VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE
SPECIAL COUNCIL MINUTES
March 11, 2015
CALL TO ORDER (by Mayor Hartfield at 6:08pm)
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Those responding to the roll call were Councilmembers Johnson, Lerner, McGowan, Montgomery, Mayor Hartfield, Manager Stilwell and Law Director King.
Councilmember McGowan moved to excuse Councilmember O’Keefe and Vice Mayor Barsky. Second by Councilmember Johnson. Motion passed.
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Councilmember McGowan moved to approve the agenda. Second by Councilmember Lerner. Motion passed.
Councilmember McGowan moved to move the meeting to the Denison solar array site in order to view the site at 6:15pm. Second by Councilmember Lerner. Motion passed.
During the site visit, Manager Stilwell provided an orientation of locations to the group showing the fifty-foot, one hundred-foot, one hundred fifty-foot and fence line locations.
Resident Tim Collins had signs posted in his back yard demonstrating the angle the panels would be throughout the seasons.
Councilmembers walked into the proposed array area site. The location of the chain length fence was noted as well as the possible height of the fence. There was also a description of how the solar panels would move throughout the day.
Mayor Hartfield resumed the meeting in Council Chambers at 7:15pm.
CITIZENS COMMENTS (7:16pm)
As no one appeared to speak, Mayor Hartfield closed Citizen Comments at 7:16pm.
Please note an official transcript of the March 11, 2015 deliberations for this appeal hearing for Application #2014-187 for property located at the Denison Bio-Reserve will be attached to the final draft of these minutes.
Mayor Hartfield called the continued deliberations for the appeal hearing regarding Application #2014-187, a Conditional Use Permit for Denison University to install a solar array on acreage inside the Denison Bio-Reserve, to order.
Individuals sworn in and who offered testimony: Thomas Mallory, Appellant Attorney; James Cooper, Denison Attorney; Seth Patton, Vice President for Finance and Development; Jeremy King, Denison Sustainability Coordinator; Eric Ransom, Realtor; Laura Collins, Appellant; Barb Stiltner, Appellant; Kathia Williams, Appellant; Kathy Standley, Appellant; Tim Collins, Appellant; Chris Lucas-Miller, Appellant; Gill Miller Wright, Appellant; and Norma Krueger, Appellant.
Mayor Hartfield closed the Appeal Hearing at 8:50pm.
Councilmember Lerner moved to modify the BZBA decision regarding Application #2014-187 from Denison University for a solar array. For that portion of the project land identified as parcel numbers 020-051586-00.000 and 020-051608-00.00, the fence, which delineates the exterior boundary of the proposed solar array, can be no closer than 250-feet from any adjacent property line. Second by Councilmember McGowan.
Councilmember Johnson altered the previous modification to parcel number 020-051586-00.00, the fence, which delineates the solar array, shall be no closer than 250-feet from an adjacent property line with the exception of the northern boundary fence line on the that parcel, which shall remain as approved by the BZBA. On parcel number 020-051608-00.000, the fence, which delineates the solar array, shall be no closer than 250-feet from any adjacent property line with the exception of the southern boundary fence line on that parcel, which shall be no closer than 150-feet from any adjacent property line.
Mayor Hartfield called for a roll call vote on the appeal of Application #2014-187, an application from Denison University for a Conditional Use permit to install a solar array: Johnson (yes); Lerner (yes); McGowan (yes); Montgomery (yes); Hartfield (no). Motion passed 4 -1.
Councilmember McGowan made a motion to adjourn. Second by Councilmember Johnson. Motion carried.