Planning Board Minutes from 04/27/2006
 

Planning Board Minutes

April 27, 2006

The meeting began with an affirmation of the Open Public Meetings Act requirements and the Pledge of Allegiance.  The Minutes from March 23, 2006 were approved.  Approval was given to pay the Recording Secretary and the Board Attorney.

Roll Call:  Present:  Mr. Cirillo, Mr. Beninati, Mr. David, Mr. Soos, Mr. Candarella, Mr. Corcione, Mr. O’Malley, Mr. Pantina, Mr. Schielke, and Mr. Russo.  Mr. Michitsch arrived later.  Absent:  Mr. Peters and Mr. Laudati.

Resolutions:  Application #09-06, Spaeth, 11 Park Drive, Block 15, Lot 89, a resolution for denial of  garage variance.  A motion to accept this Resolution of Denial was made by Mr. Candarella, 2nd by Mr. Beninati.  All in favor of Denial:  Mr. David, Mr. O’Malley, Mr. Corcione, Mr. Candarella, Mr. Beninati, Mr. Cirillo, and Mr. Pantina.

Application #10-06, Latorre, 23 Wilshire Drive, Block 70, Lot 5, A variance for an addition on pre-existing, non-conforming setbacks.  A motion to accept this Resolution was made by Mr. Candarella, 2nd by Mr. Corcione.  All in favor:  Mr. David, Mr. O’Malley, Mr. Corcione, Mr. Candarella, Mr. Cirillo, and Mr. Pantina.

Application #11-06, Petschow, RE: 25 N. 20th Street, Block 81, Lot 7, A setback variance and approval of a 2-family house in an LC zone.  A motion to accept this Resolution was made by Mr. Candarella, 2nd by Mr. O’Malley.  All in favor:  Mr. O’Malley, Mr. Corcione, Mr. Candarella, Mr. Pantina, and Mr. Schielke.

Application #12-06, Metro Auto Electronics Training Institute, 16 Market Street, Block 179, Lot 6, Approval of an electronics school in an I zone.  A motion to accept this Resolution was made by Mr. Candarella, 2nd by Mr. Corcione.  All in favor:  Mr. O’Malley, Mr. Corcione, Mr. Candarella, Mr. Cirillo, and Mr. Pantina.

Old Business:  Application #03-06, Karwowski, 525 Quinton Avenue, Block 142, Lot 2, a variance of setbacks for a second floor addition.  Mr. Karwowski made an adjustment from his previous application for the front yard setback.  Originally, the setback would have been 17.5’ from the property line to the front porch overhang.  Presently, the proposal is a 20.2’ (making a 2’ cantilever and a 3’ overhang).  The side door has a pre-existing, non-conforming overhang.  A motion to accept this application to resolution was made by Mr. Beninati, 2nd by Mr. Candarella.  All in favor:  Mr. David, Mr. Soos, Mr. O’Malley, Mr. Corcione, Mr. Candarella, Mr. Beninati, Mr. Cirillo, Mr. Pantina, and Mr. Schielke.

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New Business:  Application #13-06, Rebelo, RE: 364 Faitoute Avenue, Block 172, Lot 5, a use variance for a 2-family house in an R-2. Mr. David and Mr. Soos were recused.   Sworn in:  Mr. Rebelo.  He testified the present house is near a mechanic shop and a strip mall.  There is an existing single family house on the property, with an entrance on Michigan Avenue.  There are single family houses on each side.   The town engineer requested a statement that this property is not in a flood zone.  A motion to deny this application was made by Mr. Candarella, 2nd by Mr. Michitsch.  All in favor of denial:  Mr. O’Malley, Mr. Corcione, Mr. Candarella, Mr. Beninati, Mr. Michitsch, and Mr. Cirillo.

Application #14-06, Szeles, 8 Commonwealth Road, Block 95, Lot 12, a variance for an addition on an existing, non-conforming structure.  Sworn in:  Mr. Szeles.  He will not increase the side yard non-conformity; just add a second floor (increasing the height to about 28’).  The denial letter and the application did not include the necessary increase in a front yard setback, due to an overhang (which is 3’ by 6’ wide).  A vote will grant relief of the necessary front yard setback.  The Resolution will reflect relief of both setbacks.  A motion to accept this application to resolution was made by Mr. Beninati, 2nd by Mr. Candarella. All in favor:  Mr. David, Mr. Soos, Mr. O’Malley, Mr. Corcione, Mr. Candarella, Mr. Beninati, Mr. Michitsch, Mr. Cirillo, and Mr. Pantina.

