GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION July 28, 2003
Members Present: Jack Burriss, Barb Lucier, Matt McGowan, Mark Parris (Vice Chair), Tim Riffle, Richard Salvage (Chair) Members Absent: none Citizens Present: Brian Corbett, Leon Habegger, Bob Gerano, Jim & Jodi Schmidt, Kay Bork, Collette Moore Also Present: Seth Dorman, Village Planner; Tom Mitchell, Interim Planner Citizens’ Comments: None The Chair swore in all those who planned to speak.
Minutes of July 14, 2003: Page 2, Ms. Lucier wanted to add in middle of page: “Ms. Lucier thought the intention is to make sure the primary structure remains primary, and she liked the draft language as proposed.” Mr. Salvage asked to have the following sentence the 12th line up from bottom of Page 3: “…is not fair. It is agreed that the restrictions and guidelines in the zoning code should be reviewed at a later date after a new planner is up to speed.” MR. PARRIS MOVED TO APPROVE MINUTES AS CORRECTED; MR. BURRISS SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Jim and Jodi Schmidt, 218 East Maple Street - Fence Mr. Mitchell said that the applicants wish to (1) install new gothic top concave cedar picket fence in the side of the yard, and in the rear to replace lattice fence with the same fencing, 6’ high. (2) Black vinyl louvered shutters will be added to house and garage. Mr. Schmidt showed an actual shutter sample. It will be outside the trim, which is 4” on the side and 2” in the rear, added Ms. Schmidt. At the highest point the fence will be 42” high, and there will be a gate
MR. PARRIS MOVED TO APPROVE 03-088 WITH THE CONDITION THAT THE FENCE BE PAINTED WHITE AND THAT THE VINYL SHUTTERS WILL BE PER SAMPLE PROVIDED TONIGHT. MR. BURRISS SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Spring Hills Baptist Church, 1830 Newark-Granville Road - Canopy
Mr. Mitchell explained that the church wants to add a canopy to the front of the church, following the plans GPC approved in 1991. A cap will extend over what’s there now and will be full width and extend out toward the drive toward the grass island and cover the driveway, making a drive-through. It will not change the parking configuration. Mr. Burriss asked whether the current octagon detail will be used in the new portico, for this one breaks up the expanse of gable and it would be worth repeating. The representative replied that Yes, it will be there; it is just not in the plans. Mr. Burriss then asked about downspouts and was told that they will be right behind the car pictured in the photo at the corner and will go into tiling. The gutter color will match trim. Mr. Parris asked about lighting and was told it was on page A-4 and lights will be recessed underneath portico. One light will be in the ceiling and be on a timer. They will try to incorporate the old lantern lights but if they do not use them, they will leave one light on underneath. Mr. Burriss would like the Planner to approve the amount of light the lights will give out, and Mr. Parris said the person selling the lights should be able to give that information.
MR. RIFFLE MOVED TO APPROVE 03-089 WITH THE CONDITION THAT THE LIGHTING BE APPROVED BY THE VILLAGE PLANNER. WE WOULD LIKE THE OCTAGON ADDED. MS. LUCIER SECONDED AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Granville Public Library, 217 East Broadway - Sidewalk Sign
Mr. Mitchell said they have applied for a plastic and vinyl sidewalk sign that conforms with regulations. It will be black and white and will have a removable section in which to insert special events. Kay Bork said they were going to place it in the front of the statue, but could either be on the step or in the main sidewalk. GPC members would rather not have it in the sidewalk. Ms. Lucier asked why don’t they place it in the alley and Ms. Bork said they are trying to encourage newcomers to attend events. The established residents already know what’s going on, so the alley is a less viable space. Ms. Bork said it will be used about once a month, placing it out a week before the event. Mr. Salvage said three colors are allowed and asked whether this includes the changeable area. Discussion arose about this issue, for the library would like to use colorful posters publicizing children’s events. It seems we have allowed more than three colors in the past, i.e., when the bookstore wants to feature a colorful book jacket. Ms. Lucier is not concerned with what the library puts up but is concerned about setting a precedent. The Village Planner will look up what was said in the Minutes for the Reader’s Garden sign. Mr. Salvage does not think more than three colors would require a variance. MR. PARRIS MOVED TO APPROVE 03-090 WITH THE CONDITION THAT IT NOT BE PLACED ON THE MAIN SIDEWALK. MR. BURRISS SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Dave Black, 203 West Broadway - Enclosure
