Planning Board Subcommittee Minutes 9-8-11 Print E-mail





195 Changebridge Road, Montville Municipal Building


Mr. Karkowsky (AE)

Ms. Nielson - present                           

Mr. Lipari - present                                

Mr. Visco - present


Township staff:  Meghan Hunscher, Principal Planner - present


There was no old business to discuss.



PMISC11-36 Cambridge Silvermiths – 30 Hook Mountain Rd. Unit 201 – B: 169. L: 2 – office (20,137 s.f.)/warehouse (17,433 s.f.)/distribution – hours of operation 7am-8pm Mon-Fr and occasional Saturdays – 60 employees – Fed Ex deliveries daily/containers once a week/tractor trailer deliveries 3 times a week – signage in compliance with approved theme (First Industrial)

Waiver approved unanimously without conditions. 

PMISC11-37 24/7 International – 2,000 s.f. office/57,000 s.f. warehouse/showroom for luggage company – replacement of tenant name on existing monument sign – no other tenants in building – 8am-6pm Mon-Fri – 20 employees – overnight parking of 1 pick up truck and 3 (53’) trailers – deliveries will consist of vans; box trucks and trailers 2-3 times per day - previously Paul Miller

Present for the Application:  Michael Sullivan Esq., attorney; Larry Gage, property owner; Wendy Xu and Dennis Zhang, 24/7 representatives.

Mr. Sullivan presented the waiver application indicating that the existing building is vacant and unoccupied by a tenant.  The prospective purchasers are a luggage company.  There is only one shift.  They may request a once or twice a year warehouse sale, but it is not a retail operation.  There are four bays and existing lighting in parking area with two interior poles.  Mr. Lipari indicated that the lights were broken and in general disrepair.  Mr. Sullivan represented that these will be repaired.  Mr. Lipari requested that the owner look into replacing the existing lights with the Towaco style lights.  Ms. Hunscher will send Mr. Sullivan a detail.  Mr. Gage agreed to look into the cost of the new lights.  Mr. Visco and Mr. Lipari expressed concern about the state of the overgrown landscaping and deteriorated pavement.  Mr. Sullivan indicated that all property maintenance issues will be addressed. 

The subcommittee unanimously approved the waiver with the conditions that the property maintenance issues be addressed in particular the landscaping, pavement and lighting, and that the owner evaluate replacing the existing lights with the Towaco-style lights. 

PMISC11-38 Harmony Heals – massage therapy 350 s.f. - 70 Old Bloomfield Ave – B: 172, L: 15 – 1 employee – hours of operation M-F 10am-8pm; Say 10am-2pm – tenant name on monument sign.

Waiver approved unanimously without conditions. 

Discussion re: digital signage Pine Brook Fire Dept.

Mr. Tony Speciale made courtesy presentation to subcommittee to discuss signage proposed for Pine Brook Volunteer Fire Department on Bloomfield Avenue.  Mr. Lipari indicated that the sign adheres to the ordinance requirements.  Mr. Speciale indicates that the fire department explored refurbishing existing sign, but decided that the LED sign would be more useful in providing information to residents.  The sign will be similar to the sign at the Lake Hiawatha Fire Department in Parsippany.  Ms. Nielson asked for confirmation that the sign is outside of the R.O.W. and Mr. Speciale indicated that it would be.  The sign would be LED messaging that would advertise charitable events, fire safety information and announce Commissioners’ meeting.  Mr. Lipari indicated that the thinks the sign is a betterment to the community and fire department. 

The subcommittee unanimously approved the sign as presented. 


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