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Minutes: June 24, 2013

The Regular Meeting of the Township Council of the Township of Vernon was convened at 7:30 p.m. on June 24, 2013, in the Vernon Township Municipal Building, 21 Church Street, Vernon, New Jersey, with Council President Patrick Rizzuto presiding.

Statement of Compliance

Adequate notice of this meeting had been provided to the public and the press on January 11, 2013, and was posted on the bulletin board in the Municipal Building in accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act, N.J.S.A. 10:4-6.

Roll Call of Members

Present were Council Members Eddie Dunn, Daniel Kadish, Brian Lynch, Dick Wetzel, and Council President Patrick Rizzuto. Also present were Mayor Victor J. Marotta, Business Administrator Jerry Giaimis, and Megan Ward, Esq. who was standing in for Township Attorney Kevin Kelly.

Salute to the Flag

The Council President led the salute to the flag.

Presentation—Independents Week

Council President Rizzuto noted the nature of the following Proclamation, advising that Council Member Dunn had worked closely on this issue. He asked the Council Member to read the Proclamation:

WHEREAS, locally-owned, independent businesses generate thousands of jobs each year and provide unique services and products that give communities their distinct character and sense of place; and

WHEREAS, up to four times more money stays and circulates in the local economy when consumers spend their money at local, independent businesses; and

WHEREAS, Vernon Township’s local independent businesses help preserve the uniqueness of the community and give us a sense of place; and

WHEREAS, Vernon Township’s core of independently-owned businesses give back to this community in goods, services, time and talent; and

WHEREAS, the health of Vernon Township’s economy depends on support of businesses owned by our friends and neighbors; and

WHEREAS, Vernon Township’s independent business owners and employees enrich community members’ shopping experiences with their knowledge and passion; and

WHEREAS, the Vernon Independent Retailers Association (VIRA) is affiliated with the American Independent Business Alliance (AMIBA), and is part of a growing national movement of communities rallying to support their independent businesses, take control of their local economies, and reverse the trend of chains and big box stores who displace locally owned businesses; and

WHEREAS, VIRA is raising awareness about the importance of patronizing local businesses to foster strong community ties and preserve our unique character for generations to come; and

WHEREAS, individuals will be celebrating Independents Week in communities across the nation by taking the pledge to support local and independent businesses.

NOW, THEREFORE, the Mayor and Council of the Township of Vernon, do hereby proclaim the week of June 30, 2013, as INDEPENDENTS WEEK in Vernon Township and salute our community members and locally-owned independent businesses that are integral to the unique flavor of Vernon Township, and honor their efforts to make Vernon Township a place people want to live and work.

Council President Rizzuto asked if Mr. Dunn had anything to add. Council Member Dunn advised that last week’s Council work session (June 17) was on this particular issue. He thanked members of Vernon’s retailers in attendance tonight, and thanked the Council members who attended the work session.

Public Comments

Council President Rizzuto asked for a motion to open the meeting to public comments at this time.
Moved: Daniel Kadish
Second: Brian Lynch
All were in favor.

Noreen Moran—condo resident—advised that she had met with Mr. Fussman (re: helicopter rides) but still had concerns on the noise factor. She noted her disappointment that he had her home address.

Len Coloccia—condo resident at Great Gorge Village—advised that he had also been contacted by Mr. Fussman. He noted that he had researched the Faulkner Act, and found nothing that would indicate that the Mayor would not be able to answer questions at meetings. He asked about appointments by the Mayor, wondering if Council approves those appointments.

Council President Rizzuto advised that this was not a question and answer period.

Mr. Coloccia became angry and directed that anger at the Council with negative comments.

Dan Borstad—spoke about the Black Creek relocation, giving a brief history of where the creek was, the development that came in, and the change in the Creek. He advised that they had recently put new piping in the creek, and not in the wetlands. He handed some photos to the Council, advising that Old Rudetown Road now gets flooded.

The Council President advised Mr. Borstad that his five minutes had expired. The audience asked Council to allow him to finish. Council Member Wetzel asked if the recent work had alleviated the problem.

Sally Rinker—spoke about the salary ordinance referendum that was voted down in November of 2012. She noted that performance awards had been given, and questioned the legality of those payments.

