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 February 21, 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, James Gallagher, William Mikula, Thomas Patterson, Barbara Rogers, and Peter Sibley, Chair.

 

NON-MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE

            Harry Strano of Amy Greene Associates, Angela Clerico and Jim Waltman of the Stonybrook-Millstone Watershed Association, Bob Dillon, Connie Bauder, Anna Drago, and David Stout, Township Liaison to the Environmental Commission.

 

MINUTES

The minutes of the January 17, 2006, meeting were reviewed and approved on a motion by James Applegate; seconded by Tom Patterson.  Barbara Rogers and Pete Sibley in favor; Jim Gallagher and Bill Mikula abstained.

            The minutes for the closed session portion of the January 17, 2006, meeting were reviewed and approved on a motion by James Applegate; seconded by Tom Patterson.  Barbara Rogers and Pete Sibley in favor; Jim Gallagher and Bill Mikula abstained.

 

WORK SESSION

 

Environmental Resource Inventory – Harry Strano of Amy Greene Associates provided a revised draft of the ERI.  Harry explained the ERI to the members of the public present at the meeting.  The EC and public raised questions and commented on the draft documents.  Tom Patterson noted same and will e-mail them to Harry for consideration.

The Grant requires the EC to present the ERI to the Planning Board before the end of April.  Pete Sibley will send an e-mail to Tom Harvey of the Planning Board to request getting on the Planning Board’s agenda before the end of April.

 

Cranbury Brook Preserve – Prior to the meeting, Pete Sibley, Dave Stout and Jim Applegate reviewed the Management Plan received from the Natural Resources Conservation Service.  Jim Applegate will forward a response to the NRCS with a notation that the warm season grass planting needs to be completed in May.

 

Application

 

Application No. PB-106-06

JREC Partners V, LLC

Block 8, Lot 1.04

Final Major Site Plan

 

The EC had no comments on this application.

 

DISCUSSION

            Bob Dillon of 32 Hightstown-Cranbury Station Road, expressed his concerns regarding the remediation of the Unexcelled property, which is situated next to his property.  Mr. Dillon is most concerned with wetlands being disturbed prior to permits being received. 

            Dave Stout explained to Mr. Dillon that an Order is in effect for the clean up of the property and that Mr. Dillon, as an adjoining property owner, should be notified of any applications being filed.          Mr. Waltman advised that he is familiar with the property and questioned if the DEP should be contacted regarding Mr. Dillon’s concerns.

            Dave Stout suggested that Mr. Dillon send a letter or e-mail outlining his concerns to the Township Clerk, who would then bring the matter to the Township Committee’s attention.

 

Pete urged the EC members to consider chairing the EC upon his departure.  John Reinfelder, 1st Alternate, would become a permanent member and Barbara Rogers, 2nd Alternate, would become 1st Alternate.  Pete will inquire of Katy Birckmayer if she is still interested in serving on the EC.

 

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 February 21, 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