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Minutes: March 17, 2011

Mr. Bates called the meeting to order at 7:21 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 12, 2011, and published on January 17, 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
Kevin CantaldiP
Sharon CheadleP
Richard WetzelP
Rev. Robert Solon (sick)NP
Andrew BorisukNP
Carol Gunn KadishP

Meeting Opened to the Public

No one came forward.

Closed Meeting to the Public

Minutes

November 18, 2010

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

February 3, 2011, Regular Meeting Minutes

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

February 3, 2011, Reorganization Meeting Minutes

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

New Business

Meeting Change

Mr. Bates advised the HPC members that the holy day of Maunday Thursday falls on the third Thursday of April, so the HPC April meeting has been re-scheduled to April 14, 2011. Mr. Bates will call Mr. Borisuk to notify him of the change.

Old Business

Economic Advisory Committee

Mr. Wetzel thanked any of the people that had signed his petition. Mr. Wetzel reported that there is headway with the sewer project. Shop Rite and the moving of the DPW building is still in the works. The Failine building is up for auction. The EAC would like to bring back the town health department due to frustrations with the county health department not delivering what was promised. There is a second survey being sent to local businesses to obtain detailed information for EAC review. Mr. Wetzel said that 43 businesses out of several hundred responded to the first survey. He went on to say that 90% of the revenue of Vernon comes from homeowners—only 7-8% come from the businesses. He reported that there are two new EAC members—Elmer Platz and Natalie Buchieri. There is still one opening left.

Cemeteries

It was agreed, again, that the application for the UMC cemetery will be tabled until the UMC is comfortable with the proposed application for memorialization. The members reviewed the Cemetery Resolution. Mr. Bates advised that the Glenwood Cemetery is in favor of having it a preserved site. However, they would like a letter prepared and sent to them indicating the reasons why the site should be memorialized and would the memorialization include anything that might impinge upon adding more cemetery gravesites there.

Motion: A motion was made by Mr. Hanke to approve the Resolution omitting the Glenwood cemetery from the list. Ms. Cheadle seconded the motion. All were in favor.

Ms. Kadish suggested that the HPC sponsor a seminar by a tombstone expert on how to repair and handle tombstones and invite the general public along with the two church congregations—UMC and Episcopal Church. Not only would this presentation be informative, it would promote good will between the 2 churches. Ms. Kadish will get more information.

The HPC members discussed whether or not all of the cemeteries need to be memorialized.

Board of Education Building Marker

Mr. Bates reported that the marker has been delivered and is being stored at the DPW. Mr. Bates will pick out a date and do the invitations and notify the newspaper for the unveiling.

Applications to Review

LU #3-11-05: Jeffrey Pellet, Block 205.02, Lots 17 & 18, Minor Subdivision

The LUB members reviewed the plans and agreed that there is no historical significance.

LU #2-11-01: Jesse Moore and John Dekker, Block 205.09, Lots 5 & 6 - Lot Line Adjustment with a Variance

The LUB members reviewed the plans and agreed that there is no historical significance.

LU #2-11-13: Mountain Gate, LLC, Block 240, Lot 4

The LUB members reviewed the plans and agreed that there is no historical significance.

LU #2-11-2 : James & Wendy Robinson, Block 100.07, Lot 25 - Bulk Variance for an Addition

The HPC reviewed, however the LUB already approved of this application.

Adjournment

Ms. Cheadle made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:56 p.m. Mr. Hanke seconded the motion. All were in favor.

Cynthia Davis transcribed the minutes on May 10, 2011.