����������� ����������� 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.
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