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 June 21, 2007 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 in accordance with 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 IN ATTENDANCE

 

Michael Dulin, James Golubieski, Allen Kehrt, Thomas Panconi, Eugene Speer, Richard Stannard (8:10 p.m.), Dietrich Wahlers, Joan Weidner, Thomas Harvey

 

PROFESSIONALS IN ATTENDANCE

 

Josette C. Kratz, Secretary; Andrew A. Feranda, Traffic Consultant; Cathleen Marcelli, P.E.; Joseph Stonaker, Esquire; Richard Preiss, P.P.

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

There were no public comments made.

 

                       

APPLICATIONS

 

PB 118-06 Cranbury Housing Assoc., Inc., Block 20, Lot 10.01, Old Cranbury Road, Major Subdivision and Site Plan, Amendment to Import Soil

 

REPRESENTATIVES:             Christopher Tarr, Esquire

                                                William Hotz, General Contractor

                                                Mike Kieser, CHA Member

 

 

This was a continuation of the June 7, 2007 meeting for the purpose of answering some of the PB previous questions.

 

The applicant would be exporting 1,600 CY and importing 1,000 CY in of clean fill. 

 

Ms. Marcelli requested standard testing and trucking routes be provided.

 

Mr. Harvey brought up the point that these conditions have been ignored along with two others.

 

Ms. Marcelli said the fencing around the trees was not according to the shop drawings and the porch details need to be discussed with the Township Planner.

 

Applicant should be abiding to the plans and making every effort to conform to them which were stipulation discussed in the pre-construction meeting.

 

Mr. Golubieski said the process was frustrating; he questioned why were no violations given when there are enforcement issues.  He wanted to know what, where, and who was responsible for the process.

 

Mr. Golubieski motioned for the approval of the application.  Ms. Weidner seconded the motion.

 

 

VOTE ROLL CALL

 

              AYES:      Mr. Golubieski, Mr. Panconi, Mr. Speer, Ms. Weidner, Mr. Wahler, Mr. Harvey

             NAYS:      None

       ABSTAIN:      None

         ABSENT:      Mr. Dulin, Mr. Stannard

 

MOTION CARRIED

 

 

PB 135-07 (PB 380-99)          Gordon 8A Sign, Block 1, Lot 4, Zone I-LI, Cranbury South River Road, Sign Variance

 

REPRESENTATIVES:             Lee Hutchinson, Esquire

Chris Longo, Gordon Exit 8A

 

 

Applicant testified that sign was originally approved for a location between the first and second floor and applicant wanted to place it above the third floor.  They wanted it to be backlight.

 

Board was unsure that a backlit sign was ever approved and suggested a non-illuminated sign.

 

Mr. Kehrt moved as an alternative that PB allow a 3rd floor sign non-illuminated.

 

Mr. Dulin asked for verification that the sign was or was not originally illuminated.

 

Mr. Speer seconded the motion.

 

VOTE ROLL CALL

 

              AYES:      Mr. Dulin, Mr. Golubieski, Mr. Kehrt, Mr. Panconi, Mr. Speer, Ms. Weidner, Mr. Wahlers, Mr. Harvey

             NAYS:      None

       ABSTAIN:      None

         ABSENT:      Mr. Stannard

 

MOTION CARRIED

 

 

 

PB 134-07 Dr. Stuart Alexander, Block 23, Lot 65, Zone VC, 19 North Main Street, Minor Site Plan

 

REPRESENTATIVES:             Frank Brennan, Esquire

                                                Stuart Alexander, Applicant

                                                Laura Totton, Crest Engineering

                                                Richard Schroeder, Architect

 

All professionals were sworn.  Proper notice was given and the board had jurisdiction to hear the matter.  Applicant’s business has been located, since 1993, at the First Constitution Bank site on Route 130 and would like to convert residential home to a dentist office on the first floor and offices on the second.

 

Applicant has received HPC approval.

 

Staff would consist of one dentist and three staff members.  Half of the upstairs would be for personal/business office and the other half would be rented out, preferably as one office with no additional employees.

 

EXHIBIT A-1   Color Site Plan

EXHIBIT A-2   Photo of existing building and simulated building

EXHIBIT A-3   Architectural Floor plan and elevation

 

Medical waste generated would be picked up once a year using the proper NJ State approved procedures.

 

Applicant agreed to comply with all of the conditions of the professionals’ reports.

 

Ms. Weidner, BOE representative, spoke regarding signage.  She indicated that applicant needed to be mindful his location was within a school zone and cars exiting the applicant’s driveway should watch for school kids.  She also wanted to be sure no one parked in the school parking lot.

 

Ms. Wendy Patilla, spoke of people needed to be cautious

 

Mr. Frank Marlowe, spoke about not wanting to see the loss of the parking spot in the front of the building.

 

Mr. Stonaker explained the parking spot was not within the jurisdiction of the PB.

 

Mr. Brennan confirmed that it was not part of this application and that it would have to be addressed with that Township Committee.

 

Mr. Orron, attorney representing The Blue Rooster, asked about the driveway and measures to protect the structures.

 

EXHIBIT O-1   Group of Four Photos showing the driveway and structures

 

Ms. Karen Finagan was sworn and spoke regarding the curbing.

 

Glenn Johnson, as a member of the Methodist Church, spoke regarding the recent flooding and the French drainage.

