MINUTES

OF THE

CRANBURY TOWNSHIP

HISTORIC PRESERVATION ADVISORY COMMISSION

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 October 5, 2004 at 7:30 p.m.

 

CALL TO ORDER

With a quorum present, Bobbie Marlowe, Chair of the Cranbury Township Historic Preservation Advisory Commission, called the meeting to order and acted as the Chairman thereof, and, Linda M. Scott, acted as Secretary of the meeting. 

 

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 7, 2004 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.

 

MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE

Diane Stasi, DonJo Swanagan, Harry Williams and Bobbie Marlowe, Chair.

 

MINUTES

The minutes of the September 21, 2004 meeting were not reviewed, but will be placed on the October 19th agenda.

 

APPLICATIONS

Patrick Tuffy, Project Manager for Sharbell Development, 31 Liedtke Drive.  This property is located in the surround zone of the Historic District.  The proposed change to the structure is to move the previously approved garage plan to the west side.  This structure will have wooden carriage doors, with a seamed metal roof over it, and a simulated cedar cement shingle board above.  This structure was discussed and approved by all.  Patrick will bring in amended and sealed plans that reflect the discussed details.  At that time, a letter of appropriateness will be issued.

Eric Abbey, 50 Maplewood Ave. returned to finalize the details to begin his addition project.  It was agreed that the original structure will be original wood siding, depending on the condition of the wood.  If this is not salvageable, Eric will use cement board.  Information regarding the wooden shutters that will be hung on the windows was presented.  The chimney design will be kept as existing.  The front door, either a 6 panel new wooden door or historic door in a style appropriate to the house, will be presented to HPAC for approval.  The red lines that were discussed and drawn on the plans should be transferred to the sealed plans when received.  Eric will bring sealed drawings 1 set for HPAC file, 2 sets for construction office.  At that time, a letter of appropriateness will be issued.

Joseph Stasi was present to discuss the Historic Holland House, Block 7, Lot 20.02 for approval of footings and foundations, which will commence on Monday, October 11.  Harry had suggested that Joe visit a couple of structures, similar in style and period that are in the area, that have gone through the whole structure moving process.  This may give Joe some insight as to how the other structures handled their situation.  The record will reflect that Diane Stasi recused and removed herself from the room.  HPAC reviewed and approved this application, all remaining were in favor.

An emergency roofing application for E. Szczepanik, 5 Brainerd Dr., Block 35, Lot 23, was approved on September 28.  Siding was requested on the emergency application.  The siding portion was heard during the regular meeting.  Application was reviewed and approved, all in favor.

Lisa Schneier of 9 Silvers Lane, Block 26.01, Lot 29.27, made application for re-roofing existing structure.  Application was reviewed and approved, all in favor.

Joseph Fetch of 9 Stockton Drive, Block 18.02, Lot 14, was present to discuss the application for installation of 160 sq. ft. shed to be located in rear side yard.  Application was reviewed and approved, all in favor.

Gail Unger, 102 Plainsboro Rd., Block 25, Lot 66, made application for installation of a deck to be located behind existing house.  This application was reviewed and approved, all in favor.

Katherine Pease, 12 South Main St., Block 23, Lot 75, in the Historic District, C+ status, made application to have this structure re-roofed.  2 layers of shingles will be torn away and 15 ply felt paper, ice shield, pipe flanges and rewrap chimney work will be done.  Application reviewed and approved, all in favor.

Application made by Stephen Root, 2 Wynnewood Dr. for stockade fence.  After discussion, HPAC determined that this application does not comply with zoning and a decision will not be rendered.  Secretary will call him to discuss this application.

 

Discussion

            Harry is interested in attending the CAMP Seminar on October 14, 2004.  Secretary registered him. 

            Architectural books that were requested earlier this month have been received.

            2005 is the 35th anniversary of the Cranbury Historical Preservation Society.

 

ADJOURNMENT OF MEETING

There being no further business, on motion duly made by DonJo Swanagan, seconded Diane Stasi, and carried, the meeting was thereupon adjourned at 9:20 pm. 

 

CERTIFICATE OF SECRETARY

I, Undersigned, do hereby certify;                                                  

 

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

That the foregoing minutes of the Historic Preservation Advisory Commission, held on October 5, 2004, consisting of 2 pages, constitute a true and correct copy of the minutes of the said meeting.

 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto subscribed my name of said Historic Preservation Advisory Commission this October 20, 2004.

 

 

 

 

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Linda M. Scott, Secretary