Granville Community Calendar

GPC Minutes 11/13/2000

GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION

November 13,2000

Minutes

DRAFT

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

Citizens'Comments:None

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.

New Business:

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

application.

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

motion.

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

use.

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

flag.

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

APPROVED.

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

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WILL HAVE TO BE STAINED AT THE APPROPRIATE TIME WITH A COLOR TO BE h,

DECIDED LATER¬ĽAND 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

UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Denison University.800 Sunset Hill - New Building

Mr. Dorman stated that the applicant proposed to build the fourth of four residence halls on

Sunset Hill.

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.

Work Session:

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)

Adjournment:8:50 p.m.

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