Granville Community Calendar

GPC 08/28/00

GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION
August 28,2000
Minutes
Members Present:Jack Burriss, Bernie Lukco,Keith Myers, Richard Salvage, Carl
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Wilkenfeld
Members Absent:Barbara Lucier
Also Present: Seth Dorman,Village Planner
Visitors Present:Betty Morrison, David Shurtz, Dale and Barbara McCoy,Holly and Barclay
Gano
Minutes of July 31: MR. WILKENFELD MOVED TO APPROVE MINUTES AS
PRESENTED. MR. SALVAGE SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY
APPROVED.
Citizens'Comments:None
The Chair swore in all those who planned to speak.
New Business:
Dale E.McCoy.338 North Granger Street-New Garage
Mr. Dorman stated that the applicant proposes to construct a new 24'x 28' garage at the
end of the existing driveway in front of the existing structure. The trim will closely resemble
that of the house. The applicant will need variances for lot coverage and side yard setback.
Mr. McCoy provided a sample piece of vinyl siding and said the trim will be white and
materials will match house as closely as possible.
Mr. Burriss asked whether the existing garage will be torn down, and Mr. McCoy said
he would use the old one for the moment but may tear it down if there is sufficient space in the
new structure. Mr. Lukco wanted to know precisely the answer to this question, for he has a
problem with the proximity of the two garages (1' or 2' between).
Mr. Wilkenfeld suggested making the new stiucture big enough to cover the applicant's
needs. Mr. McCoy said since the new roof would be higher than the existing structure it would
not be visible from the street, but GPC members preferred a single structure. Mr. McCoy said
that would work for him. Members wanted to see fiAal drawings with architectural details with
exact door and window plans. Mr. Lukco suggested that if he reduces the size by 3 per cent or
so he would not need a lot coverage variance.
MR. WILKENFELD MOVED TO TABLE APPLICATION # 00-113. MR.
SALVAGE SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
David Shurtz,204 Munson Street - Change of Use
Mr. Dorman stated that the applicant would like to operate a business called Lost and
Found Treasures at 204 Munson Street,the former site of the Art Project.
Mr. Shurtz described the project as a collectible retail store that would sell things such
as Martha Stewart decorating items, primitive furniture, reproductions, antiques. He would not
need any trash container. Mr. Myers said this type of store should not include appliances.
There is enough parking for 5-6 cars, and Mr. Dorman said they would need 6. Mr. Myers
said if the lower level is not used for retail, there would be enough room for parking, so long as
the applicant agreed not to use this level for retail, and Mr. Shurtz agreed.
Signage would be requested later. Mr. Lukco told Mr. Shurtz that the GPC would not
look kindly upon off-premises signs. Sandwich boards are permitted only in front of the
business and must be taken in at night.
MR. WILKENFELD MOVED TO APPROVE APPLICATION0 #0-114 WITH THE
FOLLOWING CONDITIONS: 1)THAT THE LOWER LEVEL WILL NOT BE USED FOR
RETAIL SPACE,AND 2)THAT THE ENTIRE BUILDING NOT BE USED IN ANY WAY,
SHAPE OR FORM TO SELL USED APPLIANCES, WITH THE AGREEMENT OF THE
APPLICANT. MR. SALVAGE SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY
APPROVED.
Additionally, Mr. Meyers wanted to be clear about the approval as a change of use
from a trade school to a retail operation, and that no used appliances were to be sold in the
building. Mr. Shurtz questioned whether or not a small stereo would be considered an
appliance, to which Mr. Myers said yes. Finally, it was agreed upon that small appliances
classified as antique could be sold at the store.
Bettv Morrison -129 Westgate Drive -Off- Premise Sign
Mr. Dorman was asked to introduce the application and he stated that Ms. Morrison
wants to install a ground sign at the Southeast corner of Cherry Valley Road and Westgate
Drive.
Mrs. Morrison said the application is for a smaller 1( 2x"18"g)round sign to replace
the temporary sandwich board sign at Cherry Valley and Westgate Drive. It will be 15' from
the edge of Cherry Valley on Dr. Scarpetti's lot.
Mr. Myers thought the best way to deal with visibility of all the businesses on Westgate
was through a joint sign, but Mrs. Morrison felt most owners were not interested and there was
confusion about the location of the sign. Mr. Lukeo said that since the application is not in the
AROD, we could be slightly more lenient but he would not like to make it a permanent sign,
