Granville Community Calendar

Council Minutes June 15, 2011

VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE

COUNCIL MINUTES

June 15, 2011

 

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

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

ROLL CALL

Those responding to the roll call were Councilmembers Barsky, Lerner, McGowan, Mershon, O’Keefe, Vice Mayor Herman, Mayor Hartfield, Acting Manager Feldman and Law Director Crites. 

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Councilmember McGowan moved to approve the agenda.  Second by Councilmember Lerner. Motion carried (7-0).   

CITIZEN COMMENTS (7:32pm)

 

Burke Abbott, 46 Waterford Court, requested that Council consider permitting golf carts on Village roadways.  He advised Council that golf carts can get thirty (30) miles per gallon, were low impact on roadways, and with the use of electric carts, could be cleaner for the environment.  Golf carts were available as electric or gas powered carts.  Golf carts would need to have specific equipment that would allow them to be street legal which included brakes, head and tail lights, turn signals, horn, front windshield, mirrors, wipers, license plate light, and seat belts.  Mr. Abbott asked that Council consider his proposal.

Councilmember McGowan indicated some communities currently have approved the use of golf carts on municipal streets.

Candi Moore, 405 East College Street, spoke on behalf of the Bryn Du Commission.  Ms. Moore indicated that Council would be reviewing a resolution that evening that would indicate Council’s support for paving an additional parking area at the Bryn Du Mansion.  The parking was between the Carriage House and Terrace building.  A bid had already been received and reviewed by the Commission.  The Bryn Du Commission requested $50,000 for capital improvements in the 2011 budget.  The balance of funds needed for the project would come out of the Commission operating budget for 2011.  Ms. Moore requested Council’s support for the resolution. 

PRESENTATION

Dan Bellman, Chair of the Charter Review Commission, advised Council that the Commission had completed its work.  He introduced the members of the Commission, who were in attendance – Fred Biesecker, Vice Chair, Gail McConnon, Secretary, and Tom Bunyard.  Mr. Bellman indicated that several of the proposed Charter changes were housekeeping type items including a change in the petition submittal deadline and the inclusion of electronic media as part of the notification process.  Mr. Bellman indicated that a few changes were more significant including a proposal to pay Councilmembers an annual stipend of $6,500.  

Mr. Bunyard indicated that he was strongly opposed to that change.  He felt it was wrong to saddle the community with this additional, unneeded expenditure.  He also felt that by paying Councilmembers, it could attract the wrong type of individual.  Councilmembers currently volunteer their services. 

 Manager’s salary that reduced the Manager’s salary by forty percent (40%) if the Manager was not a Village resident.  The proposal would also make the Village Manager an at-will employment position.  Councilmember McGowan asked if other communities had similar requirements.  Mr. Bellman indicated that he preferred that the Village make independent choices rather than follow the crowd.  The Village should look at different, unique perspectives and support creative ideas.  What other communities do was not relevant.   Councilmember Mershon asked was resources what used to select this choice.  Mr. Bunyard indicated that the Commission was trying to give an incentive for the Manager to live in the Village.

Council thanked Mr. Bellman and the Commission members for their service.  Council asked the Commission members to attend the public hearing.

Councilmember Mershon asked if the Commission had received any comments from residents regarding this proposal.  Mr.  Bellman indicated that the Commission had not received any feedback.

Councilmember McGowan asked if the Commission knew of other communities who provided a stipend.  Mr. Bellman indicated that Newark paid their Councilmembers.

Mr. Bellman indicated that another proposal was to put a contingency as part of the Village Councilmember McGowan asked when these ordinances needed to be approved.  Law Director Crites indicated that all items needed to be submitted to the Board of Elections by August 10, 2011.  Depending on when Council held the public hearings for these ordinances, passing the ordinances by emergency provision may need to be added.

Councilmember Mershon asked if the Commission had spoken with the Board of Education regarding removing the school board appointee from the Planning Commission.  Mr. Bunyard indicated that the Commission had not spoken with the Board.

