ARB - June 26th 2014

Mayfield Village
June 26, 2014

The Architectural Review Board met in Regular Session on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at the Mayfield Village Civic Center, Main Conference Room.  Chairman DiNardo presided.

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

Absent: Mrs. Mary Ann Wervey

Also Present: Mr. John Marrelli (Bldg. Commissioner) and Mrs. Mary Betsa (on behalf of Ms. Garbo, Secretary)

CONSIDERATION OF MEETING MINUTES: June 5, 2014 – Special Meeting

Mr. Miozzi, seconded by Mr. Tombazzi, made a motion to approve the Special Meeting Minutes of June 5, 2014 as revised.


Ayes: All                                            
Nays: None                                   

Motion Carried. Minutes Approved as Revised.


  1. Building Signage
    Panzica Realty Co., Inc.
    731 Beta Drive
    a) Signarama
    b) Forest City Tree Protection Co.
    c) Lanphear Supply



Sam Costiuc, Owner, Sign-A-Rama provides brief synopsis.  Over a year ago, we came before the Board to approve the Master Sign Plan for the Panzica Complex which was approved. These signs we are proposing today are basically within the scope and design of the original Master Plan.  The reason we are actually applying again is because our corporate office changed their logo so we have to change the logo on our sign. Two new signs are being proposed, the Forest City Tree Protection and Lanphear.  Those signs are indicated on the elevation drawing you have there as to where they are going to be placed.

Chairman DiNardo asked, Sign-A-Rama was the original sign on the building?

Sam Costiuc replied, correct.  Our sign is still up. We are going to just switch out the face.

Chairman DiNardo asked, this overall photo shows the location?

Sam Costiuc replied, no, we are the one next to that.  The other one is the one we recently just did.

Chairman DiNardo stated, we did ask you to bring back what was presented. This looks like it’s in the same family of design.

Mr. Marrelli stated, here’s the design criteria.  You should have it.  Page 5 from January 2013. 

Chairman DiNardo asked, we have narrowed down the color, materials and placement?

Sam Costiuc replied, yes. The one color concession made was every company can have their logo in the corporate colors they have.

Chairman DiNardo stated, and all the letters were to be white and the background black and internally lit and mounted on the brick at an elevation. We went through an exercise where we went out to the building to look at it.

Mr. Miozzi asked, why do we have two spacing options?

Sam Costiuc replied, my office only submitted one.  I think there was an original idea of doing two.  I am not sure.

Mr. Marrelli replied, no, that was to avoid those stones on the front. Do you know which one they are going with?

Sam Costiuc replied, they are going with the one spaced farther apart just because it will not fit in that first option.

The Board got rid of the initial rendering and identified Option 1.

Chairman DiNardo pointed out some conflict with some stone detail.  It’s random stone detail on the façade. 

Sam Costiuc replied, the odd shaped things are artwork that I understand is hiding some bolts that were put in at one time to correct a fault in the building.

Chairman DiNardo stated, we discussed that the last time we were here.  I think you have placed it in the best spot you could.

Mr. Miozzi asked, there’s no other door on that side?

Mr. Marrelli replied, no.

Chairman DiNardo stated, I think these guys did a nice job in following the criteria that we set back in January 24, 2013.

Mr. Marrelli stated, you have a uniform look over the face of the building which is what we are after. 

Mr. Miozzi asked, there’s no colors in Sign-A-Rama?

Sam Costiuc replied, our logo is our name and it’s in red, but because the criteria requires the company names to be white, we went with the white.

Chairman DiNardo asked, are there any other questions or changes?    We are not actually making any changes.  You are within the Code.


Mr. Miozzi, seconded by Mr. Klein, made a motion to approve as noted.


Ayes: All                                          
Nays: None                                      

Motion Carried. Approved As Noted

Sam Costiuc asked, while the signs are being fabricated, we are in a busy time of the year so it could take a little while. Are we allowed to put banners up?

Mr. Marrelli asked, same size?

Sam Costiuc replied, same size, same logo.

Mr. Marrelli replied, that will be fine.  You can’t tell anyways from the street.

Sam Costiuc asked, if we have additional tenants, do we have to continue to come before the Board as long as we meet all the criteria?

Mr. Marrelli replied, that’s up to the Board.  Last time you put it in the Minutes that each time you would have to come before the Board.  It’s up to you guys.

Chairman DiNardo asked, how many more tenants?

Sam Costiuc replied, right now I think there’s only one or two. The other ones in the complex would not be seen from the street.

Chairman DiNardo stated, if you could work with the Building Commissioner and he feels that it is a little different, then I am sure he will send it to us.

