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Planning Minutes 9/12/05

GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION
September 12, 2005
Minutes

Members Present:  Jack Burriss (Vice Chair), Tym Tyler, Tim Riffle (Chair), Jackie O'Keefe
 Members Absent: Tom Mitchell, Carl Wilkenfeld
Visitors Present:  Barbara Franks, Dan Rogers,  Sharon Sellitto, Kevin Reiner, David Robbins, Barbara Burdett, Mildred Moss, R. Adams, Dan Dobbelaer, Bernadita Llanos, Leon Habegger, Marc Brockman, Richard Cherry, Amit Kumar Siani, Frank Bernini
 Also Present: Chris Strayer, Village Planner
The Chair swore in all those who planned to speak
Citizens Comments:  none
Minutes of August 22:  MR. TYLER MOVED TO APPROVE MINUTES AS DISTRIBUTED.  MR. BURRISS SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Old Business:

Dan Rogers - 210 East  Maple Street - Spa

MR. BURRISS MOVED TO TAKE APPLICATION OFF THE TABLE; MR. TYLER SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Mr. Strayer said the applicant has submitted a new site plan.  Also, there are letters from the neighbors in our packets.  Considering the strong objections of the neighbors, Mr. Strayer recommends that "Only through agreement of all the property owners should this be approved."
 Mr. Riffle noted that the BZBA has approved the lot coverage for 56% but with recommendation that more fencing or covering be added for privacy. 
 Ms. Franks reported that the spa would have a cover on it.  It would be impossible to completely buffer the yard from the second story of neighboring houses.  On being asked what kind of bushes or flowers she would plant, she noted that one corner plant that was cut down is coming back and will block one neighbor's view. They don't want to plant evergreens. She does not know what kind of flowers will be grown in the planters, but "it will be lovely." 
 Ms. O'Keefe asked why they did not site the spa closer to the house and Ms. Franks said they were told it was too close to the property line.  Mr. Rogers added that they were told the fence would have to be right up to the house to adhere to property lines, so they took it out.
 Ms. O'Keefe asked what the purpose of the spa is, and Ms. Franks said it is an in-the-ground spa and it will make us feel better.  It is for their own personal use. 
 Mr. Burriss asked whether it will be brick pavers or grass, and Ms. Franks said originally they wanted a patio but the lot coverage was too much and they reduced it to 14 sq.ft, which ousted the patio.  It is a spa with tile trim around it. 
 One of Mr. Burriss' concerns is that even though the applicants have done a beautiful job on restoring the house and porch, he is not seeing any screening from the street.  Ms. Franks said they will put up a wrought iron fence along the second layer of stone.  From the street you will see picnic tables.  Mr. Burriss then asked how they will transition from the picket fence to the wrought iron fence, and extensive discussion took place about the fences.    Mr. Strayer said a fence is required;  even with a lock-in spa cover for safety, the code requires a fence, either around the entire property or just around the spa. Without a fence, they would have to go to BZBA for a variance.  Ms. Franks thought with a lock-in cover they would not need a fence, and a fence with gate would be a detriment for the children playing in the yard having to open the gate frequently. 
 Discussion ensued about other pools or spas in the same zoning area, and Bernardita Llanos, neighbor, asked what is the distance from the pool to the lot line.  It is 10' instead of 12'; the code requires 10'. 
 Ms. Llanos' two concerns were privacy and safety.  She said the applicants keep the fence door open most of the time.  With a spa, more people would be attracted to the yard.
 Sharon Sellitto, neighbor, said a spa does not fit with the architecture in the AROD.  The plantings should be evergreens for year-round buffering.  More discussion took place on tree removal and drainage.
 Mr. Cherry thought it was funny that the people who are going to be looking into the others' yard are the ones concerned about privacy.  "If you don't want to see, don't look."   Nothing can block everything out.
 Mr. Tyler suggested tabling this until we get a good look at the fence and where it would be sited and what will work for everybody.  Without a fence it would have to go to BZBA.  He said that in order to protect the applicant as well as the village, any plans must be in detail.  Ms. Franks said they will not put in the spa until the fence is up.  Ms. O'Keefe said that based on the history of that property, she would like to see a detailed plan.  But Ms. Franks said she did not know what else GPC wanted.  She could bring in an estimate of what the wrought iron fence would look like.   Mr. Burriss would like to see a sample of the fence and posts and exact location of fencing. 

MR. BURRISS MOVED TO TABLE APPLICATION 05-061 PENDING RECEIPT OF FENCE DESIGN AND DETAILED SITE PLAN.  MR. TYLER SECONDED AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.


