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AGENDAS & MINUTES / ARCHITECTURAL BOARD OF REVIEW / 2010:
 
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 Meetings Convened in June 2010:

June 17, 2010: Architectural Board of Review
AGENDA:

 
To meet in Regular Session on Thursday, June 17, 2010, at 7:30 p.m., in the Conference Room of the Lyndhurst Municipal Center, 5301 Mayfield Road.
 
Members: Tom Milanich, Chairman; Mayor Joseph M. Cicero, Jr., Nicholas DeBaltzo, Councilman Schlessel, William Tamerlano
 
Others: Tom Kunz, Building Commissioner
 
Minutes:
 
Approve minutes of the Regular Meeting held February 18, 2010.
 
5076 Mayfield Road:
 
Review proposed new ground sign for the May-Rich Plaza.
 
June 17, 2010: Architectural Board of Review
MINUTES:

 
The Architectural Board of Review of the City of Lyndhurst met in Regular Session on Thursday, June 17, 2010 at 7:30 p.m., in the Conference Room of the Lyndhurst Municipal Center, 5301 Mayfield Road.
 
Members Present: Tom Milanich, Chairman; Nicholas DeBaltzo, William Tamerlano; Councilman Schlessel
 
Member Absent: Mayor Joseph M. Cicero, Jr.
 
Others Present: Tom Kunz, Building Commissioner
 
In reference to the minutes of the Regular Meeting held February 18, 2010, relating to 5637 Mayfield Road, page 2, third paragraph from the bottom was summarized. The paragraph, as Tom Milanich stated verbatim reads: "To open it up, just my comments then on this, I have no issues with the building materials or the colors or the choice materials. My only concern, surprisingly, was only with the landscaping plan and I'm concerned about some of the same things that Commissioner Kunz said relative to that, as it related to the step down of the wall, some of the plantings along that wall, is the visual impairment of traffic flow at the intersection, which I think is important. I noticed on the landscape plan they did not locate the ground sign, I know where it is, but it is not located, and I'm not sure that your landscaping compliments its location. Those are small issues to me and the Planning Commission will take care of those issues. I don't think we'll need to reflect on that further, so literally, I am very happy to see this, I think it's a very attractive building, I think its well located, I think it's well landscaped - contingent upon the Planning Commission's comments."
 
Mr. DeMarco did not reply to any of Mr. Milanich's comments.
 
It was moved by Mr. Milanich, seconded by Mr. Tamerlano that the reading of the minutes of the Regular Meeting held February 18, 2010, copies of which were mailed to all members, be dispensed with and stand approved, pending further review of the tape by the Secretary.
 
The question was put to a voice vote and passed unanimously.
 
Motion carried.
 
5076 Mayfield Road
 
Review proposed new ground sign for the May-Rich Plaza.
 
Mr. Kunz stated that a ground level sign has never been on this particular corner for the establishments in that area. However, the other three corners at the Richmond and Mayfield intersection have had signs, and this property being in Downtown Lyndhurst, he felt that it warranted a full review by the Architectural Board of Review. He further stated that the proposed sign is in full conformance with the sign regulations of the city.
 
Mr. Robert Milburn, Boyer Signs, stated that the base of the proposed ground level sign will be landscaped. He stated that more than likely Junipers will be used.
 
Mr. Mike Occhionero, owner of the building, gave a brief history of the property. He stated he feels a sign is important to the area, and one of the reasons Pet Supplies Plus moved to this location was due to visibility; however, he stated that as busy as the intersection is, the buildings located on this particular property have low visibility from the roads, and feels a ground level sign is needed. He then stated that all existing railroad ties will be replaced on the property.
 
In answer to Mr. DeBaltzo's question regarding the proportions of the names of the businesses on the proposed ground level sign, Mr. Occhionero stated that the amount of space a business has on the sign is due to the amount of square footage of the building. He stated that Pet Supplies Plus is approximately fourteen thousand (14,000') square feet, which is about seventy (70%) percent of the total building, which is why they have the largest portion of the proposed sign. He also stated that although Amy Joy Donuts has signage on both the west and north elevations, and is the most visible, they also have a space on the proposed sign.
 
In answer to Councilman Schlessel's question regarding colors, Mr. Milanich stated that most regional and national companies want their logo colors incorporated into the signage.
 
