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May 19, 2016

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The May 19, 2016 Regular Meeting of the Board of Adjustment opened at 7:30pm. The clerk read the notice of compliance with the "Open public meetings act." Present were Board members: Mr. Spader, Mr. Kelly, Chairman Struncius, Mr. Schneider, Mr. Dixon, Mr. Davis and Ms. Crapser
Absent – Mr. Reilly and Mr. DePolo
Memorialize minutes
Motion by Mr. Spader, second by Mr. Schneider to memorialize the minutes of March 17, 2016
In favor – Spader, Kelly, Struncius, Dixon, Schneider and Davis
Opposed: None
Motion by Mr. Spader, second by Mr. Reynolds to memorialize the minutes of April 7, 2016
In favor: Spader, Kelly, Struncius, Reynolds, Dixon and Schneider
Opposed: None

Memorialize Resolution
Motion by Mr. Spader, second by Mr. Reynolds to memorialize the action and vote approving Resolution #2016-18 – Last Wave Brewing Co. – 601 Bay Avenue with conditions
In favor – Spader, Kelly, Reynolds, Dixon, Schneider and Struncius
Opposed: None
Motion by Mr. Schneider, second by Mr. Spader to memorialize the action and vote approving Resolution #2015-38 – William/Mabel Covey – 801 Atlantic Avenue with conditions
In favor: Spader, Kelly, Dixon, Schneider and Struncius
Opposed: None

Motion by Mr. Spader, second by Mr. Reynolds to memorialize the action and vote approving application #2015-53 – Nelson/Natalie Ferreira – 1714 Beacon Lane – with conditions
In favor – Spader, Kelly, Dixon, Schneider, Reynolds and Crapser
Opposed: None
Motion by Mr. Spader, second by Mr. Kelly to memorialize the action and vote denying application #2015-41 of Mark Finkelstein – 206 New York Avenue
In favor – Spader, Kelly, Schneider and Reynolds
Opposed - None

Letter request
Wallace Resolution Extension request – Executive order for extensions has expired – Applicant is looking for additional extension. The Board is requesting that the applicant attends the next meeting to explain why he has not moved forward. The Board clerk will contact Mr. Wallace.

Application #2016-21 – Jeffrey/Lorraine Bryant – 806 Long Point Lane – Lot 0 17; Bock 118 – Applicant wishes to demolish existing single family dwelling and construct new FEMA compliant single family dwelling.
John J. Jackson, Esquire, attorney for applicant stated that the applicants’ lot is irregularly shaped, creating a hardship. The applicant agreed to move the proposed eave over to comply with the side yard setback.

Jeffrey Bryant, applicant sworn, stated that his home was severely damaged by Super Storm Sandy. Both of the two (2) existing sheds on the property will be removed.

Mr. Reynolds has stepped down from the following application

Jeffrey D. Cundey, AIA, applicant’s architect, sworn, stated that the applicants’ lot has irregular dimensions. There is a private lane down the middle of the property so there is no feasible way to extend the property line to create the full dimensions. Materials for the new home will consist of a PVC panel at the top of the home, cedar type impressions siding or genuine cedar siding, and stone veneer at the base.

Deliberations
Spader – Nice to see a nice modern safe house being built. Nice addition to neighborhood.
Kelly – Architect has a nice proposal.
Dixon – Beautiful house being built.
Schneider – Nice addition to the neighborhood. The fact is the property is irregular -
Davis – Home owner willing to move home to comply.
Conditions
1. The property is to comply with impervious coverage requirements.

2. The home is to be constructed as described on the plan and described at the time of the hearing by the applicant’s Architect.

3. The applicant will eliminate one of the two sheds to bring the property into conformity.

4. The plan will be revised to comply with the side yard setback.

Motion by Mr. Spader, second by Mr. Kelly to approve application #2016-21 – Jeffrey/Lorraine Bryant – 806 Long Point Lane – Lot 0 17; Bock 118 – with conditions

In favor – Spader, Kelly, Dixon, Schneider, Davis, Crapser and Struncius
Opposed: None

