Granville Community Calendar

Planning Commission Minutes July 14, 2014

 

GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION

July 14, 2014

7:00pm

Minutes

 

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

 

Members Present: Councilmember Jeremy Johnson (non-voting, ex-officio), Steven Hawk (Vice-Chair), Jack Burriss, Bill Wilken and Craig Potaracke (non-voting, ex-officio GEVSD). 

 

Members Absent:  Tom Mitchell (Chair), Dough Eklof

 

Staff Present:  Alison Terry, Village Planning Director and Michael King, Law Director.

 

Also Present:  Chris and Debbie Fiedler, Sharon Sellitto, Jason Adamkosky, Katie Richards, Mike Davis, Tom Bradley, Kathy Wilkin, Ann Truesdell and Brooke Datz.

 

Citizens’ Comments:

No one appeared to speak under Citizen’s Comments.

 

New Business:

203 Cherry Street – Chris and Debbie Fiedler - Application #2014-84

Village Residential District (VRD) – Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD).  The request is for architectural review and approval of the installation of a paver patio in the rear yard adjacent to the detached garage.

 

Swearing in of Witnesses – Mr. Hawk swore in Alison Terry, Chris and Debbie Fiedler.

 

Discussion:

Debbie Fiedler, 203 Cherry Street, stated she is requesting approval of a paver patio in the rear yard to measure 20 X 30 feet.  She also noted that the proposed patio will be slanted to the east (into the Fiedler’s own backyard) in order to avoid drainage issues with adjoining properties.

 

 Planner Terry stated that some excavation had already been carried out in preparation for the project, and that all setback requirements had been met.

 

Sharon Sellitto, 215 Cherry Street, appeared and stated she is a neighbor of the Fiedlers on Elm Street. She presented photographs purporting to show rain runoff into her yard.  She suggested that if a drain was installed, it would prevent runoff onto the Sellitto property. She also noted the Sellitto property is downhill from the Fiedlers and expressed concern for future drainage problems.

 

Debbie Fiedler responded, stating that some drainage issues had been observed during initial excavation, so the project was halted.  She stated a drain will be added to the project.  She also stated that additional dirt and rock will be included to improve the slope and drainage. 

 

Jason Adamkosky, an Elm St. neighbor and the builder/contractor for the project appeared and confirmed the project is on hold pending approval by the Commission.  Mr. Hawk requested assurance that if runoff occurs after the project is complete, Mr. Adamkosky make the necessary corrections.  Mr. Adamkosky replied that he would make the necessary corrections.

 

Sharon Sellitto was asked if the proposed addition of a drain and extra dirt and rock to improve the drainage pattern satisfied her concerns.  She responded that they did. 

 

Mr. Hawk concluded the discussion by proposing the condition that the neighbors meet and mediate any problems after the project is complete.

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the Standards and Criteria pertaining to Application #2014-84:

 

a)                  Is stylistically compatible with other new, renovated and old structures in the Village District?  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, the application is consistent with similar 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 consistent with other patios that have been approved in the district.  The Planning Commission concurred with Mr. Burriss.

 

c)                  Contributes to the continuing vitality of the District.  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, the vitality of an individual property is improved, as well as the entire district.  The Planning Commission concurred with Mr. Burriss.

 

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

 

Mr. Wilken made a motion to approve Application #2014-84 as submitted with the condition that the drainage issues be addressed to the neighbors’ satisfaction.  Second by Mr. Burriss.  Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2014-84:  Burriss (Yes), Hawk (Yes), Wilken (Yes).  Motion carried 3-0.

 

 

 

 

 

224 “Unit E” East College Street –Katie Richards - Application #2014-85

Village Residential District (VRD) – Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD).  The request is for architectural review and approval of the installation of a staircase, from the upper rear deck to the ground, in the rear yard.

 

Swearing in of Witnesses – Mr. Hawk swore in Alison Terry and Katie Richards.

 

Discussion:

Katie Richards, 1034 West Broadway, is speaking on behalf of the owners of 224 “Unit E” East College Street.  She stated the applicant is requesting approval of the installation of a staircase from the upper rear deck to the ground below.

 

Ms. Richards stated that there is no present access to the upper deck.  She indicated the staircase would require about 45 square feet of space and would be constructed of materials consistent with the deck. 

 

Arnie Joseph, Treasurer of the East College Condominium Association appeared and asked if the Condo Association would be responsible for the upkeep of the proposed staircase.  Mr. Hawk responded that the Planning Commission has no jurisdiction over that issue.

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the Standards and Criteria pertaining to Application #2014-85:

 

a)         Is stylistically compatible with other new, renovated and old structures in the Village District?  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, the application is consistent with similar 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 consistent with other staircase projects that have been approved in the district.  The Planning Commission concurred with Mr. Burriss.

