Granville Community Calendar

Council Minutes 11/15/06

VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE

COUNCIL MINUTES

November 15, 2006

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

(by Mayor Hartfield at 7:31pm)

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Led by Boyscouts Matthew Cramer and Luke Fergang.

ROLL CALL

Those responding to the roll call were Councilmembers Barsky, McGowan, Mershon, Tegtmeyer, Vice Mayor Herman, Mayor Hartfield; Manager Holycross, and Law Director Crites.

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

APPROVAL OF AGENDA (7:32pm)

(7:32pm)

Councilmember McGowan moved to accept the agenda as presented. Seconded by Councilmember Tegtmeyer. Motion carried (6-0).

CITIZENS COMMENTS (7:32pm)

(7:32pm)

 

No one appeared to speak during Citizens’ Comments.

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

PUBLIC HEARING

Ordinance No. 15-06, An Ordinance To Approve The Development Plan For The Wellert Corporation, DBA Arby’s, At 100 Speedway Drive, Granville, Ohio, With Conditions.

Paul Quinn, 6753 Engle Road, Middleburg Heights, Ohio, 44130, Vice President of Construction for Arby’s Restaurant Group presented Council with a copy of the revised monument sign. To address the Tree & Landscape Committee’s concern related to the use of Lilac Trees, Mr. Quinn noted that he talked to Jim Siegel (T&L Chair), who thereby gave support of the Planning Commission’s authorization for the use of the Lilac Trees.

Councilmember Barsky added that the T&L has requested that the trees be 2" caliper and clarified that an exception of the newly adopted T&L Ordinances was made in this case as it relates to building visibility. Ms. Barsky then raised a concern about the different types of deer attracting plants (ie hostas and taxus) being used, which could be a hazard by bringing deer closer to the highway. The T&L has recommended the use of boxwood, holly, forsythia, honeysuckle or honey locust, and the use of guards for protection of the trees.

Mr. Quinn noted that he did not anticipate a problem complying with the suggested recommendations. He will ask his Landscape Architect to coordinate with Jim Siegel and Village Planner Chris Strayer for a revision to the plan.

Dan Bellman, 320 N. Pearl Street, Granville voiced a concern over the lack of a traffic study for this development and feels that Village code requires that one should be done. Since a majority of the traffic to the businesses at this location will come from the highway there is cause for concern with a left turn against several lanes of traffic to reenter the highway.

Noting that the monument sign is comparable to the Speedway sign, Mr. Quinn said the Arby’s sign would be 8’ feet tall by 8’ feet wide and constructed with two of the same color bricks as used on the building. It was also noted that the mock-up drawing of the monument sign (as presented this evening) mis-identifies the colors as "white logo on an Arby’s red background". The text will be changed to indicate "red logo on a white (solid) background" with the revised drawing resubmitted to the Village Planner.

There was discussion regarding traffic study concerns. The traffic study done by Speedway included all three parcels. As related in a previous testimony, Village Traffic Engineer, Doyle Clear felt that it would be impossible to make recommendations or address traffic issues unless all three properties were considered. Traffic recommendations were made based on a study of all three parcels.

It was also noted that the Planning & Zoning Committee made modifications (agreed to by Speedway) to the traffic study, wherein the engineering plan, which took into consideration all parcels, was adjusted due to various other circumstances.

Mr. Quinn noted that Arby’s plans to begin construction on March 12, 2007.

Councilmember Mershon questioned the greenspace requirements which were part of the original Speedway development plan. Village Planner Chris Strayer advised that one reserved area as been left untouched, while the other reserve area was split into two sections, with Arby’s acquiring one section of that parcel. That reserve area will still be dedicated to the Village upon completion of all improvements. Mr. Mershon also inquired about sidewalk requirements. Mr. Strayer noted that he is reviewing the original plan as approved by the Planning Commission with regard to sidewalks at Speedway.

There was discussion regarding the ability of Council to recommend changes to the traffic patterns at Cherry Valley Road. Attorney Jim Gorry feels that potential litigation could arise from this type of action.

Mayor Hartfield closed the public hearing at 8:30pm.

