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Planning Minutes 6/13/05

GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION
June 13, 2005
Minutes

Members Present:   Jack Burriss (Vice Chair), Tim Riffle (Chair), Tom Mitchell, Jackie O'Keefe
Members Absent: Tym Tyler, Carl Wilkenfeld 
Visitors Present:  Michael Dager, Ray and Sherry Paprocki, Lindsay Cole, Carol Whitt, Sharon Sellito, David Horning, Joe Gardner
Also Present:  Chris Strayer, Village Planner
The Chair swore in all those who planned to speak
Citizens Comments:  none
Minutes of May 23, 2005:  Two-thirds of the way down Page 1, change Mr. Riffle to Mr. Tyler.  Also third line up. 
Page 3; change Father Anke to Father Enke in line 5.
Halfway down, change Mr. Tyler to "Mr. Riffle thought that since there is a lot of confusion,"   Page 5, Line 10 and Line15, change Mr. Tyler to Mr. Riffle.
Page 6, line 3 add "Rt. 37 intersection."
Page 6, line 8, change 47% to 40%.
Page 7; change Mr. Gorey to Mr. Gorry.  (Mr. Tyler will be absent)
MR. MITCHELL MOVED TO APPROVE MINUTES AS PRESENTED.  MR. BURRISS SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Old Business:

Dan Rogers, 210 East Maple Street - Site Improvements
Application was tabled until BZBA grants approval of the variance.  Sharon Sellito was very concerned about the illegal drainage pipe running onto her property and the fact that he has already exceeded the 50% lot coverage.

South Cherry Valley - New Building

 Application tabled since Speedway will need to do new traffic and engineering studies.

Village of Granville - Front Doors
Application was tabled at applicant's request.

New Business:

Harvey Shapiro, 329 East College Street - Fence
 
 The owners wish to make improvements to the house:  (1) add wood privacy fence to match side fence; (2) add hand rail at front door; (3) add driveway gate; and (4) add cupola on garage.
Mr. Dager explained that the sides of the fence are already there, but they want a fence to enclose the pets.  It will be a wood 72" fence and will match the others in style and stain.

MR. BURRISS MOVED TO APPROVE 05-074 AS PRESENTED.  MR. MITCHELL SECONDED, AND THE MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Anderson Layman Co., 80 Westgate Drive - Temporary Sign


This will be a standard for sale sign on the building side, facing Rt. 16.  This is the first time such a sign will be put on the side of a building, but GPC can approve it.  The sign will be there for a year or until they make the sale. 
MR. BURRISS MOVED TO APPROVE 05-078 WITH THE CONDITION THAT IT REMAINS IN PLACE FOR ONLY ONE YEAR.  MR. MITCHELL SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

David Horning, 310 Pearl Street - Rebuilding

   The house suffered much damage in the ice storm, and part of it has been demolished.  Now he wishes to replace the one-car garage with a 20'x20' two-car garage. The driveway will remain gravel. The second floor of the house will be replaced, and the aluminum siding will be replaced with fiber cement clapboard siding.  The second floor footprint will be expanded by 8'.  Replacements will be consistent with the house and with the neighborhood.  Joe Gardner noted that the garage will be expanded inward into the yard.  The roof will be 30-year dimensional shingles.
 Mr. Mitchell asked about windows, and they will be 4 over 4.   
 Mr. Burriss asked about the current porch posts, and Mr. Gardner said they will retain them if they can be salvaged, but he doubts it.  Mr. Burriss stated that the porch is the only significant part of the house architecturally.  Mr. Gardner said that for trim there will be corner boards, one wrap piece.  This will be consistent on the garage as well.  Mr. Burriss asked about window replacement, and Mr. Gardner said yes, and he explained other windows in the house.  Mr. Burriss wishes to see as much consistency as possible.  Ms. O'Keefe asked if windows have to be replaced, must they be replaced with 4 over 4?  It might not be possible, given the internal structure around the windows, but the applicant should save the windows if possible.
 Mr. Burriss thinks the proposed expansion is appropriate and will not detract from the house.

MR. MITCHELL MOVED TO APPROVE 05-079 WITH THE STIPULATIONS THAT: (1) RAILING OPENS AT CENTER OF FRONT DOOR; (2) SAVE OR DUPLICATE PORCH COLUMNS; (3) FIRST FLOOR WINDOWS ARE TO BE SAVED, BUT IF REPLACED, USE 4 OVER 4 LIKE THE SECOND FLOOR AND KEEP THEM THE SAME SIZE; (4) FIBER CEMENT SIDING; AND (5) ADD CORNER TRIM BOARD.  MR. BURRISS SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Cheryl Paprocki, 311 East College Street - Deck

 The applicant wishes to add a 14'x8' deck at the rear, 9" off the ground and reached by three steps out of French doors.  She is considering adding benches.  It will be centered on the French doors. 

