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Council Minutes July 20, 2011

Village of Granville

Council Minutes

July 20, 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, McGowan, Mershon, O’Keefe, Vice Mayor Herman, Mayor Hartfield, Law Director Crites and Acting Village Manager Feldman. 

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Councilmember McGowan moved to approve the agenda as presented.  Second by Vice Mayor Herman.  Motion carried 7-0. 

CITIZEN COMMENTS (7:31pm)

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

PRESENTATION

Mayor Hartfield gave the Oath of Office to four new dispatchers.  She welcomed them to the Village staff. 

PUBLIC HEARING (7:35pm)

Ordinance No. 15-11, An Ordinance to Amend Section 2.02 of the Village Charter to Eliminate the Specific Time Requirement for Council Candidates to File Their Nominating Petitions with the Licking County Board of Elections Prior   to the General Election from Seventy-Five Days to a Date Specified by the Board of Elections

Ordinance No. 16-11, An Ordinance to Amend Section 2.03 of the Village Charter to Change the Residential Time Requirement for Council Candidates to Reside Within the Municipality from Six Months to One Year Prior to the Filing of Their Nominating Petitions with the Licking County Board of Elections 

Ordinance No. 17-11, An Ordinance to Amend Section 2.06 of the Village Charter to Change the Time Requirement to Fill Any Vacancy in the Office of Council Member from Thirty Days to Forty-five Days

Ordinance No. 19-11, An Ordinance to Amend Section 2.10 of the Village Charter to Permit Alternate Methods of Service in Which Council Members May be Notified of Special Council Meetings by Allowing Notice Via Electronic Means or by Leaving a Physical Copy at the Council Member’s Usual Place of Residence in Addition to Personal Service

Ordinance No. 21-11, An Ordinance to Amend Section 3.06 of the Village Charter Requiring the Publication of Notices and Ordinances in a Prompt Manner That Best Ensures the Widest Distribution of Information Throughout the Community and Further Narrowing the Method in Which Publication Goals May be Met 

Ordinance No. 22-11, An Ordinance to Amend Section 3.08 of the Village Charter to Reduce the Total Number of Valid Signatures Required for Initiative and Referendum Petitions from Fifteen Percent to Ten Percent of the Number of Municipal Electors Who Voted for the Office of Governor at the Last Gubernatorial Election 

Ordinance No. 25-11, An Ordinance to Amend Section 8.01 of the Village Charter Requiring All Five Members of the Planning Commission to Serve as Electors, Eliminating the Requirement of One Elector to Also Serve as a Member of the Board of Education and Requiring Either a Member of Council or the Village Manager to Serve as an Ex-Officio Member of the Planning Commission 

Jeff Brown, Superintendent of Granville Exempted Village Schools, requested that Council not remove the Board of Education member from the Planning Commission.  He provided Council with a memo outlining the importance of the school district and Village maintaining a connection regarding planning issues.  Superintendent Brown acknowledged that the Board has not appointed a district representative for the past several years.  He indicated that the Board has discussed this issue and intends to be more pro-active in the future.  Superintendent Brown reiterated the importance of the school district’s participation in Village planning issues. 

Councilmember O’Keefe asked if Superintendent Brown could provide examples of items that would be critical to the school district.  Superintendent Brown indicated that subdivision development would be a prime example of a planning decision that would have a direct impact on the school district.  Councilmember Barsky indicated that the greatest impact from potential development was outside of the Village, in Township areas. 

Vice Mayor Herman asked what changes would be made to ensure that the district’s Planning Commission representative was appointed in a timely manner.  Superintendent Brown indicated that the Board was working toward making sure that the position was filed.  Councilmember Barsky indicated that it was critical for the position to be filled as without that member, the Planning Commission was often unable to maintain a quorum.  Vice Mayor Herman indicated that the Board of Education was the only community organization that had a member on either the Planning Commission or BZBA. 

Mayor Hartfield commented that the Board of Education cannot control or dictate how their representative would vote on issues.  Their representative had the ability to vote and make decisions independently based on information provided to the Planning Commission. 

