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Planning Commission Minutes December 14, 2015

GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION

December 14, 2015

7:00 pm

Minutes

 

Call to Order:  Mr. Hawk (Chair) called the meeting to order at 7:01 p.m.

 

Members Present: Mr. Hawk, Mr. Eklof, Mr. Burris (arrived 7:08 PM), Mr. Wilken, Mr. Potaracke

Members Absent:  None.

Staff Present: Debi Walker, Planning and Zoning Assistant.

 

Also Present: Timothy Dunham, Jill Dunham, Ann Lowder, Director, Robbins Hunter Museum, William Heyer, Architect, Father David Getreu, and Kevin Kerr

 

Citizens’ Comments:  None.

 

New Business:

 

319 Summit Street; Timothy Dunham; Application #2015-171: The request is for architectural review and approval of the installation of an exterior chimney pipe in conjunction with the installation of a wood stove in the interior. The property is zoned Village Residential District (VRD) and is located within the Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD).

 

Swearing in of Witnesses: Mr. Hawk swore in Timothy Dunham and Debi Walker.

 

Discussion:

Mr. Timothy Dunham, 319 Summit Street, stated: As described, the chimney for a wood stove may not be visible from the street.  It will be 6" in diameter and project three feet from the roof top.  The county has given a permit and Mr. Dunham will install.  Mr. Potaracke asked if there would be brackets for support.  Yes, there will be brackets to provide support from wind loading.  Mr. Eklof asked about another chimney at the back of the house.  Mr. Dunham responded stating it is a separate chimney for the furnace.  Ms. Walker stated the staff has no objections and recommends approval of the project.

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the standards and criteria pertaining to Application #2015-171:

 

a)         Is stylistically compatible with other new, renovated and old structures in the Village District?  Mr.Burriss stated TRUE, the proposed improvements are compatible with other similar projects approved in the District.  All other members concurred with Mr. Burriss.

 

b)         Contributes to the improvement and upgrading of the historical character of the Village District.  Mr.Burriss stated TRUE, the improvements are appropriate and contribute to the upgrading of the area and the District overall.  All other members concurred with Mr. Burriss.

 

c)         Contributes to the continuing vitality of the District.  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, that, as above in item b, the proposed design and materials contribute to the vitality of the District overall.  All other members concurred with Mr.Burriss.

 

d)         Protects and enhances examples of the physical surroundings in which past generations lived.  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, the proposed improvements enhance examples of the physical surroundings in which past generations lived.  All other members concurred with Mr. Burriss. 

 

Mr. Wilkin made a motion to approve Application #2015-171 as submitted.  Seconded by Mr. Potaracke.  Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2015-171:  Eklof (Yes), Burriss (Yes), Potaracke (Yes), Wilken (Yes), Hawk (Yes).  Motion Carried 5-0.

 

221 East Broadway; Application #2015-172; Ann Lowder, Director, on behalf of The Robbins Hunter Museum: The request is for architectural review and approval of a four hundred thirty (430) square foot garden folly in the rear yard. The property is zoned Village Business District (VBD) and is located within the Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD).

 

Swearing in of Witnesses: Mr. Hawk swore in Ann Lowder, Director of The Robbins Hunter Museum, William Heyer, Architect, and Debi Walker.

 

Discussion:

Ms. Ann Lowder, 5746 Bastille Place, Columbus, Ohio, stated: The Museum board is excited about the historic garden plans.  The application seeks to replace the existing storage shed with a garden folly which will be used as a garden shed and also be a focal point for weddings, poetry readings, concerts and the like.  It will be in line of sight from Broadway and will become a wonderful addition to historic Granville.  Mr. Hawk asked if the location is within setback limits and Ms. Walker stated the proposed garden folly meets all the Districts setback requirements.  The drawing submitted shows the stage/porch structure and the two storage areas.  Mr. Bill Heyer, 756 Grandin Avenue, Bexley, Ohio, is the architect commissioned by the museum to design the building.  He described the structure as being a wood structure, with a concrete foundation, Hardie board and cedar siding and trim works with either a metal roof or shingles, depending on budget.  Pressure treated lumber will be used as needed. The folly will not be heated or air conditioned, however, electrical service will be run from the museum.  Mr. Hawk inquired as to any proposed sound system.  Ms. Lowder responded stating performers would bring in their own speakers.  Mr. Eklof asked if the original gazebo idea had been replaced.  Mr. Heyer confirmed that it had been redesigned for budget reasons. Ms. Walker said staff is grateful for the incredible attention paid to detailing and siting the new structure and congratulate the applicant and their architect. Planning Commission was asked to establish parking requirements for the new garden folly as the structure falls into this particular category. After a brief discussion, Mr. Wilken moved to waive the parking requirement.  Mr. Burriss seconded.  Mr. Hawk asked Mr. Wilken to discuss his reasoning for waiving the requirement; Mr. Wilken stated that in his opinion, the folly is a glorified storage shed and to encumber it with a parking requirement would be too legalistic. Mr. Hawk agreed.  Parking will remain the same.  Roll call vote to waive the parking requirement Potaracke, (yes), Eklof (yes), Wilken (yes), Burriss (yes) and Hawk (yes). Motion passed 5-0.

