The meeting began with the Pledge of Allegiance and affirmation of the Sunshine Law requirements.� A vote was taken to approve the payment of the recording secretary and attorney fees.� All in favor.�� Present:� Mr. Beninati, Mr. Michitsch, Mr. Rappa, Mr. Vitale, Mr. Schultz, Mr. David, Mr. Lepore, Mr. Peters, Mr. Clementi, Mr.
Candarella, Mr. Deluca, Jr., and Mr. Russo.� Absent:� Mr. Soos and Mr. Laudati.� Mr. Arthur Russo (Mayors� Designee) was welcomed into the Planning Board.
COMMUNICATIONS:� Mr. Beninati read a letter from Mr. Triarsi, Attorney (for Madden Properties).� His client fulfilled the requests of the engineers of Cranford and Kenilworth, so Mr. Triarsi requested a copy of the resolution (Application #03-003).�
Another letter, from Verizon Wireless, granted an extension of time for their application through April 30, 2004.� In addition, a new set of modified drawings (for the Verizon application) were passed out to the Board.� These drawings included a re-design of the Monopole and re-location of the equipment shelter.
RESOLUTIONS:� Application #282 & 13-04, Motiva Enterprises (Shell Station), 1300 Galloping Hill Road, for a sign replacement.� A motion to approve was made by Mr. Schultz, 2nd by Mr. Lepore.� All in favor:� Mr. Rappa, Mr. Vitale, Mr. Schultz, Mr. David, Mr. Peters, and Mr. Lepore.� Resolution granted.
Application #03-04, JWJ Developers, 211 N. 20th Street, for a two conforming lots subdivision.� A motion to approve was made by Mr. Schultz, 2nd by Mr. Lepore.� All in favor:� Mr. Beninati, Mr. Rappa, Mr. Vitale, Mr. Schultz, Mr. David, Mr. Peters, and Mr. Lepore.� Resolution granted.
Application # 284, Elberon Development Corporation, Tech Center, 141 Market Street, for a multi-tenant Wholesale and Distribution Center.�� A motion to approve was made by Mr. Schultz, 2nd by Mr. Rappa.� All in favor:� Mr. Beninati, Mr. Rappa, Mr. Schultz, Mr. David, Mr. Peters, and Mr. Lepore.� Resolution granted.
Application #01-04, John Zimmerman, 35 N. 7th Street, for a front yard encroachment variance.� All in favor:� Mr. Beninati, Mr. Rappa, Mr. Vitale, Mr. Schultz, Mr. David, Mr. Peters, Mr. Lepore.� Resolution granted.
NEW BUSINESS:� Application #04-01, Charles Pijanowski, 115 South 20th Street, for a two-lot subdivision.� Mr. Beninati presented a notarized affidavit from Mr. Pijanowski, which guaranteed the area residents were notified of this application and meeting.� This was accepted by the Board.� Sworn in:� Mr. Charles Pijanowski, who owns a 100� x 100� property at 115 South 20th Street, requested a subdivision.�� He agreed to conform to all Building codes and Engineers� requests.� Mr. Tango (Borough engineer) prepared a letter, dated March 22, requesting more detail on this application (example: grading, house placement, and drainage).� Mr. Lane, Board Attorney, suggested if approval of this application be made, it should be based on compliance with Mr. Tangos approval of revised plans.� It is not in a flood area and has been unoccupied for some time.� A motion to approve (subject to Mr. Tango�s approval) was made by Mr. Rappa, 2nd by Mr. Schultz.� All in favor:� Mr. Beninati, Mr. Michitsch, Mr. Rappa, Mr. Vitale, Mr. Schultz, Mr. David, Mr. Peters, Mr. Lepore, Mr. Clementi, Mr. Candarella, Mr. Deluca, Jr. and Mr. Russo.� Resolution granted.
OLD BUSINESS:� Application #278, Sprint Spectrum, for a Site Plan and Use Variance.� Mr. Lane explained this is a Board of Adjustment matter.� Stephen Marshall, Attorney for Sprint Spectrum, reviewed the proposal from a previous meeting.� There were visual issues at the original location in the Beth David Cemetery.� Other sites were investigated.� The Kenilworth Inn presently has three carriers on their sign, therefore, they wrote a letter of regret.� A neighboring lot, owned by Joe Neri, would not be available to rent.� Another site, in the Industrial district, at 201 South 31st Street, could work from a radio-frequency point of view.� Sketches at this site were presented to the Board members.� An aerial map was set up.� Mr. Rappa wanted to know why the Hoiles Drive location (Verizon site proposal) would not be considered.� Glen Pierson, radio-frequency engineer, said the west side of the Parkway has a higher grading and any site further east than 31st Street would restrict the radio waves.� The tower would be 150� (or possibly lower) at this area.� Mr. Peters said two wireless towers in this town could be a problem, and Mr. Rappa agreed it would be best have co-location onto one tower.� Mr. Marshall said this tower would be available to other carriers.� Mr. O�Brien, town planner, asked if Hoiles Drive would be unsuitable. Mr. Pierson said it would not accommodate the needs. Mr. Beninati suggested the 31st Street site would be the least obtrusive.� Mr. Pierson said, although Sprint would prefer the cemetery site, the new location (31st Street) would require a higher tower (a 15� difference) to augment the difference in coverage area, but this would be acceptable.� Mr. Marshall said Sprint would take a �test� that will take actual measurements of transmissions (to determine the actual height of the proposed tower).� Mr. O�Brien said cellular technology is �line of site�; obstructions, elevations, and distance from the tower must be taken into consideration.� Other sites of Sprint towers include: the area behind Home Depot and a water sphere.� Mr. Tango asked if Sprint has a �working relationship� with Verizon.� Mr. Marshall stated all carriers are willing to co-locate, and this site could possibly work for Verizon too.
�Mr. Peters suggested the site of the steel water tower on the Golf Course.� Mr. Marshall replied this site request was denied by the owners.� Mr. O�Brien said space for multiple equipment sheds (for co-locaters) should be considered.� He asked if �flat mounting� on the pole would be possible.� He also asked about a �balloon test�.� Mr. Schultz suggested Verizon and Sprint attorneys agree on one location.� Mr. Beninati spoke with both applicants, and they are willing to correspond.� Mr. O�Brien suggested 31st Street be the preferred location.� Mr. Beninati requested an extension of time until June 1.� Mr. Marshall will give the extension in writing and will carry the meeting to May 27, 2004.� Mr. Lane marked the aerial view �A-5� and Mr. Rappa suggested it be left in the Boards� possession.� Mr. Beninati asked if there is a problem with presenting this �A-5� to Verizon Wireless.� Mr. Marshall said it is �public record�, and can be viewed by anyone.� Duplicates could be made available in �page size�.�
At 9 p.m., motion to adjourn was made by Mr. Rappa, 2nd by Mr. Vitale.� All in favor.
Janet M. Murphy,
Planning Board Recording Secretary
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