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Planning Commission Minutes April 27, 2015

GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION

April 27, 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. Hawk .

 

Members Absent:  Mr. Potaracke, Mr. Burriss and Councilmember Johnson (non-voting ex-officio).

 

Staff Present:  Deb Walker, Planning and Zoning Assistant.

 

Also Present: Shad Evans, Tom Martin, Cynthia Cort, James Browder, Art Sayre, Stephen Applegate.

 

Citizens’ Comments:  None.

 

New Business:

312 East College Street – Radon Be Gone; on behalf of Michael & Amelia Smith —Application #2015-36:  The 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 a radon mitigation system on the western side of the home.

 

Swearing in of Witnesses:  Mr. Hawk swore in Deb Walker and Shad Evans.

 

Discussion:

Shad Evans, 5605 Westerville Rd., Suite A, Westerville, Ohio, stated the sale of the home at 312 E. College Street required radon testing, which necessitated radon mitigation due to a high reading of radon in the home.  The system was installed and the radon was reduced to safe levels. The installer then learned a zoning permit was necessary after the installation of the system. 

 

Mr. Hawk asked how they installed the venting system.  Mr. Evans explained a cut was made through the outside floor joist and a vent extended 12 inches above the roof.  Termite damage had compromised an 8x8 post and several layers of wood had been used to patch various areas, so they came out through the door.  Mr. Hawk asked about the fan and learned it can be placed anywhere. 

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the standards and criteria pertaining to Application 2015-36:

 

(a)        Is stylistically compatible with other new, renovated and old structures in the Village District.  Mr. Wilken stated TRUE, the remodeling project is similar to other projects approved in the District.  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 installation of the radon mitigation system upgrades the property and the District overall.  All other members concurred with Mr. Wilken.

 

(c)        Contributes to the continuing vitality of the District. Mr. Wilken stated TRUE, the radon mitigation system contributes to the vitality of a residence and therefore contributes 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 materials are consistent. All other members concurred with Mr. Wilken.

 

Mr. Wilken made a motion to Approve Application #2015-36, as submitted.  Seconded by Mr. Eklof.  Roll call vote to Approve Application #2015-36: Wilken (yes), Eklof (yes) and Hawk (yes).  Motion carried 3-0.

 

115 East Broadway – Granville Historical Society —Application #2015-38:  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 a full glass storm door on the front entry door.

 

Mr. Hawk made a disclosure statement informing the witnesses that he has retained CS Construction, the company that will be doing the work on the Historical Society building, to do work on his home.  He asked if there was any objection from the witnesses to him voting on these applications.  There were no objections.

 

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

 

Discussion:

Tom Martin, 115 East Broadway, stated the need for the storm door is to protect the entrance and enable energy efficiency and humidity control as well as make it obvious to the public that the museum is open.  At this time it is difficult for people to know when the museum is open.

 

Staff stated they feel the storm door is appropriate and helps to protect the building. 

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the standards and criteria pertaining to Application 2015-38:

 

 

(a)        Is stylistically compatible with other new, renovated and old structures in the Village District. Mr. Wilken stated TRUE, the storm door is stylistically compatible with other new, renovated and old structures in the Village District. 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 storm door contributes to the improvement and upgrading of a structure, making it viable for use and therefore contributes to the upgrading of 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 in above item b, the storm door contributes 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 storm door is consistent with the architecture of the area and thereby improves the property, protecting it from moisture and humidity with historically accurate materials and improvements which protect the physical surroundings in which past generations lived. All other members concurred with Mr. Wilken.

 

Mr. Wilken made a motion to Approve Application #2015-38, as submitted.  Seconded by Mr. Eklof. Roll call vote to Approve Application #2015-38:  Eklof (Yes), Wilken (yes) and Hawk (yes).  Motion carried 3-0.

 

115 East Broadway – Granville Historical Society —Application #2015-39:  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 nine point six (9.6) square foot wall sign to be located above the front entry door.

 

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

 

Discussion:

Cynthia Cort, 1632 Newark-Granville Road, Granville, Ohio stated the new sign will replace the sign that merely reads “Museum” and identify the property more fully.