 

c)                  Contributes to the continuing vitality of the District.  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, the vitality of an individual residence is improved, as well as the entire district.  The Planning Commission concurred with Mr. Burriss.

 

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

 

Mr. Wilken made a motion to approve Application #2014-85 as submitted.  Second by Mr. Burriss.  Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2014-85:  Burriss (Yes), Hawk (Yes), Wilken (Yes). Motion carried 3-0.

 

 

230 East Broadway – Interim Health Care- Application #2014-86

Village Business District (VBD) – Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD).  The request is for architectural review and approval of the installation of a projecting sign.

 

Swearing in of Witnesses – Mr. Hawk swore in Alison Terry and Mike Davis.

 

Discussion:

Mike Davis of The Kessler Sign Company of Zanesville spoke for Interim Health Care and stated he is requesting approval of the installation of a projecting sign. 

 

Mr. Davis confirmed that the proposed sign would be the same as the existing sign width and would appear in the same red, black, and white colors. 

 

Alison Terry reported the proposed sign would be slightly larger than the previous sign, but meets all requirements of the Village Code and no variance is required.

 

Mr. Burriss asked if the width of the black borders were consistent with the sign dimensions. Ms. Terry answered the border is consistent.

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the Standards and Criteria pertaining to Application #2014-86:

 

a)                  Is stylistically compatible with other new, renovated and old structures in the Village District?  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, the application is consistent with similar 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 consistent with other signs that have been approved in the district. The Planning Commission concurred with Mr. Burriss.

 

c)                  Contributes to the continuing vitality of the District.  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, the vitality of an individual business is improved, as well as the entire district..  The Planning Commission concurred with Mr. Burriss.

 

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

 

Mr. Wilken made a motion to approve Application #2014-86; as submitted with the stipulation that the border on the sign match in size and color the borders on the other two (2) projecting signs.  Second by Mr. Burriss.  Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2014-86:  Hawk (Yes), Burriss (Yes), Wilken (Yes).  Motion carried 3-0.

 

 

 

317 West Elm Street – Jason Adamkosky - Application #2014-87

Village Residential District (VBD) – Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD).  The request is for architectural review and approval of the installation of a stone retaining wall on the east side property line and the installation of stone steps with black railing in the eastern side yard.

 

Swearing in of Witnesses – Mr. Hawk  swore in Alison Terry and Jason Adamkosky.

 

Discussion:

Jason Adamkosky, 317 West Elm Street stated he is requesting approval of the installation of a stone wall, steps and railing along the eastern property line.

 

Mr. Adamkosky stated the proposed “farmhouse” stone wall will be approximately 40 inches in height.  He also indicated a drain will be installed to improve and help manage runoff.  He noted the wall is partly on a neighbor’s property.

 

Mr. Hawk asked if there is anything in writing about the part of the wall being on a neighbor’s property.  Mr. Adamkosky said there was not, but that it was a good idea and he would follow up on Mr. Hawk’s suggestion.

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the Standards and Criteria pertaining to Application #2014-87:

 

e)                  Is stylistically compatible with other new, renovated and old structures in the Village District?  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, the application is consistent with similar requests approved in the district. The Planning Commission concurred with Mr. Burriss.

 

f)                   Contributes to the improvement and upgrading of the historical character of the Village District.  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, the request is consistent with other projects that have been approved in the district. The Planning Commission concurred with Mr. Burriss.

 

g)                  Contributes to the continuing vitality of the District.  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, the vitality of an individual business is improved, as well as the entire district. The Planning Commission concurred with Mr. Burriss.

 

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

 

Mr. Wilken made a motion to approve Application #2014-87; as submitted.  Second by Mr. Burriss.  Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2014-87:  Hawk (Yes), Burriss (Yes), Wilken (Yes). Motion carried 3-0.

 

 

 

110 North Mulberry Street – Luikart Heating and Cooling, Inc. - Application #2014-88

Village Residential District (VRD) – Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD).  The request is for architectural review and approval of the installation of three (3) air conditioning units in the side and rear yard.

 

Swearing in of Witnesses – Mr. Hawk swore in Alison Terry and Tom Bradley, Luikart

Heating and Cooling, Ann Truesdell.

 

Discussion:

Tom Bradley, of Luikart Heating & Cooling Inc., stated he is requesting approval of the installation of three air conditioning units. The request is to install air conditioning units at the Kappa Kappa Gamma House, located at the corner of North Mulberry Street and Broadway.  Two options were developed, one to locate the units to the east of the house, and a second option to locate the units to the south of the house, facing Broadway.  They are also proposing locating one unit on the north side of the house as well.

 

Planner Terry indicated that the neighbors to the east of the house are worried about the noise level of the units. 

 

Mr. Bradley stated that the Broadway option was developed to address concerns of neighbors to the east.  Ms. Terry stated that if the air conditioning units were placed on the Broadway side of the property, screening would be required.

