8-17-11 Environmental minutes Print E-mail

ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION

MINUTES OF AUGUST 17, 2011

 7:30pm

 

Meeting began promptly at 7:30pm.

ROLL CALL: Absent with excuse: Vic Canning

Present: Monica Mianecki, Sergio Angione, Michele Caron, Angelo Intile (7:39pm), Larry Kornreich, Hugh Merritt, Garry Annibal, Tim Braden, Andrew Pappachen

           

committee reports

Board of Adjustment – Michele Caron has no report.

Board of Education – Hugh Merritt reports that the BOE approached the garden club

      asking them to build a rain garden at the High School.

Economic Development – Monica Mianecki reports that Tom Mazzacarro spoke to

      them regarding water & sewer fees.

Health Department – Garry Annibal reports that the Board of Health did not meet.

Open Space Committee – Angelo Intile has no report.

PUBLIC DISCUSSION 

None

CORRESPONDENCE

None

MINUTES

On a motion made by Sergio Angione and seconded by Monica Mianecki, the July 20, 2011 minutes were approved by voice vote.

OLD BUSINESS

ENVIRONMENTAL HANDBOOK – Larry Kornreich spoke with Meghan Hunscher.  She will work with the Planning Board to get it completed.

ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES INVENTORY – Sergio Angione thinks that the grant deadline has passed.  Larry Kornreich will check.

OPEN SPACE PLAN – Larry Kornreich and Angelo Intile drove Changebridge Road to see where sidewalks should be located.

REVIEW OF THE TOWNSHIP’S TREE ORDINANCE – There was discussion to have the ordinance enforced and fees that are collected can be used to purchase new trees.

NEW BUSINESS

RECYCLING ASSISTANCE TO THE TOWNSHIP – Mr. Brewer states that the recycling rate at this time is 40%.  He would like to see a rate of 50%. New containers have been installed in all the township parks and schools.  The schools are the largest recycling generator in the township. In 2009 the township has 16,600 tons of recycling.  In 2010 the township had 21,000 tons.   There is an article in all the Montville Messenger newsletters.

Future goals for the Environmental Commission will be to meet with all of the Condo Associations and discuss with them their needs to improve recycling.  Mr. Brewer will set up training sessions with the MUA for the Commissioners.  

Mr. Brewer states that two companies in Montville have received awards from the MUA.  Rockline Industries has a 97% recycling rate and Bayer recycles 100% of the waste from their kitchen.  

OTHER ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION

None

           

ADJOURNMENT

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

 

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