Environmental Comm. Minutes 11-15-08 Print E-mail

ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION  MINUTES

MEETING OF NOVEMBER 15, 2008

 

 

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.”

 

 

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

absent

Mr.

Ray

Hinkle

x

Ms.

Marie

Kull

Liaison Planning Board-absent

Mr.

Hugh

Merritt

absent

Mr.

Tim

Braden

Liaison TC-absent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction& Presentations

NJ Clean Energy Commission – Presentation on the heating season and savings hints and tips was presented by  

Old Business

Stream Monitoring & Watershed Ambassador – This was not updated by Larry Kornreich because he was not in attendance at the meeting and will be rescheduled to future agenda.

Water & Aquifer Project – This was not updated by Hugh Merritt because he was not in attendance at the meeting and will be rescheduled to future agenda.

Paper Recycling Project – Angelo Intile reported that Cintas indicated that it would cost $1,000 dollars to drop off truck.  Then the people from the town will drop off donations of paper to be shredded.  This will be discussed at a later time.

NJ Solar Power Inc – Project – Sergio Angione updated the Commission stating that geo genetics is ready to come to the township committee meeting, Frank Bastone the township administrator asked to see material on the company before the attended the meeting.  Commission is waiting on Geo-Genetics to send information over to the town.

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 – Michele Caron will address at a later time.

Minutes

Adoption of Minutes of 10-15-08 minutes as distributed: Motion made to adopt meetings by Angelo Intile. David Cotter seconded that motion.  Unanimous

New Business

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. – Environmental report and soil samples subject to expert review by Ecolsciences, coordinated by Land Use as part of development review process. 

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.  Several members of the Environmental Commission walked through the site, and were happy with what they say because it appeared that environmental issues were being addressed.

New business

PSE&G Power Line Project – Donna Ambriano updated the Commission, which decided that they need to gather information about the project then decide whether they need to get involved.

January 2009 EC Meeting/Presentation by Project Porchlight – Michele Caron- indicated additional information needed and that she needs to contact all civic groups needed to attend in January.

The Environmental Commission Budget & Mission Statement – Michele Caron indicated Mission Statement needs to be more ‘personalized’ to Montville to reflect our protection of the aquifer, open spaces, and trees.

Outreach Programs – “Largest Tree” “Nicest Container Garden” “Pail Parade” Arbor Day, Recycling Day were some outreach projects discussed.  Based on possible budgetary issues, these subjects were tabled at this time. Ms. Caron and Mr. Cotter expressed concern about obtaining the necessary funding to conduct these projects next year, and will report back to the Commission after further discussions with the Township.

Planning Board - 2009 Master Plan Re-evaluation- will be contacted by planner for Planning Board when info is needed from Environmental Commission.

Public Discussion – None

Meeting adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,

Alicia Angione   

 
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