Granville Community Calendar

Council Minutes 3/15/06

 VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE

COUNCIL MINUTES

March 1, 2006

 

CALL TO ORDER (by Mayor Hartfield at 7:35pm)

 

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

 

ROLL CALL

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

 

 

APPROVAL OF AGENDA (7:36pm)

            Councilmember  McGowan moved to accept the agenda as presented.  Councilmember  Mershon second.  Motion carried 7-0.    

 

 

CITIZENS COMMENTS (7:33pm)

            Sherry Gardner 216 E. Elm Street, read an article in the Advocate about a party of 13 underage teens that had been drinking at a local residence.  She noted that the article reported that parents were home during this party and that no charges had been filed.  Ms. Gardner asked the Chief of Police if charges would be filed against the adults in this incident.  The Police Chief informed her that there would be no charges filed in this case because the adults had to know there was alcohol on the property.  Ms. Gardner stated that she believes that if she threw a party with teenagers in her backyard it would be her responsibility, as a parent, to know what was going on.  She found it incredulous that the Police Chief would not know this information.  She went on to say that after reading the Advocate article she was stunned by the level of obstruction of justice and questioned why the Police Chief appeared to be unaware that there was any matter worthy of charges.  She feels the community needs to be very strong on crime and she feels that there is a drinking problem among teens in Granville.  There should be a strong message sent that any parent that throws a party should know that they will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.  She questioned why the Police Chief didn’t appear to know what she new from a few simple questions of her tight-lipped teenagers.

 

            Law Director Crites noted that the Police Chief does not make charging decisions.  The Law Enforcement office performs the investigation and the Law Directors office is responsible for reviewing that information and deciding if charges will be filed.  He noted that a decision had been made.  He commented that in light of the fact that there are pending charges, it is improper to make any comment until the case has been resolved.  

 

            Sharon Sellito, 215 S. Cherry Street offered her appreciation for those involved in making sure this was handled in a responsible manner.

 

Mayor Hartfield closed Citizens Comments at 7:35pm.

 

  

PUBLIC HEARING

            None Scheduled.

 

           

OLD BUSINESS

            None Scheduled.

 

 

NEW BUSINESS

            Resolution No. 06-09, A Resolution To Award The Bid For Burg Street Roadway & Storm Sewer Improvements, As Per Specifications, To Law General Contracting And To Authorize The Acting Village Manager To Enter Into An Agreement Therefore was introduced by Councilmember  O’Keefe.  Second by Councilmember McGowan

 

            Discussion: Acting Manager Roberts advised that many meetings, over the course of several years, were conducted with local residents in the review of this project.  A concrete retaining wall vs timber retaining was chosen as the long term solution.  There will be landscaping and vine overhang added to the concrete retaining wall.  Parking and school transportation issues have been addressed.

            Noting that this project would encumber most of the Street Improvement Funds Councilmember Mershon requested Ms. Roberts to provide a list of priority projects.

            The project will take approximately 60 days.   

 

            There was a friendly amendment to include language to modify the Resolution to reflect the LSSU Committee’s desire to review stamping pattern and color prior to construction of the retaining wall.

 

Motion carried.  Resolution No. 06-09 is adopted.  (7-0)

 

 

            Resolution No. 06-10, A Resolution To Fill A Vacancy On The Bryn Du Governance Commission was introduced by Councilmember Mershon.  Second by Councilmember McGowan.

 

            Discussion:   Councilmember Mershon noted that Mr. Hickman has wonderful skill sets that will be of use to the Commission and the Village. 

 

Motion carried.  Resolution No. 06-10 is adopted.  (7-0)

 

 

REVIEW OF MINUTES  

Regularly Scheduled Meeting of February 15, 2006.

            Councilmember Tegtmeyer moved to accept the minutes, as amended.  Seconded by Councilmember Herman.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS  

Economic, Finance, Personnel Committee (EFP) – (Herman, Mershon, Tegtmeyer)  

            No report.

 

Granville Foundation – (Tegtmeyer)

            The Foundation received over $60,000 in grant requests and authorized several of those requests.  Committees were organized.

 

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

            The Committee discussed the topics of; final plans for Burg Street; Traffic Calming Ordinance, which Planner Strayer is reviewing;  Linden Place, wherein the Planning Commission has suggested that the area be turned into pedestrian area;  and recommended that Harmony Lane not be vacated.

            A Planning Matrix has been distributed to Council for input.

            The parking study may be considered at a later date, as needed, not necessarily based on Comprehensive Plan results.

 

Planning Commission – (OKeefe)

            It was reported that there were additions approved, the Northstar Realty proposal was tabled, and there was a discussion on the pending Arby’s application for feedback on design, landscape, sidewalks, etc.  It was noted that Arby’s is very willing to work within the Village code.

            Mr. Strayer reported that Speedway has submitted preliminary engineering and architecture plans.  The Engineer and Planner are reviewing the plans for consistency with that which was previously approved.    

 

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

            There was a discussion of the Thoroughfare Plan as it relates to the proposed Trinity Court development and the Reese property.  The Village Engineer has been contacted for preliminary investigations on a possible roadway from Newark-Granville that could accommodate the Trinity Court development.

 

Recreation Commission – (McGowan)

 No report.

 

Senior Committee – (O’Keefe)

No Report.

 

SR 161 Accord (Tegtmeyer, O’Keefe)

No report. 

