MONTVILLE TOWNSHIP ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
of July 21, 2010
Ron Cain, Jr. –
Miller – Sanders - present
Everett Vreeland - present Kevin Seidel, Alt. #2 - absent
Ron Soussa -
Driscoll - absent
Horowitz – present Alexander Kachmar - present
Arnold Schancupp – alt #1 - absent
Committee: Deb Nielson – present
Officials: Linda White, Land Use Administrator
Board Liaison: Tony Speciale
Mrs. White was surprised with a
‘good bye’ cake by the EDC acknowledging her upcoming retirement: all members present noted their appreciation
for her services to the EDC. She
indicated this was a committee that she truly enjoyed serving especially due to
the important in today’s economic climate of keeping, attracting and enhancing
commercial/industrial zoning. Towards
that effort, she summarized that she and Mr. Bastone took a tour this past
Monday of various sites within the community that may be interesting for
redevelopment. She brought a potential developer
to the sites that may work for his uses:
redevelopment of the Pine
area, redevelopment of the Kevah Konner site.
Visits were also made to the Stiles
Road properties and some of the areas along Changebridge Road
near the Rt. 80 side. Other areas
visited so that Mr. Bastone can assist the EDC in her absence, until a new
appointment is made, was the properties of O’Dowd, behind Raia’s and Schroth’s
and up along Rt. 202 across from Hunting Hills/Jade Mtn.
Mr. Soussa thought the township
should investigate the way to enhance the Stiles Lane intersection encouraging a
redevelopment that would allow the Gage buildings and others to be incorporated
into a layout that would promote commercial redevelopment. Ms. Nielson updated the members on what we
are looking at in the future in this area noting some of the constraints of the
areas in question.
Planning Board applications update – Mrs. White noted that Quick Chek withdrew
their application, and that the Rails application is still going forward. She indicated that the applicant has met with
the Township Administrator on the sewer connection fees, and that there is further
studies being conducted.
Update – Mrs. White summarized the various areas that the Planning Board master
plan subcommittee is investigating, noting that first reviews find that a lot
of the areas along Rt. 46 East can be changed to retail, except for the
existing First Industrial Office complex between the motel and restaurant
Changebridge corridor/Old Bloomfield
Avenue up to the existing commercial businesses are being reviewed, various
Development – update – nothing new to comment on. No changes made. Reference made to Randolph Township’s
EDC creating a web thru their home website, and that this was approximately
$3,000. Discussion ensued on status of
the changes to the website that involved an outside vender. Mrs. Nielson will discuss this with Mr.
Sign Policy - Mrs. Horowitz indicated she is finalizing the draft changes and
will send out to EDC members in immediate future.
Welcome to Montville Signage – Mrs.
White mentioned that she did correspond with the township public works for a
business district sign along Rt. 46/Changebridge Road street corner directing
people traveling west to the fact that Changebridge Road off Rt. 46 will take
you to the Montville Twsp. Business District.
Mrs. White indicated that Encore the existing car dealership will be
coming into township in immediate future for a new shed and that perhaps we
could get some type of an easement for installation of as sign on the side of
his slope. She will discuss with him
this possibility when he contacts her.
Adoption of EDC minutes of 6-16-10 –
Eligible: Mr. Soussa, Mrs. Sanders, Mr.
Cain, Mr. Seidel, Mr. Driscoll, Mr. Vreeland, Mr. Kachmar
Minutes adopted unanimously in a Motion made by: Dick Vreeland, seconded by Mr. Kachmar.
As to new secretary:
Mr. Cain indicated that Mr. Bastone verified that who ever take Mrs.
White position will serve the EDC also.
Mr. Cain will contact Arnold Schancupp – alt #1 on concerns
of absenteeism and reminder on township policies.
Meeting adjourned unanimously in Motion made by: Dick Vreeland, seconded by Ron Soussa.
Linda M. White
Land Use Administrator