Councilmember Mershon requested the history of the Board of Education representative on the Planning Commission and any correspondence that was available regarding that issue.  Acting Manager Feldman explained the history of this position from information he had researched.  The Board of Education representation was established by Charter in 1989.  In 2001, the Charter Review Commission recommended that both the Board of Education representative and the Council representative be non-voting, ex-officio members.  The reasons stated for taking away the voting power of the school representative was that no special interest should be given a specific seat.  The interests of the Board of Education may differ from the Village and the school representative may favor development having the greatest financial benefit for the schools.  The school superintendent, at that time, wrote a letter opposing that change.  Council amended the ordinance to place it on the ballot to create an appointed representative by joint agreement of the Board of Education and Council.  The ordinance was defeated. 

Ordinance No. 26-11, An Ordinance to Amend Section 9.04 of the Village Charter Requiring All Candidates for Council to be Eligible to Vote in the Primary Election and Permitting any Elector to Sign a Petition for More than One Council Member and Further Changing the Time Requirement to do so from Seventy-Five Days to a Date Established by the Board of Elections 

Ordinance No. 27-11, An Ordinance to Amend Section 10.01 of the Village Charter and Amending the Word “An” to “And” 

Ordinance No. 28-11, An Ordinance to Amend Section 10.11 of the Village Charter to Establish a Date for Council to Appoint a Charter Review Commission and a Date for the Charter Review Commission’s Report of Recommendations for Amendments to be Presented to Council

As no one else appeared to speak, Mayor Hartfield closed the public hearing at 7:53pm.   

OLD BUSINESS

Ordinance No. 15-11, An Ordinance to Amend Section 2.02 of the Village

Charter to Eliminate the Specific Time Requirement for Council Candidates to  

File Their Nominating Petitions with the Licking County Board of Elections Prior  

to the General Election from Seventy-Five Days to a Date Specified by the  

Board of Elections was introduced and moved for approval by Councilmember Mershon.  Second by Councilmember McGowan.

Discussion: 

Councilmember Mershon moved to amend Ordinance No. 15-11 to add “And to Declare an Emergency” to the title of the ordinance and in Section 2 replace the bolded word “on” with “not later than.”  Second by Councilmember Barsky. 

Mayor Hartfield called for a roll call vote to amend Ordinance No. 15-2011:  Barsky (yes); Lerner (yes); McGowan (yes); Mershon (yes); O’Keefe (yes); Vice Mayor Herman (yes); Mayor Hartfield (yes).  Motion passed 7-0.  Ordinance No. 15-2011 was amended.

Councilmember Mershon moved for the adoption of the emergency provision for Ordinance No. 15-2011.  Second by Councilmember McGowan. 

Mayor Hartfield called for a roll call vote to approve Ordinance No. 15-2011 as an emergency measure:  Lerner (yes); McGowan (yes); Mershon (yes); O’Keefe (yes); Barsky (yes); Vice Mayor Herman (yes); Mayor Hartfield (yes).  Motion passed 7-0.  Ordinance No. 15-2011 passed as an emergency measure. 

Mayor Hartfield called for a roll call vote to approve Ordinance No. 15-2011 as amended with an emergency measure:  McGowan (yes); Mershon (yes); O’Keefe (yes); Barsky (yes); Lerner (yes); Vice Mayor Herman (yes); Mayor Hartfield (yes).  Motion passed 7-0.  Ordinance No. 15-2011 was approved as amended and passed as an emergency measure. 

Ordinance No. 16-11, An Ordinance to Amend Section 2.03 of the Village Charter to Change the Residential Time Requirement for Council Candidates to Reside Within the Municipality from Six Months to One Year Prior to the Filing of Their Nominating Petitions with the Licking County Board of Elections was introduced and moved for approval by Councilmember Barsky.  Second by Councilmember O’Keefe. 

Discussion: 

Councilmember McGowan indicated that he was not supportive of extending the residency requirement from six months to one year.  The requirement, as written, could result in someone being unable to run for office until they had lived in the Village for fifteen months.  Councilmember O’Keefe indicated that she felt one year was not too long of a period for a new resident to live in the Village and become familiar with Granville prior to running for an office. Councilmember Mershon indicated that he did not see a benefit to change the residency requirement for the Village.  Councilmember Lerner commented that an additional three months would not create an undo hardship for a resident interested in participating in Village government. 

