Planning Board Minutes
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
Roll Call: Present: Mr. Cirillo, Mr. Michitsch, Mr. Beninati, Mr. Corcione, and Mr.
O’Malley, Mr. Schielke, Mr. Dick, and Mr. Mancino. Mr. David arrived later. Absent: Mr. Peters, Mr. DeLuca, Mr. Soos, Mr. Pantina and Mr. Mancino.
Mr. Beninati received correspondence from Mr. Bob Herbert, requesting
a time extension for a variance approval from two years ago. The Board
Attorney informed Mr. Beninati that variance approvals do not need time
Another letter was received from Mr. Joseph Neri, regarding the site plan application for his Motor Vehicle Repair facility. Notice to adjoining neighbors need to be sent out, prior to a hearing.
Application #18-07, Gino Oliva, 152 So.
water Management Plan: Mr. Beninati said all members received
a copy of the amendment to the Storm Water Management Plan that was prepared
by Mr. Swayze, PMK group. The Plan should be voted on, as a state requirement
to comply with DEP regulations or be subject to a fine. Mr. Mancino suggested
the vote on this Plan be held off (until the engineer is present).
New Business: Application #19-07, Petschow, 25 North 20th Street, Block 81, Lot 7, a garage variance. Mr. Michitsch presided over this section of the meeting, as Mr. Cirillo was recused. Sworn in: Ms. Lynn Petschow, owner. A previous resolution was granted to rebuild her house, after a fire destroyed the original home. According to the terms of that resolution, her house had to be moved back further than the initial plan. However, this didn’t allow enough land area for a garage.
application is a request to not be required to build a garage. This is
variance is necessary to receive a C.O. (certificate of occupancy). She
will have off-street parking, and will provide parking on the driveway
side and the paved back of the building (which can accommodate four cars).
returned as chairman.
Comments for the Good of the Board
asked for more information on the Storm Water Management Plan. She wanted
to know why the Plan was not approved, if amendments could be made at
a future meeting. Mr. O’Brien, town planner, said the DEP requires these
updated regulations. In a letter, the PMK Group said the Plan should
be approved by the end of 2007. However, in a recent e-mail from Mr.
Swayze, he indicated a vote is necessary, but a December vote may not
be an issue. Mr. Mancino said the Master Plan was approved, and the storm
water management plan is an amendment to that plan. Mr. Swayze will
be asked to attend the next regular (
The Mayor, and the members whose service time will expire this month, praised the efforts of the Board this year. They wish their successors well in the coming year.
Adjournment: The meeting adjourned at
Janet M. Murphy,
Planning Board Recording Secretary
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