solution and not provide as many parking spaces as they originally wanted. He stated that in any town the pedestrian should be king. Ms. Hoover stated that she met with Manager Hickman and Mr. Strayer in regards to a property maintenance code. She stated that the code should say the property must be inhabitable, and Mr. Strayer indicated that Granville does not have an Ordinance stating this. She added that the property should always be in a condition that it could be used by people. Mayor Robertson closed the public hearing for Ordinance No. 25-05 at 8:35pm. 

 Ordinance No. 26-05, An Ordinance To Place On the Ballot The Question of Whether The Village Of Granville Should authorize The Village Manager To Execute A Lease Agreement With Brews And Blues Holding, LLC At The November 8, 2005 General Election Pursuant To the Referendum Petition Filed By The Electors.

 Discussion: Sharon Sellito, 215 South Cherry Street, asked if this is in the same format as originally proposed. She also asked why the lease amount was lowered and if this Ordinance is simply a formality in making the petition legal. Councilmember Barsky stated that the lease negotiations took place in the Planning and Zoning Committee and the format has not changed. Mr. Gorry stated that Council must pass the Ordinance for it to appear on the November ballot. 

Mayor Robertson closed the public hearing for Ordinance No. 26-05 at 8:37pm. 

 OLD BUSINESS Ordinance No. 21-05, An Ordinance To Amend Chapter 1161 Of The Codified Ordinances Of Granville, Ohio was reintroduced by Councilmember Barsky. Second by Vice Mayor Lucier.

Discussion: Councilmember Hartfield stated that she would like to see the Ordinance tabled due to the concerns brought up by Mr. Morrow and areas on West Maple Street and north of Cedar Lane. Councilmember Barsky agreed that he had some legitimate concerns. Mayor Robertson stated that one option Council could do is to pass the Ordinance tonight and leave out Mt. Parnassus. She stated that the Resolution will take thirty days to go into effect, and Council will not be meeting again until August 3rd. Mayor Robertson stated that in the popular press you see things about this phenomenon  massing, etc. She stated that perhaps waiting two months will not make a difference, but she is conscientious of this. Councilmember Hartfield stated that leaving out Mt. Parnassus takes care of only one area on the map (meaning it doesnt take into account West Maple and areas north of Cedar Lane.) Mr. Porcheddu, who lives near West Maple Street stated that he has no objections to the Ordinance as it is. Councilmember Main asked if there was any reason why the committee did not look at the entire Village. Councilmember Barsky stated that the Planning and Zoning Committee discussed this and they decided that this would be too much to entail for the staff and they compromised. Councilmember Main stated that this can be seen as intrusiveness of government and he would just assume to not let the Planning Commission design any additions for his house. Councilmember Barsky stated in regards to intrusiveness, the Planning and Zoning Committee looked at residents as being part of a neighborhood. She mentioned a conflict on West College Street where the neighbors were upset with the changes that would be brought to the neighborhood in regards to massing. Councilmember Barsky stated that Council had very little say on this issue and it fortunately resolved itself. She also stated that all decisions are able to be appealed. Councilmember Main stated that other instances have been resolved with appeals. Mr. Strayer stated that the incident at West College Street did not go to the Planning Commission, just the BZBA because just a variance was needed. Vice-Mayor Lucier indicated that the property on W. College's massing problem was outside of the village's authority. It was only because the addition required a variance because of setback requirements that the Council had any input. Councilmember Hartfield stated that she doesnt see a flurry of applications for 5000 square feet additions. Council further discussed tabling the matter so the issues raised this evening could be further addressed. 

Councilmember Barsky moved to table Ordinance No. 21-05. Second by Vice Mayor Lucier. Councilmember Barsky added that Ordinance No. 21-05 should have one more public hearing. Roll call vote to table: Hartfield, Main, Lucier, Barsky, Robertson.

Motion Carried. Ordinance No. 21-05 is tabled. (5,0)

Ordinance No. 23-05, An Ordinance To Amend Ordinance No. 30-04 Providing For Adjustments Of The Annual Budget For The Fiscal Year 2005 And Revising Sums For Operating Expenses was reintroduced by Councilmember Barsky. Second by Vice Mayor Lucier.

Discussion: Councilmember Barsky thanked Molly Roberts and stated that there was discussion over this at a prior meeting. Mayor Robertson inquired on sirens heard earlier that day and she asked if this was a test. Molly Roberts stated yes. 

