Planning Board Minutes
began with an affirmation of the Open Public Meeting Act requirements
and the Pledge of Allegiance. The Minutes from
Roll Call: Present: Mr. Cirillo, Mr. Michitsch, Mr. Beninati, Mr. Soos, Mr. Candarella, Mr. Corcione, Mr. O’Malley, Mr. Pantina, Mr. Schielke, and Mr. Russo.
Mr. Beninati relayed a message from the Borough Clerk. The ordinance regarding
the storm-water control (mandated by the state) had the first hearing
at the Council meeting on
Application # 27-06, Romeo,
Application #29-06, Dougherty, 110 North 24th Street, Block 48, Lot 17, a variance for an addition on a pre-existing, non-conforming front setback. 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. Michitsch, Mr. Cirillo, and Mr. Pantina.
Business: Application #26-06, Martins,
Mr. Fraser asked Ms. Martins (via the translator) if she knows all the testimony is true, and that she is willing to accept the decision of the Board. She agreed. Mr. Soos made a motion to approve this application to resolution, second by Mr. Candarella, with the following conditions: the front and side cantilevers be made level with the house and this will be a single-family house only.
All in favor: Mr. Soos, Mr. O’Malley, Mr. Corcione, Mr. Candarella, Mr. Beninati, Mr. Michitsch, Mr. Cirillo, and Mr. Pantina. Mr. Fraser told the applicant she should wait 45 days after memorializing of the resolution. Mr. Michitsch said the Building Department will not issue a permit, prior to memorializing, unless Mr. Beninati gives a note of permission to the Building Inspector.
# 30-06, Pellino, 170 So.
Mr. Soos and other members are not in agreement with the addition of the deck on the side of the house. There must be 15’ from the property line on the side (on a corner property). There is presently 13’6” on the garage side. With the deck, it will make the side yard 5’ 6” from the property line. They want to add three extra bedrooms on the second floor. This is a single family house that may not have tenants.
The Board did not have a problem with the second floor addition, but were not in favor of the additional deck. Mr. Candarella suggested the plans be more specific and they should show exact measurements, setbacks, and height on all sides. The new plans should show the first floor plan also. Mr. Prode is not an architect, and he did leave out some measurements, elevations, and some drawings of the house. The plan also does not show set back dimensions on the rear of the house. Mr. Fraser said the applicant can submit homeowner prepared plans without an architects’ seal, but the applicant must submit complete plans. The applicant requested an extension of time to the September 28 hearing, and re-notice will not be necessary.
Mr. Beninati made a motion to carry the application, 2nd by Mr. Michitsch. All Board members agreed to the extension of time. The new plans must be submitted at least ten days before the hearing.
# 300, Neri/Brahmatt, RE: 131 So.
#25-06, Gassmann, 44 So.
It is presently a 4’x 6’ concrete porch. The Board members discussed the size (30’) of the porch. Approval of this application could set a precedent. Mr. Michitsch made a motion to deny this application to resolution, 2nd by Mr. Soos. All in favor of denial: Mr. Soos, Mr. O’Malley, Mr. Candarella, Mr. Beninati, Mr. Michitsch, Mr. Cirillo, Mr. Pantina, and Mr. Schielke.
Other Business: Mr. Michitsch made a recommendation that Ordinance #197-9 (accessory buildings) be amended to allow air-conditioners in the side yard (provided the side yard requirements are met, that it be “sheltered”, and have an approved noise level. Mr. Soos suggested this be discussed at the next workshop and a decision be made at a future meeting. Regarding this issue, Mr. Fraser is working with Mr. Michitsch on a proposal for the Boards’ approval.
The meeting adjourned at
Janet M. Murphy,
Planning Board Recording Secretary
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