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TOWNSHIP OF MAHWAH PLANNING BOARD
MINUTES

SEPTEMBER 27, 2004


7:30 P.M. SUB-REVIEW COMMITTEE

1. 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, N. J. 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 Board Secretary at the Planning Board Office, 475 Corporate Dr. Mahwah, N. J. Copies of the tapes may be purchased for a fee.

PRESENT: Mr. Brotherton, Mr. J. Kelly, Mayor Martel, Dr. Ross, Mr. Crean, Mr. DaPuzzo, Mr. Lamster, Mr. Rudolph.

ABSENT: Mr. Jandris, Mr. Trent, Mr. Donigian

PROFESSIONALS: Peter Scandariato, Esq., Mike Kelly, P.E., Joe Burgis, P.P.

II. APPROVAL OF BILLS

No bills were presented for payment.

III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Page 3 – After Paragraph 10 add the following statement: The applicant is to look into providing forward throw shoebox lighting for the lights on the building visible from Whitney Rd.

A motion to approve the minutes as amended was made by Mr. Brotherton and seconded by Mr. J. Kelly. All in favor.

IV. RESOLUTIONS

FROM 5/10/04 MEETING

1. E-BD-216-1584 – GUY FAVA, BL. 17, LOT 21.02

Page 2, Item #7: Change IV:6H to read IV:4H.
2. DKT. # 471, ALBERT PAPANIAN & ARTHUR PAPANYAN, BL. 38,
LOTS 1, 2 AND 3

A motion to conditionally approve the Resolutions was made by Mr. Brotherton and seconded by Mr. Lamster. A roll call of eligible members revealed 5 aye votes by Mr. Brotherton, Dr. Ross, Mr. Crean, Mr. Lamster and Mr. Rudolph.

FROM 5/24/04 MEETING

1. DKT. #372A-3 – STRYKER-HOWMEDICA-OSTEONICS, BL. 137, LOTS
6, 13, 14 AND 15, 360 ROUTE 17 SOUTH

A motion to conditionally approve the Resolution was made by Mr. Brotherton and seconded by Mr. Lamster. A roll call of eligible members revealed 6 aye votes by Mr. Brotherton, Dr. Ross, Mr. Crean, Mr. DaPuzzo, Mr. Lamster and Mr. Rudolph.

FROM 6/28/04 MEETING

1. E-BD-216-239-372 – EMPIRE DEVELOPMENT, LLC.-RIO VISTA
ESTATES, BL. 21.09, LOT 1.

A motion to conditionally approve the Resolution was made by Mr. DaPuzzo and seconded by Mr. Crean. A roll call of eligible members revealed 5 aye votes by Mr. Brotherton, Dr. Ross, Mr. Crean, Mr. DaPuzzo and Mr. Rudolph.

FROM 7/12/04 MEETING

1. E-BD-216-1429 – MEADOW RIDGE DEVELOPMENT CORP., BL. 139
LOT 11, 2 SWAN RD.

2. DOCKET #TA-2017 – CAMPMOR, BL. 136, LOT 9, 400 CORPORATE DR

A motion to conditionally approve the Resolutions was made by Mr. DaPuzzo and seconded by Mr. Brotherton. A roll call of eligible members revealed 7aye votes by Mr. Brotherton, Mr. J. Kelly, Dr. Ross, Mr. Crean, Mr. DaPuzzo, Mr. Lamster and Mr. Rudolph.

FROM 7/26/04 MEETING

1. DOCKET #TA04-2019 – MICHAEL CAREW (A/K/A JAVA’S BREWIN)
BL. 71, LOT 9, 164 FRANKLIN TURNPIKE

A motion to conditionally approve was made by Mr. DaPuzzo and seconded by Mr. Rudolph. A roll call of eligible members revealed 5 aye votes by Mayor Martel, Dr. Ross, Mr. Crean, Mr. DaPuzzo, Mr. Rudolph.

V. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

A motion to open the meeting to the Public was made by Mayor Martel and seconded by Mr. DaPuzzo.

Diane Adler, 112 Christie Ave. appeared before the Board. She asked who oversees the decisions made by the Planning Board and that they are carried out. Dr. Ross stated that there is a Property Maintenance Officer and Zoning Official. She had questions regarding the approval of Bagel Express. Mr. Scandariaro stated that the applicant has to submit the revised plans to Mike Kelly.

A motion to close the meeting to the Public was made by Mayor Martel and seconded by Mr. J. Kelly. All in favor.

VI. PUBLIC HEARINGS

A. DKT. #470 – AIRMONT CONSTRUCTION (COBBLESTONE COURT)

Public Hearing is carried to October 25, 2004.

B. DKT. #372A-4 STRYKER, AMENDED SITE PLAN APPLICATION
325 CORPORATE DR.

Notices in order.

Bruce Whitaker, Esq. appeared on behalf of the applicant.

The applicant is requesting an amendment to the site plan to construct a one-story building consisting of 29,452 sq. ft. The building will be an addition to the existing building on the site. In connection with this application, they are seeking approval for soil movement.

Mr. Whitaker stated the addition is going to be for the manufacturing component of the site. He also stated that in prior applications they set aside an area that is currently green spaced which they do not need for parking at the current time. They propose to leave it this way.

Mr. Whitaker stated that 59 parking spaces and the employee basketball court will be eliminated for the proposed site.

Mr. Whitaker indicated they are awaiting a second report from Boswell Engineering regarding the drainage study submitted in August and prepared by Lapatka Associates. Mr. Whitaker requested that as a condition of approval it would be subject to Boswell’s further review of the drainage report.