 

Mr. Burriss went on to ask about any proposed lighting.  Ms. Lowder replied that some performers would bring their own lighting, or potentially the flood lighting on the mansion may be redirected. The question of a future hose bib to maintain the existing and future gardens arose; Ms. Lowder responded by stating that that had yet to be determined.

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the standards and criteria pertaining to Application #2015-172:

 

a)         Is stylistically compatible with other new, renovated and old structures in the Village District?  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE; the proposed improvements are consistent with other projects approved in the District.  All other members concurred with Mr. Burriss.

 

b)         Contributes to the improvement and upgrading of the historical character of the Village District.  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, the proposed materials, design and appearance are appropriate, keeping in style with the house and contribute to the upgrading of the area and the District overall.  All other members concurred with Mr. Burriss.

 

c)         Contributes to the continuing vitality of the District.  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, that, as above in item b, the proposed design and materials are consistent with the majority of the structure and therefore contribute to the vitality of the District overall.  All other members concurred with Mr. Burriss.

 

d)         Protects and enhances examples of the physical surroundings in which past generations lived.  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, the proposed improvements are consistent and historically correct with other projects previously approved in the district, thereby protecting the physical surroundings in which past generations lived.  All other members concurred with Mr. Burriss.

 

Mr. Wilken made a motion to approve Application #2015-172, as submitted, and with the understanding that there will be no off-street parking spaces required to be associated with this use. Seconded by Mr. Potaracke.  Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2014-172: Eklof (Yes), Burriss (Yes), Potaracke (Yes) Wilken (Yes) Hawk (Yes).  Motion Carried 5-0.

 

Finding of Fact Approvals:

 

New Business:

Application #2015-171; Timothy Dunham, 319 Summit Street, Exterior Modifications: Approve Findings of Fact and Associated Standards and Criteria.  The Planning Commission found the request to be consistent with Chapter 1159, Village Residential District (VRD), Chapter 1161, Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD), and hereby gives approval of Application #2015-171. 

 

Mr. Eklof moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2015-171. Seconded by Mr. Wilken. Potaracke (Yes), Wilken (Yes), Burriss (Yes), Eklof (Yes) Hawk (Yes). Motion Carried 5-0.

 

Application #2015-172: Ann Lowder on behalf of The Robbins Hunter Museum; 221 East Broadway; Garden Folly: The Planning Commission found the request to be consistent with Chapter 1157, Accessory Structures, Chapter 1159, Village Business District (VBD), Chapter 1161, Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD), and Chapter 1183, Off-street Parking and Loading and hereby gives approval of Application #2015-172. 

 

Mr. Eklof moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2015-172.  Seconded by Mr. Wilken. Potaracke (Yes), Wilken (Yes), Burriss (Yes), Eklof (Yes) Hawk (Yes). Motion Carried 5-0.

 

Motion to approve the Planning Commission Meeting Minutes from October 13th, 2015 Planning Commission hearing:  Mr. Burriss made a motion to approve the minutes from the Planning Commission Meeting.  Mr. Eklof seconded.  All in favor voice vote: Motion carried 3-0.

 

Motion to approve the Planning Commission Meeting Minutes from November 23rd, 2015 Planning Commission hearing:  Mr. Wilken made a motion to approve the minutes from the Nov. 23rd Planning Commission Meeting. Mr. Potaracke seconded. All in favor voice vote:  Motion carried 4-0.

 

Status of Village Planner Search:  Steve Stilwell and Debi Walker.

 

Mr. Stilwell stated that the Village Planner search has not yielded a viable candidate so the process will be reopened. A candidate from Marysville was qualified but not forthcoming as to why he left his position there. The other two candidates, for various reasons, were not a good fit and what the Village is looking for in the future Planner. Mr. Burriss felt that a better candidate can be found. Mr. Hawk thanked Mr. Burriss for serving the committee (which included Rob Montgomery, Steve Matheny and Steve Stilwell) and asked him to continue.

 

Mr. Hawk asked what can be done to facilitate the running of the Village until a planner is found.  Discussion yielded the possible suspension of notice signs, using boards instead of PowerPoint presentation and disseminating information electronically to Commissioners. Mr. Potaracke inquired about the possibility of tablets being issued by the Village and was told that might be a possibility. Mr. Wilken agreed that these were sensible recommendations and this would be an opportunity for the Village Council to reconsider sending things to GPC, i.e.: the chimney application before us this evening, the funeral home low retaining wall, non-controversial window replacements, etc. – of course, wholesale structural changes need to be considered, but not non-controversial things. GPC should be aware but not necessarily have to hear an application. Additional discussion ensued. It was made known that any additional thoughts/methods to reduce Staff workload during the period of short staffing would be appreciated

 

Meeting Announcements – next meetings:

January 11, 2016

January 25, 2016

February 8, 2016

 

Motion to Adjourn:  Mr. Hawk declared the Planning Commission meeting adjourned seeing as there was no further business before the Commission.

