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Minutes: January 8, 2020 (R)

Call to Order

Meeting was called to order by Kimberley Decker, board secretary at 7:07 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, 2019 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 oath of office had been administered to the following by Mayor Howard Burrell just prior to the meeting:

Class II, 3 yr. term expiring 12-31-22 - Craig Williams
Class III, 1 yr. term expiring 12-31-20 - John Auberger
Class IV, 4 yr. term expiring 12-31-23 - Richard Spoerl
Alt. # 1, 2 yr. term expiring 12-31-21 - Kelly Mitchell
Alt. # 4, 2 yr. term expiring 12-31-21 - Mark Vizzini

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

Nomination of Officers

LUB Chairman

Ms. Cocula nominated Mr. Theobald. Mr. Tadrick seconded the nomination. No other nominations were made. Ms. Cocula made motion to close nominations which was seconded by Mr. Auberger. 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. Whitaker. All members were in favor of nomination of Mr. Spoerl for LUB vice chairman.

Due to the absence of Chairman Theobald, Vice Chairman Spoerl headed the meeting.

Professional Service Appointments

Ms. Cocula made a motion to appoint Kimberley Decker as the land use board secretary for 2020 and Mr. Spoerl 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 2020 and Mr. Auberger 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 2020 and Mr. Whitaker seconded the motion. No other nominations were made, and Mr. Auberger moved to close. All members were in favor.

Mr. McPeek made a motion to appoint Cory Stoner, PE as the land use board engineer for 2020 and Mr. Auberger 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 2020 and Mr. McPeek 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 #20-01.

Motion: Motion was made by Ms. Cocula to approve Resolution #20-01 and was seconded by Mr. Williams. All members were in favor.
Motion passed.

Resolution No. 20-01: 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 2020.

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 #20-02.

Board secretary noted meeting dates of February 13th and November 12th are on Thursdays. All members were in favor to approve Resolution #20-02.
Motion passed.

Resolution No. 20-02: Schedule of Meeting Dates for the Year 2020

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 8, 2020
January 22, 2020
February 13, 2020
February 26, 2020
March 11, 2020
March 25, 2020
April 8, 2020
April 22, 2020
May 13, 2020
May 27, 2020
June 10, 2020
June 24, 2020
July 8, 2020
July 22, 2020
August 12, 2020
August 26, 2020
September 9, 2020
September 23, 2020
October 14, 2020
October 28, 2020
November 12, 2020
November 25, 2020
*December 9, 2020
+January 13, 2021

*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 4, 2020
February 1, 2020
March 7, 2020
April 4, 2020
May 2, 2020
June 6, 2020
July 4, 2020
August 1, 2020
September 5, 2020
October 3, 2020
November 7, 2020
December 5, 2020
January 4, 2021

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.

Adjournment

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

Meeting was adjourned at 7:13 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted
Irene Mills, Recording Secretary