The City of Cortland Planning, Zoning & Building Commission met on Monday, March 10, 2014 at 6:45 P. M. at the City Administration Building, 400 N. High Street, Cortland, Ohio. In attendance were the following board members: Chairman, Bill Sasse, Vice Chairman Charles Peck, Sally Lane, James Chubb, and John Picuri.  Also present were Mayor Curt Moll, Law Director Patrick Wilson and the following individuals:

 

            Jim Woofter                           261 Fox Run                          Cortland

            Tom Jochman                        500 W Main St.                      Cortland

            Jeff Long                               1917 Henry Ave. SW                        Canton, OH  44706

 

Due to tape malfunction, the following minutes are NOT verbatim and portions were taken from the secretary’s notes…

 

Bill Sasse:  It is 6:45, Monday, March 10, 2014.  I would like to open a Public Hearing for 02-14 - Public Hearing for Use Permitted Upon Review for 500 W Main St., Maxill.    The purpose of the public hearing is to consider a use permitted upon review within an Industrial District to use the existing building for wholesaling and warehousing.  Do we have anyone here to speak for Maxill?

 

Tom Jochman: Tom Jochman.

 

Bill Sasse:  What do you plan on doing over there?

 

Tom Jochman:  We are going to turn it into the U.S. Distribution warehouse for our company – it is a Canadian company and we will be distributing dental supplies and medical supplies. 

 

Bill Sasse:  Does anyone have any questions?

 

Charlie Peck:  You say 1 employee now…

 

Tom Jochman:  We do plan and growing and will have a number of employees in the office and warehouse.  We are de-installing some of the existing equipment.  The Fire Department has been in and we are working with Howland Alarm and North Coast.

 

Question on when starting:

 

Tom Jochman:  We do not have a date but expect in next couple of months.

 

Bill Sasse:  Does anyone have any other questions?  Seeing no objection, we will close the Public Hearing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The City of Cortland Planning, Zoning & Building Commission met on Monday, March 10, 2014 at 6:50 P. M. at the City Administration Building, 400 N. High Street, Cortland, Ohio. In attendance were the following board members: Chairman, Bill Sasse, Vice Chairman Charles Peck, Sally Lane, James Chubb, and John Picuri.  Also present were Mayor Curt Moll, Law Director Patrick Wilson and the following individuals:

 

            Jim Woofter                           261 Fox Run                          Cortland

            Tom Jochman                        500 W Main St.                      Cortland

            Jeff Long                               1917 Henry Ave. SW                        Canton, OH  44706

 

Due to tape malfunction, the following minutes are NOT verbatim and portions were taken from the secretary’s notes…

 

Bill Sasse:  It is 6:50, Monday, March 10, 2014.  I would like to open a Public Hearing for 03-14 Public Hearing for variance request for Sign – 325 S High St. – Talmer Bank & Trust.  Request for pole sign update to exceed the 32 sq. ft. and 12 ft. height restrictions.  Do we have anyone here to speak for Talmer?

 

Jeff Long:  Jeff Long with Archer Signs.  It is a face replacement for the signs already there.  It will be the same size and using the existing brick structure.  Talmer Bank has purchased First Place Bank and is doing this at all of the locations. 

 

Bill Sasse:  Is there anyone here to speak against the variance?  Does anyone have any other questions?  Seeing none, we will close the Public Hearing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The City of Cortland Planning, Zoning & Building Commission met on Monday, March 10, 2014 at 7:00 P. M. at the City Administration Building, 400 N. High Street, Cortland, Ohio. In attendance were the following board members: Chairman, Bill Sasse, Vice Chairman Charles Peck, Sally Lane, James Chubb, and John Picuri.  Also present were Mayor Curt Moll, Law Director Patrick Wilson and the following individuals:

 

            Jim Woofter                           261 Fox Run                          Cortland

            Tom Jochman                        500 W Main St.                      Cortland

            Jeff Long                               1917 Henry Ave. SW                        Canton, OH  44706

            Gayle & Lynn Johnson        260 Old Oak Dr.                    Cortland

            Marcial Angel                        105 S High St.                        Cortland

 

Due to tape malfunction, the following minutes are NOT verbatim and portions were taken from the secretary’s notes…

                                   

Bill Sasse:  It is 7:00, Monday, March 10, 2014.  I’d like to call to order the regular meeting of Cortland Planning, Zoning & Building Commission.  Can we have roll call please?

Roll Call:  Bill Sasse, here; Sally Lane, here; John Picuri, here; Charles Peck, here; Jim Chubb, here.

 

Bill Sasse:  Can I have a motion for approval of commission minutes for February 10, 2014 meeting?

 

Charles Peck made a motion to approve February 10, 2014 meeting minutes, seconded by Sally Lane.  

