MINUTES

OF THE

CRANBURY TOWNSHIP

HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION

CRANBURY, NEW JERSEY

MIDDLESEX COUNTY

 

TIME AND PLACE OF MEETING

The regular meeting of the Cranbury Township Historic Preservation Commission was held at the Town Hall, Cranbury, New Jersey, on March 7, 2006 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, 2006 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, Chair Bobbie Marlowe called the meeting to order, and, Linda M. Scott, Secretary for the Commission, performed as Secretary.

 

MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE

Kate McConnell, Diane Stasi, Alana Stops, Harry Williams and Chair Bobbie Marlowe, were present. 

 

MINUTES

The minutes of January 17, 2006 meeting were reviewed, amended and approved with a motion from Diane Stasi, second by Kate McConnell, all in favor.  The minutes of February 7, 2006 were reviewed and amended.  They shall be retyped and placed on the March 21 agenda.  The minutes of February 21, 2006 were reviewed, amended and approved with a motion from Bobbie Marlowe, second by Harry Williams, all in favor with the exception of Kate McConnell who abstained.

 

APPLICATIONS

            29 Station Road,  (B36,L9) In Surround Zone;  Mr. Michael Kline, father of homeowner, was present for discussion of the revised plans (received on February 27, 2006) to ensure that the discussed changes of November 1, 2005 have been incorporated.  It appears that the plans as drawn, incorporate the changes, but they are lacking several details.  HPC requests that the three façade gables, corner boards, exterior trim, and front door with sidelights need to have details included on the plans.  The window sills, header, and legs as drawn, the proposed windows with simulated lights-grilles; snap-in grilles are not recommended also need to be detailed, but with dimensions. HPC is interested to see how the triple and double windows are joined or paired together.  An information sheet was supplied from a website, but included many windows that may or may not be used.   Proposed window specs are required.  The columns now show flutes, HPC recommends the plain column as previously drawn.  Brushed vinyl siding and half rounds are proposed.  The Tudor style roof shingles are not in keeping with the half rounds, HPC recommends a more plain design.  HPC explained the reasoning as to why these requests were made, Mr. Kline concurred.  While the plans await the requested details they shall be forward to the construction department so that work may progress in other areas.  No action is needed.  

            2 Evans Drive, (B33, L40) In Historic District, Class K;  Mahbubeh Stave, homeowner, was present for discussion of a back porch proposed for enclosing that may be used as a mudroom/laundry area.   The porch area is not visible from any street side or from the lake.  Mrs. Stave would like to reuse the existing door and windows.  Conceptual drawings were reviewed with the submitted application.  Details were not submitted regarding the new roof and how it will conform

 

to the existing.  HPC would be interested in reviewing details of the proposed.  Architectural drawings are not necessary but a full elevation of back and side effected of this proposed project, roof details as it ties with the existing, along with the overhang details, and the placement of the windows and doors would help HPC visualize the final project.  Mrs. Stave will return with further details.  This application did not meet the 10 day submission requirement, which was not advertised. HPC reviewed this as a conceptual application.  No action is needed for this application.

 

DISCUSSION

Bobbie stated that documentation, the same as what is required for the construction department, should be submitted along with the application.  She questioned if the red lined drawings will be adhered to when the reviewed plans are forwarded to the construction department by HPC.  Bobbie will call the Construction Official and inquire with him.  HPC needs to see what the construction department requires for elevations.

Diane suggested a few guidelines when an application is received after the agenda was sent to be published, that it be treated or classified as a conceptual.  Doing so will give HPC flexibility to review the received as a conceptual.  She stated that by having a detailed drawing of the project protects the homeowner.  The homeowner knows what to expect from the contractor.

Harry suggested a check off list that pertains to the category of application.  The ordinance contains guidelines, but the application can be tailored to the application.

Kate and Alana attended a Preservation Seminar at Drew University.  Kate delivered sample resolutions for entering into closed session and actions taken.  She also gave a sample agenda.

  

 

ADJOURNMENT OF MEETING

There being no further business, on motion duly made by Harry Williams, seconded by Bobbie Marlowe and carried, the meeting was thereupon adjourned at 10:15 pm.

 

 

 

CERTIFICATE OF SECRETARY

I, Undersigned, do hereby certify;

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

That the foregoing minutes, of the Historic Preservation Commission, held on March 7, 2006, 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 Commission this March 21, 2006.

 

 

 

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Linda M. Scott, Secretary