Granville Community Calendar

Planning Minutes 6/11/07

GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION

June 11, 2007

Minutes

Members Present:  Chip Blanchard, Jackie O’Keefe, Tim Riffle, Tim Ryan

Members Absent: Jack Burriss, Tom Mitchell

Visitors Present:  Max Torabi, Sarah Torabi, Cecilia Smith, Eric Rosenberg

Also Present:   Don Holycross, Manager; Mollie Prasher, Clerk of Council; Jim Gorry

Minutes of May 14:  MR. BLANCHARD MOVED TO APPROVE MINUTES AS SUBMITTED.  MR. RYAN SECONDED. MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED. 

Citizens Comments:  none   

Swearing In:

Old Business:

 

Max Torabi, 130 N. Prospect St. – Signage – 07-027

            MR. BLANCHARD MOVED TO TAKE THE APPLICATION OFF THE TABLE.  MR. RYAN SECONDED.  IT WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

            The application was tabled at the last meeting in order to give the principals time to work out their differences.  Mr. Torabi was given permission for the signs on the doors by Mr. Darfus, the property owner’s ex-husband, but he did not realize he needed permission from the Village.  Ms. Darfus, the owner, will not allow the two door signs, and they have been removed.

Mr. Holycross stated that the entrance sign at the ground level has been removed, as the owner had not granted permission.  Mr. Gorry added that one of the options is to make approval subject to the property owner’s consent.  A sign in the upstairs window would be all right, but it is too big.  GPC feels they cannot approve the downstairs signs without the owner’s permission

Members discussed how the upstairs sign could be made to conform to the code.    The owner had confirmed her wishes to Mr. Holycross, and she promised to write a letter to that effect.

 

MR. BLANCHARD MOVED TO APPROVE 07-027 WITH THE STIPULATIONS (1) THAT THE SECOND FLOOR WINDOW SIGN DESIGN AS IT EXISTS IS REDUCED TO COMPLY WITH THE 15% MAXIMUM OF THE WINDOW AREA AND (2) THAT THE TWO DOOR SIGNS ARE EXCLUDED AND NOT PERMITTED IN ANY CAPACITY, PER THE PROPERTY OWNER.  MR. RYAN SECONDED. MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

 

   Max Torabi, 130 N. Prospect St. – Signage – 07- 028

Mr. Torabi also wishes permission for a sidewalk sign of standard size and only out during business hours.  Mr. Riffle said one of the things we try to do is put a one-inch border around signs.

            Mr. Holycross added that the code does not address multi-tenant signs.  Ms. Darfus did not have any objection, but he wanted to make sure she knew about the “one sign per building” rule.  She indicated some of her other tenants might want a sidewalk sign, and this should be addressed in any future applications for sidewalk signs.

            Ms. O’Keefe asked whether there are any other buildings with multiple sidewalk signs, and Mr. Ryan replied that Whitt’s and the Soup Shop share a sign.

 

MR. BLANCHARD MOVED TO APPROVE 07-028 WITH STIPULATIONS:  (1) THAT A ONE-INCH BORDER IS AROUND THE PERIMETER OF SIGN AND (2) WITH WRITTEN CONSENT OF THE PROPERTY OWNER AT 130 N. PROSPECT.  MR. RYAN SECONDED. MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.     

 

New Business:

 

Cecilia Smith, James Store, 124 E. Broadway – Awnings  07-039

 

Ms. Smith wants to repair the awning framework and replace the awning with new fabric and add matching awnings for the second-story windows.  The size will be the same but moved six inches higher on the building, and the colors will be beige with small blue stripes.  The words “The James Store” will be on the scalloped edge drop.  She said the stripe is similar to Green Velvet’s stripe.

Mr. Riffle asked whether there is a decorative trim above the second-floor windows and was told the awning will stop below the decorative trim.  They also wish to repaint the building in dark straw, medium cream, and denim blue.     

 

MR. RYAN MOVED TO APPROVE 07-39 FOR REPLACEMENT OF EXISTING AWNING BASED ON THE COLOR SWATCH SUBMITTED AND TO APPROVE THE ADDITIONAL AWNING ON THE SECOND-FLOOR WINDOWS, REPEATING THE SAME COLOR AND PATTERN AS THOSE ON THE FIRST FLOOR.  THE SIGN TEXT ON THE AWNING WILL BE THE SAME SIZE AND WITHIN REGULATIONS OF THE SIGN CODE.     MR.BLANCHARD SECONDED.  MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.   

 

Eric and Susan Rosenberg, 395 N. Pearl Street – windows, doors, skylights 07-040

            Mr. Rosenberg said all they are doing is replacing what is already there by upgrading the ‘50s house, with double hung windows and French doors like a greenhouse for ventilation.  The openings are narrower but longer.  The open space will be filled with trim.  There is only a concrete block sill, and they will add trim.  They are thinking about glass block on the west elevation for the bathroom.   He described the plan for window replacement on the north, the east, and the west.    

            Mr. Blanchard asked whether we have guidelines for skylights, and whether the neighbors have been consulted. Mr. Holycross said that he is unaware of guidelines.  Mr. Rosenberg has not heard of any neighbors’ discontent; in fact, the closest neighbor was in the audience and spoke in favor of the skylights.  The skylights will not be visible from the street. 

 

MR. BLANCHARD MOVED TO APPROVE 07-040 FOR MODIFICATIONS TO THE EXISTING STRUCTURE WITH ADDITIONS OF WINDOWS AND SKYLIGHTS AS SUBMITTED ON THE NORTH, EAST, AND WEST ELEVATIONS.  MR. RYAN SECONDED.  MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

 

Resolution of Appreciation for Carl Wilkenfeld

 

            Mr. Riffle introduced the resolution, a copy of which was distributed to everyone.

 

MR. RYAN MOVED TO APPROVE THE RESOLUTION AND MR. BLANCHARD SECONDED.  IT WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

 

Finding of Fact:  MR. BLANCHARD MOVED TO APPROVE FINDINGS FOR 07-027, 07-028, 07-039, AND 07-040, AND WE FIND THEM CONSISTENT WITH RELEVANT SECTIONS OF THE CODE AS OUTLINED IN THE GPC AGENDA OF JUNE 11.  MR. RYAN SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

 

Other Business:

            Mr. Blanchard inquired about the Mt. Parnassus property {Zeppernick} to which they have made significant progress, but the last time we talked, they were going to come to us about exterior furnishings.  There has been some discussion on the “spoils.”

 

            Mr. Blanchard also inquired about the Keeler property on Newark-Granville Road east of Granger.  Mr. Riffle said it gained approval a long time ago.  Mr. Strayer had said it meets code, but it seems to be extremely high.  Ms. O’Keefe noted that it is on a steep grade so one side would have to be higher.  Mr. Holycross will look into this.

 

            Mr. Riffle noted that the home on College Street, once owned by Lisa McKivergin, was bought by a new owner, who left off the siding and trim.  The corners were supposed to match, but they do not.  Mr. Holycross said they looked at the minutes and the conditions and he cannot find anything stating that they had to meet what was there originally.  The application says that the materials were wood lapboard siding, wood trim.  The new owner stripped off things without approval.  He came in and he was told to replace the trim.  {See Minutes August 22, 2005} 

 

Adjournment:   8:14 p.m.

Next Meeting:  June 25 (Mr. Riffle will be absent) and July 9

Respectfully submitted,

Betty Hullinger

Employee Payroll / Compensation

The Village has thirty-six (36) full-time employees, 16 regular part-time employees and seaonal employees. Village Personnel Policy

Go to My Pay Stub and login.