OLD BUSINESS

Resolution No. 2011-32, A Resolution to Adopt the Decision of the Council of the Village of Granville Affirming the Decision of the Granville Planning Commission Approving Application No. 2011-28 with Conditions and Adopting Decision Findings and Conclusions of Law was introduced and moved for approval by Councilmember Barsky.  Second by Vice Mayor Herman.

Discussion:

Councilmember Barsky asked if the transcript of the hearing would be attached to the minutes so anyone reviewing the appeal would have the opportunity to read what transpired.  Clerk Prasher indicated that the transcript of the meeting was attached to the June 1, 2011 meeting minutes. 

 ayor Hartfield called for a roll call vote to approve Ordinance No. 13-2011: Lerner – yes; McGowan – yes; Mershon – no; Barsky – yes; Herman – yes; Hartfield – yes.  Motion passed (5-1).  Ordinance No. 13-2011 was approved. 

NEW BUSINESS

Resolution No. 2011-33, A Resolution, as a One-Time Event, Authorizing Full-time Employees the Ability to Voluntarily Donate Vacation Leave Hours and/or Sick Leave Hours to a Certain Full-time Employee of the Village of Granville Who Will Exhaust All Accumulated Sick and Vacation Leave Due to a Serious Medical Condition was introduced and moved for approval by Councilmember McGowan.  Second by Councilmember Barsky.

Discussion

Councilmember O’Keefe asked if this resolution was for a second employee.  Acting Village Manager Feldman indicated that it was for a long time employee who was experiencing a major illness.

Councilmember Lerner asked if the Village Personnel Policy should be amended.  Acting Manager Feldman indicated that staff was looking into making a change to the personnel policy; however, there were a number of other issues that also needed to be addressed.  Staff’s intention was to make all of the changes at the same time.

Vote to approve Resolution No. 2011-33.  Motion carried (7-0).  Resolution No. 2011-33 was adopted.

Resolution No. 2011-34, A Resolution to Reject the Bids Submitted for the South Main Street Stand-By Pump and Authorize the Village Manager to Readvertise for Bids for a Permanent Stand-By Pump for the South Main Street Pump Station was introduced and moved for approval by Councilmember McGowan.  Second by Councilmember Mershon.

Discussion

Councilmember O’Keefe asked if the previous bids were higher than the Engineer’s estimate.  Acting Manager Feldman indicated that the bids were higher due to a recent change in the design of the pump mandated by the EPA.  The original estimate was for $55,950 and the lowest bid was $69,500. 

Councilmember Barsky asked if the new specifications would be included in this new bid.  Acting Manager Feldman responded in the affirmative.  The new pump would be an addition to the two existing electric pumps.  The new pump would be a diesel fueled pump to cover outages and help with any increase future flow.

Vice Mayor Herman asked the number of manufacturers of this pump.  Acting Manager Feldman indicated that there was only one supplier. 

Vice Mayor Herman questioned the value of the service being provided by the engineering firm of Bird & Bull.  Councilmember Mershon commented that this bid was the second bid that had been significantly off from the estimate.

Vote to approve Resolution No. 2011-34.  Motion carried (7-0).  Resolution No. 2011-34 was adopted.

Resolution No. 2011-35, A Resolution Supporting the Ohio Department of Transportation’s (ODOT’s) Application to the Ohio State Technical Review Advisor Committee (TRAC) for Funding to Construct an Interchange at the Intersection of Cherry Valley Road and State Route 16 was introduced and moved for approval by Councilmember McGowan.  Second by Councilmember Barsky.

Discussion

Councilmember Barsky indicated that she had a problem with the language in the resolution.  The resolution refers to the State Route 16 and Cherry Valley Road intersection, not the new, proposed at-grade intersection located east of the current State Route 16 and Cherry Valley Road intersection.  She wondered if this issue could have legal ramifications.  It is a language issue, but also a specificity issue in terms of detail.  Acting Manager Feldman suggested removing the first that addresses the State Route 16 and Cherry Valley Road intersection.  Councilmember Barsky commented that the language was also in the resolution title.  Law Director Crites indicated that the Whereas language could be deleted and change the language in Section 1.