Councilmember O’Keefe moved to amend Ordinance No. 16-11 to add “And to Declare an Emergency” to the title of the ordinance.  Second by Councilmember Barsky. 

Mayor Hartfield called for a roll call vote to amend Ordinance No. 16-2011:  Mershon (yes); O’Keefe (yes); Barsky (yes); Lerner (yes); McGowan (yes); Vice Mayor Herman (yes); Mayor Hartfield (yes).  Motion passed 7-0. Ordinance No. 16-2011 was amended.

Councilmember Mershon moved for the adoption of the emergency provision for Ordinance No. 16-2011.  Second by Vice Mayor Herman. 

Mayor Hartfield called for a roll call vote to approve Ordinance No. 16-2011 as an emergency measure: O’Keefe (yes); Barsky (yes); Lerner (yes); McGowan (no); Mershon (yes); Vice Mayor Herman (yes); Mayor Hartfield (yes).  Motion passed 6-1.  Ordinance No. 16-2011 passed as an emergency measure.

Mayor Hartfield called for a roll call vote to approve Ordinance No. 16-2011 as amended with an emergency measure:  Barsky (yes); Lerner (yes); McGowan (no); Mershon (no); O’Keefe (yes); Vice Mayor Herman (yes); Mayor Hartfield (yes).  Motion passed 5-2.  Ordinance No. 16-2011 was approved as amended and passed as an emergency measure

Ordinance No. 17-11, An Ordinance to Amend Section 2.06 of the Village Charter to Change the Time Requirement to Fill Any Vacancy in the Office of a Council Member from Thirty Days to Forty-five Days was introduced and moved for approval by Councilmember O’Keefe.  Second by Vice Mayor Herman. 

Discussion: 

Councilmember Mershon moved to amend Ordinance No. 17-11 to add “And to Declare an Emergency” to the title of the ordinance.  Second by Councilmember Barsky.

Mayor Hartfield called for a roll call vote to amend Ordinance No. 17-2011:  Lerner (yes); McGowan (yes); Mershon (yes); O’Keefe (yes); Barsky (yes); Vice Mayor Herman (yes); Mayor Hartfield (yes).  Motion passed 7-0.  Ordinance No. 17-2011 was amended.

Councilmember Mershon moved for the adoption of the emergency provision for Ordinance No. 17-2011.  Second by Councilmember McGowan. 

Mayor Hartfield called for a roll call vote to approve Ordinance No. 17-2011 as an emergency measure:  McGowan (yes); Mershon (yes); O’Keefe (yes); Barsky (yes); Lerner (yes); Vice Mayor Herman (yes); Mayor Hartfield (yes).  Motion passed 7-0.  Ordinance No. 17-2011 passed as an emergency measure. 

Mayor Hartfield called for a roll call vote to approve Ordinance No. 17-2011 as amended with an emergency measure:  Mershon (yes); O’Keefe (yes); Barsky (yes); Lerner (yes); McGowan (yes); Vice Mayor Herman (yes); Mayor Hartfield (yes).  Motion passed 7-0.  Ordinance No. 17-2011 was approved as amended and passed as an emergency measure. 

Ordinance No. 19-11, An Ordinance to Amend Section 2.10 of the Village Charter to Permit Alternate Methods of Service in Which Council Members May be Notified of Special Council Meetings by Allowing Notice Via Electronic Means or by Leaving a Physical Copy at the Council Member’s Usual Place of Residence in Addition to Personal Service was introduced and moved for approval by Vice Mayor Herman.  Second by Councilmember McGowan.

Discussion: 

Councilmember Mershon moved to amend Ordinance No. 19-11 to add “And to Declare an Emergency” to the title of the ordinance.  Second by Vice Mayor Herman.

Mayor Hartfield called for a roll call vote to amend Ordinance No. 19-2011:  O’Keefe (yes); Barsky (yes); Lerner (yes); McGowan (yes); Mershon (yes); Vice Mayor Herman (yes); Mayor Hartfield (yes).  Motion passed 7-0.  Ordinance No. 19-2011 was amended.