Application #15-06, Peters,  531 Monroe Avenue, Block 50, Lot 10, a setback variance for a rear deck.  Sworn in:  Ms. Stephanie Peters.  She testified her family wants to expand the existing deck to 12’ x 22’.  The proposed free-standing extension is to be attached to an existing free-standing deck, constructed in 1995.  The front yard has an existing, non-conforming setback of 16’.  There will be no construction under the deck.  A motion to accept this application to resolution was made by Mr. Michitsch, 2nd by Mr. Corcione.  All in favor:  Mr. David, Mr. Soos, Mr. O’Malley, Mr. Corcione, Mr. Candarella, Mr. Beninati, Mr. Michitsch, Mr. Cirillo, and Mr. Pantina. 

Application #16-06, Palmadessa, 18 Commonwealth Road, Block 94, Lot 2, a variance for a 2nd floor addition on an existing, non-conforming side yard setback.  Sworn in:  Frank Palmadessa.  He will replace the existing portico (4’ x 6’), which is in zoning compliance.  The existing non-conformity is on three sides.  A motion to accept this application to resolution was made by Mr. Candarella, 2nd by Mr. Pantina.  All in favor:  Mr. David, Mr. Soos, Mr. O’Malley, Mr. Corcione, Mr. Candarella, Mr. Beninati, Mr. Michitsch, Mr. Cirillo, and Mr. Pantina.

Application #297, Cal O Realty, RE:  555 North Michigan Avenue, Block 6, Lot 1, a site plan approval for an existing, non-conforming rear yard setback.  Mr. Joseph Triarsi is the attorney for the applicant.  This is an existing 72,000 sq. ft. Industrial building, in which exhibit booths are manufactured.  The applicant proposes an addition on the front right of the building.  This would be an additional 22,000 sq. ft. (an 11,000 sq. ft. footprint with a 2nd floor).  There will be no additional employees.  The 92 existing parking spaces are not all used presently.  There will be an additional 19 parking spaces.

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Sworn in:  Abraham Goodman, Elizabeth, N. J., Architect.  He presented views of the proposed addition and the façade.  The new 37’ x 30’ addition will be built on the right side of the existing building.  The rear yard abuts railroad property (1.7’ setback).  Mr. Swayze, Board Engineer, sent a letter to the applicant, addressing the calculations and parking conditions.  Mr. Triarsi will supply Mr. Beninati with a copy of that letter.  A motion to accept this application to resolution was made by Mr. Michitsch, 2dn by Mr. Candarella.  All in favor:  Mr. David, Mr. Soos, Mr. O’Malley, Mr. Corcione, Mr. Candarella, Mr. Beninati, Mr. Michitsch, Mr. Cirillo, and Mr. Pantina. 

Application #299, Newark Investments, 345 Carnegie Avenue, Block 172, Lot 16, a site plan waiver.  The attorney for Newark Investments said the town Building Inspector must see approval from the Planning Board to allow a garage door to be installed in the front of the building (Ord #197.57).  An existing front door will be removed, and an overhead door installed.  Newark Investments is a wholesale produce distributor.  The five trucks range in size from 14’ to 18’.  Sworn in Ms. Miseo, Architect.  Her client would like to add this overhead door to replace one of two entry doors.  The solid door will be moved to the side of the building.  There is now an existing overhead door.  The loading docks will be moved over 12’, and a retaining wall will be shifted over.  Mr. Beninati reminded the architect there must be no pedestrian traffic, and no parking in the front of the building.  The owner will be the tenant.  The front pavement will be removed and landscaped.  There is an existing non-conforming impervious surface.  Mr. Swayze, Board Engineer, stated a letter (signed and sealed) stating the presence of a 4’ retaining wall.  The architect agreed to sign and seal this requirement.  A motion to approve this application to resolution (subject to our engineers’ requests) was made by Mr. Beninati, 2nd by Mr. Candarella.  All in favor:  Mr. David, Mr. Soos, Mr. O’Malley, Mr. Corcione, Mr. Candarella, Mr. Beninati, Mr.  Michitsch, Mr. Cirillo, and Mr. Pantina.

A motion to adjourn was made at 9 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Janet M. Murphy,

Planning Board Recording Secretary



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