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Planning Commission Minutes October 22, 2007

GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION

October 22, 2007

7:00pm

Minutes

 

Members Present: Chip Blanchard, Tom Mitchell, Tim Ryan, Jack Burriss, Jackie O’Keefe (non-voting), and Tim Riffle (Chair).

Members Absent: None.

Staff Present: Village Planner - Alison Terry, Law Director – Mike Crites. 

Visitors Present: Barbara Franks, Dan Rodgers, Tim Hughes, Brian Corbett, Scott Harman, George Fackler, Tom Loomis, James Day, Tim Hughes, Sharon Sellitto, Christopher Avery, and Mr. and Mrs. Sabato Sagaria.

A court reporter was present to transcribe items under Old Business – Application 07-064.  

Citizen’s Comments:

No one appeared to speak under Citizen’s Comments. 

Minutes of October 1, 2007 – Mr. Blanchard moved to approve the minutes as presented.  Second by Mr. Mitchell.  The motion passed 5-0.  The minutes of October 1, 2007 are approved as submitted.

New Business:

127 South Mulberry Street, Charles Loomis on behalf of Mary Jane Dennison, #07-079

AROD, VRD

The request is for approval for removal and replacement of the front porch. 

Swearing in of Witnesses – Mr. Riffle swore in those who planned to speak in regards to Application #-07-079. 

Tom Loomis, 870 Church Street, Newark, stated that he is representing Ms. Dennison for the property located at 127 South Mulberry Street.  He stated that she would like to have the old structure removed and replaced with a new structure which does not exceed the boundaries of the old porch.  Councilmember O’Keefe asked if the roof would be the same pitch.  Mr. Loomis stated that the new roof would be sloped, while the existing roof is a flat roof.  Mr. Burriss inquired on the use of a hip roof.  Mr. Loomis agreed that a hip roof would be architecturally correct, but they really felt that keeping the gable end was best.  Mr. Mitchell asked if the same kind of shingles would be used.  Mr. Loomis stated yes.  Mr. Mitchell stated that the proposed structure looks like a good improvement.  

Mr. Mitchell moved to approve Application No. 07-079 as submitted.  Second by Mr. Blanchard. Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #07-079 as submitted: Blanchard (yes), Ryan (yes), Mitchell (yes) Burriss (yes), Riffle (yes). Motion carried 5-0. Application No. 07-079 is approved as submitted.  

237 East College Street, James and Delores Day, #07-080

AROD, VRD

The request is for approval of removal and replacement of the windows. 

Swearing in of Witnesses – Mr. Riffle swore in those who planned to speak in regards to Application #07-080. 

 James Day, 237 East College Street, stated that he is representing his wife who is the owner of the property located at 237 East College Street.  He stated that they wish to replace the windows for energy efficiency, aesthetics, and to reduce the noise level.  Mr. Day stated that they rent out two units in the home.  Mr. Blanchard asked if the existing shutters would be kept.  Mr. Day stated yes.  Mr. Day provided a sample window for the committee to review.  He stated that the new windows would fit into the space of the existing windows.        

Mr. Blanchard moved to approve Application No. 07-080 as submitted.  Seconded by Mr. Ryan.  Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #07-080 as submitted: Burriss (yes), Mitchell (yes), Ryan (yes), Blanchard (yes), Riffle (yes). Motion carried 5-0.Application No. 07-080 is approved as submitted. 

Old Business:

 119 South Prospect  Street, Dan Rodgers, #07-064

AROD, VBD

The request is for approval of a Change in Use for the front, primary structure (121 S. Prospect Street).  The Change of Use requested is from “Business and Professional Offices:  medical and dental offices and clinics, law offices, insurance and real estate offices” to “Food, drug, and beverage businesses:  grocery stores, meat market, drug stores, and bakeries in conjunction with retail sales, restaurants, and tea rooms.”  

A court reporter transcribed discussions regarding Application #07-064.  Please refer to the transcript which is included as part of these minutes (see attachment).  Mr. Mitchell questioned if the application ought to be withdrawn, rather than tabled once again.  Ms. Franks stated that she would not like all of the testimony and work done thus far to be thrown out.  She asked what would be required of her if the application is withdrawn, rather than tabled.  Ms. Terry stated that the applicant would need to submit a new application and pay a $50 fee.   Law Director Crites indicated that if the application is tabled, he would prefer to see the applicant make the request for Tabling and have a date associated with hearing the application sometime in the future.  Mr. Rodgers and Barbara Franks agreed to table the application and have it heard on or before the second meeting of May 2008.  With the Tabling of Application #07-064, the applicant also agreed to waive the 45-day time period associated with the application.  The applicants were also told that a separate application would need to be submitted for the Change of Use request for a medical service center in the rear structure of the property located at 121 South Prospect Street.  

