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TOWNSHIP OF MAHWAH PLANNING BOARD
MINUTES
AUGUST 26, 2002



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, 300B Route 17 S., 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 audio tape recording is on file with the Board Secretary at the Planning Board Office, 300B Route 17 S., Mahwah, New Jersey. Copies of the tapes may be purchased for a fee.

PRESENT: Mr. Brotherton, Mr. Muscarelle, Mayor Martel, Dr. Ross, Mr. Trent, Mr. DeKramer, Mr. DaPuzzo, Mr. Donigian (8:20 P.M.).

ABSENT: Mr. Arbuckle, Ms. Omsberg, Mr. Jandris.

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

II. APPROVAL OF BILLS - None

III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM 7/22/02

A motion to approve the minutes of July 22, 2002 with no corrections or revisions was made by Mr. De Kramer and seconded by Mr. Trent. All in favor.

IV. RESOLUTIONS FROM JUNE 24, 2002

A. BD-216-1319, ENSSLIN, SOIL APPL., 5 MAPLE RD.
B. T/A 02-2018, ECONO TRUCK, 17 FRANKLIN TPK
C. T/A 02-2019, RAMSEY PRESS, 46 INDUSTRIAL AVE.
D. DKT. #436, DATASCOPE, 1300 MACARTHUR BLVD.

A motion to approve the resolutions of June 24, 2002 was made by Mr. Trent and seconded by Mr. DKramer. A motion to waive the reading of the resolutions was made by Mr. Brotherton and seconded by Mr.Trent. A roll call of members present revealed 6 yes votes by Mr. Brotherton, Mr. Muscarelle, Mayor Martel, Dr. Ross, Mr. Trent, Mr. DeKramer.

A motion to approve the resolutions of July 22, 2002 was made by Mr. Brotherton and seconded by Mr. Trent. A motion to waive the reading of the resolutions was made by Mr. Brotherton and seconded by Mr.Trent. A roll call of members present revealed 5 yes votes by Mr. Brotherton, Mayor Martel, Dr. Ross, Mr. Trent, Mr. DeKramer. Mr. DaPuzzo abstained

VI. WORK SESSION:

A. REVIEW AND COMMENT ON MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL PROJECTS.

The plans discussed were the same plans that were proposed three years ago.

A motion to approve the plans as submitted was made by Mr. Trent and seconded by Mr. DeKramer. A roll call of members present revealed 6 yes votes by Mr. Brotherton, Mr. Muscarelle, Dr. Ross, Mr. Trent, Mr. DeKramer, Mr. DaPuzzo. Mayor Martel abstained.

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

Elaine Kownacki appeared on behalf of her mother Helen Kownacki regarding Mountain Avenue. Dr. Ross advised her that he was aware that she was at the Council Meeting and the Council is waiting for a full report from the Planning Board. Ms. Kownacki questioned whether there is an offset shown from the road to the property on the map.

Ken Kloistera of 42 North Railroad questioned the paper road. It is now a private right of way for those people living along the road.

A motion to close the meeting to the public was made by Mayor Martel and seconded by Mr. DaPuzzo. All in favor.

VII. PUBLIC HEARINGS:

A. DKT. #435, GABRELIAN, MACARTHUR BLVD. & N. CENTRAL

Joseph Basralian, Esq., the attorney for Gabrelian Associates introduced himself. The last meeting before the Planning Board ended with the completion of the testimony of their traffic engineer but they had not yet completed the questions from the public. They have received the letter from Boswell Engineering regarding their comments to the Traffic Impact Analysis. They will respond and all the information requested will be in Boswell’s possession by Wednesday.

They have not yet gotten any response from the D.O.T. The D.O.T. is awaiting a comment from one bureau which is holding up their response.

