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Planning Minutes 3/28/05

GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION
March 28, 2005
Minutes

Members Present:   Tom Mitchell, Jackie O'Keefe, Carl Wilkenfeld, Tym Tyler
Members Absent:  Jack Burriss (Vice Chair), Tim Riffle (Chair)
Visitors Present:  Richard Pinkerton, Peter Knailes, Stephen Sulka, Janine Waranomie, Larane Boror, Beth Moss, Mildred Moss, Gil Wright Miller, Mike Frazier, Art Chonko, Barbara Hammond, Tom Orico, Jason Zadeia 
Also Present:  Chris Strayer, Village Planner
Carl Wilkenfeld chaired the meeting in the absence of Chair and Vice Chair.
Mr. Wilkenfeld swore in all those who planned to speak
Citizens Comments:  none
Minutes of March 14, 2005.   MR. TYLER MOVED TO APPROVE MINUTES AS PRESENTED.  MR. MITCHELL SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Old Business:

Denison University, Landscaping Plan

 When the plans for the two new residence halls were approved, the applicant was asked to return later with a landscaping plan, which Art Chonko presented at this time.  They have been working with the Biology Department to incorporate some of their programs into the landscaping plan.  Terraces are planned, and the parking lot will have some trees.  They did not want to plan so many trees that the view would be blocked.
 
MR. MITCHELL MOVED TO APPROVE THE LANDSCAPING PLAN AS SUBMITTED.  MR. TYLER SECONDED AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Granville Golf Course Company, Glyn Tawel Drive - Modification

 Richard Pinkerton described the applicant's desire to reduce the setback from 35' to 15' on Lot 521 because of the steep topography.  This would be similar to other lots in the area with steep frontages.  He described the exact location of the future house site and said it was probably an oversight not to include this lot at the time when other variances were requested.
 Mr. Mitchell suggested moving the next lot boundary to give each an advantage, but Mr. Pinkerton said there is no fill there.  Mr. Mitchell noted there is fill there and people do not build on fill, but Mr. Pinkerton said there is no fill there.
Mr. Wilkenfeld noted other lots have received setback variances.   

MR. TYLER MOVED TO APPROVE 05-028 AS SUBMITTED.  MR. MITCHELL SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

New Business:
Karl Moss, 331 N. Pearl Street - Fence

 Mr. Strayer said this new fence would replace the old one damaged by the ice storm.  The new fence will be in the same location but of a different construction and will extend farther down on the lot line,
 Beth Moss said they will replace the privacy fence along the patio and put up a split rail fence with green coated wire in the rear.
 The applicant was asked whether she could bring a plan back for the next meeting, and she agreed to do so.
 Mr. Mitchell preferred to see a plan with detail, and Mr. Wilkenfeld said that although we have no problem with the concept, we need to document everything for the record and we cannot do it with just one photo. 

MR. TYLER MOVED TO TABLE 05-031 PENDING FURTHER DETAILS, MR. MITCHELL SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

B. Hammond Interiors, 123 East Broadway - Signs

 The applicant has added a little shop behind her shop and requests signage changes at this time for: (1) Awning Sign, (2) Sidewalk Sign (3) Window Sign.  The words "Bab's Closet" will be added to all three, and the sidewalk sign is the only one with a color change, from copper on black to black on copper.

MR. MITCHELL MOVED TO APPROVE 05-032 AS PRESENTED.  MR. TYLER SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Gill Wright Miller, 213 N. Granger Street - Fence

 Ms. Miller wishes to add a white picket fence along the south property line.  She showed pictures and explained where it will be located. 

MR. TYLER MOVED TO APPROVE 05-034 AS PRESENTED.  MR. MITCHELL SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Bob Evans Farms, South Cherry Valley Road - Temporary Sign

 The request is for a V-shaped sign ("The Shops at Granville, coming soon") for a building not applied for yet.  The Law Director said there is no problem with this.  The request adheres to all regulations, and there are no color restrictions for a temporary sign.  It will be on the side facing the highway.  The applicant agreed to reduce the size from 10.5' to 10.0' to stay within the height requirement.
 Ms. O'Keefe wanted them to ensure it will not be a distraction to vehicles on the highway.
MR. TYLER MOVED TO APPROVE THE SIGN AT NO MORE THAN 10' HIGH.  MR. MITCHELL SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Finding of Fact:  MR. MITCHELL  MOVED TO APPPROVE THE FINDINGS OF FACT FOR ITEMS A AND B UNDER OLD BUSINESS AND ITEMS B,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 MARCH 24, 2005.  MR. TYLER SECONDED, AND THE MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Work Sessions: 
Granville Public Library
 Mr. Mitchell asked whether the work session should be postponed until all members could be present, and Mr. Wilkenfeld suggested that a quick overview be presented tonight.
 Mike Frazier explained the plans, which will just about double the size of the library from 13,000 sq.ft. to 25,000 sq.ft.  The architect and the staff worked together on layout of the three floors to make everything functional.  They hope to keep the library open during construction, and they are under negotiation with a person who is interested in the Sinnett House.
 Jack Hedge, architect, explained the materials to be used on the outside, sandstone a little bit different from the existing exterior.  It's hard to match it exactly, but it will be of a beige color.  They wanted it to feel like a separate building.  It will not have stucco, but will have brick on relief and a change of materials.  Mr. Mitchell thought the main part of the building should be with stone and the bump-out be stucco.  There will be a balcony and a sunken garden in the lower level for the children's section, and it will be temperature controlled to protect materials.  There will be steps to the outside from the basement and the existing trees will stay. 
 Mr. Wilkenfeld likes the plan but wants the absent members to hear the presentation.  This will be set up at a separate time.
 Lot coverage is 69 per cent and the maximum is 70 per cent.

Directional Signs
 Directional signs have been designed and the Village requests GPC's approval on the locations and the kiosk at Alltel Park. Signs will be at (1) this corner, (2) Taylor's, (3) Methodist corner, (4) The Elms, (5) Cherry and Broadway.  The signs are $1500 each and the kiosk with Plexiglas front, $3100.  The kiosk has a map and a place where persons can tack up ads, but anyone will have to go through the village office for approval.
 Mr. Mitchell thought the green signs were too dark and suggested a brighter color.  Mr. Wilkenfeld noted they were too weighty, like a tombstone.
Mr. Tyler wants consistency for all signs, with whale tails. 

Next Meetings:   April 11 and April 25
Adjournment:  8:55 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Betty Allen Hullinger

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