MEETING MINUTES OF THE
LONG GROVE ARCHITECTURAL COMMISSION
August 15, 2011
Call to Order: Chair Michaelson-Cohn was not present for this meeting. Per the AC rules and procedures the first order of business is to select a Chairman Pro-Tem. Commissioner Brockman made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Calas to have Commissioner Connolly serve as Chairman Pro-Tem. On a voice vote; all aye.
Chairman Pro Tem Connolly, called the regular meeting of the Long Grove Architectural Commission (AC) to order at 7:05 p.m. with the following members present;
Members Present: Terry Connolly, Chairman- Pro-Tem, George Tapas, Richard Brockman, Valerie Plunkett and Marietta Calas.
Also Present: Village Planner James Hogue, and members of the public.
Absent: Lynn Michaelson-Cohn; Chairman
1. Approval of the July 16, 2011 Draft Meeting Minutes.
Typographical errors were noted in the draft minutes. A motion was made by Commissioner Calas, seconded by Commissioner Brockman to accept the draft minutes as corrected. On a voice vote; all aye
2. Consideration of a request for replacement of an existing street lamp fixtures within the Oak Hills Unit 1 Subdivision Submitted by HOA President Joe Sazma on behalf of the HOA.
Planner Hogue outlined the request noting that the request is being made on behalf of the Oak Hills HOA to allow replacement of the existing subdivision street light fixtures. The existing incandescent street lighting system is 25 years old and being proposed for replacement. Per the Village Code ‘intersection or street lighting” requires AC review in classes of lighting areas. As such, staff is bringing request to the AC for review.
The street lighting proposed to be an LED light source, “warm white” in color. This is permitted for incandescent lighting systems per the Village Code. The LED light source would be considered as an “other” type of light source and again requires AC approval in all lighting classes. The fixture is proposed to be “texture black” in color and will replace existing fixtures at existing locations within the subdivision. No new fixtures are proposed. The fixtures, including base, pole & bollard will be approximately 15’ tall. Fixtures of 15 feet or less are permitted in all classes of lighting areas and appear to be of a 19th century style. The source wattage is 50 watts which is also permissible in all classes of lighting areas.
The replacement lighting is also proposed to be dark sky compliant. This is consistent with the stated Village Policy with regard to such lighting systems.
A representative of the HOA confirmed that the fixtures would be a 1 for 1 replacement for a total of 5 fixtures. The illumination source would be “warm white”, not “cool white”. An energy savings of 68% would be achieved through the use of and LED light source vs. the present incandescent light source. The fixtures would have a black matte finish and an insert for a street sign.
A motion was made by Commissioner Tapas, seconded by Commissioner Calas, to approved the request for replacement street lighting as submitted. On a voice vote; all aye.
3. Consideration of a request for signage for “Celine Custom Jewelers” on property commonly known as 201 Robert Parker Coffin Road and within the B-1 Historic District submitted by “Fastsigns” on behalf of Wanda Wilson .
Planner Hogue reviewed the request indicating that based upon the items submitted the petitioner is requesting one (1) wall sign (single faced) measuring 24” x 120” (20 square feet) to be mounted directly to the structure. In total 20 square feet of signage is proposed. Materials out of which the signs will be constructed are metal with applied vinyl lettering. The signage would be brown and yellow with regard to the color scheme. Signage will be non-illuminated.
Square footage of the commercial space for which the signage is being requested is approximately 1100 square feet. For retail spaces containing 1001 to 3000 sq. ft. of floor area 20 square feet of signage may be allowed per the Village Zoning Code.
After discussion the AC was in favor of this sign as submitted.
A motion was made by Commissioner Brockman, seconded by Commissioner Plunkett, to accept the signage as submitted.
4. Consideration of a request for signage for “The Cedar Grill” on property commonly known as 330 Old McHenry Road and within the B-1 Historic District submitted by American Sing Factory on behalf of Kenneth Siwieck .
Planner Hogue noted based upon the items submitted the petitioner is requesting two (2) hanging signs (double faced) measuring 60” x 48” (20 square feet) and another 42” x 30” (8.75 square feet) to be mounted directly to the structure over the east & west entrances utilizing a 53” decorative steel mounting bracket. In total 28.75 square feet of signage is proposed. Materials out of which the signs will be constructed are routed 2” thick HDU (High Density Urethane). The signage will be gold, red and green on a satin black background with regard to the color scheme. Signage will be illuminated utilizing 4 LED light sources (2 per sign) to illuminate each sign face. Canister type fixtures are proposed to be mounted to the building for illumination.
Based upon the total square footage of the leasable commercial space and square footage of the signage proposed (28.75 square feet), the request is below the maximum square footage limitation (30 sq. ft.) for the floor area at this location.
The request as proposed is not permissible as two hanging signs would be erected on the structure. Petitioner may have one ground sign, one nameplate sign and one wall sign or one canopy (hanging) sign.
After discussion, it was agreed with the petitioner that the hanging sing on the west side of the structure would be converted to a ground sign utilizing up-lighting to illuminate the sign and may be made larger, if necessary, but not to exceed the maximum square footage limitation at this location. The AC noted the overall attractiveness of the signage as proposed.
A motion was made by Commissioner Tapas, seconded by Commissioner Plunkett, to approve the signage as submitted with regard to color and materials and with the following conditions;
· The western hanging sign be converted to a ground sign
· The ground sign may be made larger than the proposed hanging sign but shall not exceed the maximum permitted square footage for signage at this location.
· Illumination shall be permitted utilizing a “warm white” LED light source and fixtures as proposed.
· Final specification shall be subject to the review and approval of Village Staff.
On a voice vote; all aye.
5. Consideration of a request for additional changeable copy signage within the Sunset Grove Development, 4190 Route 83 and within the HR-1 Zoning District classification submitted by Sunset Foods.
This item was continued until the September 19th meeting at the petitioner request.
OTHER BUSINESS: None
Adjournment: Commissioner Tapas made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Commissioner
Plunkett. On a voice vote; all aye. Meeting adjourned at 7:40 p.m.
James M. Hogue
James M. Hogue, Village Planner