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Planning Commission Minutes January 9, 2017

GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION

January 9, 2017

7:00pm

Minutes

 

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

 

Members Present: Mr. Hawk, Mr. Burriss, Mr. Potaracke, Mr. Wilken, and Mr. Montgomery (ex-officio member, Village Council, Non-Voting).

Members Absent:  Mr. Jennings.

Staff Present: Debi Walker Yost, Acting Village Planner; Michael King, Village Law Director

 

Also Present: Ryan Badger, Tod and Evelyn Frolking, Rodger Kessler, Brian Crumley, Brad Hartfield, Ben Rader, Ken Apacki, Carol Apacki, Mike Sosinski, Lee Ball, Steve Pyles, Jean Hoyt, Rosemary Hoyt, and Michael Fuson.

 

Citizens’ Comments:  None.

 

New Business:

 

Application #2016-133, submitted by Ryan Badger of ADR & Associates, LTD., on behalf of Tod and Evelyn Frolking for Village Roots Subdivision.  The property is located behind 605 West Broadway and consists of four acre (4) parcel, Parcel #020-051474-00.002, and a one-acre (1) parcel, Parcel #020-051526-00.000 (The parcels are proposed to be developed as one property, as a single-family residential development).  The request is for review and approval of a Preliminary Plat.  The property is zoned Suburban Residential District-C (SRD-C).

 

Swearing in of Witnesses:  Mr. Hawk swore in Ryan Badger, Tod and Evelyn Frolking, Debi Walker Yost and Brad Hartfield.

 

Discussion:

Ryan Badger, 88 West Church Street, Newark, Ohio stated:

He explained that the preliminary plat includes no significant changes from his last meeting with the GPC.  Mrs. Yost explained that this is the “last stop” before the final plat, which must be submitted within 12 months.  Mr. Frolking reviewed typical characteristics of each property in Village Roots (1 ½ stories, 3 bedroom, and 2-car garage with 2 doors).  Mrs. Yost explained staff concerns:  screening between units, wellhead protection, the easements need to be more definite, plat wording needs to be finalized.  Mr. Hartfield expressed a concern about the need for screenings between Village Roots houses and the Shepherdson Condos.  Mr. Badger said he would work with the Village to add more vegetative screening.  Mr. Frolking explained that it would be best to put plantings on the Shepherdson properties because of elevations.  Mr. Wilken suggested that it should be a consideration where air-conditioning units are placed.

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the standards and criteria pertaining to Application #2016-133; Chapter 1113, Procedure for Plat Approval.

 

Mr. Potaracke made a motion to approve Application #2016-133 as submitted.  Second by Mr. Wilken.  Roll call vote to approve Application #2016-133: Burriss (Yes), Potaracke (Yes), Wilken (Yes), Hawk (Yes).  Motion Carried 4-0.

 

Application #2016-142, submitted by Rodger Kessler of Kessler Sign Co., on behalf of Brian Crumley for Donatos Pizza, located at 116 East Broadway.  The request is for architectural review and approval of a projecting sign.  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 Rodger Kessler, Brian Crumley, Ben Rader and Debi Walker Yost.

 

Discussion:

Rodger Kessler, 170 Pinehurst Drive, Granville, Ohio stated:

He described the projecting sign.  Mr. Hawk questioned the sign’s proposed location as it would not mark the entrance; Mr. Montgomery repeated the concern.  Mr. Kessler defended the choice because the current sign is not visible.  Mrs. Yost stated that the sign meets requirements.  Mr. Wilken asked why the sign would not be the same as Donatos restaurants in Newark and Heath.  Mr. Crumley defended the proposal as being unique for the village of Granville.  Mr. Burriss questioned whether the sign would be of sufficient height to walk under safely.  The exact [bottom of the sign] height dimension was not known by the applicant.  Mr. Hawk requested the wall sign application be considered before deciding on the projecting sign.  When the commission returned to the application, Mr. Rader expressed a preference for location of the sign to be placed in the middle of the frieze frontage for appeal and balance.  Mr. Burriss mentioned that illumination would be better if the sign were moved, and aesthetics would be better.  Mr. Crumley expressed his desire to keep the sign in line with a pillar for safety’s sake.

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the standards and criteria pertaining to Application #2016-142; Chapter 1159, Village Business District, Chapter 1161, Architectural Review Overlay District and Chapter 1189, Signs.