AAATH, Inc., 109 N. Prospect St. - site work
 The applicant wishes to (1) replace the deteriorating steps with three 13" steps, with the top layer consisting of a solid brick-width layer of white Indiana Limestone; (2) replace existing front door with a similar one and replace side panes with leaded and beveled glass; (3) the banister will be replaced when the rest of the work is done.
 Russ Adams said rain falls off the awning onto the bricks.  They will bring the two planters together.  He said they should weather and get darker and look natural.
 Mr. Riffle asked whether he has checked the code requirements for railing and step size, and Mr. Adams said the contractor told him the ratio would be 7/13.
 Mr. Burriss wondered whether there should be handrails on both sides, and this needs to be determined. 

MR. TYLER MOVED TO APPROVE 05-129 WITH THE CONDITION THAT THE APPLICANT CHECK WITH LICKING COU TY CODE DEPARTMENT TO SEE WHETHER  AN ADDITIONAL HANDRAIL IS NEEDED TO BRING IT UP TO CODE. MR. BURRISS SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

First Baptist Church, 115 West Broadway - sign
 Mr. Strayer said the church wants a 12 sq.ft. freestanding sign in front of the Education Building to identify the Cooperative Daycare space.  Dan Dabbelaer said It would have wood rather than aluminum posts and would be on two posts (instead of the one listed in the application. There will be a flowerbed at its base.
 Mr. Burriss would like them to consider more decorative posts.  The church is one of our architectural jewels and we have to think about this on Broadway.  We are trying to establish consistency in signage. They might take a look at other signs in town.  The proposed sign is generic and not much in keeping with some of the things we have tried to encourage. He suggested adding a border and matching fonts with other signage at the church.  Add some detail and the applicant was willing to do so. 

MR. BURRISS MOVED TO APPROVE 05-131 WITH THE FOLLOWING STIPULATIONS:  (1) THAT THE STYLE BE CONSISTENT WITH EXISTING FONT STYLE THROUGHOUT THE PROPERTY; (2) ADD BORDER; (3) ADD ARCHITECTURAL DETAIL TO POSTS; (4) SUBMIT FINAL DRAWING TO VILLAGE PLANNER.  MR. TYLER SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Kristin Darfus, 130 N. Prospect Street - sign
 Mr. Strayer said there are two signs requested for the new Indian restaurant, Masala Casa and Smoothie Shop, one in front and one on the side.  The overall signage for the building is OK.  The hours of operation will be added to the door. 

MR. TYLER MOVED TO APPROVE 05-132 FOR SIGNAGE.  MR. BURRISS SECONDED AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

David Robbins, 324 West Elm Street - garage addition
 Mr. Robbins said the garage will be a 12'x9" pole barn style with five holes for posts. The magnolia tree would not have to be removed. The overhead door will be 2' above the door of the house.  There are hydrangeas and hostas, which they will move to the new exterior.   They will match trim and scroll detail.  Driveway would change from gravel to concrete. 
 Mr. Burriss was concerned with the overall street landscape; most homes have separate garages behind the houses. He feels that the 2' setback is not enough to maintain integrity of the house.  Mr. Robbins thought the garage in the plan balanced the tower on the other side. In his letter he said, "We have tried to prepare a building plan that enhances the street façade of our home and is stylistically compatible with other existing structures, while providing us with an integrated modern garage addition to suit our needs."  Mr. Burriss was concerned about setting a precedent here. An attached garage is a suburban detail. 
 Mr. Tyler asked whether the garage could be set back a little bit, and Mr. Robbins thought they could go back 4' from the front of the house but would need a variance.  But Mrs. Robbins said if they go back, they would no longer have a window for the den.  She added that the entire back yard is occupied.  
 Mr. Robbins said attaching the garage to the house is not set in stone.  They are not planning an entry from the house.  Along the west side there is an old stone wall. 
 Mr. Burriss was concerned about the scale of the front elevation, and Mr. Robbins said it is 12/4 pitch on roof and a 9' high wall.  He said they need room for two cars.
 Mr. Riffle wants it 2' farther back. 
 Mr. Burriss said the house has a vertical emphasis and he is concerned about adding a garage door at the front view of the house.  He likes the architectural detail and would expect it if the garage moves back.   He said it's a difficult house to not ruin the proportion and scale of. 

MR. TYLER MOVED TO APPROVE 05-135 WITH THE PROVISION THAT (1) THE SETBACK WILL BE 4' FROM FRONT PLANE OF THE HOUSE AND (2) GARAGE DOORS MEET WITH THE APPROVAL OF THE VILLAGE PLANNER.  MR. BURRISS SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Spring Hills Baptist Church, 1820- Newark-Granville Road - relocation of playground
 Mr. Strayer said the church wants to move the playground from the west side to the south side.  It will be the same style.
 Leon Habegger sand they will move it to the back of the new Sunshine School addition, and explained exactly where it will be located.  It will be fenced in.