preferring a permit period of 12 to 18 months. Mrs. Morrison said that would be acceptable,
particularly because the building is for sale. The sign would not be transferable. Mr. Salvage
thought that she should have 24 months so she doesn't have to pull the sign out of the ground in
the winter.
Mr. Burriss noticed that the sign on the building is more carefully lettered than the sign
on the application and hoped the sign could be painted professionally.
MR. SALVAGE MOVED TO APPROVE APPLICATION # 00-116 TO PUT UP A
NEW SIGN WITH THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS: (1)THE SIGN IS PERMITTED TO
BE UP FOR 24 MONTHS OR UNTIL BUSINESS STOPS OPERATION OR UNTIL A
MONUMENT SIGN IS INSTALLED FOR WESTGATE BUSINESSES, WHICHEVER IS
SHORTER,AND (2)THE LETTERING OF THE SIGN BE OF COLOR AND QUALITY TO
MATCH THE BUILDING SIGN ALREADY IN PLACE. MR. LUKCO SECONDED, AND
IT WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Old Business:
Holly and Barclay Gano, 527 Burg Street - Garage Addition
Mr. Dorman stated that the applicant proposes to build a 270 square foot addition to the
existing garage.
The applicant received a variance from the BZBA on July 27, 2000. GPC met on July
31, 2000 and because questions remained about lot lines and removal of a tree and due to the
absence of the applicant, the application was tabled.
Mr. Gano said the garage was built in 1915 and is too small for gardening equipment
and a the cars.
A second letter was received from neighbor Cindy Irwin, who objected to the garage at
the last meeting, saying she would now rely upon the Village Planner's and GPC's decision
regarding the siting of the Gano garage addition. Ms. Irwin hoped that the big tree can remain.
Ms. Irwin proposed that they not have windows on the side that faces her front and side yards.
Mr. Dorman took photos of Ms. Irwin's property and measurements and verified that there
would be plenty of rear lot room to build the garage extension within the setback requirement.
That information is available for Commission members in their packets. Tim Sawyer, Tree
Surgeon, said the tree would probably not have to come down, which Mr. Gano was in favor
of.
Mr. Burriss had questions about the windows, and Mr. Gano explained how the
windows would look.
MR. LUKCO MOVED TO APPROVE APPLICATION0 #0-104 AS SUBMITTED.
MR. SALVAGE SECONDED AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Finding of Fact:
MR. SALVAGE MOVED TO APPROVE FINDINGS OF FACT FOR B AND C
SHURTZ AND MORRISON)UNDER NEW BUSINESS AND A UNDER OLD BUSINESS
GANO)AND FIND THAT OUR FINDINGS ARE CONSISTENT WITH RELEVANT
SECTIONS OF THE CODE AS DESCRIBED IN THE VILLAGE PLANNER'S MEMO OF
AGENDA (AUGUST 24,2000). MR. WILKENFELD SECONDED, AND IT WAS
UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Discussion:
A. Members discussed preparing a checklist for findings of fact in order to improve
the system. Mr. Myers is working on a memo that Mr. Dorman sent him. Mr. Wilkenfeld
thought this could be postponed until a new Law Director is hired. In view of the fact that Mr.
Dorman looks up every section of the code for each application and it is carefully considered at
the meeting, this memo can just be filed with each application, saying " meets criteria"or
doesn't meet criteria for the following reasons."
B. " Welcome to Granville"signage. Members discussed a proposed sign and had
concerns, and Mr. Dorman will invite representatives from the Granville Beautification
Committee to our next meeting for a work session. Concerns were: 1( )shape of the top, 2()
shape of post tops; 3()no dates given;4 ()the little crescent;5 ()black and white color;6 ()
shouldn't be like everyone else's signage;7 ()don't sandblast it.
C. Heritage Overlay District. Village Council has drawn up an ordinance proposal to
replace TCOD and amend Architectural Review Overlay District. and wants our input.
Members have not had sufficient time to study this and requested a work session to discuss it
further. Bring to the next meeting the memo Bernie Lukco and others prepared on May 25,
2000. To the "Hudson Review"we could individualize Granville and maybe add drawings
such as are used for German Village. Mr. Burriss thought the Ordinance Proposal from Village
Council would be better than nothing for the time being and is better than what we now have.
He would be happy to volunteer on a review team. Mr. Myers suggested scheduling a work
session and calling this proposal a temporary ordinance for AROD.
Next Meeting:September 11, 2000
Adjournment:9: 10 p.m.
Respectfully submitted,
Betty Allen

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