Minutes: June 26, 2007

Meeting was called to order by Craig Williams at 7:54 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, David Gornstein, Brenda Susman, and Craig Williams were present.

Salute to Flag

Open Meeting to the Public

No members of the public were present.

Planning Board Liaison Report

David Gornstein reported PB would be discussing the Town Center Redevelopment Plan ordinance at the June 27, 2007 meeting.

New Business

Audubon Tour Guide

David Gornstein distributed copies of the new Audubon guide for planning birding and wildlife tours. The society has requested input from the EC. The EC agreed to provide local information.

Approval of Meeting Minutes

Dennis Downey made a motion to approve the June 12, 2007 minutes as amended; Brenda Susman seconded the motion.

Applications Under Review

PB #7-05-7: JD Vernon Lodge & Inn, LLC—Revised Site Plan

The EC agreed the application does not create significant environmental impact.

PB #7-07-8: John Rich—Minor Subdivision with a Lot Line Relocation

The EC agreed the application has steep slope and wetland concerns. The EC further agreed to request the following:

  1. soil logs
  2. water table information
  3. key for map symbols

PB #8-07-9: Susan Kubie—Minor Subdivision

The EC agreed that due to the large size of the lots the application does not create significant environmental impact. The EC agreed to petition the town council to access the open space funds to present an offer to purchase the land from Susan Kubie.

Old Business

Tree Ordinance

Craig Williams presented his revisions to the draft of the ordinance. Brenda Susman made a motion to accept the revisions to the ordinance; Michael Furrey seconded the motion.


There being no further items of business for the regular meeting, a motion was made by Michael Furrey to adjourn the meeting; Brenda Susman seconded the motion. The regular meeting of the Vernon Township Environmental Commission was adjourned at 9:28 p.m.