Planners say more information needed

| 28 Sep 2011 | 03:01

    DINGMAN TOWNSHIP - Township Planners want to be sure that new property owners in an upscale development are aware of their commercial neighbors. The township planning commission on Oct. 28 insistied that The Preserve at Milford Hills sub-division fully discloses the existence of actual and potential commercial uses that border the property to prospective property owners. The Preserve, located off the Milford intersection of Route 6 and I-84, has agreed to use a disclosure document that has been approved by the Dingman Township Board of Supervisors. It would go in their offering statement to first time buyers and in their resale packet for people who buy thereafter. Rich Philower, Project Manager, for The Preserve presented site plans to show which lots are close to commercial businesses. Philower stated, “That the only lot that is of concern is lot 103, which is a large 3.7 acre lot. The home on this lot will be located at the far end away from the property line that borders the commercial entity. But John Klemeyer, the township’s Solicitor made a motion that there be a 50 foot buffer on any lots that border outside property. “This is a reverse situation on which the residential property infringes on the commercial businesses surrounding the sub-division.” he said. In another matter regarding the Preserve attorney Jim Fareri presented plans to improve the subdivision entrance, which were supposed to include improved entrance lighting and a change from a brick roadway entrance way to conventional blacktop. Consultants found that brick won’t stand up to the winter weather and snow plowing, but the new plans did not show the change. Klemeyer said that the commission would need a new set of drawings showing the changes before any further actions would be taken. The matter was tabled.