ARB - October 23rd 2014

Oct 23, 2014

The Architectural Review Board met in regular session on Thurs, Oct 23, 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) and Mr. John Marrelli (Building Commissioner)

Also Present: Ms. Deborah Garbo (Secretary)


Mr. Miozzi, seconded by Mrs. Wervey made a motion to approve the minutes of Aug 28, 2014.                 


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

Nays: None                                        

Motion Carried. Minutes Approved As Written.


  1. Signage
    Mayfield Innovation Center
    STEM2M Program
    6080 Wilson Mills Rd.
    Then Design Architecture
  2. Covered Porch Addition
    Jeff Keptner
    6547 Hunt Circle
    Fitch Home Improvement



Mayfield Innovation Center

6080 Wilson Mills Rd.

Chairman Dinardo called the meeting to order. TDA is here to present tonight.

Mike Herpy, RA, Leed, AP with thendesign Architecture introduced himself and John Folkman, Director of Business Services Mayfield City Schools. The old Library building’s going to be the new site of the Mayfield Innovation Center which is a part of the Mayfield City School District. The setback from right-of-way from Wilson Mills to the north is 227’, from the west and to the east are residential properties, to the south is the High School property. For all intents and purposes, it’s basically got frontage on all 4 sides, but primary frontage is on Wilson Mills. We’re proposing 3 signs in total.

Sign 1: The setback is about 227’ from Wilson Mills. The idea is to do 8” high aluminum cut-out letters, dark bronze finish. The existing finish on the building is a limestone veneer with a darker rubber roof simple pitch, and existing copper gutters, dark bronze. The idea is to use both text & the graphic which is the paw (Mayfield District’s logo) and the dark bronze is to match the accent pieces which are the gutters and downspouts.

Based on the viewing distance, we think the 8” high letters are suitable on the front. In conjunction with that is the paw, a fabricated aluminum metal sign, dark bronze with halo lighting on the back. No direct lighting will stream out to the street. This logo sign wraps the corner. The site mounds down towards Wilson Mills, the view looks up towards the signage, so we’re trying to put that as high as possible, about 21’ high.

Chairman Dinardo asked if both signs are illuminated.

Mike Herpy replied, just the paw will be illuminated from the back.

Chairman Dinardo asked if 8” letters are big enough. You have 227’ back plus another 30’ to the center of the road. At 250’ back, are you going to be able to see those letters?

Mike Herpy said yes. It’ll be on the small size, but still visible. The challenge is purely trying to fit it in, there’s only so much horizontal surface.

John Folkman states, it’ll be subtle but readable.

Chairman Dinardo said, the paw logo as far as the height & width and how you’re impacting that wall looks like it’s to a scale that’s appropriate.  

Mike Herpy commented there’s not much to that, it’s aluminum fabricated, a pretty thin metal but rigid in terms of its folding and reinforcement.

Chairman Dinardo is intrigued by the corner signage view from NW because that part will face the entrance coming in along Wilson Mills. For the record, lighting will be white LED back-lit.

Sign 2: Mike Herpy moves onto sign #2. This is kind of a hybrid sign. In each case you’ll see there’s some manifestation of the paw. In this case, the partial paw is now white. The existing roof on the above canopy is a standing seam metal roof. We’ll replace that roof as part of the project. We’ll have the white paw contrast with the dark bronze letters. Paw on other side of the canopy as well. The 5” aluminum text will be mounted from the top and hanging down from the canopy. Steel framing runs in here as well as additional furring strips to be able to anchor that in.

Chairman Dinardo asked what the height is, at the bottom of the sign. 

Mike Herpy replied, 8 foot. It’ll be touchable.

Chairman Dinardo said I want to bring this to everybody’s attention, I can see the kids that are hanging out there waiting for a ride, jumping up to smack that sign.

Mike Herpy said “Mayfield Innovation Center” letters are on just one side of the canopy, facing Wilson Mills.  

Mr. Miozzi asked about the material on the canopy.

Mike Herpy replied, right now it’s tongue & groove. We’ll replace that with a special treated finish tongue & groove and painted over. We’ll also replace the standing seam roof.

Chairman asked Mr. Folkman if he wants that maintenance, or should it be done in a vertical metal siding? If you’re going out there with the contractor to do the metal roof, why not replace it with the metal, it’ll hold up longer.  

John Folkman defers to Mike.

Mrs. Wervey defers to Ron & Carmen.

Chairman asked about drainage.

Mike Herpy replied, there’s an integral gutter on the edge of the canopy that turns to downspouts.

Mike Herpy said we’re pulling up the exterior lights and putting in a couple down lights under the canopy. So, we’ll have tongue & groove on 3 sides, metal on top. Soffit material white.

Chairman Dinardo concludes, recommending all metal for less maintenance over the long term and still has concern about the height of the bottom of the sign and kids ability to reach it.

