GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION
Members Present: Members Jack Burriss, Barbara Lucier,Keith Myers,Richard Salvage Absent:Carl Wilkenfeld
Also Present:Seth Dorman, Village Planner
Visitors Present: C.K. Barsky,Ruth Owen,Dan Rogers,Leta Ross,Rodger Kessler,Thomas LDaicwksyoenr,Dave Rutledge,Wade Evans,Mary E. Bline,Dan Spence,Dennis Percy,Julie Bullock,David
The Chair swore in all those who planned to speak.
The meeting opened at 7 p.m. for a Work Session on Welcome to Granville Signs. The halfh-our discussion included the center graphic, the posts,whether other information should be included, such as Rotary and Kiwanis Clubs, and street signs. Consistency is very important.
Mr. Myers will do some redesigning and bring in samples at the next meeting. The group liked the hanging sign design, and preferred dark green signs with white letters. The shape of the center graphic needs some reworking.
The group will meet again on Monday,December 11, at 7 p.m.
Minutes of October 23,2000: MR. SALVAGE MOVED TO APPROVE MINUTES AS
PRESENTED. MR. BURRISS SECONDED,AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Minutes of November 1 will be considered at the next meeting.
Dan Rogers.210 East Maple Street -Modification
Mr. Dorman stated that Mr. Rogers is requesting a modification to Application 0#0-106 to
widen the driveway and to use brick instead of concrete on the driveway. Mr. Rogers added that the
brick will look nicer, and later he may to use brick on the patio that was also approved with this
Mr. Myers discussed the previously approved application with Mr. Dorman and realized that
this request is a pretty minor modification, and that a motion would have to be approved stating that it
is a minor modification.
There was a short discussion about what would hold the driveway up, and Mr. Rogers said he
would probably pour a curb, and Mr. Myers suggested that a brick restraint would work well and be
cheaper than pouring a curb.
MR. SALVAGE MOVED THAT 00-106M IS A MINOR MODIFICATION. MR. BURRISS
SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Mr. Rogers asked if, at a later date,he wanted to change the slab in back to brick would he
have to return, and GPC agreed to give him the option to do it now.
MR. SALVAGE MOVED TO APPROVE THE MODIFICATION OF APPLICATION # 00-106 TO
ALLOW FOR A DRIVEWAY WIDTH OF 9'6"AND TO GIVE THE APPLICANT THE OPTION
TO USE BRICK ON THE PREVIOUSLY APPROVED CONCRETE SURFACES. MR. BURRISS
SECONDED, AND IT WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
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Behal Sampson Dietz,130 South Mulberry Street.R -emodeling
Mr. Dorman stated that the applicant proposes to modify the home's interior,add a
gabled one-story addition on the second floor at the location ofthe existing deck,and to create a
more traditional roofform on the east elevation.
Ms. Bullock,the project's Architect,said that project is not adding additional square
footage to the footprint,it is just adding on top ofan existing piece.
After a brief discussion amongst themselves, they Planning Commission proceeded with a
MR. SALVAGE MOVED TO APPROVE APPLICATION0 #01-41 AS SUBMITTED. MR.
BURRISS SECONDED,AND IT WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Granville Lumber.401 South Main Street F-ence and Landscaping
Mr. Dorman explained that the applicant proposes to change the fence line at the rear of the
property,to light and landscape the existing sign,to install a lighted flagpole and landscape the front of
the building, and to replace the rail fence on both sides of the south entrance. Mr. Lawyer,of Granville
Lumber,said they only thing he would add is that originally they proposed to mount the flagpole light
on the side of the building, and after talking to his lighting engineer,he is now proposing to use a
ground mounted light, and he gave Planning Commission members a copy of the light he would like to
Mr. Myers asked Mr. Lawyer why he chose to use a vinyl fence on the south entrance to the
lumberyard and Mr. Lawyer replied that it would stay whiter and brighter longer and it would not have
to be painted. Mr. Myers asked Mr. Lawyer if they could extend the landscaping beyond the front of
the building to help screen these fences and he said he could.
