PB-01-10, Applicant William and Richard Blanchard
PB-05-10, Applicant 1300 Mt Kemble Avenue Associates LLC
Roll Call: David Dietz absent.
Announcements/Reports/Presentations: The application of Gloria Glatt/Fawn Hill Associates, PB-04-10, is being carried to the next meeting given that an auction for the property has been scheduled for November 12th. (Editor’s note: this property appears to have been sold at the auction, information received indicates that the selling price was $6.7 million for 34 acres and dwellings.) The Board continues to encourage the use of concept plan review and will place a one-pager on same in the application set. Mr. Newlin advised the Board that he would like to hold another operational review at the beginning of the New Year. The Board was advised that the Township Committee would like an update on the build out analysis. Mr. Schliefer reported that the Board of Adjustment was wrestling with the issue of alterations to historical buildings, and what percentage of the original structure needed to remain for the building to still be considered historical. Ms. Olcott reported receiving a community survey from the county which was chock full of interesting data. Morris County has the second highest median household income in the state (next to Hunterdon), and more than 50% of the adult population has bachelor’s degrees. Ms. Moriarty reported that the Harding Land Trust was looking to celebrate its 20th anniversary in the spring. It was reported that land for Phase 1 of the Primrose project had been purchased by the developers. The Cell Tower Advisory Committee met with T-Mobile and discussed a150 foot tree pole at the Seventh Day Adventist Church which would need variances
Discussion: Ms. Kimball discussed the appellate decision on COAH’s revised third round rules which were challenged after Harding made changes. The court threw out the rules, and Ms. Kimball thought the subsequent process would be long, and it would be some time before Harding could assess the impact of new rules. Steep slope and dry well regulations were referred to the Board by the Township Committee for review since it is proposed that waivers for relief should come to the Board rather than the Committee. The regulations give the Township Engineer the authority to deal with the waivers where there is a single lot and there is no other proposal before the Board or the Board of Adjustment. The Board approved a recommendation to the Committee to put the regulations in the form of an ordinance. The Board also discussed Ordinance #TC-15-10 covering the recodification (or renumbering) of the Township Code which was referred from the Committee. This was described as housekeeping that occurs every so often but contains no substantive changes. The Board approved the changes to the development code, but advised the Committee that it needed to notify the Board is there was any substantive impact.
PB-01-10, Applicant William and Richard Blanchard, Block 26, Lots 13 and 13.01, 42 Glen Alpin Road. Action: Request for Extension of Approval and Request for Modification of Approval Condition. In this case the development had not yet been perfected. The applicant is not going to build and is looking for relief for posting a bond for improvements to the property. The Board approved an extension until the end of the year and relief from posting a bond provided that the necessary conservation monuments were installed before the end of the year.
PB-05-10, Applicant 1300 Mt Kemble Avenue Associates LLC, Block 46.01, Lot 10, 1300 Mt. Kemble Avenue. Major Site Plan Concept Review. Action: Informal Review of Solar Panel project. The applicant and various representatives presented a proposal for a solar panel installation on the property. A total of 6955 solar panels producing 1.7 mega watts would be installed over a portion of the parking lot and lawn area. A more detailed discussion will occur at the next meeting.