AGENDA OF November
Angione- absent, excused
Victor Canning,- absent excused
Intile- present David
Cotter, Vice Chair- absent excused
Merritt- present Michele
Caron, Chair- present
Lawrence Kornreich- present Jim Muhaw, Alt#1- present
Ray Hinkle, Alt#2- present
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.”
Presentation RE: Montville Township Garden (Rain Garden): Pat Rector
County Environmental and Resource Management Agent for Rutgers and Carla Shan
president of the Montville Valhalla Garden Club presented the Montville
Valhalla Garden Club presentation. Rutgers
and the Montville Valhalla would like to put a rain garden in the Montville
library area to present to the town. The Environmental Commission supports the
rain garden project.
Earth Week – Preparing for 2010 - Angelo Intile suggested that the
Environmental Commission continue working with the paper and computer projects
from previous years. Recycling will be
done on May 1, 2010.
Arbor Day – Preparing for April 30, 2009- the women’s club is preparing
workbook for the fifth grade students. Michele
Caron and the Commission are moving forward with this project. Michele Caron suggested that the commission
honors Matt Meyers, an environmental teacher at Lazar Middle School. The Commission agreed with the nominee.
Tree City Recertification – Preparing for 2010- Michele Caron updated
the Commission noting we will re apply for recertification to Tree City USA. She indicated she is also working on getting
signs that say Tree City USA to put them at the entrances of the town.
Bike & Hiking Trails – Funding Application- Michele Caron updated
the commission that the State Women’s Club has a grant that can help towards
Bike and Hiking Trails. Angelo Intile
also asked if the Bike and Hiking Trail were added in to the Master plan. Michele Caron said she would contact the
Township on this request.
Development of 2010 Budget- Angelo Intile suggested the town look to
hire an environmental consultant and to look into including this into the
budget. Michele Caron asked Mr. Intile to
develop a quote to see if it could be added to the budget. Larry Kornerih suggested that before adding a
consultant to the budget, this should be discussed with Ms. White to determine
what resources are available to the town before adding this line item to the
cost of Environmental Commission budget.
ANJEC Events- no update or upcoming events
Development of Goals and objectives for 2010-
Hugh Merritt suggested having a goal of the commission to creating and
managing grassland along the rockaway river working with Rutgers and Autoban.
Michele Caron and Hugh Merritt suggested that there should be a Walkway
down to and from the Passaic River.
Ray Hinkle suggested that mowing the vegetation at the Community
fields/gardens be delayed until March.
Jim Muhaw suggested that the commission should work on being apart of
sustainable New Jersey.
Michele Caron suggested that the town council and commission should work
on having a “green” Montville day.
Michele Caron suggested that one of the goals of the commission would be
to put in biking and hiking trails.
The commission also agreed on a goal to update the Environmental
Adoption of minutes of 10/21/09: Members eligible to
vote, Sergio Angione, Angelo Intile, Hugh Merritt, Lawrence Kornreich, Victor
Canning, David Cotter, Michele Caron, Jim Muhaw, and Ray Hinkle-Larry Kornreich
made a motion to adopt the minutes and it was unanimously adopted.
OLD BUSINESS - none
PUBLIC DISCUSSION - none