Planning Board Public Meeting Minutes 20171003

The following minutes are a summary of the Planning Board meeting of October 3, 2017. Interested parties may request an audio recording of the meeting from the Board Secretary for a fee.

Call to Order & Statement of Compliance with the Open Public Meetings Act: Mr. Joel called the meeting to order at 7:40 p.m. Following members were present: Mayor Knudsen, Joel Torielli, Richard Joel, Councilman Jeff Voigt, Melanie McWilliams, Ms. Patire, David Scheibner, and Francis Barto. Also present were Christopher Martin, Esq., Board Attorney; Village Planner Brigette Bogart; Village Engineer Chris Rutishauser; and Board Secretary Michael Cafarelli. Mr. Van Goor was not present.

Public Comments on Topics not Pending Before the Board – No one came forward.

Committee/Commission/Professional Updates for Non Agenda Topics, Correspondence – Mr. Joel reported on the master plan subcommittee's schedule to recruit and hire a planner. 

Received by the Board Correspondence received by the Board – Mr. Cafarelli reported a letter from Morrison Mahoney, LLP regarding George Halwagy and a letter from Ridgewood residents regarding the Calbi application.

5 Robinson Lane, Informal Review, Block 2001, Lot 14 – Mr. Andrew Kohut presented the application and introduced the applicants Architect, Mr. Justin Mihalik, and the Engineer, Mr. Patrick Lynam, Engineer. Both testified about the building, parking, and the exterior of the building, lighting, and the playground. Board Members questioned the need for a parking variance, children safety, and concerns about the high traffic volume in the area.

Ridgewood Water, Informal Review, 205 East Glen Avenue, Block 3107, Lot 33.01, and Dead End of Salem Lane, Block 4805, Lot 4 – Mr. Richard Calbi, Ridgewood Water Director of Operations discussed the East Glen application and the plans to install a generator in the front of the Carr Treatment facility. Mr. Michael Mondell reviewed the PowerPoint presentation provided to the Board. Board members asked about the location of the generator, would the generator take water during a storm, other locations, options to screen, the sound level and a privacy fence.

Robert Jennee, Minor Subdivision and C Variance, 246 Mountain Road, Block 2509, Lot 13.01- continued from September 5, 2017 without further notice and without prejudice to the Board – Mr. Scheibner recused himself. Mr. Rutherford, Esq. provided an overview of the application, stated they appeared before the Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) on August 10, 2017 and provided the Board a report issued on August 11, 2017 by HPC. He said they were not sure exactly what would be build but it will be commensurate in size and scale to existing homes and will not involve any detriment to the historic district. Thomas Grable the applicant's engineer described the lots and the overlay diagrams. Mr. Jennee submitted exhibit A-4 that showed homes in a 500-foot radius that displayed the average lot size for the area. He stated that the proposed new homes would be consistent with the existing home. Board members discussed the rational for the subdivision and disagreed with the applicant's planner that the lot is under-utilized.

Public Comments:

Carolyn Holt, 249 Mountain Road asked if the analysis included the area where road narrows, and if the developer plans to develop other properties?

The application was carried to December 5, 2017.

Adoption of Minutes - The minutes from December 6, 2016 were adopted as written.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:10 p.m.
      

Michael Cafarelli
      Board Secretary


Date approved: December 4, 2018

 

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PLANNING BOARD
NOTICE OF CHANGE IN MEETING SCHEDULE
01/21/14


CANCELLED: Tuesday, January 21, 2014


In accordance with the provisions of the "Open Public Meetings Act," please be advised that due to the weather the Planning Board meeting of JANUARY 21, 2014 in the Village Hall Court Room has been cancelled. All matters on the agenda will be carried to the February 18, 2014 meeting which will be held in the Village Hall Courtroom at 7:30 p.m.

 All meetings of the Ridgewood Planning Board (i.e., official public meetings, work session meetings, pre-meeting assemblies and special meetings) are public meetings which are always open to members of the general public.


 Michael Cafarelli
 Secretary to the Board

c: P/B Members
Ridgewood News*
The Record*
Village Clerk
Village Manager
 Village Bulletin Board
 Village Website

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PLANNING BOARD
NOTICE OF CHANGE IN MEETING SCHEDULE
12/02/14


CANCELLED: Tuesday, December 2, 2014


In accordance with the provisions of the "Open Public Meetings Act," please be advised that the Planning Board meeting of DECEMBER 2, 2014 in the Village Hall Court Room has been cancelled. The next Planning Board meeting is scheduled for December 16, 2014 at BENJAMIN FRANKLIN MIDDLE SCHOOL AUDITORIUM, 335 N. Van Dien Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ at 7:30 p.m.