 

Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 7:48 p.m.

Tuesday
Dec012015

Planning Commission Minutes November 23, 2015

GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION

November 23, 2015

7:00 pm

Minutes

 

Call to Order:  Mr. Eklof (Vice-Chair) called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

 

Members Present:   Mr. Wilken, Mr. Potaracke, Mr. Eklof, Mr. Burris, Jackie O’Keefe, (ex-officio member, Village Council), Jeremy Johnson (ex-officio member Village Council, Non-Voting, 1st Hearing of the Month), Tim Klingler (ex-officio member GEVSD, Non-Voting

Members Absent:  Mr. Hawk.

Staff Present: Debi Walker, Planning and Zoning Assistant.

 

Also Present: Ken Rittenhouse, Marvin Rutter, Debi Hartfield, Scott Baker, Steve Flowers, John Klauder.

 

Citizens’ Comments:  None.

 

New Business:

 

214 South Cherry Street; Jim & Bonnie Fowler; Application #2015-162: The request is for architectural review and approval of the installation of new sandstone on the front porch, new sandstone entry steps, and new sandstone walls within the front yard.  The property is zoned Village Residential District (VRD) and is located within the Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD).

 

Swearing in of Witnesses: Mr. Eklof swore in Ken Rittenhouse and Debi Walker.

 

Discussion:

Mr. Rittenhouse, 950 Old River Road, stated the plans including two small retaining walls, plans for boxwood planting, and restoration of the steps.  Mr. Klingler remarked that the plan will be a good improvement and seems historically proper.  The staff lends its approval to the project.

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the standards and criteria pertaining to Application #2015-162:

 

a)         Is stylistically compatible with other new, renovated and old structures in the Village District?  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, the proposed improvements are compatible with other similar projects approved in the District.  All other members concurred with Mr. Burriss.

 

b)         Contributes to the improvement and upgrading of the historical character of the Village District.  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, the improvements are appropriate and contribute to the upgrading of the area and the District overall.  All other members concurred with Mr. Burriss.

 

c)         Contributes to the continuing vitality of the District.  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, that, as above in item b, the proposed design and materials contribute to the vitality of the District overall.  All other members concurred with Mr. Burriss.

 

d)         Protects and enhances examples of the physical surroundings in which past generations lived.  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, the proposed improvements enhance examples of the physical surroundings in which past generations lived.  All other members concurred with Mr. Burriss. 

 

Mr. Wilken made a motion to approve Application #2015-162 as submitted.  Seconded by Mr. Potaracke.  Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2015-162:  Eklof (Yes), Burriss (Yes), Potaracke (Yes), Wilken (Yes).  Motion Carried 4-0.

 

1820 Newark – Granville Road Application #2015-164 Marvin Rutter on behalf of Spring Hills Baptist Church: The request is for review and approval of a minor site plan amendment to allow for the relocation of the existing dumpsters and construction of a new fenced enclosure along the edge of the western parking lot.  The property is zoned Planned Unit Development District (PUD).

 

Swearing in of Witnesses: Mr. Eklof swore in Marvin Rutter and Debi Walker.

 

Discussion:

Marvin Rutter, 1820 Newark Granville Rd, Granville stated for 18 years the dumpster was in the southwest corner of the property, then it was moved to the current location.  The church would like to relocate the dumpster to make it easier for Waste Management to access.  It would be enclosed with a solid enclosure with two gates and there may be the addition of a recycling bin to encourage responsible recycling.  Mr. Wilken asked if there were plans to secure the gates so that they would not be open and flapping in wind.  Mr. Rutter replied that they will anchor the gate with an L bracket mooring. 

 

Mr. Burriss suggested installation of bollard posts to prevent trucks from knocking over the fences.  Mr. Rutter said they could consider that.  Mr. Potaracke asked if clearance had been checked with the dumpster and the gates will open entirely, allowing plenty of room for the trucks to access. 

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the standards and criteria pertaining to Application #2015-164:

 

a)         Is stylistically compatible with other new, renovated and old structures in the Village District?  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE; the proposed improvements are consistent with other projects approved in the District.  All other members concurred with Mr. Burriss.

 

b)         Contributes to the improvement and upgrading of the historical character of the Village District.  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, the proposed materials, design and appearance are appropriate and contribute to the upgrading of the area and the District overall.  All other members concurred with Mr. Burriss.

 

c)         Contributes to the continuing vitality of the District.  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, that, as above in item b, the proposed design and materials are consistent and therefore contribute to the vitality of the District overall.  All other members concurred with Mr. Burriss.