OLD BUSINESS

Ordinance No. 15-06, An Ordinance To Approve The Development Plan For The Wellert Corporation, DBA Arby’s, At 100 Speedway Drive, Granville, Ohio, With Conditions

, An Ordinance To Approve The Development Plan For The Wellert Corporation, DBA Arby’s, At 100 Speedway Drive, Granville, Ohio, With Conditions

was reintroduced by Councilmember Barsky. Second by Councilmember Tegtmeyer.

Discussion: Councilmember Tegtmeyer made a motion to recommend a friendly amendment to the Ordinance to include conditions as recommended during tonight’s discussion (monument sign specifications and color, Tree & Landscape recommendations, and the dedication of the reserve area). Motion was seconded by Vice Mayor Herman.

Roll call vote on amendment: Councilmember’s McGowan, Mershon, Tegtmeyer, Vice Mayor Herman, Mayor Hartfield, Councilmember Barsky. (6-0)

Councilmember McGowan is concerned with the approval of two signs. Mr. Quinn noted that according to the code there is a signage limit of 65 square feet. He noted that the signage as approved equal less than 50 square feet. He then noted that putting a sign on the back (south) of the building came as a recommendation of Jack Burriss (Planning Commission member), as an aesthetic issue, based on the plainness of that side of the building.

Vice Mayor Herman complimented Mr. Quinn, the Planning Commission and others involved in making this an attractive building. He also feels that it is important to note that Village Council will be continuing to monitor the area for traffic safety issues.

Councilmember Mershon requested a friendly amendment that the Ordinance reflect that the application was dated February 2004. Mr. Mershon thanked Village Planner Strayer for his service in putting together the material for this project as it went through the different stages.

Roll call vote on second friendly amendment: Councilmembers Mershon, Tegtmeyer, Vice Mayor Herman, Mayor Hartfield, Councilmember’s Barsky and McGowan. (6-0)

Roll call vote: Councilmember Tegtmeyer, Vice Mayor Herman, Mayor Hartfield, Councilmember’s Barsky, McGowan, and Mershon. (6-0)

Ordinance No. 15-06 is adopted.

NEW BUSINESS

Resolution No. 06-45, A Resolution To Retain Moots, Carter & Hogan, LPD, And To Authorize The Village Manager To Enter Into An Agreement Therefore was introduced by Councilmember Mershon. Second by Councilmember McGowan.

A Resolution To Retain Moots, Carter & Hogan, LPD, And To Authorize The Village Manager To Enter Into An Agreement Therefore was introduced by Councilmember Mershon. Second by Councilmember McGowan.

Discussion: Manager Holycross added that Wanda Carter will provide specialized assistance as the Village goes through the annexation process.

Resolution No. 06-45 was adopted (6-0).

Ordinance No. 16-06, An Ordinance Assuming Maintenance Responsibility For The Full Width Of River Road And James Road Upon Annexation Of Certain Territory In The Townships Of Granville And Union To The Village Of Granville, Indemnifying The Township Of Granville was introduced by Councilmember Barsky. Second by Councilmember Tegtmeyer.

, An Ordinance Assuming Maintenance Responsibility For The Full Width Of River Road And James Road Upon Annexation Of Certain Territory In The Townships Of Granville And Union To The Village Of Granville, Indemnifying The Township Of Granville was introduced by Councilmember Barsky. Second by Councilmember Tegtmeyer.

Mayor Hartfield scheduled the public hearing for Ordinance No. 16-06 for December 6, 2006.

REVIEW OF MINUTES

Regularly Scheduled Meeting of November 1, 2006.

Councilmember McGowan moved to accept the minutes as submitted. Seconded by Councilmember Tegtmeyer. Motion carried 6-0.

MAYOR’S COURT REPORT – October

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

Discussion: Councilmember Barsky reminded the Village Manager that during the Strategic Planning Retreat it was recommended that the monthly reports be reviewed for different forms of presentation. Councilmember Tegtmeyer questioned the increase in the number of traffic citations. Mayor Hartfield noted that the increase may be due to troublesome areas on Burg Street, College Street and Broadway.

Vice Mayor Herman moved to accept the October report, seconded by Councilmember McGowan. Motion carried 6-0.

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 – October

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

Discussion: Manager Holycross noted that he is glad to see that radar detail has increased and that Income Tax Revenues have increased compared to this time last year.

Councilmember McGowan moved to accept the October report, seconded by Vice Mayor Herman. Motion carried 6-0.