Roll Call:  Jim Chubb, yes; Sally Lane, yes; Bill Sasse, yes; John Picuri, yes; Charles Peck, yes.  MOTION APPROVED.

 

Bill Sasse:  Seeing no old business on the agenda, moving directly to new business.  Can I have a motion for approval of 02-14 Use Permitted Upon Review – 500 W Main St. – Maxill.  The purpose is to consider a use permitted upon review within an Industrial District to use the existing building for wholesaling and warehousing.  Charles Peck made a motion for approval of 02-14, seconded by Sally Lane.

 

Bill Sasse:  Can you explain what you plan on doing?

 

Tom Jochman:  We purchased the warehouse and plan to use it for U.S. distribution. 

 

Bill Sasse:  Does anyone have any other questions?  Hearing none can I have a vote on 02-14?

Roll Call:  Sally Lane, yes; Bill Sasse, yes; Jim Chubb, yes; John Picuri, yes; Charles Peck, yes.  MOTION PASSED.

 

Patrick Wilson:  That give them their permissive zoning.  Next we will talk about the business.

 

Bill Sasse: Can I have a motion for approval of 02-14A – New Business – 500 W Main St. – Maxill – Warehousing, 1 employee, 5 days – 8 am. to 5 p.m.  Sally Lane made a motion for approval of 02-14A, seconded by Charles Peck.

 

Bill Sasse:  Can you expand on the number of employees?

 

Tom Jochman:  We will have 2 more employees painting the offices and we will have some contractors.  We are working on getting the fire system upgraded.

 

Bill Sasse:  How much of that building do you plan on using?

 

Tom Jochman:  I estimate we will be using 50 to 60% initially and grow from there.  We intend to occupy the building fully.

 

Bill Sasse:  Any other questions?  Can I have a vote on 2-14A?

Roll Call:  John Picuri, yes; Charles Peck, yes; Sally, Lane, yes; Jim Chubb, yes; Bill Sasse, yes.  MOTION PASSED.

 

Bill Sasse:  Can I have a motion for approval of 02-14B – Signs – 500 W Main St. and 184 N Mecca St. – Maxill.  Ground mounted signs: 14’ x 3’4”, mounted on existing bases.  Charles Peck made a motion for approval of 02-14B, seconded by Jim Chubb.

 

Bill Sasse:  Does anyone have any questions on the sign?

 

Mayor Moll:  Originally they came in with a little bit bigger sign and they reduced the size of the signs to meet our ordinances so there shouldn’t be any problems with it at all.

 

Bill Sasse:  I took a look at it, it looks good too.  We are glad to have you moving into Cortland.

 

Tom Jochman:  We are happy to be here.

 

Bill Sasse:  Can I have a vote on 2-14B?

Roll Call:  John Picuri, yes:  Jim Chubb, yes: Sally Lane, yes; Charles Peck, yes; Bill Sasse, yes.  MOTION PASSED.

 

Tom Jochman:  I will stop by later in the week and pay the fine… the fee (laughter and several jokes about not being fined yet).

 

Mayor Moll:  Thanks Tom, we will come down and see you.

 

Bill Sasse:  Can I have a motion for approval of 03-14Variance Request for 325 S High St. – Talmer Bank & Trust.  Request for pole sign update to exceed the 32 sq. ft. and 12 ft. height restrictions.  James Chubb made a motion for approval of 03-14, seconded by John Picuri.

 

Bill Sasse:  Who do we have here to speak for Talmer?

 

Jeff Long:  Jeff Long with Archer Signs. 

 

Charles Peck:  All you are doing is replacing the existing First Place Bank panels with Talmer Bank panels – the same size, the same everything just a different name.

 

Jeff Long:  Yes.  We are doing a bunch of these throughout northeast Ohio.  There are about 32 locations switching over.  Archer is the manufacturer and installer.

 

Bill Sasse:  I don’t know how to put this.  Because that sign would be too hard to tear down I am going to pass on my thoughts.  There is nothing wrong with the looks of that sign.  I am always a little leery of giving variances when we have a chance to get everyone in line with our ordinances.  I looked at it and I couldn’t see another way to do it.  Does anyone have any other questions?  Can we have a vote on 03-14?

 

Roll Call:  Bill Sasse, yes; Sally Lane, yes; Charles Peck, yes; Jim Chubb, yes; John Picuri, yes.  MOTION PASSED.

 

 

Bill Sasse:  Can I have a motion for approval of 03-14A – Sign – 325 S High St. – Talmer Bank & Trust.  Sign upgrade to new name and logo using existing pole sign.  Approximately 7’ x 8’.  Charles Peck made a motion for approval of 03-14A, seconded by Jim Chubb.

