Granville Community Calendar

Council Minutes May 18, 2016

VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE

COUNCIL MINUTES

May 18, 2016

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Councilmember Johnson moved to enter into Executive Session, pursuant to ORC §121.22(G)(1) – “to consider the appointment or employment of a public official.” Second by Councilmember O’Keefe. 

Mayor Hartfield called for a roll call vote: Johnson – yes; Lerner – yes; O’Keefe – yes; Montgomery – yes; Hartfield – yes. Motion carried 5-0. Time in: 6:12pm. 

Councilmember Lerner moved to return to regular session.  Second by Councilmember Montgomery. 

Mayor Hartfield called for a roll call vote: Lerner – yes; O’Keefe – yes; Johnson – yes; Montgomery – yes; Hartfield – yes. Motion carried 5-0. Time out:  8:05pm. 

Council returned to regular session.

CALL TO ORDER (by Mayor Hartfield at 8:12pm)

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

ROLL CALL 

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

Councilmember Lerner moved to excuse Councilmembers Finkelman and McGowan from the meeting.  Second by Councilmember Johnson.  Motion passed.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Councilmember O’Keefe moved to approve the May 18, 2016 agenda.  Second by Vice Mayor Montgomery.  Motion passed. 

CITIZENS COMMENTS (8:13pm) 

Kirsten Pape, 3 Parnassus Village Drive, thanked Council and Manager Stilwell for all of their efforts in maintaining the community.  Council, Manager Stilwell and staff have always been pleasant and helpful.  The Village staff and administration were doing a good job. 

As no one else appeared to speak, Mayor Hartfield closed Citizen Comments at 8:15pm. 

OLD BUSINESS

There is no Old Business. 

NEW BUSINESS

Mayor Hartfield thanked Molly Roberts and the Stover family for being in attendance this evening.

Resolution No. 2016-34, A Resolution of Appreciation for Susan Hand was introduced and moved for approval by Councilmember O’Keefe.  Second by Councilmember Johnson. 

Discussion:

Vice Mayor Montgomery read the resolution to Mrs., Hand.  Councilmember O’Keefe thanked Susan for having such a pleasant nature and smile and for all of the assistance given over the years. 

Mayor Hartfield expressed her appreciation and heartfelt thanks for all of the Pheneger sisters.  They were all very special and will be terribly missed.  They have been an asset and great addition to Village staff over the years.

Mayor Hartfield called for a vote to approve Resolution No. 2016-34 as amended.  Motion carried.  Resolution No. 2016-34 was approved as amended. 

Resolution No. 2016-34, A Resolution of Appreciation for Bobbi Stover was introduced and moved for approval by Councilmember O’Keefe.  Second by Councilmember Lerner.

Discussion:

Mayor Hartfield thanked Bobbi for all of her help in helping the Mayor adapted to Mayor’s Court. 

Lyn Robertson, former Granville Mayor, also thanked both Bobbi and Susan for their help and assistance in making Village Hall a hospitable place.

Mayor Hartfield called for a vote to approve Resolution No. 2016-35.   Motion carried.  Resolution No. 2016-35 was adopted.

Mayor Hartfield presented both Mrs. Stover and Ms. Hand with their resolutions.

REVIEW OF MINUTES

Joint Union Cemetery Meeting of May 4, 2016

Councilmember O’Keefe made a motion to approve the May 4, 2016 minutes Joint Union Cemetery minutes.  Second by Councilmember Lerner.   Motion carried.

Regularly Scheduled Meeting of May 4, 2016

Vice Mayor Montgomery made a motion to approve the May 4, 2016 meeting minutes.  Second by Councilmember O’Keefe.   Motion carried. 

MAYOR'S REPORT – April

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

Councilmember O’Keefe moved to accept the March Mayor’s Report. Second by Vice Mayor Montgomery.  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 – April

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

Councilmember O’Keefe moved to accept the April Manager’s Report.  Second by Vice Mayor Montgomery.  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 Community Foundation – (Lerner)

Councilmember Lerner reported that the Foundation would be sending out a newsletter shortly followed by a fundraising request.

Granville Recreation District – (Johnson)

No report. 

Planning Commission – (Montgomery)

Vice Mayor Montgomery reported that the Planning Commission reviewed one application for a fence and garage door.  There was also a strategic discussion regarding the Planning Commission’s interest in helping with the larger community planning issues such as the Cherry Valley Road / SR 16 interchange, downtown parking and economic development.  The Commission indicated that it would be happy to do more planning, not just application approvals.  The Commission also felt the economic development component of the Planner’s job description was too large for just one person to handle. 

Granville Arts Commission (O’Keefe)

Councilmember O’Keefe reported that there were no applications to consider.  The Arts Commission was working with the Bryn Du Commission to hold a second community Art Forum on June 11th. 

Open Space Committee (Finkelman)

No report.

Tree & Landscape Commission – (Lerner)

Councilmember Lerner reported that the Tree and Landscape Commission was looking for a part-time person to help Linda Reynolds with the planting of the annuals in the community beds.  The Opera House Park plans were also put out to bid

Union Cemetery – (McGowan)

No report.

OTHER COUNCIL MATTERS 

There were no Other Council Matters. 

OTHER STAFF MATTERS 

Manager Stilwell advised that Amanda Wohlford started this week as the new Clerk of Court.  She was formerly of the Franklin County Auditor’s office.  She came highly praised and was bright, passionate and personable.  She would be an asset to Village staff.  She was working with Clerk Stover for the next three weeks and working with Utility Clerk Riggins learning about the Village. 

ADJOURNMENT (8:40pm) 

Councilmember Johnson made a motion to adjourn.  Second by Councilmember O’Keefe.  Motion carried.

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