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Council Minutes October 5, 2016

VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE

COUNCIL MINUTES

October 5, 2016

CALL TO ORDER (by Mayor Hartfield at 7:32pm) 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

ROLL CALL 

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

APPROVAL OF AGENDA 

Councilmember McGowan moved to approve the October 5, 2016 agenda.  Second by Councilmember Johnson.  Motion passed. 

CITIZENS COMMENTS (7:33pm) 

As no one appeared to speak, Mayor Hartfield closed Citizen Comments at 7:34pm.

PRESENTATION

New police Sergeant Suzi Dawson was sworn in as the first female sergeant in the Village.  Officer Dawson has been with the department for twenty-four years.  She graduated from the Ohio Public Safety Leadership Academy sponsored by the John Glenn College of Public Affairs through The Ohio State University in June 2016 and from COTC.  Mayor Hartfield and Council congratulated Officer Dawson on her promotion. 

Bill Sloan, Porsches to Ohio event coordinator, thanked Council for their collaboration with the Village for the past five years with the P2O event.  They presented a check for $8,000 to the Christopher Carlson Foundation.  The P2O car show earns funds to provide to local cancer and other charities.  The Christopher Carlson Foundation has received a donation for the past two years.  Mr. Sloan indicated that P2O was looking forward to the 2017 event on July 22, 2017. 

PUBLIC HEARING

Ordinance No. 07-2016, An Ordinance Authorizing the Village Manager to Grant a General Permit to Robbins Hunter Museum to License the Use of the Village Right-of-Way at 221 East Broadway

Ordinance No. 08-2016, An Ordinance to Revise the Codified Ordinances by Adopting Current Replacement Pages

As no one appeared to speak, Mayor Hartfield closed the Public Hearing at 7:45pm.

OLD BUSINESS

Ordinance No. 07-2016, An Ordinance Authorizing the Village Manager to Grant a General Permit to Robbins Hunter Museum to License the Use of the Village Right-of-Way at 221 East Broadway was motioned for approval by Councilmember Lerner.  Second by Councilmember Johnson.

Discussion: 

Councilmember McGowan asked if this fencing would permit Robbins Hunter to secure an alcohol permit.  Law Director King indicated that he was not aware of Robbins Hunter interest in seeking an alcohol license, but he would check. 

Mayor Hartfield called for a roll call vote to approve Ordinance No. 07-2016:  Finkelman (yes); Johnson (yes); Lerner (yes); McGowan (yes); O’Keefe (yes); Vice Montgomery (yes); Mayor Hartfield (yes).  Motion passed 7-0.  Ordinance No. 07-2016 was approved.

Ordinance No. 08-2016, An Ordinance to Revise the Codified Ordinances by Adopting Current Replacement Pages was motioned for approval by Councilmember Johnson.  Second by Councilmember Finkelman.

Discussion: 

Councilmember O’Keefe asked if state laws would take precedence over any Village law that was not consistent with state law.  Law Director King responded in the affirmative.  He added that the Village Code would generally be in agreement with most state laws.

Mayor Hartfield called for a roll call vote to approve Ordinance No. 08-2016:  Johnson (yes); Lerner (yes); McGowan (yes); O’Keefe (yes); Finkelman (yes); Vice Montgomery (yes); Mayor Hartfield (yes).  Motion passed 7-0.  Ordinance No. 08-2016 was approved. 

NEW BUSINESS

Resolution No. 2016-46, A Resolution to Permit the Demolition of a Two-Story Barn at 424 East College Street was introduced and moved for approval by Councilmember McGowan.  Second by Councilmember O’Keefe. 

No discussion. 

Mayor Hartfield called for a vote to approve Resolution No. 2016-46.  Motion carried.  Resolution No. 2016-46 was approved. 

Resolution No. 2016-47, A Resolution to Award the Contract for Towing and  

Impounding Services for the Police Department to M & P Towing LLC and to Authorize the Village Manager to Enter into an Agreement Therefor was introduced and moved for approval by Councilmember McGowan.  Second by Councilmember O’Keefe. 

No discussion. 

Mayor Hartfield called for a vote to approve Resolution No. 2016-47.  Motion carried.  Resolution No. 2016-47 was approved. 

Resolution No. 2016-48, A Resolution in Support of Funding a Proposal by the Economic Development Committee to Map Developable Properties in the Village and Township  was introduced and moved for approval by Councilmember Finkelman.  Second by Councilmember McGowan. 

