Members Present: Dorothy Garrett, James Harf, Larry Huey, Lyn
Robertson, Gary Stansbury
Members Absent: Jurgen Pape
Visitors: Nan Steyn (Sentinel),Ernest Tatham (230 S. Mulberry),
Ann Schellens (328 Summit)Vickie & Chris Avery (343 Cedar)J,ames
Sperling (231 S. Main), Shirley Johnson (125 E. Broadway), Katie & Ken Richards (1034 W. Broadway)
Minutes: April 4, corrections: Page 2, Paragraph 3, line 4,
delete "s"after "suggestion. " Mr. Huey moved to approve minutes;
Mr. Harf seconded, AND MINUTES WERE UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Citizens Comments: None
Ernest and Kathryn Tatham, 230 S. Mulberry
The Tathams wish to add a white 10'x14' screened porch on the
south side, approximately 30' from nearest lot line. Mr. Huey
asked what the door will look like, and Mr. Tatham said it will be
a 3' insulated door with glassc-o-lonial looking. In building
the deck they will avoid the big tree that'·is there. Mr. Huey
moved to approve; Mr. Stansbury seconded. The door is to be added
to the application. MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Ann Schellens, 328 Summit Street
Ms. Schellens wishes to add a front stoop with a pair of posts
on either side, one of each pair offset from the one in front.
Mr. Harf moved to approve, Mr. Huey seconded, AND IT WAS
James and Lynda Sperling, 231 South Main
The Sperlings wish to add a deck on the north side similar to
the one on the south side that was approved in 1992. There will be
double French doors opening onto the deck. BZBA granted a variance
to 7'. The yard will be fenced in. The deck will fill in the
profile of the house and will not be visible from the street. It
runs three- quarters of the way to the garage. Mr. Stansbury moved -
to approve, Mr. Huey seconded, AND IT WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION
Kenneth and Katherine Richards, 1034 West Broadway (Lot split
The Richardses wish to split their lot, proposing two lots
both of which meet the requirements. They showed the drawing of a
house they plan to construct, and everything agrees with the
ordinances. Mr. Huey asked about the drainage, and the Richardses
want to keep that area for landscaping. They are making sure to
stay outside the TCOD. Mr. Huey moved to accept. application, Mr.
Stansbury seconded, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Christopher and Vickie Avery, 1274 South Prospect
Mrs. Avery wishes to add an additional sign for her new
investigation business to the current ground sign; it is larger
than permitted, and this request would increase that size. If
approved, it would need to go to BZBA for variance from the
requirement of 10 sq. ft. in the AROD. Dr. Avery said the sign
will be located below the other two, and the bushes will be
trimmed. The post will not be enlarged. The dimension of the new
sign will be smaller, but the total sign area will exceed 10 sq. ft.
Ms. Garrett asked whether all three signs could be reduced to fit
the code. (The sign code is per building, not per business.) One
alternative would be a sign on the building itself, for only one
ground sign per lot is acceptable. Any major changes on the sign
would need to come back to GPC. The 10 sq. ft. include the wooden
frame and the space between the signs where the little chain is.
Dr. Avery thought he could consult with the co-tenants on redesigning
the sign, and Mr. Tailford would like to see a proposed sign
Mr. Huey moved to approve a free-standing sign, total area not
to exceed 10 sq.ft.,and subject to approval of an acceptable
drawing by Mr. Tailford. The sign is to be similar in design and
color to the existing sign. Mr. Stansbury seconded motion, AND IT
WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Steve Smith, 331 Spellman Street
Mr. Smith wishes to construct a 40" high picket fence,
matching existing fencing, add to the deck, and install patio
doors. Mr. Smith was not present, and GPC members preferred to
wait until he could be present to answer questions about the
location of the addition, which appears to be over the driveway.
Mr. Harf moved to table applioation, Mr. Huey seconded, AND MOTION
WAS UNANIMOUSLY TABLED.
Shirley Johnson, The Ridge at Erinwood (Guanciale &Johnson Real
Ms. Johnson wishes to erect a temporary advertising sign at
the entrance to the Ridge on Lot 112 and will be set back 15' from
right of way. Mrs. Johnson showed GPC members on the map where she
wants the sign located; it needs to be visible to the road without
violating the codes. For a non-on-site sign, it has to be 15' away
from the lot line, 32 sq. ft. or less, and 10' high, not including
supports but including the knobs on the top. In order to fit, this
sign needs to be 18" from the ground maximum. Mr. Huey moved to
approve the application for the sign subject to conform with the 32
sq.ft. maximum regulation, 10' high maximum from mean grade, at
least 15' from right of way; final location to be agreed upon by
Mr. Tailford. Mr. Harf seconded, AND IT WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Erinwood (1),Three signs on Building 3 of the Offices
The application is for 3 wall signs for Building 3, two to go
the front and one on south end wall like the others. They have the
necessary variances. The sign to be illuminated faces the road,
the other two are nonilluminated, and discussion ensued on whether
they needed business signs at night. Mr. Tailford said they are
not very bright lights; they will remain as in application.
Mr. Huey moved to approve; Mr. Stansbury seconded, AND APPLICATION
WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Ms. Robertson, following the motion, discovered the service
mark/trade mark under Nationwide Insurance, saying "Nationwide is
on your side," and asked whether this was necessary. It appears to
her to be more of an advertising slogan than an identificatidn
1 sign, and signs may not carry advertising. Mr. Harf moved to amAnd-4· 4
0/ 't m-e-m--otion just passed to eliminate the slogan, because of
1 - 4A oversight, and Mr. Huey seconded, BUT THE MOTION FAILED BY A 2 to
2 VOTE (Harf and Robertson, yes; Huey and Stansbury, no).Mr. Huey
j,Y» does not want to get into situations where GPC censors signs. Ms.
Garrett wanted to see a drawing of the Nationwide sign, saying it
will be too small to read and cluttered with all those words. Ms.
Robertson read from 1189. 02(a) the definition of a sign.
Erinwood (2),Three signs for Building 5
This is for 2 wall signs · on south side and 1 free-standing
sign on an island, and this one will be visible from the street.
The wall signs are consistent with the signs on the other
buildings. ·One is the ground sign discussed at the work session at
last meeting. Although the application appeared to be in order,
at this point in the meeting failure to harmoniously conciliate
differences following the previous motion prevailed. Mr. Huey
moved to approve, Mr. Stansbury seconded, AND THE MOTION WAS
REJECTED BY A 2 TO 2 VOTE.
Erinwood (3),Temporary Sign on Shannon Lane
This is the renewal of a temporary sign permit for advertising
the Condominiums on Shannon Lane. Mr. Stansbury moved to approve,
Mr. Huey seconded, AND THE MOTION WAS REJECTED BY A VOTE OF 2 AYES
AND 2 ABSTENTIONS.
Erinwood (4),Temporary Sign On the Ridge
This is the renewal of a 2 temporary advertising signs at the
offices. One is on North Galway and the other is on Newark-
Granville Road. Mr. Stansbury moved to approve, Mr. Huey seconded,
AND THE MOTION WAS REJECTED BY A VOTE OF 2 AYES AND 2 ABSTENTIONS.
Adjournment: 9: 00 p.m.
Next Meetings: May 16 and June 4