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Council Minutes 7/19/06

 

VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE

 

COUNCIL MINUTES

 

July 19, 2006

 

 

 

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

(by Mayor Hartfield at 7:30 pm)

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

 

 

ROLL CALL

 

Those responding to the roll call were Councilmembers McGowan, Mershon, O’Keefe, Tegtmeyer, Mayor Hartfield; Manager Holycross, and Law Director Crites.

 

Councilmember O’Keefe moved to excuse Councilmember Barsky and Vice Mayor Herman. Second by Councilmember McGowan.

 

Councilmember McGowan acted as Vice Mayor during the Council meeting.

 

 

 

APPROVAL OF AGENDA (7:31 pm)

(7:31 pm)

 

Councilmember Tegtmeyer moved to accept the agenda as presented. Seconded by Councilmember O’Keefe. Motion carried (5-0).

 

 

 

CITIZENS COMMENTS (7:32 pm)

(7:32 pm)

Sharon Sellito, 215 South Cherry Street, stated that she does not feel the Village should be using arrows or guns to pierce deer for controlling their overpopulation. Ms. Sellito inquired on the orange paint near Thresher Street that has been spray painted on the road. She stated she believes it was for a race of some sort and she asked if it is permanent. Manager Holycross stated that the paint will wear off and it is not a permanent type of paint.

, 215 South Cherry Street, stated that she does not feel the Village should be using arrows or guns to pierce deer for controlling their overpopulation. Ms. Sellito inquired on the orange paint near Thresher Street that has been spray painted on the road. She stated she believes it was for a race of some sort and she asked if it is permanent. Manager Holycross stated that the paint will wear off and it is not a permanent type of paint.

 

 

Mayor Hartfield closed Citizens’ Comments at 7:33 pm.

 

PUBLIC HEARING

 

Ordinance No. 06-06, An Ordinance To Permit The Demolition Of A Garage At 222 South Main Street.

 

Discussion: Mayor Hartfield recused herself from the public hearing for Ordinance No. 06-06 at 7:34pm. Councilmember McGowan acted in her place during the public hearing.

 

Dr. Doug Wagner stated that he is a veterinarian at the business located next door to the proposed property for demolition. Dr. Wagner stated that he would only like to tear down the garage located in the rear of the property. He asked Council if they had any specific questions in regards to his application. Councilmember O’Keefe stated that she has the demolition Ordinance in front of her and it states that any future construction plans for the area set for demolition need to be finalized before the Ordinance is passed. Dr. Wagner stated that he has a two phase approach for the area and once the garage is removed he will have a better idea of how many parking spaces he would like to put in the proposed parking lot. Councilmember O’Keefe stated that she has concern that if Council doesn’t follow the procedure a precedent will be set for others wanting approval for their plans. She asked Law Director Crites if he could give his input. Law Director Crites stated that he was involved with the discussions in creating the demolition Ordinance and he would need to further review the Ordinance and exact language. He stated that he does recall that it was Council’s intent to have all applicants submit construction and landscaping plans. Councilmember O’Keefe stated that her concern is not with Dr. Wagner, but the possibility of there being a vacant lot. Councilmember Tegtmeyer stated that the house will be left alone so the street-scape will not be disturbed. Dr. Wagner stated that he does have plans to make improvements to the home, but he is unsure at this time what he will do and the matter before Council at this time entails the demolition of the garage only. Law Director Crites read aloud parts of the demolition Ordinance and stated that it does say that the applicant will submit future plans. Village Planner, Chris Strayer, stated that the applicant has stated this area will have grass until a parking lot is put in. Law Director Crites stated that the Planning Commission has approved the application. He stated that Council "may choose to give deference to that decision based on the approval by the Planning Commission." Mr. Strayer stated that there was positive recommendation by the Planning Commission. Manager Holycross stated that the Planning Commission was aware of the plans for a parking lot. Mr. Strayer stated that the plan may not be finalized because they were waiting to hear back from the engineer looking at draining. Councilmember O’Keefe stated that she would be uncomfortable not following what the Ordinance says. Dr. Wagner stated that Council has given the Planning Commission the ability to make decisions that preserve the community and this was approved. He stated that he appreciates the legalities Council is speaking of. Dr. Wagner stated that he is unable to make the next Planning Commission meeting and he will then have to wait three weeks after that meeting before taking this matter back to them. He stated that there is also a thirty day waiting period after the Ordinance is passed by Council. He asked if this can be changed because otherwise he will be looking at several months before he can take the garage down. Councilmember McGowan stated that in order to make the Ordinance effective immediately it would need to be passed with an emergency clause. He stated that recently Council had a matter before them where a boy scout requested an emergency clause and this did not pass. Councilmember Tegtmeyer stated that she would appreciate the garage being torn down and she does have concern over all of the application not being quite done. She asked if there could be a little more work done to have this matter taken care of and could some language be added to the Ordinance. Councilmember Mershon asked if the applicant could state on the application that grass will be put in. Councilmember Tegtmeyer asked if the Ordinance could be approved pending that the applicant states what would be done. Law Director Crites stated that he is not comfortable passing the Ordinance upon another body acting. He stated that this can be done but it would not be his preference. Dr. Wagner stated that he could provide before Council’s vote his plans to put grass in the area until the parking lot is in place. Councilmember O’Keefe stated that the Planning Commission can approve matters with conditions. She stated that Dr. Wagner could provide the information to Mr. Strayer after the Planning Commission meeting and it may not need to go back to another Planning Commission meeting for approval. Councilmember Mershon told Dr. Wagner that he would need four votes from Council for approval this evening. He suggested that he may be better off waiting for the next Council meeting when more Council members will be present.

