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 25, 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, Mr. Speer, Mr. Stannard, Mr. Stout, Ms. Weidner, Mr. Harvey

 

 

PROFESSIONALS PRESENT

 

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

 

 

RESOLUTIONS

 

PB 050-03       MTL Custom Homes

Block 25.01, Lots 84.01, 84.02 & 84.03

Dey Road, Soil Import/Export

 

 

 

Mr. Speer motioned for approval and Ms. Weidner seconded motion.

 

ROLL CALL:

 

             AYES:            Mr. Golubieski, Mr. Stannard, Mr. Stout, Ms. Weidner, Mr. Harvey

             NAYS:            None

       ABSTAIN:            Mr. Dreyling

        ABSENT:            Mr. Kehrt

 

MOTION CARRIED

 

 

PB 081-04       California Closets/Dan Hill

                        Block 6, Lot 8

                        2666 Route 130

                        Driveway Re-Alignment

 

Mr. Speer motioned for approval and Ms. Weidner seconded the motion.

 

ROLL CALL:

 

             AYES:            Mr. Dreyling, Mr. Golubieski, Mr. Speer, Mr. Stannard, Mr. Stout, Mr. Weidner

             NAYS:            None

       ABSTAIN:            None

        ABSENT:            Mr. Kehrt

 

MOTION CARRIED

 

ALL TOWNSHIP PROFESSIONALS WERE SWORN DURING EACH PROCEEDING.

 

 

APPLICATIONS

 

PB 109-06 Cedar Brook Corporate Center, Block 1.02, Lot 5, Proposed 1-Story 3,522 SF Restaurant Preliminary & Final Site Plan and Minor Subdivision for to move property line from Lot 4 to Lot 5

 

REPRSENTATIVES:  Donald Driggers, Esquire

                                                Zeb Stern, Applicant for Cedar Brook

                                                Bruce Simon, Cedar Brook

                                                Gabe Kellner, Kupper Associates

                                                John Borinski, Kupper Associates

                                                Daniel Yannaccon, Landscaping

 

Representatives were sworn.

 

Explained that they had an application before the board to move a lot line and build a small restaurant in the Cedar Brook complex so they could service the tenants of Cedar Brook.  Restaurant would be a non-advertised public cafeteria style restaurant for breakfast and lunch.  There would be no small truck loading and unloading. 

 

EXHIBIT A-1  Overall Cedar Brook Complex Site Plan

EXHIBIT A-2  Site plan for Restaurant

 

Left of the building was an office building that was presently using 340 parking spaces and they would inform them that they could no longer park their vehicles in the area of the restaurant.

 

There would be one small sign on the building, in trying to keep the overall appearance low key.

 

EXHIBIT A-3  Elevation rendering

EXHIBIT A-4  Color subdivision plan.

 

There were no public comments.

 

Mr. Golubieski motioned for approval of application for subdivision and site plan with two design waivers for parking paces and landscape islands subject to the following:

 

1.      Conditions set forth in the township professional’s reports; and

2.      Satisfactory approval of the D & R Canal reports: and

3.      Signs restricting parking for restaurant patrons only; and

4.      Any outside agency approvals.

 

Mr. Dreyling seconded the motion.

 

ROLL CALL:

 

             AYES:            Mr. Dreyling, Mr. Golubieski, Mr. Speer, Mr. Stannard, Mr. Stout, Ms. Weidner, Mr. Harvey

             NAYS:            None

       ABSTAIN:            None

        ABSENT:            Mr. Kehrt

 

MOTION CARRIED

 

 

 

 

PB 060-03 Rock IDI Cranbury LLC, (Mancran Building, LLC/Woodmont Half Acre, LLC), Block 8, Lot 1.01, Middle Campus/Half Acre Road, Amendment to Preliminary and Final Major Site Plan

 

Formally known as PB 012-01a Rock-Cranbury, LLC (Foreign Trade Zone), a.k.a. Crate & Barrel, Block 4, Lot 1.03, (Formally Block 4, Lots 1, 2, 3, & 5), Prospect Plains Road & Half Acre Road, Amended Preliminary & Final Site Plan & Design Waiver

 

REPRESENTATIVES:            Steven Barcan, Esquire

                                                Richard Burrow, Engineer for Langan

                                               

EXHIBIT A-1  Color Overlay of properties

 

Applicant was seeking to move approximately 30,300 CY of soil from Block 8, Lot 1.01 to Block 4, Lot 1.03 to build up the berm.

