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Council Minutes February 19, 2014

Village of Granville

Council Minutes

February 19, 2014

 

CALL TO ORDER (by Mayor Hartfield at 7:37pm) 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE 

ROLL CALL

Those responding to the roll call were Councilmembers Johnson, McGowan, Montgomery, Vice Mayor Barsky, Mayor Hartfield, Manager Stilwell and Law Director King. 

Vice Mayor Barsky moved to excuse Councilmembers Lerner and O’Keefe from the meeting.  Second by Councilmember McGowan.  Motion carried. 

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Councilmember McGowan moved approve the agenda.  Second by Vice Mayor Barsky.  Motion carried.      

CITIZEN COMMENTS (7:38pm) 

As no one appeared to speak, Mayor Hartfield closed Citizen Comments at 7:38pm. 

PUBLIC HEARING 

Ordinance No. 01-2014, An Ordinance to Amend Sections 1135.01, 1149.03, 1149.04, 1149.05, 1149.06, 1149.07, 1149.08. 1165.02, 1165.03 and Add Section 1149.09 of the Codified Ordinances of the Village of Granville, Ohio Pertaining to Definitions, Non-Conforming Uses and Structures and the Open Space District Standards 

Ordinance No. 02-2014, An Ordinance to Amend Sections 1113.03, 1113.04 and Add Section 1113.05 of the Codified Ordinances of the Village of Granville, Ohio Pertaining to the Procedure for Plat Approval

As no one appeared to speak, Mayor Hartfield closed the Public Hearing at 7:39pm. 

OLD BUSINESS 

Ordinance No. 01-2014, An Ordinance to Amend Sections 1135.01, 1149.03, 1149.04, 1149.05, 1149.06, 1149.07, 1149.08. 1165.02, 1165.03 and Add Section 1149.09 of the Codified Ordinances of the Village of Granville, Ohio Pertaining to Definitions, Non-Conforming Uses and Structures and the Open Space District Standards was introduced and moved for approval by Councilmember McGowan.                     

Second by Vice Mayor Barsky.

Discussion:

Vice Mayor Barsky asked if the “notwithstanding” language was the best choice of language in Section 1149.03.  Law Director King indicated that using that language was the best method to explain the purpose of the code and maintain a strong legal standing.  He stated that he had reviewed many different options, but using “notwithstanding” was the best choice. 

Mayor Hartfield called for a roll call vote to approve Ordinance No. 01-2014:  Johnson (yes); McGowan (yes); Montgomery (yes); Vice Mayor Barsky (yes); Mayor Hartfield (yes).  Motion passed 5-0.  Ordinance No. 01-2014 was approved. 

Ordinance No. 02-2014, An Ordinance to Amend Sections 1113.03, 1113.04 and Add Section 1113.05 of the Codified Ordinances of the Village of Granville, Ohio Pertaining to the Procedure for Plat Approval was introduced and moved for approval by Councilmember McGowan.  Second by Vice Mayor Barsky. 

Mayor Hartfield called for a roll call vote to approve Ordinance No. 02-2014:  McGowan (yes); Montgomery (yes); Johnson (yes); Vice Mayor Barsky (yes); Mayor Hartfield (yes).  Motion passed 5-0.  Ordinance No. 02-2014 was approved. 

NEW BUSINESS 

Summary of Council Retreat Goals & Objectives 

Manager Stilwell indicated that Council was provided with a brief description of the top nine goals that were suggested and recommended by Council during their recent retreat.  

Vice Mayor Barsky commented that some of the goals not listed in the top nine may well be addressed as part of the selected goals. 

Manager Stilwell indicated that staff would now begin the process to look into addressing each of these issues.  This information would be provided to the media also.  Manager Stilwell thanked Council for making the retreat such an effective working session and for their efforts.  These goals would be used to set future budgets. 

REVIEW OF MINUTES

Regularly Scheduled Meeting of February 5, 2014 

Vice Mayor Barsky made a motion to approve the February 5, 2014 minutes.  Second by Councilmember McGowan.  Motion carried. 

Special Scheduled Meeting of February 8, 2014 

Councilmember McGowan made a motion to approve the February 8, 2014 minutes.  Second by Vice Mayor Barsky.  Motion carried. 

MAYOR’S COURT REPORT – January 

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

Vice Mayor Barsky moved to accept the January Mayor’s Court Report.  Second by Councilmember McGowan.  Motion carried. 

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 – January 

The Manager's Report for the month of January was presented for review. 

Vice Mayor Barsky moved to accept the January Manager’s Report.  Second by Councilmember McGowan.  Motion carried. 

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

COMMITTEE REPORTS 

Granville Foundation – (Montgomery)

Councilmember Montgomery reported that the Foundation held its annual meeting and elected new officers.  Sarah Rapp was elected as the new President.  A regular meeting was also held that approved the grant applications and funding options. 

Granville Recreation District – (McGowan)

Councilmember McGowan reported that the GRD was in the process of setting up spring programming. 

Planning Commission – (Johnson)

Councilmember Johnson reported that the GPC heard one application to approve café seating for Moe’s Barbeque.  The seating approved was for picnic tables surrounded by planters.  This request will also come before Village Council for approval. 

Open Space Committee (O’Keefe)

No report.

Tree & Landscape Commission – (Lerner)

No report. 

Union Cemetery – (Barsky)

No report. 

OTHER COUNCIL MATTERS 

Deer Management Report

Clerk Prasher provided Council with a report of the deer management program for the 2013-2014 hunting season.  She indicated that ninety-three deer were taken during the season with one hundred hunters requesting permission to participate in the program.  Numbers were down this year in the Village program as well as across the state.  Hunters reported that the does seemed more nocturnal than previous years.  Residents continue to be supportive of the program with new properties being offered each year.   Clerk Prasher also provided Council with an evaluation of possible ways the program could be modified to not take as much of the Clerk’s time.  Council expressed their appreciation of all of the Clerk’s efforts with the program and indicated their continued support for this program. 

OTHER STAFF MATTERS 

Manager Stilwell advised Council that the Granville Township Trustees approved the purchase of development rights for the Granville Golf Course.  Law Director King was reviewing an easement for the Village to purchase the development rights to the improved areas of the Golf Course.  Legislation could potentially come before Council at the March 5th meeting for introduction with a public hearing on March 19th

ADJOURNMENT (8:02pm) 

Councilmember Johnson made a motion to adjourn.  Second by Councilmember McGowan.  Motion carried.  

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