MONTVILLE TOWNSHIP PLANNING BOARD
MINUTES FOR DECEMBER 8, 2011
195 Changebridge Road, Montville
Mr. Ladis Karkowsky - present
Ms. Deb Nielson
Mr. Russ Lipari, Chair - present
Mr. John Visco - present
Township staff: Meghan Hunscher, Principal Planner - present
There was no old business before
1). PMISC11-14 (Approved with condition to apply for site plan) - Pre-submittal discussion with Pane Repic of
Jupiter Environmental – 323 Changebridge
Mr. Repic’s site plan waiver
application was previously approved for offices with the stipulation that a
site plan had to be submitted. Mr. Repic
has not moved into the building as of yet.
Mr. Repic presented the
subcommittee with a concept plan drawn up by his engineer, Joe Mianecki. He indicated that the engineer proposes a
fourteen (14) foot wall and Mr. Repic would like to replace it with a fence and
landscaping. Mr. Lipari asked Mr. Repic
how many vehicles he would be seeking approval for parking on-site in the rear
and their sizes. Mr. Repic indicated:
Two (2) 48 foot long, 12 foot
Three (3) to Four (4) utility
trailers each 20 feet long and 9 feet high
Six (6) vans
Two (2) forklifts that are eight
feet tall in closed position.
Ms. Hunscher indicates only one
delivery or service vehicle is permitted per every 10,000 sf of gross floor
area and having a maximum length of twenty (20) feet. A loading area is also required. There are
also required setbacks from the property lines.
The following ordinance sections
apply: 230-165 Outdoor storage; 230-205
Delivery and service vehicles; 230-204 loading requirements; and Parking
The committee requested that Mr.
Repic have his attorney or engineer provide a list of the variances
requested. The concept plan did not have
parking spaces at rear delineated.
Mr. Repic indicates that there
will be three (3) employees in the office and two (2) other tenants.
The committee determined that the
applicant should consider the following:
- They are fine that the wall will not be proposed, but
evergreen plantings must be provided and a letter from the neighbor at 321
Changebridge indicating that s/he is ok with plantings that close to the
property line and granting access for pruning purposes.
- A chain link fence is acceptable, however I must be
vinyl coated in either black or dark brown.
- Ms. Nielson suggests that the gate be aluminum and
not chain link
- A list of variances from the applicant’s attorney is
- The parking at the rear must be set back from the
property line and the lot must be striped.
- Lighting detail should be supplied including building
mounted lights at rear of structure.
There were concerns that there would not be enough light at the
rear parking lot.
- A sign detail should be submitted. Properties on Stiles Lane provide examples of
monument signs for this type of business.
- Ten foot (10) high Leyland Cyrus is recommended for
- A second pre-submittal meeting is recommended prior
2). PMISC11-51 Clever Devices – 65 Rt. 46 – B: 184, L: 2 – 767 s.f.
office/8,481 s.f. production area for installation of GPS systems in NJ Transit
buses – 25 employees; 2 shifts of 12/13 a day – hours of operation 8am-2am
Mon-Fri – no signage requested – no outdoor storage of vehicles all buses will
be stored inside (Kevah Konner)
Ms. Hunscher explained that this
was a permitted use in the zone. Waiver approved unanimously.
3). Discussion re: Lake
Valhalla Club replacement
Ms. Hunscher explained that Mr.
Bonaides requested that the existing pump house that was destroyed by Hurricane
Irene be replaced with a shed. Ms.
Hunscher indicated that the recently adopted ordinance permits the site plan
subcommittee to approve accessory structures under 500 SF following review by
Construction official. Ms. Hunscher
spoke with Mr. Laird and he indicated he had no objection. The subcommittee unanimously approved the