Planning Board Minutes
began with an affirmation of the Open Public Meeting Act requirements
and the Pledge of Allegiance. The Minutes from
Roll Call: Present: Mr. Cirillo, Mr. Michitsch, Mr. Beninati, Mr. David, Mr. Soos, Mr. Peters, Mr. Candarella, Mr. Corcione, Mr. O’Malley, Mr. Pantina, Mr. Schielke, and Mr. Russo. Absent: Mr. Laudati.
Re: Application # 34-06, Cuppari, 103 So.
Resolutions: Application #32-06, Crincoli, 693 Fairfield Avenue, Block 4, Lot 163, for a use variance (2 family in L C zone) and setback variances. Mr. Peters made a motion to approve this Resolution, 2nd by Mr. Michitsch. All in favor: Mr. Peters, Mr. O’Malley, Mr. Corcione, Mr. Beninati, and Mr. Michitsch.
Application # 33-06, Devlin, 668 Union Avenue, Block 152, Lot 10, a setback variance for a front porch. A motion to approve this Resolution (with approved plan modifications) was made by Mr. Soos, 2nd by Mr. Corcione. All in favor: Mr. Soos, Mr. Peters, Mr. O’Malley, Mr. Corcione, Mr. Candarella, Mr. Beninati, and Mr. Cirillo. Mr. Beninati requested the applicant give him a revised set of plans for the Planning Board files.
New Business: Application #20-06, Buchalski, 840 Colfax Avenue, Block 175, Lot 2, a Change of Use, wholesale and retail sales in Industrial zone. Sworn in: Mr. Buchalski, Milltown, N. J., He wants to create a store selling musical instruments in an “I” zone. Mr. Beninati read a letter from the chairwoman and residents at Colfax Manor, a nearby housing unit. They are requesting the Board insure this new applicant have adequate parking for this proposed store. As part of a larger building, there are at least fifteen spaces in front of the building, and a side portion that could accommodate at least thirty cars. Mr. Buchalski leased about 4,000 square ft. of space, (1,100 square ft. of this to be a store front). The proposal did not include a site plan for parking spaces allotted to this applicant. Mr. Buchalski requested a postponement to January, 2007, at which time he will present a site plan and parking calculation (to be submitted no later than January 3). The Board approved the adjournment, with certified re-notification.
Application #35-06, Laurie, 412 Coolidge Drive, Block 108, Lot 12, a variance to replace an existing front porch roof. Sworn in: Robert and Jean Laurie.
The original, existing porch is 16’ x 5’. Mr. Laurie removed the old aluminum awning cover, for construction purposes. The porch protrudes 5’ into the front setback. The porch roof will protrude no further than the existing steps. A neighboring porch also protrudes into the setback. A motion to approve was made by Mr. Soos, 2nd by Mr. Russo. All in favor: Mr. Soos, Mr. Peters, Mr. O’Malley, Mr. Corcione, Mr. Candarella, Mr. Beninati, Mr. Michitsch, Mr. Cirillo, and Mr. Russo.
Sworn in: Ed Dec, Planner. He showed the existing conditions and changes were made in agreement with the engineer. The garage will extend an additional 5’ into the existing 4’2” side setback. If the Board is opposed to this, the garage could be decreased by 11”, and conform to the side setback. Previously, the only on site parking was in the driveway. A total of 22.5’ will be paved in the rear of the structure, creating new parking spaces. The impervious surface is now 88%; the new plan will be 100%, using paver-type blocks to promote drainage (sloped from rear to front area). The rear area will be lit with wall lights. The plan includes two air-conditioner pads in the side yard setback, located between the garage and the fence. (1.5’ off the property line) This does not conform to the five foot setback. There are storage areas on the third floor in which the air conditioning units could be placed. As a condition of approval, the air conditioners will not infringe on the setbacks.
Mr. Michitsch stated the need for other variance relief. Mr. Triarsi said “other relief as may be necessary” was mentioned in the notices, and if the application may be amended to include a side yard variance for the garage.
will pick up refuse from an enclosed, fenced area. A sign could be set
up to state the driveway is for private use only. A recommendation as
made that the two doors along the driveway can be egress doors with light
fixtures over them. A condition of approval recommended by PMK is for
the applicant to submit documentation of water run-off to the street.
Grading can be discussed with the town engineer. Sworn in: Mr. Guarriello,
planner. He gave an overview of the surrounding similar structures on
the street. Sworn in: Mr. Ron Haag,
Other Business: A motion was made to go into an executive session at
The meeting adjourned at
Janet M. Murphy,
Planning Board Recording Secretary
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