MR. TYLER MOVED TO APPROVE 05-138 AS SUBMITTED.  MR. BURRISS SECONDED AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Frank Bernini, 338 West Elm Street l- site work
 Because of the tight turnaround for driveway and the one-way road on South Plum, the applicant is requesting driveway expansion with landscaping.  They would have room for more parking, but would need to remove the sidewalk in front.  They will take down the hedge and railroad tiles.  The tree will stay.  They want a 3' wide exposed aggregate wall and grass.  Steps will be added for the 3 ½' slope, and plantings will be added.   
MR. BURRISS MOVED TO APPROVE 05-139 AS SUBMITTED.  MR. TYLER SECONDED AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Kevin Reiner, 540 West Broadway - Modification
 The plan is to change the plans from a greenhouse to a standard addition for a family room.  They would use the same foundation, same siding and detailing.  The greenhouse was to be 25'x18' and the modification would be 22'x19'
 
MR. TYLER MOVED TO APPROVE 05-140 AS SUBMITTED.  MR. BURRISS SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Work Session:

Brian Craig, 226 East Maple
 Mr. Craig said we talked about this before.  On the east elevation they want to put a bay on second floor.  Its 7', existing.  The bay would go 2' over.
 Consensus had no problems with the plans.

Finding of Fact:  MR. TYLER MOVED TO APPROVE THE FINDINGS FOR ITEMS A THROUGH G UNDER OLD BUSINESS,  AND WE FIND THEM CONSISTENT WITH THE RELEVANT SECTIONS OF THE ZONING CODE AS OUTLINED IN THE VILLAGE PLANNER'S MEMO OF SEPTEMBER 12, 2005.  MR. BURRISS SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Adjournment:  9:17 p.m.

Next Meetings:   September 26 (Mr. Tyler will be absent) and October 10

Respectfully submitted,
Betty Hullinger

Monday
Jan302012

Planning Minutes 8/22/05

GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION
August 22, 2005
Minutes

Members Present :), Tom Mitchell, Tym Tyler, Tim Riffle (Chair), Carl Wilkenfeld, Lyn Robertson (for Village Council)
 Members Absent:  Jack Burriss (Vice Chair)
 Visitors Present:  Gloria Hoover, Bill Heim, Bill Ryan, Barbara Franks, Dan Rogers, Mark Gearhart, Mark Compton, Sharon Sellitto, Sarah Wallace, Stewart Dyke, Paul Thompson, Fred Ashbaugh, John Cassell,  Ray Paprocki, Robert C. King, Lisa McKivergin, Lauren Pearson, Julio Valenzuela, JoAnn Morey, Bernie Dew, Deborah Jardine, Art Chonko, Kevin Reiner, Seth Patton
 Also Present: Chris Strayer, Village Planner

The Chair swore in all those who planned to speak.

Citizens Comments:  none

Minutes of August 8:  MR. MITCHELL MOVED TO APPROVE MINUTES AS DISTRIBUTED.  MR. TYLER SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Minutes of July 11: MR. TYLER MOVED TO APPROVE MINUTES AS DISTRIBUTED.  MR. WILKENFELD SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED

Old Business:
First Federal Savings, 209 East College St. Fence

{Mr. Riffle recused himself from consideration of this application and Mr. Wilkenfeld led the meeting.}
 The applicant wishes to (1) erect a black aluminum fence along the rear property line and to (2) enclose the dumpster with vinyl fencing and gate.  The color will match overhang of the Darfus building.
 John Compton, V.P. from First Federal, said the reason for the request is an agreement that First Federal had with Unizan to remove a tree along the southern property line which was growing over the First Federal in exchange for a fence as barrier.  Jim Siegel had granted permission to remove the tree. (2) They also wanted a barrier around the dumpster with a gate.
 Gloria Hoover movingly presented the concerns of the neighbors on College Street when and if the house First Federal owns is torn down for a parking lot. This is a neighborhood community village vs. a corporation.  The alley was a fire alley with access to neighborhood garages, and Chuck Kinsey bulldozed the garage.  The Village declared the alley legally vacated.   The proposed fence would close access through the alleyway.  Mrs. Hoover is adamant against having a parking lot next door.  She feels that people can easily park near the bank on the street. 
 Debby Jardine said the neighborhood is a wonderful ambiance of trees and she is strongly opposed to a fence
 There was a question as to who owns the alleyway and if it was legally vacated. Mr. Wilkenfeld would like the Law Director to research the matter and bring us an answer.  Mr. Mitchell thought that since a question exists, we need to review the past history of the area.  Mr. Strayer said the application is for the property line behind the white house.
 Mr. Compton said the easement is not affected by the record.  They are only talking about the southern line and whether or not there are other easements would have no bearing on their fence. He noted there are other fences along there and theirs is more "see-through" and ornamental.
  Mr. Strayer said it would be at the very edge of the easement and would not restrict traffic.
 Mark Gearhart, from Unizan, said they wanted the fence because the area was in bad shape.  People park on their lot and go to the other buildings, and they are trying to protect their parking spaces.
 Even though Lisa McKivergin is for preservation, she said this spot cannot be maintained with dignity and the next best thing is to go ahead and do what needs to be done.
 Deborah Jardin asked whether the intent for the fence is to keep cars out.
 Mr. Mitchell thought that since there are objections and since there is a question on the easement, more research should be done. 
Mr. Strayer says the tax maps do not show an easement along there.  He would have to get the map from the county, but it does not seem to be an easement there.  It seems to have been vacated.  An easement would not restrict any movement through the area.  People can walk parallel to the fence. 
Mr. Tyler said there are two private property owners who want the fence  and desire not going any farther onto anyone  else's property.   He reminded the group that First Federal has agreed to put in a fence to appease Unizan's wish to keep people off Unizan's property if they have no business with the bank.
Mr. Wilkenfeld said it's a nice fence and they are doing it in good faith, but if there are issues not being addressed, he wants that as a condition.
 John Cassell has two lots there and has heard nothing about maintenance of the fence, the fence on the rear line of his property was installed by the neighbor and it is being torn down and he has done nothing about it.  That would happen to this fence as well.  {He was told First Federal would maintain it.}

