TOWNSHIP OF MAHWAH PLANNING BOARD
AUGUST 11, 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. DaPuzzo, Mr. Jandris, Mayor Martel, Dr. Ross, Mr. Trent, Mr. Crean, Mr. Lamster
ABSENT: Mr. Donigian
PROFESSIONALS: Mr. LoDato, Esq., Michael Kelly, P.E.
II. APPROVAL OF BILLS
7/15/03 Law Office of Carmine R. Alampi, Esq. $800.00
Peter Scandariato, Esq.
7/21/03 Law Office of Carmine R. Alampi, Esq. $595.00
Peter Scandariato, Esq.
6/30/03 Kasler Associates, P.A. $325.00
A motion to approve payment of these bills was made by Mr. DaPuzzo and seconded by Mr. Brotherton. All in favor.
7/21/03 Kasler Associates, P.A. $4,750.00
This bill was not approved for payment. The Board is waiting for the draft zoning map and final zoning ordinance and map. Administration will review this bill.
III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF JULY 14, 2003 - REORGANIZATION
A motion to approve the minutes with no revisions was made by Mr. DaPuzzo and seconded by Mr. Crean. All in favor.
MINUTES OF JULY 14, 2003 – MEETING
Page 3: A. Dkt. #451, MACARTHUR RIDGE, SITE PLAN & SOIL
Line 1 change Nick Rotonda to Gene Rotonda.
Paragraph 8: Change 13 “Paisano” Court to “Parsens” Court.
A motion to approve the minutes of the July 14, 2003 meeting as amended was made by Mr. DaPuzzo and seconded by Mr. Crean. All in favor.
MINUTES OF JULY 28, 2003 – MEETING
Page 4, line 1: Change zero percent runoff to zero increase in rate of runoff.
Page 5, line 1: Add – The applicant agreed to replace each tree removed along the driveway with a replacement tree on a one-to-one basis.
Page 8, D. OLD/NEW BUSINESS – Paragraph 1 change DEP to NJDOT.
A motion to approve the minutes of the July 28, 2003 meeting as amended was made by Mr. Brotherton and seconded by Mr. Trent. All in favor.
V. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
A motion to open the meeting to the public was made by Mayor Martel and seconded by Mr. Trent. All in favor.
A motion to close the meeting to the public was made by Dr. Ross and seconded by Mr. Trent. All in favor.
VI. PUBLIC HEARINGS:
A. BD-216-1461, AREH, 805 DARLINGTON AVE. – Off to 8/25/03
VII. WORK SESSION:
A. DKT. #429, FIRST UNION/WACHOVIA, DISCUSS STREETSCAPE
Thomas Bonner, Esq. of Fox Rothchild appeared on behalf of the application. He stated that there is one issue that arose in the wake of the site plan approval granted in December 0f 2001 - light standards along Franklin Turnpike frontage. When the Board approved the major site plan they had not offered the streetscape lighting as part of the plan nor was it required. They did agree that they would create a landscape area at the corner of Lawrence Road and Franklin Turnpike and install decorative concrete paving per the Township’s request. They received correspondence from Boswell indicating the Township was going to use decorative lights. The applicant stated that this was not agreed to.
Item #18 of the Performance Guarantee was discussed.
The applicant would like to donate $8,000.00 to the Township and have the Township install the lighting. This would help them with the project schedule. Dr. Ross stated that the lines had to be put in before the concrete is done. The applicant is concerned with the time it will take Rockland Electric to install lines and their ability to obtain a certificate of occupancy. A temporary certificate of occupancy was discussed. Boswell Engineering stated that they would go out and spot the lights for the applicant.
Decorative paving will be the entire length of the Franklin Turnpike frontage and around the turn onto Lawrence as agreed to on the original site plan. Boswell Engineering will obtain samples of red brick in order to standardize the color.
With respect to signage, a signage package was previously approved. They submitted a revised sign package due to the name change.
B. DISCUSS TREE PRESERVATION AMENDMENTS AND
It was decided that a recommendation would be made to Council to require a tree plan for all lots and the tree plan should include 20 ft. beyond the limit of disturbance.
A motion was made by Mr. Trent and seconded by Mr. Brotheton. A roll of members present revealed seven (7) yes votes by Mr. Brotherton, Mr. Jandris, Maryor Martel, Dr. Ross, Mr. Trent, Mr. Crean and Mr. Lamster. Mr. DaPuzzo abstained.
C. COMMITTEE REPORTS
D. OLD/NEW BUSINESS
1. CORRESPONDENCE FOR YOUR INFORMATION
A motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Mayor Martel and seconded by Mr. Crean. All in favor. The meeting was adjourned at 9:08 P.M.
These minutes were prepared by Joan Mandle
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