Environmental Commission Minutes 6-20-12 Print E-mail




Meeting began promptly at 7:32pm.


“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, Keith Lee, Deb Nielson

Present: Monica Mianecki, Michele Caron, Angelo Intile, Larry Kornreich, Garry Annibal, Andrew Pappachen, Alex Nesterok and Sam Monte


Board of Adjustment –.Michele Caron absent, no report.


Board of Education – No report


Economic Development – Monica Mianecki states she did not attend the meeting.


Board of Health – Garry Annibal reports they did not meet in June.

Open Space Committee – Angelo Intile has no report.

Planning Board – Larry Kornriech reports that a sign permit was applied for at the Alzeimer’s home on River Road and was denied.  Lake Valhalla modifications have been carried to the next meeting.

Township Committee – Deb Nielson absent, no report.






On a motion made by Garry Annibal, the amended May 18, 2012 minutes were approved, seconded by Andrew Pappachen. Approved by voice vote.

PUBLIC SESSION - Meeting opened up for Public discussion.

Alison Para, 63 Springbrook Road East - her background is Sustainable Design - She contacted PSE&G regarding burying the power lines for a four mile stretch in Town.


Joseph Mianecki, PE - 2 & 4 Bellows Lane - The Township Committee asked that the Enviromental Commission meet with him to recommend a possible zoning change.  Mr. Mianecki reports that Mr. Uhl made specific recommendations of how to preserve the aquifer. The property does not fall into the area of the prime aquifer in the restricted area.  He states they were denied and will be going to the Township Committee  for rezoning of that particular lots. Garry Annibal questioned the difference between the Prime Aquifer and the restricted.  Mr. Mianecki states that it’s based on topography and geography. Salt and bedrock with minimal infiltration make up the restricted area. There are currently 2 houses on the lot and they are on municipal water supply. Mr. Mianecki states that the homeowner states the oil tanks are in the basement and not underground. The client is giving up 10,000 s.f. of area for right of way to the Township. Mr. Uhl’s April, 2012 report was in agreement with Mr. Mianecki’s findings that the property should be in the restricted area. They are looking to subdivide the lots and put two new houses on non conforming lots. Larry Kornriech will ask Tom Mazzacarro to attend the next meeting so a decision can be made.  Larry Kornreich will check with Meghan Hunscher, if there is any more information.  Garry Annibal states that with the information given, he does not believe that the property should be in Prime aquifer.

Fall Event - Monica Mianecki states she met regarding the Every Drop Counts program.  She checked with Maryann Witty regarding using Camp Dawson for a fall event, on October 20 or 27. Possibly an aquifer education day, water conservation or a rain barrel demonstration. She is waiting to hear back from the Superintendent.

ERI Update - Meghan Hunscher needs the Commission to get involved. The subcommittee will be Larry Kornreich, Andrew Pappachen, Alex Nesterok & Garry Annibal.


Metro Park Property -  The Planning Board is taking recommendations from the Recreation Department for a proposed recreation facility.  The Environmental Commission had a plan drawn up for walking paths. Larry Kornreich will follow up with Meghan Hunscher.

Alternative Energy Sources - Does the Environmental Commission want to recommend a standard for alternative energy sources.  Should there be standards for residential areas?


On a motion made by Andrew Pappachen and seconded by Garry Annibal, the meeting was adjourned at 9:30pm .

Respectfully Submitted.

Liz Johansen



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