The following individuals spoke during discussions of Application No. 07-064

Brian Corbett, 3219 North Street

Sam Sagaria, 117 South Prospect Street

Scott Harman, surveyor, no address given

Dr. Chris Avery, 343 Cedar Street (home), 127 South Prospect Street (business)

Dan Rodgers, 210 East Maple Street

Barbara Franks, 210 East Maple Street

Tim Hughes, 630 Newark-Granville Road 

Mr. Blanchard moved to Table Application #07-064 and have it heard by the Planning Commission on or before the second meeting of May 2008.  Seconded by Mr. Burriss.  

Roll Call Vote to Table Application #07-064 to be heard on or before the second Planning Commission of May 2008: Ryan (yes), Mitchell (yes), Burriss (yes), Blanchard (yes),  Riffle (yes). Motion carried 5-0. Application #07-064 is Tabled and scheduled to be heard by the Planning Commission on or before the second meeting of May 2008.   

2326 Newark-Granville Road, George Fackler, #07-018

TCOD, SBD

The request is for approval of a deep red color, which is not a pre-approved color under the Suburban Business District regulations, to be used on the roof and trim only for the new commercial building.   

Swearing in of Witnesses – Mr. Riffle swore in those who planned to speak in regards to Application #07-018.  

Mr. Fackler presented a sample of the requested red siding.  He stated that he feels this would give the structure “an old barn look.”  The committee discussed whether or not to have a third color used for the trim, rather than the proposed roof color.  Mr. Ryan asked Mr. Fackler what color he plans to use for the shutters.  Mr. Fackler stated that this has not yet been decided or formally requested.  Mr. Burriss suggested that the color of the shutters might look best if they pick up a color used in the sign.  Mr. Fackler agreed.  Mr. Burriss stated that the color of the shutters can be addressed when they are addressing the color of the sign.  Mr. Fackler asked if he needs to come back to the Planning Commission for approval of the shutters and sign colors if they are approved colors.  Ms. Terry stated no.  Councilmember O’Keefe asked if the building is going to be a glaring red structure.  She stated that some people were unpleased with the bright red color used for Bob Evans Restaurant.  Mr. Fackler stated that it will stand out a bit, but not any more than the structure to the east of his property.    

Mr. Burriss moved to approve Application No. 07-018 as re-submitted with the presented red color from 64 Metals Bright Red used on the roof and 64 Metals Light Stone for the siding.  He stated that approval would also entail that the presented red color be used for the trim to be consistent.  Second by Mr. Ryan.  

Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #07-080 as submitted: Mitchell (yes), Blanchard (yes), Ryan (yes), Burriss (yes), Riffle (yes). Motion carried 5-0. Application No. 07-018 is approved as re-submitted.  

Finding of Fact Approvals: 

Old Business:

2326 Newark-Granville Road, Application 07-018

This application is not in the AROD.  The Planning Commission found the Findings of Fact to be consistent with the regulations in the SBD (Suburban Business District).  The color submitted was not a pre-approved color, therefore the Planning Commission was required to approve the alternate color. 

New Business:

127 South Mulberry Street, Application #07-079

237 East College Street, #07-080 

Mr. Mitchell read aloud the following Findings of Fact pertaining to Application #07-079 and 07-080:

a)   Is stylistically compatible with other new, renovated and old structures in the Village District.

b)   Contributes to the improvement and upgrading of the historical character of the Village District.

c)   Contributes to the continuing vitality of the District.

d)   Protects and enhances examples of the physical surroundings in which past generations lived. 

Mr. Mitchell moved to approve the Findings of Facts as being true for Application #07-079 and #07-080.  Seconded by Mr. Blanchard.  Motion carried 5-0.  

Mr. Blanchard moved to adjourn the Planning Commission meeting, seconded by Mr. Mitchell.  Motion carried 5-0.  

Next meetings:

November 13, 2007

November 26, 2007

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