Granville Community Calendar

GPC Minutes 9/23/1996

GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION

September 23, 1996

Minutes

Present: Maxine Montgomery, Lyn Robertson, Richard

Marc Shulman, Gary Stansbury Members Absent: Keith Myers

Also Present: Reza Reyazi, Village Planner

Visitors Present: Scott Rawden (Sentinel),Phil Watts and Harold AThaxttotney ]a(nG*dranMvairllke MSwiellte) rm, aNneil SRuopbeerrAtsmone r i(Bcaa)p,tCishtarCleshurTc.h),WJoehsnt

Woolpert),Jeff Kobunsky, James Harf (120 Wildwood) , Frank Murphy 51 Wexford)

Minutes of August 5:

Page 1, delete comma after "base" 2 lines above New Business.

Page 3, No. 2, change name to Mary Lou VanAtta. Page 4, Line 3, add after SuperAmerica Way and lines up with

Proposed Bob Evans entrance. Page 5, last line in Paragraph 5#, change IARGER to 35 SO. FT. Paragraph #6, line 5, change

Commission to Village. Add to Line 8: MS. ROBERTSON brought up the point that it may not be an approved use for the zoning code. Mr. Salvage explained that GPC had received legal interpretation from Mr. Hurst that a gas station was a permitted use. GPC decided not to consider the "use" question because of this. Ms. Robertson

still had reservations about such a use. Page 4, The correct name is Street Lighting Committee. Please

change in second paragraph wherever it occurs. Page 6, Line, 9, change "the" to to after "Westgate Drive".

Page 7, Paragraph 3, Line 4. At the beginning of statement in

parentheses add "We discussed..." Page 7, add MR. SALVAGE asked whether any members had

gUestions about the site plan, since the Kissacks should know about them soon, and nobody stated an objection. Ms. Montgomery remarked

that apparently all the members find the site plan all right. Discussion tonight: Ms. Robertson wished that Mr. Salvage had given a definition of "site plan." Her interpretation of "site

plan differs from that of Mr. Salvage and she did not recall giving tacit approval to his question. Her objections at this point were: 1) the discussion was really a work session, (2) that it was 11: 30 at night and everyone was growing weary, (3) she thought this would be a BZBA decision and not discussed at length at GPC, 4( ) she did not want to go on record as approving the drive-through as part of the site plan; she would prefer to say, There were no specific

objections at that time, but this was a work session."} MR. STANSBURY MOVED TO APPROVE AUGUST 5 MINUTES AS AMENDED;

MR. SALVAGE SECONDED, AND MINUTES WERE UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

August 19 Minutes: Page 2, Line 5: The total is 10 acres; the split-off area is 3. 79 acres SRDA and 6. 25 acres PUD."Page 2, Line

9, after "future owners" change to Mr. Hickman said a 10' easement

1-s OK_ if the church retains the storm MR. STANSBURY sewer. MOVED TO APPROVE AUGUST 19 MINUTES AS AMENDED;

MR. SHULMAN SECONDED, AND MINUTES WERE UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

September 9 Minutes: Page 1: Change the KIRK COMBE paragraph, last sentence to: Mr. Shulman added that Bob Evans said they were not required to come back to GPC and we had been surprised that they were doming back. Now they have changed their minds about

coming back. Mr. Salvage thought they had nothing new to be considered."

Page 2, Line 2, change r"estaurant" to "convenience center was denied by BZBA..."

Page 3, last line of Paragraph 2, "Someone said we don' t really want extra lanes. Paragraph 4, "A letter of record supporting approval of the Longaberger application has been received from MR. HECKELMAN,..."

Page 4, line 6, change work session" to old business.

Capitalize Citizens Comments. In the CYNTHIA CORT paragraph,

delete "negative, " in Line 3. In the JANE KING paragraph, Delete last sentence, add T"he proportions of each thing to everything else will not look out of place, he stated." Page 5, Paragraph 3, MARY LOU VAN ATTA. Under GPC

Discussion, Line 3, change "swirling" to curving gracefully. Paragraph 3, "Mr. Stansbury agrees with some 1 and 4) of these

dcoencciseironns. but still would be against approval. This is a tough He is reluctant to vote against an individual property wowhicnher. b _ut ,what we are preserving is an entrance to Granville, outweighs...."

MR. SALVAGE MOVED TO APPROVE SEPTEMBER 9 MINUTES AS AMENDED;

MR. STANSBURY SECONDED, AND MINUTES WERE UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Citizens Comments: None

New Business:

Jeff Kobunsky -

in TCOD

Lot 31 Thornwood Addition, West Broadway -Setback

Mr. Kobunsky has submitted a development application and plans for one of the houses in the Hersam property in the TCOD. Mr.

Reyazi had difficulty arranging a work session for this project, and Mr. Shulman did not want to take action until more details were forthcoming regarding the site. Mr. Kobunsky was expecting tonight to be a work session.

