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Council Minutes 2/7/07

VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE
COUNCIL MINUTES
February 7, 2007

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, Mayor Hartfield; Manager Holycross, and Law Director Crites.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA (7:31 pm
Councilmember McGowan  moved accept the agenda as presented.  Seconded by Councilmember Mershon.  Motion carried (7-0).   

CITIZENS COMMENTS (7:32 pm)
Sharon Sellito, 215 South Cherry Street, stated that she does not believe the Village should pay what she sees as high costs for the infrastructure at River Road.  Ms. Sellito went on to speak about the zoning notification Ordinance which will be set for a public hearing on February 21st.  Ms. Sellito asked why adjacent neighbors to an applicant's property would be given only six days notice about the hearing.  Manager Holycross explained that they could receive more than six days notice.  Ms. Sellito asked what the 200 ft. provision was about.  Councilmember Mershon explained that the BZBA currently has a 200 ft. provision and they are looking at doing the same thing for the Planning Commission.  He stated that notices would be mailed to all of the surrounding properties and they will also add a sign on the applicant's property for the public to see.  Councilmember Mershon added that the Village will continue with their notifications in the Sentinel.  Ms. Sellito stated that she feels the signs are a great idea and she stated that these measures are definitely improvements to what was in place. 

 

Mayor Hartfield closed Citizens' Comments at 7:38 pm.


PUBLIC HEARING
  None scheduled.


OLD BUSINESS
 None scheduled.


NEW BUSINESS
 
Ordinance No. 01-07, An Ordinance Amending Section 1141.04 Of The Codified Ordinances To Provide For Notice To Adjacent And Contiguous Properties For Planning Commission Hearings and To Amend The Requirements With Regard To The Transcribing Of Meetings And Providing Notice Of The Commission's Decisions was introduced by Councilmember McGowan.  Second by Councilmember Barsky.

Mayor Hartfield set the Public Hearing for Ordinance No. 01-07 for February 21, 2007.

Resolution No. 07-08, A Resolution Of Appreciation for Beverly Adzic was introduced by Councilmember Barsky.  Second by Councilmember O'Keefe. 

Discussion:  Mayor Hartfield stated that she and Council would like to wish Ms. Adzic well and she stated that this is a good opportunity for her.  Manager Holycross added that this is also a good opportunity to improve the Village's communications with the County through Ms. Adzic's new role. 

Resolution No. 07-08 is adopted (7-0). 
 
 
 
REVIEW OF MINUTES
Regularly Scheduled Meeting of January 17,  2007.
 Vice Mayor Herman moved to table the minutes because pages two and three were not included in Council's packets.  Seconded by Councilmember Barsky. 
 Motion to table carried 7-0.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS  
Economic, Finance, Personnel Committee (EFP) - (Herman, Mershon, Tegtmeyer) 
Vice Mayor Herman stated that the meeting minutes are in Council's packets.  He stated that they have asked Manager Holycross to schedule a meeting in regards to River Road with the Planning and Zoning Committee and the EFP Committee.

Granville Foundation - (Tegtmeyer)
Councilmember Tegtmeyer stated that they will be reviewing applications at the February 12th meeting.  

Light, Safety, Sts/Sidewalks, Utility Committee (LSSU) - (Hartfield, Herman, McGowan)
Manager Holycross indicated that a meeting needs to be set. 

Planning Commission - (O'Keefe)
Councilmember O'Keefe stated that several signs and additions were approved.  She stated that the Commission discussed a proposed addition to Cleveland Hall at Denison University.  She stated that the matter was approved and that one resident, Dennis Cauchon, spoke in regards to neighbors being notified about proposed matters such as this.  She stated that Mr. Cauchon showed some concern over the lighting that might be placed around Cleveland Hall.  Village Planner, Chris Strayer stated that Mr. Cauchon requested to have another hearing so that he could have conversations with neighbors who might also be concerned.  He stated that the hearing will be heard again because there was not adequate time for the posting in the newspaper and the first hearing was on the Martin Luther King holiday.  Mr. Strayer stated that Mr. Cauchon was not against the Cleveland Hall project and was more concerned over proper notification to neighbors.  Councilmember O'Keefe added that there was discussion that revisions are being looked at for the notification Ordinance.  Councilmember McGowan stated that the LSSU Committee will likely have discussions over where the supplies will be housed and where work vehicles will park due to the location of Cleveland Hall. 

Planning & Zoning Committee - (Barsky, Mershon, O'Keefe)
No Report.

Comprehensive Plan - (Barsky)
No Report.

Recreation Commission - (McGowan)
Councilmember McGowan stated that Lesa Miller contacted him in regards to her decision to step down from serving on the Arts Commission.  He stated that she felt she had some extra activities to work on concerning the Rec Commission.  Councilmember Tegtmeyer asked if the person replacing Ms. Miller would have to serve on the Rec Commission.  Councilmember McGowan stated that it would be helpful because they help plan various activities such as concerts.  Councilmember Barsky asked if Councilmember McGowan could speak with the Rec Commission in regards to appointing another person to the Arts Commission. 

Senior Committee - (O'Keefe)
Councilmember O'Keefe stated that some members of the Granville Fellowship met with Jurgen Pape at the Bryn Du Carriage house to discuss using the building as a Senior Center.  She added that they will be rendering a decision about this at the end of the month.  Councilmember O'Keefe went on to say that she also met with Dave Bibler in regards to having more cooperation between Granville Fellowship and the Licking County Aging Program.  She added that they discussed levy funds for a senior center.  Councilmember O'Keefe stated that funds could only be used if a building is owned by Licking County. 

Tree & Landscape Commission (Barsky)
No Report.

Union Cemetery (Mershon)
No Report.


OTHER COUNCIL MATTERS
 Councilmember Mershon asked if there was any interest by Council to support the City of Kent.  Manager Holycross stated that the letter was sent to him, but did not include the actual legislation language.  He stated that he was in the process of getting this information from the City of Kent.  The letter referenced a request to the State Legislators in regards to a "sin" tax on alcohol. 

Councilmember Barsky stated that they had an open house for the Comprehensive Plan on January 31st and they had a good turnout.  She added that there were a lot of compliments on the displays.  Manager Holycross stated that they will be adding the information on the boards to the Village website.  Councilmember Barsky stated that it would be nice to have a story in the newspaper once this information is added to the website.  Councilmember O'Keefe stated that she received some comments by attendees that they would have liked to have seen more of an open forum for questions and comments.  She asked if this is being considered for the next public meeting.  Councilmember Barsky stated that it was their intent for people to be able to ask questions and/or give comments to people working near each of the boards.  Councilmember Tegtmeyer asked if the boards could be placed in an area for people to view them.  Councilmember Mershon stated that this is the reason they would like to take all of the information on the boards and have it available on the website.  He stated that there will likely be an email address where one can email questions and/or comments.  Councilmember Barsky stated that they also have paper copies of the 21 boards that were used at the open house. 

ADJOURNMENT (7:58 pm)
 Councilmember McGowan moved to adjourn.  Second by Councilmember Mershon.  Motion carried, 7-0.  Meeting adjourned.

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