Vernon Township

21 Church Street, Vernon, NJ 07462
Phone: 973.764.4055


Minutes: November 10, 2022 7pm

YouTube of the November 10 council meeting 7pm

This Special Meeting of the Township Council of the Township of Vernon was convened at 7:00 p.m. on November 10, 2022 via Zoom Webinar and in the Vernon Municipal Center, 21 Church Street, Vernon, New Jersey with Council President Patrick Rizzuto presiding.


Adequate notice of this special meeting has been provided to the public and the press on September       23, 2022 and October 28, 2022 and was posted at the Municipal Building in accordance with the Open            Public Meetings Act, N.J.S.A.10:4-7. The purpose of the special meetings will be: to have a public hearing for an application for a cable television franchise renewal – CSC TKR, LLC


Council President Rizzuto led the assemblage in the salute to the flag.


Present were Council Members Natalie Buccieri, Brian Lynch, Joseph Tadrick and Council President Patrick Rizzuto. Also present were Mayor Howard Burrell, Business Administrator Charles Voelker, Municipal Clerk Marcy Gianattasio and Township Attorney Josh Zielinski.

Council President Rizzuto asked for a motion to recess to wait for the CSC TKR, LLC representative.

MOVED: Lynch

SECOND: Buccieri

All members were in favor.

Council President Rizzuto asked for a motion to open the meeting.

MOVED: Buccieri


All members were in favor.


CSC TKR, LLC - Municipal Consent Renewal

Marilyn D. Davis, Area Director, Government Affairs, Altice USA gave a presentation to the Council and answered questions that were asked. The Council had concerns about maintenance issues and the appearance of the cable equipment. Other concerns that the Council questioned was response time from the cable company and over use of the internet as well as outages. Ms. Davis explained that issues can be looked at remotely if internet or broadband are not functioning. Ms. Davis said that most communities are built out and they cover the entire town. She is not sure if the whole town of Vernon is covered but the company is upgrading their current network and they are committed to building out 25 houses per mile in the area. The Council questioned customer service as far as reaching a person if there is a problem. Ms. Davis was asked if a report can be given to the Council of issues yearly to compare if service is approving.

PUBLIC COMMENTS (For Current Agenda Items Only, Limited to 3 Minutes Per Person)

Council President Rizzuto asked for a motion to open the meeting to Public Comments.

MOVED: Lynch

SECOND: Buccieri

All members were in favor.

Doreen Edwards – Highland Lakes, asked if there are peek times that service can be increased.

See no other members of the public wishing to comment, Council President Rizzuto asked for a motion to close the meeting to the public.

MOVED: Lynch

SECOND: Tadrick

All members were in favor.


Council Member Lynch had no comments.  

Council Member Tadrick had no comments.

Council Member had no comments.


Council President Rizzuto had no comments.


At 7:38pm Council Member Lynch made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Seconded by Council Member Buccieri.

All were in favor.


Respectfully submitted,
Marcy Gianattasio, RMC, CMR
Municipal Clerk      

Minutes approved: November 28, 2022


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.


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