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TOWNSHIP OF MAHWAH PLANNING BOARD
MINUTES

MARCH 8, 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.

PRESENT: Mr. Donigian, Mr. DaPuzzo, Mr. Jandris, Dr. Ross, Mr. Trent, Mr. Crean, Mr. Rudolph, Mr. Roth.

ABSENT: Mr. Brotherton, Mayor Martel, Mr. Lamster.

PROFESSIONALS: Peter Scandariato, Esq., Peter TenKate, P.E.

II. APPROVAL OF BILLS

1/16/04 Burgis Associates, Inc. $202.50

2/24/04 Law Office of Carmine R. Alampi, Esq. $467.50
Peter J. Scandariato, Esq.

2/24/04 Law Office of Carmine R. Alampi, Esq. $800.00
Peter J. Scandariato, Esq.

A motion to approve the bills was made by Mr. Donigian and seconded by Mr. Trent. All in favor.

III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

A motion to approve the minutes of February 23, 2004 was made by Mr. Trent and seconded by Mr. Jandris. All in favor.

IV. RESOLUTIONS

FROM 12/15/03 MEETING

1. E-BD-216-239-364, YOUNG, RIO VISTA ESTATES
2. E-BD-216-239-365, LEONARD BUILDERS, RIO VISTA ESTATES
3. DKT. #455, WOODCLIFF LAKE DEVELOPERS, INC.

Mr. Scandariato will amend the resolution to indicate that the Homeowner’s Association is to be responsible for the maintenance of the berm on lots 4 & 5. The Resolution could be approved subject to the clarification of individual soil movement permit approvals.

A motion to approve the Resolutions with corrections was made by Mr. Trent and seconded by Mr. Donigian. A roll call of eligible members revealed 8 aye votes by Mr. Donigian, Mr. DaPuzzo, Mr. Jandris, Dr. Ross, Mr. Trent, Mr. Crean, Mr. Rudolph and Mr. Roth.

FROM 1/12/04 MEETING

1. TA03-2038 NATURE VIEW LANDSCAPE INC.
2. TA03-2039, MARTYNAS CEROAUSKAS

A motion to approve the Resolutions was made by Mr. Trent and seconded by Mr. Crean. A roll call of eligible members revealed 8 aye votes by Mr. Donigian, Mr. DaPuzzo, Mr. Jandris, Dr. Ross, Mr. Trent, Mr. Crean, Mr. Rudolph and Mr. Roth.

FROM 1/26/04 MEETING

1. DKT. #458, NELSON – EXTENSION OF SUBDIVISION APPROVAL
2. E-BD-216-239-367, POTENZA

A motion to approve the Resolutions was made by Mr. Mr. Trent and seconded by Mr. Roth. A roll call of eligible members revealed 7 aye votes by Mr. Donigian, Mr. DaPuzzo, Dr. Ross, Mr. Trent, Mr. Crean, Mr. Rudolph and Mr. Roth.

FROM 2/9/04 MEETING

1. DKT. #466, LaSALA DEVELOPERS, INC.

A motion to approve the Resolution was made by Mr. Roth and seconded by Mr. Jandris. A roll call of eligible members revealed 6 aye votes by Mr. Jandris, Dr. Ross, Mr. Trent, Mr. Crean, Mr. Rudolph and Mr. Roth.

FROM 2/23/04 MEETING

1. TA-2001, ARCO

A motion to approve the Resolution was made by Mr. Trent and seconded by Mr. Roth. A roll call of eligible members revealed 6 aye votes by Mr. DaPuzzo, Mr. Jandris, Dr. Ross, Mr. Trent, Mr. Rudolph and Mr. Roth.

V. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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

VI. PUBLIC HEARINGS

A. DKT. #462(S), RUSSO SOIL MOVEMENT APPLICATION

Public Hearing carried to 3/22/04.

B. DKT. #462, RUSSO DEVELOPERS LLC

Public Hearing carried to 3/22/04

C. DKT. #450, OMNIPOINT, 82 McKEE DR.

Public Hearing carried to 4/26/04

VII: WORK SESSION

A. CLEYMORE LLC, 221 RAMAPO VALLEY RD., BL. 132, LOTS 2 & 3
TIME EXTENSION REQUEST.

Bruce Whitaker, Esq. appeared on behalf of the applicant. They are requesting an extension of a preliminary site plan approval for one additional year. He stated that Hampton Inn will be replacing the Wingate Hotel at this site. They will be submitting an amended site plan at a later date. It will be the same use and the site plan will have basically the same footprint.

A motion to approve was made by Mr. DaPuzzo and seconded by Mr. Donigian. A roll call revealed 8 aye votes by Mr. Donigian, Mr. DaPuzzo, Mr. Jandris, Dr. Ross, Mr. Trent, Mr. Crean, Mr. Rudolph and Mr. Roth.

B. E-BD-216-322- BL. 31.03, LOT 3, MARGONIS – WAIVER REQUEST FOR
WALL SETBACK

Herb Schlesinger appeared on behalf of the applicant. He was in receipt of a report from Boswell Engineering dated March 4, 2004 indicating that one portion of the As Built showed the retaining wall being too close to the property line in 2 areas.

The neighbor stated that he had no problem with the location of the wall.

Mr. Schlesinger is requesting a waiver from the Planning Board requirement that the retaining wall be 5 ft. from the property line. It extends approximately 1 to 1-1/2 ft. on the two ends.

In answer to Mr. Crean’s question, Mr. Margonis explained how the wall went pass the property line.

Mr. Margonis stated that he would assume responsibility for the maintenance of the wall.

Mr. Scandariato will prepare a short agreement between the two property owners to absolve the Planning Board and the Township from any liability.

A motion to approve was made by Mr. DaPuzzo and seconded by Mr. Crean. A roll call revealed 8 aye votes by Mr. Donigian, Mr. DaPuzzo, Mr. Jandris, Dr. Ross, Mr. Trent, Mr. Crean, Mr. Rudolph and Mr. Roth.

C. COMMITTEE REPORTS

1. T/A 02-2018, ECONO TRUCK BODY AND EQUIPMENT - RENEWAL

A motion to approve was made by Mr. Trent and seconded by Mr. Roth. A roll call revealed 8 aye votes by Mr. Donigian, Mr. DaPuzzo, Mr. Jandris, Dr. Ross, Mr. Trent, Mr. Crean, Mr. Rudolph and Mr. Roth.

D. OLD/NEW BUSINESS

Mr. Donigian asked if a warning sign could be placed on Route 17 by the Home Depot site. There was a discussion regarding sending a letter to the DOT requesting they put some type of warning sign before the entrance to Home Depot since there has been some traffic problems there. Dr. Ross suggested they also contact Home Depot asking them to place some type of warning sign on Route 17.

A motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Mr. DaPuzzo and seconded by Mr. Crean. All in favor. The meeting was adjourned at 8:37 P.M.








These minutes were prepared by Rosalie DeMartino.






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