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JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP PLANNING BOARD

JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP PLANNING BOARD

TUESDAY, JUNE 9, 2009

Minutes of a Regular Meeting, followed by a Regular Meeting of the Jefferson Township Planning Board, pursuant to due notice and in compliance with the Sunshine Law.

Municipal Building, Jefferson Township, at 7:30 PM.

 

Presiding:        Chairman Williams

Secretary:       Joanne Meyer

 

Present:                                 Also Present:                                                            Absent:

 

Councilwoman Merz            Glenn Kienz, Board Attorney                      Mr. Hartery   

Mr. Mikowski                         Joaquim Fernandes, Board Engineer        Mr. Deutsch

Vice-Chairman Mitchko                                                                               Deputy Chief Craig

Chief Palko                                                                                                    Mr. Hine                    

Mayor Felter                                                                                                  Mr. Smith

Chairman Williams                                                                                                  

 

REGULAR MEETING:

COMPLETENESS:

 

Bullaro                                                 No. 09-03        Block 366, Lot 11? 5190 Berkshire Valley Rd.          

                                                                                    Minor Site Plan

 

            Mr. Fernandes stated the missing items have been submitted and the committee recommends this application be heard tonight.

 

Councilwoman Merz moved to hear the application tonight.  Mayor Felter seconded the motion.

 

In Favor:         Councilwoman Merz, Mr. Mikowski, Vice Chairman Mitchko, Chief Palko, Mayor Felter and Chairman Williams.      

 

 

Molinari                                               No. 09-05        Block 375.03, Lot 6 ? 7 Pioneer Trail

                                                                                    Minor Subdivision

 

            Mr. Fernandes stated this is a minor subdivision application.  There are items missing but the committee recommends that the Board waive the subdivision requirements except for providing the Zone Table which would list all the variances required.

 

            This application will be carried to the July 14, 2009 meeting

 

Mayor Felter moved to direct the Board Attorney to prepare a favorable resolution for the July 14, 2009 meeting.  Councilwoman Merz seconded the motion.

 

In Favor:         Councilwoman Merz, Mr. Mikowski, Vice Chairman Mitchko, Chief Palko, Mayor Felter and Chairman Williams.      

 

APPLICATIONS

 

Waters Edge Developers, LLC           No. 09-04        Block 273, Lot 2.04 ? Route 15 North

                                                                                    Amended Site Plan and Bulk Area Variance

 

            Mr. Bernd Hefele, Esq. representing the applicant is present.  Mr. Charlie Obermann, applicant and Mr. Jason Dunn, Planner and Michael Parra, a Car Wash Consultant are present and sworn in.

 

            Mr. Hefele stated this application to amend a previously approved preliminary and final site plan for property on Route 15 North.  The property is currently under construction which was approved for retail, strip mall use.  The applicant would like to modify the project to change the retail use to a semi-retail use for the addition of a car wash and lubrication center for automobiles.  The footprint of the building would not change except for an additional two stories would be added for self storage.  These modifications require a parking variance for 9 spaces, 65 are required and we are providing 56 and a front yard setback variance.

 

            Mr. Jason Dunn stated this is a modification to the site plan for the car wash and office inside the building which is under construction.  The car wash is a U-shape in the back of the building.  There will be five bays; four would be dedicated to the car wash and one for the auto lube and car maintenance operation. 

 

            Mr. Kienz asked what type of work will be done.

 

            Mr. Hefele stated they propose a car wash and lubrication center which is a conditional use under the ordinance.

 

            Mr. Kienz asked if the conditional use was notice.  After reviewing the notice it was decided this hearing would be used as a workshop to review the Professional reports.

 

            Mr. Kienz opened the meeting to the public.

            There being no comment the public portion is closed.

 

            Mr. Dunn continued to describe the layout of the building.  The applicant is asking for a three story building but would probably construct a two story building.  The impervious coverage is staying the same, the front yard setback variance is 48.7-feet proposed and 50-feet are required. 

 

            Mr. Tarra stated the car wash will use approximately 95% recycled water.  Inside the facility there will be a drain for the water with a total of four tanks, three will be recycled water and the fourth will be an overflow tank. 

 

            The Board questioned the types of repairs that would be done in conjunction with the lubrication center. 

 

            Mayor Felter asked about the stacking of the vehicles for the car wash.

 

Mr. Tarra stated there is enough room for approximately 10 vehicles.

 

Mayor Felter stated the concerns of more vehicles entering the car wash and having problems with backup on Route 15.

 

Mr. Tarra stated that with the speed and length of the conveyor you can process approximately 70-75 vehicles an hour.

 

Chief Palko asked about the traffic arrows indicated on the plans directing the vehicles exiting the car wash.

 

Mr. Hefele stated that he would provide some engineering testimony addressing the traffic pattern at the next meeting.

 

Vice-Chairman Mitchko asked what was going to be done with the waste oil.

 

Mr. Obermann stated the waste oil would be stored in 55 gallon drums and he would like to use it for heating the building.

 

Mr. Kienz stated this should be on the plans and testimony given as to how this works.

 

            Mr. Kienz stated this application will be carried to July 14, 2009 and re-notice.

                         

Mayor Felter moved to direct the Board Attorney to prepare a favorable resolution for the July 14, 2009 meeting.  Councilwoman Merz seconded the motion.

 

In Favor:         Councilwoman Merz, Mr. Mikowski, Vice Chairman Mitchko, Chief Palko, Mayor Felter and Chairman Williams.      

 

Bullaro                                                 No. 09-03        Block 366, Lot 11? 5190 Berkshire Valley Rd.          

                                                                                    Minor Site Plan

 

            Mr. Vincent Bullaro, applicant and Mr. James Glasson with Civil Engineer are present and sworn in.

 

            Mr. Bullaro stated he purchased the property which was the old Yacht Club on Berkshire Valley Road and removed the building which was a danger to the public.

 

            Mr. Kienz stated this is not a minor site and asked if this has been noticed.

 

            Mr. Bullaro stated it was noticed.

 

            Mr. Kienz stated it should be noticed as a preliminary and final site plan. 

 

            Mr. Glasson stated the previous building had a footprint of approximately 9,855 square feet in the C-1 Zone.  The previous building had a setback of 62-feet from the ROW of Berkshire Valley Road. 

 

            Mr. Kienz stated after reviewing the notice determined that the notice is inaccurate should be re-noticed to the Morris County Planning Board, all public utilities and the property owners within 200-feet of the preliminary and final site plan.  Recommends the applicant hire some legal representation for the next meeting.  Also recommends the applicant?s engineer meet with the Board Professionals to review the issues that they may have.

 

Mayor Felter moved to direct the Board Attorney to prepare a favorable resolution for the July 14, 2009 meeting.  Councilwoman Merz seconded the motion.

 

In Favor:         Councilwoman Merz, Mr. Mikowski, Vice Chairman Mitchko, Chief Palko, Mayor Felter and Chairman Williams.      

 

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES DATED MAY 12, 2009:

 

Carried to the July 14, 2009

 

 

ADJOURNMENT:

 

            Mr. Mikowski moved to adjourn at 9:15 PM.

            Vice Chairman Mitchko seconded the motion.

 

            In Favor:         All.

 

Respectfully Submitted by:

 

______________________________

                 Joanne Meyer                   

Secretary to the Planning Board


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