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 August 23, 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 meetings 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, Josette C. Kratz, Acting Secretary for the Commission, performed as Secretary.

 

MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE

Kate McConnell, Diane Stasi, Don Jo Swanagan, and Chairperson Bobbie Marlowe, were present.  Mr. Williams was not present.

 

MINUTES

The minutes of the August 2, 2005 meeting were reviewed and approved.  A motion by DonJo Swanagan to approve, seconded by Diane Stasi, all were in favor.

 

APPLICATIONS

            165 North Main Street, (B25,L18.1) In Historic District.  Michael Kaiser was present to discuss the application for the renovation of an existing barn.  The footprint will not expand, however, he proposes to raise the roof on this one story barn to allow for a second floor.  Photos were provided of the existing barn, along with a plot plan.  Planned for the barn are cedar shake siding, asphalt shingle roof with two two-car doors and a single entry door to match (401-1-E).  There is a small annex (tool shed) with board and batten siding and a metal roof.  This application was reviewed and approved by all.

            89 North Main Street, (B28,L8) In Historic District.  Contractor Sal Golisano presented application and plans during the meeting.  Tim Norland, homeowner, was also present. HPAC informed Sal that in the future, a completed application should be submitted prior to the meeting.  Proposed is a 10’ x 23’ extension to the rear of building.  Roof will be slightly pitched and shingled.   After discussion, the proposed rear entry door will be centered and have no sidelights.  The double window (on same wall) will have a heavier checkrail and centered south in the remaining area wall.  All approved this application, after red lines were drawn.

            7 Holmes Road, (B39,L2) In Surround Zone.  Present are homeowner, Ann Hauschild and Architect, Steve Kowalski.   An addition is planned to the east of existing structure.  Vinyl siding is proposed to cover over existing asbestos shingles.  Since the asbestos shingles will remain, the windows will be built out to accommodate the additional space required for the J channel.  The existing windows will remain in the existing.  The new addition windows will sit higher to accommodate interior plans and will have window boxes.  The front porch has a formal look with the addition of a peak and added round columns that will replace 3 square supporting posts on the overhang.  After discussion of this application and conceptual approval, elevation construction drawings will  be submitted for approval of this application.

 

APPLICATIONS

            7 Silvers Lane, (B26.01,L29.26)  In Surround Zone.  Homeowner, Ann Passannante was present for discussion of the installation of this second floor window over the existing garage.  This application was approved with the condition that the lower level windows not be installed.

            40 Station Road, (B18,L38)  In Historic District.  No one present.  This application was reviewed.  The submitted drawings lack called details.  Mudroom and sunroom dimension and cross section details should be included.  HPAC deems this application incomplete.  Attendance by homeowner or builder will be requested.

17 Prospect Street, (B23,L31) In Historic District.  Requested plans were not received for this meeting

17 Silvers Lane,  (B26,L29.05)  In Surround Zone.  Requested plans were not received for this meeting.

 

DISCUSSION

            99 North Main Street, (B,L) Action should be taken on behalf of Jeff Graydon.   

            22 Maplewood Ave. (B,L)  All the windows have been taken out/removed. 

            57 North Main Street, (B23,L51.01)   Hot Wok Café; the newly installed signage appears not  to be what HPAC approved in size.

            Diane Stasi will be attending an historic preservation course in March 2006 at Drew Univ.

            Bobbie Marlowe states that there will be a Chapter 93 meeting on Tuesday, August 29.  She will update HPAC at the next meeting.

           

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 9:10 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 August 23, 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 September 7, 2005.

 

 

 

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Linda M. Scott, Secretary