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JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP PLANNING BOARD

JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP PLANNING BOARD

TUESDAY, JULY 13, 2010

Minutes of a Reorganization 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:                                     

Councilwoman Merz                                                            Glenn Kienz, Board Attorney         

Mr. Mikowski                                                            Joaquim Fernandes, Board Engineer

Mayor Felter                                                              Jill Hartmann, Board Planner                    

Mr. Palko                                                                                                                 

Vice-Chairman Mitchko                                           Absent:

Deputy Chief Craig                                                  Mr. Deutsch                                      

Chairman Williams                                                   Mr. Hine

                                                                                                           

 

REGULAR MEETING:

COMPLETENESS

 

Miller & Rehe                                    No. 10-02        Block 228, Lots 3 & 4 ? Mase Road

Lot Line Adjustment

 

Ms. Hartmann stated this application is seeking waivers from providing the certification that there are no wetlands on the site, the key map, the existing wells and subsurface disposal systems within 100-feet, showing the existing and proposed water lines.  This application is a lot line adjustment, the Completeness Subcommittee recommends granting of the waivers and the application be heard tonight.

 

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

 

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

 

 

Frucci                                                 No. 10-03        Block 128, Lot 37 ? 34 Woodlawn Terrace

                                                                                    Minor Subdivision

 

Ms. Hartmann stated this is a minor subdivision creating two new lots from one existing lot.  The subject site fronts on Woodlawn Terrace and Espanong Road, the applicant is seeking waivers from providing the certification that no wetlands exist within 150-feet of the site, the key map showing the location of the tract with reference to the surrounding properties, streets, municipal boundaries and Zone District lines within 1,000-feet.  The Completeness Subcommittee recommends granting of these waivers and the application be heard tonight.

 

Mayor Felter moved to grant the waivers and hear the application tonight.  Mr. Palko seconded the motion.

 

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

 

 

Jefferson Diner Plaza                       No. 10-04        Block 273.01, Lot 2 ? Bowling Green Pkwy.

                                                                                    Minor Site Plan

 

            Ms. Hartmann stated that this application has been withdrawn at this time.

 

 

Bruzzese                                             No. 10-05        Block 160, Lots 1 & 2 ? Espanong Road

                                                                                    Amendment to Approved Site Plan

 

Ms. Hartmann stated this application is an amended site plan application to put additional parking in the front yard of the commercial property.  The Completeness Subcommittee recommends hearing this application tonight.

 

Mayor Felter moved to hear the application tonight.  Vice-Chairman Mitchko seconded the motion.

 

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

 

APPLICATION

 

Miller & Rehe                                    No. 10-02        Block 228, Lots 3 & 4 ? Mase Road

Lot Line Adjustment

           

            Mr. Michael Miller is present and sworn in.  This property was purchased in 2008 from the Township and an agreement was made to divide the property between the two property owners.   This application is just to make his property larger with no additional buildings.

 

Chairman Williams opened the meeting to the public.

There being no comment the public portion is closed.

 

Mayor Felter moved to approve the application.  Vice-Chairman Mitchko seconded the motion.

 

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

 

Frucci                                                 No. 10-03        Block 128, Lot 37 ? 34 Woodlawn Terrace

                                                                                    Minor Subdivision

                       

            Mr. Richard Saunders, Esq. represents the applicant is present.

 

            Mr. John Frucci, applicant and Mr. Alfred Stewart, Engineer and Surveyor are present and sworn in.

 

            Mr. Saunders stated this is a minor subdivision of a through lot from Woodlawn Terrace and Esponang Road.  These were separate lots but were combined when Mr. Frucci constructed the garage entering off Espanong Road.  We are now here to separate the lots again and attach the garage to a newly constructed home fronting on Esponang Road which would be attached to the existing garage.  We are seeking variances for lot area, the required is 30,000 square feet and the two proposed lots would total 25,899.47 square feet and 21,046.49 square feet.   Mr. Frucci will be selling the existing house and then build a house attached to the existing garage on the lot fronting Espanong Road.     