 

Tree & Landscape Commission - Barsky

            Councilmember Barsky reminded Law Director Crites of the need for Ordinance review.  

 

Union Cemetery – Mershon

            It was reported that the Union Cemetery Board will be meeting March 7th to garner volunteers.  Mr. Mershon reported that a Joint meeting with the Trustees is scheduled for the March 15th Council meeting to make an appointment to the vacant seat on the Union Cemetery Board.

 

 

OTHER COUNCIL MATTERS

            Adelphia - Law Director Crites will contact the Associate General Counsel to schedule a meeting with the Economic, Finance and Personnel Committee.

 

            Bryn Du Commission Report – It is noted that the Economic, Finance and Personnel Committee will review the report and advise Council.

 

            Mr. Mershon requested that the time on the “No Left Turn” sign at the intersection of Pearl and Broadway be changed from 8-9am to 7-9am.

 

            Community Connections – Councilmember Tegtmeyer reported that the Committee is attempting to put together a list of comparable communities to review, along with a list of questions to ask these communities to better understand the best practices used in the Economic Development process.  Village Planner Strayer has volunteered to be a Village representative to the Committee.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

            Councilmember Barsky moved to enter into Executive Session, Pursuant to ORC 121.22(G)(3) – “Conferences with an attorney for the public body concerning disputes involving the public body that are the subject of pending or imminent court action”.  Second by Councilmember McGowan.

 

            Roll call vote:  Mr. Herman, Mr. Mershon, Mr. McGowan, Ms. Tegtmeyer, Ms. O’Keefe, Ms. Barsky, Ms. Hartfield.

 

Time in: 8:26pm

 

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

 

            Roll call vote: Mr. Mershon, Mr. McGowan, Ms. Tegtmeyer, Ms. Barsky, Ms. Hartfield, Mr. Herman Ms. O’Keefe.

 

Time out: 8:57pm

 

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

            Councilmember Tegtmeyer moved to enter into Executive Session, Pursuant to ORC 121.22(G)(1) – “To consider appointment, employment, dismissal, discipline, promotion, demotion, or compensation of a  public employee”.  Second by Councilmember O’Keefe.

 

            Roll call vote:  Mr. Herman, Mr. Mershon, Mr. McGowan, Ms. Tegtmeyer, Ms. O’Keefe, Ms. Barsky, Ms. Hartfield.

 

Time in:  8:58pm

           

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

 

            Roll call vote: Mr. Mershon, Mr. McGowan, Ms. Tegtmeyer, Ms. Barsky, Ms. Hartfield, Mr. Herman Ms. O’Keefe.

 

Time out: 9:12pm

 

            Councilmember Mershon made a motion to authorize the Village Legal Counsel to file a Notice of Appeal with regard to the SERB direction to election.  Second by Councilmember McGowan.

            Councilmember Barsky asked that it be duly noted that she is ambivalent to the filing of the appeal due to decisions on economic issues and the long term impact.

 

            Motion carried 7-0.

 

 

ADJOURNMENT (9:15pm)

            Councilmember McGowan moved to adjourn.  Councilmember Herman seconded.  Motion carried, 7-0.  Meeting adjourned.

 

                                   

 

 

Council Minutes 2/15/06

 

 VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE

COUNCIL MINUTES

February 15, 2006

 

CALL TO ORDER (by Mayor Hartfield at 7:35 pm)

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

 
ROLL CALL

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

 

            Councilmember Barsky moved to excuse Councilmember’s Mershon and O’Keefe.  Second by Councilmember McGowan.  Motion carried 5-0.

           

 

APPROVAL OF AGENDA (7:35pm)

            Councilmember Barsky moved to accept the agenda as presented.  Councilmember McGowan second.  Motion carried (5-0).    

 

 

CITIZENS COMMENTS (7:35pm)

There were no public comments.

 

            Mayor Hartfield closed Citizens’ Comments at 7:35pm.

 

  

PUBLIC HEARING

            None scheduled

 

           

OLD BUSINESS

None scheduled

             

 

NEW BUSINESS

            Resolution No. 06-08, A Resolution To Authorize The Acting Village Manager To Request Proposals For A Comprehensive Plan Update was introduced by Councilmember Barsky.  Second by Councilmember Tegtmeyer.

 

            Discussion: The following revisions will be made to the Request for Proposal:

 

            First Paragraph:  Specify that the Village is currently using the adopted December 1990 Comprehensive Plan along with a review of the Plan that was completed in 1998.  There was also an update accomplished by the 2001 Comprehensive Review Plan Committee to confirm consistency with, and the direction of, the 1998 Plan.

 

            Transportation Infrastructure:  Referencing the reconnection of the Township/Village across SR 16, it is requested that a it be referenced to “as a result of the widening of SR 161. 

 

            Also include: 

            Emphasize pedestrian friendly using “walk-able community” terminology.

            Reference the Parking Study that is currently under review.

            List reports available (Randall Gross Report, OSU Study, Parking Study, Codified Ordinances etc.)

            Specify (deliverables) the scope of services expected for clarity purposes, i.e. number of copies of report; digital format of final report; copies of any reporting done during review, such as PowerPoint presentations; etc.

 

            Mr. Strayer confirmed that “in-house” as it is referred to under Community Utilities, to mean Village Engineer contractors.

