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January 8, 2014

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The January 8, 2014 regular meeting of the Point Pleasant Beach Planning Board opened at 7:30 pm. The Clerk read the notice of compliance with the "Open Public Meetings Act. Present were Board members Mr. Gagnon, Mr. Winter, Tom Migut, Mr. Pasola, Mr. Highton, Mr. Paesano, Ms. Devon, Mrs. Mutter and Councilman Cortes
Absent: Mrs. Loder and Mr. Ritchings
Motion by Mr. Pasola, second by Mr. Winter to nominate Tom Migut as acting Chairman for the evening
In favor: Gagnon, Migut, Winter, Pasola, Councilman Cortes, Highton, Paesano, Devon and Mutter
Opposed: None

NOMINATION and APPOINTMENT OF PLANNING BOARD CLERK
Motion by Mr. Pasola, second by Mr. Winter to appoint Karen Mills as Board Clerk
In favor: Gagnon, Migut, Winter, Pasola, Councilman Cortes, Highton, Paesano, Devon and Mutter
Opposed: None
NOMINATION and APPOINTMENT OF PLANNING BOARD ATTORNEY
Motion by Mr. Pasola, second by Mr. Winter to appoint Dennis Galvin of the Galvin Law Firm as Board attorney
In favor: Gagnon, Migut, Winter, Pasola, Councilman Cortes, Highton, Paesano and Mutter
Abstain: Devon
Opposed: None

NOMINATION and APPOINTMENT OF PLANNING BOARD ENGINEER
Motion by Mr. Winter, second by Mr. Pasola to appoint Ray Savacool as Board Engineer
In favor: Gagnon, Migut, Winter, Pasola, Councilman Cortes, Highton, Paesano and Mutter
Abstain - Devon
Opposed: None

The Board has chosen to put off the nomination of officers until the next meeting at this time

DESIGNATION OF OFFICIAL NEWSPAPERS
OCEAN STAR
ASBURY PARK PRESS
Motion by Mr. Pasola, second by Mr. Winter to designate the Ocean Star and the Asbury Park Press as the Board’s official newspapers for legal notices
In favor: Gagnon, Migut, Winter, Pasola, Councilman Cortes, Highton, Paesano, Devon and Mutter
Opposed: None



MISC. OTHER RE-ORGANIZATION MATTERS
Motion by Mr. Winter, second by Mr. Highton to appoint Mr. Paesano as liason to the Open Space Committee. We will put off appointing the alternate until Mrs. Loder is present.
(Committee is requesting 1 Board member
appointment and if possible, an alternate)
Chairman Migut mentioned that the Board used to have a liaison to the Historical Preservation Society. The Clerk will inquire if that is something that the Society still wants.
The Board attorney administered the Oaths to the new Board members Gagnon, Devon and Mutter

Motion by Mr. Highton, second by Mr. Winter to memorialize the minutes of December 10, 2013
In favor: Migut, Winter, Highton and Paesano
Opposed: None

Application #2013-363 – Minor Site Plan - Jenkinson’s South, Inc., 801 Boardwalk – Block 65; Lot 4 - Boardwalk/Miniature Golf/Commercial Building - Applicant seeks minor site plan approval to permit construction of a new commercial building in the same footprint of the former building that was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy.

John Jackson, attorney for supplicant, credentials accepted, stated that the applicant is seeking to construct a support building for their putt putt golf course on the south end of town. It is one of the nice family features that anchor the south end of the Boardwalk. The building that was there previously was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. They will be making the building a little bit larger, but it will have the exact same function and operation as the previous building.

Verity Frizzell, applicant’s Professional Architect, stated that the property is at the corner of Ocean and Foreman Avenues, fronting on the Boardwalk. The proposed building is in the same exact footprint as the building that was there before it was destroyed. The only difference to the building is that a second level has been added for storage and for an observation deck. The southern half of the building will have a kitchen for their walk up service counter for snacks, which will front the Boardwalk. Public bathrooms will be located in the back, along with a small storage area for the golf hut, and the stairs leading up in the back to the observation deck and the storage space. The width of the building is 14.5 feet. They have a roll down shutter, so the kitchen and walk up counter area can close at night. The deck will have a railing that goes around it; the storage area is 19-20 feet wide by 14.5 feet deep. The copula is strictly decorative. The height above the boardwalk to the top of the ridge is 28.5 ¾ feet and the main roof ridge is 20 feet 3 ¼ to the storage area, but the bulk of the building is about 15.8 feet. It is 33.58 feet from the crown of the road to the top of the ridge.
Jeffrey J. Carr, P.E., P.P., sworn, stated that the building is to be placed in the same exact location and footprint as the old building. The only additions are the second story attic and copula. The impervious coverage is over, but it’s basically because of the golf course. Aesthetically he believes this is a good application
No audience questions/comments
Anthony Storino, applicant, President of Jenkinson’s South for 14 years, sworn stated they are just seeking to put back what they previously had, the same operation; ice cream and golf, with the addition of 2 bathrooms, which they didn’t have before. The old facility had storage; an attic with pull down stairs. They plan on using the attic space for dry goods; paper plates, cups, napkins, etc. for the facility. The hours of operation depend on the demand; when the crowds there, they are open; when no one is there, they will close.
No audience questions
The Board recognizes the proposed use is consistent with the zone and agrees with Mr. Jackson that this use provides important family entertainment on the south end of the Boardwalk.
The Board was happy that Jenkinsons has decided to continue this use and finds this request to be modest and that the variance relief is needed to achieve the benefits of this use.

