EDC Minutes 5-21-08 Print E-mail

MONTVILLE TOWNSHIP ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

MINUTES OF MAY 21, 2008

7:30AM

ROLL CALL

Nick Cifaretto  - present                                               Ron Cain, Jr. - present

EverettVreeland[1] - absent                                            Mark Tabakin - absent*

Ron Soussa - present                                                    Deane Driscoll (Alt #1) - present

Jennifer Horowitz - absent[2]                                           Carol Ann Soroko (Alt #2) - absent

Anthony Speciale - present

           

Liaisons:

Township Officials:       Linda White, Land Use Administrator - present

Planning Board Liaison: Gary Lewis – present

Township Committee Liaison:  Deb Nielson – present  

           

OLD BUSINESS

  • Coordination of Survey for Business owners

Discussion ensued as to the lack of a large response to the survey sent out to the business owners in the community.  The list used was the one developed by the Chamber, added to by Land Use.  This list is still under development.

 

Mr. Driscoll thought perhaps a more personal one on one approach should be conducted, as well as personally handing them out at the Chamber luncheons.  It was also noted that there are no ‘personal’ attention names and that some of the major land holders are not on this list.  Board members received a copy and were asked to jot down any businesses and/or names they may have to add to it.  Mrs. White indicated it is still a document in work, and that Land Use and the Chamber are working on this together.  Mr. Mazzaccaro’s list from Water & Sewer will also be requested to add to this listing.  Discussion ensued on ‘personal contact visits’ with some of the major commercial real contact people.

 

  •  Stiles Lane Update

Mrs. White gave a copy of a proposed roadway improvement in this area to Chair.  Ms. Nielson indicated that this is low on the list of priorities, mentioning many other areas that are slated for upgrade at this time. 

 

  • Form Letter for ‘Welcome to Montville.

Mr. Lewis mentioned several minor changes which Mrs. White will correct.  Discussion ensued.  It was suggested that the letter contain three members names (the Chairman’s, Dick Vreeland and Jen Horowitz).  That way the person has a choice as to whom to call.  Mrs. White indicated when this letter should go out, explaining that very often if she deals with it herself, uses a Planning Board subcommittee meeting.   Mrs. White indicated that any documents being sent from EDC was reviewed by the Township Committee.  Mr. Cifaretto asked Mrs. Nielson to deal with it at the next Township Meeting. 

 

  • Comments as to write up on ‘Starting a Business in..’

Mr. Cifaretto asked this be rescheduled to next meeting. 

 

ZONING STUDY UPDATES

  • Towaco Center.

Mr. Cifaretto indicated he understood this ordinance was adopted and the EDC unanimously moved that the Planning Board and the Township Committee be congratulated for going forward with this concept providing a better planning alternative for this area. Mrs. White will correspond accordingly.

  • Changebridge Road study 

Mrs. White indicated this subject is on agenda for Planning Board May 22nd, noting copies were sent to EDC.  No comments.

  • Rt. 46 & Old Bloomfield Avenue 

Mrs. White indicated this ordinance providing for elimination of an FAR%, an increase in some bulk coverage requirements was introduced and is slated for adoption by the TC on May 27th. 

 

NEW BUSINESS

Discussion ensued on seeing the benefit of joining with Morris County EDC.  Mr. Speciale thought there may be dues involved.  All members present thought it would be a good idea to get in contact with Maggie, Morris County to see when there are meeting dates, to see if we could somehow follow up leads on ‘contacts’ they may receive for relocating to Morris County.  Mrs. White will get information on Morris County EDC and Chamber Meetings, and contact info. 

 

MINUTES

Adoption of EDC minutes of 4-16-08 – Eligible:  Mr. Vreeland, Mr. Speciale, Ms. Horowitz, Mr. Cifaretto, Mr. Soussa, Mr. Cain & Deane Driscoll

 

Adopted unanimously; Motion made by:  Ron Cain; Seconded by:  Dean Driscoll

 

OTHER BUSINESS

June 2nd, Morris County Chamber will be holding a ‘business card’ exchange at Parsippany Hilton from 4:30pm to 6:30pm.

 

Mr. Soussa indicated a child care center is interested in his facility.