Gary Martinsen—spoke on Resolution #13-121, and disputed the procedure at the last meeting when the resolution was tabled. He also disputed the issue of approval of having helicopters being allowed with a letter of Municipal Consent. He pointed out that in addition to the engine noise, there was also the propeller noise to consider. He also had concerns about safety as well as the impact on local nature in the area. He felt an ordinance or ballot question would be required, as well as zoning approval.

Robert Oliver—asked if the Council was aware of any salaries being changed that were part of the referendum question. The Council President advised that none had been changed. Mr. Oliver advised that his understanding is that bonuses are not salaries.

Krista Gherry—spoke about Mary Ellen Vichiconti speaking at the last meeting and then losing her job as a reporter for the Aim newspaper for doing so. She spoke about the character of the people involved in the OPRA lawsuit.

Margaret Borstad—asked to clarify a point brought up by Mr. Wetzel when her husband was speaking earlier. She advised that the work recently done had actually made the situation worse.

Mary Ellen Vichiconti—asked if all the employees had received the increases. She then verbally attacked Council Member Dunn and the rest of the Council for getting her fired.

Lynn Van Gorder—spoke on the performance payments, questioning how that was done when Civil Service was told money was tight.

Closed to Public Comments

No one else wished to speak at this time, and Council President Rizzuto asked for a motion to close the public portion of the meeting.
Moved: Brian Lynch
Second: Dick Wetzel
All were in favor.

Mayor’s Report

Mayor Marotta reported on the following items:

  • He advised that the new Verizon tower was operational, with improved service at the high school and that area of town.
  • The bill from the County for the Primary Election was 20% higher than last year, noting that we are exploring why that happened.
  • The hearing before the Land Use Board on Senior Housing has been moved to the first meeting in July (it was originally scheduled in June).
  • Governor Christie’s Town Meeting is scheduled for Friday at the Vernon Township High School, with doors open at 10:00 a.m., and the meeting to start at 11:00 a.m. He advised that the last time a sitting Governor was here was in 1975 with Governor Byrne. The meeting will be an open forum, where he will take questions from the audience. The meeting is being coordinated with his aide, Evan Ridley, Freeholder Dennis Mudrick, and Matt DeLaRosa, head of facilities at the school Board. There are 1,000 seats available with a chance for more.

Council President Rizzuto sang the praises of Evan Ridley. He also noted that this event was due in large part to the influence of the Mayor.

Minutes

Council President Rizzuto asked for a motion to approve the amended minutes of the regular meeting of April 8, 2013:
Moved: Patrick Rizzuto
Second: Dick Wetzel

A roll call vote was taken:
Ayes: Eddie Dunn, Daniel Kadish, Brian Lynch, Dick Wetzel, Patrick Rizzuto
Nays: None
The amended minutes from the regular meeting of April 8, 2013 were approved.

Council President Rizzuto asked for a motion to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of May 30, 2013:
Moved: Eddie Dunn
Second: Daniel Kadish

A roll call vote was taken:
Ayes: Eddie Dunn, Daniel Kadish, Dick Wetzel, Patrick Rizzuto
Nays: None
Abstain: Brian Lynch
The minutes from the regular meeting of May 30, 2013 were approved.

Council President Rizzuto asked for a motion to approve the minutes of the executive session meeting of May 30, 2013:
Moved: Dick Wetzel
Second: Daniel Kadish

A roll call vote was taken:
Ayes: Daniel Kadish, Dick Wetzel, Patrick Rizzuto
Nays: None
Abstain: Eddie Dunn, Brian Lynch
The minutes from the executive session meeting of May 30, 2013 were approved.

Consent Resolutions

Council President Rizzuto asked to have Resolution #13-121 pulled out for separate consideration.

Mr. Rizzuto asked for a motion to consider Resolution #13-121:
Moved: Dick Wetzel
Second: Brian Lynch

Council Member Dunn suggested a temporary approval, but there was no interest from the other members.

A roll call vote was taken:
Ayes: Eddie Dunn
Nays: Daniel Kadish, Brian Lynch, Dick Wetzel, Patrick Rizzuto
Resolution #13-121 was defeated.

Council Member Wetzel advised that he had voted for a medivac helicopter as a necessity, but felt this usage was more of an attractive nuisance.

