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Minutes: December 10, 2014

Mr. Theobald called the meeting to order at 7:04 p.m.

Call To Order

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 14, 2014 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 Glenn Kienz, Board Attorney
Diane WexlerNP Cory Stoner, Board Engineer
Councilmember RizzutoP Jessica Caldwell, Board Planner
Martin TheobaldP Kim Decker, Board Secretary
Richard SpoerlP  
Joseph TadrickP  
Andrea CoculaP  
Joseph FerrerNP  
Jessica PaladiniNP  
Chris Hack (#1 Alt)NP  
Ed Rolando (#2 Alt)P  
Valerie Seufert (#3 Alt)P  
Kristi Raperto (#4 Alt)NP  

Mr. Theobald reported that Diane Wexler, Joseph Ferrer, Jessica Paladini, Christopher Hack and Kristi Raperto informed the board that they would not be in attendance.

Public Participation

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

No one from the public came forward

Close Meeting to the Public

Public Hearings

LU# 11-11-18: Toye Real Estate, LLC - Block 171.17, Lots 6 & 7, - Major Subdivision with Variance Relief - Request for Extension of Time

Mr. Mcgovern representing Toye Real Estate, LLC asked the board for a one year extension. He explained that this is a complicated site with few matters that need to be addressed. A use variance had been given to this site for multitple use. Toye Real Estate has to comply with all building guidelines. There is an overlap of properties. The survey line overlaps properties with Tall Timbers.

Mr. Stoner reviewed the resolution and the deeds of the final plat. Mr. Stoner spoke with Mr. Wintek and both agreed the overlap is a survey issue. Mr. Stoner explained to the board that to fix the issue could take years to correct. He recommends that to leave the overlap in the subdivision but show it on the final plat. Mr. Stoner feels that a one year extension is not out of line and is needed to correct all matters for the final approvals.

Meeting Was Opened to the Public

No one came forward.

Meeting Closed to the Public


Motion: Mayor Marrotta motioned to extend the resolution to June 2017 as well as a waiver of the original resolution of the overlap of the lot lines. Ms. Cocula seconded the motion. Roll Call: Marotta - Y, Rizzuto - Y, Theobald - Y, Spoerl - Y, Tadrick - Y, Cocula - Y, Rolando -Y, Seufert - Y. Passed.

LU# 10-14-9: Carolyn Chave - Block 204.11, Lots 14 & 15, - Lot Line Relocation

Carolyn Chave was sworn in by Mr. Kienz. Ms. Chave has a vacation home in the Highland Lakes section of Vernon. Her husband and her purchased another home next door and would like to have both properties be equal in size. Mr. Stoner will review the deeds and suggested staking of the property. Mrs. Chave asked that staking the property be waived which the board agreed to.

Meeting Was Opened to the Public

No one came forward.

Meeting Closed to the Public


Motion: Mr. Spoerl made a motion to approve the lot line relocation. Ms. Seufert seconded the motion. Roll Call: Marotta -Y, Rizzuto -Y, Theobald - Y, Spoerl- Y, Tadrick - Y, Cocula -Y, Rolando -Y, Seufert -Y. Passed.

LU# 5-14-4: First Hartford Realty Corporation - Block 144.01, Lots 1, 2, 3 & 4, - Final Site Plan & Subdivision to Construct a CVS Pharmacy

Mr. Theobald stepped down from this application.

Craig Giannetti of Day Pitney law firm presented an application for final site plan and final subdivision approval.

A-1 Joe Jaworski/project engineer was reminded he was still under oath, by Mr. Keinz. Mr. Jaworski presented exhibit A1 which shows minor changes and details. The minor changes included signage, single driveway, access driveway and a service driveway for trash pickup. A retaining wall will wrap around Main St., Bank St. and a small portion of Rt. 94. The retaining wall will match (the same stone) as the building. Some minor changes include a free standing sign and another monument type sign. The square foot of the structure increased about seven feet.

Mr. Jaworski explained there was still outside approvals needed. The application to the NJDOT has been submitted as well as the soil application to the county of Sussex. The water line will extend 700 feet across the front of the building. The water company was testing the water lines on December 11.

A-2 Mr. Jaworski presented samples of pavers, and pictures of the stone.

Discussions took place about the stone to be used for the building. The board asked if the pavers and the cultured stone is readily available which Mr. Jaworski explained that the supply is available.

Mr. Stoner explained that the concerns that the board had were addressed by First Harford such as the mid walk crosswalk, storm drainage, lighting, brick pavers (what color), final confirmation of the block and lots.

A-3 Mr. Gehr was reminded by Mr. Kienz that he was still under oath. Mr. Gehr presented the color elevation of the CVS building. He brought the actual elevations that were discussed at the previous meeting. The exhibit is the final product and Mr. Gehr treated the project as a four sided building. Trusses and gables were added. Colors were modified with exterior becoming darker with white trim and the trusses a cobble stone color. The sign changed somewhat due to the trusses added. The utilities will not be seen on any of the roof top units. On the rear of the building are two places for a small panel and a connection for the gas meter. Mr. Gehr discussed the windows. He explained that the lower half of the windows could have an opaque glass or a window cling. This will hide any fixtures and/or shelving from the inside. Mr. Gehr explained that the CVS logo would appear on the clings. Mr. Marotta stated that opaque glass would be the preference for this building. The lighting fixtures are lantern style and in black in color. The signage lights will be goose neck lighting.

