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Planning Minutes 4/25/05

GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION
April 25, 2005
Minutes

Members Present:   Jack Burriss (Vice Chair), Tom Mitchell, Tim Riffle (Chair), Carl Wilkenfeld, Tym Tyler
Members Absent:  Jackie O'Keefe
Visitors Present:  Kevin Reiner, Evelyn Frolking, Tom Bolman, Peter & Laura Pauze, Hal Lieberman, Dena McKinney, Sharon Sellito, Lise McKehnny, Brian Barkett, Wendy Flowers
Also Present:  Chris Strayer, Village Planner
The Chair swore in all those who planned to speak
Citizens Comments:  none
Minutes of April 11, 2005.    MR. WILKENFELD MOVED TO APPROVE MINUTES AS PRESENTED.  MR. TYLER SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Old Business:

Newkirk Spa at the Inn, 116 N. Pearl Street - Sign
{Mr. Burriss recused himself from this application}
 The application having been tabled at the last meeting, tonight we have a new design with five colors, which would require a variance.
 The applicant said white is not a color.  She added that the sign will not be vinyl, it will be hand-lettered, and the white is muted.  She promised to make the orange things red.
MR. WILKENFELD MOVED TO TAKE APPLICATION OFF THE TABLE.  MR. TYLER SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
 
MR. WILKENFELD MOVED TO APPROVE 05-033 WITH THE CONDITION THAT THE ORANGE WILL BE THE SAME COLOR AS THE POMEGRANATE.  MR. TYLER SECONDED AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

New Business:

Constance Barsky, 221 East Elm - Site Improvements
Mr. Strayer said they wish to replace the driveway strips and repair the concrete.   They will add landscaping.  The applicant is not here, and Mr. Tyler would rather have the applicant here to answer questions.  Mr. Wilkenfeld said they want to take out the parking space and continue the strip on the back to the back door.  They will remove the existing walk and create a new one with a pad for the barbecue.  Downspout water will be directed under the concrete.

MR. MITCHELL MOVED TO APPROVE 05-044 AS SUBMITTED.  MR. WILKENFELD SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Peter Pauze, 323 N. Grangter Street - Fence

The applicant wishes to build a 6' wooden privacy fence along side and rear lot lines it with a 10' car gate.
Mr. Pauze said it will be treated for weather but not painted.  He showed a picture of the preferred design plan.
MR. MITCHELL MOVED TO APPROVE WITH THE STIPULATION THAT PRESSURE TREATED LUMBER IS USED.  MR. WILKENFELD SECONDED, AND THE MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Granville Fire Department, 133 N. Prospect Street - Door

 Tom Bolman from the Fire Department explained the door style with transom and the fact that the present door is in bad condition.  The back door will be the same but without the transom. 

MR. TYLER MOVED TO APPROVE 05-046 FOR TWO DOORS: (1) FRONT DOOR PAINTED WHITE WITH RED INSIDE AND (2) BACK DOOR IS ALL RED. MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Debra Hannahs, 120 East Broadway - sign

 Ms. Hannahs, the owner of the building, wishes to permit Evelyn Frolking to advertise her Artiflora business, which will be located in front of Home Pleasures.  The sidewalk sign will be 12 sq.ft. of white pvc with a changeable space and an angled iron frame.  Ms. Frolking said the shop will be open only during suitable months on Fridays and Saturdays. The second color is screened so there are two shades of brown on one side. 
 GPC members told her it is too large.  She said she wanted a metal frame in plastic and this was the only size the sign company could get. 
 Mr. Mitchell would feel better if the name of the existing business were on the sign.  He does not see any reason for such a big sign.
 Mr. Strayer said we can look at this as a temporary sign since it is only up 4-5 months a year.  We can grant a permit for this but next year she will have to come back for a permanent sign.
 Mr. Riffle is concerned about setting a precedent.
 Ms. Frolking said she could go to another sign-maker.  She would not like a temporary sign because she might want to open on other days of the week. 
 Mr. Burriss suggested specifying that it be of regulation size.
 
MR. MITCHELL MOVED TO APPROVE 05-048 WITH CONDITION THAT IT FALL WITHIN THE ORDINANCE REGULATION OF 8 SQ. FT.  MR.  WILKENFELD SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Kevin Reiner, 540 W. Broadway - Remodeling

The applicant showed photos of how the remodeling will look.  He wants to (1) add a second story over the existing kitchen; (2) add an 18x25' greenhouse of the rear of the kitchen; (3) add 4 dormers where existing second story windows are located.  He wants to bump out the kitchen a little bit.  The house is 17.'5" from the property line.
Mr. Mitchell asked about the plane of the roof and was told it will be two separate parallel roofs with the same slope.
Mr. Burriss wanted to hear about the fenestration patterns, and Mr. Reiner explained them in detail. 
Mr. Reiner wanted more light and detail and wanted it all to look correct.  He does not know whether he will use the shutters but saved them all.  Cedar siding will be on the addition.  The west side will be flush with the original part of the house. 
Mr. Burriss' thought is to approve on condition that we see final plans, although the renderings are beautiful.

MR. BURRISS MOVED TO APPROVE WITH THE CONDITION THAT SOME OF US SIGN OFF ON WORKING DRAWINGS. AN ADDITIONAL 5' WILL BE ADDED TO THE KITCHEN PLANS. MR. WILKENFELD SECONDED AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED. 

Jack Burriss, 226 East Broadway - Change of use
{Mr. Burriss recused himself from this application.}
 Following some good-natured bantering, Mr. Strayer explained that Mr. Burriss wishes to change the beauty salon to his furniture store, Cherry Tradition.   It would be a less intensive use so the parking would not be an issue. 

MR. WILKENFELD MOVED TO APPROVE 05-051 AS SUBMITTED.  MR. TYLER SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Work Session:

120 West Broadway - Signage

 Mr. Burriss asked how far the sign would be off the ground and was told 24" by John Barkett.  There will be no landscaping. He said he wanted to make sure everything was OK since our last work session.  They are going to remove the gingerbread.  GPC agreed that it would be acceptable.

Hal Lieberman, Tall Pines

 The applicant wishes to build a development behind the Catholic Church and he brought in a sketch plan tonight.  He said the dedicated private road is gravel but will be concrete or asphalt.  The community will not be gated. Units are 20,000 sq.ft. Village Council will review all aspects of this project, including the number of school children to be added to town.  He wants to put in no sidewalks to encourage a "lane feel."  Mr. Mitchell wants to see sidewalks and wants to be sure fire department has opportunity to comment on design.  Garage doors face the side.  There is a stand of woods before the golf course.
 Mr. Mitchell recommended changing the lot lines to follow the slope of the hill and angle the lot lines to follow contours.   
 Other things to consider are:  proper drainage, curbs and gutters, culverts, no open ditches.
 This will eventually go to the water department, the fire department, and the engineer.
 
Finding of Fact:  MR. WILKENFELD  MOVED TO APPPROVE THE FINDINGS OF FACT FOR ITEM A UNDER OLD BUSINESS AND 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 APRIL 21, 2005.  MR. MITCHELL SECONDED, AND THE MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Next Meetings:  May 9 and May 23
Adjournment:  9:40 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Betty Allen Hullinger

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