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JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT

JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2007

Presiding:            Chairman DiFrisco

Secretary:            Joanne Meyer

 

Present:                                                          Also Present:

Mr. Jenisch                                                    Kurt Senesky, Board Attorney

Mr. Pignatore                                                

Vice Chairman Ackerson                              

Ms. Galfo                   

Ms. Morris                                                      Absent:

Mr. Culp                                                         

Ms. Valva                                          

Mr. VanderPloeg                                                            

Chairman DiFrisco         

                                                             

REGULAR MEETING:

 

RESOLUTIONS:

 

McMullan                                                         No. 29-06        Block 150, Lot 19

                                                                                                24 Spring Road

                                                                                                Bulk Area Variance

 

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

 

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

 

Levy                                                                No. 44-06        Block 105, Lot 11

                                                                                                2 Allegheny Trail

                                                                                                Bulk Area Variance

 

Ms. Galfo moved to approve the resolution.  Mr. Culp seconded the motion.

 

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

 

Cosh                                                                No. 48-06        Block 477, Lot 10

                                                                                                187 Cozy Lake Road

                                                                                                Minor Subdivision and

                                                                                                Use Variance

 

 

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

 

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

APPLICATIONS:

 

Morris Habitat for Humanity                            No. 51-06        Block 120, Lot 20

                                                                                                Collins Avenue

                                                                                                Bulk Area Variance

 

            Chairman DiFrisco announced this application is carried to February 26, 2007, with notice required.

 

Leider                                                              No. 49-06        Block 301, Lot 19

                                                                                                9 West Shawnee Trail

                                                                                                Bulk Area Variance

 

            Mr. Thomas Leider, applicant, is present and sworn in.

 

            Mr. Senesky read the report from the health department into the record.

 

            Mr. Leider stated he would like to put a deck in the back over an existing platform that is constructed out of railroad ties.  The deck would be 9?x15? and would be 15? off the rear property line.  He has sliding glass doors located in the center of where he would like to locate the deck.

 

            Mr. Senesky asked if he could move the deck down so it would give him a greater distance off the property line.

 

            Mr. Leider stated he would like to maintain as much backyard area as he can, which is why he placed the deck where he did.  There is already a platform there and he is just looking to elevate it with a deck.

 

            Mr. Jenisch asked where the house on the property to the rear is located.

 

            Mr. Leider stated it is about 15-20 feet off his property line.

 

            Chairman DiFrisco stated the 15? off the property line is very small.  You would have to trespass into the neighbor?s property just to work on the deck.  If you could increase that setback to 3? it would be better.

 

            Discussion on placement of the deck with regards to the sliding glass doors, moving the deck down closer to the sliding glass doors, angling the deck at the closest corner, and length of the deck.

 

            Mr. Pignatore stated if he has the southerly edge of the deck at least 3 feet off the property line and then bring the deck down straight down until it is 5 feet off the property line and then the rest of the deck is a minimum of 5 feet off the property line.

 

Chairman DiFrisco 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 the deck be 3 feet from the property line on the closest southerly corner and 5 feet from the property line for the remainder of the deck.  Mr. Pignatore seconded the motion.

 

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

 

Lott                                                                  No. 50-06        Block 93, Lot 4.07

                                                                                                128 Prospect Point Road

                                                                                                Bulk Area Variance

 

            Mr. Ed Lott, applicant, is present and sworn in.

 

            Mr. Senesky read the report from the health department into the record.

 

            Mr. Lott stated he would like to put an addition to the rear of the house over an existing deck.  The property is 150? by approximately 1000?.  The addition will not get any closer the side property line then the house is now.

 

            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.  Vice Chairman Ackerson seconded the motion.

 

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

 

Barbarisi                                                          No. 35-06        Block 568, Lot 5.08

                                                                                                138 Notch Road

                                                                                                Bulk Area Variance

 

            Chairman DiFrisco announced applicant is not present and has failed to notice for this meeting.  Application will be carried to April 9, 2007 with notice required.

 

Chairman DiFrisco moved to carry this to April 9, 2007 with notice and publication required.  Ms. Galfo seconded the motion.

 

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

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES DATED JANUARY 22, 2007:

 

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

 

            In Favor: All.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ADJOURNMENT:

 

Vice Chairman Ackerson moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:09 PM.

            Chairman DiFrisco seconded the motion.

 

            In Favor: All.

 

                                                                                                                   Respectfully submitted,

 

 

________________________________________

                        Joanne Meyer, Board of Adjustment Secretary


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