MINUTES

OF THE

CRANBURY TOWNSHIP

PLANNING BOARD

CRANBURY, NEW JERSEY

MIDDLESEX COUNTY

 

 

TIME AND PLACE OF MEETING

 

            The regular meeting of the Cranbury Township Planning Board was held at the Cranbury Town Hall Municipal Building, Old School Building, 23-A North Main Street, Cranbury, New Jersey, Middlesex County, on May 18, 2006 at 7:30 p.m.

 

CALL TO ORDER

 

            Thomas Harvey, Chairperson, of the Cranbury Township Planning Board, called the meeting to order and acted as the Chairman thereof.

 

STATEMENT OF ADEQUATE NOTICE

 

            Pursuant with the Sunshine Law adequate notice according to the open public meeting act was provided of this meeting’s date, time, place and agenda was mailed to the news media, posted on the Township bulletin board, mailed to those requesting personal notice, and filed with the municipal clerk.

 

MEMBERS PRESENT

 

Mr. Dreyling, Mr. Golubieski (7:40 p.m.), Mr. Kehrt, Mr. Speer, Mr. Stout, Mr. Stannard, Ms. Weidner, Mr. Harvey (8:05 p.m.)

 

 

PROFESSIONALS PRESENT

 

Carolyn Cummings, Court Reporter; Josette C. Kratz, Secretary; Cathleen Marcelli, Township Engineer, Joseph Stonaker, Esquire, Planning Board Attorney; Richard Preiss, Township Planner

 

ANNOUNCEMENT

 

This was a joint meeting with Township Committee.  Members of Committee present were Ms. Pari Stave, Mr. Wayne Wittman, Mr. Tom Panconi and Trishka Waterbury as Township Attorney, in addition to Mr. Stannard and Mr. Stout.  Upon a motion duly made and seconded Ms. Kratz was appointed Deputy Clerk this the proceeding of this meeting

 

ORDINANCES

 

Ordinance No. 04-06-09         An Ordinance of the Township of Cranbury Concerning Stormwater Management and Replacing in its Entirety Old Section 150-61 of the Cranbury Township Land Development Ordinance with New Section 150-61

 

Mr. Golubieski motioned for Ordinance No. 04-06-09 to be referred back to the Township Committee. Mr. Dreyling seconded the motion.

 

ROLL CALL:

 

             AYES:            Mr. Dreyling, Mr. Golubieski, Mr. Kehrt, Mr. Speer, Mr. Stout, Mrs. Weidner

             NAYS:            None

       ABSTAIN:            Mr. Harvey (arrived at 8:05 p.m.)

        ABSENT:            Mr. Stannard

 

MOTION CARRIED

 

Ordinance No. 05-06-11         An Ordinance of the Township of Cranbury, Middlesex County, New Jersey, Amending Chapter 150 of the Code of the Township of Cranbury to add a new R-ML II-Residential Mt. Laurel II Zone.

 

Ordinance was referred back to the Township Committee with changes to be made in accordance to the new plans.

 

Ordinance No. 05-06-13         An Ordinance of the Township of Cranbury Concerning Land Development and Amending the Definition of “Open Space” in Section 150-7 of the Code of the Township of Cranbury.

 

Mr. Golubieski motioned for Ordinance No. 04-06-13 to be referred back to the Township Committee. Mr. Speer seconded the motion.

 

ROLL CALL:

 

             AYES:            Mr. Dreyling, Mr. Golubieski, Mr. Kehrt, Mr. Speer

             NAYS:            Mr. Stout, Mrs. Weidner, Mr. Harvey

       ABSTAIN:            None

        ABSENT:            Mr. Stannard

 

MOTION CARRIED

 

Motion made by Mr. Golubieski to set up a sub-committee and begin work on the recreational portion of the master plan. Mr. Dreyling seconded the motion.

 

ROLL CALL:

 

             AYES:            Mr. Dreyling, Mr. Golubieski, Mr. Kehrt, Mr. Speer, Mr. Stout

             NAYS:            Mrs. Weidner, Mr. Harvey

       ABSTAIN:            None

        ABSENT:            Mr. Stannard

 

MOTION CARRIED

 

 

PB 114-06       Cranbury Housing Authority

                        Block 20, Lot 10.01

                        Old Cranbury Road

                        Conceptual Review

 

REPRESENTATIVE:         Mark Berkowsky

 

Mr. Berkowsky presented the changed conceptual plan.  This plan showed the structures further away from the tree line.  Mr. Kehrt asked where the other plans to compare were.

 

The public’s questions involved Ms. Peggy Flagey asked about turn around for larger vehicles.  Mr. Joe Stasi asked why the structures had been moved back.  Mr. Kenneth Block asked if plan was following ordinance or was ordinances following the plan.  Ms. Phyllis Stein questioned parking on Old Cranbury Road.  Ms. Ann Luluso asked about the berming and fence and the height of both.  Ms. Leslie May asked what constitutes as a street.

 

The entire property would be owned and maintained by CHA. 

 

There was numerous discussions regarding the entrances and whether there should be entrance only in at the north end and exit at the south end. There was concerned with the lights coming into the lot and the existing the lot with the center driveway.

 

The dumpster needs to be relocated.  Mr. Preiss felt there were a number of ways in which that could be resolved.

 

Ms. Marcelli mentioned that by creating residential area and bring the houses closer to the road that is de facto in slowing the traffic down.  People tend to go faster because there is no activity and open fields.  She also was concerned with site distance.  Locating the driveway on the southern end provides for a straight intersection with Old Cranbury Road and provides for clear distance for the 425 ft way.

 

The berm and fence idea was meant to soften the fence, in place of a 6 ft fence.

 

Ms. Weidner said that there were a couple of winters where the snow plow expenses sky rocketed and it is not a small issue and would like more information.

 

Mr. Kehrt said the cost rocketed because of the enormous amount of snow.  That is not a usual event.

 

Ms. Stave urged Mr. Berkowsky to take another look at the one way north entrance and two-way southern entry/exit.  She did not want the neighbors across the street disturbed.

 

Mr. Stout agreed that the cul-de-sac would be unsightly.  Felt Mr. Kehrt’s ideas good.

 

Mr. Wittman felt there was a lot of good thought but if they moved the driveway he thought there would be minimal impact on KHOV and those across the street.

 

Mr. Harvey agreed with the others.

 

 

 

ADJOURNMENT OF MEETING

 

There being no further business, on motion duly made, seconded, and carried, the meeting was thereupon adjourned at 10:10 p.m.

 

CERTIFICATE OF SECRETARY

 

                        I, Undersigned, do hereby certify;

 

                        That I am duly elected and acting secretary of the Cranbury Township Planning Board and, that the foregoing minutes of the Planning Board, held on May 18, 2006, consisting of 5 pages, constitute a true and correct copy of the minutes of the said meeting.

 

                        IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto subscribed my name of said Planning Board this July 6, 2006.

 

 

                                                                                                                                   

                                                                        Josette C. Kratz, Secretary

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