HARDWICK TOWNSHIP PLANNING BOARD
FEBRUARY 14, 2013
There was the regular meeting of the Hardwick Township Planning Board on
Thursday, February 14, 2013. The meeting was called to order at 7:36 p.m. by
Chairman Walter Ribitzki. He led the Board in the Pledge of Allegiance. He
stated that proper notice of this meeting has been given in compliance with the
“Open Public Meetings Act”.
SWEARING IN OF BOARD MEMBERS:
Attorney Robert Morgenstern administered the oath of office to Kevin Duffy.
The following Planning Board Members were present: Mayor James Perry, Jim
McKim, Richard Ohl, George Fee, Kevin Duffy, Robert Ferrante, and Walter
Ribitzki. Board Members absent: Lori Gold. Also Present: Board Attorney
Robert Morgenstern, Board Engineer Ted Rodman, and Board Secretary Alfia
Copies of the minutes of the meeting of January 10, 2013, were distributed to all
Board Members prior to the meeting.
Mr. Fee made the motion to adopt the minutes. Motion seconded by Mr.
McKim. Discussion on the motion: Mr. McKim stated that he has distributed the
materials that he mentioned that he would at last month's meeting. In a roll call
vote, all were in favor, except for Mr. Duffy and Mr. Ferrante, who were not
present at the Board's January meeting.
#12-001 Township of Hardwick, Block 503, Lot 5.01-Minor Subdivision
The Board reviewed the extension being requested. After a brief discussion,
the Board agreed to grant the 90 day extension as requested.
Mr. Duffy made the motion to grant the 90 day extension and adopt the
Resolution. Motion seconded by Mr. Ohl. In a roll call vote, all were in favor.
#12-003 Stephen and Judith Bokman, Block 1103, Lots 5 & 9.01
The Board reviewed the extension request. After a brief discussion, the Board
granted a 6 month extension.
Mr. Ohl made the motion to grant the 6 month extension and adopt the
Resolution. Motion seconded by Mr. Fee. In a roll call vote, all were in favor.
The Board went on to discuss the draft Ordinances prepared by Board Attorney
Morgenstern, along with agricultural and accessory buildings without principle
Mr. Ohl made the motion to recommend the Ordinance pertaining to
Regulations Relating to Agriculture. Motion seconded by Mr. Fee. In a roll call
vote, all were in favor.
Mr. Fee made the motion to recommend the Right to Farm Ordinance, with the
spelling correction. Motion seconded by Mr. Ohl. In a roll call vote, all were in
Mr. Duffy made the motion to recommend the Ordinance Clarifying Regulations
Relating to the Raising of Hogs, Swine, or Pigs. Motion seconded by Mr. McKim.
In a roll call vote, all were in favor.
The Board then went back to discussing commercial agriculture and accessory
buildings and Mr. McKim went on to describe the materials that he had distributed
and the Board went on to discuss the setbacks at great length. Mr. Duffy left for
the evening. It was agreed that Mr. McKim would revisit the issue, rework the
numbers, and report back to the Board.
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
The meeting was then opened to the public.