GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION May 30, 2002 Minutes
Members Present: Jack Burriss, Mark Parris (Vice Chair), Richard Salvage (Chair), Richard Main Members Absent: Barb Lucier, Carl Wilkenfeld Also Present: Seth Dorman, Village Planner Visitors Present: Ben and Nadine Rader, Betty Morrison, Mary Bibee, Nancy Graham, Jerry Martin, Carlos Brezina, Jeff Decker Citizens’ Comments: None The Chair swore in all those who planned to speak.
Minutes of April 22, 2002: MR. PARRIS MOVED TO APPROVE THE MINUTES AS PRESENTED. MR. BURRISS SECONDED, AND THE MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED. Minutes of May 1, 2002: MR. BURRISS MOVED TO APPROVE THE MINUTES AS PRESENTED. MR. PARRIS SECONDED, AND THE MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED. Minutes of May 13, 2002: MR. PARRIS MOVED TO APPROVE THE MINUTES AS PRESENTED. MR. BURRISS SECONDED, AND THE MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Jeff Decker, 328 East Elm Street – New Brick Patio and Arbor
Mr. Dorman described the plans for the replacement of the dilapidated porch and patio with a new brick patio and 12’ tall arbor. The arbor would be constructed of treated lumber and painted to match the house. The previous porch has already been demolished and approval is required at this time. Jeff Decker showed the Commission where the patio would be located and said it will be slightly larger than the previous porch. The ends of the lumber of the arbor will be faced with another piece of lumber. Mr. Burriss thinks the project would be complementary to the house, and Mr. Parris said it would be a nice addition to the yard.
MR. BURRISS MOVED TO APPROVE APPLICATION #02-070 AS PRESENTED. MR. PARRIS SECONDED, AND THE MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Granville Business & Professional Association – Sidewalk Signs for GBPA Sponsored Events
Mr. Dorman explained the signage desired by the group for their three events: (1) Farmers’ Market, 3 white sidewalk signs to be set up on Saturday mornings, June 15 through October 5 at the Woeste Corner, the Centenary corner, and at Park National Bank; (2) Granville Garden Tour, 2 signs to be used in conjunction with a poster for the Farmers’ Market. One side of the sidewalk sign would be for the Garden Tour and the other for Farmers’ Market. These signs are to be set up at Woeste and at Park National Bank, May 30 through June 15, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; (3) Street Scenes, both sides of 2 sandwich boards set up every day June 14 through June 27, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Woeste corner and at Park National Bank. MR. PARRIS MOVED TO APPROVE APPLICATION #02-071 WITH THE AMENDMENT THAT THE FARMERS’ MARKET SIDEWALK SIGN WILL BE USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE GRANVILLE GARDEN TOUR SIGN AND THAT IT WILL BE DISPLAYED UP THROUGH JUNE 15TH. A SEPARATE SANDWICH BOARD FOR THE FARMERS’ MARKET WILL BE DISPLAYED ONLY ON SATURDAY MORNINGS AT THE LOCATIONS AS PRESENTED. THE FARMERS’ MARKET SIGN WILL BE AS IN THE PHOTOGRAPH THE APPLICANT SUPPLIED. MR. BURRISS SECONDED, AND THE MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Betty Morrison – Antique Show Signs
The applicant is seeking signs advertising the upcoming antique show:
(1) A free-standing, 4’x3’ advertising sign at New Burg Street at 661 is to direct the public to the new location. It will be a white sign with red and black letters. (2) A 2’x3’ sign at Dr. Scarpetti’s location at Westgate and in front of the IGA parking lot. It will be a white sign with red and black letters.
Because of the construction at the high school, more directional signs are requested for the new location. Due to the fact that the media was given the wrong dates by the Chamber of Commerce, it is crucial to set up the signs as soon as possible.
MR. BURRISS MOVED TO APPROVE APPLICATION #02-072 AS PRESENTED. MR. PARRIS SECONDED, AND THE MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Village Brewing Company, 128 East Broadway – Two-Story Addition
Mr. Dorman explained that the application is for a new two-story addition and for demolishing the existing rear addition in order to meet building code. A 4’ wide fire escape stairwell would be at the rear. Another proposal is for the re-striping of the parking lot to allow more space. Mr. Brezina showed new drawings with changes. He showed where the fire door, grease pit and holding tank and dumpster would be. The dumpster would have to slide out to be dumped. Mr. Salvage asked for citizens’ comments because the plans before us tonight are not the ones submitted with the application. Ben Rader asked why not put the stairs at the side rather than the back, and Mr. Salvage said they will be recessed. Mr. Rader has a problem with the stairwell at the back and the rearranged parking lot. They have not talked to the neighbors about the project. Nancy Graham is also upset about not having been consulted. Although she is excited that they are expanding and are doing good business, she is concerned about the jutting out and that makes it hard for all, especially trucks. If we are going to lose even one parking spot, she does support the project. Mr. Salvage asked whether there are any comments from the Fire Department. Mr. Dorman said the Fire Chief was at the BZBA meeting and they are concerned because there would not be enough width for a fire lane. Mr. Salvage is not comfortable with moving ahead with this tonight, particularly with the new plans; there has been insufficient time for the Village Planner to review them as well as the neighboring property owners. The neighbors are very concerned, and do not know what they are looking at. Mr. Parris thinks we owe it to the public to have a final set of plans in front of us. However, if there are any discussions we could have tonight that might move things along, that would be appropriate. He asked about space in the alley, and Jerry Martin said there is an easement for the alley between the buildings. The Arants own the alley, but they say there is an easement. The easement does not apply in the rear, and he has not had conversations about it. Mr. Burriss asked if the fire stairwell could have something under it, and Mr. Brezina said maybe. Mr. Burriss thought if something were able to be worked out where the Broadway Deli lost the woodshed but gained space under the fire stairwell in the alley, that could let them put their storage under the staircase. The woodshed does not enhance the alley. If we could put the fire stairs in the alley and still provide storage for them that might work. Our charge is to improve and enhance things for everybody, not to make things worse. The alley is an eyesore and we understand that and we can make a clean service space if we separate the front part from the rear. What would the Deli’s objections be to putting the stairway in the back of the alley? He thinks the details of the fire escape can be worked out and he would like to see windows across the second floor. With too many unanswered questions on the table, Jerry Martin requested tabling the application. Mr. Salvage wanted official notice sent to everybody when this is on the agenda regarding changes in the parking lot—Greg Ream, Ben Rader, the Arants, and the Fire Department.
MR. PARRIS MOVED TO TABLE APPLICATION #02-062 AT THE APPLICANT’S REQUEST. MR. BURRISS SECONDED, AND THE MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Finding of Fact: MR. PARRIS MOVED TO APPROVE B, C AND D (Decker, GBPA and Morrison) AS PRESENTED, AND WE FIND THEM CONSISTENT WITH THE RELEVANT SECTIONS OF THE ZONING CODE AS OUTLINED IN THE VILLAGE PLANNER’S MEMO OF MAY 23RD. MR. BURRISS SECONDED, AND THE MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Adjournment: 8:35 p.m. Next Meeting: June 10 and June 24
Respectfully submitted, Betty Allen