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 August 15, 2005 at 7:00 p.m.

 

CALL TO ORDER

With a quorum present, John Kobland, 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, 2005 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, John Reinfelder, Barbara Rogers, and John Kobland, Acting Chair.

 

MINUTES

The minutes of the July 18, 2005, meeting were reviewed and approved on a motion by William Mikula; seconded by James Gallagher.  Barbara Rogers and John Kobland in favor; all others abstained.

 

WORK SESSION

 

Cranbury Day - John Kobland provided a list of handouts and displays to be used at the EC booth.  He will e-mail a sign up sheet to the EC asking for volunteers to man the booth.   

 

SBMWA Program in Cranbury Brook Preserve – John Kobland informed the EC that Rick Lear has e-mailed Pete Sibley regarding a birding and insect walk which will take place on October 15, 2005.  Anna Drago appeared prior to the meeting and inquired whether the EC would like to co-sponsor the event.  No one had any objection.  Bill Mikula will send an e-mail to Pete asking him if he saw any reason not to co-sponsor the event. 

 

Cedar Brook Water Sampling – Bill Mikula suggested that water sampling begin sometime in the fall.  He advised that he will have the scope and parameter list before the end of the month.  Arsenic may be included in testing parameters. 

 

Cranbury Brook Preserve – Jim Applegate has contacted the Natural Resources Conservation Service regarding his letter dated June 30, 2005.  It is preparing a response to the changes that Jim forwarded. 

 

Applications

 

Application No. ZBA 414-00

Cranbury Service Center

Block 10, Lot 12.02; Route 130

Preliminary and Final Site Plan with Bulk Variance

 

Jim Gallagher expressed the following concerns:

·         Applicant should verify that UST systems and operations comply with UST regulations.

·         Applicant should verify that floor drains have not and do not discharge to the environment.

·         Applicant should make certain that NJDEP Case Manager is aware of the planned development and that the development will not exacerbate the soil and groundwater contamination.

·         NJAC 7:8 et al. Stormwater Management Regulations prohibit recharging of stormwater from service stations.  The drainage plans show stormwater from service station being directed to a stormwater basin.  Applicant should advise how it will comply with stormwater management regulations. 

 

Bill Mikula will contact the NJDEP Case Manager to make sure he is aware of the application.  Pete Sibley will forward a letter to the Secretary of the Zoning Board outlining the EC’s concerns. 

 

Application No. ZBA 077-04

Perrine Pontiac – Hummer Showroom

Block 10, Lot 12.02; Route 130

Preliminary and Final Site Plan

 

The EC had no comments on this application.

 

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 August 15, 2005 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 _______________, 2005.

 

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Kristen H. Hamilton, Secretary