MONTVILLE TOWNSHIP PLANNING BOARD
7:30 PM Start
195 Changebridge Road, Montville Municipal Building
MINUTES OF NOVEMBER 10, 2011
No New Business to be Conducted Past l0: 00PM
Chairman Lipari welcomed the
public and applicants to the Montville Township Planning Board hearing of
November 10, 2011 commencing at 7:30p.m and asked that all present please turn
off all cell phones during the proceedings.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Stated for the
STATEMENT OF COMPLIANCE
Stated for the
Art Maggio – Present
Mayor Jim Sandham
- Present Committeewoman Deb Nielson
Chairman - Present Gary Lewis,
Vice Chairman - Present
Larry Hines -
Speciale (alt#1) - Present
John Visco- AE Larry Tobias (alt#2) – AE
Vic Canning – Entrance
Board Attorney: Michael Carroll, Esq.
Board Engineer: Stanley
Board Planner: Joseph Burgis, PP, AICP, Burgis
/ Secretary: Meghan Hunscher, PP AICP
Secretary: Liz Johansen
Adjustment – Mr. Lewis
Mr. Lewis states
that he was not in attendance. Mr.
Driscoll states JCP&L is carried to December and Romola Enterprises was
Board of Health –
Mr. Tobias absent, no report.
Environmental Commission – Mr. Canning
Mr. Canning had
Water & Sewer
– Mr. Maggio
Mr. Maggio had no
Preservation Commission – Mr. Visco
Mr. Visco absent,
Committee – Ms. Nielson
Ms. Nielson states
there has not been a meeting.
Plan/Subdivision Committee – Mr. Lipari Chair, Mr. Karkowsky, Ms. Nielson, Mr.
Mr. Lipari states they
discussed Diversified Heat, 60 new employees, minor site plan needs to be
submitted. Quality Assurance Lab, 2 Como Court,
vehicle storage, 20 plus trucks, 6 storage trailers, 2 tractor trailers, minor
site plan also needs to be submitted.
Economic Development Committee – Mr. Sandham, Mr. Speciale
states the meeting is next week. Mr.
Sandham states the EDC is co-hosting with the Township Committee a “meet and
greet” with local business owners on December 1.
Committee – Mr. Karkowsky, Mr. Lipari, Ms.Nielson & Mr. Sandham
3rd Round – Mr. Karkowsky, Mr. Lipari, Ms. Nielson, Mr. Lewis, Mr.
Mr. Lewis states
that the public hearing is November 27th by the Township Committee
for adoption of the ordinance.
Committee – Mr. Karkowsky, Mr. Lipari
Highlands Legislation Review Committee – Mr. Lewis
Districts – Mr. Lipari – Towaco; Mr. Speciale - Pine Brook; Mr. Maggio - Montville
Mr. Lipari - no report, Mr.
Speciale commented on the hard work from all the districts. Mr. Maggio - no
Ms. Hunscher attended the
American Planning Association - NJ Chapter annual conference and reports that
there is a draft of the new state plan under Governor Christie which seeks to
be more business friendly. She will keep
the board updated. She also attended
sessions on regulating solar energy devices and different ways to use hand-held
GIS devices to involve the public in data gathering and planning studies.
Ms. Nielson states the
Veteran’s Day ceremony is at 11am tomorrow and invites Board members to attend.
Mr. Lipari opened the meeting
to the public. Seeing none, he asked for
a motion to close this portion of the meeting.
Motion to close: Mr. Lewis, Seconded by Mr. Hines. Roll call:
Master Plan consistency
hearing for draft Zoning Ordinance – Ms. Hunscher states the Zoning Ordinance
was referred back to the Planning Board by the Township Committee for the Board
to make the finding that it is consistent with the Master Plan. Ms. Nielson
states that a memo by Mr. Burgis has been incorporated into draft. Mr. Lewis
states that the document is identical to the one presented.
Motion to open: Mr. Sandham, Seconded by Mr. Hines. Roll call:
Robert Gannon- 6 West Lake
Mr. Gannon states
that Hotels were allowed in the OB zone but at
some point were removed as allowable use.