Roll call vote: Main, Lucier, Robertson, Barsky, Hartfield.

Motion Carried. Ordinance No. 23-05 is adopted (5,0).

Ordinance No. 24-05, An Ordinance To Approve The Development Plan For The Speedway Gas Station And Convenience Store At State Route 16 And Cherry Valley Road, Village Of Granville, Ohio, With Conditions was reintroduced by Councilmember Barsky. Second by Councilmember Main.

Discussion: Councilmember Main asked if Exhibit A was the approved plan. Mr. Strayer, Village Planner, stated yes. 

Roll call vote: Hartfield, Barsky, Robertson, Lucier (abstain), Main.

Motion Carried. Ordinance No. 24-05 is adopted (4,0) 

 Ordinance No. 25-05, An Ordinance To Repeal Section 1161.06 Of The Codified Ordinances Of Granville, Ohio And To Enact Chapter 1162 was reintroduced by Councilmember Barsky. Second by Councilmember Main.

Discussion: Mayor Robertson stated that she is in agreement with Mr. Myers on the public realm issue. Councilmember Barsky stated that she is in favor of moving forward due to some issues Council might be faced with in a short time frame. Councilmember Hartfield stated that she would like to see that the notification of 200 feet be extended to 500 feet as suggested by Mr. Myers. Council discussed that 200 feet notification may not reach everyone on a block. Mr. Gorry read aloud the definition of a block according to the Code. Mr. Strayer stated that they notify people that are 200 feet away from the property line in all directions. He stated that the notifications are sent certified mail and cost approximately $5.00 each. Mr. Strayer stated that he guesses 25 people is an average number of letters sent out each time notification is needed. Councilmember Hartfield made a motion to withdraw her proposed change from 200 feet to 500 feet, seconded by Councilmember Barsky. Council discussed making the requirement 300 feet, but settled on making notifying people within 250 feet of the property line. Mr. Strayer stated that he is in the process of writing a property maintenance portion to the code. Councilmember Barsky asked if Council could see the preliminary work done on this quickly. 

Councilmember Hartfield made a motion to change Section 1162.02 of Ordinance 25-05 from 200 feet to 250 feet. Second by councilmember Barsky. 

Roll Call Vote on Amendment: Main, Hartfield, Barsky, Lucier, Robertson The amendment for Ordinance 25-05 was adopted (5,0).

Roll Call Vote on Ordinance No. 25-05: Lucier, Robertson, Barsky, Hartfield, Main. Ordinance No. 25-05 is adopted (5,0). 

 Ordinance No. 26-05, An Ordinance To Place On the Ballot The Question of Whether The Village Of Granville Should authorize The Village Manager To Execute A Lease Agreement With Brews And Blues Holding, LLC At The November 8, 2005 General Election Pursuant To the Referendum Petition Filed By The Electors was reintroduced by Vice Mayor Lucier. Second by Councilmember Main.

Discussion: None.

Roll call vote: Main, Hartfield, Barsky, Robertson, Lucier. (5,0)

Ordinance No. 26-05 is adopted (5,0).

Councilmember Hartfield asked to be excused from the meeting at 9:11pm. 

NEW BUSINESS Resolution No. 05-35, A Resolution To Adopt The 2006 County Tax Budget As Proposed And To Direct The Village Manager To Submit It To The County Auditor was introduced by Councilmember Main. Second by Councilmember Barsky.

Discussion: Councilmember Barsky asked if the EFP Committee has discussed this matter and Vice Mayor Lucier stated that no issues were raised because they did not get to it. Molly Roberts stated that this is not binding to the Village. Mr. Gorry stated that it is mandatory for the Village to pass and it needs to be filed with the County by July 20th. 

Motion carried. Resolution No. 05-35 is adopted.

 Resolution No. 05-36, A Resolution Authorizing And Directing The Manager Of The Village Of Granville, Ohio, To Enter Into An Agreement With The Bryn Du Commission was introduced by Vice Mayor Lucier. Second by Councilmember Barsky.

