Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Gurnee Plan Commission - September 21, 2011

 Village of Gurnee

Plan Commission Minutes

September 21, 2011

 

The meeting was called to order at 7:32 P.M.

Plan Commission Members Present:       Chairman James Sula, Richard McFarlane, Gwen Broughton, & Sharon Salmons

Plan Commission Members Absent:        Patrick Drennan & David Nordentoft

Other Officials Present:                          Tracy Velkover, Planning Manager

 

1.  Approval of Plan Commission Meeting Minutes for September 7, 2011.

Ms. Salmons made a motion, seconded by Mr. McFarlane, to approve the Plan Commission Meeting Minutes for September 7, 2011.

Roll Call

Ayes:                McFarlane, Broughton, Salmons & Sula

Nays:                None

Abstain:            None

Motion Carried:  4-0-0

 

2.  Minor Sign Exception: Advanced Radiation Oncology Center (95 N. Greenleaf Street)

Ms. Velkover stated that the petitioner is being represented by their sign contractor, North Shore Sign Company.  The petitioner, Advanced Radiation Oncology, is looking to change out the top portion of their existing ground sign and they are unable to meet the required minimum letter/number height of 8”.  The initial sign permit application reflected 4 lines of text, in addition to the address number at the top of the sign, with the smallest letter height being 4”.  They have modified the sign to try to meet the ordinance requirement of 8” letters/numbers, but the address number was only able to be increased to 7” and two lines of the text (Advanced and Center) were only able to be increased to 6.375” in height. The sign structure pre-dates the sign code that was adopted in 2008.  She stated that the Plan Commission has the final determination on whether minor exceptions are approved or not. 

 

Mr. Skip Spanjer, with North Shore Sign Company, stated that Advanced Radiation Oncology is updating their sign. The sign is maroon color and has faded over the years.  He stated that they have taken steps, including removing the logo, to try to meet the required 8” letter/number height.  However, the constraint of the existing sign dimensions, along with the business name, make it impossible to increase the letter/number height anymore without making the letters/numbers appear unnaturally stretched out. 

 

Mr. McFarlane asked if the color of the sign is going to be changed.

 

Mr. Spanjer stated that the sign will be repainted a blue color.  He referred to a brochure that he had in his hand that reflected the color (navy blue).

 

Mr. McFarlane made a motion, seconded by Ms. Broughton, to approve the Minor Exception request for a sign with 6.375-inch tall letters as shown on the sign drawing reviewed by the Commission on September 21, 2011.

 

Roll Call

Ayes:                McFarlane, Broughton, Salmons & Sula

Nays:                None

Abstain:            None

Motion Carried:  4-0-0

 

Chairman Sula asked for motion to adjourn.

 

Mr. McFarlane made a motion, seconded by Ms. Broughton, to adjourn.

 

The Meeting was adjourned at 7:40 P.M.

 

 

Respectfully Submitted:

 

Tracy Velkover
Plan Commission Secretary

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