 

d)         Protects and enhances examples of the physical surroundings in which past generations lived.  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, the proposed improvements are consistent and historically correct with other projects previously approved in the district, thereby protecting the physical surroundings in which past generations lived.  All other members concurred with Mr. Burriss.

 

Mr. Wilken made a motion to approve Application #2015-164 as submitted.  Seconded by Mr. Potaracke.  Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2014-164: Eklof (Yes), Burriss (Yes), Potaracke (Yes) Wilken (Yes).  Motion Carried 4-0.

 

232 West Elm Street Application #2015 – 167, Steve Flowers of CS Construction Group Ltd. On behalf of Bruce and Lisa Westall: The request is for architectural review and approval of exterior modifications including roofing materials change, new skylights, windows, air conditioning unit, generator and construction of a privacy fence along the eastern property line with a gated arbor. The property is zoned Village Residential District (VRD) and is located within the Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD). 

 

Swearing in of Witnesses: Mr. Eklof swore in Steve Flowers and Debi Walker.

 

Discussion:

Mr. Steve Flowers, 1360 Loudon Street, Granville, Ohio stated the particulars about the materials to be used to replace the older shingle roof on their house.  The skylight will lighten the inside of the house.  Old vinyl windows will be replaced by Jeld Wen windows and fixed glass box units.  Central HVAC and generator will be located behind a fence.  Next year the owners will be considering a garage and front porch. 

 

Mr. Wilken asked about the level of noise a generator will put out and wondered if it could be moved to the rear of the house. That was considered but there is very little yard and that would move it closer to another neighbor, said Mr. Flowers. 

 

Mr. Burriss asked if the frame house is approved for a generator.  Debi Walker said she would have to check.  Mr. Burriss asked if the generator is within set back and the answer was “Yes”.  There was some discussion about existing neighbor concerns, but neighbors had been notified and did not attend the meeting.  Mr. Klingler said that moving the generator would impact neighbors on other sides if it was moved.  He suggested shrubbery and the future garage would mitigate that noise.   Staff recommends the improvements.

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the standards and criteria pertaining to Application #2015-167:

 

a)         Is stylistically compatible with other new, renovated and old structures in the Village District?  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE; the proposed improvements are consistent with other projects approved in the District.  All other members concurred with Mr. Burriss.

 

b)         Contributes to the improvement and upgrading of the historical character of the Village District.  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, the proposed materials, design and appearance are appropriate and contribute to the upgrading of the area and the District overall.  All other members concurred with Mr. Burriss.

 

c)         Contributes to the continuing vitality of the District.  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, that, as above in item b, the proposed design and materials are consistent and therefore contribute to the vitality of the District overall.  All other members concurred with Mr. Burriss.

 

d)         Protects and enhances examples of the physical surroundings in which past generations lived. Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, the proposed improvements are consistent and historically correct with other projects previously approved in the district, thereby protecting the physical surroundings in which past generations lived.  All other members concurred with Mr. Burriss.

 

Mr. Burriss made a motion to approve Application #2015-167, as submitted, pending approval by the Board of Zoning and Building Appeals for the arbor.  Seconded by Mr. Wilken.  Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2015-167:   Burriss (Yes), Potaracke (Yes) Wilken (Yes). Eklof (Yes)   Motion carried 4-0.

 

327 West Maple Street; Application #2015-165; Scott Baker of SBA Studios, on behalf of Debi Hartfield:  The request is for architectural review and approval of the removal of a three season sunroom and construction of a new room addition on the southwestern corner of the home.  The property is zoned Suburban Residential District-B (SRD-B) and is located within the Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD).

 

Swearing in of witnesses:  Mr. Eklof swore in Scott Baker, Debbie Hartfield and Debi Walker.

Discussion:

Scott Baker, 1565 Dale Court Road, and Debbie Hartfield, 327 W. Maple Street, Granville, Ohio stated the corner foundation area of the house is failing because of water damming up in that area.  The plan is to take off the corner of the house, repair the foundation and then put the corner back in, flush with the house.  The extent of the water damage is hard to assess until the corner comes off. Wooden windows will be replaced and will be double hung type to match other windows in the house.  The roof will be rubber and will be parallel to the floor.  A reclaimed door may work to replace the existing door.  There is also asbestos to be removed.  If the existing lap siding is in good shape, they may be able to reuse it.  Debbie Hartfield showed images of the floor plan and elevations.  They will also be adding downspouts to fix the water problem.  Staff approves of the proposed changes and materials.

 

Mr. Burriss complimented the character of the addition in keeping with the existing structure of the house.  He asked if the reclaimed door would have a storm door?  Debbie Hartfield answered yes, if one can be found. 

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the standards and criteria pertaining to Application #2015-165:

 

a)         Is stylistically compatible with other new, renovated and old structures in the Village District?  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE; the proposed improvements are consistent with other projects approved in the District.  All other members concurred with Mr. Burriss.

 

b)         Contributes to the improvement and upgrading of the historical character of the Village District.  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, the proposed materials, design and appearance are appropriate and contribute to the upgrading of the area and the District overall.  All other members concurred with Mr. Burriss.

