ARB - November 12th 2015

Nov 12, 2015

The Architectural Review Board met in regular session on Thurs, Nov 12, 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), Mr. Ivo Tombazzi, and Mr. Carmen Miozzi

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

Also Present: Ms. Deborah Garbo (Secretary)


Mr. Miozzi, seconded by Mr. Klein made a motion to approve the minutes of Oct 8, 2015.                


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

Nays: None              

Motion Carried. Minutes Approved as Written.


  1. Signage
    Deacon's Chrylser Jeep Dodge RAM
    835 SOM Center Road
    Ellet Neon Sales & Service, Inc
  2. Building Signage
    6655 Beta Drive
    Sign-Lite SLS Services, LLC


Deacon’s Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM
835 SOM Ctr. Rd.

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

Amy Noble with Ellet Sign Company explains proposal. Deacon’s has added an Express Service Center. They’d like to better identify the building.

Two signs are proposed:

  1. Wall sign “Express Lane” to mount on one of the service bay doors.
  2. Double face mounted directional sign, directing traffic flow to the appropriate service bay area at the entrance off of Wilson Mills Rd.
  • Directional Sign

Chairman DiNardo starts with the directional sign. It looks like it’s in the same family as the main sign approved when we first started this project, the Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM sign that’s out on SOM Ctr Rd, although this one has a little blue color.

Amy Noble replied yes, the blue already exists in the “Service” sign.

Chairman DiNardo notes sign is 4’ high & 2’ 10” wide. I just want to make sure we’re o.k. zoning wise. We’ll approve the aesthetics and leave the location up to John for review.

Amy Noble replied, I did ask John if a variance was needed and he said no.

Chairman DiNardo states, I don’t have any other comments. Does anyone else have any comments on this directional sign?

Mr. Miozzi replied, I’m o.k. with it as long as it’s code compliant.

  • Wall Sign

Chairman DiNardo states, they’re adding this Express Lane sign over the service doors next to the existing “MOPAR Service” sign that’s mounted on the building.

Mr. Miozzi said, I know they want it to stand out, to me it stands out too much. Looks like they’re advertising another part of the business, which they are vs. trying to make it blend with the other “Service” sign and the monument sign. I’d like to see a silver background with “Express” text in black, and keep the word “Lane” in orange. It’ll then tie in with the “Service” sign. I’d like to see some consistency.

Chairman DiNardo understands where Carmen’s going with it. They’re also introducing a 4th color. I know our code has a limit to the number of colors allowed.

Mr. Klein asked, is this Express Lane & colors a corporate logo that Chrysler uses?

Amy Noble replied, yes.

Chairman DiNardo asked, those two bays are going to be dedicated for quick service oil changes? What’s going to happen with that existing light fixture that’s in the way there?

Amy Noble replied, if that’s just a light, we’ll have it relocated.

Mr. Miozzi said you’d probably have to match the Express sign with the two sconces that you have on either side of the Service sign.

Chairman DiNardo said this Express sign is 9’-2 in length. How long is the existing Service sign?

Amy Noble replied, the MOPAR symbol is approximately 30 x 30 square. I don’t know the measurement of the existing sign.

Mr. Tombazzi thinks the length of the existing “Service” sign without the logo looks the same as proposed “Express” sign.  

Chairman DiNardo notes that this is set way far back tucked away behind the main building. We’ll leave the size, location and zoning issues to John to sign off on. If we’re allowed the number of colors, I think I’m o.k. with the yellow to bring attention to the Express Lane.

Mr. Klein said we used the multiple colors for the Dodge Jeep & Chrysler logo. Normally you wouldn’t allow that on a building, but because they’re individual brands and this is the logo of their Express Lane service and considering it’s far off the road, I’m o.k. with it.

Mr. Miozzi states, I thought we were trying to keep things consistent.

Chairman DiNardo said the Express Lane is an 8” letter that matches the monument sign at Wilson Mills. I think the issue is the “Fast Oil Change & More” that’s in yellow. Would they consider another color like the silver?

Mr. Miozzi states, I’d like to see it match the monument sign. Silver around it, take the yellow out, and do the Express letters in black.

Amy Noble said, there’s a difference between the monument sign and this sign. The monument sign is non-illuminated. This one is internally illuminated. I think they want the Express white so at night you’re going to see it on the building because it’ll illuminate. I’ll need to get approval from Corporate on your recommendation. It’s not even up to the Dealer. They’re actually not allowed to get these signs until they meet a certain standard.

Chairman DiNardo states, I agree with the other members here, it should be consistent. We recommend the yellow band background of the “Fast Oil Changes & More” be changed to a silver color material to match the monument sign. You can leave “Lane” lettering in yellow.

Amy Noble asked, that doesn’t have to change to the metal, it could be a silver translucent vinyl if they prefer?

Chairman DiNardo replied yes, whatever matches that same color field.


Mr. Miozzi, seconded by Mr. Tombazzi made a motion to approve the proposed Signage for Deacon’s Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM at 835 SOM Ctr Rd. as noted:

  • Modify yellow band background of the “Fast Oil Changes & More” sign to a silver color material to match the monument sign.


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

Nays:   None                                      

Motion Carried. Drawings Approved As Noted.


6655 Beta Dr.
Building Signage

Chairman DiNardo moves onto the next proposal.

Michael Bizjak with Sign-Lite SLS Services introduced himself. We’re proposing two building signs. QED is expanding and moving up the street to 6655 Beta. They’re currently at 700 Beta.

Chairman DiNardo notes that it matches the existing.

Michael Bizjak said we’ve scaled it to the building, we discussed it with the Landlord, the Developer and the Architect.

Chairman DiNardo states for the record, it’s a very sleek looking sign.

Michael Bizjak said thank you. The front wall sign will be halo face lit logo and the letters are halo lit.

Chairman DiNardo asked about the hours of illumination. Does it shut off at midnight?

Michael Bizjak replied, it’s all industrial back there. Is there a time limit? I thought it was only if there’s any residential in view.

Chairman DiNardo replied, you’ll have to talk that over with our Building Commissioner. There is an ordinance, but like you said, there’s no residential back there.


Mr. Klein, seconded by Mr. Tombazzi made a motion to approve the proposed Building Signage for QED at 6655 Beta Dr.


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

Nays: None                                      

Motion Carried. Drawings Approved.


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


Ayes: All                              

Nays: None                          

Motion Carried. Meeting adjourned at 7:55 p.m.