PLANNING BOARD MINUTES
MARCH 24, 2005
The meeting began with the Pledge of Allegiance and an affirmation of the Open Public Meetings Act requirements. Present: Mr. Clementi, Mr. Beninati, Mr. Vitale, Mr. Soos, Mr. Candarella, Mr. Cirillo, and Mr. Russo. Absent: Mr. Michitsch, Mr. Rappa, Mr. Schultz, Mr. Peters, Mr. David, Mr. Deluca, Jr., and Mr. Laudati.
A motion was made by Mr. Candarella, 2nd by Mr. Vitale to approve the Minutes and the Attorney and Recording Secretary fees. All in favor.
Old Business: Application #291, Blue Blade Steel, 123 North 8th Street, Block 60, Lots 1 & 1.01, for a 2nd Amended Site Plan & Parking Variance.
Sworn in: Attorney for Blue Blade Steel: Joseph Paparo. He said, due to changes in business needs, his client is applying for this 2nd Amended Site Plan (the first approved Site Plan was in 2003). The first Site Plan gained approval for a number of Building Additions and an overhead Crane System. Presently, the Crane System and some of the Building Additions are not needed. One of the Additions may still be needed. In 2003, the site was zoned “light industrial”, but, since that time, it is now zoned as “Industrial”.
Sworn in: Marvin Kelly, affiliated with Blue Blade Steel for over ten years. He stated Blue Blade has acquired a Service Center business (Alloy Sheet and Plate) to be put into the new addition. The Crane System will now extend across the driveway to be able to unload trucks. The purchase of the Service Center business is in a metal building, not attached to the main building. The original Resolution plans required tearing down that metal building and to make three additions as part of that project. A temporary 5-ton Crane system inside the building is working out well, and the original suggested external Crane System is no longer needed. The largest addition in the original plan had a roofline that was perpendicular to the existing roofline. The new plan is a continuation of the current roofline. One addition is 4,950 sq. ft. that will accommodate the addition of the Service Center and an increase of inventory with a major piece of equipment. The primary use will be a Warehouse.
A parking variance is needed. Although the required number of parking spaces is insufficient, the occupied spaces (in three shift changes), is less than thirty at any given time. Mr. Kelly feels there is adequate parking for the employees.
Sworn in: Anthony Gallerano, licensed engineer. He said the parking is deficient by thirty-nine spaces. The site presently has fifty-eight spaces, but, as previously stated, less than thirty spaces are used because of three shift changes. The new proposed building will be 1,000 ft. less than the original suggested size. The new addition will, in height and visually, “match” the existing building. It will not change the present truck traffic. (Mr. Soos suggested the Fire Department be notified of the nitrogen tanks transfer.)
Mr. Tango, Board Engineer, proposed the following:
1. A “No Entrance” sign be posted off 10th Street,
2. The roof drain at 10th Street could tie in with a “saddle” to the storm sewer line. Also, place a “clean out access point” on Blue Blade property, to access the roof leader line.
Mr. Beninati asked if the aesthetic requirements (from 1999), for building reface and window replacement was honored. Mr. Kelly said that was covered.
Mr. Donald Fraser, Board Attorney, suggested the Board might want to consider a “Sunset provision” to be a part of the Resolution, in addition to Mr. Tango’s statements. After some discussion, it was agreed the time frame to commence this proposal will be two years. A motion to approve this application for Resolution, with these requirements, was made by Mr. Vitale, 2nd by Mr. Candarella. All in favor: Mr. Clementi,
Mr. Beninati, Mr. Vitale, Mr. Soos, Mr. Candarella, Mr. Cirillo, and Mr. Russo.
Mr. Beninati mentioned a side yard setback on a sub-division at 23rd Street. Mr. Fraser said he has represented Mr. Paparato previously, and, therefore, could not make a comment.
At 8:25 p.m., a motion to adjourn was made by Mr. Beninati, 2nd by Mr. Vitale.
Janet M. Murphy,
Planning Board Recording Secretary
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