Granville Community Calendar

Council Minutes August 17, 2016

VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE

COUNCIL MINUTES

AUGUST 17, 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. 

APPROVL OF AGENDA 

Councilmember McGowan moved to approve the August 17, 2016 agenda.  Second by Councilmember Johnson.  Motion passed. 

CITIZENS COMMENTS (7:33pm) 

As no one appeared to speak, Mayor Hartfield closed Citizens Comments at 7:33pm.

OLD BUSINESS 

There was no Old Business. 

Mayor Hartfield recused herself from the meeting.

NEW BUSINESS 

Resolution No, 2016-40, A Resolution to Permit the Demolition of a One-Story Garage 212 South Pearl Street was introduced and moved for approval by Councilmember McGowan.  Second by Councilmember Johnson. 

Discussion:

Vice Mayor Montgomery affirmed the Granville Historical Society finding of no historical value to this building.

Vice Mayor Montgomery called for a vote to approve Resolution No. 2016-40.  Motion carried.  Resolution No. 2016-40 was approved. 

Mayor Hartfield returned to the meeting.

REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Regularly Scheduled Meeting of August 3, 2016

Vice Mayor Montgomery noted a correction to the Planning Commission report.  The demolition of a garage on East Elm Street should be corrected to South Pearl Street.

Councilmember McGowan made a motion to approve the August 3, 2016 minutes as amended. Second by Councilmember Johnson.  Motion passed. 

MAYOR'S REPORT – July

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

Councilmember O’Keefe moved to accept the July 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 – July

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

Councilmember McGowan moved to accept the July 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)

No report. 

Granville Recreation District (Johnson)

Councilmember Johnson reported that fall sports teams were formed and practicing. 

Planning Commission (Montgomery)

Vice Mayor Montgomery reported that the Planning Commission reviewed and approved one application for the demolition of a barn on East College Street.  There was also a work session with developer Gerry Bird for a nineteen acre property on Newark-Granville Road.  Mr. Bird presented the Commission with two options for the potential development of thirty-seven homes on the property with annexation into the Village.  Council shared their concerns with potential traffic access issues.  Law Director King advised that a traffic study would be required.

Granville Arts Commission (O’Keefe)

Councilmember O’Keefe reported that the Arts Commission approved two grants. A $1000 grant for stage lighting at the Hotlicks Bluesfest and a $600 grant for 43023 for musicians, who would perform in front of the store.

Open Space Committee (Finkelman)

No report.

Tree & Landscape Commission (Lerner)

Councilmember Lerner reported that renovation plans for Opera House were schedules to begin this fall.  Due to the higher than expected bids received earlier this year, the plans for the renovation were scaled back.  Council suggested appropriating additional funding to complete the project, which could delay the project until the spring of 2017.

Union Cemetery (McGowan)

No report.

OTHER COUNCIL MATTERS 

Law Director King updated Council on two pending appeal cases.  The Licking County Municipal Court ruled in favor of the Village on the Denison solar array appeal.  The appellant filed an appeal to the 5th District Court, so the appeal will be continued.  The 5th District Court appeal would be heard by a three member judge panel.  The Village was still awaiting the ruling of the Franks/Rogers appeal from Licking County Municipal Court Judge Branstool. 

OTHER STAFF MATTERS

There were no Other Staff Matters. 

ADJOURNMENT (8:14pm)

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

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