ARB - August 13th 2015

Aug 13, 2015

 The Architectural Review Board met in regular session on Thurs, Aug 13, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. at the Mayfield Village Civic Center Conference Room. Chairman DiNardo presided.  


Present: Mr. Ron DiNardo (Chairman), Mr. Joshua Klein (Chairman Pro-Tem), and Mr. Carmen Miozzi

Absent: Mr. Ivo Tombazzi, Mrs. MaryAnn Wervey, and Mr. John Marrelli (Building Commissioner)

Also Present: Ms. Deborah Garbo (Secretary) and Councilman Steve Jerome


Mr. Miozzi, seconded by Mr. Klein made a motion to approve the minutes of June 25, 2015.                  


Ayes: Mr. DiNardo, Mr. Klein, Mr. Miozzi  

Nays: None              

Motion Carried. Minutes Approved as Written.


  1. Addition
    Charles Bauer
    475 SOM Center Road
  2. Porch Enclosure
    Jerry McCarthy
    6680 Metro Park Drive
    Milo's Rockside Home Improvements


Charles Bauer - 475 SOM Ctr. Rd.

Chairman Dinardo called the meeting to order beginning with proposal #1.

Charles Bauer, 475 SOM Ctr Rd introduced himself. We’re putting an addition on the north side. It’s a 3-Season Room. The drawings I did myself off google. I’m not an Artist, I build machinery by trade. You have a view from the street and from behind the house. The house is over 100 years old. Existing foundation is cinder block, sand stone & brick. The plan is to stain it and make it all look the same.

Chairman DiNardo asked, your intent is cinderblock to match the north side?

Charles Bauer replied, yes.

  • Siding

Chairman DiNardo asked about the siding. Is it something you can match?

Charles Bauer said it’s vinyl siding. I put the vinyl siding on the house in 1998. The Contractor thought it would be intelligent to buy an extra 150 sq. ft. and leave it out in the yard so it weathered and would match. Here’s a piece of it that’s been sitting in the yard for 12 years.

  • Roofing

Chairman DiNardo asked about the roof. Can you match the shingles?

Charles Bauer said the roof was replaced in 1998 when we had a fire. I’m going to replace the roofing on that 14’ section. Next year I want to re-roof the entire house. Showing shingle sample, it’s a pale grey to match. I contracted with C & C Roofing.

  • Patio Doors

Chairman DiNardo asked about the patio doors.

Charles Bauer said there’re 3 on the west side, 3 on the east side & 2 on the north side.

Chairman asked about the color on the finish.

Charles Bauer replied, new glass panels are white with a pale blue trim, just like the rest of the house.

  • Roof Pitch

Mr. Miozzi asked, will there be a roof pitch? With the gable coming in here, and the saddle, you’re going to have a potential damming issue with that low of a pitch.

Charles Bauer said right now I show it at 28 ½” high. If necessary, I could match the peak.

Mr. Miozzi demonstrates where the potential problem could occur. You’re almost going to have to hip it because this roof’s going to end up higher than the existing one.

Charles Bauer said that’s not true. Sorry, this is my Artist rendering. With the 28 ½”, it’ll go up about 75% of the way. If I go 34”, I can take it right to the peak of that other roof.

Mr. Miozzi suggests pulling the siding on that side of the house and flashing it all the way up the wall. Charles concurred.

  • Overhang & Tie-in Transition

Chairman DiNardo brings attention to the overhang detail. All this here should be eliminated and your fascia should die into your existing wall. Your overhang will be 1’ to match?

Charles Bauer replied yes, overhang to match.

Chairman DiNardo asked about the tie-in on the other side. See the two roofs and the garage here. What’s going to happen at this transition when you’re coming back?

Charles Bauer demonstrated what his Contractor told him to do at transition.

Chairman states, aesthetically I assumed your header was going to be at the same spot where it is now, at the same bearing point in coming across.

Charles Bauer said, I actually detailed all this out.

Chairman said, you’re going to have a triangle piece in here. What material will that be?

Charles Bauer replied, it’ll be soffited and we’ll introduce the siding material and wrap it.

Chairman said that’s another snow catch area where ice could build up, you have a flashing concern there.

Charles Bauer said, we have ice concerns all over the house. I remedied that with roof heaters. As I stated, the house is over 100 years old.

Mr. Miozzi said, I’m assuming that’s 6 courses of cinderblock. I want to make sure you go down far enough.

Charles Bauer replied, it all depends on when we excavate it. John Marrelli said it could be 4 and a short block on the top. The only contractor I’m using is a concrete guy for the footers and the block. The rest is Charlie & Friends building this, retired carpenters. It’s a buddy job.


Mr. Klein, seconded by Mr. Miozzi made a motion to approve the proposed Addition for Mr. Bauer at 475 SOM Ctr. Rd as noted.  


Ayes:   Mr. DiNardo, Mr. Klein, Mr. Miozzi  

Nays:   None                                     

Motion Carried. Drawings Approved As Noted.

Jerry McCarthy - 6680 Metro Park Dr.
Porch Enclosure

Chairman DiNardo states, next item is a porch enclosure.

Milo Vespucci with Milo’s Rockside Home Improvements noted that the photos submitted are not of the house, only sample photos.

Chairman DiNardo said, because the Board does not have photos of the existing house, we don’t have much to work with. What is the siding material?

Milo Vespucci replied, white 8” aluminum to match. Foundation is poured 12” footer, 42” deep and brick to match existing. We’ll go back into the house with reverse gable and valley, dimensional black shingles to match existing roof. Existing shingles are approximately 10 years old. Soffits and windows to match.

Mr. Miozzi asked, are you wrapping the posts in azek or aluminum?

Jerry McCarthy replied, aluminum clad.

Chairman DiNardo states, it looks like they’ve got everything covered in trying to match everything. The pitch is the same.

Mr. Miozzi asked about the step out.

Milo Vespucci replied, one step out of the porch to the ground.

Mr. Miozzi said, I don’t think you can have an out-swing door over a step. You’ll have to check with John on that.


Mr. Miozzi, seconded by Mr. Klein made a motion to approve the proposed Porch Enclosure for Jerry McCarthy at 6680 Metro Park Dr. as noted.  


Ayes: Mr. DiNardo, Mr. Klein, Mr. Miozzi  

Nays: None                                      

Motion Carried. Drawings Approved As Noted.


Chairman DiNardo said we have Councilman Jerome with us tonight. He sat in at the Ordinance Review Committee meeting on Tuesday. The Ordinance got approved by that Committee for recommendation to Council for the Building Commissioner to have the ability to vote at ARB when they’re lacking a quorum.

Councilman Jerome states, it makes sense. John can create the quorum but cannot break a tie vote.

Mr. Klein said, one meeting we had a proposal that was cut & dry and Ron and I were the only ones there. John was there too, his knowledge is as good as anybody’s, but nothing he could have done. We had to have the homeowner come back two weeks later. The ordinance makes sense.


There being no further business, Mr. Klein, seconded by Mr. Miozzi made a motion to adjourn the meeting.


Ayes: All                               

Nays: None                           

Motion Carried. Meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m.