 

Ann Truesdell, a board member of Kappa Kappa Gamma, stated that the upstairs of the house currently has only window air conditioners, and that the upstairs apartment becomes “unbearably hot” in the summer months. 

 

Mr. Wilken asked if there was any way the proposed air conditioning units could be placed in the attic.  He was advised by Ms. Truesdell that there is no attic in the structure.. 

 

Mr. Burriss expressed concern for the neighbors to the east and asked if there is anything that can be done to quiet the units.  Mr. Bradley responded that a reinforced fiberglass mounting pad could be used instead of concrete.  He also stated rubber vibration pads could be used. 

 

Mr. Johnson (non-voting, ex-officio) asked if any consideration had been made of costs regarding the choice of location.  Mr. Hawk responded that no such consideration had been made.

 

Mr. Burriss expressed a preference for Option #1 – locating the units to the north and east side of the house. 

 

Ms. Terry said the units would be screened from anyone driving down Mulberry Street. Mr. Wilken noted that Evergreens are already in place to help screen the view.  Mr. Hawk also expressed a preference for the north location. Mr. Wilken approved the north option with the assurance of adequate screening.  

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the Standards and Criteria pertaining to Application #2014-88:

 

i)                    Is stylistically compatible with other new, renovated and old structures in the Village District?  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, the air conditioning units are consistent with other projects previously approved.   The Planning Commission concurred with Mr. Burriss.

 

j)                    Contributes to the improvement and upgrading of the historical character of the Village District.  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, the removal of window air conditioning units and replacement with ground units is appropriate.   The Planning Commission concurred with Mr. Burriss.

 

k)                  Contributes to the continuing vitality of the District.  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, by contributing to a residence it does contribute to the continuing vitality of the District.  The Planning Commission concurred with Mr. Burriss.

 

l)                    Protects and enhances examples of the physical surroundings in which past generations lived.  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, by removing the window units and replacing them with ground units it does achieve this.  The Planning Commission concurred with Mr. Burriss. 

 

Mr. Wilken made a motion to approve Application #2014-88; as submitted, with the condition that the units be placed on the north side and the east side (Option #1) with appropriate screening to be approved by the Village Staff.  Second by Mr. Burriss.   Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2014-88:  Hawk (Yes), Burriss (Yes), Wilken (Yes). Motion carried 3-0.

 

Other Business:

 

Review of Proposed Zoning Code Revisions to enact Chapter 719, Sections 719.01, 719.02, 719.03, 719.04, 719.05, 719.06, 719.07, 719.08, 719.09, 719.10, 719.11 and 719.12 of the Codified Ordinances of the Village of Granville, Ohio Pertaining to Mobile Food Truck Standards

 

Mr. Burriss made a motion to remove from the table the proposed zoning code revisions to enact Chapter 719, Sections 719.01, 719.02, 719.03, 719.04, 719.05, 719.06, 719.07, 719.08, 719.09, 719.10, 719.11, 719.12.  Second by Mr. Wilken.  Roll Call to remove from the table the proposed zoning code revisions to enact Chapter 719, Sections 719.01, 719.02, 719.03, 719.04, 719.05, 719.06, 719.07, 719.08, 719.09, 719.10, 719.11, 719.12: Motion carried.

 

 

Discussion by the Planning Commission and Village Staff:

 

Mr. Burriss recommended sending to Village Council the following recommendations:

 

  • The annual vendor fee be set at $200
  • The distance between a food truck and an operating restaurant be set at 250 feet instead of 500 feet.
  • Food trucks could be located on properties that are ¼  acre  or greater, instead of ½ acre
  • Inclusion of three sections (outdoor seating, refuse collection, and grease disposal.

 

Mr. Burriss made a motion to recommend approval to the Village Council of the proposed zoning code revisions to enact Chapter 719, Sections 719.01, 719.02, 719.03, 719.04, 719.05, 719.06, 719.07, 719.08, 719.09, 719.10, 719.11, 719.12 with modifications as indicated above.  Second by Mr. Wilken. Roll Call to recommend approval to the Village Council of the proposed zoning code revisions to enact Chapter 719, Sections 719.01, 719.02, 719.03, 719.04, 719.05, 719.06, 719.07, 719.08, 719.09, 719.10, 719.11, 719.12: Motion carried.

 

Review of Proposed Zoning Code Revisions to amend Sections 1176.04 and 1176.05 of the Codified Ordinances of the Village of Granville, Ohio Pertaining to the Transportation Corridor Overlay District Standards

 

Mr. Burriss made a motion to remove from the table the proposed zoning code revisions to Sections 1176.04 and 1176.05. Seconded by Mr. Wilken. 

 

Roll Call Vote to remove from the table the proposed zoning code revisions to Sections 1176.04 and 1176.05:  Hawk (Yes), Burriss (Yes), Wilken (Yes).Motion carried 3-0.