Councilmember Barsky moved for the adoption of the emergency provision for Ordinance No. 19-2011.  Second by Councilmember O’Keefe. 

Mayor Hartfield called for a roll call vote to approve Ordinance No. 19-2011 as an emergency measure:  Barsky (yes); Lerner (yes); McGowan (yes); Mershon (yes); O’Keefe (yes); Vice Mayor Herman (yes); Mayor Hartfield (yes).  Motion passed 7-0.  Ordinance No. 19-2011 passed as an emergency measure. 

Mayor Hartfield called for a roll call vote to approve Ordinance No. 19-2011 as amended with an emergency measure: Lerner (yes); McGowan (yes); Mershon (yes); O’Keefe (yes); Barsky (yes); Vice Mayor Herman (yes); Mayor Hartfield (yes).  Motion passed 7-0.  Ordinance No. 19-2011 was approved as amended and passed as an emergency measure.

Ordinance No. 21-11, An Ordinance to Amend Section 3.06 of the Village Charter Requiring the Publication of Notices and Ordinances in a Prompt Manner That Best Ensures the Widest Distribution of Information Throughout the Community and Further Narrowing the Method in Which Publication Goals May be Met was introduced and moved for approval by Councilmember Mershon.  Second by Councilmember O’Keefe.

Discussion:

Councilmember Mershon commented that the new language seemed to make the method of distribution more uncertain where previously it was more defined.  There was no specific standard set.

Vice Mayor Herman indicated that the new language was written to now allow for more flexibility for changes in technology.  However, the language was more goal-oriented than was required. 

Law Director Crites stated that the language could allow the Village to be questioned as to what was adequate notice.  He questioned why the current system needed to be changes.

Councilmember McGowan commented that Council could ask the manager to forward the information out in many ways. 

Vice Mayor Herman moved to amend Ordinance No. 21-11 to add “And to Declare an Emergency” to the title of the ordinance.  Second by Councilmember O’Keefe. 

Mayor Hartfield called for a roll call vote to amend Ordinance No. 21-2011:  McGowan (yes); Mershon (yes); O’Keefe (yes); Barsky (yes); Lerner (yes); Vice Mayor Herman (yes); Mayor Hartfield (yes).  Motion passed 7-0.  Ordinance No. 21-2011 was amended.

Councilmember O’Keefe moved for the adoption of the emergency provision for Ordinance No. 21-2011.  Second by Vice Mayor Herman. 

Mayor Hartfield called for a roll call vote to approve Ordinance No. 21-2011 as an emergency measure:  Mershon (yes); O’Keefe (yes); Barsky (yes); Lerner (yes); McGowan (yes); Vice Mayor Herman (yes); Mayor Hartfield (yes).  Motion passed 7-0.  Ordinance No. 21-2011 passed as an emergency measure. 

Mayor Hartfield called for a roll call vote to approve Ordinance No. 21-2011 as amended with an emergency measure: O’Keefe (yes); Barsky (yes); Lerner (yes); McGowan (yes); Mershon (yes); Vice Mayor Herman (yes); Mayor Hartfield (yes).  Motion passed 7-0.  Ordinance No. 21-2011 was amended and passed as an emergency measure. 

Ordinance No. 22-11, An Ordinance to Amend Section 3.08 of the Village Charter to Reduce the Total Number of Valid Signatures Required for Initiative and Referendum Petitions from Fifteen Percent to Ten Percent of the Number of Municipal Electors Who Voted for the Office of Governor at the Last Gubernatorial Election was introduced and moved for approval by Councilmember O’Keefe.  Second by Councilmember Barsky. 

Discussion: 

Vice Mayor Herman moved to amend Ordinance No. 22-11 to add And to Declare an Emergency to the title of the ordinance.  Second by Councilmember Barsky. 

Mayor Hartfield called for a roll call vote to amend Ordinance No. 22-2011:  Barsky (yes); Lerner (yes); McGowan (yes); Mershon (yes); O’Keefe (yes); Vice Mayor Herman (yes); Mayor Hartfield (yes).  Motion passed 7-0.  Ordinance No. 22-2011 was amended.