 

Staff stated that the sign is within the square footage allowed and is appropriately designed and does not detract from the property. Board members liked the shape and design of the sign.

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the standards and criteria pertaining to Application 2015-38:

 

(a)        Is stylistically compatible with other new, renovated and old structures in the Village District. Mr. Wilken stated TRUE, the wall sign is similar to other signs approved in the District.  All other members concurred with Mr. Wilken.

(b)        Contributes to the improvement and upgrading of the historical character of the Village District. Wilken stated TRUE, the wall sign upgrades the structure and makes it more recognizable, upgrades the structure and contributes to the upgrading of 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 sign contributes to the vitality of a structure within the District and the vitality of the District overall.  All other members concurred with Mr. Wilken.

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

 

Mr. Wilken made a motion to Approve Application #2015-39, as submitted.  Seconded by Mr. Eklof. Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2015-39:  Mr. Eklof (yes), Mr. Wilken, (yes) and Mr. Hawk (yes).  Motion carried 3-0.

 

115 East Broadway – Granville Historical Society — Application #2015-40:  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 point four nine five (6.495) square foot freestanding sign to be located by the western side entry door.

 

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

 

Discussion:

Cynthia Cort, 1632 Newark-Granville Road, Granville, Ohio, stated the proposed freestanding sign is similar in characteristic to the wall sign, but with different wording.  It will be placed in the western yard as a hanging sign that would also state the hours of operation.  Ms. Cort clarified that the sign would be double-sided. 

 

Staff stated they particularly like the post and arm construction and appearance of the sign.

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the standards and criteria pertaining to Application 2015-40:

 

a)       Is stylistically compatible with other new, renovated and old structures in the Village District. Mr. Wilken stated TRUE, the freestanding is stylistically compatible with other signs approved in the District. 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 freestanding sign contributes to the upgrading of the property and the District overall and informs people of access to the museum.  All other members concurred with Mr. Wilken.

 

(c)        Contributes to the continuing vitality of the District.   Mr. Wilken stated TRUE, that as in above item b, the freestanding sign contributes 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 freestanding sign is consistent with the architecture of the area and thereby improves the property with historically accurate materials and improvements which protect the physical surroundings in which past generations lived. All other members concurred with Mr. Wilken.

 

Mr. Wilken moved to Approve Application #2015-40, as submitted.  Seconded by Mr. Eklof.  Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2015-40: Mr. Eklof (yes), Mr. Wilken (yes) and Mr. Hawk (yes).  Motion carried 3-0.

 

326 East College Street – Art Sayre of Rooftek; on behalf of James Browder — Application #2015-41:  The 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 removal of 3-tab asphalt shingles and replacement with GAF Timberline asphalt dimensional shingles in a charcoal gray color.

 

Swearing in of Witnesses: Mr. Hawk swore in Deb Walker, James Browder and Art Sayre.

 

Discussion:

James Browder, 326 East College Street, stated the existing roof on his house needs to be replaced.  The color of the shingles is more of a charcoal-black color than a charcoal gray. 

 

Staff indicated their approval of the materials and the project.

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the standards and criteria pertaining to Application 2015-41:

 

(a)        Is stylistically compatible with other new, renovated and old structures in the Village District. Mr. Wilken stated TRUE, the project is similar to other remodeling projects approved by the District. 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 materials selected are appropriate and consistent with the primary structure, prevent degradation of the structure and contribute to the upgrading of 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 selected materials contribute to the vitality of a home within the District and 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 project is consistent with the architecture of the area and thereby improves the structure with historically accurate materials and improvements which protect the physical surroundings in which past generations lived.  All other members concurred with Mr. Wilken.

 

Mr. Wilken made a Motion to Approve Application #2015-41, as submitted. Seconded by Mr. Eklof.  Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2015-41: Mr. Eklof (yes), Mr. Wilken (yes) and Mr.  Hawk (yes).  Motion carried 3-0.

