GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION
April 10, 2006
Members Present: Tom Mitchell (Vice Chair), Jackie O'Keefe, Tim Riffle (Chair), Tym Tyler, Carl Wilkenfeld
Members Absent: Jack Burriss
Visitors Present: Darcy Grossett, Gale Cady Williams, Mark Kaiser, Art Chonko
Also Present: Chris Strayer, Village Planner
The Chair swore in all those who planned to speak
Citizens Comments: none
Minutes of March 27: Ms. O'Keefe questioned the designation of trees on Page 3, and it was agreed that the architect will be consulting with Speedway to stagger the pear trees and the maple trees. They will also consult with the Tree and Landscape Commission.
MR. TYLER MOVED TO APPROVE WITH CORRECTIONS. MR. MITCHELL SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Bernie Williams, 119 East Elm Street (Granville Gift Basket) - Signage
Darcy Grossett wishes to erect a pair of 46" x 46" window signs, a wall sign-9.25"x96"-- and a 25"x45" plastic sidewalk sign with purple letters. All fit within the code.
She said the sidewalk sign will go between her shop and the Subway, similar to the Elm sign. The owner before the previous owner had a sidewalk sign. So Mr. Wilkenfeid said this basically repeats what has been here before.
MR. MITCHELL MOVED TO APPROVE 06-045 AS SUBMITTED. MR. TYLER SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
.Denison University, South Main Street - Steam Plant upgrading
Art Chonko explained the college's desire to add onto the southwest side of the building at the rear. The addition the silo will be 20' taller and covered within the frame. They will remove some portions of the back section. It will not show much from the front because of the trees. The ash silo will remain but will be boxed in with sheet metal, similar to what's there now. They will keep the same color and make no changes to the front. They are trying to reduce the pollution.
MR. TYLER MOVED TO APPROVE 06-046 FOR ADDITION TO THE STEAM PLANT. MR. MITCHELL SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Chase Bank, 136 East Broadway - Signs
Mr. Strayer noted we denied this application last time, so this is a re-application with modifications. The problems were with the canopy sign and wall sign above the canopy. It has been reduced in size. Also on Page 6 they have changed the wall sign. They will remove the travel agency sign and will remove the old canopy and put smaller white lettering on the new blue canopy. They will change the bank name on the night deposit.
Mr. Riffle noted that they have done what we wanted them to do.
MR. WILKENFELD MOVED TO APPROVE 06-047 AS SUBMITTED. MR. MITCHELL SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Jay Jenkins, 464 South Main Street - Temporary sign
Mr. Tyler explained that he met with the applicant, who has an aluminum 8 sq.ft. two-sided sign that he wishes to install. He would stick it in the ground in front of the Twig. Mr. Tyler suggested that he make a sidewalk sign to be taken in after hours.
Mr. Jenkins said that he purchased some 1x4's and will make an A-frame standing sign which will sit about 8"-10" off the ground. It will be painted with black letters on white background with a checkerboard border and red accents. The legs will be white. He will apply for a permanent sign later, but for the joint sign he wants a permanent designation.
Mr. Strayer said that for a temporary sign, GPC has discretion to approve what they choose. Mr. Wilkenfeld wanted a time limit stipulated.
Mr. Mitchell cautioned not to allow more big signs, but Mr. Tyler said the way Mr. Jenkins' business is located in the rear, he needs a sign to identify his shop.
MR. TYLER MOVED TO APPROVE THE TEMPORARY WHITE SIGN. 06-034, FOR SIX MONTHS, 8"-10" OFF THE GROUND. MR.MITCHELL SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Newark Cleaners, 474 South Main - Signage
The applicant is not prepared to present this item tonight and it will remain on the table...
120 West Broadway - Signage
The applicant is not present tonight so it will not be discussed.
Finding of Fact for April 10: MR. WILKENFELD MOVED TO APPROVE THE FINDINGS FOR ITEMS A,B, and C UNDER NEW BUSINES AND A UNDER OLD BUSINESS AND WE FIND THEM CONSISTENT WITH RELEVANT SECTIONS OF THE CODE AS OUTLINED IN THE VILLAGE PLANNER'S MEMO OF APRIL 10, 2006. MR. TYLER SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Finding of Fact for March 27: MR. WILKENFELD MOVED TO APPROVE FINDINGS FOR THE MARCH 27 MEETING, WHICH INCLUDED THE FOLLOWING APPROVALS: 06-032, 06-037, 06-040, 06-041, AND ONE DENIAL, No. 06-038
Next Meetings: April 10 and April 24