Environmental Commission Minutes 2-17-10 Print E-mail


Montville Township Environmental Commission

February 17, 2010

Meeting began promptly at 7:40pm

Roll Call. Absent with excuse, Hugh Merritt.

Present: Michele Caron, James Muhaw, Angelo Intile, Larry Kornreich, Vic Canning, Garry Annibal. Monica Mirnecki, Tim Braden

Minutes of January Meeting

Minutes were approved by Commission as e-mailed. Eligible voters: L.Kornreich, S.Angione, M.Caron, V. Canning, A. Intile, G. Annibal, M. Mianecki

Environmental Commission Secretaries

The township employees have been contacted in regards to filling the open position.

Progress and candidates will be discussed at next meeting. Further action will be made if no interest is shown within the township employees.

New Business


 Sub-Committees Reports

Board of Adjustment – Michele Caron

Quick Check meeting scheduled for March 3rd. No further information to report

Board of Education – Hugh Merritt

Through e-mail, Mr. Merritt gave updates to commission members of the school projects and rain garden project he is working on.

Economic Development – James Muhaw

Mr. Muhaw reported about the first meeting and diversity of talent on this new committee.

Health Department – Garry Annibal

Gave updates on Quick Check variance for gasoline sales, Use granted to a pharmaceutical company on Changebridge Rd. Sewer connection updates and septic tank approval for those with hardships on Konner Ave.

Open Space Committee – Angelo Intile

Meeting tomorrow AM

Planning Board – Victor Canning

Steffanelli – Kanouse Ln- Montville – Soil movement issue, Planning Board denied soil movement permits with prejudice, and has sent back to the Township Committee for further action.

Township Committee – Tim Braden

No news to report.

Time of Decision Ruling

Not an environmental ordinance. No action required by this commission.

Old Business


PMN09-Saia, Sal 107 Changebridge Rd. – B 123, L:2 – Minor Subdivision. No discussion. Waiting on DEP rulings. Still waiting on word.

Environmental Commission Mission Statement/Goals and Objectives.

Larry Kornreich and Monica Mianecki working on wording.

Recycling Day – May 1st. Urban Renewal is a GO for this date. No charge. Angelo Intile was in contact with Shred It Corp. They have asked for $300 to attend. We do not have a budget. Michele Caron will reach out to another firm for interest.

Furniture Assist Inc, a furniture and appliance recycling non profit in Union NJ will be contacted to see if they have an interest in sending a collection truck or to attend and have a booth to provide information to residents.

Angelo Intile asked the commission for interest in Pedals 4 People. A non profit group that collects bicycles and refurbishes them, and distributes the “new” bikes to people in need. There would be a $10.00 donation per bicycle collected. Michele Caron will address the Kiwanis to ask for their assistance with this project. Women’s Club and Key Club have helped with Computer Recycling and Paper Shred. Commission feels more adults are need to volunteer with this growing recycling program. The need for signage was discussed. Without a budget, commission members will seek out donors to help with making signs. Adam Brewer will also be contacted in regards to signage.

Arbor Day – April 30th Last Friday in April. Matt Meyers, science teacher at Lazar Middle School in Honoree. Arbor Day Poster Contest winner is 5th grader Tammi Roberti from Cedar Hill School. Letters and permission documents are being sent to school and parents. Winning Poster will be sent to State Arbor Day Foundation for judging at this level.

Invitation will start to be sent out to all State and County dignitaries will be contacted for their participation.

ANJEC Training Courses – Saturday March 13th – Environmental Commission Training to Protect Natural Resources, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Building. All commission members were asked to attend. Michele Caron will check with Linda White to be sure the dues was paid and the educational component was also covered. She will be in contact with all commission members regarding attendance once this is confirmed.

Meeting Adjourned at 9:30pm

Respectfully Submitted.

Michele Caron

Chairman & Secretary for 2/17/01 meeting.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 20 May 2010 )
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