ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT
February 28, 2022 – Regular Meeting
A REGULAR MEETING OF THE Stillwater Township Zoning Board of Adjustment was held on Monday, February 28, 2022, at 7:30 p.m. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Lippencott in accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act. The flag was saluted and roll call taken:
MEMBERS PRESENT: Mr. Lippencott, Mr. van der Haeghen, Ms. Mountford, Mr. Kochenthal, Mrs. Draghi, and Mr. Wykoff.
MEMBERS ABSENT: Mr. Straub and Mr. Sarni
ALSO PRESENT: Attorney Haggerty
Mr. van der Haeghen made the motion to approve the minutes of January 24, 2022, seconded by Mr. Kochenthal. Roll call vote in favor: Mr. Lippencott-Yes, Ms. Mountford-Yes, Mr. Kochenthal-Yes, Mr. Wykoff-Yes, Mr. Draghi-Yes, and Mr. van der Haeghen-Yes
#619 Louis Sylvester, Block 2602, Lot 8.12 – Appeal
Mr. Haggerty briefly summarized the Resolution and he stated that he will prepare a letter, addressed to the Township, outlining the Board’s position.
Mrs. Draghi made the motion to adopt the Resolution. Motion seconded by Ms. Mountford. Roll call vote in favor: Mr. Lippencott-Yes, Ms. Mountford-Yes, Mr. Kochenthal-Abstain, Mr. Wykoff-Yes, Mr. Draghi-Yes, and Mr. van der Haeghen-Yes
Mr. van der Haeghen made the motion to pay the following bills, funds permitting, seconded by Mrs. Draghi:
Dolan & Dolan Re: First Presbyterian Church 189.75
Dolan & Dolan Re: General 325.00
Dolan & Dolan Re: Sylvester 247.50
Dolan & Dolan Re: General 288.75
Dolan & Dolan Re: Sylvester 412.50
Golden Re: Sylvester 240.00
NJPO Re: Dues 185.00
Roll call vote in favor: Mr. Lippencott-Yes, Ms. Mountford-Yes, Mr. Kochenthal-Yes, Mr. Wykoff-Yes, Mrs. Draghi-Yes, and Mr. van der Haeghen-Yes
#611 Geydoshek, Block 3701, Lot 11 – Extension Request
Marilyn Geydoshek was sworn in and she reviewed their request for an extension. She stated that their Architect has retired and they also are looking into the status of their septic system.
Mr. van der Haeghen made the motion to grant a one year extension. Motion seconded by Mr. Wykoff. Roll call vote in favor: Mr. Lippencott-Yes, Ms. Mountford-Yes, Mr. Kochenthal-Yes, Mr. Wykoff-Yes, Mrs. Draghi-Yes, and Mr. van der Haeghen-Yes
Mr. Haggerty reviewed the Annual Report. The Board discussed looking into permitting possible allowances.
Ms. Mountford made the motion to adopt the Report. Motion seconded by Mrs. Draghi. Roll call vote in favor: Mr. Lippencott-Yes, Ms. Mountford-Yes, Mr. Kochenthal-Yes, Mr. Wykoff-Yes, Mrs. Draghi-Yes, and Mr. van der Haeghen-Yes
Land Use Board
The Board discussed the status of the Land Use Board Ordinance.
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC:
Chairman Lippencott opened the meeting to the public at 7:54 p.m.
Mr. Sylvester thanked the Board again for their consideration and time. He questioned the procedure and when the Boards decision will be published. Ms. Schemm stated that the notice should be published this week.
With there being no further public comment, the meeting was closed to the public at 7:57 p.m.
COMMITEE LIAISON REPORT:
Ms. Chammings was in attendance and she provided the liaison update: 2nd reading of the Land Use Board Ordinance is scheduled for tomorrow. She also stated that the Township Committee is working on land sales, budget, foreclosures, and the Gallagher property. Mr. Haggerty reviewed the Planning Board’s position regarding the Land Use Board Ordinance, which was then discussed by the Board. It was stated that perhaps the Township Committee can revisit the topic in 2023.
With there being no further business, a motion was made and seconded to adjourn the meeting at
8:07 p.m. In a voice vote, all were in favor.
Alfia Schemm, Board Secretary George Lippencott, Chairman
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