Environmental Commission Minutes 7-18-12 Print E-mail

ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION

MINUTES OF JULY 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, Sam Monte & Deb Nielson

Present: Monica Mianecki, Michele Caron (7:35), Larry Kornreich, Garry Annibal, Andrew Pappachen, Alex Nesterok and Keith Lee (7:47)

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Board of Adjustment –.Michele Caron has no report.

Board of Education – No report

Economic Development – Monica Mianecki reports that Joe Burgis was the speaker and spoke regarding the Master Plan.

Board of Health– Garry Annibal has no report.

Open Space Committee – Angelo Intile absent, no report.

Planning Board – Larry Kornriech reports that the Planning Board did not comment on trees being used as a buffer at Lake Valhalla. GI Auto property was approved for modification to B-6 zone to allow for three free standing buildings.  The Highschool and Lazar will have solar panels installed.

Township Committee – Deb Nielson absent, no report.

CORRESPONDENCE

JCP&L resubmitted flood hazard application. 

LOI for Pine Brook Realty – 12 & 16 Route 46

MINUTES

On a motion made by Michele Caron, the June 20, 2012 minutes were approved, seconded by Monica Mianecki. Approved by voice vote.

OLD BUSINESS

Weiss Property – The Uhl report states that the property in question, should be in the restricted area and not in the Prime Aquifer.

****Motion made by LarryKornreich to accept the recommendation of Mr. Uhl in response to the property in question, that the property is in fact in the restricted zone.  Seconded by Andrew Pappachen, All in favor

Note:  Monica Mianecki abstained.

Fall Event – Monica Mianecki is awaiting a call back from the superintendent. She contacted Trudy Atkinson regarding an article for the Montville Messenger. There will be a district wide Green Committee being headed by Ms. Linquist and Mr. Meyer.

Metro Park – Larry Kornreich will follow up with Tom Mazzacarro.

ANJEC – Grant was received for $3500, $7000 allocated from the Planning Board and $2000 from the Highlands Council. The Planning Board will be working with the Environmental Commission to get the NRI completed. 

Alternative Energy Installation – Solar panels are now allowed to be installed as accessory structures. The Planning Board will set the requirements for installation of screening.

NEW BUSINESS

Associate Member to the EC – Trudy Atkinson sent a letter to the High school students to see if anyone was interested in being involved.

Mosquito Squad – Michele Caron is concerned that the animals, bees and farmland will be killed because of the chemicals they use. Garry Annibal reports the company is only allowed to use deterent chemicals.

ADJOURNMENT

On a motion made by Andrew Pappachen and seconded by Alex Nesterok, the meeting was adjourned at 8:21pm.

Respectfully Submitted.

Liz Johansen

Secretary

 

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