GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION
November 22, 2004
Members Present: Jack Burriss, Tom Mitchell, Barb Lucier, Tim Riffle
Members Absent: Mark Parris (Chair), Carl Wilkenfeld (Vice Chair)
Visitors Present: Brett Griffith, Jack Schmidt, Ted Handel, Steve Mershon, Tommy Burkett, Millie Entrekin, Barbara Hammond, Jody Schmidt
Also Present: Chris Strayer, Village Planner
The Chair swore in all those who planned to speak.
Citizens Comments: none
Minutes of November 8, 2004. MR. RIFFLE MOVED TO APPROVE MINUTES AS SUBMITTED. MR. MITCHELL SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
First Baptist Church, 115 West Broadway - Storage Shed
MR. MITCHELL MOVED TO TAKE THE APPLICATION OFF THE TABLE. MR. RIFFLE SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPRIOVED.
Mr. Strayer said revised drawings and pictures are in packets with site plans for the concrete block shed. It will have entry from the interior, and it will match the proposed doors. We tabled at the last meeting because of lack of information, and what we have now is everything you asked for.
Mr. Mitchell asked about the 15' between the storage and the outside stairway, and this was met with approval of all members, and Mr. Burriss had a question about the location of the new roof being jammed up against the window, and decided to move ahead even without clarification of the question.
MR.MITCHELL MOVED TO APPROVE APPLICATION 04-166. MR. RIFFLE SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Lisa McKivergin, 134 East Broadway - Change of Use
The change is from a dentist office to a yoga studio over Victoria's, and the number of parking spaces requires is up to the GPC.
Jody Schmidt, manager, explained that her studio plans to take over one-third of the upper part of the building. The most students would be 12-15 per class, and she has about 20 classes per week, from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. The attendees are mostly Granville people walking in
MR. RIFFLE MOVED TO APPROVE APPLICATION 04-179 FOR CHANGE OF USE. MR. MITCHELL SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Lisa McKivergin, 134 East Broadway - Sign
Mr. Strayer said the applicant and he were not able to prepare this for this evening and she asked to table it.
MR. MITCHELL MOVED TO TABLE APPLICATION. MR. RIFFLE SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Granville Schools, 131 Granger St. - Awnings
Mr. Strayer said the school board wants to construct blue and navy awnings at the north door and at the west door, the north door will have a half circle extending 8' and supported by two metal poles, and the west door awning will be more typical...
Brett Griffith, Treasurer, said the board wants to make the front entry easier to access in the rain, especially since the Granville Fellowship uses the building and the doors are heavy. It will not project over the sidewalk. He clarified exact location of awning in relation to the light.
Steve Mershon, neighbor, asked the size, and it is 96".
MR. RIFFLE MOVED TO APPROVE 04-181 AS SUBMITTED. MR. MITCHELL SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Work Session Directional signs
Barbara Hammond informed the group Chamber of Commerce wishes to assist visitors to stores and that the 5 proposed business-location signs will be located at (1) front of this building, (2) Broadway and Main, (3) Broadway and Cherry, (3) Main and Elm, and (5) Taylor's corner. They have not talked about the number of slots available, but members were concerned about a lot of empty space on the sign. Mr. Mitchell said other signs could fill the space, such as the Village, Fire Department, or churches. The current signs are more oriented for cars, but the proposed signs, mimicking those at Easton, would be at eye level. Her group would not include banks and real estate offices, and they wanted to get rid of the preponderance of sidewalk signs, just allowing them at banks and real estate offices. The existing signs will stay up. They tried to use our lampposts as sample; they won't be exact, but they will be similar.
Mr. Mitchell wanted to know how to tell banks and real estate office they cannot have signs, and Mr. Strayer said they could be added if everyone wants them.
Ms. Hammond said retail has priority, and the number of signs determines the size of the joint sign. It's a two-sided sign.
The question remains: Who will put up and pay for the signs?
Finding of Fact: MR. RIFFLE MOVED TO APPPROVE THE FINDINGS OF FACT FOR ITEM A UNDER OLD BUSINESS AND ITEMS A AND C 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 NOVEMBER 22, 2004. MR. RIFFLE SECONDED, AND THE MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Next Meetings: December 13. December 27 meeting is cancelled.
Adjournment: 8:15 p.m.
Betty Allen Hullinger