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 19, 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, Vice-Chair Diane Stasi called the meeting to order, and Linda M. Scott, Secretary for the Commission, performed as Secretary.

 

MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE

            Alana Stops, Harry Williams, and Vice-Chairperson Diane Stasi, were present.

 

MINUTES

            The minutes from the December 5, 2006 meeting were reviewed and approved with a motion by Harry Williams, seconded by Diane Stasi, all in favor.

 

APPLICATIONS

            10 Park Place, (B32,21) In Historic District; Classification C+; Prior to hearing this application, it was explained to Mr. Brennan, that since Diane has recused herself, 2 members will hear his application this evening.  Bobbie Marlowe, unable to attend, will listen to the tape on December 20, to render her vote.

            Application was made by homeowner Tim Brennan for the material change of existing porch and stairs made of wood to a composite named Tandora.  Tim stated that they have been repaired before but continue to rot due to poor water drainage.  The bottom of pillar will be repaired and replaced with composite, duplicating details and size, then reinstalled.  Alana questioned the existing wrought iron railing.  The 8foot long steps will be equal on both sides of the rails.  Tim indicated that it will be reinstalled.  Harry discussed the lattice and the same size voids and solids.  Harry also suggested painting the lattice same color as steps and porch to have it visually disappear.  Verbal vote to approve this application as submitted:

            Ayes:  Alana Stops and Harry Williams.  Record reflects that Diane Stasi recused herself.

 

DISCUSSION

            A contractor contacted the secretary regarding 57 North Main Street.  Plans for re-siding and re-roofing the structure will not begin until a contactor has been selected.  HPC will view this building from the public.  Secretary informed the contractor to view the surrounding buildings for siding compatibility for public view.  Members will view this building before an application appears.

            Alana brought attention to The Benefits of Historic Preservation: A Municipal Official’s Guide to Achieving Success one day seminar on May 1, 2007.  Diane is interested in attending; other members will check their calendar for availability.  This seminar would be ideal for the HPC liaison and commission members.

            Alana brought a copy of a summary of nomination information in ONJH files for Cranbury Historic District.  The description and written history of Cranberry Village includes structure description of Main Street, Symmes Court, Scott Ave., Park and Wesley Place, Westminster Place, Maplewood Avenue, Bunker Hill and Prospect Street. 

            The next HPC meeting will be held on January 16, 2007.

            There is no update since the initial contact with Gail Hunton.  Secretary will place a phone call to her regarding the Guidelines.

            Alana Stops will be attending a course at Drew University: Materials and Techniques of Restoration and Rehabilitation beginning January 3, 2007.

 

 

ADJOURNMENT OF MEETING

            There being no further business, a motion duly made by Harry Williams, 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 minutes of the Historic Preservation Commission, held on December 19, 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 January 16, 2007.

 

 

 

 

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                                                                        Linda M. Scott, Secretary