 

            There was a discussion about the estimated cost of the study.  It was clarified that this was, in fact, a reasonable expectation.  Ms. Roberts confirmed that the fee for the study ($70,000 - $80,000) would come from the Boards and Commissions Fund A1-7-F.

 

            Mr. Strayer will create evaluation criteria and a timeline for the project, which will be submitted to Council by the end of this month.

 

            Ms. Barsky requested the following “Scope of Services” format:   1) Analysis of existing conditions; 2)Public Participation, 3)Preservation of aesthetic quality; 4)Transportation Infrastructure; 5)Future Land Use; 6)Community Utilities; 7)Parks and Recreation; 8)Environment; 9)Digital Mapping.

 

            Vice Mayor Herman made a motion to adopt the friendly amendments to the RFP as discussed.  

 

Motion carried (5-0).  Resolution No. 06-08 is adopted. 

 

  

REVIEW OF MINUTES  

Regularly Scheduled Meeting of February 1, 2005.

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

 

 

MAYOR’S COURT REPORT –  January

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

 

            Discussion:  Excessive speeds reported reflect population and personnel.    

 

            Council unanimously moved to accept the January report.  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 – January

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

 

            Discussion:  It is noted that the buzzard “effigy” has been successful for the past 2 years.

    

            Council unanimously moved to accept the January report.  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 provided an update on the Village Manager’s search.  The Executive Search Committee has received 41 applications so far with a deadline of February 24, 2006.  He noted that the Search Committee has another 20 people they intend to follow up with this week.   The Search Committee hopes to do background reviews and have potential finalist’s info on the new candidates to Council by March 15th.  Final report for the interview process should be around April 12th

 

Mr. Herman reported that Councilmember Tegtmeyer has agreed to coordinate with Adelphia regarding Granville’s public access channel.  Ms. Tegtmeyer will talk to staff about expectations.   

 

Granville Foundation – (Tegtmeyer)

No report.  The annual meeting is scheduled for February 21st at 7pm

 

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

No meeting.  A meeting will be scheduled to follow-up on issues such as; Traffic calming, Parking and Harmony Lane.    

 

Planning Commission – (OKeefe)

Village Planner Strayer noted the approval of two signs and two additions; one on Broadway and one on East Maple.  The Commission approved the location for air conditioning units at 116 East Broadway; on the west side of the building, once the drive-up window is removed.  Fencing with sound deadening material will be erected around the units. 

 

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

Next meeting is February 23, 2006.

 

Recreation Commission – (McGowan)

Mr. McGowan reported that the Commission plans a multiple year expansion of Raccoon Park.  The plan is to spend $70,000 a year over the next 3-5 years for this expansion.  He also noted that the Commission plans to rename the Conservation Club Lodge (McPeek’s Lodge).  Rodney and Deborah McPeek were the Recreation Directors for many years. 

 

Senior Committee – (O’Keefe)

 No report

 

SR 161 Accord (O’Keefe, Tegtmeyer)

No report.

 

Tree & Landscape Commission - Barsky

Ms. Barsky referenced a question that was raised during the last meeting.  She reported that the residents along Broadway, at the foot of Mt. Parnassus, were notified of the tree plantings. 

 

Union Cemetery – Mershon

No report.

 

 

OTHER COUNCIL MATTERS

Village Planner Strayer reported that the Village received notice that it has been designated a Preserve America Community.  The Village received a nice letter of congratulations from First Lady Laura Bush.  The only community’s in Ohio with Preserve America designation are Granville, Delaware, Dayton, Oberlin and Medina.

 

Councilmember Barsky referenced the survey data from the Opinion Survey of 1996.  It will be her recommendation to the new Steering Committee that an Opinion Survey be reproduced, with minor changes for the new study. 

 

 

ADJOURNMENT (8:20pm)

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

 

                                   

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Council Minutes 2/1/06

 

 VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE

COUNCIL MINUTES

February 1, 2006

 

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

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

ROLL CALL

            Those responding to the roll call were Councilmembers Barsky, McGowan, Mershon, O’Keefe, Tegtmeyer, Vice Mayor Herman and Mayor Hartfield; Acting Village Manager Roberts, and Asst. Law Director Maas.  

 

            Also in attendance is Wes Sargent, Township Trustee.

 

 

APPROVAL OF AGENDA (7:31pm)

            Councilmember Barsky moved to adjust the agenda by delaying the Union Cemetery Board Meeting to accommodate the arrival of Townships Trustee Havens.   Councilmember Herman second.  Motion carried 7-0.    

 

 

CITIZENS COMMENTS (7:32 pm)

            There were not public comments   

 

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

 

  

PUBLIC HEARING

            None Scheduled.

 

           

OLD BUSINESS

            None Scheduled.

 

 

NEW BUSINESS

            Councilmember Mershon recused himself.

 

            Councilmember O’Keefe moved to remove Resolution No. 06-01, A Resolution To Designate Unizan Bank As A Depository Of Public Funds And To Authorize The Acting Village Manager To Enter Into A Memorandum Of Agreement For Deposit Of Public Funds, from the table.   Councilmember McGowan second.  Motion carried.

 

            Discussion:  Councilmember Barsky requested input from the Economic, Finance and Personnel Committee regarding Resolution No. 06-01 and 06-03.

            Councilmember Herman reported that the Committee had met with Unizan and Park National Bank.  This meeting provided the Committee with an overview of accounts wherein there are no yields.  The Acting Village Manager made the recommendation to leave these types of accounts with Park National Bank.  Accounts wherein there is a higher yield, as described previously, would be moved to Unizan.  This arrangement will insure continuity relative to banking that is currently in place, at no fiscal detriment to the Village, while allowing the Village to maximize their return based on the best bid.

