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Planning Minutes 5/9/05

GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION
May 9, 2005
Minutes

Members Present:   Jack Burriss (Vice Chair), Tim Riffle (Chair), Tym Tyler
Members Absent:  Tom Mitchell, Jackie O'Keefe, Carl Wilkenfeld
Visitors Present:   Sharon Sellito, Ida Evans, Joseph, Katie R.R. Bell, Barbara Franks, Dan Rogers, Richard Salvage, Steve and Marilyn Keeler, Ray and Katy Paumier, B. Llanos, Barbara Hammond, Greg Ream
Also Present:  Chris Strayer, Village Planner
The Chair swore in all those who planned to speak
Citizens Comments:  none

Minutes of April 25, 2005.   Mr. Mitchell had provided several changes to Mr. Strayer:  Page 2, Line 13 "Mr. Mitchell would feel better if the name of the existing business were on the sign."   6th line under Reiner, delete "offset a little bit but on the same plane."    Page 3, under Lieberman, "Garage doors face the side."  MR. BURRISS MOVED TO APPROVE MINUTES AS CORRECTED.  MR. TYLER SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

New Business:

Sharon Sellito, 224 S. Prospect Street - Fence

 The applicant wishes to erect a 72" dog-eared wooden hand-built fence for privacy around the rear of her yard.  The material will be treated lumber from Lowe's, with 8' between posts and no caps.  She hopes to leave it unfinished.   The finished side will be facing outward.  She showed the group exactly where the fence would be located and said it will not be visible at 40' from the street.
 Barbara Franks, from next door, said they built an expensive fence and made it exactly as to specifications.   The fence is painted and will need periodic repainting, but if another fence is right up next to it, they cannot service their fence.  She had offered Ms. Sellito to share her fence.
 Mr. Strayer said a fence can be right on the property line but out of the right of way or 1' behind a sidewalk. 
 Dan Rogers, next door, does not want to see Ms. Sellito's fence sticking up above his fence and does not want to see trash and leaves accumulate between the two fences.  There is insufficient room under his fence to rake leaves.  He said he will seal up the fence where a tree damaged it. Ms. Sellito said she asked him in vain to set it back farther.  The reason she wants the fence is because of continuing conflicts between the two families. She said she will not allow Mr. Rogers to step on her property to paint the back of his fence.  Mr. Burriss asked whether there would be a gate, and the two parties felt no contact would ever occur.

 Mr. Tyler would only approve this with a 2' separation between the fences.

MR. BURRISS MOVED TO APPROVE 05-057 WITH THE STIPULATION THAT THE FENCE BE 2' FROM THE ROGERS' FENCE POST.  MR. TYLER SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Newkirk Spa at the Inn, 116 N. Pearl Street - Sign

 The applicant wishes to add a 2 sq.ft. brown vinyl window sign in the front window facing Pearl Street.  We formerly approved a hanging sign.  This will be in the upper sash of the window

MR. TYLER MOVED TO APPROVE 05-059 AS SUBMITTED.  MR. BURRISS SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Taylor Drug Store, 200 East Broadway - Drive-Through Window
The applicant wishes to add a drop-in window for prescriptions and two 8"x36" steel and concrete posts for protection of the window from cars. Greg Ream noted the four parking spaces will be removed.  The Village Engineer has approved the project.  The trim will match existing trim color, and the existing lighting will be adequate.  He showed where the downspouts will be located.
Mr. Strayer asked whether the painting strips would be removed and was told Yes.  He suggested painting the bollards green but Mr. Ream said they were supposed to match the color of others in the area. 

MR. TYLER MOVED TO APPROVE WITH THE STIPULATION THAT THE UPPER TRIM ABOVE THE DRIVE-THROUGH WINDOW {you will work with your contractor to create a backboard to make it look good) WILL MATCH THE EXISTING TRIM.  MR. BURRISS SECONDED, AND THE MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

M109, 113 North Prospect Street - Signs

For the Needling Yarn Shop, Richard Salvage explained that his daughter will move her shop across the street and explained the four signs requested (there is a rear entrance):  (1) existing projecting sign. It will be relocated to the rear of the building and mounted on the exterior wall to the left of the rear entrance; (2) existing wall sign will be relocated and mounted to the wrought iron hand rail at the steps; (3) a new projecting sign will replace the existing Pippin Hill projecting sign using the existing external lighting.  It will be mounted on the bracket currently used with Sign #1.  It will be secured to the building at the bottom to prevent wind damage and will be of the same materials and same colors as the existing signs; (4) Sandwich Board will be relocated.   

 Mr. Tyler applied the criteria for variance for the sign in the rear and found that Criterion B under 1147.03 would apply: That a literal interpretation of the provisions of this Zoning Ordinance would deprive the applicants of rights commonly enjoyed by other properties in the same zoning district under the provisions of this Ordinance.
MR. TYLER MOVED TO APPROVE VARIANCE FOR REAR SIGN.  MR. BURRISS SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

MR. TYLER MOVED TO APPROVE THE ENTIRE SIGN PACKAGE, 05-062 AS PRESENTED.  MR. BURRISS SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Ann Hinkle, 434 East Broadway - Garage

 A representative (Steve Keeler?) presented the application.  The applicant wishes to add a board and batten garage with block foundation, split face block stained.  They will change the color of the block of the house to make it look like sandstone.  They want to add a patio to connect basement door to the garage, and this will be a separate application.  There will be downspouts, which will drain into the back yard.  There is one retaining wall at the back
 Mr. Burriss asked about windows and was told there would be a small one in the back and larger windows in the side.  They will be custom made.  The trim is 2 1/4 brick to match the trim, or 1 x 4.   The roof is dimensional shingle like on the house, and the color will match the house. 
 
MR. BURRISS MOVED TO APPROVE 05-063 AS PRESENTED.  MR.  TYLER SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.


B.Hammond Interiors, 123 East Broadway - Change of Use

 Ms. Hammond wishes to add space to her store by acquiring the storefront next door.  She is applying for a change of use from professional office to furniture store.  She said after the 4th of July she will move the front door and change the awning but abut it to the current awning.  She may add hours of operation on the other glass.  She wants to be consistent.

MR. BURRISS MOVED TO APPROVE APPLICATION O05-064 AS PRESENTED. MR. TYLER SECONDED AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED. 

Catherine Paumier, 329 North Granger Street - patio enclosure

The applicant wishes to build a hip roof over the concrete slab, either 24x26 or 20x26.  They also want to convert the gravel driveway to asphalt and add a 24x40 turnaround.  The existing concrete slab, which was originally designed for a garage, may need to be replaced with new concrete.  Ms. Paumier showed drawings of the roof and said they will do another half hip on the back.  All materials will match.  The footprint will not change.  They are hoping to use the same footers.

MR. TYLER MOVED TO APPROVE 05-065 AS SUBMITTED.  MR. BURRISS SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
 
Finding of Fact:  MR. TYLER  MOVED TO APPPROVE THE FINDINGS OF FACT FOR ITEMS A,B,C,E,  F,G, AND H 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 MAY 9, 2005.  MR. BURRISS SECONDED, AND THE MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Next Meetings:   May 23 and June 13
Adjournment:  9:00 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Betty Allen Hullinger

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