Minutes: July 10, 2007

Meeting was called to order by Craig Williams at 7:53 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.

Roll Call

The roll call of members was called and Dennis Downey, Michael Furrey, Gary Grey, Brenda Susman and Craig Williams were present.

Salute to Flag

Open Meeting to the Public

No members of the public were present.

Approval of Meeting Minutes

Brenda Susman made a motion to approve the June 26, 2007 minutes; Dennis Downey seconded the motion.

Applications Under Review

PB #4-05-4: Highland Lakes Real Estate—Resubmission Preliminary Major Subdivision

The EC will forward the following concerns to the PB:

  1. The steep slope ESAs.
  2. The effect of the disturbed soils.
  3. The effectiveness of the detention basin as currently proposed.

Planning Board Liaison Report

David Gornstein was not present.

Old Business

The EC reviewed and edited the draft of the tree ordinance. The EC agreed to submit the ordinance to the TC prior to the next TC meeting.


There being no further items of business for the regular meeting, a motion was made by Dennis Downey to adjourn the meeting; Michael Furrey seconded the motion. The regular meeting of the Vernon Township Environmental Commission was adjourned at 9:23 p.m.