The City of Cortland Planning, Zoning & Building Commission met on Monday, March 12, 2012 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, Vice-Chairman, Bill Sasse, Charles Peck, Jim Chubb, and Sally Lane. Also present were Mayor Curt Moll, Service Director Don Wittman, and the following individuals:


††††††††††† Ray Roddewig ††††††††† 222 Stahl Apt 207††††† Cortland, Ohio

††††††††††† Tony Petrocco Jr.††††† 669 Cedar Dr†††††††††††† Cortland, Ohio

††††††††††† Lee Mellott†††††††††††††††† 156 Diamond Way††† Cortland, Ohio

††††††††††† Dan Jaros†††††††††††††††††† 194 Lattin St††††††††††††† Cortland, Ohio (Fire Dept.)


Scott Daffron:Today is Monday, March 12, 2012.Iíd like to call to order the Cortland Planning, Zoning & Building Commission. Can we have roll?

Roll Call: Bill Sasse, here; 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 the Regular Meeting held February 13th, 2012?


Jim Chubb made a motion to approve February 13th, 2012 Regular Meeting minutes, seconded by Charles Peck.

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


Scott Daffron:No old business on our agenda; onto new business. I need a motion for approval of 05-12 Final Plat Approval for Petrocco Plat No. 11 Ė W.A.E Corporation Ė Tony Petrocco Jr.


Bill Sasse made a motion for approval of 05-12, seconded by Charles Peck.


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


Tony Petrocco Jr:Tony Petrocco Jr.


Scott Daffron:Looking over the final plat.Don, do you have any concerns?


Don Wittman:No.Thatís representation of the Preliminary Plat that we saw in January.


Mayor Moll:No changes since the preliminary.


Charles Peck:No changes, sir?


Don Wittman:No changes.


Scott Daffron:Any other questions? Can we have a vote on 05-12?

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

Scott Daffron: That approves your Final Plat.


Tony Petrocco Jr.:Thank you.


Scott Daffron:Next on our agenda.Can I have a motion for approval of 06-12 Ė New Business Ė Great Improvements Ė 218 A S High St Ė Lee Mellott

Bill Sasse made a motion for approval of 06-12, seconded by Jim Chubb.


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


Lee Mellott:Lee Mellott


Scott Daffron: And if you would give us a little bit of overview on your business.


Lee Mellott:Building and remodeling.Weíre going to have a showroom in there.Show products that will be usedÖ (inaudible).Not really like a retail store to walk in but itís more or less to show your products to a customer.That type of thing.


Mayor Moll:So it would be basically samples.


Lee Mellott:Yeah.Samples and displays.Not a lot of traffic I guess.


Jim Chubb:Lee, youíre going to do remodeling inside?


Lee Mellott:Inside and outside.


Jim Chubb:Everything from decks toÖ


Lee Mellott:Yes.


Jim Chubb:Okay.


Lee Mellott:Yes.


Jim Chubb:Iím really glad youíre here.


Bill Sasse:Does that have a Knox-Box on it?I donít think so.


Lee Mellott:No.Iíve got the application form to sign.


Bill Sasse:Okay. Youíll have to have the Knox-Box put in.


Mayor Moll:Is there one for the whole facility?


Dan Jaros:No thereís not one on that building at all.


Scott Daffron:No, this is the first business change for a while.


Mayor Moll:No itís not.Because this guys at the other end.


Don Wittman:When he went in on the other end and there was that Skate Shop for a little while, I donít think there was ever a Knox-Box installed on that building.So, a Knox-Box is the trade mark name for a rapid-entry system so youíre familiar with what it is.So that may be something you want to talk withÖ


Mayor Moll:Ö talk with David about.David should put one in for the whole building really.


Don Wittman:Because then heíll be able to have access.He can put a single box up for all key doors.


Mayor Moll:So if there was a fire anywhere in the building he can get in. Plus, since theyíre all combined he could get into the whole thing.


Bill Sasse:And also, do you plan to put a sign up?


Lee Mellott:Yes.


Bill Sasse:Youíll have to have a special permit for that too.


Lee Mellott:Okay. Iíve got that. I have to fill it out.


Bill Sasse:Ok. Just want to make sure.


Don Wittman:We did have the discussion.We have a revamped business packet.I believe you submitted everything back to us.We are waiting on a final proof of the sign.There was discussion as far as a pole mounted sign and he was informed that thereís only one per business so heís just going to go with a wall mounted sign that complies with our sign ordinance.


Bill Sasse:Thank you.


Scott Daffron: Any other questions?Seeing none; can we have a vote on 06-12?

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


Scott Daffron: That approves your business.


Lee Mellott:Thank you.


Scott Daffron:Thatís all on our low stacked agenda for tonight. Charlie, do you have anything?


Charles Peck:No, I donít.


Bill Sasse:Don, do you rememberÖ none of us brought our books tonightÖ about having banners at a business.The Chevy dealership put up a bunch of banners that say used cars on them.Now, Scott seemed to remember that Ö


Scott Daffron:They had flags at one point.They just have streamer flags.


