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Planning Minutes 9/13/04

GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION
September 13, 2004
Minutes

Members Present:  Jack Burriss, Tom Mitchell, Jackie O'Keefe, Mark Parris (Chair), Tim Riffle, Carl Wilkenfeld (Vice Chair)
Members Absent: none
Visitors Present: John Minsker, Keith Keegan, Kevin Goudy, Nadine Rader, Brian Corbett, Mark Hannahs, John Noblick, Sharon Phelps
Also Present:  Chris Strayer, Village Planner
The Chair swore in all those who planned to speak.
Citizens Comments:  None
Minutes of August 23, 2004:    Page 2, under Downtown Directional Signs, Line 1, change to "Mr. Parris said that we have seen so many sandwich boards that the idea….   "Mr. Strayer said one problem with the signs already in place is that we could not use those because it might be in violation of ODOT street standards and we would have to put the business related signs elsewhere." Page 3, 4th paragraph, third line, start with JEDD rather than "They."  "Mr. Parris said they were looking at things…."

MR. WILKENFELD MOVED TO ACCEPT MINUTES AS AMENDED; MR. BURRISS SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED
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Old Business:

Gerald Martin, 116 East Broadway - Renovations

MR. WILKENFELD MOVED TO TAKE THIS APPLICATION FROM THE TABLE.  MR. MITCHELL SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

{Mr. Burriss recused himself from this application.}
 Mr. Strayer said neither the applicant nor the Village could determine exactly where the boundary lines were, so there was a meeting about next steps.  It was decided between Village Council and the Law Director to get an accurate survey.  The new survey indicated where the property lines were.  The face of the building lies on the line and the porch would be on village property, and the applicant is applying to build his new balcony on village property. The law director said it was OK for GPC to move ahead but final approval would wait until there was an agreement for the structure to be added onto.
 Mr. Parris said the last time we had decided to make the decision here.  Now that we know where the property lines are, there needs to be an agreement on approval of this application.  It will be approved through the GPC as a condition, but we need assurance from the Law Director.
 Gerald Martin said the Law Director had said they are not sure where the property lines were, but he told Mr. Strayer to tell GPC to act on the application.  He does not know where the change came in, since the survey does not change anything.  Mr. Strayer replied that when they met with the Law Director, he said since we really don't know where it is, the GPC should act on it and have the Village absolve itself of responsibility.   We told V.C. what we decided, and V.C. thought that was not the right way to go and asked for a survey. 
 Mr. Wilkenfeld said that since the building is already in the ROW, could it be grandfathered.  GPC could go ahead and work on design changes and hold final approval until the agreement is signed.  Ms. O'Keefe thought it would be a waste of time to go ahead prematurely. 
 Mr. Parris said GPC has pretty much boiled down the design elements, and tonight's update narrows down the plans we asked for.  He wants this application completed as expeditiously as possible. 

 MR. WILKENFELD MOVED TO TABLE APPLICATION PENDING FURTHER REVIEW FROM THE LAW DIRECTOR AND THE AGREEMENT WITH VILLAGE COUNCIL.  MR. MITCHELL SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

 New Business:

Brian Corbett, 117 South Prospect Street - Signs

 Mr. Strayer said the application for change of use was approved, and now he is asking for two signs for the candy and home-made food business.  The (1) freestanding 8 ¾ sq.ft sign would be white with black lettering, 12' high and 2' from edge of pavement.  Mr. Corbett added that it would be designed like the Footloose sign next door.  The post from which the oval sign will be hung is white
 (2) The window sign is oval but applicant has no dimensions.  It cannot be more than 8 sq.ft.
MR. WILKENFELD MOVED TO APPROVE WITH PROVISION THAT THE WINDOW SIGN BE NO LARGER THAN 8 SQ.FT AND THE POST IS NO TALLER THAN 8'.  MR. RIFFLE SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Licking Memorial Health Systems, 100 Galway Drive - sign

 Mr. Strayer said the applicant wishes two temporary free-standing signs for their Tour of Homes, to be up for two weeks.  The sign has been used before but in a different location. 

 MR. RIFFLE MOVED TO APPROVE 04-135 AS SUBMITTED.  MR. WILKENFELD SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Keith Myers,  229 East College Street - Garage Modifications

 Mr. Myers needs to modify the application to cancel request for a studio, so this application is for the garage door only.    The metal carriage door will have panels and square windows and matches the photo provided with application.

MR. WILKENFELD MOVED TO APPROVE 04-136 FOR GARAGE DOORS WITH STYLE THE SAME AS IN THE PICTURE PROVIDED AND THAT THE STUDIO ADDITION WILL NOT BE PART OF THIS APPLICATION.  MR. MITCHELL SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Donna Lemmon Perkins, 222 South Main Street - Change of Use

  Mr. Strayer said this building is next to the Vet and the applicant seeks a change of use for a title insurance professional office from a residence with an office.  Bob Seaton said they are applying for grandfathering.
 Mr. Parris said they are going from a nonconforming use to a conforming use and any building issues will be addressed by the county.  This is not a business rezoning and we do not have any problem with the change of use. 
 Mr. Riffle reminded him that usually you have to upgrade if you change anything. 