MR. MITCHELL MOVED TO APPROVE WITH THE CONDITION THAT THE VILLAGE PLANNER CONSULT WITH THE VILLAGE ATTORNEY AND DETERMINE FOR CERTAIN THAT THERE IS NO PUBLIC ACCESS BEING AFFECTED BY THIS FENCE. MR. TYLER SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Dan Rogers - 210 East Maple Street - Patio

 Mr. Strayer said we have a revised version, and we have letters from some neighbors opposed (Sharon Sellitto and Bernarditto Llanos) to the plans.  BZBA did approve a variance for 56% lot coverage, which was reduced from 67%.  They strongly recommended that some kind of screening or privacy be included in the application.  The fence is not included in this application.  Jack Burris told Mr. Strayer he was concerned about the viewshed from the roadway, 
 Barbara Franks explained that the reduction in lot coverage came about because originally there was going to be a patio but now it's just a spa.  The planter boxes will match the driveway. The spa is in the back of the property.  Someone suggested a wrought iron fence, but she does not think that is necessary.  Since they have extended the fence forward, this would tie into it.  When asked whether it would be visible to the neighbors, she said it's a 6' fence and it would be visible from the second story.  Water next door drains onto their property.
 Mr. Strayer said they still need to meet with the Service Director to be sure water does not drain onto this property.
 Ms. Franks repeated some of the difficulties she has had with the neighbors over water drainage and other issues.
 Mr. Riffle noted that we have no information on the spa. And Mr. Wilkenfeld is concerned about objections from neighbors.
 Sharon Sellitto read from 1161.02 about stylistically preserving the structures (a spa does not); contributing to the historical character (a spa does not); contributing to the continuing vitality (it makes neighboring lots harder to rent or buy).  She requests this vista be eliminated.  She recommends building the spa in the Rogers ample garage.
 Ms. Franks said you couldn't see anything until Ms. Sellitto cut down the trees (including hers).
 Mr. Riffle brought the discussion back to the application.
 Lisa McKivergin, who owns lots near there, thinks there is a way to make everything work.  There's merit to what Sharon Sellitto says, and to have a spa or hottub with proper screening might work.  Wrought iron does not screen.  She would have no objection to their having a spa.
Mr. Tyler asked in the AROD where are there other hottubs and pools?  He was told there are at least two pools (enclosed). 
 Mr. Wilkenfeld noted we have no drawings or pictures of how it will look.
 Mr. Tyler said there should be a way for neighbors to sort this out, but what will happen is that eventually there will be issues coming up later if we approve it as it is now.  He wants to know how the Rogers will prevent neighbors' complaints, and Barbara Franks said it has to be visible from the second floor next door. 
 Mr. Riffle said (1) we don't really have an accurate representation of how this would go together; (2) information is missing that would help us make decisions; (3) we don't know what the planter looks like; (4) we need to talk about privacy issues from the perspective of the neighbors; and (5) we don't know anything about the spa and whether it is permanent.
 Mr. Franks said it is a permanent structure and below ground.  She will take pictures of their driveway.  It's a 10x10 spa with a 2' patio around it.    She wants to look at other spas in town.
 Mr. Wilkenfeld stated that we approve what goes into the ground and we have to be specific:  what materials?  How far from the property line, etc.?

MR. TYLER MOVED TO TABLE THE APPLICATION PENDING RECEIPT OF MORE DETAILS ON THE SPA.  MR. MITCHELL SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Julio Valenzuela - Remodeling

 The applicant wishes to remove the siding, scrape, prime, and repaint the exterior and he will replace any damage uncovered.  He will also restore the roof, which will be slate colored asphalt; maybe the porch roof will be copper.  They will take out the rear steps and return the house to a single family dwelling.  They will strip the paint off the columns.

