VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE
November 2, 2016
CALL TO ORDER (by Mayor Hartfield at 7:32pm)
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Those responding to the roll call were Councilmembers Finkelman, Johnson, McGowan, O’Keefe, Mayor Hartfield, Manager Pyles and Law Director King.
Councilmember McGowan moved to excuse Vice Mayor Montgomery and Councilmember Lerner from the meeting. Second by Councilmember Johnson. Motion passed.
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Councilmember McGowan moved to approve the November 2, 2016 agenda. Second by Councilmember O’Keefe. Motion passed.
CITIZENS COMMENTS (7:34pm)
As no one appeared to speak, Mayor Hartfield closed Citizen Comments at 7:35pm.
Finance Director Kraner made a presentation to Council regarding the 2017 budget. A copy of that presentation would be attached to the final draft of these minutes.
Council had several questions and comments regarding the budget presentation. They confirmed that a $250,000 transfer from the General Fund to the Capital Improvement Fund should be included in the 2017 budget, as it was for the 2016 budget, for an end of the year transfer as long as revenue funds were strong.
Councilmember Johnson questioned whether it was necessary to purchase a $9,000 mower for the wastewater department. He asked if equipment could be shared by departments or if it would be less expensive to contract the mowing. Staff would look into the issue and advise Council.
Finance Director Kraner asked if Council wanted funding set aside for the extension of the Newark-Granville Road pathway. Council indicated that additional information was needed and a budget amendment could be initiated in 2017 when the project cost estimates were finalized. Council wanted to also wait until the list of all pedestrian needs were assembled and prioritized.
Finance Director Kraner suggested that the required minimum account balances in the Village’s fiscal policy for the Enterprise Funds and General Fund may be too low. Council directed Finance Director Kraner to make a recommendation to amend the fiscal policy.
Finance Director Kraner advised Council to contact her directly with any additional questions or comments.
There is no Old Business.
NEW BUSINESS: Resolution No. 2016-50, A Resolution to Establish the Time and Place of a Public Hearing for the 2017 Municipal Budget as Proposed by the Village Manager was introduced and moved for approval by Councilmember McGowan. Second by Councilmember Johnson.
Discussion: The public hearing for the 2017 budget legislation will be held on December 7, 2016. Mayor Hartfield called for a vote to approve Resolution No. 2016-50. Motion carried. Resolution No. 2016-50 was approved.
Resolution No. 2016-51, A Resolution Authorizing the Village Manager to Enter into a Contract with Dynegy for an Electrical Aggregation Plan for the Residents of the Village of Granville was introduced and moved for approval by Councilmember Finkelman. Second by Councilmember McGowan.
Discussion: Councilmember O’Keefe asked for further clarification about the increased cost to residents who would no longer be able to participate in budget billing with Dynegy. Clerk Prasher explained that on average, those residents could anticipate paying $2 more per month without budget billing. The bill would be higher during high use months and lower during other months, but would average about $2 per month.
Mayor Hartfield called for a vote to approve Resolution No. 2016-51. Motion carried. Resolution No. 2016-51 was approved.
REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Regularly Scheduled Meeting of October 19, 2016
Councilmember McGowan made a motion to approve the October 19, 2016 minutes. Second by Councilmember Johnson. Motion passed.
Granville Community Foundation – (Lerner)
Granville Recreation District – (Johnson)
Planning Commission – (Montgomery)
Granville Arts Commission (O’Keefe)
Councilmember O’Keefe reported that the Arts Commission provided a $500 grant to Vintage Voices. She reported that Paul Hamilton’s adult and youth art classes were going well in the former Granville Studio for Visual Arts at Bryn Du. There was also a new art studio opened on East Elm Street – Art on Elm. She offered classes for people of various ages.
Open Space Committee (Finkelman)
Councilmember Finkelman reported that the Committee was working on passing the ballot issue.
Tree & Landscape Commission – (Lerner)
Union Cemetery – (McGowan)
Councilmember McGowan provided Council with the minutes from the last Board meeting.
OTHER COUNCIL MATTERS
There were no Other Council Matters.
OTHER STAFF MATTERS
There were no Other Staff Matters.
Councilmember McGowan made a motion to adjourn. Second by Councilmember Finkelman. Motion carried.