MR. RIFFLE MOVED TO APPROVE AS SUBMITTED. MR. WILKENFELD SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Sharon and Neil Phelps, 120 W. Broadway - Sign

 Mr. Strayer said GPC has granted approval for change of use from conforming to nonconforming at the former Callard Company site.  The applicant wishes to open a financial planning office.  They will use the free-standing sign but change the lettering with two-tone colors on white signboard.  Only three colors are allowed. 

MR. MITCHELL MOVED TO APPROVE WITH THE STIPULATION THAT (1) THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF COLORS IS THREE AND GRAY SCALE MAY BE USED  AND (2) FINAL LAYOUT TO BE APPROVED BY THE VILLAGE PLANNER.  MR. WILKENFELD SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APROVED.

John J. Noblick, 126 E Elm Street (For Dr. and Mrs. Mark Clemente) - Remodeling

 Mr. Noblick said the applicants wish to (1) remodel front porch from half wall to open railings with spindles; (2) add rear porch to support second-story room; (3) new second-story addition over sunroom and above new porch; (4) picket fence.  On (3) the enclosed level there will be a single floor with shed roof for a master suite and bath.  The (1) porch had a concrete floor.  This will keep all existing glass and doors intact. They are not changing the window area on the lower floor.  The footprint is just the porch area.  The previous owner (4) got approval for a larger fence, but that did not occur.  Because the owner saw a finish she liked better, Mr. Parris said we will exclude the fence from this application.  
 Mr. Riffle said it is not visible from the street. 
 Mr. Burriss noted that the details for the front porch are more  consistent with what was there and consistent with the neighborhood.  The addition is architecturally consistent with that of the existing property and does not impact the structure from the street.  The only thing he would want to look at is the proposed shingles.  Mr. Noblick said they are grey on top and green on the addition on the side, so they will try to get them all the same color.  Mr. Strayer could approve final shingle design.  Mr. Noblick said if the pitch is not sufficient for runoff, they will put in an ice shield.  Neighboring properties can't really see the second floor roof. 

MR. RIFFLE MOVED TO APPROVE 04-139 WITH THE STIPULATION THAT (1) THE ROOF SAMPLES BE BROUGHT IN TO THE VILLAGE PLANNER AND (2) THE FENCE IS NO LONGER PART OF THIS APPLICATION.  MR. WILKENFELD SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.


John J. Noblick, 126 E Elm Street (For Dr. and Mrs. Mark Clemente) - Fence

 For the abovementioned application, they are thinking of dropping the scale of the fence so that the height of the new fence would be of less proportion than the wooden fence that was there.  There is no fence there now. They want to put the lower rail up higher out of the dirt. It's close to 4'. 

MR. MITCHELL MOVED TO APPROVE 04-140 AS AN APPLICATION, NOT A MODIFICATION.  (1)  THIS IS FOR THE FENCE ONLY; (2) FENCE IS TO BE WOOD PAINTED WHITE; (3) THE OWNER HAS THE OPTION OF SCALING DOWN THE FENCE SOMEWHAT AND INTENDS TO RAISE THE BOTTOM RAIL.  MR. BURRISS SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVE.

Keith Keegan, 324 East Elm Street - Remodeling

 The applicant is restoring the historic structure on Mt. Parnasses.   They found it unsound and unfinished and have removed the rotting wood.  They are applying to make it look like the pictures provided.  They will add a balcony railing.  The sloping roof obscured the original architucture of the house.
 Mr. Burriss asked about the footprint and was told it was the same.  They will add two windows, and the other problem is there is no way to get anything into the second floor, so they want to add 5' wood white treated windows and French door.  One window will be covered when they cover the steps on the basement level.  They will replace the vinyl on the fire-damaged window with wood, the same size. 
 He said the original English Tudor house was built around the farmhouse, and it is odd in proportion. 
 Mr. Burriss applauds the efforts to restore all the unfinished elements of the house, but he would like to see drawings of how it will look and to see window detail.  Mr. Parris, however, is satisfied with these pictures, saying they give him more of a living picture than a line drawing would.  The description provided does a good job of spelling out materials and changes. 

 Mr. Keegan said the cinder-block garage was never finished, and he has taken out the  windows.  They want to cover the house with board and batten, and it will all match.

MR. BURRISS MOVED TO APPROVE 04-131 AS SUBMITTED.  MR. WILKENFELD SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Finding of Fact:  MR. WILKENFELD  MOVED TO APPPROVE THE FINDINGS OF FACT FOR ITEMS A THROUGH H 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 SEPTEMBER 8, 2004.  MR. RIFFLE  SECONDED, AND THE MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Next Meetings:     September 27 AND October 6 {Betty will be absent}
Adjournment:    9:02 p.m.
Respectfully submitted,
Betty Allen Hullinger

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