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Planning Commission Minutes October 26, 2015

GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION

October 26, 2015

7:00 pm

Minutes

 

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

 

Members Present:   Mr. Eklof, Mr. Wilken, Mr. Potaracke, Mr. Hawk, Jeremy Johnson (ex-officio member, Village Council non-voting), and Tim Klingler (ex-officio member, GEVSD, Non-Voting)

Members Absent: Jack Burriss.

Staff Present: Deb Walker, Planning and Zoning Assistant.

 

Also Present:  Philip and Charlene Ward, John Lyle, Tom Martin.

 

Citizens’ Comments:  None.

 

New Business:

 

239 West Broadway – Philip and Charlene Ward – Application #2015-152The property is zoned Village Residential District (VRD) and is located within the Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD).  The request is for architectural review and approval of the installation of a new air conditioning unit on the west side of the home.

 

Swearing in of Witnesses: Mr. Hawk swore in Philip and Charlene Ward and Deb Walker.

 

Discussion:

 

Philip Ward, 239 W. Broadway, Granville, Ohio, stated they want to install an air-conditioning unit in the house.  They have gotten some estimates and intend to drop the unit into an existing fenced area that has a concrete base.  The staff is in support of the project, particularly as there is an existing screen to hide the unit.  There were no questions from the board.

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the standards and criteria pertaining to Application #2015-152:

 

a)         Is stylistically compatible with other new, renovated and old structures in the Village District?  Mr. Wilken stated TRUE; the proposed improvements are consistent with the style and architecture of the home and the surrounding area.  All other members concurred with Mr. Wilken.

 

b)         Contributes to the improvement and upgrading of the historical character of the Village District.  Mr. Wilken stated TRUE; the proposed improvements contribute to the upgrading of the home and therefore the District overall.  All other members concurred with Mr. Wilken.

 

c)         Contributes to the continuing vitality of the District.  Mr. Wilken stated TRUE; that, as above in item b, the proposed design and materials are consistent and therefore contribute to the vitality of the District overall.  All other members concurred with Mr. Wilken.

 

d)         Protects and enhances examples of the physical surroundings in which past generations lived.  Mr. Wilken stated TRUE; the proposed improvements are consistent and historically correct with other projects previously approved in the district, thereby protecting the physical surroundings in which past generations lived.  All other members concurred with Mr. Wilken. 

 

Mr. Wilken made a motion to approve Application # 2015-152 as submitted.  Seconded by Mr. Potaracke.  Roll Call Vote to Approve Application # 2015-152:  Wilken (Yes), Potaracke (Yes), Eklof (Yes) and Hawk (Yes).  Motion Carried 4-0.

 

354 North Granger Street – John Lyle on behalf of Julie Dixon– Application #2015-153:  The property is zoned Suburban Residential District-B (SRD-B) and is located within the Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD).  The request is for architectural review and approval of a replacement garden shed in the rear yard.

 

Swearing in of Witnesses: Mr. Hawk swore in John Lyle and Deb Walker.   

 

Discussion:

 

John Lyle, with Claggett and Son, Sharon Valley Road stated that Julie Dixon has retained their firm to demolish the existing, deteriorated shed and prepare the site by cleaning and grading and laying a two inch (2”) stone bed.  The shed will be erected by Lowes, from where it was purchased. 

 

Staff approves of the project.  The board agreed the existing shed is an eyesore.

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the standards and criteria pertaining to Application #2015-153:

 

a)         Is stylistically compatible with other new, renovated and old structures in the Village District?  Mr. Potaracke stated TRUE; the proposed improvements are consistent with the style and architecture of the home and the surrounding area.  All other members concurred with Mr. Potaracke.

 

b)         Contributes to the improvement and upgrading of the historical character of the Village District.  Mr. Potaracke stated TRUE; the proposed improvements contribute to the upgrading of the home and therefore the District overall.  All other members concurred with Mr. Potaracke.

 

c)         Contributes to the continuing vitality of the District.  Mr. Potaracke stated TRUE; that, as above in item b, the proposed design and materials are consistent and therefore contribute to the vitality of the District overall.  All other members concurred with Mr. Potaracke.

 

d)         Protects and enhances examples of the physical surroundings in which past generations lived.  Mr. Potaracke stated TRUE; the proposed improvements are consistent and historically correct with other projects previously approved in the district, thereby protecting the physical surroundings in which past generations lived.  All other members concurred with Mr. Potaracke. 

 

Mr. Potaracke made a motion to approve Application # 2015-153 as submitted.  Seconded by Mr. Wilken.  Roll Call Vote to Approve Application # 2015-153:  Wilken (Yes), Potaracke (Yes), Eklof (Yes) and Hawk (Yes).  Motion Carried 4-0.

