Minutes: September 20, 2012

Mr. Bates, Chair, called the meeting to order at 7:13 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 CheadleP
Stephen SokolewiczNP
Ted LaabsNP
Andrew BorisukP
Carol Gunn KadishP

Meeting Opened to the Public

No one came forward.

Mr. Hanke suggested that since there is usually no Public present at the meetings, the meeting should remain “open” in case someone comes in during the meeting to speak.

Closed Meeting to the Public


July 19, 2012

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

Note: Ms. Kadish and Ms. Cheadle abstained from voting.

New Business


Mr. Bates said that he had spoken with the mayor who suggested that friends of, or girlfriends of, significant others, wives, and husbands should not be part of the same commission but that they should be encouraged to join other commissions. A couple of HPC members did not particularly agree with the suggestion stating that the HPC is simply an advisory board.

The mayor gave permission for Mr. Bates to contact the high school and Jessi Paladini for any possible volunteers (age 18 and above) to sit on the board.

Old Business

Kadish Farm

Ms. Kadish said that she will have the application finished and provide it to the members at the HPC October meeting.

Parker/Cisco Application

Mr. Bates advised that the application was approved by the Land Use Board on July 25, 2012, and will go before the town council next for their approval. Ms. Kadish suggested that the HPC work on the wording for the marker and then as soon as the town council approves of the application, the marker can then be ordered. All were in favor of this procedure.

Glenwood Historic Area

Mr. Bates said that he is not sure how to go about an application process for a historic area with approximately 10 sites. He said that Mr. Giaimis is working on the appropriate wording for a historic “area.” Mr. Hanke suggested inviting the owners of the historic properties located within the “area” in order to advise them of the difference between a historic “district” and a historic “area.” Pochuck Valley Farm, Glenwood Mill, Apple Valley Inn, the blacksmith shop, the pencil factory and the railroad station were a few of the properties mentioned by the members. Mr. Hanke would like input from these residents. Ms. Kadish suggested holding a meeting at Pochuck Valley Farm. The other HPC members agreed that it would probably be more convenient for those residents.

Status of Cemeteries

Ms. Kadish and Ms. Cheadle reported that they have 4 completed applications for McCamly (located on Peter Martin’s property), Edsall Slave, Cherry Ridge and Canistear cemeteries. The applications were passed around to the HPC members for their review.

Parker/Cisco Historic Marker Wording

The members discussed wording and placement for the historic marker. The issue of safety came up regarding the placement of the marker and drivers not having space to stop to read the marker. Mr. Hanke will have a conversation with the property owner, Marlene Ford.

Applications Reviewed


Motion: Mr. Hanke made a motion to close the meeting to the public. Ms. Cheadle seconded the motion. All were in favor.


Mr. Borisuk made a motion to adjourn the HPC meeting at 8:45 p.m. Ms. Kadish seconded the motion. All were in favor.

Transcribed by Cynthia Davis on October 12, 2012.