Council Member Lynch noted that he had nothing personal against Mr. Fussman, but was concerned for the safety of Vernon.

Council Member Dunn felt that everything should be viewed in balance—economic impact, nuisance/noise issues, Mr. Fussman’s livelihood, etc. He was disappointed with the vote but was okay with the end result. He still thought a temporary approval would have been okay.

Defeated 06-24-2013

Resolution #13-121: Authorizing Municipal Consent for Eagles Arie LLC to Operate Helicopter Rides over the Mountain Creek Area

WHEREAS, Eagles Arie, LLC, has informed the Township that they will be operating helicopter rides for guests of Crystal Springs to explore the Mountain Creek area; and

WHEREAS, the New Jersey Department of Transportation has required that Eagles Arie, LLC. inform the Township of Vernon of the landing sites and hours of operation and that they receive a letter of Municipal Consent for this endeavor.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Council of the Township of Vernon that it authorizes the Municipal Clerk to write a letter of Municipal Consent for Eagles Arie LLC., Arie Fussman, principal, of 11 Monroe Street, Vernon, NJ 07462, to operate helicopter rides over the Mountain Creek area in Vernon Township.

The Council President gave a brief description of Resolutions #13-122 through #13-128.

Mr. Rizzuto asked for a motion to accept Resolutions #13-122 through #13-128: Moved: Brian Lynch Second: Daniel Kadish

Council Member Lynch spoke about the grant for the Fire Service, noting its importance. He advised that there were dead spots in radio communications with the current equipment. This would allow for 75 units of portable radios, 3 repeaters, and 5 base stations. He noted that these upgrades were recommended by FEMA after the Irene and Sandy storms.

A roll call vote was taken:
Ayes: Eddie Dunn, Daniel Kadish, Brian Lynch*, Dick Wetzel, Patrick Rizzuto
Nays: None
Abstain: *Brian Lynch on Res. #13-124
Resolutions #13-122 through #13-128 were approved.

Resolution #13-122: Renewal of Liquor Licenses in Vernon Township for the 2013-2014 Licensing Term

WHEREAS, all licenses to dispose alcoholic beverages must be renewed and reissued no later than July 1, 2013; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to R.S. 33:1, the Vernon Township Police Department has made the necessary inspections and reported same to the Township Clerk; and

WHEREAS, all of the licenses have complied with all of the regulations as set forth by the Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission of the State of New Jersey;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Council of the Township of Vernon that the following licenses shall be reissued for the 2013-2014 licensing period effective as of July 1, 2013.

PLENARY RETAIL CONSUMPTION
HV Hospitality, LLC dba Hickory Sticks Grill1922-33-004-005
HOTEL EXCEPTION
Appalachian Liquors Corp.1922-36-014-002
LIMITED RETAIL DISTRIBUTION
Wanda East LLC (Lake Wanda Store)1922-43-005-002

Resolution #13-123: Tax Overpayment

WHEREAS, a duplicate payment was made on the second quarter 2013 taxes; and

WHEREAS, such payment created an OVERPAYMENT.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Council of the Township of Vernon, County of Sussex, State of New Jersey, that it hereby authorizes the Township Treasurer to issue a check for said overpayment, and that the Tax Collector refund said overpayment of taxes on the following account:

BLOCKLOTNAMEAMOUNTQTRLOCATION
205.111BAC Tax Services Corp
(Re: Beth Nolan #352943028)
$1175.052nd2151 Lakeside Dr W
199.0819 C0056Core Logic
(Re: Heykoop Jordan #78313362)
$784.472nd2 Sunrise Dr U8

Resolution #13-124: FY 2012 FEMA-AFG (Assistance to Firefighters Grant) Grant Funding to Support the Purchase of New Fire Service Radio Communiciations

WHEREAS, the Township of Vernon has applied for grant funding through the FEMA-AFG program for the FY 2012 Assistance to Firefighters Grant; and

WHEREAS, the purpose of this grant is to promote shared services between local units through the sharing of fire service radio communications to enhance their ability to protect the public and fire service personnel from fire and related hazards; and

WHEREAS, Vernon Township has been awarded an Assistance to Firefighters Grant for the total amount of $380,625.00, with the federal share being $342,562.00 and the Township’s share being 10% or $38,063.00; and

WHEREAS, Vernon Township accepts full responsibility and ownership of the equipment once received and installed and further agrees to maintain said equipment for its useful lifetime at its own cost; and

WHEREAS, Vernon Township affirms that as of this date it is in full compliance with the National Incident Management System (NIMS).

