MONTVILLE TOWNSHIP PLANNING BOARD
MINUTES OF NOVEMBER 2, 2011
195 Changebridge Road, Montville
Karkowsky - absent
Nielson - present
Lipari - present
Mr. Visco - present
Township staff: Meghan Hunscher,
Principal Planner - present
There was no old business to
come before the subcommittee
PMISC11-41 Winter Services – 2 Como
Ct - B:41, L: 1.04
– warehouse (16,000 s.f.) for equipment storage - 4 employees -hours of
operation 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. M-F; occasional weekends – no signage requested
–outdoor storage of vehicles approximately 40
Appearing for the
applicant: Mr. Mark Moore, President, Winter
Mr. Mark Moore, business
owner, discussed his business operations.
He maintains corporate office at 11 Skyline Drive and intends to keep
office operations in Montville. He explained that his business has grown
substantially. He originally received a
waiver for his landscape business four to five years ago, which was located at 1 Como Court. His businesses expanded beyond landscaping
into snow plowing and he moved to 2 Como. He claims he neglected to file a waiver in
the spring. Mr. Moore indicates that the
current building transferred ownership from father to son relatively
recently. Ms. Hunscher indicated that in
her conversations with the property owner, Mr. Melgard indicated that he was
under the impression that Mr. Moore had filed the waiver.
The committee members
indicated that a number of complaints were received about the number of trucks
at the property. Mr. Moore indicated
that he purchased 40 trucks within the past year due to rapid growth. He
indicates that the prior tenant was a repo and distribution company for ATVs
and had many trucks and a higher amount of traffic. Mr. Moore indicates that he is currently a
contract purchaser of a building in Ringwood, but due to an ISRA requirement
the process has slowed due to the required testing of the property. He anticipates that he will close on the
building, but in the event that the deal falls through he will be located in Montville longer.
Mr. Moore indicated that
almost all of the trucks currently located on the property will be moved to
off-site locations within the next week and will remain off site until March or
April depending on weather conditions.
The subcommittee felt
strongly that due to growth of the business that involves outdoor storage of
trucks and the location of the property in the CWR overlay, it is important
that the applicant file a site plan.
Steve Schepis, Esq. is the attorney.
Ms. Hunscher indicated that she would send Mr. Moore a letter indicating
that a site plan application was required.
Mr. Moore agreed to cooperate with the request.
PMISC11-44 Samsung - 19 Chapin Road
- B: 184, L: 7.2 - quality assurance lab
(31,605 s.f.) – 25 employees – hours of operation 8am-9pm Mon-Fri – no outdoor
storage or outdoor storage of vehicles – no signage requested
The waiver was approved conditioned
on approval of the Board of Health, if required, and other departments.
PMISC11-45 Diversified Heat - 439
Main Road - B: 81 L: 3 - manufacturer of HVAC
equipment (56,000 s.f.) – 65 employees – 8am-4:30pm Mon-Fri – 2 trucks parked
The waiver was denied. The subcommittee indicated that due to the
fact that a site plan was not submitted within the past seven years, a minor
site plan was required. In particular,
lighting, landscaping, and signage needs to be evaluated.
There being no further
business to discuss, the subcommittee meeting was unanimously adjourned at
Certified true copy of minutes adopted at
Planning Board meeting of November 10, 2011.