Councilmember Lerner suggested adding the language describing the new intersection being located east of the current intersection.

Councilmember Mershon suggested that the important word in the resolution was the application and the rest of the information describes that application.

Councilmember Barsky made a motion to delete all of the Whereas clauses in Resolution No. 20111-35 and change the language in Section 1 to read The Village of Granville hereby declares its support for Licking County’s application to the Ohio State Technical Review Advisory Committee for funding to construct the preferred, alternate, replacement intersection to the east of the current intersection of State Route 16 and Cherry Valley Road.  Second by Councilmember O’Keefe. 

Councilmember Mershon questioned if ODOT would understand Councilmember Barsky’s intent.  Councilmember Barsky felt ODOT would understand as they provided the preferred location language. 

Councilmember Mershon questioned the timing of submitting this information to the State and if they would accept the amendment.  Acting Manager Feldman indicated that the application submittal deadline was July 15th.  ODOT will submit the application regardless of this Council’s action.  The resolution would be helpful. 

Mayor Hartfield called for a roll call vote to approve the proposed amendment to Resolution No. 2011-35: Lerner – no; McGowan – no; Mershon – no; O’Keefe – yes; Barsky – no; Herman – no; Hartfield – no.  Motion failed (1-6).  The amendment to Resolution No. 2011-35 was not approved. 

Councilmember Lerner asked the purpose of having this information in the resolution.  Was it for clarity?  Mayor Hartfield indicated that the resolution would be used as support for making their case to ODOT. 

Councilmember Mershon suggested adding an additional Whereas clause for clarity regarding the location.  Councilmember Barsky suggested leaving the Whereas clauses and just make a change to Section 1.

Councilmember Barsky moved to change the language in Section 1 to read The Village of Granville hereby declares its support for Licking County’s application to the Ohio State Technical Review Advisory Committee for funding to construct the preferred, alternate, replacement intersection to the east of the current intersection of State Route 16 and Cherry Valley Road.  Second by Councilmember Mershon. 

Vote to approve the amendment to Resolution No. 2011-35.  Motion carried (7-0).  Resolution No. 2011-34 was amended.

Vote to approve Resolution No. 2011-35 as amended.  Motion carried (7-0).  Resolution No. 2011-35 was adopted as amended.

Resolution No. 2011-36, A Resolution to Approve Improvements Proposed by the Bryn Du Commission to the Parking Lot was introduced and moved for approval by Councilmember Barsky.  Second by Vice Mayor Herman.

Discussion

Councilmember Lerner asked if the paving would involve the large, back gravel lot.  Acting Manager Feldman indicated that it would not.  The Commission was planning to pave a gravel area between Granville Visual Studio Arts’ building and the barn. 

Councilmember McGowan asked how many additional spaces would be added.  Chair Candi Moore indicated that an additional twenty-one spaces would be added. 

Councilmember O’Keefe asked if the Commission had considered using a more permeable surface.  Ms. Moore indicated that permeable surfaces had been researched, but those surface applications were too costly.

Councilmember O’Keefe asked if there were issues with possible water run-off problems.  Ms. Moore indicated that there were no run-off problems expected.  This paving process would include making storm water drainage improvements. 

Councilmember Lerner questioned the need to apply additional hard surfaces and cover additional lawn space.  Ms. Moore indicated that the Mansion did not have adequate parking available for events.  Executive Director Cramer indicated that this new lot would provide additional handicap accessibility and would make it easier to plow that area during the winter months.

Vote to approve Resolution No. 2011-36.  Motion carried (7-0).  Resolution No. 2011-36 was adopted. 

Resolution No. 2011-37, A Resolution Authorizing the Village Manager to Waive the Capacity Charge for the Granville Township Service Department Sewer Connection was introduced and moved for approval by Councilmember Barsky.  Second by Councilmember O’Keefe.

Discussion

Councilmember Mershon asked how this waiver would impact Kendal at Granville.  Acting Manager Feldman indicated that the Township was willing to pay Kendal the fees for increased usage from 1,000 to 3,000 gallons per month.   Notes in the file indicated that the capacity fee was to be waived back in 2009, but there was no official Council action taken affirming that decision.  This resolution would make that affirmation.

