Granville Community Calendar

GPC Minutes 1/22/2001

GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION

January 22,2001

Minutes

DRAFT

MMeemmbbeerrss Present:Jack Burriss,Barbara Lucier,Keith Myers,Mark Parris,Richard Salvage Absent: Carl Wilkenfeld

Also Present:Seth Dorman,Village Planner

Visitors Present: C.K. Barsky, Suzie Muir,Linda Schwarz

Citizens'Comments:None

The Chair swore in ali those who planned to speak.

Minutes of December 11, 2000: MR. SALVAGE MOVED TO APPROVE MINUTES AS PRESENTED. MR. BURRIS SECONDED,AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Work Session on " Welcome to Granville"Signs

Mr. Myers shared drawings of the proposed signs. Several changes were agreed upon:

Sign should be below post caps ( 3-4")

Add S"ettled in 1805"to all signs

Add post bases on big signs, base needs to feel like a base

Color scheme to be a white sign with dark green lettering and dark green posts. GPC wants to

see the green, and to keep the dark green sign with white lettering and white posts an option.

Mr. Myers will ask his graphic designer to prepare this for the sign company. The Village will make a formal application and then we will have another work session with the sign fabricator present.

New Business:

Village of Granville. 141 East Broadway -Signage

The Village wants to replace signage for (1)Police Department and ( 2)Village Offices. Such

signs are exempt from regulations,although these are almost consistent,except for the number of signs permitted.

1) The Police Department wants three signs

Wall sign, mounted beside the police station door.

A pair of back-to-back signs mounted on light pole

Ground sign placed in planting bed at the front of the Village Hall

GPC members agreed that the status quo is unsatisfactory, but the application has drawbacks:

Does not like the fact that the awnings cover the transom.

A suspended sign, consistent with the Welcome To Granville Signs,with approved lighting

would be preferable.

Ms. Lucier thought the word POLICE could be added to the message board, and the message

board could be moved closer to the corner of Broadway and Prospect.

Mr. Myers thought any signs with an arrow pointing to the police station are a huge mistake.

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If kiosks,with directories,are installed much of this signage would be unnecessary.

Reader's Garden might not appreciate a sign in their lawn.

The group wondered what happened to the old sign, and asked Mr. Dorman to find out.

Relative to the proposed sign in the Village Hall window,the following comments were

expressed:

Awning should be no lower than top of the transom.

The existing door and sidelights were to be temporary.

The idea of a new door should be revisited,similar to the old wooden door that had nice brass

hardware and a kickplate. GPC never really liked the aluminum door.

Investigate new door before considering signage.

If the awning could be moved up,and the transom is visible,this is not as big an issue.

Look at lettering on transom becoming gold leaf.

Add no more signs on big windows.

What happened to the side- mounted lights?

MR. SALVAGE MOVED TO APPROVE APPLICATION AS PRESENTED. MR. PARRIS

SECONDED,AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY DENIED.

Work Session on Sign Code:

Page by page GPC members considered Bob Erhard's changes and Mr. Dorman will type a

new draft and present it to Village Council.

MR. SALVAGE MOVED TO RECOMMEND MODIFICATIONS OF SECTION 1189 OF

THE GRANVILLE PLANNING AND ZONING CODE TO VILLAGE COUNCIL AS AMENDED

THIS EVENING. MR. BURRISS SECONDED,AND IT WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Fining of Fact: MR. SALVAGE MOVED TO APPROVE FINDING FOR ITEM A (VILLAGE OF

GRANVILLE)UNDER NEW BUSINESS,AND GPC FINDS THAT THE FINDING IS

CONSISTENT WITH RELEVANT SECTIONS OF THE CODE AS PRESENTED IN THE

VILLAGE PLANNER'S MEMO OF JANUARY 18,2001. MR. BURRISS SECONDED,AND IT

WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Election of Officers:Mr. Myers is willing to be chairman again,but Mr. Salvage wants to add this

issue formally to the next meeting's agenda.

Other Comments: Mr. Burriss asked Mr. Dorman to try to get from German Village a copy of their

award for architectural restoration and renovation. It would be good to give local citizens recognition

for such improvements. Using that as a model, we can write our own version.

Next Meeting(s): February 12 and February 26, 7:30 p.m.

Adjournment:8:50 p.m.

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