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 August 2, 2006, at 7:30 p.m.

 

 

CALL TO ORDER

 

Frank Shea, Vice 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

 

Jim Gerberich, Alain Hebert, Richard Johnson, Glenn Johnson, Adrienne Kemp, Donald Patterson, Frank Shea

 

 

PROFESSIONALS IN ATTENDANCE

 

Steven Goodell, Esquire, Zoning Board of Adjustment; Virginia Guinta, Court Reporter; Josette C. Kratz, ZBA Secretary; Cathleen Marcelli, Township Engineer; Richard Preiss, Township Planner

 

 


ZBA 115-06    Dreyling, Robert & Luba

                        Block 19, Lot 16

                        32 Old Cranbury – Hightstown Road

                        Use Variance for additional kitchen (Mother/Daughter)

 

Applicant requested that there application be carried until September 6, 2006.  The board took jurisdiction and carried without further notice.

 

 

ZBA 414-00    Cranbury Service Center

                        Block 10, Lot 12.02

                        Route 130

                        Preliminary & Final Site Plan w/Bulk Variance

                        Extension of Time

 

REPRESENTATIVES: Donald S. Driggers, Esquire

 

Mr. Driggers explained that one of the tenants went into bankruptcy and they have requested that the applicant vacate the property as of August 31, which will solve one problem.  There was a letter submitted to Maser Consulting of July 31 sets forth the approvals they have obtained and the status.  The problem the applicant was having been with NJDOT of which the applicant was not getting a response from.

 

Ms. Marcelli requested copies of all of the applicant’s applications and correspondence with NJDOT.

 

Ms. Kemp moved that the extension be approved for only 30-days until the next meeting where the Board could look at all the facts and determine if additional time would be required. Richard Johnson seconded the motion.

 

ROLL CALL:

 

          AYES:   Alain Herbert, Richard Johnson, Adrienne Kemp, Jim Gerberich, Glenn Johnson, Donald Patterson, Frank Shea

          NAYS:   None

    ABSTAIN:   None

     ABSENT:   Matthew McCarville, Dale Smith

 

MOTION CARRIED

 

 

 

 


ZBA 108-06    Sprint Spectrum L.P. (NY54XC646/Spri990)

                        Block 7, Lot 23.02

                        2682 U.S. Route 130

                        Use Variance for Wireless Telecommunication Facility

 

REPRESENTATIVES:            Diane M. Constantine, Esquire

                                                Dan Collins, Radio Frequency Engineer

                                                Glen Pierson, Radio Frequency Engineer

                                                James Miller, Planner

                                                Frank Colasurdo, Architect

 

EXHIBIT A-1              Letter 4/18/06 to Prologis

EXHIBIT A-2              Letter 5/18/05 to Bathena

EXHIBIT A-3              Sprint RF Design

EXHIBIT A-4              Cingular Letter 8/2/06

EXHIBIT A-5              T-Mobile Letter 7/31/06

 

Transcript available.

 

Adequate notice was given and Board had jurisdiction to hear the matter.  All applicant’s professionals and Township professionals were sworn.

 

Mr. Collins gave full detail of the chronological history of this application.

 

Mr. Pierson gave testimony as to the overview of the radio frequency requirements, topography, hand off, reliable signaling problems incurred at some of the alternate sites.

 

Ms. Constantine gave some history on the developments history with the firehouse site.  Most Board members were not aware that a sub-committee had been established.

 

The Board asked that the application bring back propagations of the alternatives site and the different heights of the proposed tower.

 

Application was carried until September 6, 2006 without further notice.

 

 

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 August 2, 2006, comprised of 2 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 October 4, 2006.

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Josette C. Kratz, CPS

 

/jck