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Minutes: April 9, 2014

Mr. Theobald called the meeting to order at 7:08 p.m.

Statement of Compliance

Pursuant to the Open Public Meetings Act, adequate notice of this regular meeting has been provided to the public and the press on January 14, 2014 by delivering to the press such notice and posting same at the municipal building and filed with the office of the Township Clerk.

Roll Call  Also Present
Mayor MarottaP Jessica Caldwell, Board Planner
Diane WexlerNP Michael Garofalo, Esq., Board Attorney
Councilmember RizzutoP Cory Stoner, Board Engineer
Martin TheobaldP Kim Decker, Board Secretary
Richard SpoerlNP Cynthia Davis, Recording Secretary
Joseph TadrickP  
Andrea CoculaNP  
Joseph FerrerP  
Jessica PaladiniP  
Chris Hack (#1 Alt)P  
Ed Rolando (#2 Alt)P  
Valerie Seufert (#3 Alt)NP  
Kristi Raperto (#4 Alt)NP  

Mr. Theobald reported that all members absent tonight informed the board that they would not be in attendance.

Public Hearings

None

Public Participation

Open Meeting to the Public for Items Other than Those Listed on the Agenda

No one came forward.

Close Meeting to the Public

Resolutions

Land Use Board Attorney: To Terminate Contract with Laddy, Clark & Ryan for Land Use Board Attorney and Enter into Contract with Weiner & Lesniak

Motion: A motion was made by Mr. Tadrick to accept the above resolution. Ms. Paladini seconded the motion. ROLL CALL: MAROTTA - Y, RIZZUTO - Y, THEOBALD - Y, TADRICK - Y, FERRER - Y, PALADINI - Y, HACK - Y, ROLANDO - Y. Passed.

LU#1-14-1: Dennis J. Iulo - Block 182, Lot 12, Minor Subdivision

Eligible to vote: Marotta, Rizzuto, Theobald, Cocula, Ferrer, Rolando, Seufert, Raperto.

Motion: A motion was made by Mayor Marotta to accept the above resolution. Mr. Ferrer seconded the motion. ROLL CALL: MAROTTA - Y, RIZZUTO - Y, THEOBALD - Y, FERRER - Y, ROLANDO - Y. Passed.

LU#1-14-2: New Cingular Wireless PCS, LLC (AT&T) - Block 94, Lot 2, Use Variance, Height Variance and Amended Site Plan to Relocate Antennas, Add Antennas, Add One Microwave Antenna, and Related Equipment to the Existing Compound

Eligible to vote: Theobald, Cocula, Ferrer, Rolando, Seufert, Raperto.

Mr. Garofalo advised that the taxes on Block 94, Lot 2 have not been paid and there is no realistic hope that the taxes will be paid. Since all land use board approvals are conditioned upon payment of taxes, the board can decide whether or not to grant the approval and, if so, it should be with full knowledge that the property owner has not paid their taxes. Mayor Marotta stated that he and Council Member Rizzuto cannot vote on this resolution. Mr. Garofalo understands that the taxes are significantly in arrears.

It was decided to table the above resolution until such time as Mr. Garofalo can speak with the attorneys for AT&T and see what can be worked out for payment of the property taxes.

Motion: Mr. Tadrick made a motion to table the above resolution. Mr. Ferrer seconded the motion. All were in favor.

LU#1-14-3: New Cingular Wireless OCS, LLC (AT&T) - Block 184, Lot 13, Use Variance, Height Variance and Amended Site Plan to Relocate Antennas, Add Antennas, Add One Microwave Antenna, and Related Equipment to the Existing Compound

Eligible to vote: Theobald, Cocula, Ferrer, Rolando, Seufert, Raperto.

Motion: A motion was made by Mr. Theobald to approve the above resolution. Mr. Ferrer seconded the motion. ROLL CALL: THEOBALD - Y, TADRICK - Y, FERRER - Y, ROLANDO - Y. Passed.

Minutes

March 12, 2014: Regular Meeting Minutes (Marotta, Rizzuto, Theobald, Cocula, Ferrer, Rolando, Seufert, Raperto)

Motion: Mayor Marotta made a motion to approve the minutes, above. Mr. Rizzuto seconded the motion. ROLL CALL: MAROTTA - Y, RIZZUTO - Y, THEOBALD - Y, FERRER - Y, ROLANDO - Y. Passed.

Board Fees

Cynthia Davis’s voucher for $37.50 was read into the record.

Motion: Mayor Marotta made a motion and Mr. Rizzuto seconded the motion to approve the board fees listed on the agenda. All were in favor.

Requests for Escrows to Be Closed

None

Adjournment

Motion: Mayor Marotta made a motion and Mr. Ferrer seconded the motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:23 p.m. All were in favor.

These minutes were transcribed by Cynthia Davis on April 21, 2014.