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Planning Minutes 2/13/06

GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION
February 13, 2006
Minutes

Members Present:  Tom Mitchell, Jackie O'Keefe, Tim Riffle (Chair), Carl Wilkenfeld
 Members Absent:  Jack Burriss (Vice Chair), Tym Tyler
 Visitors Present:  Daniel Dobbelaer, Marc Clemente, Martin Caruso, Bruce Westall, Wendy Flowers, Jerry Martin
Also Present: Chris Strayer, Village Planner
The Chair swore in all those who planned to speak
Citizens Comments:  none
Minutes of January 9:  Page 2, change Ned Reeb to Ned Roberts.  MR. MITCHELL MOVED TO APPROVE WITH ONE CORRECTION. MR. WILKENFELD SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Minutes of January 23:  MR. MITCHELLMOVED TO APPROVE. MR. WILKENFELD SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Election of Officers:  Postponed until next meeting.
 
New Business:

First Baptist Church, 115 West Broadway - Sign
 We had given approval for another sign and now they have decided they need a modification for the freestanding sign in front of the Education Building.  The wood sign will be light brown and dark brown with black letters and will be 5' from the edge of the pavement.
 
MR. MITCHELL MOVED TO APPROVE. MR. WILKENFELD SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED

Northstar Realty, Galway Drive - Sign
 The applicant wishes a temporary 4.8' freestanding sign for Galway, identical to the one approved for the property next to Bob Evans.  The size is correct on the drawing.

MR. WILKENFELD MOVED TO APPROVE 06-009 FOR A TEMPORARY SIGN WITH THE STIPULATION THAT THE SIGN WILL BE 4.8 RATHER THAN THE DIMENSIONS ON THE PAGE IN THE APPLICATION.  MR. MITCHELL SECONDED AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Bruce Westall, 231 East Maple Street - Addition
  The applicant wishes to replace one-car garage demolished by a tree with two rooms and a bath. Mr. Strayer added that for anything in the SRD, if it goes over 20% of existing square footage, it has to come before GPC. There is nothing in the AROD except for massing, and it has to be consistent with other structures in the area.  
Mr. Westall said it's technically a garage but the since the tree demolished it, there is a place he wants to put a one-story addition. The footprint is 30'x30' and the addition will be 32' x 20'.
 Mr. Mitchell asked whether he will match windows and trim, and he was told Yes. The siding will be cedar or cement board, lap siding. It will rest on the slab with an extension further in the rear.
 Mr. Wilkenfeld noted it is to be set way back off the street and asked whether it will go all the way to the edge of the building, and Mr. Westall said it will be lined up with the neighbor.
 Ms. O'Keefe asked about the massing ornamentation, and Mr. Strayer said it will be similar to other buildings in the area.
 Mr. Riffle felt that as long as he is matching siding, trim, and windows he sees nothing that detracts from the plan.

MR. MITCHELL MOVED TO APPROVE 06-010 AS SUBMITTED. MR. WILKENFELD SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

INT Business Company, 117 North Prospect - Signs
For changes to the projecting sign and wall sign at Town and Gown, the applicant wishes to repaint them showing the new owner.

MR. MITCHELL MOVED TO APPROVE SIGNS CONTINGENT UPON THEIR BEING THE SAME SIGNS WITH NEW DECORATIONS AND HAVING A WHITE BORDER.  MR. WILKENFELD SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Sharon Phelps, 120 West Broadway - Sign
 The applicant wishes additional signage attached to the existing sign. It is in the AROD so it is nonconforming and needs a variance.  They came in earlier for work sessions, but we never approved a sign.  There will be three different signs with one freestanding sign. 
 Ms. Phelps said the new sign tags will match the existing sign, with the same dimensions, same width, same type, and same color.
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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 there is more than one business in the location.  
 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 in the district
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 NONCONFORMING SIGN.  MR. MITCHELL SECONDED AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED

