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 April 12, 2004 at 7:00 p.m.

 

CALL TO ORDER

With a quorum present, John Persico, Chairman of the Cranbury Township Environmental Commission called the meeting to order and acted as the Chairman thereof, and, Linda M. Scott acted as Secretary of the meeting.

 

STATEMENT OF ADEQUATE NOTICE

Pursuant to the Sunshine Law adequate notice in accordance with the Open Public Meeting Act (N.J.S.A. 10:4-6) was provided on January 7, 2004 of this meeting=s date, time, place and agenda was mailed to the news media, posted on the Township bulletin board, mailed to those requesting personal notice, and filed with the Municipal Clerk.

 

MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE

Anna Drago, William Mikula, Thomas Patterson, Peter Sibley, David Stout and John Persico, Chair.

 

MINUTES

The minutes of March 8, 2004 meeting were reviewed and amended.  Peter Sibley made a motion to approve and second by Thomas Patterson, all were in favor.

 

OLD BUSINESS

            A final report must be sent to the NJDEP regarding the status of the surface water sampling program (which NJDEP provided grant money to help fund).  The timetable for this will be the end of June or July.  Pete will write the report when the deadline is nearer.  The final report will also be provided to the Township Committee.

            The township has received approval from the NJDEP for the proposed remedy of the arsenic-impacted soil at Millstone Park.  The remedy will consist of planting approximately 300 fire thorn shrubs that will prevent park goers from entering the area.  The shrubs will be planted this spring.  Cathy Marcelli will coordinate the planting with Tom Witt. 

            One NOV was received regarding Sharbell Development.  Bill will contract Steve Grosch to touch base for any updates.

            Tom Patterson brought the requested information regarding the soil testing kits from the Rutgers Cooperative Extension.  The kits can be purchased for several samplings throughout town.  These results can be available for discussion during Cranbury Day.  We can also provide information on Cranbury Day on how people can obtain the kits for their own properties.  He also located some soil survey maps of residential Cranbury that will require time to merge onto one map.  Tom will complete this before Cranbury Day. 

John received a letter from the NJDEP informing him that the 2004 Matching Grant for the ERI has been denied.  He feels that the ERI funding can come from other areas such as Stony Brook Millstone Watershed or ANJEC.  John will investigate funding and report at the next meeting.  He will also contact Joseph Rodgers, coordinator of the NJDEP grant program, for more details of the denial.

 

Cathy Marcelli provided maps of the storm sewer locations.  This will be beneficial when the Girl Scouts perform the Turtle Project.  Bill will meet with Girl Scout Leaders to demonstrate the correct method of installing the storm markers.  All storm sewer markers have been received along with the adhesive glue tubes.

 

NEW BUSINESS

            Angela Clerico and Jennifer Coffey of the Stony Brook Millstone Watershed Assoc. (SBMWA) braved the rainy weather to discuss the new storm water regulations .  A model of the (SBMWA) Stream Corridor Protection Ordinance and the background discussed briefly.  Angela explained that several townships including East Windsor, Clinton, Hopewell Twp., and Montgomery have implemented Stream Corridor Ordinances.  She stated that the latter had a most comprehensive ordinance.  It was recommended that Cranbury list their priorities for the future ordinance.  The EC plans to follow up on this during 2004.  A subcommittee was formed that includes Dave Stout, Jim Golubeski, and Tom Patterson.

 

APPLICATIONS

            PB071-04/PB012-01a Rock-Cranbury, Block 4, Lot 1.03 Half Acre Road was reviewed.  EC will submit a no comment memo to the Planning Board.

 

ADJOURNMENT OF MEETING

There being no further business, on motion duly made, seconded, and carried, the meeting was thereupon adjourned at 8:45 pm.

 

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 April 12, 2004 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 May 11, 2004.

 

 

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Linda M. Scott, Secretary