Planning Board Minutes - 5/10/12 Print E-mail

MONTVILLE TOWNSHIP PLANNING BOARD

195 Changebridge Road, Montville Municipal Building

MINUTES OF THURSDAY MAY 10, 2012

Chairman Lipari convened the meeting at 7:33 p.m. and welcomed everyone to the Montville Township Planning Board hearing and asked everyone to turn off all their cell phones.

Ms. Kehoe took the roll call.
ROLL CALL
Mr. Tim Braden, Mayor - present
Mr. Gary Lewis, Vice Chairman – absent

Mr. Art Maggio – absent
Mr. John Visco - present
Mr. Larry Hines – absent

Mr. Ladis Karkowsky - present
Mr. Don Kostka, Committeeman - present
Mr. Larry Kornreich - present
Mr. Tony Speciale (alt#1) - present
Mr. Larry Tobias (alt#2) – present (entered at 7:35pm)
Mr. Russ Lipari, Chairman – present

Also present:
Board Attorney: Michael Carroll, Esq. - present
Board Engineer: Stan Omland, PE, Omland Engineering - present
Board Planner: Kevin Kain, PP, Burgis Associates - present
Principal Planner / Secretary: Meghan Hunscher, PP AICP - present
Recording Secretary: Kelley Kehoe - present

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - performed

STATEMENT OF COMPLIANCE – Stated by Ms. Kehoe

SWEARING IN OF PROFESSIONALS
Board Attorney Mr. Carroll swore in professionals: Mr, Kain, Mr. Omland and Ms. Hunscher.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Chairman Lipari asked the Committee members if they have any reports:

Board of Adjustment – Vice Chairman Lewis - absent

Board of Health – Mr. Tobias – No report.

Environmental Commission – Mr. Kornreich – No report.

Water & Sewer – Mr. Maggio - absent

Historic Preservation Commission – Mr. Visco – No report.

Design Review Committee – Deputy Mayor Kostka – No report.

Site Plan/Subdivision Committee – Chairman Lipari – No report    

Economic Development Committee – Mr. Speciale – No report. Meeting next Wednesday.

Open Space Committee – Neither Mr. Karkowsky nor Deputy Mayor Kostka had anything to report.

Master Plan - Ladis Karkowsky, Chairman Lipari - No report. There is a meeting next Thursday at 6pm. Ms. Hunscher they are meeting to discuss draft of Community Facility Plan.

Cross Acceptance Committee – Ladis Karkowsky, Russ Lipari  

Highlands Legislation Review Committee – Vice Chairman Lewis – absent.

Fire Districts – Russ Lipari for Towaco – No report; Tony Speciale for Pine Brook – No report, Art Maggio for Montville – absent.

SECRETARY’S REPORT

No report.

BOARD DISCUSSION

Chairman Lipari opened up meeting to board discussion.

Mr. Kornreich reported that last week was his first meeting and that he was very impressed. Members take job seriously and he felt very accomplished after the meeting.

PUBLIC DISCUSSION

Chairman Lipari opened the meeting for public discussion. No discussion. Chairman Lipari closed the meeting for public discussion.

PUBLIC DISCUSSION

Chairman Lipari opens the session to public comment for items not listed on the agenda related to land use matters.

PLANNING BUSINESS

There was no planning business to come before the board.

WAIVERS

There were no waivers to come before the board.

INVOICES

Omland Engineering – Trust for: $675, $371.25, $337.50, $472.50, $405, $405, $135, $472.50, $438.75, $202.50, $236.25, $236.25, $405.  Eligible: Tim Braden, John Visco, Ladis Karkowsky, Don Kostka, Larry Kornreich, Tony Speciale, Larry Tobias

On a motion made by Mr. Visco and seconded by Mr. Karkowsky, the invoices were approved. Roll Call - Unanimous.

RESOLUTIONS

Approval Resolution for PSPP/F08-11 LaSala Development - B: 40, L: 30.03 & 30.04 – 2 Jacksonville Rd. – request for extension of approvals to: 2/26/13. Eligibles: R. Lipari, L. Karkowsky, T. Braden, L. Kornreich, J. Visco, T. Speciale.

