Architectural Review Board (ARB) meetings are held on the second Monday each month at 7:00 pm, pending the need to meet. The ARB does not do building inspection, only architectural review and zoning compliance. All Village residents are welcome and encouraged to attend the meetings.
Regular meeting: July 9, 2012
A meeting of the Village of Riverlea Planning Commission was held July 9, 2012 at 5814 Westchester Court. Â Members present were Bryce E. Jacob (acting Committee Chair), Jo Ann Bierman and Lisa J. Morris. Michael Jones (Planning Commissioner) and Donald P. McCarthy were absent. Also present were Mike and Kathy McClintock, Glenn and Colleen Bryan, and John Forloine. Â Pamela M. Colwell served as Clerk. The Bryce Jacob called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Â k. The Bryce Jacob called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm.
- The minutes of the Planning Commission meeting of May 14, 2012 were not read since each member had received a copy. Morris moved and Bierman seconded the motion that the minutes be approved as submitted by the Clerk-Treasurer. The following vote was recorded on the motion: Yea, 3, Bierman, Morris and Jacob: Nay, None. The Motion carried 3-0.
- An application for a Certificate of Appropriateness by John Forloine at 113 West Riverglen Drive to install a 5′ scalloped natural wood fence around the perimeter of their back yard. He provided letters of approval and consent from neighbors whose property borders the fence. The following vote was recorded on the motion: Yea, 4, Bierman, Morris and Jacob: Nay, None. The Motion carried 3-0.
- An application for a Certificate of Appropriateness by Mike and Kathy McClintock at 171 West Riverglen Drive to build two additions onto the rear of the house. The application was tabled at the last meeting. Color and material samples and a landscape plan were submitted for this meeting. No new building plans were submitted. The McClintocks explained that the existing stone was hard to salvage so there will not be much to reuse. The addition would be stucco. Also, they did not like the look of stone skirting on the addition (as suggested by the Commission at the last meeting) and stated they would use landscaping instead. However, they gave no time table for implementing the landscaping plan and said they would have to see what funds they had available after the construction. The doors and windows will have stone trim matching the existing but this was not included on the plans. The box bay would be hardy board but there was some ambiguity as to whether the boards would run horizontally or vertically. The roofing on the additions would be asphalt shingles because matching the existing red clay roof would be cost prohibited even with using a lower cost simulated clay tile. The Commission stated that since they were not using stone for the addition they needed to at least match the existing roof to tie everything together. The McClintocks presented photos of homes in the Village that had mixed stone and stucco. They stated that the addition would not be seen from the street and that they were not doing anything that has not already been done in the Village. The Commission said neighbors can see it and being in the back did not make a difference. The McClintocks said they believed they were in keeping with the look and feel of the neighborhood. Jacob explained that the Commission is compelled to follow the current ordinances and material consistency is part of that. That is why they would like the roof to be the same material or look, or to have more stone on the addition. He acknowledges that it may be cost prohibitive to do that. Jacob moved to approve the application as amended. There was no second and the motion failed.
The Commission talked about there being only three members in attendance and they felt this application warranted input from all five members. They would also like to visit the property, which the McClintochâ€™s agreed with. Jacob asked the McClintocks to submit a sample of the hardy board, to provide plans with details of the box bay and stone trim around the windows and doors, and to provide a realistic projected landscape plan. Bierman moved and Morris seconded the motion to table the application. The following vote was recorded on the motion: Yea, 3, Bierman, Morris and Jacob: Nay, None. The Motion carried 3-0.
- An application for a Certificate of Appropriateness and a Variance by Glenn and Colleen Bryan at 5778 Olentangy Boulevard to build an addition onto the front of their house by extending the garage 16 feet. The front porch will be extended proportionately. They want to add to the front of the house instead of the back because of a huge oak tree in the back. The front of the addition will not extend beyond the home on the side. The whole house will be reroofed. The stone skirting on the south side will be removed and hardy board will be installed all the way down. There will be no major changes in the landscaping and a landscape plan is provided. The variance is for the south side of the house that is 4.8â€™ feet from the lot line and they want to continue along that line for the addition. The Commission thanked the Bryans for probably the most thorough and complete applications ever received. A $2,000 street bond will be required.
Bierman moved and Morris seconded the motion to approve the Certificate of Appropriateness application as submitted. The following vote was recorded on the motion: Yea, 3, Bierman, Morris and Jacob: Nay, None. The Motion carried 3-0. Morris moved and Bierman seconded the motion to approve the application for variance. The following vote was recorded on the motion: Yea, 3, Bierman, Morris and Jacob: Nay, None. The Motion carried 3-0.
The Commission took no additional action. Morris moved and Bierman seconded a motion to adjourn. The following vote was recorded on the motion: Yea, 3: Bierman, Morris and Jacob: Nay, None. The Motion carried 3-0. The meeting was adjourned at 8:10 pm.
Bryce Jacob, Acting Commissioner
Pamela M. Colwell, Clerk