P&Z: December 4th 2017

Mayfield Village
Dec 4, 2017

The Planning and Zoning Commission met in regular session on Mon, Dec 4, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the Mayfield Village Civic Center, Civic Hall. Chairman Syracuse presided. 

Roll Call

Present: Mr. Vetus Syracuse (Chairman), Mr. Bill Marquardt, Mr. Garry Regan, Mr. Paul Fikaris, and Mr. Jim Farmer

Also Present: Mr. Joseph Diemert (Law Director), Mr. John Marrelli (Building Commissioner, and Ms. Deborah Garbo (Commission Secretary)

Absent: Dr. Sue McGrath (Chairman Pro-Tem), Mayor Bodnar, Mr. Tom Cappello (Village Engineer), and Mr. Steve Jerome (Council Alternate)


Mr. Regan, seconded by Mr. Fikaris made a motion to approve the minutes of Nov 6, 2017.


Ayes: All   
Nays: None                           

Motion Carried. Minutes Approved As Written.


  1. Preliminary Site Plan Approval
    ARTIS Senior Living East Commons
    Polaris Engineering & Surveying, Inc.
    285 NCB
    PP #831-05-015
    East Commons, Ltd


Chairman Syracuse called the meeting to order. This is a regular meeting of the Mayfield Village Planning & Zoning Commission. We have one proposal on our agenda tonight.

Dustin Keeney, P.E., CPESC, 34600 Chardon Rd. Willoughby Hills 44094, with Polaris Engineering & Surveying introduced himself.

Chairman Syracuse asked Mr. Keeney, is there anything else you’d like to add?

Dustin Keeney replied, nothing has changed since the workshop meeting other than we did get the variances approved for the setbacks to move the building. Other than that, we’re working toward finals.

Chairman Syracuse asked, does anyone else have any questions or comments?

Mr. Farmer asked about the fence height.

Chairman Syracuse replied, that went through the Board of Appeals. All three variances were granted as far as the setbacks and the fence height.  

Mr. Fikaris asked, are we to memorialize anything with neighbor Mr. Kinnaird or is that just understood?

Chairman Syracuse replied, that was between Mr. Kinnaird and the applicant. I do know that that is something that was conditioned when the “Use” variance was granted. The Board of Appeals required that and it was approved by Council as well.

Mr. Diemert said, they made it clear at the BZA meeting and he was there and acknowledged it.

Mr. Regan asked about the Development Plan.

Mr. Diemert replied, we’re working on the Economic Development Plan now. It probably won’t get executed until all these approvals get done. We want to make sure if there’s any new conditions added, that we throw that into the contract.

Chairman Syracuse asked, anything further? There were no further comments.


Mr. Farmer, seconded by Mr. Regan made a motion to approve the Preliminary Site Plan for ARTIS Senior Living East Commons at 285 North Commons Blvd as proposed.


Ayes: Mr. Syracuse, Mr. Marquardt, Mr. Regan, Mr. Fikaris, Mr. Farmer
Nays: None              

Motion Carried. Recommendation to Council at time of Final Site Plan approval.


  • Garry Regan Resignation

Mr. Regan asked John, do you know if there’s anything else coming up between now and the end of the year?

Mr. Marrelli replied, I haven’t heard of anything. 

Mr. Regan states, if I may, I think this is a good time then. I’ve been on Planning & Zoning for a long time. I think it’s time for fresh voices and fresh faces. So, this will be my last meeting.

Chairman Syracuse said, I’m sorry to hear that and I think I speak for everybody here.

Mr. Regan said, I’ve enjoyed it.

Mr. Fikaris asked, can we vote on that?


Mr. Regan, seconded by Mr. Fikaris made a motion to adjourn the meeting.


Ayes: All   
Nays: None                          

Motion Carried. Meeting adjourned at 7:05 p.m.