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Council Minutes August 3, 2016



AUGUST 3, 2016

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



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

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


Councilmember McGowan moved to approve the August 3, 2016 agenda.  Second by Councilmember Johnson.  Motion passed.


Jeff Hussey, Granville Township Fire Chief, thanked Council for their support during his years of service as he was taking a position with the state fire marshal’s office. 

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


Ordinance No. 12-2015, An Ordinance to Amend Sections 1135.01 and 1169.02 of the Codified Ordinances of the Village of Granville, Ohio Pertaining to Zoning Definitions and Permitted and Conditional Uses in the Institutional District  

As no one appeared to speak, Mayor Hartfield closed the Public Hearing at 7:35pm.


Ordinance No. 12-2015, An Ordinance to Amend Sections 1135.01 and 1169.02 of the Codified Ordinances of the Village of Granville, Ohio Pertaining to Zoning Definitions and Permitted and Conditional Uses in the Institutional District Councilmember Johnson made a motion to table Ordinance No. 12-2015 permanently.  Second by Councilmember McGowan. Mayor Hartfield called for a roll call vote to table Ordinance No. 12-2015 permanently:  Finkelman (yes); Johnson (yes); Lerner (yes); McGowan (yes); Montgomery (yes); Hartfield (yes).  Motion tabled permanently 6-0.   Council requested that staff develop a new ordinance regarding solar arrays that would be more comprehensive to include all zoning districts. 


Resolution No. 2016-39, A Resolution Reversing the Decision of the Board of Zoning and Building Appeals Decision to Approve the Variance Submitted by CVS Store #0396, Application #2016-17, for 200 East Broadway, and Adopting Decision Findings and Conclusions of Fact was introduced and moved for approval by Councilmember Finkelman.  Second by Councilmember Lerner.

No discussion. 

Mayor Hartfield called for a vote to approve Resolution No. 2016-39.  Motion carried.  Resolution No. 2016-39 was approved.


Granville Community Foundation – (Lerner)

Councilmember Lerner reported that fundraising for next year has been discussed. 

Granville Recreation District – (Johnson)

Councilmember Johnson reported that practices have begun.  The Great Granville Picnic was scheduled for August 13, 2016. 

Planning Commission – (Montgomery)

Councilmember Montgomery reported that the demolition of a garage on South Pearl Street was discussed at the next meeting.  The Planning Commission held a work session concerning a pedestrian path that Middleton Senior Living facility was required to develop.  The Planning Commission would look at possible options. 

Granville Arts Commission (O’Keefe)

No report.

Open Space Committee (Finkelman)

Councilmember Finkelman reported that the committee’s intention was to place a levy renewal on the November, 2016 ballot.

Tree & Landscape Commission – (Lerner)

No report.

Union Cemetery – (McGowan)

No report.


Councilmember Montgomery requested that Council consider extending the bike path along the western most portion of Newark-Granville Road to the Village limits. 

Councilmember Finkelman inquired as to who was responsible for the cost of Village sidewalk replacement.  He was advised that if residents wish to replace portions of their sidewalk, the Village will pay fifty percent of the cost.  Brick sidewalks will be replaced at the owner’s expense with the Village paying fifty percent of the cost of concrete only. 

Councilmember Johnson inquired about the status of filling the Planning Director position.  Village Manager Pyles replied that he was close to making a recommendation.

Councilmember Lerner asked about any feedback received regarding the Porsche Show held July 30, 2016.  Village Manager Pyles indicated that he had only received positive feedback.  Mayor Hartfield indicated that she received both positive and negative feedback. 

Councilmember Montgomery reported that the Village could anticipate more riders this year for the Pelotonia due to the addition of a new starting location in New Albany. 

Mayor Hartfield asked about the status of the Carpentry-Marty report provided to Council at the last Council meeting.  Village Manager Pyles reported that Carpenter-Marty provided a priority list for the North Pearl Street safety evaluation.  He would be forwarding that priority list to Council.


There were no Other Staff Matters.


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

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