Minutes: October 20, 2011

Mr. Charles Bates, HPC Chair, called the meeting to order at 7:19 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
Stephen SokolewiczP
Ted LaabsP
Andrew BorisukNP
Carol Gunn KadishP

Meeting Opened to the Public

No one came forward.

Closed Meeting to the Public


July 21, 2011 Reorganization Meeting

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

July 21, 2011 Regular Meeting

Motion: Mr. Sokolewicz made a motion to approve of the above minutes. Mr. Hanke seconded the motion. Ms. Gunn Kadish abstained and the rest of the members were in favor.

New Business

Vernon Code

Mr. Bates advised the HPC members that the Vernon code, where specific to HPC business, was about to be adapted and/or portions deleted, etc., based upon a 90-day requirement because of the new Council coming forward. Mr. Bates went to a Town Council meeting in the anticipation of working through this communication problem. The Mayor advised him that the HPC was notified of the changes via letter. Mr. Bates informed him that the HPC had not received such letter. The line items that were in question in the code are 330:143-144-145. Mr. Bates has a letter stating that everything will be transferred as originally written in the old code.

EAC Liaison

Mr. Bates asked for someone to volunteer to be a HPC liaison to the Economic Advisory Committee. Ms. Gunn Kadish asked if it was necessary to have a liaison at this time. Mr. Bates will ask the Mayor if it is necessary at this time.

Parker House

Mr. Hanke discussed the Parker structure located on Route 515. He told the HPC members that he has spoken with the family about memorializing the house. It was the former Town Clerk’s Office and is an important structure to be memorialized according to Mr. Hanke. Mr. Hanke toured the house which has had many additions, the latest of which was added in the late 1800s. Most of the rooms in the house have low ceilings.

Cherry Ridge Survey

Mr. Hanke shared an article in the NJ Herald by Jennie Sweetman regarding Cherry Ridge about an archeologist coming up to do an archeological survey of the settlement that was once there. Mr. Hanke is surprised that the HPC was not contacted about the survey project. Mr. Bates agreed to ask Mayor Marotta why the HPC was not contacted.

Glenwood Cemetery

Mr. Bates advised that the Glenwood Cemetery application is being held until he receives a letter from the Glenwood Cemetery Trustees advising that they approve of the application. He has sent another letter to them requesting their written approval.

Board of Education Building

Mr. Bates advised that the HPC has agreed to place a sign in the window, near the historical marker, explaining why the word “high school” is printed on the marker.

Simonson House

Mr. Bates advised that the application for the historic marker has been sent to the sign company, the wording has been confirmed and the price will be $1,100.00. He does not know the date of delivery.

Baxter House (across from Glenwood Post Office)

Ms. Gunn Kadish said that no one is ever at the house and Mr. Bates has gotten no response from the letter he sent to the owners. Ms. Cheadle suggested talking to the real estate agent.

Applications to Review

LU #5-11-13 Nextel

LU #8-11-15 KDC Solar

LU #5-11-11 KDC Solar

LU #7-11-14 Carlo Ruggerio

The HPC members reviewed the above applications and determined that there is no historical significance in connection with these sites.


Ms. Gunn Kadish made a motion to adjourn the HPC meeting at 8:37 p.m. Mr. Sokoloweicz seconded the motion. All were in favor.

Transcribed by Cynthia Davis on November 9, 2011.