Councilmember O’Keefe moved for the adoption of the emergency provision for Ordinance No. 22-2011.  Second by Councilmember Lerner. 

Mayor Hartfield called for a roll call vote to approve Ordinance No. 22-2011 as an emergency measure:  Lerner (yes); McGowan (yes); Mershon (yes); O’Keefe (yes); Barsky (yes); Vice Mayor Herman (yes); Mayor Hartfield (yes).  Motion passed 7-0.  Ordinance No. 22-2011 passed as an emergency measure. 

Mayor Hartfield called for a roll call vote to approve Ordinance No. 22-2011 as amended with an emergency measure:  McGowan (yes); Mershon (no); O’Keefe (yes); Barsky (yes); Lerner (yes); Vice Mayor Herman (yes); Mayor Hartfield (yes).  Motion passed 6-1.  Ordinance No. 22-2011 was approved as amended and passed as an emergency measure. 

Ordinance No. 25-11, An Ordinance to Amend Section 8.01 of the Village Charter Requiring All Five Members of the Planning Commission to Serve as Electors, Eliminating the Requirement of One Elector to Also Serve as a Member of the Board of Education and Requiring Either a Member of Council or the Village Manager to Serve as an Ex-Officio Member of the Planning Commission was introduced and moved for approval by Councilmember Barsky.  Second by Vice Mayor Herman.

Discussion:

Law Director Crites explained the new ballot language was to provide better clarity as well as removing the voting power from the school district representative. 

Councilmember Barsky moved to amend Ordinance No. 25-11 to add And to Declare an Emergency to the title of the ordinance.  Second by Vice Mayor Herman. 

Mayor Hartfield called for a roll call vote to amend Ordinance No. 25-2011: Mershon (yes); O’Keefe (yes); Barsky (yes); Lerner (yes); McGowan (yes); Vice Mayor Herman (yes); Mayor Hartfield (yes).  Motion passed 7-0.  Ordinance No. 25-2011 was amended. 

Councilmember Mershon moved for the adoption of the emergency provision for Ordinance No. 25-2011.  Second by Vice Mayor Herman.

Mayor Hartfield called for a roll call vote to approve Ordinance No. 25-2011 as an emergency measure:  O’Keefe (yes); Barsky (yes); Lerner (yes); McGowan (no); Mershon (yes); Vice Mayor Herman (yes); Mayor Hartfield (yes).  Motion passed 6-1.  Ordinance No. 25-2011 passed as an emergency measure. 

Councilmember Lerner and Councilmember O’Keefe were in support of maintaining an ex-officio school board representative on the Planning Commission. 

Councilmember McGowan felt there was not a need to change the current arrangement.  However, he hoped that the district would be more proactive in keeping the position filled.

Vice Mayor Herman was concerned about whether the school district and Village would always have the same interests.  He was not comfortable with one special group (school district) to have a special voting privilege when other groups did not. 

Councilmember Mershon asked why the Village Manager was included as a person to serve as an ex-officio member especially as the Village Manager hired the Planner.  He advised that this change was not thoughtful.  Councilmember Mershon was in favor of allowing Council to appointment an ex-officio member or designate a representative. 

Councilmember Mershon moved to amend Ordinance No. 25-11 to remove the language where the Village Manager could be appointed as the Council ex-officio member and insert or a designee.  Second by Vice Mayor Herman. 

Mayor Hartfield called for a roll call vote to amend Ordinance No. 25-2011 to remove the language where the Village Manager could be appointed as the Council ex-officio member and insert or a designee: Barsky (yes); Lerner (yes); McGowan (yes); Mershon (yes); O’Keefe (yes); Vice Mayor Herman (yes); Mayor Hartfield (yes).  Motion passed 7-0.  Ordinance No. 25-2011 was amended.

Councilmember Lerner moved to amend Ordinance No. 25-11 to insert “or a designee” to the section regarding the Board of Education ex-officio appointment.  Second by Vice Mayor Herman.

Mayor Hartfield called for a roll call vote to amend Ordinance No. 25-2011 to insert “or a designee” to the section regarding the Board of Education ex-officio appointment: Lerner (yes); McGowan (no); Mershon (no); O’Keefe (yes); Barsky (yes); Vice Mayor Herman (yes); Mayor Hartfield (yes).  Motion passed 5-2.  Ordinance No. 25-2011 was amended. 

