The City of Cortland Planning, Zoning & Building Commission met on Monday, March 11, 2013 at 7:00 P. M. at the City Administration Building, 400 N. High Street, Cortland, Ohio. In attendance were the following board members: Chairman, Scott Daffron, Charles Peck, Sally Lane and Jim Chubb; absent was Vice Chairman Bill Sasse.  Also present were Mayor Curt Moll, Law Director Patrick Wilson, Fire Chief Bill Novakovich and the following individuals:

 

            Tim Beaumont              2810 Sodom Hutchings      Fowler

            Darcy Cratsley             171 Cricket Lane                Cortland

                                   

Scott Daffron:  Today is Monday, March 11, 2013.  I’d like to call to order the Cortland Planning, Zoning & Building Commission.  Can we have roll?

Roll Call:  Bill Sasse, absent; Sally Lane, here; Scott Daffron, here; Charles Peck, here; Jim Chubb, here.

 

Scott Daffron:  Can I have a motion for approval of commission minutes for February 11, 2013?

 

Charles Peck made a motion to approve February 11, 2013 Meeting minutes, seconded by James Chubb.  

Roll Call:  Jim Chubb, yes; Sally Lane, yes; Bill Sasse, absent; Scott Daffron, yes; Charles Peck, yes.  MOTION APPROVED.

 

Scott Daffron:  No old business, new business tonight:  Can I have a motion for approval of 03-13A New Business – Experience Yoga, 203 W Main St.  Sally Lane made a motion for approval of 03-13A, seconded by James Chubb.

 

Scott Daffron:  Who do we have to represent this business tonight?

 

Tim Beaumont:  Tim Beaumont.  I am the stepfather of the proprietor Beth Piper.

 

Scott Daffron:  Can you give us just a little bit about the business and what she plans on doing?

 

Tim Beaumont:  Yoga Studio.

 

Scott Daffron:  And that is primarily the only thing that will happen there?

 

Tim Beaumont:  Yes.

 

Scott Daffron:  And which building is that?  Is that the center door going upstairs?

 

Mayor Moll:  Where the dance studio used to be?

 

Tim Beaumont:  Right.

 

Scott Daffron:  It is downtown parking so parking is not an issue.  Is there any other questions?

 

Charles Peck:  How many people would you expect to be there at one given time?

 

Tim Beaumont:  No more than 15.

 

James Chubb:  There is a lot of space in there.

 

Tim Beaumont:  She is using ˝ of the upstairs.  I don’t know the square footage but it is divided into two rooms and she is using the east side, the smaller room.  She would also like approval for the sign.

 

Scott Daffron:  We will get to that in our next item.  Any other questions?   Seeing none, can we have a vote on 03-13A?

Roll Call:  Sally Lane, yes; Bill Sasse, absent; Jim Chubb, yes; Scott Daffron, yes; Charles Peck, yes.  MOTION PASSED.

 

Scott Daffron:  That approves the business portion.

 

Scott Daffron:  Can I have a motion for approval of 03-13B – New Sign – Experience Yoga, 203 W Main St.  44” x 30” Wall Mounted Aluminum Sign.  Charles Peck made a motion for approval of 03-13B, seconded by Sally Lane.

 

Scott Daffron:  Who do we have to speak on behalf of this tonight?

 

Tim Beaumont:  Again, Tim Beaumont.

 

Scott Daffron:  Just a formality, we have to have somebody represent.

 

Tim Beaumont:  Here is a picture of the sign.

 

Scott Daffron:  Yes, we have copies of that here.

 

Jim Chubb:  When you are looking at that entrance, it is a nice sign.  The size is perfect for that door in the middle with two people on each side.

 

Scott Daffron:  Is the sign above the door?

 

Tim Beaumont:  She has a banner above the door.  She would like to have approval for the sign to be mounted on the roof.

 

Mayor Moll:  Like the Barzak sign.

 

Tim Beaumont:  Yes, like the Barzak sign.

 

Scott Daffron:  I am assuming that is vinyl lettering on an aluminum sign.  No illumination.

 

Tim Beaumont:  Yes, no illumination.

 

Mayor Moll:  There is a street light there pretty close.

 

Scott Daffron:    Any other questions?   Seeing none, can we have a vote on 03-13B?

