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 March 1, 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, Chairperson Bobbie Marlowe called the meeting to order and acted as the Chairperson 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 Bobbie Marlowe were present. 

 

MINUTES

The minutes of the February 15, 2005 meeting were reviewed and approved.  A motion by Bobbie Marlowe to approve, seconded by DonJo Swanagan, all were in favor.

 

APPLICATIONS

            Natalie Caricato and partner were present to discuss their application for signage at 70 North Main Street (B30,L2.01).  The structure is within the historic district.  HPAC is reviewing this application on the visual style and not the dimensions of the signs that will be displayed.  The plans were reviewed and the dimensions are stipulated on the drawings.  Two signs are proposed, one will be approximately 48” x 18” and will hang between the porch columns over the banister.  The smaller sign will measure approximately 18” x 12” and will hang under the attached mailbox as shown in the photo provided.  HPAC approved the application; all are in favor.

 

DISCUSSION

            Kate reported that she investigated the meaning of an historic place.  She stated that there are definitions in the National Register Guidelines.  When completing the application for nomination of a national register, place is not specifically defined.  A National Historic Landmark must be listed on the national register first then there is another application process to become a landmark. 

            The status of 147 Plainsboro Road regarding nomination to the NJ Historic Register was questioned.  This is the house located on the property known as Barclay South.

There will be a meeting regarding Chapter 93 between all who have been involved with this issue on March 9th.  An update will follow at the next HPAC meeting.

Kate graciously agreed to submit an article for the next newsletter.  This will explain the criteria of HPAC and will include the Secretary of Standards.  This is one way of informing the residents, new and not so new.

 

Discussion (cont. from page 1)

            A question was raised as to how a new or potential homeowner would know if their property is located in the Historic District, outside the district but within the buffer.  Bobbie informed HPAC that she, as a professional realtor, legally must present full disclosure of the property.

            Diane reported that she and Bobbie attended the “Law of Easements: Legal Issues and Practical Considerations” seminar on February 23, 2005.  Both certificates for attending this seminar will be kept on file.

 

ADJOURNMENT OF MEETING

There being no further business, on motion duly made by Bobbie Marlowe, seconded by Don Jo Swanagan, and carried, the meeting was thereupon adjourned at 8:40 pm.

 

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 March 1, 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