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JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP PLANNING BOARD

JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP PLANNING BOARD

TUESDAY, MARCH 10, 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:

 

Chief Palko                            Glenn Kienz, Board Attorney                      Councilwoman Merz

Mayor Felter @7:45 p.m.      Jill Hartmann, Board Planner                      Mr. Mikowski

Vice-Chairman Mitchko                                                                               Mr. Hartery

Deputy Chief Craig                                                                                       Mr. Deutsch              

Mr. Hine                                                                                                         Mr. Smith      

Chairman Williams                                                                                                  

 

REGULAR MEETING:

 

COMPLETENESS:

 

Lipala                                                   No. 09-01        Block 221, Lots 4 & 5 ? 32 Martin View Rd               

                                                                                    Lot Line Adjustment

 

            Ms. Hartmann stated all items have been submitted and recommended it be heard tonight.

 

Vice Chairman Mitchko moved to hear the application tonight.  Mr. Hine seconded the motion.

 

In Favor:         Vice Chairman Mitchko, Chief Palko, Mr. Hine, Deputy Chief Craig and Chairman Williams.

 

DISCUSSION:

 

Redevelopment Ordinances #08-09, #09-09, #10-09 and #11-09

 

Mr. Benecke represents the Council is present and sworn in.  Stated that there are three redevelopment areas being implemented by the Council.  The fourth ordinance is for informational purposes introduced by the Council as a Tax Abatement Ordinance.   The three ordinances allow the Planning Board to grant deviations which is the redevelopment version of variances in the three zones.  In the redevelopment area a liquor license can be transferred into the redevelopment area without restrictions or limitations.

 

            Chairman Williams opened the meeting to the public

            There being no comment the public portion is closed.

 

            Chairman Williams stated Ms. Chamberlain would like to know how this affects the property next to her, Block 473.12, Lot 16.01 the Dura Carb manufacturing building.  Stated he thought the stronger issue is the two lots in between Ms. Chamberlain?s property and the old A&P property.

 

            Mr. Benecke stated that is correct.

 

            Chairman Williams stated that Dura Carb is a working concern.

 

            Mr. Benecke stated it is a working concern that is partially doormat.  This property is limited in expansion due to the Highland Act.  The issue here is to have the municipal property which is zoned for Office and Affordable Housing being married with Dura Carb property to have more flexibility within the Highlands and to try to match that with any future redevelopment of the old A&P property.

 

            Question from the audience asking if the town opt into the Highlands Plan.

 

            Ms. Hartmann stated that a resolution has been passed that we intend to and it is a state requirement to opt into the Highlands in the preservation area.   The planning area is the only area where we can choose not to opt into the Highlands Master Plan.  For the Council of Affordable Housing  purposes passed a resolution in December saying that intended to opt in to the Highlands Master Plan. 

 

            Question from the audience regarding Block 198, Lot 5.

 

            Mr. Benecke stated this was determined to be developable.

 

Chief Palko moved to approve the adopted 2009 redevelopment.  Vice-Chairman Mitchko seconded the motion.

 

In Favor:         Vice Chairman Mitchko, Chief Palko, Mr. Hine, Deputy Chief Craig and Chairman Williams.

           

Chief Palko moved to recommend ordinance #08-09, #09-09, #10-09 & #11-09 as drafted.  Vice-Chairman Mitchko seconded the motion.

 

In Favor:         Vice Chairman Mitchko, Chief Palko, Mr. Hine, Deputy Chief Craig and Chairman Williams.

 

Mayor Felter arrived @7:45

 

APPLICATIONS:

 

Lipala                                                   No. 09-01        Block 221, Lots 4 & 5 ? 32 Martin View Rd               

                                                                                    Lot Line Adjustment

 

            Rosemary and Robert Lipala are present and sworn in. 

 

            Ms. Hartmann stated this is a lot line adjustment application to convey approximately 12? x 144? strip of property from one to the other in the R-30 Zone District.  These are undersized lots and no additional building is proposed.  Existing Lot 4 is a through lot of 19,570 square feet containing a one story single family residence.  The existing Lot 5 is a corner lot consisting of 23,689 square feet and contains a 1 ½ story single family residence.  The conveying of this property will result in Lot 4 being reduced to 17,857 square feet and Lot 5 will increase to 25,421 square feet. 

 

            Ms. Lipala stated we are the owners of both lots.  The side property line of Lot 4 & 5 is on an angle.  The house on Lot 5 is also set on an angle which creates a side yard setback of 4.6? and with this lot line adjustment would change the setback to 16.6?.  After the lot line adjustment the house on Lot 4 would have a side yard setback of 23.5?.

 

            Chairman Williams opened the meeting to the public.

            There being no comment the public portion is closed.

 

Chief Palko moved to approve the application.  Mr. Hine seconded the motion.

 

In Favor:         Vice Chairman Mitchko, Chief Palko, Mayor  Felter, Mr. Hine, and Chairman Williams.

 

RESOLUTIONS:

 

Castimore                                           No. 08-12        Block 375.03, Lot 20 ? 14 Cliff Trail

                                                                                    Minor Subdivision

 

Chairman Williams moved to approve the resolution.  Vice-Chairman Mitchko seconded the motion.

 

In Favor:         Vice Chairman Mitchko, Mr. Hine, and Chairman Williams.

 

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES DATED FEBRUARY 10, 2009:

 

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

 

In Favor:         All.

 

ADJOURNMENT:

 

            Mr. Mikowski moved to adjourn at 8:00 PM.

            Vice Chairman Mitchko seconded the motion.

 

            In Favor:         All.

 

Respectfully Submitted by:

 

______________________________

Joanne Meyer

Secretary to the Planning Board


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