Planning Board Minutes 3-10-11 Print E-mail

MONTVILLE TOWNSHIP PLANNING BOARD

7:30 PM Start

195 Changebridge Road, Montville Municipal Building

MINUTES OF THURSDAY MARCH 10, 2011

No New Business to be Conducted Past l0: 00PM

Welcome to the Montville Township Planning Board hearing of March 10, 2011 commencing at 7:30 p.m.

Please turn off all cell phones during the proceedings.  Thank you.

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

STATEMENT OF COMPLIANCE - stated by Liz Johansen

 

ROLL CALL

Board Members:

Mr. Maggio - AE                                  Mr. Karkowsky - present

Mr. Sandham - present                                      Ms. Nielson - present                           

Mr. Lipari - present                               Mr. Lewis - present

Mr. Hines -  (AE)                                 Mr. Speciale (alt#1) - AE

Mr. Visco - present                               Mr. Tobias (alt#2) - (AE)

Mr. Canning- AE

Board Professionals:  NOT REQUIRED TO ATTEND

Board Attorney:                        Michael Carroll, Esq.

Board Engineer:            Stanley Omland, PE, Omland Engineering

Board Planner:              Joseph Burgis, PP, AICP, Burgis Associates

 

SWEARING IN OF PROFESSIONALS

COMMITTEE REPORTS

COMMITTEE

LIAISON

COMMENTS

Board of Adjustment

Gary Lewis  

Mr. Lewis reports that Lake Valhalla has been carried.  Holiday at Montville site plan was approved.

Board of Health

Larry Tobias

No report

Environmental Commission

Vic Canning 

No report

Water & Sewer

Arthur Maggio 

No report

Historic Preservation Commission

John Visco 

Mr. Visco reports that the Minoia (21 Brook Valley Road)  project was heard and denied without prejudice.  The HPRC is requesting that the roofline be adjusted and additional information regarding manufacturer specifications needs to be submitted.

Design Review Committee

Deb Nielson  

No report

Site Plan/Subdivision Committee

Russ Lipari Chair, Ladis Karkowsky, Deborah Nielson, & John Visco (alt)

Mr. Lipari reports that Towaco Village Center (formerly Olde Towne Properties) on Main Road across from the train station is looking to do a facelift on the current building, expand parking and keep the existing tenants.  Applicant appeared before a joint DRC/PB subcommittee meeting and will be revising plans prior to submitting.

Economic Development Committee

Jim Sandham, Tony Speciale

Mr. Sandham indicated that Bayer is potentially leaving the Township and that he, Ms. Nielson and Mr. Bastone will be meeting with representatives in late March.  He will report back.

Open Space Committee

Ladis Karkowsky, Russ Lipari, Deb Nielson & Jim Sandham

No report

Master Plan/COAH 3rd Round

Ladis Karkowsky, Russ Lipari, Deborah Nielson, Gary Lewis & John Visco (alt)

No report

Cross Acceptance Committee

Ladis Karkowsky, Russ Lipari  

No report

Highlands Legislation Review Committee

Gary Lewis

No report

Fire Department Districts

Russ Lipari – Towaco;

Tony Speciale for Pine Brook;

Art Maggio for Montville

No reports

PUBLIC DISCUSSION

 

Opened to Public

Closed to Public

Motion made by: Mr. Sandham

Seconded by: Mr. Visco

PLANNING BUSINESS

Discussion regarding Land Use Review Advisory Committee.

Mr. Lipari recommended that Mr. Lewis and Mr. Visco be appointed to the subcommittee.  There were no objections.  A discussion ensued regarding why an advisory committee was formed.   Mr. Sandham indicated that the purpose of the advisory committee is to provide suggestions and make recommendations as to how to improve the process for homeowners and applicants to make the process less onerous and less expensive. 