            Ms. Roberts explained that the corporate business account and interim funds related to that account will be moved to Unizan.  The payroll accounts and the utility deposit accounts will remain at Park National Bank.  Ordinance Section 147.03(b) gives the Manager authority to designate one or more depositories for active funds.  By capitalizing on both banks the best yields will be realized.

 

Motion carried.  Resolution No. 06-01 is adopted.   (6-0)

 

Township Trustee Havens arrived.

 

            Resolution No. 06-03, A Resolution To Designate Park National Bank As A Depository Of Public Funds And To Authorize The Acting Village Manager To Enter Into A Memorandum Of Agreement For Deposit Of Public Funds was introduced by Councilmember Barsky.  Second by Councilmember.McGowan

 

            Discussion:  see above explanation.

 

Motion carried.  Resolution No. 06-03 is adopted.  (6-0)

 

Councilmember Mershon returned to his seat.

 

 

UNION CEMETERY BOARD MEETING  (Mayor Hartfield called the meeting to order at 7:40pm). (Township Trustees Sargent and Havens attending.)

 

            Resolution No. 06-07, A Resolution To Declare With The Granville Township Trustees That Operation And Maintenance Of The Union Cemetery Under The Provisions Of Section 759.34 Of The Ohio Revised Code Continue And To Fill Un-Expired Terms On The Union Cemetery Board Of Trustees was introduced by Councilmember O’Keefe.  Second by Councilmember Barsky.            

           

            Discussion:  Trustee Sargent welcomed Mr. Mershon to the Board and noted that he looks forward to working with him in that capacity.  He noted that the Board is currently seeking to fill the position recently vacated by Flo Hoffman.  Mr. Sargent also noted that the Board is seeking individuals to chair committees that could organize specific events that take place at the cemetery. 

 

Motion carried.  Resolution No. 06-07 passed unanimously.  (9-0)

 

Mayor Hartfield adjourned the Union Cemetery Board Meeting at 7:43pm.

NEW BUSINESS (continued)

            Resolution No. 06-04, A Resolution To Fill Vacancies On The Planning Commission was introduced by Councilmember McGowan.  Second by Councilmember   Herman.

 

            Discussion:  Gary Libertini, 338 N. Pearl St., noted that his family is new to the Village.  He has a degree in architecture, and has been a homebuilder for 20 years.  Mr. Libertini was raised in Hudson, Ohio, a community similar to the Village of Granville.  He has witnessed the value of good planning and zoning.  He hopes to be able to get involved and contribute any way he can.

 

A vote was taken by ballot:  Gary Libertini - 3 votes, Jack Burris - 4 votes,

Tom Mitchell - 6 votes.

 

Tom Mitchell and Jack Burris were re-appointed to the Planning Commission.

 

Motion carried.  Resolution No. 06-04 is adopted. 7-0

 

            Resolution No. 06-05, A Resolution To Fill A Vacancy On The Board Of Zoning And Building Appeals was introduced by Councilmember McGowan.  Second by Councilmember Mershon.

 

            Discussion:  Jean Hoyt, 117 Locust Place, said she has had ties with Granville dating back to the ‘60’s with the past eight years as a permanent resident.  She is a certified real estate appraiser with interests in valuation and marketability of properties.  She noted that her position requires that she be up to date with the zoning and building regulations, what improvements add value to a property, and what improvements reflect negatively on a property.  She lives in an older home that she has been refurbishing and is very interested in historic properties in Granville.

 

            Councilmember Mershon moved for the adoption of Resolution No. 06-05.  Second by Councilmember Tegtmeyer.

 

Motion carried.  Resolution No. 06-05 is adopted. (7-0)

 

            Resolution No. 06-06, A Resolution To Fill Vacancies On The Granville Tree And Landscape Commission was introduced by Councilmember McGowan.  Second by Councilmember Barsky.

 

            Discussion:  Councilmember Barsky noted that Regis Birckbickler, Don Pheneger and Jim Siegel have served admirably on the Committee for several years and she is grateful that they have asked to be re-appointed to the Committee.  Ms. Barsky moved that the Resolution be adopted.

 

Motion carried.  Resolution No. 06-06 is adopted. (7-0)

 

 

 

REVIEW OF MINUTES  

Regularly Scheduled Meeting of January 18, 2006.

Councilmember Mershon moved to accept the minutes, as amended, reserving the right to revisit the minutes following review of the tape, if necessary.  Seconded by Councilmember  McGowan.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS  

Economic, Finance, Personnel Committee (EFP) – (Herman, Mershon, Tegtmeyer)  

Mr. Herman reported that the Committee met to review the bank proposals, as noted in the minutes.   He also mentioned the receipt of a recent communication relative to the Manager’s search, which he forwarded to the Committee.

 

Granville Foundation – (Tegtmeyer)

No Report.

 

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

Councilmember Barsky questioned the downtown parking study’s options in terms of being opposed to moving forward with the RFP.  Mayor Hartfield noted that the Committee needed more time to digest some of the information within the proposals.  The Committee members are not certain they wish to move forward with the study beyond the realm of what the staff can provide. 

