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Planning Minutes 1/14/02

GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION
January 14, 2002
Minutes

Members Present:  Jack Burriss, Richard Main, Keith Myers
(Chair), Mark Parris, Richard Salvage (Vice Chair), Carl
Wilkenfeld
Members Absent: None
Also Present: Seth Dorman, Village Planner
Visitors Present:   Karen Axline, Jerome Scott, David
Bussan, Frits Rizor, Russ Adams, Steve Mershon
Citizens’ Comments:  None

The Chair swore in all those who planned to speak.

Minutes of December 1, 2001: MR. PARRIS MOVED TO APPROVE
THE MINUTES AS PRESENTED.  MR. WILKENFELD SECONDED, AND
THE MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

New Business:

Granville Title Agency, 130B East Broadway – Change of Use

    Mr. Dorman said the applicant has moved her
business to half of the second floor of the old Taylor
Drug building.  Ms. Axline added that she did not realize
a change of use was required.  The new site is a better
location, more spacious, and is a more desirable location.

MR. SALVAGE MOVED TO APPROVE APPLICATION #01-170 FOR A
CHANGE OF USE.  MR. WILKENFELD SECONDED, AND THE MOTION
WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Granville Title Agency, 130B East Broadway – Sign

    Mr. Dorman said the request is for a 26”x8” plexi
sign having two back-to-back panels with the business
logo.  Ms. Axline said the actual bracket would be simpler
in design, and the colors are proposed to be a grey
background, a dark grey graphic and black lettering.
Mr. Wilkenfeld asked about the height of the sign, and Ms.
Axline said it would be about at her eye level, but not
quite as shown in the picture.  She had wanted to see the
awnings installed before she determined the sign
location.  The wall above the flowerbox is the only
appropriate spot for the sign.  It will not interfere with
passers-by.  
Mr. Myers suggested cutting down the size of the logo and
asked whether the Plexiglas is shiny or opaque and was
told it was not shiny. Answering Mr. Salvage’s question,
she replied that the bracket will be simpler.

MR. SALVAGE MOVED TO APPROVE APPLICATION #02-001, SUBJECT
TO THE FOLLOWING:  1) THAT THE APPLICANT HAS THE OPTION TO
CHANGE THE DESIGN OF THE BRACKET, BUT THE FINAL DESIGN
SHOULD BE REVIEWED AND APPROVED BY THE VILLAGE PLANNER.  
MR. PARRIS SECONDED, AND THE MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY
APPROVED.
Russ Adams, 111 North Prospect Street – Exterior
Renovations

    The applicant is planning several improvements to
the exterior of the building, which houses Pippin Hill and
R.J. Adams’s office.

(1)    Paint tin roof white.  Mr. Adams wants to
complement the existing building.  He feels the white
paint would make the third floor cooler.  Mr. Parris
thought white would get quite dirty and suggested a light
gray instead.  Mr. Adams said they can do that.
(2)    Install AC in third floor window.  It will be
installed in the roofline halfway back from Prospect
Street and will be hidden from the street.
(3)    Enclose trash cans with light gray spike-fence
screening similar to that at the Village Coffee Company.  
(4)    AEP will move utility pole.
(5)    Three other A/C units will be moved from the
carport pad to a raised structure inside the carport to
make room for the utility pole.  He said they will still
be within the carport and will not be higher than the
fence.  It will resemble The Village Barber’s A/C unit.
(6)     Install working black shutters on the second and
third floor front windows.  The third floor horizontal
window will be replaced by a vertical double glazed window
that will match the existing second floor windows.  Mr.
Adams will use paneled shutters, and he showed a
photograph of the paneled shutters he would like to use
that are a little bit wider than normal.  
(7)    Carport roof will be extended south to the edge of
the building
(8)     Pictures on the west wall would be moved closer
to the eave, simply because the support structures would
have to be extended west to accommodate the extension of
the carport.  Wood and other materials stored there will
be moved.

    Mr. Burris asked about right of way concerns at
the trash enclosure and was told that surveys in this area
are somewhat confusing, but Mr. Adams felt there would be
3’ between the enclosure and the curb, so people can move
back and forth easily.  
    Mr. Adams does not foresee any difficulties except
that the shrubs near the trash cans are dying and will
eventually have to be removed.

