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 July 17, 2006, at 7:00 p.m.

 

CALL TO ORDER

William Mikula, Acting 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

William Mikula, James Applegate, John Kobland, Dietrich Wahlers and Barbara Rogers.

 

NON-MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE

            David Stout, Township Liaison to the Environmental Commission, Angela Clerico of the Stonybrook-Millstone Watershed Association and Anna Drago

 

MINUTES

The minutes of the June 19, 2006, meeting were reviewed and approved on a motion by John Kobland; seconded by Dietrich Wahlers.  William Mikula in favor; James Applegate and Barbara Rogers abstained.

           

WORK SESSION

 

Stream-Corridor Ordinance – Angela Clerico of the Stonybrook-Millstone Watershed Association (SMWA) provided a draft Ordinance and map for the EC’s review.  Angela will contact Amy Greene Environmental Consultants for a copy of the tax map overlay which was used for the ERI, and revise the draft Ordinance in accordance with comments and suggestions made by the EC prior to its August meeting.  Angela will also forward the EC a copy of the SMWA’s “Backyard Buffer” brochure.  A representative from the SMWA will be present at the August meeting. 

 

Bill will e-mail a copy of the draft Ordinance to the Secretary so she may distribute it to the EC members not present for comments.

 

Preserve Management Plan  - Nothing to report.

 

Cranbury Brook Water Sampling – Bill will forward a letter to Joseph Rogers of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection confirming the extension of the grant for six months.   

 

Environmental Resource Inventory –Barbara Rogers will contact Tom Patterson for the purpose of inquiring if there is any additional work required on the ERI.  Barbara or Tom will advise the Secretary of what is required to request reimbursement from ANJEC.

 

Cranbury Day – Responsibilities for Cranbury Day will be divided between the EC members. The Secretary will gather the information that was left from last year.  It was suggested that a display be prepared with the ERI maps and a “make a pet rock” center be available.

 

APPLICATIONS

 

Application No. PB-117-06

Purdue Pharma L.P.

Block 1.02, Lot 4, Zone RO/LI

6 Cedar Brook Drive

Amended Preliminary and Final Site Plan (Minor)

 

The EC had no comments on this application.

 

Application No. PB-091-05

Jen-Dar Realty LLC

Block 2, Lot 10, LI Zone

1246 South River Road

Preliminary and Final Site Plan

 

The EC reviewed the application and recommends that the Township Engineer evaluate the proposed stormwater conveyance system to determine whether perforated stormwater piping would reduce the volume of the proposed detention basin.

 

DISCUSSION

            Anna Drago inquired if the EC was aware of how the Township decides when and how low to drain the lake.  Bill will question Tom Witt regarding same. 

 

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 July 17, 2006, 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 _____________, 2006.

 

 

 

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Kristen H. Hamilton, Secretary