GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION
WMeilkmebnefersldPresent: Jack Burriss,Barb Lucier,Keith Myers,Mark Parris,Richard Salvage,Carl
Members Absent: None
Also Present: Seth Dorman,Village Planner
Visitors Present: Jon Raymond,Ray Paprocki,Faith Wilson,Jared Wilson,Ned Roberts,Greg Ross,Joy Sperling,Vic Trevinko
The Chair,Keith Myers,swore in all those who planned to speak.
Minutes ofMay 14,2001: Page 2,toward end of Kent paragraph: a r"eas ifhe can work out an agreement with the Village. This Phase will be contiguous to Fanchion Lewis Park.
The group discussed greenspace and walking paths,and the Commission commented that access to the paths should be wider
Page3, p"la.n.te.d in the Village,flowering trees have a shorter lifespan and do not create a
canopy over time. Mr. Myers thought that an ivory silk tree is too small a tree for the proposed location
MR.WILKENFELD MOVED TO APPROVE MINUTES AS CORRECTED. MR. BURRISS
SECONDED,AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Shurtz Management,204 Munson Street -Signs
Mr.Dorman said the application is for two existing signs at Lost and Found Treasures: ( 1)a metal
sign sayingP "rivate Property Tow Away Zonel,o"cated on the wall between the garage doors and 2( )a pole sign with the same wording,located north of the parking lot. This puts him over the allowable
number of signs,and a variance would have to be granted.
Mr. Parris asked whether the applicant expressed problems with people parking in that area,since
it would seem an obscure enough location to prevent parking there.
Mr. Wilkenfeld wondered why he couldn't have just one sign. Mr. Dorman said the shop is
temporarily closed and they might be trying to protect themselves.
Mr. Salvage wanted to table the application until the applicant could be present and MOVED TO
TABLE THIS SO THAT THE APPLICANT COULD BE HERE TO PRESENT HIS APPLICATION.
MR.PARRIS SECONDED,AND THE MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Rav Paprocki, Granville Antique Show -Sifins
Mr. Dorman stated the applicant wants to put up 6 small temporary signs and 3 larger banner signs
advertising the Antique Show at various locations. Mr. Paprocki stated that Betty Morrison requested the
signs at the IGA,the entrance to the high school,and various telephone poles. Signs would be up until
June 15. He said they put up identical signs last year. Also included would be 3 changeable copy signs.
Mr. Myers thought this is a lot of signs and does not want to give blanket approval for next year,
for fear of setting precedents,and Ms.Lucier thought this could be a warning as the last year for the big
yellow changeable copy signs and that they should move to banner signs.
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Mr.Wilkenfeld wanted assurance the signs would be placed far enough back from the road so as
not to impede traffic
MR.SALVAGE MOVED TO APPROVE APPLICATION0 #1-047 AS SUBMITTED WITH
THE STIPULATION THAT ANY SIGNS PLACED ALONG ROADWAYS WOULD NOT
INTERFERE WITH SIGHT.DISTANCE FOR TRAFFIC. MR.WILKENFELD SECONDED,AND
THE MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Jon Ravmond,Villate Coffee Shop, 132 East BroadwavC -hange ofUse and Sign
Mr.Dorman explained that the applicant is relocating the shop to half ofthe old Taylor's and
needs 1( )A change ofuse,and to relocate the business'cement tables;and 2()To install a window sign
and an existing sandwich board sign.
1)Consensus agreed with the Change of Use application
2)Mr.Raymond said the tables are 300-400 pounds each,sturdy,sealed,and decorative and would not
tip over in a storm,as plastic tables are likely to do at the current location. They would be placed so as
not to impede pedestrian traffic. Mr.Myers stated that Village Council must approve outdoor tables
yearly since they are in the right of way,and GPC can only make recommendations. Mr. Parris had a
problem with approving the tables outside in the winter,and Mr.Wilkenfeld was nervous about possible
emergency situations.Mr. Myers also was thinking about the aesthetics of the tables. Consensus preferred
temporary tables. Mr. Parris recommended heavy umbrellas and asked Mr.Raymond to consult with
Victoria's to see if there is a problem.
3)The 8 square foot sign on the window is painted and takes up little room. This sign was agreeable to
4)The shop already has a sandwich board and they want to move it to the new location. Mr. Wilkenfeld
expressed reservations about a proliferation of sandwich board signs in the Village and thought one might
not be necessary on Broadway,but it was recognized that other businesses have them. The sign must not
interfere with the street ROW nor create a safety hazard for pedestrians. Mr. Myers wanted to deal with
sandwich boards in general later.
Greg Ream will take down the big red awning and Mr.Raymond will put up an awning later on
his half ofthe building;his wife,an artist,suggested black and red stripes. Mr.Myers thought that might
be all right as long as it is simple with broad stripes. We would need to see a fabric sample.
