ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT
June 26, 2023
A REGULAR MEETING of the Stillwater Township Zoning Board of Adjustment was held on Monday, June 26, 2023, 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. Wykoff, Mrs. Draghi, Mr. Kochenthal, Mr. van der Haeghen, Mrs. Mountford
ALSO PRESENT: William Haggerty, Esq., and Committee Liaison, Dawn Delaney
Mrs. Mountford made the motion to approve the minutes of April 24, 2023, seconded by Mrs. Draghi. This motion was subject to one correction pointed out by Mrs. Draghi.
Roll Call vote in favor: Mrs. Mountford – Yes, Mrs. Draghi – Yes, Mr. Lippencott – Abstained, Mr. Wykoff – Yes, Mr. van der Haeghen – Yes
Mrs. Draghi made the motion to approve the minutes of May 22, 2023, seconded by Mr. van der Haeghen. This motion was subject to one correction pointed out by Mrs. Draghi.
Roll Call vote in favor: Mrs. Draghi – Yes, Mr. van der Haeghan – Yes, Mr. Lippencott – Yes, Mr. Wykoff – Yes, Mrs. Mountford – Abstained, Mr. Kochenthal – Yes
Mr. van der Haeghen made the motion to pay the following bills, seconded by Mrs. Draghi
Van Cleef Engineering:
General Services $139.00
Armenante – Block 3603/Lot 233 $312.75
Dolan and Dolan:
General Services $444.65
Armenante – Block 3603/Lot 233 $306.00
Makrinos – Block 2401/Lot 30.03 $ 76.50
Roll call vote in favor: Mr. van der Haeghen – Yes, Mrs. Draghi – Yes, Mr. Lippencott – Yes, Mr. Wykoff – Yes, Mrs. Mountford – Yes, Mr. Kochenthal – Yes.
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC:
The session was opened to the public at 7:37 pm. Mayor Chammings introduced a resident, Mr. Dolittle, who may have an interest in joining the Zoning Board. The session was closed to the public at 7:40 pm.
COMMITTEE LIASON REPORT:
Mrs. Delaney provided the following summary:
The Township Committee met on June 20, 2023. All members were present. There was no executive session.
First Order of business was the sale of 7 lots: 1 on Upper Drive, 3 on Baldwin Gate and 3 on Owassa Road.
Old Business –
Ordinance #2023-11 regarding feeding of wildlife was tabled until the July meeting.
Ordinance #2023-15 was amended to increase traffic fines as follows: $250.00 for the first offense, $500.00 for the second offense and $1,000.00 for the third offense.
Grants: The committee is currently working on grants for County Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services in the amount of $10,000.00, American Rescue Plan for Firefighters in the amount of $42,000.00 and Lead Paint Grant in the amount of $3,200.00 and the Spotted Lantern Fly Chemical Control Treatment grant in the amount of $15,000.00.
The township had the following resignations: Beth Martin (Deputy Clerk), Kyle Kavanagh (DPW), Don Donofrio (Planning Board) and Lynda Knott (Township Clerk – December 31, 2023).
The following businesses renewed their Liquor Licenses: The North Shore House, The Hyde Away and The Stillwater Fire Department.
A cash payment policy was adopted to safeguard all cash payments made to the Township.
Ever Ramirez-Carranza was appointed as EMT to Stillwater Volunteer Fire Department
There is a workshop scheduled for July 18, 2023 in reference to facilities, parks and The Community Center.
The Firetruck cost from Seagrave has been increased (because of Covid) in the amount of $121,089.00. All but one member was in favor.
Open Public Session – Discussion regarding plowing of Edmonds Lane Association and reimbursement for snowplow removal beginning 2024.
Installation of a fiber cabinet on Possum Hill Road on the right of way by Altice and Cablevision who are looking to increase cell and tv connections in that area.
Mrs. Mountford questioned the increased amount of the cost of the firetruck. Mayor Chammings explained that it was caused by the overall increase of costs for materials.
The increase will be paid for as follows:
$42,768.00 from PSE&G
$50,000.00 (from the $139,000 reserve for emergency vehicle)
$10,000.00 from the OEM Grant
$18,321.00 from the Capital Improvement Fund
Ms. Draghi questioned if the total cost of the Firetruck will include shipping, to which Committee Woman Delaney and Mayor Chammings advised they were not sure if shipping was included or will be an extra charge.
With there being no further business, a motion was made and seconded to adjourn the meeting at 7:50 pm. In a voice vote, all were in favor.
Penny Bair, Board Secretary George Lippencott, Chairman
Stillwater Township offers residents a Recycling and Convenience Center for household trash and recycling.
Residents are able to view property tax information and make payments through the online system. You may find a property by entering the property’s location or block, lot and qualifier.
Stillwater Township posts all information about bids and proposals for township projects on a dedicated page.