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Planning Commission Minutes August 14, 2017

GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION

August 14, 2017

7:00 pm

Minutes

 

Call to Order:  Mr. Wilken (Chair) called the meeting to order at 7:04 p.m.

 

Members Present:  Mr. Wilken, Mr. Potaracke, Mr. Klingler, Ms. Hoyt, Mr. Montgomery (ex-officio member, Village Council) and Mr. Young (GEVSD representative).

 

Member Absent:  Mr. Burriss

 

Staff Present:  Debra Walker Yost, Village Planner

 

Also Present:  Anita Carroll, Arnold Joseph, Gail Crumb, Steven Michael, Joe Day, and James Browder

 

Citizens’ Comments:  None.

 

Consent Calendar:

 

a)                  Application #2017-102, submitted by Art Sayre, on behalf of James Browder, for the property located at 346 North Pearl Street.  The request is for architectural review and approval of window and roof replacements.  The current 3-tab shingle roof is proposed to be replaced with charcoal-colored, dimensional shingles.  Ten (10) windows are also proposed to be replaced on the south and west elevations and will be replaced with Pella, double-hung, white vinyl windows with internal grids.  The property is zoned Village Residential District (VRD), and is located within the Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD).

 

Mr. Potaracke moved to approve the Consent Agenda application #2017-102 as proposed.  Second by Ms. Hoyt.   Roll call vote.  Potaracke (yes), Klingler (yes), Hoyt (yes), and Wilken (yes).  Motion carried 4-0.

b)                  Application #2017-110, submitted by Anita Carroll, on behalf of Granville Public Library, for the property located at 217 East Broadway.  The request is for architectural review and approval of a radon mitigation system.  The radon mitigation system is proposed to be installed on the west side of the building.  The property is zoned Village Business District (VBD), and is located within the Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD).

 

Mr. Potaracke moved to approve the Consent Agenda application #2017-110 as proposed.  Second by Mr. Klingler.  Roll call vote.  Klingler (yes), Hoyt (yes), Potaracke (yes), and Wilken (yes).  Motion carried 4-0.

c)                  Application #2017-111, submitted by Anita Carroll, on behalf of Granville Public Library, for the property located at 122 South Prospect Street.  The request is for architectural review and approval of replacement windows.  The proposed windows will be Jeld Wen Siteline clad, double-hung, and will replace all existing double-hung windows on the structure for a total of fifteen (15) windows.  The property is zoned Village Residential District (VRD), and is located within the Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD).

Mr. Wilken swore in Anita Carroll and Debra Walker Yost.

Discussion:  Mr. Klingler said, since the house is historic, that he suggested using simulated, divided-light windows. 

Anita Carroll, 670 King Avenue, Newark, Ohio, stated:  that she will verify which windows were priced and might resubmit the application.  She added that the cost estimate might vary in price from what was on the application.  Mr. Klingler reiterated that he would prefer to see simulated, divided-light windows on the house.

Debra Walker Yost confirmed for the record that Mrs. Carroll will verify what was priced on the application.

 

Mr. Potaracke moved to approve the Consent Agenda application #2017-111, with the stipulation that Mrs. Carroll will verify the exact window that was priced.  Second by Ms. Hoyt.   Roll call vote.  Hoyt (yes), Potaracke (yes), Klingler (yes), and Wilken (yes).  Motion carried 4-0.

d)                 Application #2017-113, submitted by R.J. and Kristina Nicolosi, for the property located at 315 South Pearl Street.  The request is for architectural review and approval of the installation of a thirty-six (36) inch wrought-iron styled fence.  The proposed fence will encompass the west side and rear yards.  The property is zoned Village Residential District (VRD), and is located within the Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD).

 

Mr. Potaracke moved to approve the Consent Agenda application #2017-113 as proposed.  Second by Mr. Klingler.   Roll call vote.  Potaracke (yes), Klingler (yes), Hoyt (yes), and Wilken (yes).  Motion carried 4-0.

 

New Business:

 

a)                  Application #2017-107 submitted by Arnold Joseph, on behalf of the East College Street Condo Association, for the property located at 224 East College Street.  The request is for architectural review and approval of the front stoop stairs.  The existing sandstone stairs are proposed to be replaced with composite steps.  The proposed stair location is within the Village right-of-way and will need a general use permit from Village Council.  The property is zoned Village Residential District (VRD), and is located within the Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD). 

