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Planning Minutes 2/28/05

GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION
February 28, 2005
Minutes

Members Present:   Jack Burriss (Vice Chair), Tom Mitchell,  Jackie O'Keefe, Carl Wilkenfeld, Tim Riffle (Chair), Tym Tyler
Members Absent
Visitors Present: Amit Kumar Saini, Dena McKinley, Steve Mershon
Also Present:  Chris Strayer, Village Planner
The Chair swore in all those who planned to speak
Citizens Comments:  none

Minutes of February 14, 2005:    On Page 1, Line 5, change Riffle to Tyler.  Halfway down the page, change Mr. Tyler to "Mr. Riffle asked about the bay window." Last line of Sween application, "Mr. Riffle is not yet…."   MR. MITCHELL MOVED TO APPROVE MINUTES AS CORRECTED.  MR. BURRISS SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

New Business:

Newkirk Spa, 116 N. Pearl Street - Change of use

 (Mr. Burriss recused himself from this hearing.) 
 The applicant wishes a change of use from a floral shop to a beauty salon.  Both are permitted uses, and the parking required would be fewer spaces.
 Ms. O'Keefe said that when this site was discussed before, people complained that parking was an issue for the house next door.  Mr. Strayer said they can fit two cars in the driveway.  The applicants own the Granville Inn, and cars can probably park in the Inn's lot.
 Mr. Wilkenfeld asked if there is a policy whereby an owner can call the police if someone is parking in his driveway, and the answer is yes, it can be towed after ticketing. 
 Mr. Tyler asked whether Newkirk could put up a sign designating parking spaces, and Mr. Strayer will ask the Newkirks to do this.

MR. WILKENFELD MOVED TO APPROVE 05-016 WITH THE CONDITIONS THAT: (1) THE OWNER SHALL ERECT A SIGN DESIGNATING APPROVED PARKING SPACES AND (2) MR. STRAYER IS TO CALL THE NEIGHBORS AND TELL THEM TO CALL POLICE IF A CAR IS PARKED IN THEIR DRIVEWAY.   MR. TYLER SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Cold Dame Investments, 226 E. Broadway - Change of use
(Mr. Burriss recused himself from this hearing.)
  The applicant wishes to move her print and shipping business from behind the former First Federal to the spot where a psychologist's office was.  Parking is not an issue, as parking is available in the rear.

MR. TYLER MOVED TO APPROVE 05-017 AS SUBMITTED.  MR. WILKENFELD SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.


Cold Dame Investments, 226 E. Broadway - Signage
(Mr. Burriss recused himself from this hearing.)
 This applicant previously mentioned asks for a wall sign and a sidewalk sign.  This issue was previously approved from the previous location.  The wall sign goes on the door. 

 MR. TYLER MOVED TO APPROVE 05-018 AS SUBMITTED.  MR. WILKENFELD SECONDED, AND IT WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Amit Kumar Siani, 130 N. Prospect Street - Change of Use

 The applicant wishes to change the site from a dry cleaners to a carry-out smoothie shop. Mr. Siani purchased Generation Smoothie, which was located on Cherry Valley Road.  He will use all organic and natural food and it will have no exhaust hood and no seating.   Mr. Strayer believes the available parking fulfills requirements in the code, since there are four businesses in the building and some require few spaces. 

MR. WILKENFELD MOVED TO APPROVE 05-019 AS SUBMITTED.  MR. BURRISS SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

The Lakeholm Company, 128 South Main Street (John and Mary Bline, Greystone) - Change of Use

 Mr. Strayer explained that when this building was approved for use, it was for retail and offices in the front and retail in the rear.  Steve Mershon explained their wish to expand the uses to be able to put offices in the rear also.  The front part was for one- or two-person offices, and he wishes to increase this maximum.  The rear part will continue as Greystone Country House. 

MR. BURRISS MOVED TO APPROVE 05-020 AS SUBMITTED.  MR. WILKENFELD SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Finding of Fact:  MR. MITCHELL  MOVED TO APPPROVE THE FINDINGS OF FACT FOR ITEMS A,B,C, D AND E 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 FEBRUARY 24, 2005.  MR. WILKENFELD SECONDED, AND THE MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.


Work Session:
 Steve Mershon had questions about signage for the above-mentioned property.   They wish to have a sign similar to that of TLR Associates at 132 South Main at the front of the building.  This would be a multi-tenant sign with scrollwork on the top, of black metal. 
 Mr. Burriss asked about the Greystone sign, and Mr. Mershon said it is a worn-out sign and he expects there would be one metal sign with two separate signs on it with names. 
 GPC members thought the ideas were reasonable.
 
Next Meetings:   March 14 and 28 (Mr. Riffle will be absent on the 28th)
Adjournment:  8:06 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Betty Allen Hullinger

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