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TOWNSHIP OF MAHWAH PLANNING BOARD
MINUTES
OCTOBER 28, 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, Mayor Martel, Ms. Omsberg, Dr. Ross, Mr. Trent, Mr. DeKramer, Mr. DaPuzzo, Mr. Jandris, Mr. Donigian.

ABSENT: Mr. Arbuckle, Mr. Muscarelle

PROFESSIONALS: Michael Kelly, P.E., Mara Winokur, P.P., Peter TenKate, P.E., Peter Scandariato, Esq.

II. BILLS

11/22/02 Carmine R. Alampi, Esq. $600.00

A motion to approve the bill of Carmine R. Alampi, Esq. was made by Ms. Omsberg and seconded by Mr. DeKramer. All in favor.

III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF 10/14/02

A motion was made by Mr. Trent and seconded by Mr. DeKramer to approve the minutes of the October 14, 2002 meeting with the following revisions:

Page 3, First Paragraph, Line 1: Change “building” to “footprint”
Page 7, Paragraph 7 change “might” to “will.

Mr. Brotherton and Ms. Omsberg abstained. Mayor Martel, Dr. Ross, Mr. Trent, Mr. DeKramer, Mr. DaPuzzo, Mr. Jandris and Mr. Donigian were in favor.

IV. RESOLUTIONS: None

V. WORK SESSION:

A. DKT. #447, SHARP, AMEND S.P., SALT SHED

Dean Donatelli, Esq. of Drinker, Biddle, et al. appeared on behalf of the applicant. This is an application for amended site plan approval for Block 26, Lot 1. The application proposes a salt storage building; 650 sq. ft. for on site salt distribution in inclement weather. They have reviewed the report of Boswell Engineering and are requesting a submission waiver pertaining to Items 7a, 7b, 7c, 7d and 11 of the report. This is not a site plan which requires notice, there will be no significant soil movement or disturbance. Boswell stated that they do not have any problem with submission waivers as they pertain to 7a and 7b. However, as the waiver pertains to 7c, they recommend that they provide soil erosion and sediment control on the site plan. The applicant agreed to same. There are no wells on this site. Item 12 of the Boswell report requests a soil movement application and the applicant will submit same. Drainage on the site and salt intrusion into the aquifer was a concern of the Board. Boswell stated that the applicant will have to comply with any DEP standards.

Tom Futige, Associate Director of Corporate facilities for Sharp stated that the purpose of the shed is to protect the salt from the elements. The shed is seasonal in nature. They are now stockpiling the salt on site. There will be one vehicle spreading the salt.

Bob L. Hessberger is the project architect who designed the facility stated that it is a metal engineered building that sits upon a masonry slab. There is an overhead door at one end for receiving and distribution and a door in back of the building for access. There is a disturbance of 25 sq. ft. of land. There is a sidewalk to the man door.

The flood plain line is off of this property. The preliminary and final site plan of Sharp, dated 1985 was marked Exhibit A-1. If this structure was in the flood plain it would have to have DEP approval.

The applicant will apply for a soil movement permit.

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

VI. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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

A motion to close the meeting to the public was made by Ms. Omsberg and seconded by Mr.Trent. All in favor.


VII. PUBLIC HEARINGS:

A. BD-216-239-344, 2 PATRICK BREM CT., SOIL APPL.

Vincent LaBarbiere, 115 Seminary Drive, Mahwah, NJ and Rajiv and Renu Yajnik of 363 Cottonwood Way appeared. The applicant proposes construction of a home at this location. They will be cutting down 19 trees and replacing 5. The impervious area is below the amount allotted. The majority of the retaining walls on the site are 2 ft. high.

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 Ms. Omsberg and seconded by Mr. DeKramer. All in favor.

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






B. BD-216-239-343, 29 BRAMSHILL, SOIL APPL.

Paul Gadansky of Skrable Associates and Tim Crawford of Leonard Developers appeared. The applicant proposes a 2-1/2 story dwelling, 80,000 sq. ft. They will be removing 37 trees and will be replacing 10 trees.

Based on the review of Boswell Engineering the applicant will require a slope waiver. They need to provide on site retention. The improved lot coverage is 13.5%.

