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Minutes Open Session
Allamuchy Land Use Board January 27, 2011

The Allamuchy Township Land Use Board held their reorganization and regular meeting on Thursday, January 27, 2011 at the Municipal Building. The meeting was called to order at 7:39 p.m., by Attorney Roger Thomas and he led the Board in the Pledge of Allegiance.

STATEMENT: Secretary Alfia Schemm announced that adequate notice for this meeting has been provided according to the Open Public Meetings Act.

SWEARING IN: Attorney Roger Thomas administered the oath of office to Cristianna Gibbs and Michael Sloane.

ROLL CALL:
PRESENT: Cristianna Gibbs, Suzanne Chamberlin, Michael Sloane, Robert Hunt,
Stacy Bockbrader, Tim Stuy, Adam Baker, and Robert Resker.
ABSENT: Mayor James Cote, Peter Bolten, and Jeff McDonnell.
ALSO PRESENT: Attorney Roger Thomas and Secretary Alfia Schemm.

REORGANIZATION:
Election of Chairman
Attorney Thomas called for nominations for Chairperson. Mr. Sloane nominated Suzanne Chamberlin for Chairwoman. Motion seconded by Ms. Gibbs. Attorney Thomas asked if there were any other nominations. With there being no other nominations, the nominations were closed. In a roll call vote, all were in favor of the nomination of Ms. Chamberlain.

Election of Vice-Chairman
Chairwoman Chamberlain made the motion to nominate Cristianna Gibbs as Vice Chairman. Motion seconded by Mr. Sloane. In a roll call vote, all were in favor, of the nomination of Ms. Gibbs.

Appointment of Board Professionals
Chairwoman Chamberlain made the motion to retain Roger Thomas Esq., as Board Attorney; Cindy Coppola P.P., as Board Planner; and Paul Sterbenz, Maser Consulting as Board Engineer. Motion seconded by Mr. Sloane. In a roll call vote, all were in favor.

Appointment of Board Secretary:
Mr. Sloane made the motion to appoint Alfia Schemm as Board Secretary. Motion seconded by Ms. Gibbs. In a roll call vote, all were in favor.

Designation of Meeting Dates, Time and Place:
Mr. Sloane made the motion to designate the meeting dates as the fourth Thursday of the month, convening at 7:30 p.m., at the Allamuchy Township Municipal Building, Alphano Road, Allamuchy, NJ. Motion seconded by Ms. Bockbrader. In a voice vote, all were in favor.

Designation of Official Press:
Mr. Slone made the motion to designate the Official Newspaper as the Daily Record and the Daily Record and the Express Times as the newspapers to receive notice pursuant to the Open Public Meetings act. Motion seconded by Ms. Bockbrader. Discussion on the motion: Board Attorney Thomas stated that the Board newspapers should be the same as the Townships newspapers. In a voice vote, all were in favor.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Chairwoman Chamberlin stated that there are two additional Resolutions (Master Plan and Ordinance Recommendation) to be added to tonights agenda.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
The minutes of the Regular Meeting of November 30, 2010 were distributed prior to the meeting.
Mr. Sloane made the motion to adopt the minutes. Motion seconded by Mr. Stuy. In a voice vote, all were in favor, except for Ms. Gibbs, who was not present at the November meeting and she abstained.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC:
Chairwoman Chamberlin opened the meeting to the public for non-agenda items. With their no public comment, the meeting was closed to the public.

OLD BUSINESS:
#09-007 Polowy Stone, Block 201, Lot 39
Board Attorney Thomas announced that this matter is being carried to the Boards February 24th meeting at the Applicants request.