Bill Sasse:Yeah. But these are banners that are hanging up there.All they say on them is used cars.So itís not a special event of any type.If I remember correctly, I donít think we are allowed to have banners.


Don Wittman:Are they affixed to the light poles?


Bill Sasse: Yes sir.


Don Wittman:Yeah. Thatís been a documented case before with Walgreenís. And weíll have to send them a letter.


Bill Sasse:I hate to do that, but rules are rules.


Don Wittman:Okay.


Bill Sasse:Thank You.


Scott Daffron:Anything else?Seeing nothing else can we have a motion for adjournment?


Bill Sasse:Wait a minute. You forgot to ask him.


Scott Daffron:Iím sorry.


Patrick Wilson:Thatís not on the agenda.You donít have to take questions or comments from...The City Council puts that on their agenda and then handles that task at every meeting.If you donít put that on your agenda you donít have to conduct that type of business.


Bill Sasse:Oh, okay. That wasnít something you had to bring up then.


Patrick Wilson:If someone wants to address your body we put it on the agenda and itís an agenda item.


Bill Sasse:All right.


Patrick Wilson:If you want, you can; thatís up to you.But as a board, itís not on the agenda so you donít have to.


Mayor Moll:Well he knows that now if heís got something to bring up.I donít think it would be a problem.


Scott Daffron:I donít have a problem with it.


Ray Roddewig:Itís a pretty simple question.I think itís approaching three years I turned in a zoning violation for a property owner to repair or replace the roof and/or demolish the building and to repaint the main structure.How much time do people get to do this?(Inaudible)Öacross from the Chicken Coup or Golden Stallion.Itís an un-numbered place.


Bill Sasse:Every time my wife sees that she says, ďCanít you do something about that?ĒWell, we brought that up before.


Patrick Wilson:I donít know if itís inÖ (inaudible).


Don Wittman:The main concern was the roof falling over.


Bill Sasse:Did we notify those people before?


Mayor Moll:They did paint the house.


Ray Roddewig:No. Two sides.


Mayor Moll:Part of the house. Itís in process.


Scott Daffron:We had a conversation.It was probably 18 months ago on the roof.


Mayor Moll:He did take action on the roof somehow.


Ray Roddewig:Yeah.The roof looked like it needed to be replaced and then all of a sudden it was going to fall down and I went on vacation and I came back and it was gone.What happened I donít know.


Mayor Moll:There was a dumpster there.He replaced roof on the front porch also.


Patrick Wilson:The answer to your question.Itís typically a reasonable amount of time; unless the city gives him X amount of time.Youíd have to do that in a notice, a specific notice.I think we were working with the homeowner to use reasonable amount of time and he seemed to react to the roof problem.So if we give him X amount of time then you have to put that in notice to the guy or the gal.


Ray Roddewig:I guess Iím surprised that things as simple as painting the thing wouldnít be done in less than a year from the time they are notified, which would include the summer period to get it done.


Mayor Moll:I agree with you.


Ray Roddewig:My mother died in í88.My dad died in Ď70.Somewhere between the two, and Iím from Iowa, the laws in Iowa were different than the laws out here.But they are all common sense laws. My dad had resided the house.Had a single car garage he never resided.He was going to put in a double garage.When dad passed away the double garage never got built.Paint starts to peel on the single garage.All of a sudden I get a call from my mother crying she was probably pigeon holed and didnít notice for a while and said, ďIíve only got three weeks.You gotta get out here and paint the garage or theyíre going to charge me $900 and some odd dollars.ĒWell, I got out there and painted and the next dayÖ (inaudible).But, I guess the question I ask is there has to be a reasonable time on painting a house.Thatís it.My opinion.


Scott Daffron:You said youíve written a letter already to the Service Director at this point?


Ray Roddewig:To Mr. Wittman?Yeah.And itís obvious some things are done but I think these people areÖ


Scott Daffron:Our ordinances are all complaint driven.If you register a complaint, Don has an obligation to look into it.So, the first step would be to register a formal complaint.


Ray Roddewig:A formal complaint with the Zoning Commission or with the Service Director?


Scott Daffron:The Service Director.


Bill Sasse:Service Director, Don.


Don Wittman:The original abatement issue was ordered for the removal of the roof and thatís what was complied with.Essentially, the original complaint received by someone else other than Mr. Roddewig is closed. There was never an abatement issued as far as peeling paint because Iím not going to open up that Pandoraís Box on that.It says something about 50% coverage and things like that so itís just ... Iím not going to go out and be the paint police.It is common sense, people know what to do with their house and you have an instance where the person has health concerns, has financial concerns and canít do the work.So, thatís where this program through home remediation might help them.And theyíve been given applications for that.


Mayor Moll:We are pursuing other avenues thatís all.I wouldnít let it go any further than that at this point.


Bill Sasse:Are you okay with it, sir?


Ray Roddewig:I already answered.


Bill Sasse made a motion to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Charles Peck.

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


Meeting Adjourned: 7:18pm.



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Scott Daffron, Chairman †††††††††††††††††† Date††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† Rhonda Horn, Secretary