GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION
February 8, 1999
Members Present: Jack Burriss,Bernie Lukco,Keith Myers,William Wernet,Carl Wilkenfeld
Members Absent: Richard Salvage
Also Present: Kathryn Wimberger,Village Planner
Visitors Present: Scott Rawden S( entinel)F,lo Hoffman,Dick Daley,Cynthia Con
Minutes of January 25: Under the paragraph beginning S" ome areas of concern,c"hange third
line to read The number of parking spaces.however...
MR. WILKENFELD MOVED TO APPROVE MINUTES AS CORRECTED. MR.
BURRISS SECONDED,AND MINUTES WERE UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Citizens Comments: None
Granville Historical Society,Old Academy Building,103 West Elm
The Historical Society wishes to erect a standard 12'7"aluminum historical marker on the
Mdin Street side of the corner of the Academy Building property. The sign is approximately
12.69 sq.ft. in area,the standard state historical marker size and sign. The Longaberger Company
has awarded some funds to help with the project. Such signs are exempt from review if they are
under 8 sq.ft.,but in the interest of historical importance,this one should be approved.
Mr. Daley,Ms. Con,and Ms. Hoffman spoke to the value of communicating the character
ofthe building,particularly in light ofthe bicentennial celebrations upcoming. The sign will give
complete documentation ofthe site.
MR. BIJRRISS MOVED TO APPROVE THE APPLICATION AS PROPOSED. MR.
WILKENFELD SECONDED,AND IT WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Election of Officers: Mr. Myers officially welcomed Mr. Lukco to the GPC and assured him this
will be an interesting experience. He reminded him that he needs to be sworn in by the Mayor.
MR. BURRISS NOMINATED MR. MYERS AS CHAIR,SEEING THAT HE HAS
SERVED AS VICE CHAIR AND HAS DEALT WITH DIFFICULT SITUATIONS
WITH DIPLOMATIC SKILLS. MR. WILKENFELD SECONDED,AND MOTION
WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
MR. WERNET NOMINATED MR. WILKENFELD AS VICE CHAIR. MR. LUKCO
SECONDED,AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Ms. Wimberger initiated a discussion about whether company logos, colors,or names
should be considered "promotional material"on traffic directional signs. Members agreed that
they should be,and any such material proposed for directional signs must be reviewed.
Members discussed whether such signs should be part ofthe total signage package,and
their indecision suggested that a short workshop would be in order. Mr. Myers will provide Ms.
Wimberger with a copy of the New Albany Sign Code.
It was also decided to talk further about procedures for the conduct of hearings,especially
in light of recent decisions on Administrative vs. Legislative hearings and determining just who
has standing. Anyone can speak in Citizens Comments,but ifthey arrive late,they may lose their
opportunity. Maybe,before the discussion starts, the Chair could ask whether anyone else has
standing. Mr. Myers asked that the Law Director draft a short paragraph which he can read it
before Citizens Comments. Mr. Lukco asked whether people could be sworn-in in writing on a
Another item of discussion concerned who should be notified prior to a hearing. Hearings
are published in the Sentinel but not everyone reads them. Some neighborhoods have a
designated "watcher"who will notify others when an item oflocal interest is on the agenda. Mr.
Lukco offers to work on modifying the code regarding notification. Mr. Myers said Ms.
Wimberger is doing a great job and must have at least a week to prepare for a hearing.
Mr. Myers summarized the discussion. It was agreed to meet at 7 p.m. next time and
begin discussion on: 1( )Notification,2 ()Tightening signage ordinance,and 3( )How to
determine "standing." Mr. Wernet thought the Village Council would be amenable to our
thoughts on these matters.
Adjournment: 8: 15 p.m.
Next Meetings February 22 and March 8
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