MR. TYLER MOVED TO APPROVE 05-123.  MR. WILKENFELD SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Lisa McKivergin, 224 East College Street -Remodeling
 Mr. Strayer said that after extensive repair, they wish to turn the five-apartment building into four condos.  He talked to the Law Director and found it a nonconforming use now.  It will still be nonconforming, and the property will have a property association though the condos will be owned by the owners. 
 Ms. McKivergin said the carriage house will be of board and batten and will harmonize with the house.  There will be new windows more in proportion to the front of the house.  They started ripping off the siding to see what they had and it will need lots of patching but it's in pretty good shape.    There will be three condos in front and one in back.
 Mr. Mitchell asked about the 6 over 6 windows, and discussion ensued about all the different types of windows.  Mr. Riffle thought the 6 over 6 gives it a character that makes that part of the house stand out.    Ms. McKivergin said there is a variety but they will harmonize.  The trim will match, and the siding will match too. 
 Mr. Riffle would like to see the most effort put into the central area.  With the roof renovation, try to make the renovation as close to the original as possible with the other pieces added on.  As long as the central part is historically accurate, it's not as important for the ells.  Do 6 over 6 in the center and let the3 other pieces do what they want to do.  Let it all be honest.
Mr. Riffle added that we can approve with the condition that the applicant bring us a drawing of what it will look like.  The 6' fence will be OK. 
MR. TYLER MOVED TO APPROVE 05-127 WITH THE PROVISIONS THAT (1) WE WILL HAVE A REVISED DRAWING OF THE WINDOWS ON THE FRONT AND THEY WILL BE REVIEWED BY MR. STRAYER, MR. TYLER, AND MR. BURRISS; (2) APPROVAL OF FENCE DESIGN AS PRESENTED TO US TONIGHT WITH THE PROVISION THAT MR. STRAYER WILL APPROVE THE PLANS.  MR. MITCHELL SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Unizan Bank, 222 East Broadway - Drive Through 
 Bill Ryan, contractor, said the reason for the new drive-through is to keep up with new technology.  The new ATM is larger and requires a larger enclosure.  There will be no modification of the concrete, and the color will be Unizan blue.  It is back-lit and the lights point to the building.
MR. WILKENFELD MOVED TO APPROVE 05-133 FOR NEW ATM WITH THE STIPULATION THAT THE COLOR OF THE NEW ATM WILL BE OF UNIZAN BLUE.  MR. MITCHELL SECONDED AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Work Session:
Kevin Reiner, 540 W. Broadway - Modification
 After having received approval for a greenhouse, Mr. Reiner wants to change from a greenhouse to an addition to the house for a family room and dining area on the back of the house.    The footprint will become a little smaller. 
Consensus of the group liked the plan
Denison University - Renovation
 Art Chonko introduced Jack Potter, architect, who provided plans for the conceptual, but doable, renovation as a gateway to campus.  There will be a potential studio above the power plant.  There will be a public gallery and improved access uphill. There's potential for pedestrian mall on College Street as a central gathering place with the street closed off from cars between Mulberry and Plum for most of the year.  They will put in an elevator. The copper finish exterior will turn green.  Outdoor area will have space for music and performance. Room for ceramics and kiln is planned.  The new additions are separated by glass ceiling and walls, which will create a different look at night for artists and will show like a beacon.  They will make a new entrance.  They will need to do fund-raising.
 Mr. Wilkenfeld liked the plans, and Mr. Mitchell recommends they consult with the Fire Department about access.  Mr. Potter wants to make it safe with access from this road and this driveway.
Finding of Fact:  MR. TYLER MOVED TO APPROVE THE FINDINGS FOR ITEM A UNDER OLD BUSINESS AND ITEMS A,B,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 AUGUST 22, 2005.  MR. WILKENFELD SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Adjournment:  9:44 p.m.
Next Meetings:  September 12 and September 26
Respectfully submitted,
Betty Hullinger

Monday
Jan302012

Planning Minutes 8/8/05

GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION
August 8, 2005
Minutes

Members Present: Jack Burriss (Vice Chair), Tom Mitchell, Tym Tyler
Members Absent:  Tim Riffle (Chair), Carl Wilkenfeld
Visitors Present:  John Cassell, Robin Lantz, Marta Contini, Jerry Martin, Sharon Sellito, Pam Powell, Rodger Kessler                       Also Present: Chris Strayer, Village Planner
The Vice Chair swore in all those who planned to speak
Citizens Comments:  none
Minutes of July 11: Postponed until next meeting.
New Business:
Marlina Hammond Keynes, 537 Jones Road - sign
 For an art display by Paul Hamilton at the Bryn Du October 23-November 5, the applicant is seeking signage for 4 identical one-sided 5x8 signs at (1) Main and Broadway, (2) Granville Inn, (3 and 4) two signs at Bryn Du. The Village Manager recommended that there be no sign at The Granville Inn. GPC preferred only one sign at Bryn Du.
 The color plan was discussed and it was decided to limit it to two colors with darker color as background and white lettering.  All lettering must be consistent in fonts.  Rodger Kessler agreed that this can be accomplished.

