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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.

ROLL CALL:

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

Schemm.

MINUTES APPROVED:

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.

OLD BUSINESS:

#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.

OTHER BUSINESS:

Ordinance Discussion

The Board went on to discuss the draft Ordinances prepared by Board Attorney

Morgenstern, along with agricultural and accessory buildings without principle

structures.

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

favor.

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.