 

c)         Contributes to the continuing vitality of the District.  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, that, as above in item b, the proposed design and materials are consistent and therefore contribute to the vitality of the District overall.  All other members concurred with Mr. Burriss.

 

d)         Protects and enhances examples of the physical surroundings in which past generations lived. Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, the proposed improvements are consistent and historically correct with other projects previously approved in the district, thereby protecting the physical surroundings in which past generations lived.  All other members concurred with Mr. Burriss.

 

Mr. Wilken made a motion to approve Application #2014-165 as submitted.  Seconded by Mr. Potaracke.  Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2014-165:   Eklof (Yes), Burriss (Yes), Potaracke (Yes) Wilken (Yes).  Motion Carried 4-0.

 

Finding of Fact Approvals:

 

New Business:

Application #2015-162: Ken Rittenhouse of John Klauder Associates on behalf of Jim and Bonny Fowler 214 South Cherry Street, Landscape Improvements: Approve Findings of Fact and Associated Standards and Criteria.  The Planning Commission found the request to be consistent with Chapter 1159, Village Residential District and Chapter 1161, Architectural Review Overlay District and hereby gives approval of Application #2015-162. 

 

Mr. Burriss moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2015-162.  Seconded by Mr. Wilken.  Potaracke (Yes), Wilken (Yes), Burriss (Yes), Eklof (Yes).   Motion Carried 4-0.

 

Application #2015-164: Marvin Rutter on behalf of Spring Hills Baptist Church; PUD Minor Revision to a PUD to Allow for a New Fenced Dumpster Enclosure:  Approve Findings of Fact and Associated Standards and Criteria.  The Planning Commission found the request to be consistent with Chapter 1171, Planned Unit Development and Chapter 1187, Height, Area and Yard Modifications and hereby gives approval of Application #2015-164.

 

Mr. Burriss moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2015-164.  Seconded by Mr. Wilken.  Roll Call Vote: Mr. Wilken (Yes), Mr. Potaracke (Yes), Mr. Burriss (Yes), and Mr. Eklof (Yes).  Motion carried 4-0.

 

Application #2015-165: Scott Baker of SBA Studios, on behalf of Debi Hartfield; 327 West Maple Street; New Room Addition @ SW Corner of Home:  Approve Findings of Fact and Associated Standards and Criteria.  The Planning Commission found the request to be consistent with The Granville Codified Ordinances Chapter 1161, Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD) and Chapter 1162, Suburban Residential District-B (SRD-B) and hereby gives their approval of Application #2015-165. 

 

Mr. Burriss moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2015-165.  Seconded by Mr. Wilken.    Burriss (Yes), Potaracke (Yes), Wilken (Yes) and Eklof (Yes).  Motion Carried  4-0.Application #2015-167: Steve Flowers of CS Construction On Behalf of Bruce and Lisa Westall: Exterior Modifications of Fence Section with Arbor and Gate VRD and AROD:  Approve Findings of Fact and Associated Standards and Criteria.  The Planning Commission found the request to be consistent with The Granville Codified Ordinances Chapter 1159, Village Residential District (VRD), Chapter 1161, Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD) and Chapter 1187, Height, Area and Yard Modifications and hereby gives their approval of Application #2015-167. 

 

Mr. Burriss moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2015-167.  Seconded by Mr. Wilken.    Burriss (Yes), Potaracke (Yes), Wilken (Yes) and Eklof (Yes).  Motion Carried 4-0.

 

Motion to approve absent Commission Member (if necessary):  Mr. Wilken made a motion to excuse the absence of Mr. Hawk. Seconded by Mr. Potaracke.  All in favor voice vote:  Motion Carried 4-0.

 

Motion to approve the Planning Commission Meeting Minutes from October 26th, 2015 Planning Commission hearing:  Mr. Wilken made a motion to approve the minutes from the October 26th Planning Commission Meeting.  Mr. Potaracke seconded.  All in favor voice vote:  Motion carried 3-0.

 

Status of Village Planner Search:  Debi Walker said there would be interviews from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM November 24th with the applicants.  Mr. Burriss will represent the GPC during the interviews.  December 18 will be Alison’s last day and there will be a celebration between1 and 3.  Deanna will also be included in the celebration as she is retiring.

 

Review and Approval of 2016 Planning Commission Hearing Dates:

Mr. Burriss made a motion to approve the 2016 Planning Commission Hearing Dates.  Seconded by Mr. Potaracke.  All in favor voice vote:  Motion carried 4-0.

 

Meeting Announcements – next meetings:

December 14, 2015

January 11, 2016

January 25, 2016

 

Motion to Adjourn:  Mr. Eklof declared the Planning Commission meeting adjourned seeing as there was no further business before the Commission.

 

Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 7:53 p.m.

Monday
Nov232015

Planning Commission - There was no November 9, 2015 meeting.