Councilmember Mershon indicated that the school district was given a voting position by a previous Council in order to maintain a good relationship with the school board.  The school district requested that we maintain the position.  He wanted the public to realize that a vote made by the school district was being taken away. 

Mayor Hartfield commented that if the Village had more buildable land or annexed a lot of additional property, then perhaps it would be a concern. 

Councilmember O’Keefe added that giving the school district a vote above other entities was an unfair advantage. 

Councilmember Barsky encouraged the school district to seek ex-officio status from other municipal organizations to be part of future decision making processes.

Mayor Hartfield called for a roll call vote to approve Ordinance No. 25-2011 as amended with an emergency measure:  McGowan (no); Mershon (no); O’Keefe (yes); Barsky (yes); Lerner (yes); Vice Mayor Herman (yes); Mayor Hartfield (yes).  Motion passed 5-2.  Ordinance No. 25-2011 was approved as amended and passed as an emergency measure. 

Ordinance No. 26-11, An Ordinance to Amend Section 9.04 of the Village Charter Requiring All Candidates for Council to be Eligible to Vote in the Primary Election and Permitting Any Elector to Sign a Petition for More than One Council Member and Further Changing the Time Requirement to do so from Seventy-Five Days to a Date Established by the Board of Elections was introduced and moved for approval by Councilmember Barsky.  Second by Vice Mayor Herman.

Discussion:

Law Director Crites explained that these changes were needed to more adequately be able to place an appropriate ordinance on the ballot due to changes in state law. 

Councilmember McGowan moved to amend Ordinance No. 26-11 to add And to Declare an Emergency to the title of the ordinance.  Second by Councilmember Barsky. 

Mayor Hartfield called for a roll call vote to amend Ordinance No. 26-2011:  Mershon (yes); O’Keefe (yes); Barsky (yes); Lerner (yes); McGowan (yes); Vice Mayor Herman (yes); Mayor Hartfield (yes).  Motion passed 7-0.  Ordinance No. 26-2011 was amended. 

Vice Mayor Herman moved for the adoption of the emergency provision for Ordinance No. 26-2011.  Second by Councilmember Barsky. 

Mayor Hartfield called for a roll call vote to approve Ordinance No. 26-2011 as an emergency measure: O’Keefe (yes); Barsky (yes); Lerner (yes); McGowan (yes); Mershon (yes); Vice Mayor Herman (yes); Mayor Hartfield (yes).  Motion passed 7-0.  Ordinance No. 26-2011 passed as an emergency measure. 

Law Director Crites advised Council that another amendment would need to be added to include Section 2.03 to the existing Section 2.02 as Council amended Section 2.03 this evening. 

Councilmember O’Keefe moved to amend Ordinance No. 26-11 to add Section 2.03 to existing Section 2.02.  Seconded by Vice Mayor Herman.

Mayor Hartfield called for a roll call vote to amend Ordinance No. 26-2011 to add Section 2.03 to existing Section 2.02:  Barsky (yes); Lerner (yes); McGowan (yes); Mershon (yes); O’Keefe (yes); Vice Mayor Herman (yes); Mayor Hartfield (yes).  Motion passed 7-0.  Ordinance No. 26-2011 was amended. 

Mayor Hartfield called for a roll call vote to approve Ordinance No. 26-2011 as amended with an emergency measure: Lerner (yes);  McGowan (yes); Mershon (yes); O’Keefe (yes); Barsky (yes); Vice Mayor Herman (yes); Mayor Hartfield (yes).  Motion passed 7-0.  Ordinance No. 26-2011 was approved as amended and passed as an emergency measure.

Ordinance No. 27-11, An Ordinance to Amend Section 10.01 of the Village Charter and Amending the Word “An” to “And” was introduced and moved for approval by Councilmember O’Keefe.  Second by Councilmember Barsky.

Law Director Crites explained that this change was a non-substantive language change. 

Councilmember McGowan moved to amend Ordinance No. 27-11 to add “And to Declare an Emergency” to the title of the ordinance.  Second by Councilmember Barsky. 

