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The 801st Regular Meeting of the Lebanon Township Planning Board was called to order at 7:04 p.m. by Chairman Gary MacQueen. Present were: Mr. Weeks, Mr. Piasecki, Mr. Rich, Ms. Bleck, 1st Alternate Weiler, Attorney Gallina and Planner Bolan. Mr. Gerlich arrived at 7:09 p.m.
Notice of this meeting was
provided for in the “Annual Meeting Notice Schedule” adopted by this board on
January 16, 2007, mailed to the Hunterdon Review, Hunterdon County Democrat,
Express Times, Courier News, Star Ledger and posted on
the bulletin board in the
PRESENTATION OF MINUTES: June 19, 2007 Regular Meeting
Motion by Mr. Rich and seconded by Ms. Bleck to approve the minutes as amended. Unanimously approved.
a. Omnipoint Communications, Inc. Block
Conditional Use w/Variances for Cell Route 513 R3
Motion by Ms. Bleck and seconded by Mr. Gerlich to approved the Resolution for Omnipoint Communications as Denied.
ROLL CALL Yes: Mr. Weeks Mr. MacQueen Absent: Mr. Piazza Abstain: Mr. Piasecki
Mr. Gerlich Ms. Bleck Mr. Schmidt
Mr. Rich Mr. Weiler
FYI: H.C. Planning Board Awards Dinner October 29, 2007
Ms. Glashoff stated since she will not be here in October, she would like the board to decided by the September meeting who will be attending the dinner. This will be placed back on the agenda for September.
ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION:
a. Statement of Accounts: Jan-June
Ms. Glashoff informed the board that the bills on tonight’s agenda are not included. The board was pleased that the accounts are in good shape even with tonight’s bills not included.
b. Cross-Acceptance Mtg: Monday August 27, 2007
Ms. Glashoff told the board
that since the Cross Acceptance Mtg was Monday evening, she thought that Planner
Bolan could let the board know if anyone needs to attend. Planner Bolan stated with the meeting they
had with the
Planner Bolan suggested having Ms. Glashoff resend the Resolution from 2005 with a cover letter to the Executive Director of OSG and to the State Planning Commission.
c. Memo from ZBA re: Private Roads
Chairman MacQueen asked
Attorney Gallina to review for the board the discussion that transpired at the
Board of Adjustment Meeting on the
The board discussed this issue at length. One of the concerns with some of our private roads is that no one owns them, nor is there a Homeowners Association to maintain the road. Some roads are drift-ways. During the discussion Chairman MacQueen informed the board of the problem with the private road he lives on. Chairman MacQueen suggested if the Fire Department and/or Rescue Squad are unable to get to a property on a private road because of trees etc blocking the road, they should go to the Township Committee who can tell them to cut down the tree for accessibility for emergency vehicles. In conclusion, Chairman MacQueen felt for now this ordinance should be shelved since there was no consensus by the board of how to handle this situation.
August 21, 2007
Attorney Gallina asked how
big is the Boro compared to
PRESENTATION OF BILLS & REPORT INCLUDES ADDENDUM:
a. H.C. Planning & Zoning $ 10.00
b. Bayer/Risse Engrs. $3,759.00
c. John Gallina, Esq. $1,400.00
d. Banisch Associates $ 283.60
Motion by Mr. Gerlich and seconded by Mr. Rich to approve the bills including the bill listed on the addendum. Unanimously approved.
a. N.J. Planner
b. Ltr from Assemblywoman Marsha Karrow
c. Memo from Hardyston Twp re: RCA’s
Mr. Rich referred to an
article in the NJ Planner on beneficial uses and found it to be very
informative. Mr. Rich noted the article
Ms. Glashoff asked about the
RCA’s referring to the letter from
Mr. Piasecki asked about the
Court decision on the constitutionality of the
Chairman MacQueen stated that he received a phone call from Chairman Bruce Terzuolo of the Board of Adjustment and suggested having a joint meeting with the Planning Board and Township Committee. The Chairman stated that he spoke to the Mayor a couple of weeks ago about a couple of items that needed addressing. Chairman Terzuolo would like to have a joint meeting with the Planning Board and Township Committee to discuss a better way when a resolution is drafted and approved that it gets in the correct hands and is followed through by the Zoning Officer, Building Department and anyone else. Chairman MacQueen asked Ms. Glashoff who all gets the Resolutions once they are adopted. Ms. Glashoff stated that two copies go to the applicant, she keeps 4 copies, original for the minute book, 1 copy for the Resolution Book, 2 copies for the applicant’s file. The Assessor gets a copy, the Zoning Officer gets a copy. The Zoning Officer gets a copy of all resolutions from both boards. The Construction Dept used to get a copy but a one time they sent them all back. An applicant might not go to the Construction Department for several months and they need to get one once they file their paperwork, so a copy of the resolution would go at that time. Planner Bolan stated that a Board of Adjustment Resolution is a final determination and needs to go to the Construction Department. Chairman MacQueen stated that on their Checklist should be that a Resolution if applicable needs to be included with the Building Permit
August 21, 2007
Application Packet when it is
filed with them. Mr. Gerlich stated that
A date to meet with the Committee was discussed. Ms. Glashoff will check with the Clerk Karen Sandorse to see if the September 19th Meeting date would be good for the Committee. The board decided to have Chairman MacQueen and Mr. Rich represent the board. Mr. Rich asked what was on the agenda for the Planning Board meeting on the 18th. Ms. Glashoff stated that she is waiting on the revised plans from Jim Butters and maybe having Transtar on for completeness. Ms. Glashoff was asked the deadline date for receiving the revised plans. Ms. Glashoff said the end of August. Ms. Glashoff reminded the board that she will not be here the month of October and would like to reschedule the November 6th meeting to November 27th , since she is not sure when she will be returning to work. Ms. Glashoff stated she will need time once back to put the budget info together and get caught up on everything. The discussion went back to the September 18th meeting date. It was decided if the revised plans were not submitted by September 7th a memo will go to the board stating the meeting is cancelled. The board decided to reschedule the November 6th meeting to November 27th.
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Nancy Darios of
Being no further business to come before the board, nor comments from the public, motion by Ms. Bleck and seconded by Mr. Piasecki to adjourn the meeting at 8:20 p.m. Unanimously approved.
CHAIRMAN GARY MACQUEEN
GAIL W. GLASHOFF, PLANNING BOARD CLERK