Granville Community Calendar

Council Minutes August 6, 2014

VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE

COUNCIL MINUTES

August 6, 2014

Bryn Du Mansion

 

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, O’Keefe, Vice Mayor Barsky, Mayor Hartfield, Manager Stilwell and Law Director King.

Vice Mayor Barsky moved to excuse Councilmember Lerner.  Second by Councilmember McGowan.  Motion passed. 

APPROVAL OF AGENDA 

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

CITIZENS COMMENTS (7:38pm) 

Mayor Hartfield welcomed everyone to the Village Council meeting at the Bryn Du Mansion.  Council was appreciative of residents taking time from their busy schedules to attend.  Mayor Hartfield introduced staff members Planner Alison Terry, Water Superintendent Larry Fruth, Service Department Director Terry Hopkins, Utilities Director Joe Taylor and Bryn Du Executive Director Bruce Cramer.   Several Board / Commission members were also in attendance – Jeff Gill, Chair of the Planning Commission and Jurgen Pape, member of the Bryn Du Commission.  She expressed Council's appreciation for the nice turn out at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly renovated Carriage House. 

As no one appeared to speak, Mayor Hartfield closed Citizens Comments at 7:39pm.

OLD BUSINESS

There was no Old Business.

NEW BUSINESS

Resolution No. 2014-28, A Resolution Authorizing the Village Manager to Enter into an Agreement with the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) Regarding the Resurfacing and Curb Ramp Upgrades on South Cherry Street and Columbus Road, and to Execute Contracts as Required was introduced and moved for approval by Councilmember McGowan.  Second by Vice Mayor Barsky. 

Discussion:

Councilmember O'Keefe questioned the language requiring that the Village cover any additional costs.  Were any additional costs anticipated?  Manager Stilwell indicated that this language was standard to all ODOT contracts and always a concern; however, additional funding was included and no additional costs are anticipated.  Planner Terry added that any costs over seven percent (7%) of the state engineer's estimate could be decline by the Village. 

Councilmember Johnson asked who did the design work and provided the estimate.  Planner Terry indicated that the Village engineering company Bird & Bull provided those items and that those costs had already been paid.  Manager Stilwell added that the engineering costs were included in the 2014 budget with $10,000 budgeted for 2015 for any additional work needed. 

Mayor Hartfield called for a vote to approve Resolution No. 2014-28.  Motion carried.  Resolution No. 2014-28 was adopted. 

Ordinance No. 07-2014, An Ordinance to Enact Chapter 719, Sections 719.01, 719.02, 719.03, 719.04, 719.05, 719.06, 719.07, 719.08, 719.09, 719.10, 719.11 and 719.012 of the Codified Ordinances of the Village of Granville, Ohio Pertaining to Food Truck Standards was introduced and a hearing recommended for August 20, 2014 by Councilmember McGowan.   Second by Councilmember Montgomery.

 

Discussion:

Councilmember Montgomery asked where food trucks would be permitted to be located.  Planner Terry advised that food trucks would be permitted in areas where it would be appropriate and only on private property.  Examples of appropriate zoning districts included Village Institutional District, Institutional District, Commercial Service District, Village Gateway District, Suburban Business District and the Planned Commercial District.  Planner Terry gave examples such as Denison's upper and lower campus and Abe's Body Shop and the Granville Mill.  All areas would need to be hard surfaces, have sufficient parking and be of a minimum size.  There would be an annual permit fee.  Food trucks would not be permitted signage. 

Councilmember O'Keefe asked if seating would be permitted.  Planner Terry indicated that portable seating would be permitted.

Councilmember McGowan asked if food trucks were responsible to pay income tax.  Law Director King advised that all employees and business owners (permanent or temporary) were required to register and pay all appropriate income tax.

Councilmember Montgomery asked if food trucks were permitted to acquire mobile alcohol licenses.  Law Director King indicated that he did not think so, but would research the issue. 

Manager Stilwell indicated that Village staff had been working with the Chamber to keep them advised of this proposed legislation and seek any input. 

Mayor Hartfield scheduled a public hearing for Ordinance No. 07-2014 for August 20, 2014. 

Ordinance No. 08-2014, An Ordinance to Amend Sections 1159.02, 1167.02, 1169.02, 1171.02, 1173.02,and 1175.02 of the Codified Ordinances of the Village of Granville, Ohio Pertaining to Food Truck Standards was introduced and a hearing recommended for August 20, 2014 by Councilmember McGowan.   Second by Councilmember Johnson. 

