MONTVILLE TOWNSHIP PLANNING BOARD
7:30 PM Start
195 Changebridge Road, Montville Municipal Building
MINUTES OF FEBRUARY 12, 2009
No New Business to be Conducted Past
Mr. Maggio - present Mr.
Karkowsky - present
Mr. Sandham -
Nielson - present
Mr. Lipari -
present Mr. Lewis -
Mr. Hines - present Mr. Speciale (alt#1) - present
Mr. Visco -
present Mr. Tobias
(alt#2) - present
Mr. Canning – absent
No public and
Jim Sandham & Lawrence Tobias asked if Mrs. White could register them for
the NJPO class that will be held Saturday Feb. 21st class.
– Mrs. White summarized. Mr. Lewis
voiced concerns on the Board of Adjustment’s Annual Report section since it
really doesn’t give guidance to the Planning Board on ordinances that should be
reviewed and/or reconsidered. Mr.
Karkowsky indicated he intended to have a meeting with the Board of Adjustment chair
to discuss goals and objectives and will carry this message to the Board.
of Ordinance #2009-06, Chapter 16.44.150, Traffic Visibility on Corner Lots –
adoption scheduled 2/24/09 at Township Committee level
adopt made by: Russ
Seconded by: John Visco
Carroll, Esq. – Trust for: $33.75, $67.50, $168.75, $101.25, $202.50, $101.25,
$135, $101.25, $101.25, $101.25, $67.50, $116.25
Engineering – Trust for: $101.25, $236.25, $135, $116.25, $135, $270
– Trust for: $510, $240, $270, $120
Assoc – Trust for: $1,500 (Keating)
by: Larry Hines
Seconded by: Tony
PMS08-14 – Heller Group - 1 John Henry Dr. B: 135, L: 5 –
Minor Site Plan to allow bagel/bakery use involving renovation of existing site
– Approved 12/11/08 meeting - Eligible: Mr. Karkowsky, Ms. Nielson, Mr. Visco,
Mr. Maggio, Mr. Lipari, Mr. Hines, Mr. Canning, Gary Lewis
PMSP/F 02-28 – Peter
Nagel - Forest Ridge
–Request for extension of Final Approval to 12/9/09 – B: 109, L: 30 – Approved
12/11/08 – Eligible: Refer to Schepis
letter of 11/24/08 - Eligible: Mr. Karkowsky, Ms. Nielson, Mr. Visco, Mr. Lewis,
Mr. Lipari, Mr. Maggio, Mr. Hines, Mr. Canning & Mr. Speciale
Sandham voiced concerns on a complaint from an adjacent neighbor about mud
coming down the hill into the yard, dust on the road. He noted he understood that the road on the
left hand side was just paved, the other was gravel. Mrs. White indicated she would ask Mr. Barile
about the issue and asked that he let us know this has been addressed.
by: Russ Lipari
Seconded by: Art
PMSP/F89-28-97 Phase II and III
Bear Rock - Request for waiver from complying with installation of
treescape – discuss with planner and engineer and reschedule at a future
meeting. Discussion ensued as to
whether or not we can see if there is a way that alternate plantings can
be made. That if the developer is
given a waiver of installing on this property per code, either that amount
of monies and/or trees are planted some place else in community. Nothing exists like this now, but we
will be updating ordinances and master plan and items like this should be
addressed. Subject to be reviewed
after input offered by board planner and engineer.
1/22/09 – Ladis Karkowksy, Victor Canning , Deb
Nielson, Gary Lewis, Art Maggio , Russ
Lipari, Jim Sandham, Larry Hines, Tony Speciale, Lawrence Tobias
Seconded by: Russ Lipari
CAMPIONE - 4 Montville Ave.
& 53 Rt. 202 – B: 51.02, L: 1 & 27 – minor subdivision with variances– Notice Acceptable
ACT BY: 5/8/09
Mr. Lewis left meeting)
Gary Needleman, Esq.
Mr. Needleman summarized that this is a
lot line change, summarizing the minor subdivision involves the taking of 126
sq. ft to add to his lot. There are
three variances involved. Mr. Needleman
summarized variances requested: 4 Montville Avenue: min. lot area, min. lot width at street line,
lot one also requires lot area variance.
Mr. Campione indicated that this was
being requested for landscaping purposes and in that regard submitted photos
depicted extensive landscaping in this area being conveyed to his lot from
marked in as A1 collectively reflecting the photos of the area
No professional concerns noted.
Motion to grant minor subdivision with
all variances requested, normal applicable conditions of approval made by: Russ Lipari
Seconded Deb Nielson
Roll call: Russ Lipari,
Deb Nielson, John Visco, Art Maggio,
Jim Sandham, Larry Hines, Tony Speciale & Lawrence Tobias
PMS08-18– JIFFY LUBE – 56 Rt. 46 – B: 176, L: 17 – minor
site plan with variances for signage – ACT BY: 5/8/09
Present: Randall Chiocca, Esq.
existing Wendy site testified to. Mr.
Chiocca indicated that based on Mr. Omland’s report, the applicant provided a series
of photos for exhibit as well as providing better dimensions on the plan.
This exhibit was marked in as Exhibit
an upgrading and re-facing of the existing site. The freestanding sign will be internally
lit. Applicant is seeking variances for
replacement signs of 3 existing signs (two letter signs on façade, the other
elevation is the band). The applicant
agreed to remove the pylon sign and replace it with a monument sign. The wall sign is no larger than 18” in
height. Signage lettering is 3’ and runs
along north and south elevations of the building.
PE – sworn in
A2 – site plan revision marked as
exhibit responds to complying
with the sight distance. He noted the freestanding
sign is not located in the ROW of the sight line area. Mr. Omland indicated that this sight distance
was addressed and he is comfortable that the proposed location will not impact
are included in the make over of the building and will be painted same as
indicated that the Board might wish to consider if they want streetscape
lighting installed. Applicant was also
asked if there is room for additional landscaping.
indicated that the landscaping has been upgraded some time ago. This is not a site that isn’t landscaped, but
upon further discussion and review, Mr. Chiocca indicated that the applicant
will embellish and supports additional landscape.
asked that the streetscape light be waived.
The board requested that the applicant supply one streetscape light on
this site. Mr. Chiocca indicated that on
this issue the applicant would agree but asked that the installation of the
lights be postponed until the end of the year due to cost expended to
date. The Planning Board indicated that
the applicant can have until the end of September on this installation issue.
asked as to page 2 of diagrams which reflect the one elevation with just a red
strip. Mr. Chiocca indicated that there
is no lettering and/or illumination on this strip. There is nothing on façade that is illuminated. This is just the logo strip which they asked
for in variance.
asked that the amended landscaping be shown and reviewed by the Planner, and
moved that this site plan and all requested variances be approved, subject to
the installation of the lights by September 30, 2009 as well as compliance with
testimony of record, landscaping upgrades subject to review by planner and
installed. Normal conditions of site plan resolution. Seconded by Larry Hines
Roll call: Russ Lipari, Deb Nielson, John Visco, Art
Maggio, Jim Sandham, Larry Hines, Tony Speciale & Lawrence Tobias
Mr. Karkowsky indicated that at the
next meeting of the Planning Board he wanted the liaison reports discussed,
nothing long, but anything of interest should be noted.
Mr. Maggio indicated that he could
report that he met with Water & Sewer and there will be sewer rate
increases in the community, averaging about $100 a household.
Motion made to unanimously adjourn by
Larry Hines, seconded by John Visco.
Linda M. White