Discussion: 

Councilmember Johnson indicated that this legislation would only finance the mapping of areas in the Village and Township that were undeveloped and identify public utilities and zoning.  The Economic Development Committee would then review the map to determine how best to provide with marketing possible development sites in the community.   Should a marketing strategy be recommended, Village Council would be presented with that information to determine if funding such a project would be in the Village’s best interest. 

Councilmember Finkelman added that currently no centralized source for this type of information was available. 

Mayor Hartfield called for a vote to approve Resolution No. 2016-48.  Motion carried.  Resolution No. 2016-48 was approved. 

REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES 

Regularly Scheduled Meeting of September 21, 2016

Councilmember O’Keefe made a motion to approve the September 21, 2016 minutes. Second by Councilmember Johnson.  Motion passed. 

COMMITTEE REPORTS   

Granville Community Foundation – (Lerner)

No report. 

Granville Recreation District – (Johnson)

No report.

Planning Commission – (Montgomery)

No report.

Granville Arts Commission (O’Keefe)

No report.

Open Space Committee (Finkelman)

Councilmember Finkelman reported that the Committee was working on advertising the upcoming ballot issue.

Tree & Landscape Commission – (Lerner)

Councilmember Lerner advised Council that the Tree & Landscape Commission provided Manager Pyles and Finance Director Kraner with a request to fund a gardening position for 2017.  Commission member Reynolds now needed help in planting the median beds and Village Hall beds as well as a person was needed to take care of Opera House Park on a regular basis.    

Union Cemetery – (McGowan)

No report.

OTHER COUNCIL MATTERS 

Councilmember Lerner expressed concern about parked vehicles where a portion of the vehicle extended into the roadway.  She provided a picture of an extended cab pick-up truck parked at Elm’s Pizza on East Elm Street with one-third of its bed extending into the roadway.  Manager Pyles indicated that he would look into the issue. 

Vice Mayor Montgomery expressed his support for the extension of the Newark-Granville Road pathway from its current location to the corporation limit.  He felt it was important to provide all Newark-Granville Road residents with access to the pathway.  Additionally, by extending the pathway to the Newark corporation limit, it would allow Newark to add onto the pathway access.   Mayor Hartfield responded that the cost for this extension was fairly substantial.  She asked the linear feet of the proposed pathway.  Manager Pyles indicated five to six hundred feet.  He indicated that he was working with ODOT to determine if they would be willing to fund a portion of the project.  Mayor Hartfield asked about possible grants.  Councilmember Johnson suggested that the pathway location could be moved south of Newark-Granville Road at Thornwood Crossing.  Councilmember Finkelman indicated that additional study would be needed, but the funding should be left in the 2017 budget. 

Vice Mayor Montgomery asked when the Lights, Streets/Sidewalk, Utilities Committee would meet next.  Manager Pyles indicated the next meeting would be the end of October or first of November.  He was waiting on a final report from Carpenter Marty.  Councilmember O’Keefe asked if Carpenter Marty could comment on a possible traffic signal at North Granger Street and East Broadway.  Councilmember Johnson suggested that Carpenter Marty be asked to complete a proposal and determine what could be possible.

Mayor Hartfield asked that Manager Pyles be added to the Economic Development Committee as a Village representative. 

OTHER STAFF MATTERS

There were no Other Staff Matters. 

EXECUTIVE SESSION 

Councilmember Finkelman moved to enter into Executive Session, pursuant to ORC §121.22(G)(2) – “to consider the purchase of property for public purposes.”   Second by Councilmember Johnson. 

Mayor Hartfield called for a roll call vote: Lerner – yes; McGowan – yes; O’Keefe – yes; Finkelman – yes; Johnson – yes; Montgomery – yes; Hartfield – yes. Motion carried 7-0. Time in:  8:12pm. 

Councilmember McGowan moved to return to regular session.  Second by Councilmember Johnson. 

Mayor Hartfield called for a roll call vote: McGowan – yes; O’Keefe – yes; Finkelman – yes; Johnson – yes; Lerner – yes; Montgomery – yes; Hartfield – yes. Motion carried 7-0. Time in:  9:36pm. 

Council returned to regular session.

Councilmember Finkelman motioned to direct the Village Manager to work in collaboration with the Granville Township Trustees to select an architect to develop preliminary plans for a future public building on South Main Street.  Second by Councilmember Johnson. 

Mayor Hartfield called for a vote to approve the motion.  Motion carried. 

ADJOURNMENT (9:37pm)

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

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