 

Swearing in of Witnesses:  Mr. Wilken swore in Arnold Joseph and Debra Walker Yost.

 

Discussion:    

Arnold Joseph, 224 East College Street, Granville, Ohio, stated:  that the sandstone on the front steps was disintegrating, so the basement was sealed and the steps were replaced with a composite material.  He added that the new steps extend 2” farther than the old sandstone steps. 

Mr. Klingler stated that the property is much improved and looks very nice.

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the standards and criteria pertaining to Application #2017-107; Chapter 1159, Village District (VRD), and Chapter 1161, Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD).

 

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 other projects approved in the District.  All members agreed.

 

b)                  Contributes to the improvement and upgrading of the historical character of the Village District.  Mr. Potaracke stated True, the proposed materials, design and appearance are appropriate and contribute to the upgrading and improvement of the area and the District overall.  All members agreed.

 

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 members agreed.

 

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 members agreed.

 

Mr. Potaracke moved to approve the application as proposed.  Second by Ms. Hoyt.   Roll Call Vote to approve Application #2017-107.  Hoyt (yes), Potaracke (yes), Klingler (yes), and Wilken (yes).  Motion carried 4-0.

 

Mr. Wilken asked Mrs. Yost to explain to the applicant what the Village Council needs to do, since the steps are in the right-of-way.  Mrs. Yost explained to Mr. Joseph that, if the steps needed to be removed for any reason, it would be at the East College Condo Association’s expense.  She added that the Mollie Prasher, Clerk of Council will notify Mr. Joseph about what needs to be done.

 

e)                  Application #2017-105, submitted by Thomcon Renovations, on behalf of James and Susan Day, for the property located at 338 East College Street.  The request is for architectural review and approval of a barn remodeling which will retrofit the existing barn into a garage.  The remodeling will include elevating the loft floor of the barn and restructuring the roof line.  Proposed exterior modifications will be blended into the existing building.  The property is zoned Village Residential District (VRD), and is located within the Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD). 

 

Swearing in of Witnesses:  Mr. Wilken swore in Joe Day, Tom Matthews (via cell phone), and Debra Walker Yost.

 

Discussion:    

James Day, 338 East College Street, Granville, Ohio, stated:  that the main renovation of the barn will be to the roof, [garage] door and windows.  The exterior will remain original, but raised 1 foot; the door will look like a barn door, but will act as a garage door; the barn will be pole barn construction on the inside, and the barn will have a steel roof.

 

Mr. Potaracke asked what the ascent into the garage would be.  Mr. Day said that the ascent will be natural.

 

Ms. Hoyt applauded Mr. Day for renovating the barn instead of tearing it down and building a new garage.  Mr. Young also applauded Mr. Day for the same reason. 

 

Mr. Klingler said that he especially likes barns and thinks it is nice to save a structure, if possible.  He also applauded Mr. Day for his investment of time and effort.

 

Mr. Potaracke asked if there would be an effort made to replace the rotten boards around the base of the barn.  Mr. Day said that they would replace any boards that needed to be replaced.

 

The Planning Commission reviewed the standards and criteria pertaining to Application #2017-105; Chapter 1159, Village Residential District (VRD), and Chapter 1161, Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD).

 

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 other projects approved in the District.  All members agreed.

 

b)      Contributes to the improvement and upgrading of the historical character of the Village District.  Mr. Potaracke stated True, the proposed materials, design and appearance are appropriate and contribute to the upgrading and improvement of the area and the District overall.  All members agreed.

 

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 members agreed.

 

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 members agreed.

 

Mr. Potaracke moved to approve the application as proposed.  Second by Mr. Klingler.   Roll Call Vote to approve Application #2017-105.    Klingler (yes), Hoyt (yes), Potaracke (yes), and Wilken (yes).  Motion carried 4-0.

 

a)      Application #2017-112, submitted by Elizabeth Hall, for the property located at 223 North Granger Street.  The request is for architectural review and approval of a roof replacement.  The existing shingle roof is proposed to be replaced with a black Qualiform metal roof.  The property is zoned Village Residential District (VRD), and is located within the Architectural Review Overlay District (AROD). 

 

Swearing in of Witnesses:  Mr. Wilken swore in Debra Walker Yost.

