ARB: January 26th 2017

ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD
MEETING MINUTES
Mayfield Village
Jan 26, 2017

The Architectural Review Board met in regular session on Thurs, Jan 26, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at the Mayfield Village Civic Center Conference Room. Chairman Parker presided.     

ROLL CALL

Present: Mr. Ed Parker (Chairman), Mr. Carmen Miozzi (Chairman Pro Tem), Mr. Ivo Tombazzi, and Mr. Joshua Klein

Absent: Mrs. MaryAnn Wervey

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

CONSIDERATION OF MEETING MINUTES: July 28, 2016

Mr. Miozzi, seconded by Mr. Tombazzi made a motion to approve the minutes of July 28, 2016.     

ROLL CALL

Ayes: Mr. Parker, Mr. Miozzi, Mr. Tombazzi
Abstain: Mr. Klein
Nays: None                         

Motion Carried. Minutes Approved as written.

CONSIDERATION OF MEETING MINUTES: Dec 8, 2016 (As Corrected)

Mr. Klein, seconded by Mr. Parker made a motion to approve the minutes of Dec 8, 2016 as corrected.   

ROLL CALL

Ayes: Mr. Parker, Mr. Miozzi, Mr. Tombazzi, Mr. Klein
Nays: None                          

Motion Carried. Minutes Approved as corrected.

ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING 2017:

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

PROPOSALS:

  1. Canopy Replacement
    True North Energy
    6668 Wilson Mills Road
    TFC Canopy
  2. Alterations
    John Lincoln
    6821 Thornapple Dr.
    All Disaster Services
    Stephen Ciciretto, AIA
  3. Attached Garage
    Ron & Tina Lew
    994 Worton Park Dr.
    Michael Wildermuth, AIA

OPEN PORTION:

Canopy Replacement
True North Energy
6668 Wilson Mills Rd.

Chairman Parker called the meeting to order. We’ll proceed with our Organization meeting following consideration of the three proposals this evening. First item on the agenda is a canopy replacement at 6668 Wilson Mills Rd. 

Frank Ross with RCI Architects introduced himself. I’m sure you know what happened to this canopy through the weather. We’re proposing to keep the same Fuel Island and put up a new canopy in its place. Instead of one column on each side, we’re going with two. The drawing shows you the relationship with the building and Island.

Chairman Parker asked, the actual size of the canopy will be the same?

Frank Ross replied, yes and the columns will have internal drains.

Mr. Marrelli asked about the lighting underneath. 

Frank Ross replied, we’ll provide a photometric lighting plan. 

Mr. Marrelli asked, whose doing the sign?

Frank Ross replied, the sign company.

Mr. Marrelli asked, are they normally higher than the canopy edge?

Tanya Ross with RCI Architects replied yes, slightly higher, 1’ higher.

Mr. Marrelli asked, is the sign illuminated?

Frank Ross replied, yes.

Tanya Ross states, I do have a photometric from our lighting rep. There are 8 canopy lights, I’ll forward it to your e-mail.

Mr. Miozzi asked John if he has any problem with the sign.

Mr. Marrelli replied, no.

Mr. Klein asked, is the sign something we have to look at separately or can we review and approve the sign tonight as part of the rendering?

Mr. Marrelli replied, if you could approve it tonight, then they don’t have to come back.

Mr. Miozzi said, as long as you feel it falls within the zoning code.

Mr. Marrelli said, it’s fine. It doesn’t have any copy on it, it’s just a logo.

Chairman Parker states, the materials seem fine.

DECISION:

Mr. Miozzi, seconded by Mr. Klein made a motion to approve the proposed Canopy replacement for True North Energy at 6668 Wilson Mills Rd. as presented.      

ROLL CALL

Ayes: Mr. Parker, Mr. Miozzi, Mr. Tombazzi, Mr. Klein     
Nays: None                                      

Motion Carried. Drawings Approved.   

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John Lincoln
6821 Thornapple Dr.
Alterations

Chairman Parker introduces the next item on the agenda at Thornapple Drive.

Bill Mangelluzzi with All Disaster Services introduced himself. We’re the contractor for the Lincoln’s. Unfortunately they suffered a catastrophic damage to the house with a tree collapsing on it. The tree was 125 years old. The garage ridge helped break the fall at the exterior wall, but at the upper level slope of the roof, it cracked rafters up in through that roof. I think 4 of the 5 roof elevations were damaged from the tree. We brought in Isaac Lewin and Associates to do the analysis with us and we worked for a couple months with the Insurance Company. John was nice enough to come out and help us with the Insurance Company and inspect the damaged areas. There was some structural shifting of the house.

The existing house is a split level. The lower roof was essentially destroyed. We elected to change the elevation of the roof and change the gable as well that you see on sheet A-2 to give us more of a symmetrical look. Our gable is going to be having the garage door centered over the garage area, and they want to do a 6’ addition so we do a step back to offset the addition of the garage, that wall has to be rebuilt from the tree attacking it. That will allow us to do the reverse double gable there. That’s still allowing the garage to be centered from the street. We studied it both ways. This seemed to be more visually appealing plus more in contrast with what the neighborhood has.   

