MINUTES

OF THE

ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT

CRANBURY TOWNSHIP

CRANBURY, NEW JERSEY

MIDDLESEX COUNTY

 

 

 

TIME AND PLACE OF MEETING

 

            The regular meeting of the Cranbury Township Zoning Board of Adjustment was held at the Township Hall (Old School Building) Main Meeting Room, 23-A North Main Street, Cranbury, New Jersey, on June 6, 2007, at 7:30 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 Meetings Act was provided of this meeting’s date, time, place and agenda was mailed to the news media, posted on the Township’s Bulletin Board, mailed to those requesting personal notice, and filed with the municipal clerk.

 

 

MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE

 

Mr. Glenn Johnson, Ms. Adrienne Kemp, Mr. Mel Lehr, Mr. Matt McCarville, Mr. Don Patterson, Mr. Frank Shea, Mr. Dale Smith

 

PROFESSIONALS IN ATTENDANCE

 

Rachel Dodsrajh, Esquire; Cathleen Marcelli, Engineer; Josette C. Kratz, Secretary

 

 

RESOLUTIONS

 

ZBA 124-06    Jasjit & Ravinder Walia

                        Block 25, Lot 45.01, Zone A100

                        41 Petty Road

                        Fence Variance

 

Ms. Bauder asked that the there be a time limit in which the applicant is required to complete the landscaping.  Mr. Smith commented also that it was brought to his attention that application received approvals for another fence and a pool and failed to notify the Board of such during their hearing.  He indicated that he would look into this further with Jeff Graydon.

 

 

ROLL CALL:

 

              AYES:      Ms. Kemp, Mr. McCarville, Mr. Patterson, Mr. Shea, Mr. Smith

             NAYS:      None

       ABSTAIN:      Mr. Gerberich, Mr. Herbert

         ABSENT:      None

 

MOTION CARRIED

 

 

 

 

APPLICATIONS

 

ZBA 132-07    Mathur, Rohit

                        Block 18.07, Lot 35.04, Zone R-AH

5 Danser Drive

Fence Variance

 

REPRESENATIVES:   Rohit Mathur, Applicant

 

Having given proper notice and sworn the Board had jurisdiction to hear the matter.  Ms. Marcelli was also sworn.

 

Mr. Mathur explained that ľ’s of his lot bordered a road and he was fencing in a portion of the rear, extending into the setbacks to give more space for the children and dog to play.

 

EXHIBIT A1 and A2    Photographs of the backyard

 

The fence would be similar to the neighbors fence shown in the pictures and would be no higher then the neighbors fence. He was told that he would have to receive approval from the Township Committee as a condition of the approval to allow encroachment into the drainage easement and would also have to gate the two ends of that easement for access if needed.

 

No members of the public made comment.

 

Mr. Shea motioned for the approval of the fence variance.  Mr. McCarville seconded the motion.

 


ROLL CALL:

 

              AYES:      Mr. Johnson, Ms. Kemp, Mr. Lehr, Mr. McCarville, Mr. Patterson, Mr. Shea, Mr. Smith

             NAYS:      None

       ABSTAIN:      Mr. Gerberich, Mr. Herbert

         ABSENT:      None

 

MOTION CARRIED

 

 

ZBA 133-07    Diamond, Robert

                        Block 21, Lot 26, Zone RLD-1

                        60 Old Trenton Road

                        Fence Variance

 

REPRESENTATIVES: Robert Diamond, Applicant

 

Having given proper notice and sworn the Board had jurisdiction to hear the matter.  Ms. Marcelli was also sworn.

 

Mr. Diamond explained that he wanted to erect a three board, four foot high fence with a slanted horizontal top piece to enclose an area for his dogs and to enhance the agricultural appearance of the property.  He had no intention of using the area for horses.

 

No members of the public made comment.

 

Mr. McCarville motioned for the approval of the fence application.  Mr. Shea seconded the motion.

 

ROLL CALL:

 

              AYES:      Mr. Johnson, Ms. Kemp, Mr. Lehr, Mr. McCarville, Mr. Patterson, Mr. Shea, Mr. Smith

             NAYS:      None

       ABSTAIN:      Mr. Gerberich, Mr. Herbert

         ABSENT:      None

 

MOTION CARRIED

 

 

 

 


ZBA 077-04    Perrine Pontiac - Hummer Showroom

Block 10, Lot 12.02

Route 130

Preliminary & Final Site Plan

 

REPRESENTATIVES:             Michael Balint, Esquire

                                                Kevin Brockel, Engineer

                                                Fred Perrine, Applicant

 

There are outstanding or other mitigating issues with the adjacent property that related to the development of this property that without the adjacent owner present to testify the board was concerned about actual authority to take jurisdiction to hear this matter at this time.

 

Mr. Balint did request, that since notice was given, that the Board grant an extension of time for the sign variance to exceed the one year and run for the length appropriate for the preliminary and final site plan approval time limits.

 

Mr. McCarville motioned for the approval of the extension of time.  Mr. Patterson seconded the motion.

 

ROLL CALL:

 

              AYES:      Mr. Johnson, Ms. Kemp, Mr. Lehr, Mr. McCarville, Mr. Patterson, Mr. Shea, Mr. Smith

             NAYS:      None

       ABSTAIN:      Mr. Gerberich, Mr. Herbert

         ABSENT:      None

 

MOTION CARRIED

 

Ms. Marcelli mentioned that the applicant could made changes to the detention facility so that it did not affect changes on the adjacent property which would eliminate the need the involvement of the adjacent property. 

 

The Applicant said that they would look into that and carry their application to July 11, 2007 without further notice in order to address the outstanding issues with regard to the adjacent property owner’s involvement.

 

 

ADJOURNMENT OF MEETING

 

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

 


CERTIFICTATE OF SECRETARY

 

            I, undersigned, do herby 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 6, 2007, comprised of 5 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 11, 2007.

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Josette C. Kratz, CPS

 

/jck