NOTICE OF REMOTE MEETING
MAY 28, 2020 and JUNE 10, 2020
BELMAR ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Belmar Zoning Board of Adjustment will convene a remote meeting on May 28, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. (The Board had previously advertised the said meeting, but the within notice is being re-advertised so as to publicize the remote nature of the same.) The Zoning Board is also scheduling another Special Remote Meeting on June 10, 2020 at 6:00 pm. Due to Coronavirus / COVID-19 Borough and State Directives, the said meetings are being held remotely, through a web-meeting conference communication system. The remote meeting format will allow Board Members and the Public to simultaneously hear, listen to, participate in, digest, observe, comment on, and / or otherwise object to any and all Board decisions / actions. The remote meeting format, as aforesaid, will allow the Borough’s Zoning Board to conduct business, without violating any Executive Orders, without violating any COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocol, and while still complying with the spirit and intent of Prevailing Provisions of New Jersey Law. (Please note that the Board Secretary, or an Agent thereof, will be physically managing / operating / organizing the remote meeting, from the Borough Council Chambers / Municipal Court, located at 601 Main Street, Belmar, NJ, but, per Prevailing Coronavirus Regulations, Public access to the Municipal Building is not currently permitted.)
Members of the Public are welcome to, and encouraged to, participate by observing / participating in the remote meetings. The meetings will be held via Zoom. You can access the meetings through the Zoom App via a smartphone or tablet, via a special link on your computer, or by telephone. For anyone interested in observing and/or otherwise participating in the May 28, 2020 remote web-meeting, the instructions / directions can be obtained on the day of the meeting on www.belmar.com or the Borough’s Facebook page. You can also contact the Board Secretary at email@example.com.
For anyone interested in observing and/or otherwise participating in the June 10, 2020 remote web-meeting, the instructions/directions can be obtained on the day of the meeting on www.belmar.com or the Borough’s Facebook page. You can also contact the Board Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional technological assistance and/or additional information can be obtained by contacting the Board Secretary at email@example.com, 732-681-3700 ext. 225 or by visiting www.belmar.com or the Borough’s Facebook the day of the meeting.
Members of the Public who have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding the web-meeting process, or the remote meeting format, should contact the Board Secretary at (732) 681-3700, Ext. 225 (during regular Borough hours) or at firstname.lastname@example.org. In the event no one is present to immediately answer the phone (because of Coronavirus scheduling issues), Members of the Public are encouraged to leave a message, call back, or send an e-mail message.
Likewise, Members of the Public should also feel free to contact the Board Secretary, at the above-referenced number, if they have any other questions, issues, concerns, or barriers to participation / observation.
The Agenda for the May 28, 2020 meeting, to the extent known, includes, but is not limited to, the following:
- Potential adoption of Minutes;
- Adoption of Resolution Conditionally Approving the Len and Kristen Forsyth Application (1599 Maplewood Road, Belmar, NJ) (Block 229, Lot 1);
- Adjudication of the Michelle Fontanez Application
214 13th Avenue
Block 121, Lot 16.01
Variance relief associated with a request to install a number of improvements to an existing single-family dwelling, including an addition, garage, and pool;
- Adjudication of the Daniel DeFranco Application
1905 Surf Avenue
Block 191, Lot 14
Appeal of the zoning officer decision relative to a second driveway / curb-cut at the site; (continuation of a previously commenced appeal)
- Adjudication of the Robert Thacker Application
1502 D Street
Block 154 Lot 21
Variance relief associated with the construction of a new
Single family modular home.
- Potential discussion on the format for future Board Meetings in light of the Coronavirus Pandemic, and Governmental Orders / Restrictions associated therewith;
- Potential Executive Session, if necessary;
- Public participation; and
- Discussion and / or potential action on such other matters as may be presented to the Board.
The Agenda for the June 10, 2020 meeting (to the extent known) , includes, but is not limited to, the following:
- Adjudication of Louis Mandia application
1708 B Street
Block 173, Lot 8
Variance relief associated with the construction of a new
Single family front home.
- Adjudication of the Mark and Lynne Sigona application
207 First Avenue
Block 11, Lot 3
Variance relief associated with a request to construct
A two car garage and covered patio
- Discussion and/or potential action on such other matters as may be
Presented to the Board.
Members of the Public can access certain non-privileged and otherwise available information, by visiting the Borough Website at www.belmar.com under “Meetings Agendas & Minutes”. (The application information/plans are or will be available for public inspection, on the Borough Web-site, at least 10 days in advance of the remote Hearings.) (In special qualifying circumstances, Members of the public are also free to contact the Board Secretary to discuss if any other special/ reasonable accommodations can, in good faith, be effectuated to facilitate public review of pertinent documents.)
Members of the Public should notify the Board Secretary, in advance, if possible, via e-mail or phone call, of any anticipated intention to undertake cross-examination, introduce evidence, and / or otherwise make public comments / statements in connection with a particular Application. The purpose of such notification is to ensure, to the greatest extent possible, that the technological needs of all are accommodated, and so as to furthermore ensure, to the greatest extent possible, that any additional documents to be identified/ referenced at the remote meetings can hopefully be available for review by all participants and other members of the public. Please note that the preceding sentence will not limit or otherwise block the ability of members of the public to ask questions, make comments, or issue opinions based upon testimony and evidence presented during the remote public hearings.
Formal action will be taken at the meetings, and, as indicated, the Public is encouraged to listen, observe, and participate.
Minutes of the meetings will be kept and ultimately made available to the public. If the technology so allows, recordings or reproductions of the meetings can likely be viewed at future dates as well.
Members of the Public are also encouraged to visit the Municipal Website www.belmar.com or the Borough’s Facebook page for any additional information, changes, and / or updates.