VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE
January 4, 2006
CALL TO ORDER (by Mayor Hartfield at 7:30pm)
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Those responding to the roll call were Councilmembers Barsky, Tegtmeyer, Mershon, O’Keefe, Vice Mayor Herman and Mayor Hartfield; Acting Village Manager Roberts, and Law Director Crites.
Vice Mayor Herman made a motion to excuse Councilmember McGowan from the meeting. Second by Councilmember Tegtmeyer.
APPROVAL OF AGENDA (7:31 pm)
Councilmember Barsky moved to accept the agenda as presented. Councilmember OKeefe second. Motion carried 6-0.
CITIZENS COMMENTS (7:31 pm)
Bob King, 335 East College Street, stated that he is unable to attend the public hearing scheduled for two weeks in regards to Ordinance No. 01-06. Mr. King stated that he sees the need to have traffic calming as a quality of life issue and he would like to see a more rigorous Ordinance in regards to noise levels – specifically decibel levels. Mr. King stated that the current noise Ordinance could be better enforced, and he would like to see speeding better enforced. Mr. King added that the placement of any future schools on New Burg Street will only exasperate the problems in regards to traffic. Mr. King stated that Section 1197.02 says that the purpose of the Ordinance is to provide a process for residents that request traffic calming measures. He stated that it does more than this. Mr. King commented on Section 1197.03 which indicates the percentage of signatures required. He stated that he has collected signatures and the percentage rate mentioned is too high. Moreover, he stated that the section gives veto power to a small number of people. Mr. King stated that he thinks Section 1197.04 - to have traffic calming studies done by professionals with training - is an excellent idea. Mr. King stated that the criteria set forth in Section 1197.05(1) is too difficult to meet, and he learned from Mr. Strayer that all three criteria must be met. Mr. King stated that Section 1197.06 (1b) says that you will not be considered for traffic calming if the speed limit is less than 30 miles per hour, and he doesn’t agree with this. Mr. King stated that Section 1197.09 states that concurrence of 85% of the households located on a street is required to get the process of traffic calming started. He stated that this is not attainable. Mr. King stated that the noise levels could be looked at and even things like engines revving at an intersection can be quantified. He encouraged Council to look at this. Lastly, Mr. King urged Council to send the Ordinance back to the LSSU Committee for further review and to consult with other municipalities who have enacted traffic calming measures.
Mayor Hartfield closed Citizens’ Comments at pm 7:42 pm.
Ordinance No. 44-05, An Ordinance Repealing Ordinance 16-05 Authorizing The Manager Of The Village of Granville, Ohio, To Enter Into A Lease Agreement With Bre4ws And Blues Holding, LLC.
No one appeared to speak for or against Ordinance No. 44-05. Mayor Hartfield closed the public hearing on Ordinance No. 43-05 at 7:43 pm.
Ordinance No. 44-05, An Ordinance Repealing Ordinance 16-05 Authorizing The Manager Of The Village of Granville, Ohio, To Enter Into A Lease Agreement With Brews And Blues Holding, LLC was reintroduced by Councilmember Barsky, and seconded by Councilmember OKeefe
Discussion: Councilmember Mershon asked if Brews and Blues Holdings had previously indicated that they are comfortable not having a lease agreement. Ms. Roberts and Mr. Jerry Martin stated yes.
Roll call vote on Ordinance No. 44-05: Ms. Hartfield, Mr. Herman, Ms. Barsky, Mr. Mershon, Ms. Tegtmeyer, Ms. OKeefe. (6-0). Ordinance No. 44-05 is adopted.
Ordinance No. 01-06, An Ordinance To Enact Section 1197 Of The Codified Ordinances Of Granville, Ohio was sent to the LSSU Committee for further review.
It was stated that any questions or concerns raised by Council could be sent to members of the LSSU Committee. Mayor Hartfield also let Mr. King know he was welcome to attend the meeting, and he could sign up for meeting notifications through the Village offices.
REVIEW OF MINUTES
Regularly Scheduled Meeting of December 7, 2005.
Councilmember Mershon moved to accept the minutes as amended. Seconded by Councilmember Barsky. Motion carried 6-0.
Economic, Finance, Personnel Committee (EFP) – (Herman, Mershon, Tegtmeyer)
Granville Foundation – (Tegtmeyer)
Light, Safety, Sts/Sidewalks, Utility Committee (LSSU) – (Hartfield, Herman, McGowan)
Planning Commission – (OKeefe)
Planning & Zoning Committee (P&Z) – (Barsky, O’Keefe, Mershon)
Recreation Commission – (McGowan)
Senior Committee – (O’Keefe)
SR 161 Accord (Barsky, O’Keefe)
Councilmember OKeefe stated that this meeting has been changed to January 19th at 7:00pm.
Tree & Landscape Commission - Barsky
Union Cemetery – Mershon
Councilmember Mershon stated that he met with the one remaining member of the Union Cemetery Board and became aware that a joint meeting with the Township Trustees would need to be scheduled in order to appoint new members to the board. Ms. Roberts stated that the next joint meeting is scheduled for May. She indicated that Law Director Crites is researching to see if the meeting can be moved up or if they will need to wait until May before appointing any new members.
OTHER COUNCIL MATTERS
Councilmember Barsky inquired on the Cherry Valley Intersection and sign discussion that took place at last council meeting. Mayor Hartfield stated that they plan to discuss these issues in the next LSSU committee meeting.
Councilmember Barsky asked if Mayor Hartfield had any word back from the Mayors of Heath and Newark in regards to agenda topics for the end of January meeting. Mayor Hartfield stated that she plans to contact them tomorrow.
Councilmember Tegtmeyer stated that she got word about another joint Mayors’ meeting taking place at Cherry Valley Lodge. Mayor Hartfield stated that she believed this was in regards to improvements at Cherry Valley Lodge and Granville would not be participating in this meeting. Ms. Roberts stated that the notice of the meeting came from the Licking County Chamber of Commerce.
Councilmember OKeefe stated that she received word from Law Director Crites that there is a cell phone Ordinance in Brooklyn, Ohio. She stated that they will be looking into this further.
Mayor Hartfield stated that there will be a Community Connections meeting on Thursday, January 5th at 7:00pm. She stated that she would not be able to attend, but asked any available Council members to try and attend if their schedules permit. Councilmember Tegtmeyer indicated that she would be able to attend part of the meeting.
Councilmember Barsky moved to enter into Executive Session, Pursuant to ORC 121.22(G)(1) – “To consider appointment, employment….of a public employee”. Second by Councilmember Mershon.
Roll call vote: Mr. Herman, Mr. Mershon, Ms. Tegtmeyer, Ms. O’Keefe, Ms. Barsky, Ms. Hartfield.
Time in: 7:52 pm
Councilmember O’Keefe moved to return to regular session. Second by Councilmember Barsky.
Roll call vote: Mr. Mershon, Ms. O’Keefe, Ms. Barsky, Ms. Hartfield, Mr. Herman Ms. O’Keefe, Ms. Tegtmeyer.
Time out: 8:41pm
Councilmember Barsky made a motion to ask the Economic Finance and Personnel Committee to contact Tom Dority of the Mercer Group Inc. for his assistance in revising the job advertisement and re-opening the search for a new Village Manager. Second by Councilmember O’Keefe. Motion carried (6-0)
Vice Mayor Herman moved to adjourn. Councilmember O’Keefe seconded. Motion carried, 6-0. Meeting adjourned.
Submitted by Melanie Schott