Councilman Ward stated that the signage on the proposed ground level sign for Vicinato Pizza and Amy Joy Donuts match the existing signage on the building face, which was governed by the Architectural Board of Review when built.
 
Mr. Millburn stated that the proposed ground level sign is internally illuminated.
 
In answer to Mr. Milanich's comments stating he feels the proposed sign is austere and lacking in detail, Mr. Occhionero stated that a brick base to match the existing brick on the building can be added for detail.
 
It was moved by Mr. Tamerlano, seconded by Councilman Schlessel that the proposed new ground sign for the May-Rich Plaza be approved with a brick base added for detail.
 
The question was put to a voice vote and passed unanimously.
 
Motion carried.
 
It was moved by Councilman Schlessel, seconded by Mr. Milanich, that the meeting be adjourned.
 
The question was put to a voice vote and passed unanimously.
 
Motion carried, meeting adjourned at 7:55 p.m.

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 Meetings Convened in February 2010:

February 18, 2010: Architectural Board of Review
AGENDA:

 
To meet in Regular Session on Thursday, February 18, 2010, at 7:30 PM, in the Council Chamber of the Lyndhurst Municipal Center, 5301 Mayfield Road.
 
Members: Tom Milanich, Chairman; Mayor Joseph M. Cicero, Jr., Nicholas DeBaltzo; Councilman Schlessel, William Tamerlano.
 
Others: Tom Kunz, Building Commissioner.
 
Minutes:
 
Approve minutes of the Regular Meeting held October 15, 2009.
 
Oath of Office to renew term of Nicholas DeBaltzo.
 
Oath of Office to renew term of Tom Milanich.
 
Election of Officers for the year 2010
 
5637 Mayfield Road:
 
Review proposed plans for a new Key Bank on the north east corner of Brainard and Mayfield Roads.
 
February 18, 2010: Architectural Board of Review
MINUTES:

 
The Architectural Board of Review met in Regular Session on Thursday, February 18, 2010 at 7:30 p.m., in the Council Chamber of the Lyndhurst Municipal Center, 5301 Mayfield Road.
 
Members Present: Tom Milanich, Chairman; Nicholas DeBaltzo, William Tamerlano, Councilman Schlessel.
 
Member Absent: Mayor Joseph M. Cicero, Jr.
 
Others Present: Tom Kunz, Building Commissioner; Joseph A Marko, Vice Mayor.
 
It was moved by Mr. DeBaltzo, seconded by Mr. Tamerlano that the reading of the minutes of the Regular Meeting held October 15, 2009, copies of which were mailed to all members, be dispensed with and said minutes stand approved as circulated.
 
The question was put to a voice vote and passed with Councilman Schlessel and Vice Mayor Marko abstaining.
 
Motion carried.
 
At this time, the Oath of Office was administered to both Mr. Milanich and Mr. DeBaltzo to renew their terms on the Architectural Board of Review.
 
It was moved by Mr. DeBaltzo, seconded by Mr. Tamerlano to nominate Mr. Tom Milanich as Chairman for the year 2010.
 
The question was put to a voice vote and passed unanimously.
 
Motion carried.
 
5637 Mayfield Road
 
Review proposed plans for a new Key Bank on the northeast corner of Brainard and Mayfield Roads.
 
Mr. Kunz explained that as part of the approval process, the site development plan, under the planning and zoning code, was presented to the Planning Commission on December 10, 2009 and was approved subject to conditions. A revised site development plan was submitted and was sent to all Planning Commission members; the revisions that were asked for by the Planning Commission were included in that subsequent plan. One subject that came up that is going back to Planning Commission is the concern with landscaping. That is the one item that the Planning Commission does have control over under the planning and zoning code. He stated that any landscaping recommendations made by the Architectural Board of Review will be given to the Planning Commission, who will have the final say. He further stated that the building itself, as far as location, parking, and setbacks are in compliance with the code. He then stated that the brick wall on the east side of the building which steps down as it approaches Mayfield Road, and the vinyl fence with the brick piers, in the back of the property was asked for by the Planning Commission and shown on this proposal.
 
