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ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION

TOWNSHIP OF MAHWAH

May 12, 2004

The meeting of the Environmental Commission was called to order at 7:40 p.m. by John Brotherton, Chairman. The Opening Statement was made. Roll call was taken.

Present: J. Brotherton
S. Golz
K. La Greca
C. Phiefer
D. Wenger
J. DeWan (secretary)

Absent: D. D’Angelo
P. Scian

MINUTES
The minutes of the April 24, 2004 meeting were accepted as submitted.

CORRESPONDENCE
The Chairman distributed N.J. Shade Tree Federation membership cards.

Commission members reviewed letter from Business Administrator about wetlands mitigation for Ramapo College. The following letter was written in reply.
To: Business Administrator
Re: Your memo of May 11, 2004 concerning
wetlands proposal by White Environmental Services
We reviewed your memo and the letter from White Environmental Services dated April 28, 2004. We need more details, such as types of plant mitigation and a map showing specific locations. We are concerned about the idea of using the dredge material even if it is free of contaminants.
A wetland expert from our Township Engineer’s office should review what is presented. We would like to participate in the future review of this plan. We would be willing to meet with White Environmental and our Township Engineer before the plans go beyond the preliminary stage.
cc: Township Council
Mayor Martel


SOIL MOVEMENT PERMIT APPLICATIONS
Memo to Administrative Officer:
“The Environmental Commission reviewed these soil movement permit applications at the meeting held on May 12, 2004. Comments are listed below.
Herrmann, M & J 12 Hetzel Drive, Bl. 162, Lot 258.06, E-BD-216-304-345, dated 4/27/04 – approved.
Mostyn, Cathy 70 Glasgow Terrace, Bl. 134, Lot 14, E-BD-216-304-343, dated 4/22/04 – approved.
Nagotko, G & J 27 Furman Ct., Bl. 152, Lot 13.05, E-BD-216-304-346, dated 4/30/04.
We note that 7 trees will be removed. There will be 2 replacement trees. Native maple, oak or beech will be used. Approved.
Cohoon, C & T 6 Willowbank Court, Bl. 152, Lot 40, E-BD-216-304-347, dated 5/3/04 – approved.
Benedetto, R. 49 Masonicus Road, Bl 123, Bl. 9.03, E-BD-216-304-348, dated 5/10/04.
Access to the pool area for construction should be around the right, or southeast, side of the house so that the wetlands buffer area on the other side of the house is not damaged.
Please have the applicant complete the route of travel portion from Route 17 to Masonicus Road.
Koretsky, Bill & Helen Geiger Road, Bl. 13, Lots 26 & 37, #1083-03 (S), dated 4/27/04.
There is no tree removal plan attached to the soil application. Are trees being removed?
Please have applicant supply this information and a completed tree preservation form showing tree count and replacement plan.
Petruzzella, V. 118 Fardale Avenue, Bl. 162, Lot 228.08, E-BD-216-1625, dated 4/29/04. We note that 6 trees will be removed. There will be two replacement trees using native maples (no Norway maples).”

TENANT APPLICATIONS
The following tenant applications were approved:
Nagaya Enterprise Corp., 1007 Macarthur Blvd. – change of owner only.
Antioch Donuts Mahwah, LLC, 1001 Macarthur Blvd. – change of owner only.

SITE PLAN REVIEW
Vista Bahn Estates, LLC, Dkt. 461F
Approved with comments:
“We suggest that the final approval not have any phase 1 or phase 2 parts to it.
We don’t want to give the impression that we agree with any phase 2 section of this project.

Mahwah Land, LLC, Dkt. 420A – amended site plan
Not approved. Comments to Planning Board:
“Do not understand purpose of amended plan.”

The meeting was adjourned at 8:40 p.m. The next meeting of the Environmental Commission will be held on Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 7:30 p.m. at the Municipal Building, 475 Corporate Drive, Mahwah, N.J.


J. DeWan
Secretary




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