MINUTES OF JANUARY 18, 2012
CALL TO ORDER
Meeting began promptly at 7:30pm.
STATEMENT OF COMPLIANCE
“As required by the Open Public
Meetings Act, adequate notice of this meeting has been provided. The notice specified the time and place of
the meeting to the extent known at the time.
The notice was posted on the bulletin board at the Municipal Building,
sent to the Daily Record and placed on file in the Township Clerk’s office”.
Roll Call. Absent with excuse, Angelo Intile and Larry Kornreich
Present: Monica Mianecki, Michele
Caron, Vic Canning, Andrew Pappachen, Garry Annibal, Alex Nesterok, Keith Lee,
****Motion made by Andrew
Pappachen to carry elections until February, so all commissioners can be
present. Seconded by Garry Annibal. All
in favor by voice vote.
Board of Adjustment –.Michele Caron has no report.
Board of Education – No report
Economic Development – Monica Mianecki has no report.
Health Department – Garry Annibal reports that there will be no helicopter
spraying for gypsy moths this year. There was discussion regarding wood
boilers. They are unregulated and the
smoke could contain small particles that are detrimental to your health.
Open Space Committee – Angelo Intile has no report.
Planning Board – Victor Canning has no report.
Township Committee – Tim Braden has no report.
Cliff Seipel spoke on behalf of
the Watershed Committee - they met regarding the Rockaway River. Riverfront approaches are needed to access
cleaning the river. All the towns that border the river will receive a letter
regarding the damage that has been caused. Garry Annibal states that stream
cleanups are done to keep stagnant water from forming and they should team up
with the Mosquito Commission to coordinate efforts for Montville. Andrew
Pappachen questioned if they are a not for profit organization. Cliff Seipel states that they are. Andrew
Pappachen suggests applying for grants to cover any costs. Cliff Seipel states that test samples have
been taken. Tim Braden states that the
water quality is improving. Michelle
Caron states the Women’s Club would write letters and grant applications.
On a motion made by Monica Mianecki and seconded by Andrew
Pappachen, the December 21, 2011 minutes were approved by voice vote.
ANJEC - as of January 18, 2012 the
grant application is online. Deadline is
March 30, 2012.
The Boy scouts approached the EC
regarding a Shade Tree Commission project. They will sell trees to residents in
town as a fundraiser. They need the Environmental Commission to come and
discuss the different species of trees.
The boy scouts will receive an Environmental badge and tree planting
badge. Garry Annibal, Andrew Pappachen
and Monica Mianecki will help.
NRI update will be given in
**** Motion made by Vic Canning to
appoint Garry Annibal to the Tree Removal Appeal Board. Seconded by Andrew
Pappachen. All in favor by voice vote.
April Events - Arbor Day is April
27 - Michele Caron states the tree will be purchased this year.
Poster Contest - Winner will be
given ice cream social for their entire class -
An honoree needs to be chosen.
Recycling Day - Pedals for
Progress, computers & electronic equipment
On a motion made by Vic Canning
and seconded by Garry Annibal the meeting was adjourned at 8:35pm.