Land Use Board Unanimously Passes Temporary Water Treatment Facility Amid Tributes to Late Chairman

The Allendale Land Use Board’s recent meeting was a poignant mix of honoring the late Chairman Kevin Quinn, making crucial leadership changes, and addressing contentious issues around land use and water safety. The meeting addressed a slew of matters, from variance requests to temporary water treatment facilities, demonstrating the board’s commitment to resolving community challenges, despite personal loss.

Kevin Quinn’s passing was acknowledged with heartfelt tributes from board members and the mayor, recognizing his 20-year contribution to the Allendale community. Quinn was remembered for his objectivity in assessing applications, balancing borough needs and applicant requirements, and his dedication to preserving Allendale’s ambiance. His colleagues and the mayor emphasized his impact, stating, “You don’t find somebody like Kevin who puts so much time into the community…he was a pillar in the community and he will be missed.”

With the passing of Quinn, the Board elected a new chairman and vice chairman. Former vice chairman, Mike Sariko, and long-standing board member, Melissa Bergen, assumed these roles, promising to uphold the values and standards set by their predecessor.

A notable part of the meeting was the discussion of a variance request by Michael Zeoli and Samantha Denubio for a two-story addition to their home. The expansion was fraught with issues concerning lot size, proximity to property lines, and storm water management. Despite assurances by architect John Ferraro that the addition would not impact the neighborhood or adjacent properties, the board members remained concerned about potential effects on neighboring properties and runoff.

The board also reviewed a ‘C’ variance application from Lauren and Rick Goldberg, who requested an amendment to shrink their back porch size due to its closeness to their pool. Their architect assured the board that despite the required extension to their house and interior rearrangements, environmental impact would be minimal. Their efforts to avoid further variances by reducing their back porch size were appreciated by board members, leading to the motion for approval of the Goldberg application.

The most significant item was the proposed temporary water treatment facility by Viola Water at 664 West Crescent. The temporary facility, intended to address contamination in the borough’s water system, would be installed on a residential property next to an existing well and would be removed once a permanent system was in place. Despite variances required for the facility, the board approved the application conditionally, pending further requests from borough engineers, particularly regarding landscaping.

Note: This meeting summary was generated by AI, which can occasionally misspell names, misattribute actions, and state inaccuracies. This summary is intended to be a starting point and you should review the meeting record linked above before acting on anything you read. If we got something wrong, let us know. We’re working every day to improve our process in pursuit of universal local government transparency.
Not avaliable:

Zoning Board Officials:

Receive debriefs about local meetings in your inbox weekly:

Trending meetings
across the country:

Meeting Date
Filter by bodytypes
Agricultural Advisory Committee
Airport Advisory Board
Art and Culture Board
Beach Committee
Bike and Pedestrian Advisory Committee
Board of Elections
Board of Health
Borough Council
Building Committee
Cannabis Control Board
Cemetery Commission
Charter Revision Commission
Child and Family Services Board
City Council
City Identity Committee
Code Enforcement Board
College Board of Trustees
Community Appearance Board
Community Preservation Committee
Community Redevelopment Agency
County Council
Disability Advisory Committee
Economic Development Board
Elderly Affairs Board
Electric Advisory Board
Environmental Commission
Financial Oversight Board
Historic Preservation Commission
Housing Authority
Human Relations Committee
Human Resources Committee
Insurance Fund
Land Use Board
Library Board
Licensing Board
Mental Health Commission
Municipal Alliance
Open Space Commission
Oversight and Review Committee
Parking Authority
Parks and Gardens Commission
Parks Commission
Pension Board
Planning Board
Police Review Board
Property Assessment Board
Public Safety Committee
Recreation Commission
Redevelopment Agency
Rent Control Board
Rent Leveling Board
School Board
Sewerage Authority
Shade Tree Commission
Special Magistrate
Taxation & Revenue Advisory Committee
Tourism Board
Trails Committee
Transportation Board
Utility Board
Value Adjustment Board
Veterans Committee
Water Control Board
Women's Advisory Committee
Youth Advisory Committee
Zoning Board
Filter by County
Bay County
Bradford County
Brevard County
Broward County
Clay County
Duval County
Escambia County
Gulf County
Hendry County
Highlands County
Hillsborough County
Indian River County
Lake County
Lee County
Leon County
Levy County
Liberty County
Manatee County
Marion County
Martin County
Miami-Dade County
Monroe County
Okaloosa County
Orange County
Osceola County
Palm Beach County
Pasco County
Pinellas County
Polk County
Putnam County
Santa Rosa County
Sarasota County
Seminole County
St. Johns County
Taylor County
Volusia County
Walton County
Barnstable County
Berkshire County
Bristol County
Essex County
Franklin County
Hampden County
Hampshire County
Middlesex County
Norfolk County
Plymouth County
Suffolk County
Worcester County
Atlantic County
Bergen County
Burlington County
Camden County
Cape May County
Cumberland County
Essex County
Gloucester County
Hudson County
Hunterdon County
Mercer County
Middlesex County
Monmouth County
Morris County
Ocean County
Passaic County
Somerset County
Sussex County
Union County
Warren County
Filter by sourcetypes