stated that he is a veterinarian at the business located next door to the proposed property for demolition. Dr. Wagner stated that he would only like to tear down the garage located in the rear of the property. He asked Council if they had any specific questions in regards to his application. Councilmember O’Keefe stated that she has the demolition Ordinance in front of her and it states that any future construction plans for the area set for demolition need to be finalized before the Ordinance is passed. Dr. Wagner stated that he has a two phase approach for the area and once the garage is removed he will have a better idea of how many parking spaces he would like to put in the proposed parking lot. Councilmember O’Keefe stated that she has concern that if Council doesn’t follow the procedure a precedent will be set for others wanting approval for their plans. She asked Law Director Crites if he could give his input. Law Director Crites stated that he was involved with the discussions in creating the demolition Ordinance and he would need to further review the Ordinance and exact language. He stated that he does recall that it was Council’s intent to have all applicants submit construction and landscaping plans. Councilmember O’Keefe stated that her concern is not with Dr. Wagner, but the possibility of there being a vacant lot. Councilmember Tegtmeyer stated that the house will be left alone so the street-scape will not be disturbed. Dr. Wagner stated that he does have plans to make improvements to the home, but he is unsure at this time what he will do and the matter before Council at this time entails the demolition of the garage only. Law Director Crites read aloud parts of the demolition Ordinance and stated that it does say that the applicant will submit future plans. Village Planner, Chris Strayer, stated that the applicant has stated this area will have grass until a parking lot is put in. Law Director Crites stated that the Planning Commission has approved the application. He stated that Council "may choose to give deference to that decision based on the approval by the Planning Commission." Mr. Strayer stated that there was positive recommendation by the Planning Commission. Manager Holycross stated that the Planning Commission was aware of the plans for a parking lot. Mr. Strayer stated that the plan may not be finalized because they were waiting to hear back from the engineer looking at draining. Councilmember O’Keefe stated that she would be uncomfortable not following what the Ordinance says. Dr. Wagner stated that Council has given the Planning Commission the ability to make decisions that preserve the community and this was approved. He stated that he appreciates the legalities Council is speaking of. Dr. Wagner stated that he is unable to make the next Planning Commission meeting and he will then have to wait three weeks after that meeting before taking this matter back to them. He stated that there is also a thirty day waiting period after the Ordinance is passed by Council. He asked if this can be changed because otherwise he will be looking at several months before he can take the garage down. Councilmember McGowan stated that in order to make the Ordinance effective immediately it would need to be passed with an emergency clause. He stated that recently Council had a matter before them where a boy scout requested an emergency clause and this did not pass. Councilmember Tegtmeyer stated that she would appreciate the garage being torn down and she does have concern over all of the application not being quite done. She asked if there could be a little more work done to have this matter taken care of and could some language be added to the Ordinance. Councilmember Mershon asked if the applicant could state on the application that grass will be put in. Councilmember Tegtmeyer asked if the Ordinance could be approved pending that the applicant states what would be done. Law Director Crites stated that he is not comfortable passing the Ordinance upon another body acting. He stated that this can be done but it would not be his preference. Dr. Wagner stated that he could provide before Council’s vote his plans to put grass in the area until the parking lot is in place. Councilmember O’Keefe stated that the Planning Commission can approve matters with conditions. She stated that Dr. Wagner could provide the information to Mr. Strayer after the Planning Commission meeting and it may not need to go back to another Planning Commission meeting for approval. Councilmember Mershon told Dr. Wagner that he would need four votes from Council for approval this evening. He suggested that he may be better off waiting for the next Council meeting when more Council members will be present.

