MINUTES

OF THE

CRANBURY TOWNSHIP

SHADE TREE COMMISSION

CRANBURY, NJ

MIDDLESEX COUNTY

 

TIME AND PLACE OF MEETING

The regularly scheduled meeting of June 13, 2006, of the Cranbury Township Shade Tree Commission was held in Town Hall, beginning at 7:00 pm.

 

CALL TO ORDER

With a quorum present, Co- Norma Swale, called the meeting to order and Linda M. Scott performed as recording secretary of the meeting.

 

STATEMENT OF ADEQUATE NOTICE

Pursuant to the Sunshine Law adequate notice in accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act (N.J.S.A. 10:4-6) was provided on January 4, 2006 of this meetings date, time, place and agenda, was mailed to those requesting personal notice and filed with the Municipal Clerk.

 

MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE

Mona Bhatia; Emily Goodfellow; and Norma Swale, Co-Chair was present.

 

MINUTES

The minutes of the April 11, 2006 meeting were reviewed and approved with a motion by Emily Goodfellow, second by Norma Swale, all in favor.

 

OLD BUSINESS

Norma Stated when the information of the upcoming Shade Tree Convention is received for 2006, she be notified. She expressed an interest in attending this annual event.

Norma did not have the opportunity to discuss with Howard Zogott, Library Director for his opinion of a suitable planting spot for a tree. This tree was to be a gift to the Library in honor of their 100th birthday celebration. After reconsideration of this gift, she feels that it would be mute to plant a tree since all of the planned celebrations have passed.

There is no update for Plainsboro Road resident, Gary Giacalone.

 

NEW BUSINESS

A welcome and introductions for the newest member of the Commission were extended to Mona Bhatia. Mona enjoys and has a passion for gardening.

Arbor Day was celebrated on April 28, 2006, the last Friday in April. This dated is the celebrated Arbor Day in New Jersey. The Mayor, along with Township Committee members were in attendance. The second grade class participated with a poem reading and sang a song in honor of Arbor Day. Saplings were given away to all who attended.

Emily noted there are several oak trees on Westminster Place that appear to have bacterial leaf scorch. It is believed that the trees are located between the curb and the sidewalk near the cemetery. Emily will confirm the locations.

Mona requested a copy of the approved shade trees for the residential area. Secretary will make copies of this list which is found in 150-56 E (1).


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ADJOURNEMENT OF MEETING

There being no further business, motion duly made, seconded, and carried, the meeting was thereupon adjourned.

 

CERTIFICATE OF SECRETARY

I, Linda M. Scott, the Undersigned do hereby certify;

 

That I am duly elected secretary of the Cranbury Township Shade Tree Commission and that the foregoing minutes of the Shade Tree Commission, held on June 13 2006 consisting of 2 pages, constitutes a true and correct copy of the minutes of the said meeting.

 

IN WITNESS WHEROF, I have hereunto subscribed my name of said Shade Tree Commission this October 10, 2006

 

 

 

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Linda M. Scott