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

A motion to close the meeting to the public was made by Mr. Trent and seconded by Ms. Omsberg. All in favor.


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

C. DKT. #441A, FRANKLIN TPK. CONSTR., MAJOR S/D BL. 104, LOTS 26 & 83

Thomas Van Dam, Esq., attorney for the applicant introduced himself. He stated that this is a continuation of a prior hearing for a five lot subdivision. This property is located in the R-15 Zone. The applicant submitted revised plans. The new plans closed the loop on the water main, redefined drainage outlet, shows foundation drains and roof leaders and top and bottom of walls. Boswell suggested that they move the cul-de-sac 5 ft. to the north. They stated that they could not move the cul-de-sac. They discussed screening the end of the cul-de-sac with faster growing trees. The Board would like further information as to why the cul-de-sac cannot be moved. An amended drainage study was submitted to Boswell Engineering, however, Boswell has not had a chance to review same. There is a proposed detention basin on lot 83.02.

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

Doug Sanchez, 14 Rock Ridge Road, Mahwah, NJ introduced himself. He would like to have the Board consider other alternatives for the detention basin.
A motion to close the meeting to the public was made by Mr. Brotherton and seconded by Mr. Trent. All in favor.

This application was carried to the meeting of November 4, 2002.


D. DT. #445, FRANKLIN TPK. CONSTR., MAJOR S/D BL. 105.01, LOT 90

This application is for a 4 lot subdivision on the south side of Rock Ridge Road. Mr. Montalbano proposes building four homes on this site which is located in the R-10 Zone.

Herb Schlessigner, Conklin Associates, 29 Church Street, Ramsey, NJ was sworn in and accepted as an expert. He stated that this is a 1.73 acre site. The storm water detention system is found on the new plan. There will be a retaining wall to the southerly side of the roadway. The Boswell report required additional waivers. Sidewalks are required. The roadway pavement being proposed meets the Township standard. Moving the road so that Lot 89 does not have frontage on three roads was discussed.

The applicant will need permission to put a keystone wall within a right of way.

The property owner of Lot 89 was not noticed and was not included on the Tax Assessor’s List. The applicant will notify the property owner of Lot 89.

External lot lines create the waiver conditions. The curb-to-curb cul-de-sac is the required 80 ft. The new plan addresses all the engineer’s comments. Boswell requested that seepage pits be provided for each lot.

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

Doug Sanchez, 14 Rock Ridge Road, Mahwah, NJ stated that with this proposed plan he will have only a 30 ft. setback and will be looking at the side of a house rather than a backyard as the other lots would be. Mr. Montalbano suggested that he may be able to put some cover or screening. Dr. Ross suggested that Mr. Sanchez return for the meeting of November 25, 2002.

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

This application was carried to the meeting of November 25, 2002.


E. DT. #444, COACH USA, LEISURE LINE, S.P. & SOIL – Carried to 11/25/02 per applicant.

VIII. WORK SESSION:

A. COMMITTEE REPORTS

1. T/A 02-2030, RUTAN, 39 SIDING PL.
One portion of the building was rented to a tenant. That tenant left and this applicant wants to take over that space. This is an existing business.

A motion to approve this application was made by Mr. Jandris and seconded by Mr. Da Puzzo. All in favor.

2. T/A 02-2031, SALON, 7 MILLER RD. – Applicant did not attend.

3. T/A 02-2033, FUGI BATTERIES, 300 CORP. DR.

The type of business is distribution of electronics, stationery products, writing instruments, consumer batteries. This business is a conforming use.

A motion to approve this application was made by Mr. Jandris and seconded by Mr. Da Puzzo. All in favor.

4. T/A 02-2034, HEALTH SERV., 180 FRANKLIN TPK.

The type of business is physical therapy.

A motion to approve this application was made by Mr. Jandris and seconded by Mr. Da Puzzo. All in favor.

B. OLD/NEW BUSINESS

1. CORRESPONDENCE FOR YOUR INFORMATION

Boswell Engineering stated that the inspector had been out to the site and First Union is aware that they cannot proceed with any disturbance of the site.






IX. ADJOURNMENT

A motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Mr. Brotherton and seconded by Mr. DaPuzzo. All in favor.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:10 P.M.






These minutes were prepared by Joan Mandle



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