MR. MITCHELL MOVED TO APPROVE 05-119 WITH THE CONDITIONS THAT: (1) BACKGROUND COLOR BE BLUE AND THE LETTERING BE YELLOW AS SHOWN ON BACKGROUND ON APPLICATION; (2) ALL FONTS ARE TO BE CONSISTENT; (3) THE VILLAGE PLANNER AND KEITH MYERS WILL WORK WITH THE DESIGNER TO COME UP WITH A SUITABLE DESIGN; (4) THERE WILL BE ONLY ONE SIGN AT BRYN DU; AND (5) THERE WILL BE NO SIGN AT THE GRANVILLE INN.  MR. TYLER SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Brews, 116 East Broadway - Awning
 Jerry Martin is applying for a one-color awning over the staircase to protect the stairs from snow and ice. He will apply for signage later.
 Mr. Burriss asked whether the material in the awning is dense enough to prohibit light from bleeding through, and Mr. Martin thought that would be the case.   
 GPC would like the Village Planner and Jack Burris to have a look at the final details of the awning.

MR. MITCHELL MOVED TO APPROVE 05-112 WITH THE CONDITION THAT FINAL DESIGN FOR AWNING AND ANY CHANGES TO THE STAIRCASE WILL BE REVIEWED BY MR. BURRISS AND THE VILLAGE PLANNER.  MR. TYLER SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Granville Thrift Shop, 454 S. Main Street - sign

 The applicants wish a temporary 8 sq.ft. sidewalk sign announcing the hours of operation.  It will be displayed only when shop is open and for special events.
 Marta Contini said it will be only displayed late August to the end of June and will be located between the sidewalk and the wall.
MR. TYLER MOVED TO APPROVE FOR A TEMPORARY SIGN.  MR. MITCHELL SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

HER Realtors, 130 N. Prospect St. - Change of Use

 Pamela Power stated it will not be an office manned with employees; all their agents work from home and they just need a place where they can pick up materials.  The change of use would be from retail to office space.
MR. TYLER MOVED TO APPROVE 05-117 AS SUBMITTED.  MR. MITCHELL SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
HER Realtors, 130 N. Prospect St. - wall sign 

 The realty company is requesting a sign for the above business.  There is a projecting sign in existence for their former location, and the proposal is to tack it onto the wall with their name and new address. 
MR. MITCHELL MOVED TO APPROVE 05-117 FOR WALL SIGN AS SUBMITTED.  MR. TYLER SECONDED AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
HER Realtors, 130 N Prospect St, - Sidewalk sign
 The above applicants also wish a sidewalk sign with the same information, to be placed between the Pizza Shop and the curb. It would be up about 3-4 hours a day and on Saturday. 
MR. TYLER MOVED TO APPROVE 05-118 FOR SIDEWALK SIGN AS SUBMITTED.  MR MITCHELL SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
First Federal Savings, 209 East College St. - fence
The applicant has requested tabling application.
MR. TYLER MOVED TO TABLE 05-120 FOR A FENCE.  MR. MITCHELL SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Granville Schools - Freestanding Signs
The application is for 2 signs:  (1) at the high school driveway and (2) at the Middle School driveway.  (Institutional District does not have any sign requirements.) 
Mr. Kessler said they will not light them.  They will use reflective vinyl for lettering.  Mr. Strayer wants the two signs to be of consistent design.
 Mr. Tyler wants another sign saying "Granville Intermediate School ½ miles" added to the high school sign. 

MR. TYLER MOVED TO APPROVE 05-121 FOR FREE-STANDING SIGNS WITH THE OPTION OF ADDING SIGNAGE INFORMATION FOR THE MIDDLE SCHOOL.  MR. MITCHELL SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Finding of Fact:  MR. TYLER MOVED TO APPROVE THE FINDINGS FOR ITEMS A,B,C,D,E,F, AND 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 AUGUST 8, 2005.  MR. MITCHELL SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Adjournment:  7:30 p.m.
Next Meetings:  August 22 (Mr. Burriss will be absent) and September 12
Respectfully submitted,
Betty Hullinger

Monday
Jan302012

Planning Minutes 7/11/05

GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION
July 11, 2005
Minutes

Members Present:   Tim Riffle (Chair), Tom Mitchell, Jackie O'Keefe, Carl Wilkenfeld 
Members Absent Jack Burriss (Vice Chair), Tym Tyler
Visitors Present: Mildred Moss, Andre Ozolins
Also Present:  Chris Strayer, Village Planner
The Chair swore in all those who planned to speak
Citizens Comments:  none
Minutes of June 13:  Page 1, under Shapiro, change MR. RIFFLE SECONDED TO MR. MITCHELL SECONDED 
June 27:  Page 2, line 10, change MR. TYLER MITCHELL TO MR. TYLER.
Under B.Hammond, change MR. RIFFLE SECONDED TO MR. TYLER SECONDED.

