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JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT

JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT

MONDAY, MAY 8, 2006

Presiding:            Chairman DiFrisco

Secretary:            Joanne Meyer

 

Present:                                                                      Also Present:

Mr. Pignatore                                                             Kurt Senesky, Board Attorney

Vice-Chairman Ackerson                                                                              

Ms. Galfo                                                                    Absent:

Ms. Valva                                                                   Mr. Jenisch

Chairman DiFrisco                                                          Dr. Prezioso

                                                                                    Ms. Morris

                                                                                    Mr. Culp

 

REGULAR MEETING:

 

RESOLUTIONS:

 

 Seji                                                                 No. 42-05        Block 369, Lot 2

                                                                                                Dunn Road

                                                                                                Bulk Area Variance

 

 

Ms. Galfo moved to approve the resolution.  Ms. Valva seconded the motion.

                       

In Favor:            Vice Chairman Ackerson, Ms. Galfo, Ms. Valva, and Chairman DiFrisco.

  

APPLICATIONS:

 

Twohig                                                                        No. 07-06        Block 508, Lot 8

                                                                                                18 Horseshoe Dr.

                                                                                                Bulk Area Variance

 

            Chairman DiFrisco stated this application is carried to July 24, 2006 because of inadequate notice.

 

Twohig                                                                        No. 08-06        Block 507, Lot 3

                                                                                                Horseshoe Dr.

                                                                                                Bulk Area Variance

 

            Testimony was heard on this application and an approval was given on Vice Chairman Ackerson?s motion and Mr. Pignatore?s second.  However, the board subsequently received documentation that the 200 foot property owner notice and the notice published in the Daily Record stated a meeting start time of 8:00 pm instead of 7:30 pm.  The board had no jurisdiction to hear this application so:

 

            Ms. Valva moved to rescind the approval of the application and carry it to July 24, 2006 with notice required.  Ms. Galfo seconded the motion.

 

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

 

Ricciardi                                                          No. 09-06        Block 194, Lot 3.03

                                                                                                2 Henry Street

                                                                                                Bulk Area Variance

 

            Mr. Peter Ricciardi, Applicant, is present and sworn in.

 

            Mr. Senesky read the report from the Health Department dated May 2, 2006 into the record, which stated the applicant would require a new septic system.

 

            Mr. Ricciardi stated this application is for an addition to the side of the house and a second story addition over the existing one-story section of the house.  The existing structure is 16 feet off the roadway and that amount will not change.  The proposed addition will go out to the side, but not the front.

 

            Chairman DiFrisco asked about the homes in the area.

 

            Mr. Ricciardi stated the homes in the area, 1, 3 & 5 Henry Street, are approximately 21 feet off the roadway.  9 Henry Street is approximately 5-7 feet off the roadway, 10 Henry is approximately 15 feet off the roadway, and the other abutting property, which is 91 Nolans Point Rd, is approximately 15-17 feet off the roadway.  He has photos of the homes in the area.  There are 20 photos showing the homes in the area and the subject property as well as a description sheet explaining the photos.  These are all marked as A1.

 

            Chairman DiFrisco opened the meeting up to the public.

            There being no comment the public portion is closed.

 

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

 

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

 

Corney                                                            No. 10-06        Block 52, Lot 16

                                                                                                27 S. Lakeside Avenue

                                                                                                Bulk Area Variance

 

            Mr. Richard Corney, Applicant, is present and sworn in.

 

            Mr. Senesky read the report from the Health Department, dated May 3, 2006 into the record.

 

            Mr. Corney stated he is expanding the second story of the home to bring it in line with the first story and extend the balcony to 12 feet and put a roof over it.

 

            Chairman DiFrisco asked if the height of the roof line will remain the same.

 

            Mr. Corney stated the roofline is going straight out.  The balcony roof will be lower then the top roof line.

 

            Mr. Senesky stated because of the way the roof height is measured, you might be increasing the overall height of the house.

 

            Mr. Corney stated the zoning officer stated because of the balcony roof being lower, it will lower the height.  He has photos of homes in the area.  A1 is the house next door, A2 shows 21 S. Lakeside, A3 shows 37 S. Lakeside, A4 shows 37 S. Lakeside, A5 43 S. Lakeside, A6 shows a home under construction, A7 & A8 shows the same home as A6, which is very large and high.

 

            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.  Ms. Galfo seconded the motion.

 

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

           

DISCUSSION:

 

Ranger Development -

 

            Mr. Senesky stated he has been communicating with the attorney for Ranger Development.  The resolution states the walls will not exceed 6 feet.  The attorney stated that condition should not be in the resolution.  He listened to the testimony from the hearing and there was statement that the walls in the rear were 6 feet.  There was no representation other then 6 feet with regard to the walls.  The attorney sent him documentation that appears to show that there were walls that were 10 feet in height.  He did not have anything that showed that in his files and he asked Ms. Meyer if she had received anything that the board did not receive.  Ms. Meyer did not.  She did however find that on a previous application for this property had those calculations.  This was not made known to the board in connection with this application.  Now, the assistant municipal engineer is saying one of the walls is going to be 10 feet and it is okay.  The problem now is how do we deal with this because our resolution states 6 feet.

 

            Chairman DiFrisco asked what the best way to go is.

 

            Mr. Senesky stated the best way is to have them come back, renotice and republish and show us what the walls are going to be.  We now have ordinances in the town that deal with the heights of the walls.

 

            Ms. Galfo moved to have Ranger Development come back before the board, renotice and republish.  Ms. Valva seconded the motion.

 

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

Mr. Senesky stated he doesn?t know why Lucas and Gaus found it necessay to write this letter to the Board.  The Board has taken action subject to approval from the Health Department for a septic system.  Apparently they are experiencing some difficulties with the septic system.  The Board does not have to do anything with this letter.  It was asked if the applicant would have to come back to the Board if the location of the house changes.  Mr. Senesky stated it depends on the variances needed. 

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES DATED APRIL 24, 2006:

 

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

 

In Favor:            All.

 

ADJOURNMENT:

 

Vice Chairman Ackerson moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:27 PM.

            Ms. Galfo seconded the motion.

 

            In Favor: All

 

 

                                                                                                                   Respectfully submitted,

 

 

________________________________________

                        Joanne Meyer, Board of Adjustment Secretary


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