BCEC Minutes – July 2015

Bordentown City Environmental Commission (BCEC)

Minutes of July 8, 2015

Carslake Community Center Senior’s Room

Minutes Prepared by Mike Lahr

Meeting Called to Order at 7:30 P.M.

Attendance: Ralph Tolomeo (Chair), Joel Dowshen (Co-Chair), Andy Richardson, Mike Lahr, Mike Tunney, Katie Nosker, Keith Onsdorff.

(Members of the public present): Cathy Elliott-Shaw, Joe Malone (Mayor), Sigmund Targonski, Sally Miller.

Minutes: June minutes were presented and approved.

Communications, Announcements, New Business:

  • Membership list was updated by attending members.
  • New Earth Talks
    1. August 19 and October 21, 2PM: Tours of Burlington County Resource Recovery Complex: Up to 20 people per tour on weekdays only. Ralph to check with Anne Moore.
    2. September 22, 7PM: Earth Talk on the Pinelands.
    3. November 10, 7PM: Earth Talk by either Cedar Run or Pollination Station.
    4. Next meeting consider ramble with Abbott Marshland, bicycle ride up the canal, and/or clean-up events.
  • No July Planning Board Meeting
  • Green Fair: Set up smoother. Location of BCEC table excellent. Tent appreciated by sitting participants. Simultaneous baseball game caused some issues. Bottleneck on closing. Paper shredder during a farmer’s market night?
  • As of July 7, budget was at $2234.05. $488 for doggie bags paid by City out of Clean Communities funding. Some Green Fair bills may yet come.
  • Ralph will write Mayor Malone about tour of Ocean Spray property by BCEC members (and Steering Committee?)

Ongoing Projects:

  • Community Garden Update;
    • July 18 @ 8AM: BCEC, Green Team, and volunteers to install mesh fence. Mike T to bring lumber and nail gun(s).
  • High School Native Plant Garden: no new news
  • Lime Kiln Alley
    • Request for trimming needs signed document (Mayor Malone).
  • Oliver Street: no discussion.

Other Business:

Joel announced that the Native Plant Brochure was redone. Ralph will see to it that 100-150 are printed.


The meeting adjourned at about 8:30 pm.


Green Team Meeting: Tuesday July 21 @ 7:00 PM.

Next BCEC Meeting: Wednesday August 12 @ 7:30 PM.

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