Vernon Township

21 Church Street, Vernon, NJ 07462
Phone: 973.764.4055


Agenda July 12, 2023




July 12, 2023

7:00 PM


Call to Order


Statement of Compliance:

Pursuant to the Open Public Meetings Act, adequate notice of this Regular Meeting has been provided to the public and the press on January 17, 2023 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:


Roll Call

Mayor’s Designee John Auberger                    

Craig Williams                                                          

Councilmember Joseph Tadrick                            

Martin Theobald                                                 

Richard Spoerl

Willard McPeek

Andrea Cocula

Michael Whitaker

Jacqueline Haley

Kelly Mitchell      Alt #1

Mark Heftler         Alt #2

Paul Mele           Alt #3

Mark Vizzini       Alt #4          


Public Hearings


LU# 5-23-8Dean Anthony Properties, LLC – Block 592, Lot 69,70, & 71, - Minor Subdivision with Variances

LU#5-23-7 – Restoration Agriculture, LLC – Block167, Lot 11, - Preliminary & Final Site Plan with Variances for a Farm-to-Table Restaurant, Banquet Hall and a Public Campground for Glamping


Public Participation        


Open Meeting to the Public for items other than those listed on the Agenda

Close Meeting to the Public





LU# 5-23-6 – Route 94, LLC – 634, Lot 2 & 3 – Preliminary Site Plan for the Construction of a Brewpub, Event Hall, Inn, and related site improvements

Eligible to vote: McPeek, Cocula, Whitaker, Haley, Mitchell, Heftler, Mele, Vizzini, Spoerl



Land Use Board Discussion Items (action may or may not be taken)


Ø  None





Ø  June 28, 2023 – Regular Meeting Minutes (McPeek, Cocula, Whitaker, Haley, Mitchell, Heftler, Mele, Vizzini, Spoerl)


Appendix A – escrows, board fees, bond reductions and escrow closure


   escrows, board fees and bond reductions


A.        Board Fees


1.       Board Attorney – Glenn Kienz, Weiner Law Group LLP

Ø  Land Use Board Business – ($0)

2.    Board Planner – Jessica Caldwell, J. Caldwell & Associates

Ø  Land Use Board Business – Services Through ($0)

3.   Board Engineer – Cory Stoner, Harold E. Pellow & Associates

Ø Land Use Board Business – ($0)

4.    Board Recording Secretary – Irene Mills ($125.00)

B.   Request for Escrows to be closed





Next Meeting: July 26, 2023




Vernon Township

21 Church Street
Vernon, NJ 07462

Phone: 973.764.4055 

Township Hours

Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Emergencies Dial 9-1-1
Non-Emergencies Dial 973-764-6155


Current Agendas

Township Council

Land Use Board