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Planning Minutes 10/28/02

GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION
October 28, 2002
 Amended Minutes

Members Present: Jack Burriss, Barb Lucier, Richard Main,
Mark Parris (Vice Chair), Richard Salvage (Chair), Carl
Wilkenfeld
Members Absent: None
Citizens Present:   Sharon Sellitto, Jonathan Glance
Also Present: Seth Dorman, Village Planner
Citizens’ Comments:  None

The Chair swore in all those who planned to speak.

Minutes of October 15, 2002:  Page 3, following “THE
SIGN; “Mr. Burriss reminded him that we like the light….”

MR. PARRIS MOVED TO APPROVE THE MINUTES AS MODIFIED. MS.
LUCIER SECONDED, AND THE MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

New Business:

Phillip Markwood Architects, 102 East Broadway – Temporary
Contractor’s Sign

    Mr. Dorman said the application is for a temporary
sign for the duration of the east addition construction of
the church.  The Plexiglas sign would be a 10 1/2' sq.ft.
white sign with black letters and graphics, 5’ above grade
and located on the fence.  Mr. Dorman felt they would not
need any variances.  
    Mr. Parris questioned (in 1189.01 of the sign
code) whether only one sign is allowed per contractors or
one sign per site.  Mr. Dorman said that although we try
to get all contractors onto one sign, he did not think the
other sign would be of issue. Technically, he thought Mr.
Parris was correct and if the GPC wants to approve the
sign, a variance would be necessary.  
    Jonathan Glance said the contractor put up a sign
and the architect was not consulted on it. They asked
Miles Waggoner if they would put up a single sign next to
the contractor sign, but they were not interested, so that
was out of the church’s hands.
    Mr. Salvage said we forced the school district to
use one sign and the Presbyterian Church to use one sign.  
He would have a hard time agreeing to a second sign.  
    Mr. Burriss noted there is a lot of blank space on
the approved sign and he thinks they should be combined.  
The architect sign could be placed within that area
nicely.  If Kokosing could move their logo up or over in a
new sign, there would be plenty of room for the
architect’s sign.  Mr. Parris asked what we could do to
facilitate conversation between the parties. Mr. Glance
thought their Plexiglas sign could be added to the other
sign.      
    Mr. Parris asked if Mr. Dorman could talk to the
interested parties at the church.  
    Mr. Burriss wondered whether each new contractor
will want his name on a sign, but Mr. Glance said only
Corna Kokosing will be on the sign and not the
subcontractors.

MR. PARRIS MOVED TO APPROVE APPLICATION #02-139 WITH THE
FOLLOWING CONDITIONS:  1) THAT THE APPLICANT’S SIGN WILL
BE INCORPORATED INTO THE EXISTING GENERAL CONTRACTOR’S
SIGN OR A TOTALLY NEW SIGN, THE TOTAL SQUARE FOOTAGE OF
WHICH WILL NOT INCREASE; AND 2) THAT ALL THE INTERESTED
PARTIES WILL GET FINAL APPROVAL OF THE GRAPHICS AND LAYOUT
FROM THE VILLAGE PLANNER.  THE PLANNING COMMISSION URGES
ALL THREE PARTIES INVOLVED IN THIS TO BE COOPERATIVE IN
THE INTEREST OF FAIRNESS AND CONFORMING TO OUR SIGN CODE.  
MR. WILKENFELD SECONDED, AND THE MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY
APPROVED.

Sharon Sellitto, 215 South Cherry Street – Fence
Modification

Mr. Dorman said this is the second modification to a fence
approved in 2000. The first modification was approved in
June last year to modify the approval to put up a 35’x79’
fence enclosure.  The fence was different from the one
originally approved.  It went up with bigger dimensions
than what we approved.  Mr. Dorman asked her to come back
for approval for what was actually put up in the yard.  
Ms. Sellitto said she and the contractor had discussed
this, but then when she returned from out of town, he had
gone the additional distance with the posts and she
proceeded to attach the pickets without a modification.

MR. WILKENFELD MOVED THAT THIS IS A MINOR MODIFICATION.  
MR. BURRISS SECONDED, AND THE MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY
APPROVED.

MR. WILKENFELD MOVED TO APPROVE A MINOR MODIFICATION TO
APPLICATION #00-088 AS PRESENTED.  MR. BURRISS SECONDED,
AND THE MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Finding of Fact:

MR. PARRIS MOVED TO APPROVE FINDINGS FOR A UNDER NEW
BUSINESS (Markwood) AND ITEM A UNDER OLD BUSINESS
(Sellitto), AND WE FIND THEM CONSISTENT WITH RELEVANT
SECTIONS OF THE ZONING CODE AS OUTLINED IN THE VILLAGE
PLANNER’S MEMO OF OCTOBER 25.  MR. WILKENFELD SECONDED,
AND THE MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Closing Comments:  

Ms. Lucier:  Tonight’s meeting reminded me of an issue we
have talked about before, because it happens so often, and
that is people go ahead and do whatever and then come back
to us for an approval after the fact.  I wonder if we
could propose something to the Council or if it’s even
necessary to do it that way; that there be some penalty
for those who do this.

Mr. Parris:  It puts us in a position; I didn’t say much
because it’s like what am I supposed to do, it’s already
built; what am I going to do, tell them to take it down?

Mr. Dorman:  If something comes to you after it’s built
you have to analyze it based on the code.  If you don’t
find it meets the standards of the code, we absolutely
have the authority to tell them to take it down.

Mr. Parris:  I think the reason that so many of these are
coming to us is because someone is actually going out
there now and looking at what’s being built; however this
is frustrating for us because its already built.

Mr. Dorman:  Those who do this are violating the zoning
code by violating their permit, so I could cite them.

Ms. Lucier:  I would feel good if you did that.

Mr. Salvage:  If you cite them what does that do?

Mr. Dorman:  It would send them to Mayor’s Court, where
they would go in front of the Mayor or Magistrate and
likely be fined.

Mr. Salvage:  That’s a good idea, but I would like to put
something on the application that states that applicants
who modify approved plans without proper approvals will be
issued a citation.  I would ask that Seth draft something
and also run it by the Law Director as soon as possible.

Adjournment: 7:55 p.m.
Next Meetings:   November 13 and November 25

Respectfully submitted,
Betty Allen

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