TIME AND PLACE OF MEETING
The regular meeting of the Cranbury Township Environmental Commission was held in Town Hall on October 17, 2005 at 7:00 p.m.
CALL TO ORDER
With a quorum present, Peter Sibley, 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 Gallagher, William Mikula, Thomas Patterson, Barbara Rogers, and Peter Sibley, Chair.
NON-MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE
David Stout, Township Liaison to the Environmental Commission, and Anna Drago.
The minutes of the September 19, 2005, meeting were reviewed and approved on a motion by William Mikula; seconded by Barbara Rogers. Tom Patterson and Pete Sibley in favor; Jim Gallagher abstained.
The minutes for the closed session portion of the September 19, 2005, meeting were reviewed and approved on a motion by Peter Sibley; seconded by William Mikula. Tom Patterson and Barbara Rogers in favor; Jim Gallagher abstained.
Cranbury Brook Preserve – Jim Applegate continues to contact the Natural Resources Conservation Service on a bi-weekly basis.
Pete had a conversation with a representative from the New Jersey Audubon Society regarding the Howarth barn and its possible use to the Society.
The Director of the Plainsboro Preserve is coming in December to walk through CBP.
Dave Stout expressed his desire to honor Al Meese, who was instrumental in Cranbury’s preservation of Unami Woods and other areas, and asked the EC to think about ways to do so, i.e. possibly naming a trail in CBP.
Pete advised that he has received
calls regarding the debris build-up by the dam in
ERI – A digital parcel map has been sent to Sean Ronan of Amy Greene Associates. Tom Patterson will take photographs of land use and forward them on to ASGECI together with the photos that Barbara Rogers has collected.
Tom Patterson will submit the quarterly ERI update to ANJEC by November 15, 2005.
Volunteer Projects - The Township Committee has approved George Conley V’s application for a message center kiosk to be located on the West Property.
Pete is in possession of the Gully Guards to be used for the storm drain inlets at the Presbyterian Church and school parking lots during car washes.
All EC members should think about additional volunteer projects for the list.
Cedar Brook Water Sampling – Bill Mikula provided the proposed scope and parameter list. After much discussion, some modifications were made. Bill Mikula will provide an updated list and will look into borrowing or renting a probe to check the ph, temperature and DO (dissolved oxygen).
NJDEP Grants – If an application is received, it should be forwarded to Bill Mikula to complete in support of continued water sampling.
Soil Testing Kits – Tom Patterson provided the
results of 12 additional soil test kits from
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 October 17, 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 _________day of _____________, 2005.
Kristen H. Hamilton, Secretary