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Planning Commission Minutes April 14, 2014

GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION 

April 14, 2014

7:00pm

Minutes

 

Call to Order:  Mr. Steven Hawk (Vice-Chair) called the meeting to order at 7:00 P.M.

 

Members Present: Council Member Jeremy Johnson (non-voting), Tom Mitchell (Chair), Steven Hawk (Vice-Chair), Bill Wilken, Jack Burriss and Doug Eklof.

 

Members Absent: Mr. Tom Mitchell

 

Staff Present: Debi Walker, Village Planning & Zoning and Michael King, Law Director

 

Also Present: Joseph and Demaris Rosato,

 

Citizens’ Comments:  No one appeared to speak under Citizen’s Comments.

 

Old Business:

204 South Pearl Street– Brandon Lackey- Application #2014-15(Amended)

Residential District (VRD) – Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD). The request is for amended architectural review and approval of the removal of the following improvements to the existing detached garage:  Removal of existing side-by-side garage doors and replacement with a new double overhead steel door; Addition of a Therma-Tru door, no window, flat panel design on the west facade of garage; and Removal of existing gutters and downspouts and replacement with 6" half-round galvanized gutters and downspouts (no amendments). The manufacturers' cut sheets have been submitted by the applicant.

 

Swearing in of Witnesses – Mr. Hawk swore in Debi Walker and Brett Black

 

Discussion: Mr. Black, of 2579 Pleasant Crest Court, Newark, Ohio stated he was standing in for Mr. Lackey, as he was hired to do the framework on the garage. In the original application the request was for two (2) eight foot (8') wide garage doors; however, they would not fit without removing the side walls. The amended request is for two (2) overhead garage doors. The applicant also changed the man door on the side of the garage from a Dutch door to a Therma-Tru door, which is more cost effective.

 

Ms. Walker stated that the changes are architecturally appropriate. 

 

Mr. Wilken made a motion to recommend approval to the Village Council on Amended Application# 2014-15.  Seconded by Mr. Eklof. Roll Call Vote to Approve Amended Application #2014-15: Burriss (yes), Eklof (yes), Wilken (yes) and Hawk (yes). Motion carried 4-0.

 

 

New Business:

185 West Church Street-Anastasia Kakias; Aegean Ambitions- Application #2014-27

Village Business District (VBD) – Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD).  The property is located at 119 East Elm. The request is for architectural review and approval of a Commercial Occupancy Permit to change the use from a retail shop to a fitness related business, specifically belly dancing.

 

Swearing in of Witnesses – Mr. Hawk swore in Debi Walker and Anastasia Kakias

 

Discussion: Ms. Kakias stated her application is to request additional parking spaces for her business. There are only a couple of spaces in front and she would like to utilize the rear parking spaces.

 

Ms. Walker stated the parking requirements allow for one (1) parking space per 180 square feet and Ms. Kakias business is 400 square feet, which would allow for an additional three (3) parking spaces. Currently there is no business occupying the first floor, so parking is not an issue at this time.

 

Mr. King stated that the Planning Commission only has to determine parking spaces for this establishment. Mr. King concurred with Ms. Walker that the parking requirements allow for one (1) parking space per 180 square feet, which would allow for three (3) spaces for this business.

 

Mr. Hawk inquired whether there had been any complaints about parking at this location.

 

Ms. Walker stated there had been no complaints.

 

Mr. Eklof inquired as to how many clients Ms. Kakias could accommodate in her classes. Ms. Kakias stated she has five (5) students currently and hopes to have up to ten (10). She stated majority are within walking distance.

 

Mr. Eklof made a motion to approve Application# 2014-27 to the Village Council. Seconded by Mr. Burriss. Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2014-27: Wilken (yes), Eklof (yes), Burriss (yes), and Hawk (yes). Motion carried 4-0.