Ms. Hunscher indicated that internally the Planning and Zoning Department she is working with staff to evaluate and revise forms and applications to streamline the process.  The ultimate goal is to have forms available on-line, as well as property information. 

WAIVERS

None

 

INVOICES

Burgis Assoc. – Trust for: $135, $540

Michael Carroll, Esq. –

Omland Engineering – O/E for: $168.75; Trust for: $101.25

Johnson, Murphy –

Anderson & Denzler – Trust for: $70, $210

Motion made by: Mr. Lewis

Seconded by: Mr. Visco

Roll call:  All in favor by voice vote

RESOLUTIONS

PMS/C11-01 Sanders Realty (a.k.a Seabreeze) – 441 Route 202 – B: 81, L: 4 – minor site plan with variance for retaining wall - APPROVED  Eligible: Mr. Maggio, Mr. Karkowsky, Mr. Sandham Ms. Nielson, Mr. Lipari, Mr. Lewis, Mr. Hines, Mr. Visco, Mr. Tobias (alt#2)

Motion made by: Mr. Lewis

Second: Ms. Nielson

Roll call: Mr. Karkowsky, Mr. Sandham Ms. Nielson, Mr. Lipari, Mr. Lewis, Mr. Visco

CORRESPONDENCE

Ms. Hunscher indicated that a representative from The Home Depot located on Route 46 visited her and would like to relocate the sheds temporarily that are currently in front of the building to the side by the nursery.  Fencing will replace the sheds for the selling season.  Ms. Hunscher said she would ask the representative to check with the fire department first.  The Planning Board had no objections to this.

Mr. Lewis asked if the letter was sent to the Board of Education congratulating them on the new building.  Ms. Hunscher indicated that it was sent and she will forward. 

 

MINUTES

 

Minutes of Planning Board February 24, 2011 – eligible: Mr. Maggio, Mr. Karkowsky, Mr. Canning, Mr. Sandham, Ms. Nielson, Mr. Lipari, Mr. Hines, Mr. Visco, Mr. Speciale (alt#1), Mr. Tobias (alt#2)

Motion made by: Mr. Karkowski

Seconded by: Mr. Visco

Roll call:

All in favor: Mr. Karkowsky, Mr. Sandham, Ms. Nielson, Mr. Lipari, Mr. Hines, Mr. Visco,

Minutes of Planning Board Subcommittee January 20, 2011 - eligible: Mr. Karkowsky, Ms. Nielson, Mr. Visco

Motion made by: Mr. Karkowski

Seconded by: Ms. Nielson

Roll call:

All in favor: Mr. Karkowsky, Ms. Nielson, Mr. Visco

Minutes of Planning Board February 10, 2011 – eligible: Mr. Maggio, Mr. Karkowsky, Mr. Sandham Ms. Nielson, Mr. Lipari, Mr. Lewis, Mr. Hines, Mr. Visco, Mr. Tobias (alt#2)

Motion made by: Mr. Karkowski

Seconded by: Mr. Visco

Roll call:

All in favor: Mr. Karkowsky, Mr. Sandham Ms. Nielson, Mr. Lipari, Mr. Lewis

Minutes of Master Plan Subcommittee January 13, 2011 - Eligible:  Mr. Lewis, Mr. Lipari, Mr. Visco, Mr. Karkowsky.

Motion made by: Mr. Karkowski

Seconded by: Mr. Visco

Roll call:

All in favor: Mr. Lewis, Mr. Lipari, Mr. Visco, Mr. Karkowsky.

LOI/DEP NOTIFICATIONS

None

 

LEGAL/LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

 

None

 

OLD BUSINESS 

 

None

NEW BUSINESS

                                                                       

None

 

CONCEPTS

 

None

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

There being no further business to discuss, on a motion made by Mr. Sandham, seconded by Mr. Karkowski, the meeting was adjourned at 8:10 p.m.  All in favor by voice vote.

Respectfully submitted,

Liz Johansen, Secretary

 

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