 

Applications 2015-42 and 2015-43 needed to be tabled for lack of quorum.  Mr. Wilken would have had to recuse himself for 2015-42 and Mr. Hawk would have had to recuse himself for 2015-43.  Mr. Eklof moved to table the two applications for lack of a quorum, Mr. Wilken seconded. The board unanimously agreed to table these two items until the next Planning Commission meeting.

 

107 East Broadway – St. Luke’s Episcopal Church —Application #2015-42:  The property is zoned Village Square District (VSD) and is located within the Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD). The request is for architectural review and approval of the removal and reconstruction of the eastern side entry.

 

Mr. Wilken indicated he would need to recuse himself from Application #2015-42, as he has a conflict.  With his recusal there was not a quorum present to discuss or take action on the application.

 

Mr. Eklof moved to table Application #2015-42 until the next Planning Commission meeting.  Seconded by Mr. Wilken.  Motion carried 3-0.

 

236 West Elm Street – Steven Hawk —Application #2015-43:  The 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 following improvements:

1)         Removal of 3-tab asphalt shingles and replacement with Owens Corning Duration asphalt shingles in either a Brownwood, Teak or Driftwood color; and

2)         Removal of exposed aggregate concrete driveway and replacement with a concrete driveway with a broom finish.

 

Mr. Hawk he would need to recuse himself from Application #2015-43, as he is the applicant. With his recusal there was not a quorum present to discuss or take action on the application.

 

Mr. Eklof moved to table Application #2015-43 until the next Planning Commission meeting.  Seconded by Mr. Wilken.  Motion carried 3-0.

 

Findings of Fact Approvals:

 

New Business

 

a)         Application #2015-36, Shad Evans, Radon Be Gone; on behalf of Michael & Amelia Smith; 312 East College Street: Radon Mitigation System:  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 hereby gives their approval of Application #2015-36.

 

Mr. Eklof moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2015-36.  Seconded  by Mr. Wilken. Roll Call Vote to Approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2015-36: Wilken (Yes), Eklof (Yes) and Hawk (Yes).  Motion carried 3-0.

 

b)         Application #2015-38, Granville Historical Society Museum; 115 East Broadway: Remodeling:  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 and hereby gives their approval of Application #2015-38.

 

Mr. Eklof moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2015-38.  Seconded by Mr. Wilken. Roll Call Vote to Approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2015-38: Wilken (Yes), Eklof (Yes), and Hawk (Yes).  Motion carried 3-0.

 

c)         Application #2015-39, Granville Historical Society Museum; 115 East Broadway; Wall 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, Sign and hereby gives their approval of Application #2015-39.

 

Mr. Eklof moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2015-39.  Seconded by Mr. Wilken. Roll Call Vote to Approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2015-39: Wilken (Yes), Eklof (Yes) and Hawk (Yes).  Motion carried 3-0.

 

d)         Application #2015-40, Granville Historical Society Museum;115 East Broadway; Freestanding 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 #2015-40.

 

Mr. Eklof moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2015-40.  Seconded by Mr. Wilken. Roll Call Vote to Approval the Findings of Fact for Application #2015-40: Wilken (Yes), Eklof (Yes) and Hawk (Yes).  Motion carried 3-0.

 

e)         Application #2015-41, Art Sayre of Rooftek; on behalf of James Browder; 326 East College Street; Remodeling:  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 hereby gives their approval of Application #2015-41.

 

Mr. Eklof moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2015-41.  Seconded by Mr. Wilken. Roll Call Vote to Approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2015-41:  Wilken (Yes) Eklof (Yes), and Hawk (Yes).  Motion carried 3-0.

 

Motion to excuse the absence of Planning Commission Members:

Mr. Eklof moved to excuse Mr. Burriss and Mr. Potaracke.  Seconded by Mr. Wilken. Motion carried 3-0.

 

Motion to approve the Planning Commission Meeting Minutes from April 13, 2015:  Mr. Wilken made a motion to approve the minutes from the April 13 Planning Commission Meeting.  Seconded by Mr. Eklof.  Motion carried 3-0.

 

Meeting Announcements – next meetings:

May 11, 2015

May 26, 2015 (Tuesday)

June 8, 2015

   

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

 

The Planning Commission adjourned at 7:31 P.M.

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