Tuesday
Oct272015

Planning Commission Minutes October 26, 2015

GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION

October 26, 2015

7:00 pm

Minutes

 

Call to Order:  Mr. Hawk (Chair) called the meeting to order at _ p.m.

 

Members Present:   Mr. Eklof, Mr. Wilken, Mr. Potaracke, Mr. Hawk, Jeremy Johnson (ex-officio member, Village Council non-voting), and Tim Klingler (ex-officio member, GEVSD, Non-Voting)

Members Absent: Jack Burriss.

Staff Present: Deb Walker, Planning and Zoning Assistant.

 

Also Present:  Philip and Charlene Ward, John Lyle, Tom Martin.

 

Citizens’ Comments:  None.

 

New Business:

 

239 West Broadway – Philip and Charlene Ward – Application #2015-152The property is zoned Village Residential District (VRD) and is located within the Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD).  The request is for architectural review and approval of the installation of a new air conditioning unit on the west side of the home.

 

Swearing in of Witnesses: Mr. Hawk swore in Philip and Charlene Ward and Deb Walker.

 

Discussion:

 

Philip Ward, 239 W. Broadway, Granville, Ohio, stated they want to install an air-conditioning unit in the house.  They have gotten some estimates and intend to drop the unit into an existing fenced area that has a concrete base.  The staff is in support of the project, particularly as there is an existing screen to hide the unit.  There were no questions from the board.

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the standards and criteria pertaining to Application #2015-152:

 

a)         Is stylistically compatible with other new, renovated and old structures in the Village District?  Mr. Wilken stated TRUE; the proposed improvements are consistent with the style and architecture of the home and the surrounding area.  All other members concurred with Mr. Wilken.

 

b)         Contributes to the improvement and upgrading of the historical character of the Village District.  Mr. Wilken stated TRUE; the proposed improvements contribute to the upgrading of the home and therefore the District overall.  All other members concurred with Mr. Wilken.

 

c)         Contributes to the continuing vitality of the District.  Mr. Wilken stated TRUE; that, as above in item b, the proposed design and materials are consistent and therefore contribute to the vitality of the District overall.  All other members concurred with Mr. Wilken.

 

d)         Protects and enhances examples of the physical surroundings in which past generations lived.  Mr. Wilken stated TRUE; the proposed improvements are consistent and historically correct with other projects previously approved in the district, thereby protecting the physical surroundings in which past generations lived.  All other members concurred with Mr. Wilken. 

 

Mr. Wilken made a motion to approve Application # 2015-152 as submitted.  Seconded by Mr. Potaracke.  Roll Call Vote to Approve Application # 2015-152:  Wilken (Yes), Potaracke (Yes), Eklof (Yes) and Hawk (Yes).  Motion Carried 4-0.

 

354 North Granger Street – John Lyle on behalf of Julie Dixon– Application #2015-153:  The property is zoned Suburban Residential District-B (SRD-B) and is located within the Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD).  The request is for architectural review and approval of a replacement garden shed in the rear yard.

 

Swearing in of Witnesses: Mr. Hawk swore in John Lyle and Deb Walker.   

 

Discussion:

 

John Lyle, with Claggett and Son, Sharon Valley Road stated that Julie Dixon has retained their firm to demolish the existing, deteriorated shed and prepare the site by cleaning and grading and laying a two inch (2”) stone bed.  The shed will be erected by Lowes, from where it was purchased. 

 

Staff approves of the project.  The board agreed the existing shed is an eyesore.

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the standards and criteria pertaining to Application #2015-153:

 

a)         Is stylistically compatible with other new, renovated and old structures in the Village District?  Mr. Potaracke stated TRUE; the proposed improvements are consistent with the style and architecture of the home and the surrounding area.  All other members concurred with Mr. Potaracke.

 

b)         Contributes to the improvement and upgrading of the historical character of the Village District.  Mr. Potaracke stated TRUE; the proposed improvements contribute to the upgrading of the home and therefore the District overall.  All other members concurred with Mr. Potaracke.

 

c)         Contributes to the continuing vitality of the District.  Mr. Potaracke stated TRUE; that, as above in item b, the proposed design and materials are consistent and therefore contribute to the vitality of the District overall.  All other members concurred with Mr. Potaracke.

 

d)         Protects and enhances examples of the physical surroundings in which past generations lived.  Mr. Potaracke stated TRUE; the proposed improvements are consistent and historically correct with other projects previously approved in the district, thereby protecting the physical surroundings in which past generations lived.  All other members concurred with Mr. Potaracke. 

 

Mr. Potaracke made a motion to approve Application # 2015-153 as submitted.  Seconded by Mr. Wilken.  Roll Call Vote to Approve Application # 2015-153:  Wilken (Yes), Potaracke (Yes), Eklof (Yes) and Hawk (Yes).  Motion Carried 4-0.