 

At the request of Councilmember Barsky, Village Planner Strayer confirmed that a traffic/parking study would be included in the economic aspect of the Comprehensive Plan Study.

 

Planning Commission – (OKeefe)

Councilmember O’Keefe noted that the last meeting was a very short meeting.  Approval of a sidewalk sign for the Village Baker; approval for a neon sign, which was considered as having some artistic merit, at the art gallery; and an addition to 329 W. Elm were approved. 

 

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

Councilmember Barsky noted there was discussion on the topic of permit approvals and discussions regarding Trinity Court.  Planner Chris Strayer will be reviewing the current Transportation Plan for consistency with the Comprehensive Plan.  Ms. Barsky also noted there were discussions regarding clarification of Board of Zoning & Building Appeals Executive Sessions, the BZBA’s function as a quasijudicial body, and the ability of the Commission to enter into Executive Session.  It is recommended that because of the nature of Village Council, and its opinion regarding open decision making, that the BZBA not use Executive Session frequently and deliberations should occur in a public meeting.  She also noted that the Zoning Code Ordinances are still being reviewed by the Committee.


 

Recreation Commission – (McGowan)

Next meeting is next Tuesday.  The Commission is looking for sponsors for the Babe Ruth program and will be selling fence signage as a fundraiser. 

 

Senior Committee – (O’Keefe)

No Report.

 

SR 161 Accord (Barsky, O’Keefe)

The meeting on January 19th reflected a report from Ginny Green on the original growth strategy.  In light of the goals of the communities, ie; preserve rural atmosphere, the environment and land, how would the communities accomplish goals in spite of development?  Ms. Green explained how clustering would preserve the land.  Ms. O’Keefe noted this meeting reflected an educational type of meeting for this type of development of clustering and mixed uses.

 

Additionally, Ms. O’Keefe reported that County Commissioner Marsha Phelps talked about a 208 Plan, noting that the County has contracted with an engineer for the completion of the Plan.  The County is sending letters to political entities who may wish to complete there own Plans.  Commissioner Phelps is concerned that the Ohio EPA may not support the 208 Plans and is afraid that these Plans may be ultimately challenged.

 

Councilmember Barsky asked to be removed as a Committee representative to the SR 161 Accord citing time constraints with an already limited schedule.  Councilmember Tegtmeyer replacing Councilmember Barsky as a representative of the Village. 

 

Tree & Landscape Commission - Barsky

No Report.  There will be a meeting next week to review Ordinance drafts.  Ms. Barsky noted that the Commission is applying for the Tree City USA designation.

Vice Mayor Herman asked Ms. Barsky to find out if the property owners along N-Granville Road (across from Mt. Parnassus) had an opportunity to give input as to the specie of trees that were planted in their tree lawn.  Ms. Barsky will ask the Tree & Landscape Commission.

 

Union Cemetery – Mershon

Mr. Mershon noted that Flo Hoffman has done a wonderful job of organizing and documenting what she has done while serving on the board.  He noted that the Board is prepared to coordinate a number of volunteers to replace Ms. Hoffman in the capacity of organizing events.

 

OTHER COUNCIL MATTERS

 Councilmember Tegtmeyer requested a friendly amendment to the Rules of Council.  

 

Councilmember McGowan noted that it is nice to see Denison University and the Chamber of Commerce working together on the Big Red Savings program for students.

 

Ms. Roberts noted that the Burg Street bid opening will be February 17, 2006.  A meeting with area residents, the Engineer, the Village Acting Manager, and the Village Service Director will take place on February 22, 2006.  The plan is to award the bid on March 1, 2006.  The project should take 60 days.

 

Mayor Hartfield noted that Councilmember’s Barsky, Mershon, and O’Keefe (Councilmember Tegtmeyer - alternate) will serve on the Comprehensive Plan – 201/208 Committee.  Ms. Hartfield asked Ms. O’Keefe to ask the Planning Commission if any member may be interested in becoming an alternate to the Committee.  Mr. Strayer noted that Keith Myers is interested in serving on the Committee as well.  Ms. Roberts will contact Mr. Havens and Mr. Habig.

 

 

ADJOURNMENT (8:20 pm)

            Councilmember McGowan moved to adjourn.  Councilmember Mershon seconded.  Motion carried, 7-0.  Meeting adjourned.

 

                                   

 

 

 

Council Minutes 1/18/06

 

 VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE

COUNCIL MINUTES

January 18, 2006

 

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

 

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

 

ROLL CALL

            Those responding to the roll call were Councilmembers Barsky, McGowan, Mershon, O’Keefe, Tegtmeyer, Vice Mayor Herman and Mayor Hartfield; Acting Village Manager Roberts, and Law Director Crites.

 

           

APPROVAL OF AGENDA (7:31 pm)

            Councilmember Mershon moved to accept the agenda as presented.  Councilmember McGowan second.  Motion carried 7-0.    

 

 

CITIZENS COMMENTS (7:31 pm)

Tina Deitrick, 231 North Granger Street, stated that she was there representing Senior management at Park National Bank and she would like to speak in regards to Resolution No. 06-01.  Ms. Deitrick stated that Park National Bank has had a fifteen year mutually beneficial relationship with the Village of Granville.  She stated that they offer many services to the Village at no charge, and these services were not taken into account in the recent proposal.  Ms. Deitrick went on the say that Park National Bank supports many Village organizations and nine out of ten of their employees in the Village office live in the Village, as well as provide volunteer hours.  Ms. Deitrick stated that overall they provide $2500 in savings over the year as well as a $200/month reduction in service fees.  She stated that the bank has had a long standing relationship with the Village that should be taken into consideration.  Ms. Deitrick asked Council to table Resolution No. 06-01 for further clarification in the bid process. 

