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June 16, 2011

Minutes

The June 16, 2011 Regular meeting of the Point Pleasant Beach Board of Adjustment opened at 7:30 pm. The clerk read the notice of compliance with the "Open Public Meetings Act. Present were regular members: Mr. Wolfersberger, Mr. Spader, Mr. Kelly, Chairman Struncius, Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Ardito, Mr. Renner and Mr. Loder

Absent: Mr. Palisi, Mr. Reilly


Memorialization of resolutions


Motion by Mr. Spader, second by Mr. Reynolds to memorialize the action and vote approving the application of Steve Ardito #2011-09

In favor: Wolfersberger, Spader, Struncius, Reynolds and Kelly
Opposed: None


Motion by Mr. Spader, second by Mr. Wolfersberger to memorialize the action and vote approving the application of Nicholas Goetchius #2010-20 with conditions.

In favor: Spader, Palisi, Struncius and Wolfersberger
Opposed: None


Motion by Mr. Reynolds, second by Mr. Spader to memorialize the action and vote approving the application of Warren Waxman #2011-07 with conditions.

In favor – Wolfersberger, Spader, Struncius, Reynolds and Kelly
Opposed- None



Motion by Mr. Reynolds, second by Mr. Spader to approve and memorialize the minutes of April 21, 2011.

In favor: Wolfersberger, Spader, Kelly, Struncius, Reynolds and Ardito
Opposed: None

Motion by Mr. Spader, second by Mr. Reynolds to approve and memorialize the minutes of May 19, 2011

In favor: Wolfersberger, Spader, Kelly, Struncius, Reynolds and Ardito
Opposed: None



Application #2011-10 – Ralph and Geriann Rotando – 305 Washington Avenue – Applicant wishes to construct a one story addition and attached garage to the rear of the existing single family dwelling.

Tom Petersen, Professional Architect/Planner for applicant, sworn and credentials accepted. Ralph Rotando, applicant, sworn. Ralph Rotando stated that his father-in-law just passed away and his wife wants her mother to live with them on a permanent basis. The home is small and they need additional space for her. Aerial Photo entered as A-3 taken off of Google Maps. Photos A-4, A-5 and A-6 taken today by Tom Petersen. A-4 and A-5 show the home, A– 6 is a photo of the existing garage which will be coming down. Lot is 50 feet by 100 feet with a modest home. Tom Petersen discussed the flood zone and the possibility that the addition might need to be higher than the rest of the home. They are not sure exactly about the flood requirements and will discuss it with the construction official. There will be a slight encroachment on the rear setback for the small stoop and steps; the home is well below the height requirement. The new garage will be attached to the home which will now shorten the driveway; building coverage is being reduced. Ralph Rotando stated that there is only one kitchen in the home and one utility meter.

Audience questions/comments -

Vincent Puig, 304 Philadelphia Avenue – Questioned the encroachment into the rear setback. (3 feet) Current floor elevation (8.2 feet) Roof line of addition (simple “A“frame)



Deliberations

Mr. Wolfersberger – Gained in some respects; not allowing the building to go up. Finds there is good reason for expansion. In favor

Mr. Spader – With reduction of building coverage and the deed restriction in place. In favor

Mr. Kelly – O think we are gaining. In favor

Mr. Reynolds – I agree with the other board members. The home will be aesthetically better and we are gaining building coverage. In favor

Mr. Ardito – Is glad the applicant was prepared and informed about the flood regulations. Reduction of building coverage is a plus. In favor.

Mr. Renner – Agrees with other board members

Motion by Mr. Spader, second by Mr. Kelly to approve application #2011-10 of Ralph and Gerriann Rotando with conditions.

Conditions

1. Addition is not to be expanded on the second floor.
2. Applicant is not permitted to install an additional kitchen
3. Home is never to be partitioned; all occupants will be able to interact within the home
4. Plans are to be revised to show rear steps parallel with building.


In favor: Wolfersberger, Spader, Kelly, Struncius, Reynolds, Ardito and Renner
Opposed: None


Application #2011-05 - Anthony and Rosaria Spinnickie – 68 Harvard Avenue – Block 131; Lot 2 – Applicant wishes to demolish existing single family dwelling and construct a new three (3) story single family dwelling with deck over deck in the rear.

Anthony Spinnickie, applicant, sworn. Applicant purchased property in September 2010. They are going to demolish the home and build a three- story home. Chairman Struncius stated that looking at the plans he finds the house to be the definition of “massing”; it truly is a box. The pictures submitted depicting the neighboring homes that have roof lines and character. Mr. Wolfersberger agrees that it is one great big box. There is nothing that adds character to the home. When variances are required the board has an obligation to make sure it is reasonably consistent with neighboring properties. Robert Burdick, professional Engineer/Professional Planner. Elevation at the site is flood elevation 4. Robert Burdick went over the FHA requirements. There was some uncertainty to the understanding of the FHA requirements and Ray Savacool is going to research the ruling on the bottom floor. Mr. Renner inquired about the trees that exist on the property and what will happen to them. Robert Burdick is not prepared to answer that question at this time. Ray Savacool stated that the plans say that none of the trees will be disturbed. The deck over deck also came into question. Mr. Wolfersberger wants to know if the third floor deck will invade on the neighbor’s privacy. (Will you be able to look into windows?) Mr. Burdick stated that when they return they will make sure that the elevations accurately depict the home. Mr. Ardito inquired if the applicant had given thought to installing an elevator. Many of the new homes now install them to accommodate the elderly.


Motion by Mr. Wolfersberger, second by Mr. Spader to carry application #2011-05 of Anthony and Rosaria Spinnickie to August 18, 2011 without notice.

In favor: Wolfersberger, Spader, Kelly, Struncius, Reynolds, Ardito and Renner
Opposed: None


Application#2009-17- Foodtown of Point Pleasant/Gerard Norkus – 505 Richmond Avenue; Block 90; Lot 1 – Applicant wishes to expand business use by allowing a mobile food vending cart in parking lot.

Motion by Mr. Reynolds, second by Mr. Wolfersberger, to allow Norkus Foodtown to withdraw application #2009-17.

In favor: Wolfersberger, Spader, Kelly, Struncius, Reynolds, Ardito and Renner.
Opposed: None



Meeting adjourned at 9pm

Attest: Karen L. Mills, Clerk of the Board


Published July28, 2011 | Board of Adjustment Minutes | 1233


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