 

Discussion:

In Ms. Hall’s absence, Debra Walker Yost, explained that the roof is failing, and Ms. Hall wants to install a metal roof, as illustrated in the picture.

 

Mr. Potaracke asked if the whole roof would be replaced, including the overhang.  Mrs. Yost said that the metal would be put over the entire roof.  She added that she did not know the exact intentions of Ms. Hall, but the overhang would only be a matter of about 10 square feet. 

 

Mrs. Yost clarified that the application was not placed under the Consent Agenda because of Ms. Hall’s choice of color.  Mrs. Yost said that her concern was that a black roof might become an issue given the understanding that the third floor may become a play room and storage, and the area might become overheated should a black roof be selected.

 

Ms. Hoyt said that a house near the fire station recently had a black metal roof installed.

 

Mr. Potaracke asked what Staff would recommend for color.  Mrs. Yost stated that she would suggest a darker gray or charcoal.  She added that note acknowledging that she and Planning Commission are unable to dictate the color choice of the roofing material, but that it was simply a concern based on understanding the future use of the attic area.

 

Mr. Wilken stated that he remembered a previously approved bright red metal roof, and said that the color is intense.  He thinks that shingles have more grace than metal.  He added that he is expecting complaints from neighbors regarding roof color selections, and wonders if the Planning Commission needs to establish guidelines when considering roof colors.

 

Mr. Klingler asked if the Planning Commission is allowed to dictate color choices.  Ms. Hoyt said that the Planning Commission can’t dictate colors on houses, and that extends to roof materials. 

 

Mr. Wilken suggested that the application be tabled.

 

Mr. Potaracke moved to table the application as proposed.  Second by Ms. Hoyt.   Roll Call Vote to table Application #2017-112.  Potaracke (yes), Klingler (yes), Hoyt (yes), and Wilken (yes).  Motion carried 4-0.

 

Findings of Fact:

 

a)                  Application 2017-105:  Thomcon Renovations, on behalf of James and Susan Day; 338 East College Street; Barn Remodeling;  Approve Findings of Fact and Associated Standards and Criteria.

 

Mr. Potaracke moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2017-105.  Second by Ms. Hoyt.   Roll Call Vote:  Klingler (yes),  Hoyt (yes), Potaracke (yes), and Wilken (yes).  Motion carried 4-0.

 

b)         Application 2017-107; Arnold Joseph, on behalf of the East College Street Condo Association; 224 East College Street; Sidewalk Sign; Approve Findings of Fact and Associated Standards and Criteria

 

Mr. Potaracke moved to approve the Findings of Fact for Application #2017-107.  Second by Mr. Klingler.   Roll Call Vote:  Hoyt (yes), Potaracke (yes), Klingler (yes), and Wilken (yes).  Motion carried 4-0.

 

c)         Application 2017-112:  Elizabeth Hall; 223 North Granger Street; Roof Replacement; this application was tabled pending further research.

 

Motion to approve Minutes from July 24, 2017 Planning Commission

hearings:

 

Mr. Klingler moved to approve the minutes from the July 24, 2017 Planning Commission hearings.  Second by Mr. Potaracke.   Motion carried 4-0.

 

 

 

 

Motion to excuse absence, if necessary:

 

Mr. Potaracke moved to excuse the absence of Mr. Burriss.   Second by Mr. Klingler.   Motion carried 4-0.

 

Meeting Announcements:

August 28, 2017

September 11, 2017

September 25, 2017

 

Motion to Adjourn:

 

Mr. Potaracke moved that the meeting be adjourned.  Motion carried. 

 

Adjournment:  Mr. Wilken adjourned the meeting at 7:39 pm.

 

Mr. Wilken recognized the departure of Mr. Montgomery as the ex-officio member representing Village Council.  He expressed appreciation for Mr. Montgomery’s tenure on the Planning Commission, and wished him the best in his new venture. 

 

Mr. Montgomery said that it had been a pleasure working with the Planning Commission, and he believes Granville benefits from such people who are willing to contribute their time to be a part of such a board.  He added that Granville is a great model for community involvement, that his experience in Granville had been a great one, and thanked the Planning Commission for their recognition.

 

Debra Walker Yost offered a special dessert in recognition of Mr. Montgomery’s final meeting on the Planning Commission.

 

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Bill Wilken, Chair                                                                   Date Approved

 

Submitted by Cathy Klingler and Debi Walker Yost

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