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 May 17, 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, 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 May 3, 2005 meeting were reviewed, amended and approved.  A motion by Diane Stasi to approve, seconded by Kate McConnell, all were in favor.  Harry recused himself.

 

APPLICATIONS

            Homeowner Nancy Wolff of 3 Woodview Dr. and Architect Steven Radosti were present to discuss this proposed addition.  Due to miscommunication, Ms. Wolff and Mr. Radosti apologized for their not attending the previous meeting.  The main structure of the house will remain untouched.   The existing small alcove and garage will be demolished.  An addition will be added in its place.  The door will be relocated and a window installed.  On the second floor above the alcove, HPAC suggests a 6/6 window with matching shutters to give the house a visual flow.  Above the new garage on the second floor would be gable front with paired 6/6 windows and shutters.  After discussion between all involved, a redline drawing was completed with changes.  Mr. Radosti will submit revised drawings for HPAC and Construction Dept.  Redline drawing on file with HPAC.  Application approved for footprint and conceptuals.  Approval letter will be generated when drawings are received.

Application made by Joseph & Deborah Fetch, 9 Stockton Drive, (B18.02,L14) for the design installation of concrete in ground pool and aluminum fencing on the perimeter of rear property as indicated on submitted plot plan.  Mr. Fetch was present to discuss this application.  HPAC reviewed and approved this application, all in favor.  Harry gave insight for placement of in ground pools.  It was Harry’s observation that installations of in-ground pools are usually placed near the rear patio doors.  With this insight, it was recommended that pools be tuck in the corner of rear yard.  Pools are used 3 months of the year with 9 month with a cover on the top.       

Application made by Marc & Robyn Maramag, 135 Plainsboro Road, (B23.L18) for aluminum fencing that includes one 10’ and one 4’ gate flanking the sides of existing home.  A 4 ½ ‘ high fence is proposed for the front and sides of rear yard, with a 6’ high fence in the back rear.  This application was approved for the design style and placement of fence as indicated on submitted plot plan.  Zoning is not an HPAC issue.  All in favor, except Bobbie Marlowe who recused herself.

 

 

 

APPLICATIONS (cont)

Application was submitted by Dawn Kay, 64 Maplewood Avenue (B33,L3) for the installation design for an above ground pool.  The application was deemed incomplete due to the lack of plot plan and photo of structure/building/house from street.  Secretary will send incomplete application with request letter for missing items.

 

DISCUSSION

            John Corr called this morning (May 17, 2005) to post-pone (personal reason) the pergola discussion until June 7.  Bobbie spoke with Joe Stonaker who confirmed that HPAC is not an enforcing body.  It was relayed that HPAC communicate to the Zoning Officer (Jeff Graydon) to review the approved plans, then go to the site to review the built structure.  Jeff would determine that the structure was or was not built as approved.  Jeff explained to the homeowners that the structure was not built as approved.  Homeowners will need to re-apply to HPAC with the plans as built and explain why it is built as non-conforming.  HPAC will then review, approve or deny this application.  If denied, Jeff will handle the denial.  The homeowner may appeal and will be heard before the Township Committee.   

  The website www.cranburytownship.org is up and running.  There is not much information regarding HPAC and their mission as a committee on this website.  The members will surf the site for additional input for submission. 

There was discussion regarding an application submission deadline date, which will allow for proper review of the received applications.  It will also give ample time to advertise as a public notice should neighbors wish to state their opinion.  It was stated that this is not unusual and that there are several departments in Cranbury Township that currently have a deadline date for submission. There is no mention of a submission date in the current Chapter 93.   Bobbie Marlowe will call Joe Stonaker for more insight and direction.    

           

ADJOURNMENT OF MEETING

There being no further business, on motion duly made by Bobbie Marlowe, seconded by Kate McConnell, and carried, the meeting was thereupon adjourned at 9:25 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 May 17, 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 June 9, 2005.

 

 

 

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Linda M. Scott, Secretary