GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION
November 10, 2003
Members Present: Jack Burriss, Barb Lucier, Melissa
Hartfield, Mark Parris (Vice Chair), Tim Riffle, Richard
Members Absent: none
Citizens Present: Chuck Whitman
Also Present: Chris Strayer, Village Planner
Citizens¡¦ Comments: None
The Vice Chair swore in all those who planned to speak.
Minutes of October 27, 2003:
On page 2, change end of 3d paragraph to ¡§¡Kthe HER sign to
make it free-standing, it could be on the same bracket and
eliminate the need for variance for two projecting signs¡K.¡¨
MR. RIFFLE MOVED TO APPROVE MINUTES AS CORRECTED; MS.
LUCIER SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Chuck Whitman, 138 East Broadway - Awning
Mr. Strayer stated that the applicants wish to renovate
the awning over Whit¡¦s storefront and propose to replace
the green with gray and red. The material will be similar
to the one for Hare Hollow.
The applicant said the color is similar to the color of
the building (taffy). They are raising the awning up
about one foot.
MR. PARRIS MOVED TO APPROVE 03-153 AS SUBMITTED. MR.
BURRISS SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Chuck Whitman, 138 East Broadway - Signs
Mr. Strayer said the applicant is seeking approval
for three signs: (1) an etched vinyl window sign on the
door, which will be frosted on the glass; consensus agreed
that an ice cream cone is not a commercial message; (2) a
neon ¡§Open¡¨ sign with a ice cream cone on the window. The
sign is to be turned on only when the business is open.
Neon signs are permitted as long as no commercial logo or
message is displayed. (3) A wall sign over the awning in a
polished brass frame. With the four colors requested,
this sign would require a variance. The background color
is supposed to match the color of the building. The
applicant agreed to paint the little ice cream cone blue
to avoid the variance.
Ms. Lucier finds the wall sign to be very busy
with all those words, but Mr. Whit said that is his
official logo. Consensus agreed this was OK.
MR. PARRIS MOVED TO APPROVE 03-154 WITH THE CONDITION THAT
THE BLACK COLOR ON THE WALL SIGN ON THE FACE OF THE
BUILDING BE CHANGED TO BLUE ALREADY PROPOSED FOR THE
SIGN. MR. RIFFLE SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY
Finding of Fact: MR. PARRIS MOVED TO APPROVE THE FINDINGS
OF FACT FOR ITEMS A AND B UNDER NEW BUSINESS AND WE FIND
THEM CONSISTENT WITH THE RELEVANT SECTIONS OF THE ZONING
CODE AS OUTLINED IN THE VILLAGE PLANNER¡¦S MEMO OF OCTOBER
24, 2003. MR. RIFFLE SECONDED, AND THE MOTION WAS
Work Session: Comprehensive Plan
Village Council has voted to table their portion
of the Plan until after the first of the year so the new
Council can get a chance to review it, so we have more
time to work on it.
Mr. Parris is confused as to what our role is and
what we are to be looking for in the document. Is it for
language? For content? For our opinions? To change
policy? It would be hard to achieve a consensus in our
group. The group putting the Plan together worked hard and
collected data from citizens, and he does not feel we can
change the language. Mr. Salvage noted there are things
in this section that he does not think fit here. The
problem is it¡¦s already two years old, and there are
things no longer current.
Ms. Hartman thought GPC should look for anything
that does not seem to be working¡Xmore of a refinement than
a change. Look at things you have addressed in the past
or things missing here.
Mr. Burris said we are only sending our
recommendations. He thought we should start tonight,
since we will need all the time available.
Mr. Salvage preferred to wait until the new
Council is installed.
Mr. Strayer said a comprehensive plan is only as
good updated as it is. The best course of action is for
GPC to look at goals, policies, and plans of the new
revision and see if they are still applicable. It is
broken up into three sections and how they apply to the
Village. Lastly comes the implementation and how to get
goals and policies into the zoning code. He thought Keith
Myers could come in and give us answers to our questions.
A comprehensive plan is long term and an ordinance is
Some issues brought up were:
„« Open space requirements and requirements per acre
„« Where did this information come from:
„« What¡¦s the rationale behind the numbers?
„« Updated figures are needed
„« Clarify ¡§built-out¡¨ sections
Consensus agreed to postpone this discussion.
Mr. Salvage requested the Village Planner to postpone any
applications for November 22, if possible.
Adjournment: 8:23 p.m.
Next Meetings: November 24 (only if something comes up)
and December 8
GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION