MONTVILLE TOWNSHIP PLANNING BOARD
195 Changebridge Road, Montville Municipal Building
SUBCOMMITTEE Minutes of August 13, 2009
Ladis Karkowsky -
absent Also: Stan Omland, PE
Ms. Nielson - present Joseph
Mr. Lipari -
Mr. Visco –
PSPP/FC95-06-09-03 MILAN – 13 Hook Mountain Rd. – B: 175, L: 4 –
amended site plan with variances
Michael Rubin, Esq. & John Sullivan, Esq.
Greg D’Allermo, owner
Joseph Gates, Architect
Joseph Glembacki, Planner
Applicant indicated that he has developed a new
site plan, which plan will consist of off-street parking for his employees
only. This site is located across the
street on Old Bloomfield Avenue. Notice is perfected for all properties involved
in this application.
The off-site lease was not executed at this time
but provides for parking of 13 employee cars from 6PM till early morning
hours. It will be employees only. No patrons will be permitted to park
there. There are marked crosswalks, and
there is a push button system that works well at these locations.
Concerns noted as to whether or not there is
adequate lighting for the employees to leave in early morning hours to go to
their cars. The Planning Board will want
assurances that the parking is adequate.
Renovation of the site discussed: overall flow of traffic and circulation
remains the same. They have an approved
valet plan from 1995 that has not been changed by this application. The subcommittee was advised the applicant
will be required to submit a fire prevention report. There will be no stacking
in the rear, and there will be hydrants and a sprinkled building. The count of 212 includes all employees on
site at one time.
Mr. Glembacki, planner, indicated he has made some
changes that the Planning Board does not have since the DCA required additional
handicap parking spaces for those that have a fixed wheelchair unit. That will require two more spaces, which
results in lost of parking spaces required.
Concerns noted to the applicant on any type of a
lease that is not permanent or has a revocation period, and that to go forward
with this type of hearing may be pre-mature since they will need to either go
back to a smaller number of seating and/or provide additional parking. There was no parking study conducted on site
or for the off-site parking site.
Day care use for 34 Maple Avenue – request for review by
subcommittee w/Planning Board engineer present
site is located near the Rt. 80 exit ramp.
Present: Rob Arem, Property Manager
D. Staskiewicz, Newmark Knight Frank – Real Estate Managing Director
is for a 13,000 sq. ft. day are center, which is a growing need in th
community. It is a permitted use. There is adequate parking on site. The use would require a ‘new entrance’ to
existing industrial building. They also
require an outside play area.
was indicated that there is a municipal ROW on the property alongside of site,
and the issue of maintenance came into discussion, as well as the possibility
of parking on this private ROW.
review of site found applicant should:
at the play ground area, and determine if size is in accordance with state
at the use of berming to make sure there is adequate sound and sight mitigation
to adjacent residential neighborhood
at the signage proposed, and how does this fit in with current approved sign
theme. Is there a place another monument
sign can be located to better advise the day care use proposed.
concern responds to how the applicant intends to development the pick up and
delivery of children and associated parking for day care use/staff/parents.
if user will be using any buses as part of this operation, if so, where they
will be parked.
invited to attend another subcommittee once he has obtained a possible tenant
since the subcommittee wants to hear more about that particular tenant’s needs
and prior activities in other communities.
– River Road
– request for review by subcommittee
Present: Steven Schepis, Esq.
John Pinto, Owner
Marc Walker, PE
consists of 40 acres in total with a lot of wetlands and environmental
constraints as well public utility easements.
There will be a 39,000 sq. ft. warehouse proposal. Applicant is at the DEP for sewer extension
permits. There is a proposal for two
separate buildings. Th rear building
will be a satellite office for Pinto’s trucks and empty containers and
offices. All of the trucks will be
parked inside with outdoor storage of containers.
White noted that the applicant is requesting a waiver from the full filing
fees, which is actually a function of the Township Committee. Mr. Schepis felt the monies paid is based on
the useable land and should be adequate to meet the administrative costs of
processing the application at the municipality level. He indicated he is now aware there are three
other variances involved which he will pay.
Mrs. White will review this issue.
first warehouse is proposed as a spec building since there is no known tenant
at this time.
items: pedestrian access is there any
need for sidewalks along River
appears doubtful, but at the very least the township may need an easement to
access adjacent lands for open space purposes/recreational uses. Discussion ensued and Mr. Pinto indicated the
only building area is under power lines where his development is proposed, but
would work with township.
will be seeking preliminary and final.
Is applicant intending on phasing of project since one building
spec. Unknown but will review this with
will need to give the Planning Board copies of all of the utility company’s
easement and permission to develop as indicated.
of traffic? Mr. Schepis indicated that
the traffic is covered generally within the EIS. Board will want more specifics at the time of
formal submission to ensure that any trucking of containers/trucking in general
does not affect local roadways in this area.