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Planning Commission Minutes May 9, 2016


May 9, 2016 7:00pm


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

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

Members Absent:  Mr. Burriss.

Staff Present: Debi Walker, Acting Village Planner

Also Present: Steven and Grace Michael

Citizens’ Comments:  None.

New Business: Application #2016-44, submitted by Steven and Grace Michael, for the property located at 273 East Elm Street. The request is for architectural review and approval of construction of a privacy fence in the rear yard and installation of a replacement garage door. 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 Steven and Grace Michael and Debi Walker.

Discussion:  Mr. Steven and Mrs. Grace Michael, 273 East Maple Street, Granville, Ohio stated:   

He would like to install a new vinyl fence, screen behind the home, and new garage door.  The fence will be four (4’) feet on either side and gradually increase to six (6’) feet in the center.  A fence section/screen will be installed to help with noise and light control, since the home is next to the bike trail.  Lastly the new garage door will include added hinged treatment and lighting at the top. 

The Planning Commission reviewed the standards and criteria pertaining to Application #2016-44; Chapter 1161, Architectural Review Overlay District. Mr. Wilken made a motion to approve Application #2016-44 as submitted.  Seconded by Mr. Potaracke.  Roll Call Vote to Approve Application #2016-44:  Eklof (Yes), Potaracke (Yes), Wilken (Yes), Hawk (Yes).  Motion carried 4-0.

Finding of Fact Approvals: New Business: Application #2016-44; Steven and Grace Michael; 142 North Prospect Street; Side

Yard Fencing and Replacement Garage Door: Approve Findings of Fact and Associated Standards and Criteria Mr. Eklof moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2016-44. Seconded by Mr. Potaracke. Eklof (Yes), Potaracke (Yes), Wilken (Yes), Hawk (Yes). Motion carried 4-0.

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

Motion to approve the Planning Commission Meeting Minutes from April 25th, 2016 Planning Commission hearing:  Mr. Wilken made a motion to approve the minutes from the April 25th, 2016 Planning Commission Meeting.  Mr. Potaracke seconded.  All in favor voice vote:  Motion carried 4-0.

Meeting Announcements – next meetings:

May 23rd, 2016

June 13th, 2016

June 27th, 2016

Strategic Planning Discussion: The board discussed several items including implementing a consent agenda, the possibility of additional business coming to Granville at the Cherry Valley/State Route 16 interchange, the Village Planner Job Description, how the committee could be better utilized, and the status of the Fire Station. 

The board is concerned with the business environment surrounding of the new interchange and the businesses at Cherry Valley and State Route 16; they want to make sure it still reflects Granville and does not turn into an urban setting.  They committee also discussed the requirements of the Village Planner.  Mr. Jennings stated after reading the job description it seems as if three jobs have been combined to make one job. They all agreed this would be something to bring to the Council’s attention.  Lastly, the Planning Committee feels they are under-utilized, and discussed that they would like to be viewed as a resource that is utilized more often.

Other Business: Mr. Stilwell addressed the Planning Committee about recent news in the Village concerning the delay with the Middleton sidewalk.

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 7:52 p.m.

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