Friday, September 16, 2016

Video: Zoning board meeting Lakewood, NJ

2:10:10 Motion denied for cross st and Massachusetts duplex mix use Correspondence minutes below submitted via comment. TY

1. CORRESPONDENCE
3:20- Adam Pfeffer, Esq. requesting variance 2 ½ Ft for the setback of an unbuilt garage on behalf of Miz Construction. Was approved even though Miz Construction can easily built it the proper way. 
Appeal # 3977 – Bostonia Equity, LLC. Asking for Use variance for 37 duplexes and 10 single family. 
51:30- Attorney for Yeshiva which opposes the complex cross examines Brian Flannery. Brain swallows his words. 


1:22:38 – Planner testifies on behalf of Yeshiva

1:48:50 – A senior testifies against 
1:55:30 – lot owner in the neighborhood testifies.
1:56:50 – Chaim Abadi testifies pro
2:04:30 – Chairman asks if 2 cameras are filming the procedure 
2:07:50 – Chairman speaks pro. Board member explains we need more housing.
2:10:50 – Motion not approved 
2:14:50 – Chairman and Miriam Weinstein Esq. ‘schmooze’ 

2:16:45 -Appeal # 3979 – CG RR Properties, LLC, HD-7 zone. Adam Pfeffer, Esq. asks for use variance for a triplex.

2:26:08 – Brian Flannery jokes about the need for more housing. 
2:35:05 - Adam Pfeffer, Esq. says approving this triplex will solve the housing shortage. 
2:35:40 - Meir Gelley makes a motion to deny the triplex. All approve motion to deny except of chairman. Application denied. 


2:37:36- Appeal # 3980 – Joseph Sebbag, Hope Chapel Road area. .Asking for density variance for 6 single family lots. Lots are situated on the border of Jackson and Lakewood. 
2:42:50- Chairman asks why applicant does not go directly to Jackson Township. Brian Flannery response that Jackson wouldn’t even entertain such a variance without hearing that Lakewood approved it. 
2:50:30 - Brian Flannery talks about the need for more housing.
2:53:10 – Mr. Weiss Esq. represents a neighbor who agreed to the application due to setbacks that the applicant agreed to. Application approved. 

2:55:20- Appeal # 3982 – Moses Stern, asking for use variance for a duplex. Short on 500 sq ft. Application approved.

3:07:50 - Appeal # 3985 - DC Commercial –requesting for a variance for a sign. Application approved.
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3:11:40 -Appeal # 3986 – Faraday Estates, LLC, Prospect Street Area, variance to construct 11 duplexes. Application approved.


3:16:45 - Appeal # 3987 – Jacob Lipschitz, subdivision for 9 single family lots. Chairman says this application must sail through. Application approved.


14 comments:

  1. Looked like the chairman was in on the first "mistake" varialance request MIz/Pfefer. He pushed it through, talking over the other members not allowing any discussion. End passed it 1-2-3. I have a hard time believing it was a legit mistake.

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  2. 1. CORRESPONDENCE
    3:20- Adam Pfeffer, Esq. requesting variance 2 ½ Ft for the setback of an unbuilt garage on behalf of Miz Construction. Was approved even though Miz Construction can easily built it the proper way.

    2. NEW BUSINESS
    Appeal # 3977 – Bostonia Equity, LLC. Asking for Use variance for 37 duplexes and 10 single family.

    51:30- Attorney for Yeshiva which opposes the complex cross examines Brian Flannery. Brain swallows his words.

    1:22:38 – Planner testifies on behalf of Yeshiva

    1:48:50 – A senior testifies against
    1:55:30 – lot owner in the neighborhood testifies.
    1:56:50 – Chaim Abadi testifies pro
    2:04:30 – Chairman asks if 2 cameras are filming the procedure
    2:07:50 – Chairman speaks pro. Board member explains we need more housing.
    2:10:50 – Motion not approved

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    1. 2:14:50 – Chairman and Miriam Weinstein Esq. ‘schmooze’

      2:16:45 -Appeal # 3979 – CG RR Properties, LLC, HD-7 zone. Adam Pfeffer, Esq. asks for use variance for a triplex.

      2:26:08 – Brian Flannery jokes about the need for more housing.
      2:35:05 - Adam Pfeffer, Esq. says approving this triplex will solve the housing shortage.
      2:35:40 - Meir Gelley makes a motion to deny the triplex. All approve motion to deny except of chairman. Application denied.


