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Minutes: January 12, 2022 (R)

Call to Order

Meeting was called to order by Kimberley Decker, Board Secretary 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 18, 2021, by delivering to the press such notice and posting same at the Municipal Building.

Salute to the Flag

Ms. Decker led the assemblage of the flag.

Oath of Office

Ms. Decker announced that the Oaths of Office had been administered to the following appointees by Mayor Howard Burrell prior to the Meeting: John Auberger, Councilmember Brian Lynch, Willard McPeek, and Kelly Mitchell.

Roll Call  Also Present
Mayor’s Designee John AubergerP Kimberley Decker, Board Secretary
Craig WilliamsP  
Councilmember LynchP  
Martin TheobaldNP  
Richard SpoerlP  
Willard McPeekP  
Andrea CoculaP  
Michael WhitakerNP  
Vacant  
Kelly Mitchell Alternate #1P  
Joseph Tadrick Alternate #2P  
Paul Mele Alternate #3P  
Mark Vizzini Alternate #4NP  

Record reflects that Mr. Theobald and Mr. Whitaker notified the Board of their absence.

Reorganization 2022

Nomination of Officers

LUB Chairman

Mr. Auberger nominated Mr. Theobald. Ms. Cocula seconded the nomination. No other nominations were made. Mr. Auberger made motion to close nominations which was seconded by Mr. McPeek. All Members were in favor on nomination of Mr. Theobald for LUB Chairman.

LUB Vice Chairman

Mr. Tadrick nominated Mr. Spoerl. Ms. Cocula seconded the nomination. No other nominations were made. Mr. Auberger made motion to close nominations which was seconded by Mr. McPeek. All Members were in favor of nomination of Mr. Spoerl for LUB Vice Chairman.

Professional Service Appointments

Ms. Cocula made a motion to appoint Kimberley Decker as the Land Use Board Secretary for 2022 and Mr. Mele seconded the motion. No other nominations were made, and Mr. Auberger moved to close. All members were in favor.

Ms. Cocula made a motion to appoint Irene Mills as the Land Use Board Recording Secretary for 2022 and Mr. Mele seconded the motion. No other nominations were made, and Mr. Auberger moved to close. All members were in favor.

Ms. Cocula made a motion to appoint Glenn Kienz, Esq. as the Land Use Board Attorney for 2022 and Mr. Mele seconded the motion. No other nominations were made, and Mr. Auberger moved to close. All members were in favor.

Mr. Tadrick made a motion to appoint Cory Stoner, PE as the Land Use Board Engineer for 2022 and Mr. Williams seconded the motion. No other nominations were made, and Mr. Auberger moved to close. All members were in favor.

Mr. Williams made a motion to appoint Jessica Caldwell, PP, as the Land Use Board Planner for 2022 and Ms. Cocula seconded the motion. No other nominations were made, and Mr. Auberger moved to close. All members were in favor.

Consent Agenda

Vice Chairman Spoerl asked for a motion to approve Resolution #22-01.

Motion: Motion was made by Mr. Mele to approve Resolution #22-01 and was seconded by Mr. Spoerl. All members were in favor. Motion passed.

Resolution No. 22-01 - 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.

WHEREAS, it is the opinion of the Land Use Board that the New Jersey Herald and Sunday Herald have the greatest likelihood of informing the public within the jurisdictional area.

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 and the Star Ledger will be designated as the alternate newspaper of the Land Use Board of the Township of Vernon for the year 2022.

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.

Vice Chairman Spoerl asked for a motion to approve Resolution #22-02.

Motion: Motion was made by Ms. Cocula to approve Resolution #22-02 and was seconded by Mr. Williams. All members were in favor. Motion passed.

Resolution No. 22-02 - Schedule of Meeting Dates for the year 2022

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 12, 2022
January 26, 2022
February 9, 2022
February 23, 2022
March 9, 2022
March 23, 2022
April 13, 2022
April 27, 2022
May 11, 2022
May 25, 2022
June 8, 2022
June 22, 2022
July 13, 2022
July 27, 2022
August 10, 2022
August 24, 2022
September 14, 2022
September 28, 2022
October 12, 2022
October 26, 2022
* November 9, 2022
* December 14, 2022
+ January 11, 2023

*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 am:

SITE INSPECTIONS

January 1, 2022
February 5, 2022
March 5, 2022
April 2, 2022
May 7, 2022
June 4, 2022
July 2, 2022
August 6, 2022
September 3, 2022
October 1, 2022
November 5, 2022
December 3, 2022
January 7, 2023

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, http://www.vernontwp.com

Vice Chairman Spoerl asked for a motion to approve Resolutions for 2022 Professionals simultaneously.

Resolution Appointing and Retaining Board Attorney
Resolution Appointing and Retaining Board Engineer
Resolution Appointing and Retaining Board Planner
Resolution Appointing and Retaining Board Recording Secretary

Motion: A motion to approve Resolutions for Board Attorney, Board Engineer and Board Planner and Board Recording Secretary simultaneously was made by Mr. Spoerl and was seconded by Mr. Mele. All members were in favor. Motion passed.

Adjournment

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

Meeting was adjourned at 7:07 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted
Irene Mills, Recording Secretary