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Bordentown City Environmental Commission (BCEC) Minutes of July 9, 2014

Bordentown City Environmental Commission (BCEC)

Minutes of July 9, 2014

Carslake Community Center Senior’s Room

Minutes prepared by Leah Ducey

Meeting called to order at 7:35 pm

 

Attendance: (Quorum present) Ralph Tolomeo (Chair), Joel Dowshen (Vice-Chair), Andy Richardson, Leah Ducey, Mike Tunney

(Members of the public present): Cathy Elliott-Shaw, Patrick Froelich

 

May minutes approved.

 

Public comment:  Patrick Froelich is running a water monitoring workshop 6/12 at 508 Hughes Dr  Hamilton NJ.

 

Communications and Announcements:

  1. Lime Kiln Park update:  Maintenance has to be kept low, we need to establish a maintenance plan.
  2. Oliver Street Park update: Need to establish maintenance plan.
  3. Greenteam updates:  Green Fair Recap: Most exhibitors and attendance since 1st Green Fair. 6/13/15 next fair.
  4. Community Garden Update– Member of the green team and BCEC met with Jill Popko of the Bordentown Township greenteam to discuss their challenges and successes of starting a community garden; the BT greenteam would like to pair with BC greenteam to start a garden at the high school.
  5. Andy Richardson attended NOFA’s Symphony of Soil film and suggested it as a possible Earth Talk.
  6. Library Garden looks great!  Marsha Dowshen and Leona Lee have cleaned up garden and marked native plants with new plant ID markers.
  7. Bordentown City is going to single stream recycling- we can now recycle # 3,4,6,7
  8. Sean Murphy of the Burlington County Times would like to know what’s going on with the BCEC for an article.
  9. See Andy for staffing the booth for Cranbury Festival
  10. We are co-sponsoring events with Abbott Marsh

 

BCEC Events:

  1. Cranbury Festival 10/4 and 10/5
  2. GreenTeam Earth talk on Vultures In december

 

 

Planning Board:

  1. No update

BCEC 2013 Budget:

  1. No new news

 

 

Meeting Adjourned at 8:50 (the next meeting will be August 13th at 7:30pm.)


Bordentown City Environmental Commission (BCEC) Minutes of March 10, 2014

Carslake Community Center Senior’s Room

Minutes prepared by Leah Ducey

Meeting called to order at 7:35 pm

 Attendance: (Quorum present) Ralph Tolomeo (Chair)), Michael Tunney, Leah Ducey, Don Stein, Charles Kunkel, Andy Richardson

(Members of the public present): Cindy Gallagher

January minutes approved. No meeting February because of snow.

 Public comment:  none

Communications and Announcements:

  1. Lime Kiln Park update:  Kiwannis to volunteer on trail maintenance 4/5 from 9-1.
  2. Oliver Street Park update: Mike Tunney and Don Stein will brush hog. We to come up with a plan for spring maintenance.
  3. Greenteam updates: 5th annual Green Fair June 14, won a $2000 grant from Sustainable Jersey to help with Green Fair, need people to help with the following Sustainable Jersey Actions: Companion animal management and Wildlife Interaction plan- please email greenteam if interested. Next meeting is March 15th at 7:00 at Carslake.
  4. Community Garden- on hold until next round of Sustainable Jersey grants.
  5. Brooke McMinn and Father Tucker will not be reappointed to BCEC. Need to replace them.
  6. Held the following Earth Talks and they went well: How to Boil a Frog and Energy Audit Info session.
  7. The BCEC will buy a sandwich board to advertise events in town.
  8. Shade tree planting is 4/5 and volunteers are needed.

BCEC Events:

  1.  4/26 Rainbarrel Workshop at Carslake
  2. 4/26 Kids Creek Exploration with the Watershed Ambassador.
  3. Street Fair May 17-18th.

Planning Board:

  1. Senior Center Pants Factory needs to expand basement and city has to make a larger contribution.- BCEC has no concerns.
  2. Lot on Willow will be developed into a duplex house- BCEC has no concerns.

BCEC 2013 Budget:

  1. Paid $70 for May Street fair registration
  2. Paid $350 for ANJEC dues

Meeting Adjourned at 8:30 (the next meeting will be April 9th at 7:30pm.)