Planning Board 6-11-09 Minutes Print E-mail


7:30 PM Start

195 Changebridge Road, Montville Municipal Building


No New Business to be Conducted Past l0: 00PM


Mr. Maggio - absent               Mr. Karkowsky - present        

Mr. Sandham - absent            Ms. Nielson - present                          

Mr. Lipari - present                  Mr. Lewis - present

Mr. Hines - absent                  Mr. Canning - absent

Mr. Visco - present                  Mr. Speciale (alt#1) - absent

                                                Mr. Tobias (alt#2) - present


Joseph Burgis, AICP






Mrs. Nielson indicated the Township Committee adopted revisions to the Soil Movement ordinance that puts powers of soil removal under the Board hearing the application and/or the Planning Board. 

She also indicated that the Township Committee did adopt revisions to the sewer rates, and they are now looking to address the water rates.  She indicated that the Long Term Financial committee met on this, and she just wanted the board members to know there will be public hearings coming up at Township Committee level in the future on this subject.

Mrs. White noted that Lowe’s received their use and site plan approval from the Board of Adjustment at their last meeting held June 3rd.

Non-Compliant Site Plan Matters - Mr. Lipari and Mr. Karkowsky asked for updates on:

George’s VW – Mrs. White indicated that this is still pending in court, but that the site continues to be investigated since there were concerns raised about stacking and utilizing the adjacent residential house owned by not occupied by George’s as part of his existing business.  Mrs. White indicated that this is in court again Monday.

Several members voiced concerns about stacking and whether or not the storage trailer he has put on rear of site creates an impervious variance since this site was originally grass septic area.  Since hook up of sewers, it appears this owner placed a storage trailer on site.  Mrs. White indicates she would investigate and get some comments back to Planning Board on this.

Montville Office Plaza:  Mrs. White was also asked to make sure that the foundation under way for the proposed monument sign for Montville Office Plaza and Senator Pennachio are in the locations approved by the Planning Board since they appear closer than Board approved.  Mrs. White will ask the engineering inspector to confirm.  If size and/or location different than approved, she will resolve accordingly.

RBR site (Ben Gaudiosi – Changebridge Road) – Board members asked for status of this site since there was a sunset date (end of June) to demolish the one side of existing building.  Mrs. White to review this and will advise in an email to board members status.

Tiffany’s – Old Bloomfield – Expansion without permit – Mrs. White indicated she received a phone confirmation call from the applicant’s engineer who noted he feels he can have a site plan into the board with 45 days.  This is an open pending violation. 

Suppa’s – Old Bloomfield - Comedy Club – Mrs. White indicated she received information from the fire officials that the restaurant has been holding Comedy nights on the weekends.  She indicated she has requested Mr. Petrillo to send and call owner to inform him this is not a permitted use, and would require reappearance before the Planning Board if he wishes to pursue this nightclub type of activity.

PLANNING BUSINESS (rescheduled to June 25, 2009 agenda)

Reports from Board Liaisons:

Board of Adjustment – Larry Hines 

Board of Health – Lawrence Tobias

Environmental Commission – Vic Canning 

 Water & Sewer – Arthur Maggio 

Historic Preservation Commission – John Visco 

DRC – Deb Nielson  

Site Plan/Subdivision Committee – Russ Lipari Chair

Economic Development Committee – Gary Lewis, Tony Speciale

Open Space Committee – Ladis Karkowsky, Russ Lipari, Deb Nielson

Master Plan/COAH 3rd Round/Highlands – Ladis Karkowsky, Russ Lipari, Deborah Nielson, Gary Lewis & John Visco (alt)

Review Committee – Gary Lewis, Ladis Karkowksy, Deb Nielson, Russ Lipari, John Visco  

Appointment to Fire Department Districts – Russ Lipari Towaco; Tony Speciale for Pine Brook, Art Maggio for Montville

Request for Input on vacation of Rt. 202 Right of Way @ Schneider Road – Report from J. Burgis, Planner – carried from meeting of 4/16/09

Mr. Burgis is sending in his final report and updated mapping in accordance with our request of 4/16/09 direct to Township Committee and will copy us when transmitted.

