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Minutes: January 10, 2018 (R)

Call to Order

Meeting was called to order by Steve Tombalakian, board attorney at 7:00 p.m.

Statement of Compliance

Pursuant to the Open Public Meetings Act, adequate notice of this reorganization meeting has been provided to the public and the press on January 16, 2017 by delivering to the press such notice and posting same at the municipal building.

Salute to the Flag

Mr. Tombalakian led the assemblage of the flag.

Mr. Tombalakian read letter from Lauren Magee stating she is unable to accept an appointment as Alternate #4 position to the land use board at this time due to other obligations.

Oath of Office

Board attorney, Steve Tombalakian, Esq. acted as temporary chair and noted that the oath of office had been administered to the following just prior to the meeting:

Class 1, 1 yr. term expiring 12-31-18—John Auberger
Class II, 3 yr. term expiring 12-31-19—Craig Williams
Class III, 1 yr. term expiring 12-31-18—Dan Kadish
Class IV, 4 yr. term expiring 12-31-21—Willard McPeek
Class IV, 4 yr. term expiring 12-31-21—Kristi Baldwin
Alt. # 1, 2 yr. term expiring 12-31-19—Michael Whitaker
Alt. # 2, 2 yr. term expiring 12-31-18—None
Alt. # 3, 2 yr. term expiring 12-31-18—Angela Erichsen
Alt. # 4, 2 yr. term expiring 12-31-19—None

Roll Call  Also Present
Mayor’s Designee John AubergerP Glenn Kienz, Board Attorney
Craig WilliamsP Steve Tombalakia, Board Attorney
Councilmember KadishP Cory Stoner, Board Engineer
Martin TheobaldP Jessica Caldwell, Board Planner
Richard SpoerlP Kim Decker, Board Secretary
Willard McPeekP  
Andrea CoculaP  
Ed RolandoP  
Kristi RapertoP  
Michael Whitaker (#1 Alt)P  
Angela Erichsen (#3 Alt)P  

Reorganization 2018

Nomination of Officers

LUB Chairman

Nomination: Ms. Cocula nominated Mr. Theobald. Mr. Spoerl seconded the nomination. No other nominations were made. All members were in favor.

Mr. Tombalakian resigned as temporary chair and Mr. Theobald proceeded to conduct the meeting.

LUB Vice Chairman

Nomination: Ms. Cocula nominated Mr. Spoerl. Mr. Rolando seconded the nomination. No other nominations were made. All members were in favor.

Professional Service Appointments

Mr. Theobald made a motion to appoint Irene Mills as the land use board recording secretary for 2018 and Mr. Spoerl seconded the motion. All members were in favor.

Ms. Cocula made a motion to appoint Kimberley Decker as the land use board secretary for 2018 and Mr. Spoerl seconded the motion. All members were in favor.

Mr. Whitaker made a motion to appoint Glenn Kienz, Esq. as the land use board attorney for 2018 and Ms. Cocula seconded the motion. All members were in favor.

Council Member Kadish made a motion to appoint Cory Stoner, PE as the land use board engineer for 2018 and Mr. Whitaker seconded the motion. All members were in favor.

Mr. Theobald made a motion to appoint Jessica Caldwell, PP, as the land use board planner for 2018 and Mr. Spoerl seconded the motion. All members were in favor.

Consent Agenda

Mr. Theobald gave a brief explanation of Resolution #18-01 and #18-02 and all members voted in favor of adoption of same.

Resolution No. 18-01: Designating the Official Newspaper

WHEREAS, it is necessary for the Township of Vernon Land Use Board to designate an official newspaper for notice to be published by applicants and the board so as to advise the public as to the matters pending before this board.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Land Use Board of the Township of Vernon in the County of Sussex, State of New Jersey that the New Jersey Herald and the Sunday Herald are hereby designated as the official newspaper of the Land Use Board of the Township of Vernon for the year 2018.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the secretary to the land use board is hereby directed to utilize the bulletin board of the municipal building of the Township of Vernon, 21 Church Street, Vernon, New Jersey 07462, as the designated place where all official notices of the land use board are to be posted.

Resolution No. 18-02: Schedule of Meeting Dates for the Year 2018

WHEREAS, the Open Public Meetings Act, Chapter 231, P.L. 1975 requires certain public bodies to comply with the provisions of Section 13 of said act:

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Land Use Board of the Township of Vernon as follows:

1. The regularly scheduled meetings will be held in the Vernon Municipal Center, located at 21 Church Street, Vernon, New Jersey at 7:00 p.m. on the following dates (second and fourth Wednesday of each month):

REGULAR MEETINGS

January 10, 2018+
January 24, 2018
February 14, 2018
February 28, 2018
March 14, 2018
March 28, 2018
April 11, 2018
April 25, 2018
May 9, 2018
May 23, 2018
June 13, 2018
June 27, 2018
July 11, 2018
July 25, 2018
August 8, 2018
August 22, 2018
September 12, 2018
September 26, 2018
October 10, 2018
October 24, 2018
November 14, 2018
November 28, 2018
December 12, 2018*
January 9, 2019+

*Due to holiday, only one meeting scheduled
+Reorganization and regular meeting

2. The site inspections will be held the first Saturday of every month on the following dates beginning at 9:00 a.m.:

SITE INSPECTIONS

January 6, 2018
February 3, 2018
March 3, 2018
April 7, 2018
May 5, 2018
June 2, 2018
July 7, 2018
August 4, 2018
September 1, 2018
October 6, 2018
November 3, 2018
December 1, 2018
January 5, 2019

3. A copy of this resolution shall be posted on the municipal building bulletin board reserved for that purpose.

4. A copy of this resolution shall be forwarded to the following newspaper: The New Jersey Herald

5. A copy of this resolution shall also be filed with the township clerk and posted on the township website.

Adjournment

Having no more board business, a motion was made to adjourn the reorganization meeting by Ms. Cocula and was seconded by Mr. Spoerl. All members were in favor.

Meeting was adjourned at 7:09 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted
Irene Mills
Recording Secretary