P&Z: August 17th 2017

Planning & Zoning Commission
Workshop Meeting Minutes
Mayfield Village
Thursday, August 17, 2017 – 7:30 p.m.

The Planning and Zoning Commission met in workshop session on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at the Mayfield Village Civic Center, Civic Hall for a meeting of the Planning and Zoning Commission. Chairman Vetus Syracuse presided.


Present: Mr. Vetus Syracuse (Chairman), Dr. Sue McGrath (Chairman Pro Tem), Mr. Bill Marquardt (Council), and Mr. Garry Regan          

Absent: Mr. Paul Fikaris, Mr. David Hoehnen, and Mayor Bodnar

Also Present: Mr. John Marrelli (Building Commissioner)


  1. Conditional Use Permit
    Skin Deep Beauty
    Cosmetic Services, Microblading
    Color Luxe Salon & Spa
    6571 Wilson Mills Rd.

Chairman Syracuse stated, this was a very thorough application.  I appreciate whoever is here to make a presentation, if you could step forward and state your name and address for the record.

Lindsey Sustin
5655 North Greenway Court
Highland Heights, Ohio

I brought some pictures explaining what my services are.  I think it is important to show the pictures.

Ms. Sustin was advised that the Commission received pictures in their packet.

Chairman Syracuse asked, do you want to just explain what it is that you plan to do at this location?

Ms. Sustin replied, I would be doing microblading.  It’s a handtool that looks like this.  It’s very small.  You are basically going the depth of half a dime.  It’s very superficial on the skin.  It exfoliates naturally, so you need a touch up every one to three years.  You do the shape carefully, make sure they are comfortable with it and then afterwards, it is important to do aftercare instructions because healing is an important part of the process.  It’s a very thorough two hour appointment.  In-depth and personal.

Chairman Syracuse asked, I see you submitted these pictures.  Are you already in business somewhere?

Ms. Sustin replied, the first two pictures were the two live models I was allowed to work on at night.  The other picture was my model picture.

Chairman Syracuse asked, how did you end up working at this location?

Ms. Sustin replied, my cousin’s wife works at Michael Christopher and recommended Melissa who helps Laura.  So, just through word of mouth.  It’s a great location.   Private.  Not too many people.  I would not attribute much more traffic to the area either. People feel comfortable in this area.

Chairman Syracuse asked, I see you stated in your application that you are going to be operating there on Saturdays and Sundays during the normal business hours?

Ms. Sustin replied, right. I have a full-time job. I am only proposing to do this on weekends.

Chairman Syracuse stated, John, correct me if I am wrong, but it seems that this application was required because it is a different service than what was already permitted?

Mr. Marrelli replied, right.  Color Luxe has permission for hair coloring right now.

Mr. Regan asked, I noticed you took a course?

Ms. Sustin replied, yes. 

Mr. Regan asked, is there any regulations?

Ms. Sustin replied, yes, the Cuyahoga County Board of Health has to look at your space and give you permission to operate there.  If it is all approved, the next step would be to have the space with the specific requirements.  It has to be in a private room with a hand lotion sink.  You have to have first aid training which I already have.  I brought all my certificates in case anyone’s interested in looking at them.  There’s very strict protocol that has to be followed for this.

Mr. Regan suggested, make a copy of those and have them on file for us.

Mr. Marrelli stated, we can take it with your occupancy application.

Mr. Regan asked, they periodically renew?

Ms. Sustin replied, yes.  Annually.  Also, they could potentially stop in to make sure you are doing things by the book.

Mr. Regan asked, do you get your clients by word of mouth?

Ms. Sustin replied, yes, it would be.  I am trying to keep it small at first.  It’s not something a lot of people know about but once their friend gets it done, their sister, whoever, might be interested.

Chairman Syracuse asked, is there going to be any retail sale of any products?

Ms. Sustin replied, no.  The only thing is I provide an after-care kit which includes an ointment, but it is not any for sale items.  It’s included with their payment.

Chairman Syracuse asked, you are not going to have a separate area where you are going to sell anything?

Ms. Sustin replied, no. Nothing.

Chairman Syracuse asked, any other questions?

Dr. McGrath stated, I don’t know if any of you have seen Color Luxe.  I have not been in it, but I walk by it on a regular basis.  It’s very nice.  It looks inviting.

Chairman Syracuse stated, and this is just in addition.  I don’t think it will add more traffic.  We are not going to be taking a vote tonight.  That will occur at our next regular meeting.  Monday, September 4th is Labor Day, so the next meeting is Monday, September 11th at 7:00 p.m.   I encourage in case the other members are present and they have any additional questions that you be there.

Mr. Marrelli asked, are you looking at this as an amendment to the Conditional Use Permit?

Chairman Syracuse replied, it sounds like it is a separate Conditional Use Permit.  Are you asking to review the other one as well?

Mr. Marrelli replied, no.

Chairman Syracuse stated, then this has to be considered separate.

Mr. Marrelli asked, are you going to work for Color Luxe, or not?

Ms. Sustin replied, I am working in the building, but I am my own company.

Mr. Marrelli asked, so you are a subcontractor?

Ms. Sustin replied, yes.

Chairman Syracuse asked, are you an independent contractor or a tenant?

Ms. Sustin replied, independent contractor.  I just rent the space.

Chairman Syracuse asked, what kind of agreement is going to be in place?  Is it a lease agreement?

Ms. Sustin replied, yes.

Chairman Syracuse stated, so she would be a tenant there.  I guess it’s a separate one.  Unless they were asking to renew the other one.  If not, it has to be considered separate.

Mr. Marrelli replied, it’s not due for another year and a half.  What is the difference between this and tattooing?

Ms. Sustin replied, tattooing you mostly use a machine.  It’s less invasive.  It’s a manual.  It naturally fades over the course of several years whereas a tattoo is more permanent.

Chairman Syracuse asked the other individual present to state her name so that we have it on the record.

Laura Storey
Owner – Color Luxe

Mr. Marrelli asked, the owner of the building is okay with the building being opened on Saturday and Sunday?

Ms. Storey replied, yes.

Mr. Marrelli asked, will anybody else be in that building?

Ms. Storey replied, not on Sunday.

Ms. Sustin added, I may not necessarily be there Saturdays and Sundays.  It is more of when people can make it.

Ms. Sustin was asked if there is any problems with the procedure.

Ms. Sustin replied, not unless you go to someone who just completely does not know what they are doing which is not the case.  It’s not very deep.  If you were to go to someone who did not know and they went too deep, potentially you could have scarring or something like that.  There’s truly no repercussions.

Mr. Marquardt asked, you will check with the Mayfield Fire Department if they need something?

Ms. Sustin replied, yes.  There’s really not anything that could go wrong unless a person is trying it out for the first time, but that’s not the case.

Chairman Syracuse asked, are there any other questions or comments?

There were none.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:41 p.m.