A meeting of the Village of Riverlea Planning Commission was held January 10, 2022 at Thomas Worthington High School. Members present were Bryce Jacob (Planning Commissioner), Janet Brown, Paul Collini, and Rich Skowronski. Also present were Tara and Cameron Carillo, Rebecca Krutko, Doug Ross, and Gregg Bachmann. Joshua C. Mehling served as Clerk. The Planning Commissioner called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
- The minutes of the regular Planning Commission meeting of December 13, 2021 were not read since each member had received a copy. Skowronski moved and Collini seconded the motion that the minutes be approved as submitted by the Clerk. The following vote was recorded on the motion: Yea: 4, Brown, Collini, Jacob and Skowronski; Nay: None; Abstain: None. The motion carried 4-0.
- A modification to the application for a Certificate of Appropriateness by Sue & Gregg Bachmann at 212 Riverglen Dr to build a screened in porch above the garage. The initial plans were approved in October 2021, but the applicant presented a change to the plans that would change the project to a three-season room and enclose the room rather than use screen windows. The new plan will include white vinyl clad windows.
Brown moved to approve the Certificate of Appropriateness for the project as shown in the plans and Skowronski seconded this motion. The following vote was recorded on the motion: Yea: 4, Brown, Collini, Jacob, and Skowronski; Nay: None; Abstain: None. The motion carried 4-0.
- A modification to the application for a Certificate of Appropriateness by Tara & Cam Carillo at 288 Frontenac Pl to add wood fencing to enclose the rear yard. The motion was tabled in December to get more information on the fence. The modification to the plan will move the requested fence in two feet and extend the length by ten feet from the previously submitted plan. There will be a gate along the fence to the front of the house. The plans requested a six-foot height for the fence, but the Planning Commissioner reminded the applicants that Village code calls for the height to be no more than four feet on the sides of the houses.
Neighbor Rebecca Krutko was in attendance and viewed the pictures of the requested fence and its placement. She inquired as to where the new fence would meet her existing fence and the applicants informed her where it would tie in. Krutko stated that she was amenable to the revised plans with the two-foot setback.
Collini moved to approve the revised Certificate of Appropriateness for the project as shown in the plans with the stipulation that the fence be no taller than four feet on the west side and Brown seconded this motion. The following vote was recorded on the motion: Yea: 4, Brown, Collini, Jacob, and Skowronski; Nay: None; Abstain: None. The motion carried 4-0.
- An application for a Certificate of Appropriateness by Mark Siegal at 65 Riverglen Dr to replace an existing 3.5 foot fence with a six foot wooden fence. The Planning Commissioner stated that he had spoken with the applicant and reminded him of the Village code requiring these fences to be less than six feet in height. This application will be introduced when either the applicant requests a variance or submits an application with a lower requested height. The applicant is requesting the height in an attempt to keep deer out of the yard. The neighbor to the west of the applicant is opposed to the six foot height and the applicant will need to show hardship if he wishes to request the variance.
Skowronski moved and Collini seconded a motion to adjourn. The motion was approved unanimously (4-0). The meeting was adjourned at 7:27 p.m.
Bryce Jacob, Planning Commissioner
Josh Mehling, Clerk