The following is the Hopatcong Land Use Board Meeting that occurred on September 15, 2020, that handled two new applications, discussed the sale of Hudson Maxim School, and several areas of new and old business. It was surprising during the meeting that the initial buyers of the Hudson Maxim School walked away from the deal (no reason given), and that the sale of the building is back to square one. As stated below, Councilmember Richard Schindelar is looking to assist wherever possible.
1. Brian O’Hare Block 31202 Lot 27 130 Maxim Drive
The applicant is requesting approval for repairing a deck with a small extension. Variances being requested are: 242-38D(4) front yard setback, any variances required by the Land Use Board; pre-existing nonconforming: 242-38D(1) lot size, 242-38D(2) lot width.
Final Board Determination: Approved Application - Building permits are required – Waived are the start of Building permits.
2. Anthony Gangemi / Matthew Peterson B: 30408 L:24 227 Lakeside Blvd.
The applicants are requesting variances to rebuild the exact same size house in the same location after a fire in 2017. Variances being requested are: 242-38D(5) side yard setback, 242-38E(2) building footprint, 242-18A structure within 50’ of lake, 242-26C number of parking spaces, 242-63A building restoration, any variances required by the Land Use Board; pre-existing nonconforming: 242-38D(1) lot size, 242-38D(2) lot width, 242-28C(1) retaining wall setback.
Final Board Determination: Use Variance (R1 Zone) for the structure needs to be completed first (fire occurred in 2017), Applicant has removed this application to start over in the process. If he can get his application in ASAP the LUB will try to expedite.