Mayor Hartfield re-joined the Council meeting at 7:55pm.

 

Ordinance No. 07-06, An Ordinance To Amend Ordinance No. 43-05 Providing For Adjustments Of The Annual Budget For The Fiscal Year 2006 And Revising Sums For Operating Expenses.

 

No one appeared to speak for or against the Ordinance No. 07-06. Mayor Hartfield closed the Public Hearing at 7:56 pm.

 

 

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

Ordinance No. 06-06, An Ordinance To Permit The Demolition Of A Garage At 222 South Main Street was tabled by Councilmember Mershon. Second by Councilmember O’Keefe. Motion carried (3-1) (Mershon-yea, McGowan-yea, O’Keefe-yea, Tegtmeyer-nay).

, An Ordinance To Permit The Demolition Of A Garage At 222 South Main Street was tabled by Councilmember Mershon. Second by Councilmember O’Keefe. Motion carried (3-1) (Mershon-yea, McGowan-yea, O’Keefe-yea, Tegtmeyer-nay).

Mayor Hartfield recused herself from Ordinance No. 06-06.

 

 

 

Ordinance No. 06-06 is tabled.

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Ordinance No. 07-06, An Ordinance To Amend Ordinance No. 43-05 Providing For Adjustments Of The Annual Budget For The Fiscal Year 20067 And Revising Sums For Operating Expenses was re-introduced by Councilmember McGowan. Second by Councilmember Mershon.

, An Ordinance To Amend Ordinance No. 43-05 Providing For Adjustments Of The Annual Budget For The Fiscal Year 20067 And Revising Sums For Operating Expenses was re-introduced by Councilmember McGowan. Second by Councilmember Mershon.

Discussion: Mayor Hartfield re-joined the Council meeting at 7:57pm.

 

Councilmember Tegtmeyer asked if there was an indoor building at Denison University where the radio could be kept. Manager Holycross stated that they do have an indoor location.

 

 

 

Roll call vote: O’Keefe, Tegtmeyer, Hartfield, McGowan, Mershon. (5-0)

 

Ordinance No. 07-06 is adopted.

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. 06-34, A Resolution To Authorize The Village Manager To Seek Bids For Restroom Renovations At The Bryn Du Field House was introduced by Councilmember O’Keefe. Second by Councilmember McGowan.

, A Resolution To Authorize The Village Manager To Seek Bids For Restroom Renovations At The Bryn Du Field House was introduced by Councilmember O’Keefe. Second by Councilmember McGowan.

Discussion: Candi Moore, 405 E. College St., stated that she is representing the Bryn Du Commission. She stated that the restrooms have been budgeted for and the approximate estimate was $25,000. She stated that they decided it would be best to bid the project out. Ms. Moore stated that there would be two handicapped restrooms located on the ground floor of the field house. Councilmember O’Keefe stated that there are currently no restrooms on the ground floor of the field house. Councilmember Tegtmeyer asked if the front door entrance to the field house is handicapped accessible. Ms. Moore stated that she believed the door is, but there is a walkway that could be paved for better accessibility. She stated that perhaps when the Village has a future paving project they could pave this small area.

