ARB - April 24th 2014


April 24, 2014

The Architectural Review Board met in regular session on Thurs, April 24, 2014 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), Mr. Ivo Tombazzi, Mrs. MaryAnn Wervey, and Mr. Carmen Miozzi

Absent: Mr. Joshua Klein (Chairman Pro-Tem)

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


Mr. Miozzi, seconded by Mrs. Wervey made a motion to approve the minutes of March 13, 2014.        


Ayes:   Mr. Dinardo, Mr. Tombazzi, Mrs. Wervey, Mr. Miozzi                    

Nays:   None                                        

Motion Carried. Minutes Approved As Written. 


  • Election of Chairman
  • Election of Chairman Pro Tem
  • Election of Secretary


    Note: Organizational Meeting postponed until full Board Member attendance.


    1. Addition
      Tim Skowronski

      6736 Seneca Rd.

      Marks Building Co.
    2. Ground Signage
      Truenorth Shell
      6668 Wilson Mills Rd.

      Global Signs & Graphics, Inc.



    Tim Skowronski
    6736 Seneca Rd.

    Chairman Dinardo called the meeting to order beginning with the first item, an addition on Seneca Rd.

    Kent Marks from Marks Building Co. states they’re looking to put a family room off the back. It’s her Parents house. They’ve moved into the community and are looking to make some upgrades. They need some bigger space. Kent passed out photos of existing house, demonstrating the porch off the back that’s there now. We’re tearing that down and putting in a room addition with a full basement in its place.

    We’re going to reverse gable this thing. We’ll match pitch of existing roof at 5 / 12.

    We’re going to take the old 8” aluminum faded white siding off and put double 5” vinyl siding in its place, give the house some color. We’ll do some shake siding on that front gable sticking out, to complement the existing stone in front. We’re changing the whole front, getting rid of that vertical old style gable siding for a more clean newer look.

    I didn’t bring an exact color, but this is what the shake will look like, color is a natural wicker. The double 5” siding is linen. The whole house will be re-sided. Fascia & gutter will be white.

    Mr. Marrelli asked if he knows what’s under the siding now.

    Kent Marks imagines it’s wood siding.

    Mr. Marrelli said we ran into two houses in the past month where they pulled the siding off and there was celotex. They had to put plywood on, then Styrofoam, tape all the seams….you know the drill.

    Kent Marks replied yes.

    Tim Skowronski said the house was regular wood siding and then aluminum sided somewhere around 1970. When you pull off this siding, you could almost paint the house and it’d be acceptable.


    Chairman Dinardo asked, you’ll match the brick foundation?

    Kent Marks replied as close we can, doesn’t look like a difficult match. It’s a standard New England Colonial color.

    Mr. Marrelli notes it’s in the rear anyways.

    Chairman said that’ll help you when you do your tie-in, because you’re making that tie-in to the existing.

    Fascia – Overhang & Return Detail

    Chairman said there’s something going on with this fascia, right / rear elevation. It might just be drawn incorrectly.

    Kent Marks directs Board to the floor plan / roof plan. I want to maintain a 12” overhang. Demonstrates tie-in.    

    Chairman asked, wouldn’t you want to carry this through so it looks like it was always there.

    Kent Marks replied, this is a gable here and the garage is offset. I matched the plan to the flat wall there.

    Chairman said you have this really nice project here and then all of a sudden you have this detail that looks like somebody missed.   

    Mr. Miozzi thinks it’s just drawn wrong. I don’t think it’ll miss. To Kent, I think Ron’s concerned with the rake and gutter.

    Kent Marks said I could keep the 12” overhang consistent, maybe take the fascia and extend 12” beyond this box. How about if I just do a return? Instead of competing with this 12 inches with the overhang and gable, instead of coming flat, I can extend this 12 inches out. It’ll be a little busy with the existing gable coming down.

    Chairman likes that option, it gives it some depth, vs. flat. We want it to blend. You don’t want it to look like an addition.

    Kent Marks said my goal is when folks go to look for my work, they can’t find it.


    Chairman Dinardo said we’d like the shingles to match. How old is the roof?

    Tim Skowronski replied since 98/99. It’s that very heavy dimensional architectural shingle. It’s supposed to last 30 years.

    Design Calculations

    Mr. Marrelli said your Architect C.J. (Cal) Heintz didn’t give us any design calculation. He doesn’t have wind load, ice load, snow load. I don’t know what he’s designing this to. All the disclaimer general notes tell me he’s not being responsible for too much.

    Kent Marks asked, doesn’t the truss company provide for that?

    Mr. Marrelli asked, based on what standard? And where is the Energy Code Calculation?

    Kent Marks will provide the REScheck.

    Mr. Marrelli said you’ll heat this room, right? Kent said yes.

    Mr. Marrelli said you’ll probably take a couple duct extensions off the furnace, we’ll need to see where those are going, how the return air’s going to work, how you’re going to connect the old basement to the new basement.

    Kent Marks said my Insulator does my REScheck.

    Basement Opening  

    Mr. Marrelli asked, are you going to have a walk-thru in the basement, full height?

    Kent Marks replied yes.

    Chairman Dinardo said this is a recommendation. You have a 2’ 8” opening to get into your basement, that’s very thin. That’s when you go from your old basement to your new basement.

