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MONTVILLE TOWNSHIP PLANNING BOARD

SUBCOMMITTEE MEETING

MINUTES FOR JANUARY 31, 2012

Start time 8:30 a.m.

195 Changebridge Rd. - Main Conference Room

ROLL CALL

Mayor Tim Braden - present

Mr. Ladis Karkowsky - present

Mr. Russ Lipari - present                                  

Mr. John Visco - present

Also present:                            

Township staff:  Meghan Hunscher, Principal Planner

Chairman Lipari convened the meeting at 8:31 a.m.

OLD BUSINESS: 

There was no old business to discuss.

NEW BUSINESS:

Discussion of PMN/C12-01 Steven Sharpe – 18 Forest Pl – B: 109, L: 5 – minor subdivision with variances

The subcommittee discussed the application during the completeness period to identify any concerns that may arise during the public hearing.  Ms. Hunscher explained that there was currently one residence on the lot and the applicant was proposing a subdivision that would render both lots non-conforming in terms of area.  5,342 sf is proposed to be dedicated to the Township for R.O.W. dedication, which reduces the total lot area.  There were other dimensional variances proposed.  The lot is in the Restricted Area.  The members were in agreement that the development was generally consistent with the neighborhood and the request for the variance was reasonable especially considering there was similar development pattern directly across from the subject property.  There were no apparent issues, except for drainage, that were immediately apparent to the subcommittee.  The subcommittee indicated that they would like to review any memos or reports from the Board’s professionals and any other Township departments, commissions and outside agencies to further inform the decision making process.

Discussion of PMN/C12-02 Weiss Construction – 2 & 4 Bellows Ln – B: 41, L: 32 – minor subdivision with variances

The subcommittee discussed the application during the completeness period to identify any concerns that may arise during the public hearing.  Ms. Hunscher explained that there are currently two residences on one parcel, which currently conforms to area requirement.  The applicant proposes a subdivision to create two undersized lots in the Prime Aquifer.   The residences would be rebuilt farther back from their current position.  The neighborhood is mixed in terms of lot sizes. The members had concerns about the impact to the aquifer.  The subcommittee indicated that they would like to review any memos or reports from the Board’s professionals and any other Township departments, commissions and outside agencies to further inform the decision making process.

Waiver application for:  PMISC12-03 Gencarelli’s – 1 Hook Mountain Rd. – B: 175, L: 3 – B-3 – pizzeria expansion into adjacent unit (900 s.f.) – no change of signage – 5 employees – hours of operation 9am-9pm 7 days a week

The subcommittee discussed the waiver application for which applicant’s request additional seeing in the restaurant. Forty (40) seats are proposed. Gencarelli’s owners propose to close the deli, which they also own, knock down the divider wall to expand the restaurant.  There are currently 25 seats.  Ms. Hunscher indicated that the applicants’ represented to hear that at one time there were 46 seats prior to the expansion of the kitchen.  The applicants would like to make the business more of a dine-in restaurant and less of a take-out place, although take-out would still be offered.

The members were concerned with the on-site parking.  The last site plan was approved in 2001, which is more than seven (7) years ago when the façade was improved.  There are also concerns about the condition of the parking lot, which appears to be deteriorated.  Also, the area were the dumpster is located is dirty and a new enclosure is needed. 

The waiver was denied and a site plan is required to allow for additional seating. 

ADJOURNMENT 

There being no further business to discuss, the subcommittee adjourned at 9:45 a.m.

Respectfully submitted,

______________________________

Meghan Hunscher, Principal Planner

Certified true copy of minutes adopted at Planning Board meeting of February 23, 2012.

 

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