Montville Township Environmental Commission
April 21, 2010
Chair Michele Caron called the
meeting to order at 7:35pm.
Roll Call. Absent: Tim Braden, Hugh Merritt
. Present: Michele Caron, Angelo
Intile, Larry Kornreich, Vic Canning, Garry Annibal. Monica Mianecki, James
Muhaw, Sergio Angione
Hearing Person Present
Mr. Cliff Seipel and Mr. Stan Miculka addressed the
Commission to report on a presentation given by Dr. Lee Pollock at the Rockaway
River Watershed Cabinet meeting earlier in April. Dr. Pollock monitors 14 stream locations for
water quality as measured by certain chemical parameters and macro-invertebrate
indicator organisms. Of the 14 sites in
the Rockaway Watershed, two are in Montville: the Rockaway River by the Knoll
Road Bridge and Crooked Brook. According
to Mr. Seipel, Dr. Pollock reports that a trend analysis of the data show the
water quality improving at both locations.
Mr. Seipel also suggested that the trash along the river downstream of
the bridge be removed. A discussion
followed on the responsibility of stream bank maintenance and Ms Caron asked
Mr. Seipel to send her an email with contact information for follow-up.
Mission Statement/Goals and
Ms Caron introduced the topic
stating that Mr. Kornreich and Ms Mianecki had taken the comments of
Commissioners at earlier meetings and have incorporated them in a revised
packed of documents. Ms Mianecki asked
if the documents should be sent to the mayor and governing body. Mr. Angione suggested the MTEC approve the
Mission Statement, the Goals and Objectives and the Bylaws before sending it on
and made a motion to that effect. Mr.
Canning seconded the motion and with a voice vote of all ayes all three
documents were approved and adopted.
Board of Adjustment – Michele Caron
Ms Caron stated there was nothing
to report from the Board of Adjustment.
Economic Development – James Muhaw
Mr. Muhaw reported that the
Economic Development Committee would have a presentation on the proposed plan
for the Route 202 corridor from Waughaw Road north. Health Department
– Garry Annibal
Mr. Annibal reports that the
Health Department was continuing to evaluate and grant extensions to sewer
hook-up deadlines to certain facilities throughout the town. Following a report of a rabid raccoon, the
Health Department prepared a map of the location of rabid animals.
Open Space Committee – Angelo Intile
Mr. Intile reported there was no
meeting of the Open Space Committee
Planning Board – Victor Canning
Mr. Canning stated that
development had come to a halt so there was little activity on the Planning
Board. In response to a question by Ms
Caron, he stated the issue of the property owner who had improperly placed fill
was in the hands of the NJDEP and the township officials and no longer was it a
Planning Board matter.
Township Committee – Tim Braden, absent.
Recycling Day – Ms Caron reported
on scheduled activities and vendors for the event scheduled for Saturday, May
Arbor Day – Ms Caron reported on the plans for the celebration
honoring Matt Meyers, Middle School teacher for his work on a native plant and
vegetable garden in addition to his environmental education of the students.
Sustainable Jersey Program – Mr. Muhaw discussed the possibility of an
energy audit for Montville Township owned buildings and announced a workshop
scheduled for Saturday May, 15.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:55