Planning Board Minutes from 1/23/03
The meeting began with pledge of allegiance.� Roll call: Present:� Mr. Beninati, Mr. Westbrook, Mr. Rappa, Mr. Vitale, Mr. Schultz, Mr. David, Mr. LoForte, and Mr. Canderella.� Absent: Mr. Schlenker, Mr. Rica, Mr. Tripodi, Mr. Pugliese, Mr. Lepore.

RESOLUTIONS:� Application #02-04, Petracca, RE: 209-215 N. 16th Street, Minor sub-division.� Yes: Mr. Beninati, Mr.Westbrook, Mr. Vitale, Mr. Schultz, Mr. LoForte.� Resolution granted.

Application #17-02, Hannon, 308 Lincoln Drive, Cantilever encroaching 2� into yard.� Yes: Mr. Beninati, Mr. Westbrook, Mr. Vitale, Mr. Schultz, Mr. LoForte.� Resolution granted.

Application #271, Schering-Plough, 251 S. 31st Street, K-23 Office conversion.� Yes:� Mr. Beninati, Mr. Vitale, Mr. Schultz, Mr. LoForte.� Abstained:� Mr. Westbrook.� Resolution granted.

Application #272, Schering-Plough, 2000 Galloping Hill Rd., K-10 Pedestrian Bridge.� Yes:� Mr. Beninati, Mr. Vitale, Mr. Schultz, Mr. LoForte.� Abstain:� Mr. Westbrook.� Resolution granted.

Mr. Beninati made a motion for the resolution of the Master Plan, 2nd by Mr. Vitale.� All in favor.

NEW BUSINESS:� Application #270, Pitney Partners, 520 S. Michigan Avenue, Food warehouse pick up and delivery.�

Sworn in:� Bernard Koblentz, tenant.� The hours of operation: 6 a.m. to about 4:30 p.m.� There are 7 straight trucks, 3 tractors, and 3 trailers.� Currently the warehouse is in Elizabeth. The Kenilworth site will be used as a transfer depot.� There are twelve employees, 8 to 10 work daily. By 6 p.m. all employees are gone for the day.

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Shown: Exhibit A-1, a blow-up of the site plan.� There will be no outdoor storage.� The attorney of Pitney Partners said the base (and equipment) of the Steel Radio Tower (leased by A.H.T. as a relay) will be checked into. Mr. Beninati inquired about the operation of the proposed facility.� The tenant said it is a �staging area� for restaurant supplies, picking up material from distributors and dividing it onto other trucks at the Kenilworth site.� Site plans were distributed to the board members.� There was insufficient detail on the loading docks and the two bays inside the building.�

Dr. Disko, Borough engineer said it is necessary to draw up a floor plan sketch showing the rear door. �Also the curb-cut, driveways, paved parking area, (asphalt apron), lighting, inside floor plan, architect rendering of landscaping, overhead doors, depth of inside truck area, and other details are necessary for review.� Mr. Westbrook suggested the applicant return with better and more complete plans.� Dr. Disko will work with the applicant.�� He said there could be an illegal use on the antenna.� The second plan will be termed Exhibit A-2.� It was agreed that Application #270 is postponed until February 27, 2003.�

Mr. Westbrook said a Master Plan committee and a Site Plan committee are needed and a special meeting could be held to discuss this.�

A motion was made to adjourn at 8:55 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Janet M. Murphy,

Planning Board Recording Secretary



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