NOW THEREFORE THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE TOWNSHIP OF VERNON, STATE OF NEW JERSEY, RESOLVES that Mayor Victor J. Marotta, or the successor to the office of Mayor, is authorized to execute a grant agreement for the FY 2012 Assistance to Firefighters Grant in an amount not more than $38,063.00.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Grantee agrees not to deviate from the approved scope of work without prior written approval from FEMA.

This Resolution shall take effect immediately upon adoption according to law.

Resolution #13-125: Authorizing Application and Execution of the “2013 Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Grant Administered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

WHEREAS, the Vernon Township Police Department wishes to apply for funding from the National Highway Safety Administration “2013 Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Grant”; and

WHEREAS, the grant project consists of an enforcement overtime campaign from August 16, 2013 through September 2, 2013 to raise awareness about the dangers of drinking and driving, to offer deterrence through visible enforcement, to arrest impaired drivers, and to issue summonses for relevant motor vehicle violations; and

WHEREAS, participating departments will incur all costs and then submit the necessary documentation to the Division of Highway Traffic Safety for reimbursement up to a maximum of $4,400.00.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the Township of Vernon, hereby authorizes the submission of the application to the Division of Highway Traffic Safety for participation in the “2013 Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Grant” to raise awareness about the dangers of drinking and driving; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, by the Township Council of the Township of Vernon, County of Sussex, State of New Jersey, that the Mayor, CFO and Township Clerk are hereby authorized to execute and sign any and all documents in order to effectuate the receipt of the Grant monies between the Township of Vernon and the Division of Highway Traffic Safety for the 2013 Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Grant.

Resolution #13-126: Chapter 159 Resolution Requesting Approval of Revenue and Appropriation Amending the 2013 Budget as a Revenue and Appropriation of $30,642.00

WHEREAS, N.J.S.A. 40A:4-87 provides that the Director of the Division of Local Government Services may approve the insertion of any special item of revenue in the budget of any county or municipality when such item shall have been made available by law and the amount thereof was not determined at the time of the adoption of the budget; and

WHEREAS, said Director may also approve the insertion of an item of appropriation for an equal amount; and

WHEREAS, the Township has been awarded a $30,462.00 No Net Loss Grant from the State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Parks and Forestry, and wishes to amend its 2013 budget for this amount as a revenue.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Township Council of the Township of Vernon hereby requests the Director of the Division of Local Government Services to approve the insertion of an item of revenue in the budget of the year 2013 in the sum of $30,462.00 which is now available as a revenue from the State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Parks and Forestry and;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a like sum of $30,462.00 is hereby appropriated under the caption 2013 Forestry No Net Loss Grant.

Resolution #13-127: Authorizing the Release of a Performance Bond for Urgent Care Facility at Mountain Creek Resort Block 231, Lot 12, 12.01, 12.02, 12.03, 12.04, and Block 233 Lot 7.01

WHEREAS, Mountain Creek Resort, Inc. constructed an Urgent Care Facility with Major Site Plan and Use Variance approval (LUB #4-12-7); and

WHEREAS, Mountain Creek Resort, Inc. was required to post a performance bond in the amount of $131,748.00; and

WHEREAS, Mountain Creek Resort, Inc. has made a request for the bond to be released in full; and

WHEREAS, the Vernon Township Engineer has reviewed said request and approved the bond release as contained in a memorandum to the Land Use Board, dated May 17, 2013.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, by the Township Council of the Township of Vernon, County of Sussex, that it hereby approves and authorizes that the performance bond is to be released in its entirety. The performance bond was issued by the Hudson Insurance Company in the amount of $131,748.00.

