Planning Board Minutes from 01/08/2004
 

                        PLANNING BOARD RE-ORGANIZATION MEETING

Mayor Gregg David presided over the re-organization meeting which began with a reading of the Sunshine Law and the Pledge of Allegiance.  The following board members were present:  Mr. David, Mr. Vitale, Mr. Schultz, Mr. Beninati,  Mr. Rappa, Mr. Michitsch, Mr. Peters, Mr. Soos, Mr. Lepore, Mr. Laudati, Mr. Clementi, Mr. Candarella, and Mr. Deluca, Jr.

VOTING FOR BOARD OFFICIALS

Note: Only Regular members were permitted to vote, the Alternates and the Mayors Designee abstained from voting.

A nomination for Mr. Vitale as Board Chairman was made by Mr. Rappa, 2nd by Mr. Schultz.  Five in favor, four opposed.

A nomination for Mr. Michitsch as Board Chairman was made by Mr. Soos, 2nd by Mr. Peters.  Four in favor, five opposed.

Mr. Vitale was voted as the new chairman.  Continuation of the meeting was turned over to Mr. Vitale.

A nomination for Mr. Michitsch as Vice-Chairman was made by Mr. Soos, 2nd by Mr. Peters.  Four in favor, five opposed.

A nomination for Mr. Schultz as Vice-Chairman was made by Mr. Lepore, 2nd by Mr. Rappa.  Five in favor, four opposed.  Mr. Schultz was voted as the new vice-chairman.

A nomination for Mr. Beninati as Board Secretary was made by Mr. Rappa, 2nd by Mr. David.  The vote was cast for Mr. Beninati as Board Secretary.

A nomination for Mrs. Murphy as Recording Secretary was made by Mr. Peters, 2nd by Mr. Schultz.  The vote was cast for Mrs. Murphy as Recording Secretary.

A nomination for the law offices of Johnstone, Skoke, McLaughlin, and Lane as Board Attorney  was made by Mr. Beninati, 2nd by Mr. Schultz.  The vote was cast for Mr. Lane, Esq. and associates as Board Attorney. 

Mr. Beninati announced the Verizon application and the Elberon application could be scheduled for the January 22, 2004 Planning Board meeting.  The Madden application agreed to wait until February, if necessary. 

The workshop meetings will begin at 7:00 and the regular meetings will begin at 7:30.  Everyone received a copy of the proposed workshop and regular meeting dates for 2004.  Mrs. Murphy was told to only send a hard copy of the agendas and minutes to any member who does not have e-mail. 

A discussion ensued about the Planning Board workshop sessions.  Mr. Beninati said the monthly work session is important because that is when the agenda is set for the ensuing   regular meeting.  Mr. Johnstone, attorney, stated only the “mechanics” of the application is to be discussed at the workshop meetings (ex.: if a site plan or variance is complete and necessary).   Discussions with the applicants (if they are present) are not allowed unless the public is notified.  The public has a right to hear any conversations about “specifics” of an application.  An informal discussion at a regular meeting is permitted.  Mr. David suggested more members of the Board attend the workshop meetings, since the previous attendance consisted of only a few members.  Mr. Beninati stated the plans and applications will be in the members designated “boxes” prior to the workshop meeting.

If a member cannot make a meeting, he should notify Mr. Beninati and/or Mrs. Murphy, to inform the alternates. 

Mr. Vitale complimented the previous board members efforts and welcomed the new members.  At 8 p.m., a motion to adjourn was made and 2nd.  All in favor.

Respectfully submitted,

Janet Murphy,

Recording Secretary



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