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 in Town Hall, Cranbury, New Jersey, on December 5, 2006 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 4, 2006 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

            With a quorum present, Chairperson Bobbie Marlowe called the meeting to order, and Linda M. Scott, Secretary for the Commission, performed as Secretary.

 

MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE

            Diane Stasi (7:39pm), Alana Stops, Harry Williams, and Chairperson Bobbie Marlowe, were present.

 

APPLICATIONS

            1 South Main Street, (B33,L39) In Historic District, Classified C; an application was received for removal of existing brick/concrete steps and installing a new deck.  The new deck will join two separate existing decks as shown in the supplied photos.  The proposed decking and railing plans will match existing.  A verbal vote to approve this application as submitted:

            Ayes: Alana Stops, Harry Williams, Ms. Marlowe.

 

DISCUSSION

            Bobbie submitted the article for the next township newsletter.  She asked that the tally of reviewed applications be inserted into the article where needed.  HPC reviewed sixty six thus far for 2006.  This number will increase by a couple before the year end.

            Alana asked if HPC has a copy of the National Register of Historic Places nominations for the Historic District.  Secretary will make copies for all members.

            Harry requested a copy of the Guidelines for his review.  Secretary will supply this.

            Diane stated that Tim Brennan will be attending this evenings meeting.  It was expressed that this applicant did not call secretary to reserve a spot on the agenda.  Alana referred and read Chapter 93-7E(15) for porches.  A conceptual discussion is allowed but an application is not.  It was suggested that the Secretary leave to call Tim Brennan at his home to confirm his arrival.  While making this phone call, Tim Brennan arrived.

            10 Park Place (B32,L21); Homeowner, Tim Brennan, arrived at 7:55pm for a conceptual discussion of the porch condition.  The wooden floor boards and pillars are rotting.  He supplied photos of existing conditions (laptop) and proposed floor board samples by Tendora.  Tim is uncertain if he should use wood or composite to replace the pillars.  The floor boards and steps will be composite.  Harry suggested that the lattice voids and solids, whether angled or vertical/horizontal, should be equal.  Tim will submit an application for the discussed porch, lattice and pillars.  Bobbie explained that should he replace materials in kind, this would be considered a minor application.  Record reflects that Diane Stasi recused herself from this application.


 

 

ADJOURNMENT OF MEETING

            There being no further business, a motion duly made by Harry Williams, seconded by Bobbie Marlowe 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 minutes of the Historic Preservation Commission, held on December 5, 2006, 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 December 19, 2006.

 

 

 

 

                                                                        _______________________________________

                                                                        Linda M. Scott, Secretary