 All meetings of the Ridgewood Planning Board (i.e., official public meetings, work session meetings, pre-meeting assemblies and special meetings) are public meetings which are always open to members of the general public.


 Michael Cafarelli
 Secretary to the Board

c: P/B Members
Ridgewood News*
The Record*
Village Clerk
Village Manager
 Village Bulletin Board
 Village Website

*Note: This is not for publication in the legal ad section.  It is a general announcement.

 

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PLANNING BOARD

AMENDMENT TO MEETING SCHEDULE

CANCELLED: August 21, 2018

In accordance with the provisions of the "Open Public Meetings Act," please be advised that the PLANNING BOARD public meeting and work session for TUESDAY, August 21, 2018, in the VILLAGE HALL COURT ROOM, 4th Floor, 131 NORTH MAPLE AVENUE, RIDGEWOOD, NJ beginning at 7:30 p.m. has been cancelled.

The next regular meeting will be held on September 4, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. in the Village Hall Courtroom, 4th Floor, 131 North Maple Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ.

All meetings of the Ridgewood Planning Board (i.e., official public meetings, work session meetings, pre-meeting assemblies and special meetings) are public meetings which are always open to members of the general public.

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The following minutes are a summary of the Planning Board meeting of December 6, 2016. Interested parties may request an audio recording of the meeting from the Board Secretary for a fee.

 

Call to Order & Statement of Compliance with the Open Public Meetings Act: Mr. Joel called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. Following members were present: Mayor Knudsen, Joel Torielli, Richard Joel, Councilman Jeff Voigt, Isabella Altano, Melanie McWilliams, David Scheibner, and Debbie Patire. Also present were Christopher Martin, Esq., Board Attorney; Village Planner Blais Brancheau; Village Engineer Chris Rutishauser; and Board Secretary Michael Cafarelli.

Public Comments on Topics not Pending Before the Board – No one came forward

 

Correspondence received by the Board – Mr. Cafarelli reported none was received.

KS Broad Street, Preliminary and Final Major Site Plan, 76 & 80 Chestnut Street and 25-27 Franklin Avenue, Block 2005, Lots 11,12,13,14,15 - Public Hearing continued from October 4, 2016 – to be carried to January 17, 2017 without further notice. – Application carried to January 17, 2017 based on court stay.

Referral of Ordinance #3562 Mayor Knudsen said the Council permitted businesses the use of 'A' frames and it was successful and benefited local businesses. Mr. Brancheau discussed the draft ordinance and its foundation. He discussed 'A' frame and freestanding signs; the ordinance would allow signs that are removable on an annual basis and are not permanently affixed. Business will also be required to have one million dollars of liability insurance.

Board members and the Board attorney questioned the wording 'within the street right of way' and suggested Mr. Brancheau use curbs, building, or edge of roadway so it does not become an issue where residents can sue the Village. Mayor Knudsen said the ordinance is in line with guidelines, policies, and procedures that followed for the past nine months. Mr. Brancheau agreed to make the change, as it will have to go to Matt Rogers, the Village Council who will have to opine on the changes. The Board voted to approve the letter with the changes.

Continued discussions on Institutional Uses Mr. Brancheau discussed his updated report and the revisions highlighted in red. He discussed churches, schools, and assembly use. Board members discussed the use of 'assembly' and whether it should be conditional or permitted. Mr. Brancheau discussed the steeple height at seventy-five feet and a setback ratio of one to one. He said it should be allowed in the B-1 and B-2 zones as permitted. Mr. Brancheau said he would send the final document to the Council work session in January 2017.

Other Business Board members asked about the status of the work the Church of God was to complete. Mr. Rutishauser said they may not have started work yet and he would continue to monitor the status and write tickets where necessary. He also said they went beyond the period in the resolution to complete repairs and renovations. Board members suggested writing a letter to the Church of God. Mr. Martin asked that Mr. Cafarelli send him the Church of God documents.

Adoption of Minutes – The minutes from June 2, 2015 were approved as written.         

Executive Session – The Board went into Executive Session at 9:40 p.m. returned at 9:55 p.m. and adjourned the meeting.

                                                                       

Michael Cafarelli

                                                                        Board Secretary

Date approved: October 17, 2017

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