 

Motion carried (5-0). Resolution No. 06-34 is adopted.

 

 

 

REVIEW OF MINUTES

 

Regularly Scheduled Meeting of June 5, 2006.

Councilmember Mershon moved to accept the minutes as submitted. Seconded by O’Keefe. Motion carried 5-0.

 

 

MAYOR’S COURT REPORT – June

 

The Mayor’s Court Report for the month of June was presented for review.

 

Discussion: Councilmember Mershon stated that there were a lot of transfers to municipal court. Councilmember O’Keefe asked if the Village is responsible for tree lawns along the street. Mayor Hartfield stated that the property owner is responsible for the lawn.

 

Councilmember McGowan moved to accept the June report, seconded by Councilmember O’Keefe. Motion carried 5-0.

 

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

 

 

 

MANAGER’S REPORT – June

 

The Manager’s Report for the month of June was presented for review.

 

Discussion: None.

 

Councilmember O’Keefe moved to accept the June report, seconded by Councilmember McGowan. Motion carried 5-0.

 

Mayor Hartfield 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) – (Herman, Mershon, Tegtmeyer)

No Report.

Granville Foundation – (Tegtmeyer)

Councilmember Tegtmeyer stated that they are still searching for an Executive Director and they will be meeting in mid-August.

Light, Safety, Sts/Sidewalks, Utility Committee (LSSU) – (Hartfield, Herman, McGowan)

No Report.

Planning Commission – (O’Keefe)

Councilmember O’Keefe stated that signs, garage doors, and stone landscaping were all approved at the Planning Commission meeting. She stated that there was also a work session for a new building proposed at S. Galway Drive and Newark-Granville Rd. She stated that Doctors’ Hall and Scarpetti wish to build a two story office building. Councilmember O’Keefe stated that the matter will go to the Board of Zoning and Building Appeals because a variance is needed.

 

Planning & Zoning Committee – (Barsky, Mershon, O’Keefe)

Councilmember O’Keefe stated that changes were made to the Tree and Landscape Ordinances. She stated that there was some question as to where appeals should go if one disagrees with the removal of a tree. She stated that the staff is addressing this issue and will present something to Council.

Comprehensive Plan – (Barsky)

No Report.

Recreation Commission – (McGowan)

No Report.

Senior Committee – (O’Keefe)

No Report.

SR 161 Accord (O’Keefe, Tegtmeyer)

Councilmember O’Keefe stated that they will meet with Trustee Jim Havens on July 20th at 9:00am to look at different types of developments.

Tree & Landscape Commission (Barsky)

No Report.

Union Cemetery (Mershon)

Councilmember Mershon stated that the committee met on July 18th to discuss maintenance issues that were directed to the Township and Village staff. He went on to say that there is a need for continued maintenance especially with the flower beds. He asked that anyone interested in adopting a flower bed to maintain for the year should contact Rob Drake.

OTHER COUNCIL MATTERS

Councilmember O’Keefe inquired on whether or not the Township will be taking over the fire department. Manager Holycross stated that the fire department will no longer be a private entity and for the time-being they would like to remain at their same location in the Village.

Councilmember McGowan asked for an update on the Burg Street improvements. Manager Holycross stated that the curb was poured today, and they plan on pouring the sidewalk later in the week – weather permitting. He stated that the main delay has been with the wall and now that this is finished things should move much faster.

Councilmember Mershon asked about parking on Linden Place. Manager Holycross stated that Centenary UMC and Brews Café have been advised that the BZBA Board did not have the authority to prohibit parking in the alley and that the Village will not be enforcing parking matters there.

 

ADJOURNMENT (8:19 pm)

Councilmember Mershon moved to adjourn. Second by Councilmember McGowan.

Motion carried, 5-0. Meeting adjourned.

 

 

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