GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION
Members Present: Jack Burriss, Barbara Lucier, Keith Myers C( hair)R,ichard Salvage,Carl Wilkenfeld,Vice
Members Absent:Bernie Lukco
Also Present:Kathryn Wimberger,Village Planner
Visitors Present: Candi Moore,Steve Mershon,Bob Karaffa,Rob Montgomery,Vanessa Taphouse Fuson, Joe
The Chair swore in all those who planned to speak.
Minutes of April 10,2000:
MR. SALVAGE MOVED TO APPROVE MINUTES AS PRESENTED;MR.BURRISS SECONDED,AND
MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
RobertC &hristine Montgomery,452 West Broadway A- ir Conditioner
Ms. Wimberger stated that the applicants wish to locate the AC unit on the side, which will require a
variance,as it is to be 4'from west property line. The house is in the Heritage Overlay District,100'from the
ROW. Mr. Montgomery added that it is 29"tall x 242!/"a,nd will sit on a platform 1' from the house. There
will be shrubbery around the unit and will sit in an ivy bed. He cannot put it behind the house because it's a
small area right below the dining room window.
MR. SALVAGE MOVED TO APPROVE APPLICATION PROVIDING THAT BZBA APPROVES THE
VARIANCE. MR. BURRISS SECONDED,AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Tim Tyler,233 South Pearl Street - Air Conditioner and poured concrete
Ms. Wimberger noted that the applicant may modify the application later to add a picket fence. Mr.
Montgomery said there is a lot of space for the unit on the north side,and landscaping will be added later. The
unit will sit in an alcove and will not be visible from the street.
MR. SALVAGE MOVED TO APPROVE APPLICATION WITH CONDITIONS: (1)THAT THE VILLAGE
PLANNER EXAMINE THE EXACT LOCATIONFOR AC AND (2)THAT IT BE SUFFICIENTLY
SCREENED FROM PEARL STREET. MR. BURRISS SECONDED,AND IT WAS UNANIMOUSLY
Members discussed the fence which will be applied for later. It will go around the property. Mr. Salvage thinks
a modification can be brought in with photos or drawings showing the pickets and gate. Mr. Montgomery said
he wanted vinyl, but GPC discouraged him from this idea.
Mr. Montgomery added.that the 10'x30' poured concrete floor is part ofthe application
MR. SALVAGE AMENDED HIS MOTION TO ADD THE POURED CONCRETE FLOOR,AND IT WAS
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Bob and Tracee Karajfa,311 NorthPearlStreet S-hed and Retaining Wall
Ms.Wimberger saidthe 8'x8'storage shed will be 4'from property line. The stone 3Vz'retainingwall fof
parking space will be 1' from property line,and BZBA will hearthe variances on Thursday.
Mr.Karaffa added thatthe shed will rest on a concrete pad and be made ofrough- cutwood.
MR.SALVAGE MOVED TO APPROVE APPLICATIONWITH CONDITIONS:1 ()THAT THE COLOR OF
THE SHED BE APPROVED BY VILLAGE PLANNER AND ( 2)PENDING APPROVAL OF BZBA. MR.
BURR-ISS SECONDED,AND IT WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Ann & Perry Watson,127 W.Maple Street -Remodel roofand change siding
Ms.Wimberger said they want to change the shed roofinto a hip roofstyle.They will change existing siding
to.matchthat onthe new addition and change shingles on bay window. Mr.Watson explained thatthe project
will fit in with the architecture ofthe rest ofthe street. They will use dimensional slate gray shingles to match
those on the back ofthe house.
MR. SALVAGE MOVED TO APPROVE WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT THE SHINGLES ON
REVISED ROOF WILL MATCH STYLE OF THOSE ON THE ADDITION. MR.BURRISS SECONDED,
AND IT WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Michael FusonV a&nessa Taphouse Fuson,103 ShepardsonCourt p-orch,etc. 2-o D
Ms.Wimberger said the application is in the HeritsgrObae-y* ct,within 100'ofthe ROW. They wish
to remodel porches,convert part ofthe garage into a porch,and also to rebuild porches and add balustrades.
Garage siding and trim will be replaced and match wood siding and trim on house.
Ms. Fuson said they will remove vinyl siding from garage and have it match the rest ofthe house. Both
porches will be rebuilt and will be screened.
