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September 3, 2015

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The September 3, 2015 additional 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. Kelly, vice chair Reilly, Chairman Struncius, Mr. Renner, Mr. Loder and Mr. Davis

Absent: Spader, Reynolds and Dixon

Also present: Ben Montenegro, conflict attorney for Dooley application, Dennis Galvin, Board Attorney, Ray Savacool Board Engineer and Eileen Farrell filling in for Karen Mills

Court Reporter – Denise Sweet

Memorialize Minutes –
Motion by Mr. Davis, second by Mr. Loder to memorialize the action and vote approving the minutes of July 2, 2015 –
In favor: Kelly, Reilly, Loder, Renner and Davis
Opposed: None
Motion by Mr. Kelly, second by Mr. Davis to memorialize the minutes of July 16, 2015
In favor – Kelly, Reilly, Loder, Renner and David
Opposed: None

Memorialize Resolutions –
Motion by Mr. Kelly, second by Mr. Loder to memorialize the action and vote approving application #2015-46 f Richard/Susan D’Zio with conditions
In favor – Kelly, Reilly and Loder
Opposed: None
Motion by Mr. Loder, second by Mr. Kelly to memorialize the action and vote approving application #2015-42 of Ronald/Kathleen Sutton with conditions
In favor – Kelly, Reilly and Loder
Opposed: None
Motion by Mr. Loder, second by vice chair Reilly to memorialize the action and vote approving application #2015-39 of Robert/Collette Brus with conditions
In favor – Kelly, Reilly and Loder
Opposed: None
Motion by Mr. Loder, second by Mr. Kelly to memorialize the action and vote approving application #2015- 32 of Beach Head Properties/Opdyke with conditions
In favor: Kelly, Reilly and Loder
Opposed: None

Application #2015-51 – Inger Dooley – 116 Sanborn Avenue – Block 153; lot 2 – Applicant is lifting existing single family dwelling and would like to construct a front porch.

Tom Davis has stepped down from this application

Lauren Dooley, attorney for applicant. Gregory Cox architect for applicant sworn, stated that the home is being lifted up and the applicant wanted to add some architectural features and a front porch. The applicant also feels this will make the front stairs safer. The porch and stairs will be open and uncovered. Finished floor will be at 15.92; mechanicals will be hung horizontally under the first floor. There will be a couple of windows in the foundation to help with the aesthetics of the home. Siding will be brought down according to ordinance. Applicant has agreed to plant a 2 ½ inch caliper shade tree.

Deliberations

Kelly – Homes are starting to encroach with the new elevations. This has to be done and the steps are needed; I am in favor.

Reilly – I will be in favor of this. Greg Cox’s explanation is very rationale. I think it ends of being a more attractive safer home.

Renner – I have been in this neighborhood many times. It is sad to see a neighborhood that once had smaller homes change, but this is attractive. The only other place you could have put the stairs would have been the interior of the building which is not a good idea. Will be in favor of this.

Loder – Appreciate Greg’s design and aesthetically it will be attractive. See the front yard setback not being an issue. In favor

Struncius – no comment

Motion by vice chair Reilly, second by Mr. Renner to approve application #2015-51 of Inger Dooley – 116 Sanborn Avenue – Block 153; lot 2 – with conditions

In favor – Kelly, Reilly, Renner, Loder and Struncius
Opposed: None

Application approved with conditions

Conditions

1. Applicant shall plant 1 street tree (2.5” caliper) as part of this project.





Application #2015-49 – Robert/Geraldine Yurachek – 114 Sanborn Avenue – Block 153; lot 3 – Applicant is lifting existing single family dwelling and would like to construct an uncovered front porch.

Robert Yurachek, applicant sworn stated that they have already elevated his home and he would like to add a porch the width of the home and coming out 4 ½ feet. . Photos entered as A-3. Referred to the photo depicting the rear of the home as an example of what the front will look like. Applicant believes that it will be aesthetically pleasing. Mr. Renner inquired if the applicant would plant a couple of shade trees.
Applicant agreed to plant a 2 ½ inch caliper shade tree. Under the decking will be stones. Entire foundation should covered in accordance with the ordinance.

Kelly – Modest home will be in favor.

Reilly – Believes this application makes a lot of sense. In favor

Renner – Also believes this application makes sense. In favor.

Loder – Aesthetically properties will look a lot nicer with the stairs in front.

Davis – Echoes what has been said; sees a lot of positives

Struncius – no comments

Motion by vice chair Reilly, second by Mr. Loder to approve application #2015-49 of Robert/Geraldine Yurachek – 114 Sanborn Avenue – Block 153; lot 3 with conditions

Conditions

1. Applicant is to plant a 2 ½ in caliper shade tree


Application #2015-22 – Richard/Kathryn Repoli – 205 Princeton Avenue – Block 141; Lot 18 – Applicant wishes to raise existing single family dwelling and construct an addition to rear with wrap around deck.

