Two neighbors, Arthur Plotts and Paul Zangrilli, attended the meeting and spoke in support of the Orthliebs' request. Orthlieb said he met with other neighbors and they had no objections.
The variance was unanimously approved by zoning board Chairman George Thorbahn and members Joyce Monaco, William Reeser, Jon Auritt and Willard Knoll.
Andrew and Lilian McGinnis received permission to construct a two-car garage and expand the second floor of their house at 902 Winding Lane. They needed a variance because the addition will leave their front yard 14 feet short of the 40-foot requirement.
Andrew McGinnis presented a petition signed by neighbors in support of the addition and Lilian McGinnis said the couple was suffering without a garage
because their cars were being damaged by tree limbs.
The zoning board unanimously approved the variance request.
Thomas and Debbie Kain of 29 Willow Rd. received a variance to add a deck and first-floor bathroom to their house. The additions will make one side yard 4 feet short of the required 6 feet, and the aggregate side-yard width will be 2 feet short of the 16-foot requirement.
Township secretary Caren Andrews said she received one letter from a neighbor who opposed the addition. Kain presented a letter from another neighbor who supported the addition. Thorbahn said the favorable letter countered the negative one and was important to the board's unanimous vote in favor of the variance.