January 17, 2018 Re-Organization Meeting

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Stillwater Township Planning Board

Minutes of January 17, 2018

The reorganization and regular meeting of the Stillwater Township Planning Board was held in the Municipal Building, Middleville, New Jersey and was called to order by Alfia Schemm at 7:31 p.m. She led the Board in the flag salute and she 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. Attorney Haggerty administered the oath of office to both Mayor Chammings and Mr. Morrison.

Members Present: Mr. Donofrio

Ms. Chammings

Mr. van der Haeghen

Ms. Puccio

Mr. Morrison

Absent: Mr. Pierce

Mr. Branagan

Also Present: Attorney Haggerty

Engineer Golden

REORGANIZATION

Election of Chairman

Attorney Haggerty called for a nomination for Chairman. Mr. Donofrio made the motion to nominate Ms. Puccio as Chairman. Motion seconded by Mr. Morrison. Attorney Haggerty asked if there were any other nominations. With there being no further nominations, the nominations were closed. Roll call vote:

Mr. Morrison-Yes Ms. Chammings-Yes

Mr. Donofrio-Yes Mr. van der Haeghen-Yes

Ms. Puccio-Yes

Election of Vice-Chairman:

Chairwoman Puccio called for a nomination for Vice Chairman. Mr. Donofrio made the motion to nominate Mr. van der Haeghen as Vice Chairman. Motion seconded by Mr. Morrison. Roll call vote:

Mr. Morrison-Yes Ms. Chammings-Yes

Mr. Donofrio-Yes Mr. van der Haeghen-Yes

Ms. Puccio-Yes

Appointment of Board Professionals:

Mr. Morrison made the motion to appoint Joseph Golden as the Board Engineer for the year 2018. Motion seconded by Mr. Donofrio. Roll call vote:

Mr. Morrison-Yes Ms. Chammings-Yes

Mr. Donofrio-Yes Mr. van der Haeghen-Yes

Ms. Puccio-Yes

Mr. Morrison made the motion to appoint William Haggerty as the Board Attorney for the 2018 year. Motion seconded by Mr. van der Haeghen. Roll call vote:

Mr. Morrison-Yes Ms. Chammings-Yes

Mr. Donofrio-Yes Mr. van der Haeghen-Yes

Ms. Puccio-Yes

Appointment of Board Secretary:

Mayor Chammings made the motion to appoint Alfia Schemm as the Board Secretary. Motion seconded by Chairwoman Puccio. Roll call vote

Mr. Morrison-Yes Ms. Chammings-Yes

Mr. Donofrio-Yes Mr. van der Haeghen-Yes

Ms. Puccio-Yes

Designation of Meeting Date, Time and Place

Mayor Chammings made the motion to designate the 3rd Wednesday of the month as the Regular Agenda Meeting, at 7:30 p.m., at the Stillwater Township Municipal Building. Motion seconded by Mr. van der Haeghen. Roll call vote:

Mr. Morrison-Yes Ms. Chammings-Yes

Mr. Donofrio-Yes Mr. van der Haeghen-Yes

Ms. Puccio-Yes

Designation of Official Newspapers:

Mr. Morrison made the motion to designate the NJ HERALD and the SUNDAY NJ HERALD as the Official Newspapers. Motion seconded by Mr. van der Haeghen.

Roll call vote:

Mr. Morrison-Yes Ms. Chammings-Yes

Mr. Donofrio-Yes Mr. van der Haeghen-Yes

Ms. Puccio-Yes

MINUTES:

Mr. Donofrio made the motion to approve the minutes of October 18, 2017. Motion seconded by Mayor Chammings. Discussion on the motion: Mr. Donofrio noted a typographical error. Roll call vote, to adopt the minutes, as amended:

Mr. Morrison-Yes Ms. Chammings-Yes

Mr. Donofrio-Yes Mr. van der Haeghen-Abstain

Ms. Puccio-Yes

PUBLIC SESSION

Chairwoman Puccio opened the meeting up to the public. With there being no public comment, the meeting was closed to the public.

BILLS: Dolan & Dolan

Re: General $160.00

Re: Tuohy $104.00

Re: Tuohy $112.00

Re: Tuohy $ 88.00

Re: General $ 16.05

Golden & Moran

Re: General $165.00

Re: Tuohy $165.00

NJPO

Re: Dues $185.00

Mr. Morrison made the motion to approve the bills, funds permitting. Motion seconded by Mr. van der Haeghen. Roll call vote:

Mr. Morrison-Yes Ms. Chammings-Yes

Mr. Donofrio-Yes Mr. van der Haeghen-Yes

Ms. Puccio-Yes

OLD/NEW BUSINESS:

Fee and Escrow Schedule

Board Attorney Haggerty stated that he feels that the prepared draft is a very good draft. Board Engineer Golden went on to review the draft, he prepared, which was discussed. He also commented on the Zoning Permit Fees.

Mr. Donofrio made the motion to recommend the Fee and Escrow Schedule to the Governing Body. Motion seconded by Mr. van der Haeghen. The Board discussed having the draft document put into ordinance form. Roll call vote:

Mr. Morrison-Yes Ms. Chammings-Yes

Mr. Donofrio-Yes Mr. van der Haeghen-Yes

Ms. Puccio-Yes

Accessory Apartments-Conditional Use

The Board noted the review materials that have already been distributed. It was agreed that this would be the next topic of discussion.

Commercial Recreational Zone-#240-112

It was agreed that this would be the second topic for review and discussion.

Lakefront property regulations

The Board briefly discussed the Zoning Board of Adjustment recommendation. It

was agreed that this would be the third topic for discussion.

Barns/Family Farms/Commercial Farms

The Board agreed that this would be the last topic of discussion.

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

Mayor Chammings and Mr. Morrison reviewed: the Budget Meetings, the Cable TV Franchise, reorganization, and the approved resolution for the paver. The Board discussed the storm water and drainage issues and the good work being done by the new Road Supervisor.

Eric van der Haeghen gave a brief update on the application heard before the Zoning Board of Adjustment.

Mayor Chammings provided the Environmental Commission update, where the Commission reorganized and they continue to work on the signage for the Recycling Center.

The Board then discussed the new subdivision application received and they agreed to schedule both completeness and a hearing at the next meeting. Mr. Donofrio stated that he will need to recuse himself from the hearing. The Board also discussed the vacancies on the Board and if there are any interested Residents.

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 8:27 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted:

Alfia Schemm

Board Secretary

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