BOARD OF ZONING AND BUILDING APPEALS
February 22, 1996
Present: Ashlin Caravana, Don Contini, Bob Essman, Lon Herman, Eric Stewart
Members Absent: none
Also Present: Doug Tailford, Village Planner
Visitors: Doug Plunkett
Minutes: October 26. 1995: Mr. Stewart moved to approve minutes
as presented; Mr. Herman seconded, AND MINUTES WERE UNANIMOUSLY
Citizens Comments: None
Granville Athletic Boosters, New Burg Street
Mr. Plunkett described the proposed relocation of the Harmon Burke Field from the Granville Elementary School to the grounds of Granville High School. 1) This property is in the Institutional District in which stadiums and athletic facilities need a conditional use. They also request a (2) chainlink fence at a height of 6-- 8' for safety and protection, which would require a variance in this district. The fence would be properly landscaped or screened, and the fence will be in black or y dark green plastic-coated material. Ms. Caravana applied the criteria for conditional uses to the existing circumstances of the Athletic Boosters:
a) The proposed use is a conditional use within the zoning district and the applicable development standards of this Zoning Ordinance are met. All appropriate standards have been met.
b) The proposed use is in accordance with for the appropriate plans area and is compatible with existing land use. Such a use is in accordance with future plans for the schools.
c) The proposed use will not create an undue burden on public facilities and services, such as streets, utilities, schools, and refuse disposal. No undue burden will be placed on local services.
d) The proposed use will not be detrimental or disturbing to existing neighboring uses and will not entail a use, structure, or condition of operation that constitutes a nuisance or hazard to any persons or property. A parking lot is already there. and the schools are in need of playing fields close to their facilities. A pathway with lights on poles will be built.
The second part of the application will require a variance
for the chain link 6-8' fence. Again, the criteria for variances
were applied together:
a) That special circumstances or conditions exist which
are peculiar to the land or structure(s) involved and which are
not applicable to other lands or structures in the same zoning
district. A school is a unique community which requires athletic
fields, and a tall fence is necessary for security of the
property, safety precautions, and for restricted access to games.
No other type of fence would be appropriate.
b) That a literal interpretation of the provisions of this
Zoning Ordinance would deprive the applicants of rights commonly
enjoyed by other properties in the same zoning district under the
provisions of this Ordinance. This condition is not applicable
C) That the special conditions and circumstances do not
result from the actions of the applicant. This condition is not
d) That the grant of the variance will not confer on the
applicant any undue privilege that is denied by this Ordinance to
other lands or structures in the same zoning district. No undue
privilege would be conferred.
e) That the granting of the variance will in no other
manner adversely affect the health, safety and general welfare of
the persons residing or working within the vicinity of the
proposed variance. The neighbors would not be affected; other
fields already exist, and there is sufficient buffer space between the school and the houses. The
fence will ensure safety.
MR. STEWART MOVED TO APPROVE THE APPLICATION; MR. HERMAN
SECONDED, AND IT WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Nomination for Chair and Vice Chair:
Mr. Herman nominated Ms. Caravana as Chair Mr. Stewart for another term; seconded, AND IT WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Ms. Caravana nominated Mr. Herman for Vice Chair; Mr. Essman seconded, AND IT WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Announcements: Mr. Tailford will copy Gil Krone s proposal for new members. He also updated members on conclusions come to by the Merger Commission.
Adjournment: 7: 50 p. m.
Next Meeting: March 28, 1996, 7 p. m.