Ms. Lucier asked about the size of the flag and Mr. Lawyer told her it would be a standard size
MR. SALVAGE MOVED TO APPROVE APPLICATION # 00-152,WITH THE FOLLOWING
CONDITIONS: ( 1)THAT THE LIGHT FOR THE FLAGPOLE BE GROUND MOUNTED PER
THE ILLUSTRATION PRESENTED BY THE APPLICANT THIS EVENING, AND (2)THAT THE
APPLICANT EXTEND THE LANDSCAPING ALONG THE FENCE TO THE IMMEDIATE
SOUTH OF THE BUILDING. MR. BURRISS SECONDED, AND IT WAS UNANIMOUSLY
Geor2e Wade Evans.134 North Pearl Street F-ence
Mr. Dorman stated that the applicant proposes to install a picket fence around the property's
perimeter. Mr. Evans said he wants to encompass the entire perimeter with 42"picket fence and tie in
to the wall. It will be set back 1' from sidewalk and will be angled at the corner to provide safety. The
fence will be painted white in the spring. The applicant did not know how far apart the pickets are, and
Mr. Myers said spacing and style should match the fence at 201 N. Pearl. The cap style has not yet
been selected, and Mr. Evans will bring it in later.
Mr. Burriss is concerned about the gates since they are not drawn here, and feels they need to
be more than just a section of the fence. Perhaps they could echo the arch over the windows. Mr.
Myers felt they should be different by themselves, and Mr. Salvage added that the 4"posts should go
inside the gate.
MR. SALVAGE MOVED TO APPROVE APPLICATION0 #0-153, SUBJECT TO THE
FOLLOWING CONDITIONS: ( 1)THAT THE WIDTH OF THE PICKETS AND THE SPACING
MATCH THE EXISTING FENCE ON THE NE CORNER OF PEARL AND E. COLLEGE
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STREETS,2 ()THAT THE GATES BE MOUNTED AND LATCHED TO STANDARD POSTS USED FOR THE FENCE,3 ()THAT THE APPLICANT HAS THE OPTION TO SQUARE OFF THE FENCE BETWEEN PEARL STREET AND THE HOUSE,AND 4( )THAT THE APPLICANT BRING IN POST CAPS AND GATE DESIGN FOR FINAL APPROVAL BY THE VILLAGE PLANNER. MR. BURRISS SECONDED AND THE MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Ross IGA,484 South Main Street S-ign
Mr. Dorman stated that the applicant proposes to install a ground sign in front ofthe Ross IGA that would include a list of businesses in that shopping center. Mr. Kessler gave each of the Planning Commission members a copy ofthe landscaping plan. One member asked about the existing sign and Mr. Kessler said that would come down.
One member asked what sandblasted foam was,and Mr. Kessler said that was the original plan,but they will use a doublef-aced aluminum sign with cutout letters and panels pin- mounted to the sign. There will be groundm- ounted lighting hidden in the landscaping. The sign will use a reflex blue,the IGA red and a tan colors.
There was some discussion as to whether or not the Village Council would have to
approve the sign:being placed in the right-of-way,and Mr. Dorman said he would check with the Village Manager.
Mr. Myers suggested making the background of the lower half all blue instead of tan like
the upper halc and the tenant panels could still have the lighter blue outline, which would draw them out more.
Mr. Burriss noted that the Granville Lumber sign has posts on either side. He mentioned
that Planning Commission is trying to achieve a consistency in Village signage and thinks the
posts should be moved from in between the sign's sides to either side ofthe signs.
Mr. Salvage would prefer posts on the outside of the sign, and Mr. Kessler thinks they
can do that and play with color and sizes.
MR. SALVAGE MOVED TO APPROVE APPLICATION # 00-154,WITH THE FOLLOWING
CONDITIONS: ( 1)THAT THE CHANGE OF MATERIALS TO ALUMINUM IS
APPROVED,WITH 12/"THICK LETTERING MOUNTED ON THE TOP HALF,2 ()THAT
THE TENANT PANELS ON THEBOTTOILL*H' AVE A DARK BLUE BACKGROUND
AND WILL BE OUTLINED IN A LIGHT BLUE AS INDICATED ON THE SUBMISSION,
3)THAT SQUARE POSTS WILL BE ON EITHER SIDE OF THE SIGN,WITH A CAP
DETAIL SIMILAR TO WHAT IS BEING USED ON THE VILLAGE ENTRANCE SIGNS
POSTS CAN BE EITHER DARK BLUE OR TAN)4, )T(HAT THE SIGN WILL BE
LLUMINATED BY GROUND LIGHT CONCEALED IN THE LANDSCAPING,AND (5) .
