Environmental Commission Minutes 4-20-11 Print E-mail

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Montville Township Environmental Commission

April 20, 2011

Meeting began promptly at 7:30pm.

ROLL CALL. Absent with excuse: Hugh Merritt

Absent without excuse: Tim Braden

Present: Monica Mianecki, Sergio Angione, Michele Caron, Vic Canning, Angelo Intile, Larry Kornreich, Andrew Pappachen and Garry Annibal.

SUB-COMMITTEE REPORTS

Board of Adjustment –.Michele Caron has no report.

Board of Education – Hugh Merritt absent but a written report was submitted stating that he spoke with Dr. Fried regarding landscaping the front of the BOE office, educating students on the Towaco Aquifer, Recycling activities in the schools and more involvement of schools and students in structured environmental education.  He will work with the MC Master Gardeners, Rutgers, Morris County College, local garden club and landscapers to see what can be done.

Economic Development – Monica Mianecki reports that Holiday at Montville received their approval.  The township received a grant for $450,000 from Open space to be used to purchase new land or pay for property already purchased.  There will be organic farming at Indian Lane East.

Health Department – Garry Annibal has no report.

Open Space Committee – Angelo Intile has no report.  Angelo suggests asking the Township Committee to put crosswalks and “Share the Road” signs on Changebridge Road.

Planning Board – Victor Canning has no report.

Township Committee – Tim Braden absent, no report.

OLD BUSINESS

Ponds  – Garry Annibal states that the grant application has been sent.  Sergio Angione will speak with Mr. Sisco regarding the fencing he uses in his pond. 

Trails - Angelo Intile has no update.

Arbor Day -  Michele Caron reports that the poster contest was completed and the winner was notified.

Recycling Day - April 30, 2011 - Sergio Angione states that a solar panel company will be attending. Larry Kornreich will notify Tom Mazzaccaro to have cones set up.

Goals for 2011- Larry Kornreich went over the list and asked for the members to bring any additional items to the May meeting.

Presentation at May Meeting -  Sergio Angione states that all departments should be invited.  He will write a letter to be sent out.

NEW BUSINESS

Tree City USA – Michele Caron would like to see signs erected in the Township.  She would like to approach all the Civic Associations to donate the signs.

Angelo Intile made a motion to conclude discussions about Tree City USA signs since the Township Committee does not support erecting of the signs. Seconded by Andrew Pappachen.

Garry Annibal states that getting the recognition matters and that the commission should still pursue this.

 

OTHER BUSINESS

None

MINUTES

On a motion made by Sergio Angione, the March 16, 2011 minutes were approved. 

Seconded by Garry Annibal, all in favor by voice vote

ADJOURNMENT

On a motion made by Angelo Intile and seconded by Sergio Angione the meeting was adjourned at  8:55pm.

Respectfully Submitted.

Liz Johansen

 

Last Updated ( Monday, 23 May 2011 )
 
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