MR. WILKENFELD MOVED TO APPROVE 06-012 WITH CONDITION THAT THE BORDER BE THE SAME COLOR AS THE EXISTING ONE. MR. MITCHELL SECONDED AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Mark Clemente, 215 West Broadway - Addition
 The application is for a second story, two floor addition.  Marty Caruso, Architect, added that the home was built in 1855, and the addition will be for Mr. Clemente's mother.  The first floor will be extending to the center 3'4" and to the west, 6'8".  The second floor goes right above that, and they will keep the architectural style of the home and match the roof line and windows.
 Ms. O'Keefe noted the former owner added a bedroom, and Mr. Caruso said Yes they added a room and converted the third floor and added a bath.  What is proposed in the future is turning the master bedroom west. It will hardly be visible from the street.  The back of the building is 6'8"
 Mr. Mitchell asked whether they will copy the soffits and was told Yes.  It would be half the original because he decreased the freeze board.  The little porch on the east will not be modified.
 Mr. Riffle asked whether the window above the sink could be centered, and Mr. Clemente said his wife refuses to push it farther out because it goes into the flower bed.  Mrs. Clemente was called on the cell phone and she adamantly refused to move the window. 

MR. MITCHELL MOVED TO APPROVE 06-013 AS SUBMITTED, HOWEVER, WITH A STRONG RECOMMENDATION THAT THE WEST ELEVATION EAST KITCHEN WINDOW BE AS CLOSE AS PRACTICALITY TO THE SOUTH RELATIVE TO THE WINDOW ABOVE.  MR. WILKENFELD SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Old Business:

Brews, 116 East Broadway - modification
 The Acting Village manager recommended that we take another look at the location of the A.C. units and tie it in with the cellar door to make it look nicer 
 Jerry Martin said the entrance to the basement is more important than the drive-through.
 Mr. Riffle asked what is in the back of the building that precludes putting the A.C. there and was told there are fans, electricals, and grease traps.  Why not take off the drive-through and drop in the A.C. and add landscaping, Mr. Riffle asked.  The problem with A.C. units on the side, even screened, is that it is right across from the church entrance. 
 Mr. Strayer said Village Council would like to see the drive-through and cellar doors removed.  But Mr. Martin wants access to the basement.  He recommended putting landscaping and fencing for appearance and lessening of noise. 
 Mr. Mitchell thought the A.C. can be in the rear by moving the tank further out and the A.C. close to the building.  But Mr. Martin said he would have to run the coolant line across the side.
 Mr. Wilkenfeld said we would rather have it in the back but in fairness, we should give Mr. Martin an alternative.
 Mr. Riffle would prefer the A.C. on the roof, but Mr. Martin said that is inefficient.   Mr. Strayer thought the neighbors might not want it on the side, but do it and add landscaping and fence.
 Mr. Mitchell asked about the screening for the dumpster
 Mr. Mitchell suggested approving what we are doing and ask them to come back with screening.  Perhaps add a black wrought iron fence to match other fence screening inside.

MR. MITCHELL MOVED TO APPROVE MODIFICATION OF PREVIOUS APPROVAL OF 05-197 WITH STIPULATIONS:  (1) REMOVE EXISTING DRIVE-THROUGH; (2) PATCH BUILDING TO MATCH EXISTING STUCCO MATERIAL; (3) ALLOW 3 A.C. UNITS TO BE LOCATED BETWEEN THE OLD DRIVE-THROUGH AND NEW DOOR CUT IN AS PER DRAWINGS; (4) VISUAL SCREENING WILL BE SUBMITTED BY APPLICANT AT A FUTURE DATE AND APPLICANT WILL BRING IT TO THE PLANNER FOR APPROVAL.  MR. WILKENFELD SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Finding of Fact:   MR. WILKENFELD MOVED TO APPROVE THE FINDINGS FOR ITEMS A, B,C,D,E,F  UNDER NEW 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 FEBRUARY 13, 2006.  MR. MITCHELL SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Adjournment: 8:31 p.m.

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

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