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Planning Commission Minutes January 28, 2008

GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION

January 28, 2008

7:00pm

Minutes

 

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

Members Absent: Jack Burriss.

Staff Present: Village Manager, Don Holycross, Law Director, D. Michael Crites

Visitors Present: Sabato Sagaria, Molly Prasher, Dennis Cauchon, Barb Franks, Dan Rogers, and John Noblick.

Citizen’s Comments:

No one appeared to speak under Citizen’s Comments.

 

Minutes of January 14, 2008 – Mr. Ryan moved to approve the minutes as amended with typographical errors.  Seconded by Mr. Mitchell.  The motion passed 3-0.  The minutes of January 14, 2008 are approved as amended.

 

Old Business:

123 South Prospect Street, Dan Rogers,  Application #07-042 &#07-043

AROD, VBD

The applicant is bringing in more detailed information relative to the exterior modifications and re-roofing of the rear accessory structure for review and approval, as requested by the Planning Commission at the June 25, 2007 and July 9, 2007 public hearings. 

Swearing in of Witnesses – Mr. Riffle swore in Village Manager, Don Holycross, and Barbara Franks and Dan Rogers. 

 

Discussion regarding Application #07-042:

Mr. Ryan inquired on the changes made to this application from the original application.  Ms. Franks stated that they have added the replacement of doors and windows.  Mr. Mitchell stated that the applicant has provided a good site plan and he told Ms. Franks that they did a good job.  Ms. Franks stated that they hired someone to draw up the plans.  Mr. Ryan asked if the second door at the south elevation is being added.  Ms. Franks stated that anything shown on the plan is original and they are proceeding as though the project is a complete restoration of what is already in place.  Mr. Ryan asked if the proposed siding is what they previously reviewed and Ms. Franks stated yes.  Mr. Ryan asked for explanation of why the applicant has two applications and why one is for re-roofing the structure, which he believed was previously approved.  Mr. Holycross stated that that Application #07-042 pertains to the exterior of the structure, not including the roof, and Application #07-043 is for the re-roofing of the structure. 

 

Mr.  Mitchell stated that he has no further comments or concerns regarding the application.  Mr. Ryan agreed.  Mr. Riffle asked if the trim board around the windows and doors would be the same three inch (3”) trim board previously proposed.  Ms. Franks stated yes.  Councilmember O’Keefe inquired on the placement of the air-conditioning unit.  Ms. Franks stated that they have proposed to attach the air-conditioning unit to the structure, rather than on the ground, to allow for easier maintenance.  Mr. Mitchell commented that this is a good idea.  Ms. Franks also stated that they plan to landscape the area around the air-conditioning unit.  Mr. Ryan stated that the approval of the application would not include signage or a landscaping plan.  Ms. Franks stated that this would be brought to the Planning Commission at a later time.

 

The Planning Commission discussed the Standards and Criteria associated with Application #07-042.  Mr. Mitchell stated that the style of the structure is consistent with existing architecture in the Village.  Mr. Ryan stated that the overall height, building massing, or roof shape will not change, so these standards are not applicable.  Mr. Mitchell commented that the applicant is proposing fire treated plywood to be used under the primary material.  He stated that Ms. Terry is suggesting that the use of these materials are made conditions in the final approval.  Mr. Riffle, Mr. Mitchell, and Mr. Ryan all agreed that the true divided light windows are appropriate to the style of the building, as well as the proposed doors.  Mr. Riffle stated that the three inch (3”) trim is to match the exterior of the building, and that the Planning Commission finds the gutters and downspouts to be consistent with the style of the building.  Mr. Ryan stated that the applicant is proposing to restore the historical authenticity of  the building, which meets the criteria. 

 

Mr. Mitchell made a motion to approve Application #07-042 with the following Conditions:

a)      Siding: 12” Rough sawn oak wood siding for the entire structure with fire treated plywood underneath – in compliance with the Building Department.

b)      Window:  True divided light windows, fixed on the lower level and operable casement windows in the upstairs, with a wood interior and vinyl exterior. 

c)      Doors:  Metal doors that measure 3 ft. by 7 ft. with true divided light windows in all doors, and that the location of all windows and doors shall be consistent with drawing A-201, titled Exhibit “A.” 

d)      Garage Doors: Non-operable doors constructed of wood panels with true divided light panels with a fixed pane of glass.

e)      Trim: 3” Trim Board made of rough sawn oak wood to match the exterior siding, including 3” trim around the windows and doors.

f)        Soffit: Vented vinyl soffit.

g)      Gutters/Downspouts: 4” Aluminum. 

 

Seconded by Mr. Ryan.

 

Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #07-042 with Conditions: Ryan (yes), Mitchell (yes), Riffle (yes). Motion carried 3-0.