MR. MITCHELL MOVED TO APPROVE JUNE 13 AND JUNE 27 MINUTES.  MR. WILKENFELD SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

As a follow-up to the Minutes, Mr. Strayer agreed to let the Catholic Church sign stand, inasmuch as the sign was a donation, but it can only stay up for one year.

New Business:

William Lavender, Westgate Drive - temporary sign

 Tina Lavender's real estate sign for Keller Williams will replace the Shai Development sign but smaller than the previous one.  For temporary signs, GPC makes their own requirements.  It will be 70' from the road.  (It's in TCOC, not AROD as on the Staff Report.)
MR. WILKENFELD MOVED TO APPROVE 05-101 AS SUBMITTED. MR. MITCHELL SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Richard Van Meter, 110 East Elm Street - Signs

 The applicant wishes several signs for the new businesses upstairs:  (1) post sign on wall; (2) post sign on Elm; (3) wall sign; (4) 3 tag signs upstairs.  We have approved several of these wall and tag signs before.  They will have two colors and fit within the code.
 
MR. MITCHEL MOVED TO APPROVE 05-105.  MR. WILKENFELD SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Andre Ozolins, 115 North Prospect - awning

 For the new business at this location, the applicant wishes to change the color of the existing awning to tan.  It will be tan linen with red lettering and trim.
MR. MITCHELL MOVED TO APPROVE 05-107 FOR AN AWNING CHANGE AS SUBMITTED.  MR. WILKENFELD SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Andre Ozolins, 115 North Prospect - signs

 The same applicant wishes to erect a projecting sign and a canopy sign on the awning.  They can only have one other color besides red, and members determined that white is not a color. Though this item is still under discussion.  Both signs meet the code.  They will be tan with red lettering and trim.  The color (PMS 199) is more red than orange.   

Finding of Fact:  MR. WILKENFELD MOVED TO APPPROVE THE FINDINGS OF FACT FOR ITEMS A,B,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 JULY 11, 2005.  MR. MITCHELL SECONDED, AND THE MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Next Meetings:    July 25 meeting is cancelled.
 Following meeting: August 8
Adjournment:   7:18 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Betty Allen Hullinger

Monday
Jan302012

Planning Minutes 6/27/05

GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION
June 27, 2005
Minutes

Members Present:   Tim Riffle (Chair), Tom Mitchell, Jackie O'Keefe, Tym Tyler, Carl Wilkenfeld 
Members Absent Jack Burriss (Vice Chair)
Visitors Present: Brian Miller, Scott Brown, Mildred Moss, Mike Frazier, Barbara Hammond, Jim Cooper, Greg Ream, Susan Kramer
Also Present:  Chris Strayer, Village Planner
The Chair swore in all those who planned to speak
Citizens Comments:  none
Minutes of June 13:  Postponed until next meeting. 
Old Business:

Buttondown Investments, 226 East Broadway - sign

 At the last meeting the application was postponed for lack of a quorum.
MR. MITCHELL MOVED TO TAKE THE APPLICATION OFF THE TABLE, MR. TYLER SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
 Rather than the "Automatic Denial" under consideration for awhile, the members discussed the criteria for temporary signs; and as GPC has discretion to approve them, the overlarge sign was approved but only until Mr. Burriss gets his permanent hanging sign. 

MR. TYLER MOVED TO APPROVE 05-083 FOR A TEMPORARY SIGN.  MR. WIKENFELD SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

South Cherry Valley - New Building

 Application tabled since Speedway will need to do new traffic and engineering studies.

Village of Granville - Front Doors
Application was tabled at applicant's request.

New Business:

Innocent Wodzisz, 136 East Broadway -Change of Use
 
 The applicant wishes a change of use from an office to an art studio with retail capacity.  It's above the bank building and is a permitted use.

MR. WILKENFELD MOVED TO APPROVE 05-090 AS PRESENTED.  MR. TYLER SECONDED, AND THE MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

 The application states "change of use from professional office to retail use," but it is really for an art studio.  Mr. Strayer said the studio will have low traffic.

MR. WILKENFELD MOVED TO APPROVE 05-090 AS A CHANGE OF USE TO AN ART STUDIO.  MR. TYLER SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Taylor Drug Store, 200 East Broadway - Modification

 Greg Ream wishes a different style for his drive-up window. This one would have a sliding glass window to conserve space.  There will be a pair of bollards. 
MR. MITCHEL MOVED TO APPROVE 05-095 WITH THE CONDITION THAT THE BOLLARDS BE INSTALLED AS PER THE ORIGINAL APPLICATION.  MR. WILKENFELD SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

St. Edwards Catholic Church, 785 Newark-Granville Road - Temporary Sign

 The church wishes a sidewalk sign advertising their Preschool. It is similar to sidewalk signs we have approved in the past.  Members discussed the color scheme of the board, which seems to have 5 colors.  The sign would be up for a maximum of a year; then they would have to reapply. 
 Mr. Wilkenfeld wanted them to modify and reduce the number of the colors.  The others agreed. 