Discussion: Vice Mayor Lucier stated that she had some questions in regards to the appropriation for the new employee. She stated that she would propose that $40,000 this year be put in the Bryn Du Commission fund so it can e used over the next twelve months. Molly Roberts stated that this could be done, but they will need to make an appropriation in December for the Operating Budget. Vice Mayor Lucier stated that she sees a twelve month appropriation, rather than eighteen months. Councilmember Barsky stated that she agreed. Steve Mershon, 405 East College Street, stated that it is the Commissions intent to have a self-sustaining position. Mayor Robertson asked if he sees this as doable in eighteen months. Mr. Mershon stated that even if they hire a person August 1st, the facility will not be ready. Mr. Mershon asked if the appropriation is changed to twelve equal disbursements that the Bryn Du Commission be given 10% of the money at the outset of the contract to cover assurity bonds and liability insurance. Molly Roberts stated this would be satisfactory when asked. Mayor Robertson inquired if the full $40,000 would be the salary of the part-time employee. Mr. Mershon stated no, part of the $40,000 was to be used for the surety bonds and liability insurance. 

Councilmember Main moved to amend and include the following language Not more than 10% of such sum may be paid at the outset of the contract. Second by Councilmember Barsky. Motion carried. Resolution No. 05-36 is amended.

Motion carried. Resolution No. 05-36 is adopted. 

Mr. Strayer indicated that a date in the Resolution should be changed. Council agreed to leave the date as is since it would not affect the date of the contract and it has already been passed. 

 Ordinance No. 27-05, An Ordinance To Amend Ordinance No. 30-04 Providing For Adjustments Of The Annual Budget For The Fiscal Year 2005 And Revising Sums For Operating Expenses was introduced by Vice Mayor Lucier. Seconded by Councilmember Barsky.

 Mayor Robertson scheduled a public hearing on Ordinance No. 27-05 for August 3, 2005.

 Ordinance No. 28-05, An Ordinance To Amend Section 1305.01 Of The Codified Ordinances Of The Village Of Granville was introduced by Councilmember Barsky. Seconded by Vice Mayor Lucier.

Discussion: Councilmember Barsky asked for the proposed fee schedule changes to be sent to Council. Mr. Strayer stated that he would include this in their next packet.

 Mayor Robertson scheduled a public hearing on Ordinance No. 28-05 For August 3, 2005. REVIEW OF MINUTES Regularly Scheduled Meeting of June 15, 2005 Vice Mayor Lucier moved to accept the minutes as amended; seconded by Councilmember Barsky. Motion carried, 4-0. 

COMMITTEE REPORTS Economic, Finance, Personnel Committee (EFP)  Hartfield, Herman, Lucier Vice Mayor Lucier stated that each committee member is checking references for the Village Manager search firm. She stated that when Councilmember Herman returns on July 15th he will be arranging a meeting the week of July 25th to hear proposals. Mayor Robertson asked if more people other than the EFP Committee can hear the proposals. Mr. Gorry stated that public notice would need to be given if all of Council were to attend. He stated that it would not be a public hearing, but it would be open to the public. Vice Mayor Lucier asked that Councilmember Herman be made aware of the interest to have all of Council attend. She stated that the chair of the EFP Committee had indicated that it might be best to have a more informal meeting because he felt they might get a better sense of what the company would be like to work with. Mr. Gorry stated that the firms could present their proposals in a public format and then Council could go into Executive Session to ask questions. Mayor Robertson indicated that this would be considered a special meeting by Council. Council inquired if several meetings would need to take place for each firms proposal. Councilmember Barsky stated that it is unsure if all three firms will be present on the same day. Vice Mayor Lucier added that all of the Councilmembers might not be available for each meeting. Councilmember Barsky stated that she would have no problem with the company giving a public presentation and then Council going into Executive Session. 

Granville Foundation  (Main) Councilmember Main stated that Manager Hickman provided a name of a person to serve on the Arts Council that would be a representative of the Granville Foundation. He was unsure of the name that was submitted.

