MINUTES

OF THE

ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT

CRANBURY TOWNSHIP

CRANBURY, NEW JERSEY

MIDDLESEX COUNTY

 

APPROVED ON 07/20/2005

 

TIME AND PLACE OF MEETING

 

The regular meeting of the Cranbury Township was held at the Town Hall (Old School Building) Main Meeting Room, 23-A North Main Street, Cranbury, New Jersey, on June 8, 2005, at 8:30 p.m.

 

CALL TO ORDER

 

Dale Smith, Chairperson, of the Cranbury Township Planning Board, called the meeting to order and acted as the Chairman thereof, and, Josette C. Kratz acted as Secretary of the meeting.

 

STATEMENT OF ADEQUATE NOTICE

 

Pursuant of the Sunshine Law adequate notice in accordance with the Open Public Meeting Act was provided 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                            

 

Mr. Alain Hebert, Mr. Glenn Johnson, Mr. Richard Johnson, Ms. Adrienne Kemp, Mr. Matthew McCarville, Mr. Frank Shea, Mr. Dale Smith

 

PROFESSIONALS IN ATTENDANCE

 

Jeffrey Green, Esquire; Virginia Guinta, Court Reporter; Josette C. Kratz, Zoning Secretary

 

QUORUM ANNOUNCEMENT

 

The Secretary announced that a quorum of the members was present, and that the meeting, having been duly convened, was ready to proceed with its business.

 

APPLICATIONS

 

ZBA 088-05     Sal & Jean Golisano


Block 28, Lot 13

4 Prospect Street

Bulk Variance for Shed & Driveway

 

REPRESENTATIVES:         Salvatore & Jean Marie Golisano

 

Mr. & Mrs. Golisano were sworn and proper notice had been given in which to hear the matter.  Mr. Golisano explained the application that they intended to place a prefabricated shed 2 feet away from the rear and side property line, giving enough room for a lawn mower to make it through.  The shed would be 10' x 16' x 7' high “Cottage” style white with black shingles.  There would be 16ft from the driveway to the shed.

 

The applicants were also proposing to reconfigure their driveway.  They proposed to straighten the driveway and allowed to remove the sick oak tree.  Presently they would construct a single driveway, until such time that the oak tree is removed.  Meanwhile, they would remove all the asphalt to the front of the house.

 

EXHIBIT A-1  Picture of the rear view of the property

 

Mr. R. Johnson asked if the pool could be removed.  Mr. Golisano explained that the pool had been there for 19 years.  Mr. Smith indicated that a pool of 19 years if moved may not go back together and that would only give a difference of 2.5 ft to 3 ft.

 

Mr. Golisano said they could put shrubbery between the shed and the property line to avoid mowing.

 

Mr. McCarville asked where the 10 ft setback came from.  Mr. Smith said it originated from the past due to fire, allowing a 20 ft to avoid fire jumping from shed to shed.

 

Mr. Golisano said fencing around the rim of the pool came out a few inches.

 

There were no comments from the public.

 

The Board asked about the possibility to move the new portion of the driveway over 1 ft from the property line.  Mr. Smith said “any new construction” would be 1 ft over.

 

Mr. Smith indicated that the Board needed a drawing from the applicant so that the engineer could understand the relationship to what was said tonight as a condition of the resolution.

 

There were no public comments.

 

The straw vote was favorable.

 

Mr. Green read the resolution aloud.  There were some changes made.


 

MOTION MADE BY: Mr. Shea

SECOND MADE BY: Mr. R. Johnson       

 

VOTE ROLL CALL

 

             AYES:      Mr. Hebert, Mr. G. Johnson, Ms. Kemp, Mr. McCarville, Mr. Shea, Mr. Smith

             NAYS:      None

      ABSTAIN:      None

       ABSENT:      Mr. Gerbrich, Mr. Patterson

 

MOTION CARRIED/FAILED

 

 

MINUTES

 

The minutes for January 12, 2005 & May 11, 2005, after grammatical/typo errors were corrected and upon being duly motioned and seconded were approved.

 

RESOLUTIONS

 

ZBA 086-05     Sandra Majesci

Block 20, Lot 44

20 Ryan Road

Bulk Variance for Fence

 

There were no changes, resolution stood as previously approved and distributed.

 

 

ZBA 087-05     Donna Ritter

Block 33, Lot 13.03

6 Benett Place

Addition to residence

 

Board had some minor typos to change and the addition of the wording of the modification of the roof line of the house and garage, otherwise resolution stood as previously approved and distributed.

 

 

ZBA 069-04     Anthracite Leasing Co/Steve Fiebus

Block 26, Lots 4 & 5.01

2661 Route 130

Appeal/Interpretation on FAR/Basement Definition

 

Board had minor changes, otherwise both resolutions stood as previously approved and distributed.

 

 


ADJOURNMENT OF MEETING

 

There being no further business, on motion duly made, seconded, and carried, the meeting was thereupon adjourned.

 

 

CERTIFICATE OF SECRETARY

 

I, undersigned, do hereby certify;

 

That I am duly elected and acting secretary of the Cranbury Township and,

 

That the foregoing minutes of the Zoning Board of Adjustment Meeting, held on June 8, 2005, comprised of 3 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 this July 20, 2005.

 

 

                                                                       

Josette C. Kratz, CPS

 

 

/jck

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