Granville Community Calendar

Council Minutes January 5, 2011

VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE

COUNCIL MINUTES

January 5, 2011

 

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

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

ROLL CALL

Those responding to the roll call were Councilmembers Barsky, Lerner, Mershon, McGowan, Vice Mayor Herman, Mayor Hartfield, Assistant Law Director King and Acting Village Manager Terry.

Vice Mayor Herman made a motion to excuse Councilmember O’Keefe.  Second by Councilmember Barsky.  Motion carried (6-0).

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Councilmember McGowan moved to approve the agenda.  Second by Councilmember Barsky.  Motion carried to amend the agenda (6-0).    

CITIZEN COMMENTS (7:31pm)

As no one appeared to speak, Mayor Hartfield closed the Citizen Comments at 7:32pm.

PUBLIC HEARING   (7:32pm)

Ordinance No. 28-2010, An Ordinance to Permit the Demolition of a One-and-One-Half Story Detached Accessory Structure at 219 West Broadway

Kevin Reiner, 219 West Broadway, indicated that he was removing an existing one-and-one-half story structure at the back of his property.  The new structure was to be centered on his existing lot.  The new building’s architecture would coordinate with the existing façade of his home.  He indicated that he would be happy to answer any questions from Council.

As no one else appeared to speak regarding the ordinance, Mayor Hartfield closed the public hearing at 7:35pm.

OLD BUSINESS

Ordinance No. 28-2010, An Ordinance to Permit the Demolition of a One-and-One-Half Story Detached Accessory Structure at 219 West Broadway was introduced moved for approval by Councilmember Barsky.  Second by Councilmember McGowan.

Discussion:

Acting Manager Terry indicated that this demolition was approved by the Planning Commission and the variance was approved by the Board of Zoning and Building Appeal.

Councilmember Lerner commented that the design was lovely.

Mayor Hartfield called for a roll call vote to approve Ordinance No. 28-2010: Barsky – yes; Lerner – yes; McGowan – yes; Mershon – yes; Herman – yes; Hartfield – yes.  Ordinance No. 28-2010 passed (6-0).

Vice Mayor Herman moved to remove Ordinance No. 25-2010 from the table.  Second by Councilmember Barsky.  Mayor Hartfield called for a vote to remove Ordinance No. 25-2010 from the table.  Motion carried (6-0).

Ordinance No. 25-2010, An Ordinance to Adopt Chapter 1199 of the Codified Ordinances of the Village of Granville, Ohio Pertaining to Erosion and Sediment Control was introduced and moved for approval by Vice Mayor Herman.  Second by Councilmember Barsky.

Discussion:

Councilmember Lerner questioned why modifications were made to the sections regulating properties less than one acre.  Acting Manager Terry indicated that these changes were made based on Council’s discussion at the December 15, 2010 meeting.  Staff removed all references to requirements regulating properties less than one acre.  Councilmember Lerner asked how burdensome the regulations would be for less than one acre property owners to secure a permit.  Acting Manager Terry indicated that the homeowner would be required to pull a permit from the EPA, which could be difficult and costly for a person developing residential property.  Council might consider passing the legislation as amended and look into separate legislation addressing acreage between one tenth of an acre and up to one acre. 

Councilmember Barsky indicated her concern in not having legislation regulating property between one tenth of an acre and up to one acre.  However, she was concerned about finding a way to mediate costs and not make the requirements too burdensome.

Vice Mayor Herman questioned if other communities had stricter policies.  Acting Manager Terry indicated that she knew of one community, the Chargin River Watershed Impervious Area.  Most community legislation was based on the standards provided by the EPA as with this legislation.  

Councilmember Mershon indicated that staff may have misunderstood his comments regarding this legislation at the last meeting.  He indicated that he was supportive of the legislation and felt acreage between one tenth of an acre and one acre needed to be regulated.  He indicated that his concerns centered around the permitting process.  Councilmember Mershon felt that the process required by this legislation may have been too costly i.e. the permit process, engineering costs, and the monitoring cost to the Village.

Councilmember Mershon also questioned if the Sections numbered 1119 were incorrect.  Should the correct Section numbers have been 1199?  Acting Manager Terry indicated that the correct Section numbers were 1199.

Councilmember Mershon moved to amend Ordinance No. 25-2010 as presented and correct the code reference numbered 1119 to 1199.  Second by Councilmember Barsky.

Mayor Hartfield called for a roll call vote to amend Ordinance No. 25-2010: Lerner – yes; McGowan – yes; Mershon – yes; Barsky – yes Herman – yes; Hartfield – yes.  Ordinance No. 25-2010 was amended (6-0).

Mayor Hartfield called for a roll call vote to approve amended Ordinance No. 25-2010: McGowan – yes; Mershon – yes; Barsky – yes; Lerner – yes; Herman – yes; Hartfield – yes.  Ordinance No. 25-2010 passed as amended (6-0).

NEW BUSINESS

Ordinance No. 01-11, An Ordinance to Amend Ordinance No. 22-10 Providing for Adjustments of the Annual Budget for the Fiscal Year 2011 and Revising Sums for Operating Expenses Related to Funding the Opera House Park Improvement Fund was introduced and a hearing date recommended for January 19, 2011 by Councilmember McGowan. Second by Councilmember Barsky.

Mayor Hartfield scheduled a public hearing for Ordinance No. 01-11 for the January 19, 2011 Council meeting.

Ordinance No. 02-11, An Ordinance to Amend Section 1162.02 of the Codified Ordinances of the Village of Granville, Ohio Pertaining to Application for Demolition Permits was introduced and a hearing date recommended for January 19, 2011 by Vice Mayor Herman. Second by Councilmember Barsky.

