VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE
COUNCIL SITE WALK MINUTES
August 18, 2010
VILLAGE COUNCILMEMBERS, METROPOLITAN PARTNERS AND THE PUBLIC ASSEMBLED ON THE MILL DISTRICT PROPERTY TO VIEW THE PROPERTY AND DISCUSS POSSIBLE LOCATIONS OF A PATHWAY (6:30pm)
Councilmembers and Village staff attending: Mayor Hartfield, Councilmembers Barsky, Lerner, McGowan, O’Keefe, Law Direction Crites, Manager Holycross, and Planner Terry.
Other attendees: Jack Lucks, Tim Rollins, Tim Dobyns, Dennis Cauchon and Brian Miller.
Tim Rollins of Metropolitan Partners, provided Councilmembers with a site plan showing a pathway at both the front and back of the development. He also provided drawings of how the topography of the property will impact pathway construction. The drawings also showed retaining walls that would be needed based on various configurations of the pathway. Mr. Rollins indicated that installing the pathway at the back of the property would increase pathway construction costs by $90,000 to $120,000. It would also require two ninety degree turns and result in other safety issues including isolation and limited lighting.
Planner Terry also provided Council with a packet. She provided a map showing the impact of various easements on the pathway construction. Planner Terry also showed three possible alternate locations for the pathway. Planner Terry recommended placement of the pathway along the front of the property which would draw people into the development, be more aesthetically pleasing, and help develop a great sense of community.
Planner Terry read a letter from Chief Mason expressing his concerns and potential issues should the pathway be installed at the back of the development. A copy of the letter was included with the final draft of these minutes.
Mr. Rollins indicated that Metropolitan Partners was willing to locate the pathway in either location. He suggested that locating a pathway in both locations might be the best solution; however, Metropolitan Partners would only be willing to pay for one pathway. He also indicated that the additional costs involved in locating the pathway at the rear of the property may be more than Metropolitan Partners would be willing to invest.
Councilmember McGowan moved to adjourn the meeting. Second by Councilmember Barsky. Motion carried (6-0). Meeting adjourned.