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Council Minutes September 7, 2016



September 7, 2016

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



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

Councilman Lerner moved to excuse Councilmembers Johnson and McGowan.  Second by Councilmember O’Keefe.  Motion passed.            


Vice Mayor Montgomery moved to approve the September 7, 2016 agenda.  Second by Councilmember Finkelman.  Motion passed. 


As no one appeared to speak, Mayor Hartfield closed Citizen Comments at 7:35pm. 


There was no Old Business. 


Resolution No. 2016-42, A Resolution to Award the Contract for the Purchase of Water Treatment Chemicals to Greer Lime Company was introduced and moved for approval by Councilmember Finkelman.  Second by Councilmember O’Keefe.


Councilmember O’Keefe asked how much the Village would save with the new lime provider.  Manager Pyles advised that the Village would save about $1,300. 

Vice Mayor Montgomery questioned the number of tons the Village purchased annually.  Manager Pyles indicated 300 tons of lime was used yearly.

Mayor Hartfield called for a vote to approve Resolution No. 2016-42.  Motion carried.  Resolution No. 2016-42 was approved.


Regularly Scheduled Meeting of August 17, 2016 

Councilmember Finkelman made a motion to approve the August 17, 2016 minutes as amended. Second by Councilmember Lerner.  Motion passed. 

Regularly Scheduled Meeting of July 20, 2016 

Councilmember O’Keefe asked why the July 20th minutes were not approved earlier.  Clerk Prasher indicated those minutes were taken by the transcriptionist.  Due to Clerk Prasher’s medical leave, those minutes were just put into Council minute format. 

Councilmember Finkelman made a motion to approve the July 20, 2016 minutes as amended. Second by Vice Mayor Montgomery.  Motion passed.


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 moving forward to put a levy on the ballot and the open space campaign was underway.

Tree & Landscape Commission – (Lerner)

Councilmember Lerner discussed the progress of Opera House Park renovations.  Manager Pyles indicated that he would be meeting with the Tree & Landscape Commission during their next meeting to discuss the changes.  The Commission should be pleased with the return to a pathway instead of the proposed sanded concrete.  Vice Mayor Montgomery expressed concern regarding the framing forms around the existing brick pathway.  Would the new pathway framing be at ground level?  Manager Pyles indicated in the affirmative.  Councilmember O’Keefe asked if the contractor would guarantee their work.  Manager Pyles responded that a guarantee could be discussed.  He added that the new brick pathway would provide for added durability.  Village staff would be able to complete a lot of the preparation work.  There would be additional funding needed to cover costs.  The existing budget would be used to pay for the planting materials and structures.

Union Cemetery – (McGowan)

No report. 


Vice Mayor Montgomery asked the status of the crosswalk countdowns and the costs and feasibility of placing the wiring underground.   He was interested in having a meeting to review the design plans.  Manager Pyles indicated that the information from the engineers should be available for the mid-October meeting. 


Manager Pyles advised Council that the variable frequency drive that operates the pumps failed.  The Village had several of these pumps with the newer, solid state pumps carrying the current load.  New solid state pumps would be purchased to replace the failed, twenty year old drives. 

Manager Pyles asked Council if they were interested in permitting P2O to return in 2017.  P2O requested an earlier event date, July 23rd instead of July 29th.  Council indicated their support for re-permitting the group. 

Manager Pyles indicated that he had met with a sales representative of a company that installs cell data poles.  His company was designated by the state as a utility and has rights to access public rights-of-way.  The company was interested in installing several poles in the Village including downtown in the historic district.  Manager Pyles advised Council that the Village should get in front of this issue and update the zoning code to provide for requirements and restrictions for these types of installations.  Staff would be looking at a similar code in Cincinnati and bring a code amendment to Council shortly.  Staff would also look at requesting cohabitation on existing poles 


Councilmember Finkelman made a motion to adjourn.  Second by Vice Mayor Montgomery.  Motion carried.

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