Mahwah June 24, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES IV • Page 5 Seven lot subdivision planned for Skytop Drive by Frank J. McMahon The owners of four residential lots comprising almost eight acres, and located between Wyckoff Avenue and Skytop Drive in Mahwah, are planning to subdivide their property into seven single family residential lots. The property, much of which is currently heavily wooded, is situated on the east side of Wyckoff Avenue north of Young World Day School, and the west side of Skytop Drive at the border between Mahwah and Ramsey. The property slopes gently toward Wyckoff Avenue. Property owners George and Deborah Kayal plan to construct a cul-de-sac extending from Skytop Drive westward to provide access to five of the lots, each of which must be 40,000 square feet or larger. The access to the other two lots, one of which contains the existing Kayal home which will be retained, will continue to be from Wyckoff Avenue. If the plan is approved, several structures on the other lots will be removed and new single family homes will be built on the six newly subdivided lots. According to the application being considered by the planning board, the Kayal dwelling would remain at 575 Wyckoff Avenue, but the structures on the lot to the south of the Kayal dwelling would be removed and that lot would contain a new dwelling. The land to the east of those lots would be subdivided into five lots, each of which would have frontage on a new cul-de-sac road to be constructed along the northern border of the property and extending along all five lots to Skytop Drive. Before an approval is granted, however, the planning board must decide whether to grant several waivers from the township’s zoning ordinance concerning the proposed cul-de-sac. No variances from the zoning ���������������������������������� ��������������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������������������������������������� ���������� ������������������������� ordinance are required. The board must also consider the objections of 11 neighbors on Skytop Drive in Mahwah and Ramsey and one on nearby Stone Fence Road in Mahwah, who have hired an attorney to represent them at the planning board’s public hearings. The neighbors’ objections appear to center on the potential for an increase in traffic from the five homes on a new culde-sac which only has ingress and egress on Skytop Drive. However, Skytop Drive currently extends past this property and connects with other residential streets in Ramsey and the residents on those streets already use Skytop Drive to reach Wyckoff Avenue, a main thoroughfare connecting Ramsey to Wyckoff and Midland Park. ���������� erennials ������������ P ��������������� ������ ���������������� �������������� ����������������������������� ��������������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������������������������������� ������������ ���������������������������������������� ������������������������������������� ����������� ���������������   You won’t be in ���������������������� the waiting room long The office is open 7 days a week ���������� You can reach your doctor 24 hrs./day 7days/week We use state-of-the-art equipment with electronic medical records Open House Meet & Greet Back By Popular Demand! You’re Invited! �������������������������  Come see what the buzz is all about! 6-3-09 joan/janine RamapoNurseryColor3x2(6-3-09) 3 x 2” meet and greet/open house Time: Saturday, June 27th 11AM - 4PM Sunday, June 28th 11AM - 4PM Place: 810 Franklin Avenue, Franklin Lakes Food: Catered by the Market Basket We’d like to meet you and your family. Please feel welcome to stop by and introduce yourself to the practice. RSVP is not required, but would be appreciated. Call (201) 485-7557 or email We are accepting new patients from newborns to age 21. Call (201) 485-7557 to schedule an appointment 810 Franklin Avenue Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417