Planning Board Minutes from 5/22/2003

The meeting began with the pledge of allegiance.� Roll call was taken.� Present: Mr. Westbrook, Mr. Beninati, Mr. Schultz, Mr. Rica, Mr. Pugliese, and Mr. Canderella.� Absent:� Mr. Rappa, Mr. Vitale, Mr. David, Mr. Tripodi, Mr. LoForte, Mr. Lopore, nd Mr. Benintente.

A motion to accept the minutes of April 24, 2003, and to pay the attorney and secretary was taken.� All in favor.

COMMUNICATIONS:� Mr. Beninati, Secretary, read� a letter from a neighbor of the Kenilworth Fire department at 481 Washington Avenue.� The letter requested any clean-up of building debris be made and a fence erected.� The Fire Department will comply.

RESOLUTIONS:� Application #04-03, Robert Schielke, 37 N. 23rd Street for a 2nd floor addition on non-conforming lot.� All in favor:� Mr. Beninati, Mr. Westbrook, Mr. Rica, and Mr. Candearella.

Application # 05-03, Lucy Vacarella, 404 Lafayette Avenue, deck encroachment on rear setback.� Mr. Lane, attorney, stated the board must receive the affidavit of �service of notice�, with the certified tax list attached to it with the slips of mailing from Ms. Vacarella.� She may certify or swear to the fact that the necessary notification was made. All in favor:� Mr. Westbrook, Mr. Beninati, Mr. Rica, and Mr. Candarella.

Appplication #274, Kenilworth Fire House, 491 Washington Avenue, Alteration and Addition.� All in favor:� Mr. Westbrook, Mr. Beninati, Mr. Rica, and Mr. Candarella.

OLD BUSINESS:� Application #268, revised for M.R.B.S. LLC., Michael Hoag, 361-363 Monroe Avenue, for 1st and 2nd floor offices.� Sworn in:� Mr. Robert Weiss, attorney for Mr. Hoag, who submitted the revised plans.� Sworn in Mr. DiGiorgio, Architect, prepared a letter. He stated the building is now reduced� to a 2,750 square feet area.� There will be 11 parking spaces with a handicapped space, trees on the buffer zone in the rear, and a 6� fence on three sides.� These scaled-down footprints and area will comply with Borough codes.� Dr. Disko approved of the drainage plan.� All in favor:� Mr. Beninati, Mr. Westbrook, Mr.Schultz, Mr. Rica, Mr. Pugliese and Mr. Canderella.� Resolution will be sent to Mr. Weiss.

Application #06-03, Kinder & Mahon, 633 Clinton Avenue, for a front cantilever setback, is postponed until the June 26, 2003 meeting in order to allow time to notify the neighbors of this proposal.

Application #02-03, V & R Reality, Inc. (Paparatto Construction), 17-19 South 21st Street, for two 2-family houses in LC zone.� V & R Reality is represented by Mr. Frazier, attorney.� He stated the applicant seeks two forms of relief.� The present property consists of 2 lots: 25 x 100� and 75 x 100�, to be sub-divided into two 50 x 100� lots.� The second part of the application deals with the board of adjustment for a use variance.� Mr. Frazier suggested that each lot have a 2-family house.� Although in a LC zone, it would conform with the neighborhood.� He noted that a seventh board member could review the transcript before the next meeting.�

Mr. Vincent Paparatto, owner, was sworn in.� He described the two 2-family homes as being six rooms over six rooms, similar to the houses in the expanding area.� The parking for each unit will have four parking spaces.� Mr. Westbrook noted there are multi-uses on 21st Street, both residential and Commercial.�

Dennis Hudacsko, licensed planner, was hired by V & R Associates.� He stated the parking would need 9 spaces if used as commercial area and this would not be profitably viable.� Mr. Beninati stated the previous application (Mr. Hoag) agreed to build commercially on a smaller lot, and why not make this into a commercial use.� Mr. Frazier stated the application is for two 50 x 100� lots and each lot would not be large enough for�� commercial buildings.� A question was asked about the lack of on-street parking.� Mr. Frazier requested a continuance of this application to the June 26, 2003 meeting.�

Mr. Daniel Kincaid, 163 11th Street, Preskill, N. J., Professional planner was hired by Dr. Disko.� He stated the adjacent property to the rear is a L-2 zone and that there were two different sets of plans for the proposed buildings on this site.� Mr. Frazier stated these plans were for �informational purposes� rather than for specific approval right now. Mr. Kincaid said every commercial property on the street is situated on 50 x 100� lots.� He said the new sized-lots must have lot numbers.� He does agree two-family residential properties are in the area and would not be a detriment to this site.�

There were no comments from the public.� Mr. Frazier asked that a board member who is not present be requested to listen to the tapes and vote on this application at the next� meeting.� This application will be continued at the June 26 meeting.

Meeting was adjourned at 8:45 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Janet M. Murphy,

Recording Secretary

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