 

Application No. 07-042 is approved with listed Conditions. 

 

 

 

 

 

Discussion regarding Application #07-043:

Mr. Mitchell asked the applicant if they could provide a sample of the proposed roofing.  Ms. Franks stated that she would need to bring this at a later time.  She questioned if the roof had previously been approved.  Mr. Ryan stated that the roofing for the structure was previously approved and it was for a metal roof.  He went on to say that the color was not approved.  Mr. Riffle agreed.  Law Director Crites stated that it does not seem necessary to approve the roof and the applicant can request to withdraw the application.  Ms. Franks requested to have Application #07-043 withdrawn.    

 

Application No. 07-043 is Withdrawn by the Applicant, Barbara Franks.

 

New Business:

195 Welsh Hills Road, Michael and Marla Lafferty, Application #08-01

The request is for approval of a detached garage.  The property is zoned Suburban Residential District-A (SRD-A)

Swearing in of Witnesses – Mr. Riffle swore in Village Manager, Don Holycross, and John Noblick.

 

Discussion:  Councilmember O’Keefe questioned if the proposed structure would be in a flood plain.  Mr. Holycross stated that he was not aware that it is a flood plain and Ms. Terry made no reference to any problems with the application.  Councilmember O’Keefe asked if there have been any comments by any neighbors.  Mr. Holycross stated no.  Mr. Mitchell stated that there appears to be no architectural standards to adhere to because the property is located outside of the Transportation Corridor Overlay District (TCOD).  Mr. Holycross stated that the Planning Commission is confirming that the application meets the Code. 

 

Mr. Mitchell moved to approve Application #08-01 as submitted.  Seconded by Mr. Ryan.

 

Roll Call Vote to approve Application #08-01 as submitted: Mitchell (yes), Ryan (yes), Riffle (yes). Motion carried 3-0.

 

Application No. 08-01 is approved as submitted.

 

785 Newark Road, St. Edwards the Confessor Church, Application #08-03

The request is for approval of a temporary sign, with variances, as follows:

1)      That the maximum permitted size be increased from four (4) square feet to seven (7) square feet. 

2)      That the number of colors allowed be increased from three (3) to five (5). 

3)      That so long as the proposed sign remains the same the applicant shall not be required to resubmit the temporary sign for review and approval of the Planning Commission on a yearly basis. 

 

The property at 785 Newark Road is zoned Suburban Residential District-A (SRD-A) and is located within the Transportation Corridor Overlay District (TCOD). 

 

There was no one present representing St. Edwards Catholic Church.  Exhibit A was submitted by the applicant. 

 

Mr. Holycross stated that when the application was previously approved, it was intended that the applicant let Staff know when the temporary sign would be posted each year.  He stated this needs to be formally adopted with this clarification.  Mr. Holycross stated that if the square footage of the signs were one foot smaller – no approval would be needed by the Planning Commission.

 

Councilmember O’Keefe asked about the sign at Welsh Hills School and if a variance was granted.  Mr. Holycross stated that they are having discussions with the school regarding their temporary sign.  Councilmember O’Keefe asked if there is a limit to the number of temporary signs allowed up at one time – including real estate signs.  Mr. Holycross reviewed the exempt section in the Code pertaining to temporary signs and he found nothing regarding the number of signs allowed.  Mr. Ryan stated that he could understand Councilmember O’Keefe’s concerns regarding multiple signs.  Councilmember O’Keefe suggested having this looked into while they are reviewing changes to the Code. 

 

Mr. Mitchell moved to Approve Application #08-03 with the following Conditions: 

 

Approval of a temporary sign, with variances, as follows:

a)      That the maximum permitted size be increased from four (4) square feet to seven (7) square feet for the non-conforming sign. 

b)      That the number of colors allowed be increased from three (3) to five (5). 

c)       A schedule stipulating the length of time in which the non-conforming temporary sign will be displayed shall be presented yearly for review and approval by the Village Planner and this should be in accordance to Exhibit “A.”

 

Seconded by Mr. Ryan.

 

Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #08-083: Ryan (yes), Mitchell (yes), Riffle (yes). Motion carried 3-0.

 

Application No .08-03 is Approved.

 

785 Newark Road, St. Edwards the Confessor Church, Application #08-04

The request is for approval of a temporary sign, with variances, as follows:

1)      That the maximum permitted size be increased from four (4) square feet to seven (7) square feet. 

2)      That the number of colors allowed be increased from three (3) to six (6). 

3)      That so long as the proposed sign remains the same the applicant shall not be required to resubmit the temporary sign for review and approval of the Planning Commission on a yearly basis. 

 

The property is zoned Suburban Residential District-A (SRD-A) and is located within the Transportation Corridor Overlay District (TCOD). 