Mr. Michael DeMarco, Vocon, Architects for the project, presented the Board with proposed materials. He explained that the existing buildings on the site will be demolished, and site remediation will be conducted at that time, in preparation for the pad of the new Key Bank building. He stated that the building will be approximately three thousand nine hundred (3,900') square feet, with the entry towards the west side. He further stated that there will be three (3) drive through lanes, and the dumpster will be in the rear of the building, the HVAC unit will in the front and screened. He then stated that due to some of the Planning Commission's recommendations, there will be eighteen parking spaces, which is in compliance with the code, instead of the originally proposed twenty-one (21) parking spaces, for additional green space. He stated there will be two (2) screen wall fences; one vinyl fence which is six (6') feet tall with brick piers on the north side of the property, and a brick wall to the east, which will start at six (6') feet at the northern property line and reduces down in size to four (4') feet in height, then two (2') feet in height towards Mayfield Road. He explained that there are two signs, one located on the west side of the building, and one on the south side of the building facing Mayfield Road.
 
Mr. DeMarco then presented renderings of the elevations, which are a two tone brick material, the main building will be a darker brown brick blend and the drive through area will be a lighter brick blend. He further stated that accent stone banding will be around the building with a fiberglass cornice at the top of the building. He then explained that the dumpster screen wall and mechanical screen wall will be of darker brick to match the building. He then presented the landscaping plan.
 
Mr. Milanich commended the architect on the location and design of the building and stated that this will be a vast improvement to the Mayfield and Brainard corner. He further stated that the ground sign is not located on the plans and questioned whether the landscaping would compliment the sign location.
 
In answer to Vice Mayor Marko's question, Mr. DeMarco stated that Key Bank uses the smaller dumpsters with wheels, and will be wheeled out if necessary.
 
In answer to Mr. Milanich's question regarding the mechanical enclosure, Mr. DeMarco stated that there are two condenser units for the furnaces in the building and also a condenser unit for an isolated package unit for the computer room. He stated there is no electrical in this area. He further stated that a transformer will be inconspicuously located in the rear of the building.
 
Mr. DeMarco stated that the color of the vinyl fence is tan.
 
Mr. Kunz asked that a color sample of the vinyl fence be presented at the next Planning Commission Meeting.
 
In answer to Mr. Tamerlano's question, Mr. DeMarco stated that there is parking for nine (9) employees, but typically there would be fewer employees there per day.
 
Mr. DeBaltzo asked about the mullions on the proposed elevation, Mr. DeMarco stated that the mullion is there to break up the large expanse of window on the front of the building. He further stated that the monument sign, which will be internally illuminated, will be presented for approval at a later date.
 
It was moved by Mr. Tamerlano, seconded by Mr. DeBaltzo that the proposed plans for a new Key Bank on the northeast corner of Brainard and Mayfield Roads be approved contingent upon the requests and clarification made and that additional information be provided, and also pending approval of the location of the proposed ground level sign.
 
The question was put to a voice vote and passed unanimously.
 
Motion carried.
 
It was moved by Vice Mayor Marko, seconded by Mr. DeBaltzo that the meeting be adjourned.
 
The question was put to a voice vote and passed unanimously.
 
Motion carried, meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m.

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 Meetings Convened in October 2009:

October 15, 2009: Architectural Board of Review
AGENDA:

 
To meet in Regular Session on Thursday, October 15, 2009, at 7:30 p.m., in the Conference Room of the Lyndhurst Municipal Center, 5301 Mayfield Road.
 
Members: Tom Milanich, Chairman; Mayor Joseph M. Cicero, Jr., Nicholas DeBaltzo; Councilman Frey, William Tamerlano.
 
Others: Tom Kunz, Building Commissioner.
 
Minutes:
 
Approve minutes of the Special Meeting held July 30, 2008.
 
Oath of Office to renew term of Nicholas DeBaltzo.
 
Oath of Office to renew term of Tom Milanich.
 
5146 Mayfield Road:
 
Review proposed new sign and awning on west building elevation for Breeze Cleaners.
 
1075 Richmond Road:
 
Review proposed sign change for Lyndhurst Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses.
 
October 15, 2009: Architectural Board of Review
MINUTES:

 
The Architectural Board of Review met in Regular Session on Thursday, October 15, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. in the Conference Room of the Lyndhurst Municipal Center, 5301 Mayfield Road.
 