MR.SALVAGE MOVED TO APPROVE APPLICATION # 01-052 FOR A CHANGE OF USE FROM
A DRUG STORE TO A COFFEE SHOP;AND (2)TO STRIKE THE CEMENT TABLES FROM THE
APPLICATION. MR. WILKENFELD SECONDED,AND THE MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY
MR. SALVAGE ALSO MOVED TO RECOMMEND THAT WE INDICATE A WILLINGNESS TO
ALLOW THE APPLICANT TO PUT TABLES IN THE PUBLIC RIGHT OF WAY IF THE VILLAGE
COUNCIL FORMALLY APPROVES IT,BUT WE ARE OPPOSED TO CONCRETE TABLES AND
PREFER LIGHTER WEIGHT TABLES. MR. PARRIS SECONDED,AND THE MOTION WAS
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MR.WILKENFELD MOVED TO APPROVE APPLICATION0 #1-053 FOR THE WINDOW SIGN AND THE SANDWICH BOARD SIGN FOR THE COFFEE HOUSE AS SUBMITTED.MR. SALVAGE SECONDED,AND THE MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Granville Schools,248 New Burer StreetB -uildiniz Addition
Mr.Myers stated that the application is incomplete;lacking site plan,elevations and descriptions. Mr.Salvage disagreed and stated the site plan was partially presented earlier and d"idnt' think this is deal because it would look like the old school.M" r.Burriss said schools have always been a big community pride and he is not comfortable with approving this sources of certain things for applications and did as is. Mr.Parris added that we require Dorman not think the application should ever have gotten this far. Mr. said the two-story addition would be 29,110 square feet.
Vic Trevinko from MKC Associates said he has an expanded site plan from what was submitted originally,but Mr.Myers is still of the opinion that the application was incomplete when submitted.
MR. BURRISS MOVED TO TABLE THE APPLICATION AND MR.WILKENFELD SECONDED.
THE MOTION WAS-APPROVED BY MAJORITY WITH ONE NAE VOTE (MR. SALVAGE).
Jov Sperlin2, 231 South Main Street- Air Conditioner
Mr.Dorman said the condenser would be 12' from front of house,6'7-' from the south property line. The Board ofZoning and Building Appeals will need to grant a variance for the side yard setback at their meeting on June 14.
Ms. Sperling added that it is on a hill and the unit would be tucked in behind the deck. It won't be
seen from Main Street.
In answer to a concern by Mr. Burriss about screening,Ms. Sperling said she would use oak leaf hydrangeas,which met with great approval with the Commission.
MR.WILKENFELD MOVED TO APPROVE APPLICATION # 01-057 WITH THE CONDITION
THAT THE MAPLE STREET SIDE BE SCREENED WITH APPROPRIATE VEGETATION. MR.
PARRIS SECONDED,AND THE MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
FaithWilson,230 Summit StreetR -enovations
Mr. Dorman said that since we discussed this at the last meeting,there have been other pieces to
the renovation. The applicant wants to (1)replace slate shingles with estate gray dimensional shingles,
2)fill in parking areas with gravel and raise to level of the shared driveway and add retaining wall, 3 ()
repair leaded glass windows and replace broken windows.
Jared Wilson asked what kind of retaining wall would be best,and Mr.Myers suggestedo "ne that
stands up."Mr. Wilson said there is a 2' drop and leveling it would make it more accessible. He added,
in answer to a question from Mr. Burriss, that there is insufficient room for planting between the parking
area and the house.
MR. PARRIS MOVED TO APPROVE APPLICATION # 01-058 AS PRESENTED. MR.BURRISS
SECONDED,AND THE MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Evelvne Poelzinfr,116 West ElmM -odification
Mr. Dorman said the applicant wants to shift the bay window slightly to the south rather than
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centering it on the dining room addition,so that she can match a window on the first floor with a window
on the second floor.
Ned Roberts added that the reason she wants to move it is to improve the floor plan and to better
match up windows.
MR SALVAGE MOVED THAT WE FIND THE PROPOSED MODIFICATION TO APPLICATION
01-028 TO BE A MINOR MODIFICATION. MR.WILKENFELD SECONDED,AND THE MOTION
WAS UNANIMOUSLY APROVED.
MR.SALVAGE MOVED TO APPROVE APPLICATION0 #10-28M AS PRESENTED. MR.
WILKENFELD SECONDED,AND THE MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
IGA,484 South Main Street -Addition
This was tabled at the last meeting.
MR.WILKENFELD MOVED TO REMOVE APPLICATION0 #1-034 FROM THE TABLE. MR.
SALVAGE SECONDED,AND THE MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Greg Ross stated that because ofcost issues,they want to add a one-story addition onto the back,
and he provided architectural drawings. He said that eventually he would like to see a second floor.
Mr.Parris reminded the applicant that the porta- pak unit was to be the same color as the second
floor,but now there is no second floor. Given the proposed location ofthe porta-pak unit,you will only
see the end,so he wanted it a similar color so it doesnt' look like a"trailer on a roof"
Mr.Dorman said the Board ofZoning and Building Appeals has already approved all variances.
MR.SALVAGE MOVED TO APPROVE APPLICATION0 #1-034 AS PROPOSAL 2 THEREIN AS
PRESENTED. MR.WILKENFELD SECONDED,AND THE MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY
Finding of Fact:
MR.SALVAGE MOVED TO APPROVE THE FINDINGS OF FACT FOR B,C,D,F,AND G
Paprocki,Raymond,Raymond,Sperling,Wilson)UNDER NEW BUSINESS AND ITEMS A AND B
UNDER OLD BUSINESS I(GA,PoelzingA),ND WE FIND THEM CONSISTENT WITH RELEVANT
SECTIONS OF THE VILLAGE PLANNER'S MEMO OF MAY 25,2001. MR. WILKENFELD
SECONDED,AND THE MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Adjournment: 9:10 p.m.
Next Meetings: June 11 and June 25