November 18, 2020

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 Planning Board


The regular meeting of the Stillwater Township Planning Board was held via Zoom Virtual Meeting Service and was called to order by Chairwoman Puccio at 7:32 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.

Members Present:       Mr.  Donofrio

Mr.  Scott

                                                Mr.  Barta

Ms.  Chammings

                                       Ms.  Puccio

Mr.  Branagan

Member Absent:          Ms. Stark

Mr. Pierce

Also Present:                Mr.  Haggerty

Mr.  Golden


Mr. Donofrio made the motion to approve the minutes of October 21, 2020.  Motion seconded by Ms. Chammings.  Roll call vote:

Mr. Donofrio-Yes                           Mr.  Scott-Yes

Mr. Branagan-Abstain                    Mr.  Barta-Yes

Ms.  Puccio-Yes                              Ms. Chammings-Yes


Chairwoman Puccio opened the meeting up to the public at 7:35 p.m..  With there being no public comment, the meeting was closed to the public.

  BILLS:                                              Dolan & Dolan

                  Re:   General                                                                      $325.00

Re:   Wills                                                                        $346.50

Mr. Donofrio  made the motion to approve the bills, funds permitting.  Motion seconded by Mr. Branagan.  Roll call vote:

Mr. Donofrio-Yes                           Mr.  Scott-Yes

Ms. Barta-Yes                                 Ms. Puccio-Yes

Mr.  Branagan-Yes                          Ms. Chammings-Yes


   #20-002   Fred & Sharyn Dingertopadre , Block 3302, Lots 14-Completeness   

Doug Dykstra was present on behalf of the Applicant.  Board Engineer Golden reviewed his report of November 10, 2020.  The Board discussed whether areas of steep/critical slopes need to be provided.  Mr. Dykstra stated that he could provide that information prior to the next meeting.  The Board discussed deeming the application incomplete, with the understanding that the Board can hear the application at their December meeting provided that the information is submitted prior to the meeting.

Mr. Scott made the motion to deem the application incomplete and to permit a completeness determination and a hearing at the next meeting provided that the incompleteness  information is provided at least two weeks prior to the next meeting.    Discussion on the motion:  Mr. Barta and Mr. Donofrio had questions, which were discussed with the Board.  Motion seconded by Mr. Donofrio.  Roll call vote:

Mr. Donofrio-Yes                           Mr.  Scott-Yes

Ms. Barta-Yes                                 Ms. Puccio-Yes

Mr.  Branagan-Yes                          Ms. Chammings-Yes

Board Secretary Schemm asked that Mr. Dykstra submit the additional information as soon as possible, as it needs to be posted on the Township Website.

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

   Jack Branagan provided the following Environmental Liaison Report:  Water testing completed at 10 sites at the beginning of November; and the Commission’s support of Governor Murphy’s ban on single use plastic bags.

Mayor Chammings and Mr. Scott provided the following Liaison Update:  Public Auction of public sales (smaller parcels); approval of TWA permit for North Shore House; Refund of Property Taxes for a Disabled Veteran; approval of a Fire Department raffle for an ill Township Resident; truck traffic; interviewing for the Township Reception position; the Township Display Sign thanking the Township Employees; and the increase in COVID numbers.

Board Secretary Schemm provided the Board of Adjustment update:  An application was heard for a variance for an oversized existing pole barn in October and the Resolution will be adopted next Monday.


No Public present at 7:57 p.m.      


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 7:59 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted:

Alfia Schemm

Board Secretary


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