Environmental Commission Minutes 4-15-09 Print E-mail

ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION

AGENDA OF APRIL 15, 2009

ROLL CALL

Sergio Angione - present                       

Angelo Intile - present                             

Hugh Merritt - present                             

Dr. Lawrence Kornreich-absent           

Victor Canning, - absent                                                                  

David Cotter, Vice Chair-absent  

Michele Caron, Chair - present 

Jim Muhaw, Alt#1 - present

Ray Hinkle, Alt#2 - present  

Fred Eckhardt, Member Emeritus-absent

                                                           

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.”

NEW BUSINESS

Chair noted receipt of letters from the Morris County Green Table.

Michele Caron announced that a public advocate would like to work with the Environmental Commission in regards to the PSEG transmission lines.

MINUTES

Adoption of minutes of 3/18/09 – Eligible: Mr. Angione, Dr. Kornreich, Ms. Caron, Mr. Canning, Mr. Cotter, Mr. Muhaw, Mr. Merritt- motion made by Angelo Intile second by Hugh Meritt – Roll call:  unanimous

OLD BUSINESS

Solar Program – Sergio Angione– Update that Dr. Bowen and Sergio Angione would be present at a meeting on Friday April 24, 2005. Following this meeting, there should be a follow up meeting to move this project forward.

PSE&G Letter – Larry Kornreich and David Cotter – Summarized that the letter was released on opposition of expansion of power lines to PSE&G and others on distribution list, noting that the Commission received confirmation that all letters were received.

Environmental Inventory Report – Update - Michele Caron/David Cotter- The members received a copy of the re-examination of the master plan.  Discussion ensued on the need to make sure that there is a environmental inventory report/natural resource inventory as part of the master plan.  The commission felt that they should speak to the Township Committee on their concerns. 

OTHER BUSINESS

Project Porchlight- Ms. Caron indicated the event was held at the senior house.  There were about 50 people present, with 1,850 light bulbs distributed throughout the town.  This compares to taking 526 cars off the road for a year as an estimate as to how much energy was saved.

Recycling Day – April 25, 2009 Saturday – Angelo Intile, Michele Caron- Ms. Caron indicating that Shred It is donating their products one hundred percent.      Ms. Caron will contact Tim Braden to see if he can get the Key Club to help with this event this Saturday. 

Arbor Day – April 24, 2009 – Friday – Michele Caron – Dr. Gary Bowen, Superintendent of Montville Schools – Honoree.  Ms. Caron indicated that New Jersey Clean Energy would like to attend also and will bring an item to this event. 

PUBLIC DISCUSSION- none

Meeting adjourned unanimously.

Respectfully submitted,

Alicia Angione

 
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