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Planning Commission Minutes January 12, 2015

GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION

January 12, 2015

7:00 pm

Minutes

 

Call to Order:  Mr. Hawk (Chair) called the meeting to order at 7 p.m.

 

Members Present:  Mr. Eklof, Mr. Wilken, Mr. Potaracke, Mr. Burriss, Mr. Hawk and Councilmember Johnson (non-voting, ex-officio).

 

Members Absent:  None.

 

Staff Present:  Deb Walker, Planning & Zoning Assistant.

 

Also Present: Julio Valenzuela. See further notes, Mr. Valenzuela arrived at 7:14 PM.

 

Citizens’ Comments:  None.

 

New Business:

203 East College Street, Suite A – Fly Method Cycle, LLC —Application #2014-192

The property is zoned Village Business District (VBD) and is located within the Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD).  The request is for architectural review and approval of an one point two forty-five (1.245) square foot window sign.

 

Mr. Valenzuela was not present at the meeting.

 

Mr. Potaracke made a motion to table Application # 2014-192 and #2014-193.  Seconded by Mr. Eklof.  Roll call vote to table Application #2014-192 and #2014-193: Eklof (yes), Potaracke (yes), Burriss (yes), Wilken (no) and Hawk (yes).

 

Motion to approve the Planning Commission Meeting Minutes from November 24, 2014:  Mr. Potaracke made a motion to approve the minutes from the November 24 Planning Commission Meeting.  Mr. Eklof seconded.  All in favor voice vote:  Motion carried 3-0. (Hawk, Wilken, Potaracke only)

 

Motion to approve the Planning Commission Meeting Minutes from December 8, 2014:  Mr. Potaracke made a motion to approve the minutes from the December 8th Planning Commission Meeting.  Mr. Eklof seconded.  All in favor voice vote:  Motion carried 5-0.

 

Meeting Announcements – next meetings:

January 26, 2015

February 9, 2015

February 23, 2015

 

Mr. Hawk declared the January 12, 2014 Planning Commission meeting adjourned at 7:08 p.m.

 

Following adjournment by the commission, Mr. Valenzuela arrived and the commission voted to re-convene the meeting by an all in favor voice vote. 

 

Mr. Potaracke made a motion to remove Application #2014-192 and #2014-193 from the table.  Seconded by Mr. Eklof.  Roll call vote to remove Application #2014-192 and #2014-193 from the table:  Eklof (yes), Potaracke (yes), Burriss (yes), Wilken (no) and Hawk (yes).

 

New Business:

203 East College Street, Suite A – Fly Method Cycle, LLC —Application #2014-192

The property is zoned Village Business District (VBD) and is located within the Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD).  The request is for architectural review and approval of an one point two forty-five (1.245) square foot window sign.

 

Swearing in of Witnesses: Mr. Hawk swore in Deb Walker and Julio Valenzuela.

 

Discussion: 

Julio Valenzuela, 140 Pembroke Lane, stated that he wished to have permission for a permanent sign on the glass door window of Fly Method Cycle.  The sign is already in place. A picture of the sign was shown and the staff recommended approval.

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the standards and criteria pertaining to Application #2014-192:

 

a)         Is stylistically compatible with other new, renovated and old structures in the Village District?  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, the sign is similar to other signs approved in the District.  All other 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 location of the proposed window sign is appropriate to the primary structure and contributes to the upgrading of the District overall.  All other members concurred with Mr. Burriss.

 

c)         Contributes to the continuing vitality of the District.  Mr.Burriss stated TRUE, that as above in item b, the materials selected contribute to the vitality of the District overall.  All other members concurred with Mr. Burriss.

 

d)         Protects and enhances examples of the physical surroundings in which past generations livedMr. Burriss stated TRUE, the proposed materials are consistent with the architecture of the area and thereby improve the structure with historically accurate materials and improvements which protect the physical surroundings in which past generations lived.  All other members concurred with Mr. Burriss.

  

Mr. Eklof made a motion to approve Application #2014-192 as submitted.  Seconded by Mr. Potaracke.  Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2014-192:  Wilken (Yes), Burriss (Yes), Potaracke (Yes), Eklof (Yes) and Hawk (Yes).  Motion Carried 5-0.

 

203 East College Street, Suite A – Fly Method Cycle, LLC —Application #2014-193

The property is zoned Village Business District (VBD) and is located within the Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD).  The request is for architectural review and approval of a six (6) square foot sidewalk sign. 

 

Swearing in of Witnesses: Mr. Hawk swore in Deb Walker and Julio Valenzuela.

 

Discussion: 

Julio Valenzuela, 140 Pembroke Lane, stated that he wanted to use a sandwich board sign on the sidewalk at 203 East College Street to advertise Fly Method Cycle classes.  He stated that the sign does not impede pedestrians.  The sign is constructed of wood and slate and would be taken in at day’s end.  Mr. Burriss made a comment that zoning requirements actually rule against a changeable copy sandwich board, though several do exist in Granville.  He also stated he was in favor of the style of board, because it is historical in character.  Also mentioned was that only one sandwich board sign is allowed per zone lot (or building in this case), so future building occupants would not be able to have their own sandwich sign boards without pursuing variances. 

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the standards and criteria pertaining to Application #2014-193:

 

a)         Is stylistically compatible with other new, renovated and old structures in the Village District?  Mr.Burriss stated TRUE, the sign is similar to other signs approved in the District.  All other 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 location of the proposed sidewalk sign is appropriate to the primary structure and contributes to the upgrading of the District overall.  All other members concurred with Mr. Burriss.

 

c)         Contributes to the continuing vitality of the District.  Mr. Burriss stated TRUE, that as above in item b, the materials selected contribute to the vitality of the District overall.  All other members concurred with Mr. Burriss.

 

d)         Protects and enhances examples of the physical surroundings in which past generations livedMr. Burriss stated TRUE, the proposed materials are consistent with the architecture of the area and thereby improve the structure with historically accurate materials and improvements which protect the physical surroundings in which past generations lived.  All other members concurred with Mr. Burriss.

 

 

Mr. Wilken made a motion to approve Application #2014-193, as submitted, with the condition that the sidewalk sign must be removed and secured indoors during non-business hours.  Seconded by Mr. Potaracke.  Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2014-193:  Wilken (Yes), Burriss (Yes), Potaracke (Yes), Eklof (Yes) and Hawk (Yes).  Motion Carried 5-0.

 

Finding of Fact Approvals:

Application #2014-192, Julio Valenzuela; Fly Method Cycle, LLC; 203 East College Street, Suite A; Window 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 1161, Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD) and Chapter 1189, Signs and hereby gives their approval of Application #2014-192. 

     

Mr. Eklof  moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2014-192.  Seconded  by Mr. Potaracke. Roll Call Vote:  Potaracke (Yes), Wilken (Yes) Eklof (Yes), Burris (Yes) and Hawk (Yes).  Motion carried 5-0.

 

Application #2014-193, Julio Valenzuela; Fly Method Cycle, LLC; 203 East College Street, Suite A; Sidewalk 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 1161, Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD) and Chapter 1189, Signs and hereby gives their approval of Application #2014-193. 

 

Mr. Eklof  moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2014-193.  Seconded  by Mr. Wilken. Roll Call Vote:  Potaracke (Yes), Wilken (Yes) Eklof (Yes), Burris (Yes) and Hawk (Yes).  Motion carried 5-0.

   

Mr. Hawk stated that seeing no further business before the Commission the meeting was adjourned.

 

The Planning Commission adjourned at 7:27 pm.

 

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