Resolution #13-128: Acceptance of Performance Bond from Aqua New Jersey, Inc. for Roadway Repairs for Phase II Water Main Replacement along Cedar Ridge Drive and Woodland Drive

WHEREAS, Aqua New Jersey, Inc. has submitted plans to Vernon Township for a Phase II water main replacement project on Cedar Ridge Drive within Vernon Township; and

WHEREAS, the Township Engineer, Cory Stoner, has reviewed and approved the final plans, prepared by James C. Barbato, P.E. with a requirement of a performance bond be posted per a letter dated May 9, 2013; and

WHEREAS, based on the estimated cost of the project, the Township Engineer is requiring a performance bond in the amount of $114,600.00 and a $2,000.00 amount for engineering escrow submitted to Vernon Township by Aqua New Jersey, Inc.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, by the Council of the Township of Vernon, that it accept a performance bond in the amount of $114,600.00 and a $2,000.00 amount for engineering escrow as submitted by Aqua New Jersey, Inc. for road repairs in relation to the water main replacement on Cedar Ridge Drive and Fox Hollow Court, Vernon, NJ; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the performance bond can be formally released when construction has been completed and approved by the Township Engineer and further accepted by the Township Council by way of Resolution; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that prior to release of the performance bond, Aqua New Jersey, Inc., shall submit a maintenance bond for a period of one (1) year from the Township’s acceptance of the roadway repairs, with said bond being formally accepted by the Township Council by way of Resolution; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Department of Public Works for their records.

This Resolution will take effect immediately according to law.

Motion—Wolosky v. Vernon—GRC Complaint No. 2010-311

A motion was made to accept the recommendation of Township Attorney Kevin Kelly to approve the payment of legal fees for Walter Luers, attorney for Jesse Wolosky, in the amount of $1,000.00, in settlement of Wolosky v. Vernon—GRC Complaint No. 2010-311.

Motion: Daniel Kadish
Second: Dick Wetzel

A roll call vote was taken:
Ayes: Daniel Kadish, Dick Wetzel, Patrick Rizzuto
Nays: Eddie Dunn
Abstain: Brian Lynch
Motion carried.

Ordinances—Introduction

1st Reading of Ordinance #13-14 by Title Only

Council President Rizzuto asked for a motion to approve Ordinance #13-14 by title only:
Motion: Brian Lynch
Second: Eddie Dunn

Mr. Rizzuto asked Ms. Ward to explain this ordinance. Ms. Ward explained that a similar request has come up in the last few years (Ord. #11-27). She advised that the NJ BPU has approved this usage, and that the vendor must coordinate with all other utilities. She noted that public interest is a first consideration.

A roll call vote was taken:
Ayes: Eddie Dunn, Daniel Kadish, Brian Lynch, Dick Wetzel, Patrick Rizzuto
Nays: None
Ordinance #13-14 was approved on 1st reading.

Ordinance #13-14: An Ordinance Granting Non-Exclusive Permission to Co-Locate Telecommunications Equipment and Facilities within the Public Rights-of-Way in Vernon Township


Ordinances—Public Hearing/2nd Hearing

2nd Reading of Ordinance #13-10 by Title Only

Council President Rizzuto asked for a motion to adopt Ordinance #13-10 on 2nd reading by title only.
Motion: Brian Lynch
Second: Daniel Kadish

The Council President advised that the Township Planner, Jessica Caldwell, was in attendance, and asked her to give a brief overview of the nature of this ordinance. Ms. Caldwell noted that the Highlands Council must approve the application request prior to any Land Use Board involvement.

Open to public comments on Ordinance #13-10 only:
Motion: Brian Lynch
Second: Eddie Dunn
All were in favor.

No one wished to speak at this time.

Closed to public comments on Ordinance #13-10:
Motion: Brian Lynch
Second: Eddie Dunn
All were in favor.

A roll call vote was taken on Ordinance #13-10:
Ayes: Eddie Dunn, Daniel Kadish, Brian Lynch, Dick Wetzel, Patrick Rizzuto
Nays: None
Ordinance #13-10 was adopted.

Ordinance #13-10: An Ordinance Amending Chapter 330 Land Development Ordinance, to Add Article XIX Highlands Preservation Area Requirements to Update Submission Requirements for Applications for Development in the Highlands Preservation Area of the Township of Vernon


2nd Reading of Ordinance #13-11 by Title Only

Council President Rizzuto asked for a motion to adopt Ordinance #13-11 on 2nd reading by title only.
Motion: Brian Lynch
Second: Daniel Kadish

The Council President asked Ms. Caldwell to explain this ordinance. Ms. Caldwell noted that this was developed to update the current requirements for performance and maintenance guarantees. Council Member Kadish asked if it would require escrow funds and Ms. Caldwell confirmed that it did.

