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, David Scheibner, Francis Barto, and James Van Goor. Also present were Christopher Martin, Esq., Board Attorney; Village Planner Brigette Bogart; Village Engineer Chris Rutishauser; and Board Secretary Michael Cafarelli. Ms. Patire and Ms. Altano were not present.

Mr. Joel called for a moment of silence for Isabella Altano. Board members expressed their condolences for the loss of Ms. Altano.


Public Comments on Topics not Pending Before the Board – Mr. Rutishauser said a resident who lives adjacent to the Church of God discussed his concerns about the landscaping being done. Mr. Rutishauser asked the Board for the authority to speak to the Church of God about the fence and landscaping issue and report back to the Board.

Mr. Bruinooge appeared on behalf of 257 Ridgewood Avenue to ask that the application be heard on the October 18, 2017 special meeting in place of KS Broad II so that he can complete his application. Board members agreed with the change and KS Broad II was scheduled for the November 21, 2017 Planning Board meeting.

Committee/Commission/Professional Updates for Non Agenda Topics, Correspondence Received by the Board Mr. Joel reported on the Master Plan Subcommittee and said they were receiving proposals and would provide them to Mr. Rutishauser.


Correspondence received by the Board – Mr. Cafarelli reported two ordinances from Ho-Ho-Kus and a letter from Bruinooge Associates.

Ridgewood/Dayton, Preliminary and Final Major Site Plan, 100-152 South Broad Avenue,

Block 3707/3905, Lot 35.01/1.01: Adoption of Memorializing Resolution of Approval – Board members discussed the resolution and asked questions about the sewage costs, stripping, and off-track improvements. The Board voted unanimously to approval the resolution.

Hopper Ridge Townhomes, Informal Review, Durar Avenue, Block 4104, Lot 3, to be carried to December 19, 2017 The application was carried to December 19, 2017 without prejudice to the Board and no need for the applicant to notice.

Calbi, Minor Subdivision and Permit for not Abutting Street, 315 East Glen Avenue, Block 2106, Lot 20. Public Hearing continued from August 1, 2017 and carried to October 3, 2017 without further notice and without prejudice to the Board, to be carried to December 19, 2017 The application was carried to December 19, 2017 without prejudice to the Board and no need for the applicant to notice.

Hudson Street Redevelopment Designation Ms. Bogart discussed her report and said the two lots, Block 3809 Lots 12 and 13 on Hudson Street meet the necessary criteria to declare this area an Area in Need of Redevelopment. She said that there are nine criterion set forth in the Local Redevelopment and Housing Law and only one of the nine criteria needed to be met in order to declare the lots eligible for redevelopment and her findings show it met two of the criteria. Ms. Bogart said if the Planning Board agreed with the findings in the study, then they could recommend to the Governing Body that they should consider this area as an Area in Need of Redevelopment since it meets the criteria for redevelopment. Board members questioned the process, asked what types of businesses can be on the lots, will the Planning Board have a say in the development. The Board voted unanimously to recommend the Council designate the Hudson Street Parking lot an "area in need of redevelopment."


Adoption of Minutes - The minutes from January 3, 2017 were approved as written.


Executive Session – The Board moved to Executive Session at 9:38 p.m. returned to open session at 9:41 p.m. and adjourned the meeting.


Michael Cafarelli

                                                                        Board Secretary

Date approved: November 21, 2017




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