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)

The Committee was presented with a River Road annexation proposal. The proposal will be distributed for comments and review by the Planning & Zoning, and Comprehensive Plan Strategic Review Committee’s. There was a recommendation to retain Wanda Carter and Partners to advise and represent the Village through the annexation process. An Executive Session relative to collective bargaining was also noted.

Granville Foundation – (Tegtmeyer)

The Foundation met last evening and will meet again in a couple of weeks.

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

Meeting minutes have been distributed. Councilmember Barsky noted that it has been suggested that some type of reflective device be added to the bollards on Broadway at the crosswalk as they are hard to seeing after dark and during rainy conditions. She also noted that the Tree & Landscape Committee would be presenting a report on the Emerald Ash Borer Plan to the Committee in the future.

Planning Commission – (O’Keefe)

Councilmember Tegtmeyer reported that Attorney Jim Gorry did a very nice job of presenting the Commission with an overview of their purpose, role and responsibilities.

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

Arby’s was the main topic of the meeting, as reflected in the Ordinance tonight.

Comprehensive Plan – (Barsky)

No Report.

Recreation Commission – (McGowan)

No Report.

Senior Committee – (O’Keefe)

No Report.

Tree & Landscape Commission (Barsky)

The Commission will be submitting a budget to the Finance Department for 2007.

Union Cemetery (Mershon)

Sunday, November 19, 2006 - 2pm dedication of the Ohio Historical Marker & festivities at the Old Academy Building.

OTHER COUNCIL MATTERS

CVS liquor permit application – Council feels it is important to make a statement by requesting a hearing for this application, although it is equally important that resources are not spent to mount an appeal that may not be successful. Councilmember McGowan suggested that the community voice their concerns/opinions by contacting CVS to let them know that this is not what is wanted in Granville. He suggested that a boycott would be a more effective impact to CVS and if the community does not want alcohol to be sold at that location they should voice that concern.

– Council feels it is important to make a statement by requesting a hearing for this application, although it is equally important that resources are not spent to mount an appeal that may not be successful. Councilmember McGowan suggested that the community voice their concerns/opinions by contacting CVS to let them know that this is not what is wanted in Granville. He suggested that a boycott would be a more effective impact to CVS and if the community does not want alcohol to be sold at that location they should voice that concern.

Councilmember Tegtmeyer made a motion that the appropriate authorities be authorized to file a request for a hearing with the Ohio Division of Liquor Control, and request that the hearing be held "in our County Seat". Councilmember McGowan second. Motion carried. (6-0)

 

Signage – Councilmember McGowan suggested that a directive be sent to the Planning Commission that it is the Council’s desire to adhere to the Village sign code.

– Councilmember McGowan suggested that a directive be sent to the Planning Commission that it is the Council’s desire to adhere to the Village sign code.

It was noted that the Zoning Code Amendments that are being reviewed contain a provision that Council has the right to review zoning decisions.

Councilmember Barsky requested a follow-up regarding Brews balcony railing. Manager Holycross noted that Village Planner Chris Strayer had a discussion with Mr. Martin regarding the railing and the dumpster concerns. A completion date for the end of next week is intended.

Graffiti vandalism – It was suggested that the Village be responsible for replacing signs that are vandalized.

– It was suggested that the Village be responsible for replacing signs that are vandalized.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Councilmember Tegtmeyer moved to enter into Executive Session, Pursuant to ORC 121.22(G)(4) – "Preparing for, conducting, or reviewing negotiations or bargaining sessions with public employees…… (Collective Bargaining). Second by Councilmember McGowan.

Councilmember Tegtmeyer moved to enter into Executive Session, Pursuant to ORC 121.22(G)(4) – "Preparing for, conducting, or reviewing negotiations or bargaining sessions with public employees…… (Collective Bargaining). Second by Councilmember McGowan.

Roll call vote: Herman, Barsky, McGowan, Mershon, Hartfield, Tegtmeyer.

 

Time in: 9:17pm

 

Councilmember Barsky moved to return to regular session. Second by Councilmember McGowan.

 

Roll call vote: McGowan, Mershon, Tegtmeyer, Herman, Barsky, Hartfield.

 

Time out: 10:07pm

ADJOURNMENT (10:07pm)

(10:07pm)

Councilmember McGowan moved to adjourn. Second by Councilmember Herman. Motion carried, 6-0. Meeting adjourned.

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