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 23, 2007, at 7:00 p.m.

 

CALL TO ORDER

With a quorum present, James Gallagher, 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 2, 2007, 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 Gallagher, John Kobland, Thomas Patterson and Dietrich Wahlers.

 

MINUTES

The minutes of the March 19, 2007, meeting were reviewed and approved on a motion by John Kobland; seconded by James Gallagher.  Thomas Patterson in favor; Dietrich Wahlers abstained.

 

WORK SESSION

 

Preserve Management Plan – The grant has been received from the Natural Resources Conservation Service.  The Department of Public Works will start the work in May.  Signs will need to be posted advising of the project.  An announcement should also be posted on the Township website. 

The grant contains a time line when certain items must be completed, which could be put on the volunteer project list.  Barbara Rogers should be asked if she is willing to be the liaison for the Boy Scouts.  John Kobland volunteered to help Barbara.

Kristen will ask Kathy Cunningham for a copy of the signed grant.

 

Applications

 

Application No. ZBA 124-06

Walia, Jasjit and Ravinder

Block 25, Lot 45.01

41 Petty Road

Fence Variance

 

The EC reviewed the application.  Dietrich Wahlers mentioned that Ordinance Section 150-56C(13)  may apply.  Jim will speak with Richard Preiss before responding to the application.

 

Application No. PB-084-05

Gentle Healing Wellness Spa

Block 5, Lot 6.01

1274 South River Road

Final Site Plan

Application No. PB-026-07

Staybridge/Gentle Healing

Block 5, Lot 16.02

1272 South River Road

Final Site Plan for Detention/Drainage with conjunction to PB 084-05

 

Tom Patterson abstained since his firm prepared the application; however, he explained the request to the EC.  The EC has no comment.

 

Application No. PB 120-06

Richard Schroeder

Block 21.03, Lot 10, Zone PO/R

68-70 South Main Street

Major Preliminary and Final Site Plan

 

The EC reviewed the application and has no comment.

 

 

DISCUSSION

 

John Kobland contacted Jeff Hoagland, Director of Education of the Stonybrook-Millstone Watershed Association, who sent him an email advising of two programs being run this summer.  It was suggested that the programs be advertised on the Township website.

 

            Dietrich Wahlers updated the EC on the “Holland House”.  Freehold Soil reviewed the remediation plan and responded with suggestions.  Since the owner has failed to respond, a stop work order has been put in effect.  Jim will check with Josette or Kathy for specifics of site plan approval, if any.

 

ADJOURNMENT OF MEETING

There being no further business, 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 notes of the Environmental Commission, held on April 23, 2007, consisting of 2 pages, constitute a true and correct copy of the notes of the said meeting. 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto subscribed the name of said Environmental Commission the _________day of _____________, 2007.

 

 

 

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Kristen H. Hamilton, Secretary