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Planning Minutes 1/23/06

GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION
January 23, 2006
Minutes

Members Present:  Tom Mitchell, Jackie O'Keefe, Tim Riffle (Chair), Carl Wilkenfeld, Tym Tyler
 Members Absent:  Jack Burriss (Vice Chair)
 Visitors Present:  Village Bakers, Ned Roberts, Mary Thurlow-Collen, Innocent Wodzisz
Also Present: Chris Strayer, Village- Planner
The Chair swore in all those who planned to speak
Citizens Comments:  none
Minutes of January 9: Postponed until next meeting
Old Business:

Village Baker, 212 S. Main Street - Sidewalk Sign
 This was tabled at the last meeting.  Mr. Strayer and Mr. Burriss met and came up with a design for the sign that would seem to be acceptable to all.  They will use the existing sign and put on a border and take the top two lines for "Village Baker."  The next 4 lines are changeable copy with Plexiglas cover to provide protection from the elements.  If we proceed with approval, he would want to have a variance for changeable copy.  It is a special situation with the size and nature and the location along the road.

MR. WILKENFELD MOVED TO UNTABLE.  MR TYLER SECONDED AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

 The applicant showed a picture of what they want to do with a border and 4 lines of copy.  She described the sign in detail.
  Mr. Wilkenfeld applied the application to the criteria:

A.  That special circumstances or conditions exist which are peculiar to the land or structure(s) involved and which are not applicable to other lands or structures in the same zoning district.  This applies because of the location and traffic pattern.  
 B. 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.  There are other hand-written signs and changeable copy signs.  This does not apply.
C. That the special conditions and circumstances do not result from the actions of the applicant.  True. 
D. That the granting the variance will not confer on the applicant any undue privilege that is denied by this Ordinance to other lands or structures in the same zoning district. True.
E. That the granting of the variance will in no other manner adversely affect the health, safety, and general welfare of the persons residing or working within the vicinity of the proposed variance.  It would not adversely affect health, safety, and general welfare. 


MR. WILKENFELD MOVED TO APPROVE VARIANCE FOR CHANGEABLE COPY PER CRITERIA No. A.  MR. TYLER SECONDED AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED

MR. WILKENFELD MDOVED TO APPROVE 05-172 WITH CONDITION THAT THE APPLICANT BRINGS THE FINAL DESIGN TO THE VILLAGE PLANNER AND MR. BURRISS.  MR. MITCHELL SECONDED AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.


Innocent Wodzisz, 136 East Broadway - Sign

 The application was tabled pending further design review.
MR. WILKENFELD MOVED TO UNTABLE. MR. MITCHELL SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED
 Mr. Wodsisz brought in the newly designed neon "OPEN" sign, and Mr. Strayer said we are trying to encourage the use of second-floor businesses.  The sign will only be on when the business is open, 12-5 p.m. and until 7 on Thursday. 
 Ms. O'Keefe asked what the artistic element is, and the applicant said it's a contemporary setting, a Mondrian element.  She thought this was pretty industrial.
 Mr. Tyler said we wanted more of an artistic piece, but now we have to be objective.
 Mr. Wilkenfeld said the coffee shop made an artistic neon sign.  This design is not appealing to him, but it fits the criteria.
 Mr. Tyler asked if he could redesign a bit further, and Mr. Wodsisz said No, this is it.  If you deny it, that is it.  He has spent a lot of time on this.

MR. WILKENFELD MOVED TO APPROVE 05-194.  MR TYLER SECONDED AND IT WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Mary Thurlow-Collen, 329 West Elm - Addition

 The applicant wishes to enclose her door stoop.  Ned Roberts said it will be frame, board and batten lap siding like the house.  It's difficult to see it from the road; it's below grade.  She does not have any entranceway and she just wants a small vestibule.  We will replace the roof.  The pad is 4', and there will be a 4" overhang.  We may be putting in another double-hung window. The trim will match the existing trim.

MR. WILKENFELD MOVED TO APPROVE 06-001 AND (1) THEY WILL ADD TWO DOUBLE-HUNG WINDOWS ON WEST ELEVATION TO BE THE SAME SIZE AS THE ONE ON THE NORTH; (2)  TRIM WILL MATCH EXISTING TRIM; (3)  ADD 4" OVERHANG; (4) AND SIDING WILL MATCH EXISTING SIDING.  MR. MITCHELL SECONDED AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Finding of Fact:   MR. WILKENFELD MOVED TO APPROVE THE FINDINGS FOR ITEMS A AND B UNDER OLD BUSINESS AND ITEM A UNDER NEW BUSINESS AND WE FIND THEM CONSISTENT WITH RELEVANT SECTIONS OF THE CODE AS OUTLINED IN THE VILLAGE PLANNER'S MEMO OF JANUARY 23, 2006.  MR. RIFFLE SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Adjournment: 7:30.p.m.

Next Meetings:  February 13 and 27
Respectfully submitted,
Betty Hullinger

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