 

Vice Mayor Herman asked if there were multiple bids.  Ms. Roberts stated that there were three bids given by Bank One ($100,000), Unizan ($61,000), and Park National Bank ($125,000). 

 

Councilmember Mershon stated that if discussion in regards to Resolution No. 06-01 is going to take place at this time he wished to recuse himself.  Councilmember Mershon left the Council Chambers during the public comments concerning Resolution No. 06-01.

 

Councilmember OKeefe stated that she serves with Ms. Deitrick on the Granville Fellowship Board and she wondered if she should recuse herself as well.  Law Director Crites stated that there is no reason to recuse herself unless she saw a conflict of interest. 

 

Council agreed to hold any discussion regarding Resolution 06-01 after it was introduced. 

           

Mayor Hartfield closed Citizens’ Comments at 7:45 pm.

 

  

PUBLIC HEARING

            None scheduled

 

           

OLD BUSINESS

None scheduled

             

 

NEW BUSINESS

            Resolution No. 06-01, A Resolution To Designate Unizan Bank As The Depository Of Public Funds And To Authorize The Acting Village Manager To Enter Into A Memorandum Of Agreement For Deposit Of Public Funds was introduced by Councilmember Tegtmeyer.  Second by Councilmember Barsky.

 

            Discussion: Councilmember Mershon recused himself from discussion regarding Resolution No. 06-01 and left the Council chambers.

 

Councilmember OKeefe stated that it sounds to her like Park National Bank would like to negotiate.  Ms. Roberts stated that all of the proposals have been received and she doesn’t believe that the Village is in a position to negotiate.  Councilmember Tegtmeyer asked Ms. Deitrick if it is the process or standards within the process that Park National Bank is concerned about.  Ms. Deitrick stated that their bid was on actual numbers.  She went on to say that they offer free merchant services, pay deposit tickets, and they also process water bills at no charge.  Ms. Deitrick stated that they provide a lot of hidden services that were not considered in the bid.  Councilmember Barsky asked Ms. Roberts what her assessment was.  Ms. Roberts stated that she did an eleven month analysis on their account with Park National Bank.  Vice Mayor Herman asked if Unizan’s bid risked not knowing some of the factors and did they accept this risk as part of their bid.  Ms. Roberts stated yes.  Vice Mayor Herman asked how long the Village account has been with Park National Bank.  Ms. Roberts stated fifteen years.  When asked what costs could be incurred by making the switch, Ms. Roberts responded stating new checks would need to be purchased.  She stated that one example would be that the sweep fee with Park National Bank is $125 and the sweep fee for Unizan Bank is $50.  Councilmember Barsky asked if the water and sewer bills would transfer to Unizan as well.  Ms. Roberts stated yes - ACH fees for our customers would transfer.  She stated that the ACH fees for Unizan are 10 cents per item with a minimum charge of $20.00 and she believed Park National Bank charges to be the same.  It was clarified that ACH entails automatic clearing – direct transfer of funds.  Councilmember Tegtmeyer asked if this is the first time this has been bid out.  Ms. Roberts stated that the bid is done every two years, and the next one will take place in December of 2007.  Ms. Roberts went on to say that she did a three month actual analysis on all three proposals that were presented.  Councilmember McGowan asked if it would be possible to wait two weeks and let everyone involved explain their bids.  Councilmember Barsky agreed that this would be a good idea.  She asked if Park National Bank would have done their proposal on estimated numbers, rather than on actual numbers would their proposal have changed.  Ms. Deitrick stated that they wondered if their numbers were in agreement with what others were looking at.  Vice Mayor Herman inquired on what information would be of such consequence to change the recommendation.  Ms. Roberts stated that in her opinion Unizan presented a very aggressive bid and no information would change this.  She stated that two years ago they bid very close to another bank.  Vice Mayor Herman stated that it makes sense to him that what is submitted goes to the lowest bidder.  Councilmember Barsky agreed that if indeed the Village activity is as big as Park National Bank claims, Unizan would be tied into what is proposed and things would lie on their plate and not the Villages.  Mayor Hartfield inquired on any changes with Unizan being bought out by Huntington Bank.  Ms. Roberts stated that she has been assured that no changes would be made to their fee structure and things would remain the same.  Vice Mayor Herman asked why the bid is done every two years and what does the statute require.  Ms. Roberts stated that the State statute requires the bid to go out every seven years, but the Village statute says every two years.  Councilmember O’Keefe clarified with Ms. Roberts that this  proposal would be an increased interest earnings of $2,500 with less costs of about $2,400.  Ms. Deitrick stated that Park National Bank processes the Visa merchant sales at no charge to the Village and this is a savings of approximately $200 per month.  She went on to say that this would wipe out $2400 claimed to being saved with switching to Unizan Bank.  Ms. Roberts stated that this particular area was not a line item in the bid proposal and there is an area for additional information where the Visa merchant sales were not mentioned.  Vice Mayor Herman asked if there are additional items beyond what Ms. Deitrick has brought up this evening and if there are perhaps they should be looked at.  Ms. Deitrick stated that there are additional items. 