Mr. Marrelli asked, are you changing the roof pitch on the main part of the house as well?

Bill Mangelluzzi replied, yes. There are about 8 cracked rafters up there. They’re 2 x 6 old construction from the 50’s, so the whole roof will be reframed with 2 x 8 members. I think we’re going with a 6 /12 higher ceiling. The original construction we did a calculation of 4 / 12.

Mr. Marrelli said, I’m not understanding the shingles over the front door.

Bill Mangelluzzi replied, right now you walk up and you have a little tiny indentation there. They want more of a front porch area. We’ll go back to the black architectural shingle and have that as a black standing seam over the front doorway.

Mr. Marrelli asked, are you doing anything with siding?

Bill Mangelluzzi replied, reside to rematch the same 8” aluminum siding that’s there now.

Mr. Marrelli asked, how are you going to get the siding on this upper roof level?

Bill Mangelluzzi replied, we’re going to take the siding where we side the front of the house, and the siding that comes off we’ll use for the patchwork on the back that faces the ravine. From the street, it’ll all be new white siding.

Mr. Marrelli said, normally people bring in material samples.

Bill Mangelluzzi said, Steve the Architect couldn’t make it at the last minute and he was bringing the siding board. But it’ll match the existing house. I’ll get that material sample to you.

Chairman Parker said, I have one comment that’s more subjective, it’s just the concern of the beating up of the sides of the garage if that is aluminum. I’m thinking a material that’s a little bit more durable in that area. Is this base here brick?

Bill Mangelluzzi said, the base in front of the split level is brick.

Mr. Marrelli said, the siding can’t go down to the ground.

Chairman Parker said right, but they can paint this side of the block, right?

Mr. Marrelli said, if its block then they could stay with it, but if it’s brick you have to take it around. So you don’t have any face brick on the foundation?

Mr. Lincoln replied, no.

Bill Mangelluzzi said, the siding in the photo there goes all the way down. If that’s a condition…

Mr. Marrelli said, you’re not supposed to have siding down to the ground. Is that a new front door?

Mrs. Lincoln replied, the front door stays, it’s fairly new.

Bill Mangelluzzi said, it’s the side garage door by the tree that’s being replaced.

Mr. Marrelli asked, are you reusing the one window on the left side elevation, it says re-located.

Bill Mangelluzzi replied, on the back of the house we’re relocating a window over as we give it 6 extra feet of the garage front portion. Referring to floor plan, Bill demonstrates relocation of windows.

Mr. Marrelli said, I see you’re removing a chimney over the front door (Sheet A-2), is that a masonry chimney?

Bill Mangelluzzi replied, that was a masonry abandoned chimney.

Mr. Marrelli said, this goes down through the roof to the floor inside. What was it there for?

Bill Mangelluzzi replied, that was the old flue for the hot water tank and furnace.

Mr. Marrelli asked, how are those vented now?

Bill Mangelluzzi replied, direct vented.

Mr. Marrelli said, this on the end I guess is a fireplace chimney?

Bill Mangelluzzi replied yes, that goes off the ravine room in the back. It took some damage. There will be some repairing to that top. When the tree came down, it cracked the top of the flue. We have a chimney guy coming out to inspect that. It’s both a wood burner and a dual attachment to convert to gas.

Mr. Marrelli reminded Bill to get the materials to the Building Dept for his review. My only concern is how you’re going to mix and match aluminum siding.

Bill Mangelluzzi clarified that the whole front elevation is being stripped. Siding will all be new. What’s coming off the front will be used for patchwork on the back.

Mr. Marrelli said, o.k. it’s all woods back there. Nobody is back there. That makes sense.

Mr. Miozzi asked, is that an existing deck?

Bill Mangelluzzi replied, yes.

DECISION:

Mr. Klein, seconded by Mr. Tombazzi made a motion to approve the proposed Alterations for Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln at 6821 Thornapple Drive as noted.

  • Applicant to provide material samples to Building Commissioner for review and approval.

ROLL CALL

Ayes: Mr. Parker, Mr. Miozzi, Mr. Tombazzi, Mr. Klein     
Nays: None                                      

Motion Carried. Drawings Approved as Noted.

Mr. Marrelli advised Bill Mangelluzzi that Energy Code Calcs will need to be submitted.

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Ron & Tina Lew
994 Worton Pk Dr.
Attached Garage

Michael Wildermuth, Architect introduced himself. I’m here representing Mr. & Mrs. Lew tonight. What we’re looking at is a garage addition to their existing house. We went through the Zoning Board of Appeals last week and will be going back there again on Feb 21st due to a logistical problem. We’re adding the garage addition here which overlaps into where the existing garage is and it utilizes some of that space for maneuverability. The reason why we did that is because we needed to push the garage to keep it a certain distance off the property line. As it is, we only have 5’ of the 10’ allowed, which is one of our requests at the BZA. The other request is for a front facing garage instead of a side facing garage.