 

315 East Elm Street – Bill Kirkpatrick and Anna Nekola - Application #2014-30

Residential District (VRD) – Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD). The request is for architectural review and approval of the removal of the existing wood clapboard siding and the installation of HardiPlank Cementitious replacement siding. The applicant proposes the use of the following materials:

Siding:

Siding, Body of House: HardiePlank, clapboard-style, 4" reveal, light blue/gray in color, 'Light Mist';

Siding; North & East Gables: 'HardiPlank', half-rounds or scalloped pattern, medium blue/gray in color, 'Boothbay Blue', and

Trim: 'HardiTrim', color too be arctic white

 

Swearing in of Witnesses – Mr. Hawk swore in Debi Walker and Bill Kirkpatrick

 

Discussion: Mr. Kirkpatrick stated his application is for the replacement of the existing siding due to it being very old and water is coming through the siding. He stated the roof is intact and will remain as is. He brought samples of the colors they will be using for the siding, which matches the light blue of the entire house.

 

Ms. Walker stated Mr. Kirkpatrick's application request is architecturally appropriate and happy they are able to do the improvements.

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the Standards and Criteria pertaining to Application #2014-30:

 

a)         Is stylistically compatible with other new, renovated and old structures in the                  Village District?  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, the application is certainly consistent                         with other renovations 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 materials are historically                          appropriate along with the fish tale detail. The Planning Commission                               concurred with Mr. Burriss.

 

c)         Contributes to the continuing vitality of the District.  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE,               the protection of the structure from water issues is contributing to the vitality of the                         district.  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, replacement of the siding that's                         deteriorating helps enhance the physical surroundings and The Planning                         Commission concurred with Mr. Burriss. 

Mr. Eklof made a motion to recommend approval to the Village Council on Application# 2014-30. Seconded by Mr. Burriss.  Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2014-30: Wilken (yes), Burriss (yes), Eklof (yes) and Hawk (yes). Motion carried 4-0.

 

129 North Plum Street– David Kratoville- Application #2014-31

Suburban Residential District-B (SRD-B) – Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD). The request is for architectural review and approval of a non-functional chimney; and the removal of a section of slate roofing on the southwest side of the uppermost roof and replacement with slate-look asphaltic shingles.

 

Swearing in of Witnesses – Mr. Hawk swore in Debi Walker and Mr. Kratoville

 

Discussion: Mr. Krotoville stated he currently has three (3) types of roofing materials and lots of slope areas. They have been fighting water damage issues in the hallway, children's bathroom and master bathroom. All the water issues are in the same general area in the house. He stated his application is for a request to remove the chimney, since the water is coming from this section. The chimney is not used. Mr. Kratoville stated the slate will be pulled up in the chimney section to find the source of the leak. This section of the roof is not visible from the street.

 

Mr. Burriss inquired whether the ridge cap detail will remain.

 

Ms. Walker stated her office was contacted by the roofer and they were told the ridge cap would go back after the work was complete. Staff is all in favor of protecting this structure

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the Standards and Criteria pertaining to Application #2014-31:

 

a)         Is stylistically compatible with other new, renovated and old structures in the                  Village District?  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, the application is certainly consistent                         with other renovations 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 replacement materials will give a             good visual and The Planning Commission concurred with Mr. Burriss.

 

c)         Contributes to the continuing vitality of the District.  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE,               replacing the leaky roof will contribute to the vitality of the district.  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, keeping water out of the structure                     helps enhance the physical surroundings and The Planning                                                            Commission concurred with Mr. Burriss. 

 

Mr. Wilken made a motion to recommend approval to the Village Council on Application# 2014-31.  Seconded by Mr. Eklof.  Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2014-31: Eklof (yes), Burriss (yes), Wilken (yes), and Hawk (yes). Motion carried 4-0.

 

129 South Mulberry Street– Gary and Judy Stansbury- Application #2014-34

Residential District (VRD) – Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD). The request is for architectural review and approval of the removal of a covered porch roof and the construction of a new screened porch with a new foundation, concrete floor and new roof structure on the western side of the home; and the removal of an existing three-tab asphaltic shingle roof and replacement with dimensional asphaltic shingles.

