Planning Board Minutes from 6/3/2004

 The meeting began with the Pledge of Allegiance.  Present:  Mr. Beninati,  Mr.Michitsch, Mr. Rappa, Mr. Vitale, Mr Schultz, Mr. Peters, Mr. Clementi, Mr. Deluca, Jr.( Mr. Candarella arrived late).  Absent:  Mr. Lepore, Mr. David, Mr. Soos, Mr. Laudati, and Mr. Russo. The Attorney and Secretary fees were approved by the Board.

RESOLUTION:  Application #04-04, Mr. Glynos (the Diner and Apartments), 614-18 Boulevard, Block 86, Lots 16 & 17, for a setback Variance.  A motion to approve the Resolution was made by Mr. Peters, 2nd by Mr. Clementi.  All in favor:  Mr. Beninati, Mr. Michitsch, Mr. Vitale, Mr. Peters, and Mr. Clementi.  Resolution granted.

NEW BUSINESS:  Application #286, Sprint Spectrum and Verizon Wireless, 201 S. 31st Street, Block 178, Lot 6, a Variance for wireless telecommunication tower & base units.  Mr. Marshall gave Mr. Beninati the Special Meeting fees and escrow fees.  Mr. Marshall, from the law office of Zublatt, LLC, represents Sprint Spectrum and Verizon Wireless.  His proposal for the 150’ wireless tower at 301 South 31st Street is in an Industrial zone.

NOTE:  A complete transcript of the proceedings, prepared by Michele Quick of Quick Shorthand Reporters, is available at the Borough Hall. 

After the testimony, Mr. Vitale opened the meeting to the Public and to the Board.  He stated Mr. Beninati spent many hours working with both carriers to come to this joint agreement.  Mr. O’Brien, Town Planner, gave the following suggestions:  that the lighting be controlled by two manual switches (not automatic), with no generators on site, that the area be “cleaned up” of the debris, that the structural integrity of the monopole be made to accommodate the maximum number of carriers, and a special condition—that the monopole be removed by the owner if it is not used for a period of one year.  He suggested the Board review the setback and also suggested the Board decide if the flush-mount antennas are preferable to the platform antennas.  The Board agreed on the applicants’ proposed setback and antennas.  Mr. Tango suggested a 6” thick stone driveway and installation of two bollards in front of the pole ( painted with reflective paint).  Mr. Lane suggested the two previous Applications #278 and #279 not be withdrawn until the appeal periods expire, and until the building permits are issued.  Mr. Marshall will provide the required time extensions for both applications. 

A motion to approve Application #286, with the proposed modifications written into the Resolution, was made by Mr. Rappa, 2nd by Mr. Schultz.  Mr. Beninati, Mr. Michitsch, Mr. Rappa, Mr. Vitale, Mr. Schultz, Mr. Peters, and Mr. Clementi.  The meeting adjourned at 10:15 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Janet M. Murphy, Planning Board Recording Secretary

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