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12/16/14 Planning Board Minutes

DECEMBER 16, 2014

A regular meeting of the Egg Harbor City Planning Board was held on December 16, 2014 with Chairman Gerhard Mueller presiding. Other members in attendance were City Official Keith Adams, City Council President Edward Dennis, Vice Chairman Richard Colby, Regular Member Miriam Mueller, Dennis McKenna, Alternate #1 Jack Peterson, Alternate #2 Gladys Torres, Solicitor Jim Schroeder, City Planner Tim Michel, Engineer Ryan McGowan and Secretary Donna Heffley. (Not present was Mayor Lisa Jiampetti).

Roll Call: Mayor Jiampetti no, Mr. Dennis yes, Mr. Adams yes, Mr. Colby yes, Mrs. Mueller yes, Mr. McKenna yes, Mr. Peterson yes, Mrs. Torres yes, Mr. Mueller yes, Mr. Schroeder yes, Mr. Michel yes, Mr. McGowan yes and Secretary Donna Heffley yes.

This meeting was advertised pursuant to the NJ Open Public Meetings Act N.J.S.A. 1:4-6 Seq. Notices were sent to official publications for the Planning Board; the Press of Atlantic City, the Egg Harbor News, the Atlantic Current and the Hammonton Gazette. A copy of the notice was posted on the bulletin board of the Egg Harbor City Municipal Building.

The Chairman Mueller directed the Secretary to enter this public announcement into the minutes.

Chairman Mueller asked for a moment of silence for the recent passing of Mayor Jiampetti’s Brother.

Approval of Minutes: November 18, 2014
Upon motion made by Mr. Colby, seconded by Mrs. Mueller and carried the November 18, 2014 minutes were approved.

Resolutions: #14-03 – Costa Marine Land Holding, LLC
700 Philadelphia Avenue
Egg Harbor City, NJ 08215
Block 312, Lot 1
Retail Commercial
Request for Waiver from Site Plan Review and Approval
Upon motion made by Mr. Colby, seconded by Mr. Peterson Resolution #14-03 was approved by the following vote:
Roll Call: Mr. Dennis abstained, Mr. Adams yes, Mr. Colby yes, Mrs. Mueller yes, Mr. McKenna abstained, Mr. Peterson yes, Mrs. Torres abstained, and Mr. Mueller yes.

Review and Recommendation: A presentation was given by Ted Hopkins from Faytak Veisz Hoptkins Duthie, P.C. Architect and Planners concerning the improvements that are being proposed for the Cedar Creek High School Athletic Field.
The School District is still looking at all options of improvements. A Public hearing will take place when something is decided on. The Planning Board and Professionals expressed their concerns pertaining to stormwater runoff for the proposed new synthetic field.

Mr. Dennis requested that Mr. Schroeder send a letter to the Board of Education expressing the concerns of the Board pertaining to the proposed synthetic field.

Old Business: none

Council Report: none

Public Comments: none

Chairman Mueller recognized Miriam Muller for serving on the Planning Board since it began back in the 1960’s and thanked her for her many years of service.

Adjournment: Upon motion made by Mr. Peterson, seconded by Mr. Torres and carried the meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully Submitted,
Donna Heffley
Planning Board Secretary