Repoli carried from June 4, 2015 without notice
Mr. Renner and Chairman Struncius have listened to the prior meeting and signed certifications
Jason Marciano, Professional licensed Planner/Engineer reviewed revisions to application. Plot plan depicts that the porch has been removed from the west side of the home. A-3 highlighted plot plan for comparison of changes. Squared off rear of home. Stairs have been moved to the side of the home and there is no front yard encroachment which removed that variance. Air conditioner conforms; large detached garage is being removed. Driveway has been reduced to 22 feet in width. Building coverage reduced from 39.3 to 34.3 percent. Impervious is now 39.4%. Garages have been moved near to each other and the existing curb cut will be utilized. The black top and concrete from the existing driveway is being removed.
David Winters – neighbor, concerned with the homes lighting. The current lighting shines right in their bedroom windows. Richard Repoli applicant stated that he will chose lighting that will not spill on the neighbor’s property.
Matthew Devoti – Neighbor - is concerned about runoff and recharge. Was assured that the water will be directed to recharge pits -away from his property.
Deliberations
Kelly – Was hoping for the removal of one garage. We are trying to keep cars out of the front yard and it looking like a parking lot. Against application
Reilly – Appreciates all the changes; they are all in the right direction. Also concerned about the parking of four (4) cars. Only two cars can park in the driveway. Going to listen to colleagues before he makes up his mind.
Renner – Thinks he is OK with the two garages; has homes on his block parking six (6) cars. This is such a sweet little neighborhood but afraid it is going to change. In favor
Loder – thanks applicant for working on the original request. Building coverage is still 34.3%. Taking down the garage is an improvement – worked with the board – in favor to support.
Davis – Reiterate Mr. Loder’s comments to re-evaluate and conform. We have a lot of homes that we have no say – we got a shot at this and have a home that complies more. This home has an issue with the center guiter.
Struncius – Chairman Struncius inquired how the parking will be enforced. Dennis Galvin stated that the Zoning/Code Enforcement enforces it. Neighbors can call and report excessive parking. I like the aesthetic value when the steps are moved from dividing it that way. I understand where Mr. Kelly is coming from. All the reductions and the aesthetic value we get with a flood compliant home. Foundation is finished and a tree.

Motion by vice chair Reilly, second by Mr. Loder to approve application #2015-22 of Richard/Kathryn Repoli – 205 Princeton Avenue – Block 141; Lot 18 with conditions
In favor – Reilly, Renner, Loder and Davis
Opposed – Kelly
Application approved by conditions

Conditions
1. Onsite parking shall be limited to 4 cars. Two in the garage and 2 in the driveway.
2. Lighting is to be directed away from the west neighbor and approved by board engineer.
3. Applicant will plant 1 tree 2 ½ caliper inches in diameter.

Application #2015-17 – Kari Webb – 2 Niblick Street – Block 123; Lot 32 – Applicant wishes to demolish existing single family dwelling and construct a new FEMA compliant single family dwelling.

A-3 Exhibit entered- Flood certification, Exhibit -A-4 – Letter of substantial damage
Philip Mylod, attorney for applicant reviewed application and requirements. The applicant is in the REM grant program. It was determined that the first floor is higher than needed to accommodate off street parking.
Peter Van Den Kooy, Professional Planner, sworn, has appeared before Asbury Park Monmouth Beach and Point Pleasant Beach zoning boards, credentials accepted, stated that some variances are being improved. Ray Savacool explained the different flood elevations and reasoning behind them.
Elizabeth Schwartz, permit expediter for DSW homes, stated that she does the paperwork and permits for the REM program. REM lets them know how much money they will receive for rebuilding the storm damaged home. The applicant already has DCA approved plans. Chairman Struncius stated that this home can be dropped down four (4) feet. Dennis Galvin suggested bringing the home down and moving the stairs would help this application move along.
Philip Mylod stated that the applicant is willing to drop the home down and move the stairs to the side to make the home aesthetically pleasing. The changes will be provided to the engineer prior to memorialization.
Gary Webb, applicant’s father, stated that they will box the piers out with an Azek material and enclose the foundation with slats around the foundation to let water pass through.
Deliberations
Kelly – No problem. The project is pretty well supervised.
Reilly – I think it worked out pretty well; appreciates the applicant and her staff handling this so well. They gave the right answers pretty quickly.
Renner – What Mr. Reilly said
Loder – No issues
Davis – Concur – This meets all .the positive criteria
Struncius – We helped with the aesthetics – adjusting the stairs and lowering the home – fitting into the neighborhood for the future. We get a safe, flood compliant home. This obviously makes a lot of sense and we wish the applicant the best of luck.
Conditions
1. The buildings first floor elevation is to start at 13 feet.
2. The pilings are to be enclosed with a slat material.
3. The plan is to be reconfigured to reduce the stair encroachment as described to the boar.
4. The revised plans are to be submitted to the board’s engineer seven (7) days prior to memorialization.

Motion by Mr. Reilly, second by Mr. Kelly to approve Application #2015-17 – Kari Webb – 2 Niblick Street – Block 123; Lot 32 with conditions
In favor – Kelly, Reilly, Renner, Loder, Davos and Struncius
Opposed: None
Application approved with conditions

Next meeting September 17, 2015

Meeting adjourned at 9:50am
Attest: Karen L. Mills, LUA, Clerk of the Board


Published October02, 2015 | Board of Adjustment Minutes | 2185


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