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Council Minutes May 7, 2014



May 7, 2014


CALL TO ORDER (by Mayor Hartfield at 7:40pm) 



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


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


Lynne Kishler, 327 West Elm Street, advised Council that the Village was again awarded the Tree City USA award for a twenty-third year and the Growth Award for the eighth year.  The Tree & Landscape Commission thanked Village Council for the support for trees and the park.  Ms. Kishler also thanked Vice Mayor Barsky for participating in the Arbor Day celebration and Clerk Prasher for all of her assistance. 

As no one else appeared to speak, Mayor Hartfield closed Citizens Comments at 7:43pm.


Ordinance No. 04-2014, An Ordinance to Revise the Codified Ordinances by Adopting Current Replacement Pages

As no one appeared to speak, Mayor Hartfield closed Public Hearing at 7:44pm.


Ordinance No. 04-2014, An Ordinance to Revise the Codified Ordinances by Adopting Current Replacement Pages was introduced and moved for approval by Councilmember McGowan.  Second by Vice Mayor Barsky.

No discussion.

Mayor Hartfield called for a roll call vote to approve Ordinance No. 04-2014:  Johnson (yes); Lerner (yes); McGowan (yes); Montgomery (yes); O’Keefe (yes); Vice Mayor Barsky (yes); Mayor Hartfield (yes).  Motion passed 7-0.  Ordinance No. 04-2014 was approved.


Resolution No. 2014-24, A Resolution to Appoint a Member to the Planning Commission was introduced and moved for approval by Councilmember Montgomery.  Second by Councilmember McGowan. 


Council thanked Mr. Potaracke for his willingness to serve. 

Mayor Hartfield called for a vote to approve Resolution No. 2014-24.  Motion carried.  Resolution No. 2014-24 was adopted. 

Resolution No. 2014-25, A Resolution of Continued Financial Support for the Planned Construction of a New State Route 16 and Cherry Valley Road Interchange was introduced and moved for approval by Councilmember McGowan.  Second by Vice Mayor Barsky. 


Planner Terry indicated that this Resolution was a reaffirmation of previously passed legislation authorizing a commitment to fund the additional costs of lights, railing and pathway improvements to the interchange at a cost of $250,000. 

Councilmember McGowan asked why it indicated that the funding was more than originally projected.  Planner Terry indicated that originally the costs were $40 000.  LCATS and ODOT asked the Village and City of Newark if they could increase the funding in order to drop the overall level of funding requested in order to make the application more competitive.  Instead of asking for 90% funding, the request was reduced to 75% funding.

Councilmember Johnson questioned if this amount had been funded as part of the budget.  Manager Stilwell indicated that the amount was not allocated as it was still not an approved project.  Councilman  Johnson asked if the extra lights and sidewalk were paid for as a part of the Village’s $250,000 contribution.  Planner Terry affirmed. 

Mayor Hartfield called for a vote to approve Resolution No. 2014-20.  Motion carried.  Resolution No. 2014-20 was adopted. 


Regularly Scheduled Meeting of April 16, 2014

Vice Mayor Barsky made a motion to approve the April 16, 2014 minutes.  Second by Councilmember O’Keefe.   Motion carried.


Granville Foundation – (Montgomery)

No report.

Granville Recreation District – (McGowan)

Councilmember McGowan indicated that the GRD was preparing for their summer programming. 

Planning Commission – (O’Keefe)

Councilmember O’Keefe reported that an awning and a projecting sign were approved.  The Granville Inn and Denison held a work session.  The Planning Commission made several suggestions.  Denison indicated that they would review the suggestions and bring in an application at a later date.  Several residents appeared and expressed concerns about the location of a new transformer, the new service entrance and the revision to the fire escape.

Open Space Committee (O’Keefe)

No report.

Tree & Landscape Commission – (Lerner)

No report.

Union Cemetery – (Barsky)

No report.


Councilmember Montgomery asked about the Ohio Gas Association survey that was mailed to Councilmembers.  He asked if Manager Stilwell could respond to the survey on behalf of Council as he was unsure of much of the information being requested.  Council further discussed the survey and determined that it was likely a solicitation. 

Councilmember McGowan commented that the trailer park area looked much better.  He also questioned the two flood warning messages that were sent at 9:30pm and 12:30am a few nights previous.  Manager Stilwell indicated that Clerk Prasher and Chief Hussey requested that only weather alerts regarding tornados be issued via the emergency notification system. 

Councilmember O’Keefe asked about the status of prohibiting the advertising bags delivered to residents as they were a littering issue.  Manager Stilwell indicated that he had not researched that issue, but would follow-up. 

Mayor Hartfield asked if other Councilmembers received the letter from Ashlin Caravana regarding property maintenance issues especially in regard to the Shadyside property on Newark-Granville Road.  Mayor Hartfield asked about the status of that property and what would be done in the future to prevent properties from being permitted to deteriorate.  Vice Mayor Barsky commented that two other properties were also at issue – the First Federal owned house on East College Street and the yellow house at 203 East Elm Street. 

Councilmember Lerner thanked staff for moving forward with a resolution to the issues at South Cherry and West Maple Streets.  The addition of the signage should help.  Manager Stilwell indicated that he spoke with the neighbors regarding the issues.  The residents indicated their support for the suggested solutions proposed by the Village.  The reduced speed sign was a small start.  Staff would watch the impact of the change.  The speed trailer was also placed in the area. 

Councilmember Montgomery indicated that the new fence along the South Pearl Street pathway looked very nice. 


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

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