Members Present: Tom Milanich, Chairman; Nicholas DeBaltzo, William Tamerlano; Councilman David Frey.
 
Member Absent: Mayor Joseph M. Cicero, Jr.
 
Others Present: Larry Puskas, Building Inspector.
 
It was moved by Mr. Tamerlano, seconded by Mr. DeBaltzo, that the reading of the minutes of the Special Meeting held July 30, 2008, copies of which were mailed to all members, be dispensed with and said minutes stand approved as circulated.
 
The question was put to a voice vote and passed with Councilman Frey abstaining.
 
Motion carried.
 
It was decided by the Board to wait until the next meeting to conduct the oaths of office for Nicholas DeBaltzo and Tom Milanich, to renew their terms on the Architectural Board of Review.
 
5146 Mayfield Road
 
Review proposed new sign and awning on west building elevation for Breeze Cleaners.
 
Mr. Mike Bizjak, representative of the sign company, stated that the lettering on the west elevation will be non-illuminated, black cut out one half (1/2") inch thick plastic letters on rails. He further stated that the proposed canvas awning will be blue and stretch across and over the new opening. He then presented proposed material and color samples of both the awning and lettering.
 
In answer to Mr. Milanich's comment, Mr. Bizjak stated that the proposed lettering will project an inch and a half (1 ") from the wall due to the one (1") inch rails behind the letters. He further stated that the rails will be painted to match the existing brick. He stated that the reasons for using the rails are to project the letters and to protect the new wall; there will be four (4) attachment points, rather than each letter being attached to the wall.
 
In answer to Mr. Bizjak's question regarding illuminated signage in the future, Mr. Puskas stated that the signage would have to conform to the rest of the signage on the building frontage.
 
It was moved by Councilman Frey, seconded by Mr. Tamerlano to approve the proposed new sign and awning on west building elevation for Breeze Cleaners, at 5146 Mayfield Road, as presented.
 
The question was put to a voice vote and passed unanimously.
 
Motion carried.
 
1075 Richmond Road
 
Review proposed sign change for Lyndhurst Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses.
 
Mr. Chris Butdorf, Representative of Lettergraphics Sign Company, stated that a new Russian Congregation has been formed and is meeting at the Kingdom Hall at 1075 Richmond Road. He further stated that the existing sign will be replaced with both English and Russian verbiage. He presented materials for a proposed panel to be placed on the building, which will be painted to compliment the existing brick color, on which to place the lettering; the color of the proposed letters, will match the existing stucco, as presented.
 
In regards to the ground sign, Mr. Tamerlano suggested that the lettering be placed as follows: English on top, Russian on bottom, instead of the side by side lettering as submitted.
 
In answer to Mr. Milanich's question, Mr. Butdorf stated that the reason they may be using all capital letters may be because of the surrounding areas' Kingdom Halls' signage. He further stated he is unsure if the Russian lettering is all capital letters.
 
Mr. Milanich suggested that a different color panel be used on which to place the lettering on the building. Mr. Butdorf stated that he will submit three (3) color samples to the Building Department, and one will be chosen by a member of the Architectural Board of Review at a later date.
 
Mr. Butdorf stated that the congregation's intent is to deemphasize the panel on the building, and emphasize the lettering.
 
In answer to Mr. DeBaltzo's question, Mr. Puskas stated that both proposed signs meet the criteria set forth in the code.
 
Mr. Milanich suggested using two (2) different sized letters; Kingdom Hall being a four (4") or five (5") inch letter and then a three (3") inch letter for Jehovah's Witnesses.
 
Councilman Frey suggested not using a panel on the building, but moving the existing letters up to make room for the Russian lettering.
 
Mr. Butdorf stated that would be a good second option, and that he would confer with the congregation with both suggestions.
 
It was moved by Mr. Milanich, seconded by Mr. Tamerlano that the proposed sign change for Lyndhurst Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses, be approved contingent upon the submission of photographs with the proposed signage superimposed on them and that the verbiage on the existing ground sign be horizontal, based upon the comments of the meeting.
 
The question was put to a voice vote and passed unanimously.
 
Motion carried.
 
It was moved by Mr. Milanich, seconded by Mr. Tamerlano that the meeting be adjourned.
 
The question was put to a voice vote and passed unanimously.
 
Motion carried, meeting adjourned at 8:05 p.m.

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