March 16, 2022 – Regular Meeting

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Stillwater Township Planning Board

Minutes of March 16, 2022

The regular meeting of the Stillwater Township Planning Board was held at the Municipal Building.   The meeting was called to order by Chairman Pierce at 7:31 p.m. 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.  Beth Raff was sworn in and Chairman Pierce welcomed her to the Board.

Members Present:       Mr.  Donofrio

Mr.   Scott

Mr.   Barta

Ms.  Puccio

Mr.  Pierce

Ms.  Raff

Absent:                   Ms.  Stark

     Also Present:          Attorney Haggerty

Engineer Golden


Mr. Donofrio made the motion to approve the minutes of February 16, 2022.  Motion seconded by Ms. Puccio.  Roll call vote:

Mr. Barta-Yes                                  Mr. Donofrio-Yes

Mr.  Scott-Yes                                 Ms. Puccio-Yes

Mr.  Pierce-Yes                               Ms.  Raff-Abstain


Chairman Pierce opened the meeting up to the public at 7:33 p.m. With there being no further public comment, the meeting was closed to the public.


Dolan & Dolan

                              Re:   General                                                   523.00

Re:  Wills                                                          33.00

Van Cleef Engineering

Re:  Master Plan Reexamination                  2738.00                                     

Mayor  Scott made the motion to approve the bills, funds permitting.  Motion seconded by Ms. Puccio.  Discussion on the motion:   The Board discussed the Van Cleef Engineering bill and the funding of the Master Plan Reexamination.  Roll call vote:

Mr. Barta-Yes                                  Mr. Donofrio-Yes

Mr.  Scott-Yes                                  Ms. Puccio-Yes

Mr.  Pierce-Yes                                Ms.  Raff-Yes


#22-001  North Shore House, Block 36.01, Lot 16

Mr. Golden reviewed his completeness report of March 13, 2022 and he recommended that the application be deemed complete.  He stated that the measuring of the setback should be corrected.

Ms. Puccio made the motion to deem the application complete.  Motion seconded by Mr. Barta.  Roll call vote:

Mr. Barta-Yes                                  Mr. Donofrio-Yes

Mr.  Scott-Yes                                  Ms. Puccio-Yes

Mr.  Pierce-Yes                                Ms.  Raff-Abstain

   Master Plan Reexamination

   The Board discussed the tweaking of Ordinances and possible Master Plan Reexamination topics.  The Board discussed Farmland Assessment, Cannabis, Lakefront Lots, Accessory Building standards, and Airbnb.

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

Mr. Barta and Mayor Scott, provided the Committee update, which was discussed with the Board:  Tractor Trailer Traffic and Weight Restrictions, Budget, Ordinance #22-05, Brownfields Remediation, Tax Sales/Forclosures/Quit Claim/ Vacant Properties/RUT Fund, and the Appeal/Violation on 947A Old Schoolhouse Road.

Ms. Raff provided the Environmental Commission update:  recommended tree list for the Township Ordinance and the lack of information on Bio Char disposal.

Mayor Scott also commented on the Gallagher property and contamination/dumping.

Board Secretary Schemm provided the Zoning Board of Adjustment update: Applications on for completeness. She also addressed the Stillwater Township Elementary School Facilities Project Application and Plan, that was received today,  for masonry repairs.


No Public.


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 8:48 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted:

Alfia Schemm

Board Secretary


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