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February 20, 2014


The February 20, 2014 Special 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. Kelly, Mr. Reilly, Mr. Renner, Chairman Struncius, Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Dixon, Mr. Davis and Mr. Ferguson

Absent - Spader, Ardito and Loder

Also present – Karen Mills, Dennis Galvin and Ray Savacool

Court Reporter – Denise Sweet

Motion by Mr. Reilly, second by Mr. Reynolds to memorialize the minutes of January 16, 2014

In favor: Kelly, Reilly. Davis and Struncius
Opposed: None

Memorialization of Resolutions

Be it resolved by the Board of Adjustment that it hereby memorializes the action and vote approving the following applications

Motion by Mr. Kelly, second by Mr. Davis to memorialize application #2013-60 – Susan Bacchus – 1200 Ocean Ave – with conditions

In favor: Kelly, Renner, Struncius, Dixon and Ferguson
Opposed: None

Motion by Mr. Davis, second by Mr. Dixon to memorialize application#2014-01 – Estate of Jacqueline Dickson – 1315 Ocean Ave – with conditions

In favor: Kelly, Renner, Dixon, Davis, Ferguson and Struncius
Opposed: None

Motion by Mr. Renner, second by Mr. Kelly to memorialize application#2014-04 of Christopher/Lisa Whelan – 211 Homestead – with conditions

In favor: Kelly, Renner, Dixon, Davis, Ferguson and Struncius
Opposed: None

Application #2013-09 – Siyan Motels d/b/a Dunes Motel – 1601 Ocean Avenue – Block 179.02; Lot 6 – Applicant increased floor area of both first and second floor by enclosing a second story deck and a first story entry area. A new canopy was constructed above the entrance door. Applicant also wishes to construct a 10 foot 10 inch by 24 foot storage room to the rear of the building and a new balcony. Applicant will also need to amend condition #1 on prior resolution #1979-01

John J. Jackson, Esq., attorney for applicant, credentials accepted stated what the applicant is looking to continue with the upgrades to the Motel. He also explained that there has come to light that there is an old resolution (from 1979) limiting the the one efficiency unit only to owner occupation and would like that rescinded. Most of the changes requested are operational. Owner has upgraded the front facade and would like that legitimized.

Exhibit A-3 – Pack of photographs of property entered
Exhibit – B-1 – photo from engineer showing the old frontage of the motel.
Pramaad Saggi, owner, sworn, stated he purchased the property in August 2001. He has been receiving a CO for the rental unit in question every season since then. Pramaad Saggi stated that he was never made aware of the 1979 resolution prohibiting the rental of the unit. His business is seasonal which means that he closes for the winter in November. Prior to the hurricane he had started renovations because of water damage. While doing the facade they had enclosed the area in question but was referred to the Board for approval of the front area that has been enclosed. Pramaad Saggi reviewed the proposed upgrades. Pramaad Saggi stated that he is requesting a shed to enclose extra furniture and items that are needed to run the operation. Chairman Struncius commented that the property has gone south and was ill kept prior to Sandy and is looking for restrictions to keep that from happening again. The applicant agreed to keep the property neat and everything enclosed. Mr. Reilly inquired if there is 24 hour staff on property. (No) Mr. Reilly would like to see staff on the property 24/7. Mr. Davis commented that it looks like the shed is going to be attached to the main structure. (Yes)
Adam Stuerman, attorney for Joe Labowsky, neighbor - Questioned Pramaad Saggi about parking and the rear fence.
Audience Questions of Applicant

Barbara Sarzillo – 206 Carter Avenue – Inquired if the motel has open State violations in regards to non-completion of construction. (Applicant has no knowledge of this)
Richard Yannetelli, 203 Carter Avenue – How many people are allowed to occupy the rooms. (2 to 4 people)Ray S. – Occupancy is set by building code

Robert Burdick, PE/PP, sworn, reviewed the Board engineer’s letter.

Questions of Engineer

Richard Yannetelli, 203 Carter Avenue – Questioned the rear windows (lighting bathroom and ventilation)
Barbara Sarzillo, 206 Carter Avenue – Questioned height of attached shed. Chairman Struncius commented that the Board will need to see what this added structure will look like.

Audience Comments

Barbara Sarzillo, sworn – 206 Carter Avenue – Exhibits – N-1 through N -7 – Photos entered. Photo taken by her and her nephew approximately 2 months ago. Has been looking at the Dunes motel pre-Sandi and she says the storage area will be used to store garbage. She showed photos with garbage in the rear of the property and a dilapidated fence. She stated that it is a quality of life issue for her and her neighbors.
Richard Yannetelli, sworn – 203 Carter Avenue – Has issues with the Dunes motel. Has lived near it since the 60’s and objects to increased occupancy due to the lack of parking. He also commented that if the building is fully occupied that the staff does not stay there at night. He said he has tried to repeatedly reach someone on the property during the summer and has been unable to contact anyone.

The Board has concerns about the storage and garbage area. They are concerned about the aesthetics and want to see what the final building and fencing is going to look like. The Board is requesting to see the parking configuration prior to making a decision. The Board would like to see a completion schedule of renovations and conditions. There appears to be a history of things not being completed. Dennis Galvin stated that they have control over permits and CO’s. Dennis Galvin suggested that the applicant might take 6 units and combine them to make three (3) larger units. This might be more family friendly and rent them for more money; it should be thought about. Mr. Dixon stated the place can look like a million dollars but if you do not have proper management it does not matter.

Dennis Galvin reviewed proposed tentative conditions.
1. There is to be no unenclosed storage on the site.
2. The faηade on all four sides is to be uniformed and the rear of the building is to be upgraded to match the other three walls prior to issuance of occupancy.
3. The suite is to be operated in the same fashion as the motel rooms.
4. This property must have full time on site management as required by ordinance.
5. The fence is to be repaired – it is to be extended on the south side and each elevation is to be matching.
6. Designated parking
7. Completion schedule
8. Someone needs to be on site 24/7

Motion by Mr. Reilly, second by Mr. Renner to carry application #2103-09 of the Siyan Motel d/b/a the Dunes to March 6, 2014 without notice

In favor: Davis, Kelly, Reilly, Reynolds, Dixon, Renner and Struncius
Opposed: None

Application carried without notice

Meeting adjourned at 10:15pm
Attest: Karen L. Mills, Clerk of the Board

Published March21, 2014 | Board of Adjustment Minutes | 1806

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