Mayor Hartfield scheduled a public hearing for Ordinance No. 02-11 for the January 19, 2011 Council meeting.

Ordinance No. 03-11, An Ordinance to Amend Section 1143.04 of the Codified Ordinances of the Village of Granville, Ohio Pertaining to Application for the Review Procedure was introduced and a hearing date recommended for January 19, 2011 by Councilmember Barsky. Second by Vice Mayor Herman.

Mayor Hartfield scheduled a public hearing for Ordinance No. 03-11 for the January 19, 2011 Council meeting.

Resolution No. 11-01, A Resolution Authorizing the Village Manager to Enter into a Contract with the Licking County Board of Commissioners for Reimbursement of Legal Counsel for Indigent Defendants for the Village of Granville, Licking County, Ohio was introduced and moved for approval by Councilmember Lerner. Second by Councilmember Barsky.

Discussion:

Councilmember Barsky asked if the contract with the Licking County Commissioners was the same as the previous contract and if the budget amount was the same.  Acting Manager Terry indicated that both the contract and the budget was the same as the previous year.  She also indicated that funds were currently available in the account.

Mayor Hartfield called for a vote to approve Resolution No. 11-01.   Motion carried (6-0).  Resolution No. 11-01 was approved.

REVIEW OF MINUTES

Regularly Scheduled Meeting of December 15, 2010

Councilmember Barsky made a motion to approve the December 15, 2010 minutes as amended. Second by Councilmember McGowan.  Motion carried 6-0.

Councilmember Barsky made a motion to approve the December 22, 2010 special Council meeting minutes. Second by Councilmember Lerner.  Motion carried 6-0.

COMMITTEE REPORTS    

Economic, Finance, Personnel Committee (EFP) – (All Councilmembers)  

No report.

Granville Foundation – (Mershon)

No report.

Lights, Safety, Streets/Sidewalks, Utility Committee (LSSU) (Hartfield, Herman, McGowan)

No report.

Planning Commission – (O’Keefe)

No report.

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

No report.

Granville Recreation District – (Lerner)

No report.

Tree & Landscape Commission (Lerner)

No report.

Union Cemetery (Barsky)

Councilmember Barsky advised that the Board met on December 19th when the preliminary budget was approved.  The 2011 budget included two additional weeks utilizing the Fannins.  Paul Jenks was appointed to replace Fred Abraham as the new Township Trustee.  Mr. Jenks would be officially appointed to the Union Cemetery Board in May, 2011.   Councilmember Barsky reported that Lynn Boone would be writing several articles for the Granville Sentinel about the restoration of the iron fence around the Case cemetery plot. 

OTHER COUNCIL MATTERS

Mayor Hartfield advised Council to look over Council’s 2010 goals and objectives provided in Council’s packet.  She indicated that Councilmembers should be prepared to discuss 2011 goals and objectives at their next meeting.  The Clerk will forward Council an electronic copy of the goals and objectives.  Councilmembers may add suggested goals and objectives to be included as part of the discussion.

Acting Manager Terry advised Council that the Village received a check for $149,510.05 from the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) for funds that were leftover from the South Main Street pedestrian bridge project following the final audit.

Acting Manager Terry indicated that ODOT provided an official response to public comments provided regarding the Cherry Valley Road intersection survey and public hearing.  Those results were available on the Village website.  ODOT would be making a presentation to Council at their next Council meeting on January 19th regarding the Cherry Valley Road project.

Acting Manager Terry advised Council that ODOT installed signage along State Route 16 to alert drivers to the upcoming traffic signal.  ODOT also advised the Village that the state transportation improvement project funding for Cherry Valley Road improvements were moved from 2013 to 2015; however, funding for that project was moved back to 2013.

Village staff would be scheduling a meeting of the Lights, Streets/Sidewalks, Safety and Utilities Committee in January to discuss several items.

Acting Manager Terry also advised Council that she received information regarding septic system permits in the Village from Licking County relative to the recently passed illicit discharge ordinance.  There were many addresses that the County listed as non-permitted.  Village staff will be checking with those residents about what types of systems they have installed.  She indicated that seven residents would be affected by the off lot discharge ordinance.  Acting Manager Terry advised Council that the language Council approved for this illicit discharge ordinance was the same language used by the County.  She indicated that off-lot discharging had not been permitted since 1997.  A variety of alternative systems were available including septic tanks and leech systems. 

Acting Manager Terry indicated that she would be out-of-the-office the week of January 10th and would be appointing Finance Director Kraner as Acting Manager. 

Councilmember Mershon asked if the proposed ordinances regarding changes to the demolition portion of the Code had been reviewed by the Planning and Zoning Committee as there had been significant changes made.  Mayor Hartfield indicated that the Committee had reviewed and discussed the recommended changes.  The intent of the changed were to streamline the Code and make it consistent with other parts of the Code to allow residents to move through the process more easily.  Councilmember Barsky added that the Committee did discuss the issues and addressed a number of the concerns. 

Councilmember Barsky asked if staff had completed any follow-up regarding mutual aid for wastewater disasters.  She questioned if something currently existed in the County for this type of scenario.  Acting Manager Terry indicated that she would look into the issue.  She suggested that the County’s emergency management all hazards mitigation plan may react to such disasters.

ADJOURNMENT (8:05pm)

Councilmember McGowan moved to adjourn the meeting. Second by Councilmember Barsky. Motion carried (6-0). Meeting adjourned.

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