Mr. Neuman stated that a traffic signal rather than a stop sign would provide for a safer and more efficient entrance into the site. West bound through traffic would not be stopped at all and east bound through traffic would only be stopped to the extent that they would be stopped at North Central anyway. A five-point intersection was discussed with the possibility of an extra lane as a bridge across. This may require subsurface detention. Mr. Neuman felt that the DOT would not entertain a fifth lane and that this was not a feasible plan.

The applicant will report to Boswell regarding additional detailing concerning the intersection of the proposed right of way with MacArthur Blvd. and the MacArthur Blvd. U-turn and several roadway improvements that Boswell’s traffic engineer came up with. It was recommended that an independent traffic study be done if this report is not satisfactory.

Upon the recommendations of the Police Department the driveway will be 40 ft. There will be a 15 ft. inbound lane, 15 ft. outbound and a 10 ft. painted island in the middle for trucks. The left turn lane will be lengthened by 100 ft.

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

A motion to close the meeting to the public was made by Mayor Martel and seconded by Mr. Brotherton. All in favor.

Al Lapatka stated that at the present time the plan proposes 30 ft. high poles and building mounted lights. 35 poles, 16 building mounted lights for a total of 51 lights. The area of particular concern was where the applicant’s property adjoined the residential 100 ft. buffer. That area has 6 pole mounted lights, 4 building mounted lights for a total of 10. They looked at the possibility of reducing both the pole and building mounted lights. They considered two options. One was mounting the lights at 25’ vs. 30’. The second option was 20’ in height.

Mr. Lapatka displayed Exhibit AA-21 – Site plan and subdivision plan dated 7/22/02 – 25 ft. high lights. This shows 69 light poles and 32 building mounted lights for a total of 101 lights. However, near the residential buffer they have 19 pole mounted lights and 7 building mounted lights for a total of 26.

Exhibit BB-22 – Site plan and subdivison plan dated 7/22/02 - 20 ft. high lights. This shows a total of 73 poles and 40 building mounted lights for a total of 113 lights. In the residential buffer area there are 21 pole mounted lights and 11 building mounted lights for a total of 32.

Throughout the rest of the site they would like to keep the 30 ft. high fixtures.

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

A motion was made to close the meeting to the public by Mayor Martel and seconded by Mr. DeKramer. All in favor.

William Dahn, 363 Prospect Avenue, Hackensack, NJ was sworn in and accepted. He is the applicant’s architect and planner in regards to this application. He discussed the different options that were considered in designing the three buildings. Mr. Dahn described the buildings as having a steel frame, fully sprinklered building. The exterior walls are made of precast concrete panels that have two finishes. The entrance and side elements are brick. He described the windows.

The HVAC system was discussed. The HVAC system will be located within the parapet walls and would not be seen from the street. Information regarding noise at the property line was a concern of the Board. This information will be obtained and the Board will be advised.

Mr. Dahn feels this is the best layout for this property.

Sidewalks will be part of the project.

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

A motion to close the meeting to the public was made by Mayor Martel and seconded by Mr. Trent.

Mr. Lapatka will submit the run on lights within 10 days.

The future parking area was discussed. The parking is approximately 400 ft. to one building and approximately 650 ft. to 700 ft. to the entrances on the far left.

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

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

This matter was carried to September 23, 2002.

VIII. WORK SESSION

A. COMMITTEE REPORTS

1. T/A 02-2025, ACE SUPPLY, 164 FRANKLIN TPK.
2. EXECUTIVE BINDING SYST., 330 FRANKLING TPK.

A motion to grant approval was made by Mr. Muscarelle and seconded by Mr. Brotherton. A roll call of members present revealed 8 yes votes by Mr. Brotherton, Mr. Muscarelle, Mayor Martel, Dr. Ross, Mr Trent, Mr. DeKramer, Mr. DaPuzzo, Mr. Donigian.

B. OLD/NEW BUSINESS

VIII. ADJOURNMENT

A motion to adjourn the meeting was made at 9:45 P.M. by Mr. Trent and seconded by Mr. DeKramer. All in favor.



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