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JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT

JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT

MONDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2005

Presiding:            Chairman DiFrisco     

Secretary:            Joanne Meyer

 

Present:                                                                                    Also Present:

 

Mr. Pignatore                                                                          Kurt Senesky, Board Attorney

Vice-Chairman Ackerson                                                                                

Ms. Galfo                                                                                Absent:

Dr. Prezioso                                                                            

Ms. Morris                                                                               Mr. Jenisch

Mr. Culp

Ms. Valva

Chairman DiFrisco                                                                                  

                                                                       

REGULAR MEETING:

 

RESOLUTIONS:

 

Mills                                                     No. 29-05        Block 154, Lot 18

                                                                                    156 Castle Rock Road

                                                                                    Bulk Area Variance

 

Ms. Galfo moved to approve the resolution.   Vice Chairman Ackerson seconded the motion.

                       

In Favor:            Mr. Pignatore, Vice Chairman Ackerson, Ms. Galfo, Dr. Prezioso, Ms. Morris, and Chairman DiFrisco.

 

Kida                                                     No. 22-04        Block 477, Lot 1

                                                                                    156 Chamberlain Road

                                                                                    Use Variance

 

Ms. Galfo moved to approve the resolution.   Chairman DiFrisco seconded the motion.

                       

In Favor:            Mr. Pignatore, Ms. Galfo, Ms. Morris, Ms. Valva, and Chairman DiFrisco.

 

APPLICATIONS:

 

Chabay                                                 No. 31-05        Block 292, Lot 8

                                                                                    1 Tecumseh Ridge

                                                                                    Bulk Area Variance

 

            Carol & David Chabay, applicants, are present and sworn in.

 

            Mr. Senesky read the letter from the Health Department into the record.

 

            Ms. Chabay stated presently we enter the house through the basement to a very small staircase to enter the main house.  The proposed addition puts a proper entrance with a wider, up to code staircase to get to a common family room area.  The bulk of the addition is a larger family room area.  Right now there is a deck in the space where the addition will go.  We are not coming any closer to the street then the house is now.

 

            Chairman DiFrisco asked if the addition would be any higher then the existing structure.

 

            Ms. Chabay stated no.  The roofline is actually lower then the peak that is currently there.

 

            Chairman DiFrisco opened the meeting up to the public.

            There being no comment the public portion is closed.

 

            Mr. Senesky asked in the neighborhood, how would your front yard setback compare with the other homes.

 

            Ms. Chabay stated it is average.  We have a larger front yard then some.  Very few comply with the 50 foot set back requirement.

 

Ms. Galfo moved to approve the application.   Dr. Prezioso seconded the motion.

                       

In Favor:            Mr. Pignatore, Vice Chairman Ackerson, Ms. Galfo, Dr. Prezioso, Ms. Morris, Mr. Culp, and Chairman DiFrisco.            

 

Pierantozzi                                            No. 30-05        Block 555, Lot 42

                                                                                    53 Holland Mountain Road

                                                                                    Bulk Area Variance

 

            Mr. Ron Pierantozzi, applicant, is present and sworn in.

 

            Mr. Senesky read the report from the Health Department into the record.

 

            Mr. Pierantozzi stated there is an existing structure that is approximately 800 sq. ft.  It is set back pretty far on the property.  The proposed addition would bring the house out 27 feet for the structure and 10 feet for the deck.  There are currently three different rooflines on the house and the proposal is to create one continuous ridgeline across the addition and the existing structure.  There will be a couple of dormers on the back over the existing structure.  The side yard setback was 3.5 feet from the property line and to go up a level you need 5 feet.

 

            Chairman DiFrisco asked if he were going to go any closer to the 3.5 foot side yard.  There is also a note about the elevation of the house.

 

            Mr. Pierantozzi stated he will be going no closer then the existing side yard, just up a story.  The elevation is 27.6 feet.

 

            Mr. Senesky asked what the height would be where the house faces lot 43.

 

            Mr. Pierantozzi stated that is where the 27.6 feet height would be.  The house is on a pretty level portion of the property.  There is only about a foot difference in the topography from the point closest to lot 43 to the front of the addition.

 

            Mr. Senesky asked about the length of the dormer on the second story closest to lot 43.

 

            Mr. Pierantozzi stated the length would be 16 feet wide, set back from the exterior wall about 4 feet.

 

            Dr. Prezioso asked about the width of the house.

 

            Mr. Pierantozzi stated 30.6 feet.

 

            There was discussion about the impervious coverage.  It was determined the impervious coverage was within the maximum guidelines.

 

            Mr. Pierantozzi stated he will direct the drainage to the rear of the house.

