Minutes: July 19, 2012

Mr. Bates, Chair, called the meeting to order at 7:10 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 March 1, 2012. 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
Sharon CheadleNP
Stephen SokolewiczP
Ted LaabsP
Andrew BorisukP
Carol Gunn KadishNP

Meeting Opened to the Public

No one came forward.

Closed Meeting to the Public


June 21, 2012

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

New Business

Chairman’s Report

Certificate of Appreciation

Mr. Bates thanked Mr. Laabs for picking up the Certificate of Appreciation presented to the HPC by the Vernon Twp. town council given to them for all the hard work that’s been done since the new form of government took over. Mr. Bates said that he will talk to the mayor about where the certificate can be hung in the town hall. The HPC members discussed having the members names listed on or around the certificate.


Mr. Bates told Mr. Laabs that he doesn’t have any further information with regard to whether or not his girlfriend may join the HPC as a member.


Mr. Bates advised the members that the definition of quorum is different for a commission and council.

Old Business

Parker House Application

Volunteer to attend the 7/25/12 Land Use Board Meeting
Mr. Bates will not be able to attend the meeting. He asked if someone would volunteer to represent the HPC on the matter of the Parker/Sisco Farm application. Mr. Bates asked Cynthia, the recording secretary, if she would be able to answer any questions the LUB members may have on behalf of the HPC. She advised that she did not think she would be able to act in that capacity as she is not a member of the HPC.

Kadish Farm

Ms. Kadish was not present. This subject will be put on the agenda for the next meeting.

Glenwood Historic District

Mr. Bates reported that he has asked Mr. Giaimis, the township manager, about whether the HPC would be able to identify certain properties in Glenwood as a historic “area” without defining the area as a “historic district.” Mr. Giaimis has not researched this matter yet. Mr. Laabs advised that at the historic seminar he attended, he learned that it is easier to call the location an “overlay” as it identifies an area without defining the area as a district.

A discussion ensued regarding how history is becoming less important.

Applications Reviewed



Mr. Borisuk made a motion to adjourn the HPC meeting at 8:15 p.m. Mr. Sokolewicz seconded the motion. All were in favor.

Transcribed by Cynthia Davis on July 25, 2012.