A Community by the River

Borough of Brielle, NJ

June 10, 2014

July 10 2014

June 10th, 2014


TUESDAY, JUNE 10, 2014

The Regular meeting of the Brielle Planning Board was held on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 7:30 pm in the Brielle Borough Hall, 601 Union Lane. After a moment of silent prayer and a salute to the flag, roll call was taken:

Present Thomas Condon, James Langenberger, Gina Murdoch,
John O’Donnell, Charles Sarnasi, Terre Vitale

Absent Mayor Thomas Nicol, Councilman Frank Garruzzo, Tim Sigler,
James Stenson

Also present was Karen S. Brisben, Recording Secretary. There was one person in the audience.

Mr. Condon called the meeting to order and declared a quorum. He announced that, in compliance with the Open Public Meetings Act, notice of this Body’s meeting had been sent to the official newspapers of the Board fixing the time and place of all hearings.

The Minutes of the May 13, 2014 meeting were approved on a motion by Mr. Langenberger, seconded by Mrs. Murdoch and approved unanimously by voice vote, all aye.


The March/April issue of the NJ Planner was received, as well as a notice from the Manasquan River Golf Club to the N.J.D.E.P. requesting permission to allow dredging/stabilization work.


The Board turned to a Resolution of approval for a variance application for Block 19.01, Lot 3, 622 Borrie Avenue, owned by Daniel & Jane Dougherty, to allow construction of a porch in the Front Yard Setback.

As all Board members had received a draft copy and there were no changes or recommendations, the following Resolution was presented for approval:

“WHEREAS, DANIEL & JANE DOUGHERTY (“Applicant”) have applied to the Planning and Zoning Board (“Board”) of the Borough of Brielle seeking to construct a 22 foot x 10 foot front porch addition to the principal structure and requiring two variances. The subject property is located at 622 Borrie Avenue in the Residential Zone 3 (R-3), and is known as Block 19.01 Lot 3 (hereinafter “property or parcel”), on the tax map of the Borough of Brielle; and
WHEREAS, the Board held a hearing on 4/8/14, and the Board, after carefully considering the evidence presented by the applicant and of the adjoining property owners and general public, has made the following factual findings and conclusions of law:
1. The Board considered the following documents in connection with this application:
A-1 Jurisdictional Packet
A-2 Architectural Plans prepared by Brendan McHugh, dated 11/27/13
A-3 Plot Plan, prepared by Dynamic Engineering dated 2/6/14
2. This application requires the following variances for §21-13.2:
a. Front Yard Setback: §21-13.2 requires a front yard setback of 25 feet where only 21.6 feet if proposed.
b. Lot Coverage: §21-13.2 requires a maximum lot coverage of 20%, where 22.55% is proposed.
3. The Board finds and concludes that with respect to the “C” variances:
a. That the Applicant has demonstrated that the purposes of the Municipal Land Use Law and Land Use Ordinances of the Borough of Brielle would be advanced by a deviation from the Zoning Ordinance requirements at issue, and further, that the benefits of any such deviation would substantially outweigh any detriment resulting from granting the requested relief.
b. The Board finds that the relief can be granted without substantial detriment to the public good and that the relief will not substantially impact the intent and purpose of the Zone Plan and Zoning Ordinances of the Borough.
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Planning Board of the Borough of Brielle, that applicant’s application to construct a 22’x10’ porch to the principle structure is hereby granted, with variances from §21-13.2 (Front Yard Setback and Lot Coverage), subject to the following conditions:
1. Applicant shall pay all taxes and other applicable assessments, costs and fees to date, as applicable.
2. Applicant shall comply with all requirements and outside approvals as may be required from the Borough of Brielle or any other governmental authority.”
A motion to approve the above Resolution was made by Mr. Langenberger, seconded by Mrs. Murdoch and approved by the following roll call vote:
Ayes: Thomas Condon, James Langenberger, Gina Murdoch, Charles Sarnasi,

Noes: None

Not Eligible to Vote: John O’Donnell, Terre Vitale

As there was no other business to come before the Board, a motion was made by Mr. Langenberger to adjourn, this seconded by Mrs. Murdoch and approved unanimously by the Board, all aye. The meeting was adjourned at 7:34 pm.

Karen S. Brisben, Recording Secretary