 

Mr. Mitchell moved to Approve Application #08-04 with the following Conditions: 

 

Approval of a temporary sign, with variances, as follows:

a)      That the maximum permitted size be increased from four (4) square feet to seven (7) square feet for the non-conforming sign. 

b)      That the number of colors allowed be increased from three (3) to six (6). 

c)      A schedule stipulating the length of time in which the non-conforming temporary sign will be displayed shall be presented yearly for review and approval by the Village Planner and this should be in accordance to Exhibit “A.”

 

Seconded by Mr. Ryan.

 

Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #08-084: Ryan (yes), Mitchell (yes), Riffle (yes). Motion carried 3-0.

 

Application No. 08-04 is Approved.

 

785 Newark Road, St. Edwards the Confessor Church, Application #08-05

The request is for approval of a temporary sign, with variances, as follows:

1)      That the maximum permitted size be increased from four (4) square feet to seven (7) square feet. 

2)      That the number of colors allowed be increased from three (3) to six (6). 

3)      That so long as the proposed sign remains the same the applicant shall not be required to resubmit the temporary sign for review and approval of the Planning Commission on a yearly basis. 

 

Mr. Mitchell moved to Approve Application #08-05 with the same language from the last motion (which included): 

 

Approval of a temporary sign, with variances, as follows:

a)      That the maximum permitted size be increased from four (4) square feet to seven (7) square feet for the non-conforming sign. 

b)      That the number of colors allowed be increased from three (3) to six (6). 

c)      A schedule stipulating the length of time in which the non-conforming temporary sign will be displayed shall be presented yearly for review and approval by the Village Planner and this should be in accordance to Exhibit “A.”

 

 

Seconded by Mr. Ryan.

 

Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #08-05: Mitchell (yes), Ryan (yes), Riffle (yes). Motion carried 3-0.

 

Application No. 08-05 is Approved.

 

Finding of Fact Approvals:

1)         Finding of Fact Approvals for Application #07-042, Dan Rogers, 123 South     Prospect Street

(a)    Is stylistically compatible with other new, renovated and old structures in the Village District.  The Planning Commission concluded that the proposed modifications are consistent with the style of the existing building and with other structures in the immediate area.

(b)    Contributes to the improvement and upgrading of the historical character of the Village District.  The Planning Commission concluded that the proposed modifications contribute to the improvement and upgrading of the historical character.

(c)    Contributes to the continuing vitality of the District.  The Planning Commission concluded that the proposed modifications contribute to the continuing vitality. 

(d)    Protects and enhances examples of the physical surroundings in which past generations lived.  The Planning Commission concluded that the proposed modifications protect and enhance examples of the physical surroundings.

 

            Mr. Mitchell moved to approve the Finding of Facts for Application #07-042.   Seconded by Mr. Ryan.  Motion carried 3-0.

 

2)         Finding of Fact Approvals for Application #08-01, Michael and Marla Lafferty,            195 Welsh Hills Road

 

            The Planning Commission found the request to be consistent with the Granville   Codified Ordinances, Chapter 1163, Suburban Residential District.

 

            Mr. Mitchell moved to approve the Finding of Facts for Application #08-01.     Seconded by Mr. Ryan

 

3)         Finding of Fact Approvals for Application #08-03, St. Edwards the Confessor,             785 Newark Road

 

            The Planning Commission found the request to be consistent with the Granville   Codified Ordinances, Chapter 1189, Signs.

 

            Mr. Mitchell moved to approve the Finding of Facts for Application #08-03.     Seconded by Mr. Ryan.  Motion carried 3-0.

 

4)         Finding of Fact Approvals for Application #08-04, St. Edwards the Confessor,             785 Newark Road:

 

            The Planning Commission found the request to be consistent with the Granville   Codified Ordinances, Chapter 1189, Signs.

 

            Mr. Mitchell moved to approve the Finding of Facts for Application #08-04.     Seconded by Mr. Ryan.  Motion carried 3-0.

 

5)         Finding of Fact Approvals for Application #08-05, St. Edwards the Confessor,             785 Newark Road

 

            The Planning Commission found the request to be consistent with the Granville   Codified Ordinances, Chapter 1189, Signs.

 

            Mr. Mitchell moved to approve the Finding of Facts for Application #08-05.     Seconded by Mr. Ryan.  Motion carried 3-0.

 

Other Matters:

Mr. Ryan moved to excuse Mr. Burriss from the Planning Commission meeting.  Seconded by Mr. Mitchell. Motion carried 3-0. 

 

Adjournment: 7:48 PM. 

Mr. Ryan moved to adjourn the Planning Commission meeting, seconded by Mr. Mitchell.  Motion carried 3-0. 

 

Next meetings:

February 11, 2008

February 25, 2008

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