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Council Minutes March 16, 2016

VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE

COUNCIL MINUTES

March 16, 2016

CALL TO ORDER (by Mayor Hartfield at 7:33pm) 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

ROLL CALL

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

Councilmember Lerner moved to excuse Councilmember Finkelman.  Second by Councilmember McGowan.  Motion passed. 

APPROVAL OF AGENDA 

Councilmember McGowan moved to approve the March 16, 2016 agenda.  Second by Councilmember Lerner.  Motion passed. 

CITIZENS COMMENTS (7:34pm)

Linda Scott, 31 Bending Oak Drive, advised Council that she and her husband Steve were the property owners of 466 North Granger Street and were requesting the demolition of that house.  She indicated that they were available to answer any questions from Council.

Jeanetta Pyle, 123 South Pearl Street, asked Council when the speed bumps would be reinstalled on South Pearl and East Elm Streets.  Mayor Hartfield advised that Council would discuss that issue at the end of the meeting. 

Tim Klingler, 457 North Granger Street, commented to Council that he had reviewed the plans for the proposed new home at 466 North Granger Street.  He was in support of both the demolition and the new home.  The proposed new home was an attractive design and would be an asset to the neighborhood.  Mr. Klingler indicated that the neighbors he spoke with were also in support of this application.

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

PUBLIC HEARING

Ordinance No. 01-2016, An Ordinance to Authorize the Village Manager to Extend the Lease Agreement with Denison University for Maintaining a Pathway Between Chapin Place and New Burg Street

As no one appeared to speak, Mayor Hartfield closed the Public Hearing at 7:38pm.

APPEAL HEARING

Mayor Hartfield called the deliberations for the appeal hearing regarding the Board of Zoning and Building Appeals decision regarding Application #2015-23 for a variance to reduce off-street parking requirements to order at 7:30pm. 

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

Individuals sworn in included:  Andy Rogers, Dan Rogers, Barbara Franks, Nick Cavalaris, Michael King, Sam Sagaria and Dr. Chris Avery. 

Councilmember McGowan moved to affirm the decision of the Board of Zoning and Building Appeals to deny Application #2015-23 for a variance to reduce off-street parking requirements.  Second by Councilmember O’Keefe. 

Mayor Hartfield called for a roll call vote to affirm the Board of Zoning and Building Appeals decision regarding Application #2015-23 to deny a variance to reduce off-street parking requirements:  Lerner (yes); McGowan (yes); O’Keefe (yes); Johnson (yes); Vice Montgomery (yes); Mayor Hartfield (yes).  Motion passed 6-0. 

Mayor Hartfield closed the Appeal Hearing for Application #2015-23 at 9:08pm.

OLD BUSINESS

Ordinance No. 01-2016, An Ordinance to Authorize the Village Manager to Extend the Lease Agreement with Denison University for Maintaining a Pathway Between Chapin Place and New Burg Street was moved for approval by Councilmember McGowan.  Second by Councilmember Lerner. 

No discussion. 

Mayor Hartfield called for a roll call vote to approve Ordinance No. 01-2016:  McGowan (yes); O’Keefe (yes); Johnson (yes); Lerner (yes); Vice Montgomery (yes); Mayor Hartfield (yes).  Motion passed 6-0. 

NEW BUSINESS

Resolution No. 2016-25, A Resolution to Award the Contract for the 2016 Street Improvement Project to Kokosing Construction, as per Specifications, and 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. 2016-25.  Motion carried.  Resolution No. 2016-25 was approved. 

Resolution No. 2016-26, A Resolution to Permit the Demolition of a One Story, Single-family Home with an Attached Garage at 466 North Granger Street was introduced and moved for approval by Councilmember McGowan. Second by Councilmember Johnson.

Discussion:

Mayor Hartfield commented that it was nice to have a neighbor come to Council to provide a comment as well as neighbors who sent in written comments.  The proposed new home was a good design and would add to the streetscape.

Mayor Hartfield called for a vote to approve Resolution No. 2016-26.   Motion carried.  Resolution No. 2016-26 was adopted. 

Resolution No. 2016-27, A Resolution to Permit the Demolition of a One and a One Half Story, Single-Family Home with an Attached Garage at 931 Newark-Granville Road was introduced and moved for approval by Councilmember Johnson.  Second by Councilmember McGowan

Discussion:

Councilmember Lerner asked if this house was visible from the roadway.  Mayor Hartfield advised that it was not visible from Newark-Granville Road. 

