ARB - December 10th 2015

Dec 10, 2015

The Architectural Review Board met in regular session on Thurs, Dec 10, 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. Ivo Tombazzi

Absent: Mrs. MaryAnn Wervey and Mr. Carmen Miozzi

Also Present: Mr. John Marrelli (Building Commissioner), Ted Esborn (Economic Development Director), and Ms. Deborah Garbo (Secretary)


Mr. Klein, seconded by Mr. Tombazzi made a motion to approve the minutes of Nov 12, 2015.                


Ayes: Mr. DiNardo, Mr. Klein, Mr. Tombazzi    

Nays: None              

Motion Carried. Minutes Approved as Written.


  1. Monument Sign
    Premier Development Partners
    6655 Beta Dr.
    Glavin Industries, Inc.
  2. Building Signage
    Mayfield Innovation Center
    6080 Wilson Mills Rd
    Signs PDQ, Inc.
  3. Addition
    Mike & Peggy Bonitati
    780 Village Circle
    A. Perrino Construction


Premier Development Partners
6655 Beta Dr.
Monument Signage

Chairman DiNardo called the meeting to order beginning with first agenda item.  

Mr. Esborn said I’ve been working with Premier Development Partners on this property. I’m here in case there’s any questions about what’s going on in this building and the tenants moving in.

David Glavin with Glavin Industries introduced himself. Relatively straight forward, we’re proposing a permanent monument sign in front of the building that used to be 6660 Beta, now 6655 Beta. Sign proximity is in between the two trees. The front of the sign closest to the street will be 30’ back from the right-of-way which meets zoning.

Chairman DiNardo states, you have a masonry base. Are you able to match that brick?

David Glavin replied, we found a close match. The real brick isn’t going to be quite as textured, but the color is correct. I have a proof which shows the landscaping around the base. It’s a non-illuminated sign, it’s intended to be illuminated from the exterior with spots. It’ll probably be LED, that’s what the state of the art is. The Electrician is handling the illumination. It’ll be on a timer or photocell.

Ted Esborn speaks to the tenancy. QED is moving into the front of the building. MARS Electric is in the process of signing a lease for the back of the building. There will be two tenants that will both be on ten year leases. I talked to the property owner about the three name placards. He said it’s a permanent sign and it’ll have the flexibility if someday there are three tenants, to have a third company name on there. The plan right now is for ten years to only have two tenants. But again, for flexibility sake, they have sign space for a third.

Chairman DiNardo questions the 12” dimension. Because you’re far back and around the curve, someone driving 30 mph might have trouble viewing it. Is 12 inches sufficient?

David Glavin said it’s a two-sided sign perpendicular to the road. It’s not very often I get a question about a sign being too small. It’s on a curve, you actually get good angle on the sign because of where it is on the curve. I think 12 inches will be more than adequate.

Chairman Dinardo asked about the crown molding material.

David Glavin replied, aluminum. The color will be dark brown.

Mr. Marrelli said the timer for lighting will need to shut off by 11:00 p.m. (maximum). Lights can come on in the morning at 6:00 or 7:00 a.m.

David Glavin said those times are fine.

Chairman DiNardo said the overall height is supposed to be no more than 6’. Your overall height is 6’, which means it’s slightly higher with the crown.

David Glavin said, we can tweak the section that the word Premier and the numbers are in.

Chairman DiNardo said o.k., we can approve this based on 6’ high maximum.


Mr. Klein, seconded by Mr. Tombazzi made a motion to approve the proposed Monument Sign for Premier Development Partners at 6655 Beta Dr. as noted.

  • Six foot high maximum height.
  • Must include landscaping around the sign at the base.


Ayes: Mr. DiNardo, Mr. Klein, Mr. Tombazzi  

Nays: None                                      

Motion Carried. Drawings Approved As Noted.


Mayfield Innovation Center
6080 Wilson Mills Rd.
Building Signage

Chairman DiNardo said next proposal is another sign. This is the old High School Library building, the new STEM2M building. If you recall, I mentioned the sign was too small on this initial application.

