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JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP PLANNING BOARD

JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP PLANNING BOARD

TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2001

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:

 

Mayor Felter                                                            Glenn Kienz, Attorney

Vice-Chairman Hartery Jack Fernandez, Acting Board Engineer

Mr. Mikowski                                                    Jill Hartmann, Board Planner

Councilman Sanchelli                                               

Mr. Mitchko

Mr. Deustch                                                               

Chief Palko        

Mr. Marthens

Chairman Williams

 

REGULAR MEETING:

 

COMPLETENESS:

 

Miller                                                                            No. 01-06        Block 478, Lots 22.01, 23 & 24

                                                                                                            Cozy Lake Road

                                                                                                            Minor Subdivision/Lot Line Adjustment

                                                                                                            Bulk Area Variance

 

            Ms. Hartmann stated this application is for a minor subdivision, lot line adjustment with variances.  There are two waivers requested, one is from existing and proposed contours and a small addition is proposed on the existing dwelling and the Completeness Committee did not feel that granting this waiver would be detrimental to the Board.  The second waiver requested is proof of payment of taxes.  The taxes are paid in full for the applicants existing home and lot 22.01.  The taxes on the subdivision of Lot 23 have not been paid and Mr. Kienz requested that money be put into escrow with their attorney, Mr. Azar and if this application is granted approval the taxes will be paid in full.  There are a few minor items requested by the committee and if received 10 days before the next meeting it is recommended by the committee to be heard on June 12, 2001.

 

            Mr. Kienz stated this application should be re-noticed for the request for the variances.

 

Mayor Felter made a motion to approve the request for waivers.  Councilman Sanchelli seconded the motion.

 

In Favor: Vice-Chairman Hartery, Mr. Deutsch, Mayor Felter, Mr. Mikowski, Mr. Mitchko, Chief Palko, Councilman Sanchelli, Mr. Marthens and Chairman Williams.

 

Mayor Felter asked if this application is approved on June 12, 2001 could a resolution be adopted the same evening as to not hold up the issuing of building permits.

 

Mr. Kienz stated a resolution could be adopted with conditions.

 

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Shaw                                                                           No. 01-07        Block 198, Lot 3

                                                                                                            Espanong Road

                                                                                                            Site Plan

 

Ms. Hartmann stated this application is deemed incomplete and will be back next month with the required additional information.

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Shaw                                                                           No. 01-07        Block 198, Lot 4

                                                                                                            Espanong Road

                                                                                                            Site Plan

 

Ms. Hartmann stated this application is deemed incomplete and will be back next month with the required additional information.

 

 

RESOLUTION ADOPTION: 

 

DelVeeechio/Glick                                                    No. 01-04        Block 191, Lots 10 & 11.01

                                                                                                            Cove Road

                                                                                                            Minor Subdivision/Lot Line Adjustment

 

Councilman Sanchelli made a motion to approve the resolution.  Mayor Felter seconded the motion.

 

In Favor: Vice-Chairman Hartery, Mr. Mikowski, Mr. Mitchko, Mayor Felter, Councilman Sanchelli, Chief Palko, Mr. Marthens and Chairman Williams.

 

 

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Southwoods @Bowling Green, L.L.C.                        No. 01-03   Block 445, Lot 7

                                                                                                            Milton Road & Schoolhouse Road

                                                                                                            Preliminary Major Subdivision & Site Plan

 

Mayor Felter stepped down from this application.

 

Councilman Sanchelli asked if this applicant had to redesign the detention basin and show the Board new plans.

 

Mr. Coe stated there is language in the resolution in regards to this.

 

Vice-Chairman Hartery asked Mr. Coe what was planned for the grading of Dover-Milton Road.

 

Mr. Coe stated he would have to look at the plans and visit the site and come up with something as to not have people walking in the street.

 

Vice-Chairman Hartery made a motion to approve.  Councilman Sanchelli seconded the motion.

 

In Favor: Vice-Chairman Hartery, Mr. Mikowski, Mr. Mitchko, Councilman Sanchelli, Chief Palko, Mr. Marthens and Chairman Williams.

 

Abstain: Mayor Felter.

PUBLIC HEARING:

 

Open Space Recreation Element Plan

 

Ms. Hartmann stated in accordance with the requirements of the Green Acres Program.  We have prepared an Open Space Recreation Plan.   This plan lists our goals and objectives, the inventory of existing open space, needs analysis, research assessment, action plan and system map which shows all of the existing parks and all of the open space that this plan proposes to purchase. We utilized the Open Space Advisory Committees detailed investigation into lands that they believe are important for purchase.  The Appendix lists all the block and lots that the Open Space Advisory Committee have recommended for purchase as well as the significant of these and important.  The last page gives a small code description.

 

Mr. Kienz commented that this report was good because it told what available and what you might do.

Chairman Williams opened the public portion of the meeting.

There being no comments the public portion is closed.

 

Mr. Deutsch made a motion to accept the Open Space Recreation Plan.     Mr. Mitchko seconded the motion.

 

In Favor: Mr. Deutsch, Vice-Chairman Hartery, Mr. Mikowski, Mr. Mitchko, Mayor Felter, Councilman Sanchelli, Chief Palko, Mr. Marthens and Chairman Williams.

 

            Mayor Felter asked for two Planning Board members to sit on a committee with himself, Jill Hartmann, Mr. Leach, Councilman Sanchelli, Councilman Birmingham and two members from the Open Space Committee to talk about this plan and open space in general.  The committee is meeting next Wednesday, May 16, 2001 at 6:00 p.m.

 

            Mr. Mitchko and Mr. Marthens volunteered.

           

DISCUSSION:

 

Ordinance No. 13-01 - “Nonconforming Uses, Buildings or Structures.”

 

            Ms. Hartmann stated this is a proposed amendment to our ordinance that would permit a second story addition on their house if their first floor is violating the setbacks would allow the second story addition as long as it stayed within the building envelope.

 

Chairman Williams opened the public portion of the meeting.

There being no comments the public portion is closed.

 

Vice-Chairman Hartery made a motion to approve the amendment to this ordinance.  Mr. Mitchko seconded the motion.

 

In Favor: Mr. Deutsch, Vice-Chairman Hartery, Mr. Mikowski, Mr. Mitchko, Mayor Felter, Councilman Sanchelli, Chief Palko, Mr. Marthens and Chairman Williams.

 

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APPROVAL OF MINUTES DATED APRIL 10, 2000:

           

Vice-Chairman Hartery made a motion to approve.  Mr. Mitchko seconded the motion.

 

In Favor:  Mr. Mikowski, Mr. Mitchko, Chief Palko, Mr. Marthens and Chairman Williams.

 

ADJOURNMENT:

 

            Mr. Mikowski moved to adjourn at 8:50 P.M.  Mr. Mitchko seconded the motion.

 

In Favor:  All

 

Respectfully Submitted by:

 

 

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Joanne Meyer

Secretary to the Planning Board


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