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Planning Commission Meeting Minutes - March 23, 2015


The Regular Planning Commission Meeting was called to order by Chairman Stanard at 6:00pm.

PRESENT AT ROLL CALL: Mrs. Cooper, Mr. Fritz, Mr. Pogatschnik, Mayor Renda, Mr. Stanard
ABSENT: Mr. Bolek

Others Present: Dave Strichko, Building Inspector, Aimee Lane, Assistant Law Director, Jeff Filarski, Village Engineer, Sherri Arrietta, Clerk of Council

Mayor Renda made a motion seconded by Mrs. Cooper to approve the minutes from the Regular Planning Commission Meeting of February 23, 2015.

ROLL CALL:
Ayes: Mrs. Cooper, Mr. Fritz, Mr. Pogatschnik, Mayor Renda, Mr. Stanard
Nays: None 
Motion Carried 

Public Hearing
Ordinances 2015-14, 2015-15, 2015-16, & 2015-17

At this time, Mr. Stanard declared the public hearing open at 6:07pm.

Mr. Stanard explained that the purpose of this public hearing is to discuss four issues that were recommended to the Planning Commission by Council for consideration to amend certain sections of the Zoning Code. There are four potential amendments (Ordinances 2015-14, 2015-15, 2015-16, & 2015-17).

Mr. Stanard gave a brief summary of each ordinance; Ordinance 2015-14 amends the section regarding Planning Commission review of accessory buildings and structures, which would allow the Building Commissioner to approve these certain accessory buildings and/or structures that apply with all applicable zoning requirements (fences, walls, storage buildings, and accessory structures, etc.) and that are all 200 sq. ft. or less, thus are not subject to the Building Code requirements. Ordinance 2015-15 would clarify the manner in which front yard setbacks are measured to settle any discrepancies with the actual method of measurement of distances that are already established by the Code. They will be measured by the street right-of-way line abutting the property owner’s property. Ordinance 2015-16 would enact new Section 1151.19 “Streets” in the U-1 Dwelling House District, which will cover the fact that it was always our intent to prohibit private streets in all residential zoning districts, however, the language in our Code does not specifically mention the Dwelling House District as prohibiting private streets. Ordinance 2015-17 amends Section 1173 “Topsoil Removal.” Mr. Filarski explained that this will update the Code to refer you back to Chapter 971 “Stormwater Pollution Prevention.” The pond setback will be changed and the language relating to landscape mounds will be clarified.

Mr. Stanard asked if there was anyone present that wished to speak regarding the potential recommendation of those four ordinances from this commission to Council.

Since no one was present that wished to speak, Mr. Stanard closed the public hearing at 6:07pm.

Mr. Fritz informed the Planning Commission that these four proposed ordinances have been to Council for two readings already. He stated that he believes they all seem to make sense and that they are all good amendments to the Zoning Code. Mr. Stanard stated that he concurs with Mr. Fritz.

Mr. Pogatschnik made a motion seconded by Mrs. Cooper to recommend the passage of Ordinances 2015-15, 2015-16, 2015-16, and 2015-17 to Council.

ROLL CALL:
Ayes: Mrs. Cooper, Mr. Fritz, Mr. Pogatschnik, Mayor Renda, Mr. Stanard
Nays: None 
Motion Carried 

Pinnegar Residence
50 Park Lane
Addition

Ms. Rebecca Pantuso with Pantuso-Clemens Architecture was present at the meeting. She stated that the homeowners are proposing a small addition (approximately 100 sq. ft.) that will eliminate two dormers that currently cause problems with ice; they will shed that area all around to eliminate valleys. This will also give the owners better use of that bedroom space. Ms. Pantuso stated that it will be in keeping with the existing house. She stated that there will not be any changes to the footprint and that they are not doing any outside utility work. There will not be an additional roof pitch, and it will match the two existing pitches on the back of the house. The house currently has a total of 5 roof pitches; however that was done prior to the Code change. Mr. Stanard stated that the Village Architect approved the plans.

Mr. Fritz made a motion seconded by Mr. Pogatschnik to approve the addition located at 50 Park Lane.

ROLL CALL:
Ayes: Mrs. Cooper, Mr. Fritz, Mr. Pogatschnik, Mayor Renda, Mr. Stanard
Nays: None 
Motion Carried 

Korner Residence
70 Farwood Drive
Attached or Detached Garage/Addition/Alterations

Mr. Stanard stated that since this item was tabled at the February 23, 2015 meeting, it will require a motion in order to remove it.

Mr. Stanard made a motion seconded by Mayor Renda to remove the new garage/addition/alterations located at 70 Farwood Drive from the table.

ROLL CALL:
Ayes: Mrs. Cooper, Mr. Fritz, Mr. Pogatschnik, Mayor Renda, Mr. Stanard
Nays: None 
Motion Carried 

Mr. Todd Korner, homeowner and builder was present at the meeting. Mr. Strichko explained to the Planning Commission that Mr. Korner is only going to need a variance for both plan options that he is presenting tonight. If the design with the attached garage is approved, it will require a rear yard setback variance and if the plan with the detached garage is approved, then an eave height variance will be required. The reason the Planning Commission is seeing this first, is to determine which plan option they will approve, so that Mr. Korner can then present that to the BZA to request the appropriate variance.

Mr. Strichko informed the members that Mr. Korner met with the Village Architect, Mr. Kawalek, in order to address all concerns and to come up with both designs as options. He stated Mr. Kawalek thought it was best to have an attached garage, attached to the house by a breezeway.

Mayor Renda asked Mr. Korner if the “alley” that the Board did not like at last month’s meeting has been eliminated. Mr. Korner stated that it is still there however the length has been reduced quite a bit from what it was and is in line with the house because the garage was moved forward 8 feet. He stated that windows were also added and that the roof pitches are now the same. Mr. Korner stated that the rear wall is laid out differently since there was some concern about that last time. The center section of windows comes out and there are more fascia boards that match the existing house. He stated that the grading concern that Mr. Kawalek had was relating to how it was portrayed on the plans; there is a big slope in the backyard that he was unable to determine on the previous plans.

Mayor Renda asked Mr. Korner which of the two designs he prefers. Mr. Korner stated that he would prefer the attached garage design. Mr. Strichko stated that Mr. Kawalek prefers that design as well, however he is happy with either option. Mr. Stanard stated that the Village Architect has approved both sets of drawings and all original concerns have been addressed.

Mrs. Cooper asked about neighbors to the rear of his property. Mr. Korner stated that Forest Ridge is behind him so there are not any neighbors to the rear.

Mrs. Cooper made a motion seconded by Mr. Pogatschnik to approve the attached garage, addition, and alterations located at 70 Farwood Drive, subject to a rear setback variance approval (amount to be determined) by the BZA.

ROLL CALL:
Ayes: Mrs. Cooper, Mr. Fritz, Mr. Pogatschnik, Mayor Renda, Mr. Stanard
Nays: None 
Motion Carried 

Mayor Renda made a motion seconded by Mr. Fritz to adjourn the meeting at 6:28pm.

ROLL CALL:
Ayes: Mrs. Cooper, Mr. Fritz, Mr. Pogatschnik, Mayor Renda, Mr. Stanard
Nays: None 
Motion Carried 

Respectfully Submitted,
Sherri Arrietta, Clerk of Council



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