Township of Mahwah, NJ
Meeting Agendas & Minutes  
Print this page Print this page Email this page Email this page

Page Navigation

Back To Meeting Schedules




TOWNSHIP OF MAHWAH PLANNING BOARD
MINUTES
NOVEMBER 10, 2003



7:30 P.M. SUB-REVIEW COMMITTEE MEETING

I. OPENING STATEMENT

The combined public/work session meeting of the Planning Board of the Township of Mahwah, held at the Municipal Building, 475 Corporate Drive, Mahwah, NJ was called to order at 8:00 P.M. by Dr. Ross, Chairman. The Opening Statement was read according to the Sunshine Law, followed by the flag salute and roll call.

These minutes are a synopsis of the meeting. A verbatim recording is on file with the Board Secretary at the Planning Board Office, 475 Corporate Drive, Mahwah, NJ. Copies of the recording may be purchased for a fee.

PRESENT: Mr. Brotherton, Mr. Donigian (8:03), Mr. DaPuzzo, Mr. Jandris, Dr. Ross, Mr. Trent, Mr. Crean, Mr. Lamster, Mr. Rudolph, Mr. Roth.

ABSENT: Mayor Martel

PROFESSIONALS: Peter Scandariato, Esq., Michael Kelly, P.E., Joseph Burgis, P.P.

II. APPROVAL OF BILLS

None

III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

A motion to approve the minutes of the meeting of October 13, 2003 with no revisions was made by Mr. DaPuzzo and seconded by Mr. Crean. All in favor. Mr. Brotherton abstained from voting.

A motion to approve the minutes of the October 27, 2003 meeting with no revisions was made by Mr. Brotherton and seconded by Mr. Crean. All in favor.

IV. RESOLUTIONS:

None

V. WORK SESSION

A. T/A 03-2032 F & M MOTORWORKS, 69 RAMAPO VALLEY RD.,
BL. 41, LOT 1

This matter is a tenant application for a 3,500 sq. ft. auto repair shop. There will be no painting, no oil or safety problems. There are neighbors behind the shop and an existing fence and trees. The applicant proposes storage of 4 to 5 vehicles.

A motion to approve the application was made by Mr. Da Puzzo and seconded by Mr. Crean. A roll call of members present revealed 10 yes votes by Mr. Brotherton, Mr. Donigian, Mr. DaPuzzo, Mr. Jandris, Dr. Ross, Mr. Trent, Mr. Crean, Mr. Lamster, Mr. Rudolph and Mr. Roth.

B. DKT. #441-A-F, FRANKLIN TPK. CONSTRUCTION – REVISED
SUBDIVISION APPROVAL, BL. 104, LOT 83

This site requires boulder walls and a waiver for wall crossing. Boswell Engineering has reviewed this matter and does not feel it will cause any detriment to the subdivision.

A motion to approve was made by Mr. Trent and seconded by Mr. Brotherton. A roll call of members present revealed 10 yes votes by Mr. Brotherton, Mr. Donigian, Mr. DaPuzzo, Mr. Jandris, Dr. Ross, Mr. Trent, Mr. Crean, Mr. Lamster, Mr. Rudolph and Mr. Roth.

C. COMMITTEE REPORTS

None


D. OLD/NEW BUSINESS

1. AMENDMENT TO CHAPTER 28 SOIL MOVEMENT

Mr. DaPuzzo discussed the revisions to be made.

A motion to recommend approval was made by Mr. Brotherton and seconded by Mr. Crean. A roll call of members present revealed 9 yes votes by Mr. Brotherton, Mr. Donigian, Mr. Jandris, Dr. Ross, Mr. Trent, Mr. Crean, Mr. Lamster, Mr. Rudolph and Mr. Roth. Mr. DaPuzzo recused himself.


ORDINANCE NO. 1465

Mr. DaPuzzo discussed this ordinance.

A motion to recommend approval was made by Mr. Brotherton and seconded by Mr. Crean. A roll call of members present revealed 9 yes votes by Mr. Brotherton, Mr. Donigian, Mr. Jandris, Dr. Ross, Mr. Trent, Mr. Crean, Mr. Lamster, Mr. Rudolph and Mr. Roth. Mr. DaPuzzo recused himself.


VI. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

A motion to open the meeting to the public was made by Mr. DaPuzzo and seconded by Mr. Lamster. All in favor.

A motion to close the meeting to the public was made by Mr. Brotherton and seconded by Mr. DaPuzzo. All in favor.

VII. PUBLIC HEARINGS

A. DKT. #463 SUSTAK MINOR SUBDIVISION, BL. 43, LOTS 20-27

Colin Quinn, Esq. appeared on behalf of the applicant.

Thomas Skrable, P.E., 106 Warpole Avenue, Mahwah was sworn in and qualified as an expert witness.

The subdivision application plan revised 9/23/03, revision #2 – 10/2/03 was discussed. The applicant proposes cutting the lot in half, leaving the existing dwelling on the northerly portion and building a new house on the southerly portion. A portion of the existing garage and car port will be removed. The requested variances are all due to preexisting nonconformities. The applicant proposes removal of one 20” maple tree with all other existing trees on the lot being transplanted.

The proposed new Lot 20 is 10,000 sq. ft. Lot 21 is 10,955 sq. ft.

No formal application has been filed with the County for the 15 ft. road widening easement.

A front yard setback variance will be required. The applicant will put a buffer by the garage.

A motion to open the meeting to the public was made by Mr. DaPuzzo and seconded by Mr. Trent. All in Favor.

A motion to close the meeting to the public was made by Mr. Trent and seconded by Mr. DaPuzzo. All in favor.

