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Planning Minutes 4/12/04

GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION
April 12, 2004
Minutes

Members Present:  Jack Burriss, Jackie O'Keefe, Mark Parris (Chair), Tim Riffle
Richard Salvage (Vice Chair), Carl Wilkenfeld 
Members Absent: none
Citizens Present: Robert Hutchison, Shari Joseph, Laura Joseph, Andrew and Kaarina Sterrett, Ruth E. Owen, Mike Frazier, Amy Myers-Payne, Pat & Ron Winters, Ned Roberts, Ann L. Watson, David Agosta, Mr. Binford
Also Present:  Chris Strayer, Village Planner
The Chair swore in all those who planned to speak.
Citizens Comments:  None

Minutes of March 8, 2004: 

MR. SALVAGE MOVED TO APPROVE MINUTES AS PRESENTED; MR. RIFFLE SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

       Old Business:

David Agosta, 410 East Broadway - Addition

 Mr. Strayer said they wish to put an addition to the rear of the house and extend the kitchen and family room.  The house is close to the school, and this would be closer by 2" or so. He will remove a section of the existing structure.  Materials will match existing house.  Mr. Strayer waived the necessity for a variance.
 Mr. Parris asked what is coming off and the representative said the roofline over the three windows is coming off.  They are stripping off the porch back to where it is two stories.  The deck will stay for now but will be removed later along with the hot tub.  Mr. Agosta added that there are no plans for a new deck. 
 Mr. Parris asked whether the shape of the roofline will be a pitched roof going in the opposite direction from the current one and was told Yes.

MR. SALVAGE MOVED TO APPROVE APPLICATION 04-023 AS PRESENTED.  MR. BURRISS SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

 Rose Echeandia, 121 South Prospect Street - Change of Use

  Mr. Strayer said the change is from the previous beauty shop storage area upstairs to a gift shop for flowers and such.  He gave administrative approval because our last meeting was canceled because of lack of quorum, and she wanted to get started.  Since there were  no issues of concern by the members present, they authorized Mr. Strayer to approve it.  This is merely a formality.
  
    MR. WILKENFELD MOVED TO APPROVE APPLICATION 04-028 FOR CHANGE OF USE AS PRESENTED.  MR. SALVAGE SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

 The applicant will return later for her already-installed sign.

   New Business:

    Amy Myers-Payne, 130 North Prospect Street, Change of Use

  Mr. Strayer said the applicant wishes to change the use from a dry cleaner's to a children's art studio.  No structural changes or remodeling is required.
  Ms. Myers-Payne said she is interested in starting a creative arts center for children, 2-18, primarily set up for painting and clay, with no kilns or hazardous materials.  She wants to open May 1, and she will be setting it up as a non-profit business.
  Mr. Strayer said he did not know that and it changes things.  It will have to change from 1159.02.A.2.G, Service, Recreational Business, to 1159.02.A.2.F.  It is still a permitted use.
  Mr. Parris noted that it is not a bad idea to discuss all of her signage with Mr. Strayer before submitting a sign application.

     MR. WILKENFELD MOVED TO APPROVE O4-028 WITH THE FOLLOWING QUALIFICATION:  TO CHANGE TO 1159.02.a.2.f , THAT BEING A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION, RATHER THAN LETTER G.  MR. BURRISS SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
 
Granville Public Library, 122 South Prospect Street, Rezoning

 Mr. Strayer said the Library wishes to rezone from VRD to VBD in order to allow the historically significant Sinnett House, which will be moved onto the lot, to have office space for organizations.  If it is rezoned, it could also be used for a residence, as a conditional use.  The library would use the Sinnett House as a non-profit center, but they would also like to be able to rent office space in the house.  They received a variance from BZBA for side yard offset last week.
 Mr. Parris said a year ago GPC denied a demolition of the Pyle house, but at that time there was no specified use for the vacant lot.   
  In answer to a question by Mr. Wilkenfeld, Ruth Owen, from the Library Board, felt there were no restrictions on the rezoning.  The library would have the right to sell the property at a later date.  Part of the property will be a driveway going to the library, and a future purchaser would need to get a lot split.  The library needs a wide driveway to accommodate fire trucks.  Ms. Owen said at one time the library wanted to gift the Sinnett House to the library, but funds were not forthcoming.  

