MINUTES

Planning and Zoning Commission

April 30, 2012

 

 

            The Clarkson Valley Planning and Zoning Commission, pursuant to notices published in the West Newsmagazine on Wednesday, April 18th, The Countian on April 11th, the Clarkson Valley website since April 9th and letters mailed to residents living within 500' of the proposals on Friday, April 13th, met at City Hall on Monday, April 30, 2012 in the Clarkson Executive Center's third floor Presentation Room at 15933 Clayton Road to consider the proposals brought forth by Bill Simon of Simon Signs, representing Mercy Medical Center and to make a recommendation to the Board of Aldermen. 

 

            Planning and Zoning Commission Members present were:

 

                        Susan Shea, Chairperson

                        Artie Ahrens

                        Gregg Bogosian

                        Anne Grabner

                        Jerry Litschgi

 

Commission Member John Cloute was unable to attend.

 

City Clerk, Michele McMahon, also attended.

 

            After the meeting was called to order, the Chairperson read the Notice of Public Hearing for the first agenda item: To consider the request to install a larger building-mounted sign than originally approved on the east elevation at property known as 15945 Clayton Road and to make a recommendation to the Board of Aldermen. 

 

Mr. Simon introduced himself and explained the representatives at Mercy felt the 24" sign would be disproportionately smaller for the face of the building.  Additionally, he said visitors to the building have complained they had trouble finding the building. 

 

            After some discussion, it was determined the Special Use Permit (SUP) from 2010 should be modified because it called for three building-mounted signs and Mercy has settled for two signs. 

 

There was further discussion regarding the lettering being internally illuminated at night.  The original request from 2010 also called for the same. 

 

Gregg Bogosian made a motion to give the Board of Aldermen an affirmative recommendation to accept the request for lettering to increase from 24" to 30" in height for the Mercy signage on the east elevation and to change the wording from the 2010 SUP, seconded by Artie Ahrens.  A roll call vote was taken with the following result:  Ayes Ahrens, Bogosian, Grabner, Litschgi and Shea.  There were no nays.  To which Mrs. Shea declared an affirmative recommendation.

 

The Chairperson read the Notice of Public Hearing for the second agenda item: To consider the request from Rockwood School District for approval of their request for a Special Use Permit to install additional lettering indication "High School" beneath existing letters spelling "Marquette" on the retention pond retaining wall at property known as 2351 Clarkson Road ad to make a recommendation to the Board of Aldermen.

 

            Mr. Hudson explained that last year the graduating class gifted the school lettering to spell "Marquette".  This year the graduating class thought it would be good to include "High School" beneath the existing lettering that is installed on the retaining wall at the retention pond.  The letters are two (2) feet in height and a total of forty (40) feet in length.  He concluded by asking this Board for to support this request and approve an affirmative recommendation. 

 

            There was discussion about the wording in the SUP and it was determined the wording should state the vertical height of both rows of lettering should not exceed 5'. 

 

            Artie Ahrens made a motion to give the Board of Aldermen an affirmative recommendation to accept the request for lettering to state "High School" underneath the existing lettering spelling "Marquette", seconded by Jerry Litschgi.  A roll call vote was taken with the following result:  Ayes Ahrens, Bogosian, Grabner, Litschgi and Shea.  There were no nays.  To which Mrs. Shea declared an affirmative recommendation.

 

            The meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m.

 

                                                            Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

 

                                                            Michele McMahon

                                                            City of Clarkson Valley