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JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP PLANNING BOARD

JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP PLANNING BOARD

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 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:                                     

Mr. Mikowski                                                            Glenn Kienz, Board Attorney         

Mr. Palko                                                                   Joaquim Fernandes, Board Engineer

Deputy Chief Craig                                                  Jill Hartmann, Board Planner        

Mr. Deutsch  

Vice-Chairman Mitchko                                           Absent:

Mr. VanderPloeg                                                      Councilwoman Merz           

Mr. Hine                                                                    

Mayor Felter Arrived @7:50 p.m.

Chairman Williams                                                  

                                                                                                           

REGULAR MEETING:

COMPLETENESS

 

Jefferson Diner Plaza                                   No. 10-04        Block 273.01, Lot 2

Bowling Green Pkwy

                                                                                                Minor Site Plan

 

Ms. Hartmann stated it is the recommendation of the Completeness Committee to deem this application complete and hear this evening.

 

Mr. Palko moved to deem complete and hear the application tonight.  Mr. Mikowski seconded the motion.

 

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

 

 

DISCUSSION

 

Jefferson Township Properties, LLC         No. 08-06        Block 267, Lot 6

15 Taylor Road

                                                                                                Request for Extension of

Final Site Plan Approval

            Mr. Larry Calli, Esq. represents the applicant stated this was an application in 2008 to construct a single story addition to store equipment which was a variance free application.  The Final Site Plan is good for two years and the applicant is seeking their first extension.  This is an economical situation at this time.

 

Chairman Williams opened the meeting to the public.

There being no comment the public portion is closed.

 

Vice-Chairman Mitchko moved to grant the one-year extension.  Mr. Deutsch seconded the motion.

 

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

 

            Mr. Kienz stated Ms. Meyer can take care of this extension.

 

APPLICATION

 

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

                                                                                    Amendment to the Approved Site Plan

 

Mr. Kienz stated this application was before this Board a few months ago and because of the involvement on the County road we suggested a meeting with the County.  A meeting has been held with the County Professional?s and this Board?s Professional?s on the site and has a verbal approval with the County. 

 

Ms. Hartmann stated the application requires an impervious coverage variance of 68.4% where 60% is permitted.  The application has received a parking variance for 21 off-street parking spaces where 28 spaces are required.  This application is proposing 25 off-street parking which improves the previous variance.  Stated there is a sign in the County ROW and asked if this sign would be removed.

 

Mr. Careaga stated it would be removed.

 

Ms. Hartmann stated a variance is required for the proposed sign for height, size and setback.  The applicant proposes a height of 10-feet and the ordinance allows 8-feet.  The proposed setback is 3-feet and the ordinance allows 10-feet and the square footage proposed is 40 square-feet and 15 square-feet is permitted.

 

Chairman Williams opened the meeting to the public.

There being no comment the public portion is closed.

 

Mr. Palko moved to approve the application and approve the resolution per amendments.  Vice-Chairman Mitchko seconded the motion.

 

In Favor:        Mr. Mikowski, Mr. Palko, 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

 

            Mr. Gerry Gardner, Engineer for the applicant, Nick Seretis and Jimmy Seretis, the applicants are all present and sworn in.

 

            Mr. Gardner stated the applicant has owned the diner for 25+ years and a few years ago purchased the entire property excluding the Adams Bagel building.  They plan to expand the diner to the adjacent store adding approximately 50 seats.  They have obtained a Building Permit without Site Plan approvals, a T1 General Discharge Permit from the State of NJ permitting the sewage disposal and a TWA to improve the septic system on the property.  They submitted a parking layout and Jack Fernandes had many comments and now has become a minor site plan application.  The site plan shows an approved parking area, drainage, lighting, curbs and the front of the building.  We have agreed to all of Mr. Fernandes comments which are all engineering details.  There is one element of a guardrail on the south side of Route 15 where there is a potential of cars accidentally backing out onto Route 15, the guardrail location is in the ROW of Route 15 which will require DOT approval.

 

            Ms. Hartmann stated the site plan submitted has an additional lot associated with the site plan which is Lot 2.03 which is just the building not owned by this applicant.  There is parking associated with this building which should be included in this application.  The applicant requires for the shopping center exclusive of this lot 115 parking spaces and propose 122 parking spaces but if we add the additional building this would require another 20 spaces.  I would recommend granting the applicant a variance for the parking spaces.

 

            Mr. Kienz asked if the application has been advertised.

 

            Ms. Meyer stated they have not noticed for tonight?s hearing.

 

            Ms. Hartmann stated they are required by the off-street parking ordinance to have 60-feet from the beginning of the exit lane they propose 30-feet for this new driveway so this also requires a variance.

 

            Mr. Gardner stated we are eliminating two driveways with this same condition.

 

            Mr. Kienz suggested getting the facts on the record and then carrying this application to next meeting so the notices can be done properly.  The Board can vote on having me prepare the resolution for next meeting.

 

            Ms. Hartmann stated she would like to have a parking chart for this property submitted for the files.

 

            Mr. VanderPloeg stated the plans show at the entrance to the new driveway a triangle that looks like curbing or concrete.

 

            Mr. Gardner stated they want a one-way traffic pattern coming in with a must turn right. 

 

            Mr. Mikowski stated previously you had a 13-foot clearance on the parking lot and would like to see the dimensions on the plans.  Would a 41-foot fire truck access the property off of Route 15 South and the back of the building without any problems.

 

            Mr. Gardner stated the fire truck can access the property and the back of the building.  Stated he would show this on the revised plans.

 

            Mr. Kienz stated that the applicant should bring their attorney to next meeting.

 

            Mr. Sevetis stated they would bring Mr. Bobby Kasolas, Esq.

 

            Mr. Kienz suggested that Mr. Gardner and Mr. Fernandes get together and review the revised plans before the next meeting.

 

Chairman Williams opened the meeting to the public.

There being no comment the public portion is closed.

 

Chairman Williams moved to have Mr. Kienz prepare a favorable resolution and carry this application to Tuesday, October 12th.  Mr. Deutsch seconded the motion.

 

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

 

RESOLUTIONS

 

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

Lot Line Adjustment

           

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

 

In Favor:        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

           

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

 

In Favor:        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. Palko moved to approve the resolution.  Vice-Chairman Mitchko seconded the motion.

 

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

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES DATED JULY 13, 2010:

 

            Vice Chairman Mitchko moved to approve the minutes.  Mr. Mikowski 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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