 

115 West Broadway - Tom Martin on behalf of Granville Historical Society - Application 2015-154: The property is zoned Village Business District (VBD) and is located within the Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD).  The request is for architectural review and approval of the installation of two ground mounted flood lights in the front garden. 

 

Swearing in of Witnesses: Mr. Hawk swore in Tom Martin and Deb Walker.

 

Discussion:

Mr. Tom Martin, 3 Shepard Place, Granville, Ohio, 43023 stated the request is for two ground mounted flood lights to be placed in the front garden of the Historical Society property.  The lights would centrally illuminate the sign and door, plus the sidewalk and front stoop to make the area safer to negotiate. 

 

Staff asked if the Planning Commission wanted to impose a time to have the floodlights turn off at night.  Mr. Martin said the Society would be open relatively few times at night or evening.  He agreed the lights would be on a timer and turn off around 10 p.m.

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the standards and criteria pertaining to Application #2015-154:

 

a)         Is stylistically compatible with other new, renovated and old structures in the Village District?  Mr. Potaracke stated TRUE; the proposed improvements are consistent with the style and architecture of the home and the surrounding area...  All other members concurred with Mr. Potaracke.

 

b)         Contributes to the improvement and upgrading of the historical character of the Village District.  Mr. Potaracke stated TRUE; the proposed improvements contribute to the upgrading of the home and therefore the District overall.  All other members concurred with Mr. Potaracke.

 

c)         Contributes to the continuing vitality of the District.  Mr. Potaracke stated TRUE; that, as above in item b, the proposed exterior lighting is consistent with and therefore contributes to the vitality of the District overall.  All other members concurred with Mr. Potaracke.

 

d)         Protects and enhances examples of the physical surroundings in which past generations lived.  Mr. Potaracke stated TRUE; the proposed improvements are consistent and historically correct with other projects previously approved in the district, thereby protecting the physical surroundings in which past generations lived.  All other members concurred with Mr. Potaracke. 

 

Mr. Potaracke made a motion to approve Application # 2015-154 as submitted.  Seconded by Mr. Eklof.  Roll Call Vote to Approve Application # 2015-154:  Potaracke (Yes), Wilken (Yes), Eklof (Yes) and Hawk (Yes).  Motion Carried 4-0.

 

Finding of Fact Approvals:

 

New Business:

 

a)         Application # 2015-152; Philip and Charlene Ward, 239 West BroadwayApprove Findings of Fact and Associated Standards and Criteria.  The Planning Commission found the request to be consistent with The Granville Codified Ordinances Chapter 1159, Village Residential District (VRD) and Chapter 1161, Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD)  and hereby gives their approval of Application #2015-152. 

 

Mr. Eklof moved to approve for Findings of Fact for Application #2015-152.  Seconded by Mr. Wilken.  Roll call vote: Burriss (Yes), Wilken (Yes), Potaracke (Yes), Eklof (Yes) and Hawk (Yes). Motion carried 5-0.

 

b)         Application #2015-153; John Lyle on behalf of Julie Dixon, 354 North Granger Street; Replacement of Garden Shed in Rear Yard: Approve Findings of Fact and Associated Standards and Criteria.  The Planning Commission found the request to be consistent with Chapter 1157, General Zoning Regulations, Chapter 1161, Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD) and Chapter 1163, Suburban Residential District-B (SRD-B) and hereby gives their approval of Application #2015-153.

 

Mr. Eklof moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2015-153.  Seconded by Mr. Wilken.  Roll call vote Burriss (yes), Potaracke (Yes), Wilken (Yes), Eklof (Yes) and Hawk (Yes).  Motion carried 5-0.

 

c)         Application #2015-154; Keith Boone on behalf of the Granville Historical Society; 115 East Broadway; Two Ground Mounted Flood Lights in Front Garden: Approve Findings of Fact and Associated Standards and Criteria.  The Planning Commission found the request to be consistent with The Granville Codified Ordinances Chapter 1159, Village Business District (VBD), Chapter 1161, Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD) and, and hereby gives their approval of Application #2015-154. 

 

Mr. Eklof moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2015-154.  Seconded by Mr. Potaracke.  Roll call vote: Wilken, (Yes), Potaracke (Yes), Eklof (Yes) and Hawk (Yes).  Motion Carried 5-0.

 

Motion to approve absent Commission Member (if necessary):  Mr. Eklof made a motion to excuse the absence of Jack Burriss.  Seconded by Mr. Potaracke.  Roll call vote: Wilken (Yes), Potaracke (Yes) and Eklof (Yes) and Hawk (Yes).  Motion carried 4-0.

 

Motion to approve the Planning Commission Meeting Minutes from September 28, 2015:  Mr. Wilken made a motion to approve the meeting minutes for the September 28, 2015 Planning Commission meeting.  Seconded by Mr. Eklof. Roll call vote: Wilken (Yes), Eklof (Yes) and Hawk (Yes).  Motion carried 3-0.

 

Meeting Announcements:

November 9, 2015

November 23, 2015

December 14, 2015

Mr. Eklof declared the Planning Commission meeting adjourned seeing as there was no further business before the Commission.

