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HARDWICK TOWNSHIP PLANNING BOARD

FEBRUARY 20, 2014

There was the reorganization meeting and regular meeting of the Hardwick

Township Planning Board on Thursday, February 20, 2014. The meeting was

called to order at 7:34 p.m. by Judith Fisher. She led the Board in the Pledge of

Allegiance. She 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 Mayor James

Perry, Kevin Duffy, George Fee, and Richard Matrisciano.

ROLL CALL:

The following Planning Board Members were present: Mayor James Perry, Jim

McKim, Kevin Duffy, Lori Gold, Richard Matrisciano, George Fee, Richard Ohl,

and Walter Ribitzki. Board Member absent: Robert Ferrante.

REORGANIZATION:

Election of Chairman

Ms. Fisher called for nominations for Chairman. Mayor Perry made the motion

to nominate Walter Ribitzki. Motion seconded by Mr. McKim. Ms. Fisher asked if

there were any other nominations. With there being no other nominations, the

nominations were closed. In a roll call vote, all were in favor of electing Walter

Ribitzki as Chairman.

Election of Vice Chairman

Chairman Ribitzki made the motion to nominate James McKim as Vice

Chairman. Motion seconded by Ms. Gold. Chairman Ribitzki asked if there were

any other nominations. With there being no other nominations, the nominations

were closed. In a roll call vote, all were in favor of electing James McKim as Vice

Chairman.

Appointment of Board Professionals

Chairman Ribitzki made the motion to appoint Robert Morgenstern, of Dolan &

Dolan, as the Board Attorney; Ted Rodman, of Rodman & Associates, as the

Board Engineer; Fred Heyer, of Heyer and Gruel, as the Board Planner. Motion

seconded by Mr. McKim. In a roll call vote, all were in favor.

Appointment of Board Secretary

Chairman Ribitzki made the motion to appoint Alfia Schemm as the Board

Secretary. Motion seconded by Mr. Ohl. In a voice vote, all were in favor.

Designation of Meeting Dates, Time and Place and the Official Newspaper

The Board designated the 2

nd

Thursday of the month as the Board Meeting

dates, commencing at 7:30 p.m., at the Hardwick Township Municipal Building

and to designate the NJ HERALD as the official newspaper and the EXPRESS

TIMES as the secondary newspaper.

MINUTES APPROVED:

Copies of the minutes of the meeting of September 12, 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. In a voice vote, all were in favor, except for Mr. Matrisciano, who was not

present at the Board's September meeting.

Copies of the minutes of the meeting of October 10, 2013, were distributed to all

Board Members prior to the meeting.

Mr. McKim made the motion to adopt the minutes. Motion seconded by Mr.

Duffy. In a voice vote, all were in favor, except for Mr. Fee and Mr. Ohl, who were

not present at the Board's October meeting.

OTHER BUSINESS:

Master Plan

Chairman Ribitzki stated that the Board's Master Plan needs to be reviewed and

he wanted this meeting held so that the Board can be prepared to discuss the