 

Kevin Plaugher, Community President for Unizan Bank, stated that in past years his bank has had the opportunity to bid in situations similar to the bid handled in Granville.  He stated that every bank is given the same opportunity and given the set of facts, and Unizan Bank was the best bidder.  Mr. Plaugher stated that he would see it as inappropriate to unwind what has already been done since Unizan Bank has already made their case.  Mr. Plaugher explained that in this situation it was an apples to apples comparison. 

 

Councilmember McGowan made a motion to table Resolution No. 06-01 until the next Council meeting on February 1, 2006.  Second by Councilmember OKeefe. 

 

Motion carried (4-2).  Resolution No. 06-01 is tabled.  Councilmember Mershon recused himself from the vote. 

 

Mayor Hartfield asked for the matter to go before the EFP Committee.  Councilmember OKeefe stated that the proposal for Unizan Bank states #8 – see brochure.  She asked for a copy of the brochure to be distributed to Council.  Ms. Roberts agreed to get this to Council. 

 

Vice Mayor Herman asked for Ms. Roberts to contact all three bidders and have them present their proposals at the next EFP meeting.  Ms. Roberts agreed to contact the three bidders.  Councilmember Barsky stated that she sees this as a courtesy and she feels there was an error in the Park National Bank bid. 

 

 

 

 

Resolution No. 06-02, A Resolution To Amend The Village Of Granville Rules Of The Village Council was introduced by Councilmember OKeefe, seconded by Councilmember Tegtmeyer. 

 

            Discussion: Councilmember Tegtmeyer asked if the rules can be changed at any time.  Law Director Crites stated yes.  Vice Mayor Herman stated that he would feel more comfortable changing the language on page 2, Section C (1.) to “At least TWO members of Council will be necessary to direct the Law Director to draft legislation or render a legal opinion.”  Law Director Crites was asked what other municipalities usually do in this situation.  Law Director Crites stated that there is really no magic number, Hilliard has two or three members of Council and Pataskala has three members of Council needed to be in agreement before legislation is drafted.  Councilmember Mershon stated when asked that he would have concern over Village resources being used when there is not large enough support by the rest of Council on particular issues, and he would prefer that it takes three members of Council to ask for legal opinions or legislation.  Councilmember Barsky suggested monitoring if Village resources are being used if there are two members, and if so change the Resolution to three members.  Councilmember McGowan made a friendly amendment to change Resolution No. 06-02, page 2, Section C (1.) to read: 

 

“At least TWO members of Council will be necessary to direct the Law Director to draft legislation or render a legal opinion.” 

 

Motion carried (6,1).  Resolution No. 06-02 is adopted.

 

Councilmember Barsky asked that new copies of the Rules of Council be distributed to Council.   Ms. Roberts agreed to do this. 

 

 

REVIEW OF MINUTES  

Regularly Scheduled Meeting of January 4, 2005.

Councilmember Barsky moved to accept the minutes as presented. Seconded by Councilmember OKeefe.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

 

MAYOR’S COURT REPORT –  December

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

 

            Discussion: Mayor Hartfield stated that there was a decline in criminal complaints from November (23) to December (3).    

 

            Councilmember McGowan moved to accept the December report; seconded by            Councilmember OKeefe.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

            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 – December

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

 

            Discussion: None.

    

            Councilmember McGowan moved to accept the December report; seconded by Vice Mayor Herman.  Motion carried 7-0.

 

            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 there was a meeting Monday night with the land owners on River Road.  He stated that Mr. Strayer did a nice job presenting matters relative to zoning.  He stated that the next step will be for Mr. Strayer to receive feedback from the landowners on their ideas of the proposed zoning.  He stated that they have asked the landowners to provide this feedback by March 1, 2006. 

 

 

Granville Foundation – (Tegtmeyer)

No Report.

 

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

Mayor Hartfield stated that she would like to set up a meeting date after the Council meeting. 

 

Planning Commission – (OKeefe)

Councilmember OKeefe stated that there was concern over a lot split for 36 acres (Trinity Court) that was referred to the County for further insight.  She stated that a request for a neon light for a shop above the Bank One building was tabled.  Councilmember OKeefe stated that sign approvals were given to two banks – Unizan and Bank One.  Councilmember OKeefe stated that Brews and Blues had a question about an AC unit that they need to place under the stairs on the sidewalk because it cannot go in the back of their building due to the placement of a grease pit.  She asked Law Director Crites if a lease would be needed to place the AC unit on the sidewalk.  Law Director Crites stated that further discussion on this matter could take place, but at this time he did not see the need for a lease agreement.  Councilmember OKeefe stated that the Planning Commission also discussed in a work session a proposal on Galway Drive for 50+ condos,  small retail, and business offices.  She stated that residents at the Village condos nearby are not happy with the proposal of additional condos.  Vice Mayor Herman inquired on the timeframe for when to expect the application to officially go to the Planning Commission.  Mr. Strayer stated that two conditional uses and two variances would be required and he expected the developer to go to the BZBA sometime in February.   Vice Mayor Herman asked if the applicant should present their proposal to Council before going through the BZBA and Planning Commission approvals.  Mr. Strayer stated that he was certain that the applicant would be happy to attend the next Council meeting with their ideas.  Councilmember Mershon asked if it would be permissible to hear the proposal before the applicant went to the BZBA and Planning Commission.  Law Director Crites stated that he would be reluctant to have Council meet with the applicant in case there were to be an appeal.  Vice Mayor Herman stated that he would like to know if there are any opportunities for the public to provide input.  Mr. Strayer stated that the applicant is planning on being at the Community Connections meetings and have a public meeting with residents of Shannon Lane.  Councilmember Barsky asked if Council is allowed to attend.  Mr. Strayer stated yes.   Councilmember Tegtmeyer asked if this could create any problems in the future.  Law Director Crites stated that he tends to be conservative on matters such as this and he understands that Council would want to be aware on what is going on.  He stated that it can be argued either way on whether or not Council should or should not go to the meeting, but he would suggest not attending.  Councilmember Barsky inquired if this means members of Council shouldn’t attend the Community Connections meeting where the applicant could present a specific proposal.  She stated that she believed that the Community Connections meetings in the past have entailed “bouncing of ideas” and not necessarily proposals.  Law Director Crites stated that there is not a bright line on what should be followed in these types of situations and he asked Council to let him spend some time reviewing the case law.  He stated that he would have information back to Council in writing by Monday.