The Board finds this proposal to be attractive and they are unable to find any substantial negative impact from this request.
The Board finds the benefits of this proposal to outweigh the detriments. The Board has carefully evaluated the site plan and finds that this proposal is compliant with the Borough’s site plan ordinance.
Deliberations
Mr. Pasola – Good application – real improvement of the South end of the boardwalk; the architect did a wonderful job on the cupola.
Chairman Migut - Glad they restored the golf course. What is more Jersey than a Putt Putt Golf course?
Mr. Highton – Glad to see that they are preserving the golf course.
Mr. Winter – I live on Forman Avenue and this is going to be very nice.
Mr. Paesano – nicely done and cosmetically appealing in line with the quality and construction that you have exhibited before. Thinks it is a good application.
Motion by Mr. Paesano, second by Mrs. Mutter to approve application #2013-363 of 801 Boardwalk – Block 65; Lot 4
In favor: Winter, Pasola, Councilman Cortes, Highton, Paesano, Devon, Mutter and acting Chairman Migut
Opposed: None
Application approved

Application #2013-364 – Minor Site Plan - 1500 Richmond Avenue, LLC – 501 Elizabeth Avenue –Block 13.02; Lot 1.01 – Applicant seeks minor site plan approval to permit improvements to an existing one story building at the subject property proposed to be utilized as a real estate office.
Mr. Gagnon and Miss Devon have stepped down from the following application

John Jackson attorney for applicant, credentials accepted stated that the applicant seeks to change the use of the building to a real estate office. Crossroads Realty is a longtime local real estate firm, with many branches, and will occupy this building. The applicant hopes to upgrade the existing 1,590 square foot building; consisting of some minor remodeling and reconfiguring of the parking layout.

Professional Engineer, Jeffrey J. Carr, P.E., P.P., sworn, credentials accepted stated that Elizabeth Avenue is a small dead end, off of Route 35 south. This is a small building which already exists, and is roughly 40 feet by 40 feet. The prior use was as an automotive repair shop, with an overhead door. They plan to change the facades, signage, and close up the overhead door that fronts on Elizabeth Avenue. A new entrance will be placed at the corner of the building, after the overhead door is removed. The existing parking lot will be striped, handicap parking spaces will be added, handicap signs will be put up, the parking spaces will be lined and concrete bumper stops will be used. On the side of the building facing Highway 35, the area will be expanded and repaved, so that full parking spaces and a 25 ft. parking aisle can be provided, which will improve the parking flow. The building mounted lighting provides enough site lighting for the parking area, so no pole mounted lighting is needed. The landscaping that was supposed to be provided with the free standing sign which was previously approved by the Zoning Board has not been planted yet. The delay was caused by the block work, which had to be special ordered. Once the weather permits, landscaping will be planted.
There will only be 2 full time employees, but other realtors will come in and out and occasionally customers will be in the building. Existing and proposed impervious coverage on lot 101 is 76%; they are increasing it by 685 sq. feet. 76 +/- was shown before and after because the increase is so de minimus that it doesn’t change the percentage on the overall site; the variance will be a continuation of a prior variance.
The applicant is not proposing curbing on the west of the building and seeks a waiver, because it is a preexisting condition. The entire street is without curbing, so having just a small amount of curbing would be more intrusive and would be inconsistent with the aesthetics of the rest of the street. The elimination of the curbing will improve the drainage and let some of the sheet flow into the landscaped area. The hours of operation would be 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week. The office will be nearly paperless; everything will be going through drop box and computers.

The Board determined that the renovation of this building will upgrade the look of this area, and will integrate with the new neighboring building. The Board agrees that the curb is not necessary at this time. However, as the adjacent properties are in common ownership; the Board expects that the developer will provide an appropriate curbing and parking area as future development occurs.

Michael Little, applicant, sworn – COO of Crossroad Real-estate, has 10 offices and feels Point Beach is a perfect location. This office will be more technical. Agents now use their laptops and do not come to the office that often. There will be a conference room for the agents to meet with clients. Probably only two (2) employees in this location. Hours of operation will be 9am till 6pm seven (7) days a week. Office is almost paperless; refuse is minimal.

No audience/questions comments
Condition
1. The landscaping previously required by the Zoning Board must be planted prior to May 1, 2014.
Chairman Migut thinks this is a nice low intensity use for this area.
Mr. Pasola stated that it is aesthetically pleasing and will be great for the town.
Motion by Mr. Pasola, second by Mrs. Mutter to approve application # #2013-364 – Minor Site Plan - 1500 Richmond Avenue, LLC – 501 Elizabeth Avenue –Block 13.02; Lot 1.01 with conditions
In favor: Winter, Pasola, Councilman Cortes, Highton, Paesano, Mutter and acting Chairman Migut
Opposed: None



Councilman Cortes questioned what the unintended consequences of his third story ordinance were. Ray Savacool explained that it is things that end up being constructed that you did not foresee happening. Council Cortes stated the proposed ordinance states only homes within a flood plain. Councilman Cortes wants to bring the ordinance in line with the State model ordinance. Conversation ensued and it was agreed upon to for Ray Savacool, Dennis Galvin, and Councilman Cortes to meet to tweak the ordinance.

Meeting adjourned at 9:22pm
Attest: Karen L. Mills, Clerk of the Board


Published February06, 2014 | Planning Board Minutes | 1777


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