GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION August 11, 2003
Members Present: Matt McGowan, Mark Parris (Vice Chair), Tim Riffle, Richard Salvage (Chair) Members Absent: Jack Burriss, Barb Lucier Citizens Present: Stephen Baldwin Also Present: Tom Mitchell, Interim Planner Citizens’ Comments: None The Chair swore in all those who planned to speak.
Minutes of July 28, 2003: Page 2: Mr Salvage wanted to change the sentence under Other Business: “The Chairman prepared and forwarded . . .Seth Dorman, which was adopted by the Planning Commission.” MR. RIFFLE MOVED TO APPROVE MINUTES AS CORRECTED; MR. PARRIS SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Edward and Donna Jenkins, 327 N. Pearl St - Modification Mr. Mitchell said the applicants wish to modify the approval previously given for a room addition. This 782 sq.ft addition would include a portico over the door and relocating a door and placing it between the two French doors at the bottom of the house. There are several several discrepancies between this plan and the original plan. The applicant was not present at this meeting. Mr. Salvage asked whether they will put a window on the garage and was told Yes. He thought these plans seemed vague and need to be more precise. He suggested tabling the application.
MR. PARRIS MOVED THAT WE TABLE APPLICATION 03-049M. MR. RIFFLE SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Mr. Salvage noted that we do have a specific amount of time to act on this, and if the applicant cannot return at the next meeting, he will have to start over.
Stephen and Rita Baldwin, 229 Summit Street – Enclose carport
Mr. Mitchell explained that the applicant wishes to convert a one-car garage into a three-car garage. The two carports presently are located on either side of the garage. There will be a pedestrian door on the side. The enclosure will match existing siding. He noted that neither this garage nor the neighbor’s conform with setbacks. Mr. Baldwin said they want to enhance the property value and make a better appearance. The siding and color will match existing structure. Mr. Parris asked whether there is enough swing room and was told Yes, 8 ½’ and it would be tapered and flared out a little. Mr. Parris noted that when you change a structure, the grandfathered section is no longer valid. Mr. Salvage said all he is doing is adding walls Mr. Riffle asked whether a variance is necessary, and it was determined if the applicant paves the driveway, a lot coverage variance might be required. If you do pave it, Mr. Salvage stated, you will need to bring in a drawing showing you will not exceed the 50 per cent lot coverage.
MR. PARRIS MOVED TO APPROVE 03-104. WITH THE NOTE THAT THE SIDING WILL MATCH EXISTING SIDING ON THE GARAGE AND THE ENTIRE STRUCTURE WILL MATCH EXISTING COLOR. IF THE APPLICANT WISHES TO PAVE THE DRIVEWAY IN FRONT, WE ASK THAT HE PROVIDE THE VILLAGE PLANNER WITH A PLAN TO MAKE SURE THAT THE ADDITION ADHERES WITH VILLAGE REGULATIONS. MR. RIFFLE SECONDED AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Finding of Fact: MR. PARRIS MOVED TO APPROVE THE FINDINGS OF FACT FOR ITEM A UNDER NEW BUSINESS (Baldwin) AND WE FIND THEM CONSISTENT WITH THE RELEVANT SECTIONS OF THE ZONING CODE AS OUTLINED IN THE VILLAGE PLANNER’S MEMO OF AUGUST 8, 2003. MR. RIFFLE SECONDED, AND THE MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Other Business: Mr. Riffle wanted the Village Planner to review what we decided regarding on the color of B. Hammond’s storage garage Mr. Salvage remarked on the unsightliness of the Aladdin sidewalk sign.
Adjournment: 7:55 p.m.
Next Meetings: August 25 (Mr. McGowan will be absent) and September 8 Respectfully submitted, Betty Allen