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Minutes: January 8, 2014 (R)

Ms. Decker called the meeting to order at 7:04 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 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

Oath of Office

The oath of office was administered by Mayor Marotta to Diane Wexler (Class II, 3yr. term ending 12/31/16) and Patrick Rizzuto (Class III, 1 yr. term ending 12/31/14).

Roll Call  Also Present
Mayor MarottaP Kim Decker, Planning & Zoning Admin. Asst.
Diane WexlerP Cynthia Davis, Recording/Board Secretary
Councilmember RizzutoP  
Martin TheobaldP  
Richard SpoerlP  
Joseph TadrickP  
Andrea CoculaNP  
Joseph FerrerNP  
Jessica PaladiniNP  
Chris Hack (#1 Alt)P  
Ed Rolando (#2 Alt)P  
Valerie Seufert (#3 Alt)NP  
Kristi Raperto (#4 Alt)P  

Reorganization

Nomination of Officers

LUB Chairman—Martin Theobald

Nomination: Mr. Tadrick nominated Martin Theobald as LUB Chairman. Council Member Rizzuto seconded the nomination. There were no other nominations. ROLL CALL: MAROTTA - Y, WEXLER - Y, RIZZUTO - Y, SPOERL - Y, TADRICK - Y, HACK - Y, ROLANDO - Y, RAPERTO - Y.

LUB Vice-Chair—Joseph Tadrick

Nomination: Council Member Rizzuto nominated Joseph Tadrick as Vice Chair. Mr. Spoerl seconded the nomination. There were no other nominations. ROLL CALL: MAROTTA - Y, WEXLER - Y, RIZZUTO - Y, THEOBALD - Y, SPOERL - Y, HACK - Y, ROLANDO - Y, RAPERTO - Y.

LUB Recording Secretary—Cynthia Davis

Nomination: Mr. Theobald nominated Cynthia Davis as Recording Secretary. Mayor Marotta seconded the nomination. There were no other nominations. ROLL CALL: MAROTTA - Y, WEXLER - Y, RIZZUTO - Y, THEOBALD - Y, SPOERL - Y, TADRICK - Y, HACK - Y, ROLANDO - Y, RAPERTO - Y.

LUB Board Secretary—Kim Decker

Nomination: Mayor Marotta nominated Kim Decker as Board Secretary. Mr. Hack seconded the nomination. There were no other nominations. ROLL CALL: MAROTTA - Y, WEXLER - Y, RIZZUTO - Y, THEOBALD - Y, SPOERL - Y, TADRICK - Y, HACK - Y, ROLANDO - Y, RAPERTO - Y.

LUB Attorney—Michael Garofalo, Esq. of Laddy, Clark & Ryan with a $10/hr. Raise to $160/hr.

Nomination: Mayor Marotta nominated Michael Garofalo, Esq. from the firm Laddy, Clark & Ryan, as board attorneys. Mr. Tadrick seconded the nomination. There were no other nominations. ROLL CALL: MAROTTA - Y, WEXLER - Y, RIZZUTO - Y, THEOBALD - Y, SPOERL - Y, TADRICK - Y, HACK - Y, ROLANDO - Y, RAPERTO - Y.

LUB Engineer—Corey Stoner of Harold Pellow & Associates with a $2.50 Raise to $122.50/hr.

Nomination: Mayor Marotta nominated Corey Stoner of Harold Pellow & Associates. Mr. Tadrick seconded the nomination. There were no other nominations. ROLL CALL: MAROTTA - Y, WEXLER - Y, RIZZUTO - Y, THEOBALD - Y, SPOERL - Y, TADRICK - Y, HACK - Y, ROLANDO - Y, RAPERTO - Y.

LUB Planner—Jessica Caldwell of J. Caldwell & Associates with a $2 hr. Raise to $115/hr.

Nomination: Mr. Theobald nominated Jessica Caldwell of J. Caldwell & Associates. Mayor Marotta seconded the nomination. There were no other nominations. ROLL CALL: MAROTTA - Y, WEXLER - Y, RIZZUTO - Y, THEOBALD - Y, SPOERL - Y, TADRICK - Y, HACK - Y, ROLANDO - Y, RAPERTO - Y.

Resolutions

Resolution No. 14-01: Designating the Official Newspaper

The NJ Herald and Sunday Herald were designated as the LUB official newspaper. All were in favor.

Resolution No. 14-02: Schedule of Meetings for the 2014 Year

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):

  • +January 8, 2014
  • January 22, 2014
  • *February 26, 2014
  • March 12, 2014
  • March 26, 2014
  • April 9, 2014
  • April 23, 2014
  • May 14, 2014
  • May 28, 2014
  • June 11, 2014
  • June 25, 2014
  • July 9, 2014
  • July 23, 2014
  • August 13, 2014
  • August 27, 2014
  • September 10, 2014
  • September 24, 2014
  • October 8, 2014
  • October 22, 2014
  • November 12, 2014
  • November 26, 2014
  • *December 10, 2014
  • +January 14, 2015

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

  • January 4, 2014
  • February 1, 2014
  • March 1, 2014
  • April 5, 2014
  • May 3, 2014
  • June 7, 2014
  • July 5, 2014
  • August 2, 2014
  • September 6, 2014
  • October 4, 2014
  • November 1, 2014
  • December 6, 2014
  • January 3, 2015

Motion: Ms. Wexler made a motion to approve of the above resolutions. Mayor Marotta seconded the motion. ROLL CALL: MAROTTA - Y, WEXLER - Y, RIZZUTO - Y, THEOBALD - Y, SPOERL - Y, TADRICK - Y, HACK - Y, ROLANDO - Y, RAPERTO - Y.

Adjournment

Motion: Mayor Marotta made a motion and Mr. Theobald seconded the motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:15 p.m. All were in favor.

These minutes were transcribed by Cynthia Davis on January 13, 2013.