Montville Township Environmental Commission
September 15, 2010
Meeting began promptly at 7:30pm.
Roll Call. Absent with excuse, James Muhaw & Angelo Intile
Absent without excuse, Sergio
Present: Michele Caron, Victor
Canning, Larry Kornriech, Hugh Merritt, Tim Braden,
Monica Mianecki and Garry Annibal
Minutes of April Meeting
On a motion
made by Larry Kornreich, seconded by the
June 16, 2010 minutes
were approved with corrections.
Board of Adjustment –.Michele Caron has no report.
Board of Education – Hugh Merritt reports that Tom
Mazzaccaro emailed him regarding the POND project. Mr. Merritt states that he has scheduled a
preliminary walk around to discuss and see what needs to be done. Samples will be taken around the week of 9/12. His concern is that the fish need to be
contained in certain areas. Natural weed
kill will save the township a considerable amount of money. Larry Kornriech spoke with the superintendant
and there is no science club or environmental club at the High School. Mr. Merritt would like to get 2 high school
kids to help. Mr. Merritt states that
other towns in the area have done this already.
Monica Mianecki questioned how long the fish will live. Mr. Merritt was
Economic Development – James Muhaw absent, no report.
Health Department – Garry Annibal, Montville BOH met and discussed renewing
their endorsement of a building ban in Towaco Heights
area for lots that will be on septic and well water. Michele Caron questioned if this is also for
existing houses doing renovations. Garry
Annibal says it wasn’t discussed but thinks it’s only for empty lots. The BOH
also discussed the Holiday at Montville. They approved it based on 9 minor conditions
ie. no opening burning, recycling issues, no disposal of construction debris,
carbon monoxide detectors and some others that were of no interest to the
Open Space Committee – Angelo Intile absent, no report. Michele Caron states that they discussed
TRAILS. There was a $55,000 grant through
ANJEC that will pay for hiking trails in the Pine Brook area and linking it to
the property at Millers Lane. Deb Nielson
questioned if they have rolling deadlines or set deadlines. Monica Mianecki was not sure.
Planning Board – Victor Canning, no report
Township Committee – Tim Braden, no
RAILS STEAK HOUSE – A letter was
sent to Jim Stathis and the Planning Board with the questions that the
Environmental Commission would like answered by the developer and his
Motion made by Larry Kornriech to incorporate concerns into
a letter to the Planning Board. Seconded by Victor Canning. All in favor by voice vote.
HOLIDAY AT MONTVILLE – Carry to October meeting to give
Commissioners time to review plans.
JURASIC PARK – Michele
Caron questioned if there are any photo’s.
Rutgers has extensive files.
FEMA – Garry Annibal questioned if FEMA is redoing
flood maps for the state. Deb Nielson states she is not sure when this will be
done. Monica Mianecki questioned if the
town participates in the rating system.
I will check with Tony Barile, Township Engineer via email.
ANJEC – There is a meeting October 15
– On the Frontline – Local Environmental Challenges. Michele Caron states the meetings are very
Meeting Adjourned at 9:11pm