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Minutes: August 26, 2015

Call to Order

Meeting came to order at 7:03 p.m.

Statement of Compliance

Pursuant to the Open Public Meetings Act, adequate notice of this regular meeting has been provided to the public and the press on January 21, 2015 by delivering to the press such notice and posting same at the municipal building and filed with the office of the Township Clerk.

Salute to the Flag

Roll Call  Also Present
Mayor MarottaP Kim Decker, Board Secretary
Diane WexlerNP  
Councilmember RizzutoP  
Martin TheobaldNP  
Richard SpoerlP  
Joseph TadrickP  
Andrea CoculaP  
Joseph FerrerNP  
Jessica PaladiniP  
Chris Hack (#1 Alt)NP  
Ed Rolando (#2 Alt)P  
David Nieves (#3 Alt)NP  
Kristi Raperto (#4 Alt)NP  

Public Participation

Open Meeting to the Public for Items Other than Those Listed on the Agenda

No member of the public came forward.

Close Meeting to the Public

Public Hearings

None

Land Use Board Discussion Items (action may or may not be taken)

Status of First Hartford Realty Corporation (CVS)

Mayor Marotta started the discussion. First Hartford Realty (CVS) needed the board to look at one particular line item. After attorney review the decision was made that First Hartford would meet with Vernon LUB for discussion.

Craig Gianetti, attorney from the law firm of Day Pitney LLP, explained that there was never a final agreement about the shared parking. He explained that the ordinance does not require shared parking and they are requesting that condition number 11 for shared parking be removed from the resolution.

The developers agreement has already been excuted by all parties. Mr. Gianetti said they could amend that section to remove it from the developer’s agreement. These are all conditions of the resolution.

Mr. Gianetti also asked if the work hours could be increased to weekend work. The board agreed that Saturday would be allowed but not Sunday.

Motion: Ms. Cocula made a motion to approve Saturday work at the site of CVS site. Mr. Spoerl seconded the motion. Roll Call: Marotta -Y, Rizzuto -Y, Spoerl -Y, Tadrick -Y, Cocula -Y, Paladini -Y. PASSED.

Motion: Mayor Marotta made a motion to completely remove condition 11 from the CVS approval. Mr. Spoerl seconded the motion. Roll Call: Marotta -Y, Rizzuto -Y, Spoerl -Y, Tadrick -Y Cocula -Y, Paladini -Y. PASSED.

Resolutions

None

Minutes

None

Appendix A: Escrows, Board Fees, Bond Reductions and Escrow Closures

  1. Board Fees
    1. Board Attorney: Glenn Kienz, Weiner Lesniak LLP
      1. Land Use Board Business: Services through 7/22/15 ($1,056.00)
      2. First Hartford: LU# 5-14-4 - Services through 7/29/15 ($384.00)
      3. Daniel Kadish: LU# 4-15-3 - Services through 7/23/15 ($192.00)
      4. Melissa Obrotka: LU# 5-15-4 - Services through 7/20/15 ($318.50)
      5. MNA Vernon Realty: LU# 6-15-5 - Services through 7/28/15 ($64.00)
      6. National Winter Act.: LU# 6-15-6 - Services through 7/22/15 ($1,780.00)
    2. Board Planner: Jessica Caldwell, J. Caldwell & Associates
      1. Land Use Board Business: ($0)
    3. Board Engineer: Cory Stoner, Harold E. Pellow & Associates
      1. Land Use Board Business: ($0)
    4. Board Recording Secretary: Colleen Ragnetti - ($0)

Motion: Motion was made by Ms. Cocula to approve board fees. Ms. Paladini seconded the motion. All were in favor. PASSED.

  1. Request for Escrows to be Closed
    1. LU# 1-14-1: Dennis Iulo - Minor Subdivision - Block 182, Lot 12, Request for Escrow to Be Released ($607.50)
    2. PB# 8-07-10: Susan Kubie/Drew - Major Subdivision - Block 134, Lots 17.01, 17.02 & 17.03, Request for Escrow to Be Released ($637.00)
    3. LU# 10-14-9: Carolyn Chave - Lot Line Relocation - Block 204.11, Lots 14 & 15, Request for Escrow to Be Released ($477.87)

Motion: Motion was made by Mayor Marotta to approve the request for escrows to be closed. Ms. Cocula seconded the motion. All were in favor. PASSED.

Mayor Marotta spoke about Mr. Kadish’s recent application for a subdivision. The board discussed whether they should approve the resolution. They felt that Mr. Kadish and his attorney gave incorrect information during testimony, however they felt that it was necessary and the right thing to do to approve his resolution.

Motion: A motion was made by Mayor Marotta to approve Mr. Kadish’s resolution. Councilman Rizzuto seconded the motion. Roll Call: Marotta -Y, Rizzuto -Y, Tadrick -Y, Cocula -Y, Paladini -Y. PASSED.

Adjournment

Richard Spoerl made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Mayor Marotta seconded the motion. All were in favor.

These minutes were transcribed by Colleen Ragnetti on August 31, 2015.