     MR. SALVAGE MOVED TO RECOMMEND TO VILLAGE MANAGER TO APPROVE DEMOLITION.  MR. BURRISS SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

   Granville Public Library, 122 South Prospect Street - Demolition

  The library requests a permit to raze the Pyle House in preparation for a move of the Sinnett House to that lot.  They researched the Pyle house and found it was built between 1914 and 1920 and has no outstanding historical features.
  Mr. Wilkenfeld thought moving the Sinnett House was a good idea.

 MR. SALVAGE MOVED THAT GPC RECOMMEND TO VILLAGE COUNCIL DEMOLITION OF THE HOUSE.  MR. WILKENFELD SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
 
 Sharon Joseph, 115 North Prospect Street - Reconstruction 

  Mr. Strayer said the applicant wishes to renovate the dilapidated rear entry to the second floor with a more attractive structure.  The roofline will match other buildings in the block.  The applicant wishes to enlarge the second-floor deck to accommodate a more compact stairwell.  She will remove existing stairs and add fencing and entry gate on ground floor to prevent illegal dumping.
  Sharon Joseph said part of the concern is that she has had to deal with illegal dumping of tires, etc., which she has to remove.  The existing steps  come directly to the curb and it's hard to get onto the lowest step.  She hopes to convert this into a professional office and feels that the improvement will be 1000 per cent better than it is and will enhance the former Petunia Park
  Mr. Wilkenfeld asked about the colors, and Ms. Joseph showed a color sample for deck and railing.  Vinyl siding will be extended and cleaned up.
  Mr. Riffle asked whether the antenna would disappear and was told Yes.
  Mr. Parris asked will the upper story project and was told Yes, the lower story is backset with the line of the building.  The deck will extend over that slightly.
  Mr. Salvage asked about the roofline, and she stated she wants to do what is similar to Broadway.  Most of them have a project6ion and a little overhang.  Hers won't be that ornate, but she wants to clean it up. She will work with the builder to see how to do that.  Maybe she will add an awning later.

 MR. WILKENFELD MOVED TO APPROVE 04-037 AS PRESENTED.  MR. SALVAGE SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

 Kaaarina Sterrett, 222 North Granger Street - fencing

  Mr. Strayer said last year the alley on Sunrise was vacated and the land given to the neighbors.  Now the applicant wishes to move the existing fence to the new rear lot line.  We are missing a survey showing where the new lot line is.
  Andy Sterrett said he has spoken to Scott Harmon and he agreed to send the survey to us.  They are moving the fence about 6'.

 MR. WILKENFELD MOVED TO APPROVE APPLICATION 04-040 AS PRESENTED PENDING RECEIPT OF SURVEY.  MR. BURISS SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

 Ann Watson, 127 West Maple Street - fence

  Mr. Strayer said the proposed new 8' wood plank privacy fence construction on the west property line lies on the edge of a significant drop off in grade and the applicant wishes to block it off.
  Ms. Watson showed on the photograph where the fence will go.  It will be in two panels and located so that the neighbor can have access to her yard.  The front side of the fence will face the neighbor and will connect to the old fence.  The new  cedartone fence will match the existing fence.  The old fence is treated and has never been painted.

MR. WILKENFELD MOVED TO APPROVE 04-041 AS PRESENTED. MR. SALVAGE SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Lisa Morrisette, 214 iorth Pearl Street - Replace door

 Mr. Strayer said the applicant wants to remove the patio door and screen and replace with double patio door.
 Ned Roberts, Builder, said it will have an 8' Anderson Patio door with screen panel and 2 glass panels to replace the existing door.  
 Mr. Parris asked whether there would be mullions, and  Mr. Roberts was not sure, but the windows have mullions.
 Mr. Burriss said we would be more comfortable with the Colonial Mullions rather than arts and crafts style.

MR. SALVAGE MOVED TO APPROVE 04-442 AS PRESENTED.  MR. BURRISS SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Ron Winters, 343 East College Street - Roof

 Mr. Strayer said the applicant wishes to replace the 100-year-old slate roof with shingles.  The sample provided resembles slate. 
 Ron Winters thought a metal low standing seam roof would be put over the porch, rather than shingles, and Jerry McLain is looking into this.
 Mr. Parris felt that since this is on a very slight slope, metal would shed the rain better than shingles, and Mr. Riffle agreed.  We could give the option of using either one. Mr. Winters preferred metal if it will work.