Vote to approve Resolution No. 2011-37.  Motion carried (7-0).  Resolution No. 2011-37 was adopted.

Prior to introducing the legislative changes recommended by the Charter Review Commission, Council wanted to discuss whether they would meet for the July 6th regular meeting.  Councilmember Lerner moved that Council discuss whether to meet on July 6, 2011.  Second by Councilmember McGowan.  

Vote to approve discussion of July 6, 2011 meeting.  Motion carried (7-0). 

Several Council members indicated that they would not be available to meet on July 6, 2011.

Councilmember McGowan moved to cancel the July 6, 2011 regular Council meeting.  Second by Councilmember O’Keefe.

Vote to cancel the July 6, 2011 regular Council meeting.  Motion carried (7-0). 

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 a hearing date recommended for July 20, 2011 by Councilmember Lerner.  Second by Councilmember Barsky.

Mayor Hartfield scheduled a public hearing for Ordinance No. 15-11 for the July 20, 2011 Council meeting.

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 a hearing date recommended for July 20, 2011 by Councilmember Barsky.  Second by Councilmember O’Keefe.

Mayor Hartfield scheduled a public hearing for Ordinance No. 16-11 for the July 20, 2011 Council meeting.

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 was introduced and a hearing date recommended for July 20, 2011 by Vice Mayor Herman.  Second by Councilmember Lerner.

Mayor Hartfield scheduled a public hearing for Ordinance No. 17-11 for the July 20, 2011 Council meeting.

Ordinance No. 18-11, An Ordinance to Amend Section 2.07 of the Village Charter Establishing Council Members Salary at a Rate of $6,500 Per Year, and Providing for a Mechanism to Adjust Annually

Councilmember Lerner asked if Village Council was once a paid position.  Vice Mayor Herman responded that Council was paid, but twenty years ago those salaries were eliminated.  Community members should serve on Council for the right reasons and not for remuneration. 

Councilmember Mershon moved to not consider and reject the recommendation to submit Ordinance No. 18-11 on the ballot.  Second by Councilmember O’Keefe.

Councilmember Mershon commented that the current Village Charter provides Council the authority to set a salary if needed.  A charter change would not be needed. 

Councilmember McGowan commented that previous Councilmembers were paid $25 per meeting.  Councilmember Barsky indicated that salary costs also accumulated OPERS costs. 

Vote to not place Ordinance No. 18-2011 on the ballot.  Motion carried (7-0).  Ordinance No. 18-2011 will not be considered.

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 a hearing date recommended for July 20, 2011 by Councilmember Barsky.  Second by Councilmember O’Keefe. 

Mayor Hartfield scheduled a public hearing for Ordinance No. 19-11 for the July 20, 2011 Council meeting.

Ordinance No. 20-11, An Ordinance to Amend Section 2.14 of the Village Charter to Direct that the Agenda of all Council Meetings be Set by the Mayor in Coordination with the Village Manager

Councilmember Mershon moved to not consider and reject the recommendation to submit Ordinance No. 20-11 on the ballot.  Second by Councilmember Barsky.

Vote to not place Ordinance No. 20-2011 on the ballot.  Motion carried (7-0).  Ordinance No. 20-2011 will not be considered.

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 a hearing date recommended for July 20, 2011 by Councilmember Barsky.  Second by Councilmember Lerner.

Mayor Hartfield scheduled a public hearing for Ordinance No. 21-11 for the July 20, 2011 Council meeting.

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 a hearing date recommended for July 20, 2011 by Councilmember Lerner.  Second by Councilmember Barsky.

Mayor Hartfield scheduled a public hearing for Ordinance No. 22-11 for the July 20, 2011 Council meeting.

Ordinance No, 23-11, An Ordinance to Amend Section 4.02 of the Village Charter to the Village of Granville. Ohio

Councilmember Mershon moved to not consider and reject the recommendation to submit Ordinance No. 23-11 on the ballot.  Second by Councilmember O’Keefe. 

