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TOWNSHIP OF MAHWAH PLANNING BOARD
MINUTES
JULY 14, 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.

PRESENT: Mr. Brotherton, Mr. Donigian, Mr. DaPuzzo, Mr. Jandris, Mayor Martel, Dr. Ross, Mr. Trent, Mr. Crean, Mr. Lamster

ABSENT: None

PROFESSIONALS: Peter Scandariato, Esq., Malcolm Kasler, P.P., Michael Kelly, P.E.

II. APPROVAL OF BILLS

III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

None

IV. RESOLUTIONS:

A. APPOINTMENT OF PROFESSIONALS
B. ATTORNEY RESOLUTION

A motion to approve the resolutions was made by Mr. Brotherton and seconded by Mr. Trent. A roll call of members present revelaed nine yes votes by Mr. Brotherton, Mr. Donigian, Mr. DaPuzzo, Mr. Jandris, Mayor Martel, Dr. Ross, Mr. Trent, Mr. Crean and Mr. Lamster.


FROM 6/9/03 MTG.

A. DKT. #403, PASSERINO, FINAL MAJOR S/D APPROVAL
B. T/A #03-2014, ALPINE MEADOW, 160 FRANKLIN TPK., APPR.
C. T/A #03-2015, MAHWAH TREE, 160 FRANKLIN TPK., APPR.
D. T/A #03-2016, MY SISTERS COTTAGE, 75 RAMAPO VALLEY

A motion to approve the resolutions was made by Mr. Brotherton and seconded by Mr. Trent. A roll call of members present revealed 7 yes votes by Mr. Brotherton, Mr. Donigian, Mr. DaPuzzo, Dr. Ross, Mr. Trent, Mr. Crean and Mr. Lamster. Mr. Jandris and Mayor Martel abstained.

FROM 1/20/03 MTG.
A. DKT. #438, MARCHESI, DENIAL OF REQUEST FOR RECONSIDERATION

A motion to approve the resolution was made by Mr. Brotherton and seconded by Mr. Trent. A roll call of members present revealed 8 yes votes by Mr. Brotherton, Mr. Donigian, Mr. DaPuzzo, Mayor Martel, Dr. Ross, Mr. Trent, Mr. Crean and Mr. Lamster. Mr. Jandris abstained.

FROM 3/24/03 MTG.
A. DKT. #453, MUTCHLER, MINOR S/D APPROVAL

A motion to approve the resolution was made by Mr. Brotherton and seconded by Mr. Trent. A roll call of members present revealed 9 yes votes by Mr. Brotherton, Mr. Donigian, Mr. DaPuzzo, Mr. Jandris, Mayor Martel, Dr. Ross, Mr. Trent, Mr. Crean and Mr. Lamster.

FROM 4/28/03 MTG.
A. T#03-004, TRAILER, MARATHON CONSTR., HOME DEPOT

A motion to approve the resolution was made by Mr. Brotherton and seconded by Mr. Trent. A roll call of members present revealed 9 yes votes by Mr. Brotherton, Mr. Donigian, Mr. DaPuzzo, Mr. Jandris, Mayor Martel, Dr. Ross, Mr. Trent, Mr. Crean and Mr. Lamster.

V. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC - 15 MINUTES

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

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. DKT. #451, MACARTHUR RIDGE, SITE PLAN & SOIL.

Thomas Hynes, Esq., attorney for the applicant was present. He introduced Gene Rotonda who was previously sworn in. The applicant introduced a revised plan dated July 3, 2003. This plan now shows 2 levels instead of 3. They will be eliminating the elevator. They have decreased the number of parking spaces from 126 to 114. The setback will now be 27 ft. The original plan was 8 ft.

The applicant has agreed to comply with the requirements of the letter of Boswell Engineering dated July 11, 2003.

A plan showing the front yard parking lot setback was marked as Exhibit “8A”.

The soil application was given to the Board Secretary.

The applicant will comply with the Boswell Report and will match the color of the building to conform with the existing buildings. The applicant will discuss a guardrail with Boswell Engineering.

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

Sidney Goodman, 158 Grandview, Mahwah, NJ questioned sidewalks along the store frontage – none on side.

Wallin, 13 Parsons Court, Mahwah, NJ discussed the dumpster – north end under the canopy.

Bob Zisgen, 85 Hopkins Court, Mahwah, NJ, questioned whether they can relocate the dumpster.

Judy Gellar, 294 vista View Drive questioned the 15 ft. building line to the edge of the parking area (sidewalk). Dr. Ross stated that it was adequate.

Mike DeLuca, 11 Parsons Court discussed the grade on the west side to the east. This is being revised from 445 ft. to 462 ft. The Ridge Road barrier curb line hedge will be shade trees.

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

Mr. Kelly stated that the applicant does not meet the buffer requirements.

Nicholas Tricarico, 500 Valley Road, Wayne, NJ was introduced. He is the applicant’s architect. He produced a rendering of the site.

Exhibit “A-2” Ridge Road and MacArthur Blvd. rendering.

Exhibit “A-3” Rendering from shopping center.

Exhibit “A-4” Elevation.

Samples of the materials that will be used to construct the building were presented.

Exhibit “A-5” Floor Plan.

Exhibit “A-6” Elevations from North to South.

The prior plan shows the building at 49 ft. 6 in. at it highest. The new plan shows 36 ft. at the highest point.

Mayor Martel questioned whether the residences to the north of the building could see the top of the roof. Mr. Tricarico did not feel this was an issue. He stated that they could see the façade not the roof.

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

Judy Geller discussed the matching colors, guardrail and questioned whether there could be a berm instead.

Mr. Herman, 59 Sunset Court, Mahwah, NJ questioned whether he would be able to see the building from the second floor of his home.

Sydney Goodman, 158 Grandview, Mahwah, NJ was concerned about the façade. He objects to the choppiness in the design.

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

Hal Simoff, 200 South Street, New Providence, was sworn in. He is the applicant’s traffic engineer.

Exhibit “A-7” Traffic Report for original plans dated 5/30/03 and a letter for revised plans was presented. Ingress and egress will remain the same. There will be no adverse impact.

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

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

A motion to grant conditional approval was made by Mr. Trent and seconded by Mr. Donigian. A roll call of members present revealed 9 yes votes by Mr. Brotherton, Mr. Donigian, Mr. DaPuzzo, Mr. Jandris, Mayor Martel, Dr. Ross, Mr. Trent, Mr. Crean and Mr. Lamster.

VII: WORK SESSION:

A. PROPOSED ZONING ORDINANCE REVIEW – No action, waiting for zoning map.

B. COMMITTEE RPOERTS

1. T/A #02-2022 – ECONO TRUCK, RENEWAL, 17 FRANKLIN TPK.

This matter was continued to July 28, 2003.

2. T/A #03-2022, LA GELLATERI, 78 FRANKLIN TPK.
3. T-03-009, TRAILER, 45 FRANKLIN LLC (CVS), 45 FRANKLIN TPK.

A motion to grant conditional approval was made by Mr. Trent and seconded by Mr. Lamster. All in favor.

C. OLD/NEW BUSINESS
1. CORRESPONDENCE FOR YOUR INFORMATION.


VIII. ADJOURNMENT

The motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Mr. DaPuzzo and seconded by Mr. Trent. All in favor. The meeting was adjourned at 10:30 P.M.



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