GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION
September 28, 1998
WMeimllibaemrs Present: Keith Myers, Richard Salvage, Gary Stansbury, Wernet, Carl Wilkenfeld
Members Absent: Jack Burriss
Also Present: Kathryn Wimberger, Village Planner Visitors Present: Scott Rawdon S( entinel)J,ed and Jill LeVere, Park Shai, Ed Vance, Mr. and Mrs. John Denune, Ken and Mindy Tietz, Bob and Ruth Lisle, Ken and Katie Richards
Minutes of September 14: Page 1, Mr. Myers recused himself from the Hersam application.
MR. SALVAGE MOVED TO APPROVE MINUTES AS CORRECTED; MR. WILKENFELD SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Citizens Comments: Ken Richards reinforced his earlier comments about the HersamK/obunski development on West Broadway. He
thanked the GPC members for their awareness that there are other issues going on other than just rezoning.
1) One of his major concerns is consistency in application of policies. When he wanted to subdivide his land on West
Broadway, it was explained that the nature of the TCOD is to preserve greenspace. He was required to meet all requirements,
including the 100' setback, and was told no variances would be granted. He stressed the need for treating everyone fairly and equally and reminded the group that some lots are unbuildable.
2) When condominiums were proposed for the lot, the
neighbors were opposed because of the extra traffic with one curbcut and four units. They were also concerned about the risk
of having dumpsters left at roadside for too long and about whether emergency vehicles could use the road. Much earlier in
time, Mr. Hersam had said there was a way to build houses under existing regulations. What happened to that idea?
3) Mrs. Richards added that if they are going to widen the
road, they will need to take out even more trees and will wipe out the whole hill.
James and Jill LeVere, 216 N. Granger Street
The applicant stated that he would like to remove the
existing garage and put a three-car garage on the back and add a
master bedroom above the garage. They will install new asphalt
and add a deck with french doors between the house and garage off
the kitchen extension. They have a lot of noise and traffic and
wish to move the bedroom away from the traffic. He will put a
shed roof above the concrete slab, just a roof and will match
shingles and windows and stone on chimney. The drive will extend
farther down the lot line, and the turning radius is tight but
do-able. He wants to move two garage doors with windows to the
back of the house.
Ms. Wimberger said that a variance is needed for extension
of the driveto the north side of lot line.
MR. SALVAGE MOVED TO APPROVE APPLICATION AS PRESENTED,
INCLUDING THE RIGHT FOR APPLICANT TO MOVE GARAGE DOORS TO
THE EAST END IF HE WISHES, AND INCLUDE A SHED ROOF ABOVE THE
PORCH. MR. MYERS SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY
Mindy Tietz, 80 Westgate Drive
Mr. Tietz stated that they are seeking a zoning certificate
for a day-care center. They have received approval from BZBA for
variance for front parking, and Village Council approved day-care
as a conditional use. The building will have no exterior changes
and they can widen the driveway if necessary for two cars to pass
each other; Park Shai thought the drive was currently wide
enough. The owner will repair the driveway. They desire a
chainlink fence in front yard, but this is not permitted in the
code. No signs are requested at this time. They will move the
dumpster from where it is on the plan and it will be at the road
with a 6- enclosure. Mr. Wernet suggested putting it north of
the current location. Mr. Tietz would prefer using 2 screened
trash cans located west of the building, between this building
and the Newark Leader.
Widening the driveway would be quite costly and not really
necessary, but BZBA passed the variance with stipulation that the
driveway be widened. Ingress and egress will be staggered so that
traffic will be less than at a business or office with regular
Mr. Wernet thought this could be approved contingent upon
staff approval of driveway width.
If the fence is flush with front of building or extends
beyond, it cannot be chainlink. Mr. Tietz will need a 48" wooden
fence, natural or trellis, sealed with paint.
MR. SALVAGE MOVED TO APPROVE APPLICATION WITH FOLLOWING
CONDITIONS: (1) ASPHALT DRIVEWAY TO BE MINIMUM OF 16' WIDE;
2) ANY FENCE EXTENDING EVEN WITH OR IN FRONT OF BUILDING BE
WOOD STOCKADE; (3) APPROPRIATE SCREENING BE PUT AROUND
DUMPSTER OR TRASH STORAGE LOCATION. MR. MYERS SECONDED, AND
MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Keith and Patricia Myers, 229 East College Street
Mr. Myers recused himself and acted as applicant.}
The applicant wants to take down the chainlink and existing
rotting pickets and add a new picket fence and a hemlock hedge.
He also wants to add a basketball area.
John Denune, a neighbor, stated that people come through the
10' ROW at the rear of Lots 10 and 11 on Broadway and park there
without authorization, and he wanted it noted that he wanted to
breeplsaucreed the fence that went along the north side of the ROW be for the protection of children. Mr. Myers has no problem with this. Ed Vance, another neighbor, seconded this concern. Mr. Wernet stated that if there are people using the area without authorization, get in touch with someone.
MR. WILKENFELD MOVED TO APPROVE APPLICATION AS SUBMITTED. MR. SALVAGE SECONDED, AND IT WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Finding of Fact:
MR. SALVAGE MOVED TO ADOPT THE FINDING FOR A,B,AND C UNDER NEW BUSINESS L(EVERE, TIETZ, MYERS) AS FORMAL FINDING OF FACT. MR. WILKENFELD SECONDED, AND FINDING OF FACT WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Adjournment: 9: 15 p. m.
Next Meetings: October 5 and October 26
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