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 18, 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 January 4, 2005 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, Bobbie Marlowe; Chair, 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

Kate McConnell, Diane Stasi, Don Jo Swanagan, Harry Williams and Chairperson Bobbie Marlowe were present.

 

MINUTES

The minutes of the January 4, 2005 meeting was reviewed, amended, and then approved.  A motion by Bobbie Marlow to approve, seconded by Don Jo Swanagan, all were in favor.  Kate McConnell abstained.

 

DISCUSSION

            HPAC expressed their pleasure and welcomed Kate McConnell as their recent appointment.

            An article from The Star Ledger dated December 29, 2004, was reviewed by HPAC.  The article addressed the issue of teardowns of small homes in other towns in NJ to build “starter castles”. These towns are now being sensitive to this trend.  The article will be forward to the Township Committee and the Planning/Zoning Board. 

            Bobbie had a brief discussion with Richard Stannard, HPAC liaison, and explained that HPAC would like to meet with him, Michele and the Const. Official to discuss the issues of compromising character vs. code, when applicable, on historic homes.  The reason for this is not to have a direct conflict with today building codes. 

            A tally of all 2005 HPAC applications will be implemented.  This will allow for a quick review and end of year report.  The fact sheet should include date received, application completeness, hearing date, action date, conditions/remarks of application. 

            Printed 11 X 17 color sections of Cranbury 1933 map from the CHPS were reviewed.  This map details barn locations.  It is interesting to note that many of the street names are different from current street names along with location of any barns at that time.  Kate McConnell supplied the sections.  She will check on the cost of having one large map reproduced for HPAC.

 

 

 

 

 

APPLICATIONS

            Kyle Van Dyke, architecture for 17 Griggs Rd. (B26.01,L54) was present to discuss the elevation changes for this split level double car garage located in Cranbury Estates outside the Historic District.  A second floor addition is proposed above the existing garage.  The existing second floor windows and shutters will be replaced to match the proposed items.  A single story family room is proposed for the rear yard.  Asphalt shingles on the entire structure will be replaced, with the exception of a standing seam metal roofing over the front and the rear roof of garage.  HPAC discussed, reviewed and approved this application with all in favor.  The submitted drawing will be submitted to the construction department.  Secretary will fax a copy of the approval letter to Kyle. 

Brophy Construction (28 North Main Street) scheduled to attend the meeting.  They are a no show. 

 

ADJOURNMENT OF MEETING

There being no further business, on motion duly made, seconded, and carried, the meeting was thereupon adjourned.  A motion by Don Jo Swanagan, 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 18, 2005, consisting of _________ 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 __________________, 2005.

 

 

 

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Linda M. Scott, Secretary