MINUTES OF JANUARY 17, 2007
Cifaretto - absent Ron
Cain, Jr. - present
Everett Vreeland – present Mark
Tabakin - absent
Leonard Murphy - absent Ron
Soussa - present
Horowitz (Alt #1) - absent
Carol Ann Soroko (Alt #2)
Anthony Speciale - present
Officials: Linda White, Land Use Administrator - present
Planning Board Liaison:
Gary Lewis – Present
Appointment of Temporary
Chairman – Ron Soussa
of Chairman – Nick Cifaretto
of Vice Chairman – Ron Cain, Jr.
Selection of Meeting
Dates – 2/21/07, 3/21/07, 4/18/07, 5/16/07, 6/20/07, 7/18/07,
8/15/07, 9/19/07, 10/17/07, 11/21/07, 12/19/07, 1/16/08 @ 8AM – Meeting
Place: Municipal Conference Room –
Development of ‘How
Do’ Guide & Application Review Process
Updated chart listing the
various building processes developed by Mr. Lewis was reviewed. Mrs. White indicated the list was given to
Mr. Laird who supplied additional comments.
Mr. Lewis indicated he developed this chart to help in laying out the formation
and development of a guide for commercial users.
Mr. Lewis and Mr. Soussa
to review. Rescheduled for next agenda
Meeting with Senator Martin re: Highlands
Mrs. White indicated that
she received a call from Senator Martin’s aide who invited members from the EDC
to meet with him in his office.
Discussion ensued. Mr. Cain
indicated he would talk with Mr. Cifaretto on this proposed meeting.
It was felt that
representatives of the Highlands should participate at this meeting. Those attending should be the chair of EDC,
Mayor Daughtry, Deputy Mayor Deb Nielson and Frank Bastone, Township
General discussion ensued
on the mapping and concerns of the Highlands legislation on our community. Ms. White copied the memo that Stan Omland,
PE provided to the Planning Board on this subject to review.
Mr. Cain will speak with
chair and get back to Ms. White on tentative meeting schedules with Senator and
possibly Highlands representatives. Mr.
Vreeland indicated we should have Highlands talk with township also. Ms. White indicated that the township Planning
Board and members of the Township Committee have already indicated there will
be some joint meetings on the future on common issues facing the community, and
that this subject may be one of those that involve joint meetings.
Mr. Vreeland indicated he
would like to work with Mr. Lewis on the Highlands since Mr. Lewis is the
appointment member of the Planning Board that was asked to keep in touch on
this new legislation.
Seminar at Morris
County EDC – Wednesday March 21st @ County College of Morris 5PM to
The following members
indicated they wanted to attend the upcoming Seminar at Morris County EDC –
Wednesday March 21st @ County College of Morris 5PM to 8PM –
Township will prepare and pay for their registration of: $30 each.
Ms. White indicated she has not yet received any registration forms, but
members should put this date in their calendar. Members: Ron Cain, Jr.,
Carol Ann Soroko, Nick Cifaretto, and Dick Vreeland. Other members will be reminded when registration forms come
Linda White indicated that this budget amount allocated in
EDC budget was taken out, noting that the Township Administrator is working on
the municipal web site as pat of his tasks.
Business Inventory Listing
Members talked about getting
vacant lands onto the website and somehow highlighting these vacancies on the
web to help in getting these places filled.
Ms. White indicated that we already have a business inventory listing on
web, but if Mr. Vreeland and/or any other member of the EDC come across one
that should be added, to forward it to her attention to keep it current.
Bus Tours – Realtor Lists
The issue of whether or not the EDC wished to organize this
bus tour discussed. It was felt this
activity was not needed and saw no value to keep this on their agenda in the
future. Subject tabled.
Linda White indicated that there was no meeting set up
at this time, but would remind Deborah Nielson about the possibility of
coordinating one aimed at letting Berlex know that we want to retain their
corporation in our community, and how can we help them in this goal?
on Rezoning Requests
Several members asked
about the rezoning request in O’Dowd on Main Road. inda White indicated that this isn’t scheduled yet, that we are
waiting on county traffic reports and when this is available, the Planning
Board will schedule. The question of
whether or not the EDC should review and/or offer report discussed. Ms. White reminded members that the Planning
Board indicated that they would ask the EDC for reports on some planning
matters. Gary Lewis indicated he would
ask the Planning Board at their next Planning Board meeting.
Adoption of EDC minutes
of: 12-20-06 Eligible: Mr. Cifaretto,
Mr. Speciale, Mr. Soussa, Mr. Cain, Mr. Vreeland, Mr. Tabakin, Mr. Murphy, Ms.
Horowitz – adopted unanimously
Meeting adjourned unanimously.
Linda M. White
thru February - vacation