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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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