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May 12, 2015

June 16 2015

May 12th, 2015

BRIELLE PLANNING BOARD
TUESDAY, May 12, 2015

The Regular meeting of the Brielle Planning Board was held on Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 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 - Mayor Thomas Nicol, Thomas Condon, James Langenberger, Charles Sarnasi, James Stenson, Terre Vitale

Absent Councilman Frank Garruzzo, John O'Donnell, Tim Sigler, Gina Murdoch

Also present was Carol McMenamy, Recording Secretary, Joe Clark, Esq., Board Attorney and Al Hilla from Avakian Engineering. There were 2 people 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 April 14th, 2015 meeting were approved on a motion by James Langenberger, seconded by Jim Stenson and approved by voice vote, all aye.

CORRESPONDENCE:

March/April 2015 Issue of the NJ Planner

OLD BUSINESS:

Tom Condon announced that one of the attorneys for the Crescent Drive residents was unable to attend the meeting this evening so the application for the minor subdivision for block 61, lots 6.01, 6.02 & 6.03 owned by Michael Centrella would be postponed to the June meeting without further notice needed. Mr. Hendrickson, attorney for Michael Centrella, thanked the board.

The Board turned to a Resolution of approval for variance relief for Block 99.02, Lot 11, owned by William & Marilyn Koczan, known as 923 Cole Drive, to allow a new covered front porch & first floor addition to an existing home. Front Yard Setback - 40 feet required, 36.4 feet proposed.

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

RESOLUTION OF APPROVAL OF THE BRIELLE BOROUGH PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD, COUNTY OF MONMOUTH AND STATE OF NEW JERSEY WITH RESPECT TO THE APPLICATION OF WILLIAM AND MARILYN KOCZAN FOR PROPERTY KNOWN AS LOT 11 IN BLOCK 99.02

WHEREAS, WILLIAM AND MARILYN KOCZAN ("Applicants") have applied to the Planning and Zoning Board ("Board") of the Borough of Brielle seeking a variance for the property located at 923 Cole Drive, in the Residential Zone 2 (R-2), and known as Block 99.02, Lot 11 (hereinafter "property or parcel"), on the tax map of the Borough of Brielle; and

WHEREAS, this application specifically requires the following variances for §21-12.2:

a. Minimum Front Yard Setback is 40 feet, whereas 36.4 feet is proposed;

WHEREAS, the Board held a hearing on April 14, 2015, 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 presented at the hearing in connection with this application:

a. Jurisdictional Packet
b. February 2, 2014 Zoning Permit Denial
c. Exhibit A-1 Architectural Plans entitled, "Koczan Residence Additions & Alterations, Bid Set," and including a Survey of Property dated 0212511999, as prepared by Charles O'Malley, PLS.

2. Testimony, that the variance is necessary to permit Applicants to accomplish proposed work on the lot and that the variance would not only increase the aesthetics of the home, but the neighborhood as well.

3. Based on the evidence and testimony provided, and lack of any objection from the public, Board granted the variance.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Planning Board of the Borough of Brielle, that Applicants' application for a variance from §21-12.2 relating to a front yard setback of 36.4 feet where 40 feet is required is approved.

Adopted on a roll call on a motion by Jim Langenberger and seconded by Mayor Nicol. The foregoing is a true copy of a resolution adopted by the Planning Board of the Borough of Brielle at its meeting on May 12th, 2015, as copied from the Minutes of said Meeting.

Ayes: Mayor Nicol, Tom Condon, Jim Stenson, Jim Langenberger, Charles Sarnasi and Terre Vitale

Noes: None

The Board turned to a Resolution of approval for variance relief for Block 16.01, Lot 5, owned by Alan & Bethany Franke, known as 615 Bradley Avenue, to allow an addition to an existing single-family dwelling. Minimum Lot Size - 11,250 square feet; 6,739 square feet existing & proposed. Minimum Lot Depth - 125 feet required, 89.85 feet existing & proposed. Minimum Front Yard Setback - 30 feet required, 21 feet provided to front stoop.

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

RESOLUTION OF APPROVAL OF THE BRIELLE BOROUGH PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD, COUNTY OF MONMOUTH AND STATE OF NEW JERSEY WITH RESPECT TO THE APPLICATION OF ALAN AND BETHANY FRANKE FOR PROPERTY KNOWN AS LOT 5 IN BLOCK 16.01

WHEREAS, ALAN AND BETHANY FRANKE ("Applicants") have applied to the Planning and Zoning Board ("Board") of the Borough of Brielle seeking variances for the property located at 615 Bradley Avenue, in the Residential Zone 3 (R-3), and known as Block 16.01, Lot 5 (hereinafter "property or parcel"), on the tax map of the Borough of Brielle; and

WHEREAS, this application specifically requires the following variances for §21-13.2:

a. Minimum Lot Size is 11,250 square feet whereas 6,739 square feet is provided;
b. Minimum Lot Depth is 125 feet whereas 89.85 feet is provided;
c. Minimum Front Yard Setback is 30 feet, whereas 21 feet is provided to the front stoop.

WHEREAS, the Board held a hearing on April 14, 2015, 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 presented at the hearing in connection with this application:

a. Jurisdictional Packet
b. March 16, 2015 Zoning Permit Denial

2. Testimony from Alan Franke, that the variances are necessary to permit Applicants to add space to the existing house to accommodate their family. Mr. Franke further testified that the existing foundation is being utilized and is being altered to accommodate the additions, which will increase the square footage of the dwelling unit. The dwelling will remain a Cape Cod style house with updated plumbing, and a new driveway.

3. Based on the evidence and testimony provided, and lack of any objection from the public, the Board granted variances permitting:
a. A lot size of 6,739 square feet where a Minimum Lot Size of 11,250 square feet is required;
b. A Lot Depth of 89.85 feet where a Minimum Lot Depth of 125 feet is required; and
c. A Front Yard Setback of 21 feet to the front stoop, where a Minimum Front Yard Setback of 30 feet is required.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Planning Board of the Borough of Brielle, that Applicants' application for variances from §21-13.2 is approved.

Adopted on a roll call on a motion by Jim Stenson and seconded by Terre Vitale. Jim Langenberger abstained from the vote. The foregoing is a true copy of a resolution adopted by the Planning Board of the Borough of Brielle at its meeting on May 12th, 2015 as copied from the Minutes of said Meeting.

Ayes: Mayor Nicol, Tom Condon, Jim Stenson, Charles Sarnasi and Terre Vitale

Noes: None

Not eligible to vote: Jim Langenberger

As there was no other business to come before the Board, a motion was made by Terre Vitale to adjourn, this seconded by Jim Stenson and approved unanimously by the Board, all aye. The meeting was adjourned at 7:35 pm.




Approved:
Carol McMenamy
Acting Recording Secretary

 

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