 

115 West Broadway - Tom Martin on behalf of Granville Historical Society - Application 2015-154: 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 the installation of two ground mounted flood lights in the front garden. 

 

Swearing in of Witnesses: Mr. Hawk swore in Tom Martin and Deb Walker.

 

Discussion:

Mr. Tom Martin, 3 Shepard Place, Granville, Ohio, 43023 stated the request is for two ground mounted flood lights to be placed in the front garden of the Historical Society property.  The lights would centrally illuminate the sign and door, plus the sidewalk and front stoop to make the area safer to negotiate. 

 

Staff asked if the Planning Commission wanted to impose a time to have the floodlights turn off at night.  Mr. Martin said the Society would be open relatively few times at night or evening.  He agreed the lights would be on a timer and turn off around 10 p.m.

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the standards and criteria pertaining to Application #2015-154:

 

a)         Is stylistically compatible with other new, renovated and old structures in the Village District?  Mr. Potaracke stated TRUE; the proposed improvements are consistent with the style and architecture of the home and the surrounding area...  All other members concurred with Mr. Potaracke.

 

b)         Contributes to the improvement and upgrading of the historical character of the Village District.  Mr. Potaracke stated TRUE; the proposed improvements contribute to the upgrading of the home and therefore the District overall.  All other members concurred with Mr. Potaracke.

 

c)         Contributes to the continuing vitality of the District.  Mr. Potaracke stated TRUE; that, as above in item b, the proposed exterior lighting is consistent with and therefore contributes to the vitality of the District overall.  All other members concurred with Mr. Potaracke.

 

d)         Protects and enhances examples of the physical surroundings in which past generations lived.  Mr. Potaracke stated TRUE; the proposed improvements are consistent and historically correct with other projects previously approved in the district, thereby protecting the physical surroundings in which past generations lived.  All other members concurred with Mr. Potaracke. 

 

Mr. Potaracke made a motion to approve Application # 2015-154 as submitted.  Seconded by Mr. Eklof.  Roll Call Vote to Approve Application # 2015-154:  Potaracke (Yes), Wilken (Yes), Eklof (Yes) and Hawk (Yes).  Motion Carried 4-0.

 

Finding of Fact Approvals:

 

New Business:

 

a)         Application # 2015-152; Philip and Charlene Ward, 239 West BroadwayApprove 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 Residential District (VRD) and Chapter 1161, Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD)  and hereby gives their approval of Application #2015-152. 

 

Mr. Eklof moved to approve for Findings of Fact for Application #2015-152.  Seconded by Mr. Wilken.  Roll call vote: Burriss (Yes), Wilken (Yes), Potaracke (Yes), Eklof (Yes) and Hawk (Yes). Motion carried 5-0.

 

b)         Application #2015-153; John Lyle on behalf of Julie Dixon, 354 North Granger Street; Replacement of Garden Shed in Rear Yard: Approve Findings of Fact and Associated Standards and Criteria.  The Planning Commission found the request to be consistent with Chapter 1157, General Zoning Regulations, Chapter 1161, Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD) and Chapter 1163, Suburban Residential District-B (SRD-B) and hereby gives their approval of Application #2015-153.

 

Mr. Eklof moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2015-153.  Seconded by Mr. Wilken.  Roll call vote Burriss (yes), Potaracke (Yes), Wilken (Yes), Eklof (Yes) and Hawk (Yes).  Motion carried 5-0.

 

c)         Application #2015-154; Keith Boone on behalf of the Granville Historical Society; 115 East Broadway; Two Ground Mounted Flood Lights in Front Garden: 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 Business District (VBD), Chapter 1161, Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD) and, and hereby gives their approval of Application #2015-154. 

 

Mr. Eklof moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2015-154.  Seconded by Mr. Potaracke.  Roll call vote: Wilken, (Yes), Potaracke (Yes), Eklof (Yes) and Hawk (Yes).  Motion Carried 5-0.

 

Motion to approve absent Commission Member (if necessary):  Mr. Eklof made a motion to excuse the absence of Jack Burriss.  Seconded by Mr. Potaracke.  Roll call vote: Wilken (Yes), Potaracke (Yes) and Eklof (Yes) and Hawk (Yes).  Motion carried 4-0.

 

Motion to approve the Planning Commission Meeting Minutes from September 28, 2015:  Mr. Wilken made a motion to approve the meeting minutes for the September 28, 2015 Planning Commission meeting.  Seconded by Mr. Eklof. Roll call vote: Wilken (Yes), Eklof (Yes) and Hawk (Yes).  Motion carried 3-0.

 

Meeting Announcements:

November 9, 2015

November 23, 2015

December 14, 2015

Mr. Eklof declared the Planning Commission meeting adjourned seeing as there was no further business before the Commission.

 

Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 7:15 p.m.

 

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