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JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP PLANNING BOARD

JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP PLANNING BOARD

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 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:                                                                                 Absent:

 

Councilwoman Merz                                                                        Mr. Smith                                          

Mr. Mikowski                                                                        

Vice-Chairman Mitchko

Mayor Felter                                                 

Mr. Palko

Deputy Chief Craig                                                                                                  

Mr. Hartery

Mr. Deutsch @ 7:34 p.m.

Mr. Hine                                                                                                        

Chairman Williams                                                                                                  

 

REGULAR MEETING:

 

COMPLETENESS:

 

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

                                                                        Amended Preliminary and Final Site Plan

 

            Mr. Fernandes stated Ms. Hartmann?s completeness report stated that all items have been submitted and the Board can deem this application complete and recommends it be heard tonight.

 

Mr. Mikowski moved to deem the application complete and hear it tonight.  Mayor Felter seconded the motion.

 

In Favor:         Mr. Mikowski, Chief Palko, Mayor Felter, Mr. Hartery, Vice-Chairman Mitchko, Deputy Chief Craig, Mr. Hine and Chairman Williams.    

 

APPLICATIONS:

 

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

                                                                        Amended Preliminary and Final Site Plan

 

Mr. Bernd Hefele, Esq. representing the applicant is present.  Stated this application was before this Board on July 14, 2009 and was granted site plan approval subject to County approval.  The County came out to the site and they had a problem with the access from Berkshire Valley Road.  This application is an amendment to this Board?s approval to take into consideration the County?s roadway concerns and access concerns.  The revised site plan provides the access off of Longwood Lake Road. 

 

Mr. James Glasson, Engineer is present, sworn in and presented his qualifications which were accepted by the Board.  Mr. Glasson referred to a colored rendition of Sheet 4 of the submitted plans.  The original site plan had the entrance off of Berkshire Valley Road and the County did not like the fact that the rock outcrop existed and even with the removal of the rock outcrop we would still not meet the sight distance requirements.  They want the Longwood Lake Road entrance to be used for the site.  The previous plan had a 24-foot wide island in front of the building and into Longwood Lake.  We have increased that entrance to 30-foot wide to provide better turn movement because all cars would enter and exit that area.  We have increase the radius of the curb coming in to 20-feet versus the 10-feet for anyone cutting that corner.  We are still maintaining that 50-foot dimension from the intersection that is required by the Town?s ordinance.  This plan reflects that the entire parking lot be paved.  The county requires a 90 x 300 foot site triangle which is represented on the plans as a dash line at 90-feet and 300-feet.  In that 90 x 300-foot site triangle we had two parking spaces that had to be moved over.  There were 20 regular parking spaces and 2 handicap and the revised plan has 18 regular parking spaces and 2 handicap spaces along the front property line. The two parking spaces have been added to the rear of the property by shortening the loading area.  The other change in the plan is the location of the sign which is now proposed to be located at the corner, elevated 5-feet off the ground with a size of 60 square feet and 12-feet high which requires the same variance that was approved with the original application. 

 

Mr. Fernandes commented that Longwood Lake Road is narrow and would require it be widened to provide an additional 12.5 ?feet and have a center line strip at the entrance and exit up to the loading space.  At the corner of the building he would like the placement of an island or planter to protect the parking space.

 

Mr. Glasson agreed.

 

Mr. Fernandes stated he has not received any approval from the power company for the lights on the poles.

 

Mr. Hefele stated they are in the process of providing the approval.

 

Mr. Mikowski asked what the WB40 turning radius is.

 

Mr. Glasson stated a WB40 truck is slightly under a tractor trailer to show that a large truck can enter the site.  The applicant does not anticipate a large truck delivering to this site. 

 

            Chairman Williams opened the meeting to the public

           

            Ms. Marjorie Heuber of Longwood Lake Road asked if there is going to a stop sign at the sites exit.

 

            Mr. Glasson stated that there will be a stop sign at the exit.

 

Ms. Heuber asked when the drainage would to be done because her property gets flooded from the water running from this site.

 

Mr. Glasson stated the drainage would be done first after this approval.

 

There being no other comment the public portion is closed.

 

Mr. Fernandes stated the first thing to done on the site is the drywells and catch basins and then construct the curb.

 

Mr. Hartery moved to approve the application.  Mr. Deutsch seconded the motion.

 

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

 

Mr. Hefele stated they would like to waive the receipt of the resolution so they can start the work right away.

 

Mayor Felter has left the meeting.

 

DISCUSSION:

 

Ordinance #30-09 ? Chapter 490 ? Signs

 

            The changes are the number of signs allowed and the length of time to be placed.

 

The Board had no problem with the changes in the ordinance.

 

            Mr. Deutsch moved to approve the ordinance.  Mr. Hartery seconded the motion.

 

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

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES DATED AUGUST 11, 2009:

 

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

 

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

 

ADJOURNMENT:

 

            Mr. Mikowski moved to adjourn at 8:15 PM.

            Vice Chairman Mitchko seconded the motion.

 

            In Favor:         All.

Respectfully Submitted by:

 

______________________________

                 Joanne Meyer                   

Secretary to the Planning Board


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