Granville Tree and Landscape Commission
Friday work session January 24, 2014
Present: Don Hostetter, Lynne Kishler, Don Pheneger, Jim Siegel, Steve Stilwell, Terry Hopkins
St. Luke’s Church construction – If work begins on the NW corner of the church we can go ahead and put in more permanent landscaping in the NE corner of Opera House Park. With Steve Stilwell, we discussed the memo to be drafted outlining: 1) the church’s responsibility for returning the park to its pre-construction condition and 2) establishing the construction company/church as the primary party responsible for safety. Steve advised us that prior to such projects, the village video-tapes property to have the pre-construction condition, including plantings, recorded. Steve also mentioned that he noticed the declining condition of the village Christmas tree in the Broadway island.
Concerning Harry Bolen Park – Michael Craner, who did the masonry work on the bell, will be asked about the improvements to the section of pavers. There is a question of timing to fit with the construction work at the church. The village can pull up the pavers, and can also remove the table and bench.
Spring community seminar – Bruce Cramer gave us a date of Tuesday, March 11th for the mansion. Don Hostetter will invite Frits Rizor to be our presenter that evening. We would like to have a community forum concerning the AEP trimming, perhaps closer to the scheduled trimming instead of this spring. Steve Stilwell feels we can go ahead and ask AEP, and he offered his assistance.
Steve explained the power line upgrade on North Pearl St. AEP wants to replace the current poles with taller ones – 55 feet, seven feet of which will be underground. The current poles are 33 feet tall. To place the lines underground would cost the village $700,000 to $900,000 and homeowners would be assessed $3,000 each, which they would have to agree to. There are forty-one houses between Broadway and New Burg.