Environmental Comm. 10-15-08 minutes Print E-mail

Roll Call

 

Member

In Attendance

Ms.

Donna

Ambriano

x

Mr.

Sergio

Angione

x

Ms.

Michele

Caron

x

Mr.

David

Cotter

x

Mr.

Frederick 

Eckhardt

Commissioner Emeritus-absent

Mr.

Angelo

Intile

x

Dr.

Larry

Kornreich

x

Mr.

Ray

Hinkle

absent

Ms.

Marie

Kull

Liaison Planning Board-absent

Mr.

Hugh

Merritt

x

Ms.

Deb

Nielson

Liaison TC

 

 

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 was placed on file in the Township Clerk’s Office.”

Introductions & Presentations

Highlands Coalition of Boonton – Presentation on what the environmental advantages are for Montville to be part of Highlands by Mark Zakutansky presentation was a PowerPoint and open questions.

Invitation:  Planning Board Meeting of October 23, 2008 - Presentation by the Highlands Commission @ 7PM  

Old Business-

Update by Dr. Kornreich on Presentation of Revised Water Quality Management Planning Rules, NJDEP Wastewater Management Plan for Morris County – Dr. Korneich asked if the maps done for Highlands protection and for water quality management planning were the same. Deb Nielson explained that the town was carefully reviewing the Water Quality planning map to be sure that errors would be identified and appropriate changes requested.

Update ANJEC Congress & Award Presentation – Michele Caron & Dave Cotter – Montville won the ANJEC award and that the committee was honored at a luncheon earlier this month.

Planning for 2009 Goals & Objectives:

     Mission Statement & Business Plan- Hugh Merritt, Sergio Angione, and Larry Kornreich are in the process of gathering information

     Budget for 2009 calendar year & costs for update of NRI-Michele Caron and David Cotter are in the process of gathering information

     Status of Web Site/Newsletter –David Cotter will be done shortly and is working on it

New Programs for public participation for 2009 –Michele Caron announced project porch light for January and it is run by New Jersey Clean Energy.

        

Stream Monitoring & Watershed Ambassador – Update by Larry Kornreich- Mr. Kornreich indicated he spoke with Erin Bye who would like to assist with training and field work

Water & Aquifer Project – Update Hugh Merritt- Mr. Merritt indicated he would get in touch with Mr. Mazzaccaro about what was discussed at Highlands presentation with information that was presented which was inconsistent with Montville’s map.  Mr. Merritt is gathering data and concerns to discuss with Mr. Mazzaccaro.

Paper Recycling Project – Mr. Intile indicated he spoke with Sintas and will come back to Commission with some costs on this project.

NJ Solar Power Inc – Project – Sergio Angione –September 30 spoke with Phillip Stone, company is pro community education. Stone would like a layout and plan before giving an estimate on police station. Stone said if we make commitment by the end of year, they can be operating by next spring. The town receives no expenditure funds. Michele suggested a presentation to the township committee from Sergio Angione and Phillip Stone. Commission would like to endorse the presentation to the township committee. Michele suggested that committee should find out the towns carbon footprint and see how beneficial this project is.

NJ Clean Energy Program – Update – Michele Caron - A Public Presentation from NJ Clean Energy - The NJ Clean energy programs available for all Montville Residents to keep energy costs down and reduce carbon footprint

Computer Recycling – No Discussion

Minutes

Adoption of Minutes of 9-17-08 minutes as distributed

Motion made by: Larry Kornreich

Second: Sergio Angione

Roll Call: unanimous

New Business

Application Review Reports:

PSPP/FC -08-03 – PINEBROOK INVESTMENT- Shoppes @ Montville Block: 162, Lot: 3, 4, 6, 7 – Old Bloomfield & Rt. 46 – Shoppes at Montville Application – Carried to 11/6/08 Planning Board agenda

ZSPP/FCD01-08 JLJ&J Marketing (Kids R Kids) – 217 Changebridge Rd. – B: 138, L: 8 – prel/final site plan/use variance and associated c variances for construction of a child care center and medical office (separate buildings) on the same lot – Scheduled 12/3/08 BoA agenda. Michele Caron indicated she would contact Ms. White about the arsenic problem indicated in the EIS asking for additional information/soil borings as part of this issue before Board of Adjustment.  Motion made by:  Angelo Intile to have an independent environmental impact study on land that has arsenic in it.  Seconded by:  Larry Kornreich   Roll Call: unanimous

ZSPP/FDC07-08 Lowes (Avila/Nemeth GI Auto) – 85 Bloomfield Ave. – B: 167, L: 28-32; B: 178, L: 3; B: 179, L: 1 – pre/final site plan/use variance/bulk variances for construction of Lowe’s Home Improvement Center and mixed use retail building - Update:  EIS review by Environmentalist Laura Newguard –invited commission to walk through property with her and her staff.

other business

January 2009 EC Meeting/Presentation by Project Porchlight – Michele Caron indicated this will stay on agenda as reminder that it is scheduled for January 09, discussing it earlier this evening with membership.

Planning Board - 2009 Master Plan Re-evaluation – not discussed

Public Discussion

None

Meeting adjourned unanimously.

Respectfully submitted,

Alicia Angione

 

 

 

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