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Planning Commission Minutes November 9, 2009


November 09, 2009




Members Present: Tom Mitchell, Jack Burriss, Jeremy Johnson, Councilmember OKeefe (non-voting), Tim Ryan (Chair).

Members Absent: None.

Staff Present: Village Planner, Alison Terry.

Visitors Present: Joy Wujek.


Citizens’ Comments:

No one appeared to speak under Citizen’s Comments.


New Business:


224 East Broadway – Joy Wujek/Petali Teas - Application #09-142

Village Business District-B (VBD-B) – Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD)

The request is for architectural review and approval of a sandwich board sign.


Swearing in of Witnesses – Mr. Ryan swore in Village Planner, Alison Terry, and Joy Wujek.


Discussion regarding Application #09-142:

Joy Wujek, 5230 Moots Run Road, Alexandria, indicated that she would like to install a sandwich board sign on the sidewalk in front of her business Petali Teas. Mr. Ryan questioned if the sign would be four colors with white, green, blue and black.  Ms. Wujek stated yes.  Ms. Terry indicated that the Code requirements for this application have been met.  Ms. Terry noted that the black border is not proposed to be around the entire sign, consistent with what the Planning Commission has required of other applicants.  Ms. Wujek stated that they would be willing to make this change and incorporate the black border around the entire sign.  Mr. Ryan noted the proposed location of the sidewalk sign and the Planning Commission agreed with the location.  Ms. Wujek stated that the sidewalk sign will be made by the same sign company that did the wall sign for Petali Teas and everything will be consistent. 


The Planning Commission reviewed the Standards and Criteria pertaining to Application #09-142:


a)      Is stylistically compatible with other new, renovated and old structures in the Village District.  The Planning Commission concluded yes.  Mr. Burriss stated that the proposed sign is consistent with other sandwich board signs in the district.

b)      Contributes to the improvement and upgrading of the historical character of the Village District.  The Planning Commission concluded yes.  Mr. Mitchell indicated that the proposed sandwich board sign emulates sandwich board signs in New England and presents a “homey” environment.   

c)      Contributes to the continuing vitality of the District.  The Planning Commission concluded yes.  Mr. Ryan stated that the sign will allow the  public to be made aware of business news at their establishment.

d)      Protects and enhances examples of the physical surroundings in which past generations lived.  The Planning Commission concluded yes.


Mr. Mitchell made a motion to approve Application #09-142 with the condition that Staff Recommendations 1 and 2 be adhered to and the black border shown on the plan shall be extended to the full perimeter of the sign.


Seconded by Mr. Burriss.


Roll Call Vote: Burriss, Johnson, Mitchell, Ryan.  Motion carried 4-0.



Finding of Fact Approvals:

New Business:

Application #09-142: Petali Teas

Approve Findings of Fact and Associated Standards and Criteria.

The Planning Commission found the request to be consistent with The Granville Codified Ordinances Chapter 1159, Village District, Chapter 1161, Architectural Review Overlay District, and hereby gives their approval of Application #09-142 as submitted by the applicant.


Mr. Mitchell moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #09-142.  Seconded by Mr. Johnson.


Roll Call Vote: Johnson, Burriss, Mitchell, Ryan.  Motion carried 4-0.


Approval of the Minutes:

Mr. Burriss made a motion to approve the minutes for the October 13, 2009 Planning Commission meeting as presented.  Seconded by Mr. Mitchell. 

Motion carried 4-0. 


Mr. Burriss made a motion to approve the minutes for the October 26, 2009 Planning Commission meeting as presented.  Seconded by Mr. Mitchell. 

Motion carried 4-0. 


Adjournment:  7:20 PM

Mr. Mitchell moved to adjourn the Planning Commission meeting, seconded by Mr. Johnson.  Motion carried 4-0.  


Next meetings:

November 23, 2009

December 14, 2009

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