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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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