Minutes: February 19, 2014

Mr. Sokolewicz, Chair, called the meeting to order at 7:14 p.m.

Statement of Compliance

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, had been forwarded to the New Jersey Herald on January 23, 2014. Notice is also posted on the bulletin board and filed with the office of the Township Clerk.

Roll Call of Members

Charles BatesP
Christopher HankeP
Stephen SokolewiczP
Ted LaabsNP
Andrew BorisukP
Carol Gunn KadishNP

Meeting Opened to the Public

No one came forward.

Closed Meeting to the Public


Reorganization Meeting: January 16, 2014

Motion: Mr. Hanke made a motion to approve above minutes. Mr. Borisuk seconded the motion. All were in favor.

Regular Meeting: January 16, 2014

Motion: Mr. Bates made a motion to approve above minutes. Mr. Borisuk seconded the motion. All were in favor.

Old Business

Status of PowerPoint Presentation

Mr. Sokolewicz said that he is waiting for additional pictures to be provided by Carol Gunn Kadish to add to the presentation. He asked Mr. Bates if he had gotten a date for the presentation from Mayor Marotta. Mr. Bates responded no and added that he felt the mayor should be aware of what happened in Hamburg. The HPC members discussed the Hamburg issue after reading the article provided by Mr. Sokolewicz. The members decided there was a big differenced between the 2 projects. Hamburg’s Main Street was proposed to be historically designated and the Glenwood Historic Area would only be recognized as a historic area.

Mr. Sokolewicz would like to finalize the Glenwood Historic Area presentation at the next HPC meeting in March with a tentative date to present the project to the area residents in May 2014.

Status of Drew/Walker Homesteads

Mr. Bates advised that both owners are ready to go ahead with an application for historic memorialization.

New Business

Mr. Bates advised that he would be unable to continue his membership on the HPC if the meeting dates are the third Wednesday of the month. He has a prior commitment which he inadvertently forgot about at the reorganization meeting.

Motion: A motion was made by Mr. Bates to return the meeting day back to the third Thursday of the month. Mr. Borisuk seconded the motion. All were in favor.

Cynthia Davis will prepare a new meeting date resolution reflecting the change and will send to the township clerk to be advertised in the NJ Herald.

Black Creek Article

Mr. Sokolewicz provided a newspaper article, “Vernon’s Black Creek Site at the Heart of Interpretive Plan” - NJ Herald, 1/26/14 - for the members to read and asked whether or not the HPC should be involved in this project. Mr. Hanke suggested paying attention to it.

Applications to Review

LU #1-14-3: AT&T Site Plan and Use Variance to Relocate 6 Antennas

LU #1-14-2: AT &T

The HPC members reviewed the above plans and agreed there is not any historical significance to either site.


Motion: Mr. Hanke made a motion to adjourn the HPC meeting at 7:42 p.m. Mr. Borisuk seconded the motion. All were in favor.

Transcribed by Cynthia Davis on February 28, 2014.