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

Bordentown City Environmental Commission (BCEC)

Minutes of December 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), Joel Dowshen (Vice-Chair), Leah Ducey, Mike Lahr, Mike Tunney

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

No minutes to approved.


Public comment:


Communications and Announcements:

  1. Lime Kiln Park update:  Need master maintenance plan so we can give to city. Message kiwannis about taking over care of Butterfly garden- weeding/ mulching.
  2. Oliver Street Park update: Need to establish paths and maintenance plan.
  3. Greenteam updates:  Cathy Elliott-Shaw’s husband met with high school class to talk about soils for their garden, waiting for teacher to lead next steps. Reusable bags were a hit for shop local saturday, they were stuffed with recycling fliers and handed to customers who bought from the local city stores; going to do again for chocolate walk and look into ordering more bags with shop local logo.
  4. Community Garden Update–  Leah Ducey, Mike Tunney and Cindy Gallagher staked out potential community garden- 50 ft by 140 ft. Leah going to get fence quotes and work on Sustainable Jersey grant- Due Feb.1.  Jim Lynch said the city could get water to the garden location.
  5. Need to get new members off the sign-up sheet and looking for new BCEC members to replace those who no longer are involved.
  6. Mike Tunney asked for Green Certificate for new laundrymat on Farnsworth. Alot of work was put into making it energy efficient and it would be good to recognize the eco- efforts.


BCEC Events:

  1. 2/17 Skunk and Groundhog talk
  2. 4/4 Rainbarrel workshop
  3. 6/13 Greenfair

Planning Board

  1. St. Mary’s nursery school for sale looking for residential zoning.
  2. Stores on 206/130 by empire pizza looking to have restaurant zoning.

BCEC 2013 Budget:

  1. $336.33 left in budget



Meeting Adjourned at 9:15 (the next meeting will be  January 14th at 7:30pm.)

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