GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION
January 12, 2004
Members Present: Jack Burriss, Barb Lucier, Jackie
O’Keefe, Mark Parris (Vice Chair), Tim Riffle, Richard
Salvage (Chair) Members Absent: none Citizens Present:
Brian Davis, Brian Corbett Also Present: Chris Strayer,
Village Planner Citizens’ Comments: None The Vice Chair
swore in all those who planned to speak. Minutes of
December 22, 2003: Change Jack Knife to Jack MacInturf
under Those Present and Spring Hills. MR. PARRIS
MOVED TO APPROVE MINUTES AS CORRECTED; MR. RIFFLE
SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED. New
Business: Binford Electric Co. 126 East Broadway,
Lighting Mr. Strayer said that Bank One has
implemented a new corporate policy where they request more
lighting for safety, specifically, a pair of fixtures
above the storefront, 15’-20’ tall on either side of
awning. Richard Busang added that the bank is
trying to increase safety with a certain amount of foot
candles at a distance from the money drop. By raising it
up, the lights will shoot out to the street. Mr.
Salvage asked if he has an illumination chart, and Mr.
Busang showed a picture of the chart, but Mr. Salvage did
not think we are interested in those lights at all.
Normally we request the lighting chart or the actual
fixture, and a diagram showing how the lights will look on
the building and how it spills out. He suggested looking
at other lights in town, i.e., Taylor’s. Mr.
Parris thought the bank is already the brightest store on
the street now, and we are trying to keep light pollution
down. There is no ATM there. He suggested the
representative look at other fixtures in town and see
what would be more in keeping with the downtown. This
application is more about protection from litigation than
about safety. Mr. Riffle said we want to maintain
historical integrity. Architecturally speaking,
Mr. Burris noted that we would not want to block the
verticality or diminish the appearance. This is one of
the strongest architectural elements, so we would look
closely at any lighting fixtures Ms. O’Keefe asked
whether this is a problem for this building or in general,
and Mr. Busong said it refers to all BankOnes. This bank
did not meet the lighting survey. They are trying to
light a space 50’ from a night drop and want 10’ foot
candles. Mr. Salvage suggested tabling the
application, and the applicant agreed. MR. RIFFLE MOVED
TO TABLE UNTIL THE APPLICANT BRINGS IN MORE INFORMATION ON
THE LIGHTING. MR. PARRIS SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS
UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED. Binford Electric Co., 484 South
Main Street - Lighting Mr. Strayer said this
application is for lighting the BankOne ATM in front of
the IGA. Mr. Busong added that they are requesting
lighting within 50’ of an ATM for safety purposes to
adhere with new BankOne policies. Mr. Salvage does
not have a problem with the shoebox type lights.
Mr. Parris noted that we have been in discussion
with general lighting at the IGA complex. We would need
to know how far the foot candles spread, and Mr. Busong
said it would depend on the base. Mr. Burriss would
be hesitant to approve four 20’ poles Mr.
Salvage said we are not trying to dictate what Binford
will do, but our point is to maintain the character of the
village. He suggested Mr. Busong talk with the Rosses and
come up with something that will work for the whole area.
Make a new proposal and bring some ideas to the Village
Planner. A work session might be a good idea.
Mr. Strayer can give them the IGA’s lighting
proposal. Mr. Burriss noted that we worked closely with
Certified and came up with a compromise as far as candle
power and spread. Applicant agrees to table the issue.
MR. PARRIS MOVED TO TABLE APPLICATION PENDING FURTHER
INFORMATION FROM THE APPLICANT. MR. BURRISS SECONDED, AND
MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED. Brian Davis, 305 East
Maple Street - Shed Mr. Strayer said the application is
to build a 6’x14’ storage shed at the back corner 10’ off
rear and side lot lines. It will have a door and two
windows and a metal roof.
Mr. Parris asked about the rough-cut siding, and Brian
Davis replied that Yes, it will weather since it’s not
MS. LUCIER MOVED TO APPROVE 04-002 AS SUBMITTED. MR.
PARRIS SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Brian Corbett, 117 South Prospect Street – Change of Use
Mr. Strayer said the applicant wishes to change
the first-floor use from residential to food, drug, and
beverage business. Initially it was thought everything
would be used for the change of use, but only half of the
first floor is to be changed and the basement is for a
home occupation. Therefore, the parking spaces necessary
is now in compliance with the code.
Mr. Corbett explained the parking situation in
detail, and he said if more parking is needed, they will
eliminate the skateboard ramp.
Mr. Salvage requested that the applicant submit
final parking design plans to the Village Planner.
Mr. Corbett said if this is to be a gourmet food
business, all cooking would be done off-premises. He
thought a small trash container would be sufficient.
Since he did not know what business would move in, he
couldn’t answer questions about delivery service but is
aware that the Post Office requires large semi trucks
right across the street.
MS. LUCIER MOVED FOR APPROVAL OF 03-172 WITH THE CONDITION
THAT APPLICANT BRING FINAL PARKING PLANS TO THE VILLAGE
PLANNER. MR. BURRISS SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY
Comprehensive Plan Review:
GPC members had asked for clarity as to what their
charge was for looking at the document, and Ms. O’Keefe
said there was a memo from Ms. Obernauf and Mr. Crais
saying we are to go over elements of the land use plan and
be sure they are still consistent with views of the GPC.
If anything should be changed, make a recommendation to
Members had some questions about setbacks,
density, 50 per cent greenspace set-aside area,
sidewalks, commercial businesses on Cherry Valley Road.
Mr. Salvage thought the document was too limiting for
future growth. He said that the School Board was not
included in participation in the Comprehensive Plan,
although it says the Board must be considered. He does
not think there should be anything in here about what
schools have to do. Mr. Parris is for school set-aside
lands, Mr. Salvage said a survey noted that people want to
keep classes together; therefore, the School Board can’t
locate schools where everyone can walk to school. Ms.
Lucier suggested that to such an extent that this is
helpful, we could call it a recommendation, rather than a
mandate to set aside the land.
Mr. Salvage brought up road widths on portions of
10B and 10E in the plan. Space is needed for utilities at
the road sides.
Finding of Fact: MR. PARRIS MOVED TO APPROVE THE
FINDINGS OF FACT FOR ITEMS C UNDER NEW BUSINESS (Davis)
AND A UNDER OLD BUSINESS (Corbett) AND WE FIND THEM
CONSISTENT WITH THE RELEVANT SECTIONS OF THE ZONING CODE
AS OUTLINED IN THE VILLAGE PLANNER’S MEMO OF JANUARY 8,
2004. MR. BURRIS SECONDED, AND THE MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY
APPROVED. Adjournment: 8:57 p.m. Next Meetings:
January 26 and February 9 Respectfully submitted, Betty
GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION