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Planning Commission Minutes July 11, 2016

GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION

July 11, 2016 7:00 pm

Minutes

Call to Order:  Mr. Hawk (Chair) called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

Members Present:   Mr. Hawk, Mr. Eklof, Mr. Burriss, Mr. Wilken, Rob Montgomery (ex-officio member Village Council, Non-Voting) Carl Jennings (ex-officio member GEVSD, Non-Voting)

Members Absent:  Mr. Potaracke.

Staff Present: Debi Walker, Acting Village Planner

Also Present: Clay Graham, Bruce and Lisa Westall, Bill Wilken, and Chad Gummer.

Citizens’ Comments:  None.

New Business: Application #2016-65, submitted by Clay Graham, on behalf of Uberburger, located on the upper level at 138 East Broadway.  The request is for architectural review and approval of a projecting sign.  The property is zoned Village Business District (VBD) and is located with the Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD).

Swearing in of Witnesses: Mr. Hawk swore in Clay Graham and Debi Walker.

Discussion: Clay Graham, 138 East Broadway, Granville, Ohio

Mr. Graham is seeking approval for a 24” by 24” projecting sign.  The sign will include his logo consisting of four colors, brown, red, green, and blue.  The Board asked if applicant was aware of the maximum number of colors permitted on signs.  Mr. Graham stated he was unaware of the three maximum colors allowed. Ms. Walker stated he may need to rethink the number of colors.  The applicant asked the Board if there could be an exception, and that request was denied.  They informed him he would need to go in front of BZBA for a variance approval.  Mr. Graham is choosing to seek approval from BZBA for a variance on the number of colors allowed.

The Planning Commission reviewed the standards and criteria pertaining to Application #2016-65; Chapter 1161, Architectural Review Overlay District and Chapter 1189, Signs.

Mr. Eklof made a motion to table Application #2016-65 as submitted.  Second by Mr. Wilken.  Roll Call Vote to table Application #2016-65: Burriss, Eklof, Wilken, Hawk.  Motion Carried 4-0.

Application #2016-66, submitted by Clay Graham, on behalf of Uberburger, located on the upper level at 138 East Broadway.  The request is for architectural review and approval of a window sign.  The property is zoned Village Business District (VBD) and is located within the Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD).

Swearing in of Witnesses: Mr. Hawk swore in Clay Graham and Debi Walker.

Discussion:

Clay Graham, 138 East Broadway, Granville, Ohio Mr. Graham is choosing to seek a variance approval from BZBA for the maximum number of colors permitted on signs, since his logo consists of four colors. The Planning Commission reviewed the standards and criteria pertaining to Application #2016-66; Chapter 1161, Architectural Review Overlay District and Chapter 1189, Signs. Mr. Eklof made a motion to table Application #2016-66 as submitted.  Second by Mr. Wilken.  Roll Call Vote to table Application #2016-66: Eklof, Wilken, Burriss, Hawk.  Motion Carried 4-0.

Application #2016-69, submitted by Bruce and Lisa Westall, for the property located at 232 East Elm Street.  The property is for architectural review and approval of the construction of a single-car garage at the rear of the property.  The property is zoned Village Residential District (VRD) and is located within the Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD).

Swearing in of Witnesses: Mr. Hawk swore in Bruce and Lisa Westall and Debi Walker.

Discussion: Bruce and Lisa Westall, 241 East Maple Street, Granville, Ohio

Mr. and Mrs. Westall are seeking approval for the construction of 19’ by 20’ single-car garage.  They intend to match the garage with the style of the home by using the same colors and architectural detail from the home.  The siding will consist of a hearty pine and scalloped shingle siding.  Ms. Walker informed the Board the applicants have already received approval for variances for BZBA.  The board had a couple suggestions with the placement of the garage and the windows above the gable in front and back of garage.  Mr. Jennings suggested rotating the garage 90 degrees, so that they did not have to back out of the drive-way, and Mr. Burriss suggested removing the two upper windows but leaving the vents.  The applicants stated if they rotated the garage it would not leave them with much of a yard, but they did agree with Mr. Burris’ suggestion.

The Planning Commission reviewed the standards and criteria pertaining to Application #2016-69; Chapter 1159, Village Residential District and Chapter 1161, Architectural Review Overlay District.

Mr. Wilken made a motion to approve Application #2016-69 as submitted with the removal of the two upper windows.  Second by Mr. Burriss.  Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2016-69: Wilken, Burriss, Eklof, Hawk.  Motion Carried 4-0.

Mr. Wilken recued himself at 7:20 p.m.

Application #2016-70, submitted by Rev. Dr. Stephen Applegate, on behalf of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, for the property located at 107 East Broadway.  The request is for architectural review and approval of the reconstruction of a stone wall with gates in the rear churchyard.  The property is zoned Village Square District (VSD) and is located within the Architectural Review Overlay Distrcit (AROD).

Swearing in of Witnesses: Mr. Hawk swore in Bill Wilken and Debi Walker.

