ARB - January 8th 2015

Jan 8, 2015

The Architectural Review Board met in regular session on Thurs, Jan 8, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. at the Mayfield Village Civic Center Conference Room. Chairman Dinardo presided.

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Present: Mr. Ron Dinardo (Chairman) and Mr. Joshua Klein (Chairman Pro-Tem)

Absent: Mr. Ivo Tombazzi, Mrs. MaryAnn Wervey, and Mr. Carmen Miozzi

Also Present: Mr. John Marrelli (Building Commissioner) and Ms. Deborah Garbo (Secretary)


Consideration of Minutes postponed to next meeting date.


  1. Alterations
    Daniel Malone
    844 Worton Pk. Dr.



Chairman Dinardo called the meeting to order. We don’t have a quorum. There will be no vote tonight. We’ll discuss your project and when you come back on the 22nd it’ll be quick, we’ll rehash and vote. The alteration looks like a dormer addition? Chairman asked applicant for a synopsis.    

Robert Leskovec from Brutus Contractors introduced himself. Right now that little dormer is a very small bathroom upstairs. It’s almost unusable for being a main bathroom. We have the space and ability to increase the dormer to increase the bathroom so it’s functional for the main bath for the 2nd floor. We should gain approximately 40 – 60 sq. ft. without changing the complete look of what the house is.

Mr. Marrelli asked about the head room.

Robert Leskovec replied, right now the ceiling height is about 7’ 6” which we’ll keep. The height is good. We don’t want to change the height much, it’ll change with the pitch. I want to get as much pitch on the roof as possible for the snow load and everything else. I think right now it’s at 5 / 12. There’s room to maybe vault it a little bit. A lot of it will be waiting to see what we got when we get it up.

Chairman asked about the siding. 

Robert Leskovec said the siding on the house is aluminum. We have a bathroom that’s got vinyl on it. We’ll be changing the color a little bit. We want to tie it all together. We’re removing the existing siding and replacing it with 4” Lap. Everything will be the one color. We’re leaving the stone.

Mr. Marrelli asked about the insulation board and taping.

Robert Leskovec replied, we’ll do everything we need to do to bring it up to standard code.

Mr. Marrelli noted he’ll save on energy when he insulates. Right now you probably have zip in there.

Robert Leskovec said we’ll bring the fascia’s back to a true white. All the windows will be re-coiled in a new white, so it’ll be fresh looking. That existing window is a vinyl replacement which we’re putting another same style vinyl in because the window isn’t functional. It’ll have the same look. 

Chairman asked about where the wall hits the existing roof. 

Robert Leskovec said we did not want to change the roof line in front of the dormer. We didn’t want to change the overall look of the house. We just want to extend it across. It’ll look best for the house. For the most part, driving by, you really won’t notice the change. Nobody’s going to understand that all we’re doing is lengthening that dormer.


Robert Leskovec said we already started with the new shingle on the back and side of the house. It’s a dual brown. Existing was a concrete tile. We didn’t want to take it off because it kept with the whole street, but there were leak issues. Leaks on those tiles are almost impossible to fix. Without the ice guard, the valleys were a leaking mess. The new brown goes well with both the siding, brick & front stone. It’s water tight now.

Daniel Malone, homeowner said I wanted to leave the tiles on because I liked the existing look with the neighborhood, but they were dirty, leaking and it was a mess. To replace just some of that, would have cost me what it cost me to put this new roof on.  

Board agrees it was a good choice. Roof had problems.

Robert Leskovec said we walked, drove and looked down the streets to see what was out there to understand what would work the best. Cost wise, this works the best. They’re a 30-yr heavy shingle.

Daniel Malone said Connie on the street has the big, thick heavy slate tiles.


Chairman Dinardo said only other thing is the downspout in front.  

Robert Leskovec said it’s drawn there, but it’ll be hidden.

Mr. Marrelli asked, do you think there’s any advantage to just leaving the two ends of that gutter open and let it drain down the sides?

Robert Leskovec replied, I can do that. A lot will depend on how the whole gutter line looks as it plays into the other roof.


Chairman Dinardo apologized for a lack of quorum tonight. We’ve made notes. We’ll be ready to vote at the next meeting. 

Daniel Malone said that’s o.k. Do you see any issues?

Board Members do not have any issues. Looks good.

Chairman asked when he’d like to start construction. Robert Leskovec replied, yesterday.

Mr. Marrelli gave Robert approval to start. Drawings & Application are complete. Drawings will get signed off on after the vote when we have a full quorum. Next ARB meeting date is scheduled on Thurs, Jan 22nd @ 7:30 p.m.


There being no further business, meeting adjourned at 7:50 p.m.