GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION
January 8, 2007
Members Present: Chip Blanchard, Jackie O'Keefe, Tom Mitchell, Tim Riffle
Members Absent: Carl Wilkenfeld, Jack Burriss
Visitors Present: Jessica Rettig, Walter Palasky, Michael Novak
Minutes of December 18: Page 2, paragraph starting "Mr. Strayer" should be Mr. Riffle… Under the motion, No. B is True; No. D. is True . Last line under Rettig, should be Ms. Rettig.
Page 3, Kevin Kittle's address is 224 E. College.
MR. MITCHELL MOVED TO APPROVE MINUTES AS AMENDED. MR. BLANCHARD SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Citizens Comments: none
Swearing in of Witnesses:
Jessica Rettig, 111 West College St. - Addition
Mr. Strayer said the variance application for a 2-story garage was approved by BZBA. At our work session, members wanted to see a rear elevation drawing and more consistency with the house. The height of roofs should match.
Ms. Rettig said the roofline of the main house is a 9/12 slope Her goal is to keep that slope to make the existing roof flow and look as if it were an extension of the house, built at the same time. Mr. Riffle disagreed and discussion ensued about the roofline, eave height, and whether a flat roof would be feasible. Mr. Riffle said with the roofline at 4 different points it lacks consistency. Ms. Rettig thought it was usual to have many rooflines and pitches in Granville's old houses. She preferred to table the application rather than receive a denial.
MR. MITCHELL MOVED TO APPROVE APPLICATION 06-170. MR. BLANCHARD SECONDED, AND THE VOTE WAS 2 YESSES AND ONE NO (MR. RIFFLE), WHICH AMOUNTS TO NO VOTE, AS THREE VOTES ARE REQUIRED FOR A MAJORITY.
Walter Palasky, l86 Fairview Drive - Addition
The applicant wishes to build a 48x24 carriage house as accessory use building, and Mr. Riffle asked for more details. Mr. Palasky said it will be white board and batten, with same roof style, a 24' cupola with gray prefab shingles. The windows are wood divided, and it has transom lighting. It will be used for cars and equipment. He showed a brochure with a small picture and said it will match more of the garage than the house.
Mr. Blanchard asked what was the reason for placing it closer to the road, and Mr. Palasky said the front door faces Newark/Granville Road, so it's appropriate to place it in that quadrant. No other location seemed to fit.
Mr. Blanchard asked about trees, and Mr. Palasky said none of the trees will be removed. The structure will have minimal foundation and will be put on concrete piers. Mr. Mitchell thought it was appropriate as long as it is not in the drip line or canopy of the trees and wanted him to come back with more details.
MR. BLANCHARD MOVED TO TABLE APPLICATION 06-171. MR. MITCHELL SECONDED, AND THE MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Don Hunter, 226 South Mulberry - Driveway
We agreed with him verbally at the last meeting, and this is a formal application for the shared driveway with 222 S. Mulberry. Mr. Blanchard asked about the curb cut, apron, and approach being built to regulations, and Mr. Strayer said the Service Director will take care of that. The property owners will take care of assuring the easement agreement is permanent.
MR. MITCHELL MOVED TO APPROVE 06-167 AS PRESENTED. MR. BLANCHARD SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Benjamin Burton, 224 East Broadway - Signage
Mr. Strayer explained that they are asking for a free-standing sign and a sidewalk sign for the old Studio 37, replacing the sign already there. They were supposed to bring in the design, but they are absent tonight.
Mr. Riffle can see what the free-standing sign will say, but he wants to see the sidewalk sign.
MR. BLANCHARD MOVED TO TABLE APPLICATION; MR. MITCHELL SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Michael Novak, 204 Munson Street - freestanding sign
MR. MITCHELL MOVED TO TAKE THE APPLICATION OFF THE TABLE; MR. BLANCHARD SECONDED AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Mr. Novak brought in new pictures of the sign, which will be 6'3" tall. They won't know what will be printed on the lower sign until they have a tenant.
GPC was OK with leaving the bottom panel blank for now. There will be no ball at the top of the post.
MR. MITCHELL MOVED TO APPROVE 06-154 WITH THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS: (1) STYLE TO MATCH THE GRANVILLE LUMBER SIGN; (2) IT WILL HAVE BORDER AS SHOWN IN THE ADVANTAGE HEALTH SIGN; (3) TWO COLORS, GRAY AND WHITE. MR. BLANCHARD SECONDED AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Work Session: Michael Novak - Siding
They are going to have to match siding where the old garage was removed and wanted approval to fill it in. There will be siding all the way down.
Ms. O'Keefe asked about a brick façade, and Mr. Mitchell thought landscaping would be the answer.
Mr. Strayer said if GPC wishes, he can approve their plans administratively, and GPC agreed with this idea.
Finding of Fact: MR. MITCHELL MOVED TO APPROVE FINDINGS FOR C UNDER NEW BUSINESS AND A UNDER OLD BUSINESS, AND WE FIND THEM CONSISTENT WITH RELEVANT SECTIONS OF THE CODE AS OUTLINED IN MR. STRAYER'S MEMO OF JANUARY 8. MR. BLANCHARD SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Adjournment: 7:55 p.m.
Next Meetings: January 22 and February 12 (We will have a meeting this Wednesday at 6 p.m. to discuss Amendments to the Ordinances.)