 

Swearing in of Witnesses – Mr. Hawk swore in Debi Walker and John Noblick

 

Discussion: Mr. Noblick, Newark, Ohio stated he was standing in for Mr. and Mrs. Stansbury. The application is for a request to put a solid roof and foundation on the porch. The trim will be white, which will be consistent with the house. The entire roof will be replaced and the screen for the porch will be charcoal in color. There will be a screen door, but no storm door.

The Planning Commission reviewed the Standards and Criteria pertaining to Application #2014-34:

 

a)         Is stylistically compatible with other new, renovated and old structures in the                  Village District?  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE; the application is certainly consistent                         with other renovation projects 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 proposed materials of the proposed                         porch contribute to the improvement and upgrading of the historical character and             The Planning Commission concurred with Mr. Burriss.

 

c)         Contributes to the continuing vitality of the District.  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE,               contributes to the vitality of the district.  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 materials proposed are more                historically correct and help enhance the physical surroundings. The Planning                     Commission concurred with Mr. Burriss. 

 

Mr. Eklof made a motion to recommend approval to the Village Council on Application# 2014-34. Seconded by Mr. Wilken.  Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2014-34: Burriss (yes), Eklof (yes), Wilken (yes), and Hawk (yes). Motion carried 4-0.

 

217 East College Street– Joseph and Demaris Rosato - Application #2014-35:  Village Residential District (VRD) – Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD).  The request is for architectural review and approval of a new detached accessory structure that measures twelve (12') feet by sixteen (16') feet total; in the rear yard.

 

Swearing in of Witnesses – Mr. Hawk swore in Debi Walker and Joseph Rosato

 

Discussion: Mr. Rosato stated he would like to build a shed in the rear of his home. He stated he has no access to the rear of the structure to place or store any lawn materials or equipment. All the materials will match the home and he will use a standard size door and put in one (1) window on the shed. The shed will be painted the same color as the house.

 

Ms. Walker stated thankful it was sited outside of the setbacks as to avoid having to visit the Board of Zoning & Building Appeals.

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the Standards and Criteria pertaining to Application #2014-35:

 

a)         Is stylistically compatible with other new, renovated and old structures in the                  Village District?  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, the application is certainly consistent                         with other projects 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 certainly consistent with                         accessory type and does allow for storage which will instill the historic character.                   The Planning Commission concurred with Mr. Burriss.

 

c)         Contributes to the continuing vitality of the District. Mr.  Burriss stated TRUE,               contributes to the vitality of the district and 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 accessory structure of this type                 does protect and enhance the physical surroundings and The Planning                              Commission concurred with Mr. Burriss. 

 

Mr. Wilken made a motion to approved Application #2014-35. Seconded by Mr. Eklof.  Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2014-35: Wilken (yes), Eklof (yes), Burriss (yes), and Hawk (yes). Motion carried 4-0.

 

209 East Elm Street– Michael and Ashlin Caravana - Application #2014-39:  Village Residential District (VRD) – Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD).  The request is for architectural review and approval of the construction of a section of privacy fence, in the rear yard, along the western property line.

 

Swearing in of Witnesses – Mr. Mitchell swore in Debi Walker and Ashlin Caravana

 

Discussion: Ms. Caravana stated they would like to replace their existing, 20 year old fence because it is falling down. They will replace with a double sided, cedar fence. They will eventually stain the fence a faded wood color, but not to make it look painted.

 

Mr. Burriss inquired whether the double sided fence will look like the same on both sides.

 

Ms. Caravana stated the boards will be sandwiched together and look the same on both sides.

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the Standards and Criteria pertaining to Application #2014-39:

 

a)         Is stylistically compatible with other new, renovated and old structures in the                  Village District?  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE; the application is certainly consistent                         with other fence projects 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 for the proposed fence is             certainly consistent by instilling the historic character. The Planning Commission                         concurred with Mr. Burriss.

c)         Contributes to the continuing vitality of the District. Mr.  Burriss stated TRUE; the                         livability contributes to the vitality. 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, a fence of this type is appropriate and                      The Planning Commission concurred with Mr. Burriss. 

