Granville Community Calendar

Council Minutes October 21, 2009

VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE

COUNCIL MINUTES

October 21, 2009

 

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

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

ROLL CALL

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

 

Councilmember Barsky made a motion to excuse Vice Mayor Herman Councilmember Tegtmeyer.  Second by Councilmember O’Keefe.

 Motion carried (5-0).

 

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Councilmember McGowan moved to approve the agenda.  Second by Councilmember Barsky.  Motion carried (5-0).   

 

CITIZEN COMMENTS (7:33 pm)

 

As no one appeared to speak, Mayor Hartfield closed Citizen Comment’s at 7:34pm.

 

PUBLIC HEARING

 

            Ordinance No. 18-09, An Ordinance Providing for the Issuance of Bond Anticipation Notes for the Purpose of Paying Part of the Cost of Acquiring the Bryn Du Mansion Building Located at 537 Jones Road

 

Assistant Manager Roberts advised Council that this issuance would be the seventh renewal of the note.  She reported that the current balance was $630,000 with the note renewing at $551,000.  The current rate was 3.3%.  She indicated that she would be seeking bids prior to Thanksgiving.  Councilmember Mershon asked the original amount of the loan.  Assistant Manager Roberts indicated that the original loan was for $1.5 million on December 4, 2002.

 

As no one appeared to speak, Mayor Hartfield closed Citizen Comment’s at 7:34pm.

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

Ordinance No. 18-09, An Ordinance Providing for the Issuance of Bond Anticipation Notes for the Purpose of Paying Part of the Cost of Acquiring the Bryn Du Mansion Building Located at 537 Jones Road was introduced and moved for approval by Councilmember McGowan.  Second by Councilmember Mershon.

 

No discussion.

 

Mayor Hartfield called for a roll call vote to table Ordinance No. 18-09:  Barsky – yes; McGowan – yes; Mershon – yes; O’Keefe – yes; Hartfield – yes.  Motion carried (5-0).  Ordinance No. 18-09 was adopted. 

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

No new business.

 

REVIEW OF MINUTES

 

Regularly Scheduled Meeting of October 7, 2009

 

Councilmember Mershon made a motion to approve the October 7, 2009 minutes.  Second by Councilmember McGowan.  The October 7, 2009 minutes were approved without incident 5-0.

 

MAYOR’S COURT REPORT – September

 

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

 

Councilmember Mershon asked about the status of the cruiser repair.  Manager Holycross indicated that all cruisers were currently in service; however, there were a few additional repairs to be completed to the cruiser damaged by the deer. 

 

Councilmember McGowan moved to accept the September Mayor’s Court report.  Second by Councilmember O’Keefe.  Motion carried 5-0.

 

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

 

MANAGER’S REPORT – September

 

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

 

Manager Holycross was asked if Officer King was back on duty.  He indicated in the affirmative. 

 

Councilmember Barsky asked if cruiser maintenance had become an issue recently.  Manager Holycross indicated that some cruisers were experiencing an increase in various maintenance issues possibly due to Ford ending this model line.

 

Councilmember McGowan moved to accept the September Monthly Manager’s Report   Second by Councilmember Mershon.  Motion carried 5-0.

 

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

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS   

 

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

Mayor Hartfield indicated that the minutes from the last EFP Committee meeting were included in Council’s packet.  Councilmember Mershon questioned what capital improvement project was discussed in the meeting minutes.  Manager Holycross indicated that Assistant Manager Roberts was discussing the specific budget line item for capital improvement projects.

 

Granville Foundation – (Tegtmeyer)

No report.

 

Light, Safety, Sts/Sidewalks, Utility Committee (LSSU) – (Herman, McGowan, O’Keefe)

The LSSU Committee would meet on Wednesday, October 28th in Council Chambers at 5:30pm.

 

Planning Commission – (O’Keefe)

Councilmember O’Keefe reported that there was an approval for an air conditioning unit and window replacements.  A sign application for Goumas Candyland was tabled.  An application for a change of use and occupancy permit was approved contingent upon the resident seeking a variance for various set back requirements and lot coverage.

 

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

The Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee would be holding a public hearing on Tuesday, October 27th at the Granville Intermediate School beginning at 7:00pm.

 

Recreation Commission – (McGowan)

Councilmember McGowan reminded Council of the 1-mil levy on the ballot to benefit the Joint Recreation District.

 

Tree & Landscape Commission (Barsky)

Councilmember Barsky reported that the Committee had concerns regarding the upcoming construction project at St. Luke’s and the request to use Opera House Park as a staging area.  The Committee would like to meet with St. Luke’s to discuss specifics of the project and usage.  Manager Holycross indicated that St. Luke’s would be meeting with their engineer to review the specifics of their request and provide that information to the Village.

 

Union Cemetery (Mershon)

No report.

 

OTHER COUNCIL MATTERS

 

Councilmember Mershon questioned if trees were scheduled to be planted in the empty pits in the downtown area.  Councilmember Barsky indicated that she could not answer specifically, but felt certain those tree plantings had been included in the fall tree-planting schedule.

 

ADJOURNMENT (7:53pm)

 

Councilmember Mershon moved to adjourn the meeting.  Second by Councilmember O’Keefe.  Motion carried 5-0.  Meeting adjourned.

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