Don O’Toole, the owner of Signs PDQ introduced himself. We were not the original sign company that installed the current signs. The School District has contracted with us to remove the signs that are entirely too small and hidden by a tree. You can’t see it. The way it’s lit at nighttime, it casts a black shadow. My personal opinion is it should have been something that glowed green as opposed to being a solid metal. They want to put Mayfield Innovation Center in a more visible spot. Perfect wall for it I think, proportional. It would be non-illuminated flush mounted cast aluminum channel letters, overall height 16”.

Chairman DiNardo asked the same question as with previous applicant, because of the building setback from the road, do you think that size is sufficient?

Don O’Toole replied, I do. First of all, it’s not a destination. They know where they’re going. A 4” letter could be seen from 100’ very easily. A 16” letter will be very visible. This was drawn up by ThenDesign Co. who has experience in sizing these things. When I first looked at it, it made good sense to me.

Mr. Marrelli asked, any thoughts of putting the address on that building as well? The 6080 Wilson Mills address is different from the 6116 Wilson Mills High School address. This one needs its own address number facing Wilson Mills. If you’re going by GPS, right now you have no address here. I’ve been trying to initiate the 6080 address here. The Wellness Clinic in the back is yet another address; 6098 Wilson Mills.

Chairman DiNardo said we could have the address start right below the “M”. We’ll leave the height dimension up to you. The minimum is 6”, but that’s not going to cut it here. It may need to be 7 or 8 inches. You’ll have to look at the proportions. I have no other issues with the location. It’s 8’ high, the kids would have to jump high to get at it. What are the colors?

Don O’Toole replied, dark duranodic bronze which is almost black. The face of the building is a beige sandstone.


Mr. Tombazzi, seconded by Mr. Klein made a motion to approve the proposed Signage for Mayfield Innovation Center at 6080 Wilson Mills Rd as noted.

  • Approved with addition of 6080 Wilson Mills Rd. Number Address below proposed sign.


Ayes: Mr. DiNardo, Mr. Klein, Mr. Tombazzi  

Nays: None                                      

Motion Carried. Drawings Approved As Noted.


Mike & Peggy Bonitati
780 Village Circle

  • Site Plan Review by Village Engineer

Mr. Marrelli states, before we get into the addition part, the site plan was reviewed. There’s a letter from our Engineer about a 3:1 slope; “Please note that the proposed grade on the west side of the property is proposed to be 3:1 and will be steep and hard to maintain any lawn”.

Brian Perrino from A. Perrino Construction introduced himself.

Mr. Marrelli said it’s just to put you on notice that the 3:1 slope is probably too much and they can’t grow grass there so they can’t maintain it. Your contract doesn’t include landscaping, so you’ll have to pass it onto them that they’re going to need to put something on that slope that doesn’t need to get maintained.

Brian Perrino said the landscaping is by owner. I’ll let them know that.

Mr. Marrelli said show them the letter and bring it to their attention. We added a swale along the south side. That has to go in too.

  • Addition

Chairman DiNardo asked about the total square footage of addition.    

Brian Perrino replied, approximately 400 sq. ft.

Mr. Marrelli advised that the Architect will need to put that in the plan somewhere. We’ll need a code section in there, construction type, a cover page.

Chairman DiNardo notes this is a Tudor style. Will you match the brick veneer?

Brian Perrino replied, brick to match. Dark wood siding to match 4” / 5” lap. Windows are casements, all of them will match.

  • Roof

Chairman DiNardo asked how old the roof is.

Brian Perrino not sure. We’ll match shingles as close as possible.

Mr. Marrelli said, it’s a lower section and it’s in the back of the house. You’re going to put this new lower roof in that’ll bump into this piece here. You might have to re-shingle those two parts if you can’t match them.

Chairman DiNardo said the problem lies where the existing shingle could be 20 years old. To spend this kind of money here, should we be looking at a different material to offset, to compliment an asphalt shingle so you can clearly define this addition? My concern is matching that. I don’t know if the homeowner realizes what that’s going to look like when they’re in the backyard looking at it.

Brian Perrino said, I’ll get the actual age of the shingles and a sample to see how close.

Mr. Marrelli said, bring those photos and samples back to me. It might be a newer roof, I don’t know.

Chairman DiNardo said, if it’s matchable in a roof that’s maybe five years old, you could probably get away with it. If not, I think we have to go back and look at it. I assume you want to start construction. We could give you an initial approval contingent upon the roof selection.

  • Foundation & Patio

Brain Perrino said brick to grade to match.

