Vernon Township

21 Church Street, Vernon, NJ 07462
Phone: 973.764.4055


Agenda August 9, 2023





August 9, 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                     Kelly Mitchell      Alt #1

            Craig Williams                                                          Mark Heftler         Alt #2

            Councilmember Joseph Tadrick                            Paul Mele           Alt #3

               Martin Theobald                                                 Mark Vizzini       Alt #4

            Richard Spoerl

         Willard McPeek

            Andrea Cocula

            Michael Whitaker

            Jacqueline Haley



Public Hearings


LU# 6-23-9- Phil Huling – Block 471, Lot 7, - Rear and Side yard Variance for a Deck


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


LU# 12-19-10Martin Theobald – Block 57, Lots 4 & 5, Block 58, Lot 7, - Site Plan with Minor Subdivision Request for Extension of Time


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  July 26, 2023 – Regular Meeting Minutes (Williams, Spoerl, McPeek, Cocula, Whitaker, Haley, Mitchell, Heftler, Theobald)


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 – ($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: August 23, 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