MR. SALVAGE MOVED FOR APPROVAL OF 04-043 UNDER THE CONDITION THAT  (1) THE APPLICANT HAS THE OPTION OF USING STANDING SEAM OVER THE PORCH.  WE ARE NOT APPROVING A SHINGLE ROOF ON THE PORCH.  (2) COLOR IS TO BE COLONIAL SLATE.  MR. WILKENFELD SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Chuck Whitman, 138 East Broadway - Café furniture

 The application is for approval of the style of furniture for 6 tables and 12 chairs at the outdoor café at Whitt's. They have already received approval from Village Council for the outdoor taables.  The color and style is to be as in the photograph provided.
 Mr. Burriss asked whether the tables would accommodate an umbrella and was told, No, but there may be free-standing umbrellas.
 Ms. O'Keefe asked whether people could put two tables together and was told Yes.

MR. WILKENFELD MOVED TO APPROVE TABLES AND CHAIRS AS IN THE PICTURE PROVIDED WITH FINAL UMBRELLA COLORS TO BE DETERMINED BY THE VILLAGE PLANNER.  MR. BURRISS SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Other Business: 

BankOne, Binford Electric, 484 South Main Street - Lighting

 Mr. Binford said the bank wants to know what type of lighting should be considered.  The applicant discussed foot candle distances and lighting already in place.  He said the wallpaks could be removed if GPC wished.  They wish to light up the area within 50' of the ATM.
 Mr. Parris thought there was a lot of lighting there already, and Mr. Binford said lighting is concentrated there and they want 250-watt wallpaks.  There are two there now, one in front and one in back.  Mr. Parris thought if they wanted to light the area, they should put in pole lights on the road side and in the back. Instead of 400 watts, 175 would be better.  He said BankOne can apply for anything they want, but he would be happier with two poles and softening the wallpaks.  "There is enough light there to remove paint from a car."  Concerning the appearance of the structure, adding more light would be "like putting lipstick on a pig."  Mr. Burris suggested putting earrings on the pig.
 Mr. Riffle wanted to see a site plan.
 Mr. Burriss thought if they could get rid of the homely wallpaks on the building and put up a wall-mounted post light, that would be better.  Maybe sconces could be added and complementary post lights within the site. 
 Mr. Binford said he would take the suggestion back for two post lights, eliminate the 2 wallpaks, and keep a light under the canopy.  Mr. Parris would go to 4 lights if they removed 2 from the building. 
 Mr. Parris said the only dark spot is behind the ATM.  There is already a lot of light in the parking area.  He suggested the applicant look at other lighting around town.

Genesis Land Development (Gil Krone's Appeal)    Village Council wants us to look at the road classification by Licking County Planning Commission ands whether it is relevant.  Mr. Strayer talked to Tim Lolo and if it is a minor collector, they do not have any regulations.  Milner Road is unclassified.  Mr. Parris had asked the Law Director what should we consider the road, and he said consider it as it stands today as a local road.  Knowing what the question is, He thinks Mr. Strayer should get an opinion in writing from the Law Director in our packets before we vote at the next meeting. 

Finding of Fact:  MR. SALVAGE MOVED TO APPROVE THE FINDINGS OF FACT FOR ITEMS A AND B UNDER NEW BUSINESS  AND A,B,C,DE,F,G,H, AND I UNDER OLD BUSINESS AS WELL AS THE FINDING OF FACT FOR RECOMMENDATIONS TO VILLAGE COUNCIL AND TO VILLAGE MANAGER UNDER B AND C UNDER NEW BUSINESS (Library) AND WE FIND THEM CONSISTENT WITH THE RELEVANT SECTIONS OF THE ZONING CODE AS OUTLINED IN THE VILLAGE PLANNER'S MEMO OF APRIL 9, 2004.  MR. WILKENFELD SECONDED, AND THE MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

  
  Adjournment: 8:40 p.m.
Next Meetings:     April 26 (Mr. Strayer absent) and May 10

Respectfully submitted,
Betty Allen

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