APRIL 28, 2003
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, 475 Corporate Drive, 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 recording is on file with the Board Secretary at the Planning Board Office, 475 Corporate Drive, Mahwah, NJ. Copies of the recording may be purchased for a fee.
PRESENT: Mr. Brotherton, Mr. Muscarelle, Mayor Martel, Dr. Ross, Mr. Trent, Mr. Jandris, Mr. DaPuzzo, Mr. Crean, Mr. Lamster, Mr. Donigian (8:40)
PROFESSIONALS: Peter Scandariato, Esq., Mara Winokur, P.P., Michael Kelly, P.E.
II. APPROVAL OF BILLS
3/31/03 Kasler Associates $350.00
A motion to approve the bill was made by Mr. DaPuzzo and seconded by Mr. Brotherton. All in favor.
III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
A motion to approve the minutes of the April 14, 2003 meeting with the following revisions was made Mr. DaPuzzo and seconded by Mr. Trent. All in favor.
Page 4, Paragraph 4 should read “700 sq. ft.”
Page 7, Line 2 delete the words “for child care facilities”
FROM 04/14/03 MEETING:
1. DKT. #449-S, CVS PHARMACY, PRELIMINARY AND FINAL SITE PLAN
It was stated that this resolution should include language for waivers, buffers and parking lot landscape.
A motion to approve the resolution with the aforementioned revision was made by Mr. Trent and seconded by Mr. Jandris. A motion to waive the reading of the resolution was made by Mr. Trent and seconded by Mr. Jandris. A roll call of members present revealed 6 yes votes by Mayor Martel, Dr. Ross, Mr. Trent, Mr. Jandris, Mr. Crean and Mr. Lamster. Mr. Brotherton and Mr. Muscarelle abstained.
2. DKT. #456, TREMBLAY, MINOR SUBDIVISION
3. DKT. #441-A-F, FRANKLIN TURNPIKE CONSTRUCTION CO., LLC
4. DKT. 445-F, FRANKLIN TURNPIKE CONSTRUCTION CO., LLC
A motion to approve the resolutions was made by Mr. Trent and seconded by Mr. Jandris. A motion to waive the reading of the resolution was made by Mr. Trent and seconded by Mr. Jandris. A roll call of members present revealed 6 yes votes by Mayor Martel, Dr. Ross, Jr. Trent, Mr. Jandris, Mr. Crean and Mr. Lamster. Mr. Brotherton and Mr. Muscarelle abstained.
V. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
A motion to open the meeting to the public was made by Mr. Trent and seconded by Mr. Brotheron. All in favor.
Bruce Whitaker, Esq. appeared on behalf of CVS. He presented an artist rendering which was requested by the Planning Board at its meeting of April 14, 2003. The items which the Board wanted eliminated and changed, e.g. signage and brick work, have been redesigned. There is matching brick and pavers.
A motion to close the meeting to the public was made by Mr. Brotherton and seconded by Mr. Trent. All in favor.
VI. PUBLIC HEARINGS
A. BD-216-1429, 2 SWAN RD., SOIL APPLICATION
This matter was carried to the May 12, 2003 meeting.
B. DKT. #453, OMNIPOINT, 82 MC KEE DR.
This matter was carried to the May 19, 2003 meeting.
C. DKT. #454, LIBERTY HYUNDAI, SITE PLAN
This matter was carried to the May 19, 2003 meeting.
D. DKT. #455, WOODCLIFF LAKE S/D, CAMPGAW ROAD
Notice regarding this matter was incomplete. The applicant will renotify and republish.
Peter Montalbano, Esq. and Herb Schlessinger presented a conceptual plan to the Board. The property will be marked with lot and block numbers. The property is located across from Glenmere Terrace. There is a pond and a dam located on the property. The dam has not been classified by the State of New Jersey.
The applicant had an analysis made by a hydrologist. This is an older dam which was built in the 1950’s. They have lowered the dam structure from 8 ft. to 5 ft. which puts it in the category of no longer being a dam. They need to detain the increase of water in the pond which accumulates during a storm. By lowering the dam structure they were able to create flows less than that which occurs at this time. They have asked the DEP for a determination as to whether they would take jurisdiction because of the very small drainage area. They indicated that they would not make a review. The applicant has made an application to the Dam Safety Committee for the lowering of the dam. They have three water quality structures and a sanitary sewer system. It is lower than the gravity sewer system and there are 15 lots, 6 of which will be on a pressure system which will go into the gravity system and enter into the municipal system. There is a potable water supply.
All lots are conforming except for the depth calculation. All drainage is handled internally.
The applicant has made application to the DEP for buffer averaging and discharge points.
Boswell Engineering and Kasler Associates stated that variances and/or waivers would be required for the culvert walls. The applicant disagrees.
There is an existing house on Lot 9 which will remain.
There is a homeowners association proposed to maintain the drainage system. Seven homeowners will own the pond.
The Board has requested that the experts who analyzed the drainage be present at the public hearing of this matter in order to testify.
There is an existing landscape berm that the DOT has installed and the applicant is discussing a continuation of the construction.
This matter was carried to May 19, 2003.
VI. WORK SESSION:
A. COMMITTEE REPORTS
1. T-03-004, TRAILER, HOME DEPOT, 465 RT. 17 N.
This is an application for a construction trailer.
A motion to approve the application was made by Mr. Muscarelle and seconded by Mr. Brotherton. A roll call of members present revealed (9) nine yes votes by Mr. Brotherton, Mr. Muscarelle, Mayor Martel, Dr. Ross, Mr. Trent, Mr. DaPuzzo, Mr. Jandris, Mr. Crean and Mr. Donigian.
C. OLD/NEW BUSINESS
Mr. Scandariato stated that at the last meeting an issue involving Fox River, a Midvale Mountain Road subdivision arose. He has been in touch with the Township Attorney regarding same. This matter is a Township issue and not a Planning Board issue. Mr. Scandariato is in the process of obtaining all the relevant information for Mr. Toskos to review.
A conflict of interest presentation has been scheduled for June 9, 2003 after the public meeting.
Bulk requirements for the PED zone were discussed. The letter which was sent to the council requested bulk requirements in the PED zone.
A motion to modify the minutes of the last meeting as noted below was made by Mr. Brotherton and seconded by Mr. DaPuzzo. All in favor.
Page 7, Line 2 delete the words “for child care facilities”.
A motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Mayor Martel and seconded by Mr. DaPuzzo. The meeting was adjourned at 9:12 P.M.
These minutes were prepared by Joan Mandle
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