GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION
APRIL 12, 1999
Members Present: Bernie Lukco, Keith Myers, Richard Salvage, William Wernet, Carl Wilkenfeld
Members Absent: Jack Burriss
Also Present: Kathryn Wimberger, Village Planner
Visitors Present: Susan Bruns, Scott Rawden (Sentinel),Patricia Egan, Ray and
Heather Titley, Bob and Ruth Lisle, Rob Drake, Rochelle Steinberg, Wayne Davison,
Eileen and Kim Schoenenberger, Robin Bartlett, Marci McCauley, Maxine Montgomery,
Barbara Franks, Stan W. Musler, Sally Hannahs, Eloise DeZwarte
Minutes of March 22, 1999: Page 3, fourth line under Rogers: c"onstruction
of the addition to the house up now." -
Page 4, Add before the motion, T"he applicant verbally agreed to table the application."
MR. WILKENFELD MOVED TO APPROVE MINUTES AS AMENDED. MR. SALVAGE
SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLYAPPROVED.
Minutes of March 29: Page 1, Add to the first paragraph beginning with "Mr. Salvage."
He clarified that it was not his intention to make a recommendation but rather that that
Village Council should address the situation.
MR. LUKCO MOVED TO APPROVE MINUTES AS AMENDED. MR. SALVAGE
SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Mr. Salvage thought the agenda should state that the Legislative Hearing is a Public
Hearing where people may speak. In an Administrative Hearing, only those with
standing may speak.
Citizens Comments: Rochelle Steinberg spoke on behalf of the neighborhood
committee on the old Middle School building, who want to know that their concerns
about drainage will be addressed. Standing water in the empty lot will bring on health
problems, mosquitoes, and ground\ sinking. Foundations of the houses may crumble.
Mr. Salvage responded that the parking lot has not been built yet and neighbors must
Sally Hannahs added that their patience is wearing out. For the first time there
is water in her garage. Trees are standing in water and will die when water-logged.
Marci McCaulay showed photos of the standing water. Wayne Davison added his
concerns about ground-sinking, which prevents him from mowing. Ms. Wimberger
stated that the storm-water policy has been followed.
Norm Kennedy, from the School Board, said they had to rebid because
estimates were higher than they could accept..Now they have to wait until conditions
are suitable to do grading.
Mr. Myers encouraged everyone to attend school board meetings, but they have
already done this.
Update on Rogers property: They are researching siding and will have an updated th
application by April 19 . They are planning to have fake windows.
The Art Project,204 Munson Street
The applicants received approval for a sign in November but they wish to
change it at this time to an angled ground sign, less than 10 square feet. This
constitutes two signs, so they are requesting a variance. They want to hide utility
feeder lines with lattice brace posts with flowers.
MR. BURRISS MOVED TO APPROVE APPLICATION FOR THE SIGN AS
PRESENTED. MR. SALVAGE SECONDED, AND IT WAS UNANIMOUSLY
APPROVED BY VOICE VOTE.
Granville Exempted Village School District,Granger and East College Streets
All citizens who wished to speak were sworn in by the Chairman.
The School district wants to rezone from SRD-B to Village Residential District in
order to split the lot into three parcels for residential use. Norm Kennedy stated that
sizes of the three lots are compatible with the neighborhood, and the rezoning would be
contingent upon the lot split. The east side of Granger is SRD-B, while the west side
has VBD VRD, and SRD-B. Traffic would not significantly increase.
Rochelle Steinberg and the neighborhdod group discussed this and would
support a lot split only with contingentchayt-the drainage situation, water problems,
and grading be taken care of immediately. They are coming to GPC tonight to ask for
help rather than pursuing legal action.
Mr. Wilkenfeld is sympathetic to both sides and wants reassurance that
all codes be adhered with at the time of house construction. We have to be careful
about setting precedents.
Mr. Lukco has a problem with spot-zoning and thinks that the entire block
should be in the VBD, rather than SBD. Consistency is important.
Rob Drake added that historically a rezoning Salvage would be appropriate. Mr. added that changing to VRD places the area within Architectural Review.
Ms. Wimberger asked the Law Director whether the school could apply for
a lot split without plat, and he replied that it would be approved if it is rezoned. A lot split needs to be made contingent upon Village Council approval.
MR. LUKCO MOVED TO RECOMMEND TO VILLAGE COUNCIL THAT THE
PROPERTY ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF COLLEGE AND GRANGER (SITE OF GMS)
OWNED BY THE SCHOOL BOARD, BE CHANGED FROM SRD TO VRD. MR.
WILKENFE.D SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED BY VOICE VOTE.
Granville Exempted Village School District,East College at Granger Street
The School Board wishes to split a portion of their lot into three lots for
residential use. By deed restriction, access to the lots will be limited, and the proposal
would be appropriate for the neighborhood.
Robin Bartlett would like to see this proposal made contingent upon
immediate improvement in the drainage situation. Eloise Dezwarte added that given
the water problems, they will likely have trouble selling the lots.
Ms. Wimberger added that this is a request for subdivision without plat,
and the GPC has authority to request additional information.
Mr. Myers has a concern about drainage on the flat land, which occurred
after the demolition and would like to see a topologicall drawing of the lots to aid our
understanding,He wants to see engineering drawings of both pre-and postdevelopment
plans, preliminary grading study, and drainage solution with storm- water
routing,He would like to see a complete plat drawing and to learn how these matters
will affect neighbors. Mr. Salvage requested Ms. Wimberger to submit this request in
writing to the School Board.
Norm Kennedy requested that this application be tabled.
MR. LUKCO MOVED TO TABLE UNTIL WE GET THE REQUESTED INFORMATION.
MR. WILKENFELD SECONDED. AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED BY
Other matters: Fee Schedule: Ms. Wimberger will seek to analyze and compare the
zoning fee schedules from neighboring communities
Sign code: Mr. Myers is working on a new Sign Code. The intent was a code for the
entire village and environs. He has been working on an easy way to compute sizes of
signs. He ran criteria for each zoning district. Members would like to study this
document in detail.
Finding of Fact: MR. SALVAGE MOVED TO ADOPT THE FINDING FOR A AND C
UNDER NEW BUSINESS (SCHOOL BOARD REZONING AND THE ART PROJECT)
AS FORMAL FINDING OF THE COMMISSION. MR. WILKENFELD SECONDED, AND
IT WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Adjournment: 9:15 p.m.
Next Meetings: April 26 and May 10, 1999