MINUTES

OF THE

CRANBURY TOWNSHIP

HISTORIC PRESERVATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE

CRANBURY, NEW JERSEY

MIDDLESEX COUNTY

 

TIME AND PLACE OF MEETING

The regular meeting of the Cranbury Township Historic Preservation Advisory Commission was held at the Town Hall, Cranbury, New Jersey, on January 4, 2005 at 7:30 p.m.

 

STATEMENT OF ADEQUATE NOTICE

Pursuant of the Sunshine Law, adequate notice in accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act (N.J.S.A. 10:4-5) was provided on December 30, 2003 of this meeting=s date, time, place and agenda was mailed to the news media, posted on the Township bulletin board, mailed to those requesting personal notice and filed with the Municipal Clerk.

 

CALL TO ORDER

With a quorum present, nominations for Bobbie Marlowe as Chair and Diane Stasi as Vice Chair, were made, seconded with all in favor. 

Bobbie Marlowe then called the meeting to order and acted as the Chairman thereof, and, Linda M. Scott, Secretary for the Commission, performed as Secretary.

 

MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE

Diane Stasi, Don Jo Swanagan, Harry Williams and Bobbie Marlowe.

 

MINUTES

The minutes of the December 21, 2004 meeting was reviewed, amended, and then approved.  A motion by Harry Williams to approve, seconded by Bobbie Marlowe, all were in favor.

 

DISCUSSION

            It was anticipated that discussion with the ‘interested buyer’ of 33 North Main Street, be held, unfortunately, no one attended.  This structure was originally a bakery and is currently the Cranbury Hardware.  Marion Schnell Greczyn’s father was the baker.  Secretary will talk with her to gain some insight.  Photos and description were provided to the ‘buyer’ by the secretary during an office visit.

            There was discussion of recognition letters for applicants who have appeared before HPAC and then performed exceptional and noteworthy work on their homes.  This would be on an individual application performance.  A tally of all applicants would be recorded, with date received and movement of application before a decision is rendered.  Keeping this tally would help with the year end report, which is a requirement for CLG.  This idea would need discussion with the HPAC liaison.

            Bobbie would like to have Richard Stannard, Greg Farrington and Michele Donato to attend a meeting regarding conflict issues when applicants cannot adhere to BOCA codes, such as rail height, stair width, hand rails, and repairs vs. replacement.  HPAC would like to find a solution that keeps the historic integrity when current codes commands other.  Bobbie will call Michele.  Harry explained the Department of Consumer Affairs-Code Dept. is an avenue that can be a valuable source of information. 

            The directory for 2005 was reviewed for any updates.  Secretary will submit the changes.

            The Insurance maps dated 1916 (Princeton Firestone Library) and 1933 (Cranbury History Center) can be downloaded onto a cd for HPAC file.  It was explained that insurance companies, at

 

 

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that time, mapped the barns for insurance purposes.  The cost is approximately $60.  Charges were unanimously approved.   Kate McConnell has been the contact person.

 

 

ADJOURNMENT OF MEETING

There being no further business, on motion duly made, seconded, and carried, the meeting was thereupon adjourned at 8:15 pm.  A motion by Diane Stasi, second by Bobbie Marlowe, all are in favor.

 

CERTIFICATE OF SECRETARY

I, Undersigned, do hereby certify;

That I am duly acting secretary of the Cranbury Township Historic Preservation Advisory Commission and,

That the foregoing minutes, of the Historic Preservation Advisory Commission, held on January 4, 2005, consisting of 2 pages, constitutes a true and correct copy of the minutes of the said meeting.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto do subscribe, my name of said Historic Preservation Advisory Commission this January 19, 2005.

 

 

 

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Linda M. Scott, Secretary