Planning Board Minutes 5/26/2011

Borough of Kenilworth

Planning Board Minutes

May 26, 2011

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 March 24, 2011 minutes.  Approval was given to pay the Recording Secretary.

Roll Call:  Present: Mr. Lepore, Ms. Bogus, Mr. Candarella, Mr. Pugliese, Mr. Cuppari, and Mr. Murphy.

Absent:  Mr. Picerno, Mr. Sica,Mr. Badalli,and Mr. Manee.

Absent and excused: Mr. Cammarota.

Communications:Ms. Bogus said the attorney for Application #1-11sent a letter, dated May 23, 2011.

New Business:Application #4-11 & #323, Verizon Wireless, NY/SMSA, 201 So. 31st Street, Block 178, Lot 6, Use variance and site plan.

Mr. Candarella, councilman, was excused.  There are only five voting members present.

Since five affirmative votes are needed for a Use variance approval, the attorney for Verizon Wireless requested a postponement to the June 23, 2011 meeting.  Mr. Lepore said there is no need to re-notice the public.

Mr. Guidetta, Board Attorney, said, ideally, a full board of seven people should be present when a Use variance is heard. 

Comments for the Good of the Board:  The meeting was opened to the public.  Mr. Michitsch, resident, asked why the Pugliese application was not on the May Agenda.  He was at the Council meeting the previous day, and it was mentioned that application would be heard tonight.  He said the Council should be aware of the scheduled applications.  It should have been stated that the Pugliese application was incomplete and would not be heard at the May Planning Board session.

Mrs. Michitsch, resident, questioned the two-family housing situation.  She was told to call Ellen Johns about the applications. 

The meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Janet M. Murphy,

Planning Board Recording Secretary

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