GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION
September 26, 2005
Members Present: Jack Burriss (Vice Chair), Tim Riffle (Chair), Jackie O'Keefe, Carl Wilkenfeld
Members Absent: Tym Tyler, Tom Mitchell
Visitors Present: Mildred Moss, Louis Rodewig, Jodie Schlmidt, Ned Roberts, Amber Mitchell
Also Present: Chris Strayer, Village Planner
The Chair swore in all those who planned to speak
Citizens Comments: none
Minutes of September12: Page 3, Line 3, add and the applicant was willing to do so.
Page 3, Line 9 from bottom, change to "Mr. Riffle wants it 2' farther back."
Page 2, line 1, change to Bernardita.
MR. BURRISS MOVED TO APPROVE MINUTES AS AMENDED. MR. WILKENFELD SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Dan Rogers - 210 East Maple Street - Spa -THIS APPLICATION WAS TABLED AT REQUEST OF APPLICANT.
Louis Rodewig, 234 N. Pearl Street - Gate Replacement
Mr. Strayer said that currently there is a gate in the drive, but it is one full piece and now they want it in two halves to swing into the sidewalk. It will have two swinging gates with the same material and same color. He said the village advocates fences not blocking sidewalks.
Mr. Rodewig said no other changes are being made. It will have white pickets hinged at both gates. The present gate is over 11', hinged on one side only. The gate is difficult to operate-it sags and twists and it blocks a sidewalk when opened fully.
MR. BURRISS MOVED TO APPROVE 05-143. MR. WILKENFELD SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
James Young, 105 N. Prospect Street - Awning Replacement
Mr. Strayer said the applicant wishes to replace a deteriorating awning at Kussmaul with a more durable standing seam galvanized metal awning.
In his application, Mr. Young stated that this design would be consistent with the architectural history of the building's use as a warehouse during canal days.
Mr. Wilkenfeld asked whether this material was appropriate and was told that several have standing seam.
Ms. O'Keefe asked about the color and Mr. Burriss said either GPC or Mr. Strayer would need to approve the color. Mr. Riffle thought it would be OK if it blended in with the building.
Mr. Riffle asked whether there were other galvanized metal in the village and was told no; most are fabric.
Mr. Burriss liked the standing seam but is not quite sure of the galvanized. Mr. Wilkenfeld agreed and Mr. Strayer said he thinks Mr. Young would find this acceptable.
MR. WILKENFELD MOVED TO APPROVE 05-144 WITH THE CONDITION THAT THE APPROPRIATE METAL COLOR WILL COMPLEMENT OR BLEND IN WITH THE BUILDING. MR. STRAYER WILL TAKE A FINAL LOOK AT IT. MR. BURRISS SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
James Young, 140 E/ Broadway - Signs
Mr. Strayer said Mr. Young will remove existing signs and replace with a wall sign and two window signs. This meets all sections of the code. The signs will be compatible with the neighboring signs (1) The side door sign will be for identification to delivery drivers; (2) The sign on the side window identifies the store; (3) the 12-inch K will replace current signage in the two front windows, and it and the KUSSMAUL GALLERY below it will be silver leaf vinyl; it will have a running little stream of wording describing the content of the store; (4) the front wall sign is above the awning, dark green background, letters 3-dimensional, "galvanized metal" look, with a frame surrounding the sign
MR. BURRISS MOVED TO APPROVE SIGN PACKAGE 05-145. MR. WILKENFELD SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Jodie Schmidt, 218 E. Maple St. - Garage
Mr. Strayer said this application for a buggy barn went before BZBA and received variances for side and rear setbacks. The current garage loads onto the alley, and the new one would load onto the concrete pad. It's 1' from side and 3 ½' into the setback. BZBA talked about elevation on west side and whether it includes windows.
Ms. O'Keefe asked if there will be a second story, and Ned Roberts said it will be 1½ stories with 12' of living space at the center of the building upstairs and the rest is sloped.
Mr. Schmidt said the space is for storage and a place to work out. Now they enter from the alley, and it would be safer and have better visibility entering from the side.
Ned Roberts said there will be windows on the west; Bernardita Llanos requested two windows, centered, with flower boxes on the lower level. Ned Roberts said the windows will match the gable windows.
Regarding lighting, there will be foot lighting. Mr. Schmidt said they are not lighting up the neighborhood. The lighting package is not complete, and Mr. Strayer will need to take a look at it when it's ready.
Mr. Burriss asked whether trash cans will be inside or outside and was told that now they are outside but with the new garage they will be inside.
Discussion ensued about how close other garages in the alley were and most of them are well into the setback minimum. Mr. Strayer said BZBA wanted to be sure everything was consistent on the alley, and the size of this building would be consistent.
MR. WILKENFELD MOVED TO APPROVE 05-148 FOR GARAGE WITH THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS: (1) THE LIGHTING WILL BE WALL LANTERNS OR OTHER LIGHTING TO BE APPROVED BY MR. STRAYER; (2) ADD TWO WINDOWS ON LEFT SIDE TO MATCH GABLE END WINDOWS. . MR. BURRISS SECONDED AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
MR. BURRISS MOVED TO APPROVE 05-139 AS SUBMITTED. MR. TYLER SECONDED AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Finding of Fact: MR. WILKENFELD MOVED TO APPROVE THE FINDINGS FOR ITEMS A,B,C,D 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 26, 2005. MR. BURRISS SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Adjournment: 7:31 p.m.
Next Meetings: October 10, Columbus Day, no meeting unless something comes up.