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Agenda: August 23, 2021

Township Council Regular Meeting

Time:
6:00 p.m.—Executive Session, closed to the public
7:00 p.m.—Regular Meeting, open to the public

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, this council meeting was held via a Zoom Webinar.
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August 23, 2021 Agenda Backup 

  1. Call to Order
  2. Statement: Adequate notice of this meeting has been provided to the public and the press on January 6, 2021 and on August 6, 2021 and was posted on the bulletin board in the municipal building in accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act, N.J.S.A. 10:4-7.
  3. Roll Call
  4. Executive Session—Resolution #21-191—Resolution to Enter into Executive Session—Pending, Ongoing or Anticipated Litigation

AT 7:00 PM

  1. Call to Order
  2. Statement: Adequate notice of this meeting has been provided to the public and the press on January 6, 2021 and on August 6, 2021 and was posted on the bulletin board in the municipal building in accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act, N.J.S.A. 10:4-7.
  3. Roll Call
  4. Salute to the Flag
  5. Public Comments (For current agenda items only, limited to 3 minutes per person)
  6. Discussion Item
    1. Community Safety Regarding Discharge of Firearms in a Residential Zone for Non-Hunting Purposes
  7. Plan Endorsement —Public Hearing
  8. Open Space Plan Update 
  9. Minutes
    1. July 26, 2021—Regular Meeting
    2. August 9, 2021—Regular Meeting
    3. August 9, 2021—Executive Session
  10. Resolutions
    1. Resolution #21-184: A Resolution of the Township of Vernon, County of Sussex, State of New Jersey, Authorizing the Adoption of the 2021 Sussex County, New Jersey Hazard Mitigation Plan Update
    2. Resolution #21-192: Resolution Authorizing Approval of Memorandum of Understanding, Approval of a Plan Implementation Agreement, and Approval of Expanded Town Center Map in Conjunction with Vernon Township’s Petition for Plan Endorsement from the State Planning Commission
    3. Resolution #21-193: Resolution Authorizing Award of Garage Door Installation to Durable Door Company
    4. for Bid #5R-2021
    5. Resolution #21-194: Resolution Authorizing an Agreement with Petro Mechanics, Inc. for Fuel Tanks and Pumps in an Amount not to Exceed $286,000.00 (State Contract #T0849)
    6. Resolution #21-195: Resolution Authorizing Purchase of Communications Equipment, Installation and Upgrade through Morris County Cooperative Pricing Council Contract #41 through Northeast Communications
  11. Introduction/1st Reading of Proposed Ordinance
    1. Ordinance #21-28: Ordinance of the Township of Vernon, County of Sussex, State of New Jersey, Amending Chapter 330 Entitled “Land Development” to Regulate Multi-Generational Family Accommodations
    2. Ordinance #21-29: Ordinance of the Township of Vernon, County of Sussex, State of New Jersey, Amending and Supplementing § 99-33 of the Municipal Code of the Township of Vernon Entitled “Schedule IX: Stop Intersections”
    3. Ordinance #21-30: Ordinance of the Township of Vernon, County of Sussex, State of New Jersey, Amending Chapter 94 of the Code of the Township of Vernon Regarding the Police Division to Authorize the Hiring of Entry-Level Law Enforcement Officers without an Examination Requirement
    4. Ordinance #21-31: Ordinance of the Township of Vernon, County of Sussex, State of New Jersey, Amending and Supplementing Chapter 330, Article XI Entitled “Zoning” to Regulate Retaining Walls and Breezeways
  12. Public Hearing/2nd Reading of Ordinance
    1. Ordinance #21-24: An Ordinance Amending, Revising and Supplementing Chapter 509 of the Vernon Township Code Titled “Taxation” Allowing for the Taxation of Sales of Cannabis and Cannabis items in the Township of Vernon
    2. Ordinance #21-26: Ordinance of the Township of Vernon, County of Sussex, State of New Jersey, Amending Chapter 484 of the Municipal Code of the Township of Vernon Entitled “Soil Fill Placement”
    3. Ordinance #21-27: Capital Ordinance providing for improvements to water and wastewater infrastructure in Town Center by the Township of Vernon, in the County of Sussex, New Jersey, appropriating therefore the sum of $1,750,000.00 and providing that such sum so appropriated shall be raised from the Appropriated Reserve for the American Rescue Plan Grant
  13. Public Comments (Limited to 3 minutes on any topic)
  14. Mayor’s Report
  15. Council Comments
  16. Council President Comments
  17. Adjournment