Mr. Marrelli agreed.  If it gets out of the ordinary a little bit for whatever reason, then we will set it up.

Lauren Lanphear of Lanphear Supply introduced himself to the Board and thanked them.

Chairman DiNardo thanked Mr. Lanphear for coming to the Village.


2. Alteration
Diane Stricker
6857 Wildwood Trail
Fitzpatrick Professional Services


David Fitzpatrick, Fitzpatrick Professional Services stated, we are remodeling the entire interior of the house. The proposed changes to the exterior are, all new windows.  The only ones that are going to change in size and location are along the side. That’s becoming a bathroom window.  It’s still going to be a casement but it will be a little smaller and obscure. On the back of the house, we eliminated the formal dining room. That’s going to be a kitchen. We are going to put a door from the rear of the house into the backyard.

Chairman DiNardo asked, are you re-siding the exterior to the house?

David Fitzpatrick replied, that’s going to happen in about a year. We have match on the wood grain aluminum siding.  Any side we touch is going to get painted.

Chairman DiNardo stated, it will look awkward when you remove a window and patch it in.

David Fitzpatrick replied, I am going to put in full panels.  No old siding to new siding end to end.

Chairman DiNardo asked, the homeowner’s planning on re-siding the house at a later date?

David Fitzpatrick replied, yes.

Chairman DiNardo asked, within 6 months, 12 months?

David Fitzpatrick replied, I have to say 12.

Chairman DiNardo asked, what is she re-siding it with?

David Fitzpatrick replied, it’s all aluminum now.  The soffits are wood. 

Chairman DiNardo asked, the color is?

David Fitzpatrick replied, God-awful yellow. We are going to go back with the same color so that it matches the rest of the house.

Chairman DiNardo asked, you are using the same trim, the wood?

David Fitzpatrick replied, yes.

Mr. Miozzi asked, you are replacing all of the windows? 

David Fitzpatrick replied, yes, what we are putting up around all of the new windows is going to be permanent and then when she re-sides, she does not have to redo the windows. At this point, I am told that she plans on using wood in the future.  I said you might want to go with something different. She said she will cross that bridge when she comes to it but for what I am doing now, we are going to match everything.

Mr. Marrelli stated, it has to look right. We can never go with they might re-side it next year.  Sometimes they don’t.  I think you have to do it like it’s not changing later.  It has to be done now with no regard to what could happen later.

Chairman DiNardo stated, even when you put your door in here, you are going to have some fill-in here. This is going to be a tough detail to match up.

David Fitzgerald stated, it’s going to be a lot of siding.  I am not doing end to end.  I am not doing little tiny patches. I am using full panels.  Between that window you see and the door, that will be all full panels, no patches.

Chairman DiNardo stated, that door will need a step?  Will it need a rail?

Mr. Marrelli replied, if you go over three it will need a handrail.

David Fitzgerald stated, it’s one step from grade depth.

Mr. Marrelli stated, you need to put a light by the door.

David Fitzgerald replied, that’s on our plans.

Mr. Marrelli asked, it is a solid door, panel door, full view door?

David Fitzgerald replied, full view.

Mr. Marrelli asked, that’s in the front?

David Fitzgerald replied, it’s in the back.  I believe it has the internal blinds.

Mr. Marrelli stated, what is going to happen is if the siding looks like it got patched in, that’s where we are going to have aggravation.  Hopefully not.  Hopefully you are going to go from one end to the other on that one section and change it all.

David Fitzgerald confirmed, no end to end patches.  Full panels.

Mr. Marrelli asked, tell me what a full panel is?

David Fitzgerald replied, between windows. I am not going to have an old piece sitting in a new piece.  Between windows it will all be the same siding.

Mr. Marrelli asked, the garage comes off on an angle to the front of the house?

David Fitzgerald replied, no.

Mr. Marrelli asked, where’s the new window going?

Chairman DiNardo replied, on the side.

Mr. Marrelli stated, okay, because what I think is a full panel is that whole side.

Mr. Miozzi stated, he is going to do in between windows.  You will spray probably?

David Fitzgerald replied, the whole house is going to get sprayed.  The aluminum comes in white.

Mr. Marrelli stated, you won’t be able to tell then.  It will all look uniform.

Chairman DiNardo asked, any other questions? There were none.


Mr. Miozzi, seconded by Mr. Tombazzi, made a motion to approve as discussed.


Ayes: All                                          
Nays: None                                     

Motion Carried. Approved As Discussed.



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


Ayes: All            
Nays: None                             

Motion Carried. Meeting adjourned at 7:50 p.m.