Mr. Bellman indicated that the percentage amount could be set at any level.  The Commission was mostly interested in insuring that the Manager lives within the Village.

Councilmember McGowan asked about the impact of this change on the current hire for Village Manager. 

Vice Mayor Herman applauded the Commission’s interest in trying to find way to make sure the Village Manager lived in the Village, but he was concerned about adding this type of requirement to the Charter.  He also questioned whether it would have the desired impact. 

Councilmember Mershon commented that the Village Council had the ability to make charter changes at any time in the future and place them on the ballot.  

Vote to not place Ordinance No. 23-2011 on the ballot.  Motion carried (7-0).  Ordinance No. 23-2011 will not be considered.

Ordinance No, 24-11, An Ordinance to Amend Section 5.07 of the Village Charter to the Village of Granville, Ohio

Councilmember Mershon questioned that removal of the word substantial could cause some conflict for Councilmembers who might have a 401K or mutual fund that was invested in Park National Bank, which could cause a conflict and recuse yourself from voting.  Law Director Crites indicated that you could be in conflict and not know it. 

Commission member Bunyard indicated that the Commission felt the word substantial was vague and that any type of financial interest should not be permitted. 

Councilmember Mershon questioned if there had been problems with this issue.  Council determined that there were no previous issues.

Councilmember Mershon moved to not consider and reject the recommendation to submit Ordinance No. 24-11 on the ballot.  Second by Councilmember O’Keefe. 

Vote to not place Ordinance No. 24-2011 on the ballot.  Motion carried (7-0).  Ordinance No. 24-2011 will not be considered.

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 a hearing date recommended for July 20, 2011 by Councilmember Lerner.  Second by Councilmember Barsky.

Mayor Hartfield scheduled a public hearing for Ordinance No. 25-11 for the July 20, 2011 Council meeting.

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 a hearing date recommended for July 20, 2011 by Councilmember Barsky.  Second by Councilmember Lerner.

Mayor Hartfield scheduled a public hearing for Ordinance No. 26-11 for the July 20, 2011 Council meeting.

Councilmember Mershon asked that the language in the last sentence be reviewed as the intent may not be clear.

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 a hearing date recommended for July 20, 2011 by Councilmember Barsky.  Second by Councilmember Lerner.

Mayor Hartfield scheduled a public hearing for Ordinance No. 27-11 for the July 20, 2011 Council meeting.

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 a hearing date recommended for July 20, 2011 by Councilmember Lerner.  Second by Vice Mayor Herman.

Mayor Hartfield scheduled a public hearing for Ordinance No. 28-11 for the July 20, 2011 Council meeting.

REVIEW OF MINUTES

Regularly Scheduled Meeting of June 1, 2011

Councilmember Barsky made a motion to approve the June 1, 2011 minutes. Second by Councilmember Lerner. Motion carried 7-0.

Special Scheduled Meeting of June 8, 2011 

Councilmember Barsky made a motion to approve the June 8, 2011 minutes. Second by Councilmember Lerner.  Motion carried 7-0.

MAYOR’S COURT REPORT – May

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

Councilmember O’Keefe moved to accept the May Mayor’s Court report.  Second by Councilmember Barsky.  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 – May

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

Councilmember Barsky moved to accept the May Monthly Manager’s Report   Second by Councilmember McGowan.  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 (EFP) – (All Councilmembers)  

No report.

Granville Foundation – (Mershon)

No report.

Light, Safety, Sts/Sidewalks, Utility Committee (LSSU) – (Hartfield, Herman, McGowan)

No report.

Planning Commission – (O’Keefe)

Councilmember O’Keefe reported on the June 6th and Jun 13th Planning Commission meetings.  She indicated that the application submitted by Terra Nova was approved.  Day Y Noche’s sign application was approved.  An application from Denison University to enlarge one of the dorms was approved as well as a fence and lot split.

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

No report.

Granville Recreation District – (McGowan)

No report.

