ARB: September 28th 2017

Mayfield Village
Sept 28, 2017

The Architectural Review Board met in regular session on Thurs, Sept 28, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at the Mayfield Village Civic Center Main Conference Room. Chairman Parker presided.     


Present: Mr. Ed Parker (Chairman) and Mrs. MaryAnn Wervey

Absent: Mr. Carmen Miozzi (Chairman Pro-Tem), Mr. Ivo Tombazzi, and Mr. Joshua Klein

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


Mrs. Wervey, seconded by Mr. Marrelli made a motion to approve the minutes of July 13, 2017.       


Ayes: Mr. Parker, Mrs. Wervey, Mr. Marrelli 
Nays: None                          

Motion Carried. Minutes Approved as written.


  1. Kitchen Expansion
    Tom & Judy Wilson
    814 Hanover Rd.
    Costlow & Assoc., Inc


Chairman Parker called the meeting to order. We have one item on the agenda tonight.

Gordon Costlow with Costlow & Associates introduced both himself and the builder Dan McShane with McShane Construction. This is pretty straight forward. We just made a little more room for the kitchen. We’re going to kick out the back of the house about 30 inches, put a nice stone veneer on it. We’ll keep that sliding door, the kitchen window will be bigger, a little wider. The bump out goes away, we won’t reproduce the door. Our new wall will come out 4” to 6” past that existing bay.

Mr. Marrelli asked, they’re going through all this for 30 inches?

Gordon Costlow replied, yes. It’s going to make a huge difference to the kitchen layout.

Mr. Marrelli asked, you couldn’t talk them into 4, 6 or 10 feet?

Gordon Costlow replied, we talked about it and they said no.

Mr. Marrelli asked, you’re going to put all this foundation in and everything else for 30 inches?

Gordon Costlow replied, yes.

  • Crawl Space

Mr. Marrelli asked, are you going to end up with a crawl space in here, like 36 inches or so?

Gordon Costlow replied, yes.

Mr. Marrelli asked, your floor joists, are you going to sandwich into the other ones?

Dan McShane replied, we’ll probably hang them off the existing rim if that’s alright.

Mr. Marrelli asked, how are you going to ventilate the crawl space? Do you have any basement windows there?

Dan McShane replied, I’ll follow the 24 x 32” opening.

Mr. Marrelli said, you need cross ventilation, so you need two holes.

Dan McShane explains what he’s done for crawl spaces, creating an access hole, put a door on it and put an actual vent on the screen line to exchange air on the inside. We’ll probably put heat in there too.

Mr. Marrelli said, if you do that, then you don’t need the outside vents. 

Chairman Parker asked, did you talk to an Engineer at all? I’m wondering if you just want to pier this and just have a couple posts, so this is just cantilevering off, that way there’s no actual crawl space. 

Discussion ensued on providing ventilation/access to crawl space.

Mr. Marrelli asked, is there face brick or are you going to put stone?

Gordon Costlow replied, stone to match what’s on the front of the house. I don’t have a sample with me. The deck that’s there, we’ll disassemble most of it and put most of it all back.

Chairman Parker asked, the actual masonry is exposed, it’s all under the deck, right?

Dan McShane replied, right.

Mr. Marrelli said, this is pretty simple. I think it’s going to look a lot better.

Gordon Costlow agreed. Like I said, it makes a huge difference in the kitchen layout.

  • Gutter/Downspouts

Mrs. Wervey asked, what happens with this gutter?

Dan McShane replied, good question. We’re only coming out 30 inches. I proposed it like this, maybe change this window to a 6”, do these 3 x 4’s and then tie them back into the same drain. They’ve got 4 drains back there, so there’s 4 or 5 downspouts going on right now on the house. By changing that, we can get rid of a lot more volume of water.

Mrs. Wervey states yes, they’re not very attractive. I wonder why they did that. Personally in my experience, drainage is important. Is it going to come across the roof like these ones?

Dan McShane replied, I’m going to have to. I don’t know what else to do. I personally don’t think they’re big enough downspouts now.

Mr. Marrelli said, those are some weird roof lines they’ve got now. These wouldn’t look so bad if the downspout was around the corner and it came down the sides with a down face.

Discussion ensued on gutter/downspout options.

  • Shingles & Stone

Mrs. Wervey asked, shingles to match?

Dan McShane replied, yes.

Chairman Parker asked, stone to match existing?

Dan McShane replied, yes. It’ll match the existing on the front of the house.

  • Deck

Mr. Marrelli asked, you’re not going to actually really connect the deck to the house, it’s going to sit on the post right next to the house?

Gordon Costlow replied, yes.

Mrs. Wervey asked about lighting.

Dan McShane replied, plan is to do can lights in soffit to light the deck up a little bit.

Mr. Marrelli said, my initial thought was why are they moving a whole wall less than 3 feet, why would you do that?

Dan McShane said, it’s amazing how much difference this will make in that kitchen.

Gordon Costlow said, it’s all doable. Like you said, it seems like a lot of work for 52 square feet.


Mrs. Wervey, seconded by Mr. Marrelli made a motion to approve the kitchen expansion for Tom & Judy Wilson at 814 Hanover Rd. as proposed.        


Ayes: Mr. Parker, Mrs. Wervey, Mr. Marrelli      
Nays: None                                      

Motion Carried. Drawings Approved.


There being no further business, Mrs. Wervey, seconded by Mr. Marrelli made a motion to adjourn the meeting.


Ayes: All                             
Nays: None                         

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