MEMORIALZING RESOLUTIONS:
#10-005 Edward Trzeciakiewicz, Block 701.02, Lots 10 & 16
Edward Palmer Esq. was present on behalf of the Applicant. Board Attorney Thomas reviewed that he has listened to the audio of the meetings held and he briefly reviewed the testimony provided and his interpretation of the statements made during the hearings. He also addressed the letter received from Attorney Mark Peck, dated January 21, 2011.
Attorney Palmer reviewed the testimony that was provided and he stated that they intend to utilize Wiretown Road as it has been used historically.
Mark Peck was present on behalf of Marcus Huff and Patty Swighter. He stated that he has had an opportunity to review the proposed Resolution, since he wrote his letter and he would recommend that the Board adopt it as written.
Board Attorney Thomas reviewed the Resolution, the Applicants testimony, and the Boards jurisdiction. He suggested some additional language be added to the Resolution to clarify and address the issues brought up this evening.
Mr. Stuy made the motion to adopt the Resolution as modified this evening. Motion seconded by Ms. Bockbrader. In a roll call vote, Mr. Stuy, Ms. Bockbrader, and Mr. Baker voted in favor. Mr. Hunt abstained and all other Board Members are not eligible to vote.

Recommendation of an Ordinance to the LDO
Mr. Sloane made the motion to adopt the Resolution. Motion seconded by Ms. Bockbrader. In a voice vote, all were in favor, except for Ms. Gibb who abstained.

Supplemental Modification to Amend the Land Use Element of the Master Plan
Mr. Resker asked if the PVPOAs request for the maintenance shed is included in this document. Chairwoman Chamberlain stated that it is not addressed.
Mr. Resker made the motion to adopt the Resolution. Motion seconded by Mr. Sloane. In a roll call vote, all were in favor, except for Ms. Gibbs and Mr. Stuy, who abstained.

ADJOURNMENT:
In a motion made and seconded the meeting adjourned.

Respectfully Submitted:

Alfia Schemm
Board Secretary

_____________________________________________________________________________________________

Minutes Open Session
Allamuchy Land Use Board – January 22, 2015

   The Allamuchy Township Land Use Board held their reorganization and regular meeting on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at the Municipal Building.  The meeting was called to order at 7:30 p.m., by Secretary Alfia Schemm and she led the Board in the Pledge of Allegiance.     

STATEMENT:  Secretary Alfia Schemm announced that adequate notice for this meeting has been provided according to the “Open Public Meetings Act.”

SWEARING IN:  Attorney Thomas administered the oath of office to Rick Lomonaco, Cristianna Gibbs, and Mayor Betty Schultheis.    

ROLL CALL:
    PRESENT:    Cristianna Gibbs, Adam Baker, Clara Bajc, Rick Lomonaco, Stacy
                           Bockbrader, Robert Hunt, Scott Churchill, and Betty Schultheis. 
    ABSENT:      David Hansen and Jeff McDonnell
    ALSO PRESENT:  Attorney Roger Thomas,  Engineer Paul Sterbenz, and Secretary
                           Alfia Schemm.     

REORGANIZATION:
   Election of Chairman
   Attorney Thomas called for nominations for Chairperson.  Mr. Churchill nominated Cristianna Gibbs for Chairwoman.  Motion seconded by Mayor Schultheis.  Attorney Thomas asked if there were any other nominations.  With there being no other nominations, the nominations were closed.  In a roll call vote, all were in favor of the nomination of Ms. Gibbs.           

   Election of Vice-Chairman
   Chairwoman Gibbs called for nominations for Vice-Chairman.  Mayor Schultheis nominated Clara Bajc as Vice Chairman.  Motion seconded by Ms. Bockbrader.  Chairwoman Gibbs asked if there were any other nominations.  With there being no other nominations, the nominations were closed.  In a roll call vote, all were in favor, of the nomination of Ms. Bajc.    

   Appointment of Board Professionals
   Mayor Schultheis made the motion to appoint Roger Thomas, Esq., Dolan and Dolan, as the Board Attorney.  Motion seconded by Mr. Hunt.  In a roll call vote, all were in favor.
   Ms. Bajc made the motion to appoint Paul Sterbenz, Maser Consulting, as the Board Engineer.  Motion seconded by Mayor Schultheis.  In a roll vote, all were in favor. 
   Mayor Schultheis made the motion to appoint Paul Sterbenz, Maser Consulting, as the Board Planner.  Motion seconded by Mr. Churchill.  In a roll call vote, all were in favor.