Roll Call:  Scott Daffron, yes; Charles Peck, yes; Sally Lane, yes; Jim Chubb, yes; Bill Sasse, absent.  MOTION PASSED.

 

Scott Daffron:  That approves your sign.

 

Terri Barnovsky:  I will mail Beth the permit later this week.

 

Jim Chubb:  Do we need to have anything on the door?

 

Chief Novokavich:  The Department will do an inspection.

 

 (inaudible)

 

Scott Daffron:  Can I have a motion for approval of 04-13 – Home Occupation – Darcy Cratsley, 171 Cricket Lane – Dog Grooming.  Sally Lane made a motion for approval of 04-13, seconded by Charles Peck.

 

Scott Daffron:  Who do we have to represent this tonight?

 

Darcy Cratsley:  Darcy Cratsley.

 

Scott Daffron:  If you would just tell us a little bit about your business.  It is pretty obvious about what dog grooming is, I would think but is there anything unique?

 

Darcy Cratsley:  I would like to start at home and grow.  I had my own business in 2001 and went to Florida.  We moved back here and I would like to start back up again.  No dogs over 40 pounds.

 

Mayor Moll:  People would bring them to your house?

 

Darcy Cratsley:  Yes.

 

Scott Daffron:  You said no more than 40 pounds?

 

Darcy Cratsley:  Yes.

 

Scott Daffron:  One question I had – On the application two things:  One is the deliveries per day.  The reason for the checklist is you have to meet certain criteria for home occupation – Two things came into question as I read through it was parking.  How many square foot would you presume that your dog grooming business will take in the house?

 

Darcy Cratsley:  Not very much.  I only plan on doing this part time so only 3 dogs a day.

 

Scott Daffron:  Like half your garage?

 

Mayor Moll:  How big is it?  Do you have a room for this?

 

Darcy Cratsley:  It will be in the basement.

 

Scott Daffron:  Will you be using a 10x10 area?

 

Darcy Cratsley:  Probably a 10x10 or 10x12.

 

Scott Daffron:  You have a double wide driveway? The reason I ask is if you are using 200 square foot, then you need to have two parking spaces available in your driveway to accommodate vehicles.

 

Darcy Cratsley:  Oh definitely.

 

Mayor Moll:  I assume when you said more than one delivery per day you meant dogs not delivery vehicles. 

 

Darcy Cratsley:  Yes.

 

Scott Daffron:  That was the other one.

 

Mayor Moll:  You weren’t talking about the UPS truck coming?

 

Darcy Cratsley:  No.

 

Charles Peck:  These dogs aren’t planning on staying overnight are they?

 

Darcy Cratsley:  No.

 

Scott Daffron:  Going back to the application, the off street parking should be yes and yes and the more than one delivery per day should be no. 

 

Darcy Cratsley:  I should have answered those differently.

 

Terri Barnovsky:  We talked about that on the phone.

 

Scott Daffron:  And I understand – it is like a medical form where you are answering no, no, no.

 

James Chubb:  Have you run that by any of the neighbors in that neighborhood?

 

Darcy Cratsley:  I have not asked any of the neighbors.

 

Terri Barnovsky:  We looked it up and it was not required to notify.

 

Scott Daffron:  I did not see anything that prohibited this type of business.  Do you have any other questions?  Seeing none, can we have a vote on 04-13?

Roll Call:  Scott Daffron, yes; Jim Chubb, yes; Sally Lane, yes; Charles Peck, yes, Bill Sasse, absent.  MOTION PASSED.

 

Scott Daffron:   That approves your business.  Do we have anything else before we motion for adjournment?  Signs?  Anything around town? 

 

Charles Peck:  We have no complaints tonight.

 

Scott Daffron:  You just seem like you have something. (Laughing) Can we have a motion to adjourn?

 

Sally Lane made a motion to adjourn the meeting, seconded by James Chubb.

 

Roll Call:  Bill Sasse, absent; Sally Lane, yes; Charles Peck; Jim Chubb, yes; Scott Daffron, yes.  MOTION APPROVED.

 

Meeting Adjourned: 7:09pm.

 

 

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Scott Daffron, Chairman                    Date                            Teresa Barnovsky, Secretary