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Minutes: January 9, 2019 (R)

Call to Order

Meeting was called to order by Kimberley Decker, board secretary at 7:10 p.m. Motion was made by Ms. Cocula that Ms. Decker preside over the reorganization meeting and was seconded by Mr. Auberger. All members were in favor.

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, 2018 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 just prior to the meeting:

Class 1, 1 yr. term expiring 12-31-19 - Harry Shortway
Class III, 1 yr. term expiring 12-31-19 - John Auberger
Class IV, 4 yr. term expiring 12-31-22 - Michael Whitaker
Alt. #1, 2 yr. term expiring 12-31-19 - Kelly Mitchell
Alt. #2, 2 yr. term expiring 12-31-20 - Angela Erichsen

Roll Call  Also Present
Mayor ShortwayP Kim Decker, Board Secretary
Craig WilliamsP  
Councilmember AubergerP  
Martin TheobaldNP  
Richard SpoerlP  
Willard McPeekP  
Andrea CoculaP  
Michael WhitakerP  
Kristi RapertoP  
Kelly Mitchell (#1 Alt)P  
Angela Erichsen (#2 Alt)P  
Alternate #3Vacant  
Alternate #4Vacant  

Nomination of Officers

LUB Chairman

Ms. Cocula nominated Mr. Theobald. Mr. Spoerl 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

Ms. Cocula nominated Mr. Spoerl. Mr. Williams 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 of nomination of Mr. Spoerl for LUB vice chairman.

Professional Service Appointments

Mr. Spoerl made a motion to appoint Irene Mills as the land use board recording secretary for 2019 and Mr. Auberger seconded the motion. All members were in favor.

Ms. Cocula made a motion to appoint Kimberley Decker as the land use board secretary for 2019 and Mr. Spoerl seconded the motion. All members were in favor.

Mr. McPeek made a motion to appoint Glenn Kienz, Esq. as the land use board attorney for 2019 and Ms. Cocula seconded the motion. All members were in favor.

Ms. Cocula made a motion to appoint Cory Stoner, PE as the land use board engineer for 2019 and Mayor Shortway seconded the motion. All members were in favor.

Mayor Shortway made a motion to appoint Jessica Caldwell, PP, as the land use board planner for 2019 and Ms. Cocula seconded the motion. All members were in favor.

Consent Agenda

Ms. Decker read the title of Resolution #19-01.

Motion: Motion was made by Mr. Spoerl to approve Resolution #19-01 and was seconded by Mr. McPeek. All members were in favor.
Motion passed.

Resolution No. 19-01: 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 2019.

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.

Ms. Decker read the title of Resolution #19-02.

Motion: Motion was made by Mr. Auberger to approve Resolution #19-01 and was seconded by Mayor Shortway. All members were in favor.
Motion passed.

Resolution No. 19-02: Schedule of Meeting Dates for the Year 2019.

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 9, 2019
January 23, 2019
February 13, 2019
February 27, 2019
March 13, 2019
March 27, 2019
April 10, 2019
April 24, 2019
May 8, 2019
May 22, 2019
June 12, 2019
June 26, 2019
July 10, 2019
July 24, 2019
August 14, 2019
August 28, 2019
September 11, 2019
September 25, 2019
October 9, 2019
October 23, 2019
November 13, 2019
November 27, 2019
*December 11, 2019
+January 8, 2020

*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 5, 2019
February 2, 2019
March 2, 2019
April 6, 2019
May 4, 2019
June 1, 2019
July 6, 2019
August 3, 2019
September 7, 2019
October 5, 2019
November 2, 2019
December 7, 2019
January 4, 2020

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 Ms. Cocula and was seconded by Mr. Williams. All members were in favor.

Meeting was adjourned at 7:15 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted
Irene Mills
Recording Secretary