The ordinance calls for at least a 100' landscaped greenbelt from ROW, but GPC has discretion, confirmed by Mr. Hurst, to reduce this minimum; Mr. Kobunsky 'stated that if the house were moved farther back than 50',more trees would have to be removed; also, the steep terrain would make building difficult. Mr. Kobunsky Provided a plot plan showing the general footprint desired. He

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showed a drawing of the similar terrain. same house which he built on New Burg on a Mr. Kobunsky received a letter (8/12/96) from the L.C. Health Department, and their requirements regarding septic tanks and leaching systems are pending. Mr. Salvage asked whether

Mr. Kobunsky would abandon the Gerbcut and the answer was Yes. Ms. Robertson wanted to remind people of the purpose of the

TCOD, which is to preserve the general way this area looks from the road. She wondered what it would look like when completed. Mr.

Kobunsky said the canopy would not be preserved but there would be

trees around, and not too many trees have to be cut down to gain

alocockess. Mr. Kobunsky would be willing to take a group out there to at the trees to be removed. The lot lines are established,

and the neighbor to the east is 35' away. MR. HARF stated that he was on GPC when they discussed this issue before; they did not want to budge from the 100' TCOD and did nlootts.want future homes to interfere with the canopy of the three

Ms. Robertson summarized that more information is needed

before action is taken: 1) specific drawing with dimensions 2)

diameter and location of all trees and which must be removed, (3) a sense of how it will look, (4) site plan, and (5) site visit. MR. STANSBURY MOVED TO TABLE APPLICATION PENDING VISITS BY THE GPC AND VILLAGE STAFF. MR. SHULMAN SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS

UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

First Baptist Church, 115 W. Broadway -Replace Slate Roof

Mr. Neil Robertson presented plans to replace the slate shingles from the roof and replace with asphalt shingles. He

cSohouwlded a sample of shingle, which is as near to slate color as they find. The slate on bell tower and spires will be kept. Slate is much too expensive to replace. MR. STANSBURY MOVED TO APPROVE APPLICATION; MR. SALVAGE

SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS APPROVED BY MAJORITY. MS. ROBERTSON

ABSTAINED.

Anthony Barsotti, 344 East Maple -Vinyl Siding

The Barsottis need to cover the old wood siding with vinyl, and Ned Roberts thought the gray with silver coloring would fit best into the village historical code. MR. SALVAGE MOVED TO APPROVE APPLICATION; MR. STANSBURY

SECONDED, AND IT WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Frank Murphy, Erinwood -Subdivision without Plat

Northtowne Properties requests splitting off a 1. 926-acre parcel from the 19. 157-acre parcel in the commercial subdivision.

Mr. Murphy said they need the lot split for Country Hearth. The

zoning will stay the same ds it is.

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MR. SALVAGE MOVED TO APPROVE APPLICATION; MR. STANSBURY

SECONDED, AND IT WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

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SuperAmerica, Cherry Valley Road -Final plat applicatioJrfk* 4111 , 0 . Following Village Council' s tabling of t-hesapplication for more information, Mr. Thaxton explained that the plat has been breuvtiewed by engineers Bird &Bull. This is not a gas station plat, a site plan. He stated that the plat had been conditionally aSppurpoevreAdmebryicaGPCwthilrleegwievekes Ea( g€f> 6{seeacmreinsutetso ofth8e5/ G9/6raannvdill8e1/ 9La9/.nkd] Conservancy. Utilitieuslv,e-rts, easements, access road, and

Broairddw &idths are marked on the plat, as requested by Jerry Turner of Bull.

MR. SALVAGE MOVED TO APPROVE APPLICATION; MR. STANSBURY

SECONDED, AND IT WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Eloise DeZwarte -1921 Newark-Granville Road -Sign

Ms. DeZwarte is moving her business to the Erinwood area. She is not present tonight to answer questions, and Ms. Robertson wondered what would be in the blank top half of the sign. It is

apparently a 30"x38" brown wall sign with ivory lettering and border, but GPC does not know where it will go. GPC wants to

review what was told to other tenants about combined and identifi- bcuastiionnesss.igns there and how many are allowed per building and per

MR. SHULMAN MOVED TO TABLE APPLICATION UNTIL MORE INFORMATION

IS RECEIVED ON SIGN STANDARDS AT ERINWOOD COMMERCIAL. MR. STANSBURY SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Harold Attebury, Granville Milling Co., 400 South Main Development Plan Review/ FHOD permit

CSD

The property in question was rezoned to Community Service District in November, 1995, and now Mr. Attebury wishes to build two one-floor unlit buildings behind the Mill. Since the project is in the floodplain, the Flood Hazard Overlay District permit must also be obtained before construction can begin. 1) The 48x84

frame building is for dry fertilizer storage, and (2) the 601*20x16 steel building, similar to the NAPA building, is for various trucks and rolling stock. The existing building south of the bikepath will remain.