A motion to grant conditional approval was made by Mr. Trent and seconded by Mr. Brotherton. A roll call of members present revealed 10 yes votes by Mr. Brotherton, Mr. Donigian, Mr. DaPuzzo, Mr. Jandris, Dr. Ross, Mr. Trent, Mr. Crean, Mr. Lamster, Mr. Rudolph and Mr. Roth.


B. DKT. #455, WOODCLIFF LAKE DEV.

Matthew Murello, Louis Goodfriend & Associates, Whippany, New Jersey was sworn in and qualified as an expert witness.

Mr. Murello visited the site to perform measurements at six locations for a 24 hour period. The purpose of the measurements was to document sound levels at the locations. The guidelines which were used were DOT, HUD and ANSI. With the addition of the 14 ft. high berm the sound levels will be acceptable. The measurements on the east side of Campgaw were below the guidelines.

Mr. Donigian stated that N.J.A.C. 7:74.49 sets residential property line sound limits below those proposed. Mr. Van Dam stated that these levels were for commercial property not residential and that this Code is not applicable. Mr. Scandariato stated that the applicant is not generating the noise and that this Code can only be used as a guideline.

Different means of noise attenuation were discussed.

The report of Goodfriend & Associates was marked “A-14”.
Plans for earthen berm was marked “A-15”
Code was marked “A-16”.

A motion to open the meeting to the public was made by Mr. Trent and seconded by Mr. Brotherton.

Robert Ambrose, 23 Windsor Terrace, Mahwah, NJ introduced himself. He lives on the east side of Campgaw Road. He questioned how the sound levels were obtained.

Susan Sustak, 369 Campgaw Road, Mahwah, NJ questioned what days of the week the measurements were taken and whether or not weather conditions were taken into account. She also questioned how the meters were calibrated.

A motion to close the meeting to the public was made by Mr. Trent and seconded by Mr. DaPuzzo.

Mr. Kelly stated that they had their mechanical engineer review the report and they felt that the report was a standard noise evaluation and the only concern was that it was not reviewed in accordance with NJAC.

This matter was carried to the meeting of December 1, 2003.

C. DKT. #462, MACARTHUR BOULEVARD, LLC, BL. 139, LOT 4

Richard Berger, Esq. appeared on behalf of the applicant. This is an application for preliminary and final site plan approval for two two-story buildings to be built on a 28.3 acre parcel. This property received prior approval in November of 2002 for three one-story buildings. The prior approval was for 282,000 sq. ft. this application if for over 300,000 sq. ft.

The applicant seeks two variances; one regarding the buffer zone and one to modify the application as it pertains to a retaining wall. The applicant seeks waivers for parking and curb return radius.

Edward Russo, 122 White Pine Court, Paramus, NJ was sworn in. The applicant and owner is a single purpose entity which is owned by Russo Development. He discussed Russo Development.

Michael Penbroke, 33 Mulberry Court, Paramus was sworn in. He stated that this project will consist of two flex buildings designed to accommodate a variety of uses, e.g. office, warehouse, light manufacturing, technology and R & D type uses. They will have an abundant amount of landscaping in order to promote an industrial park type development.

Alexander Lapatka, P.E., 12 Rt. 17 N., Paramus, NJ was sworn in and accepted as an expert witness. Mr. Lapatka explained the background of the application. He described the existing site. It is located in two zones; IP-120 and BZ Buffer Zone. The site is relatively level. Most of the site had been previously disturbed. There are very few significant trees on the site. There are some wetlands that go through the site. The applicant already has an L.O.I. from the DEP. There is one existing structure on the site. Building A of the site plan is 82,358 sq. ft. Proposed Building B has a total floor area of 233,432 sq. ft. A copy of the “Map of the Site Layout, Russo Development sheet 1 of 9, dated 8/29/03 revised 9/15/03” was marked Exhibit “A-1”. There are two driveways proposed. As part of the improvements the applicant will create a left hand turn lane. They proposed 790 parking spaces to be built at this time and 38 loading spaces along the rear of the building. The required number of parking spaces 1,264. The “Future Parking Plan” dated 8/29/03 was marked Exhibit “A-2”. The applicant discussed their drainage plans and detention basins. The detention basin will meet design requirements.

They propose soil movement; cut of 57,929 c.y., fill 53,390 c.y. and export of 45,039 c.y.

They have made submission to the Bergen County Planning Board, Bergen County Soil Conservation District and to NJDEP and are awaiting responses.

They are requesting variances for signage, disturbance of buffers for grading and landscaping, disturbance of buffer areas for installation of a 6 ft. chain link vinyl covered fence, retaining wall over 6 ft. in height. The applicant also proposes relocation of a water main.

The applicant requests waivers for the number of required parking spaces, and two other waivers for curb return radius and curb openings at the driveways. The applicant also requires a waiver for lighting.

Future parking was discussed.

This matter was carried to the December 1, 2003 meeting.

VIII. ADJOURNMENT

A Motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Mr. Trent and seconded by Mr. Crean. All in favor. The meeting was adjourned at 11:03 pm.



These minutes were prepared by Joan Mandle



Access For All Commission | Home | General Information Section | About Mahwah | Calendar of Events | Helpful Links | News & Announcements | Photo Journal | Elected Officials | Mayor's Online Office | Township Council | Boards, Commissions & Committees   | Government Representatives | Government | Bids, RFP's, RFQ's, Notice of Intent  | Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) | Contacts Directory | Departments | E-Mail Subscriptions | Emergency Services | Forms Center | Frequently Asked Questions | Meeting Agendas & Minutes | Municipal Code  | Senior Center | Township of Mahwah Police Department | SWIFT 911 Notification | Mahwah Museum | Mahwah Schools

Township of Mahwah, NJ

Copyright © 2006 Township of Mahwah, NJ. All Rights Reserved.

Powered by Cit-e-Net