Councilmember McGowan spoke in regards to the proposal near Galway Drive and he stated that several years back there was an agreement to have an additional entrance to Wendy’s if any development were to take place.  Mr. Strayer stated that he is aware of this agreement, and a traffic study will need to be done.     

 

Informational Meeting  (Barsky, Mershon, Havens, Habig, Roberts, Strayer)  

Councilmember Barsky stated that the group had discussions about the 201, 208, and Comprehensive Plan, and made a recommendation to move forward with the Comprehensive Plan.  She stated that approximately $75,000 was budgeted for the 201, 208, and Comprehensive Plan and it is their hopes to split any costs with the Township.  She stated that the actual total costs is looking to be somewhere around $90,000.  Councilmember Barsky stated that Mr. Strayer will begin drafting an RFP and begin to look at proposals.  She also stated that Trustee Jim Havens would like to see a steering committee made up of three representatives from Council and three from the Trustees.  She suggested at least one member from Council and perhaps a member of the BZBA Board and/or Planning Commission or a community volunteer.  Councilmember Barsky believed that Bill Habig and Trustee Jim Havens would serve on the steering committee.  Councilmember Mershon stated that the committee discussed providing numerous opportunities for people to attend public meetings in regards to the Comprehensive Plan.  Mr. Strayer stated that he foresaw a minimum of four public meetings.  Council discussed who might be willing to serve on the steering committee.  Councilmember Barsky, Councilmember Tegtmeyer, and Councilmember OKeefe all stated that they would be willing to serve on the Committee.  Council discussed thinking the matter over for the next two weeks and deciding at the next Council meeting who would serve on the steering committee. 

 

 

Recreation Commission – (McGowan)

No Report.

 

Senior Committee – (O’Keefe)

Councilmember OKeefe stated that Councilmember Tegtmeyer would be joining the committee. 

 

SR 161 Accord (Barsky, O’Keefe)

 No Report.

 

Tree & Landscape Commission - Barsky

Councilmember Barsky reported that the committee continues work on Ordinances, and she wanted to commend the Service Department for their efforts during the holidays with the lights and tree. 

 

Union Cemetery – Mershon

Councilmember Mershon stated that the meeting time had changed to 6:30pm.  Ms. Roberts reported back that a joint meeting with the Township could be scheduled for the first or second Council meeting in February.  Councilmember Mershon agreed to check what works best for the Trustees and get back with Ms. Roberts.  Mayor Hartfield inquired on a proclamation for Flo Hoffman.  Ms. Roberts agreed to have this prepared.   

 

OTHER COUNCIL MATTERS

 Mayor Hartfield stated that the Chamber of Commerce is looking to fill the vacant seat left on the Bryn Du Commission due to Councilmember Mershon now serving on Council. 

 

Mayor Hartfield stated that Steve Butcher, Mayor of Pataskala, is very interested in participating in future Mayoral meetings, but he is unable to attend the next one due to a prior engagement.  She stated that Commissioner Marcia Phelps and members of the School Board, Chamber of Commerce, and Township Trustees were also invited to the upcoming Mayoral meeting.     

 

 

ADJOURNMENT (8:50 pm)

            Councilmember McGowan moved to adjourn.  Second by Councilmember Tegtmeyer.  Motion carried, 7-0.  Meeting adjourned.

                                

 

Submitted by Melanie Schott

Council Minutes 1/4/06

 VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE 

COUNCIL MINUTES

January 4, 2006 

 

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

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE


 ROLL CALL

            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.

 

  

PUBLIC HEARING

            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.

 

           

OLD BUSINESS

            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. 

 

NEW BUSINESS

            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.

 

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS  

 

Economic, Finance, Personnel Committee (EFP) – (Herman, Mershon, Tegtmeyer)  

No Report.

 

Granville Foundation – (Tegtmeyer)

No Report.

 

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

No Report.

 

Planning Commission – (OKeefe)

No Report.

 

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

No Report.

 

Recreation Commission – (McGowan)

No Report.

 

Senior Committee – (O’Keefe)

No Report.

 

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

 No Report.

 

Union CemeteryMershon

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. 

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

            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)

           

 

ADJOURNMENT (8:50pm)

            Vice Mayor Herman moved to adjourn.  Councilmember O’Keefe seconded.  Motion carried, 6-0.  Meeting adjourned.

 

Submitted by Melanie Schott

 

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