GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION
October 23, 2006
Members Present, Jack Burriss, Tim Riffle (Chair), Tom Mitchell (Vice Chair), Carl Wilkenfeld
Members Absent: Jackie O'Keefe
Visitors Present: Jeremiah Conkle, Kevin Kluck, Scott Rees, Jaimy Rees
Also Present: Chris Strayer, Village Planner
The Chair swore in all those who planned to speak
Citizens Comments: none
Minutes of September 11, September 25, and October 10: On page 3 of September 25, No. (3) in Bussan motion, change to: "THE COLOR WILL BE DARK GRAY."
MR. MITCHELL MOVED TO APPROVE ALL THREE SETS OF MINUTES WITH CORRECTION NOTED. MR. BURRISS SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Kathleen Raker, 204 South Main Street, Change of Use
The applicant is seeking a change of use from Professional Office to Service and Recreation Business. The use is permitted, and the parking is adequate.
Jeremiah Conkle said he wants to open a barber shop, and his wife is a RN completing her classes and will be working with doctors in the other side of the business. Her portion is the skin care part of the job. They tried to keep the sign in context with other signs in the area. The barber pole has a red stripe.
MR.WILKENFELD MOVED TO APPROVE 06-145 FOR CHANGE OF USE AS SUBMITTED. . MR. MITCHELL SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Kathleen Raker, 204 South Main Street, Change of Use
In addition to the change of use, the applicant wishes a dry-erase two-sided plastic sign, and Mr. Conkle said the stripe on the barber pole will be red, but will not be a loud red. [n.b. there is a typo on "holidays closed."] The rest of the sign is black and white.
Mr. Mitchell asked about other signs and was told, No, that is why they want a sidewalk sign. It's hard to see the front door.
Mr. Wilkenfeld said sidewalk signs are permitted only when the business is open.
Mr. Burris noted that traditionally we like to have sidewalk signs framed, and Mr. Conkle said the actual sign stands out and there is a ½" black edge frame. There is a handle grip 2" above the letters.
MR. MITCHELL MOVED TO APPROVE 06-143 FOR SIDEWALK SIGN WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT THE ONLY COLOR BESIDES BLACK IS THE RED STRIPES ON THE BARBER POLE AND THAT THE SIGN HAS A ½" BORDER. MR. WILKENFELD SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Julia McNally, Westgate Drive - sign
The application is for a womanized wooden directional sign on the corner of Westgate and Cherry Valley Road, directing people where the Dog Center business is. In the future other directional signs might be added, but other owners did not sign on at this time. Ms. McNally submitted three drawings. For stability two posts will anchor the sign. Mr. Strayer wants her to keep it a similar height to Stypula's.
Mr. Mitchell wanted approval contingent upon Mr. Strayer's final approval on height.
MR. WILKENFELD MOVED TO APPROVE 06-146 WITH THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS: (1) IT IS GOING TO BE THE SIGN THAT IS ON THE LEFT SIDE OF DRAWING, EXHIBIT A; (2) THE COLORS WILL COPY THE ORIGINAL; (3) SIGN IS TO HAVE TWO 2X4' WOMANIZED WHITE POSTS ANCHORED IN THE GROUND; (3) MR. STRAYER TO GIVE FINAL APPROVAL ON HEIGHT; AND (4) SIGN IS TO BE 3X4'. MR. MITCHELL SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
CVS (Sign Art Co.), 200 East Broadway - Signage
Kevin Klack presented the sign package and apologized for hanging signs before getting approval. They are removing copy from the drive-through. The awning is changed from the application.
Mr. Wilkenfeld asked whether they could tone down the red a little bit and Mr. Riffle whether the awning in the back will match the one in the front. Mr. Klack said, No, it's CVS red, and Mr. Riffle said we don't want three different awnings. Greg Ream can tell you who made the awnings, and Mr. Klack said they will keep the same awnings.
Mr. Wilkenfeld knows a large company wants their color and signage, but we have some exceptions here. The pharmacy sign out front is a historical sign in a historical district, and we need to find a compromise here. He would like to see us keep some flavor instead of plastering on new signs.
Mr. Riffle said technically by code we could not keep that sign, but because it has historical significance we would rather see it different from CVS bright red. The sign should stay as is, with the gray and put "CVS" at the top and match the colors there. Mr. Klack said that is a copyright logo, but Mr. Riffle noted that he didn't think people will be confused as to which is CVS. Mr. Klack is trying to work with us and wants to keep the historic part. Mr. Burriss added that we want to see historical integrity maintained, but the sign would lose all of its historical significance as a red sign with the back changed. He does not think it needs to say "pharmacy/ prescriptions." The portion of the top currently saying "Taylor's" we are willing to see changed to CVS, but anything else we like to see remain as is, including color and graphics. Remove "Photo Center" and put it where it says "prescriptions."
Mr. Klack wants a brand new sign, and Mr. Burriss said that is exactly what we do not want.
For other signs on the building, Mr. Burriss appreciates their willingness to go with material on previous signs, but make it more consistent with signage we have encouraged in the rest of the village. Ideally he would like to see it all in the same font.
Mr. Riffle thought toning down the color would make it more tolerable.
Mr. Klack said the building is designed to have the signs displayed in this fashion.
Mr. Mitchell wants the letters proportional to the background. Let "CVS" be the same height as "Taylor's" is now with same proportion and background. Mr. Burriss wanted letters to be 12" high, and he thought 4 signs would be OK. The "CVS" is too big, but "pharmacy" can stay the same. Mr. Klack noted that the signs are already painted.
On the freestanding sign the colors are to match the existing ones.
Mr. Klack was unsure about the "Taylor's parking only" sign, and Mr. Strayer said it could be removed.
They are to tone down the color to be more consistent with the red on the awning in the front. The red will carry on to the other signs. The background will be gray.
Regarding the "Media Yellow" noted on Sign No. 9, Mr. Klack said they are matching the building, but Mr. Burriss wants them to make it tan on gray background.
Mr. Burriss asked whether they will fill the holes and was told Yes.
MR. WILKENFELD MOVED TO APPROVE 06-147 WITH CONDITIONS OUTLINED BELOW. MR. MITCHELL SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED:
(1) Awning color to match existing color.
(2) Maximum height is to match existing height with option to reduce "pharmacy" in proportion with reduced "CVS." At no point will that signage be larger than 12".
(3) On freestanding sign, all language, designs, colors to remain the same. "Taylor's" to be repeated with "CVS" colors to be maintained with existing sign.
(4) Drive-through wall signage to have red color to match awning with gray background.
(5) "Taylor's Parking Only" sign to be replaced with "CVS Parking only" colors to match design on 7, 8, and 9.
(6) Details of 7, 8, and 9 to match existing signs' background or darker.
(7) Sign No. 9 to have red to match 7 and 8 and background to be gray.
(8) Temporary sign is to be removed.
Finding of Fact: MR. WILKENFELD MOVED TO APPROVE THE FINDINGS FOR ITEMS A,B,C, AND D UNDER NEW BUSINESS AND WE FIND THEM CONSISTENT WITH RELEVANT SECTIONS OF THE CODE AS OUTLINED IN THE VILLAGE PLANNER'S MEMO OF OCTOBER 23, 2006. MR. MITCHELL SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Adjournment: 8:30 p.m.
Next Meetings: November 13 (Betty will be absent Nov. 13) and November 27