 

            Mr. Senesky asked what was on the other side of his property.

 

            Mr. Pierantozzi stated there is a paper street and Bi-County owns lot 4 directly behind him.

 

            Chairman DiFrisco opened the meeting up to the public.

            There being no comment the public portion is closed.

 

Mr. Pignatore moved to approve the application.   Dr. Prezioso seconded the motion.

                       

In Favor:            Mr. Pignatore, Vice Chairman Ackerson, Ms. Galfo, Dr. Prezioso, Ms. Morris, Mr. Culp, and Chairman DiFrisco.

 

Wellington                                             No. 33-05        Blocks 490 & 508, Lots 22 & 38

                                                                                    Wildwood Road

                                                                                    Bulk Area Variance

 

            Chairman DiFrisco announced this application has been carried to November 28, 2005.

 

Konior                                                  No. 34-05        Block 465, Lot 1

                                                                                    25 Brookside Drive

                                                                                    Use Variance

 

            Ms. Galfo recluses herself  from this application.

 

            Dr. Wojciech Konior, applicant, is present and sworn in.

 

            Dr. Konior stated he would like to construct three greenhouses, 8x16 feet each, on his property to grow organic vegetables to sell to his patients and to local health food stores.  He is a Naturopathic doctor.  He would be using no fertilizers, the sun would power the electricity needed, and the water would be taken from the elements (rain).

 

            Chairman DiFrisco asked about storage, warehousing or trucking.

 

            Dr. Konior stated no.

 

            Mr. Senesky asked how many accessory buildings would be on the property if the greenhouses were approved.

 

            Dr. Konior stated the house, small shed and the three greenhouses.  The way the property is set up, nobody would see the greenhouses.

 

            Dr. Prezioso asked if the greenhouses were going to be on concrete pads.

 

            Dr. Konior stated no, they are free standing, pole construction.

 

            Mr. Senesky asked if he were planning to sell the produce.

 

            Dr. Konior stated he will sell to his patients and he will be bringing the vegetables to the health food stores.  There will be no extra traffic generated by the greenhouses. 

 

            There is discussion here on the use variance.  It was determined the applicant must submit a Site Plan Application or request a Site Plan Waiver.

 

            Mr. Pignatore asked about the roof system.

 

            Dr. Konior stated it is special plastic material, domed roof on an alloy frame.

 

            Mr. Senesky stated if the board is inclined to grant the application, you can describe the operation and have it very factual oriented so that the approval that is given if for this particular operation and nothing further then that.

 

            Ms. Morris asked about the number of patients seen at his house and if he would be selling the vegetables only to the people who are there already for their appointments

 

            Dr. Konior stated he works from his house 2 days a week and sees about 5-8 people a day.  He would sell the vegetables to the patients when they are at his house for their appointments.

 

            Mr. Pignatore moved to carry this application to December 12, 2005.  The applicant must either file a Site Plan Application or request a Site Plan Waiver and discuss the application with the Board Engineer.  Vice Chairman Ackerson seconded the motion.

 

In Favor:            Mr. Pignatore, Vice Chairman Ackerson, Dr. Prezioso, Ms. Morris, Mr. Culp, Ms. Valva, and Chairman DiFrisco.

 

Seji                                                       No. 26-05        Block 369,01, Lot 2

                                                                                    Berkshire Valley Road

                                                                                    Use Variance

 

            Chairman DiFrisco announced this application has been withdrawn.

 

 

 

 

 

DISCUSSION:

 

5739 Berkshire Valley Road, LLC v. Jefferson Township Board of Adjustment.

 

            Mr. Senesky stated 5739 BVR filed a lawsuit against the Board of Adjustment for the denial of their application.

 

            Mr. Pignatore moved to authorize Mr. Senesky to represent the Board on this matter.  Vice Chairman Ackerson seconded the motion.

 

In Favor:            Mr. Pignatore, Vice Chairman Ackerson, Ms. Galfo, Dr. Prezioso, Ms. Morris, Mr. Culp, Ms. Valva, and Chairman DiFrisco.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES DATED SEPTEMBER 26, 2005:

 

            Ms. Galfo moved to approve the minutes.  Chairman DiFrisco seconded the motion.

 

            In Favor:  All.

 

ADJOURNMENT:

 

Vice Chairman Ackerson moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:25 PM.

            Chairman DiFrisco seconded the motion.

 

            In Favor:  All.

 

 

                                                                                                                           Respectfully submitted,

 

                             ___________________________________________________ 

                                                                             Joanne Meyer, Board of Adjustment Secretary

                       


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