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 October 20, 2005 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. Speer, Mr. Stannard, Mr. Stout, Ms. Weidner, Mr. Harvey

 

 

PROFESSIONALS PRESENT

 

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

 

 

Discussions regarding the Township of Cranbury’s Master Plan portion involving the Housing Element and Fair Share Plan

 

Housing Element and Fair Share Plan

Draft October 21, 2005

Prepared and Presented by Mary Beth Lonergan, PP, AICP

 

Ms. Beauregard commented on the remaining issue regarding flexibility and whether to go forward with a plan that has all family units or a mix of senior and family units. Whether or not it was better to start with senior family housing, these sites were good sites for family housing.

 

Mr. Preiss said that senior housing was better as a single building rather than spread it out. Senior housing needs, under the Federal Housing Act, such things as laundry facilities, a common room, on-site superintendent and obviously when you have 40 units to underwrite the cost that is better than 30 units.  The site was better suited for family units.  The next round would probably find a site better suited for senior units, it allows for flexibility that could be looked into some time down the line to make the decision of all family units or to do a combination.

 

Elizabeth Silverman of Silvers Lane, said that CHA felt strongly that KHOV Four Seasons Development  should be family units not senior units.

 

Mr. Ellsworth asked what type of units these would be.  Mr. Preiss said they would be similar to the ones CHA already built. He did not think the height would be more than two-stories.

 

Mr. Stonaker explained that the site would be owned by the Township and with corporation with CHA they would come before the Planning Board with a site plan.

 

Discussion closed

 

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 November 20, 2005, 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 February 23, 2006.

 

 

                                                                                                                                   

                                                                        Josette C. Kratz, Secretary

 

 

/jck