MONTVILLE TOWNSHIP ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
of June 16, 2010
Ron Cain, Jr.- present Margaret Miller –
Sanders - present
Everett Vreeland - present Kevin Seidel, Alt. #2 - present
Ron Soussa - present Deane Driscoll -
Horowitz - absent Alexander Kachmar - present
Arnold Schancupp – alt #1 - absent
Committee: Jim Sandham
Board Liaison: Tony Speciale
Board of Adjustment / Planning
Board & Master Plan update
Various changes are on going at COAH. They are now looking at dismantling this and
shifting it back to local government, while giving authority to the DCA. Montville
is not exposed at all to any affordable housing lawsuits, having just adopted
the Housing Element and the Township Committee adopted a resolution endorsing
Certification of the Housing Plan and associated draft ordinances. The rules that they are promoting for
affordable housing appear less restrictive.
We are in a great position on this issue.
The regulations governing soil removal have been recommended
for change with some modifications that will assist the township in the
future. A land use board will have
review jurisdiction on anything over 500 cu yards. If less than that, a homeowner can seek in
house engineering review.
Sewer Connection Fees:
Another issue that has raised some discussion is that of the
formula for sewer connections. Mr.
Sandham explained that it is really not a local issue as the formula that is
used is a required state formula. The
fee that is municipal controlled can be reviewed but we have to look at our
charges and how they relate to concerns previously aired by Rails Steakhouse at
last month’s meeting to make sure that our rates are more competitive and help
us to attract industry.
Milan development application – Hook Mtn. Road
There is no progress on the application pending before the
Planning Board. The applicant is waiting
on State of NJ
for acquisition of additional lands till sometime this Fall. Application is on hold at this time. The applicant was asked to try and find some
ways to assist in changing some of the road configuration, and toward those
goals, the Planning Board professionals have been meeting and attempting to
Website Development –
Voicing concerns of little being done to promote upgrades to
our existing website for EDC, the Mayor indicated he would discuss same with
Temporary Sign Policy
A summary given of the reviews and input offered by a
subcommittee consisting of
members of EDC, Chamber & Planning Board given. We are on hold until Mrs. Horowitz provides
her comments on sign policy discussed by the subcommittee. Will reschedule for next meeting, and Mrs.
White will be asked to contact Ms. Horowitz so that this subject can be
Welcome to Montville Signs
Mr. Soussa again suggested that we look at getting a sign on
Rt. 46W that ‘welcomes you to Montville Township’ as well as developing signs that
indicate Montville Township Business District, and help to identify the
business areas along Changebridge
was suggested that this should be discussed with our Public Works Supervisor.
The County is planning to resurface east of the public
safety building to the Park Avenue / Rt. 202 Towaco area.
Adoption of EDC minutes of 5-19-10 – Eligible: Mr. Soussa, Mrs. Horowitz, Mrs. Sanders, Mr.
Cain, Mr. Seidel, Mr. Driscoll - Adopted unanimously
A question raised as to what is going on over at the
PSE&G site on Rt. 202. Mr. Sandham
indicated that they are doing test borings for monopoles and that this area is
an area where we must insure safety of existing gas lines, as well as no disturbance
to our water tables.
Potential new Developer:
Mr. Sousa indicated that there are various potential sites, one of which
is the 13 acres off Rt. 202. He also
indicated that the broker for the Gage building on Stiles Lane had not been contacted. Mr. Soussa was asked to make contact with
this developer for the Stiles Lane