MASTER PLAN SUBCOMMITTEE
6:00 p.m. start time
MINUTES FOR MAY 17, 2012
Chairman Lewis called the
meeting to order at 6:05 p.m.
Ms. Hunscher took the roll
Lipari - present
Mr. Visco - present
Lewis - present
Karkowsky - present
Planning Board Planner: Joseph Burgis PP,
AICP - Burgis Associates - present
Township Staff: Meghan
Hunscher, PP AICP - Principal Planner - present
Anthony Barile, PE -
Discussion of draft
Mr. Burgis presented an
overview of the draft Circulation Element.
Mr. Barile discussed his comments previously circulated to the
subcommittee. Ms. Hunscher indicated
that she previously submitted the document to the County Planner
and Engineer and also NJ Transit for their review and comment. She has not received feedback to date.
General discussion included
the improvements recommended for the area at the intersection of Changebridge
and Route 202 should the by-pass roads be built; traffic calming measures on Bloomfield Avenue;
legal aspects of establishing a sidewalk fund; the list of intersections that
may need further evaluation; and Complete Streets. Mr. Burgis will look into all questions and
report back to the subcommittee at the next meeting.
Discussion of draft Community
The members had a brief
discussion regarding this element, although it was decided since additional
information is needed to table a comprehensive discussion. Ms. Hunscher indicated that she would be
sending letters to the Boards and Commissions that had not responded to
Discussion of current trends
in land use
Ms. Hunscher indicated that she has met with a number
of prospective businesses whose needs the ordinance may not contemplate
exactly, but which generally fit the uses contemplated for the zone. These include training for machinists in the
I zones. The subcommittee agreed to
discuss further at a subsequent meeting.
Also, there have been some concerns regarding screening for
ground-mounted solar panels. Mr. Burgis
indicated that he would be preparing a memo addressing this with recommended
There being no further
business to discuss, the subcommittee adjourned at 8:12 p.m.
Meghan Hunscher, Principal
Certified true copy of
minutes adopted at Planning Board meeting of May 24, 2012.