Planning Board Minutes from 1/23/03
 
The meeting began with pledge of allegiance.  Roll call: Present:  Mr. Beninati, Mr. Westbrook, Mr. Rappa, Mr. Vitale, Mr. Schultz, Mr. David, Mr. LoForte, and Mr. Canderella.  Absent: Mr. Schlenker, Mr. Rica, Mr. Tripodi, Mr. Pugliese, Mr. Lepore.

RESOLUTIONS:  Application #02-04, Petracca, RE: 209-215 N. 16th Street, Minor sub-division.  Yes: Mr. Beninati, Mr.Westbrook, Mr. Vitale, Mr. Schultz, Mr. LoForte.  Resolution granted.

Application #17-02, Hannon, 308 Lincoln Drive, Cantilever encroaching 2’ into yard.  Yes: Mr. Beninati, Mr. Westbrook, Mr. Vitale, Mr. Schultz, Mr. LoForte.  Resolution granted.

Application #271, Schering-Plough, 251 S. 31st Street, K-23 Office conversion.  Yes:  Mr. Beninati, Mr. Vitale, Mr. Schultz, Mr. LoForte.  Abstained:  Mr. Westbrook.  Resolution granted.

Application #272, Schering-Plough, 2000 Galloping Hill Rd., K-10 Pedestrian Bridge.  Yes:  Mr. Beninati, Mr. Vitale, Mr. Schultz, Mr. LoForte.  Abstain:  Mr. Westbrook.  Resolution granted.

Mr. Beninati made a motion for the resolution of the Master Plan, 2nd by Mr. Vitale.  All in favor.

NEW BUSINESS:  Application #270, Pitney Partners, 520 S. Michigan Avenue, Food warehouse pick up and delivery. 

Sworn in:  Bernard Koblentz, tenant.  The hours of operation: 6 a.m. to about 4:30 p.m.  There are 7 straight trucks, 3 tractors, and 3 trailers.  Currently the warehouse is in Elizabeth. The Kenilworth site will be used as a transfer depot.  There are twelve employees, 8 to 10 work daily. By 6 p.m. all employees are gone for the day.

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Shown: Exhibit A-1, a blow-up of the site plan.  There will be no outdoor storage.  The attorney of Pitney Partners said the base (and equipment) of the Steel Radio Tower (leased by A.H.T. as a relay) will be checked into. Mr. Beninati inquired about the operation of the proposed facility.  The tenant said it is a “staging area” for restaurant supplies, picking up material from distributors and dividing it onto other trucks at the Kenilworth site.  Site plans were distributed to the board members.  There was insufficient detail on the loading docks and the two bays inside the building. 

Dr. Disko, Borough engineer said it is necessary to draw up a floor plan sketch showing the rear door.  Also the curb-cut, driveways, paved parking area, (asphalt apron), lighting, inside floor plan, architect rendering of landscaping, overhead doors, depth of inside truck area, and other details are necessary for review.  Mr. Westbrook suggested the applicant return with better and more complete plans.  Dr. Disko will work with the applicant.   He said there could be an illegal use on the antenna.  The second plan will be termed Exhibit A-2.  It was agreed that Application #270 is postponed until February 27, 2003. 

Mr. Westbrook said a Master Plan committee and a Site Plan committee are needed and a special meeting could be held to discuss this. 

A motion was made to adjourn at 8:55 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Janet M. Murphy,

Planning Board Recording Secretary

NOTE:  THE NEXT WORK SESSION IS FEBRUARY 6,AT 7:30 P.M.

       THE NEXT REGULAR MEETING WILL BE FEBRUARY 27, AT    

       7:30 P.M.        



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