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 February 23, 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. Golubieski, Mr. Kehrt, Mr. Speer, Mr. Stannard, Mr. Stout, Ms. Weidner, Mr. Harvey

 

PROFESSIONALS AND STAFF

 

Carolyn Cummings, Court Reporter; Josette C. Kratz, Planning Board Secretary; Andrew A. Feranda, Traffic Consultant; Cathleen Marcelli, Township Engineer; Joseph Stonaker, Planning Board Attorney; Richard Preiss, Township Planner.

 

MINUTES

 

October 6, 2005, October 20, 2005, November 3, 2005 and December 1, 2005 upon motion duly made and seconded were approval unanimously.

 

RESOLUTIONS

 

PB 092-04       JERC, a.k.a - Petrucci (Middle Campus - Half Acre, LLC), Block 8, Lot 1.03, Half Acre Road, Preliminary and Final Major Site Plan Approval

 

Mr. Golubieski motioned for the approval of the resolution and Mr. Speer seconded the motion.

 

ROLL CALL:

 

             AYES:            Mr. Golubieski, Mr. Speer, Mr. Stananrd, Mr. Stout, Ms. Weidner, Mr. Harvey

             NAYS:            None

       ABSTAIN:            Mr. Kehrt

        ABSENT:            Mr. Dreyling

 

MOTION CARRIED

 

 

PB 103-05       Suellan Waters, 33 Main Street, Block 23, Lot 57, Zone VC, Minor Site Plan

 

Mr. Speer motioned for the approval of the resolution and Mr. Golubieski seconded the motion.

 

ROLL CALL:

 

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

             NAYS:            None

       ABSTAIN:            None

        ABSENT:            Mr. Dreyling

 

MOTION CARRIED

 

 

 

APPLICATIONS                               

 

PB 082-04       Virginia Neill/Ken Miller, Block 18.07, Lot 47, 106-108 South Main Street, Minor Subdivision, Extension of Time

 

REPRESENATIVES:   Donald S. Driggers, Esquire

 

Mr. Driggers explained that this application needed an extension form a minor subdivision subject to Middlesex County Planning Board approval.  They have made an application to the County and have been wrestling with them because they would like to have a circular driveway.  One has on and the other one cannot fit.  They are still trying to finish that up and hopefully the County will get more reasonable.

 

Mr. Golubieski motioned for the extension of time and Mr. Speer seconded the motion.

 

ROLL CALL:

 

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

             NAYS:            None

       ABSTAIN:            None

        ABSENT:            Mr. Dreyling

 

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, Final Major Site Plan

                        (Applicant has requested application be carried to the April 6, 2006 PB Meeting)

 

Motion made to carry application until April 6, 2006 was made by Mr. Golubieski and seconded by Mr. Speer.

 

ROLL CALL:

 

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

             NAYS:            None

       ABSTAIN:            None

        ABSENT:            Mr. Dreyling

 

MOTION CARRIED

 

 

PB 097-05       Comsleep Properties, LLC (a.k.a. South River Park Trammell Crow), Block 6, Lots 5, 6 & 10, RO-LI Zone, South River Road, Amended Preliminary & Final Sited Plan, Bulk Variance

 

REPRESENTATIVES:       Michael J. Rowland, Esquire

                                          Edwin Caballero, Schoor DePalma

                                          Daniel McSweeney, Schoor DePalma

                                          Karl Pehnke, Schoor DePalma

                                          Jerry Young, Young, Wright Architectectural

 

Applicant’s professionals and township’s professionals were all sworn.

 

Mr. Rowland introduced himself.  This was an application that was continued from an earlier February meeting.

 

EXHIBIT A-6   Revised Sheet-4 Amended Layout and Dimension Plan

EXHIBIT A-7   Architectural Elevations

EXHIBIT A-8   Vehicle Turning Plan

 

There were comments from the public.

 

Mr. Golubieski asked Ms. Marcelli about her original report there were two variances and one design waiver for the free standing sign was eliminated, have you been satisfied.

 

Ms. Marcelli said that she was satisfied.

 

Mr. Preiss and Ms. Marcelli had no further comments.

 

Mr. Speer thought that a variance would be needed for having a wall sign.  Ms. Marcelli said that she did not repeat the variance and design waivers.  If they were mentioned in the original report they still applied.

 

Mr. Speer asked for her to say what the two variances were. In the new report there is the variance for the amount of space for the meeting rooms and the free standing sign, what about the wall sign.  Ms. Marcelli said that she did not believe so.  Mr. Speer said that his thought was that if it is not specifically written then it is not permitted.

 

Mr. Harvey thought that was the position of Mr. Rowland and Mr. Stonaker.  Mr. Rowland said that in the absence of permission there is a need for a variance. 

 

Mr. Speer said that for the second sign required a variance; both signs seemed to be on this lot.  Ms. Marcelli said it required a variance.

 

Mr. Golubieski summarize that there were four variances; two for the free standing signs, one for the wall sign, one for the square footage of the conference room.  There was a design waiver for the parking spaces, although reduced waiver is still required.

 

Mr. Golubieski motioned for the approval of the amended preliminary and final major site plan with four variances; one for the size of the meeting room 3,000 SF where applicant would provide 918 SF, variance for free standing signs within 20 feet of the street line, and the allowance of the wall sign and the approval of two design waivers; one for the light candles and parking spaces.

 

1.                   Subject to the Township Engineer and Township Traffic reports; and

2.                   Landscape architect’s report; and

3.                   Applicant agrees to construct pedestrian crosswalks and appropriate signs and pavement markings; and

4.                   Conditions subject to review and approval of the fire company;

5.                   Proposed dedicated conservations easements; and

6.                   Comply with COAH requirements; and

7.                   Subject to any outside agency approvals.

 

Ms. Weidner seconded the motion.

 

ROLL CALL:

 

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

             NAYS:            None

       ABSTAIN:            None

        ABSENT:            Mr. Dreyling

 

MOTION CARRIED

 

 

 

ADJOURNMENT OF MEETING

 

There being no further business, on motion duly made, seconded, and carried, the meeting was thereupon adjourned at 8: 21 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 February 23, 2006, consisting of 6 pages, constitute a true and correct copy of the minutes of the said meeting.

 

 

                                                                                                                                   

                                                                        Josette C. Kratz, Secretary

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