Sign 3: Mike Herpy wraps up with sign 3. We’ve up-scaled this to 24” aluminum letters, staggered line by line. Coming from far Lander this is 400’ plus. Roof top unit holders creates a roof line in the center. In this case, the logo sign is not back lit, but still the fabricated aluminum, same construction type. We’ve kind of pulled the sign in to avoid the trees on site. There’s an additional tree here that’ll end up going away.

Chairman Dinardo asked, the coping at the top will blend into the top of the sign?

Mike Herpy replied yes. We have to still select the alternates. We have an alternate to replace all the gutters and downspouts.

Mr. Miozzi asked about the dumpster enclosure.

Mike Herpy replied dumpster is on the south side of the building facing the High School. There’s also a transformer. We’ll screen those up.

Mr. Miozzi would rather see a bronze color vinyl vs green.

Mike Herpy said no matter what the color, it’ll blend with the existing masonry, it’ll harmonize with the existing building.


Mrs. Wervey, seconded by Mr. Miozzi made a motion to approve the proposed Signs I, 2 & 3 for Mayfield Innovation Center at 6080 Wilson Mills Rd. as noted.     


Ayes: Mr. Dinardo, Mr. Tombazzi, Mrs. Wervey, Mr. Miozzi  
Nays: None                                      

Motion Carried. Drawings Approved As Noted.


Jeff Keptner
6547 Hunt Circle
Covered Porch Addition

Jeff Keptner, 6547 Hunt Circle introduced himself. We want to take the existing porch that’s at about 5’ now, bring it out, the pad itself 11’ with a 1’ overhang, add the new gable on the front of the new roof. We’ll take off the brick on either side of the main entrance off the front and have the siding come down to the ground. Pillars are all new, siding, shutters & roof will be new. Windows and front door stay the same. Setback with the overhang is 60’. The family room is on the right, the garage on the left, brick on both those sides are coming off. The brick around the front door and these two windows are staying and I’m going to put some cultured stone onto that.

Chairman Dinardo asked about shingle & siding colors.

Jeff Keptner displays sample of Dimensional Weatherwood 30 yr. shingle. Due to my wife’s ups and downs, I think it’s going to be maroon shutters and accent circles to match shutters, or maybe white circles. I’ll run white footers down all the corners. White pillars & fascia board black.

Mr. Miozzi asked, are you going with a 5” corner?

Jeff Keptner asked, is 5” standard?

Mr. Miozzi replied, 3” is standard.

Jeff Keptner prefers the thicker 5”.

Chairman asked if that’s Alside manufacturer. Jeff said no, it’s American something.

Mr. Miozzi said, I don’t know if you went over this with your Contractor, but when you wrap the existing brick with the cultured, I’m assuming he’s getting corners?

Jeff Keptner replied no, we’ll beef out the sides with the Aztec to make it thicker so it’ll butt up to it. Saves on the cost of all those corners.

Chairman asked, all the trim will be maintenance free Azek? Jeff said yes.

Chairman Dinardo asked, what are you going to do at the base at the concrete stoop at the porch where the stone meets the bottom? You can’t run that stone down to grade, it’ll be on concrete. Looks like you have a foundation that goes down 42” though.

Jeff Keptner said my basement starts here to the right of the front door. The foundation goes down here. I’ll probably pour a concrete footer. Cultured stone meets the pad.

Chairman brings attention to the exposed 6 inches. Can you turn that concrete down? I don’t know if you want that with people walking up to your house.

Jeff Keptner said I was going to color the cement porch and stamp it. So if it’s color, then it’s not really going to show. The porch itself, it’s a big step to get up into the door. That’s where I’m going to put a step.

Mr. Miozzi said this would be one continuous pour, then stamp the front.

Chairman Dinardo said, you need to consider how you’re going to detail your columns.

Jeff Keptner doesn’t want them sitting on the edge, would like them 1 – 2 inches back.

Mr. Miozzi asked about recessed cans.  

Jeff Keptner replied, I’ll probably hang a ceiling fan if that’s to code and then a couple cans underneath there.

Chairman Dinardo asked Jeff if he’s considered the roof vaulted with a scissor truss, as you walk in, it’ll give you a little volume.

Jeff Keptner will consider.  

Chairman Dinardo concludes. We’ve discussed recommendations, things to consider. You decided on maroon for the shutters?

Jeff Keptner replied, shutters will be maroon. I don’t know if I’m going to do the accent circles in the same maroon color or in white to match the windows & trim.


Mr. Miozzi, seconded by Mr. Tombazzi made a motion to approve the proposed covered porch addition for Jeff Keptner at 6547 Hunt Circle as noted.     


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

Nays: None                                      

Motion Carried. Drawings Approved As Noted.


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


Ayes:   All                                

Nays:   None             

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