Mr. Theobald called the meeting to order at 7:02 p.m.

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 14, 2013 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    Also Present
Mayor Marotta P   Jessica Caldwell, Board Planner
Diane Wexler P   Kim Decker, Land Use Administrator
Councilmember Rizzuto P   Cynthia Davis, Recording Secretary
Martin Theobald P    
Richard Spoerl P    
Joseph Tadrick P    
Andrea Cocula P    
Joseph Ferrer P    
Jessica Paladini NP    
Chris Hack (#1 Alt) P    
Ed Rolando (#2 Alt) P    
Valerie Seufert (#3 Alt) P    
Kristi Raperto (#4 Alt) NP    

Note: Mayor Marotta, Mr. Rizzuto, Mr. Tadrick and Mr. Ferrer arrived at 7:10 pm.

Public Hearings


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

Highlands Preservation Area Master Plan Element

Ms. Caldwell explained that tonight's discussion will satisfy the public hearing requirement for the amended version (November 2012) of the Highlands Master Plan Element and Reexamination report. She explained that the main issue revised in this element is the way septic system density is calculated on farmland where there can be clustering development. The Highlands recommended that Vernon adopt this amendment. The other revision was a development rights transfer plan was added which is optional for Vernon Township. However, Ms. Caldwell feels this plan should be studied as a method for someday recouping property values in the preservation area.

Motion: Ms Cocula made a motion to approve the amended version of the Highlands Preservation Area Master Plan Element as provided by Ms. Caldwell. Ms. Wexler seconded the motion. All were in favor.

Public Participation

Open meeting to the public for items other than those listed on the agenda

Close meeting to the public


PB# 6-06-8: Crystal Springs Builders, LLC, Block 270, Lot 11.07, Preliminary Major Subdivision & Preliminary/Final Site Plan & Conditional Use Approval - Extension of Time

Eligible to vote: Wexler, Rizzuto, Tadrick, Cocula, Ferrer, Hack

Motion: Mayor Marotta made a motion to approve the above resolution. Ms. Cocula seconded the motion. ROLL CALL: WEXLER - Y, RIZZUTO - Y, TADRICK - Y, COCULA - Y, FERRER - Y, HACK - Y. Passed.


April 24, 2013: Regular Meeting Minutes (Wexler, Rizzuto, Theobald, Spoerl, Tadrick, Cocula, Ferrer, Hack, Rolando)

Motion: A motion was made by Mayor Marotta and seconded by Ms. Wexler to approve the above minutes. ROLL CALL: WEXLER - Y, RIZZUTO - Y, THEOBALD - Y, SPOERL - Y, TADRICK - Y, COCULA - Y, FERRER - Y, HACK - Y, ROLANDO - Y.


The board members discussed whether or not to make the lighting design standards consistent throughout the town.

Escrows, Board Fees and Bond Reductions

  1. Board Fees
    1. Board Attorney: Michael Garofalo, Laddey, Clark & Ryan
      1. Land Use Board Business: ($0)
    2. Board Planner: Jessica Caldwell, J. Caldwell & Associates
      1. Land Use Board Business: Services through 3/13/13 ($0)
    3. Board Engineer: Cory Stoner, Harold E. Pellow & Associates
      1. Land Use Board Business: Services through 3/21/13 ($2,580.00)
      2. Mitelin Motors: LU# 5-12-9 - Services through 3/6/13 ($390.00)
      3. Cellco/Verizon Wireless: LU# 7-10-5 - Services through 3/11/13 ($571.00)
      4. Mt. Creek Master Plan: PB# 2-91-4 - Services through 3/27/13 ($330.00)
      5. KDC Solar: LU# 8-11-15 - Services through 3/12/13 ($723.00)
      6. Urgent Care: LU# 4-12-7 - Services through 3/6/13 ($129.00)
      7. Angelo Grammatica: LU# 4-12-8 - Services through 3/25/13 ($150.00)
      8. Rosemark Realty: PB# 11-08-7 - Services through 3/21/13 ($270.00)
    4. Board Recording Secretary: Cynthia Davis - ($82.50)
  2. Request for Escrows to be Closed
    1. None

Motion: A motion was made by Mayor Marotta and seconded by Mr. Ferrer to approve the above board fees. All were in favor.


Motion: Mr. Tadrick made a motion and Ms. Cocula seconded the motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:20 p.m. All were in favor.

These minutes were transcribed by Cynthia Davis on May 10, 2013.