GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION
November 8, 2004
Members Present: Jack Burriss, Tom Mitchell, Jackie O'Keefe, Mark Parris (Chair), Tim Riffle.
Members Absent: Carl Wilkenfeld (Vice Chair)
Visitors Present: Tommy Burkett, Father Enke, Tom Lazelle, Tony Beckerly, Patty Urbatis, Larry Morgan, and Mr. and Mrs. Steve Keeler.
The Chair swore in all those who planned to speak.
Citizen's Comments: No one appeared to speak.
Minutes of October 11, 2004 - Consideration of minutes was postponed.
Minutes of October 25, 2004 - Mr. Mitchell moved to approve the minutes as presented, seconded by Mr. Burriss. The motion was unanimously approved.
115 West Broadway, #04-166
Mr. Mitchell made a motion to take application #04-166 off of the table. Second by Mr. Riffle. The motion was unanimously approved.
Mr. Strayer stated that the addition had previously been tabled until more information could be provided. The applicant, Tommy Burkett, stated that the purpose of the addition was to provide storage and to hide the garbage dumpsters. Mr. Burriss asked if the proposed roof would be at the same slope as the existing roof. Mr. Burkett stated yes. Mr. Burkett indicated that the proposed doors would be similar to barn doors. The committee asked about the handicap entrance and Mr. Burkett stated that the entrance is a newly installed back door. Member's of the committee displayed some concern as to how the new addition would look from the road. Mr. Burriss asked if there was site plan. Mr. Strayer provided a site plan he had from another project. Members of the committee stated that it would be helpful to them to see the addition indicated to scale on the site plan. Mr. Burriss stated that Mr. Strayer might be able to help Mr. Burkett get some digital pictures that would better depict his plans. Mr. Burriss stated that the drawings provided by Mr. Burkett are better, but he would still like to see something more to scale. Mr. Parris asked if the church was in a time crunch to get this done. Mr. Burkett stated that they would like to act soon, but they are running out of time to dig for the footers. Mr. Burkett went on to say that the main objective in doing all of this was to improve the looks of the dumpster area on that side of the church. Mr. Mitchell stated that he doesn't think anyone on the committee has any problem with the concept. Mr. Burriss stated that the committee does not want to hinder him, but there needs to be some clearer indications as to what the addition will look like, and will it tie everything together consistently. Mr. Burriss stated that the addition needs to be indicated, as well as how much space is needed to open the doors.
Mr. Burriss made motion to table application #04-166. Seconded by Mr. Riffle. The motion was unanimously approved.
314 East Broadway, #04-173
The applicant, Tony Beckerly, stated that they would like to update the current sign because they feel it is an eye sore. Mr. Strayer stated that the sign would consist of three colors. Mr. Parris inquired on the proposed font. Mr. Beckerly stated that he did not provide this with the application, but he distributed a business card with the font he wished to use. He stated that this font is consistent with all of the printed material that the Granville Inn distributes. Mr. Parris stated that the committee generally likes to see an example of the sign in its totality. Mr. Burriss asked if the sign would be two-sided. Mr. Beckerly stated yes. Mr. Beckerly stated that they would like to paint the black poles holding up the sign because they are rusted. It was stated that the black on the poles does not count as part of the three color maximum allotted for signage. The committee had questions as to where the wording on the sign would be located. Mr. Beckerly stated that the sign would have the following wordage centered: Granville Inn, Great Taste in the Heart of Granville, Dining, Lodging, Cocktails, Catering and Banquets. Mr. Beckerly stated that the sign is also in need of a new wooden frame. He stated that he did not indicate this on his application. Mr. Burriss stated that he feels the committee doesn't have a problem with the idea of making these changes in concept. Mr. Parris stated that the request meets all that is required in the code and it will enhance what is there now. He stated that the committee needs to be as specific as possible on what they approve. Mr. Parris stated that in this case the committee has enough information to move forward, as long as Mr. Beckerly provides some additional information to Mr. Strayer. Mr. Beckerly stated that he could have the information to Mr. Strayer the following day. The following information were to be provided on the application to Mr. Strayer: 1) frame replacement, 2) font/the precise placement and size of the lettering, 3) a true to scale representation of the sign, 4) post rehabilitation.
Mr. Mitchell made a motion to approve application #04-173 with the condition that additional information listed below is provided to Mr. Strayer:
1) frame replacement
2) font/the precise placement and size of the lettering
3) a true to scale representation of the sign
4) post rehabilitation.
