Granville Community Calendar

Council Minutes 8/16/06

 

VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE

 

COUNCIL MINUTES

 

August 16, 2006

 

 

 

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

(by Mayor Hartfield at 7:30 pm)

 

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE (Led by Chris and Austin of the Boy Scouts)

(Led by Chris and Austin of the Boy Scouts)

 

Mayor Hartfield stated that Manager Holycross hosted the Boy Scouts prior to the Council meeting to give a presentation on Citizenship.

 

ROLL CALL

 

Those responding to the roll call were Councilmembers McGowan, Mershon, O’Keefe, Vice Mayor Herman, Mayor Hartfield; Manager Holycross, and Assistant Law Director Gorry.

 

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

 

 

 

APPROVAL OF AGENDA (7:32 pm)

(7:32 pm)

 

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

 

 

 

CITIZENS COMMENTS (7:32 pm)

(7:32 pm)

 

 

Mayor Hartfield closed Citizens’ Comments at 7:32 pm.

 

PUBLIC HEARING

 

None scheduled

 

 

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

None scheduled

 

 

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

Ordinance No. 08-06, 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 was introduced by Councilmember O’Keefe. Second by Vice Mayor Herman.

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 was introduced by Councilmember O’Keefe. Second by Vice Mayor Herman.

Discussion: Councilmember O’Keefe asked Manager Holycross if the sewer plant replacement would help alleviate some of the odor. Manager Holycross stated that it was his understanding that the current system is perfectly functioning, but it needs replaced due to corrosion. He stated that this would not be a source of the odor problem.

 

Mayor Hartfield scheduled the public hearing for Ordinance No. 08-06 for September 6, 2006.

 

Ordinance No. 09-06, An Ordinance To Change The Name Of Bryn Du Drive From Alligator Hill to Glyn Tawel Drive To Pren Tal Way was introduced by Vice Mayor Herman. Second by Councilmember O’Keefe.

, An Ordinance To Change The Name Of Bryn Du Drive From Alligator Hill to Glyn Tawel Drive To Pren Tal Way was introduced by Vice Mayor Herman. Second by Councilmember O’Keefe.

Discussion: Councilmember O’Keefe stated that parts of the Ordinance do not make sense. Councilmember McGowan inquired on how the name was chosen. He stated that it was his understanding that a list would be provided to Council for them to choose. Village Planner, Chris Strayer, stated that he may have misunderstood Council’s direction, but he thought that the Homeowners Association would provide a list of names and the applicant whose home is located on this particular section of the street would choose. Mayor Hartfield stated that she believed the LSSU Committee was having the Homeowner’s Association choose a name. She explained that the applicant is the only homeowner on the leg of the street proposed for the name change. She stated that the applicant felt that it would be easier to find his home if this area were better marked.

 

Councilmember Mershon proposed the following friendly amendment for clarification:

 

"An Ordinance to change the name of that portion of Bryn Du Drive between Alligator Hill and Glyn Tawel Drive to Pren Tal Way.

 

Section I: The name of the segment of Bryn Du Drive from Alligator Hill to Glyn Tawel Drive is hereby changed to Pren Tal Way."

 

Councilmember Mershon also questioned whether or not the WhereAs statements in the Ordinance made sense. Manager Holycross stated he would have this reviewed.

 

Mayor Hartfield scheduled the public hearing for Ordinance No. 09-06 for September 6, 2006.

 

 

 

REVIEW OF MINUTES

 

Regularly Scheduled Meeting of August 2, 2006.

Councilmember Mershon moved to accept the minutes as amended. Seconded by McGowan. Motion carried 5-0.

 

 

MAYOR’S COURT REPORT – July

 

The Mayor’s Court Report for the month of July 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 the said report is included as part of these minutes.

