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Planning Minutes 3/11/02

GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION March 11, 2002 Amended Minutes

Members Present: Jack Burriss, Barb Lucier, Richard Main, Mark Parris, Richard Salvage, Carl Wilkenfeld Barbara Lucier was welcomed as a new full voting member of the GPC. Members Absent: None Also Present: Seth Dorman, Village Planner Visitors Present: Dan Rogers, Barbara Franks, James R. Cooper, Ned Roberts, Bob Lavender, Bruce Westall, Tym Tyler Citizens’ Comments: None The Vice Chair swore in all those who planned to speak.

Election of Officers: MR. WILKENFELD NOMINATED RICHARD SALVAGE AS CHAIRMAN. MR. BURRISS SECONDED, AND THE MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

MS. LUCIER NOMINATED MR. BURRISS AS VICE CHAIR, BUT MR. BURRISS RESPECTFULLY DECLINED TO RUN.

MR. BURRISS NOMINATED MARK PARRIS AS VICE CHAIRMAN. MR. WILKENFELD SECONDED AND THE MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Minutes of February 25, 2002: MR. PARRIS MOVED TO APPROVE THE MINUTES AS PRESENTED. MR. BURRISS SECONDED, AND THE MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Old Business:

Dan Rogers, 210 East Maple Street – Two-Story Garage

 {Mr. Salvage recused himself from consideration of this application, and Mr. Parris served as chair.} Mr. Rogers asked to make a statement. He said that this has been a long, long process and I want to apologize to everyone about this whole thing that has been going on. I talked before, and I want to make it clear how I feel, my whole intention of this whole thing from Day 1 has been a historical sense, trying to get a historical plaque in my neighborhood and to make everything better. I have spent a lot of money and will continue to spend a lot of money, regardless of the outcome of this meeting tonight. It is a terrible thing that this whole process has gone through and I wouldn’t wish it on anyone. I intend to not only apologize to you for wasting your time and wasting my time and resources, but also to the community via an article in The Sentinel. I hope we can go forward with this and put it behind us; again I am sorry, there is no way I would have done this at all if I would have known the extent of the hassles that it has created, and I just wanted to let you know that. Mr. Dorman provided a detailed summary of the application for a two-car garage. He mentioned the dimensions of the garage; a metal shed roof will be installed over the garage doors to break up the massing of the front facade; all materials including the siding, trim and decorations will match the existing house; the downspout runoff is carried to the street and tied into the existing storm system; the horizontal windows on the rear elevation will match the windows in the kitchen; and the entrance doors are to be solid wood. He then showed the proposed elevations for the garage and a 3-D rendering simulation of what the garage would look like. Mr. Burriss questioned whether the pedestrian door was six-panel or two-panel and was told it is proposed to be a six-panel door. Mr. Parris stated that as far as the pedestrian entry door and all other details are concerned we need to know what we are approving. Mr. Burriss asked about the window detail and Dan Rogers provided details. Ms. Lucier asked whether it would be heated and was told yes, heat is needed for the equipment in the workshop. She asked about the pipe and was told it would not exit on the side of the building but from the top. Neighbor Bruce Westall reported he is in support of Dan Rogers. He feels he is pretty representative of the neighborhood and the neighbors look forward to Dan’s finishing the project. He has confidence in Dan because he has done a remarkable job so far. Tym Tyler echoed Bruce Westall’s comments and feels Dan will fulfill his promises. Everyone in the neighborhood is in support of the project, and Tym Tyler feels other neighbors will have to catch up with Dan. Mr. Wilkenfeld said this is the largest real-to- life model that has ever come before the Planning Commission, and he still feels the garage is a bit on the big side. However, he feels Dan has done a great job, with other projects, and it is time to move on. He wondered whether the use of the garage was personal or commercial, and Dan Rogers said it is for personal use. Dan said he has a conditional use permit which he acquired a number of years ago, but it may have been just for his truck which he uses for his business. He has a workshop to make moldings for his house, not for his business. 

MR. BURRISS MOVED TO ACCEPT APPLICATION #02-006 AS PROPOSED WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT IF THERE ARE TO BE ANY CHANGES MADE THE APPLICANT NEEDS TO COME BEFORE US AGAIN. MR. WILKENFELD SECONDED, AND THE MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

 Ms. Franks showed her excitement and Attorney Jim Cooper thanked the Planning Commission for working through this situation.

