MONTVILLE TOWNSHIP MASTER PLAN SUBCOMMITTEE
195 Changebridge Road, Montville Municipal Building
Mr. Karkowsky - present
Ms. Nielson -
Mr. Lipari -
Mr. Visco - present
Mr. Lewis - present
Also Present: Joseph Burgis, PP, PB Board Planner;
Meghan Hunscher PP, Township Principal
Members reviewed the remaining half of the
draft Land Use Plan Element submitted by Burgis Associates. Mr. Burgis presented a hand-out “Outline of
Changes to Draft Land Use Plan Elment.”
The majority of the changes were technical in nature, however there were
a few substantive changes that addresses Lake
Valhalla and sites identified to
Mr. Lewis indicate that there was initially
and expectation to update the entire master plan, including all of the plan
elements, both required and option, per the Municipal Land Use Law. There was an informal poll and a unanimous
agreement that Burgis Associates should prepare the additional elements. General discussion regarding those elements
Ms. Nielson requested additional information
on grants from the Highlands.
There was discussion about a time table that
involves presenting the draft to the full board in early November and have a
public hearing in late November and early December.
Additional discussion regarding the contents
of the Land Use Element includes:
1. A policy statement to address the neighborhood
character of Lake
Valhalla as opposed to
the creation of bulk standards (e.g. FAR) to control structure size.
2. Continue the investigation into the Pennick property
and potential linking with adjacent property to divert traffic to Route 202.
3. There was discussion regarding the current zoning of
the Pennick property. Currently the R-20
4. There was discussion regarding the Market Place at Montville property on River Road (Block
124, Lots 19, 20, 20.01) for which the owner requested a re-zoning request be
considered from residential to commercial as part of the master plan
process. The property is currently zoned
for single family residential and is constrained by environmental
conditions. In his professional opinion,
Mr. Burgis discussed office as a potential alternative zoning option.
The next master plan subcommittee meeting
will be held on November 3 at 7 p.m. at town hall.
Meghan Hunscher, PP