Planning Board Masterplan Subcommittee Minutes 12-10-09 Print E-mail


6:00 PM Start

195 Changebridge Road, Montville Municipal Building



Mr. Karkowsky - present 

Ms. Nielson  - present              

Mr. Lipari    - present              

Mr. Lewis - present

Also present;  Joseph Burgis, Planner


Review of Schedule for Completion of Master Plan & Completion of Zoning Ordinances

Concerns noted as to the amount of variances being considered and/or filed, and that the Board needs to at minimum finalize the Master Plan to help the Board of Adjustment with their decision making tasks.  Mrs. White had asked Mr. Burgis to provide a proposal for review of Rt. 202 corridor, excluding the Towaco Center since this element is already adopted and in place.  Mr. Burgis indicated that we can do these studies at the same time with the Master Plan since they will eventually all link together so it would work well.  He feels the study of the Rt. 202 corridor would be east of Towaco and west of Towaco to adjacent town borders.  He indicated that this would take about 90 days to complete.

At this time, they are working on the Housing Element and finalizing all of the ordinances and documents needed for the Highland’s Preservation; this is all covered or will be covered by additional grants. There is no deadline for completion of these items.   We need to consider if we want to implement these same types of ordinances in our Planning Region, noting many of their ordinances already exist in our code book.

Mr. Burgis indicated as part of his study, he will review those uses that appear to be coming in to the community or interested in the community, either because of economics and/or larger vacant buildings (i.e. aged restricted housing, warehouses for church use, retail in industrial).  

The following time table was set to allow the Master Plan subcommittee to work on these studies:

Study of Rt. 202 corridor (east & west of Towaco – Towaco Center not part of study)

        Tuesday – February 9, 2010 @ 8:30AM

        Tuesday – March 2, 2010 @ 8:30AM

Target date:  completion of study for the Planning Board meeting of March 25, 2009

Housing Study

        Tuesday – January 26, 2010 @ 8:30AM

        Tuesday – February 23, 2010 @ 8:30AM

Mr. Burgis will need to have all roadway improvements/plans whether local or Morris County sent to his office so that he can incorporate these into final studies.  He also indicated not only should they be part of the Master Plan, but they should also be part of the Official Map of the Township.

Meeting adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,

Linda M. White


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