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.)

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