Planning Board Masterplan Subcommittee Minutes 2-12-09 Print E-mail


6:00 PM Start

195 Changebridge Road, Montville Municipal Building

Master Plan Subcommittee Minutes of February 12, 2009


Mr. Lewis – Chair - present

Mr. Karkowsky - present     

Ms. Nielson - present                            

Mr. Lipari - present

Mr. Visco (alternate) - present     

Also Present:  Joseph Burgis, Planner


Mr. Burgis indicated scope of review

·        Review existing goals & objectives

·        Develop master plan goals & purposes

·        Address Green/low water consumption & plantings

·        Address energy efficient construction techniques’

·        Address Towaco Center as a separate component

·        Address & recognize and encourage need for flexibility and encouragement of sustainable building practices for commercial and industrial development


·        Mapping discussed

o       Address tear down units

o       Address isolated lots – soil movement activities/fill

o       define goals of development on undersized lots

o       look at regulation of a house size due to undersized area

o       address lake lots

·        Address stronger controls responding to Environmental Sensitive lands

o       identify steep slope

o       protection of trees

o       size of installation of trees

o       ordinance responding to waiver of trees when required with deposits made to a ‘bank’ for municipal treescape purposes

o       review soil movement/fill of lands

·        Address stronger controls responding to Environmental Sensitive lands

·        Address  Highlands

·        Address COAH

·        Address issues with Senior Age Restricted units in view of A3772 legislation

·        Address Accessory Structures – Solar Panels

·        Address soil movement issues

It was decided that Mr. Burgis would put together a re-examination report to comply with t he April deadline, allowing us to remain protected due to adoption.  This report will not be extensive.   

This report scheduled for the end of April Planning Board meeting (April 23, 2009).  Draft report must be filed with Planning Board at least by 1st week of April.

Master Plan subcommittee meetings before each meeting of the Planning Board starting March 12, 2009 at 6PM:  Next meeting:  March 26, 2009

Respectfully submitted,

Linda White


Last Updated ( Monday, 20 April 2009 )
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