Meeting Was Opened to the Public

Mr. Bruce Zaretsky came forward and was sworn in my Mr. Kienz. Mr. Zaretsky commented on various aspects of the plans. He felt that white is not an adirondack color. He suggested a color. He also asked that if the truss is flat or projected out? Mr. Zaretsky suggested that instead of a cultured stone like Eldorado that maybe a veneer stone would be the best avenue for the exterior of the building. He stated that veneer is virtually indestructible and the cost is comparable. Discussions continued about color, contrast of colors and materials that will be used. Mr. Kienz suggested that a sub-committee be established to help finalize colors wanted for the project. Mr. Tadrick suggested that Mr. Stoner and Ms. Caldwell along with three members of the committee be part of this committee.

Meeting Closed to the Public


Motion: Mr. Marotta made a motion for the site plan and subdivision approval along with one more meeting with the subcommittee to discuss the colors choices for the building and variance necessary for enlarging a sign. This meeting will not hinder any time constraints. Ms. Cocula seconded. Roll Call: Marotta -Y, Rizzuto -Y, Spoerl -Y, Tadrick - Y, Cocula -Y, Seufert -Y. Passed.

Resolutions

LU# 10-14-7: Daniel & Margaret Borstad - Block 231, Lots 26 & 27, - Lot line Relocation

Eligible to vote: Rizzuto, Theobald, Spoerl, Tadrick, Cocula, Ferrer, Paladini, Rolando

Motion: Ms. Cocula made a motion to approve the resolution above. Mr. Spoerl seconded. Roll Call: Rizzuto -Y, Spoerl -Y, Tadrick -Y, Cocula -Y, Passed.

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

Ordinance No. 14-19: An Ordinance to Amend Township Ordinance 14-09

Ms. Cocula made a motion to approve the above ordinance. Ms. Seufert seconded. Roll Call: Marotta -Y, Rizzuto -Y, Spoerl-Y, Tadrick -Y, Cocula -Y, Seufert -Y. Passed.

An Ordinance to Amend the Land Development Ordinance by Adoption of a Revised Page 1 of the Zoning Map, Section 330-158 of Chapter 330

Mr. Tadrick made a motion to approve the above ordinance. Ms. Seufert seconded. Roll Call: Marotta -Y, Rizzuto -Y, Spoertl -Y, Tadrick -Y, Cocula -Y, Seufert -Y. Passed.

Mr. Stoner gave an update on the Mountain Creek parking. The biggest move by Mountain Creek is to decrease drop off areas. Mountain Creek will be adding multiple signs for parking and drop offs. These signs will hopefully eliminate the drop off area near the red tail lodge. Red Tail is only for shuttling and permit parking. There is a lot of signage that is being implemented. Mr. Stoner stated that the only problem is waiting for DOT approval to incorporate signage.

Minutes

October 22, 2014: Regular Meeting Minutes

Mr. Marotta made a motion to approve the regular meeting minutes. Ms. Cocula seconded. Roll Call: Marotta -Y, Rizzuto-Y, Spoerl -Y, Tadrick -Y, Cocula-Y. Passed.

Escrows, Board Fees and Bond Reductions

  1. Board Fees
    1. Board Attorney: Glenn Kienz, Weiner Lesniak LLP
      1. Land Use Board Business: Services through 10/27/14 ($624.00)
      2. First Hartford: LU# 5-14-4 - Services through 10/21/14 ($5,216.00)
      3. Daniel & Margaret Borstad: LU# 10-14-7 - Services through 10/24/14 ($480.00)
    2. Board Planner: Jessica Caldwell, J. Caldwell & Associates
      1. Land Use Board Business: Services through 11/6/14 ($410.00)
      2. First Hartford: LU# 5-14-4 - Services through 10/29/14 ($1,207.50)
      3. Capital Telecom: LU# 10-14-8 - Services through 10/28/14 ($230.00)
      4. First Hartford: LU# 5-14-4 - Services through 11/6/14 ($690.00)
    3. Board Engineer: Cory Stoner, Harold E. Pellow & Associates
      1. Land Use Board Business: Services through 9/16/14 ($826.88)
      2. Land Use Board Business: Services through 10/22/14 ($122.50)
      3. First Hartford Realty: LU# 5-14-4 - Services through 9/10/14 ($2,556.75)
      4. KDC Solar LLC: LU# 8-11-15 - Services through 9/17/14 ($61.25)
      5. Advanced Self Storage: LU# 10-12-13 - Services through 9/16/14 ($245.00)
      6. New Cingular Wireless: LU# 7-13-4 - Services through 9/4/14 ($153.13)
      7. Benjamin Toussaint: LU# 7-14-6 - Services through 8/29/14 ($172.00)
      8. United Telephone: LU# 10-13-8 - Services through 10/27/14 ($122.50)
      9. First Hartford Realty: LU# 5-14-4 - Services through 10/29/14 ($490.00)
      10. Sussex Bank: ZB# 5-05-11 - Services through 10/17/14 ($245.00)
      11. Daniel & Margaret Borstad: LU# 10-14-7 - Services through 10/21/14 ($214.38)
      12. Capital Telecom: LU# 10-14-8 - Services through 10/28/14 ($245.00)
    4. Board Recording Secretary: Colleen Ragnetti - ($30.00)

Ms. Seufert made a motion to approve the board fees. Mr. Spoerl seconded. Roll Call: Marotta-Y, Rizzuto-Y, Spoerl -Y, Tadrick -Y, Cocula -Y, Seufert-Y. Passed.

  1. Request for Escrows to be Closed
    1. None

Adjournment

Mr. Spoerl made a motion and Mr. Tadrick seconded the motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:48 p.m. All were in favor.

These minutes were transcribed by Colleen Ragnetti on December 29, 2014.