No discussion. 

Mayor Hartfield scheduled a public hearing for Ordinance No. 08-2014 for August 20, 2014. 

Ordinance No. 09-2014, An Ordinance to Amend Chapter 1176, Sections 1176.04 and 1176.05 of the Codified Ordinances of the Village of Granville, Ohio Pertaining to the Transportation Corridor Overlay District Standards was introduced and a hearing recommended for August 20, 2014 by Vice Mayor Barsky.   Second by Councilmember McGowan. 

Discussion:

Planner Terry indicated that the amendment to this Ordinance would eliminate traffic controls and the eastern Galway Drive as these previous recommendations would no longer be needed once the new Cherry Valley interchange was completed.  The Ordinance would also eliminate the required one hundred foot (100') set back as many homes along East and West Broadway and North Pearl Street could not be rebuilt without a variance. 

Mayor Hartfield scheduled a public hearing for Ordinance No. 09-2014 for August 20, 2014. 

Ordinance No. 10-2014, An Ordinance to Amend Ordinance No. 22-2013 Providing for Adjustment of the Annual Budget for the Fiscal Year 2014 and Revising Sums for Operating Expenses was introduced and a hearing recommended for August 20, 2014 by Councilmember Montgomery.   Second by Councilmember O'Keefe. 

No discussion. 

Mayor Hartfield scheduled a public hearing for Ordinance No. 10-2014 for August 20, 2014.

Ordinance No. 11-2014, An Ordinance Authorizing the Village Manager to Grant a General Permit to Lee Beall to License the Use of the Village Right-of-Way at 212 East Elm Street was introduced and a hearing recommended for August 20, 2014 by Councilmember O'Keefe.   Second by Vice Mayor Barsky.

Discussion:

Councilmember O'Keefe reported that the Planning Commission discussed the issue of requiring property owners to seek permits to build private improvements on the Village rights-of-way and the length of the process.  Planner Terry explained that this homeowner's process was a little longer as he elected not to pursue submitting this fence permit application initially.  He submitted his application for his fence in the rear yard area.  Mr. Beall just recently submitted this application.  Manager Stilwell indicated that the process was necessary as the Village was granting private property owners access to public property.  The Village cannot permit individual homeowners to take over Village property without due process.

Councilmember Johnson asked if the Village rights-of-way could be reduced in order to avoid this issue.  Manager Stilwell indicated that revising all Village rights-of-way would be an enormous and difficult task.  Law Director King advised that it was generally not in the Village's best interest to give back rights-of-way areas.

Mayor Hartfield commented that the Village's current permitting procedure allowed for control of property owners using Village property.  As applications come before Planning Commission and Village Council, previous usages could be updated.  It was better not to forego the rights of the Village. 

Mayor Hartfield scheduled a public hearing for Ordinance No. 11-2014 for August 20, 2014. 

REVIEW OF MINUTES

Regularly Scheduled Meeting of July 16, 2014

Councilmember O'Keefe made a motion to approve the July 16, 2014 minutes.  Second by Councilmember McGowan.   Motion carried.

COMMITTEE REPORTS   

Granville Foundation – (Montgomery)

No report.

Granville Recreation District – (McGowan)

Councilmember McGowan reported that the Rec District was preparing the fall program and taking registrations for fall sports. 

Planning Commission – (O’Keefe)

Councilmember O'Keefe reported that the Planning Commission approved a lot split, a roof top HVAC system for Granville Dental, the permit to allow a fence on Village property and amended the location of air conditioning units after a resident complained of the original location. 

Open Space Committee (O’Keefe)

No report.

Tree & Landscape Commission – (Lerner)

No report

Union Cemetery – (Barsky)

No report.

OTHER COUNCIL MATTERS 

Councilmember McGowan asked that staff pick up illegal signage throughout the Village, especially on South Main Street and East Broadway.  Manager Stilwell indicated that staff would make another collection. 

Mayor Hartfield congratulated the police department on securing the grant to purchase MARCS radios.  Great effort.

OTHER STAFF MATTER

Manager Stilwell advised Council that staff would bring legislation to amend the Village Code regarding medical marijuana in order that the Code would be in compliance with state regulations. 

Manager Stilwell asked if Council had a recommendation for the community at-large member to serve on the police chief panel.  Councilmember McGowan suggested Tim Hughes as he served on the previous selection panel.  Vice Mayor Barsky suggested Donna Alverado. 

ADJOURNMENT (8:2pm) 

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

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