 

Discussion by the Planning Commission and Village Staff:

 

Planner Terry reviewed the two (2) concerns that were raised by the Commission at the last meeting and indicated that the language regarding the Wendy’s drive access had been modified and the language regarding the Traffic Impact Study had been removed from the text altogether.  The Commission agreed with the changes proposed by the Staff.

 

Mr. Burriss made a motion to recommend approval to the Village Council of the proposed zoning code revisions to Sections 1176.04 and 1176.05. Second by Mr. Wilken. 

Roll Call to recommend approval to the Village Council of the proposed zoning code revisions to Sections 1176.04 and 1176.05: Motion carried.

 

Review of Proposed Zoning Code Revisions to amend Sections 1159.02, 1167.02, 1169.02, 1171.02, 1173.02 and 1175.02 of the Codified Ordinances of the Village of Granville, Ohio Pertaining to Mobile Food Truck Standards

 

Mr. Burriss made a motion to remove from the table the proposed zoning code revisions to amend Sections 1159.02, 1167.02, 1169.02, 1171.02, 1173.02, 1175.02:  Second by Mr. Wilken.  Roll Call to remove from the table the proposed zoning code revisions to amend Sections 1159.02, 1167.02, 1169.02. 1171.02, 1173.02, 1175.02: Motion carried.

 

Discussion by the Planning Commission and Village Staff:

 

Planner Terry discussed where the Mobile Food Trucks were being proposed in each of the Zoning Districts and discussed possible locations.  The Commission agreed with the recommended Districts presented by the Village Staff.

 

Mr. Burriss made a motion to recommend approval to the Village Council of the proposed zoning code revisions to amend Sections 1159.02, 1167.02, 1169.02, 1171.02, 1173.02, 1175.02. Second by Mr. Wilken.  Roll Call to recommend approval to the Village Council of the proposed zoning code revisions to amend Sections 1159.02, 1167.02, 1169.02. 1171.02, 1173.02, 1175.02.   Motion carried.

 

Finding of Fact Approvals:

 

New Business:

Application #2014-84: Chris & Debbie Fiedler; 203 Cherry Street; Paver Patio

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 and Chapter 1161, Architectural Review Overlay District and hereby gives their approval of Application #2014-84, as submitted by the applicant.

 

Mr. Wilken moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2014-84. Second by Mr. Burriss. Motion carried.

 

Application #2014-85: Katie Richards; 224 East College Street “Unit E”; Rear Staircase. 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 #2014-85, as submitted by the applicant.

 

Mr. Wilken moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2014-85. Second by Mr. Burriss.  Motion carried.

 

Application #2014-86: Kessler Sign Company/Interim Health Care; 230 East Broadway; Projecting Sign. 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 1189, Signs and hereby gives their approval of Application #2014-86, as submitted by the applicant.

 

Mr. Wilken moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2014-86. Second by Mr. Burriss. Roll Call Vote: Burriss (Yes), Wilken (Yes), Hawk (Yes).  Motion carried 3-0.

 

Application #2014-87: Jason Adamkosky; 317 West Elm Street; Stone Retaining Wall, Stone Steps with Railing. 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 #2014-87, as submitted by the applicant.

 

Mr. Wilken moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2014-87. Second by Mr. Burriss.  Roll Call Vote: Burriss (Yes), Wilken (Yes), Hawk (Yes).  Motion carried 3-0.

 

Application #2014-88: Thomas Bradley/Luikart Heating & Cooling, Inc.; 110 North Mulberry Street; Three Air Conditioning Units. 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 and Chapter 1161, Architectural Review Overlay District and hereby gives their approval of Application #2014-88, as submitted by the applicant.

 

Mr. Burriss moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2014-88. Second by Mr. Wilken. Roll Call Vote: Burriss (Yes), Wilken (Yes), Hawk (Yes).  Motion carried 3-0.

 

Motion to approve absent Commission Member (if necessary):

Mr. Burriss moved to excuse Mr. Eklof and Mr. Mitchell from the July 14, 2014 Planning Commission meeting.  Second by Mr. Wilken.  Motion carried.

 

Motion to approve the Planning Commission Meeting Minutes from June 23, 2014:

Mr. Wilken moved to approve the June 23, 2014 Planning Commission meeting minutes.  Second by Mr. Burriss.  Motion carried. 

 

Meeting Announcements - next meetings:

July 28, 2014

August 11, 2014

August 25, 2014

 

Adjournment:  9:05 PM

Mr. Hawk moved to adjourn the Planning Commission meeting, seconded by Mr. Wilken. Motion carried.

Employee Payroll / Compensation

The Village has thirty-six (36) full-time employees, 16 regular part-time employees and seaonal employees. Village Personnel Policy

Go to My Pay Stub and login.