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




195 Changebridge Rd. - Main Conference Room

Chairman Lipari called the meeting to order at 8:32 a.m.

Ms. Hunscher took roll call.


Mayor Tim Braden - present

Mr. Ladis Karkowsky- absent

Mr. Russ Lipari - present                                  

Mr. John Visco - present


Township staff:  Meghan Hunscher, Principal Planner - present


There was no old business to discuss.


PMISC12-13 A.N. Piano Moving – 2 Como Ct. – B: 41, L; 1.04 – I-1A – 13,000 s.f. warehouse for pianos – 6 employees – hours of operation M-F 9am-5pm; Sat 10am-2pm – overnight parking of 2 semi trucks with trailers (48’); 2 box trucks (26’) & 1 box truck (16’) – signage consists of lettering on door

Appearing on behalf of application:  Brian Melgaard, property owner and Mr. Azer Nabsu, owner of A.N. Piano.  Mr. Nabsu indicated that he is looking to relocate from Fairfield, where he has been since 1996, due to flooding since the pianos cost $70,000 a piece.  He has two managers and three employees per shift.  The tractor trailers will be on the road most of the week delivering the pianos.  7 a.m. is the earliest that they ship.  After a brief discussion, the members unanimously approved the waiver.

PMISC12-14 Sangha Wellness & Yoga Studio – 112 Main Rd. – B: 56, L: 10 – 7 employees – hours of operation 6:30am-11PM 7 days – no outdoor storage – tenant name on existing monument sign

No one appeared on behalf of application.  Ms. Hunscher explained the application to the members and that this use was permitted in the OB zones.  The waiver was unanimously approved.

PMISC12-15 - Pep Boys – 13 Rt. 46 – B: 182, L:3 – I-1A – Auto service and tire center (5,390 s.f.) - 6 employees – M-F 8am-6pm; Sat 8am-4pm – no outdoor storage of vehicles – signage requested

Appearing on behalf of application: Ms. Allison Mathern of Pep Boys. Ms. Mathern explained that the business would be the same, but a new owner.  This is a satellite location and does not have a retail component, just service and tires.  Ms. Hunscher explained that the site received approval in early 1990s, which included an internally illuminated monument sign, 3 feet from grade, measuring 3 feet by 15 feet with base plantings that was knocked over and never replaced.  Per conversation with the Township Attorney, Ms. Hunscher indicated that the applicant is entitled to erect the sign consistent with that approval.  Following a brief discussion, the members unanimously approved the waiver. 

Pine Brook Plaza (Azarian Group) - Discussion regarding April 25, 2012 letter requesting modifications to approved site plan

No one appeared on behalf of application.  The members reviewed the letter send by Mr. Azarian requesting modifications to the approved site plan.  The members agreed it would be a good idea to have a meeting with Mr. Azarian to discuss the matter directly with him.  Also, Mr. Azarian would have to make application to the board to request approval for the modifications, which include changes from the conditions of approval set forth in the resolution.


There being no further business to discuss, the subcommittee adjourned at 9:15 a.m.

Respectfully submitted,


Meghan Hunscher, Principal Planner

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


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