Montville Township Environmental Commission
June 16, 2010
Meeting began promptly at 7:35pm.
Roll Call. Absent with excuse, James Muhaw & Victor Canning
Absent without excuse, Angelo
Present: Michele Caron, Larry
Kornreich, Sergio Angione, Garry Annibal & Monica Mirnecki
Minutes of April Meeting
On a motion
made by Sergio Angione, seconded by Hugh Merritt the
April 21, 2010 minutes
On a motion
made by Sergio Angione, seconded by Hugh Merritt the May 19,
were approved with corrections.
Board of Adjustment – Michele Caron, has no report.
Board of Education – Hugh Merritt
Mr. Merritt states that the Board
of Education meeting was last night. There are environmental programs being
Economic Development – James Muhaw absent, no report.
Health Department – Garry Annibal
Mr. Annibal reports that the
Health Dept meeting was cancelled.
Open Space Committee – Angelo Intile absent, no report
Planning Board – Victor Canning absent, no report
Township Committee – Tim Braden, no
Every Drop Counts Grant Letter –
On a motion made by Larry Kornreich and seconded by Hugh Merritt the Resolution
was adopted stating that the Environmental Commission supports the submission
of the Sustainable Jersey Grant funded by Walmart for the amount of $25,000 to
fund the Every Drop Counts Water Conservation Program.
Rails Steakhouse – Jim Stathis was
present. He is proposing 6 residences, 6
retail stores and Rails Steakhouse. His
plan includes using timber frame, recycled lumber or dead standing trees. Total
size is just under 20,000 sq. ft. The
plan is to go LEED Silver. Hugh Merritt
is concerned about traffic in that area, parking and outdoor music. Mr. Stathis
states that the parking lot has 84 parking spots. There will be additional parking spots on the
street and that there will not be outside music. Michele Caron states that her
concern is the odor that the restaurant will give off. She questioned how garbage will be contained. Mr. Stathis responded that the garbage
containers will be self contained outside of the building. One of the parking lots will be grass pavers. Tim Braden
questioned if brick pavers are mowed.
Hugh Merritt states that they can be mowed very easily. Michele Caron questioned when deliveries would
be made. Mr. Stathis states they would
not interfere with high traffic times. Michele
Caron states that the Environmental Commission will submit written
recommendation once all reports are reviewed.
Library Rain Garden Project – Hugh Merritt states that it will take about two years to
ANJEC – Michele Caron reports that they can move Montville up on the list
if need be. Garry Annibal suggests the
town us GIS. He would like to approach Tony Barile
and Frank Bastone to see what the
Township already has.
Solid Waste Renewal Group – Sergio Angione attended this
seminar at Rutgers. New products on the market are composters for
schools and restaurants and the Vegawatt which turns used cooking oil into
electricity. Larry Kornreich questioned
if these are products that can be recommended to local businesses. Sergio Angione will check if these products
are worth LEED points.
On a motion made by Larry
Kornreich and seconded by Sergio Angione meeting Adjourned at 8:54pm