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HARDWICK TOWNSHIP PLANNING BOARD

JANUARY 8, 2015

There was the reorganization meeting and regular meeting of the Hardwick

Township Planning Board on Thursday, January 8, 2015. The meeting was called

to order at 7:38 p.m. by Alfia Schemm. 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, Richard Matrisciano, John Lovell, Lori Gold, and

Walter Ribitzki.

ROLL CALL:

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

McKim, Kevin Duffy, Lori Gold, Richard Matrisciano, George Fee, John Lovell,

and Walter Ribitzki.

REORGANIZATION:

Election of Chairman

Ms. Schemm called for nominations for Chairman. Mayor Perry made the

motion to nominate Walter Ribitzki. Motion seconded by Mr. McKim. Ms.

Schemm asked if there were any other nominations. In a motion made by Mr.

Fee and seconded by Mr. McKim, 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. 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, at the rate requested in Mr. Morgenstern's letter of

December 31, 2014 Motion seconded by Mr. McKim. In a roll call vote, all were

in favor.

Chairman Ribitzki made the motion to appoint Ted Rodman, of Rodman &

Associates, as the Board Engineer, at the rate requested in Mr. Rodman's letter of

January 6, 2015. Motion seconded by Mr. Fee. In a roll call vote, all were in

favor.

Chairman Ribitzki made the motion to appoint 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. Fee. In a roll call vote, all were in favor.

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

Mayor Perry made the motion to designate 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. Motion seconded by Mr.

Matrisciano. In a roll call vote, all were in favor.

MINUTES APPROVED:

Copies of the minutes of the meeting of October 9, 2014, were distributed to all

Board Members prior to the meeting.

Mr. Fee made the motion to approve the minutes of October 9, 2014. Motion

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

who was not present at the October meeting.