Environmental Commission 12-17-08 Print E-mail

Roll Call

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.”

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

absent

Dr.

Larry

Kornreich

x

Mr.

Ray

Hinkle

x

Ms.

Marie

Kull

Liaison Planning Board- absent

Mr.

Hugh

Merritt

x

Mr.

Tim

Braden

Liaison TC x

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Old Business

Mayor Deb Nielson attended the meeting.

  • Stream Monitoring & Watershed Ambassador – Larry Kornreich updated the commission that James Miller a teacher at Montville Township High School will be updating Larry Kornreich as to what has been done through reports of water monitoring from Montville Township High School class.  Also spoke to Mr. Miller about upcoming environmental projects that could be done with Montville Township High School.
  • Water & Aquifer Project – Hugh Merritt updated commission that Endangered Species Monitoring program which will be coming up and the date is to be determined, the commission decided that they will be backing up this program. Also Hugh Merritt is creating a draft email to ask Tom Mazzaccaro to speak to the Commission about the aquifer.
  • Paper Recycling Project – Michele Caron updated the commission on Angelo Intile behalf.  Michele Caron received and email from Mr. Intile that stated that the company Shred It is willing to come in and provide a truck and will charge five dollars per carton and then will give money collected that day back to township so that township can give the money to a charity.
  • NJ Solar Power Inc – Project – Sergio Angione updated the commission that there are two companies Geogentics and Green Power and that will come to township committee meetings in January.
  • Computer Recycling – Michele Caron updated the commission that computer recycling will take place the day after Arbor Day in April, which is the last Saturday of April.
  • ZSPP/FCD01-08 JLJ&J Marketing (Kids R Kids) – 217 Changebridge Rd- completed or not needed to discuss anymore and will be removed from
    ZSPP/FDC07-08 Lowes (Avila/Nemeth GI Auto) – 85 Bloomfield Ave.-completed or not needed to discuss anymore (do I just remove them)? Update on Budget Request to Township Committee- Michele Caron updated commission that the Environmental Commission budget is $1,000.  The Budget covers the ANJEC fees and the secretary. Commission came to agreement that they would submit request to township committee
  • Update on PSE&G - ROW – ANJEC suggested that Environmental Commission make a statement about the Power lines, Donna Ambriano researched the environmental dangers. Donna Ambriano was asked to create a statement that would represent the Environmental Commission and there concerns.

Minutes

Adoption of Minutes of 11-19-08 minutes as distributed; Motion made by:  Sergio Angione, seconded by Donna Ambriano

 All in favor: Unanimous

New Business

  • Attendance for township commission-Tim Braden updated the commission that the township committee needs attendance from the environmental commission for the upcoming year.
  • Tree Removal Appeals Board- Tim Braden updated commission that the township committee would like a member from the Environmental Commission to be on the Tree Removal Appeals Board; Sergio Angione volunteered to be on the board.

  • Sewer & Water Rate Increase -Michele Caron updated that this was postponed and Commission decided that they would not discuss this subject.
    Scheduling for 2009- not discussed
    Tree City Application 2009- Michele Caron updated that the signs were six hundred dollars; Tim Braden suggested that Michele should submit the request to the Township Administrator.

  • Endangered salamanders - Request for Assistance – Hugh Merritt indicated this was what he discussed above.
    Project Porch light – January Program – Michele Caron updated the commission that many groups from the town will be attending Project Porch light.
    Mission Statement- Larry Kornreich asked if mission statement was discussed in last months meeting, it was discussed last month Michele Caron asked for a more personalized statement.  Larry Kornreich asked for comments to create a mission statement.

Public Discussion- NONE

Meeting adjourned unanimously,

Respectfully submitted,

Alicia Angione, Recording Secretary

 

 
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