May 16, 2018 Regular Meeting

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The regular meeting of the Stillwater Township Planning Board was held in the Municipal Building, Middleville, New Jersey and was called to order by Vice Chairman van der Haeghen at 7:39 p.m. He led the Board in the flag salute and he announced that adequate notice of this meeting had been given to the public and the press under the provisions of the “Open Public Meetings Act”, N.J.S.A  10:4-1 et.seq.

Members Present:     Mr.Pierce

Ms.   Chammings

Mr.   Barta

 Mr.   van der Haeghen

 Mr.   Branagan

 Absent:       Ms.  Puccio

Mr. Donofrio

Mr.  Morrison

Also Present:     Board Engineer Golden

MINUTES:

Mayor Chammings made the motion to approve the minutes of April 11, 2018. Motion seconded by Mr. Pierce.  Roll call vote, to adopt the minutes:

Mr. Pierce-Yes                             Ms. Chammings-Yes

Mr.   Barta-Yes                              Mr.   van der Haeghen-Abstain

Mr.   Branagan-Yes

 Mayor Chammings made the motion to approve the minutes of April 18, 2018. Motion seconded by Mr. Barta.  Roll call vote, to adopt the minutes:

Mr. Pierce-Yes                             Ms. Chammings-Yes

Mr.   Barta-Yes                              Mr.   van der Haeghen-Yes

Mr.   Branagan-Yes

 PUBLIC SESSION

Mr. van der Haeghen opened the meeting up to the public for non-agenda items.

Mr. Toohey was present and he questioned his driveway base and putting down millings. Board Engineer Golden reviewed the standards for putting down millings.  Mayor Chammings questioned the DEP guidance document and she stated that he she thought it was a recommendation.   Mr. Toohey and Board Engineer Golden went on to discuss the millings vs. a stone base/QP.  Board Engineer Golden stated that he could look into it further and report back.

With there being no further public, the meeting was closed to the public.

OTHER:

   Milllings Discussion   The Board went on to discuss the Millings recommendation/rule/guidance/guidelines DEP document.

 BILLS:                                     Golden & Moran

 Re:   Rodriguez                                                   $165.00

Mayor Chammings made the motion to approve the bill, funds permitting. Motion seconded by Mr. van der Haeghen. Roll call vote:

Mr. Pierce-Yes                             Ms. Chammings-Yes

Mr.   Barta-Yes                              Mr.   van der Haeghen-Yes

Mr.   Branagan-Yes

Golden & Moran

                  Re:   North Shore                                                  770.00

Mayor Chammings made the motion to approve the bill, funds permitted. Motion seconded by Mr. Pierce.  Roll call vote:

Mr. Pierce-Yes                             Ms. Chammings-Yes

Mr.   Barta-Yes                              Mr.   van der Haeghen-Abstain

Mr.   Branagan-Yes

 

MEMORIALIZING RESOLUTIONS:

#18-002 North Shore House, LLC, Block 3601, Lot 16

The Board reviewed the draft Resolution.  Board Secretary Schemm stated that she did receive an email from Board Attorney Haggerty suggesting that the Board receive an accurate plan, with dimensions, including the height of the structure.  Mr. van der Haeghen stated that he can provide that information.  Board Engineer Golden reviewed the Board’s action at the April meeting. Board Secretary Schemm asked if the Board wishes to amend the Resolution, with a Condition #5, to include Board Attorney Haggherty’s recommendation.

Mr. Barta made the motion to adopt the Resolution as amended this evening.  Motion seconded by Mr.  Pierce.  Roll call vote:

Mr. Pierce-Yes                             Ms. Chammings-Yes

Mr.   Barta-Yes                              Mr.   van der Haeghen-Abstain

Mr.   Branagan-Yes

 

OLD/NEW BUSINESS:

 Accessory Apartments-Conditional Use

   Deferred

   Commercial Recreational Zone-#240-112

   Deferred

   Barns/Family Farms/Commercial Farms

   The Board discussed increasing the square footage.  

    ECHO

   Deferred

 Liaison Updates-Committee, Mayor, Board of Adjustment, and Environmental

Mayor Chammings stated that last night’s meeting was cancelled due to the inclement weather and the Board discussed the aftermath of the storm.  She stated that they will have to reschedule their interviews for a DPW worker.

Mr. Branagan provided an Environmental Commission update: obtaining a grant for the  proposed Open Space Recreation Plan Update, Signage at Veterans Memorial Park being prepared, the installation of a Tri fold Holder at the Recycling Center with recycling information, obtaining quotes for stream testing, collection of fishing line, and a new group, the Paulinksill Watershed Group,  being formed.

Mayor Chammings also noted that there are two Capital Ordinances to be introduced and a brief status update was given on the Swartswood Volunteer Fire Department.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC:

No public present.

ADJOURNMENT:  

   With there being no further business, there was a motion made and seconded to adjourn the meeting.  In a voice vote, all were in favor at 8:20 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted:

Alfia Schemm

Board Secretary

6/15/18

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