   Appointment of Board Secretary:
   Mayor Schultheis made the motion to appoint Alfia Schemm as the Board Secretary.  Motion seconded by Ms. Bockbrader.  In a roll call vote, all were in favor.

  
Designation of Meeting Dates, Time and Place; Designation of Official Press:
   The Board discussed the November and December meeting dates.  It was agreed to publish the dates as distributed and to state that the November and December meeting dates are subject to change.
    Mr. Churchill made the motion to motion to designate the meeting dates as the fourth Thursday of the month, convening at 7:30 p.m., at the Allamuchy Township Municipal Building, Alphano Road, Allamuchy, NJ., and to designate the Official Newspaper as the Daily Record and the Daily Record and the Express Times as the newspapers to receive notice pursuant to the Open Public Meetings act, same as the Governing Body.  Motion seconded by Ms. Bajc.  In a roll call vote, all were in favor.   

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
   Chairwoman Gibbs announced that the Board did receive notification of a Highlands Meeting being held on January 29th , and she encouraged Board Members to attend if they are interested.  Mayor Schultheis stated she would like the LUB to send a comment letter.  She stated that she can send a draft/sample letter which the Board can edit, change it, and personalize it.  Board Engineer Sterbenz stated that he can also assist the Board.  Chairwoman Gibbs stated that they will report back next month.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
   Chairwoman Gibbs stated that the Board Secretary realized that the January 23, 2014, were never adopted, and they were distributed, and they are on tonight’s agenda.   
   The minutes of the Regular Meeting of January 23, 2014, were distributed prior to the meeting.    
   Mayor Schultheis made the motion to adopt the minutes of January 23, 2014.  Motion seconded by Ms. Bajc.  In a roll call vote, all were in favor, except for Mr. Churchill, who was not present at the January meeting, and he abstained.
   The minutes of the Regular Meeting of December 8, 2014, were distributed prior to the meeting.    
   Mr. Churchill made the motion to adopt the minutes of December 8, 2014.  Motion seconded by Ms. Bockbrader.  In a roll call vote, all were in favor, except for Mayor Schultheis, who was not present at the December meeting, and she abstained. 

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC:
   Chairwoman Gibbs opened the meeting to the public for non-agenda items.  With there being no public comment, the meeting was closed to the public.   

COMPLETENESS:
   #14-001   PMG New Jersey, LLC, Block 702, Lot 1
   Michael Lavery, Esq. was present on behalf of the Applicant.  Board Engineer Sterbenz reviewed his completeness report and he noted that there was a submission made that addresses some of the comments in his December 23rd, 2014 report.  Attorney Lavery noted that an additional submission was made this afternoon.  Board Engineer Sterbenz reviewed his completeness report and it was noted that A1C, A1D, B1D, B1E, and B1G are outstanding. 
    Mr. Churchill made the motion to deem the application incomplete for A1C, A1D, B1D, B1E,and B1G, with all other checklist items being satisfied or waived for
completeness.  Motion seconded by Mayor Schultheis.  In a roll call vote, all were in favor.   
  
   Attorney Lavery asked if the Board would consider both completeness and a hearing for the February meeting.  The Board agreed. He also asked if the Board would agree to carry the notice that was sent out for tonight’s meeting.  The Board agreed and Board Attorney Thomas announced that this matter will be carried to the Board’s February 26th meeting, without further public notice. 
  
ADJOURNMENT:
   In a motion made and seconded the meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m. 

Respectfully Submitted:


Alfia Schemm
Board Secretary

_____________________________________________________________________________________________

Minutes Open Session
Allamuchy Land Use Board – February 26, 2015

   The Allamuchy Township Land Use Board held their regular meeting on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at the Municipal Building.  The meeting was called to order at 7:30 p.m., by Chairwoman Gibbs and she led the Board in the Pledge of Allegiance.     

STATEMENT:  Board Secretary Alfia Schemm announced that adequate notice for this meeting has been provided according to the “Open Public Meetings Act.”

SWEARING IN:  Board Attorney Thomas administered the oath of office to David Hansen.      

ROLL CALL:
    PRESENT:    Cristianna Gibbs, David Hansen, Clara Bajc, Stacy Bockbrader, and
                          Scott Churchill.    
    ABSENT:      Adam Baker, Rick Lomonaco, Robert Hunt, Betty Schultheis, and
                          Jeff McDonnell
    ALSO PRESENT:  Board Attorney Roger Thomas,  Board Engineer Paul Sterbenz,
                          and Board Secretary Alfia Schemm.     

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
   Chairwoman Gibbs stated that there are no announcements for tonight. 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
   Mr. Churchill made the motion to adopt the minutes of January 22, 2015.  Motion seconded by Ms. Bajc.  In a roll call vote, all were in favor, except for Mr. Hansen, who was not present at the January meeting, and he abstained.
  
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC:
   Chairwoman Gibbs opened the meeting to the public for non-agenda items.  With there being no public comment, the meeting was closed to the public.   

MEMORIALIZING RESOLUTION:
    #14-001   PMG New Jersey, LLC, Block 702, Lot 1
    Mr. Churchill made the motion to adopt the Resolution, of the Board’s January action, deeming the application incomplete.   Motion seconded by Ms. Bockbrader.  In a roll call vote, all were in favor, except for Mr. Hansen, who was not present at the January meeting.   

COMPLETENESS:
   #14-001   PMG New Jersey, LLC, Block 702, Lot 1
   Michael Lavery, Esq. was present on behalf of the Applicant.   Board Engineer Sterbenz reviewed his most recent completeness review and he recommended that the Board deem the application complete. 
   Mr. Churchill made the motion to deem the application complete.  Motion seconded by Ms. Bajc.  In a roll call vote, all were in favor, except for Mr. Hansen, who abstained. 

 

NEW  BUSINESS:
   #14-001   PMG New Jersey, LLC, Block 702, Lot 1
   Michael Lavery, Esq. was present on behalf of the Applicant.  Board Attorney Thomas reviewed that there are only 5 Board Members present this evening and he asked if the Applicant wished to proceed.  Attorney Lavery stated that they will proceed this evening and he reviewed that the application is for a minor subdivision.  He stated that a purchase   agreement was part of their lease and that the proposed use will be the same as the present use.  The following were submitted and marked as Exhibits:
   A-1   Letter from Groundwater Environmental Services, dated 5-05-14, re:  RAO
   A-2   Letter from Groundwater Environmental Services, dated 10-07-14, re: RAO  

   David Zimmerman and Gregory Gallas, were both sworn in.  Mr. Gallas provided his qualifications as a land surveyor.  The following was marked as an Exhibit:
   A-3  Site Plan, dated 1-22-15
   Mr. Gallas went on to describe the proposed subdivision. The Board stated their concern that the GES letters reference Hackettstown instead of Allamuchy in regards to the work that was done at the site and the status of the work at the site.  Board Engineer Sterbenz stated that he has reviewed the documentation and finds the “information” to be in order.  The Board requested that the Board get a clarification letter from William DeStefano, LSRP. 
  
   Mr. Zimmerman has testified before the Board on numerous occasions and the Board accepted him as a Professional Planner.  He then reviewed the Conditional Use standards and the pre-existing non-conformities that are not being changed.  He stated that there are some new modifications being proposed, which he went on to review with the Board.  He then addressed the variances being proposed and the proofs necessary for the granting of the use variance.  He then went on to review Board Engineer Sterbenz’s review letter.  The Board discussed the proposal at great length.

   It was noted that no public is present.  Board Attorney Thomas reviewed the possible conditions of an approval, which was discussed with the Board. 

   Mr. Churchill made the motion to approve the application as discussed this evening.  Motion seconded by Ms. Bajc.  In a roll call vote, all were in favor.   
  
ADJOURNMENT:
   In a motion made and seconded the meeting adjourned at 8:38 p.m. 

Respectfully Submitted:


Alfia Schemm
Board Secretary

___________________________________________________________________________________________

Minutes Open Session
Allamuchy Land Use Board – April 23, 2015

   The Allamuchy Township Land Use Board held their regular meeting on Thursday, April 23, 2015 at the Municipal Building.  The meeting was called to order at 7:30 p.m., by Chairwoman Gibbs and she led the Board in the Pledge of Allegiance.     

STATEMENT:  Board Secretary Alfia Schemm announced that adequate notice for this meeting has been provided according to the “Open Public Meetings Act.”

ROLL CALL:
    PRESENT:    Cristianna Gibbs, Robert Hunt, Clara Bajc, Stacy Bockbrader, and
                          Scott Churchill.    
    ABSENT:      Adam Baker, David Hansen, Rick Lomonaco, Betty Schultheis, and
                          Jeff McDonnell
    ALSO PRESENT:  Board Secretary Alfia Schemm.     

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
   Chairwoman Gibbs stated that she has no announcements for tonight. 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
   Ms. Bajc made the motion to adopt the minutes of February 26, 2015.  Motion seconded by Mr. Churchill.  In a roll call vote, all were in favor, except for Mr. Hunt, who was not present at the February meeting, and he abstained.
  
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC:
   Chairwoman Gibbs opened the meeting to the public for non-agenda items.  With there being no public comment, the meeting was closed to the public.   

MEMORIALIZING RESOLUTION:
    #14-001   PMG New Jersey, LLC, Block 702, Lot 1
    Mr. Churchill made the motion to adopt the Resolution.  Motion seconded by Ms. Bajc.  In a roll call vote, all were in favor, except for Mr. Hunt, who was not present at the February meeting.   

OTHER BUSINESS:   
    Chairwoman Gibbs noted that due to the limited agenda, the Board Professionals are not present this evening.  She went on to review the recent Court Decision in regards to COAH and she stated that this matter will be discussed at the May meeting, so that the Board can make a recommendation to the Township Council.   

ADJOURNMENT:
   In a motion made and seconded the meeting adjourned.  

Respectfully Submitted:


Alfia Schemm
Board Secretary

____________________________________________________________________________________________

Minutes Open Session
Allamuchy Land Use Board – May 28, 2015

   The Allamuchy Township Land Use Board held their regular meeting on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at the Municipal Building.  The meeting was called to order at 7:34 p.m., by Chairwoman Gibbs and she led the Board in the Pledge of Allegiance.     

STATEMENT:  Board Secretary Alfia Schemm announced that adequate notice for this meeting has been provided according to the “Open Public Meetings Act.”

ROLL CALL:
    PRESENT:    Cristianna Gibbs, Robert Hunt, Adam Baker, Clara Bajc, and Stacy
                           Bockbrader. 
    ABSENT:      Scott Churchill, David Hansen, Rick Lomonaco, Betty Schultheis, and
                           Jeff McDonnell
    ALSO PRESENT:  Board Attorney Roger Thomas, Board Engineer Paul Sterbenz,
                           Board Secretary Alfia Schemm.     

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
   Chairwoman Gibbs stated that she has no announcements for tonight. 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
   Mr. Hunt made the motion to adopt the minutes of April 23, 2015.  Motion seconded by Ms. Bajc.  In a roll call vote, all were in favor, except for Mr. Baker, who was not present at the April meeting, and he abstained.
  
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC:
   Chairwoman Gibbs opened the meeting to the public for non-agenda items.  With there being no public comment, the meeting was closed to the public.   

OTHER BUSINESS:   
   Board Attorney Thomas reviewed the history of COAH and the recent court decision.  The Board discussed the most recent projected numbers and the filing of a Declaratory Judgment.  Although the Board’s recommendations are advisory, the Board agreed to  urge the Council to participate in the litigation process outlined by the Supreme Court case, urge the Council to proceed with the acquisition of Dr. Burchell’s numbers at a reasonable cost, urge the Council to authorize Maser Consulting to prepare a local analysis to help with the development of a Plan, and to also authorize Board Attorney Thomas to assist in the development of the litigation plan, if appropriate.   
   Ms. Bajc made the motion to authorize Board Attorney Thomas to draft a letter to the Township Council as discussed this evening.  Motion seconded by Ms. Bockbrader.  Roll call vote, all were in favor.   

ADJOURNMENT:   In a motion made and seconded the meeting adjourned.  

Respectfully Submitted:

Alfia Schemm
Board Secretary

___________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Minutes Open Session
Allamuchy Land Use Board – June 25, 2015

   The Allamuchy Township Land Use Board held their regular meeting on Thursday, June 25, 2015 at the Municipal Building.  The meeting was called to order at 7:34 p.m., by Chairwoman Gibbs and she led the Board in the Pledge of Allegiance.     

STATEMENT:  Board Secretary Alfia Schemm announced that adequate notice for this meeting has been provided according to the “Open Public Meetings Act.”

ROLL CALL:
    PRESENT:    Cristianna Gibbs, Robert Hunt, Adam Baker, Rick Lomonaco, Betty
                           Schultheis, and Jeff McDonnell.  
    ABSENT:      Scott Churchill, David Hansen, Clara Bajc, and Stacy Bockbrader. 
    ALSO PRESENT:  Board Attorney Roger Thomas, Board Engineer Paul Sterbenz, and
                           Board Secretary Alfia Schemm.     

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
   Chairwoman Gibbs stated that she has no announcements for tonight. 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
   Mr. Hunt made the motion to adopt the minutes of May 28, 2015.  Motion seconded by Mr. Baker.  In a roll call vote, all were in favor, except for Mr. Lomonaco, Mr. McDonnell, and Mayor Schultheis, who were not present at the May meeting, and they abstained.
  
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC:
   Chairwoman Gibbs opened the meeting to the public for non-agenda items.  With there being no public comment, the meeting was closed to the public.   

COMPLETENESS:
   #15-001   Ed Douglas, Block 201, Lot 14.03
   Richard Keiling, Esq. was present on behalf of the Applicant.  Board Engineer Sterbenz reviewed the incompleteness items.  Board Attorney Thomas suggested that the Board deem the application incomplete and the Board can then schedule a completeness determination and a hearing at the next meeting, once the incompleteness items are submitted. 
   Mayor Schultheis made the motion to deem the application incomplete.  Motion seconded by Mr. Lomonaco.  In a roll call vote, all were in favor.    

OTHER BUSINESS:   
   Board Attorney Thomas and Board Engineer Sterbenz updated the Board on the status of the filing of the Declaratory Judgment and Affordable Housing. 
   Chairwoman Gibbs questioned the status of the LoPate impervious coverage situation that was presented before the Board several years ago.  After a brief discussion, the Board asked that the Board Secretary contact the Zoning Officer and request a status update. 

ADJOURNMENT:   In a motion made and seconded the meeting adjourned.  

 

Respectfully Submitted:


Alfia Schemm
Board Secretary

___________________________________________________________________________________________

Minutes Open Session
Allamuchy Land Use Board – August 27, 2015

   The Allamuchy Township Land Use Board held their regular meeting on Thursday, August 27, 2015 at the Municipal Building.  The meeting was called to order at 7:34 p.m., by Vice Chairwoman Bajc and she led the Board in the Pledge of Allegiance.     

STATEMENT:  Board Secretary Alfia Schemm announced that adequate notice for this meeting has been provided according to the “Open Public Meetings Act.”

ROLL CALL:
    PRESENT:     Clara Bajc, Stacy Bockbrader, Adam Baker, Rick Lomonaco, Betty
                           Schultheis, and Jeff McDonnell.  
    ABSENT:      Cristianna Gibbs, Robert Hunt, Scott Churchill, and David Hansen.  
    ALSO PRESENT:  Board Attorney Roger Thomas, Board Engineer Paul Sterbenz, and
                           Board Secretary Alfia Schemm.     

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
   Ms. Bajc reviewed the correspondence received from Allamuchy School District in regards to the zoning of the Mountain Villa School and also the letter from the WC Planning Board regarding the PMG conditional approval.  Board Attorney Thomas suggested that the Board discuss the Mountain Villa zoning request later in the evening.  

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
   Mayor Schultheis made the motion to adopt the minutes of June 25, 2015.  Motion seconded by Mr. Baker.  In a roll call vote, all were in favor, except for Ms. Bajc and Ms. Bockbrader, who were not present at the June meeting, and they abstained. 
  
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC:
   The meeting was opened to the public for non-agenda items.  With there being no public comment, the meeting was closed to the public.   

COMPLETENESS:
   #15-001   Ed Douglas, Block 201, Lot 14.03
   Stacy Bockbrader recused herself, as she is an adjacent property owner, and she left for the evening.
   Richard Keiling, Esq. was present on behalf of the Applicant.  Board Engineer Sterbenz noted that the additional information has been provided and he would recommend that the application be deemed complete. 
   Mayor Schultheis made the motion to deem the application complete.  Motion seconded by Mr. McDonnell.  In a roll call vote, all were in favor, except for Ms. Bajc, who abstained.  

NEW BUSINESS:.    
   #15-001   Ed Douglas, Block 201, Lot 14.03
   Richard Keiling, Esq. was present on behalf of the Applicant and he briefly described the present site conditions.  He stated that no vegetation will be removed and he went on to describe the variance requests. 
  
   Kimberly Nicholson and Shawn Baldwin were both sworn in.  Mr. Douglas is traveling and is unavailable this evening.  Ms. Nicholson stated that they have a large blended family and they will have additional drivers in their home in the near future.  She described the current site conditions and she stated that they proposing an additional detached garage to accommodate additional cars and also provide storage space. The following was submitted and marked as an exhibit:
   A-1   Colored Rendering of proposed structure
   Mr. Baldwin addressed the design of the garage to accommodate the vehicles and storage.  He stated that it will have electricity and water; however, no bathroom or living space. Ms. Nicholson stated that they will not have a motor home and she described the use of the proposed garage and the vehicles that they currently have.  Attorney Keiling reviewed the variances being requested while describing the property and the existing outdoor parking.  He stated again that there will not be any vegetation disturbed.  Board Engineer Sterbenz confirmed that the proposed garage will be accessory to the home and he questioned the height of the garage.  Mr. Baldwin stated that they will adjust the height of the garage to accommodate the Ordinance Standards. The Board continued to discuss the proposal.  

   The hearing was opened to the public.  With there being no public comment, the hearing was closed to the public. 

   Board Attorney Thomas reviewed the possible conditions of an approval. 

   Mr. Lomonaco made the motion to approve the application as discussed this evening.  Motion seconded by Mr. McDonnell.  In a roll call vote, all were in favor. 

   Attorney Keiling asked if the Board can notify the Zoning Officer that the Board approved the relief requested so that they can pull Zoning Permits.  Board Attorney Thomas stated that pull permits at their own risk prior to the adoption of the Resolution.  
     
OTHER BUSINESS:   
   Board Attorney Thomas updated the Board on the status of the filing of the Declaratory Judgment and Affordable Housing, which the Board discussed.
   The Board then reviewed the request from the Allamuchy Board of Education and the zoning of the Mountain Villa School.  Board Attorney Thomas stated that a Master Plan Amendment will be required.  After a brief discussion, the Board agreed that they were favorably disposed in changing the zone for the School. 
   Mayor Schultheis made the motion to advise the Governing Body that the Land Use Board is in favor of changing the zone for the Mountain Villa School property.  Motion seconded by Mr. Lomonaco.  In a roll call vote, all were in favor.  
   The Board noted the Zoning Officer’s letter pertaining to LoPate. 

ADJOURNMENT:   In a motion made and seconded the meeting adjourned.  

Respectfully Submitted:


Alfia Schemm
Board Secretary

_____________________________________________________________________________________________

Minutes Open Session
Allamuchy Land Use Board – September 24, 2015

   The Allamuchy Township Land Use Board held their regular meeting on Thursday, September 24, 2015 at the Municipal Building.  The meeting was called to order at 7:30 p.m., by Vice Chairwoman Bajc and she led the Board in the Pledge of Allegiance.     

STATEMENT:  Board Secretary Alfia Schemm announced that adequate notice for this meeting has been provided according to the “Open Public Meetings Act.”

ROLL CALL:
    PRESENT:     Clara Bajc, Stacy Bockbrader, Adam Baker, Rick Lomonaco, Betty
                           Schultheis, Robert Hunt, and Jeff McDonnell.  
    ABSENT:      Cristianna Gibbs, Scott Churchill, and David Hansen.  
    ALSO PRESENT:  Board Attorney Roger Thomas and Board Secretary Alfia
                            Schemm.     

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
   No announcements.  

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
   Mayor Schultheis made the motion to adopt the minutes of August 27, 2015.  Motion seconded by Mr. Baker.  In a roll call vote, all were in favor, except for Ms. Bockbrader and Mr. Hunt, who were not present at the August meeting and they abstained. 
  
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC:
   The meeting was opened to the public for non-agenda items.  With there being no public comment, the meeting was closed to the public.   

MEMORIALZING RESOLUTIONS:
   #15-001   Ed Douglas, Block 201, Lot 14.03
   Ms. Bajc asked whether the Resolution should reflect a condition pertaining to the landscaping around the house.  Board Attorney Thomas stated that he can modify the Resolution to include that.  
    Mayor Schultheis made the motion to adopt the Resolution as amended.  Motion seconded by Mr. Lomonaco.  In a roll call vote, all were in favor, except for Ms. Bockbrader and Mr. Hunt, who did not participate in the hearing and abstained. 

OTHER BUSINESS:   
   Board Attorney Thomas suggested that the Board go into Executive Session to discuss Affordable Housing and litigation.

EXECUTIVE SESSION:
  Ms. Bockbrader made the motion to go into Executive Session at 7:34 p.m.  Motion seconded by Mayor Schultheis. In a voice vote, all were in favor. 
   WHEREAS, Section 8 of the Open Public Meetings Act, Chapter 231, P.L. 1975 permits the exclusion of the public from a meeting in certain circumstances; and
   WHEREAS, this public body is of the opinion that such circumstances presently exist;
   NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Land Use Board of the Township of Allamuchy, Warren County, State of New Jersey, as follows:


1. The public shall be excluded from discussion of and action upon the hereinafter-specified subject matter.
2. The general nature of the subject matter to be discussed is as follows: Litigation.         
3. It is anticipated at this time that the above stated subject matter will be made public at the conclusion of each individual specified subject matter.
4. This Resolution shall take effect immediately.
Date adopted: September 24, 2015

   In a motion made by Ms. Bockbrader and seconded by Mayor Schultheis, the Board came out of Executive Session at 7:45 p.m.

   The Board discussed authorizing Board Attorney Thomas to confer with the Board Engineer Sterbenz and Township Attorney Wacks in regards to Affordable Housing.  The Board discussed an alternate meeting dates for November.  It was suggested to hold November 30th open. 

   Mr. McDonnell made the motion to authorize Board Attorney Thomas to confer with Board Engineer Sterbenz and Township Attorney Wacks in regards to Affordable Housing.  Motion seconded by Ms. Bockbrader.  In a voice vote, all were in favor.  

ADJOURNMENT:   In a motion made and seconded the meeting adjourned.  

Respectfully Submitted:


Alfia Schemm
Board Secretary
11/19/15