Planning Board Meeting Minutes August16,2023
The regular meeting of the Stillwater Township Planning Board was held on the above date and was called to order by Mr. Pierce at 7:45 pm.
Roll Call: Members Present:
Mr. Pierce Mrs. Puccio Mrs. Wills Mr. Voris
Members Absent: Mr. Barta
Also Present: William Haggerty, Esq.
The Board stood for the flag salute, and it was 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.
SWEARING IN OF BOARD MEMEBERS:
Mayor Chammings made the motion to approve the minutes of July 19, 2023, seconded by Mr. Pierce.
Mayor Chammings – Yes, Mr. Pierce – Yes, Mrs. Puccio – Yes, Mrs. Wills – Yes, Mr. Voris – Abstain•ed
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC:
The meeting was opened to the public at 7:47pm. As there was no public comment, the meeting was closed to the public at 7:47pm.
Nature Conservancy – Block 3302, Lot 1
Mrs. Puccio made the motion to Memorialize the above resolution, seconded by Mayor Chammings.
Mrs. Puccio – Yes, Mayor Chammings – Yes, Mr. Pierce – Yes, Mrs. Wills – Yes, Mr. Voris
Nature Conservancy – Block 3302, Lot 3
Mr. Pierce made the motion to Memorialize the above resolution, seconded by Mrs. Puccio.
Mr. Pierce – Yes, Mrs. Puccio – Yes, Mrs. Wills – Yes, Mayor Chammings – Yes, Mr, Voris
Robert Lippencott – Appointment to Planning Board
Mr. Pierce made the motion to appoint Mr. Lippencott to the Planning Board, seconded by Mrs. Puccio.
Mr. Pierce -Yes, Mrs. Puccio -Yes, Mrs. Wills-Yes, Mayor Chammings-Yes, Mr. Voris
Resolution Authorizing Release of Escrow Accounts
Mayor Chammings made the motion to approve the release of the Escrow accounts, seconded by Mr. Voris.
Mayor Chammings – Yes, Mr. Voris – Yes, Mr. Pierce – Yes, Mrs. Puccio – Yes, Mrs. Wills – Yes
Nomination of Karen Puccio for Vice Chair
Mayor Chammings made the motion to appoint Mrs. Puccio as Vice Chair of the Planning Board, seconded by Mr. Pierce.
Mayor Chammings – Yes, Mr. Pierce – Yes, Mrs. Puccio – Yes, Mrs. Wills – Yes, Mr. Voris – Yes
Resignation of Robert Venezia from Planning Board -The board would like to thank Mr. Venezia for his time as a member of the Stillwater Township Planning Board. Best of Luck!
Mr. Voris – voiced ideas he would like to propose in the future:
The followtng report was provided by Mayor Chammings and Mrs. Wills:
Climate Change Resiliency Workshop was done. The Trex program continues to collect plastic for the benches for the school.
Update on Recreation – K9 Demonstration will be this week. There is now a link on the website to see updates on the Recreation program. The Kids Camp program went extremely well this year.
There are two new workers at Town Hall. Valerie Ingles is the new Deputy Clerk and she works Monday through Thursday. Danielle Locascio also works on Fridays so the front desk is now covered Monday through Friday.
DPW – Gerry Latham was appointed as provisional acting Supervisor and Joe Fernari as provisional acting Assistant Supervisor. There are 8 applications to go through to hopefully fill the two current openings.
Foreclosures are moving along.
A memo is forthcoming from our Zoning Officer regarding his interpretation of Long Term rentals.
Mr. Pierce opened the hearing to the public at 8:18pm. There being no public comment, the meeting was dosed to the public.
With there being no further business, there was a motion made to adjourn the meeting by Mayor Chammings, 2nd by Mr. Voris.
Penny Ba· Board Secretary August 16, 2023
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