Granville Community Calendar

GPC 11/09/98

GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION
November 9, 1998
Minutes
Members Present: William Wernet Keith Myers, Richard Salvage, Gary Stansbury,
Members Absent: Jack Burriss, Carl Wilkenfeld
Also Present: Kathryn Wimberger, Village Planner
VCiasritteorr,s PPraetsreicnita: Scott Rawdon (Sentinel),Joan Hepsworth, Carolyn Egan, Susan Bruns, Kathryn Dunlap, John Thornborough, Mike Waggoner, Steve Cramer
Minutes of October 26: Last line under Minutes of October 2 add appropriate before "rezoning..."
Page 2, Under Contini, Line 5, change to: b"rought the exact sign in..."
Change the motion in the Contini application to read: F O"R.T.H.E SIGN, SUBJECT TO THE SIGN BEING THE WOOD ONE THAT WE SAW AND WITH COLORS AS PRESENTED."
Citizens Comments: None
Old Business:
New Day Spa,JoanHepsworthC &arolyn Carter,1287 Cherry Valley Road
Mr. Stansbury recused himselffrom this application and Mr. Myers chaired the discussion. }
Mr.Myers stated that with Mr. Stansbury recused and with two absentees,we lack a quorum and he would suggest that applicants table the application for two weeks.
Ms. Hepsworth asked a few questions:
1. In the minutes ofOctober 5 on Page 2,the siding will be T-111 wood siding,not vinyl.
2. County Engineer Jerry Turner stated that it appears applicants are splitting the property. If
we ever sold the lots,we would have to guarantee ingress and egress. Would that have to be included
in the minutes?Mr. Salvage said we are aware of that,and Mr. Myers said they are platted separately and the two parcels would not have to be merged.
3. Ms. Hepsworth asked whether the County Engineer has to approve water permits as well as the plumber. Ms. Wimberger said the Utilities Director should look at the situation.
4. The engineer asked whether the setbacks were acceptable,and Mr. Myers said that would have to be addressed by the GPC.
5. Ms. Hepsworth wants to go ahead with the T-111.
MS. HEPSWORTH ASKED THE GPC TO TABLE THE APPLICATION.
New Business:
Susan Bruns and Patricia Egan,204 Munson Street
The applicants are seeking a zoning certificate to start for change ofuse for the sign. They would like exterioraocfbeuntiledrinfogr.the arts,using existing structure and parkmg area. No changes will be made to the
Ms. Egan stated their target market is primarily homes-chooled children. They would have to change the sign to a 2'x3' or 6 sq.ft. projecting sign attached to the building by a wrought iron arm. This sign would replace existing sign,and they request a sandwich board also. Street. Parking would be in the side,and the parking lot would have to be screened from Maple
MR. SALVAGE MOVED TO APPROVE APPLICATION SUBJECT TO THE SIGN BEING 8 SQ.FT. OR LESS. MR. MYERS SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Public Hearing:
John Thomborough,Ronald Fenstermaker,Kathryn and Edith Dunlap, 128 North Main, 130 North Main,109 East College
Mr. Stansbury swore in en masse those citizens who felt they might wish to speak to this matter. }
The applicants are seeking rezoning for three parcels at NE corner of Main and College Streets. Mr. Thornborough stated that these three parcels are the only ones zoned residential on the streets. The house on North Main has been rented to students, but Denison has very few students living off campus now that the new residence hall has been opened. He thought an artists' studio
would be a nice addition to the village and has received positive feedback from several artists,although parking might be an issue.
Mr. Stansbury asked for citizen input,but there was none. Mr. Myers asked about use for the
other two houses, and Mr. Thornborough stated that the Dunlaps would continue living in their house and Mr. Fenstermaker would rent to students ifhe could.
Mr. Salvage would not have a problem with the rezoning but parking might be a problem,but
there is no feasible use which would meet parking requirements. There is little area available for
expansion,and these three houses are about it. Denison students,in a presentation for the Marathon
station,had found there were many parking spaces available if people were willing to walk a little bit.
He would have no problem forwarding a recommendation for rezoning to Village Council.
Mr. Myers felt this use was interesting but we have to look beyond that. In 11 zoning change
for conditional uses,we have to look for ways to narrow the focus of the rezoning, since it is a
permanent change. He thought there might be a different zoning to consider
Steve Cramer,Minister of Methodist Church asked what rights would the other two houses
have ifthis is approved,and how does this affect parking especially on Sundays.
Mr.Myers responded that technically ifwe put in fast food were to approve this,somebody could come in and be a number ofpeorrmanittyethding else. At this level we have to think beyond this application. There would uses available.
Mr. Stansburfs concerns go beyond the use issue. He is looking at the review ofcriteria,and we would be taking residences out ofthe village and turning them into businesses. This would defeat the purpose ofwhat the planned goals are,and for that reason he would recommend to Village Council that it not be approved because ofwhat could happen in the future.
Seth Patton,Denison representative asked about other alternatives for the applicants without rezoning,and Mr.Myers said he would have to rezone,since there are no variances possible. It's a change in use. He could rezone as a planned district and that would restrict it.
MR. THORNBOROUGH ASKED TO TABLE THIS REQUEST UNTIL THE NEXT MEETING.
Finding of Fact:
MR. SALVAGE MOVED TO ADOPT THE FINDING FOR A UNDER NEW BUSINESS
BRUNS E&GAN)AS FORMAL FINDING OF FACT. MR.MYERS SECONDED,AND FINDING OF FACT WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Adjournment: 8: 15 p.m.
Next Meetings: November 23 and December 14 and 28.
Respectfully submitted,
Betty Allen

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