began with the Pledge of Allegiance. Roll call: Mr. Beninati, Mr. Rappa,
Mr. Vitale, Mr. Schultz, Mr. Tripodi, Mr. LoForte, Mr. Lepore, and Mr.
Canderella. Absent: Mr. Westbrook, Mr. David, Mr. Rica, Mr. Pugliese,
Mr. Capizzano, and Mr. Benintente.
to accept the November minutes and to pay the Secretary and Attorney fees
was made by Mr. Schultz, 2nd by Mr. Rappa. All in favor.
Mr. Beninati said Madden Properties (application # 03-003) asked to be
postponed until January
22, 2004 because the Engineering Studies must be reviewed by
from Richard Snyder, attorney for Verizon wireless (application # 279)
requested this use variance be carried to January 22, 2004, (so that
the new planning board members become familiar with this application).
The applicant would respectfully request a special meeting (at the applicants
cost). If the date changes to a date prior to January 22, they will be
responsible for re-noticing area residents. They consent to an extension
of time through February 27, 2004.
(within 200’ of this application) were present. If this application continues
to the January 22 meeting, they will not be re-notified of this hearing.
Re-notification will only occur if a special meeting is scheduled to review
the Verizon Wireless application. Mr.
Lane said a certified letter should be sent
to the area residents ten days prior to a special scheduled meeting.
Application #281, Z. K. Associates, 718 Jefferson Avenue, for a site plan &
variance for an Office/warehouse. A motion to approve the resolution
was made by Mr. Beninati, 2nd by Mr. Schultz. All in favor:
Mr. Beninati, Mr.Vitale, Mr. Schultz, Mr. LoForte, and Mr. Candarella.
Application #283 & #13-05, Tabor Associates, 38-40
Boright Avenue, for a Warehouse & DistributionCenter.
Frances Panzini is the attorney for Tabor Associates. Sworn in: Todd
Tripucka, president and owner of Tabor (a distributor of flooring supplies),
presently located at 40 Lafayette Place in Kenilworth.
has been in business in Kenilworth for
fifteen years. It is necessary to re-locate because of loss of lease.
Ninety-five percent of the business is distribution to area carpet centers.
Five percent is direct wholesale (picked up by customers). The former
address consisted of 10,000 square feet, with eight to ten parking spaces.
Five spaces are needed for employees. There was never a problem with parking
at 38 Boright Avenue
is about 10,600 square feet with the same number of employees. There
will be no change of business usage. The prior use was manufacturing
at this location, and, because of ceiling height, can no longer be used
for that use. There will be no exterior building changes. Delivery trucks
will generally park at one of three docks. Mr. Beninati pointed out that
a few years ago, wholesale sales were allowed in an industrial area, and
it grew to be a problem to the town. Carpet supplies, such as moldings,
glue, padding, patch, strips, vinyl and wood tiles may be sold wholesale,
but Mr. Tripucka assured the board this would be a very small percentage
of the overall business. He does not want to compete with retail stores.
This is a “lateral move”. The amount of traffic on Boright Avenue will
not change from the previous area on Lafayette
(a short distance away). The bay doors are on Lafayette
Avenue. The current 1 ˝ ft. sign will be on
the new site, located on the building. He told Mr. Lane the sixteen
parking spaces are dedicated to Tabor Associates, and that the Unified
Resources & Display (located at this area) has other parking spaces
for their employees. Mr. Vitale spoke in favor of Tabor Associates in
helping out our recreation department. A motion to approve was made by
Mr. Rappa, 2nd by Mr. Lepore. All in favor: Mr. Rappa, Mr.
Vitale, Mr. Schultz, Mr. LoForte, Mr. Lepore, Mr. Candarella. Opposed:
Mr. Beninati. Application approved.
The re-organization meeting for 2004 will be held on January 8, 2004, at
thanked all current board members for their time and dedication. Mr.
Vitale and Mr. LoForte wished all a happy New Year. A move to adjourn
was made by Mr. Schultz, 2nd by Mr. Rappa. The meeting was