Open to public comments on Ordinance #13-11 only:
Motion: Brian Lynch
Second: Eddie Dunn
All were in favor.

Gary Martinsen—was concerned in the case of less than an acre, a bond would not be required and the site could be in any shape.

Closed to public comments on Ordinance #13-11:
Motion: Dick Wetzel
Second: Brian Lynch
All were in favor.

A roll call vote was taken on Ordinance #13-11:
Ayes: Eddie Dunn, Brian Lynch, Dick Wetzel, Patrick Rizzuto
Nays: Daniel Kadish
Ordinance #13-11 was adopted.

Ordinance #13-11: An Ordinance of the Township of Vernon, County of Sussex, State of New Jersey to Amend Chapter 330, Land Development of the Code of the Township of Vernon


2nd Reading of Ordinance #13-12 by Title Only

Council President Rizzuto asked for a motion to adopt Ordinance #13-12 on 2nd reading by title only.
Motion: Brian Lynch
Second: Patrick Rizzuto

Open to public comments on Ordinance #13-12 only:
Motion: Brian Lynch
Second: Dick Wetzel
All were in favor.

Owen Highland—questioned the issue of a ground-mounted minor solar facility requiring a variance. He described various scenarios on this issue. Council President Rizzuto asked Mr. Highland if this is the business he is in. Mr. Highland confirmed that it was.

Ms. Caldwell noted that a use-variance addresses impacts to neighboring properties for ground-mounted facilities.

Closed to public comments on Ordinance #13-12
Motion: Brian Lynch
Second: Dick Wetzel
All were in favor.

A roll call vote was taken on Ordinance #13-12:
Ayes: Daniel Kadish, Brian Lynch, Dick Wetzel, Patrick Rizzuto
Nays: Eddie Dunn
Ordinance #13-12 was adopted.

Ordinance #13-12: An Ordinance to Amend Article XXI “Solar Zoning and Standards,” Being Sections 330-260 and 330-261 of the Code of the Township of Vernon to Revise Solar Zoning and Standards


Council Business

Council Member Wetzel offered congratulations to the Class of 2013 at Vernon Township High School.

Council Member Lynch had the following items:

  • Advised that summer is here, and that texting/talking on cell phones in cars is alive and well in Vernon. He advised that these are creeping up on the largest reasons for vehicular deaths for 17-25 year olds.
  • Addressed the resident of Laurel Lake who felt the entrance/exit is dangerous. He noted that he passes there every day and feels that cutting back on the vegetation at the entrance would make it more visible to motorists on Canistear. Mayor Marotta advised that he would contact the Board of Directors to discuss the issue.
  • He told everyone to have a good summer.

Council Member Kadish had nothing to report at this time.

Council Member Dunn thanked the Council for the work session last week, and their continued support. He also welcomed the public and their feedback. He reminded everyone that there is a tax incentive to participate in the Buy Local campaign. He advised that a resolution will be brought to the Council at a future meeting.

Council President Rizzuto noted the following for the 2nd half of the year:

  • Asked the Council to let him know if they had any issues of interest for a work session.
  • He had been asked to participate in Teacher for a Day in March. He received a thank you note from Mrs. Tallerico’s class, noting that he is “cool.” He showed the poster that was sent to him, noting that he was looking forward to participating again next year (as Mr. Wetzel has done for many years).
  • He wished everyone a wonderful summer.
  • Advised everyone to come see the Governor on Friday.

Council Member Lynch advised everyone that the Highland Lakes and Vernon Fire Departments were having their fireworks display on July 6, and that the gates were opening at 5:30/6:00 p.m. He asked everyone to support their local fire departments.

Adjournment

There being no further items of business to be conducted at the Regular Meeting, a motion for Adjournment was made by Council Member Dunn. Motion seconded by Council Member Wetzel, with all members voting in favor.

The Regular Meeting of the Township Council of the Township of Vernon was adjourned at 9:00 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Susan S. Nelson, RMC
Municipal Clerk

Minutes approved: July 22, 2013