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


6:00PM Start

195 Changebridge Road, Montville Municipal Building

Master Plan Subcommittee Minutes of June 11, 2009


Mr. Lewis, Chair - present

Mr. Karkowsky - present        

Ms. Nielson - present                          

Mr. Lipari - present     

Mr. Visco – present

Also Present:

Joseph Burgis, AICP


Continued discussions on Setting Goals & Objectives of Master Plan Mr. Burgis discussed his May 28, 2009 Goals and Objectives report with subcommittee members.  He indicated that the memo identifies the township’s current master plan goals and objective, juxtaposing them against a set of proposed, more detailed goals, policy statements and objectives that serve to provide an enhanced explanation for the community’s planning interest. 

Under Current Goals & Objectives

Numbers 1-12 were discussed.  No changes needed in this text. 

Under General Objectives:

Under article E, page 2, remove ‘of’

Remove K since the board’s policy is to discourage any planned unit developments that would mean density.

Under L: add wording on ‘sustainable building practices’ to end of existing sentence

Under Goals & Policies:

Under Goal 1:  Add new goals for height of houses and/or change of existing lots in such a way that it creates an imbalance in existing residential theme.  Discussion ensued.  Mr. Burgis discussed different wording that may help in this planning area.  He indicated he would develop some wording to relate to the concerns noted.  Mr. Burgis will address in future revision.

Under Goal 2: reword this goal dealing with sewer service area since if we have properties not in preservation area, we would want to allow sewers to be hooked up to that home site. 

On page 5, under Goal 9, ‘preserve and enhance retail commercial areas by defining functional role in community’, Mr. Burgis indicated he would better define this, noting there are really only two kinds in our community (neighborhood and highway).  He will define roll of each.

Under Goal 11, on maintain township’s system of streets and roads, Mr. Burgis was reminded to eliminate wording after ‘movement of traffic’. 

Under Goal 12, protecting and preserving local heritage, board members asked Mr. Burgis to better define this goal since they would like to see the developing, identification of an inventory that is legally in line with MLUL.  Mr. Burgis will review this area also.

Renumber Goal 14 to Goal 13, Goal 15 to 14. 

Under Goal 16, promote conservation of energy and use of renewable energy sources, Mr. Burgis will add ‘and sustainable building practices’ at end.  The issue of solar energy collectors as an accessory use is still an open area needing more discussion since concerns were voiced on the affect of viewscape. 

General discussion ensued.  Mr. Burgis was asked to get this document finalized since it was important to the Board to begin meeting with all of the reporting agencies, board and commissions and those within the existing municipal staff so that they can review and participate in discussions at this level of master plan review. 

It was decided that the Board use September 24th meeting for this purpose, and Mrs. White     was asked to send an email to all just so they could put it on their schedules now.  She indicated she would coordinate that and get it out asap.

The Master Plan subcommittee will meet again June 25, 2009 at 6PM before regularly scheduled meeting of June 25th at 7:30PM.

Meeting adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,

Linda M. White



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