Montville Township Environmental Commission
November 17, 2010
Meeting began promptly at 7:38pm.
Roll Call. Absent with excuse, Victor Canning, Jim Muhaw, Tim Braden
Absent without excuse
Present: Michele Caron, Sergio
Angione, Larry Kornriech, Hugh Merritt, Monica Mianecki, Garry Annibal and Angelo
On a motion
made by Garry Annibal, the September 15, 2010 minutes were approved.
Larry Kornreich, all in favor by voice vote
On a motion
made by Larry Kornreich, the October 20, 2010 minutes were approved.
Hugh Merritt, all in favor by voice vote
Board of Adjustment –.Michele Caron reports that Holiday at Montville was carried to the first December
Board of Education – Hugh Merritt reports that there are no environmental
commission issues. The next meeting is
Economic Development – James Muhaw absent, no report.
Health Department – Garry Annibal reports approval was given for a fast food
restaurant on Route 46. There was also
approval for a lot line change on Stonybrook
is concerned whether the other lot is large enough should the septic be
Open Space Committee – Angelo Intile absent, Garry Annibal reports that the
Master Plan is still being discussed.
Planning Board – Victor Canning absent, no report
Township Committee – Tim Braden
absent, no report.
HOLIDAY AT MONTVILLE – 31 Age restricted housing units. Hugh
Merritt expressed concern regarding pesticides in the soil. Garry Annibal states that grab samples were
done and cyanide stays near the surface of the soil so the testing is within
There were lengthy discussions
regarding the concerns.
On a motion made by Sergio Angione, it was decided that
Garry Annibal will write a letter putting forth questions and review for
Holiday at Montville,
to be sent to the Board of Adjustment.
Seconded by Hugh Merritt. All in
favor by voice vote.
RAILS STEAKHOUSE – Larry Kornreich
asked Michele Caron to contact Land Use to find out why the Environmental
Commission did not get an answer to their concerns.
PONDS – Hugh Merritt reports that the applications expired at the
end of October. The new deadline is
April. Hugh reports that the Township is
paying for the fish and that they will not get caught on hooks because they
don’t eat worms. Monica Mianecki
questioned if they can go back to chemicals if this does not work. Hugh Merritt reports they can go back to
chemicals at any time.
On a motion made by Garry Annibal, the Enviromental
Commission is to accept the document as the report and recommendation and be
forwarded to Mr. Mazzaccaro. Seconded by
Sergio Angione. All in favor by voice
majority of people would like walking trails.
There was discussion about making a trail from Camp Dawson
to Red Barn. There was a plan done for
trails from Lake Valhalla to the Towaco Swim Club
property but there were a number of footbridges that needed to be built over
Waughaw Road – PioCosta is asking for tree clearance and pavement
install. Michelle Caron will contact
Land Use for more information.
Tmobile wants to put cell tower on
36 Maple Ave. There was no concern with this.
Woman’s Club gives a cash award for
community improvement. Michelle Caron
has the application.
Cell Phone Recycling – A new
company will be used: ibuyphones
Sergio Angione and Hugh Merritt
attended a seminar in Mt. Lakes
regarding the mapping system. Morris County
is doing the plans for no cost for Mt.
Lakes but there will be a
fee to the Townships to have this done.
Hugh Merritt will make arrangements for a demonstration to be done here.
On a motion made by Sergio Angione
and seconded by Hugh Merritt the meeting was adjourned at 9:20 pm