MR. TYLER MOVED TO APPROVE 05-095 FOR A TEMPORARY SIGN WITH THE STIPULATIONS THAT THEY REDUCE THE COLORS TO THREE.  THE VILLAGE PLANNER WILL HAVE FINAL APPROVAL OF THE COLORS THAT ARE MORE EARTH-TONE RELATED.  MR. WILKENFELD SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Scott Brown, 1229 South Cherry Valley Road - Sign

 The applicant wishes to erect an 18 sq.ft. free-standing sign for his Red Vette Printing business in a building which used to be a residential home.
Mr. Brown said it is to be "OSU red" with vinyl letters and white wood posts.

MR. TYLER  MOVED TYO APPROVE 05-096 AS SUBMITTED.  MR. WILKENFELD SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Ellen Cooper, 334 West Maple Street - Fence

 The applicant wishes to extend the fence already in place on two sides of her property to totally enclose the yard.  The addition will match the existing white picket fence all around with same color and materials.

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

B. Hammond Interiors, 123 East Broadway - Awning

 Ms. Hammond wishes to extend her store into the Coldwell Banker office next door.  It will have a separate awning, with "Babs' Closet" on the drop.  It will be the same style as her other black one.  It will look like a continuous awning and will cover up the A.C. 

MR. WILKENFELD MOVED TO APPROVE AS SUBMITTED.  MR. TYLER SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED. 
 
Granville Public Library, 212 East Elm Street - Addition

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

 Mike Frazier, President of the Library Board, introduced Jack Hedge from the Design Group.  Mr. Hedge's comments are summarized here:  it will be built out about 2' from the Library ~ with  a sloping shingle roof resembling slate ~ mechanicals on roof ~ a hollowed-out area for the children's section ~ they will put brick up the building to add depth ~ it will look like a series of little buildings along the alley ~they will remove the existing entrance and keep the arch window and bring it out ~ replace it with an aluminum clad window ~ canopy will be kept but they will put a balustrade around it above the entrance ~ they will not open up the front door ~there will be low bushes at the entrance ~ add sandstone on the south ~ add a recessed area with grass for the sunken garden in the children's area ~ an overhang will screen the summer sun ~ they will take the red stained glass windows and move them downstairs; it's a secure area with railing around the top  ~ there will be a walk with pavers  ~ self check-out ~ grand stairway ~ a grille will separate the meeting room from the library so it can be secured and stay open longer ~ add another section with plants and benches as per the garden club ~ they will take out tube lights and add lights similar to the ones in this room ~ entrance will have different colored pavers ~ landscaping and ornamental trees ~ service sidewalk in the rear. 
 Mr. Wilkenfeld asked how long the library would be closed, and Mr. Frazier said there will be some inconvenience and dust, but they want to keep it open. It will be done in phases.  The addition will be built without disturbing the existing library, then they will move the library into the new section so they can work on the old library.  They hope to open the bids in the fall and get the foundation in by December.  Demolition of the Pyle House will start next week.  They have talked to the fire department.  Mr. Hedge showed a sample of the sandstone.  There will be some stucco and trim will be white. 
 Mr. Strayer wants to be sure the Tree and Landscape Committee has a look at the landscaping.   There will be two parking spaces provided. 
 Mr. Riffle felt the window styles were out of rhythm on the first floor east façade.  Mr. Hedge said there will not be windows on the stairs so as not to emphasize the depth. Members discussed discrepancy of window sizes, and Mr. Hedge said to make windows alike is to sacrifice shelf space.  Mr. Frazier said they tried to balance inside function with outside beauty. 
 Susan Kramer, from the Board, said they are going to be concerned about maximizing function of the inside of the library, and shelf space is critical. Mr. Frazier said they would lose space for 430 books if they make windows bigger.  Mr. Riffle suggested adding spandrel glass, giving the appearance of a window but allowing space inside. 
 GPC members were concerned about the 5 windows across the bottom east side.

MR. WILKENFELD  MOVED TO APPROVE 05-097 WITH THE CONDITION THAT ALL WINDOWS ON THE EAST ELEVATION WILL LOOK THE SAME SIZE AS IN WINDOW NO. A.  MR. MITCHELL SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Finding of Fact:  MR. MITCHELL MOVED TO APPPROVE THE FINDINGS OF FACT FOR ITEM A UNDER OLD BUSINESS AND ITEMS A THROUGH G 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 JUNE 27, 2005.  MR. WILKENFELD SECONDED, AND THE MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Next Meetings:   July 11 (Mr. Tyler will be absent) and July 25
Adjournment:   8:35 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Betty Allen Hullinger