THAT THE LANDSCAPING PLAN AS SUBMITTED TONIGHT IS APPROVED. MR.
BURRISS SECONDED,AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
David and Stacv Dickson,235 North Pearl Street -Fence.
Mr. Dorman explained that the applicants propose to wood board fence around the yard,
which would replace existing fence. Mr. Dickson said they will be keeping the shrubbery,and a
gate will be replaced. The fence will be 72"in the side and rear yards and the front yard gate will
be 42"w,ill be treated lumber and 4 x 4"posts,to be stained a natural brown in the spring. The
color is to be submitted to the Village Planner. The neighbor has no objections to the fence.
MR. SALVAGE MOVED TO APPROVE APPLICATION # 00-155, SUBJECT TO THE
FOLLOWING CONDITIONS: (1)THAT THE FENCE IS 72"IN OVERALL HEIGHT
ALONG THE SIDE AND BACK AND 42"IN THE FRONT,AND ( 2)THAT THE FENCE
WILL HAVE TO BE STAINED AT THE APPROPRIATE TIME WITH A COLOR TO BE h,
DECIDED LATER»AND SUBMIT THE COLOR TO THE VILLAGE PLANNER. MR.
BURRISS SECONDED,AND IT WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Marv E.Bline.Greystone Antiques.128 South Main Street -Sandwich Board Signs
Mr. Dorman stated that the applicant proposes to install duplicate sandwich board signs,
promoting the phone number and hours of operation of Greystone Antiques,both in front of the
business on South Main Street,and in front of the bank on East Broadway. Ms. Bline found out during
the construction of South Main Street when the Village Manager allowed her to place a sandwich board
sign on East Broadway that it helped bring customers to her shop. Ms.Bline said she is only asking to
have the sign up on East Broadway during the weekends. If she is not granted a sign on Broadway,she
recommended erecting a joint identification sign for businesses off Broadway.
Mr. Burriss remarked that the sign was not always taken down at night. Also,the code
specifies no off-premise signs. Mr. Myers supports the joint directory sign to eliminate a proliferation
of sandwich boards, but that is up to the Village.
MR. SALVAGE MOVED TO APPROVE APPLICATION0 #0-157,SUBJECT TO THE
FOLLOWING CONDITION: 1 ()THE SANDWICH BOARD SIGN PROPOSED TO BE PLACED
ON EAST BROADWAY NOT BE ALLOWED. MR. BURRISS SECONDED,AND IT WAS
Denison University.800 Sunset Hill - New Building
Mr. Dorman stated that the applicant proposed to build the fourth of four residence halls on
GPC approved the first three residence halls of a series of four,and Denison now wants to
build the fourth hall. Mr. Perry said it would match the others in appearance and materials. The
existing parking lot will be extended for an additional 90 parking slots.
MR. SALVAGE MOVED TO APPROVE APPLICATION AS PRESENTED. MR. BURRISS
SECONDED,AND IT WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Finding of Fact:
MR. SALVAGE MOVED TO APPROVE ITEMS A THROUGH H UNDER NEW BUSINESS AND
FINDS THAT THE FINDINGS ARE CONSISTENT WITH RELEVANT SECTIONS OF THE
CODE AS PRESENTED IN THE VILLAGE PLANNER'S MEMO OF NOVEMBER 9, 2000. MR.
BURRISS SECONDED,AND IT WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Pinehurst Sign Lighting
George Manning from the Association said they would like to put a single light at each
sign at the entrance ofthe development. The lighting is to be like the Bryn Du signs,and they
need to know what wattage to light it with. Mr. Myers suggested no more than 75-100 watts and
landscape lighting to camouflage lights. Mr. Burriss has no problem with the lighting but asked
what is happening to the pine trees. Mr. Manning said they are dying from some kind of blight.
The Village Planner can approve the lights when they come for approval.
Next Meeting:November 27, 2000, 7:00 p.m. E(ntrance Signs)