Tree & Landscape Commission - (Lerner)

Councilmember Lerner indicated that five trees were being removed and an ash tree was being trimmed.  The Tree Trimming Committee would be holding their first meeting on June 21, 2011 at 7:00pm.  The Commission would be stabilizing the bell and replacing the stone base prior to July 4th as their first project to renovate Opera House park.   Tree landscaping beds would be beautified prior to the July 4th celebration.

Union Cemetery (Barsky)

Councilmember Barsky reported that the community work day on the Old Colony Burial Grounds would be Saturday, June 25th from 9am to 3pm.  Everyone was welcome to participate.

OTHER COUNCIL MATTERS

Acting Manager Feldman reminded Council that he first Committee of the Whole meeting would be on Wednesday, June 29th at 7pm.  Council would also be holding an Executive Session at that meeting.  Council would be discussing downtown recycling, the use of golf carts in the Village, duty weapons for the police department and permitting chickens in the Village.

Councilmember O’Keefe reported on the sustainability meeting with the EPA on June 9th.  She indicated that it was an interesting meeting.  The EPA suggested that environmental and green issues be included in the master plan.  She indicated that items discussed were location development, energy conservation, and water conservation.  The EPA indicated that they would be willing to help develop legislation to encourage sustainability within the community.

Acting Manager Feldman reported on the emergency exercise between the Village and Township fire department.  The scenario of the exercise was a leak in the Marathon gas pipe onto the Village wellfield.   An emergency operating center was organized and staff worked through the problem in real time.  Acting Manager Feldman reported that the exercise was a great learning experience.  The staff was engage and benefited from the exercise.  This exercise was the first ever type event between the Village and Township.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Councilmember O’Keefe moved to enter into Executive Session, pursuant to ORC §121.22(G)(1) – “to consider the appointment or employment of a public employee or official.” Second by Councilmember Lerner.

Mayor Hartfield called for a roll call vote: McGowan – yes; Mershon – yes; O’Keefe – yes; Barsky – yes; Lerner – yes; Herman – yes; Hartfield – yes. Motion carried 7-0. Time in: 9:05pm. 

Councilmember McGowan moved to return to regular session.  Second by Councilmember Barsky.

Mayor Hartfield called for a roll call vote: Mershon – yes; O’Keefe – yes; Barsky – yes; Lerner – yes; McGowan – yes; Herman – yes; Hartfield – yes. Motion carried 7-0. Time out: 9:55pm. 

Council returned to regular session.

Ordinance No. 14-11, An Ordinance Appointing Steven B. Stilwell Village Manager, Establishing the Salary of the Village Manager, and Declaring an Emergency was introduced and moved for approval by Councilmember Mershon.  Second by Vice Mayor Herman. 

Discussion:

Councilmember McGowan indicated that he felt Mr. Stilwell was a qualified candidate, but could not support voting for an agreement that paid a candidate at the top end of the salary range even with all of his previous experience.  Councilmember McGowan indicated that he would be abstaining from the vote.

Councilmember Barsky indicated that she felt Mr. Stilwell was a great candidate.  Council wished Mr. Stilwell the best of luck.

Councilmember Mershon moved for the approval of Ordinance No. 14-11 as an Emergency measure.  Second by Councilmember Barsky.

Mayor Hartfield called for a roll call vote on the emergency for Ordinance No. 14-11:  O’Keefe – yes; Barsky- yes; Lerner – yes; McGowan – yes; Mershon – yes; Herman – yes; Hartfield – yes.  Motion carried 7-0.  The emergency for Ordinance No. 14-11 passed.

Mayor Hartfield called for a roll call vote to approve Ordinance No. 14-11 and declaring an emergency:  Barsky- yes; Lerner – yes; McGowan – abstain; Mershon – yes; O’Keefe – yes; Herman – yes; Hartfield – yes.  Motion carried 6-0-1.  Ordinance No. 14-11 passed declaring an emergency

Mr. Stilwell thanked Council and indicated that it would be a pleasure and an opportunity to work for the Village of Granville.  He was looking forward to coming on board.

ADJOURNMENT (10:00pm)

Councilmember McGowan moved to adjourn the meeting. Second by Vice Mayor Herman. Motion carried 7-0. Meeting adjourned.

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