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TOWNSHIP OF MAHWAH PLANNING BOARD
MINUTES

FEBRUARY 9, 2004


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

1. 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, N. J. 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, N.J. Copies of the recording may be purchased for a fee.

PRESENT: Mr. Brotherton, Mr. DaPuzzo (8:05), Mr. Jandris, Mayor Martel, Dr. Ross, Mr. Trent, Mr. Crean, Mr. Lamster, Mr. Rudolph, Mr. Roth.

ABSENT: Mr. Donigian

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

II. APPROVAL OF BILLS

None

III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Page 3 – Add the following to the paragraph regarding the drainage ditch: “The applicant agrees to provide the Township with a drainage easement for the drainage ditch on the property. The easement should give the Township the right to access if necessary; however, is not to obligate maintenance by the Township.”

Page 4 – Danco Corp. – Change Board of Education to read “Township of Mahwah”.

A motion to approve the minutes of January 26, 2004 with corrections was made by Mr. Brotherton and seconded by Mr. Trent. All in favor.

IV. RESOLUTIONS

None

V. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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

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

VI. PUBLIC HEARINGS

A. DKT. #466, LASALA, MINOR SUBDIVISION, RIDGE RD., BLOCK 139
LOT 46

Notices were in order.

Anthony LaSala, Attorney and applicant appeared before the Board.

Joseph Zaniello, P.E., 16 Windsor Terrace was sworn in. Since he has previously appeared before this Board he qualified as an expert witness. They are requesting a minor subdivision for block 139, lot 46 located on Ridge Rd. in the PRD-4 zone. The lot is to be divided into two lots each consisting of 20,000 sq. ft. and would be under the R20 residential zone.

The new lot line is paralleling both lot lines to the north and south. Per the Engineer’s report and the Planner’s report, they are requesting a waiver from the lot line being 90 degrees due to the situation with the lot lines. All structures have been removed from the property and the pool has been filled in. A demolition permit was obtained.

A sewer extension permit is being obtained. This will go from Linden Street to Ridge Rd. for approximately 800 ft. Mr. Trent suggested they put in a sanitary sewer lateral for the house next door. Mr. Kelly agreed with this.

John Thomson, 25 First Ave, Hawthorne was sworn in. He confirmed the fact that all structures have been removed from the property including the septic tank. The well has not yet been capped.

At this time no trees have been removed. Any removal of trees will depend on the placement of the house on the lot.

Mr. Trent made a motion to open the meeting to the public and seconded by Mr. Brotherton. All in favor.

Mr. Trent made a motion to close the meeting to the public and seconded by Mr. Brotherton. All in favor.

A motion to approve the subdivision granting the waiver for the 90 degree angle with the condition that the applicant put in a sanitary lateral for the house immediately to the north (Lot 47) was made by Mr. Brotherton and seconded by Mr. Trent. A roll call revealed 10 aye votes by Mr. Brotherton, Mr. DaPuzzo, Mr. Jandris, Mayor Martel, Dr. Ross, Mr. Crean, Mr. Trent, Mr. Lamster, Mr. Rudolph and Mr. Roth.

VII. WORK SESSION

A. DKT. #417, MORELLETTA, MINOR SUBDIVISION, BL. 159, LOT 50,
TIME EXTENSION REQUEST.

Bruce Whitaker, Esq. appeared before the Board on behalf of the applicant. He is requesting a time extension until August 2005. He stated that there is contemplation that a water and sewer line might go in on Peterson Place. If this occurs then they would come back with a final and make a revision eliminating the wells and septic and showing the water lines. If not then they will have to go ahead with what has already been approved.

A motion to approve was made by Mr. DaPuzzo and seconded by Mr. Jandris to extend the time to August 27, 2005. A roll call revealed 10 aye votes by Mr. Brotherton, Mr. DaPuzzo, Mr. Jandris, Mayor Martel, Dr. Ross, Mr. Trent, Mr. Crean, Mr. Lamster, Mr. Rudolph and Mr. Roth.

B. COMMITTEE REPORTS

1. #04-001-T, Trailer, Macarthur Ridge, LLC. Dkt. #451, Block 138, Lot 151.02,
Macarthur Blvd. & Ridge Rd.

There was a discussion regarding the trailer. Mayor Martel has received complaints regarding trucks going in and out of the property and the trailer which is already on the site without a permit. He requested that in the future it be mandatory to have approval by the Board before any trailer is allowed on any site. It was determined that this trailer would be used for office use only.

A motion to approve was made by Mr. Trent and seconded by Mr. Crean. A roll call revealed 10 aye votes by Mr. Brotherton, Mr. DaPuzzo, Mr. Jandris, Mayor Martel, Dr. Ross, Mr. Trent, Mr. Crean, Mr. Lamster, Mr. Rudolph and Mr. Roth.

C. OLD/NEW BUSINESS

Mr. Brotherton requested a map of the C-1 trout streams. Mr. Kelly indicated he would provide him with this map.

Mara Winokur announced that Docket #462, Maccarthur Blvd. LLC. is carried to the meeting of March 8, 2004 with no additional notice required.

A motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Mr. Trent and seconded by Mr. Brotherton. All voted in favor. Meeting was adjourned at 8:45 p.m.





These minutes were prepared by Rosalie DeMartino.










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