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Minutes: April 24, 2007

Meeting was called to order by Craig Williams at 7:56 p.m.

Statement of Compliance

The following statement of compliance was read by Craig Williams.

Pursuant to the Open Public Meetings Act, Chapter 231, P.L. 1975 adequate notice as defined in Section 3D of Chapter 231, P.L. 1975 has been communicated from the Vernon Municipal Center to the New Jersey Herald and published on January 18, 2007. Notice is also posted on the bulletin board and filed with the office of the Township Clerk.

Salute to Flag

Roll Call

The roll call of members was called and Barrie Beaver, Dennis Downey, Gary Grey and Craig Williams answered the call.

Open Meeting to the Public

No members of the public were present.

Approval of Meeting Minutes

Dennis Downey made a motion to approve the April 10, 2007 minutes; Gary Grey seconded the motion.

Applications Under Review

PB #5-07-4: Phillip & Helen Longano—Lot Line Resolution

The EC agreed the application does not create environmental impact.

PB #5-07-5: Edward Talmo—The Cedars at Black Creek Reserve Preliminary Major Subdivision

The EC agreed that the application which included an LOI appears to address the environmental issues and concerns.

PB #5-07-7: Vernon Center LLC—David Licata Preliminary & Final Site Plan

Due to past history of heavy erosion during site work, the EC agreed to request extra soil control measures.

PB #5-07-6: Top of Vernon—Final Major Subdivision

The EC agreed the application addressed the environmental concerns responsibly.

ZB #5-07-4: Nextel Communications—Site Plan & Variance

The EC agreed the application does not create environmental impact.

ZB #5-07-8: Bruce Zaretzky

The EC agreed the application does not create environmental impact.

Planning Board Liaison Report

David Gornstein was not present.

New Business

ANJEC Survey

The EC reviewed and answered the survey questions.

Old Business

Tree Ordinance

To be carried.


Dennis Downey updated the EC on the Earthfest schedule. The EC discussed their plans for Earthfest.


There being no further items of business for the regular meeting, a motion was made by Dennis Downey to adjourn the meeting; Gary Grey seconded the motion. The regular meeting of the Vernon Township Environmental Commission was adjourned at 9:25 p.m.