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Planning Commission Minutes October 9, 2012

GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION

October 9, 2012

7:00pm

Minutes

 

Call to Order (by Chairman Ryan at 7:00 pm) 

 

Members Present: Jack Burriss, Tim Ryan (Chair), Steven Hawk, and Jean Hoyt.

 

Members Absent: Councilmember Johnson (non-voting), Doug Eklof (non-voting), and Tom Mitchell (Vice-Chair.)

 

Staff Present: Debi Walker; Planning & Zoning Assistant.

 

Also Present: Eleanor Cohen and Kelly Wengerd.

 

Citizens’ Comments:

No one appeared to speak under Citizen’s Comments.

 

New Business:

335 West Elm Street – Wendy Duffey - Application #2012-157

Village Residential District (VRD) – Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD).  The request is for architectural review and approval of the removal of existing three-tab shingle roofing and replacement with GAF Timberline Dimensional asphaltic shingles in ‘Weathered Wood’.

 

Swearing in of Witnesses – Mr. Ryan swore in Deb Walker and Kelly Wengerd. 

 

Discussion:

Kelly Wengerd, Muth & Co. Roofing, stated the new roofing material would not stand out or be an eye sore.  He stated he is proposing a fifty-year three-tab dimensional asphaltic shingle.  Mr. Wengerd presented an example of the Owens Corning shingle.   

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the Standards and Criteria pertaining to Application #2012-157:

 

a)                  Is stylistically compatible with other new, renovated and old structures in the Village District?  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, the application is consistent with other roof replacements approved in the district.  All other Planning Commission members concurred with Mr. Burriss.

b)                  Contributes to the improvement and upgrading of the historical character of the Village District.  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, the materials are consistent with other materials used in this district. All other Planning Commission members concurred with Mr. Burriss.

c)                  Contributes to the continuing vitality of the District.  The Planning Commission concluded this criteria is TRUE. 

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

 

Mr. Hawk made a motion to approve Application #2012-157 as presented.  Seconded by Ms. Hoyt. 

 

Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2012-157:  Burriss (yes), Hawk (yes), Hoyt (yes), Ryan (yes).  Motion carried 4-0. 

 

331 East Broadway – Eleanor Cohen - Application #2012-158

Village Residential District (VRD) – Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD).  The request is for architectural review and approval of the following items:

1)     Replacement of siding on rear addition and garage.

2)     Replacement of service door on garage leading to garden; and

3)     Replacement handrail and railings on front porch.

 

Swearing in of Witnesses – Mr. Ryan swore in Deb Walker and Eleanor Cohen. 

 

Discussion:

Eleanor Cohen, 331 East Broadway, stated that she would like to replace the railings on the front porch with painted treated wood.  Ms. Cohen stated the second thing they would be doing is the paneling on the back of the garage, which would be replaced with hardi-plank which would have a four-inch reveal.  Ms. Cohen explained this material would more closely match what is already on the house.  Ms. Cohen stated she would like to provide ingress and egress access for heavy lawn equipment by replacing an existing man door with a six foot by seven foot (6’x7’) overhead door.  She stated the door is located in the rear of her yard.  Ms. Cohen stated Hamilton Parker would be doing the steel door in a lighter color.  Ms. Cohen presented examples of the hardiplank she is proposing.  Ms. Hoyt stated the application was very well put together. 

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the Standards and Criteria pertaining to Application #2012-158:

 

a)                  Is stylistically compatible with other new, renovated and old structures in the Village District?  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, the proposed project is consistent with similar projects in the district.  All other Planning Commission members concurred with Mr. Burriss.

b)                  Contributes to the improvement and upgrading of the historical character of the Village District.  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, the proposed railing and new siding material are more historically appropriate than what is currently in place.  All other Planning Commission members concurred with Mr. Burriss.  

c)                  Contributes to the continuing vitality of the District.  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, the livability is improved due to the proposed maintenance being done to the structure.  All other Planning Commission members concurred with Mr. Burriss.

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

 

Ms. Hoyt made a motion to approve Application #2012-158 as presented.  Seconded by Mr. Hawk. 

 

Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2012-158:  Hawk (yes), Hoyt (yes), Burriss (yes), Ryan (yes).  Motion carried 4-0.

 

Finding of Fact Approvals:

 

New Business:

Application #2012-157: Wendy Duffey; 335 West Elm Street; Exterior Modifications

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 #2012-157 as submitted by the applicant.

 

Mr. Burriss moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2012-157. Seconded by Mr. Hawk.

 

Roll Call Vote: Burriss (yes), Hoyt (yes), Hawk (yes), Ryan (yes).  Motion carried 4-0.

 

Application #2012-158: Eleanor Cohen; 331 East Broadway; Exterior Modifications

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 #2012-158 as submitted by the applicant.

 

Mr. Hawk moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2012-158. Seconded by Ms. Hoyt.

 

Roll Call Vote: Hoyt (yes), Burriss (yes), Hawk (yes), Ryan (yes).  Motion carried 4-0.

 

Motion to approve absent Commission Member:

Mr. Hawk moved to approve excuse Tom Mitchell from the October 9, 2012 Planning Commission meeting.  Seconded by Ms. Hoyt.  Motion carried 4-0. 

 

Endorsement of GPC/BZBA/Village Council Minutes from September 27, 2012:

Mr. Ryan and Ms. Hoyt agreed the minutes from September 27, 2012 joint meeting are a good summary.  The Planning Commission unanimously agreed the minutes are an indication of the items discussed at the meeting as topics of discussion.  They stated they didn’t have time to get into specific goals and objectives and there should be a follow-up meeting with discussion on these concepts.  The Planning Commission indicated certain topics were discussed regarding having the Planning Department give staff approval for some requests.  

 

Adjournment:  7:15 PM

Mr. Hawk moved to adjourn the Planning Commission meeting, seconded by Ms. Hoyt.  Motion carried 4-0. 

 

Next meetings:

Monday, October 22, 2012

Monday, November 13, 2012

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