 

Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 7:15 p.m.

 

Wednesday
Oct212015

Planning Commission Minutes October 13, 2015

GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION

October 13, 2015

7:00 pm

Minutes

 

Call to Order:  Mr. Hawk (Chair) called the meeting to order at 7 p.m.

 

Members Present:  Mr. Hawk (Chair), Mr. Eklof, Mr. Burris and Jackie O’Keefe, (ex-officio member, Village Council) and Tim Klingler (ex-officio member, GEVSD, Non-Voting)

Staff Present: Deb Walker, Planning and Zoning Assistant, Michael King, Law Director, Alison Terry, Planning Director and Steve Stilwell, Village Manager

 

Also Present:  Keith Eschbaugh, Jean Schorger Brown, John Noblick, Rod Talbott, Randy Talbott, Charlie Hartman, David English, Tod Frolking, and Dennis Cauchon.

 

Citizens’ Comments:  None.

 

New Business:

 

226 East Broadway – Jared Eschbaugh – Application #2015-146The property is zoned Village Business District (VBD) and is located within the Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD).  The request is for architectural review and approval of a sidewalk sign.

 

Swearing in of Witnesses: Mr. Hawk swore in Keith Eschbaugh and Deb Walker.

 

Discussion:

Keith Eschbaugh, 226 E. Broadway, Granville, Ohio, on behalf of Ila’s Popcorn, requested approval of an A-frame sidewalk sign which he brought with him to show to the board.  The sign is a black chalkboard type.  It would be put out in the daytime and secured inside at business closing.  It would be situated between the house and sidewalk. 

 

Staff approves of the sign, as it will be located as illustrated and secured when the business is not open. There were no questions from the Commission.

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the standards and criteria pertaining to Application #2015-146:

 

a)         Is stylistically compatible with other new, renovated and old structures in the Village District?  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE; the proposed improvements are consistent with the style and architecture of the home and the surrounding area.  All other members concurred with Mr. Burriss.

 

b)         Contributes to the improvement and upgrading of the historical character of the Village District.  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE; the proposed improvements contribute to the upgrading of the home and therefore the District overall.  All other members concurred with Mr. Burriss.

 

c)         Contributes to the continuing vitality of the District.  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, that, as above in item b, the proposed design and materials are consistent and therefore contribute to the vitality of the District overall.  All other members concurred with Mr. Burriss.

 

d)         Protects and enhances examples of the physical surroundings in which past generations lived.  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, the proposed improvements are consistent and historically correct with other projects previously approved in the district, thereby protecting the physical surroundings in which past generations lived.  All other members concurred with Mr. Burriss. 

 

Mr. Eklof made a motion to approve Application # 2015-146 as submitted.  Second by Mr. Burriss.  Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2015-146:  Eklof (Yes), Burriss (Yes), and Hawk (Yes).  Motion Carried 3-0.

 

324 West Elm Street – Jean Schorger Brown – Application #2015-147:  The property is zoned Village Residential District (VRD) and is located within the Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD).  The request is for architectural review and approval of a six (6’) foot high wood privacy fence in the eastern side yard\ and a thirty (30”) inch picket fence in the eastern side yard with gate.

 

Swearing in of Witnesses: Mr. Hawk swore in Jean Schorger Brown and Deb Walker.   

 

Discussion:

Jean Schorger Brown, 324 West Elm Street, said she was submitting the application for the fences as described. 

 

Mr. Hawk asked if these were replacement fences or new.  Ms. Brown answered yes. Mr. Hawk asked if a survey had been done.  Ms. Brown answered yes she knows where the property lines are. 

 

Mr. Klingler remarked that the proposed fence is attractive and fits the style of the house.  Staff is in favor of the fence.

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the standards and criteria pertaining to Application #2015-147:

 

a)         Is stylistically compatible with other new, renovated and old structures in the Village District?  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE; the proposed improvements are consistent with the style and architecture of the home and the surrounding area.  All other members concurred with Mr. Burriss.

 

b)         Contributes to the improvement and upgrading of the historical character of the Village District.  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE; the proposed improvements contribute to the upgrading of the home and therefore the District overall.  All other members concurred with Mr. Burriss.

 

c)         Contributes to the continuing vitality of the District.  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE; that, as above in item b, the proposed design and materials are consistent and therefore contribute to the vitality of the District overall.  All other members concurred with Mr. Burriss.

 

 

d)         Protects and enhances examples of the physical surroundings in which past generations lived.  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, the proposed improvements are consistent and historically correct with other projects previously approved in the district, thereby protecting the physical surroundings in which past generations lived.  All other members concurred with Mr. Burriss. 

 

Mr. Burriss made a motion to approve Application # 2015-147 as submitted.  Seconded by Mr. Eklof.  Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2015-147:  Eklof (Yes), Burriss (Yes) and Hawk (Yes).  Motion Carried 3-0.