Township of Fredon
Land Use Board Meeting Minutes

Meeting Minutes
June 19, 2017

MEMBERS PRESENT: Andrews, Boland, Lazzaro, Masi, Prommel, Rome, Wilcox

MEMBERS ABSENT:  Holenstein, Heine, Richardson

ALSO PRESENT: Lyn Aaroe, Esq., Mr. David Simmons

Mr. Masi called the meeting to order at 7:02 P. M. with the statement that this meeting is in compliance with the Open Public Meetings Act, Public Law 1975, Chapter 231, Sections 4 and 13, as advertised by Annual Notice.  If the applicant is a partnership or corporation, an attorney must represent it.  No new applications will be heard after 10:00 P. M.  No new testimony will be heard after 11:00 P. M.

Mr. Masi invited all present to participate in the salute to the flag.

Mr. Boland moved acceptance of the minutes for the May 15, 2017 meeting as posted and waived reading.  Ms. Prommel second.  Roll call vote: In favor Andrews, Boland, Masi, Prommel, Rome, and Wilcox.  Opposed, none.  So moved.

Mr. Lazzaro entered at 7:04 P.M.

As shown on the attached agenda.



William and Janice Hemberger Application # 510-2017 “D” Variance Block 1902 Lot 5.01/5.A30

William and Janice Hemberger, the applicants, came forward and oath was administered by Lyn Aaroe, esq.. Mr. Aaroe apologized for missing the last meeting and summarized the Board’s concerns about lack of structure of the original application for the lease hold/parcel. Mr. Aaroe wrote a letter specifying what was needed for a complete application and the applicant amended their application by submitting the requested materials. Mr. Aaroe stated the reason the applicant was before the board was a density issue on the parent lot; all houses are nonconforming.

Mr. Aaroe referred to Exhibit 1A to see dimensions. Mr. David Simmons stated the house and the road are the only things on the parcel that can be used as monuments. The applicant’s submissions since the last meeting sufficiently quantified the area. He also stated there was a letter from the Sussex County Board of Health that the septic system is satisfactory. Mr. Aaroe asked the applicant if they will be converting the home office to a bedroom. The applicant said they will not. It will be a condition in the resolution that the house remains a 2 bedroom as approved by the County Board of Health.

Ms. Prommel asked about the orientation of the house and if the existing shed was in violation. Mr Aaroe inquired if the applicant would verbally amend the application to include a variance for a shed in the front of the primary structure. Ms. Wilcox stated the applicant has the option to have the code official to visit the property to determining if a variance was needed and if so to apply for one. Mr. Aaroe said he can include the variance in the resolution and then regardless of whether the shed is in violation the applicants do not have to be concerned about going through another variance application. The applicants agreed.

Mr. Boland made a motion to approve application 510-2017. Mr. Lazzaro seconded.
In favor Andrews, Boland, Lazzaro, Masi, Prommel, and Rome.  Opposed, Wilcox.  So moved.

Mr. Aaroe stated the applicant can waive the right to wait until resolution is adopted to begin construction. Mr. Lazzaro made a motion to approve waiver request. Mr. Rome seconded. In favor Andrews, Boland, Lazzaro, Masi, Prommel, and Rome.  Opposed, Wilcox.  So moved.


Ms. Suzanne Boland requested minor changes to the Planning Board Bylaws to be reviewed including name change to Land Use Board, meeting time change, and number of board members. MR. Boland moved to adopt Bylaws subject to changes. Mrs. Prommel seconded

Mr. Haff resigned from the Board. Mr. Masi will be the chair for the remainder of the year. Mr. Masi opened nominations for Vice Chairman. Mr. Boland nominated Mr. Andrews. Ms. Prommel seconded. All in favor.

Mr. Masi asked if anyone would replace Mr. Haff as the Environmental Liaison. The Environmental Committee meets about 6 times a year on the first Monday at 7:30P.M. Mr. Masi appointed Mr. Chris Boyle to be the liaison.

At this time, the meeting was opened to the public. With no one available with comments, the meeting was closed to the public.

Township Committee
No report.

Environmental Committee
No report.

There being no further business before the Board, Mr. Lazzaro made a motion to adjourn at 7:38 P. M.  Mr. Rome second.  All in favor.  So moved.

Respectfully submitted,

Suzanne Boland
Planning Board Secretary