Deer Management advisory Committee
DC Eric Geleta
Robert Rich, Jr.
Deer Management Advisory Committee
- Advises the Township Committee on matters relating to the Township deer population and its control.
- Where/when is the deer harvesting occurring? (NB: This information is posted annually from September through March on the Township website and is also available at a seasonal hotline number: 908-204-3114.)
- Advises and makes recommendations on the annual Community Based Deer Management Plan program which is conducted each fall/winter season by the Township under the supervision of the Bernards Township Police Department.
DEER MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE BYLAWS
The name of this Committee shall be the Bernards Township Deer Management Advisory Committee (hereinafter referred to as the "DMAC").
The purpose of this committee shall be:
(A) Advise the Township Committee (hereinafter referred to as the"TC") on all matters related to deer management within the township.
(B) Perform the duties described in Resolution 040042 adopted by the TC on
January 2, 2004.
(C) Perform other duties related to deer management as directed by the TC.
(A) Number - The DMAS shall consist of seven (7) members and one (1) alternate member appointed by the TC, and shall also include a TC Liaison to be selected by the TC and an advisor from the Bernards Township Police Department;
(B) Vacancy - A vacancy shall not prevent the DMAC from conducting business.
Term - Each DMAC member shall serve for a one (1) year term. A member may be reappointed by the TC.
Compensation - All members of the DMAC shall serve without compensation.
Regular Meetings - Regular meetings of the DMAC shall ordinarily be held monthly, or on an as needed basis.
Special Meetings - Special meetings of the DMAC may be held on call of the TC, the Chairperson of the DMAC, or by any three (3) members of the DMAC.
Public Meetings - Meetings shall be publicized and conducted in accordance with Bernards Township Ordinance §2-32.2.
Quorum - a quorum for the purpose of holding a meeting shall consist of not less than four (4) DMAC members.
Action - a quorum present, the act of a majority of the members present shall constitute the action of the entire DMAC, except as may be otherwise provided in these By-Laws.
Public Comment - There shall be at least one period in each meeting when public comment will be allowed. The time for this shall appear on the agenda, or the Chairperson shall announce the time at the start of the meeting. In addition, the Chairperson may allow public comment at any time that he or she deems appropriate.
Venison for Veterans
Pictured from left to right – Robert Rich, Rob Vincent, Lt. Eric Geleta, Bill Nobles, Army Veteran Gregory Cross, Curt Graham, Committeewoman Janice Fields, Leon Harris, and Suzette Riffel, VA Property Manager.
On Wednesday, February 15, 2023, members of the Deer Management Advisory Committee along with Committeewoman Janice Fields donated approximately 500 pounds of venison to veterans at the VA Hospital in Lyons.