PZ - January 16th 2014

Planning & Zoning Commission
Workshop Meeting Minutes
Jan 16, 2014

The Planning and Zoning Commission met in workshop session on Thurs, Jan 16, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at the Mayfield Village Civic Center, Main Conference Room for a meeting of the Planning and Zoning Commission. Chairman Farmer presided.

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Present: Mr. Jim Farmer (Chairman), Mr. Bill Marquardt, Dr. Sue McGrath, Mr. Paul Fikaris, and Mr. Vetus Syracuse

Also Present: Mr. Tom Cappello (Village Engineer), Mr. John Marrelli (Building Commissioner), and Ms. Deborah Garbo (Secretary)

Absent: Mr. Garry Regan (Chairman Pro Tem), Mayor Rinker, Mr. Nick Delguyd (Council Alternate), Ms. Diane Calta (Law Department), Mr. David Hartt (Planning Director), and Mr. Ted Esborn (Economic Development Director)


  1. Lot Split & Consolidation
    Polaris Engineering & Surveying, Inc
    Solaris Land Corp
    PP # 831-38-079
    6776 Bonnieview Rd.
    David Soriano
    PP # 831-38-085
    6786 Bonnieview Rd.



Chairman Farmer called the meeting to order. This is a workshop meeting of the Planning & Zoning Commission. As such we won’t be taking an official vote. Tonight will be your opportunity to make a presentation regarding the agenda item.

Mr. Marrelli said two new homes were built on Bonnieview right next door to each other. One property owner’s going to sell the other owner 10’ on the side from the front to the back. Both lots are overly wide. Josh Kaplovitz from Weathervane Homes is here tonight. Weathervane is selling their house. It’s a spec home. The people next door that are buying the 10’ to add to their lot will be living in their house and thought it would be advantageous to get 10 more feet. The 10’ wide sliver will be transferred from S/L 4 to S/L 3.

Mr. Cappello said they’re not dividing a lot. S/L 4 is 158’. The minimum standard is 125’. By losing 10’ he’s fine. S/L 3 is at 79’ and will become 89’.

Chairman Farmer asked if any questions.

Dr. McGrath asked why they want 10 more feet.

Josh Kaplovitz, Weathervane Homes replied Soriano is the guy next door, a really nice guy. We have ample footage. I won’t be living in the house and he is, so why not let him have a little more property.

Mr. Marrelli said he’ll probably landscape more. Soriano’s a landscaper.

Mr. Marquardt asked, are you giving this as a gift?

Josh Kaplovitz replied no, a small consideration.  

Chairman Farmer said this will come up for an official vote at our next voting meeting Mon, Feb 3rd.

Mr. Fikaris welcomes McKenzie Pietro, Senior Student @ NDCL. Usually these proposals don’t go so quickly. This was an easy one. Explaining procedure; they presented a change and it has to be voted upon.

Mr. Marrelli expanded; that plastic looking paper (Mylar) is the official document that’ll have signatures of approval on it. It’ll go down to the County to be filed in their records.

Mr. Pietro, McKenzie’s Father asked the minimum lot size requirement to meet zoning code.

Mr. Marrelli replied 125’ minimum lot width and 20,000 sq ft minimum lot size requirement.

Chairman Farmer comments he was at NDCL recently to watch them play hockey. They don’t have many guys on their team and their goalie got injured and knocked out of the game.

Mr. Pietro asked, were you able to see the new football field. They did a real nice job. Nice lighting, Astroturf with drain tile, state of the art. The problem before was it was always wet and muddy, broken drainage.

Chairman Farmer asked if any other questions, comments or anything further for discussion.

There was none.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:40 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,

Deborah Garbo
Executive Assistant
Building Department