Government: Boards/Committees

Historic Preservation Commission

About the Commission

The Vernon Township Historic Preservation Commission was established to carry out advisory, educational and informational functions that promote historic preservation in the township. It also acts in an advisory capacity to the land use board on matters related to historic sites and development applications, the master plan and the township’s capital improvement program.

The membership is made up of persons who are interested in and qualified to contribute to the preservation of historic buildings, structures and sites. Members fall into one of three classifications:

  • Class A: knowledgeable in building design and construction or in architectural history
  • Class B: knowledgeable or have demonstrated an interest in local history
  • Class C: township residents who hold no other municipal office, position or employment, except for membership on the land use board

In total, the commission consists of seven members and two alternates. The enabling ordinance calls for there to be at least one member each from Class A and Class B and further, allows for up to three members to be non-residents. Members are appointed by the mayor and serve four year terms; alternates serve two year terms.

2020 Historic Preservation Commission Roster
Jessi Paladini, ChairpersonB12/2023
Dee Franklin, Vice ChairpersonC12/2020
Will BrownB12/2023
Shawn MazurA12/2021
Ann RossC12/2021
Dick WetzelB12/2020
Barbara Kostenko, Alt #112/2020
Nancy Adam, Alt #212/2021

2020 Meeting Schedule

  • July 2
  • August 5
  • September 2
  • October 7
  • November 18
  • December 2
  • January 9
  • February 6
  • March 5
  • April 2
  • May 14
  • June 4

The commission generally holds its regularly scheduled meetings on the first Wednesday 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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