Environmental 9-21-11 minutes Print E-mail

ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION

MINUTES OF SEPTEMBER 21, 2011

 7:30pm

 

Meeting began promptly at 7:33pm.

ROLL CALL: Absent with excuse: Monica Mianecki, Sergio Angione, Hugh Merritt, Tim Braden, Angelo Intile

Present: Vic Canning, Michele Caron, Larry Kornreich, Garry Annibal, , Andrew Pappachen

           

committee reports

Board of Adjustment – Michele Caron reports that the old Towaco Center development has been withdrawn and dismissed.

Board of Education – Hugh Merritt absent.

Economic Development – Larry Kornriech reports that Monica did attend the meeting.  The Changebridge Road businesses that were damaged in the flood may not rebuild which is a concern.   There are state and federal monies available for them.  Q-Glass re-facing is completed and looks great.  There is a grocer who may be interested in property in the Township.

Health Department – Garry Annibal reports that the Board of Health did the 2nd qtr test on the turf and tests came back negative. There were a number of drinking water complaints.  Some water was purchased from Jersey City Water Works.  If more development is done there may be a shortage of drinking water.  There were 17 applications for business review.

PUBLIC DISCUSSION 

None

CORRESPONDENCE

Carlson Tool Property has completed the environmental cleanup.

MINUTES

On a motion made by Michele Caron and seconded by Vic Canning, the August 16, 2011 minutes were approved by voice vote.

OLD BUSINESS

ENVIRONMENTAL HANDBOOK – No update.

ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES INVENTORY – Meghan Hunscher will be attending the October meeting.

TREE ORDINANCE – Processing of permits will go through Land Use.  There was discussion regarding having a nursery in town.

STUDENT AFFILIATE – Larry Kornreich states that Hugh Merritt send a draft of the qualifications to Dr. Freid.

NEW BUSINESS

ANJAC CONFERENCE – October 15 in Holmdel.  The cost is $65.00.

86 ANNUAL SHADE TREE CONFERENCE – October 22 & 23

CONSERVATION EASEMENTS – Mark Mantyla currently enforces all building on conservation easements.  The Township Attorney, Bob Oostydk was contracted if an ordinance needs to done.

OTHER ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION

Meghan Hunscher has requested the budget.  There is need for money for completion of the NRI.

           

ADJOURNMENT

 On a motion made by Andrew Pappachen and seconded by Michele Caron the meeting was adjourned at 8:23 pm. 

 

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