Granville Community Calendar

GPC 01/16/96

GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION
January 16, 1996
Minutes
Members Present: Maxine Montgomery, Keith Myers, Lyn Robertson,
Richard Salvage, Marc Shulman, Gary Stansbury
Members Absent: none
Also Present: Doug Tailford, Jr.,Village Planner
Visitors Present: Sentinel),Bud &Debbie Farrar (323 N.
Granger),Mary Ann &Bob Malcuit (126 W. Elm),Evelyn Frolking
Welsh Hills School),Gail Myers (204 W. Broadway),Dan Bellman
320 N. Pearl),Kim Zeune (Pataskala),John Thaxton, Mark
Savieterman, Robert Apel, Don Homan (SuperAmerica),Charles West
Woolpert),Don Hill (209 W. Broadway)
Minutes: December 4: Page 1, 4th line up, change "there" to
through Erinwood progertv. Page 2, add at end of Announcements:
We decided to make no statement at all. Page 3, line 3, delete
editorial." Line 3 under No- 1, delete "the addition of."
Mr. Myers moved to approve minutes as corrected, Mr. Salvage
seconded, AND MINUTES WERE UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Citizens Comments: None
New Business:
Donita Hill, 209 West Broadway
The Hills wish to do some general remodeling. They will not
cut away a quarter of a kitchen window, as stated in the application;
instead, they will do some reworking to leave the exterior
of the window as is. Mr. Hill stated that they realize the
architectural importance of the house and wish to remove the
apartment and restore the original plan as much as possible: 1)
They will replace the side door on west side with a 6-over-6
window and (2) replace the back windows with two wooden Anderson
glassed hinged 60x81" patio window-doors. Shutters will be
added. 3) A skylight is requested on the shed roof of the back
room, and it will not be visible from the street.
MR. SALVAGE MOVED TO APPROVE APPLICATION, MR. SHULMAN SECONDED,
AND IT WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Welsh Hills School. 2610 Newark-Granville Road
An 18 sq. ft. forest green permanent ground sign is requested,
4 high with landscaping. Mrs. Frolking stated it is a
traditional style, sand blasted redwood, set back from the road
in a triangle controlling the traffic flow, and lit. She is
asking for a variance over the maximum allowable size in order
that the sign can be read from the road. A donor provided funding
for the sign, and the applicants wish to add the donor- s name
to the bottom of the sign in letters 3/4" to 1" high.
Mr. Stansbury thinks GPC should adhere to the ordinance and
require the maximum 10 sq. ft. size. Mrs. Frolking stated that
for a very large building surrounded by a large acreage, a larger
sign will not be overpowering. The purpose of the sign is for
identification rather than advertising and is smaller than those
of other establishments on Newark-Granville Road.
MR. SALVAGE MOVED TO APPROVE THE APPLICATION. MR. MYERS
SECONDED, AND IT WAS APPROVED FOUR TO ONE (Mr. Stansbury).
Granville Athletic Boosters
The Boosters are planning to move the old Harmon- Burke
football field to New Burg Street. Mrs. Farrar presented the
Proposal to raise funds to build the new facility without tax
revenues. Mr. Plunkett showed a drawing of the new track/ soccer/
football field, which will have a bike path and plentiful parking
in the existing lots. There will be four 607'-5' lights; Mr.
Shulman requests that the lighting be confined within the
facility. The eight-lane all-weather track will be encircled by a
4' fence within the 6- boundary chainlink fence. Mr. Shulman
would prefer another type fence than chainlink. Mr. Myers
suggested an attractive dark green vinyl-coated chainlink design
with pine trees and to use mounding for extra seating when the
site is designed. Landscaping is planned outside the fencing.
Conditional use can be requested at the time the application is
filed, and Mr. Tailford will consult with Mr. Hurst on whether
conditional use is required.
Mr. Farrar described the plan for advertising signs to be
installed within the seating area. In exchange for their donation
and in recognition of their gift, five businesses will be
entitled to a 4x8- sign in each endzone for a five-year duration-
Flanking these signs will be six smaller (4x4')signs in each
endzone. All 22 signs will be attractive, of uniform material
and size and will not be visible from the street. Ms. Robertson
prefers plaques to advertising signs. Mr. Farrar stated that a
plague at the flagpole will recognize major donors, and bricks
wi 1 1 be so ld to raise funds. DEfr--trraditional for s.t--hteA*re
Lields to d- iepla*1:e.-*-,L,-ii-ng :sialls-;
Mr. Salvage felt GPC has no jurisdiction on signage or the
inside fence and stated that a landscaping plan and suitable
screening are necessary. BZBA would need to consider a conditional
use. Tonight our discussion is to determine resolution
via consensus on the signage, fencing, and lighting.
