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Planning Commission Minutes May 27, 2014

GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION 

May 27, 2014

7:00pm

Minutes

 

Call to Order:  Mr. Hawk (Vice-Chair) called the meeting to order at 7:02 P.M.

 

Members Present: Council Member Jackie O'Keefe (non-voting), Craig Potaracke (non-voting), Steven Hawk (Vice-Chair), Jack Burriss and Doug Eklof

 

Members Absent: Tom Mitchell and Bill Wilken

Staff Present: Debi Walker, Village Planning & Zoning

Also Present:  Sharon Sellitto, Jodi Schmidt and John Klauder

 

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

 

New Business:

225 South Mulberry Street-Sharon Sellitto- Application #2014-61

Village Residential District (VRD) – Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD). The request is for architectural review and approval of the installation of a 48" high picket fence with gates in the rear yard.

 

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

 

Discussion:

Ms. Sellitto of 2157 Cherry Street, Granville, Ohio stated she is putting a fence in the backyard of the property located at 225 South Mulberry Street. The fence will tie into the neighbor's fence with the neighbor's consent. It is compatible with the surroundings and fits in with the neighborhood. There will be a fence directly off the back porch.

 

Ms. Walker stated that the fence meets all the requirements of the district, will be cedar and painted white at a later date.

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the Standards and Criteria pertaining to Application #2014-61:

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 fence is of a historically appropriate nature and      will upgrade the historic character of the district. The Planning Commission concurred       with Mr. Burriss.

 

c)         Contributes to the continuing vitality of the District.  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, the             proposed fence will enhance the vitality of the structure and 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 fence is historically and architecturally appropriate.    The Planning Commission concurred with Mr. Burriss. 

 

Mr. Eklof made a motion to approve Application# 2014-61 as submitted. Seconded by Mr. Burriss. Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2014-61: Eklof (yes), Burriss (yes) and Hawk (yes). Motion carried 3-0.

 

218 East Maple Street – Jim & Jodi Schmidt - Application #2014-62

Village Residential District (VRD) – Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD). The request is for architectural review and approval of the removal of existing gutters and replacement with new 6" aluminum gutters on the rear of the home; and the removal of existing asphaltic shingles on the upper rear flat roof and replacement with rubber roofing.

 

Swearing in of Witnesses – Mr. Hawk swore in Debi Walker Jodi Schmidt

 

Discussion:  Ms. Schmidt stated they are replacing a 20 year old roof. When they recently power washed their house, several shingles flew off. The roofer recommended solid sheets and a rubber roof. The three (3) top shingles will be the same and dark black gray, which will match the shingles.

 

Ms. Walker stated that the applicant will also be upsizing the gutters from 4" to 6" and the downspouts will also be upsized.

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the Standards and Criteria pertaining to Application #2014-62:

 

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, preserving the home with the improvements and the            upgrades will add to the historic character of the district.  The Planning Commission     concurred with Mr. Burriss.

 

c)         Contributes to the continuing vitality of the District.  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, a dry       house 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, a dry home that will last is helping to achieve that goal        and The Planning Commission concurred with Mr. Burriss. 

Mr. Eklof made a motion to approve Application# 2014-62 as submitted. Seconded by Mr. Burriss.  Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2014-62: Burriss (yes), Eklof (yes) and Hawk (yes). Motion carried 3-0.

 

141 East Broadway, Village of Granville-John Klauder Landscaping on behalf of The Granville Village-Application #2014-63

Village Business District (VBD) – Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD). The request is for architectural review and approval of landscape improvements to Village Hall including the following:

1)         Installation of ornamental iron-style fence sections along the building east             elevation and at the entrance to the public parking lot behind Village Hall;

2)         Modifications to the existing concrete planter adjacent to the public sidewalk and             between existing stairs to Village Hall and Reader's Garden; and

3)         Installation of one (1) small concrete footing within an existing planting bed to serve as           anchorage for garden urn/pedestal combination.

            The applicant has provided a site plan illustrating the proposed Village Hall landscape improvements.

 

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

 

Discussion:

Mr. Klauder of 30 Old Farm Road, Granville, on behalf of The Village of Granville, stated he was approached by staff to upgrade the exterior of The Village Hall. Mr. Klauder stated that Debi Walker was a tremendous asset in assisting with the design criteria. He stated that he had three (3) criteria that he tried to abide by. The first included simplicity, the second low maintenance and lastly the "wow" factor. Mr. Klauder stated the proposed fence will be recessed in, continue down to the kiosk, continue down on the other side of the basement steps providing an 18" opening on both sides and continue to the rear parking lot. The fence will mimic the existing fence. Mr. Klauder stated there will be modifications to the existing concrete planter adjacent to the public sidewalk and between the existing stairs to the Village Hall and Reader's Garden. It will consist of the removal of the existing half-round 6" curb-style planter edge, and form approximately a 14" high half-round plinth style base to which the Medici urn and pedestal will be mounted. Mr. Klauder stated there will be a 12" square concrete footing within the existing planting bed at the front of the building, centered on the western most window, which will serve as the anchorage for a Williamsburg urn/pedestal combination. The hope is that this urn makes a statement. There will be an additional urn by the police entrance. There will be two (2) different types of urns used, a Williamsburg Colonial Urn and an Italian style. The plantings will be simple and the flowers will make a statement.