John, I wanted to ask you, as a side question. The applicant before us tonight, they’re making changes to an existing front facing garage, are they going to the BZA as well?

Mr. Marrelli replied, no. It’s already an existing garage facing the street.

Michael Wildermuth asked, as an existing non-complying, don’t they have to go if they touch it at all?

Mr. Marrelli replied, no.

Michael Wildermuth said, I’m on the Willoughby BZA and it would be going before us instantly in a situation like that. Everybody does it different.

Michael Wildermuth continues. That’s the gist of what we’re doing, primarily so Ron can get in and out of his vehicle easier. It makes it easier for him to maneuver. With that being said, Michael passes out color photos of the existing house. The existing building has cedar shake siding on the upper section. It’s got cedar board and batten siding along the front of the garage and along the side here. The stone work on the house is a mixture. The existing house down at the far end and the newer posts, that’s basically the material, that’s available today which color wise works pretty well. I have a product catalogue here that we’re utilizing, so you can see the exact same kind of stone color. The material to match the stone is easily available. We can match without any problem. Garage door wise, final call will be up to the lady sitting here.

Mr. Marrelli said, the door submitted has two windows.

Michael Wildermuth replied, that’ll change. That was my first shot at it.

Tina Lew said, the one I wanted he said doesn’t go with my house.

Michael Wildermuth said, she wanted one with carriage door windows on the top. It’s mostly a straight line modern 60’s house. Color will be a lighter tan or beige to match the stone.

Mr. Miozzi asked about the roof line.

Michael Wildermuth replied, that whole roof will have to come up because we’re raising the floor in this area to match the house. I’d like to introduce Dan Bishop, our Contractor who is here tonight.

Mr. Miozzi asked, are you going to try and reclaim the siding?

Dan Bishop with Bishop Construction replied, we’re going to reclaim whatever we can and match it up.

Mr. Miozzi asked, are you re-staining the whole front of the house?

Dan Bishop replied, we’re going to have to do a good part of it.

Michael Wildermuth said, you can see from the picture that the existing siding is rather weathered. The siding itself is in excellent shape, it’s an opaque stain.

Tina Lew said, Ted Wetzel’s company will do the staining. That’s actually a combination of two colors mixed together, one which is tiger lily, not made anymore. I think we’ll go with a reddish brown.

Michael Wildermuth concludes, we’ll match the stone, matching the siding for material and get the color as close as we can. Roof shingles will be Weathered Wood. 

Dan Bishop states, we’ll be doing some cleanup work on that existing stone, try and dress it up. We might even need to replace a couple of pieces to blend the new with the old.

DECISION:

Mr. Klein, seconded by Mr. Miozzi made a motion to approve the proposed Attached Garage for Mr. and Mrs. Lew at 994 Worton Pk Drive as noted.

  • Applicant to provide garage door color selection of light tan / beige (same family as stone) to Building Commissioner for review and approval.

ROLL CALL

Ayes: Mr. Parker, Mr. Miozzi, Mr. Tombazzi, Mr. Klein     
Nays: None                                      

Motion Carried. Drawings Approved as Noted.

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ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING 2017:

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

ELECTION OF CHAIRMAN

Chairman Parker opened the nomination for 2017 Chairman of the A.R.B.

Mr. Klein, seconded by Mr. Miozzi made the motion to nominate Ed Parker.

There being no objections, the nominations were closed.

Chairman Parker asked if there was any discussion. There was none.

Chairman Parker asked for a Roll Call on the nomination.

ROLL CALL:

Ayes: All
Nays: None                        

Motion Carried. Ed Parker to serve as 2017 Chairman.

ELECTION OF CHAIRMAN PRO-TEM

Chairman Parker opened the nomination for 2017 Chairman Pro-Tem of the A.R.B.

Mr. Klein, seconded by Chairman Parker made the motion to nominate Carmen Miozzi. 

There being no objections, the nominations were closed.

Mr. Klein asked if there was any discussion. There was none.

Chairman Parker asked for a Roll Call on the nomination.

ROLL CALL:

Ayes: All   
Nays: None                          

Motion Carried. Carmen Miozzi to serve as 2017 Chairman Pro-Tem.

ELECTION OF SECRETARY

Chairman Parker opened the nomination for 2017 Secretary of the A.R.B.

Mr. Klein, seconded by Mr. Miozzi made the motion to nominate Deborah Garbo.

There being no objections, the nominations were closed.

Mr. Klein asked if there was any discussion. There was none.

Chairman Parker asked for a Roll Call on the nomination.

ROLL CALL:

Ayes: All  
Nays: None                          

Motion Carried. Deborah Garbo to serve as 2017 Secretary.

ADJOURNMENT:

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

ROLL CALL

Ayes: All                              
Nays: None                          

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