Mr. Whitaker addressed the comment in the Boswell report regarding parking. Mr. Whitaker stated that they will stipulate that they have sufficient area for future parking if and when the time comes that they will need it.

Mr. Whitaker stated they will comply with the Fire Department’s modifications requested in their report.

In answer to Mayor Martel’s question regarding the amount of acres on the site and the coverage, Mr. Whitaker stated there are 47 acres and the total coverage is about 30,000 sq. feet. Mr. Burgis made reference to page 2 of his report indicating they comply with the applicable area and bulk requirements.

Jose Vasquez, Director of Facility and Operations was sworn in.

Under questioning by Mr. Whitaker, Mr. Vasquez described the overall concept of the parking at the site. He stated that all spaces are not being utilized at this time. A document entitled Stryker Orthopedics northeast lot parking availability was marked as Exhibit “A-1”. This report is a compilation of the parking count for a period of time and was summarized by the Security Office. Mr. Vasquez stated that at any given time there will be at least 100 spaces available. The new addition will require minimal personnel to run it and should not warrant any additional visitors to this site and does not have the potential to house administrative offices.

Mr. Burgis asked if they will require an additional dumpster. Mr. Vasquez does not believe it will be necessary.

Andrew Missey, P.E., Lapatka Associates, 12 Route 17 North, Paramus was sworn in. He was accepted as an expert witness.

Mr. Missey referred to the Site Plan dated July 23, 2004. He stated that at the present time there are 300,000 sq. feet of manufacturing warehouse and lab space within the building and 164,000 sq. feet of office space. There are a total of 1,301 parking spaces.

There are no variances being requested and they are increasing the waiver for parking and will still have the ability to install those at a future time.

Regarding the soil movement portion of this application, Mr. Missey stated the following quantities: Proposed cut 112 cubic yards; importing 1,234 cubic yards; total proposed fill on the site of 1,346 cubic yards. There will be no exporting of soil.

Mr. M. Kelly stated they reviewed the soil movement calculations and application and take no exception to that as submitted. The applicant is aware that the storm water drainage pipes located under the addition is the applicant’s responsibility. Mr. Kelly is requiring a grading plan for the future parking layout.

A motion to open the meeting to the Public was made by Mr. DaPuzzo and seconded by
Mr. J. Kelly. All in favor.

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

A motion to conditionally approve the application subject to the applicant meeting all conditions specified at this meeting was made by Mr. DaPuzzo and seconded by Mr. J. Kelly. A roll call of members present revealed 8 aye votes by Mr. Brotherton, Mr. J. Kelly, Mayor Martel, Dr. Ross, Mr. Crean, Mr. DaPuzzo, Mr. Lamster, Mr. Rudolph.

VII. WORK SESSION

A. DKT. #377-A, KONICA/MINOLTA, 725 DARLINGTON AVE.
AMENDED SITE PLAN

Brian Cupka, General Counsel with Konica/Minolta appeared before the Board. The applicant is requesting additional parking spaces due to the fact that Konica merged with Minolta and they have added a number of employees. They are requesting an additional
24 parking spaces.

Dr. Ross stated that he visited the site and feels there would be no problem in the area of the proposed parking spaces and would not hinder the truck or car movement at that location. There is sufficient turning radii for trucks and the fire department has approved this.

The Board suggested the applicant revisit the landscape issue since they have had complaints from nearby residents.

A motion to approve was made by Mr. DaPuzzo and seconded by Mr. J. Kelly. A roll call of eligible members revealed 8 aye votes by Mr. Brotherton, Mr. J. Kelly, Dr. Ross,
Mayor Martel, Mr. Crean, Mr. DaPuzzo, Mr. Lamster and Mr. Rudolph.

B. COMMITTEE REPORTS

1. T/A 04-2020 – 10 INDUSTRIAL AVENUE
2. #04-008T – 22 MEADOW LAKE DRIVE – TRAIL APPLICATION
3. #04-007T – STRYKER, 325 CORPORATE DR. – TRAILER APPL.

A motion to approve was made by Mr. Crean and seconded by Mayor Martel. A roll call of members present revealed 8 aye votes by Mr. Brotherton, Mr. J. Kelly, Mayor Martel, Dr. Ross, Mr. Crean, Mr. DaPuzzo, Mr. Lamster and Mr. Rudolph.

4. T/A04-2025, MAHWAH AUTOMOTIVE CENTER, 164 FRANKLIN TPK.

There was a discussion regarding the parking on this site. They are proposing 4 parking spaces inside and 1 space outside. Mr. Burgis stated that he needs 4 spaces per bay and one space for himself totaling 17 spaces. Mayor Martel suggested the applicant come back before the full board for review.

C. OLD/NEW BUSINESS

Mara Winokur stated that, at the Board’s request, all applicants should submit 25 copies of the site plans. Ms. Winokur made the recommendation and Mr. Scandariato suggested they codify it in terms of the ordinance should a developer look for justification for requesting the additional copies.

A motion recommending this to the Council was made by Mr. DaPuzzo and seconded by Mr. Lamster. A roll call of members present revealed 7 aye votes by Mr. Brotherton, Mayor Martel, Dr. Ross, Mr. Crean, Mr. DaPuzzo, Mr. Lamster and Mr. Rudolph. Mr. J. Kelly abstained from voting.



A motion to adjourn was made by Mayor Martel and seconded by John DaPuzzo. All in favor. Meeting was adjourned at 9:06 P.M.




These minutes were prepared by Rosalie DeMartino.


















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