GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION
June 14, 2004
Members Present: Jack Burriss, Mark Parris (Chair), Tim Riffle
Members Absent: Carl Wilkenfeld
Visitors Present: Mr. and Mrs. James Betts, Steve Fowler
Also Present: Chris Strayer, Village Planner
The Chair swore in all those who planned to speak.
Citizens Comments: none
Minutes of May 10, 2004: MR. BURRISS MOVED TO APPROVE MINUTES AS PRESENTED; MR. RIFFLE SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
James Betts, 123 S. Mulberry Street - Garage and porch
Mr. Strayer said the applicant wants to add a 20'x20' one-story garage. BZBA granted variance approval for a 0' setback on west line and 4' setback on north line.
Mr. Betts said the existing carport will be removed as well as a piece of siding, and they will put a 6'x4' porch roof over the front doorway.
Mr. Burriss wondered whether the garage might have less impact if the slope of the garage faced the other way, but this might not work with the gable. The applicant said he wanted more curb appeal than for just a straight roof.
Mr. Burriss then suggested putting a vent or louver in the gable instead of having a solid siding, to break it up. Mr. Betts said this is possible on both ends.
MR. RIFFLE MOVED TO APPROVE 04-073 WITH THE STIPULATION OF PUTTING A VENT IN AT LEAST THE FRONT SIDE. MR. BURRISS SECONDED AND IT WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Sara Lee, 124 South Cherry Street - fence
Mr. Strayer said the applicant wishes to remove the chain link and lattice in the rear and replace it with a 42" wooden picket fence on the lot line. Ms. Lee spoke to the neighbor and she had no objections.
MR. BURRISS MOVED TO APPROVE 04-074 WITH THE STIPULATION THAT THE FENCE BE PAINTED WHITE AFTER INSTALLATION. MR. RIFFLE SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Rose Echeandia, 121 South Prospect Street - Sign
The applicant wishes to add a hanging white and burgundy plywood sign in front of her shop, Flowers-n-Things, which meets all requirements.
MR. RIFFLE MOVED TO APPROVE AS PRESENTED. MR. BURRISS SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Rose Echeandia, 121 South Prospect Street - Sidewalk Sign
The applicant also wishes to set up a sidewalk sign on the corner of Broadway and Prospect. Mr. Strayer told her off-site signs are not allowed.
Mr. Parriss did not want to set precedents for off-site sidewalk signs, and Mr. Burriss added that GPC did not approve such a sign for Pippin Hill.
MR. BURRISS MOVED TO APPROVE THE APPLICATION. MR. RIFFLE SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY DENIED.
Rose Echeandia, 121 South Prospect Street - Wall sign
The same applicant wishes a wall sign saying OPEN on the door of the store. The sign would be 3 sq.ft. and burgundy and white. She also wishes a window sign listing all businesses in the shop in the rear. Mr. Strayer said the code only allows one wall sign, but this would be on the back. However, the "OPEN" signs are considered an incidental sign and therefore is not counted in the number. Therefore she would not require a variance..
MR. RIFFLE MOVED TO APPROVE 04-079 WITH THE FINAL APPROVAL OF THE VILLAGE PLANNER FOR GRAPHICS AND COLOR. MR. BURRISS SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Steve Fowler, 128 S. Cherry Street - fence
Mr. Strayer said the applicant wishes to add a wooden picket fence around front and side of property.
Mr. Fowler said he could use either vinyl or wood, but probably would go with wood.
Mr. Burriss noted that the porch is such a predominant, beautiful feature that he wondered about the transition of the porch and beginning of the fence on NE corner. He wants to protect the columns. Mr. Fowler was wondering about that too and thought he could move it over a foot and wrap around, although it would be more difficult to maintain. He is already on the lot line. Mr. Burriss wants to look at the fence next door, and Mr. Fowler said their wrought iron fence is lower than his will be.
Mr. Parris thought the post needs to tuck under the porch and not have finial and cap.
Mr. Fowler said he is coming from a 2½ acre property in the woods to this, so he is trying to provide safety and taste.
Mr. Burriss asked about running the gate straight across and wondered about paint color. Mr. Fowler assured him that when the house is painted, the fence will be also. He was not sure of final design of fence.
MR. BURRISS MOVED TO APPROVE 04-083 WITH TH CONDITION THAT THE FINAL DESIGN FOR FENCE BE BROUGHT IN TO MR. STRAYER FOR FINAL DESIGN APPROVAL. MR. RIFFLE SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Finding of Fact: MR.RIFFLE MOVED TO APPPROVE THE FINDINGS OF FACT FOR ITEMS A, B, C, D, E, AND F 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 JUNE 11, 2004. MR. BURRISS SECONDED, AND THE MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Adjournment: 8:10 p.m.
Next Meetings: June 28 AND July 12