      2:37:36- Appeal # 3980 – Joseph Sebbag, Hope Chapel Road area. .Asking for density variance for 6 single family lots. Lots are situated on the border of Jackson and Lakewood.
      2:42:50- Chairman asks why applicant does not go directly to Jackson Township. Brian Flannery response that Jackson wouldn’t even entertain such a variance without hearing that Lakewood approved it.
      2:50:30 - Brian Flannery talks about the need for more housing.
      2:53:10 – Mr. Weiss Esq. represents a neighbor who agreed to the application due to setbacks that the applicant agreed to. Application approved.

      2:55:20- Appeal # 3982 – Moses Stern, asking for use variance for a duplex. Short on 500 sq ft. Application approved.

      3:07:50 - Appeal # 3985 - DC Commercial –requesting for a variance for a sign. Application approved.
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      3:11:40 -Appeal # 3986 – Faraday Estates, LLC, Prospect Street Area, variance to construct 11 duplexes. Application approved.


      3:16:45 - Appeal # 3987 – Jacob Lipschitz, subdivision for 9 single family lots. Chairman says this application must sail through. Application approved.

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    2. miz costruction gets whatever they want. they employ Mayer Lichtenstein

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    3. The lot owner forgot to mention that he is also part of the partnership that is developing this project.

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  3. Exactly. People do whatever they want and then cry to the board for relief. See 2:36:45 where a triplex was voted down by everyone besides for the Chairman who agreed to a triplex because "Im a nice guy"!!

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  4. Flannery was begging for a triplex and not a duplex to 'save a family from being homeless'.

    PLEASE!! There are too many houses currently avail in Lakewood, Jackson, Toms River, Brick and Howell. We don't need to start building triplexes everywhere to 'save homeless families'

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  5. MY TAKE ON THIS MEETING

    1) At 1:23 a zoning expert testifies that the zoning committee is trying to rezone by variance. Granting a variance to allow 5x the zoned amount of housing is not a variance, it is rezoning

    2) Flannery should have his credentials denied in any testimony regarding Lakewood. As the attorney who opposed him at around the 1 hour mark made abundantly clear, most of his testimony is conjecture with no studies, evidence or research done to back it up

    Flannery constantly makes the case that density is required to accomodate growth, yet at 3:22 he states, we should "hug the applicant" for proposing a development that legally could have been more dense. Why hug the applicant if more density is in the public interest?

    What is worse at 2:33 Flannery claims that a Triplex should be built instead of a larger duplex, because people will not want a larger duplex in that area.

    Yet, at 3:22 he proposes a development of single family homes in the same area. He contradicts himself in testimony within one hour in front of the same committee. If this happened in court, he would be charged with perjury.

    3) 2:08 A member of the board, who happens to work in construction, makes the case for granting a variance for a project that is 5x times the zoned density, because Cross St. is not the most congested area in Lakewood "like Ridge"

    I don't know if this guy rides around Lakewood much, but Cross St. is a disaster. I have seen it backed up further then I have ever seen Ridge backed up.

    Secondly, is that now the standard for Lakewood, that everything is OK, as long as it's not as bad as Ridge?

    4) the Chairman of the Board, appearantly feels the need to not only vote, but to advocate for every variance because he is a "nice guy". A nice guy would not have played such a large part in the destruction of the quality of life in Lakewood.

    5) Members Geller, and Gonzales seem to be the only members of this board that question and actively oppose any application. they need to be commended. Ingber often opposes bad applications, but to many are just a rubber stamp to every application.

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  6. I think we should start a GOFUNDME page to pay for this attorney and planner to come to every meeting and oppose all major zoning / planning applications. Finally someone that put Flannery in his place.

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    1. Definitely. That would go a long way in pointing out all of the bad arguments that Flannery and Pfeiffer and Weinstein and Penzer make.

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  7. It's not Flannery et al ,it's the PUPPET Masters

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  8. And while we are at it, we need to have the form of government changed. All we need is one person to put their neck out and he will be a hero!

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  9. Question - anyone know if motion number 3995 was approved or voted on? wants to put up a pool house. Non-sniyut ...women parading around,... Do we want this in our neighborhood?

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