Minutes: January 20, 2009

Call Meeting to Order

Mr. Williams called the meeting to order at 7:41 p.m.

Statement of Compliance

Pursuant to the Open Public Meetings Act, Chapter 231, P.L. 1975 adequate notice as defined in Section 4D of Chapter 231, P.L. 1975 has been transmitted from the Vernon Municipal Center to the New Jersey Herald on January 15, 2009. Notice is posted on the bulletin board and filed with the office of the Township Clerk.

Roll Call

Barrie BeaverA
Dennis DowneyP
Michael FurreyA
David GornsteinA
Dan BoltzP
Craig Williams, ChairP
Allison PetrykP

Also Present

Cynthia Davis, Recording Secretary

Pledge of Allegiance

Open Meeting to the Public

Mayor Carew came forward and advised that TLC is not on the TC agenda, after all, for the next meeting of January 22, 2009. However, the EC was listed to do a status report for open space.

Approval of Meeting Minutes

Mr. Boltz made a motion to approve the minutes from the January 13, 2009 meeting. Mr. Downey seconded the motion. All were in favor.

Planning Board Liaison Report

Mr. Gornstein was not present, therefore no report was presented at this meeting.

Applications for Review

ZB #11-08-16: Glenn McLaughlin—Completeness and Side Yard Variance for Deck

The EC had no comment on this application at this time.

Old Business

Open Space—Preparations for TC Presentation

The EC discussed purchasing easements/lands through open space and using land already owned by Vernon Township to be used to “stitch together” and complete the Vernon bike path from the border of Warwick to the border of Hardyston. The proposed properties were discussed and prioritized. The planning can be broken down into project areas such as the “Black Creek, Walnut Ridge and Vernon Crossing project areas.”

New Business

ERI Update

Mr. Williams advised that he received a letter from Mr. John Robinson regarding the need to update the ERI by December, 2009 in order to conform with Highlands regulations.


Mr. Downey made a motion and Ms. Petryk seconded the motion to adjourn the meeting at 9:42 p.m.

Transcribed by Cynthia Davis on January 31, 2009.

Minutes approved: February 4, 2009