Chairman DiNardo said this is a very simple addition. It looks like it blends in. I have no issues aesthetically. You’ll match the siding and the foundation. Are you planning on building a deck out from here?

Mr. Marrelli replied no, they’re taking the deck off. Is there a door out of there?

Brian Perrino replied, there’ll be sliders off the patio. I think the plan is for a future pool.

Mr. Marrelli asked, how high up in the air will you be before you put the steps in?

Brian Perrino thinks two or three risers.

  • Interior Remodel

Mr. Marrelli asked, are you gutting the inside, are you taking it to the studs and starting over?

Brian Perrino replied, the kitchen area yes. Dining room no. Master Bath obviously. We have an existing bedroom we’re turning into a closet. It’s not a full gutting, it’s a partial, sizable one.

Chairman DiNardo states, the window you’re removing, I hope it’s not in the bedroom. I hope it’s not an egress window.

Brian Perrino said the window we’re removing is in the Master bedroom. There’s another window in that room.

  • Siding

Chairman DiNardo said when you go to match that siding, you’re not going to be able to just stain this little rectangle.

Brian Perrino said, we’ll feather it to match.

Chairman DiNardo said, I’ve never seen it done successfully. In this case you have a Tudor style. You don’t show it on your elevation, so I guess that’s a stucco board of some sort. The advantage you have is it’s in two sections so it’s a little easier to fake.

Brian Perrino said I won’t leave the homeowner with something that looks like garbage. Just to note, there’s no view from another neighbor.

  • Downspouts

Chairman DiNardo said as far as downspouts, you have somewhere to take the water.

  • Request for an Electrical & Mechanical Plan

Mr. Marrelli states, we’ll need a complete set of plans with electrical and mechanical. Right now I can’t really grade anything because I don’t have anything. I have a scope of work but no diagrams. Do you know how you’re going to heat the family room?

Brian Perrino replied, I think there’s two furnaces & A/C existing.

Mr. Marrelli said we’ll need details how you’re going to heat & cool it. You’re putting in a new bathroom, right?

Brian Perrino replied, there’s a bathroom on the first floor that we’re reconfiguring. The Master Bath is basically staying the same, we’re just putting a new shower & tub in. We’re not putting in a bathroom where there wasn’t one.


Mr. Klein, seconded by Mr. Tombazzi made a motion to approve the proposed Addition for Mike & Peggy Bonitati at 780 Village Circle as noted.

  • Approved contingent upon satisfying the Building Commissioner on the roof color to match.


Ayes: Mr. DiNardo, Mr. Klein, Mr. Tombazzi  

Nays: None                                      

Motion Carried. Drawings Approved As Noted.


  • Architectural Review Board Non-Reappointment

Chairman DiNardo states, before we adjourn I have something for the record. To my surprise, I’ve received a letter from Mayor Elect Bodnar saying she’s not going to reappoint me to this position to the A.R.B. This will be my last meeting. It’s been 14 years serving on this Board. The past 10 years being the Chairman working with all of you. During my tenure I’d like to think we as a Board together collectively throughout the community in regards to architectural and aesthetic decisions had an impact that makes Mayfield Village what it is today. I can whip out a countless number of buildings we’ve all had a say in; between the stuff on Beta, Deacon’s, Police Station, Regional Library, Fire Station, Wildcat Park, Mayfield High School, Center School, multiple additions and newer construction, although a few. It’s been a good run. I’m totally surprised.

Mr. Tombazzi asked, who is going to replace you?

Mr. Marrelli replied, she’ll have to appoint someone.

Mr. Tombazzi asked, what’s the beef? Is something going on that I don’t know?

Mr. Marrelli asked, what was the reason that you got the letter?

Chairman DiNardo replied, no reason. She said she will not be reappointing me to the Board. It’s been great to work with you guys. Ivo, how long have you been on the Board?

Mr. Tombazzi replied, 46 years. There were only a couple of us.

Mr. Marrelli asked, did people bring their goats in to the meetings?

Chairman DiNardo states, hopefully the replacement will have just as much experience as I do.

Mr. Tombazzi said, we can go on strike. I can’t believe it. Speaking from my past 46 years, you are the best we’ve ever had.


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


Ayes: All                              

Nays:  None                          

Motion Carried. Meeting adjourned at 8:15 p.m.