Meeting adjourned.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Linda M. White



[1] Absent with explanation

* Mr. Cifaretto to talk to Mr. Tabakin on membership appointment status

[2] With explanation

MONTVILLE TOWNSHIP ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

MINUTES OF MAY 21, 2008

7:30AM

ROLL CALL

Nick Cifaretto  - present                                               Ron Cain, Jr. - present

Everett Vreeland - absent                                            Mark Tabakin - absent*

Ron Soussa - present                                                    Deane Driscoll (Alt #1) - present

Jennifer Horowitz - absent                                           Carol Ann Soroko (Alt #2) - absent

Anthony Speciale - present

           

Liaisons:

Township Officials:       Linda White, Land Use Administrator - present

Planning Board Liaison:  Gary Lewis – present

Township Committee Liaison:  Deb Nielson – present  

           

OLD BUSINESS

  • Coordination of Survey for Business owners

Discussion ensued as to the lack of a large response to the survey sent out to the business owners in the community.  The list used was the one developed by the Chamber, added to by Land Use.  This list is still under development.

Mr. Driscoll thought perhaps a more personal one on one approach should be conducted, as well as personally handing them out at the Chamber luncheons.  It was also noted that there are no ‘personal’ attention names and that some of the major land holders are not on this list.  Board members received a copy and were asked to jot down any businesses and/or names they may have to add to it.  Mrs. White indicated it is still a document in work, and that Land Use and the Chamber are working on this together.  Mr. Mazzaccaro’s list from Water & Sewer will also be requested to add to this listing.  Discussion ensued on ‘personal contact visits’ with some of the major commercial real contact people.

  •  Stiles Lane Update

Mrs. White gave a copy of a proposed roadway improvement in this area to Chair.  Ms. Nielson indicated that this is low on the list of priorities, mentioning many other areas that are slated for upgrade at this time. 

  • Form Letter for ‘Welcome to Montville’.

Mr. Lewis mentioned several minor changes which Mrs. White will correct.  Discussion ensued.  It was suggested that the letter contain three members names (the Chairman’s, Dick Vreeland and Jen Horowitz).  That way the person has a choice as to whom to call.  Mrs. White indicated when this letter should go out, explaining that very often if she deals with it herself, uses a Planning Board subcommittee meeting.    Mrs. White indicated that any documents being sent from EDC was reviewed by the Township Committee.  Mr. Cifaretto asked Mrs. Nielson to deal with it at the next Township Meeting. 

  • Comments as to write up on ‘Starting a Business in..’

Mr. Cifaretto asked this be rescheduled to next meeting. 

ZONING STUDY UPDATES

  • Towaco Center.

Mr. Cifaretto indicated he understood this ordinance was adopted and the EDC unanimously moved that the Planning Board and the Township Committee be congratulated for going forward with this concept providing a better planning alternative for this area.  Mrs. White will correspond accordingly.

  • Changebridge Road study 

Mrs. White indicated this subject is on agenda for Planning Board May 22nd, noting copies were sent to EDC.  No comments.

  • Rt. 46 & Old Bloomfield Avenue 

Mrs. White indicated this ordinance providing for elimination of an FAR%, an increase in some bulk coverage requirements was introduced and is slated for adoption by the TC on May 27th

NEW BUSINESS

Discussion ensued on seeing the benefit of joining with Morris County EDC.  Mr. Speciale thought there may be dues involved.  All members present thought it would be a good idea to get in contact with Maggie, Morris County to see when there are meeting dates, to see if we could somehow follow up leads on ‘contacts’ they may receive for relocating to Morris County.  Mrs. White will get information on Morris County EDC and Chamber Meetings, and contact info. 

MINUTES

Adoption of EDC minutes of 4-16-08 – Eligible:  Mr. Vreeland, Mr. Speciale, Ms. Horowitz, Mr. Cifaretto, Mr. Soussa, Mr. Cain & Deane Driscoll

Adopted unanimously; Motion made by:  Ron Cain; Seconded by:  Dean Driscoll

OTHER BUSINESS

June 2nd, Morris County Chamber will be holding a ‘business card’ exchange at Parsippany Hilton from 4:30pm to 6:30pm.

Mr. Soussa indicated a child care center is interested in his facility.

Meeting adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,

Linda M. White

Absent with explanation

* Mr. Cifaretto to talk to Mr. Tabakin on membership appointment status

With explanation

 

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