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MAHWAH HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION (MHPC)



APRIL 10, 2003 MINUTES







The meeting was called to order at 7:36 p.m.







SUNSHINE STATEMENT: The secretary read the Sunshine Statement.







ROLL CALL



PRESENT ABSENT



John Bristow, Historian Marthajean Drago Chair (excused)



Colleen Kennedy Carol Greene (excused)



Thomas Thornton Kenneth Cerullo



Gus Vasiliadis Mark Nichols (excused)



Paul Gioni, Alternate I Barbara Shanley (excused)



Technical Assistant: Attorney: Donna Tamayne, Esq. (excused)



Wayne McCabe







Salute to the Flag:







MINUTES:



July 11, 2002 minutes: Mr. Bristow moved adoption of the July 11, 2002 Mahwah Historic Preservation Commission (MHPC) meeting minutes and Mr. Vasiliadis seconded the motion. The motion was unanimously approved with a vote of 5 yes 0 no.







March 13, 2003 minutes:







PUBLIC SESSION:



Paddington Square Condo’s: The secretary reported that two representatives from Paddington Square Condo Association did notify the secretary to be put on the agenda. However, they did not submit an application to the Construction Department for the proposed work; therefore, the Commission has nothing to vote on. They will fill out a construction application in time for the May 8, 2003 meeting. There was no other public, and the public session was closed.







CHAIR’S REPORT: In Mrs. Drago’s absence, the secretary reported that the Commission may still be at the present building for the May 8, 2003 meeting. She will notify the members as to the next meeting location before May 8, 2003.







LEGAL: No report at this time.







TECHNICAL ASSISTANT: Mr. McCabe reported on the status of 122 Fardale Avenue regarding the demolition of the well and barn foundation. Mr. McCabe looked at the layout of the proposed buildings and reported that the well house is right in the middle of the proposed house and the stone wall barn foundation is in very close proximity of the another proposed building. Mr. McCabe suggested if possible to back fill a portion of the wall so that not all eight feet of the wall surface is exposed, and then there may be an opportunity to retain some semblance of evidence of the old foundation wall without have to destroy it. Mr. McCabe suggested that the Commission work with the developer to try and move the well.







Let the minutes reflect that after a thorough discussion, Mr. Thornton made a motion that the Commission accept the barn wall foundation recommendation from Mr. McCabe and inform the developer of the recommendation. Mr. Gioni seconded the motion. The motion was approved with a vote of 5 yes 0 no:



Bristow: yes; Vasiliadis: yes; Thornton: yes; Kennedy: yes; Gioni: yes.







Mr. McCabe will prepare the recommendation letter to the developer and copy the secretary.







STREET NAME: In Mrs. Drago’s absence, the secretary reported that the Office of Emergency Services rejected Edward’s Court, Docket 445F because there is already an Edwards Court.







Let the minutes reflect that after a thorough discussion, Ms. Kennedy made a motion to re-submit Docket 445F with the street name of “Trellis Court” and Mr. Gioni seconded the motion. The motion as approved with a vote of 5 yes and 0 no: Bristow: yes; Vasiliadis: yes; Thornton: yes; Kennedy: yes; Gioni: yes.







The secretary will re-submit Docket 445F to the Planning Board.







APPLICATIONS:



Christopher Tremblay, Docket 456, Block 152, Lots 95, 08, 96, and 97 (Donner Court) Revised:



Let the minutes reflect that after a thorough discussion Mr. Vasiliadis made a motion to approve Revised Docket #456 with no comments and Mr. Thornton seconded the motion. The motion was approved with a vote of 5 yes, 0 no:



Bristow: yes; Vasiliadis: yes; Thornton: yes; Kennedy: yes; Gioni: yes.







DEMOLITION APPLICATIONS:



2 Swan Road (182 Myrtle Avenue), Block 139 Lot 11



Mr. McCabe will address a letter to the Construction Official stating the recommendations and concerns of the Commission (photos of home and drawing of floor plan) and give it to the secretary to submit to the Construction Official.







Let the minutes reflect that after a thorough discussion Ms. Kennedy made a motion to approve 2 Swan Road demolition with comments as submitted by Mr. McCabe Docket and Mr. Thornton seconded the motion. The motion was approved with a vote of 5 yes, 0 no:



Bristow: yes; Vasiliadis: yes; Thornton: yes; Kennedy: yes; Gioni: yes.







118 Reich Avenue, Kevin Nelson, Docket 458, Block 40 Lot 69:



Let the minutes reflect that after a thorough discussion Mr. Thornton made a motion to approve Docket #458 with no comments and Mr. Bristow seconded the motion. The motion was approved with a vote of 5 yes, 0 no:



Bristow: yes; Vasiliadis: yes; Thornton: yes; Kennedy: yes; Gioni: yes.







36 Glasgow Terrace, Nichols, Block 134, Lot 10:



Let the minutes reflect that after a thorough discussion Mr. Bristow made a motion to approve 36 Glasgow Terrace demolition with no comments and Ms. Kennedy seconded the motion. The motion was approved with a vote of 4 yes, 1 no:



Bristow: yes; Vasiliadis: no; Thornton: yes; Kennedy: yes; Gioni: yes.











OLD BUSINESS:



Historic Property Variance Sub-Committee: No report at this time.



2002 Ornament: No report at this time.



2003 Ornament: No report at this time.



Historic Plaques: No report at this time.



Quackenbush Barn: No report at this time.







Public Relations: No report at this time.







Mahwah Museum: Mr. Bristow reported that the Historical Society is still considering extending the Agriculture display “Farming in Mahwah” for a few months.







Moffatt Road Cemetery: No report at this time.







BILLS:



Pinnacle Press:



$50.00 printing fee for 2002 Ornament insert, was unanimously approved.







GENERAL DISCUSSION:







Mr. Bristow made a motion to close the MHPC meeting and Mr. Vasiliadis seconded the motion. The motion was unanimously approved. The meeting closed at 8:50 p.m.







These minutes are a synopsis of the MHPC tapes, which are on file at the Township Hall.



/dms




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