Granville Board of Zoning & Building Appeals Minutes
August 14, 2008
Members Present: Fred Ashbaugh, Amber Mitchell (Chair), Jeff Gill.
Member’s Absent: Jean Hoyt.
Also Present: Alison Terry, Village Planner, and Law Director, Allison Crites.
Appointment of new Vice Chair:
Ms. Mitchell agreed to take the position of Chair with the resignation of Mr. Bill Heim.
The BZBA Board agreed to elect a Vice Chair at the next meeting since Jean Hoyt was not present.
Ross Granville Market, 484 South Main Street, Application #08-97
Suburban Residential District (SBD), Architectural Overlay Review District (AROD)
The request was for approval of a variance to reduce the roof pitch on the addition from 8:12 to 1’ 9 13/16”:12 on the northern slope and to 1’ 10 7/16”:12 on the southern slope, to match the existing roof on the main structure.
Ms. Mitchell swore in the following people who wished to testify:
Alison Terry, Leta Ross, and Laura Andujar
Laura Andujar, stated that they originally asked for a 3/12 roof pitch, but they later found that the existing pitch is actually 2/12. Ms. Andujar stated that they are before the BZBA to request a change to 1’9 13/16:12 and she explained that they later realized that the original pitch of the roof was not what they thought it was. Mr. Ashbaugh commented that the original application didn’t look like the one currently before them. Ms. Terry stated that the current concept is the same except for a tower on one end. Mr. Ashbaugh stated that the video store originally had its own entrance. Ms. Terry stated that the Planning Commission required some changes to the way the plan looked. Mr. Ashbaugh commented that the BZBA only voted on the roof pitch and not what it looks like. Mr. Gill stated that technically they still are not voting on the way it looks, only on the roof pitch. Ms. Terry stated that the Planning Commission asked for the applicant to keep the colonnade look. Mr. Ashbaugh asked about there being two approvals for the same applicant. Ms. Terry stated that this approval could state that it supersedes the previous request in roof pitch on Application #07-074. Mr. Gill commented that he loved the look of the design but he questions why we (The Village) don’t check what the applicant states in the application regarding the actual roof pitch. He stated that he has some concern when he reads that this application states we need to review it because of an assumption that was said to be fact the first time around. He asked how this should be handled. Ms. Terry stated that she believes it’s a good faith effort on the applicant’s part – verses just moving forward without appropriate approval. Mr. Gill stated that the word “assumed” made him take a second look. Mr. Ashbaugh asked if the pitch on the front colonnade roof pitch would change. Ms. Andujar stated no – this will remain an 8/12 pitch.
The BZBA reviewed and read aloud the following Findings of Fact during their discussion of Application #08-97:
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 districts. Each member of the BZBA agreed that this statement was true.
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 the Ordinance. Each member of the BZBA agreed that this statement was true.
c) That the special conditions and circumstances do not results from the actions of the applicant. Each member of the BZBA agreed that this statement was true.
d) That the granting 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. Each member of the BZBA agreed that this statement was true.
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. Each member of the BZBA agreed that this statement was true.
Mr. Gill moved to approve Application #08-97 as presented with the former variance for reduction in roof pitch under Application #07-074 being superseded by this application. Seconded by Mr. Ashbaugh. Roll Call Vote: Ashbaugh (yes), Gill (yes), Mitchell (yes). Motion carried 3-0. Application #08-97 is approved.
Finding of Fact
Mr. Ashbaugh moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #08-97. Seconded by Mr. Gill.
Roll Call Vote: Gill (yes), Ashbaugh (yes), Mitchell (yes). Motion carried 3-0.
The Findings of Fact are approved.
Approval of the Minutes
June 13, 2008
Mr. Gill made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Seconded by Mr. Ashbaugh.
Roll Call Vote: Ashbaugh (yes), Gill (yes), Mitchell (yes). Motion carried 3-0.
The minutes are approved as submitted.
Motion to Adjourn
Mr. Ashbaugh made a motion to adjourn. Seconded by Mr. Gill. Motion carried 5-0. The meeting adjourned at 7:30 PM.
Roll Call Vote: Gill (yes), Ashbaugh (yes), Mitchell (yes). Motion carried 3-0. The BZBA meeting is adjourned.
September 11, 2008