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GPC Minutes December 13, 2010

GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION

December 13, 2010

7:00pm

Minutes

 

Members Present: Tom Mitchell, Jeremy Johnson (arrived late), Jack Burriss, Steven Hawk, Councilmember O’Keefe (non-voting), and Tim Ryan (Chair).

Members Absent: None.

Staff Present: Village Planner, Alison Terry.

Also Present: Dan Ream.

 

Citizens’ Comments:

No one appeared to speak under Citizen’s Comments.

 

New Business:

127 East Broadway – Greg Ream - Application #2010-179

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

The request is for architectural review and approval of two trash enclosure areas.

 

Swearing in of Witnesses – Mr. Ryan swore in Village Planner, Alison Terry, and Dan Ream.

 

Discussion:

Dan Ream, 79 Victoria Drive, indicated that he is the son of the applicant, Greg Ream.  Mr. Burriss asked if any bollards are being proposed?  Mr. Ream stated that he didn’t think there were any in the proposal, but his father did place them behind the coffee shop so he may want to place them at 127 East Broadway as well.  Mr. Burriss stated that the bollards offer protection from refuse haulers and snow plows.  Mr. Mitchell explained that if the applicant wishes to put them in place he would need to come back in.  Mr. Mitchell stated that another option is to have bollards approved this evening and choose whether or not to use them.  Mr. Ream agreed that it would make the most sense to have them approved with the application and they would determine later if they want to install them.  

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the Standards and Criteria pertaining to Application #2010-179:

 

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 proposal is consistent with other similar requests.   

b)                  Contributes to the improvement and upgrading of the historical character of the Village District.  The Planning Commission concluded yes.  Mr. Burriss stated that the applicant is proposing to cover up trash receptacles and this is preferred. 

c)                  Contributes to the continuing vitality of the District.  The Planning Commission concluded yes.  Mr. Burriss stated that the vitality of the district is enhanced by the proposed modification.

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 #2010-179 as submitted with the addition of bollards per ‘Exhibit A’.  Seconded by Mr. Burriss.

 

Roll Call Vote: Johnson, Mitchell, Hawk, Burriss, Ryan.  Motion carried 5-0.

 

224 East Broadway – Anne Sara Odor - Application #2010-178

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

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

 

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

 

Discussion:

Anne Sara Odor, was not present to address questions and/or comments by the Planning Commission.  The Planning Commission indicated that it would be advantageous for them to have the applicant present.  Ms. Terry attempted to call the applicant at 7:15 P.M., but there was no answer.

 

Mr. Hawk made a motion to Table Application #2010-178 because the applicant was not present to address question/concerns by the Planning Commission.  Seconded by Mr. Johnson.

 

Roll Call Vote: Johnson, Burriss, Mitchell, Hawk, Ryan.  Motion carried 5-0.

 

Work Session for Awnings for Village Offices – 141 East Broadway:

Village Planner Terry stated that the Village Offices would like to install new awnings on the outside of the building.  She indicated that she has been working with Mr. Burriss on several options.  The Planning Commission took measurements and discussed various options for awnings outside of the Village offices located at 141 East Broadway.  Ms. Terry indicated that they would also purchase awnings for the police department entrance and Reader’s Garden book store.  Mr. Mitchell suggested getting a quote from an architect of how much a permanent structure would cost that could be framed and shingled.  He indicated that he doesn’t think the presented awnings work because they are not functional.  Mr. Burriss stated that he would like to see the discussion reopened on spending more on the front façade of the building.  Ms. Terry stated that the Village is receiving complaints about the mirrored window in front of the Utility Clerk’s office.  She indicated that this particular office receives glare and heat from sunlight so the reflective lining was placed on the window.  Mr. Burriss stated that he suggests leaving the awning that they have in place if they do not want to look at a permanent fix at this time.  He suggested placing a small awning above the entrance to Reader’s Garden.  Ms. Terry indicated that they most likely will not be able to color match the Village Offices awning – so it may need to be recovered.  Mr. Burriss also suggested blinds in the front windows, instead of an awning along the handicap ramp. 

 

Finding of Fact Approvals:

 

New Business:

Application #2010-179: Greg Ream; Trash Enclosures

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 Business District, Chapter 1161, Architectural Review Overlay District, 1187, Height, Area and Yard Modifications, and hereby gives their approval of Application #2010-179 as submitted by the applicant.

 

Mr. Mitchell moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2010-179. Seconded by Mr. Burriss.

 

Roll Call Vote: Johnson, Hawk, Mitchell, Burriss, Ryan.  Motion carried 5-0.

 

Motion to Approve Minutes:

Mr. Johnson moved to approve the minutes from the November 8, 2010 Planning Commission meeting as presented.  Seconded by Mr. Hawk.  Motion carried 3-0. 

 

Mr. Hawk moved to approve the minutes from the November 22, 2010 Planning Commission meeting as presented.  Seconded by Mr. Mitchell.  Motion carried 3-0. 

 

Approval of Meeting Dates for 2011:

Mr. Johnson moved to approve the 2011 meeting dates as amended for the Planning Commission.  Seconded by Mr. Mitchell.  Motion carried 5-0.     

Adjournment:  8:00 PM

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

Next meetings:

Monday, January 3, 2011

Monday, January 24, 2011

 

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