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Planning Minutes 8/8/05

GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION
August 8, 2005
Minutes

Members Present: Jack Burriss (Vice Chair), Tom Mitchell, Tym Tyler
Members Absent:  Tim Riffle (Chair), Carl Wilkenfeld
Visitors Present:  John Cassell, Robin Lantz, Marta Contini, Jerry Martin, Sharon Sellito, Pam Powell, Rodger Kessler                       Also Present: Chris Strayer, Village Planner
The Vice Chair swore in all those who planned to speak
Citizens Comments:  none
Minutes of July 11: Postponed until next meeting.
New Business:
Marlina Hammond Keynes, 537 Jones Road - sign
 For an art display by Paul Hamilton at the Bryn Du October 23-November 5, the applicant is seeking signage for 4 identical one-sided 5x8 signs at (1) Main and Broadway, (2) Granville Inn, (3 and 4) two signs at Bryn Du. The Village Manager recommended that there be no sign at The Granville Inn. GPC preferred only one sign at Bryn Du.
 The color plan was discussed and it was decided to limit it to two colors with darker color as background and white lettering.  All lettering must be consistent in fonts.  Rodger Kessler agreed that this can be accomplished.

MR. MITCHELL MOVED TO APPROVE 05-119 WITH THE CONDITIONS THAT: (1) BACKGROUND COLOR BE BLUE AND THE LETTERING BE YELLOW AS SHOWN ON BACKGROUND ON APPLICATION; (2) ALL FONTS ARE TO BE CONSISTENT; (3) THE VILLAGE PLANNER AND KEITH MYERS WILL WORK WITH THE DESIGNER TO COME UP WITH A SUITABLE DESIGN; (4) THERE WILL BE ONLY ONE SIGN AT BRYN DU; AND (5) THERE WILL BE NO SIGN AT THE GRANVILLE INN.  MR. TYLER SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Brews, 116 East Broadway - Awning
 Jerry Martin is applying for a one-color awning over the staircase to protect the stairs from snow and ice. He will apply for signage later.
 Mr. Burriss asked whether the material in the awning is dense enough to prohibit light from bleeding through, and Mr. Martin thought that would be the case.   
 GPC would like the Village Planner and Jack Burris to have a look at the final details of the awning.

MR. MITCHELL MOVED TO APPROVE 05-112 WITH THE CONDITION THAT FINAL DESIGN FOR AWNING AND ANY CHANGES TO THE STAIRCASE WILL BE REVIEWED BY MR. BURRISS AND THE VILLAGE PLANNER.  MR. TYLER SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Granville Thrift Shop, 454 S. Main Street - sign

 The applicants wish a temporary 8 sq.ft. sidewalk sign announcing the hours of operation.  It will be displayed only when shop is open and for special events.
 Marta Contini said it will be only displayed late August to the end of June and will be located between the sidewalk and the wall.
MR. TYLER MOVED TO APPROVE FOR A TEMPORARY SIGN.  MR. MITCHELL SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

HER Realtors, 130 N. Prospect St. - Change of Use

 Pamela Power stated it will not be an office manned with employees; all their agents work from home and they just need a place where they can pick up materials.  The change of use would be from retail to office space.
MR. TYLER MOVED TO APPROVE 05-117 AS SUBMITTED.  MR. MITCHELL SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
HER Realtors, 130 N. Prospect St. - wall sign 

 The realty company is requesting a sign for the above business.  There is a projecting sign in existence for their former location, and the proposal is to tack it onto the wall with their name and new address. 
MR. MITCHELL MOVED TO APPROVE 05-117 FOR WALL SIGN AS SUBMITTED.  MR. TYLER SECONDED AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
HER Realtors, 130 N Prospect St, - Sidewalk sign
 The above applicants also wish a sidewalk sign with the same information, to be placed between the Pizza Shop and the curb. It would be up about 3-4 hours a day and on Saturday. 
MR. TYLER MOVED TO APPROVE 05-118 FOR SIDEWALK SIGN AS SUBMITTED.  MR MITCHELL SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
First Federal Savings, 209 East College St. - fence
The applicant has requested tabling application.
MR. TYLER MOVED TO TABLE 05-120 FOR A FENCE.  MR. MITCHELL SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Granville Schools - Freestanding Signs
The application is for 2 signs:  (1) at the high school driveway and (2) at the Middle School driveway.  (Institutional District does not have any sign requirements.) 
Mr. Kessler said they will not light them.  They will use reflective vinyl for lettering.  Mr. Strayer wants the two signs to be of consistent design.
 Mr. Tyler wants another sign saying "Granville Intermediate School ½ miles" added to the high school sign. 

MR. TYLER MOVED TO APPROVE 05-121 FOR FREE-STANDING SIGNS WITH THE OPTION OF ADDING SIGNAGE INFORMATION FOR THE MIDDLE SCHOOL.  MR. MITCHELL SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Finding of Fact:  MR. TYLER MOVED TO APPROVE THE FINDINGS FOR ITEMS A,B,C,D,E,F, 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 AUGUST 8, 2005.  MR. MITCHELL SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Adjournment:  7:30 p.m.
Next Meetings:  August 22 (Mr. Burriss will be absent) and September 12
Respectfully submitted,
Betty Hullinger

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