 

There were no public comments.

 

Mr. Golubieski motioned for the approval of the application in accordance to the township engineer’s report and showing plans of the redistribution of soil and landscaping shift.  Mr. Speer seconded the motion.

 

ROLL CALL:

 

             AYES:            Mr. Dreyling, Mr. Golubieski, Mr. Speer, Mr. Stannard, Mr. Stout, Ms. Weidner, Mr. Harvey

             NAYS:            None

       ABSTAIN:            None

        ABSENT:            Mr. Kehrt

 

MOTION CARRIED

 

 

 

PB 106-06 JERC Partners V, LLC, (Mancran Building, LLC/Woodmont Half Acre, LLC), Block 8, Lot 1.04, Middle Campus/Half Acre Road, Amendment to Preliminary and Final Major Site Plan

 

REPRESENTATIVES:            Steven Barcan, Esquire

                                                Richard Burrows, Langan Engineering

                                                Michael Szura

                                                Mitchell

                                                Dan Disario, P.E. for Langan Engineer

 

Mr. Barcan explained that this application to seek modified preliminary and final site approval.  They have increased the building slightly, by 704 SF and increased the office area for four tenants. There are two entrance doors instead of one and the bump outs are four instead of two. 

 

Professionals were sworn and Board had jurisdiction to hear the matter.

 

EXHIBIT A-1  Aerial Site plan

EXHIBIT A-2  Original Site Plan

EXHIBIT A-3  Rendered Site Plan showing new building

EXHIBIT A-4  Signage Plan

EXHIBIT A-5  New Architectural Rendering

EXHIBIT A-6  Original Architectural Rendering

 

There were no comments from the public.

 

Mr. Golubieski motioned for the approval of the amended preliminary and final major site plan with design waivers for the export of approximately 12,000 CY soil and importation of  47,500 CY of select fill subject to the following:

 

1.                  Conditions of the Township Engineer’s report; and

2.                  Satisfactory concordance by the selected three items that they wanted concurrence with Township Engineer that proper documentation was presented; and

3.                  Conditions set forth in the Township Traffic Engineer’s report; and

4.                  Condition that the Township Engineer approve Route and Schedule of transfer of soil and certifications; and

5.                  Conditions from any outside agency approvals.

 

Mr. Speer seconded the motion.

 

ROLL CALL:

 

             AYES:            Mr. Dreyling, Mr. Golubieski, Mr. Speer, Mr. Stannard, Mr. Stout, Ms. Weidner, Mr. Harvey

             NAYS:            None

       ABSTAIN:            None

        ABSENT:            Mr. Kehrt

 

MOTION CARRIED

 

 

 

ORDINANCE DISCUSSION

 

Ordinance No. 05-06-15 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.

 

Mr. Speer motioned for the Ordinance to be referred back to the Township Committee.  Mr. Golubieski seconded the motion.

 

ROLL CALL:

 

             AYES:            Mr. Dreyling, Mr. Golubieski, Mr. Speer, Mr. Stannard, Mr. Stout, Ms. Weidner, Mr. Harvey

             NAYS:            None

       ABSTAIN:            None

        ABSENT:            Mr. Kehrt

 

MOTION CARRIED

 

 

ADJOURNMENT OF MEETING

 

There being no further business, on motion duly made, seconded, and carried, the meeting was thereupon adjourned at 9:40 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 25, 2006, consisting of 7 pages, constitute a true and correct copy of the minutes of the said meeting.

 

                        IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto subscribed my name.

 

                                                                                                                                   

                                                                        Josette C. Kratz, Secretary

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