MR. SALVAGE MOVED TO APPROVE APPLICATION AS PRESENTED. MR.BURRISS SECONDED,
AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Sharon Sinsabaugh,329 West Elm Street - Roof
The applicant said the roof is in poor condition,and he would like to replace it with asphalt dimensional
shingles,which will look more authentic. It needs new gutters and they are thinking about copper material. The
proposed copper on the cupola cannot be seen from the street. The roofover the sunroom will continue to be
standing seam,dark gray and will not be changed.
Mr. Salvage summarized that there will be copper on cupola,dimensional on the rest ofthe roof.Sunroom will
be painted seam.
MR.WILKENFELD MOVED THAT THE APPLICATION FOR ROOFING BE APPROVED AS
SUBMITTED,WITH THE OPTION OF USING COPPER ON FLAT SURFACE AND COPPER FOR
DOWNSPOUTS. MR. BURRISS SECONDED,AND IT WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
StevenMershonC &andada Moore,405 East College Street
Mr. Burriss recused himself from consideration of this application}
Ms. Wimberger said this is for a new single-family dwelling. She would advise the group not to take final
action yet,there is a copy ofa letter from legal counsel to be considered. She thinks the question ofthe
easement has been answered, but questions remain. This is for discussion and tabling and possible modification
to the lot split.
Mr. Mershon said he received Attorney Erhard's letter this afternoon but he does not know quite whether he is
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being an advocate or making ajudicial decision. Mr. Erhard accessed. This says an easement is the only way lots can be was a surprise to applicants,but they disagree with Mr. Erhard in saying there is no access on College Street. The School Board gave three deeds for three lots.
Mr. Salvage said GPC favored the easement. He had recommended studying the ad for the real estate auction
at which the property was sold. We did not require the school to sell as three lots. If there were only two lots, there would be no need for shared access. Mr. Myers said that consensus was for two lots but the School Board wanted three.
Mr. Wilkenfeld said a total of two lots with shared access was preferred because the lots were so small that driveways would cause traffic problems. This would make it easier to meet code requirements.
Mr. Mershon said that every house in the area is on a small lot and these three are consistent or even wider. He explained the location of the driveway was to make traffic smoother on Granger Street.and thinks he could plan
shared access for his other two lots. He does not know what they will do with the other two lots at this time,but
ifthere are to be two houses,there would be a shared driveway.
Mr. Myers summarized so far: 1( )The lot split with shared access was GPC's preference. 1( )In order to
change, a modification is needed to the lot split;there is no easement on the application. 3 ( )The general idea
was to eliminate curbcuts. 4( )We are going to have to follow legal counsel's advice. The next step is to go back
to Mr. Erhard and ask him to outline the steps to be taken
Mr. Salvage had talked to the school officials and they said there was supposed to be an easement. ( 1)These
two could share an access;2 ()they would want deed restrictions;3 ()there is a parking problem on Granger,and
parking should be allowed instead of striping; 4 ()they want to be sure the driveway makes sense. 5 ()Mr.
Salvage likes the house plans.
Ms. Lucier said the Village Council voted on the lot split with the understanding that there was an easement as
part of it. Mr. Myers said a subdivision without plat does not go to Village Council.
Mr. Mershon then described the plans for the two-story Queen Ann style house,and showed where changes to
the plans were made. Mr. Salvage said the School Board has no problem,but ifthe Village has other access
plans they want to know about it. Setbacks will not be a problem with the school
Members discussed the wide sidewalks still present and consensus agreed that the school should replace the
tree lawn and gutters, rather than the applicants.
MR. SALVAGE MOVED TO TABLE THE APPLICATION PENDING INFORMATION FROM LEGAL
COUNSEL. MR. WILKENFELD SECONDED,AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Finding of Fact:
MR. SALVAGE MOVED THAT THE COMMISSION FINDS THAT ALL APPLICATIONS,A THROUGH F
UNDER NEW BUSINESS,ARE CONSISTENT WITH RELEVANT SECTIONS OF THE CODE AS LISTED
IN THE VILLAGE PLANNER'S MEMO. MR. BURRISS SECONDED,AND IT WAS UNANIMOUSLY
Next Meetings: May 8 (Ms. Lucier to be absent)and 22
Sign Code: May 9, 7:30 p.m.
Adjournment: 8:50 p.m.
GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION