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The 814th Regular Meeting of the Lebanon Township Planning Board was called to order at 7:06 p.m. by Chairman Gary MacQueen. Present were: Mr. Schmidt, Mr. Rich, Ms. Bleck, Mr. Weiler, Attorney Gallina and Engineer Risse. Excused: Mr. Gerlich and Mr. Piazza.
Notice of this meeting was
provided for in the “Annual Meeting Notice Schedule” adopted by this board on
January 8, 2009, mailed to the Hunterdon Review, Hunterdon County Democrat,
Express Times, Courier News, Star Ledger and posted on
the bulletin board in the
PRESENTATION OF MINUTES: November 4, 2008 Regular Meeting
Motion by Mr. Weiler and seconded by Mr. Rich to approve the minutes as presented. Unanimously approved.
FYI: Letters/COAH (2)
Letter from Assemblywoman Marcia Karrow to COAH & Highlands
Flyer from Assemblywoman Marcia Karrow re: Info Session on COAH & Highlands Council
Memorandum of Understanding.
Letter from DEP re: Noise from Engine Braking
Chairman MacQueen reviewed the letters received under FYI with the board.
a. James Butters Block
Extension of Time to File Deeds
Motion by Ms. Bleck and seconded by Mr. Weiler to approve the resolution of James Butters for an Extension of Time to File Deeds.
Yes: Ms. Bleck Abstain: Mr. MacQueen Absent: Mr. Piazza
Mr. Schmidt Mr. Weeks
Mr. Rich Mr. Gerlich
Mr. Weiler Mr. Piasecki
ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION:
a. Budget – 2009
In reviewing the budget,
Chairman MacQueen said that the board spends a lot of money on COAH, Master Plan and
Chairman MacQueen asked why
there were question marks by Stormwater for 2009. Ms. Glashoff said that no monies were spent
during 2008 on Stormwater by the board.
In speaking with Engineer Risse, the only monies for Stormwater that
will be spent will be for the new Road Garage and that will be out of Township
funds not with the board. Engineer
Risse noted that we have the management plan and ordinance done. There is the ongoing public awareness that is
in the Township Newsletter addressing stormwater. Ms. Glashoff will eliminate the Stormwater
line item from the budget. Chairman
MacQueen stated our biggest expenses coming up will be COAH,
Mr. Rich suggested that
unless a professional is actually needed at a meeting, they shouldn’t be
here. It is costly having everyone here
when they are not needed. We shouldn’t
be spending the money if it is not necessary.
Tonight is a good example.
Chairman MacQueen agreed and asked what was on the agenda for January. Ms. Glashoff said that the next application
to come before the board is Crossroads, the camp up on
December 10, 2008
b. Terms Expired: Mayor – Class I 1 year term, Art Gerlich – Class II 1 year term
Ms. Glashoff informed the board these were the only two positions up for reappointment. There are a few for next year. Ms. Glashoff will send a Memo to the Township Committee recommending that Mr. Gerlich be reappointed to the Planning Board as a Class II member.
c. Set Reorganization Meeting Date: January 13, 2009
After a brief discussion, the Reorganization Meeting will be held on January 13, 2009 at 7:00 p.m.
d. Update on Home Occupation Sub-Committee
e. Update on Alternative Energy Sub-Committee
Attorney Gallina gave the
updates on both meetings. Attorney
Gallina said that Zoning Officer John Flemming offered an idea of having the
Home Occupation Ordinances in a tier method.
Also they discussed having a minor site plan ordinance. Attorney Gallina asked Ms. Glashoff about the
Home Occupation Ordinance from
PRESENTATION OF BILLS & REPORT:
a. John Gallina, Esq. $ 735.00
b. Michael Bolan, PP $1,917.00
c. Bayer/Risse Engrs. $ 862.50
d. NJPO Dues 2009 $ 135.00
Ms. Glashoff stated she had one additional bill from Attorney Gallina for $210.00 to attend the sub-committee meeting, bringing his total to $945.00 with a grand total to $3,859.50. Motion by Ms. Bleck and seconded by Mr. Schmidt to approve the bills as amended. Unanimously approved.
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Mr. John Locker asked about Windmills. Since Mr. Locker was sitting in the back of the room, his comments were not picked up on the tape. As an FYI, Ms. Glashoff informed the board that the public hearing on the Fire Tank Ordinance will be held on December 17th at the Township Committee Meeting.
Being no further business to come before the board, nor comments from the public, motion by Mr. Rich and seconded by Ms. Bleck to adjourn the meeting at 7:50 p.m. Unanimously approved.
CHAIRMAN GARY MACQUEEN
GAIL W. GLASHOFF, PLANNING BOARD CLERK