Light, Safety, Sts/Sidewalks, Utility Committee (LSSU)  Lucier, Hartfield, Main Councilmember Main stated that there was a request to re- stripe East Broadway, but they didnt see great bang for the buck. He stated that the same people didnt want the road re-striped a few years back. Vice Mayor Lucier stated that if the people who proposed the re-striping paid for it, there would be no objections. Councilmember Main stated that they discussed the Burg Street improvements and they plan to meet with concerned residents on August 3rd at 6:00pm. He stated that they have reviewed the drawings and feel positive about them. Councilmember Main stated that they discussed the 208 Plan and they need to further study the topography and whether or not the Township wants to be involved. Councilmember Barsky asked Mr. Strayer to send a letter to County Commissioner Marcia Phelps requesting what the County has done in regards to a 208 Plan. Mr. Strayer agreed to do this. Councilmember Barsky also stated that there needs to be some discussion with Mr. Crites in regards to the ability of the Village and Township to proceed with a 208 Plan if the County has not provided one. Mr. Strayer stated that his preliminary research shows that a 201 Plan wouldnt be worth a lot. Vice Mayor Lucier stated that the committee discussed Welsh Hills Road  calming traffic concerns. She stated that they discussed traffic calming guidelines and the staff will have a draft for them to review at the August 17th Council meeting. Council discussed the need for traffic signals at the three Broadway intersections, which will cost $7000. Mr. Strayer stated that Terry Hopkins has stated that the current poles are not secured in a good foundation, and causing them to lean. Councilmember Barsky stated that before new poles are installed the foundation should be further investigated. Planning Commission  OKeefe Chris Strayer stated that the library addition was approved with a minor modification to the east side windows being the same size. He stated that the BZBA approved Single Family Residential use for the relocation of the Sinnett House  where the Pyle House stands. Mayor Robertson stated that they would not want the Pyle House to be demolished unless there is certainly that the Sinnett House is definitely moving. Councilmember Barsky added that they will need documentation and legitimate proof that the home can be moved. She stated that Council is in a position to require this due to the past history with the library. Planning & Zoning Committee (P&Z)  Barsky, OKeefe, Robertson Councilmember Barsky stated that there is a copy of a letter from Owens Corning in response to their involvement with a JEDD. She stated that there appears to be some real confusion on their part in regards to the JEDD zoning and being separate from the County subdivision regulations. She stated that Township Trustee Jim Havens and herself will meet (hopefully July 27th) to further discuss. Councilmember Barsky also stated that there was discussion with Richard Pinkerton and Vince Hitt in regards to property located across from the proposed JEDD location. She stated that Mr. Hitt indicated that he does not want to see houses located in this area and she directed him to Candi Moore with the Land Conservancy. Recreation Commission OKeefe No Report.

Senior Committee  OKeefe No Report.

Union Cemetery Main Councilmember Main stated that Flo Hoffman recently found out that the Old Colony Burial Grounds used to be called Old Burying Ground. He stated that there will be a pageant for the Bicentennial on September 10th and 11th where there will be some dedication with plaques. 

OTHER COUNCIL MATTERS Mayor Robertson stated that she and Molly Roberts attended a Cherry Valley Road meeting in regards to the interchange study. She stated that ODOT reps spoke at the meeting and she was told that Granville would have to initiate the request for funds for the five million dollar interchange study because it is in our jurisdiction. She went on to say that Granville doesnt have the clout and they need other entities to be involved as well. Mr. Strayer stated that LCATS and ODOT have to make the request to TRAC, which works off of a scoring system. Mayor Robertson stated that at the meeting she was told Granville would make the request. She went on to say that they need to be ready to make the presentation in September or October, and many in the meeting agreed it would be best to try and secure funds this year. Mayor Robertson stated that the City of Heath has some experience in this and they will be helping with the request to be presented. Councilmember Barsky inquired on who said Granville should lead in the request. Mayor Robertson said her notes didnt say who told her this. Councilmember Barsky stated that it is evident to her that they cannot rely on District 5 on what information they tell Granville. She stated that they need to be in contact with their state legislators. Councilmember Main asked if any of our state representatives were at the meeting. Mayor Robertson stated no. Mayor Robertson also stated that Granville needs to provide a Resolution of support, and she asked Mr. Strayer to address this. Mr. Strayer agreed to look into this. 

Councilmember Barsky inquired on the Preserve America timeframe. She asked if the Village is still on target for the end of July. Mr. Strayer stated yes. 

Councilmember Barsky asked if any other members of Council received information about the Muskingum Conservancy  Watershed District. She suggested that a staff representative attend the July 19th meeting to see what it is all about. Mr. Strayer stated he would look at this and try to attend. 

ADJOURNMENT (10:31 pm) Councilmember Main moved to adjourn. Second by Vice Mayor Lucier. Motion carried, 4-0. Meeting adjourned.

 Submitted by Beverly Adzic, Clerk of Council 

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