 

Mr. Golubieski motioned for the approval of the minor site plan application with variances with the following conditions:

 

1.                   General office space on second floor and dentist office on first floor.

2.                   Variances for side yard and impervious coverage.

3.                   Eleven design waivers.

4.                   Review and approval of the Township Engineer and all professionals’ reports.

5.                   Prohibit delivery trucks in driveway.

6.                   Sign be reviewed and approved by Township Engineer at crossing of sidewalk from driveway.

7.                   Outside agency approvals.

8.                   Hours operation 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

9.                   Planting/Screening in the rear.

 

Mr. Speer seconded the motion.

 

 

 

VOTE ROLL CALL

 

              AYES:      Mr. Dulin, Mr. Golubieski, Mr. Kehrt, Mr. Panconi, Mr. Speer, Mr. Stannard, Mr. Wahlers, Mr. Harvey

             NAYS:      None

       ABSTAIN:      Ms. Weidner

         ABSENT:      None

 

MOTION CARRIED

 

 

PB 138-07 The Blue Rooster Bakery, Block 23, Lot 109, Zone VC, 17 North Main Street, Minor Site Plan w/Variance

 

Carried until July 7, 2007 due to improper notice by applicant.

 

 

 

RESOLUTIONS

 

PB 130-07 Cranbury Pizza, Block 23, Lot 10, Zone VC, Main Street, Outdoor Dining Minor Site Plan

 

Mr. Golubieski motioned for the approval of the resolution.  Ms. Weidner seconded the motion.

 

VOTE ROLL CALL

 

              AYES:      Mr. Golubieski, Mr. Panconi, Mr. Stannard, Ms. Weidner, Mr. Wahlers, Mr. Harvey

             NAYS:      None

       ABSTAIN:      None

         ABSENT:      None

 

MOTION CARRIED

 

 

 

PB 136-07 OneK 2P, LLC, a.k.a Hannah & Mason, Block 23, Lot 54, Zone VC, 39 North Main Street, Outdoor Dining

 

 

Mr. Golubieski motioned for the approval of the resolution.  Mr. Wahlers seconded the motion.

 

VOTE ROLL CALL

 

              AYES:      Mr. Golubieski, Mr. Panconi, Mr. Speer, Mr. Stannard, Ms. Weidner, Mr. Wahlers, Mr. Harvey

             NAYS:      None

       ABSTAIN:      Mr. Kehrt, Ms. Weidner

         ABSENT:      Mr. Dulin

 

MOTION CARRIED

 

 

PB 129-07 Robb Irving/Christine Ondocin, Block 23, Lot 45.02, Zone VC, 69 North Main Street, Minor Site Plan

 

 

Mr. Golubieski motioned for the approval of the resolution.  Ms. Weidner seconded the motion.

 

VOTE ROLL CALL

 

              AYES:      Mr. Golubieski, Mr. Panconi, Mr. Stannard, Mr. Wahlers, Mr. Harvey

             NAYS:      None

       ABSTAIN:      None

         ABSENT:      None

 

MOTION CARRIED

 

 

PB 101-05 Prologis Park Cranbury (South Park), Block 10, Lot 4 & 19, Station Road, Preliminary & Final Site Plan

 

REPRESENTATIVES:             Richard Goldman, Esquire

 

 

Mr. Kehrt and Mr. Panconi recused himself from the application.

 

Professionals continued to be under oath.

 

EXHIBIT R-7   Letter dated 6/20/07 by Schoor DePalma, Edwin Caballero

EXHIBIT R-7   Overall Landscape Plan, revised date 5/23/07

 

Listed changes

 

1.         Proposed shade trees along Station Road would be increased 2.5” to 3”

2.         Restored evergreens screen at entrance around loading dock.

3.         Evergreen and ornamental trees on corner of Building #2 and Corner of Building #1 would be restored.

4.         Six (6) ornamental trees at entrance of Building #1 would be restored.

5.         Shade trees on Road “A” will be reduced to 50 ft on center they were revised to 70 ft on center in the last plan and will be back to 50 ft on center to the end of Building #1.

6.         Shade trees around basin #2 will be reduced to 1.5 t o 2” and 2.5” to 2”.

7.         Trees would be reduced in size.

8.         Evergreens on Liberty Way, adjacent to parking on Building #2 will be reduced.

 

Mr. Golubieski motioned for the approval of preliminary and final site plan subject to the following conditions:

 

1.       Sewer design waivers.

2.       Conditional upon Township Engineer’s and Planner’s report.

3.       Subject to final approval of the landscape architect.

4.       Co condition of competition.

5.       Outside agency approvals.

6.       Façade treatment as presented.

7.       Moving forward to improve intersection.

8.       Phasing plan.

9.       Bonding at Phase 1.

 

Mr. Speer seconded the motion.

 

 

VOTE ROLL CALL

 

              AYES:      Mr. Golubieski, Mr. Speer, Mr. Stannard, Ms. Weidner, Mr. Wahlers, Mr. Harvey

             NAYS:      None

       ABSTAIN:      None

         ABSENT:      None

 

MOTION CARRIED

 

 

ADJOURNMENT OF MEETING

 

There being no further business, on motion duly made, seconded, and carried, the meeting was thereupon adjourned.

 

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 June 21, 2007, consisting of __ 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 August 2, 2007.

 

 

                                                                                                                                   

                                                                        Josette C. Kratz, Secretary

 

 

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