Vernon Township

21 Church Street, Vernon, NJ 07462
Phone: 973.764.4055


Agenda September 13, 2023




September 13, 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# 2-23-4 – Sussex Cultivation, LLC – Block 153, Lot 43, & Block 168, Lots 2, 3 & 4 Preliminary & Final Major Site Plan for the construction of a Greenhouse, Eighteen (18) Cultivation/Support Pods, one Utility Shed, and related site improvements for a Cannabis Cultivation Facility



Public Participation


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

Close Meeting to the Public










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

Eligible to vote: Williams, Spoerl, Cocula, Whitaker, Haley, Heftler, Theobald


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

Eligible to vote: Williams, Spoerl, Cocula, Whitaker, Haley, Heftler


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

Eligible to vote: Williams, Spoerl, McPeek, Cocula, Haley, Mitchell, Heftler


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


  • None





  • None


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


   escrows, board fees and bond reductions


  1. Board Fees


  1. Board Attorney – Glenn Kienz, Weiner Law Group LLP
  • Land Use Board Business – ($0)

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

  • Land Use Board Business – ($0)

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

  • Land Use Board Business – ($0)
  1. Board Recording Secretary – Irene Mills ($0)
  1. Request for Escrows to be closed



Next Meeting:  September 27, 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