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Minutes: July 27, 2016

Mr. Theobald called the meeting to order at 7:02 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 ShortwayNP Cory Stoner, Board Engineer
Diane WexlerP Jeanne Ann McManus, Esq., Board Attorney
Councilmember MurphyNP Kim Decker, Board Secretary
Martin TheobaldP Carole Baksa, Board Recording Secretary
Richard SpoerlNP  
Joseph TadrickP  
Andrea CoculaP  
Ed RolandoP  
Jessica PaladiniP  
Willard McPeek (#1 Alt)P  
Michael Whitaker (#2 Alt)P  
David Nieves (#3 Alt)P  
Kristi Raperto (#4 Alt)NP  

Mr. Theobald advised that Mayor Shortway, Councilmember Murphy and Mr. Spoerl had notified the board that they would not be present.

Mr. McPeek was sworn in as Alternate #1 by Attorney McManus.

Public Hearings

LU# 7-16-6: Anthony DeGregorio - Block 133.02, Lot 1, - Bulk Variance for an Addition

Mr. Robert Jordan, professional land surveyor and planner, came forward to testify on behalf of his clients and was sworn in. Mr. DeGregorio was also present to testify.

Mr Jordan explained that the addition would be for a mother/daughter to give the applicant’s parents who were already living there more room and handed out Exhibit A1 showing elevations and Exhibit A2, which shows county approval of septic design on 7/12/16. The existing two bedrooms upstairs would be combined to make one larger bedroom and the addition downstairs would have one bedroom, keeping the number of bedrooms the same as it is currently (4). It was discussed that one tree will be taken down for the septic and will not be replaced. There was also an issue of stormwater runoff that will be addressed.

Open meeting to the public. No one from the public wished to speak.
Closed to the public.

Motion: Mr. Tadrick made a motion to approve the above application to allow further encroachment on the setbacks for both streets. Ms. Wexler seconded the motion. ROLL CALL: WEXLER: Y, THEOBALD: Y, TADRICK: Y, COCULA: Y, ROLANDO: Y, PALADINI: Y, McPEEK: Y, WHITAKER: Y. NIEVES: Y. Passed.

Mr. Jordan asked for a waiver of the reading of a resolution.

Motion: Mr. Tadrick made a motion to approve the waiver and Ms. Wexler seconded the motion. All were in favor. Passed.

Public Participation

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

Close Meeting to the Public

Resolutions

LU# 11-15-12: Vernon Valley Reserve, LLC - Block 180, Lots 25, 25.01, 25.02, 27 and 28, Block 180.04, Lots 23 and 24 - Final Major Site Plan Approval to Install Six (6) Satellite Dishes

Motion: Ms. Cocula made a motion to approve the above resolution. Mr. Tadrick seconded the motion. ROLL CALL: WEXLER: Y, THEOBALD: Y, TADRICK:Y, COCULA: Y, ROLANDO: Y, PALADINI: Y. Passed.

Minutes

June 8, 2016: Regular Meeting Minutes

Motion: Ms. Cocula made a motion to approve the above minutes. Ms. Paladini seconded the motion. ROLL CALL: WEXLER: Y, THEOBALD: Y, TADRICK: Y, COCULA: Y, ROLANDO: Y, PALADINI: Y Passed.

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

New Land Use Board Applications

It was decided that there will be a subcommittee to decide upon the revised land use board application and board fees. The subcommittee will consist of: Mr. Theobald, Ms. Decker, Mr. Stoner, Ms. Paladini and Ms. Cocula.

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 5/26/16 ($400.00)
      2. Land Use Board Business: Services through 6/27/16 ($384.00)
      3. Philip Girlando: LU# 9-15-11 - Services through 5/13/16 ($288.00)
      4. Jim Lombardo: PB# 8-05-9 - Services through 5/2/16 ($240.00)
      5. Andrew Borisuk: LU# 4-16-3 - Services through 5/13/16 ($416.00)
      6. Robert Baldwin: LU# 4-16-4 - Services through 5/23/16 ($592.00)
      7. NWAC: LU# 6-15-6 - Services through 6/2/16 ($144.00)
      8. Vernon Valley Reserve: LU# 11-15-12 - Services through 6/9/16 ($448.00)
      9. Lake Community Asso.: LU# 11-15-13 - Services through 6/9/16 ($144.00)
    2. Board Planner: Jessica Caldwell, J. Caldwell & Associates
      1. Land Use Board Business: Services through 6/8/16 ($58.50)
      2. Vernon Valley Reserve: LU# 11-15-12 - Services through 6/2/16 ($175.50)
      3. MNA Vernon Realty: LU# 6-15-5 - Services through 5/24/16 ($351.00)
      4. NWAC: LU# 6-15-6 - Services through 6/29/16 ($819.00)
    3. Board Engineer: Cory Stoner, Harold E. Pellow & Associates
      1. Land Use Board Business: Services through 5/13/16 ($275.10)
      2. Land Use Board Business: Services through 5/3/16 ($231.25)
      3. Wilson Facility: LU# 6-15-8 - Services through 5/25/16 ($652.50)
      4. Wilson Facility: LU# 6-15-8 - Services through 6/23/16 ($605.00)
      5. First Hartford Realty: LU# 5-14-4 - Services through 5/2/16 ($265.75)
      6. First Hartford Realty: LU# 5-14-4 - Services through 6/17/16 ($156.25)
      7. NWAC: LU# 6-15-6 - Services through 5/12/16 ($627.50)
      8. NWAC: LU# 6-15-6 - Services through 6/15/16 ($1,281.25)
      9. Philip Girlando: LU# 9-15-11 - Services through 4/29/16 ($125.00)
      10. MNA Vernon Realty: LU# 6-15-5 - Services through 6/10/16 ($323.75)
      11. Lake Community Asso.: LU# 11-15-13 - Services through 6/3/16 ($120.25)
      12. Vernon Valley Reserve: LU# 11-15-12 - Services through 6/1/16 ($62.50)
      13. James Lombardo: PB# 8-05-9 - Services through 6/21/16 ($231.25)
      14. Andrew Borisuk: LU# 4-16-3 - Services through 5/2/16 ($341.25)
      15. Robert Baldwin: LU# 4-16-4 - Services through 5/5/16 ($435.00)
      16. Vernon Valley Reserve: LU# 11-15-12 - Services through 5/24/16 ($231.25)
    4. Board Recording Secretary: Carole Baksa - ($53.00)

Motion: Ms. Cocula made a motion to approve the above board fees and Ms. Wexler seconded the motion. Mr. Theobald asked the Board if all members had reviewed the bills and were in favor. All were in favor. Passed.

  1. Request for Escrows to Be Closed
    1. None

Ms. Paladini mentioned that the NWAC had prohibited the environmental commission from doing the site inspection that has been previously agreed to by the property owner. Ms. Paladini is to submit report from environmental commission after inspection once it is rescheduled.

Adjournment

A motion was made by Mr. Tadrick to adjourn the meeting and seconded by Ms. Wexler. All were in favor. Meeting was adjourned at 7:45 p.m.

These minutes were transcribed by Carole Baksa on August 5, 2016.