On a motion made by Mr. Speciale and seconded by Mr. Karkowsky, the resolution was approved. Roll Call - Unanimous.

Approval Resolution for 07-12 - Master Plan Consistency Hearing and Findings for Amendments to Chapter 230 - Eligibles: T. Braden, J. Visco, L. Hines, L. Karkowsky, D. Kostka, R. Lipari

On a motion made by Mayor Braden and seconded by Mr. Visco, the resolution was approved. Roll Call-Unanimous.

CORRESPONDENCE / EXTENSIONS / DISMISSALS

There were no correspondence/extensions/dismissals to come before the board.

MINUTES

There were no minutes to come before the board.

LOI/DEP NOTIFICATIONS

Mr Omland said there was one modification LOI on the Pennick property on Taylortown Road that was approved by the DEP for cleanup.

LEGAL/LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

Mr. Carroll reported on various legislation pending.

OLD BUSINESS

PSPP/FC11-09 – JBT Realty - 339 Changebridge Rd. – B: 160, L: 25.1 – pre/final site plan with variances. Carried from 4/26/12 with notice preserved.              ACT BY: 8/3/12

Trustee Mr. David Johnson of JBT Realty and Licensed Professional Architect, Marc Parette and Mr. Schepis, Esq. appeared on behalf of the applicant. Experts and applicant were sworn in at the last meeting of April 26, 2012 and remain under oath.

Mr. Schepis recapped the previous meeting and submitted a revised sign plan, which was reduced in size, and the location was moved closer to the road. Chairman Lipari asked the professionals for comments. Mr. Kain reviewed his memo. Mr. Omland had no specific engineering comments.

Chairman Lipari open to meeting to the public in regards to sign discussion only. No public discussion. The meeting was closed to the public.

Chairman Lipari opened the meeting to Planning Board member comments. Mr. Karkowsky likes the new sign better. Mr. Speciale prefers the old sign, but is fine with the new one. Mr. Tobias commented that the applicant did a nice job cooperating with the Planning Board. Mr. Kornreich, Deputy Mayor Kostka and Mayor Braden had no comments. Mr. Visco likes the new sign better, easier to see the number. Chairman Lipari is in agreement with Mr. Visco.

Mr. Schepis said nothing had changed in regards to the shed/structure. Chairman Lipari asked for professionals comment. Neither Mr. Kain nor Mr. Omland had comments.

Chairman Lipari open to meeting to the public in regards to the shed/structure. No public discussion. The meeting was closed to the public. Planning Board members had no comments.

Chairman Lipari opened the discussion to the outdoor storage and boat issue. Mr. Schepis reviewed. Chairman Lipari asked the professionals for comments. Mr. Kain discussed the screening requirements.

Chairman Lipari open to meeting to the public in regards to outdoor storage/boat discussion only. No public discussion. The meeting was closed to the public.

Chairman Lipari asked for Planning Board member comments.

Mr. Karkowsky – asked Mr. Omland how the ordinance reads. Mr. Kain said the use must be associated with the business. He is not a proponent of outdoor storage not related to business.

Mayor Braden – stated that the intent of the ordinance is related to business for on-site usage. He feels the boat should not be permitted.

Deputy Mayor Kostka – asked the attorney to clarify storage. Mr. Schepis said that Mr. Johnson previously testified that the boat was used not only for clients, but also for inspections for the State and Port Authority.

Mr. Karkowsky – stated that it should be for on premises use. Said inspections with the boat are not on-site.

Mr. Tobias – said the boat has a legitimate business use. He would like to focus on the screening vs. the actual boat.

Mr. Kornreich - No comments.

Mr. Visco – said he felt the ordinance only permits outdoor storage for items used on the site and the boat does not fit that definition.

Chairman Lipari – He did not hear testimony that the boat is used as a daily operation and thinks there are alternatives to store this item off-site. He is not in favor of boat.

On a motion made by Mr. Karkowsky and seconded by Mr. Visco the application for the sign and outdoor storage without the boat was approved. Roll Call – Unanimous. (Note: Deputy Mayor Kostka was unable to vote due to absence at prior hearing.)

