MINUTES

OF THE

CRANBURY TOWNSHIP

ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION

CRANBURY, NEW JERSEY

MIDDLESEX COUNTY

 

TIME AND PLACE OF MEETING

The regular meeting of the Cranbury Township Environmental Commission was held in Town Hall on January 17, 2006 at 7:00 p.m.

 

CALL TO ORDER

With a quorum present, Peter Sibley, Chairman of the Cranbury Township Environmental Commission, called the meeting to order and acted as the Chairman thereof, and Kristen H. Hamilton acted as Recording Secretary of the meeting.

 

STATEMENT OF ADEQUATE NOTICE

  Pursuant with the Sunshine Law, adequate notice in accordance with the Open Public Meeting Act (N.J.S.A. 10:4-6) was provided on January 4, 2006, of this meeting's date, time, place, and agenda, was mailed to the news media, was posted on the Township bulletin board, was mailed to those requesting personal notice, and was filed with the Municipal Clerk.

 

MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE

James Applegate, John Kobland, Thomas Patterson, Barbara Rogers, and Peter Sibley, Chair.

 

NON-MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE

            Harry Strano of Amy Greene Associates, Anna Drago, Betty Wagner and David Stout, Township Liaison to the Environmental Commission.

 

MINUTES

The minutes of the December 19, 2005, meeting were reviewed and approved on a motion by James Applegate; seconded by John Kobland.  Barbara Rogers and Pete Sibley in favor; Tom Patterson abstained.

 

WORK SESSION

 

Environmental Resource Inventory – A draft of the ERI was provided to the EC prior to the meeting.  Harry Strano of Amy Greene Associates presented a Powerpoint presentation to the EC, which included draft maps for the ERI.  The EC raised questions and commented on the draft documents.  Tom Patterson noted same and will e-mail them to Harry for consideration.

Pete will inquire of the Township Engineer if public community wells are still in use.

The ANJEC Grant requires the EC to hold a public meeting to review the draft ERI prior to the end of February and invite the Planning Board and ANJEC to said meeting.  Barbara Rogers will provide an update to Barbara Palmer of ANJEC and invite her to the EC’s February 21st meeting.

The Grant also requires the EC to present the ERI to the Planning Board before the end of April.  Dave Stout will speak with Tom Harvey of the Planning Board to request getting on the Planning Board’s agenda before the end of April.

 

Cranbury Brook Preserve – Jim Applegate has received a letter from the Natural Resources Conservation Service.  He will forward a copy to Pete and Dave Stout and contact them upon his return from vacation in approximately three weeks.

 

Application

 

Application No. PB-097-05

Comsleep Properties, LLC

Block 6, Lots 5, 6 & 10

Amended Preliminary and Final Site Plan with Bulk Variance

 

The EC reviewed the application and noted that the parcel abuts a mature deciduous forest. The applicant proposes thirteen permanent parking spaces, which would require the elimination of the woods line.   The EC will send a memo to the Planning Board recommending that it require applicant to reconfigure its proposed parking area so it would not interfere with the established woods line.

 

DISCUSSION

Pete advised the EC that he will be moving in mid-April.  A new Chair will be needed upon Pete’s departure.

 

CLOSED SESSION

A motion was made by Pete to enter into executive session, seconded by Barbara, all in favor.         

Meeting was reopened to the public. 

           

ADJOURNMENT OF MEETING

There being no further business, on motion duly made, seconded, and carried, the meeting was thereupon adjourned.

 

CERTIFICATE OF SECRETARY

I, the undersigned, do hereby certify:

That I am duly elected and acting secretary of the Cranbury Township Environmental Commission and,

That the foregoing minutes of the Environmental Commission, held on January 17, 2006, consisting of 2 pages, constitute a true and correct copy of the minutes of the said meeting. 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto subscribed the name of said Environmental Commission the _________day of _____________, 2006.

 

 

 

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Kristen H. Hamilton, Secretary