 

 

 

MANAGER’S REPORT – July

 

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

 

Discussion: Councilmember O’Keefe asked the status of the sign located on Thornwood and Burg Street. Mayor Hartfield stated that the LSSU Committee is having Doyle Clear look at this to identify if there is a safety issue. Mr. Strayer stated that he has not yet heard back from Doyle Clear. Councilmember O’Keefe also stated that there is grown up vegetation in this area. Manager Holycross stated that he has received one complaint and he forwarded the concern on to Mr. Strayer and Mr. Hopkins.

 

Councilmember McGowan stated that there have been a lot of police calls to check unsecured buildings at the schools and this seems to be a trend. He went on to say that this ties up the police department. Councilmember McGowan suggested writing a letter to the schools explaining that this seems to be a consistent problem. Manager Holycross stated he agreed and he would address this matter.

 

Councilmember McGowan moved to accept the July report, seconded by Councilmember O’Keefe. 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)

 

Vice Mayor Herman stated that the meeting minutes are in Council’s packets and if anyone has any questions to please ask him.

 

Granville Foundation – (Tegtmeyer)

 

No Report.

 

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

 

No Report.

 

Planning Commission – (O’Keefe)

 

Councilmember O’Keefe stated that there was a lot of discussion over a proposed addition at 404 West Broadway. She stated that one neighbor objected to the addition because he felt it was too massive and it would block his view. Councilmember O’Keefe went on to say that the addition is a 40% increase in the footprint and that the Planning Commission did approve the application. Councilmember O’Keefe stated that there was discussion at the meeting in regards to Brews Café about the fire escape entrance and the drive thru window. Vice Mayor Herman stated that he recalls the original application and drawings showing matching railings on the first and second floors of the building. He stated that he recalls this as what was originally approved and he wondered if the applicant was going to put it in. Mr. Strayer stated that he would need to review the original application.

 

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

The committee will meet on August 23rd.

Comprehensive Plan – (Barsky)

 

No Report.

 

Recreation Commission – (McGowan)

 

Councilmember McGowan stated that the Recreation Commission is gearing up for their fall activities.

 

Senior Committee – (O’Keefe)

 

Councilmember O’Keefe stated that she has been approached by many seniors who have filled out the Comprehensive Plan survey and they have stated that they would like to see a Senior Center in Granville.

 

SR 161 Accord (O’Keefe, Tegtmeyer)

 

No Report.

 

Tree & Landscape Commission (Barsky)

 

Vice Mayor Herman asked where the committee is with the revised language changes. Manager Holycross explained that the most recent changes will go back to the P & Z Committee and he expects the Ordinances to be before Council at the September 6th Council meeting.

 

Union Cemetery (Mershon)

 

No Report.

 

 

 

OTHER COUNCIL MATTERS

 

Mayor Hartfield stated that the Granville Picnic will be Saturday, August 19th from 4:00 – 10:00pm.

 

 

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

Councilmember Mershon moved to enter into Executive Session pursuant to ORC 121.22(G)(1) – To discuss personnel matters. Second by Councilmember O’Keefe.

 

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

 

Time in: 7:52 pm

 

 

 

Councilmember Mershon moved to return to regular session. Second by Councilmember McGowan. (5-0).

 

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

 

 

 

Time out: 8:40 pm

 

BUSINESS

 

 

 

Resolution No. 06-35 A Resolution Amending The Compensation Plan To Establish A Pay Grade And Pay Range For The Assistant Village Manager/Finance Director Position Was Introduced And Moved For Adoption By Councilmember Mershon. Second by Councilmember OKeefe. (5-0)

A Resolution Amending The Compensation Plan To Establish A Pay Grade And Pay Range For The Assistant Village Manager/Finance Director Position Was Introduced And Moved For Adoption By Councilmember Mershon. Second by Councilmember OKeefe. (5-0)

 

 

 

 

Discussion: None.

 

 

 

Resolution No. 06-35 is adopted. (5-0)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ADJOURNMENT (8:42 pm)

(8:42 pm)

Councilmember McGowan moved to adjourn. Second by Councilmember O’Keefe. Motion carried, 5-0. Meeting adjourned.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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