Mr. Mitchell said the applicant proposes to enclose the portico attached to the garage and add another portico off what would now be storage area, smaller but redone with columns to go from where they are to the new section. The siding is to be board and bead. The garage is nonconforming in side setback, and the new part would be sized to conform. Pillars will be relocated straight out from where they are. Bob Gerano, Builder, said they will match existing siding and roofing with tongue and groove and put in a square smoothed-out column where round ones are now. It well have some reveal. The roof will extend over the three columns. The trim will be extended and will match. When asked about drainage, he said this is a very small area and should present no problems. Mr. Burriss asked about the window and was told they will put in the old window sash to break up the look. They could put the door on the same side as the garage so as to not disturb the patio and move the window to the other side. The door will be on the east side of the garage GPC discussed the window situation and it was agreed to put the window centered on the north side and door on the east side MR. PARRIS MOVED TO APPROVE WITH THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS: (1) NEW SIDING WILL MATCH EXISTING GARAGE AND ENTIRE STRUCTURE TO BE PAINTED TO MATCH; (2) WEST SIDE OF NEW ADDITION WILL BE 10’ FROM PROPERTY LINE; (3) ROOF DETAIL WILL MATCH EXISTING PORTICO; (4) PEDESTRIAN DOOR WILL BE LOCATED ON EAST SIDE; AND (5) WINDOW WILL BE PLACED ON CENTER SECTION ON THE NORTH SIDE. MR. RIFFLE SECONDED AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Mr. Salvage wanted to note that ordinarily we would not accept such an incomplete application and drawing, but since this is such a small addition, we will let it go. Mr. Gerano thanked him.
Brian and Nora Corbett, 117 South Prospect Street – Fence
Mr. Mitchell said the applicants are replacing the privacy fence exactly and installing a skate board structure, which does not conform with the side yard setback. Mr. Dorman noted that the skateboard facility does not contribute to the historical character of the Village District. Mr. Corbett stated that the fence is already done, but since it is an exact duplicate of the old fence, he thought he did not need approval. It will be cedar, stained red. Ms. Lucier asked about the poles in the photograph and was told they will be trimmed down to 6’. Mr. Salvage asked where the fence goes and was told it goes along the back and replaces the old one exactly. The group wanted more information about the skateboard, and Mr. Corbett said it is not set in the ground as a permanent structure and will be taken in for the winter. When Mr. Parris asked about the noise, Mr. Corbett said he would address any complaints that arise. Ms. Lucier noted they are in the middle of a commercial district with a parking lot and a garage on either side. Mr. Corbett said it will be screened, Mr. Burriss has no problem with the ramp, knowing what a good job the applicant has done so far, but he is concerned about the basket weave fence, which is not complementary to the house, and hoped it would be removed.
MS. LUCIER MOVED TO APPROVE 030-092 WITH THE STIPULATION THAT THE EXTRA TALL POSTS ON THE ON THE SKATEBOARD BE SHORTENED TO MATCH THE FENCE. THE APPLICANT NEEDS APPROVAL FROM BZBA FOR VARIANCE.
Finding of Fact: MR. PARRIS MOVED TO APPROVE THE FINDINGS OF FACT FOR ITEMs A,B,C,D,E UNDER NEW BUSINESS AND WE FIND THEM CONSISTENT WITH THE RELEVANT SECTIONS OF THE ZONING CODE AS OUTLINED IN THE VILLAGE PLANNER’S MEMO OF JUL7 25, 2003. MR. RIFFLE SECONDED, AND THE MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Other Business: The chairman has prepared and forwarded to members a proposed resolution of thanks to Seth Dorman, which was adopted by the Planning Commission and it is attached herewith.
Adjournment: 8:30 p.m. Next Meetings: August 11 (Ms. Lucier will be absent) August 25 (Mr. McGowan will be absent) Respectfully submitted, Betty Allen