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Minutes: October 10, 2012

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 15, 2012 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 MarottaNP Cory Stoner, Board Engineer
Diane WexlerNP Jessica Caldwell, Board Planner
Councilmember RizzutoP Kim Decker, Planning & Zoning Admin. Asst.
Martin TheobaldP Cynthia Davis, Board Secretary
Richard SpoerlP  
Joseph TadrickNP  
Andrea CoculaP  
Joseph Ferrer (arrived at 7:15 p.m.)P  
Jessica PaladiniP  
Chris Hack (#1 Alt)P  
Ed Rolando (#2 Alt)NP  
Valerie Seufert (#3 Alt)NP  
Kristi Raperto (#4 Alt) (7:07 p.m.)P  

(Note: Mr. Theobald advised that all members not present had called to say that they would not be in attendance tonight.)

Hearings

LU# 9-12-12: Mountain Creek Resort, Inc. - Block 190, Lots 10.03, & 11 - Block 183, Lot 12, - Minor Site Plan for Sidewalks and Handicap Ramps along Rt. 94 to Sand Hill Road

John Fetterly, Esq., came forward on behalf of the applicant. He requested that the hearing for this application be adjourned to the next Land Use Board meeting on October 24, 2012, due to the applicant receiving extensive review letters from the professionals and needing more time to respond adequately. Mr. Theobald confirmed that this hearing will be adjourned until October 24, 2012, with no further notice required.

Public Participation

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

No one came forward.

Closed Meeting to the Public

Resolutions

PB# 2-05-3: Sussex National Development - Block 231, Lots 9, 9.01 &11 - Block 233.05, Lots 5 & 6, - Extension of Time for Preliminary Site Plan

Eligible to vote: Rizzuto, Spoerl, Cocula, Paladini, Hack, Theobald.

Motion: Ms. Paladini made a motion to approve of the above resolution. Ms. Cocula seconded the motion. ROLL CALL: RIZZUTO - Y, SPOERL - Y, COCULA - Y, PALADINI - Y, HACK - Y, THEOBALD - Y. Passed

ZB# 10-06-17: Sally Rinker - Block 122, Lot 1, - Extension of Time for Preliminary & Final Major Subdivision & Use Variance

Eligible to vote: Rizzuto, Spoerl, Cocula, Paladini, Hack, Theobald.

Motion: Mr. Spoerl made a motion to approve of the above resolution. Mr. Hack seconded the motion. ROLL CALL: RIZZUTO - Y, SPOERL - Y, COCULA - Y, PALADINI - Y, HACK - Y, THEOBALD - Y. Passed

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

Town Center Ordinance Revision

Jessica Caldwell, Board Planner, came forward and discussed the revision. She explained that the existing ordinances to the Town Center need to be combined. The existing ordinances consist of two redevelopment ordinances and one town center ordinance along with design standards. She explained that the town center was originally conceived to be a redevelopment area which was never approved by the state. The 5 subdistricts need to become one district and streamlined into one general zone. She is requesting LUB feedback and then the revised ordinance will go before the town council for their approval.

Parking requirements for the town center was discussed. Because parking standards seem too high, Ms. Caldwell feels it’s a good idea to reduce the parking requirements in a town center. She recommended one space per 500 square feet for shopping uses and one space per 250 square feet for office uses. Also, she said shopping centers typically require more spaces per square foot. Mr. Stoner suggested breaking out the parking requirements into sub-uses for retail, restaurants, etc.

Ms. Caldwell discussed the design standards listed in the ordinance. Mr. Ferrer commented about requirements for solar panels so that they are not eyesores. Ms. Caldwell will look into these requirements. Street light fixture and lighting requirements were discussed. Mr. Rizzuto suggested having a street lamp with a hanger for flowers in the town center similar to what other towns have such as Sparta. Having a town center theme was discussed. Landscaping requirements were reviewed. The LUB members suggested using uniform lighting and landscaping throughout the center area.

Mr. Theobald suggested that the Town Center ordinance revisions discussed this evening be reviewed again at the next Land Use Board meeting on October 24, 2012, before going before the town council. Mr. Theobald asked the members for suggestions of a theme. Mr. Rizzuto suggested having an area designated where concerts could be held in the town center.

Minutes

September 26, 2012: Regular Meeting Minutes (Rizzuto, Theobald, Spoerl, Cocula, Paladini, Hack, Rolando)

Motion: A motion was made by Council Member Rizzuto to approve of the minutes, above. Mr. Hack seconded the motion. All were in favor.

Escrows, Board Fees and Bond Reductions

  1. Board Fees
    1. Board Attorney: Jennifer Kovach, Daggett, Kraemer, Kovach & Gjeslvik
      1. Land Use Board Business: ($0)
    2. Board Planner: Jessica Caldwell, J. Caldwell & Associates
      1. Land Use Board Business: ($0.00)
    3. Board Engineer: Cory Stoner, Harold E. Pellow & Associates
      1. Land Use Board Business: ($0)
      2. KDC Solar: LU# 8-11-15 - Services through 8/7/12 ($126.00)
      3. Mt. Creek Water Park Master Plan: PB# 2-91-4 - Services through 8/21/12 ($120.00)
      4. Market Square Management: LU# 4-11-6 - Services through 8/21/12 ($210.00)
    4. Board Recording Secretary: Cynthia Davis - ($75.00)
  2. Request for Escrows to be Closed
    1. None

Motion: Ms. Cocula made a motion to approve payment for the escrows listed above. Mr. Spoerl seconded the motion. All were in favor.

Closed Session

None

Pending Land Use Board Business—Status of Pending Applications

LU# 10-12-13: Advanced Self Storage

Ms. Decker advised that the applicant is looking to add two additional storage units.

Adjournment

Motion: Mr. Spoerl made a motion and Ms. Cocula seconded the motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:30 p.m. All were in favor.

These minutes were transcribed by Cynthia Davis on October 18, 2012.