Planning Board Minutes from 5/25/2006
 

Planning Board Minutes

May 25, 2006

The meeting began with an affirmation of the Open Public Meetings Act requirements and the Pledge of Allegiance.  The Minutes from April 27, 2006 were approved, with the exception to eliminate the words “Commercial Zone” under Application #13-06. 

Approval was given to pay the Recording Secretary and the Board Attorney.

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

Resolutions:  Application #03-06, Karwowski, 525 Quinton Avenue, Block 142, Lot 2, Setback variances for addition.  A motion to accept this Resolution was made by Mr. Candarella, 2nd by Mr. Corcione.  All in favor:  Mr. Soos, Mr. O’Malley, Mr. Corcione, Mr. Candarella, Mr. Beninati, Mr. Cirillo, Mr. Pantina, and Mr. Schielke.

Application #13-06, Rebelo, RE: 364 Faitoute Avenue, Block 172, Lot 5, a Resolution for Denial of a 2-family home in a R-2 zone.  A motion to accept this Resolution for Denial was made by Mr. Michitsch, 2nd by Mr. Candarella.  All in favor:  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 a pre-existing, non-conforming structure.  A motion to accept this Resolution was made by Mr. Candarella, 2nd by Mr. O’Malley. All in favor: 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, Setback variance for a rear deck.  A motion to accept this Resolution was made by Mr. Corcione, 2nd by Mr. Michitsch.  All in favor:  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 side-yard Variance for 2nd floor addition/ pre-existing, non-conforming.  A motion to accept this Resolution was made by Mr. Soos, 2nd by Mr. Corcione.  All in favor:  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 N. Michigan Avenue, Block 6, Lot 1, a Site Plan approval for pre-existing, non-conforming rear yard setback. A motion to accept this Resolution was made by Mr. Corcione, 2nd by Mr. Candarella.  All in favor:  Mr. Soos, Mr. O’Malley, Mr. Corcione, Mr. Candarella, Mr. Beninati, Mr. Michitsch, Mr. Cirillo,  and Mr. Pantina.

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Application # 299, Newark Investments, 345 Carnegie Avenue, Block 48, Lot 12, a Site Plan Waiver.  A motion to accept this Resolution was made by Mr. Candarella, 2nd by Mr. Michitsch.  All in favor:  Mr. Soos, Mr. O’Malley, Mr. Corcione, Mr. Candarella, Mr. Beninati, Mr. Michitsch, Mr. Cirillo, and Mr. Pantina.

New Business:  Application #06-06A, Corcione, 140 North 24th Street, Block 48, Lot 12, a front yard variance for a porch and portico. (Note: Mr. Cirillo, Mr. Beninati, Mr. Corcione were recused.  Mr. Michitsch presides as Chairman).  Sworn in:  Mr. Frank Corcione, 529 S. Springfield Avenue, Springfield, N. J.  He wants to change his front porch and overhang from 6’ to 9’ wide.  Mr. Fraser noted the plans have an incorrect measurement of 8’6”.  Mr. Michitsch said the applicant must revise the three building department plans to reflect the request of a 9’ porch with steps.  A motion to accept this application into Resolution was made by Mr. Soos, 2nd by Mr. Russo.  All in favor:  Mr. Soos, Mr. Peters, Mr. O’Malley, Mr. Candarella, Mr. Michitsch, Mr. Pantina, Mr. Schielke, Mr. Laudati, and Mr. Russo.

Mr. Beninati announced: Application #17-06, Parente, 22 N. 11th Street, and Application # 18-06, Masucci, 300 Lincoln Drive, were postponed to the next meeting because the newspaper did not publish ten days prior to this meeting.  Mr. Soos, and Mr. Michitsch suggested the applicants re-notice the neighboring area as well as post this announcement in the newspaper at least ten days prior to the next meeting.  All members are in favor of this suggestion.

Other Business:    The Board Attorney commented a Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance should be recommended to the Mayor and Council.  Mr. Soos said there is a small increase on the town flood map.  Mr. Peters noted the Board has a “model” Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance. A “sample Ordinance” should be drawn and “tailored” to fit the needs of our Borough, to be prepared by an engineer.  The mayor and Council should pay the town engineer (PMK) to prepare a Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance that fits our town needs. Mr. Soos said slight changes (including the increased flood area) could be made on our present Ordinance.  Mr. Peters made a motion to have the mayor and council review the Ordinance and letter from the state (requesting all towns have an up-to-date Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance).  Mr. Fraser suggested a Resolution be made to recommend an investigation and the implementation of an Ordinance in accordance with the DEP request.  Mr. Beninati 2nd the motion made by Mr. Peters.  All in favor: Mr. Cirillo, Mr. Michitsch, Mr. Beninati, Mr. Peters, Mr. Candarella, Mr. Corcione, Mr. O’Malley, and Mr. Pantina.

Mr. Cirillo announced that Kevin O’Brien, our Professional Planner, will discuss “Senior Housing” at our Workshop on June 1.  He urged all members to attend this meeting.  The Recording Secretary, Janet Murphy, will e-mail all members to remind them of this date.

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Mr. Beninati brought up the issue of Agenda changes due to problems with newspaper notification.  He informs the applicants the day after the Workshop meetings of their tentative scheduled hearing date for that month.  (They must notify their neighbors and have proof of newspaper notification by the Monday prior to the Regular meeting day). Frequently, the proposed agenda changes, due to a failure of the applicants to comply with the necessary notification deadlines. 

Mr. Fraser said the applicant must have his proposal published in the newspapers first, with confirmation, and then notify the neighbors via certified mail, or have their signatures through personal contact. The Board Attorney will draw up a simplified instruction sheet to give to the applicants, telling them of their obligations to comply with the necessary notifications.  All were in favor of this suggestion.

A motion to adjourn was made at 8:45 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Janet M. Murphy,

Planning Board Recording Secretary

         



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