Planning Board Minutes from 7/24/2003

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

A motion to accept the minutes of June 26, 2003 was made by Mr. Beninati, 2nd by Mr. Rappa. All in favor.� A motion to pay the attorney and secretary was made by Mr. Lopore, 2nd by Mr. Rappa.� All in favor.

COMMUNICATIONS:� Mr. Beninati received a letter from the attorneys for Elberon Development Corporation, 141 Market Street,� to move the planning board hearing date to August 28, 2003.� Two others, Application #11-03, for Mr. E. Hafeken, 366 Boulevard,� air conditioner unit in side yard, and Application # 10-03, Mr. Cintron,14 Tulip Court, installed air conditioner unit in side yard, are continued until August 28, 2003 Planning Board meeting.

RESOLUTIONS:� Application #268, V & R Reality, Inc., Papartto Construction, 17-19 South 21st Street for two 2-family houses in LC zone was voted into a resolution for denial.� All in favor of denial:� Mr. Beninati, Mr. Rappa, Mr. Vitale, Mr. Schultz, and Mr. LoForte.

Application #06-03, Kinder/Mahon, 633 Kingston Avenue, for front cantilever setback.� All in favor:� Mr. Beninati, Mr. Rappa, Mr. Vitale, Mr. Schultz, Mr. LoForte, and Mr. Lopore.

Application #08-03, Mr. Ferrante, 633 Kingston Avenue, for addition cantilever, front & back setbacks.� All in favor:� Mr. Beninati, Mr.Rappa, Mr. Vitale, Mr. Schultz, Mr. LoForte, and Mr. Lopore.

Application # 09-03, Mr. Dobrowolski, 618 Kingston Avenue, for an addition front yard cantilever variance.� All in favor:� Mr. Beninati, Mr. Rappa, Mr. Vitale, Mr. Schultz, Mr. LoForte, and Mr. Lopore.

Application #276, Kenilworth Historical Society, the Nitshke House, for re-location of historic house on the� Boulevard to the 21st area by the Veterans Center.� All in favor: Mr. Beninati, Mr. Rappa, and Mr. Schultz, and Mr LoForte.� Mr. Lopore was recused.

NEW BUSINESS:� Application #07-03, St. Paul A.M.E. Church, 369 Monroe Avenue, for a church activity sign.� Rev. Kilby presented pictures of the sign.� Mr. Vitale explained the Site Review Committee had examined the site of the sign and requested the Planning Board approval.� A motion to approve the application was made by Mr. Beninati, 2nd by Mr. Schultz.� All in favor.�

Application #03-02, Mr. Furze, RE: Estate of Ventors Florist, 164 S. Michigan Avenue, for 2 single-family residences on 2 conforming lots.�� Sworn in:� Wayne Furze.� Mr. Lawrence Barisonek, attorney, said Mr. Fruze is a contract purchaser for the Estate of Venters Florist.� The attorney stated the proposed site has 121,500 square feet with an abandoned house.� Mr. Furze wishes to demolish the house and sub-divide the property into two lots and erect two single-family houses.� Each lot area will be in excess of the code requirements.� Barbra Tobin, 716 Summit Avenue, was sworn in.� She wanted to be assured the house to be demolished would be fumigated.� The Board assured her this requirement would have to be met before Building Permits were issued. A motion to approve the application was made by Mr. Beninati, 2nd by Mr. Schultz.� All in favor.

Application #201-A, Paparatto Construction Company, 870 Boulevard, to establish a physical therapy clinic. Mr. Tripodi recused� himself, as this is a Board of Adjustment matter.� Mr. A. Markson, attorney for the Paparatto Construction Co., stated the initial proposal was turned down.� He stated bakeries, restaurants, pharmacies, food markets, and racquetball- sport facilities have a parking restriction for the proposed area.� However, the proposed sport therapy clinic should not be considered a �sport facility�, such as Ballys.��� Sworn in:� Frances Dorsky, 70 Skylark Road, Springfield, the owner of the Rehabilitation Center.� She has been negotiating for 1,700 square feet of space at 870 Boulevard.� Her Center in Chatam treats patients that are referred by a doctor for physical therapy.� She will have two employees and will require 4 or 5 parking spaces.� Sworn in:� Matthew Loughlin, the director of physical therapy in Chatam.� Mr. LoForte inquired about the proposed hours of operation.� Ms. Dorsky said a few hours in the morning and late afternoon.� She said the facility will occupy one section of the building at the far end and will give one-on-one care.� Mr. Markson said this unit would not be an �intensive use�, and would not require as many parking spaces as another type of business.� Mr. Beninati made a motion to approve the application, 2nd by Mr. Schultz.� Approved:� Mr. Beninati, Mr. Schultz, Mr. LoForte, Mr. Lopore, and Mr. Benintente.� Against:� Mr. Rapppa, and Mr. Vitale.� Application granted.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:35 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Janet Murphy, Recording Secretary

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