He questioned if Hotels are an allowable use again since he has a client
that is interested in developing property.
Bill O’Dowd – 55
questioned whether self-storage facilities are allowed in OB
zone under the new ordinance, and if not, why not?
indicated that the Master Plan subcommittee will provide answers to the
applicants after further review of the ordinance.
Motion to close: Mr. Hines, Seconded by Mr. Sandham. Roll call:
**Motion made by Mr. Lewis and seconded by
Mr. Hines, to return the ordinance to the Township Committee for their public
hearing and for approval by resolution. Roll
Discussion of 2012 budget
Ms. Hunscher indicated that
while the overall budget has decreased, certain categories require increases
such as education due to continuing education requirements, and printing and
stationary due to increased costs in general.
Mr. Maggio inquired as to why the Planning Consultant line item
decreased. Ms Hunscher explained that
this line item had been increased in 2011 due to a need for additional funds
for the Master Plan.
Discussion of reappointments for 2012
Discussion of 2012 proposed hearing dates for review
PMISC11-46 Shenoy Engineering – 39 Rt. 46 Suite 802 – B: 183, L: 6 – 3,500 s.f.
office for engineering services – 17 employees – hours of operation 9am-5pm
Mon-Fri – signage in compliance with approved theme – no outdoor storage (First
Motion to approve: Mr. Lewis, Seconded by Mr.
PMISC11-47 Maruka USA – 45 Rt. 46 Unit 610 – B: 183, L: 6 – office (5,094
s.f.)/warehouse (1,757 s.f.)/showroom (2,349 s.f.) for sale and service of machine tool and
injection molding machinery – 20 employees – hours of operation 8am-5:30pm
Mon-Fri –no over night parking of vehicles – signage in compliance with
approved theme (First Industrial)
Motion to approve: Mr. Hines, Seconded by Mr. Maggio. Roll call:
PMISC11-48 Coccia Realty – 670
Main Rd. – B: 40, L: 33.02 – real estate office
(2,100 s.f.) – hours of operation 8am-8pm Mon-Fri; 9am-3pm Sat-Sun – 4
employees – no outdoor storage – signage requested (replacement of panels on
The Chair asked for a motion
to approve. Mr. Karkowsky expressed
concern that there are two façade signs at this location erected without
approval. The application is denied
until such time as the sign permit is applied for and the second sign is
PMISC11-49 United States Elevator, Inc. – 30 Chapin Road, unit 1212 – B: 183 L: 7.1 – office (2736
s.f./warehouse 5264 s.f.) for repair/maintenance of elevators – hours of
operation 6:30am-5pm Mon-Fri – 10 employees – outdoor storage of 1 box truck
14’ and 3 vans (First Industrial)
Motion to approve: Mr. Lewis, Seconded by Mr. Hines. Roll call:
Esq. – O/E for: $405
Motion to approve: Mr. Karkowsky, Seconded by Mr.
Resolution 04-11 Referral of
Zoning Ordinance to Township Committee for Introduction/First Reading
Motion to approve: Mr. Hines, Seconded by Mr.
Planning Board meeting minutes for October 27,
2011. Eligible: Art Maggio, Ladis Karkowsky, Jim Sandham, Russ Lipari,
Gary Lewis, Tony Speciale, John Visco, Larry Tobias, Victor Canning
Motion to approve: Mr. Karkowsky; Seconded: Mr. Sandham;
Roll call: Unanimous
Planning Board subcommittee meeting minutes for
November 2, 2011. Eligible: Nielson,
Motion to approve: Ms. Nielson; Seconded: Mr. Lipari;
Roll call: Unanimous
Discussion of reappointment of professionals for 2012
to go into closed session to discuss personnel issues.
Entered Closed Session -
There being no further business the board unanimously adjourned at 8:30
p.m. by Mr. Speciale, seconded by Mr. Sandham; all in favor.
Liz Johansen, Recording Secretary
Certified true copy of minutes adopted at
Planning Board meeting of January 12, 2012.