3-21-12 Environmental minutes Print E-mail

ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION

MINUTES OF MARCH 21, 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

Present: Monica Mianecki, Michele Caron, Larry Kornreich, Andrew Pappachen, Garry Annibal, Deb Nielson, Alex Nesterok and Keith Lee

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Board of Adjustment –.Michele Caron has no report.

Planning Board - Larry Kornreich will be the new Planning Board Liaison.

Board of Education – No report

Economic Development – Monica Mianecki reports there were no Environmental issues discussed.

Health Department – Garry Annibal reports that DEP did compliance testing and Plausha Park did not pass.  Garden State Landscape Products is looking to have topsoil and mulch at 322 Changebridge Road.

Open Space Committee – Angelo Intile absent, no report.

Township Committee – Deb Nielson has no report.

PUBLIC DISCUSSION

Cliff Seipel, 14 Underwood Road- Rockaway River Watershed Commission - He states there is a concern regarding the garbage that is in the river.  20 families are still homeless in Lake Hiawatha. There is still a lot of debris and tree branches in the river and along the riverbed. DEP permits are required for all work that is to be completed. Deb Nielson states that the Township Committee will contact the County to get this project started.

COORESPONDANCE

Lake Valhalla Club - Access Road - Andrew Pappachen will attend meeting with the Township Committee Subcommittee and Lake Valhalla.

MINUTES

On a motion made by Garry Annibal, the January 18, 2012 minutes were approved, seconded by Monica Mianecki. Approved by voice vote.

On a motion made by Monica Mianecki, the February 15, 2012 minutes were approved, seconded by Al Nesterok. Approved by voice vote.

OLD BUSINESS

NRI update - There will be a training component taught to the Commission and the public to decipher species. All members are in support of applying for grant application for $9000.

April Events - Poster Contest - Commission members voted on Posters at March meeting.

April 27th - Arbor Day at 8:30am.  Hugh Merritt will be the Honoree.

April 28th - Recycling Day - Cintas, Urban Renewal, Pedals for Progress. 

Environmental Handbook will be discussed once grant is received.

NEW BUSINESS

Fall Event - Rain Barrel event, Andrew Pappachen, Monica Mianecki and Michele Caron will be on this committee. Larry Kornreich will speak with Hugh Merritt to see if he is interested in helping.

ADJOURNMENT

On a motion made by Garry Annibal and seconded by Michele Caron the meeting was adjourned at 8:29pm.

Respectfully Submitted.

Liz Johansen

Secretary

 

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 15 May 2012 )
 
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