February 17, 2021 Regular Meeting

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Stillwater Township Planning Board

Minutes of February 17, 2021

The regular meeting of the Stillwater Township Planning Board was held via Zoom and was called to order by Mr. 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.   Branagan (arriving at 7:36 p.m.)

Mr.   Barta

      Also Present:          Attorney Haggerty

Engineer Golden

 

MINUTES:

Mr. Donofrio made the motion to approve the minutes of January 20, 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.

 

Heidi Mountford stated her concerns over her experience with the township zoning/permitting process, which Board Attorney Haggerty addressed.  He stated that the Planning Board has no oversight over the Zoning/Code Enforcement Official.  He recommended that Ms. Mountford try to address the issue directly with the Zoning/Code Enforcement Official.  The Board also discussed the appeal process to the Zoning Board of Adjustment.  Ms. Mountford stated her concern that it appears that there is a pattern and her permit should not have been held up.  The Board continued to discuss the issue and it was agreed that the matter will be addressed by Mr. Scott and Mayor Chammings.

 

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

 

BILLS:     Dolan & Dolan

                  Re:  General                                                                        $206.25

Re:  Dingertopadre                                                           $297.00

                  Golden

            Re:  Dingertopadre                                                           $495.00

Re:  Dingertopadre                                                           $165.00

Mr. Scott made the motion to approve the bills, funds permitting.  Motion seconded by Mr. Barta.  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.  Branagan-Yes

 

MEMORIALIZING RESOLUTION:       

   #20-002   Fred & Sharyn Dingertopadre , B 3302, L 14

The Board discussed and reviewed the Resolution as prepared by Board Attorney Haggerty.

Mr. Donofrio made the motion to approve the Resolution.  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                               Mr.  Branagan-Abstain

 

 

Ms. Dingertopadre was present and she stated that they will be moving the driveway.

Board Attorney Haggerty reviewed the procedure in getting the deeds signed by the Board and eventually filed with the County.

 

OLD/NEW BUSINESS:

  Stormwater Management Ordinance

Board Engineer Golden reviewed the Ordinance per the State requirements.  Mr. Donofrio made the motion to find that the Ordinance is consistent with the Master Plan and that the Board recommends that it be adopted.  Motion seconded by Mr. Branagan.    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.  Branagan-Yes

   Barns/Family Farms/Commercial Farms

   Deferred

Airbnb

   Deferred

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

Jack Branagan, provided the Environmental Commission update, which was discussed with the Board:  appointment of new Commission Member; Gallagher’s property and dumping of trash; the DEP Hotline phone number; and the amphibian crossing.

   Mayor Chammings and Mr. Scott, provided the Committee update, which was discussed with the Board:  2021 Budget; Construction/Permitting/Building for the month of February; Zoning Report for 2020; Vacant and Abandoned properties; Plymouth Lake Dam; and the Stormwater Management Ordinance.   Mayor Chammings thanked the Board Secretary on managing the virtual meetings.

Board Secretary Schemm reviewed that the Burton application will be before the Zoning Board of Adjustment for completeness in February.

CORRESPONDENCE:

Board Secretary Schemm stated that the Board has received the NJ Planner, which she can put in the mail.

 OPEN TO THE PUBLIC: 

No Public.    

 ADJOURNMENT:

With there being no further business, there was a motion made and seconded to adjourn the meeting.  In a voice vote, all were in favor at 8:26 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted:

 

Alfia Schemm

Board Secretary

5/12/21

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