Minutes: December 28, 2006

Meeting was called to order by Donna Wilson at 7:18 p.m.

Statement of Compliance

The following statement of compliance was read by Donna Wilson.ursuant 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 forwarded to the New Jersey Herald and published on February 3, 2006. Notice is also posted on the bulletin board and filed with the office of the Township Clerk.

Roll Call of Members

The roll call of members was called and Charles Bates, Dolores Dobbs, Dick Wetzel, Christopher Hanke, and Donna Wilson answered the call.

Approval of Minutes

Christopher Hanke made a motion to carry review of the November 30, 2006 minutes to the January meeting; Donna Wilson seconded the motion.

Meeting Opened to the Public

No members of the public were present.

Old Business

Status of the Board of Education Building Ordinance

To be carried to the January meeting.

Status of the Denton-Wallace House Ordinance

To be carried to the January meeting.

Status of Longwell-Drew Cemetery

Donna Wilson will request Sussex County Historian, Bob Longcore, to attend the February 2007 HPC meeting to discuss the designation of the Longwell-Drew Cemetery, as well as, other cemeteries within the township.

Charles Bates volunteered to visit the tax assessor’s office to determine if the tax assessor’s office has any information regarding the Longwell-Drew Cemetery.

Status of Photo/Card Review

To be carried to the January meeting.

2007 Budget

To be carried. Awaiting town council approval.

New Business

Mantel Piece

Dolores Dobbs reported that a mantel from the Highland Lakes Club House has been offered for donation. Donna Wilson will speak with Don Teolis regarding a location to display the mantle.

Potentially Historic House

Dolores Dobbs reported a potentially historic house located on the corner of Breakneck Road and Canistear Road is for sale. The HPC will research the age of the house.

Richard Grubb & Assoc./Improvements to Route 515

The report identified historic structures in the vicinity of the construction project area, including:

  1. The Cider Mill House
  2. 399 Stockholm Road
  3. The Webb House
  4. 431 Stockholm Road
  5. The Garlinghouse residence
  6. 483 Stockholm Road

The letter requested the HPC advise of any other historic properties which may be impacted.

Christopher Hanke will research the area along Route 515 to determine if there are any other historic properties that may be impacted.

Ferrier Martin

Dolores advised the HPC that Ferrier Martin forwarded a letter of resignation. The town clerk will be advised of the open seat.

Mott House

Dolores Dobbs expressed concern that the house may be effected by construction along Route 94.

The Stewart House

The HPC discussed the status of the Stewart House and the Phase I mitigation that took place this summer. Donna Wilson will contact Jeff Patterson at Mountain Creek to inquire about their intentions for the Stewart House and request a copy of the Phase I mitigation report.

Predmore House

Dolores Dobbs expressed concern for the house located on Route 515.

Application Review

PB #4-05-4: Highland Lakes Real Estate—Revised Subdivision Plan & Storm Water Source Control Plan Calculations

The HPC agreed the application does not create significant historic impact.

ZB #10-06-17: Sally Rinker—Environmental Impact Statement & Storm Water Report and Existing & Proposed Drainage Area

The HPC agreed the application does not create significant historic impact.

PB #10-06-14: Woodmont Homes—Revised Map for Amended Final Major Subdivision

The HPC agreed the application does not create significant historic impact.


There being no further items of business for the Regular Meeting, a motion was made by Charles Bates to adjourn the meeting; Christopher Hanke seconded the motion. The regular meeting of the Vernon Township Historic Preservation Commission was adjourned at 9:05 p.m.