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Minutes: July 13, 2011

Martin Theobald called the meeting to order at 7:33 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 June 22, 2011 by delivering to the press such notice and posting same at the Municipal Building and filed with the office of the Township Clerk.

Roll Call

Roll Call    Also Present
Mayor MarottaP Corey Stoner, Board Engineer
Diane WexlerP Kim Decker, Planning & Zoning Administrative Assistant
Councilmember RizzutoP Cynthia Davis, Recording/Board Secretary
Martin TheobaldP  
Richard SpoerlNP  
Joseph TadrickP  
Andrea CoculaP  
Joseph FerrerP  
Jessica PaladiniP  
Chris Hack (#1 Alt)NP  
Ed Rolando (#2 Alt)P  
Valerie Seufert (#3 Alt)P  
Kristi Raperto (#4 Alt)P  

Hearings

LU# 4-11-6: Market Square Management, Block141, Lot 2.03 - Use Variance, Major Site Plan - Solar Installation (carried to July 27th)

LU# 5-11-12: David & Darlene Kleeschulte, Block 132.09, Lot 10 - Bulk Variance for a Screened Patio

Mr. Kleeschulte came forward as the applicant and was sworn in by Mayor Marotta. Mr. Kleeschulte explained that because of the shape of his property he is required to apply for a variance to construct a screened-in porch addition onto the rear of his home. He advised that the property behind his lot is owned by the NJ Audubon Society and will never be built upon. He also said that he is unable to place the addition on one of the sides of the house because of a septic system, the front of the house is not acceptable for what they want to do and the other side of the house has a garage. As such, the only acceptable location for the screened porch is onto the back of the house.

Corey Stoner reviewed his report. He commented that there is no need for a seepage tank with this application due to the size of this lot (11 acres) and the fact there is a pond in front of the house. Mr. Stoner said the only property that will see this addition is the Audubon Society property in the rear of the lot. Mr. Stoner has no objections to the LUB granting the rear yard setback.

Meeting was opened to the public

No one came forward.

Meeting was closed to the public

Motion: Ms. Seufert made a motion to approve of the application. Mr. Tadrick seconded the motion. ROLL CALL: MAROTTA - Y, WEXLER - Y, RIZZUTO - Y, THEOBALD - Y, TADRICK - Y, COCULA - Y, FERRER - Y, PALADINI - Y, ROLANDO - Y.

Mr. Kleeschulte asked for a waiver of the reading of the resolution so that he may start applying for his permits.

Motion: Ms. Seufert made a motion to approve of a waiver of the reading of the resolution. Ms. Paladini seconded the motion. All were in favor.

Open meeting to the public for items other than those listed on the agenda

No one came forward.

Closed meeting to the public

Resolutions

None

Minutes

June 22, 2011

Motion: Ms. Seufert made a motion and Ms. Paladini seconded the motion to accept the minutes. ROLL CALL: COCULA - Y, PALADINI - Y, SEUFERT - Y, ROLANDO -Y.

Escrows, Board Fees and Bond Reductions

  1. Board Fees
    1. Board Attorney: Michael Garofalo, Laddey, Clark & Ryan, LLP
      1. Land Use Board Business: Services through 6/1/11 to 6/30/11 - ($450.00)
      2. Mountain Gate, LLC: LU# 2-11-3 - Services through 6/17/11 - ($450.00)
      3. Chris & Carol Kaas: LU# 5-11-11 - Services through 6/17/11 - ($300.00)
      4. David & Darlene Kleeschulte: LU# 5-11-12 - Services through 6/16/11 - ($45.00)
    2. Board Planner: Jessica Caldwell, Harold E. Pellow & 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: Cynthia Davis
      1. Services through 6/22/11 - ($52.50)
  2. Request for Escrows to be Closed
    1. None

Motion: Ms. Seufert made a motion and Mr. Tadrick seconded the motion to accept the above Board Fees and escrows. All were in favor.

Discussion

Mr. Tadrick commented that he feels the LUB should do a training seminar similar to one that the Town Council recently had. He also stated that there might be a work session scheduled with the board professionals so that everyone is aware of the nature of the interaction between the commissions and the LUB and the up to date requirements of the board, etc. He asked that this not be done at the next meeting as he was not going to be present. Mr. Theobald asked if Ms. Decker could arrange with the new attorney, a presentation to the LUB on these topics for the next meeting when Mr. Tadrick would be present.

Ms. Seufert asked if the LUB could also meet with the boards and commissions for a work session. Mayor Marotta commented that the Mayor’s Office would encourage any kind of activity of this nature and will discuss same with the council. He also reported that they are discussing all types of seminars for the boards to raise the knowledge of the board members to be held in the near future.

Adjournment

Motion: Ms. Seufert made a motion and Mr. Tadrick seconded the motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:51 p.m. All were in favor.

These minutes were transcribed by Cynthia Davis on July 18, 2011.