Planning Board Minutes 6/24/2010

Planning Board

Borough of Kenilworth

June 24, 2010

The meeting began with an affirmation of the Open Public Meetings Act.  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 Board approved the May 27, 2010 minutes.  Approval was given to pay the Recording Secretary.


Roll Call:  Present:, Mr. Lepore, Ms. Bogus, Mr. Sica, Mr. Manee. Mr. Cuppari, Mr. Murphy, Mr. Cammarota, and Mr. Candarella.

Absent:  Mr. Picerno (excused), Mr. Pantina, and Mr. Pugliese

Communications:  Ms. Bogus had no communications to report.


 Application #316,  St. Theresa School,  540 Washington Ave.,  Block 49, Lot 1; Minor Site Plan- day care center in existing school.  A motion to approve this Resolution was made by Mr. Cammarota, 2nd by Mr. Candarella.  All in favor: Mr. Sica, Mr. Murphy, Mr. Cuppari, and Mr. Cammarota.

Application #10-01, Juzefyk c/o Justino Construction, 916 Fairfield Ave., Block 164, Lots 8 & 9 : Minor sub division.   A motion to approve this Resolution was made by Mr.  Sica, 2nd by Mr. Murphy.  All in favor:  Ms. Bogus, Mr. Sica, Mr.  Candarella, Mr. Murphy, Mr. Cuppari, and Mr. Cammarota.

New Business:  Garcia, 21 N. 21st St., Request to reverse zone officers decision to construct a balcony. 

The borough zoning official, Mr. Herbert, was not present at the meeting.  Although the official had a written reason for denial, Mr. Lepore said more detailed live testimony could be given if Mr. Herbert would be present. 

Mr. Robert Garcia wanted to present his argument.  He said he constructed a similar balcony on his property across the street from 21 N. 21st Street with a permit in 1997.  He said he would not be available to make the July 22 meeting.  Mr. Tripodi said, at this point, there are no fines or penalties given.  If the Board wants to have Mr. Herbert present at the hearing, a “Special Meeting” could be arranged.  Mr. Lepore said necessary, a workshop meeting and Special meeting could be arranged for Thursay, July 8.  Mr. Tripodi said this meeting must be publicized at least 48 hours prior to that date.  Also, a notice should be sent to Mr. Herbert to be present at the July 8 meeting.  A vote was taken to approve adjournment of this meeting to July 8.  Mr. Lepore made the motion, 2nd by Mr.  Cammarota.  All in favor:  Mr. Lepore, Mr. Sica, Mr. Manee, Mr. Murphy, Mr. Cuppari, and Mr. Cammarota.  Opposed:  Ms. Bogus and Mr. Candarella.

There will be a 7 p.m. Workshop meeting, and at 7:30 p.m. a Regular meeting on July 8.

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Comments for the Good of the Board:  Mr. Candarella said he had a meeting with Kevin O’Brien regarding the Master Plan.  A draft of the new Plan will be ready by mid August.  A copy of this will be given to the Board for review.  Kevin can be present at the September Workshop meeting for discussion of the Master Plan.  Mr. Tripodi said this must be advertised and sent to neighboring municipalities and the County Planning Board.  The Board may offer suggestions of changes upon review. 

Mr. Cammarota said notice should be sent to the county planning board that Mr. Beninati is no longer the Board Secretary.  Notices from the county should be addressed to Ms. Bogus. 

A motion was made to open the meeting to the public.

Mr. Lepore requested the Board members be present at the Special meeting on July 8. 

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

Respectfully submitted,

Janet M. Murphy,

Planning Board Recording Secretary

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