Application approved with conditions

Application #2016-20 – Deborah A. Seaberg – 124 Randall Avenue – Block 146; Lot 39 -Applicant wishes to demolish existing single family dwelling and construct new FEMA compliant single family dwelling
John J. Jackson, Esquire, applicant’s attorney stated that the applicant’s home was damaged by Super Storm Sandy and was recently demolished. The applicant is proposing to build a new home, consistent with the development pattern on Randall Avenue. The proposed new driveway will be concrete.
Ray Carpenter, applicant’s Professional Engineer/Planner, sworn, stated that the applicant is proposing to construct the new home in the same footprint as the previously existing home. A majority of the bungalow homes along Randall Avenue were damaged by Super Storm Sandy, and have since been rebuilt and elevated. While all of the houses that have been renovated have unique architectural features, the dimensions of the homes are similar at 20 feet wide and the houses along the street align with one with another. The applicant’s lot is undersized, creating a hardship.
The first floor will be elevated to a height of 14.97 feet to allow for a two-car garage underneath at ground level, and to prevent any future flooding of the home. The front porch and stairs will provide the main access to the home, and there will be an internal stair from the first floor to the garage to provide a second means of access. The plans have been modified to include a roof overhang on the covered front porch.
Deliberations
Spader – three years since the storm there was a strange period of time adjusting to the changes. Looking at it now it is a neat little area. The fact that the house is going up and consisting with the area – will be in favor.
Kelly – The building since the storm is a 100% improvement. Concerned he does not see any windows. Homes look better with windows.
Reynolds – Also thinks it is a nice addition to the neighborhood. It is a modest home; you didn’t have a whole lot of lot to work with.
Dixon – Nice looking home that fits in the neighborhood.
Schneider – It is a challenging design; much safer home. Aesthetically pleasing and fits right into the neighborhood.
Davis – The positive criteria has been met; do not see any negatives. Change is not always a bad thing in Point Pleasant Beach. It was nice to see the history and hardships people went through after the storm. Good application
Crapser – Like the look of the home and wished the applicant the best.
Struncius – no comment
Motion by Mr. Reynolds, second by Mr. Kelly to approve application #2016-20 – Deborah A. Seaberg – 124 Randall Avenue – Block 146; Lot 39 – with conditions
In favor - Spader, Kelly, Reynolds, Dixon, Schneider, Davis and Struncius
Opposed: None
Application approved with conditions
Conditions
1. The home is to be constructed as shown to the Board at the time of the hearing.


Application #2016-05 – John/Karen Recchia – 206 Chicago Avenue – Block 133; Lot 1 – Applicant wishes to elevate existing single family dwelling and reconstruct a sunroom.

John/Karen Recchia, applicant’s sworn. John Recchia stated that he only wants to raise the home the required height. He wants to expand the upstairs to add a bathroom and build a deck. The sunroom will be removed. Cedar impressions will be added. Ray Savacool stated that the submitted plan is not accurate and the Flood code is A9 zone – first floor needsto be set at 12 feet. Crawl space will be filled in to lowest adjacent grade. Town now utilizing Preliminary Firm map. The applicant is going to replace concrete with pavers to reduce impervious coverage to 50%. Corrections are to be submitted to Board Engineer prior to memorialization. Home will be sided with cedar impressions in gray. Mr. Spader inquired about the foundation and how it will be covered. John Recchia is a landscaper so he stated it will be beautiful.
Conditions
1. Home is to be constructed as described to the Board at the time of the hearing.
2. Siding will be cedar impressions.
3. Plan is to be revised as to show the home being raised to have a base flood elevation of 12 feet with an additional step into the setback.
4. Applicant agreed to comply with the impervious coverage requirement of the ordinance.

Deliberations
Spader – Very familiar with this neighborhood. Keeping the charm of the home; nice to see something not get destroyed. Very modest and well thought out. Support of application
Kelly – In favor of the application.
Reynolds – It is a nice looking home as it; I think that raising it is necessary. I think it is a very positive application.
Dixon – The home will be flood compliant which is important now a days; don’t have a problem.
Schneider – Well thought out plan and the house is charming. Old houses have charm and character.
Davis – For all of the reasons stated previously.
Struncius – I still cannot believe that Chicago is now in a flood zone. All of the reasons stated before – Aesthetic, safety, raising of the home, siding roofing. In favor

Motion by Mr. Reynolds, second by Mr. Dixon to approve Application #2016-05 – John/Karen Recchia – 206 Chicago Avenue – Block 133; Lot 1 with conditions
In favor – Spader, Kelly, Reynolds, Dixon, Schneider, Davis and Struncius
Opposed: None

Application approved with conditions

Meeting adjourned at 9:45pm

Attest: Karen L. Mills, LUA
Clerk of the Board


Published July25, 2016 | Board of Adjustment Minutes | 2367


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