 

            Mr. Stewart describes the proposed Lot 37 having an existing two story dwelling with the driveway coming off Woodlawn Drive.  The proposed lot 37.01 has an existing garage and proposes construction of a single family dwelling attached to the existing garage. 

 

            Ms. Hartmann stated this application only requires a lot area variance.  We do have a requirement for the maximum lot disturbance but this application is not proposing development.

 

            Mr. Kienz stated he recommends the foot print be established so the maximum disturbance area can meet the requirements.

 

Mr. Stewart agreed.  Stated all the improvements for the dwelling are within this proposed lot, the septic area, the water service which is not shown on the drawing, the water service comes from the right side of the lot toward the center of the existing home.  There is a two car garage coming off of Espanong which was a separate lot when Mr. Frucci purchased this property.  Soil Logs were performed and witness by the Health Department and found acceptable.  The lots are similar to the surrounds lots.   Commented on Mr. Fernandes report stating he would comply.

 

            Mr. Kienz stated he would request this Board retain jurisdiction of this property for any further projects.

 

Chairman Williams opened the meeting to the public.

There being no comment the public portion is closed.

           

Mayor Felter moved to approve the application.  Councilwoman Merz seconded the motion.

 

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

 

 

Bruzzese                                             No. 10-05        Block 160, Lots 1 7 2 ? Espanong Road

                                                                                    Amendment to Approved Site Plan

 

            Mr. Larry Kron, Esq. is present representing the applicant. 

 

            Mr. Kron stated this project was before this Board in 2008 and was granted site plan approval and have completed a portion of the project.  The applicant has determined he would need additional parking and are back seeking approval of the additional parking.  The applicant feels it is detrimental to his business to have his customers parking around the side of the building and walk to the front.  We are seeking relief for two variances, impervious coverage from 68% where 60% is permitted and the second variance is regard the isle in middle requesting to allow 3 feet between the ROW and the parking rather than the 18-feet.

 

Mr. Jeffrey Careaga, Engineer is sworn in and gave his qualifications and accepted by this Board.

 

 Mr. Frank Bruzzese Jr., the applicant is present and sworn in.   Stated he was a part of the original application and stated that his customers are impacted by having to park approximately 75-feet to the entrance of the restaurant feeling this impacting his business. 

 

Mr. Kienz asked if they think the County would approve this application.

 

Mr. Kron stated they hope to get this Board?s approval and then submit to the County.

 

Ms. Hartmann stated isn?t the isle in the ROW.

 

Mr. Careaga stated with the existing conditions there is parking in front of the existing restaurant and the isle in the ROW. They have removed all the parking within that site distance. 

 

Chairman Williams stated the safety factor was reason for this condition to change.  This proposed parking is creating an unsafe condition again and has doubts that this would be approved at the County level.

 

  Mr. Careaga stated he feels the site distance is clear on the proposed plan.  Discuss several options for the additional parking.

           

Mr. Fernandes stated he has serious reservations that the County would approve any portion of this parking in their ROW.

 

Mayor Felter suggests the Professionals meet with the County at the site to get the best option for all involved.  Asked Mr. Fernandes to set up this meeting.

 

Chairman Williams opened the meeting to the public.

There being no comment the public portion is closed.

 

Mayor Felter moved to carry this application to August 10, 2010.  Vice-Chairman Mitchko seconded the motion.

 

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

 

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES DATED APRIL 13, 2010:

 

            Vice Chairman Mitchko moved to approve the minutes.  Mr. Palko seconded the motion.

 

In Favor:        All.

 

 

ADJOURNMENT:

 

            Mr. Mikowski moved to adjourn at 9:00 PM.

            Vice Chairman Mitchko seconded the motion.

 

            In Favor:        All.

 

Respectfully Submitted by:

 

 

 

______________________________

Joanne Meyer

Secretary to the Planning Board


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