MINUTES

OF THE

CRANBURY TOWNSHIP

PLANNING BOARD

CRANBURY, NEW JERSEY

MIDDLESEX COUNTY

 

APPROVED ON 10/06/05

 

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 July 21, 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. Dreyling, Mr. Golubieski, Mr. Mr. Kehrt, Mr. Speer, Mr. Stout (7:33 p.m.), Ms. Weidner, Mr. Harvey

 

PROFESSIONALS PRESENT

 

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

 

 

RESOLUTIONS

 

PB 415-00       Chinmaya Mission Tri State Center, Block 22, Lots 16 & 18, Cranbury Neck Road, Extension of Time (1st Extension granted on April 18, 2004 for 1 year)

 

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

 

VOTE ROLL CALL

 

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

             NAYS:      None

       ABSTAIN:      Mr. Kehrt, Mr. Stout

        ABSENT:      Mr. Stannard

 

MOTION CARRIED

 

 

PB 400-00       Cransud LLC (a.k.a. Cranbury 93/Sudler), Block 5.01, Lot 1, 100 Liberty Way, Amended Preliminary & Final Site Plan (or Minor Site)

 

Mr. Speer motioned for approval.  Mr. Golubieski seconded the motion.

 

VOTE ROLL CALL

 

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

             NAYS:      None

       ABSTAIN:      Mr. Kehrt, Mr. Stout

        ABSENT:      Mr. Stannard

 

MOTION CARRIED

 

 

PB 085-05        Natilee Caricato, Block 30, Lot 2.01, 70 North Main Street, Minor Site Plan

 

Mr. Speer motioned that the resolution be approved as presented. Mr. Golubieski seconded the motion.

 

VOTE ROLL CALL

 

              AYES:      Mr. Dreyling, Mr. Golubieski, Mr. Kehrt, Mr. Speer, Ms. Weidner, Mr. Harvey

             NAYS:      None

       ABSTAIN:      Mr. Kehrt, Mr. Stout

         ABSENT:      Mr. Stannard

 

MOTION CARRIED

 

 

 

 

 

 

MASTER PLAN EXAMINATION

 

Public hearing on the Examination of the Township of Cranbury’s Master Plan portion involving the Municipal Stormwater Management Plan.

 

Ms. Marcelli announced that she was here this evening to have the Planning Board take a look at and approve to pass onto the Township Committee an amendment to the Master Plan which includes what is known as the Municipal Stormwater Management Plan.  She further explained that states mandated background to the Board.

 

This plan has been reviewed and approved by them Middlesex County Planning Board. 

 

Presently there is an ordinance draft being reviewed and copies have been distributed to the Board for review, but must wait for the Committee to refer to the Planning Board.

 

Mr. Speer said that he had minor comments that he wanted to pass onto Ms. Marcelli. His broader questions in addition too, page 1, second paragraph, it laid out recurring major goals.  At one point their was erosion control. 

 

Ms. Marcelli said that if had storm water quantity impact goes to erosion control, but could certainly add that separate item their. 

 

Mr. Speer said that it seemed strange that some of the background was so time limit, very much was the state at 2005.  If this is incorporated into the Master Plan it will be around for a fairly long time, would be updating that data. 

 

Ms. Marcelli said that they had wanted it brought to the current state for 2005 and the Master Plan is re-examined every three years.  A lot of the data in the current Master plan is outdated.  So it is anticipated that this portion would be updated regularly.

 

Mr. Golubieski motioned for the approval.  Mr. Kehrt seconded the motion with understanding he would go over his minor comments with Ms. Marcelli regarding wording.

 

Mr. Stonaker noted that the Board was adopting the Master Plan amendment, not passing this


unto the Township Committee.  This is the action which is done by this Board, Township Committee has no jurisdiction over the Master plan only the Ordinance.

 

VOTE ROLL CALL

 

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

             NAYS:      None

       ABSTAIN:      None

        ABSENT:      Mr. Stannard

 

MOTION CARRIED

 

 

PB 375-99        KHOV/Kushner/Hagerty/Four Seasons @ Cranbury (a.k.a. Meadows @ Cranbury), Meadows at Cranbury, Block 20, Lot(s) 6, 10 & 14, South Main Street, Old Cranbury-Hightstown & Old Trenton Road, Amended Preliminary and Final Site Plan, Retaining Wall

 

Mr. Harvey said that he had been in touch with Mr. Speer and Mr. Stonaker.  Mr. Speer said that his remembrance was that the conservation easement was actually part of the lot and the setbacks were not from the lot line but from were the extension into the conservation easement.   Ms. MArcelli said it was from the conservation line.

 

Mr. Speer asked how it would read, 7 feet from the conservation easement line on each lot.  Mr. Stonaker agreed.

 

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

 

VOTE ROLL CALL

 

             AYES:      Mr. Dreyling, Mr. Speer, Ms. Weidner, Mr. Harvey

             NAYS:      None

       ABSTAIN:      Mr. Golubieski, Mr. Kehrt, Mr. Stout

        ABSENT:      None

 

MOTION CARRIED

 

Mr. Harvey opened the floor to public comments on anything that was not on the agenda.  There was no comments made.

 

 

 

 

ADJOURNMENT OF MEETING

 

There being no further business, on motion duly made, seconded, and carried, the meeting was thereupon adjourned at 8:00 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 July 21, 2005, 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 October 6, 2005.

 

 

                                                                                                                                   

                                                                        Josette C. Kratz, Secretary

 

 

/jck