NOTES

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 September 13, 2004 at 7:00 p.m.

 

CALL TO ORDER

Without a quorum present, John Persico, Chairman of the Cranbury Township Environmental Commission could not call a meeting to order.  Notes will be taken of the conversations of this date will be recorded.  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, Bill Mikula, David Stout and John Persico, Chair.

 

MINUTES

Due to lack of quorum, the minutes of August 16, 2004 meeting were not reviewed to approve.  They will placed on the next EC meeting. 

 

NEW BUSINESS

Gregory Bredariol of Troop #52 was present to describe his Eagle Scout Project to the members of EC.  Greg gave brief discussion of his Eagle Scout Project of the post and rail fence along the driveway on the West Property, which will run from North Main Street and end close to the West Barn.  He will use pre-treated pine posts and pine railings.  A suggestion was made of using a harder wood that would give longer life, such as locust, for the posts.  If additional parking were needed, it would be easy to drop a section of the railings to allow cars to access the area.  Safety reflective tape on the posts would be beneficial to those utilizing this road.  A suggestion was made to check with the Fire Dept. for their concern regarding the road width.  Would the large fire vehicles be able to access the area?

George Conley of Troop #52 made presentation of his proposed Eagle Scout Project.  His proposal is for “Fisherman Stairs” installed along the west side of Main Street in Veterans Park.  The stairs will allow easy access to the water and will run approximately 19 steps with a handrail mounted to the stonewall.  Materials and measurement list was provided.  One concern of EC is that this project is in the flood hazard of the stream, which may lead this project into getting involved with the State of NJ.  Research into checking the 100-year flood line map and the flood hazard area map was suggested before any more spending energy into this project.  A suggestion was made of rethinking the stone material to wood, which would move with the water line while providing a safe platform.  Three railing posts may not be sufficient to hold the handrail to the stonewall.  There is the issue of seasonal ice on the stairs, for safety reasons.  Bill Mikula volunteered to discuss this project with Scout and Parent.

After hearing the presentations, a member suggested that the issue of maintenance be addressed.  It may be beneficial to insert a statement regarding this issue into the guidelines. 

 

           

 

Bill updated the EC of the Unami Woods Trail stating that a more qualified person look at the proposed trail path.  It was determined that Dave and Bill will walk this area to determine the best path.

            Stream Corridor Ordinance Subcommittee Report has no update.  A meeting has not been scheduled as of this date.  Angela Clerico has been in contact with John volunteering her helpful services in this area.

            Soil Erosion NOVs have no updates due to lack of notices. 

            Turtle Project will have the Boy Scouts taking over.  The Girls Scouts have done much work adhering labels to the basins.  Boy Scouts were asked and they obliged to paint curbing in town.

 

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 September 13, 2004 consisting of 2 pages, constitute a true and correct copy of the notes. 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto subscribed the name of said Environmental Commission the _____________________, 2004.

 

 

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Linda M. Scott, Secretary