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October 7, 2015

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The October 7, 2015 regular meeting of the Point Pleasant Beach Planning Board opened at 7:00 pm. The Clerk read the notice of compliance with the "Open Public Meetings Act. Present were Board members Mr. Dooley, Mr. Ritchings, Chairman Highton, Councilman Migut, Ms. Devon and Mr. Cavagnaro
Absent: Mr. Paesano, Mr. Corbally and Mr. Gagnon
Also present: Karen Mills, Stephen Gleason and Ray Savacool
Motion by Mr. Ritchings, second by Councilman Migut to memorialize the minutes of September 2, 2015

In favor – Dooley, Ritchings, Highton, Migut, Devon and Cavagnaro

Opposed: None



Application #2015-385 – Discovery Marine Services, LLC 77 – 79 Channel Drive – Block 170 - Lot 14 & 15 –Applicant is looking for preliminary and Final Site Plan approval. Proposed Use – Commercial Marine with office use
Ray Bogan, attorney for applicant, stated that the applicant is requesting a change of use. Robert Wickel, Professional Engineer, sworn. David Hartdorn, Professional Architect, sworn.
Randall J. Trinka, applicant, sworn, stated that he is requesting a change of use to a full time commercial operation. Will be using docks and property for business and for maintenance on the three fishing boats. Applicant had two docks and three slips. Boats are 80 foot, 85 foot and 70 foot primarily Atlantic scallop boats. Scallops are off loaded into truck and transported off property. The second dock will be constructed of all non-polluting materials. The third slip will be utilized for 70 foot fishing boat fishing under general permit for day boat scallops. It will have a three (3) man crew. Maximum crew allowed is seven (7) men. Present regulations only allow boat to fish sixty (60) days. Currently they own their own tractor trailer. They off load right into the truck. Crew does the offloading so no additional employees are needed. Supplies for maintenance of the boats will be kept on-site. They use Dover fuel for the boats; there is no fuel storage on site.
Robert Wickel, applicant’s Engineer, reviewed Board Engineer’s review letter, stated that this will be a storage and office building. Emergency access has been added. Drainage patterns will be maintained and there will be no increase in run off. The dumpster will be utilized for the crew’s personal garbage and will be located in the south east corner of parking lot. The Scallops are not processed they are moved directly onto the truck. Nine (9) parking spaces are provided including a handy-cap spot. Lighting on building will be provided for safety. Ray Savacool wants to be sure that the lighting does not affect the neighbors. Garage will remain for storage and to park a vehicle and will be sided to match main structure. One curb cut will be eliminated and the other existing curb cut will be slightly larger to accommodate a truck turning into the lot.
Davis Hartdorn, architect, Exhibit A-3 entered, color elevation depicting upgraded buildings. Reviewed architectural features. Foundation will be concrete that will be landscaped.

Deliberations (Findings of Fact)
Mr. Winter – It is a very good application and will be in favor
Councilman Migut – It is a good application and a good use of the property. I am glad to see that the marine fishery of Point Pleasant Beach is going to have a thriving operation which will provide good paying jobs for people. Will be in favor.
Mr. Dooley – Agrees

Mr. Cavagnaro – Improves the area and fishing industry. Will support
Ms. Devon – Agrees
Chairman Highton – It was off putting having plans showing the garage being removed when you are requesting to keep it. You are well under impervious and building coverage – Appreciate you working with us to change the entry for the garage. Will be in favor.
Conditions
1. No fuel storage will be permitted on site.
2. No disposal of fish or other marine life in the dumpster.
3. If a handy cap space is required a paved access strip will be added.
4. Plan shall be revised to move sign to conforming location.
5. External lights shall shine downwards to minimize light spillage.
6. The existing garage on site shall be improved and made to match the new proposed office building.
7. Lots shall be consolidated by deed.
8. Applicant shall install landscaper around the foundation.

Motion by Mr. Winter, second by Ms. Devon to approve application #2015-385 of Discovery Marine, LLC with conditions.
In favor: Ritchings, Dooley, Winter, Migut, Devon, Cavagnaro and Highton
Opposed: None
Application approved with conditions


T & M Associates – Martin Truscott – Master Plan updated draft review

Ray Savacool mentioned that the recommendation to change Riverwood Park was also mentioned in the last Master Plan review on 2007. Recommendation was added about looking into front parking and regulating it to prevent front yards from turning into a parking lot.

Motion by Mr. Dooley to adopt the Master Plan draft and schedule a public hearing, second by Councilman Migut
In favor: Ritchings, Dooley, Winter Councilman Migut, Devon, Cavagnaro and Highton
Opposed: None


Meeting adjourned at 8:20 pm

Next meeting – November 4, 2015

Attest: Karen L. Mills, Clerk/Secretary of the Board


Published December02, 2015 | Planning Board Minutes | 2214


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