Mayor Nominates Long-Time Local Business Owner to Hamilton Township Zoning Board Position
To fill a vacant position with the
Hamilton Township Zoning Board, Mayor Kelly Yaede has nominated a long-time
local business owner with strong ties to the community.
Yaede has nominated Hamilton
resident Michael Gerstnicker to fill the currently vacant Alternate #2 member
position on the Township Zoning Board of Adjustment.
Gerstnicker, who currently is a
real estate professional with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, has a long and
distinguished business career noted by his past ownership of Gersh’s Place and
Good Times Tavern in Trenton, as well as past ownership of local construction
company, Peter Giancola & Sons, Inc.
In addition, Gerstnicker has long
demonstrated strong involvement in the Hamilton community, serving as a
bookkeeper for the Ancient Order of Hibernians – Monsignor Crean Division #1,
located in Hamilton, and was previously a coach for both Hamilton P.A.L.
(Police Athletic League) Girls Basketball and the Hamilton Girls Softball
“As a long-time Hamilton resident
with deep community roots, I welcome this opportunity to use my business and
real estate background to help serve our township as a member of the Zoning
Board,” says Gerstnicker. “I thank Mayor
Yaede for nominating me for this position and, if approved, look forward to
serving our community to the best of my abilities.”
“Michael is a well-qualified
candidate, who possesses knowledge of both the issues that businesses face, as
well as a background in real estate,” explains Mayor Yaede. “I believe his qualifications and experiences
would greatly contribute to the ongoing duties of the Township Zoning Board.”
Gerstnicker’s nomination will be
presented to the Township Council for final approval this evening.
The Hamilton Township Zoning Board
of Adjustment is an autonomous body that, in accordance with State Land Use
Law, reviews applications requiring use variances from township Zoning
Ordinances, such as for unapproved land uses for a specific zone of the
community, inconsistencies for property site plans, request for subdivisions, or
relief from flood plain requirements.