MR. SALVAGE RECOMMENDED THAT BZBA APPROVE THE CONDITIONAL
USE FOR THE ATHLETIC FIELD. MR. MYERS SECONDED, AND IT WAS
UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
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MR. SALVAGE MOVED THAT GPC HAS NO OBJECTION TO ADEQUATE
LIGHTING FOR THE COMPLEX BUT THAT WE DO WANT TO SEE A LIGHTING
PLAN BY AN EXPERT. MR. MYERS SECONDED AND IT WAS UNANIMOUSLY
APPROVED.
MR. SALVAGE MOVED THAT GPC RECOMMENDS THAT BZBA APPROVE THE
USE OF A CHAINLINK FENCE 6' HIGH AROUND THE ATHLETIC COMPLEX WITH
THE UNDERSTANDING THAT PARTICULARLY ALONG NEW BURG STREET
APPROPRIATE MEASURES ARE TAKEN TO SOFTEN THE APPEARANCE OF THE
FENCE. MR. MYERS SECONDED, AND IT WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
MR. SALVAGE MOVED THAT GPC RECOGNIZES THAT IT HAS NO
JURISDICTION ON ADVERTISING SIGNS WITHIN THE ATHLETIC COMPLEX.
MR. MYERS SECONDED, AND IT WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED WITH THE
UNDERSTANDING FOR THE RECORD THAT MS. ROBERTSON AND MR. STANSBURY
PREFER THAT ADVERTISING SIGNS BE MINIMIZED OR REDUCED AS MUCH AS
POSSIBLE IN SIZE SO AS NOT TO PRESENT AN OVERBEARING NATURE.
Work Session:
SuperAmerica, Cherry Valley Road at Rt. 10
Mr. Thaxton provided revised plans and drawings for the
Proposed gas station. Macdonalds will build next door, and the
other two lots of the 17-acre complex are unsold as yet. A
Portion of the property in the floodway or floodplain will be
donated to the Granville Land Conservancy. He explained some
changes to the previous plans:
1. Trucks will be prevented from using right-in/right-out
by erecting a "no trucks" sign.
2. Our entrance will not be the main entrance into
Macdonald- s.
3. The temporary culdesac will go around the back.
4. They will permit a crossover easement to the Vanatta
property.
5. A more suitable design for the building than the
standard S/A layout, with red brick on building and posts at the
as islands with darker brick bricks interspersed in the lower
portion.
6. An interior 5- concrete sidewalk system handicapped
accessible with 5 public sidewalks and a connection to the
bikepath.
7. Sign for gas prices will be located on the corner. A
second sign for the four businesses 10 sq. ft. per user on Cherry
Valley Road will direct traffic into the complex.
8. Lighting plan is not ready yet.
9. With the internal road system, they have tried to bring
the traffic off the street as much as possible and running
smoothly.
10. A videotape of the site was shown.
11. Landscaping will be done to hide mulch and salt piles.
The piles. will be restricted to a 3 1/2- height.
12. The wire fence along the highway belongs to ODOT, and
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Macdonald- s wanted to remove it, perhaps replacing it with ·a
white board fence. If ODOT is agreeable, we could recommend that
on the plan.
13. We are considering a push-button pedestrian crossing
across Cherry Valley Road.
14. A standard small highway information sign will be
erected to inform drivers of the upcoming complex.
GPC members had some concerns:
1. M s. Robertson had thought there would be no stock piled
outside the gas station.
2. Mr. Myers had concerns about parking in front of the
building and relocation of the building with pumps in front with
a canopy which will hide the building from the road, and he
suggested moving the building, but Mr. Thaxton and the engineers
thought (1) there would not be enough traffic maneuvering room if
they moved it, (2) they did not want to put the back of the
building toward the customer, and (3) the open area was necessary
for safety concerns. Ms. Robertson challenged S/A to change the
orientation of the building.
3. The necessity of the service road in front was discussed
and the fact that there are too many entrances. The traffic flow
needs to be revised.
4. The back of the building is too close to the road; the
service road in front steals valuable space from the area in
back.
5. Members were still concerned about whether the culdesac
was really necessary on the fourth lot.
6. Mr. Bellman suggested cornbining all four businesses
under one roof and make a very attractive complex, or at least
the gas station and Macdonald s.
Ms. Robertson summarized the discussion as enumerated above
and stated that there will be another work session.
Announcements: Mr. Tailford informed the group about the
committee charged with examining the Planned Development District
chapter, and it was decided to postpone further discussion on the
subj ect.
Adjournment:
Next Meeting:
10: 45 p. m.
N. B.: February 5 and 20
Respectfully submitted,
Betty Allen
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