GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION
August 24, 1998
Members Present: Jack Burriss, Keith Myers, Richard Salvage,
Gary Stansbury, Bill Wernet, Carl Wilkenfeld
Also Present: Kathryn wimoerger, Village Planner
Visitors Present: Scott Rawdon (Sentinel), Jeff Oster, Dave
Shumway, Carolyn Carter, Joan Nysmith, Rob and Debbie McPeek, Bob Gerano
Minutes of August 10:
MR. WILKENFELD MOVED TO APPROVE MINUTES AS PRESENTED; MR.
MYERS SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Citizens Comments: None.
Dave Shumway, 204 North Granger Street
Mr. Shumway described the plans for a solid wooden fence
with two gates in the north and west edges of the property. The
fence on the north side is on the neighbor' s property line, and
neighbor is not opposed to the fence. For better visibility, the
portion of fence extending from the edge to the sidewalk will be
42" and the rest, 4' high.
Mr. Shumway said there are ornamental shrubs along the 0
sidewalk and the fence would be before them, but, SEC members 6 would like to see the fence moved back at least 1(3,P: from the
sidewalk in order to prevent a formidable wall for children
passing by and soften the look of the fence and make it easier to
care for the strip than 12" would. A picket or iron fence would
present less of a barrier feeling, but Mr. Shumway has already
purchased the solid fence. The issue of appearance would fall
under our purview as part of the general welfare provisions.
Consensus of the members was to move the fence either 3'
back or place it behind the existing shrubs. With a different
style fence, however, it could be 1' from the sidewalk.
MR. WILKENFELD MOVED TO APPROVE APPLICATION WITH THE
CONDITION THAT THE FENCE PORTION ALONG GRANGER STREET BE SET
BACK 3' FROM THE EDGE OF THE SIDEWALK. MR. SALVAGE SECONDED,
AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Rodney and Deborah McPeek, 133 South Prospect Street
The McPeeks wish to widen the existing driveway to provide
more parking area on funeral occasions and to better line up the
drive. Mrs. McPeek explained that in their ignorance they went
ahead and completed the job without proper permissions, but after
a lengthy wait the asphalt company showed up and the applicants
were not willing to postpone the project any longer. It will be
necessary to acquire a setback variance.
WILKENFELD MOVED TO APPROVE APPLICATION AS PRESENTED.
SALVAGE SECONDED, AND IT WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Jeffery A. Oster, 1159 Cherry Valley Road
Mr. Oster wishes to convert the house into a shoe store in
accordance with regulations of the PUD. He studied the
suggestions provided at the work session and incorporated them
into his application. He will trim the trees in order to make
the sign more visible, and planned the gravel parking area in the
Mr. Wilkenfeld was very much concerned about how the
ingress/egress would fit in with future development in the area.
The applicant of course cannot know what will happen in the
future and cannot build a service road and is unwilling to leave
himself open to a commitment to build one. Any new tenant would
have to work with and around this parking lot. However, the
applicant might have to agree to provide access through his lot
for interconnecting parking lots.
Mr. Wernet stated that the issue of planning the Cherry
Valley area for interconnections in the rear is something that
could be recommended to Village Council in their consideration of
the new Master Plan currently underway. Ms. Wimberger will get
to us information about possible recommendations to V.C.
MR. MYERS MOVED TO APPROVE APPLICATION WITH THE CONDITION
THAT THE APPLICANT PARTICIPATE IN A JOINT ACCESS AT SOME
TIME IN THE FUTURE WHEN CHERRY VALLEY IS REDONE. MR.
WILKENFELD SECONDED, AND IT WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
The applicant wishes to add a second-story bay window above
the existing window and will match existing window in style and
size. There will be two skylights. Mr. Gerano explained the
design for the new window, and members had no objections to
MR. MYERS MOVED TO APPROVE APPLICATION AS PRESENTED; MR.
BURRISS SECONDED, AND IT WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Jill Lamneck, 130 South Mulberry Street
Mr. Wernet excused himself from consideration of this
application and answered questions on behalf of Ms. Lamneck, who
was absent.}The applicant wishes to replace chainlink with new
white picket fence on the north side, 4' in from the sidewalk,
running west to east for 150' and ending at northeast property
line. There will be of the property. no fencing running north to south in front
MR. MYERS MOVED TO APPROVE APPLICATION; MR. BURRISS SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
William and Lois Wernet, 134 South Mulberry Street
Mr. Wernet excused himself from consideration of this application and acted as applicant.}Mr. Wernet explained that
the Lamnecks and applicants wish to jointly install a white picket fence between the lots. It will extend on the north side for 120'.
MR. MYERS MOVED TO APPROVE APPLICATION; MR. WILKENFELD
SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Finding of Fact:
MR. SALVAGE MOVED TO ADOPT THE FINDING FOR A,B,C, AND D
UNDER NEW BUSINESS (SHUMWAY,MCPEEK,OSTER,WILLIAMSON) AND A
WERNET) AND THE ADDED B UNDER OLD BUSINESS (LAMNECK) AS FORMAL FINDING OF FACT. MR. WILKENFELD SECONDED, AND
FINDING OF FACT WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Adjournment: 8: 45 p.m.
Next Meetings: September 14 and September 28