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TOWNSHIP OF MAHWAH

ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION

June 26, 2002


The meeting of the Environmental Commission was called to order at 7:45 p.m. by John Brotherton, Chairman. The Opening Statement was made. Roll call was taken.

Present: A. Artusio Absent: S. Golz
J. Brotherton C. Phiefer
M. Sadowski
P. Scian One vacant seat
J. DeWan, secretary

MINUTES
The Minutes of the meeting held June 12, 2002 were accepted as submitted.

SOIL MOVEMENT PERMIT APPLICATIONS
Winhoffer, 122 Seminary Drive, E-BD-216-239-337
Residents Mariels and Ernest Winhoffer were present with their engineer, H. Schlesinger, and attorney, Ken Meiser. The Winhoffers reside at 122 Seminary Drive. They were at the meeting to discuss the June 17th soil movement application. They had a problem after cutting down trees without a permit and need approval of the Township Council and Environmental Commission to continue. After discussion of the plans for the property (children’s recreation area), the Environmental Commission sent a memo to the Administrative Officer and the Township Clerk, as follows:
“Re: Winhoffer, 122 Seminary Drive, E-BD-216-239-337
The Environmental Commission reviewed the soil movement permit application for Ernest and Mariels Winhoffer, 122 Seminary Drive, Bl. 23.02, Lot 1. The applicant agrees to two replacement trees. The resident must honor the wetland lines within the lot.” cc: John Lane

Graceffo, 100 Vanderbeck Lane, E-BD-216-1340
According to the application, no eligible trees are being removed.
After review of the application, a memo was written to the Administrative Officer.
“The Environmental Commission reviewed the soil movement permit application for A. Graceffo, 100 Vanderbeck Lane, Bl. 161. Lot 17.
• Please review the amount of surface area proposed for the driveway. We recommend it be reduced.
• Imported soil should be tested.
• We recommend the installation of orange snow fence to delineate the boundary of the wetlands transition area.”
TREES
Memo to Township Council
Re: Widening of Franklin Turnpike
Veteran’s Park
“Please inform the County and the Township Engineer to include the Environmental Commission in the details of the road widening and tree removal at Franklin Turnpike and Miller Road and the Veteran’s Park area. We would like to review any maps or correspondence on this subject.
Just a reminder, please be aware that the huge Ailanthus altissima tree located in the Fleet Bank property is a specimen which should not be harmed.”

A long discussion took place on the excessive removal of trees at the Rt. 202 recreation property.

SITE PLAN REVIEW
Frank Shuart, Dkt. 442
Minor subdivision – approved.

Gabrellian Associates
Scheduled at Planning Board on July 8. Defer review of application at this time.

TENANT APPLICATIONS
The following applications were approved.
Papa Leone’s Country Deli, 7 Miller Road
Ramsey Press Inc., 46 Industrial Avenue
Econo Truck Body and Equipment, 17 Franklin Turnpike
Ramsey Pontiac GMC, LLC, 386 Route 17 South
Allison & Karen Stella, 280D Route 17 South

OTHER ITEMS
Received copy of Boswell letter / stream encroachment notification of Airmont Avenue field.

J. Brotherton added name to street tree planting list, Andricci, 23 Rock Ridge (also neighbor at 19 Rock Ridge).

The next meeting will be a walking tour of Mary Patrick property on Wednesday, July 10, 2002. Meet at Paul Scian’s house, 100 Halifax Road at 7:30 p.m.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:55 p.m.


J. DeWan
Secretary



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