Planning Board Minutes from 11/20/2003
 

The meeting began with the Pledge of Allegiance.  Roll call:  Mr. Beninati, Mr. Westbrook, Mr. Vitale, Mr. Schultz, Mr. LoForte, Mr. Canderella.  Absent:  Mr. Pugliese, Mr. Rappa, Mr. David, Mr. Rica, Mr. Tripodi, Mr. Lepore, Mr. Capizzano, and Mr. Benintente.

A motion to accept the October minutes and to pay the Secretary and Attorney was made by Mr. Canderella, 2nd by Mr. LoForte.

Communications:  Mr. Beninati read a letter from the Kenilworth Inn, suggesting Sprint consider their site for a cell tower.  The letter was forwarded to Mr. Marshall.

Old Business:  Application #278, Sprint Spectrum, RE: a wireless telecommunication facility at Beth David Memorial Park at 731 Boulevard.  Mr. Stephen Marshall, Attorney for Sprint, requested time to investigate the possibility of using the Kenilworth Inn facility or an alternate side nearby the Inn (a building owned by Joe Neri), which may be the same height as the Inn.  He requested a delay, at least, until the December 18th agenda, or until January, if necessary.  There is no necessity to re-publish.  Mr. O'Brien said if the applicant wants to move to another location (other than Beth David Memorial Park), an amended application and new plans will be in order.

New Business:  Application #280 & #13-03, V & R Associates, RE: a warehouse in a vacant lot at 748 Lexington Avenue.  The affidavit for Service of Notice and the affidavit of Publication are not ready.  Mr. Markson, Mr. Paparattos attorney, stated there were two variances required for this application.  Mr. Disko,  Borough engineer, suggested in his report there were more variances required. Mr. Beninati suggested Mr. Markson list all of the variances required on amended paperwork. This application will be carried over until the January, 2004 meeting.

Application # 281, Z. K. Associates, RE: an office/warehouse at 718 Jefferson Avenue.  Mr. Fred Gruen, Attorney for Z.K. Associates stated Z. K. Associates wants to divide the existing building (at 718 Jefferson Avenue) by moving some walls, making no change in the footprints.  Sworn in:  Mr. Peter Zimmerman, president of Air Systems, Inc. said his company is 40 years old.  They had a small office and warehouse on Market Street.  As they grew, they bought an 8,000 square foot building at Monroe & 9th streets and storage area at Monroe & 10th streets  They install heating and ventilation systems for commercial buildings.

  They acquired a sheet metal company and developed a HVAC service company.  The 16,000 square foot building at 718 Jefferson Avenue would house a portion (two-thirds) of the office space and a portion (about half) of the warehouse space for storage of heating and air-condition materials.  They need parking for six employees with no storage of trucks.  The two trucks would drop off materials.  Handicapped parking should be provided for.  A variance for the number of parking spaces is necessary.  It is also necessary to have a variance for parking spaces in front of the building. 

Sworn in: Edward Dec, civil engineer and planner, stated a number of variances are pre-existing (the 11" rear set-back, a left side-setback, and building coverage is exceeded by 3%, and there is 100% impervious coverage).  The height of the building (21') is not a variance issue.  Forty parking stalls (11 per 5,000 square feet) are required, with a handicapped stall.  Mr. Lane said a total of six variances are required:  impervious coverage, building coverage, side yard, and rear yard, and two parking variances.  Four of these six are pre-existing conditions.  The application must be amended to include more than one variance. 

Sworn in:  Mr. Robert Olsen, 75 Michigan Avenue.  He is concerned with the variance on parking if there is more office traffic (1 space per 250 sq. ft.).  There is no on-street parking on Jefferson Street. 

Mr. Lane was told there would be seventeen parking spaces allotted for the approximate 2,000 square foot office space.

  A motion for approval was made by Mr. Vitale, 2nd by Mr. Canderella.  All in favor.  Re-application to the Planning Board will be necessary in the future when the un-occupied portion of the building is used by a tenant.  Mr. Beninati asked for the revised drawings and a new application stating the proper number of variances that are required before issuing the resolution.

A motion to adjourn was made by Mr. Vitale, 2nd by Mr. Schultz.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:50 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Janet M. Murphy,

Recording Secretary



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