Highlands Environmental Resource Inventory (ERI) in fulfillment of Plan Conformance Module #4 – Joe Burgis

This will continue to be an item on planning so that Mr. Burgis can make sure the Planning Board is aware of the status of the various modules required as part of the assessment grant received.


PMISC09-16 Wellness Medical Center – 150 River Rd. B1A – B: 123, L: 21 –

medical office (776 s.f.) – 2 employees – 8am-8pm Mon-Sat – signage in compliance with approved theme

Approved subject to compliance with use letter, agency findings, and signage per sign theme in a Motion made by:  Gary Lewis, seconded by Russ Lipari – Roll call:  Unanimous

PMISC09-17 Automated Collection Control, Inc. – 43 Rt. 46 Suite 701 – B: 183, L: 6 – office (5,119 s.f.) for data exchange through the internet – 15 employees – hours of operation 8:30am-8:30pm Mon-Fri – no outdoor storage of vehicles – signage to be in compliance with approved theme (First Industrial)

Approved subject to compliance with use letter, agency findings, and signage per sign theme in a Motion made by:  John Visco, seconded by Lawrence Tobias – Roll call:  Unanimous

PMISC09-18 Avad, LLC – 10 New Maple Ave. Suite 303 – B: 171, l: 14 – office (2,496 s.f.)/warehouse 29,504 s.f. for commercial electronics distribution – hours of operation 7:30am-5pm Mon-Fri – 10 employees – no tractor trailer deliveries – use box trucks for shipping and receiving of products (not company owned) – no outdoor storage of vehicles – signage in compliance with approved theme

Mrs. White indicated this was put on prior to her review and she will investigate some of the areas to make sure there is no heavy truck traffic in view of residential area nearby.  She will advise and/or reschedule when she has had opportunity to investigate if there are any issues that we should be concerned about.


PSPP/FC05-02-08-07 MONTVILLE RESIDENCY – Preliminary & Final Site plan – Block: 160 Lot: 4 - 17 Hook Mountain Road carried from 8/14/08 & 10/23/08 & 1/22/09 schedule; 2/26/09 schedule - Eligible: Ladis Karkowsky, Deb Nielson, Larry Hines, Gary Lewis, Victor Canning, Art Maggio, Russ Lipari, John Visco, Tony Speciale



PMN08-16 VAN SYCKEL – 14 & 16 Woodland Rd – B: 140, L: 9 & 4- Lot line change –Eligible:  Ladis Karkowksy, Victor Canning, Deb Nielson,John Visco, Gary Lewis, Art Maggio, Russ Lipari, Jim Sandham, Larry Hines, Tony Speciale (alt#1) and Lawrence Tobias (alt#2)    





Minutes of 5/14/09 – Ladis Karkowksy, Deb Nielson, John Visco, Art Maggio , Victor Canning , Russ Lipari, Jim Sandham, Lawrence Tobias, Larry Hines, Tony Speciale  

Subcommittee Minutes of 5/28/09 – Deb Nielson, Russ Lipari, John Visco

Adopted unanimously in a motion made by: John Visco, seconded by Russ Lipari.


Michael Carroll, Esq. – Litigation for: $4,766.25; Trust for: $101.25, $67.50, $67.50, $33.75, $33.75, $675, $303.75, $135, $33.75

Burgis Assoc. – O/E for: $37.50, Trust for: $312.50

Johnson, Murphy – Trust for: $80

Anderson & Denzler – Trust for: $67.50

M.S. Kopas – Trust for: $100


Approved for payment unanimously in a Motion made by: John Visco, seconded by Russ Lipari.




PMSP/F05-06 – Block 138.01, Lot 3 – Edson Francisco & Allekssander Bicalho – 236 Changebridge Road – Request for extension of approved preliminary & final major subdivision to May 24, 2010.


Motion made by:  Gary Lewis, seconded by Russ Lipari to grant extension of approval to May 24, 2010.

Roll call: Larry Tobias, Russ Lipari, Ladis Karkowksy, John Visco, Gary Lewis – Yes; Deb Nielson – No




Respectfully submitted,

Linda M. White

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