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JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP PLANNING BOARD

JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP PLANNING BOARD

TUESDAY, JULY 10, 2007

Minutes of 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 8:00 PM.

 

Presiding:            Chairman Williams

Secretary:            Joanne Meyer

 

Present:                                 Also Present:                                                                        Absent:

Councilwoman Merz                                        Jill Hartmann, Board Planner                         Chief Palko

Mr. Mikowski                                                                                                                                                  Mayor Felter

Vice Chairman Hartery                                   

Mr. Mitchko

Mr. Deutsch (8:04 pm)

Mr. Hine

Chairman Williams

                                                                                               

 

REGULAR MEETING:

 

COMPLETENESS:

 

Bruzzese                                                           No. 07-07        Block 160, Lots 1, 2, & 3

                                                                                                Espanong Road

                                                                                                Preliminary & Final Major Site Plan

 

            Ms. Hartmann stated the applicant has requested waivers from providing an environmental impact statement because the site is a developed site.  They will be taking down one building and constructing a 3100 sq. ft. retail building.  The second waiver they are requesting is plan and profiles of proposed storm drainage.  According to the applicant there is no storm drain facilities being proposed.  They are going to provide only porous pavement.  We do have a storm water management plan.  For completeness she feels these two things can be waived, but that does not necessarily mean in the end Mr. Fernandes is not going to require drainage facilities.  As a committee, we recommend these two things be waived with a caveat that if Mr. Fernandes feels that what they have provided as part of their storm water management plan as well as their porous pavement is not adequate, they will have to submit the appropriate plans and profiles.  There are 4 other items that they have not provided.  They have not provided a certification there are no wetlands on the property.  They make note of something concerning wetlands, but she wants their engineer to state there are no wetlands.  They have a disposal bed shown on the plans for the septic but she is not sure if they are expanding their septic or not.  They need to provide us with that information.  She is not sure if they need a soil fill/removal plan.  Finally, their lighting plan was inadequate so they need us to provide with one.  They are not complete yet.

 

            Chairman Williams stated he will not call for a vote tonight.  They will be on the calendar for September.

 

            Ms. Hartmann stated we should state we are not waiving anything and they need to provide more information why they need the waivers or to provide us with the information.

 

RESOLUTIONS:

 

Casa Bianca Restaurant                                 No. 07-02        Block 369.01, Lots 1 & 2

                                                                                                5266 Berkshire Valley Road

                                                                                                Preliminary & Final Major

Site Plan

 

            Chairman Williams stated he has some minor corrections with regards to spelling and grammar.

 

            Vice Chairman Hartery stated he would like Mr. Fernandes to make sure that everything in the resolution is on the plans.

 

            Mr. Deutsch stated he would like to see conditions of resolutions be made part of the cover sheet to the site plans.  This was discussed in the class they took up in Sussex.

 

            Chairman Williams stated we will make that condition 19.

 

            Councilwoman Merz moved to approve the resolution with the following condition added:  Condition 19:  Above noted conditions shall be made part of the cover sheet.  Mr. Mitchko seconded the motion.

 

In Favor:            Councilwoman Merz, Mr. Mikowski, Mr. Deutsch, Mr. Mitchko, Mr. Hine, and Chairman Williams.

           

Bowling Green Parkway, LLC                          No. 07-05        Block 273.01, Lots 2.04, 2.05, 2.06

                                                                                                21 Bowling Green Parkway

                                                                                                Minor Subdivision, Preliminary Major

                                                                                                Site Plan & Bulk Area Variances

 

            Chairman Williams stated the access road from Route 15 south and coming to a ?T? stop was spelled out in the body of the resolution but was not made a condition.

 

            Ms. Hartmann stated you want to add a condition.  She does recall either a do not enter sign or something to tell motorists they should not go down.

 

            Mr. Deutsch stated that is where the ?T? was.  They were talking about making the curbing so it would be impossible to make the turn to go back down.

 

            Chairman Williams stated it is condition number 8.  The Chief had a lot to say on that and he does not feel the one sentence captures it.

 

            Ms. Hartmann stated you should add roadway modifications to deter access onto the entrance from Route 15 south ramp and signage, such as do not enter and wrong way.

 

            Chairman Williams stated we will also add the condition to place the above conditions to the cover sheet.

 

            Mr. Mitchko moved to approve the resolution with the following additional conditions added:  Condition 8 add: roadway modifications to deter access on to the entrance from Route 15 South ramp and signage, such as do not enter and wrong way; Condition 9 above noted conditions shall be made part of the cover sheet.  Mr. Deutsch seconded the motion.

 

In Favor:            Mr. Mikowski, Mr. Deutsch, Mr. Mitchko, Mr. Hine, and Chairman Williams.

 

Abstain:            Councilwoman Merz.

 

DISCUSSION:

 

Chairman Williams would like to have a motion made to place the condition of adding the conditions to any resolution to be placed on and be made part of the cover sheets of all applications.

 

            Councilwoman Merz moved to note on the checklist form that all the conditions of approval are to be noted on the cover sheet.  Mr. Deutsch seconded the motion.

 

In Favor:            Councilwoman Merz, Mr. Mikowski, Vice Chairman Hartery, Mr. Deutsch, Mr. Mitchko, Mr. Hine, and Chairman Williams.

 

Extension of approval for Espanong Plaza I and Espanong Plaza II, Block 198, Lots 3 & 4.

 

            Councilwoman Merz moved to grant a one-year extension.  Vice Chairman Hartery seconded the motion.

 

In Favor:            Councilwoman Merz, Mr. Mikowski, Vice Chairman Hartery, Mr. Deutsch, Mr. Mitchko, Mr. Hine, and Chairman Williams.

 

Letter from Thomas Mahoney, Construction Official regarding ?RV Trailer?:

 

            Chairman Williams stated we should delay the answer.

 

            Ms. Hartmann stated you need to not respond to this and possibly change your ordinance.  There are ordinances that limit the size of any vehicle, recreational, boat, or whatever, that is in your driveway and that usually winds up being anywhere up to 25 feet.  That allows large pick up trucks and boats.  This is bigger then some homes.  It effects the quality of life for everyone in the neighborhood.

 

            Chairman Williams stated we will delay the answer and check the codes and ordinances to see if size is an issue.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES DATED JUNE 12, 2007:

 

            Mr. Mitchko moved to approve the minutes.  Councilwoman Merz seconded the motion.

 

In Favor:            All.

 

 

 

 

 

ADJOURNMENT:

 

             Mr. Mitchko moved to adjourn at 8:32 PM.

             Vice Chairman Hartery seconded the motion.

 

            In Favor:  All.

 

Respectfully Submitted by:

 

 

 

______________________________

Joanne Meyer

Secretary to the Planning Board


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