Master Plan Sub Minutes 12-8-11 Print E-mail



Minutes of December 8, 2011 - 6:00 PM Start

195 Changebridge Road, Montville Municipal Building


Mr. Lipari                     - present

Mr. Karkowsky             - absent

Mrs. Nielson                 - present          

Mr. Lewis                     - present

Mr. Visco                     - present          

Mr. Joseph Burgis, PP - Board Planner - absent

Meghan Hunscher, PP - Principal Planner (Township staff) - absent


Chairman Lewis summarized the zoning ordinance adoption process for the members present, including the outstanding issues the Planning Board agreed to address in response to the public hearing. The Planning Board will open the meeting to the public on these specific issues only and draft a recommendation for any ordinance amendments for submission back to the Township Committee.

The Subcommittee agreed unanimously that the items to be reconsidered by the Planning Board were limited to the issues cited at the Township Committee public hearing and the issue of farm stands as they relate to the NJ Right-to-Farm Act as raised after the hearing by Committeeman Kostka.

The issues to be considered at the 1/26/12 Planning Board meeting are:

1]         Political signs – permits, pre-election placement and post-election removal dates;

2]         Places of worship – exclusion of OB-zone churches from general exemption for R-zone churches (San Dol);

3]         Places of worship – suitability of new I-zone placement in light of federal statute and case law;

4]         Lake Recreation Zone – the inclusion of certain accessory uses such as patios and decks in the accessory use table;

5]         OB-4 Zone – re-consideration of prior request to include convenience store with service station as a conditional use.

6]         Review of the adopted ordinance provisions related to farm stands as they relate to the prior ordinance and the NJ Right-to-Farm Act.

The Subcommittee will convene at 6:30 p.m. on January 26th prior to the regular meeting to hear a report from Joe Burgis on his research into these issues and recommendations.

The meeting adjourned at 7:15 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Gary Lewis, Chairman


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