Planning Board Minutes from 11/15/2007
 

Borough of Kenilworth

Planning Board Minutes

November 15, 2007

The meeting began with an affirmation of the Open Public Meetings Act requirements: The schedule of meetings is on file in the Borough Clerks office, was posted on the bulletin board, and has been mailed to the Cranford Chronicle, the Kenilworth Leader, and the Star Ledger.  All present recited the Pledge of Allegiance.  The Minutes from October 25, 2007 were approved. Approval was given to pay the Recording Secretary and the Board Attorney.

Roll Call:  Present:  Mr. Cirillo, Mr. Michitsch, Mr. Beninati, Mr. O’Malley, Mr. Corcione, Mr. Pantina, Mr. Schielke, and Mr. Dick.

 Absent: Mr. David, Mr. Peters, Mr. DeLuca, Mr. Soos, and Mr. Mancino. 

New Business:  Application #18-07, Gino Oliva, 152 So. 23rd Street, Block 137, Lot 1, a side yard and front yard variance for an addition on a corner lot.

Sworn in: Gina Oliva, owner.  He wants a rear dormer, using the same footprint.  This will not impact the front yard setback.  The existing structure is presently non-conforming, by less than ˝ foot.  

A motion to approve this application was made by Mr. Dick, 2nd by Mr. Pantina.  All in favor:  Mr. Corcione, Mr. O’Malley, Mr. Pantina, Mr. Schielke, Mr. Dick, Mr. Beninati, Mr. Michitsch, and Mr. Cirillo.

Resolutions:  Application #17-07, A&P /Starbucks,  A & P/ Starbucks,

801 Boulevard, Block 179. Lot 7.01, Resolution of denial to over ride Zoning Officials’ decision.  A motion to approve the resolution of denial was made by Mr. Michitsch, 2nd by Mr. Dick.  All in favor:  Mr. Corcione, Mr. O’Malley, Mr. Pantina, Mr. Dick, Mr. Beninati, Mr. Michitsch, and Mr. Cirillo.

Other Business:  Mr. Beninati reminded the Board the next meeting will include an amendment to the Master Plan regarding the Storm Water Management element.  This amendment must be approved this year.  The PMK Group (Board Engineers) will attend the next session to review this matter with the Board.  This will be included on the next Agenda.

Impervious Surface:  Regarding the Boards’ suggestion given to the Borough Council

(Revision of the zoning ordinance regarding Impervious Surface), Mr. Michitsch wanted to know if this ordinance will be approved soon.  There was a slight revision (regarding corner lots) that must be addressed, and is in the Borough Council hands.  Mr. Michitsch suggested a Planning Board member be present at the Council meetings to expedite these necessary revisions. 

Adjournment:  The meeting was adjourned at 7:50 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Janet M. Murphy, Planning Board Recording Secretary



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