Granville Community Calendar

BZBA 6/30/05

Granville Board of Zoning & Building Appeals
June 30, 2005 7:00 p.m.

Members Present:  Amber Mitchell, Fred Ashbaugh, Bill Heim (Chair), Don Dean (Vice Chair).
Member's Absent: Jim Jung
Visitor's Present: Pat Moller, Mike Frazier, Ruth Frazier, Nancy Recchie, Bob Recchie.
Also Present: Chris Strayer, Village Planner
The Chair, Mr. Heim, swore in those who planned to speak.  Mr. Heim stated that this was a meeting open to the public, but not a public hearing.  He stated that the BZBA Board makes its decisions based on Section 1139.05 of the Granville Zoning Code. 

New Business:
A) Granville Public Library, 122 South Prospect Street, #05-087
Zoning: VBD, AROD
Conditional Use

 The uses are subject to the site plan requirements of this chapter and the architectural review requirements of Chapter 1161, as well as the general provisions of this Zoning Ordinance.
 b) Conditional Uses.
  2)  Village Business District
   A. Parking Lots
   B. Mortuaries
   C. Gas Stations
   D. Banks (including drive in banks), finance and utility.
   E. Single family residential

Mr. Ashbaugh wished to recuse himself from voting/discussion. 

Mr. Strayer stated that the Pyle house would be demolished, and the Sinnett house would be put in its location.  He went on to say that the applicant has requested that the use be returned to Single Family Residential use. 

Nancy Recchie, 1125 Newark Granville Road, stated that she and her husband were part-time residents in Granville.  She stated that they would like to rent out the home if the requested conditional use is granted.  Ms. Recchie stated that they would be leasing land from the Library, and that she is happy to try and save the home for the historical nature.  She stated that this is a financial risk for her and her husband.  Mr. Heim inquired if Ms. Recchie would be renting the home as residential or office space.  Ms. Recchie stated that it would be her preference to have either option. 

Mike Frazier, North Pearl Street, stated that he is representing the Library and their attempts to make way for the future expansion.  He stated that they would also like to see that the house is saved due to its historic character.

Ms. Mitchell asked if the library was originally going to use the Sinnett House.  Mr. Frazier stated no.  He stated that the Library Board did try to work out some creative uses for the Sinnett House with the Village, but this did not work out. 

Mr. Heim suggested that the BZBA Board look at each Conditional Use Criteria and discuss if they agreed with the findings before they voted on the Ordinance.  Mr. Heim read aloud the following  (a, b, c, d) criteria.  Ms. Mitchell, Mr. Dean, and Mr. Heim stated no objections to each of the following criteria:

Variance Criteria
The Board of Zoning and Building Appeals shall make the following determinations with respect to an application for a conditional use permit:
(a) The proposed use is a conditional use within the zoning district and the applicable development standards of this Zoning Ordinance are met.  The rest of the east side of the road is residential and the house is still technically a sing family residence. 
(b) The proposed use is in accordance with appropriate plans for the area and is compatible with the existing land use.  The use is consistent with the use for the property for the last several decades.  The use is in accordance
(c) The proposed use will not create an undue burden on public facilities and services such as streets, utilities, schools and refuse disposal.  The use will not create undue burden. 
(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.  The use is consistent with the use for the last several decades. 

Ms. Mitchell moved for the approval of the Finding of Fact, seconded by Mr. Dean. 

Roll Call Vote:  Mr. Dean (yes), Ms. Mitchell (yes), Mr. Heim (yes).  (3, 0).  The Finding of Fact for application #05-087 is approved.   

Ms. Recchie thanked the BZBA members for the special meeting and for accommodating her schedule.  Mr. Heim thanked Ms. Recchie and wished her luck. 

Meeting Announcements
July  14, 2005 7:00 p.m.
August 11, 2005 7:00 p.m.

Mr. Heim moved to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Mr. Dean. 

The BZBA meeting adjourned at 7:16 pm.

Submitted by: Melanie J. Schott

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