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The 790th Regular Meeting of the Lebanon Township Planning Board was called to order at by Chairman Gary MacQueen. Present were: Mr. Weeks, Mr. Gerlich, Mr. Schmidt, Mr. Piasecki, Mr. Rich, Ms. Bleck, Mr. Spatz, Ms. Schriver, 1st Alternate Weiler, Attorney Gallina and Engineer Risse. Ms. Kim Jacobus covered for Ms. Glashoff this evening.
Notice of this meeting was
provided for in the “Annual Meeting Notice Schedule” adopted by this board on
The Planning Board Chairman will ask for a motion to go into Executive Session.
Motion by Ms. Bleck and seconded by Mr. Spatz to have the Planning Board go into Executive Session. Unanimously approved.
RESOLUTION TO GO INTO CLOSED EXECUTIVE SESSION
WHEREAS, Section 7 (B) of the Open Public Meetings Act L. 1975 C. 231 NJSA 10:4-12(B)(8) permits the exclusion of the public from Planning Board Meetings where certain matters are to be discussed; and
WHEREAS, the Lebanon Township Planning Board is desirous to meet to discuss litigation issues;
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, by the Lebanon Township Planning Board of the
The Planning Board Chairman asked for a motion to return to the public portion of the meeting.
Motion by Mr. Spatz and seconded by Ms. Bleck to open the public portion of the meeting. Unanimously approved.
PRESENTATION OF MINUTES:
Motion by Mr. Spatz and seconded by Mr. Rich to approve the minutes as presented. Unanimously approved.
a. Darryl Pennisi Block
Extension of Time to File Anthony & Mt. Airy Roads R5
Deeds with conditions
Motion by Mr. Rich and seconded by Mr. Spatz to approve the resolution for an Extension of Time to File Deeds with conditions.
ROLL CALL Yes: Mr. Gerlich Mr. Spatz Abstain: Mr. Weeks
Mr. Schmidt Ms. Schriver Mr. MacQueen
Mr. Piasecki Mr. Weiler Ms. Bleck
FYI: NJDEP Highlands Update - no comments
Ltr from Atty Hirsch re: C&C Homes Highlands Approval
Chairman MacQueen referred to
the letter from Attorney Hirsch of Archer & Greiner regarding the letter
from NJDEP-Highlands on C&C Homes.
Attorney Gallina stated he discussed the letter with Engineer Risse and
also spoke with Attorney Hirsch and the letter will be reference in the
subdivision deeds. Once the deeds are
reviewed and approved, the board can sign the deeds. Chairman MacQueen noted that this was the
first subdivision to get approval from the
Darin McDowell Block #73 Lots #53/54
Mr. McDowell represented
himself and before making his presentation to the board, Attorney Gallina had
Mr. McDowell sworn in. Engineer Risse
reviewed for the board his report. Mr.
McDowell would like to increase his property by taking a portion of
to make his lot larger.
Engineer Risse noted that no new lots are being created, just an
adjustment of a lot line. Engineer Risse
stated that with this type of application, several of the checklist items can
be waived and listed the items in question.
Engineer Risse recommended the following checklist items to be
waived: Items #16, #22, #23, #40, #50,
#56, #59 and #60. Engineer Risse stated
that with the Lot Line Adjustment, Mr. McDowell’s lot will go from 0.168 acres
to 0.457 acres. After the merger,
a. Applicant to obtain any necessary approvals from outside agencies having jurisdiction.
b. Applicant shall submit conforming subdivision deeds for review and approval by the
Board Attorney and Engineer.
ROLL CALL Yes: Mr. Weeks Mr. MacQueen No: None
Mr. Schmidt Ms. Bleck
Mr. Gerlich Mr. Spatz
Mr. Piasecki Ms. Schriver
Attorney Gallina will prepare the Resolution to be on the Agenda of October 17, 2006.
ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION:
a. Draft of Amended Fee Schedule Ordinance – Attorney Gallina
Attorney Gallina stated that the original discussion was to amend the Fee Schedule for escrows regarding Exemption from Site Plan Review. The escrow fee at the present time is $75.00 which is totally inappropriate and the board decided to increase it to $400.00 since our professionals have to review this type of application. After a brief discussion, motion by Mr. Spatz and seconded by Mr. Piasecki to approve the increase for Escrow to $400.00 and to forward the amendment on to the Township Committee for Introduction and Adoption. Unanimously approved.
Chairman MacQueen announced that since Planner Bolan was unable to attend tonight’s meeting, Items b,c,d,e,f,g will be placed on the agenda for October 17th for discussion.
B. Zone Change Request – Planner Bolan
c. Tree Ordinance – proposed amendments
d. Fence Ordinance – Planner Bolan
e. Monuments & Pillars on residential properties – Planner Bolan
f. Memo from Exc. Director Eileen Swan re: Update on proposed changes to the Preliminary State Plan
and scheduled Cross-Acceptance Negotiations
g. Update on COAH Letter Items – Planner Bolan
Chairman MacQueen asked Ms.
Jacobus if Ms. Glashoff had left any information regarding the Training Courses
being offered. Ms. Jacobus informed the
board that the next course being offered would be held at the
PRESENTATION OF BILLS & REPORT:
a. John Gallina, Esq. $393.90
b. Banisch Associates $479.50
c. Bayer/Risse Engrs. $707.00
Motion by Mr. Rich and seconded by Ms. Bleck to approve the bills as presented which includes the bills from Bayer/Risse on the Agenda Addendum. Unanimously approved.
Chairman MacQueen informed the board that he had Ms. Glashoff check with the Construction Department on the status of Mohawk Oil. Mohawk has a permit for the foundation but nothing else. Ms. Glashoff then contacted Mark Salisbury of Mohawk Oil to found out when construction would begin and informed him that the Planning Board would like an update and status report. Mr. Salisbury sent the letter you all have this evening with a progress report. The board questioned the status of the fire tank. Engineer Risse noted that the discussion with Mohawk and the fire tank was before the Fire Protection Ordinance had been adopted. There had been some discussion on when the fire tank would be installed, either before the issuance of the CO or after some of the construction had been done. Mohawk is to install a 10,000 gallon
tank and they wanted to put in at the back of the property behind the septic area and that had to be installed first. Mr. Spatz stated that the septic system has been installed. Engineer Risse noted that the gas tanks
that were in the ground had leaked and Mohawk was involved with the demolition and clean up the area with NJDEP. Engineer Risse stated that he had received a phone call from Mark Salisbury the end of August and was informed that Mohawk plans on getting the project started sometime early this fall. They finally got everything completed with NJDEP and have a contract lined up for excavation.
Chairman MacQueen asked about
the status of the fire tank at Davara.
Engineer Risse informed the board that everything in completed. Chairman MacQueen asked about the stand pipe
that the Fire Department and Mr. English had issue with and wanted to know if
that issue had been resolved. Engineer
Risse spoke with Fire Chief Gabriel and what we will need to do is amend the
Fire Protection Ordinance to specify the exact parts that need to be installed
so we don’t have any problems in the future.
Chairman MacQueen referred to the ordinance in installation requirements
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Chairman MacQueen opened the meeting to the public. Nancy Darois asked if the public would be able to get copies of the zoning changes and ordinance amendments that the board will be working on for review. Chairman MacQueen informed Ms. Darois that she could stop in and see Ms. Glashoff for copies.
Mr. Schmidt asked about the
Highlands Update and the Municipal Role.
Mr. Schmidt wanted to know if the .25 acre impervious cover replaces the
3% impervious cover limitation. Engineer
Risse stated that they are used for two different purposes. An application is considered a “Major
Highlands Development” if there is a proposed increase in new impervious cover
of ¼ acre or more. A Major Highlands
Development would require a
Ms. Jacobus informed the
board that the board received $3,750 from the
Being no further business to come before the board, nor comments from the public, motion by Ms. Schriver and seconded by Mr. Spatz to adjourn the meeting at Unanimously approved.
CHAIRMAN GARY MACQUEEN
GAIL W. GLASHOFF, PLANNING BOARD CLERK
Minutes prepared by Board Clerk Ms. Glashoff