Mayor Hartfield called for a roll call vote to amend Ordinance No. 27-2011:  McGowan (yes); Mershon (yes); O’Keefe (yes); Barsky (yes); Lerner (yes); Vice Mayor Herman (yes); Mayor Hartfield (yes).  Motion passed 7-0.  Ordinance No. 27-2011 was amended.

Vice Mayor Herman moved for the adoption of the emergency provision for Ordinance No. 27-2011.  Second by Councilmember Lerner. 

Mayor Hartfield called for a roll call vote to approve Ordinance No. 27-2011 as an emergency measure:  Mershon (yes); O’Keefe (yes); Barsky (yes); Lerner (yes); McGowan (yes); Vice Mayor Herman (yes); Mayor Hartfield (yes).  Motion passed 7-0.  Ordinance No. 27-2011 passed as an emergency measure. 

Mayor Hartfield called for a roll call vote to approve Ordinance No. 27-2011 as amended with an emergency measure:  O’Keefe (yes); Barsky (yes); Lerner (yes); McGowan (yes); Mershon (yes); Vice Mayor Herman (yes); Mayor Hartfield (yes).  Motion passed 7-0.  Ordinance No. 27-2011 was approved as amended and passed as an emergency measure. 

Ordinance No. 28-11, An Ordinance to Amend Section 10.11 of the Village Charter to Establish a Date for Council to Appoint a Charter Review Commission and a Date for the Charter Review Commission’s Report of Recommendations for Amendments to be Presented to Council was introduced and moved for approval by Councilmember Barsky.  Second by Councilmember O’Keefe

Law Director Crites explained that the date the Charter Review Commission report was due needed to be pushed back in order to accommodate the statewide change in timing to submit ballot issues to the Board of Election.  This change should prevent future amendments to the Charter from needing declarations of emergency. 

Councilmember McGowan moved to amend Ordinance No. 28-11 to add “And to Declare an Emergency” to the title of the ordinance.  Second by Vice Mayor Herman. 

Mayor Hartfield called for a roll call vote to amend Ordinance No. 28-2011: Barsky (yes); Lerner (yes);  McGowan (yes); Mershon (yes); O’Keefe (yes); Vice Mayor Herman (yes); Mayor Hartfield (yes).  Motion passed 7-0.  Ordinance No. 28-2011 was amended. 

Vice Mayor Herman moved for the adoption of the emergency provision for Ordinance No. 28-2011.  Second by Councilmember Barsky. 

Mayor Hartfield called for a roll call vote to approve Ordinance No. 28-2011 as an emergency measure:  Lerner (yes); McGowan (yes); Mershon (yes); O’Keefe (yes); Barsky (yes); Vice Mayor Herman (yes); Mayor Hartfield (yes).  Motion passed 7-0.  Ordinance No. 28-2011 passed as an emergency measure. 

Mayor Hartfield called for a roll call vote to approve Ordinance No. 28-2011 as amended with an emergency measure:  McGowan (yes); Mershon (yes); O’Keefe (yes); Barsky (yes); Lerner (yes); Vice Mayor Herman (yes); Mayor Hartfield (yes).  Motion passed 7-0.  Ordinance No. 28-2011 was approved as amended and passed as an emergency measure.

NEW BUSINESS

Resolution No. 11-39, A Resolution Expressing Granville Village Council Support for the Use of Golf Carts and Other Under Speed Vehicles Within the Village of Granville was introduced and moved for approval by Councilmember McGowan.  Second by Vice Mayor Herman.

Discussion:

Councilmember McGowan asked if under speed vehicles would need to be registered, licensed, have lights and wipers.  Interim Manager Feldman responded in the affirmative. 

Council thanked Burke Abbott for his participation in requesting this legislation and working with Village Council. 

Mayor Hartfield called for a vote to approve Resolution No. 11-39.   Motion carried 7-0.  Resolution No. 11-39 approved.

Resolution No. 11-40, A Resolution to Authorize the Village Manager to Advertise for Bids for the Extension of the South Main Street Water Line was introduced and moved for approval by Councilmember McGowan.  Second by Councilmember Barsky. 

