NOTES

OF THE

CRANBURY TOWNSHIP

HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION

CRANBURY, NEW JERSEY

MIDDLESEX COUNTY

 

TIME AND PLACE OF MEETING

            The meeting of the Cranbury Township Historic Preservation Commission was held in Town Hall, Cranbury, New Jersey, on April 17, 2007 beginning at 7:30 pm.

 

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 2, 2007 of this meeting’s date, time, place and agenda was mailed to the news media, posted on the Township bulleting board, mailed to those requesting personal notice and filed with the Municipal Clerk.

 

CALL TO ORDER

            Without a quorum present, no determinations or decisions for the applications will be made.  The Vice-chair of HPC, Diane Stasi called the meeting to order and Linda M. Scott performed as Secretary.

 

MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE

            Diane Stasi and Alana Stops were present.  Record will reflect that Bobbie Marlowe contacted secretary to inform her she would be unable to attend.

 

MINUTES

            Due to lack of quorum, the minutes of April 3, 2007 will be removed from this agenda and placed on the May 1, 2007 agenda.

 

APPLICATIONS

            33 South Main Street (B35,L11), In Historic District, Classified H;  homeowner, Debbie Driscoll was present for discussion of submitted application to renovate and winterize the existing enclosed porch on the south elevation.  Limited degree of public visibility is minimal.  There will be no change in footprint plan or roof line or existing structure.  Proposed windows are three Pella awning architect series aluminum clad with traditional grille pattern.  The side entry wooden Pella door will have 3/5 grille pattern and will be relocated.  A full glass storm door, identical to the approved front entry storm door, will be installed.  Diane recommended traditional wood trim around windows and door, which the homeowner agreed with.  Proposed exterior cedar clapboard will change from existing vertical to horizontal to match the house below, above and around windows.  Homeowner will submit spec sheet for entry door.

            Diane and Alana approve of this application with the discussed changes.  Bobbie Marlow will listen to taped meeting and render her decision.

 

            22 South Main Street, (B23,L79) In Historic District, Classified C- & K;  George Conley and Dick Schroeder returned to discuss their findings for the fencing of this application.  Revised drawings were presented.

            Diane explained that due to lack of quorum, Bobbie will listen to the tape and review the plans to render a decision.  This is acceptable to both gentlemen.

            Revised plan drawings (dated 4/17/07) were presented.  The changes in the proposed courtyard materials was decided as bluestone or clay fired brick will be used for the patio.  The façade of the concrete retaining wall will wear the same product.  Bluestone will top the wall which will serve as seating.  The landscape area near the fence was widened from 2’ to 3’ due to a concern of skateboarding along the wall.  The retaining wall for the windows below grade will remain staggered concrete block. 

            After much discussion of the fence, applicant will talk with their committee.  A question was asked regarding existing rail/fencing.  Existing black iron rails are on the side entrance, which will be removed and existing black iron rails on the front porch of Fellowship Hall.  Applicant prefers white fencing for the proposed area so it is not visible, HPC feels that black is more appropriate.  Cap post finials should be pyramid shape.

            They will return on May 1 with the fencing spec sheet for approval of this application as a whole.

 

            103 North Main Street (B25, L59) In Historic District, Classified I; Contractor Mike Kaiser was present with final half size copy of plans and 3 sealed sets of construction drawings.  Revised/updated application was received with a list of the proposed materials.  According to Mike, the windows have been standardized.  The gable window will remain with 3 windows with a small window centered above them.  Mike asked if any changes in products occur would a letter be sufficient to notify HPC?  HPC will accept the written changes.

            HPC would be interested in obtaining information sheets and product samples for their library.  It would benefit future applicants to see this info, should they be interested.

            Diane and Alana approve of this application.  Bobbie Marlowe will listen to a tape of this meeting and review the application and plans for her decision.

 

            27A Maplewood Avenue (B31, L4) In Historic District, Classification C; Owner is Mr. D. Herr.  Updated signage application submitted by Body Quest Massage.  The double sided sign will be hung on the right side facing the building to the left of the existing light and attached to the white trim with a black scroll bracket.

            Diane and Alana approve of this application.  Bobbie Marlowe will listen to a tape of this meeting and review the application and plans for her decision.

 

            109 North Main Street (B25, L29.02) In Buffer Zone, Unclassified; application made to replace existing five of the six front façade 6/6 windows with 1/1 Anderson 400 series aluminum clad.  The existing picture window will be replaced with a bay window. 

            Diane and Alana approve of this application.  Bobbie Marlowe will listen to a tape of this meeting and review the application and plans for her decision.

 

            On April 9th, a re-roofing application was received and approved for 3 Westminster Place (B29, L8&9).  The house, free standing garage and shed will be re-roofed in kind using cedar shakes. 

 

            On April 17th, ZBA 124-06 application for 41 Petty Road (B25, L45.01) was received.  Memo was generated stating the HPC has no comment due to the location being outside the Historic and Buffer districts.

 

DISCUSSION

           

            The May 1st seminar for The Benefits of Historic Preservation: A Municipal Official’s Guide to Achieving Success will be attended by Diane, Alana, Harry and Bobbie.  Secretary has made arrangements for all four to attend.

 


 

ADJOURNMENT OF MEETING

            There being no further business, a motion duly made by Bobbie Marlowe, seconded by Alana Stops and carried, the meeting was thereupon adjourned.

 

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 notes of the Historic Preservation Commission, held on April 17, 2007 consisting of 2 pages, constitute 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 May 1, 2007.

 

 

 

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                                                                        Linda M. Scott, Secretary