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March 21, 2013

Minutes

The March 21, 2013 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. Spader Mr. Kelly, Mr. Reilly, Chairman Struncius(arrived after roll call and memorializations), Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Ardito and Mr. Davis
Absent: Mr. Loder, Mr. Renner and Mr. Shamy

Motion by Mr. Reynolds, second by Mr. Ardito to memorialize the minutes of February 21, 2012
In favor: Spader, Kelly, Reilly, Reynolds, Ardito and Davis
Opposed: None

Motion by Mr. Reynolds, second by Mr. Kelly to memorialize the minutes of February 27, 2013
In favor: Spader, Kelly, Reynolds, Ardito and Davis
Opposed: None

Motion by Mr. Ardito, second by Mr. Reynolds to memorialize the action and vote approving application#2013-03 of William and Maryjane Loss with conditions.
In favor: Kelly, Reilly, Reynolds and Ardito
Opposed: None
Motion by Mr. Kelly, second by Mr. Reynolds to memorialize the action and vote approving application #2013-04 of John and Barbara Resch with conditions
In favor: Kelly, Reilly, Reynolds and Ardito
Opposed: None
Motion by Mr. Ardito, second by Mr. Reynolds to memorialize the action and vote approving application #2013-05 of Ronald and Wendi Reid with conditions
In favor: Kelly, Reilly, Reynolds and Ardito
Opposed: None
Let the record reflect the Chairman Struncius has arrived

Motion by Mr. Reynolds, second by Mr. Kelly to memorialize the action and vote approving application #2013-08 of the White Sands Hotel and Spa with conditions
In favor: Spader, Kelly, Reynolds, Ardito and Struncius
Opposed: None

#2013-07 White Sands Hotel and Spa -
Robert Shea will be addressing the garbage and washer/dryer issues for approval before Memorialization

Robert Shea, attorney for applicant stated that he, the applicant, the architect and the Board Engineer met at the site and developed a plan for the garbage enclosure that they hope will solve the problem. They will install a wall enclosure and install a larger planter on the corner to soften the look. Chairman Struncius questioned the site triangle and Ray Savacool stated that will be checked and authorized by the county. The wall will have a stucco finish to blend in with the building. The applicant is also requesting to install a washer /dryer along with the pool mechanicals under the building in a 15’ 6” by 28 foot room; this would alleviate the neighbors’ concerns of the laundry carts going back and forth. Mr. Reynolds concerns were them being located in the flood area; Massimo Yezzi replied that the electrical would be installed above. Mr. Reynolds stated that it is a great idea. Mr. Chiaia stated that he will install 2 washers and two dryers to handle the laundry and pool towels from the east side of the street.
Revised conditions
17. Nothing may be placed underneath the 500 building other than the mechanical equipment used to operate the pool and adjacent to the pool equipment a laundry facility (the room size will be limited to15 by 25 feet).

18. At the time of Memorialization, the applicant provided a plan to the Board providing a wall with landscaping to buffer the dumpster area, this approval is subject to this modification to this plan.

Application#2012-23 – Garrett Vermaas – 205 Philadelphia Avenue – Block 31; Lot 3 – Applicant wishes to construct a new 2 story 18’5” by 16’ 4” addition to existing single family dwelling.
Carried without notice from December 6, 2013

Applicant Garrett Vermaas, previously sworn, stated that he has decided to build up over existing coverage and eliminate the proposed addition. The proposed project will not increase any existing variances. Ray Savacool informed the applicant that if he is making a substantial improvement to the property that he would have to raise his home to comply with the flood elevation requirements. Dennis Galvin also informed the applicant that he could have extremely high flood insurance premiums if he did not comply to flood elevations and that he should contact an insurance agent to factor that in. Dennis Galvin stated that you can add that to the resolution that if he raises the home in the future to comply with FEMA regulations that he can raise his home to 35 feet without having to come back to the board.
No audience questions/comments
Deliberations
Spader – Under the circumstances the adjusted plan is acceptable; having the provision of future considerations of raising the home is very thoughtful.
Kelly - the building coverage was the initial problem, having made the adjustments will be in favor.
Reilly – Recognizes that it increases the bulk of the house; but it is deminimus and he is staying with the same building coverage and he is o.k. with that.
Reynolds - Glad that the applicant came back with a plan the board can live with; going up instead of additional coverage. In favor
Ardito – Not increasing coverage; ½ inch shy of side yard setback is deminimus . The condition for additional height covers all aspects. In favor
Davis - Reiterates what Mr. Ardito says and encourages him strongly to see what his insurance rates will be. He believes it will affect his decision on how to proceed about lifting the house or not. It is a big issue in town; advises him to get his information ahead of time.
Struncius - Chairman Struncius wants to make sure that the wording that it will be built as represented at the time of the hearing to guarantee the aesthetics. The “L” shapes of the home helps break it up along with the dormer; otherwise it would be a box.

Conditions
1. The Board recommended to the applicant that he should consider raising the house to meet FEMA regulations, even though this home does not require compliance. The Board has considered the impacts if this house were to be raised and grants the applicant permission to raise the home as approved, provided the highest point of the house does not exceed 35 feet.

2. The house is to be constructed based upon the drawings submitted to the Board at the time of the March 21, 2013 hearing; and must include all dormers, windows, and other design elements as shown on the plans.

Motion by Mr. Spader, second by Mr. Reilly to approve application #2012-23 of Garrett Vermaas with conditions
In favor: Spader, Kelly, Reilly, Reynolds, Ardito, Davis and Struncius
Opposed: None

The Board discussed and decided to add weekly dates on in the summer to accommodate and expedite any applications for flood affected properties

Meeting adjourned at 8:3opm
Attest: Karen L. Mills, Clerk of the Board


Published April23, 2013 | Board of Adjustment Minutes | 1582


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