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Planning Commission Minutes November 12, 2013



Tuesday, November 12, 2013




Call To Order:  Mr. Mitchell called the meeting to order at 7:01 P.M.


Members Present: Councilmember Johnson (non-voting), Doug Eklof, Jack Burriss, Jean Hoyt, Tom Mitchell (Chair), and Dennis Cauchon (non-voting)


Members Absent:  Steven Hawk.


Staff Present: Debi Walker; Planning and Zoning Assistant.


Also Present: Eric and Gayle Stewart. 


Citizens’ Comments:

No one appeared to speak under Citizen’s Comments.


New Business:

133 Cherry Street – Eric and Gayle Stewart - Application #2013-135

Village Residential District (VRD) – Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD).  The request is for architectural review and approval of the removal of brick steps and replacement with concrete steps.   


Swearing in of Witnesses – Mr. Mitchell swore in Deb Walker, Eric Stewart, and Gayle




Eric Stewart, 133 Cherry Street, stated this project has already been completed.  Mr. Stewart stated they viewed this as a replacement and did not feel approval from the Planning Commission was necessary.  He stated there were concrete steps already located in this area and they had a brick face put on them.  Ms. Hoyt stated this appears to be a necessary repair and replacement.  Mr. Stewart agreed.  Mr. Burriss stated the brick was not sized to fit the steps appropriately.  Mr. Burriss stated he has no issues with this replacement/renovation.  Other members of the Planning Commission agreed. 


The Planning Commission reviewed the Standards and Criteria pertaining to Application #2013-135:


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 sidewalk project requests approved in the district.  The Planning Commission concurred with Mr. Burriss.


b)                  Contributes to the improvement and upgrading of the historical character of the Village District.  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, the request is not only historically appropriate but also a safer alternative.  The Planning Commission concurred with Mr. Burriss.


c)                  Contributes to the continuing vitality of the District.  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, the vitality of the district is improved.  The Planning Commission concurred with Mr. Burriss.


d)                  Protects and enhances examples of the physical surroundings in which past generations lived. Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, the steps are historically appropriate for the home.  The Planning Commission concurred with Mr. Burriss.


Mr. Eklof made a motion to approve Application #2013-135 as presented.  Seconded by Ms. Hoyt. 


Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2013-135:  Burriss (yes), Hoyt (yes), Eklof (yes), Mitchell (yes).  Motion carried 4-0.


Finding of Fact Approvals:


New Business:

Application #2013-135: Eric and Gayle Stewart; Cherry Street; Sidewalk

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 #2013-135 as submitted by the applicant.


Mr. Burriss moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2013-135. Seconded by Ms. Hoyt.


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


Motion to approve absent Commission Member:

Mr. Burriss moved to approve excuse Steve Hawk from the November 12, 2013 Planning Commission meeting.  Seconded by Ms. Hoyt.  Motion carried 4-0. 


Motion to approve meeting minutes for October 28, 2013:

Mr. Burriss moved to approve the minutes from October 28, 2013 as presented.  Seconded by Ms. Hoyt.  Motion carried 4-0.


Adjournment:  7:15 PM

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


Next meetings:

Monday, November 25, 2013

Monday, December 9, 2013

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