October 21, 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 7:33 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

Ms.  Stark

Mr.  Scott

 Mr.  Pierce

Mr.  Barta (arriving at 7:37 p.m.)

Ms.  Chammings (arriving at 7:35 p.m.)

Ms.  Puccio

Member Absent:          Mr. Branagan

Also Present:                Mr.  Haggerty


Mr. Donofrio made the motion to approve the minutes of September 16, 2020.  Motion seconded by Mr. Pierce.  Roll call vote:

Mr. Donofrio-Yes                           Mr.  Scott-Yes

Ms. Stark-Yes                                 Mr.  Pierce-Yes

Ms.  Puccio-Yes


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                                                                      $325.00

Re:   Wills                                                                        $297.00

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

Mr. Donofrio-Yes                           Mr.  Scott-Yes

Ms. Stark-Yes                                 Ms. Puccio-Yes

Mr.  Pierce-Yes                               Ms. Chammings-Yes


   #20-001  Michael S. Wills & Agnes M. Toccket, Block 4308, Lots 1, 2, & 3

Board Attorney Haggerty reviewed several modifications that were made to the draft Resolution.

Mr. Donofrio made the motion to adopt the Resolution as discussed this evening.  Motion seconded by Mr. Scott.  Discussion on the motion:  Mr. Donofrio asked if Board Attorney Haggerty was comfortable that the Resolution addresses the issues that were discussed.  Attorney Haggerty stated that he was comfortable.  Roll call vote:

 Mr. Donofrio-Yes                           Mr.  Scott-Yes

Ms. Stark-Yes                                  Mr.  Barta-Yes

Mr.  Pierce-Yes                                Ms. Chammings-Yes

Ms.  Puccio-Yes


   2021 Budget

   The Board discussed the individual budget line items.  Board Secretary Schemm stated that the Board will need to revisit the Master Plan in the near future as the last Plan was adopted in 2012.  The Board discussed the Board Secretary work load and any items that may be need to be purchased.  It was agreed to request the same overall budget of $5300.00, but to shift $50.00 from Office Supplies to Advertising.  Mayor Chammings also brought up the County Hazard Mitigation Plans that will need to be done.

Mr. Pierce made the motion to recommend the budget as discussed this evening.  Motion seconded by Mr. Barta.   In a roll call vote:

Mr. Donofrio-Yes                           Mr.  Scott-Yes

Ms. Stark-Yes                                 Mr.  Barta-Yes

Mr.  Pierce-Yes                               Ms. Chammings-Yes

Ms.  Puccio-Yes

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

    Mayor Chammings and Mr. Scott updated the Board on the following: Christmas Tree at the Community Center; paving of roads, public auction set for November 17, 2020; budget discussion; fire truck purchase presentation; access to Crandon Lakes ; office position job posting; and the hiring of new DPW employee.   The Board also discussed virtual meetings vs. in person meetings.

Board Secretary Schemm provided the Board of Adjustment update:  An application will be heard next week for an existing pole barn.


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 8:19 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted:

Alfia Schemm

Board Secretary


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