Mr. Shulman inquired about the aquiferw/atershed, and Mr. Attebury said the wells are upstream 12/ mile. Mr. Watts said the buildings would be raised 2' above the existing building floor. Mr. Reyazi will address comments by ODA, EPA, and Natural Resources to determine whether everything is in order, as well as whether the storage of fertilizer is a safe use {see Bird &Bull letter of 9/4/96}.Mr. Shulman also wants to review the concerns

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of Village Council and GPC when rezoning was considered. Ms.

Montgomery said Village Council this had no problem with rezoning for purpose. Mr. Shulman was also concerned about pedestrians on rtheelocbaikteedp.ath, and Mr. Attebury showed him where the drive would be Mr. Reyazi read minutes from GPC meeting (9/19/95),

excerpted here:

Mr. Attebury said the fertilizer is the same substance in

place for twenty years. It is monitored by the EPA and the

Department of Agriculture.

Mr. Attebury said there would be over 200' between the Mill

and the neighbors and that there are trees as a buffer. They

are not planning to remove any trees. Ladd Michael

reported that the nearby residents met to talk about their

concerns: 1) Changing the zoning decreases the amount of

open space in the village; (2) noise from trucks and dryers

and dust pollution with the operation moved closer to houses;

3) filling in the wetland and floodplain is not a good idea;

4) with rezoning, anything can go in there in the future; (5)

the bikepath must be safe and protected from excess wear and

tear on the pavement; (6) The historic value of the village

needs to be protected; (7) The neighbors have been restoring

their property and wish their investment to be protected. Mr. Michael suggested alternatives, i. e.,behind the IGA or near the water treatment plant or enlarge the current building....

Excerpts from the October 2, 1995 minutes}:There was a community meeting, and Mr. Attebury is willing to add

screening and move the buildings. But some people are still not satisfied. Mr. Westall spoke for the neighbors, repeating

much of what was enumerated at the last meeting, adding (1) Additional large warehouses are not in Granville' s best interest; 2) more business means more truck traffic and

noise; (3) GPC should protect the neighbors because they have

protected neighbors in other areas from commercial expansion;

4) Granville needs a buffer between commercial and

residential areas; 5) the Mill should be responsible for

landscaping/ screening. Mr. Westall challenged the GPC to come

up with a reasonable compromise. He thought a complete plan is needed for the entire area, i.e.,South Pearl extension

A compromise was eventually forthcoming: Mr. Huey moved

that we recommend to Village Council that the OSD portion in yellow on the zoning map be changed to CSD. He moved also

that the SRD-B portion be unchanged. Mr. Salvage seconded,

AND THE MOTION PASSED BY 4 TO 1 (Mr. Myers)

MR. STANSBURY MOVED TO ACCEPT APPLICATION CONTINGENT UPON (1)

ISSUANCE OF THE VILLAGE' S FLOOD HAZARD OVERLAY DISTRICT PERMIT AND (2) VERIFICATION OF APPROVAL OF STORAGE USES PERTAINING TO

FERTILIZER.

Mr. Shulman asked whether there were any other issues

discussed by Village Council or GPC at the time of rezoning, Mr. Salvage but thought the ground had been covered and rezoning approved. Mr. Shulman was reluctant to approve application without citizen input. The applicant was willing to wait until Village Council minutes are consulted. Mr. Reyazi agreed to review these

minutes with Mr. Hickman as soon as possible to see if there are any significant questions asked.

THE ABOVE MOTION WAS AMENDED BY CONTINGENCY (3),REVIEW OF VILLAGE PLANNER AND ASSISTANT VILLAGE PLANNER OF

VILLAGE COUNCIL MINUTES TO SEE IF THERE ARE ANY OTHER

ISSUES NOT ADDRESSED HERE. MR. SALVAGE SECONDED, AND IT

WAS UANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Mr. Stansbury asked about drainage, and Mr. Attebury said the

water drains off the hill into the Mill property, and as soon as the Village installs a storm sewer, the problem will be alleviated. The Mill people had the pond filled with dirt. Mr. Stansbury

wanted it noted that this situation will be resolved in time.

L. C. Historical Society, Alligator Mound -Sign

Alan Miller stated that the Historical Society wants to erect an oversized single-sided marker to help preserve the area and to educate people about the mound. The Homeowners' Association has

granted approval of such a sign. The sign will be like the one at the 'Robbins Hunter Museum, made of cast bronze or aluminum. It

will be 3. 5' x3. 5' and fastened to a post ca. 6' tall. MR. SALVAGE MOVED TO APPROVE APPLICATION, AND MR. STANSBURY SECONDED. IT WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Adjournment: 10: 20 p.m.

Next Meetings: October 7 and October 21.

Mr. Stansbury will be absent on the 7th.

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