 

Mr. Burriss made a motion to approved Application #2014-39 with the condition it will be stained in the future. Seconded by Mr. Eklof. Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2014-39: Wilken (yes), Eklof (yes), Burriss (yes), and Hawk (yes). Motion carried 4-0.

 

Finding of Fact Approvals:

 

Old Business:

Application #2014-15: Brandon Lackey; 204 South Pearl Street; Exterior Modifications Amended

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 #2014-15, as submitted by the applicant with the condition the finish will be applied within one year.

 

Mr. Burriss moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2014-15. Seconded by Mr. Eklof. Roll Call Vote: Burriss (yes), Eklof (yes), Wilken (yes) and Hawk (yes). Motion carried 4-0.

 

New Business:

Application #2014-27: Anastasia Kakias; 119 East Elm Street; Commercial Occupancy Permit Parking Requirements

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 #2014-27, as submitted by the applicant with the condition the finish will be applied within one year.

 

Mr. Burriss moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2014-27. Seconded by Mr. Eklof. Roll Call Vote: Eklof (yes), Burriss (yes), Wilken (yes) and Hawk (yes). Motion carried 4-0.

 

New Business:

Application #2014-30: Bill Kirkpatrick and Anna Nekola; 315 East 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 #2014-30, as submitted by the applicant with the condition the finish will be applied within one year.

 

Mr. Burriss moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2014-30. Seconded by Mr. Wilken. Roll Call Vote: Eklof (yes), Burriss (yes), Wilken (yes) and Hawk (yes). Motion carried 4-0.

 

New Business:

Application #2014-31: David Kratoville; 129 North Plum 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 #2014-31, as submitted by the applicant with the condition the finish will be applied within one year.

 

Mr. Burriss moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2014-31. Seconded by Mr. Wilken. Roll Call Vote: Burriss (yes), Eklof (yes), Wilken (yes) and Hawk (yes). Motion carried 4-0.

 

New Business:

Application #2014-34: Gary and Judy Stansbury; 129 South Mulberry Street; Addition

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 #2014-34, as submitted by the applicant with the condition the finish will be applied within one year.

 

Mr. Burriss moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2014-34. Seconded by Mr. Wilken. Roll Call Vote: Wilken (yes), Eklof (yes), Burriss (yes) and Hawk (yes). Motion carried 4-0.

 

New Business:

Application #2014-35: Joseph and Demaris Rosato; 217 East College Street; Accessory Structure

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 #2014-35, as submitted by the applicant.

 

Mr. Burriss moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2014-35. Seconded by Mr. Wilken. Roll Call Vote: Eklof (yes), Burriss (yes), Wilken (yes) and Hawk (yes). Motion carried 4-0.

 

 

New Business:

Application #2014-39: Michael and Ashlin Caravana; 209 East Elm Street; Fence Replacement

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 #2014-35, as submitted by the applicant.

 

Mr. Burriss moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2014-35. Seconded by Mr. Eklof. Roll Call Vote: Eklof (yes), Burriss (yes), Wilken (yes) and Hawk (yes). Motion carried 4-0.

 

Motion to approve member absences: Mr. Mitchell

Mr. Burriss moved to approve and seconded by Mr. Eklof.

 

Motion to approve meeting minutes for March 10, 2014:

 

Mr. Wilken moved to approve the minutes from March 10, 2014 as presented.  Seconded by Mr. Eklof.  Roll Call Vote: Eklof (yes), Burriss (yes), Wilken (yes) and Hawk (yes). Motion carried 4-0. 

 

 

Mr. Wilken stated he was concerned with the size of parking spaces located on East Elm Street in that some vehicles are oversized and hang out of the space blocking the view of oncoming traffic.

 

 

Ms. Walker stated the code does not address these issues at all; however, will speak with Alison Terry and the Chief of Police.

 

 

Adjournment:  8:02 PM

 

Mr. Mitchell declared the Planning Commission meeting adjourned.

 

 

Next meetings:

 

Monday, April 28, 2014

 

Monday, May 12, 2014

 

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

 

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