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.

2019 Environmental Commission Roster
Commission MemberTerm Ends
Cara Brown12/2021
Michael Cheski12/2020
Angela Erichsen12/2019
Catherina Sawoszczyk12/2019
Craig Williams12/2020

2019 Meeting Schedule

  • July 15
  • August 19
  • September 16
  • October 21
  • November 18
  • December 16
  • January 24
  • February 20
  • March 18
  • April 15
  • May 20
  • June 17

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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