LAKE COMO, NJ — The Planning Board last night welcomed its new member, Nick DeMauro, who will serve as second alternate. He replaces Christopher D’Antuono who left the board after he was named earlier this year to a vacated spot on the Borough Council.

DeMauro, who has lived in the borough for a year, is executive director and chief executive officer of L.E.A.D.-Law Enforcement Against Drugs, a statewide collaborative effort by certified law enforcement officers, educators and community leaders to offer programs “on the streets and in the classroom”  to prevent drug abuse, drug-related crime, bullying and violence.

D’Antuono received a certification of appreciation for his service to the board.

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In other business, the board gave John Phillips, owner of a new five-bedroom home at 2103 Main Street, the go-ahead to move an existing garage in the rear of his property. Since an older home was razed and replaced by the much larger new structure last November, vehicles can no longer enter the driveway and pull into the right side of the two-car garage — a maneuver that will be possible once the structure is lifted and shifted by six feet.

Approval was granted on the condition that if the existing garage, which according to borough records was built nearly 80 years ago, collapses during the move, it will be replaced with another garage that is the exact same size.