*** Break from 8:15pm to 8:24pm. ***

NEW BUSINESS

PSOIL12-09 Boeckel, John – 20 Gunther’s View – B: 109, L: 30.11 – soil movement application –- Notice Acceptable

Chairman Lipari to ask applicant to appear. Mr. Carroll swore in experts and applicant including: Mr. Mark Walker, PE and applicant Mr. John Boeckel.

Mr. Omland certified the completeness of the application for soil movement. Mr. Walker summarized the project. He discussed the waiver and soil movement requests. Chairman Lipari asked for professional comments. Mr. Omland said he had no problems with the waivers. Chairman Lipari asked if the soil had been tested. Mr. Walker stated that is was the original soil.  He asked about the drainage. If there would be any inconvenience to the neighbors? No. There were no Planning Board member comments.

Chairman Lipari open to meeting to the public discussion. No public discussion. The meeting was closed to the public.

On a motion made by Mr. Karkowsky and seconded by Deputy Mayor Kostka the application was approved. Roll Call – Unanimous.

PSOIL12-10 Nagle, Peter – 4 Gunther’s View – B: 109, L: 30.03 – soil movement application –- Notice Acceptable.

Chairman Lipari asked the applicant to appear. Mr. Carroll swore in experts and applicant including: Mr. Mark Walker, PE and applicant Mr. Peter Nagle. Also, appearing on behalf of the applicant was Mr. Steven Schepis, Esq.

Mr. Schepis summarized. Mr. Walker summarized the project in regards to the soil movement. Mr. Schepis asked to incorporate into the current application the need for an additional approximately 1,200 cubic yards of soil in addition to request. He said that if the soil comes from outside of Montville proper soil testing will be performed and the route will include County and State highways.  If the soil comes from town they will apply for a permit.  Mr. Omland commented. He asked for a follow up and deadline. Mr. Nagle requested a three year deadline due to the current economic situation.  Planning Board members had no problem with the three year deadline.

           

Chairman Lipari open to meeting to the public discussion. No public discussion. The meeting was closed to the public.

On a motion made by Mr. Kornreich and seconded by Mr. Karkowsky the application was approved. Roll Call – Unanimous.

PSOIL12-12 Polise, Vincenzo – 75 Stoneybrook Rd. – B:21, L: 4 – soil movement application - Notice Acceptable

Chairman Lipari to ask applicant to appear. Mr. Carroll swore in experts and applicant including: Mr. Alfred Honorati, Contractor and applicant Mr. Vincenzo Polise.

Mr. Walker described the project. Mr. Honorati described where the soil would be coming from. Chairman Lipari asked if the soil had been tested. Mr. Omland explained testing procedures to Mr. Honorati who agreed to have the soil tested. Chairman Lipari said the route would also need to be submitted to Engineering. Mr. Walker discussed the waiver requests. Chairman Lipari asked Mr. Omland if his questioned were answered. Mr. Omland inquired about the hours of operation, how many trucks per day and where they would be stored. Mr. Honorati said they would park mainly in the driveway and that they also had a tracking pad on the property. Chairman Lipari asked if what affect it would have on the existing septic system and how it would affect the neighbors. Mr. Omland asked about the dry well and a deadline. It was decided that a one-year deadline would be fine. Discussion of soil route from Rt 287 to Rt 202 to Stoneybrook. Mr. Walker will amend application to include this route. There were no comments from Planning Board members.

           

Chairman Lipari open to meeting to the public discussion. No public discussion. The meeting was closed to the public.

On a motion made by Mr. Visco and seconded by Mr. Speciale the application was approved. Roll Call – Unanimous.

CONCEPTS

There were no concepts to come before the board.

ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business to discuss Chairman Lipari asked for a motion to adjourn. On a motion made by Mr. Karkowsky and seconded by Deputy Mayor Kostka, the meeting adjourned at 9:13 pm. Roll Call - Unanimous.

Respectfully submitted, 

Kelley Kehoe, Recording Secretary

Certified true copy of minutes adopted at Planning Board meeting of May 24, 2012. 

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Meghan Hunscher, Sec.

 

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 29 May 2012 )
 
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