MR. BURRISS MOVED TYO APPROVE 05-081 AS SUBMITTED.  MR. MITCHELL SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Carol Whitt, 139 West Maple Street - Addition

 The applicant wishes a 16'x22' addition to the rear of the house next to the carport with a deck on top with French doors leading out.
 Mr. Mitchell asked about the carport and was told there are 3 posts on the carport and the last post will be used in the wall for the addition.  They will use the foundation of the carport.  There is an existing door in the basement and the addition will be brought out from that door.
 Mr. Burriss asked whether the roof deck and trellis we approved earlier is above this and was told by Linda Cole Yes, and the railing on second-floor roof deck will be consistent with the post that was there. They are not adding any trellises.
 Mr. Burriss asked about window details, and Ms. Cole provided information on double-hung windows on first floor, second floor and French door.  No other windows will be added.  There is a mixture of windows on the house now; most are 8 over 8 but these are 12 over 12
 Mr. Burriss asked about the concrete block and, since it's a steep lot, asked how much will be used.  Ms. Cole said they will stay in the upper lot.  There is a small drop-off before you get to the big drop-off.  The wall will come out 34' from where the carport is and there will be 3'4 of exposure.  They will match the block as closely as they can.  The top will be a rubber roof with soffits.  They will probably add a deck.  Stained glass art work will be added.

MR. BURRISS MOVED TO APPROVE 05-082 WITH THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS:  (1) PROPOSED RAILING WILL MATCH EXISTING ROOF RAILING DETAIL; (2) THERE WILL BE AN APPROPRIATE OVERHANG DETAIL TO CORRESPOND WITH EXISTING OVERHANG DETAIL ON THE STRUCTURE; (3) FOUNDATION BLOCK WILL MATCH AS CLOSELY AS POSSIBLE THE EXISTING BLOCK; (4) HEIGHT OF CARPORT POSTS WILL BE CONSISTENT WITH EXISTING HORIZONTAL LINE ESTABLISHED BY THE HEIGHT OF THE CARPORT; (5) TRIM DETAIL AROUND FRENCH DOOR WILL BE CONSISTENT WITH THE DETAIL ON THE HOUSE.  MR. MITCHELL SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Buttondown investments, 226 East Broadway - sign

 When Mr. Burriss necessarily recused himself from his application, there was no quorum; therefore, the application had to be tabled.  Good-natured ribbing naturally occurred, but Mr. Strayer agreed to give Jack Burriss temporary approval to hang his temporary sign.
 
Maija Bamford, 212 East Elm Street - Fence

  With expansion of the library, the applicants want a taller fence to screen it.  She is not here tonight, but it fell within the code.

MR. BURRISS MOVED TO APPROVE 05-084 AS SUBMITTED.  MR. MITCHELL SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Dick Van Meter, 136 South Main Street - sign

 For the new tenant, the applicant is requesting an 18"x48" sign which will hang on a metal bracket.  It will match the sign on the other side.  The sign now is 22½ x 1½ free standing.  Even though bigger, this one would fit in the criteria.  The applicant is not here tonight.
 Mr. Burriss noted that we try to keep signs of a consistent width, and this one could be condensed.  A sign of 48" is too wide and would not fit others in the neighborhood scale wise.     

MR. MITCHELL MOVED TO APPROVE 05-0895 WITH THE CONDITION THAT IF ACCEPTABLE TO APPLICANT, IT IS NO LONGER THAN 32" WIDE AND IF THAT IS ACCEPTABLE, THEN THE VILLAGE PLANNER IS AUTHORIZED TO APPROVE IT.  ALL OTHER DETAILS ARE AS SUBMITTED, AND THE POST WILL BE IN THE SAME LOCATION ON SOUTH MAIN AS THE EXISTING SIGN.  MR. BURRISS SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Other Business:  AROD changes. 

Two major changes are being considered for the AROD:  (1) extending boundaries and (2) clarifying the definition of "massing," or looking at a building in relation to its neighbors instead of the district as a whole.  Mr. Strayer said this creates more work for us because of the wider district to consider.  Things in process do not count, only applications that come in after it goes into effect.  This is subject to interpretation, and it is meant to be a little open-ended.  Mr. Burriss thinks it is a good additional tool. 
 Mr. Mitchell asked what is the logic for stopping the district where proposed, and Mr. Strayer said you have to have a significant architectural style in the neighborhood before you can include it inn architectural review.  West Maple did not feel to have enough consistency in styles to be included. 
Ms. O'Keefe noted that neighbors have to be notified when a big addition is proposed, and this would give them a say in the project. 
Structural Demolition will be put in a separate chapter.  This would give us power to grant demolition permits.  If we need to tear down houses, at least we have the ability to look at what future plans are suggested for the area before we approve demolition permits. 
New Zoning Fees are proposed.

Finding of Fact:  MR. MITCHELL MOVED TO APPPROVE THE FINDINGS OF FACT FOR ITEMS A,B,C,D,E, AND G 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 8, 2005.  MR. BURRISS SECONDED, AND THE MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Next Meetings:  June 27 and July 11 (Mr. Burriss will be absent)
Adjournment:   8:40 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Betty Allen Hullinger

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