����������������������� ������ DECEMBER 18, 2003
began with the Pledge of Allegiance.� Roll call:� Mr. Beninati, Mr. Rappa,
Mr. Vitale, Mr. Schultz, Mr. Tripodi, Mr. LoForte, Mr. Lepore, and Mr.
Canderella.� Absent:� Mr. Westbrook, Mr. David, Mr. Rica, Mr. Pugliese,
Mr. Capizzano, and Mr. Benintente.
to accept the November minutes and to pay the Secretary and Attorney fees
was made by Mr. Schultz, 2nd by Mr. Rappa.� All in favor.
Mr. Beninati said Madden Properties (application # 03-003) asked to be
postponed until January
22, 2004 because the Engineering Studies must be reviewed by
from Richard Snyder, attorney for Verizon wireless (application # 279)
requested this use variance be carried to January 22, 2004, (so that
the new planning board members become familiar with this application).�
The applicant would respectfully request a special meeting (at the applicants
cost).� If the date changes to a date prior to January 22, they will be
responsible for re-noticing area residents.� They consent to an extension
of time through February 27, 2004.
� Area residents
(within 200� of this application) were present.� If this application continues
to the January 22 meeting, they will not be re-notified of this hearing.�
Re-notification will only occur if a special meeting is scheduled to review
the Verizon Wireless application.� Mr.
Lane said a certified letter should be sent
to the area residents ten days prior to a special scheduled meeting.�
Application #281, Z. K. Associates, 718 Jefferson Avenue, for a site plan &
variance for an Office/warehouse.� A motion to approve the resolution
was made by Mr. Beninati, 2nd by Mr. Schultz.� All in favor:
Mr. Beninati, Mr.Vitale, Mr. Schultz, Mr. LoForte, and Mr. Candarella.�
Application #283 & #13-05, Tabor Associates, 38-40
Boright Avenue, for a Warehouse & DistributionCenter.�
Frances Panzini is the attorney for Tabor Associates.� Sworn in:� Todd
Tripucka, president and owner of Tabor (a distributor of flooring supplies),
presently located at 40 Lafayette Place in Kenilworth.
has been in business in Kenilworth for
fifteen years.� It is necessary to re-locate because of loss of lease.�
Ninety-five percent of the business is distribution to area carpet centers.
Five percent is direct wholesale (picked up by customers).� The former
address consisted of 10,000 square feet, with eight to ten parking spaces.�
Five spaces are needed for employees. There was never a problem with parking
at 38 Boright Avenue
is about 10,600 square feet with the same number of employees.� There
will be no change of business usage.� The prior use was manufacturing
at this location, and, because of ceiling height, can no longer be used
for that use. There will be no exterior building changes.� Delivery trucks
will generally park at one of three docks.� Mr. Beninati pointed out that
a few years ago, wholesale sales were allowed in an industrial area, and
it grew to be a problem to the town. Carpet supplies, such as moldings,
glue, padding, patch, strips, vinyl and wood tiles may be sold wholesale,
but Mr. Tripucka assured the board this would be a very small percentage
of the overall business.� He does not want to compete with retail stores.�
This is a �lateral move�.� The amount of traffic on Boright Avenue will
not change from the previous area on Lafayette
(a short distance away).� The bay doors are on Lafayette
Avenue.� The current 1 � ft. sign will be on
the new site, located on the building. �He told Mr. Lane the sixteen
parking spaces are dedicated to Tabor Associates, and that the Unified
Resources & Display (located at this area) has other parking spaces
for their employees.� Mr. Vitale spoke in favor of Tabor Associates in
helping out our recreation department.� A motion to approve was made by
Mr. Rappa, 2nd by Mr. Lepore.� All in favor:� Mr. Rappa, Mr.
Vitale, Mr. Schultz, Mr. LoForte, Mr. Lepore, Mr. Candarella.� Opposed:�
Mr. Beninati.� Application approved.�
The re-organization meeting for 2004 will be held on January 8, 2004, at
thanked all current board members for their time and dedication.� Mr.
Vitale and Mr. LoForte wished all a happy New Year.� A move to adjourn
was made by Mr. Schultz, 2nd by Mr. Rappa.� The meeting was