Mayor Hartfield called for a vote to approve Resolution No. 2016-27.   Motion carried.  Resolution No. 2016-27 was adopted. 

Ordinance No. 02-2016, An Ordinance to Amend Ordinance No. 14-2015 Providing for Adjustments of the Annual Budget for the Fiscal Year 2016 and Revising Sums for Operating Expenses was introduced and requested a public hearing be set for April 6, 2016 by Councilmember Johnson.  Second by Councilmember McGowan. 

Mayor Hartfield scheduled a public hearing for Ordinance No. 02-2016 for April 6, 2016.

REVIEW OF MINUTES 

Specially Scheduled Meeting of March 2, 2016

Councilmember McGowan made a motion to approve the special meeting minutes for March 2, 2016.  Second by Councilmember O’Keefe.   Motion carried.

Regularly Scheduled Meeting of March 2, 2016

Councilmember O’Keefe made a motion to approve the March 2, 2016 minutes.  Second by Councilmember McGowan.   Motion carried. 

MAYOR'S REPORT – February

The Mayor's report for the month of February was presented for review.

Councilmember McGowan moved to accept the February Mayor’s Report. Second by Councilmember Johnson.  Motion carried.

Mayor Hartfield instructed the report be filed with the Clerk. A copy of the report will be included as part of these minutes. 

MANAGER'S REPORT – February

The Manager's Report for the month of February was presented for review. 

Councilmember Johnson moved to accept the February Manager’s Report.  Second by Councilmember McGowan.  Motion carried. 

Mayor Hartfield instructed the report be filed with the Clerk. A copy of the report will be included as part of these minutes. 

COMMITTEE REPORTS   

Granville Education Foundation – (Lerner)

Councilmember Lerner announced that the Foundation launched its new website -www.granvillecommunityfoundation.org.  The grant recipient recognition breakfast was scheduled for Thursday, March 17, 2016.

Granville Recreation District – (Johnson)

No report. 

Planning Commission – (Montgomery)

Councilmember Montgomery reported that the Planning Commission reviewed four applications including a driveway replacement changing from asphalt to concrete, landscape renovation with a pergola and a stone wall and two sign applications for La Luna, the bed and breakfast above Day y Noche.

Granville Arts Commission (O’Keefe)

Councilmember O’Keefe reported that she would not be able to attend the next Granville Arts Commission and asked if another Councilmember could attend. 

Open Space Committee (Finkelman)

No report.

Tree & Landscape Commission – (Lerner)

Councilmember Lerner reported that the Village was awarded the Tree City USA recognition as well as the Growth Award.  The Village has received the Tree City USA recognition for twenty-four years with a ninth year for the Growth Award.  The Commission was also working on tree plantings for spring.  The Commission was interested in seeking additional funding from Council.

Union Cemetery – (McGowan)

No report.

OTHER COUNCIL MATTERS

Council discussed the reinstallation of speed bumps.  Manager Stilwell advised that the speed bumps installed last year were installed on South Pearl and East Elm Streets per the request of the residents.  The speed studies showed that, in this particular area, drivers followed the posted speed limits generally.  The speed bumps were placed at the discretion of Council.  Placing speed bumps in other areas of the Village should be done after a speed study analysis.  Mayor Hartfield felt the speed bumps were effective and suggested additional speed bumps should be installed where warranted.  Vice Mayor Montgomery commented that the speed study compiled last year for South Cherry Street found it to be a problem area.  He also suggested that the Lights, Streets/Safety, Utilities Committee of Council look at this issue further. Councilmember McGowan suggested moving the speed bumps around as the speeders were generally local residents.  He supported increased enforcement for a period of time.  Councilmember McGowan suggested just installing one set, at one intersection as a trial.  Manager Stilwell indicated that the police department stepped up enforcement of speed and rolling stop sign violations.  He also suggested discussing the issue with the traffic engineer being used by the Village currently.  Manager Stilwell advised Council the current speed bumps would be reinstalled on South Pearl and East Elm Streets.  Staff would also look at the possible installation of speed tables on any of the Village streets scheduled for milling and paving.

OTHER STAFF MATTERS 

Manager Stilwell advised that Township Trustee Melanie Schott was looking for individuals to serve on the Scenic By-Ways Committee to help with the resubmittal of the Scenic By-Ways Plan. 

Manager Stilwell reminded Council of the multi-jurisdiction meeting with the Township Trustees and Granville Exempted Village School Board scheduled for Wednesday, March 30th from 6:00 to 8:00pm at the Bryn Du Carriage House.

ADJOURNMENT (9:43pm) 

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

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