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JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT

JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2007

Presiding:            Chairman DiFrisco         

Secretary:            Joanne Meyer

 

Present:                                                          Also Present:

Mr. VanderPloeg                                     Kurt Senesky, Board Attorney

Vice Chairman Ackerson                               Joaquim Fernandes, Board Engineer       

Ms. Galfo                                                       

Ms. Valva                                                       Absent:

Mr. Mangold                                                   Mr. Pignatore

Ms. Lombreglia                                                               

Chairman DiFrisco

                                                             

REGULAR MEETING:

 

APPLICATIONS:

 

Sheikh                                                             No. 15-07        Block 575, Lot 8

                                                                                                2864 Route 23 South

                                                                                    Use Variance & Bulk Area

Variance

 

            Mr. Farouk Sheikh, applicant, is present and previously sworn in.

 

            Chairman DiFrisco stated we had asked you to submit a corrected site plan.

 

            Mr. Fernandes stated the site plan shows the pavement area extends beyond the property line.  The applicant is negotiating with the Newark Watershed to purchase or obtain a lease for the area beyond the property line.

 

            Mr. Senesky asked if the applicant is not able to obtain that, how it affects his parking.

 

            Mr. Fernandes stated the application as submitted did not include the area beyond the property line.  He is asking for a variance for having only 26 parking spaces instead of the 30 required.  All of his previous comments on this application have been addressed.

 

            Chairman DiFrisco stated you testified that it is mostly drop off traffic.

 

            Mr. Sheikh stated that is correct.

 

            Mr. Mangold asked if the 4 spaces that the plan calls for to be removed along the property line are still going to be removed.

 

            Mr. Sheikh stated that is correct.

 

            Mr. Mangold stated he would like to see that area as well as next to the building be marked as a fire zone.

 

           

Chairman DiFrisco opened the meeting up to the public.

            There being no comment the public portion is closed.

 

            Ms. Valva moved to approve the application with the condition the applicant mark the pavement next to the building and where the 4 parking spots are to be removed as Fire Zone, No Parking.  Ms. Galfo seconded the motion.

 

In Favor:            Mr. VanderPloeg, Vice Chairman Ackerson, Ms. Galfo, Ms. Valva, Mr. Mangold, Ms. Lombreglia, and Chairman DiFrisco.

 

Santiago                                                          No. 24-07        Block 498, Lot 1

                                                                                                4 Wildwood Rd

                                                                                                Bulk Area Variance

 

            Mr. Santiago, Applicant, is present and sworn in.

 

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

 

            Mr. Santiago stated he would like to add an in-law suite to his home.  His in-laws currently live in DC and due to medical conditions; they need to be with family.

 

            Chairman DiFrisco stated because of the unnamed road to the rear, you have two front yards.  Is that road a town road?

 

            Mr. Santiago stated it is a paper road.  It is all wooded and beyond that is the golf course.  He has pictures he would like to submit.  Exhibits A1-A10 are photos of the property from all sides.

 

            Chairman DiFrisco stated the existing deck is 7 feet from the property line and your addition is 8 feet.

 

            Mr. Santiago stated he made it a point to keep the addition set back.

 

            Chairman DiFrisco asked if the new addition had a separate entrance.

 

            Mr. Santiago stated yes, in the front.  They are very independent now, and he wanted them to keep a sense of independence by giving them a separate entrance.

 

            Chairman DiFrisco stated the town does not have a mother/daughter regulation in its code.  The board is concerned that this doesn?t become a two family house.  In previous applications we have deed restricted the addition.

 

            Mr. Santiago stated he spoke to Mr. Mahoney about that and he has no problem adding that to his deed.

 

            Mr. Fernandes stated he would like to see a dry well put in to catch the roof leader run off.  It should be located away from the septic system.  You may have to connect the existing roof leaders to the drywell system as well.

           

            Chairman DiFrisco opened the meeting up to the public.

            There being no comment the public portion is closed.

 

            Mr. VanderPloeg asked if the addition were going to be a single story addition.

 

            Mr. Santiago stated yes.  It will be a single story with a basement underneath.

 

            Ms. Galfo moved to approve the application with the condition the dry well for the roof leaders meet Board Engineers approval and the mother/daughter portion be deed restricted to family member only.  Ms. Valva seconded the motion.

 

In Favor:            Mr. VanderPloeg, Vice Chairman Ackerson, Ms. Galfo, Ms. Valva, Mr. Mangold, Ms. Lombreglia, and Chairman DiFrisco.

 

Klymyshyn-Dzingala                                              No. 25-07        Block 284, Lot 19

                                                                                                15 Deer Trail Point

                                                                                                Bulk Area Variance

 

            Dr. Luba Klymyshyn, applicant, is present and sworn in.

 

            Mr. Senesky stated in the interest of full disclosure, his wife worked for Dr. Klymyshyn for many years.  He does not consider it a conflict because there is not an ongoing relationship between the Doctor and his wife.

 

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

 

            Dr. Klymyshyn stated she would like to add a garage and re-arrange the interior of the home.  It will be a single story addition.  She is following the same lines on the front and side of the house.  The deck will be closer to the lake.

 

            Mr. Senesky stated it appears the house to the left also has a deficient side yard set back.

 

            Dr. Klymyshyn stated yes.  They have about 12 feet between each other.

 

            Ms. Carol Smaha, Block 284, Lot 18, is sworn in.  She stated she has a copy of her survey if the board would like to take a look at it.

 

            Mr. Fernandes stated there are new regulations that just came out last Thursday concerning flood hazard area.  He has not fully read the regulations yet and he is not sure if the new regulations would impact this application or not.  There are some exemptions in these regulations and he is not sure if this applies here or not.  He recommends that any approval be subject to those new regulations, if they are applicable.

           

            Chairman DiFrisco opened the meeting up to the public.

 

            Ms. Smaha stated she would like to see any bushes along their property line be kept or if they need to be removed, have them replaced.

 

            There being no other comment the public portion is closed.

 

            Vice Chairman Ackerson moved to approve the application with the conditions the applicant complies with the new flood hazard regulations and will replace any greenery on the property line that is removed.  Ms. Galfo seconded the motion.

 

In Favor:            Mr. VanderPloeg, Vice Chairman Ackerson, Ms. Galfo, Ms. Valva, Mr. Mangold, Ms. Lombreglia, and Chairman DiFrisco.

 

 

Perello Realty, LLC                                         No. 06-07        Block 307.01, Lot 1.01

                                                                                                30 Route 181

                                                                                                Use Variance

 

            Chairman DiFrisco announced that this application is carried to December 10, 2007 with no further notice required.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES DATED OCTOBER 22, 2007:

 

            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 8:44 PM.

            Chairman DiFrisco seconded the motion.

 

            In Favor: All.

 

                                                                                                                   Respectfully submitted,

 

 

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                        Joanne Meyer, Board of Adjustment Secretary


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