Second by Mr. Burriss. Roll Call: Mitchell, Burriss, Riffle, Parris (4, 0). The motion was unanimously approved.
785 Newark Granville Road, #04-174
Tom Lazelle stated that he was representing St. Edwards Catholic Church. He stated that additional parking is needed, and they are proposing to place a gravel parking lot in the rear of their property. He stated that a gravel lot is preferred, but they would be willing to asphalt it if need be. Mr. Burriss asked how parking spaces would be indicated if a gravel lot is used. Mr. Lazelle stated that it would be up to drivers to align themselves. Mr. Burriss also inquired on what has been done about the drainage issue in this area. Mr. Lazelle stated that the new plan has yet to be looked at by an engineer. Mr. Mitchell asked if another detention base is needed if a gravel lot is used. Mr. Parris asked if the village or county engineer would be looking at this and approving it. Mr. Strayer stated that the village engineer would be approving the drainage, and that the application would be contingent upon his approval. It was stated that there would not be additional lighting on the proposed parking lot because they plan to use it mostly just on Sunday mornings. Father Enke stated that the lot is going to primarily be used for overflow. He stated that they will likely pave the lot some time down the road. Father Enke also stated that this request has stemmed from people parking along the road, and that this is unsafe and illegal. Mr. Burriss asked if the 144 spaces on the lot are needed now, or could they make the lot smaller to accommodate fewer spaces. Mr. Lazelle stated that it was cost effective to make the lot this size now. Mr. Parris questioned the traffic flow in the parking lot, and Mr. Mitchell asked if the village engineer would also address the traffic flow. Mr. Strayer stated no, he would only look at traffic flow on streets. Mr. Burriss stated that he would have no problem with the approval as long as the village engineer approves it. Other member's of the committee agreed.
Mr. Riffle made a motion to approve application #04-174 with a gravel lot, pending the approval of the village engineer. Second by Mr. Mitchell. Roll Call: Riffle, Burris, Mitchell, Parris (4, 0). The motion was unanimously approved.
120 ½ East Broadway, #04-175
Wall Sign Modification
Mr. Strayer stated that this application had actually been approved several months back as application #04-101. He stated that the sign was previously approved with a different color scheme. The applicant, Patty Urbatis, stated that she is not fond of the current sign and she wasn't aware of the change because Prudential had dealt directly with the sign company. She suggested changing the frame to white. The committee agreed. Mr. Parris asked if she was certain that Prudential would allow her to make this color change. Ms. Urbatis stated yes, because the frame was not part of Prudential's sign.
Mr. Burriss made a motion to consider a minor modification for application #04-101. Seconded by Mr. Riffle. The motion was unanimously approved.
Mr. Riffle made a motion to approve application #04-175 with the condition that the frame is painted white. Seconded by Mr. Mitchell. Roll Call: Mitchell, Riffle, Burriss, Parris (4, 0). The motion was unanimously approved.
343 East Broadway, #04-179
The applicant, Larry Morgan, stated that his plans for a porch were actually approved some years back, but he had not ever made the proposed changes. He supplied an example of the flooring he wished to use. When asked, Mr. Morgan stated that the columns on the porch would be made out of a synthetic material with a base and a cap. The committee discussed the building materials. Mr. Parris asked if the changes from the original drawings were noted in the application. Mr. Morgan stated yes and that the only change should be the rail and baluster system.
Mr. Riffle made a motion to accept application #04-179 as submitted. Seconded by Mr. Mitchell. Roll Call: Burriss, Mitchell, Riffle, Parris (4, 0). The motion was unanimously approved.
Work Session (This item was not on the agenda, but added after 'New Business')
Mr. and Mrs. Steve Keeler spoke to the committee about a garage that they would like to build. They stated that they wished to run their ideas by the Planning Commission before submitting a formal application.
Finding of Fact Approvals
Mr. Riffle moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Items A, B, C, and D 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 November 8, 2004. Second by Mr. Burriss. The motion was unanimously approved.
November 22, 2004 (Mr. Parris and Ms. OKeefe indicated that they will not be present.)
December 13, 2004 (The committee discussed having Manager Hickman fill in since Mr. Strayer will not be available. The committee also discussed changing the meeting to December 20, 2004. No final decision was made.)
December 27, 2004 (The committee discussed canceling this meeting.)
Adjournment: 9:10 pm.