    Tim Skowronski said I think that’s calculated as such because of the window size. They’re going to remove the glass block windows and don’t want to structurally sacrifice the integrity of the plate.

    Chairman said keep in mind with bringing stuff in and out, that’s not a minimum of 3’.

    Tim Skowronski said that’s just going to be a hobby room for me, not a place to put a refrigerator or furniture.

    Mr. Marrelli said you’ll have to go in sideways.

    Chairman said you might want to review that internally. It’s a suggestion from this Board.

    Kent Marks said it’s not a problem to make wider. Every 8 inches I can just follow the mortar joint. I’d like to make the whole thing a passage, but that’s up to the homeowner.

    Tim Skowronski asked, do you mean open up the whole entire wall? That might be best.

    Mr. Marrelli said yes, then it makes the whole basement big vs. little rooms.

    Kent Marks said I’d put a triple laminate beam over top.

    Mr. Marrelli said you could probably put in a 1/4” steel angle and get 6 feet out of it. It’s much better to open that up. Look at it and see if you can’t figure a way to support that back wall. 

    Kent Marks will have to speak to the homeowner re cost.


    Tim Skowronski said the whole house will be re-sided. We’re getting new heating and A/C to accommodate the extra capacity. We’re planning for over capacity.

    Mr. Marrelli said watch, don’t think that 100,000 BTU’s is better than 80. It should be smaller, it kicks on three times as much.

    Mr. Marrelli said and the shingles, were you going to try to match?

    Kent Marks replied yes. Roof’s 15 years old but looks like it’s in really good shape, corners aren’t curling. It’s a 30 year architectural shingle.

    Chairman Dinardo said you have every wall with a window. Think about what kind of furniture you want in there. The downspout in the corner, are you going to relocate that?

    Kent Marks replied yes.

    Mr. Marrelli asked, are you going to bring these gutters on the addition back to the house or are you going to go out the other way and make a new connection.

    Kent Marks said we usually like to get the downspouts away from the inside corner, get them on the outside corner so they can follow the flow.

    Mr. Marrelli asked if windows will match existing.

    Kent Marks replied they have new white vinyls to match double hung.

    Chairman asked Kent if he’s recommending a scissors truss.

    Kent Marks recommended it, but they want a flat ceiling.

    Tim Skowronski said we don’t want a cathedral ceiling, we want flat for heating & cooling.

    Chairman Dinardo asked if any further questions or comments. There were none.


    Mr. Miozzi, seconded by Mr. Tombazzi made a motion to approve the proposed addition for Tim Skowronski at 6736 Seneca Rd. as noted.   

    • Revise Overhang & Return Detail.
    • Submit Energy Code Calculations. 



    Ayes:   Mr. Dinardo, Mr. Tombazzi, Mrs. Wervey, Mr. Miozzi  

    Nays:   None                                      

    Motion Carried. Drawings Approved As Noted.


    True North Shell
    6668 Wilson Mills Rd.
    Ground Signage

    Chairman Dinardo moved on to the ground signage for True North Shell.

    Kirk Miller, President Global Signs & Graphics introduced himself.

    Chairman refers to drawing. This has had 3 or 4 variations.

    Kirk Miller said I added landscaping. That’s the drawing before you.

    Mr. Marrelli said remember back when, they gave us a drawing of all the stuff they were going to do and they didn’t do any of it.

    Mrs. Wervey said they came, got their approval for signage & landscaping and didn’t do anything.

    Kirk Miller said this tonight is the new corporate model throughout the country. What we’re proposing is exactly the same size as what’s there. The only difference is the configuration of where they moved the pricer, down to the bottom vs the top. That’s corporate change. The digital will be red, the cabinet grayish/white.

    Mr. Marrelli asked, will that disappear if it’s white? Especially in the snow. That’ll get dirty over time.

    Mrs. Wervey said this time, I think we make them put in bushes & plants.

    Kirk Miller said I made that very clear to corporate. I let them know I’m submitting a drawing showing landscaping. We’ll do something more hardy, junipers.

    Chairman Dinardo made a recommendation to have our Landscape Architect Jim McKnight review the landscape materials selected by the applicant.

    Mr. Marrelli said you can make it a condition of the approval. Right now he doesn’t have enough information to do a review. Applicant needs to submit a site plan.

    Chairman asked if everyone’s o.k. with the color selection. All o.k. Only change is the cabinet going from dark gray to white. Numbers will be LED now. We’ll leave the landscaping as a recommendation to the applicant to draw a site plan and be more specific with the plants and get acceptance from our Landscape Architect.

    Mr. Marrelli said we’ll need an actual landscape design looking down on the sign, all around it and an elevation. Landscape Architect review fee will be figured into the permit cost.

    Chairman Dinardo said the landscape plan should encompass the entire sidewalk to sidewalk. The whole bed.


    Mr. Miozzi, seconded by Mr. Tombazzi made a motion to approve the proposed ground signage for True North Shell at 6668 Wilson Mills Rd. contingent upon:

    • Applicant to submit Landscape Site Plan & Design for Landscape Architect (Jim McKnight) review & acceptance.     


    Ayes:   Mr. Dinardo, Mr. Tombazzi, Mrs. Wervey, Mr. Miozzi  

    Nays:   None                                      

    Motion Carried. Drawings Approved As Noted Contingent upon Landscape Architect Review.


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


    Ayes:   All                                

    Nays:   None              

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