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Council Minutes March 4, 2015

VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE

COUNCIL MINUTES

March 4, 2015

 

CALL TO ORDER (by Mayor Hartfield at 7:35pm)

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

ROLL CALL 

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

Vice Mayor Barsky moved to excuse Councilmember O’Keefe.  Second by Councilmember McGowan.  Motion passed. 

The minutes reflect that Councilmember O’Keefe arrived at 8:20pm. 

APPROVAL OF AGENDA 

Councilmember McGowan moved to amend the agenda to move the Public Hearing and Old Business ahead of the Appeal Hearing.  Second by Councilmember Montgomery.  Motion passed. 

CITIZENS COMMENTS (7:32pm) 

As no one appeared to speak, Mayor Hartfield closed Citizen Comments at 7:37pm.

PUBLIC HEARING

Ordinance No. 02-2015, An Ordinance Granting Approval of an Easement to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church to Allow Renovation to a Building Entrance Located at 107 East Broadway That Will Encroach onto Village Owned Property Located at 118 South Main Street

Bill Dargis, 2120 East Broad Street, Columbus, OH, spoke on behalf of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church and the proposed renovations.    The Church will be replacing the windows and the west entrance into the Church and basement.  In order to meet code requirements, there would be an increase of the stairway onto Village property an additional twelve inches.  The Church hoped that Council would approve this easement.

OLD BUSINESS

Ordinance No. 02-2015, An Ordinance Granting Approval of an Easement to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church to Allow Renovation to a Building Entrance Located at 107 East Broadway That Will Encroach onto Village Owned Property Located at 118 South Main Street 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. 02-2015:  Councilmembers Johnson – yes, Lerner – yes, McGowan – yes, Montgomery – yes, Vice Mayor Barsky – yes and Mayor Hartfield – yes.  Motion carried 6-0.  Ordinance No. 02-2015 was approved. 

APPEAL HEARING 

Mayor Hartfield called the 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 

Mayor Hartfield called for the roll call.  Those responding to the roll call for the appeal hearing were Councilmembers Lerner, McGowan, Montgomery, Johnson, Vice Mayor Barsky and Mayor Hartfield. 

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, Jim Bidigare , Realtor and Jerry Deboer, Executive Director Business Development for AEP Energy. 

Councilmember McGowan moved to continue the Appeal Hearing at a Special Council meeting on March 18, 2015 beginning at 6:00pm with a visit to the solar array site and the Appeal Hearing resuming at 7:00pm in Council Chambers.  Second by Councilmember Lerner.   

Council discussed the motion and determined that Council should meet earlier than March 18, 2015. 

Councilmember Lerner moved to amend the motion from March 18, 2015 to March 11, 2015.  Second by Councilmember McGowan.  Motion to amend the original motion passed.  The motion passed as amended. 

Please note an official transcript of the March 4, 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. 

NEW BUSINESS

Ordinance No. 03-2015, An Ordinance to Amend Ordinance No. 16-2014 Providing for Adjustments of the Annual Budget for the Fiscal Year 2015 and Revising Sums for Operating Expenses  was introduced and a public hearing set for March 18, 2015 by Councilmember McGowan.  Second by Councilmember Lerner.

Mayor Hartfield scheduled a public hearing for Ordinance No. 03-2015 for March 18, 2015. 

REVIEW OF MINUTES 

Regularly Scheduled Meeting of February 18, 2015

Councilmember McGowan made a motion to approve the February 18, 2015 minutes as amended.  Second by Councilmember Johnson.   Motion carried.

COMMITTEE REPORTS   

Granville Foundation – (Montgomery)

No report. 

Granville Recreation District – (McGowan)

No report. 

Planning Commission – (Johnson)

No report. 

Granville Arts Commission (O’Keefe)

Councilmember O’Keefe advised that the Commission met and approved several grants. 

Open Space Committee (O’Keefe)

No report

Tree & Landscape Commission – (Lerner)

No report.

Union Cemetery – (Barsky)

No report.

OTHER COUNCIL MATTERS 

There were no Other Council Matters.

OTHER STAFF MATTERS 

There were no Other Staff Matters 

ADJOURNMENT (10:43pm) 

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

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