Government: Boards/Committees

Environmental Commission

About the Commission

The purpose of the Vernon Township Environmental Commission is to provide for the protection, development or use of natural resources, including water resources, located within the township.

The commission has the power to conduct research into the use and possible use of the open land areas of the township and may coordinate the activities of unofficial bodies organized for similar purposes. From time to time, the commission may recommend to the land use board plans and programs for inclusion in a township master plan and the development and use of the open areas of the township.

The commission consists of five members, all township residents, appointed by the mayor. One of the five members is a member of the township’s land use board. Members serve three year, staggered terms. A non-voting high school student member, whose term will last one school year, may also be appointed.

2022 Environmental Commission Roster
Commission MemberTerm Ends
Diane Wexler, Chairperson12/2024
Craig Williams, Vice Chair12/2023
Margaret Distasi, 12/2022
Catherina Sawoszczyk12/2022
Bonnie Tadrick12/2023
 

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2022 Meeting Schedule

  • July 18
  • August 15
  • September 19
  • October 17
  • November 21
  • December 19
  • January 18
  • February 22
  • March 21
  • April 18
  • May 16
  • June 20

The commission holds its regularly scheduled meetings on the third Monday of each month. Meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. and are held at the municipal building at 21 Church Street in Vernon.

Meeting notices are posted on the bulletin board at the municipal building and advertised in the New Jersey Herald.

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