Planning Board Minutes from 8/28/2003

The meeting began with the Pledge of Allegiance.� Roll call was taken.� Present:� Mr. Westbrook, Mr. Beninati, Mr. Vitale, Mr. Schultz, Mr. Puglese, Mr. Lopore.� Absent:� Mr. Rappa,� Mr. David, Mr. Rica, Mr. LoForte, Mr. Benintente, and Mr. Candarella.� Mr. Westbrook noted Mr. Candarella is in the hospital. Mr. Tripodi arrived at 8:10.

A motion to accept the minutes, as well as pay the attorney and secretary was made by Mr. Lopore, 2nd by Mr. Schultz.� All in favor.

RESOLUTIONS:� Application #201-A, Paparatto Construction, 870 Boulevard, to establish a Physical Therapy Clinic.� All in favor:� Mr. Beninati, Mt. Schultz, and Mr. Lopore.� Mr. Lane noted Mr. Beninati�s name was not spelled correctly on the resolution.

Application # 03-02, Estate of Venters� Florist, 164 Michigan Avenue, for two single family houses on two conforming lots.� A resolution vote was taken, noting the fumigation and treatment of rodents and insects be made prior to demolition of the existing structure, as well as after, if necessary.� All in favor:� Mr. Beninati, Mr. Vitale, Mr. Schultz, Mr. Lopore.

Application #07-03, St. Pauls A.M.E. church activity sign, 369 Monroe Avenue.� All in favor:� Mr. Beninati, Mr. Vitale, Mr. Schultz, Mr. Lopore.

Application # 275, Elberon Development, Tech Center, 141 Market Street, site plan.� Elberon asked to withdraw the request for the site plan.� A motion to accept withdrawal of this application was made by Mr. Schultz, 2nd by Mr. Lopore.� All in favor.

COMMUNICATIONS: Mr. Beninati read a letter from Mr. Lane, regarding the case of Crincoli versus the Kenilworth Planning Board.� The Superior Court dismissed the case and found in favor of the decision of the Board.

NEW BUSINESS:� Application #10-03,� Mr. Cintron, 14 Tulip Court, for an installed Air Conditioner Unit in the side yard.� Sworn in: Mr. & Mrs. Cintron, who stated their contractor applied for the permit after the air-conditioner was installed.� Sworn in: Ms. Joyce Santoriello, 10 Tulip Court, spoke in favor of� the unit as the adjacent neighbor.� Sworn in:� Mr. Curtis Dick, N. 24th Street, an air-conditioner contractor, said our Building Department informs contractors of rear yard installment, and the cost of moving the unit is $300 to $500.� It was determined the Cintron contactor did not inform the residents of the rear-yard code.� Also, there is an existing deck in the back yard.

�A motion to approve the application was made by Mr. Schultz, 2nd by Mr. Pugliese.� All in favor:� Mr. Beninati, Mr. Westbrook, Mr. Vitale, Mr. Schultz, and Mr. Pugliese.

Application #11-03 for Mr. Hafeken, 366 Boulevard, for an Air Conditioner in the side yard.� Sworn in:� Mr. Hafekin, who stated the neighbors are not opposed to the Unit in the side yard. There is a pool in the rear yard.� He will �screen in� the unit, so it is not visible, and it meets the side-yard setback.� A motion to approve the application was made by Mr. Schultz, 2nd by Mr. Lopore.� All in favor.

Application #232-1 (revision), Blue Blade Steel, 123 North 8th Street, for an addition.� Mr. Schultz was recused.� The attorney for Blue Blade Steel introduced the engineer.

Sworn in:� Marvin Kelly, who showed a plan of the suggested addition overhead door with a common roof-line, an extended concrete driveway,� 25� high columns with beams in which a crane (that rides on rails) will be housed. The decreased parking spaces would be re-located in another area.� Sworn in:� Nicholos Sotos, engineer, stated the addition would move the parking spaces to the south side of the building.� The crane will be visible only during operation of unloading the inventory.� Dr. Disko, town engineer, stated the zone for the area was changed from �light industrial� to Industrial.� The changes are minor in conformance of previously-approved plans.� There is no height variance needed.� Impervious surface requirement now is 85%, but prior approved surface requirements, from a 1999 application, was a higher percentage.� He said the egress for fire safety is satisfactory.� The site plan issue is minor.� The decision of the Board should be either a two year zone protection or approval to June, 2006 (as per the application submitted in 1999).� There is nothing in our present ordinances that should prevent this use.� Mr. Kelly does not anticipate the crane rusting.� He requested the extension to June 22, 2006 as an amended site plan approval.� A motion to approve the application and the extension was made by Mr. Vitale, 2nd by Mr. Lopore.� All in favor.

OTHER BUSINESS: A letter for a raise is salary for Janet Murphy was presented to the Board.� Mayor Tripodi said he would present the request to the finance committee.� The Board spoke in favor of the request, as she has made various improvements to the position.�

Mr. Curtis Dick, 133 North 24th Street, was sworn in.� He has a problem with his neighbors� fence, as he said it is encroaching on his property.� He informed our zoning officer, Mr. Frank Rica, that Mr. Dick�s neighbor constructed the fence without a permit, of which, only half� was removed. Mr. Dick has a permit to construct a fence on his own property, but cannot under the present circumstances.�� Mr. Tripodi suggested Mr. Dick send a letter to mayor and council if there is an enforcement issue.� Mr. Lane said the Planning Board does not have jurisdiction for enforcing this issue.� Mr. Tripodi said if Mr. Rica has a conflict of interest, the Building Inspector may have to handle the enforcement issue.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:55 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Janet Murphy, Recording Secretary

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