 

Mr. Burriss was concerned as to what material the concrete plinth, where the proposed urn/pedestal will sit on, will be made of? He suggested that there be a border around the concrete plinth on the top so it takes away from blending in with the steps and it will also frame the planter. Mr. Burriss further suggested that there be some type of lighting on the urns/pedestals, possibly behind the urns.

 

Mr. Potaracke was concerned about securing the urn/pedestals.

Ms. O'Keefe was concerned about the barrier around the urn/pedestal being too big allowing people to sit on it. She also wanted to know who would be providing the maintenance and whether the rear parking lot would be resurfaced.

 

Mr. Klauder stated that there will be no footer on the urns by the window and the police station. He was unsure at this time if drilling holes into sandstone for anchorage would be feasible. Mr. Klauder stated he was unsure whether the existing lighting works. He was unsure who would provide the upcoming maintenance and that the rear parking lot would be resurfaced after this project was complete. He stated that the parking lot would be a low maintenance, functional space, which would complement the color of the building with mulch, sandstone boulders and some perennials. Mr. Klauder stated that the brick walkway would be replaced by sandstone slabs.

 

Ms. Walker stated in the winter time, there will be greens of some type planted in the urn/pedestals. Ms. Walker stated that the urn/pedestals will be secured by weight and anchored.  They will anchor all the tops of the urn/pedestals and the urns/pedestals will also be silicone sealed. She further stated there will be a live feed for possible lighting. Ms. Walker stated that The Planning Commission only needed to approve three (3) items: the fence sections, the concrete plinth at the front of the building and the sandstone walkway.

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the Standards and Criteria pertaining to Application #2014-63:

 

a)         Is stylistically compatible with other new, renovated and old structures in the Village            District?  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, the application is certainly consistent             and      compatible with other applications 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 use of the fence sections and appropriate urns will             hopefully contribute to the village. The Planning Commission concurred with Mr.    Burriss.

 

c)         Contributes to the continuing vitality of the District.  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, the             landscape improvements 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, the elements being used are historically             appropriate and the Planning Commission concurred with Mr. Burriss. 

 

Mr. Eklof made a motion to approve Application #2014-63 as detailed during Planning Commission discussion, and as follows:

1)         Approval of three (3) freestanding newel posts;

2)         Troweled smooth edge and scored field per Exhibit ‘A’ for the concrete plinth style base     between the stairs along East Broadway as directed and approved by Staff;

3)         Anchorage as approved by Staff of the ‘Medici’ urn/pedestal combination to the concrete          plinth base and to each other (parts);

4)         Installation of a three (3’) sandstone slab on gravel base approximately 12” square to         which the Williamsburg urn/pedestals will be secured (as approved by Village Staff);

5)         Relocation of electrical stub at concrete plinth for future back lighting;

6)         Relocation of electrical stub and fixture in ‘Readers Garden’ planting bed to allow for up- lighting of existing Serviceberry.

Seconded by Mr. Burriss.  Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2014-63: Eklof (yes), Burriss (yes) and Hawk (yes). Motion carried 3-0.

 

Finding of Fact Approvals:

 

New Business:

Application #2014-61: Sharon Sellitto; 225 South Mulberry Street; Picket Fence with Gates  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 Chapter 1187, Height, Area and Yard Modifications and hereby gives their approval of Application #2014-61, as submitted by the applicant.

 

Mr. Eklof moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2014-61. Seconded by Mr. Burriss. Roll Call Vote: Burriss (yes), Eklof (yes) and Hawk (yes). Motion carried 3-0.

 

New Business:

Application #2014-62: Jim & Jodi Schmidt; 218 East Maple Street; New Gutters on the Rear of the House & New Rubber Roofing on the Upper Rear Roof

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 #2014-62, as submitted by the applicant.

 

Mr. Eklof moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2014-62. Seconded by Mr. Burriss. Roll Call Vote: Eklof (yes), Burriss (yes) and Hawk (yes). Motion carried 3-0.

 

New Business:

Application #2014-63: Village of Granville; 141 East Broadway, Ornamental Iron Fence Sections, Modifications to Concrete Planter Between Stairs on East Broadway, and One (1) Small Concrete Footing within Planting Bed Adjacent to East Facade 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 #2014-63, as submitted by the applicant and with conditions as addressed in the Findings of Fact.

 

Mr. Eklof moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2014-63. Seconded by Mr. Burriss. Roll Call Vote: Burriss (yes), Eklof (yes) and Hawk (yes). Motion carried 3-0.

 

Motion to approve member absences:  Mr. Tom Mitchell and Mr. Bill Wilken

Mr. Burriss made a motion to approve absent members Tom Mitchell and Bill Wilken; seconded by Mr. Eklof.  Motion carried 3-0.

 

Motion to approve meeting minutes for May 12, 2014:

 

Mr. Eklof moved to approve the minutes from April 14, 2014 as presented.  Seconded by Mr. Burriss. Roll Call Vote: Burriss (yes), Eklof (yes) and Hawk (yes). Motion carried 3-0. 

 

 

Adjournment:  8:12 PM

 

Mr. Hawk declared the Planning Commission meeting adjourned.

 

Next meetings:

 

Monday, June 9, 2014

 

Monday, June 23, 2014

 

Monday, July 14, 2014

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