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JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT

JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT

MONDAY, MAY 22, 2006

Presiding:            Mr. Pignatore      

Secretary:            Joanne Meyer

 

Present:                                                                      Also Present:

Mr. Jenisch                                                                Kurt Senesky, Board Attorney

Mr. Pignatore                                                                        

Ms. Galfo                                                                    Absent:

Ms. Valva                                                                   Vice-Chairman Ackerson

Ms. Morris                                                                  Dr. Prezioso

                                                                                    Mr. Culp

                                                                                    Chairman DiFrisco

 

REGULAR MEETING:

 

RESOLUTIONS:

 

Omnipoint Communications, Inc.             No. 04-06        Block 273, Lot 2.03

                                                                                                Compton Goble Rd.

                                                                                                Use Variance

 

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

 

            In Favor: Mr. Jenisch, Ms. Galfo, and Ms. Valva.

 

 

Ricciardi                                                          No. 09-06        Block 194, Lot 3.03

                                                                                                2 Henry Street

                                                                                                Bulk Area Variance

 

 

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

                       

In Favor:            Mr. Pignatore, Ms. Galfo, and Ms. Valva.

 

 

Corney                                                            No. 10-06        Block 52, Lot 16

                                                                                                27 S. Lakeside Avenue

                                                                                                Bulk Area Variance

 

 

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

                       

In Favor:            Mr. Pignatore, Ms. Galfo, and Ms. Valva.

 

 

APPLICATIONS:

 

Tester                                                              No. 11-06        Block 396, Lot 18

                                                                                                10 Dover Milton Rd.

                                                                                                Bulk Area Variance

 

            Mr. Paul Tester, applicant, is present and sworn in.

 

            Mr. Tester stated he would like to build an above ground pool in his side yard off the patio.  He does not have a back yard.

 

            Mr. Senesky read the report from the Health Department, dated May 17, 2006, into the record.

 

            Ms. Galfo asked if there was going to be a fence around it.

 

            Mr. Tester stated eventually there will be one.

 

            Mr. Senesky asked how high the sides of the pool would be.

 

            Mr. Tester stated it is 52? tall and has a fence railing that goes around the top rail of the pool.  The fence above the pool is approximately 2 feet.  The pool will be 30? x 15?.

 

            Mr. Senesky asked about the neighboring property.

 

            Mr. Tester stated there is a house there.  His property comes up from Pequot Trail.  He has a 4 foot retaining wall.  He is about 8 feet above the road surface and maybe 15 feet off the road.

 

            Mr. Pignatore opened the meeting up to the public.

            There being no comment the public portion is closed.

 

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

 

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

 

 

Cerrito                                                             No. 12-06        Block 87, Lot 11

                                                                                                10 Blanch Dr.

                                                                                                Bulk Area Variance

 

            Mr. David and Mrs. Josephine Cerrito, applicants, are present and sworn in.

 

            Mr. Senesky read the report from the Health Department dated May 18, 2006 into the record.

           

            Mr. Cerrito stated he would like to put a 12 x 30? shed on the side of the house.  They have a corner lot, so it is considered the front yard.

 

            Mr. Senesky stated in looking at the application it appears another variance may be needed.  How far is the existing shed from the back of the proposed shed.

 

            Mr. Cerrito stated it is about 6 1/2 feet.

 

            Mr. Senesky stated the ordinance states there needs to be 6 feet between them.  It also appears you have a lot of lot coverage on this property.  What is the shed going to be used for.

 

            Mr. Cerrito stated for storage.  We don?t have a basement.  It will not be used for a garage, just storage.  What is there now is a temporary cloth car port tent.  We think the proposed shed will take away an eyesore and put something in that will match the house and will be more useful to us.

 

            Mr. Senesky asked where they park their cars now.

 

            Mr. Cerrito stated we park right in front of it.  The driveway is big enough to get the cars off the street.

 

            Mr. Jenisch asked if it could be put in back of the house.

 

            Mr. Cerrito stated the deck is there and a retaining wall.  The property slopes up.  There is really no other place for it.  The shed will be 11 ½ feet tall.  The shed could be pulled forward.  It will be put on an existing black top area.

 

            Mr. Jenisch asked if the existing shed were going to stay up.

 

            Mr. Cerrito stated he would like to see what he could move from the existing shed into the new one.  If he can get everything into the new shed he would like to take it down.

 

            Mr. Senesky asked about the other homes in the neighborhood and if they have accessory buildings like the one he is proposing.

 

            Mr. Cerrito stated his neighbor across the street is putting in a 30x30 garage in the front yard.

 

            Mr. Pignatore opened the meeting up to the public.

            There being no comment the public portion is closed.

 

            Ms. Galfo moved to approve the application with the condition the existing shed be removed within 30 days of the completion of the new shed.  Ms. Valva seconded the motion.

 

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

 

Drewniak                                                         No. 13-06        Block 321, Lot 29

                                                                                                19 Clover Terrace

                                                                                                Bulk Area Variance

 

            Mr. Mark Drewniak, applicant, is present and sworn in.

 

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

 

            Mr. Drewniak stated he would like to extend the home into the back yard.  The existing home is 6 feet off the side yard and he would like to extend the addition along that same 6 foot side yard.  The lot is very small being only approximately 40 feet wide.

 

            Mr. Pignatore asked if there was going to be a full basement under the addition.

 

            Mr. Drewniak stated only what is existing.  The new part is going to be a slab on grade.

 

            Mr. Pignatore asked why he did not go up on the existing home.

 

            Mr. Drewniak stated the property slopes up from the house, so it would look like it was three stories.  Right now the first floor is actually the basement used for storage.

 

            Mr. Jenisch stated the septic is for two bedrooms.  The office/den could be converted to a third bedroom very easily.

 

            Mr. Senesky stated if the application were granted the resolution would have language in it that states at no time could there be more then two bedrooms.  The board could also deed restrict it that way also.

 

            Mr. Pignatore opened the meeting up to the public.

            There being no comment the public portion is closed.

 

            Ms. Morris moved to approve the application with the condition there be a deed restriction stating at no time will there be no more then two bedrooms, unless the applicant upgrades the septic to the proper size for the number of bedrooms or if sewers were to be installed.  Ms. Galfo seconded the motion.

 

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

           

APPROVAL OF MINUTES DATED MAY 6, 2006:

 

            Ms. Galfo moved to approve the minutes.  Mr. Pignatore seconded the motion.

 

In Favor:            All.

 

ADJOURNMENT:

 

Ms. Morris 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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