 

Bill Sasse:  Does anyone have any other questions?  Can I have a vote on 03-14A?

Roll Call:  Bill Sasse, yes; Sally Lane, yes; John Picuri, yes; Charles Peck, yes; Jim Chubb, yes.  MOTION PASSED.

 

Bill Sasse:  Can I have a motion for approval of 04-14 – New Business – 105 S High St. – El Torero.  Restaurant, 5 to 7 employees, Sun. to Thurs. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Fri. and Sat. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.  Sally Lane made a motion for approval of 04-14, seconded by John Picuri. 

 

Bill Sasse:  Who do we have to represent El Torero?

 

Marcial Angel:  Marcial Angel.  Rafael Madrigaz could not be here.

 

Bill Sasse:  Can you tell us what you will be doing there?

 

Marcial Angel:  It will be a Mexican restaurant.  We also have the one on Elm Rd.  We are using the existing restaurant – have been painting and remodeling inside.  The parking plan will be the same as Locos Amigos.  We know we can not use the parking in the front.  We plan on opening in next few weeks.

 

(There was some discussion on the sign, but it will not be presented until the next meeting).

 

Bill Sasse:  Do we have any other questions? Can I have a vote on 04-14?

Roll Call:  Jim Chubb, yes; Sally Lane, yes; Bill Sasse, yes; John Picuri, yes:  Charles Peck, yes.  MOTION PASSED.

 

Bill Sasse:  Can I have a motion for approval of 05-14A – New Business – 179 S High St. – Galleria of Arts and Antiques, LLC – Gayle Johnson.  Retail, 3900 sq. ft., 1-4 employees, 6 days – Mon. thru Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Charles Peck made a motion for approval of 05-14A, seconded by Sally Lane.

 

Bill Sasse:  Who do we have to represent this and can you tell us a little bit about what you plan on doing there?

 

Gayle Johnson:  Gayle Johnson.  We are dividing building into booth spaces and renting to antique vendors.  We will sell their antiques for them.  We plan on having 25 to 30 vendors.  We will be sharing a knox box with Sparkle.  We have also been working with the Fire Department.  The parking will be shared with Sparkle.  Chris Klingemier plans to resurface and stripe the parking lot this spring.  We are hoping to open in May.

 

Bill Sasse:  Seeing no further questions, can I have a vote on 05-14A?

Roll Call:  Sally Lane, yes; Bill Sasse, yes; Jim Chubb, yes; John Picuri, yes; Charles Peck, yes.  MOTION PASSED.

 

Bill Sasse:  Can I have a motion for approval of 05-14B – New Sign – 179 S High St. – Galleria of Arts & Antiques – Wall Mounted Sign – 24” x 96” – direct lighting.  Jim Chubb made a motion for approval of 05-14B, seconded by Sally Lane.

 

Bill Sasse:  It will be a wall mounted sign.  It is a nice looking sign.  How will it be lit?    

 

Gayle Johnson:  It will be lit from the back using the existing cabinet that R&B had.

 

Bill Sasse:  Can I have a vote on 05-14B?

Roll Call:  John Picuri, yes; Charles Peck, yes; Sally Lane, yes; Jim Chubb, yes; Bill Sasse, yes.  MOTION PASSED.

 

Bill Sasse:  Can I have a motion for approval of 06-14 – Set public hearing.  The purpose of the public hearing is to consider the zoning determination for various parcels with a non-taxable designation on the zoning map.  Public Hearing to be set for April 14th at 6:45 p.m.  Charles Peck made a motion for approval of 06-14, seconded by Sally Lane.

Roll Call:  John Picuri, yes; Jim Chubb, yes; Sally Lane, yes; Charles Peck, yes; Bill Sasse, yes.  MOTION PASSED.

 

Bill Sasse:  Can I have a motion for approval of 07-14 – Set Public Hearing.  The purpose of the public hearing is to consider the zoning determination for Huntington Acres Plat #1 and re-plats with an agricultural designation on the zoning map.  Public Hearing to be set for 6:55 p.m.  Jim Chubb made a motion for approval of 07-14, seconded by Sally Lane.

Roll Call:  Bill Sasse, yes; Sally Lane, yes; Charles Peck, yes;  Jim Chubb, yes; John Picuri yes.  MOTION PASSED.

 

Bill Sasse:  Any other business to come before the board?  Can we have a motion to adjourn, please?

 

Jim Chubb made a motion to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Charles Peck.

 

Roll Call:  Bill Sasse, yes; Sally Lane, yes; John Picuri, yes; Charles Peck, yes; Jim Chubb, yes.  MOTION APPROVED.

 

Meeting Adjourned: 7:24pm.

 

 

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William Sasse, Chairman                    Date                            Teresa Barnovsky, Secretary