No discussion.  

Mayor Hartfield called for a vote to approve Resolution No. 11-40.   Motion carried 7-0.  Resolution No. 11-40 approved.

Resolution No. 11-41, A Resolution to Authorize Legal Counsel Representing the Village to Enter into a Settlement Agreement in the Matter of Jesse R. Slocum vs. the Village of Granville was introduced and moved for approval by Councilmember McGowan.  Second by Councilmember Barsky. 

No discussion. 

Mayor Hartfield called for a vote to approve Resolution No. 11-41.   Motion carried 7-0.  Resolution No. 11-41 approved. 

Resolution No. 11-42, A Resolution to Appoint Paul Feldman as Acting Village Manager of the Village Manager of the Village of Granville and Establish the Acting Assistant Village Manager’s Salary was introduced and moved for approval by Councilmember Barsky.  Second by Councilmember O’Keefe. 

Discussion: 

Interim Village Manager Feldman indicated that this legislation was necessary in order to prevent any duplication of positions and to allow for an overlap/transition period for the new Village Manage by establishing a second Assistant Village Manager position.

Mayor Hartfield called for a vote to approve Resolution No. 11-42.   Motion carried 7-0.  Resolution No. 11-42 approved. 

Ordinance No. 31-11, 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 was introduced and a hearing date recommended for August 3, 2011 by Councilmember McGowan.  Second by Vice Mayor Herman. 

Mayor Hartfield scheduled a public hearing for Ordinance No. 31-2011 for the August 3, 2011 Council meeting. 

REVIEW OF MINUTES

Regularly Scheduled Meeting of June 15, 2011 

Councilmember McGowan made a motion to approve the June 15, 2011

minutes. Second by Councilmember Barsky. Motion carried 7-0.

MAYOR’S COURT REPORT – June

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

Councilmember O’Keefe moved to accept the June Mayor’s Court report.  Second by Vice Mayor Herman.  Motion carried 7-0. 

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 – June

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

Vice Mayor Herman thanked Interim Manager Feldman for developing the new cover memo for the Manager’s Report and for his service for the past several months. 

Councilmember McGowan moved to accept the June Monthly Manager’s Report   Second by Councilmember Barsky.  Motion carried 7-0. 

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 (Council as a Whole)

No report. 

Granville Foundation (Mershon)

No report. 

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

No report. 

Planning Commission (O’Keefe)

No report.

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

No report. 

Granville Recreation District  (McGowan)

No report. 

Tree & Landscape Commission (Lerner)

Councilmember Lerner reported that the Commission was working to remove trees that were dead or dying and reviewing preliminary plans for changes to Opera House Park. 

Union Cemetery (Barsky)

Councilmember Barsky reported that the Fannins completed their work last week with a successful work day at the cemetery.  There were many good improvements made.  She also thanked Service Director Hopkins for his extraordinary help while the Fannins were in town. 

OTHER COUNCIL MATTERS

Interim Manager Feldman reported that an Ohio EPA loan was awarded to the Village for the purchase of an ultra-violet disinfection system. 

The Ohio EPA also advised that the Village’s lime storage lagoons needed to be addressed as to how the Village would handle lime storage.  The Village needed to set a compliance schedule with the Ohio EPA.

The Village was in the process for seeking bids from providers to complete a water and sewer rate study.  Bids were received from B & B at a cost of $20,000, ECR at a cost of $10,000 and Malcolm Pirnie at a cost of $8,000.  Interim Manager Feldman recommended going with Malcom Pirnie. 

Village Council would be hosting a meet and greet for the new Village Manager prior to the Village Council meeting on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 from 6:30 to 7:30pm. 

Councilmember O’Keefe moved for a resolution of appreciation for Paul Feldman.  Second by Councilmember Lerner.  Council thanked Interim Manager Feldman for stepping into the manager position and moving things forward and all of the good work he accomplished in the Village.  Interim Manager Feldman thanked Council for the opportunity to work for the Village.

ADJOURNMENT (9:38pm)

Councilmember McGowan made a motion to adjourn.  Second by Councilmember Barsky.  Motion carried 7-0. 

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