Planning Board Minutes from 12/18/2003

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The meeting 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.

A motion 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.

Communications:� Mr. Beninati said Madden Properties (application # 03-003) asked to be postponed until January 22, 2004 because the Engineering Studies must be reviewed by this applicant.

A letter 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.�

Resolution:� 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.� Resolution approved.

New Business:� Application #283 & #13-05, Tabor Associates, 38-40 Boright Avenue, for a Warehouse & Distribution Center.� 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.

�Tabor Associates 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 or noise.

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�The area 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.�

Other Business:� The re-organization meeting for 2004 will be held on January 8, 2004, at 7:30 p.m.

Mr. Beninati 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 adjourned at 8:15 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Janet M. Murphy,

Planning Board Recording Secretary

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