Planning Board Minutes 6/24/2010

Planning Board

Borough of Kenilworth

June 24, 2010

The meeting began with an affirmation of the Open Public Meetings Act.� The schedule of meetings is on file in the Borough Clerks� office, was posted on the bulletin board, and has been mailed to the Cranford Chronicle, the Kenilworth Leader, and the Star Ledger.� All present recited the Pledge of Allegiance. The Board approved the May 27, 2010 minutes.� Approval was given to pay the Recording Secretary.

Roll Call:� Present:, Mr. Lepore, Ms. Bogus, Mr. Sica, Mr. Manee. Mr. Cuppari, Mr. Murphy, Mr. Cammarota, and Mr. Candarella.

Absent:� Mr. Picerno (excused), Mr. Pantina, and Mr. Pugliese

Communications:Ms. Bogus had no communications to report.


Application #316,� St. Theresa School,� 540 Washington Ave.,� Block 49, Lot 1; Minor Site Plan- day care center in existing school.� A motion to approve this Resolution was made by Mr. Cammarota, 2nd by Mr. Candarella.� All in favor: Mr. Sica, Mr. Murphy, Mr. Cuppari, and Mr. Cammarota.

Application #10-01, Juzefyk c/o Justino Construction, 916 Fairfield Ave., Block 164, Lots 8 & 9 : Minor sub division.� A motion to approve this Resolution was made by Mr.� Sica, 2nd by Mr. Murphy.� All in favor:� Ms. Bogus, Mr. Sica, Mr.� Candarella, Mr. Murphy, Mr. Cuppari, and Mr. Cammarota.

New Business:� Garcia, 21 N. 21st St., Request to reverse zone officers decision to construct a balcony.

The borough zoning official, Mr. Herbert, was not present at the meeting.� Although the official had a written reason for denial, Mr. Lepore said more detailed live testimony could be given if Mr. Herbert would be present.�

Mr. Robert Garcia wanted to present his argument.� He said he constructed a similar balcony on his property across the street from 21 N. 21st Street with a permit in 1997.� He said he would not be available to make the July 22 meeting.� Mr. Tripodi said, at this point, there are no fines or penalties given.� If the Board wants to have Mr. Herbert present at the hearing, a �Special Meeting� could be arranged.� Mr. Lepore said necessary, a workshop meeting and Special meeting could be arranged for Thursay, July 8.� Mr. Tripodi said this meeting must be publicized at least 48 hours prior to that date.� Also, a notice should be sent to Mr. Herbert to be present at the July 8 meeting.� A vote was taken to approve adjournment of this meeting to July 8.� Mr. Lepore made the motion, 2nd by Mr.� Cammarota.� All in favor:� Mr. Lepore, Mr. Sica, Mr. Manee, Mr. Murphy, Mr. Cuppari, and Mr. Cammarota.� Opposed:� Ms. Bogus and Mr. Candarella.

There will be a 7 p.m. Workshop meeting, and at 7:30 p.m. a Regular meeting on July 8.

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Comments for the Good of the Board:� Mr. Candarella said he had a meeting with Kevin O�Brien regarding the Master Plan.� A draft of the new Plan will be ready by mid August.� A copy of this will be given to the Board for review.� Kevin can be present at the September Workshop meeting for discussion of the Master Plan.� Mr. Tripodi said this must be advertised and sent to neighboring municipalities and the County Planning Board.� The Board may offer suggestions of changes upon review.�

Mr. Cammarota said notice should be sent to the county planning board that Mr. Beninati is no longer the Board Secretary.� Notices from the county should be addressed to Ms. Bogus.�

A motion was made to open the meeting to the public.

Mr. Lepore requested the Board members be present at the Special meeting on July 8.�

Adjournment: The meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Janet M. Murphy,

Planning Board Recording Secretary

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