Bryn Du Woods, 341 Glyn Tawel Drive (Rear) – Exterior Improvements to White Barn

 {Mr. Parris recused himself in order to present the application.) Mr. Dorman said the application is to modify the white barn for aesthetics and safety as follows: (1) trim openings with white repair battens; (2) add steps with hand rails on south side center opening or provide an earth ramp; (3) add railings to the left and right openings on the south side. Mr. Parris said the site is primarily for recreational gatherings. They have been trying to upgrade the poorly remodeled structure and improve the area, which has a pond and maybe it will have a soccer field. The ramp would be 360 degrees so there would be no drop-off. Mr. Salvage noted that the applicant said all three openings would have ramps and Mr. Parris wants to modify that to just the center opening. Mr. Wilkenfeld suggested still giving the option for all 3 openings.

MR. WILKENFELD MOVED TO APPROVE APPLICATION #02-009; WITH THE CONDITION THAT THE BRYN DU WOODS ASSOCIATION HAS THE OPTION TO EITHER DO THE CENTER PART ONLY WITH AN EARTH RAMP OR ALL THREE PARTS AS AN OPTION TO THE STEPS. MR. BURRISS SECONDED, AND THE MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

New Business:

Bob Lavender, 773 Cherry Valley Road – Lot Split Mr. Dorman said the building at 57 Westgate Drive encroaches into the property at 773 Cherry Valley Road. The applicant is proposing to split that portion from 773 Cherry Valley Road so the building can be contained within one parcel. The applicant will provide a 20’ strip behind the building to allow for access to the remainder of the lot known as 773 Cherry Valley Road.

MR. WILKENFELD MOVED TO APPROVE APPLICATION #02-022 AS PRESENTED. MS. LUCIER SECONDED, AND THE MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Debbra Hannahs, 119 East Elm Street - Change of Use

This application was added to the agenda since it appeared to be a straightforward and routine application. Ms. Hannahs said the former shop, a Home and Garden shop, moved out and she wants to open a gift shop in its place. Even though it’s a similar business, any change of business in this district requires a change of use approval.

MR. WILKENFELD MOVED TO APPROVE APPLICATION #02-024 AS PRESENTED. MR. BURRISS SECONDED, AND THE MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED. 

Debbra Hannahs, 119 East Elm Street – Window Sign

 The applicant is requesting a gold window sign that would span both windows, saying “Home Pleasures, Ltd.” for her gift shop.

MS. LUCIER MOVED TO APPROVE APPLICATION #02-025 AS PRESENTED. MR. PARRIS SECONDED, AND THE MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Finding of Fact: MR. PARRIS MOVED TO APPROVE THE FINDINGS OF FACT FOR A AND B UNDER OLD BUSINESS AND A, B, AND C UNDER NEW BUSINESS AND WE FIND THEM CONSISTENT WITH RELEVANT SECTIONS OF THE CODIFIED ORDINANCES AS OUTLINED IN THE VILLAGE PLANNER’S MEMO OF MARCH 11, 2002. MS. LUCIER SECONDED, AND THE MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Closing Comments: A. Mr. Burriss noted that a couple of years ago we agreed to offer a yearly award to an applicant who has completed an outstanding project. He feels we have had a couple of outstanding projects done within the Village and he would like to encourage further development along these lines. He feels it would be a good thing for us as a commission to recognize some of those projects that are worthy. This would also be encouragement for others to do that level of work. Mr. Salvage asked Mr. Burriss and Mr. Parris to work with Mr. Dorman on this project and report back later. Ms. Lucier recalled that the previous Village Council approved the concept of an award program but nothing further has happened.

 B. Mr. Parris thought we should begin scheduling time to continue revising various chapters of the zoning code. Mr. Dorman added that the Law Director has been working on major changes to the code, and it was suggested those changes maybe a good place to start. 

 C. Mr. Burriss is concerned that the temporary sign on the bank is multicolored but was approved as black. Mr. Dorman will notify the bank that we are concerned about this.

 D. Mr. Wilkenfeld wondered whether Dan Rogers should be given additional reprimands, and the group thought he has suffered enough. It was agreed that GPC is not in the enforcement business. The enforcement process should be spelled out clearly in the zoning code.

 E. Ms. Lucier asked whether our minutes could be posted on the website and Mr. Dorman said yes.

Adjournment: 8:30 p.m. Next Meetings: The meeting for March 25th is scheduled to be cancelled but the issue will be left open in case some straightforward applications come in. 

Respectfully submitted, Betty Allen 

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