April 21, 2021 Regular Meeting

Download a PDF Version >

Stillwater Township Planning Board

Minutes of April 21, 2021

The regular meeting of the Stillwater Township Planning Board was held via Zoom and was called to order by Chairman Pierce at 7:30 p.m.  He led the Board in the flag salute and he announced that adequate notice of this meeting had been given to the public and the press under the provisions of the “Open Public Meetings Act”, N.J.S.A  10:4-1 et.seq.

Members Present:       Mr.   Donofrio

Ms.   Chammings

Ms.   Stark

Ms.   Puccio

Mr.   Scott

                                                  Mr.   Pierce

Mr.   Barta

Member Absent:         Mr. Branagan

      Also Present:          Attorney Haggerty

Engineer Golden

MINUTES:

Mr. Donofrio made the motion to approve the minutes of February 17, 2021. Motion seconded by Ms. Puccio.  Roll call vote:

Mr. Barta-Yes                                 Ms. Chammings-Yes

Mr. Donofrio-Yes                           Mr.  Scott-Yes

Ms. Puccio-Yes                               Ms. Stark-Yes

Mr.  Pierce-Yes   PUBLIC SESSION

Chairman Pierce opened the meeting up to the public.

Lou Sylvester stated his concerns over the 2017 Tuohy subdivision.  He stated that there was no tree removal plan required and he provided google photos of the disturbance, clearing, and damage.  He continued to state his concerns and disappointment over the lack of oversight and inspection and the waivers granted.  He reviewed the conversation he had with a potential owners of the property.  The Board discussed their procedure, Soil Conversation District review, and the adopted Board Resolution.   Mr. Sylvester stated that he hopes that the property will be cleaned up prior to the sale of the property and he also recommended that the Board look at the Right to Farm code.  The Board continued to discuss what  remediation/restoration is possible and if there is a violation.

Mr. Donofrio made the motion to authorize Mr. Golden be the point man to investigate/address issues on potential violations that he is legally empowered to address and also coordinate with any other governmental agencies for any other potential violations.   Motion seconded by Mayor Chammings.  Discussion on the motion:  Members of the public Stanley Zeveney stated that he did speak with Mr. Branagan, about the clear cutting and Cain  Leahy stated that he shares the same concerns with his neighbors.    Roll call vote:

Mr. Barta-Yes                                 Ms. Chammings-Yes

Mr. Donofrio-Yes                           Mr.  Scott-Yes

Ms. Puccio-Yes                               Ms. Stark-Yes

Mr.  Pierce-Yes

Mr. Sylvester thanked the Board.  With there being no further public comment, the meeting was closed to the public at 7:58 p.m.

 BILLS:     

Dolan & Dolan

Re:  General                                 325.00

Re:  General                                   33.00

Re:  Dingertopadre                      140.25

Golden   

                             Re:  Dingertopadre                      165.00

Mr. Scott made the motion to approve the bills, funds permitting.  Motion seconded by Ms. Puccio. Roll call vote:

Mr. Barta-Yes                                 Ms. Chammings-Yes

Mr. Donofrio-Yes                           Mr.  Scott-Yes

Ms. Puccio-Yes                               Ms. Stark-Yes

Mr.  Pierce-Yes

OLD/NEW BUSINESS:

#2021-06  Prohibiting the Operation of any class of Cannabis Business

The Board discussed the draft Ordinance and Hemp farming.

Ms. Puccio made the motion to recommend the adoption of the ordinance as it is consistent with the Master Plan.   Motion seconded by Mr. Scott.  Discussion on the motion:  The Board discussed whether the Township is protected by prohibiting the classes of licenses.  Roll call vote:

Mr. Barta-Yes                                 Ms. Chammings-Yes

Mr. Donofrio-Yes                           Mr.  Scott-Yes

Ms. Puccio-Yes                               Ms. Stark-Yes

Mr.  Pierce-Yes

  

   Barns/Family Farms/Commercial Farms

   Deferred

 

Airbnb

   Deferred

 

Liaison Updates-Committee, Mayor, Board of Adjustment, and Environmental

   Mayor Chammings and Mr. Scott, provided the Committee update, which was discussed with the Board:  Appointment of Provisional Zoning Officer, the Gallagher property, refund on tax certificate, township improvements, zoning officer interviews, farmland preservation,  camp ground licensing, the cancellation of Stillwater Day and possibly scheduling a fall concert/fireworks, the utilization of the American Rescue Act funds, Route 521 bridge work, and the meeting regarding abating the $63,000 lien.   Mayor Chammings thanked Mr. Golden again.

 

 OPEN TO THE PUBLIC: 

No Public.    

 

ADJOURNMENT:

With there being no further business, there was a motion made and seconded to adjourn the meeting at 8:49 p.m.  In a voice vote, all were in favor at

 

Respectfully Submitted:

 

 

Alfia Schemm

Board Secretary

5/17/21

COVID-19 Information

Visit the Office of Emergency Management page for links and the latest information

VIEW THE 2020 BUDGET
(Introduced)

Click Here to Download