Planning Board Minutes from 3/26/2009
 

Borough of Kenilworth

 Planning Board Minutes

March 26, 2009

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. Approval was given to pay the Recording Secretary.

Roll Call:  Mr. Lepore,  Mr. Candarella, Ms. Bogus, Mr. Herbert, Mr. Cirillo, Mr. Sica, Mr. Laurie, and Mr. Cammarota.  Excused: Mr. Pantina.  Absent: Mr. Pugliese, and Mr. Picerna. NOTE: Mayor, councilmen, and mayors-designee are not eligible to vote on Board of Adjustment matters.

Note: There was a correction made to the Minutes of February, 2009.

Communications:    Ms. Bogus said Mr. Hartmann (Application #307 & 1-09) made a request to be present the March Work Session.  Mr. Tripodi, Planning Board Attorney, said he may attend, but cannot discuss the application.

Mr. Lepore said the Mayor and Council requested the Planning Board adopt their suggested changes to Ordinance #2009-5 (re: application fees and escrow fees).  Mr. Cammarota said the Board should review the original Planning Board submission, as well as the Mayor and Councils’ suggested fees.   Mr. Lepore will ask the Planning Board clerk for these figures before a vote is taken.

ResolutionsApplication #12-08, Szabo, 205 N. 21st St., Block 43, Lot 2, a Side yard variance (2’ setback). This is an application for denial.  A motion to memorialize this resolution of denial was made by Mr. Herbert, 2nd by Ms. Bogus.  All in favor:  Mr. Cirillo, Mr. Herbert, Ms. Bogus, Mr. Lepore, and Mr. Laurie.

The Planning Board attorney suggested the clerk advertise this Application for Denial, since the applicant would not advertise a denial.

Application #7-08, Monroe Avenue LLC, 322 Monroe Ave, Block 25, Lot 14, a change of use, a 2 family in a CI zone, and a bulk variance regarding minimum lot frontage.  A motion to memorialize this resolution was made by Mr. Sica, 2nd by Mr. Herbert.  All in favor:  Mr. Sica, Mr. Herbert, Ms. Bogus, Mr. Lepore, and Mr. Laurie.

Comments for the Good of the Board:  Mr. Cammarota is concerned about the major sub-division of the former Girl Scout house property.  Mr. Herbert suggested a special meeting be held to review the proposed sub-division.  Mr. Lepore said regular procedures must be taken.  Mr. O’Connor will prepare the application and submit it.  Since he is also the Planning Board engineer, Mr. Cammarota inquired about procedure.  Mr. Tripodi said the matter will be looked into.

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 A discussion about the number of lots the parcel of land could be sub-divided into.  Mr. Cammarota mentioned a proposal of seven lots, and Mr. Cirillo said five lots (60’ x 100’) were agreed on, under Mayor Regos’ term. 

Ms. Bogus said four applications could be discussed at the next Workshop session in March.  She will request the clerk have all the recent applications in the members’ message boxes. 

Adjournment:  The meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

 Janet M. Murphy,

 Planning Board Recording Secretary



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