Minutes: July 21, 2011

Mr. Bates called the meeting to order at 7:49 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 June 22, 2011. 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 CheadleP
Rev. Robert SolonP
Andrew BorisukNP
Carol Gunn KadishNP
Stephen SokolewiczP

Meeting Opened to the Public

No one came forward.

Meeting Will Remain Open During This Meeting and Close Simultaneously with Adjournment


June 16, 2011

Motion: Mr. Hanke made a motion to approve the minutes. Ms. Cheadle seconded the motion and all were in favor.

Old Business

Review List of Structures to Prioritize

Mr. Hanke explained to the new member, Steve, that the HPC had begun compiling a listing of historic structures in the township and has begun prioritizing the list to remove the properties that had been changed drastically on the outside. He explained that the main focus of each structure is the outside of the structure. One structure, on Barrett Road, which was taken off the list by the HPC, has since been reconstructed on the outside in “like” (original style) materials. However, he doesn’t feel anything is left from the original structure. He asked the other members if they thought there would be any reasons to put it back on the list.

Mr. Bates explained the process for memorialization to Mr. Sokolewicz—the HPC writes an application that is accepted by the HPC members and is then sent to the Land Use Board for their approval and then it goes to the Town Council for their approval. Mr. Bates told him that all HPC members are invited to go with him before the Land Use Board. Recently the HPC has submitted 5 cemetery applications to the Land Use Board which were accepted.


Mr. Bates advised that Mr. Wetzel had to resign from the HPC because he is now a member of the Town Council. He asked for a volunteer to fill his position as Liaison to the EAC—Economic Advisory Committee. He also asked for someone to volunteer to take the place of Kevin Cantaldi to work with Sharon on the cemetery project. Sharon said that Carol had shown some interest and she will call her.

Simonson House

Mr. Bates explained to Mr. Sokolewicz that the Simonson House has already been accepted by the LUB and Town Council as a historic site. Now the HPC would like to place a sign at the site.

Motion: Rev. Solon made a motion to purchase a historic marker to be placed at the Simonson House. Mr. Hanke seconded the motion. All were in favor.

Glenwood Cemetery Application

Mr. Bates advised that he was unable to move forward as there was not an LUB or Town Council. He will move forward with that in September. Rev. Solon asked if the ordinance for this matter lapse. Mr. Bates said no. He will now issue a new application since there are new boards and new Town Council.

Board of Education Marker

Mr. Bates advised that several older residents have approached him regarding the Board of Education marker having the word “high” school on it as it was not a high school but an elementary school. He asked for the HPC members’ feelings on this issue. Ms. Cheadle said if the public is adamant the sign could be returned to have “high” taken off of it. Mr. Hanke said it will look blank in that spot. Mr. Hanke said that “high” may have come from the level of education for the grade school students. He believes Kevin Cantaldi discussed the name of the school with Ron DuPont. He suggested that the HPC contact Kevin to find out why “high” was used.

Rev. Solon suggested being careful evaluating comments from the public as the minutes are available to the public for their comments as the projects go along.

Applications to Review

LU #5-11-11: KDC Solar, Major Site Plan

After review of the plans, the HPC members determined that there is no historical significance connected to this application.


Rev. Solon made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:32 p.m. Ms. Cheadle seconded the motion. All were in favor.

Cynthia Davis transcribed the minutes on September 14, 2011.