Discussion: Rev. Dr. Stephen Applegate, 107 East Broadway, Granville, Ohio Mr. Wilken is representing Rev. Dr. Applegate.  Mr. Wilken stated the church is seeking approval for the reconstruction of a stone wall with gates in the rear churchyard.  Mr. Wilken stated the wall was originally erected in the late 1930s-1940s and it included gates from the original Licking County Courthouse.  The wall needed to be removed due to construction and deterioration on the west side.  They would like to re-erect the wall using the same stone and pattern on the east side of the courtyard and include the same refurbished gate.  Their intention is begin construction as soon as possible, so that, the west side could be up by July 5th.  The gates have been sand blasted and painted white. 

Mr. Burriss expressed concern with the gates opening in and not out due to safety issues.  Mr. Wilken stated that should not be an issue, because they will mainly be open.  Mr. Burriss suggested fabricating a double hinge for at least one of the gates, so that, it may swing both in and out. The Planning Commission reviewed the standards and criteria pertaining to Application #2016-70; Chapter 1159, Village Residential District and Chapter 1161, Architectural Review Overlay District.

Mr. Eklof made a motion to approve Application #2016-70 as submitted, with the desire to include double hinge on one gate.  Second by Mr. Burriss.  Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2016-70: Burriss, Eklof, Hawk.  Motion Carried 3-0.

Mr. Wilken rejoined at 7:32 p.m.

Application #2016-76, submitted by Brian Smart of Smart Services Inc., on behalf of Chad Gummer, for the property located at 2845 Newark-Granville Road.  The request is for review and approval of the lot split of twelve-point-six-seven-zero (12.670) acres into three (3) parcels.  The property is zoned Planned Unit Development (PUD).

Swearing in of Witnesses:  Mr. Hawk swore in Chad Gummer, and Debi Walker.

Discussion: Chad Gummer, 2825 Newark-Granville Road, Granville, Ohio

Applicant stated he is seeking the approval of lot split of 12.670 acres into three parcels.  The three parcels would then consist of 4.456 acres, 2.975 acres, and 5.239 acres.

Ms. Walker informed the applicant she had a conversation with the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) that day, and they informed her, the new Thornwood Crossing Interchange will be categorized at Class 4, which is the same as Newark-Granville Road.  With the classification of Class 4 driveways are required to be 300 feet from intersection and 250 feet between other driveways.  She stated with those requirements it may require a shared driveway agreement for lot 1 and his lot, and also recommended aligning the driveway for lot 2 with the driveway across the street from Church.

Mr. Wilken asked Ms. Walker if there is an increase in traffic when the Interchange is complete what the consequence would be if ODOT reclassifies Newark-Granville Road.  She simply stated it would increase the distance from roadway driveways would need to be.  Mr. Gummer stated he thought ODOT was looking at a decrease in traffic because the current ramps on Newark-Granville Road will be closed.  Both the Board and Ms. Walker stated they thought it was just the on-ramp that would be closing, but Ms. Walker will verify with ODOT.

Mr. Gummer showed no concern with driveway requirements. 

The Planning Commission reviewed the standards and criteria pertaining to Application #2016-76; Chapter 1113, Procedure for Plat Approval and Chapter 1171, Planned Development District.

Mr. Burriss made a motion to approve Application #2016-76 as submitted.  Second by Mr. Wilken.  Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2016-76: Burriss, Eklof, Wilken, Hawk.  Motion Carried 4-0.

Finding of Fact Approvals:

New Business: Application #2016-69; Bruce and Lisa Westall; 232 East Elm Street; New Single Car Garage.  Approve Findings of Fact and Associated Standards and Criteria.

Mr. Eklof moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2016-69.  Second by Wilken.  Wilken, Burriss, Eklof, Hawk. Motion Carried 4-0.

Application #2016-70; Rev. Dr. Stephen Applegate for St. Luke’s Church; 107 East Broadway; Reconstruction of Stone Wall with Gates in Rear Churchyard.  Approve Findings of Fact and Associated Standards and Criteria.

Mr. Eklof moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2016-70.  Second by Burriss.  Burriss, Eklof, Hawk. Motion Carried 3-0.

Application #2016-76; Brian Smart of Smart Services, Inc., on behalf of Chad Gummer; 2825 Newark-Granville Road; Three Lot Splits.  Approve Findings of Fact and Associated Standards and Criteria.

Mr. Eklof moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2016-76.  Second by Wilken.  Eklof, Wilken, Burriss, Hawk. Motion Carried 4-0.

Motion to approve absent Commission Member:  Mr. Wilken made a motion to excuse the absence of Mr. Potaracke.  Second by Mr. Eklof.  Eklof (Yes), Wilken (Yes), Burriss (Yes), and Hawk (Yes).  Motion Carried 4-0

Motion to approve the Planning Commission Meeting Minutes from May 23rd, 2016 Planning Commission hearing:  Approval of minutes will be held over until next minutes due to lack of quorum.  

Meeting Announcements – next meetings: July 25th, 2016

Motion to Adjourn:  Mr. Hawk declared the Planning Commission meeting adjourned seeing as there was no further business before the Commission.

Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 7:47 p.m.

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