 

Mr. Wilken made a motion to approve Application #2016-142 as submitted.  Second by Mr. Potaracke.  Roll call vote to approve Application #2016-142: Potaracke (Yes), Wilken (Yes), Burriss (Yes), Hawk (Yes).  Motion Carried 4-0.

 

Application #2016-143, submitted by Rodger Kessler of Kessler Sign Co., on behalf of Brian Crumley for Donatos Pizza, located at 116 East Broadway.  The request is for architectural review and approval of a wall sign.  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 Rodger Kessler, Brian Crumley, Mike Sosinski and Debi Walker Yost.

 

Discussion:

Rodger Kessler, 170 Pinehurst Drive, Granville, Ohio stated:

Mr. Hawk expressed an objection to having “cold beer, hot pizza” on the wall sign.  Mr. Crumley defended the sign because of the adjectival nature of its marketing.  Mr. Burriss objected to the sign, and said he would not vote for it.  Mr. Hawk asked if the applicant would consider withdrawing the application.  After consideration, Mr. Sosinski, president of S & C Restaurants, agreed with the commission to withdraw the application.  Application was withdrawn.

 

Mr. Hawk confirmed that Application #2016-143 as submitted would be withdrawn.  Withdrawal was confirmed.

 

Application #2016-144, submitted by Rodger Kessler of Kessler Sign Co., on behalf of Brian Crumley for Donatos Pizza, located at 116 East Broadway.  The request is for architectural review and approval of a window/door sign.  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 Rodger Kessler, Brian Crumley and Debi Walker Yost.

 

Discussion:

Brian Crumley, 2664 Upland View Court, Newark, Ohio stated:

He stated that the door located along Linden Alley would not be used for pick-up of food after discussion with Village staff.   The Commission agreed that the wall/door sign is aesthetically appealing.  Mrs. Yost stated that the sign meets requirements.

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the standards and criteria pertaining to Application #2016-144; Chapter 1159, Village Business District, Chapter 1161, Architectural Review Overlay District and Chapter 1189, Signs.

 

Mr. Wilken made a motion to approve Application #2016-144 as submitted.  Second by Mr. Potaracke.  Roll call vote to approve Application #2016-144: Burriss (Yes), Potaracke (Yes), Wilken (Yes), Hawk (Yes).  Motion Carried 4-0.

 

Finding of Fact Approvals:

 

New Business:

 

Application #2016-133; Ryan Badger of ADR & Associates, LTD., on behalf of Tod and Evelyn Frolking for Village Roots Subdivision, 605 West Broadway; Preliminary Plat:  Approve Findings of Fact and Associated Standards and Criteria

 

Mr. Wilken moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2016-133. Second by Mr. Potaracke.  Potaracke (Yes), Wilken (Yes), Burriss (Yes), Hawk (Yes). Motion Carried 4-0.

 

Application #2016-142; Rodger Kessler of Kessler Sign Co., on behalf of Brian Crumley for Donatos Pizza; 116 East Broadway; Projecting Sign: Approve Findings of Fact and Associated Standards and Criteria

 

Mr. Wilken moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2016-142. Second by Mr. Potaracke.  Wilken (Yes), Burriss (Yes), Potaracke (Yes), Hawk (Yes). Motion Carried 4-0.

 

Application #2016-143; Rodger Kessler of Kessler Sign Co., on behalf of Brian Crumley for Donatos Pizza; 116 East Broadway; Wall Sign:   This application was withdrawn.

 

Application #2016-144; Rodger Kessler of Kessler Sign Co., on behalf of Brian Crumley for Donatos Pizza; 116 East Broadway; Wall Sign: Approve Findings of Fact and Associated Standards and Criteria

 

Mr. Wilken moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2016-144. Second by Mr. Potaracke.  Potaracke (Yes), Wilken (Yes), Burriss (Yes), Hawk (Yes). Motion Carried 4-0.

 

Motion to approve absent Commission Members: Not Necessary

 

Motion to approve the Planning Commission Meeting Minutes from December 12th, 2016 Planning Commission hearings:  Mr. Wilken made a motion to approve the minutes from
December 12th, 2016 Planning Commission Meeting.  Mr. Potaracke seconded.  All in favor voice vote:  Motion Carried 4-0.

 

Meeting Announcements – next meetings:

January 23, 2017

February 13, 2017

February 27, 2017

 

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 8:08 p.m.