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Minutes: February 27, 2013

Mr. Spoerl called the meeting to order at 7:02 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, 2013 by delivering to the press such notice and posting same at the Municipal Building and filed with the office of the Township Clerk.

Salute to the Flag

Motion: Ms. Cocula made a motion for Mr. Spoerl to chair the meeting. Mr. Rizzuto seconded the motion. All were in favor.

Roll Call  Also Present
Mayor MarottaNP Kim Decker, Land Use Administrator
Diane WexlerP Cynthia Davis, Recording Secretary
Councilmember RizzutoP  
Martin TheobaldNP  
Richard SpoerlP  
Joseph TadrickNP  
Andrea CoculaP  
Joseph Ferrer (arrived at 7:06 p.m.)P  
Jessica PaladiniP  
Chris Hack (#1 Alt)P  
Ed Rolando (#2 Alt)P  
Valerie Seufert (#3 Alt)NP  
Kristi Raperto (#4 Alt)P  

(Note: Mr. Spoerl advised that all members not in attendance had informed the office that they were not going to be present.)

Public Hearings

LU# 5-12-9: Mitelin Motors Inc., Block 270, Lots 6.05 & 6.06 - Final Major Site Plan for a Single Story Retail Building

Members eligible to vote: Wexler, Rizzuto, Spoerl, Cocula, Paladini, Raperto. (Ms. Paladini certified that she had listened to the recording of the meeting and is therefore eligible to vote.)

Motion: Ms. Cocula made a motion to approve the above site plan. Ms. Wexler seconded the motion. ROLL CALL: WEXLER - Y, RIZZUTO - Y, SPOERL - Y, COCULA - Y, PALADINI - Y, RAPERTO - Y.

Meeting was opened to the public

No one came forward.

Meeting was closed to the public

Land Use Board Discussion Items (action may or may not be taken)

Review Historic Landmark Registration Forms Prepared by Vernon Township Historic Preservation Commission Regarding Cherry Ridge Cemetery, Block 210, Lot 1, - McCamly Cemetery, Block 42, Lot 3.01, - Edsall Farm, Block 32, Lot 7, - Edsall Slave Cemetery, Block 33.01, Lot 7

Mr. Bates, the HPC Chair, came forward and said that there are approximately 44 cemeteries in Vernon. There are only 13 historic cemeteries that the HPC can get a “stronghold” on, four of which are being presented tonight. Ms. Paladini said the historical society is currently researching two additional cemeteries, specifically, the Native American cemetery in Highland Lakes and the slave cemetery on Van Dokkenburg.

Motion: Ms. Paladini made a motion and Ms. Wexler seconded the motion to recommend that the town council approve of the above application for historic designation. ROLL CALL: WEXLER - Y, RIZZUTO - Y, SPOERL - Y, COCULA - Y, FERRER - Y, PALADINI - Y, HACK - Y, ROLANDO - Y, RAPERTO - Y.

Resolutions

None

Minutes

January 23, 2013: Regular Meeting Minutes (Marotta, Wexler, Rizzuto, Theobald, Spoerl, Cocula, Seufert, Raperto)

Motion: A motion was made by Ms. Cocula and seconded by Ms. Wexler to approve the above minutes. ROLL CALL: WEXLER - Y, RIZZUTO - Y, SPOERL - Y, COCULA - Y.

Escrows, Board Fees and Bond Reductions

  1. Board Fees
    1. Board Attorney: Michael Garofalo, Laddey, Clark & Ryan
      1. Land Use Board Business: Services through 1/29/13 ($975.00)
      2. Mitelin Motors: LU# 5-12-9 - Services through 1/9/13 ($45.00)
      3. Mt. Creek: LU# 9-12-12 - Services through 1/9/13 ($45.00)
      4. Crystal Springs Builders: PB# 6-06-8 - Services through 1/9/13 ($120.00)
      5. Rosemark Realty: PB# 11-08-7 - Services through 1/17/13 ($180.00)
      6. Robert Baldwin: LU# 11-10-10 - Services through 1/17/13 ($180.00)
    2. Board Planner: Jessica Caldwell, J. Caldwell & Associates
      1. Land Use Board Business: Services through 1/23/13 ($508.50)
      2. Mitelin Motors: LU# 5-12-9 - Services through 1/18/13 ($452.00)
    3. Board Engineer: Cory Stoner, Harold E. Pellow & Associates
      1. Land Use Board Business: Services through 12/21/12 ($720.00)
      2. KDC Solar: LU# 8-11-15 - Services through 12/21/12 ($60.00)
      3. Mitelin Motors: LU# 5-12-9 - Services through 12/27/12 ($306.00)
    4. Board Recording Secretary: Cynthia Davis - ($71.25)

Motion: A motion was made by Ms. Cocula and seconded by Mr. Rizzuto to approve the above board fees. All were in favor.

  1. Request for Escrows to be Closed
    1. ZB# 4-06-7B: Carlos Fardin - Block 93, Lot 6, - Use Variance ($94.40)

Motion: A motion was made by Ms. Cocula and seconded by Mr. Rizzuto to approve closing the above board escrow. All were in favor.

Adjournment

Motion: Ms. Cocula made a motion and Mr. Rizzuto seconded the motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:15 p.m. All were in favor.

These minutes were transcribed by Cynthia Davis on March 5, 2013.