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Minutes: May 8, 2019

Call to Order

Meeting was called to order by Chairman Theobald 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 14, 2019 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

Chairman Theobald led the assemblage of the flag.

Roll Call  Also Present
Mayor Harry ShortwayNP Glenn Kienz, Board Attorney
Craig WilliamsP Cory Stoner, Board Engineer
Councilmember AubergerP Kim Decker, Board Secretary
Martin TheobaldP  
Richard SpoerlP  
Willard McPeekP  
Andrea CoculaP  
Michael WhitakerP  
Kristi RapertoNP  
Kelly Mitchell (#1 Alt)P  
Angela Erichsen (#2 Alt)P  
Paul Mele (#3 Alt)P  
Mark Vizzini (#4 Alt)NP  

Record reflects that Mayor Shortway informed board of his absence.

Record reflects that due to a potential conflict, Ms. Cocula and Mr. Whitaker stepped down from hearing application LU# 3-19-4.

Public Hearings

LU# 3-19-4: Thomas Lambrinides & Debra Dolan - Block: 206, Lots: 4 & 5, Minor Subdivision

Mr. Thomas Lambrinides came forward, on behalf of the owners of properties Block 206 Lots 4, 5, and 6, and was sworn in to testify on application for minor subdivision. He confirmed receipt of Mr. Stoner’s May 3, 2019 engineering report. Mr. Stoner explained the proposed subdivision of the Lot 5 property will result in conveyance of 3000 sq. ft. to Lot 4 and 12,000 sq. ft. to Lot 6. Mr. Stoner explained the application as submitted would require two waivers: #11 existing contours with maximum contour intervals of two feet and #12 environmentally sensitive areas delineated. He recommended the waivers be granted due to the simple nature of the application and that no additional improvements are proposed resulting in application to be deemed complete. All board members agreed to grant waivers as recommended by board engineer.

Mr. Stoner explained properties are located in the private lake community residential zone requiring minimum of 10,000 sq. feet lot size. He reported that existing Lot 4 is undersized at 8,000 sq. ft. but with additional 3000 sq. ft. will now be conforming in area. Lot 6 is already conforming at 15,000 sq. ft. but will increase to 27,000 sq. ft. Mr. Stoner stated Lot 4 has an existing non-conforming front yard setback of 31.3 ft. but noted subdivision will not cause condition to be any worse therefore no variance will be needed. The lot width of Lot 4 at 60.3 ft. is existing non-conforming but will be closer to conformity at 90.3 ft. if application is approved. Mr. Kienz confirmed no variances are needed and that property will maintain the status of pre-existing non-conforming, to which Mr. Lambrinides stated he understood.

Mr. Stoner stated that Lot 6 has an existing non-conforming front yard setback which will remain as such. He noted that application addresses encroachments that the owners of Lot 6 currently have on the existing Lot 5 property. Board members had no further questions for the applicants or Mr. Stoner.

Chairman Theobald opened the application to the public. Seeing no one wishing to come forward, application was closed to the public.

Motion: A motion was made to approve LU # 3-19-4 as presented by Mr. Williams and was seconded by Mr. Mele.

ROLL CALL: WILLIAMS: Y AUBERGER: Y; SPOERL: Y; MCPEEK: Y; MITCHELL: Y; ERICHSEN: Y; MELE: Y; THEOBALD: Y.
Motion passed.

Mr. Kienz questioned if application has been submitted to the county planning board. Mr. Lambrinides stated he will submit to the county after township approval decided. Mr. Kienz explained to applicant that deeds will need to be prepared and approved by the board engineer and attorney before being recorded and subdivision must be perfected in 190 days.

Record reflects that Ms. Cocula and Mr. Whitaker returned to the meeting.

Public Participation

Chairman Theobald opened the meeting to the public. Seeing no one from the public wishing to come forward, Chairman Theobald closed the meeting to the public.

Resolutions

LU# 2-19-2: Viviana Florea - Block 230.10, Lots 5 & 6, - Minor Subdivision with Variances

Motion: A motion was made to approve Resolution for LU # 2-19-2 by Ms. Cocula and seconded by Mr. McPeek.

ROLL CALL: WILLIAMS: Y AUBERGER: Y; SPOERL: Y; MCPEEK: Y; COCULA:Y; WHITAKER: Y; MELE: Y; THEOBALD: Y.
Motion passed.

LU# 2-91-4: Mountain Creek Master Plan

Mr. Stoner explained that Resolution for LU# 2-91-4 - Mountain Creek Master Plan Update is not complete and will be added to the next scheduled meeting.

Minutes

April 10, 2019: Regular Meeting Minutes (Williams, Auberger, Spoerl, McPeek, Cocula, Whitaker, Mele, Theobald)

Motion: A motion was made to approve Minutes of April 10, 2019 by Ms. Cocula and seconded by Mr. Williams.

ROLL CALL: WILLIAMS: Y AUBERGER: Y; SPOERL: Y; MCPEEK: Y; COCULA:Y; WHITAKER: Y; MELE: Y; THEOBALD: Y.
Motion passed.

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

  1. Board Fees
    1. Board Attorney: Glenn Kienz, Weiner Law Group LLP
      1. Land Use Board Business: Services through 3/25/19 ($1,188.00)
      2. Land Use Board Business: Services through 3/27/19 ($30.00)
    2. Board Planner: Jessica Caldwell, J. Caldwell & Associates
      1. Land Use Board Business: Services through 3/13/19 ($150.00)
    3. Board Engineer: Cory Stoner, Harold E. Pellow & Associates
      1. Land Use Board Business: ($0)
      2. TEO Fabrications: LU# 3-19-3 - Services through 3/25/19 ($195.00)
      3. V. Florea: LU# 2-19-2 - Services through 3/8/19 ($65.00)
    4. Board Recording Secretary: Irene Mills ($75.00)

Motion: A motion was made to approve the board fees as listed by Mr. Spoerl and seconded by Mr. Mele.

All members were in favor.
Motion passed.

Adjournment

There being no further items of business to be conducted on the agenda, a motion was made by Mr. Auberger and was seconded by Mr. Williams. All members were in favor.

Meeting was adjourned at 7:18 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted
Irene Mills
Recording Secretary