MR. WILKENFELD MOVED TO APPROVE APPLICATION #01-173 AS
PRESENTED.  MR. PARRIS SECONDED, AND THE MOTION WAS
UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

David Bussan, 420 East Broadway – Rear Addition

    Having come before the GPC for two work sessions,
the applicant and his architect, Jerome Scott, are ready
with plans for the 900’ square foot rear addition.  
    Jerome Scott said he has delineated the windows as
suggested by the Planning Commission. He explained his use
of vertical muttons for transoms over the new windows,
similar to the styling of the existing windows.
    Steve Mershon, neighbor, asked about storm water
runoff and wants to make sure the water runs to the storm
sewer.  Because of the rear of the house, he is somewhat
concerned about the elevation as it relates to the lot he
owns behind it and the house that will eventually be built
there.  He was hoping for a tree or something and thinks
the plan is a wonderful idea but wants to somewhat the
screen the view of the proposed addition.
    Mr. Myers asked about the roof drainage and Jerome
Scott did not know yet whether they can join to the storm
sewer, but he promises not to exacerbate the situation.  
Steve Mershon said the back of the Bussan lot is lower
than the Hannahs’ lot.  The school did a good job in
taking away a lot of the problem, and Sally Hannahs has
not complained.
    Mr. Wilkenfeld asked about plantings and was told
they haven’t thought much about it but know it is in the
code.
    Mr. Burriss said the work sessions worked well,
and the design was a good one and they have softened it so
it is even better.  Mr. Salvage added that they have done
a good job of listening to the Planning Commission.  Mr.
Myers said this was a nice job and the progression of
drawings was good.
    Mr. Parris asked how we should address the water
runoff issue, and Mr. Myers said we do not have any
topographical information on the lot. Mr. Salvage added
that it involves at least three lots and we can’t solve
it, but we do have a commitment from the applicant not to
exacerbate the situation.  
    Mr. Scott said he would plant a shade tree in the
back. More discussion ensued about location and Mr.
Salvage recommended a report to the School Board when the
tree’s location is firm.
    Mr. Parris recommended a tinted or low-glare glass
for windows since there are so many windows there in the
sun.

MR. SALVAGE MOVED TO APPROVE APPLICATION #02-002, SUBJECT
TO THE FOLLOWING:  1) THAT THE APPLICANT HAS AGREED TO ADD
AT LEAST ONE TREE; THE SPECIES AND LOCATION TO BE
DETERMINED AND APPROVED BY THE VILLAGE PLANNER AT A LATER
TIME.  MR. BURRISS SECONDED AND THE MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY
APPROVED.

Old Business:

Frits Rizor, 326 North Pearl Street – Fence Modification

    Mr. Dorman said the applicant wants to further
extend the fence from what was originally approved.  Now
there will be a row of hedges and a gate that crosses over
the driveway. He showed pictures for the group, and a
detailed description appears in his memo of January 10.
 
MR. SALVAGE MOVED TO FIND THE PROPOSED MODIFICATION TO
APPLICATION #01-096 TO BE A MINOR MODIFICATION.  MR.
WILKENFELD SECONDED, AND THE MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY
APPROVED.

MR. SALVAGE MOVED TO APPROVE THE MODIFICATION TO
APPLICATION #01-096 AS PRESENTED.  MR. PARRIS SECONDED,
AND THE MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Finding of Fact:   MR. PARRIS MOVED TO APPROVE THE FINDING
OF FACT FOR A THROUGH D UNDER NEW BUSINESS (Granville
Title, Adams, Bussan) AND A UNDER OLD BUSINESS (Rizor) AND
WE FIND THEM CONSISTENT WITH RELEVANT SECTIONS OF THE CODE
AS DESCRIBED IN THE VILLAGE PLANNER’S MEMO OF JANUARY 10,
2002.  MR. SALVAGE SECONDED, AND THE MOTION WAS
UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Closing Comments:
A.    Mr. Burriss was not present when the Newkirk
Design Studio’s application was approved but he has a
concern about the windows on the first floor.  There is a
multiple grid pattern on the first floor and an old
Victorian pattern on the second floor.  He could not
determine whether the windows would be changed at a later
date.  There are three different kinds of windows now.  {I
checked my shorthand notes, and windows are not mentioned.
Betty}

B.    Mr. Salvage asked whether the August 12 meeting
should be cancelled and was told the group agreed to have
only one meeting in August.  He thought that we should be
open to both August meetings, because it is a busy time of
year.

C.    Mr. Wilkenfeld announced that he is to be the new
President of the Board of the Granville Fellowship and
therefore will need to recuse himself on votes regarding
the Sinnett House.

D.    Mr. Myers announced his resignation from the
Planning Commission as of tonight because of family and
business reasons.  He appreciates having worked with you
all for 7 years.  The announcement met with dismay, but
members gave a resounding appreciation for his work with
the Commission.  Mr. Salvage thought this a major setback
for us, and Mr. Wilkenfeld said Mr. Myers is irreplaceable.

Adjournment: 8:30 p.m.
Next Meetings:  January 28 and February 11  
Respectfully submitted,  
Betty Allen

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