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GPC Minutes 10/23/2000

GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION

October 23,2000

Minutes

DRAFT

Members Present:Jack Burriss, Richard Salvage, Carl Wilkenfeld

Members Absent:Keith Myers, Barbara Lucier

Also Present:Seth Dorman, Village Planner

Visitors Present:Linda Schwartz, Suzy Murr,Tim Snider,Ed Vance, C.K. Barsky, Bill and Lois

Wernet,Doug and Mistie Berschet

Citizens' Comments:None

The Chair swore in all those who planned to speak.

Minutes of October 10, 2000: MR. SALVAGE MOVED TO APPROVE MINUTES AS

PRESENTED. MR. BURRISS SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

New Business:

Bill and Lois Fonnan Wernet. 134 S. Mulberry Street - Storm Doors

Mr. Dorman stated that applicant proposes to add white custom-made storm doors to the double

doors and the single door on the front porch Mr. Wernet added that there will be two solid glass

panels for the double doors. The glass is entirely plain, a tempered safety glass.

Mr. Wilkenfeld questioned if the doors would cover the transom, and he was told it would not.

Mr. Burriss mentioned that he has found that some protective doors aren't protecting the wood,because

the fit is so tight that the varnish is peeling off,and Mr. Wernet said that he would be concerned about

that but the doors are very porous. Mr. Burriss asked if handles would be installed on both of the

storm doors over the double door and he was told they would. Mr. Wilkenfeld commented that the

wood doors do not lose as much character with the chosen storm doors, and Mr. Wernet said that was

one of their goals.

MR. SALVAGE MOVED TO APPROVE APPLICATION 00-142 AS SUBMITTED. MR. BURRISS

SECONDED, AND IT WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Douglas and Mistie Berschet.326 W. Maple Street -Addition

Mr. Dorman explained that the applicants wish to make a two-story addition to the rear of the

house. He also mentioned that the applicant proposes to change the dimensions that were proposed on

the application from 18' x 19' to 20'x 19'.The addition would line up with the existing home at 4.3'

from the western property line and will require a variance from BZBA, which they will hear on

October 26, 2000.

Mr. Berschet talked about the materials to be used, and that the addition will be made to match

the color and trim of the existing home, the rooffine will match the existing, the chimney will have

siding, and there will some exposed foundation with landscaping around that. The applicant also

mentioned that an air conditioner will need to be installed.

MR. SALVAGE MOVED TO APPROVE APPLICATION 00-137 SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL

OF THE BZBA FOR THE SIDE SETBACK VARIANCE. MR. BURRISS SECONDED, AND IT

WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

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Greg Ream Taylor Drugs)2.00 E.BroadwayT e-mporary sign

Mr. Dorman stated the applicant proposes to install a temporary contractor's sign towards the

front ofthe property at 200 East Broadway at the site where the construction ofTaylors Drugs will take

place. One note is that the proposed sign is 32 square feet,which will require a variance.

Mr. Snider said that the sign will be angled so it is facing both the Prospect and Broadway

frontages. It will be professionally done and the colors will be color matched to the old sign in front of

the existing store.

The members discussed how the Presbyterian Church was allowed multiple signs for their

addition project. Mr. Burriss said he thought the way they approved the church signs is that they are

on two frontages.

Mr. Burriss asked where on the property would the sign be and Mr. Snider said where the

existing light pole was. Mr. Burriss asked if it would be inside the construction fence and he was told

it would be.

Mr. Salvage said he felt like this was really 2 different signs;the announcement of Taylors

Drugs moving and the contractors sign.

Mr. Burriss asked how high is the construction fence and Mr. Snider told him 6 feet. Mr.

Burriss mentioned that the sign is 10 feet. Mr. Snider said that some of the sign will be screened by the

fence.

Mr. Wilkenfeld said that clearly this is two signs,and the contractors sign on the right is the

proper size.

Mr. Burriss asked where the posts would be located,and Mr. Snider told him behind the sign

using 4"square posts.

MR. SALVAGE MOVED TO APPROVE ALLOWING THE COMBINATION OF THE

CONTRACTOR'S SIGN ALONG WITH THE INFORMATION SIGN,ABOUT THE MOVING OF

A BUSINESS, INTO A SINGLE SIGN,WHICH MEETS THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE TWO

SIGNS,ON A TEMPORARY BASIS NOT TO EXCEED 9 MONTHS. MR. BURRISS SECONDED,

AND IT WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Work Session

A)Welcome to Granville Signs

Ms. Barsky showed the group examples of fan-styled curvatures in some of the Village homes.

The Beautification Committee representatives still like the simplicity of the fanlight for the center

graphic.

One idea presented by Linda Schwartz is the reflection of a tree in the fanlight.

Ms. Murr voiced a concern with the political correctness of Mr. Meyer's sketch of the steeples

at the four corners as the main focus of the center graphic.

Mr. Burriss reiterated that everyone seemed to be in agreement regarding the sign's shape and

materials to be used.

Ms. Murr discussed her travels in the last couple weeks to several design firms in Columbus,

Ohio,to get their opinion on the original proposal, and they saw nothing wrong with it and stated that it

was a nice simple design.

Mr. Burriss asked Ms. Murr if the fanlight would be a stock item and she replied that because

Mr. Meyers came up with the graphic, the Beautification Committee was lead to believe it was

available.

Mr. Burriss reiterated that all were in agreement about the date.

Mr. Burriss began a discussion about which example had the most appropriate f"igure ground."

A short discussion ensued about the proper posts for the signs, and Mr. Burriss wished Mr.

Meyers was there to show some examples of posts.

Mr. Dorman retrieved examples of the Village of Granville stationery to show Ms. Barsky.

Ms. Barsky decided the stationery's fanlight was not what she remembered.

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Mr. Burriss talked some more to Ms. Murr about the availability of the fanlight graphic the Beautification Committee liked so much.

Mr. Burriss asked the Beautification Committee representatives if they liked the spread version

of the fanlight more than the original version, and that possibly the spread version would be more readily available.

Mr. Dorman said he would like through his files to see if he could find a better version of the

fanlight graphic.

Mr. Burriss discussed the type of finish the group would like the sign to have. Ms. Murr asked

if a high sheen would create visibility concerns at night, and Mr. Burriss said you would not want a high sheen.

The group decided to conclude the meeting until the next Planning Commission Meeting, at

which they would start up the discussion again at 7:00 p.m.

Finding of Fact:

MR. SALVAGE MOVED TO APPROVE THE ITEMS A, B, AND C UNDER NEW BUSINESS

AND FOUND THAT THE FINDINGS ARE CONSISTENT WITH RELEVANT SECTIONS OF

THE CODE AS PRESENTED IN THE VILLAGE PLANNER'S MEMO OF OCTOBER 23. MR.

BURRISS SECONDED,AND IT WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Next Meeting: October 23, 2000, 7:30 a.m. {Heritage Overlay District}

Adjournment: 8:00 p.m.

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