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Minutes: March 15, 2012

Note: Meeting minutes by chairman’s notes.

Mr. Bates, Chair, called the meeting to order at 7:10 p.m.

Statement of Compliance

Pursuant to the Open Public Meetings Act, Chapter 231 P.L., 1975, adequate notice as defined in Section 3D of Chapter 231, P.L. 1975, had been forwarded to the New Jersey Herald on March 1, 2012. Notice is also posted on the bulletin board and filed with the office of the Township Clerk.

Roll Call of Members

Charles BatesP
Christopher HankeP
Sharon CheadleNP
Stephen SokolewiczP
Ted LaabsP
Andrew Borisuk (7:20 p.m.)P
Carol Gunn KadishP

Minutes

February 23, 2012

Motion: Mr. Sokolewicz made a motion to approve of the above minutes. Mr. Hanke seconded the motion. All were in favor.

New Business

Kadish Farm Application

Note: Carol Gunn Kadish recused herself from this discussion.

Mr. and Mrs. Kadish came forward and presented their home for memorialization. It will be noted that they do not want a plaque on their property. The following issues were presented:

  1. Mr. and Mrs. Kadish want only the house memorialized as the farm is already preserved.
  2. The history records the house owned by the Edsall family in the late 1700s with many additions added up to approximately 1955.
  3. One of the additions was from the Sears mail order company.
  4. The Kadish home presents with a variety of wood structures (e.g. chestnut, maple) indicative of the economic times of the family living there.
  5. Ruben Kadish, an artist from California, lived there.
  6. The house and barn are on one lot and block. It was suggested that a metes and bounds survey be done for only the house.
  7. In general, the house is being recommended for memorialization because of the date, the prior ownership of record and the mansard roof structure.

Motion: Mr. Borisuk made a motion to accept the application for memorialization. Mr. Laabs seconded the motion. All were in favor.

Old Business

Cemeteries

Ms. Gunn Kadish presented that she and Ms. Cheadle are ready to present 3 cemetery sites (McCamly, Cherry Ridge and Canistear) for memorialization. It was also shared there may only be 2 more cemetery sites for historic memorialization. It will be noted that prior references record the existence of 35-37 cemeteries. Approximately 25 sites are noted in historical references but are lost due to a variety of reasons. They are noted as lost to reservoir construction, headstones being removed due to the plowing of fields, and/or remains of the dead being buried with no reference to physical resting place.

Parker House Application

A rough draft has been completed and Ron DuPont is reviewing it for accuracy.

Board of Education Building

Copies of a building sign indicating “high” will be presented to the Board of Education in hopes they will place the explanation of “high” school in the window next to the plaque for future reference.

Incentives for Historic Designation

It was discussed that the possibilities of an incentive package be researched by Steve Sokolewicz that our town council may want to include in the master plan for the purposes of providing “something” to a homeowner who wants to preserve his/her property. Further details at the next meeting.

Applications Reviewed

  • LU# 2-12-3: T-Mobile Northeast LLC, Block 233, Lot 7.01, Conditional Use Site Plan to Maintain an Antenna Concealed within the Existing Cupola
  • LU# 2-12-5: Daniel O’Keefe, Block 204.07, Lot 1, Bulk Variance to Build a Porch Roof Over an Existing Slab
  • LU# 2-12-4: T-Mobile Northeast LLC, Block 199.10, Lot 4, Conditional Use Site Plan to Maintain an Antenna on a Roof
  • LU# 1-12-2: Noemy Toste, Block 143.01, Lot 6, Bulk Variance for Front Yard Addition
  • LU# 3-12-6: Peter and Linda Tczap, Block 44.02, Lot 13, Bulk Variance for an Attached Garage

The HPC members reviewed the above applications and determined that these sites hold no historical significance.

Adjournment

Mr. Borisuk made a motion to adjourn the HPC meeting at 9:10 p.m. Mr. Laabs seconded the motion. All were in favor.

Transcribed by Cynthia Davis on April 18, 2012.