Bordentown City Environmental Commission Minutes of July 10, 2013

Bordentown City Environmental Commission (BCEC)

Minutes of July 10, 2013

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), , Michael Tunney, Leah Ducey, Don Stein, Charlie Kunkel

(Members of the public present): Mayor Malone, Cathy Elliott-Shaw, Cindy Gallagher, Katie Nosker, Mike Heaney


No minutes to approve


Public comment:

  1. Cathy Elliott-Shaw announced that the Greenteam will be hosting a lighting fair and composting workshop 9/7.
  2. Mayor Malone announced the following: Hilltop park is to be finished in November, 2nd st park is almost finished, Buy Local Burlington fliers were distributed, and there will be a ribbon cutting ceremony at Bordentown Beach for the Heritage Trail.


Communications and Announcements:

  1. 1.      Lime Kiln Park update:  BCEC is to agree on  maintenance plan- Leah, Don and Mike Tunney will meet 9:30, 7/12 to discuss plan; the Mayor has asked for a list of needs for Lime Kiln; tractor has been bought to manage fields and trails through the meadow have been established.
  2. Oliver Street Park update: in the fall we need to brush hog and start again in establishing native plantings and trails.
  3. Suzanne Birchfield and Charlie Kunkel  are the newly appointed member  of the BCEC.
  4. Community Garden update:  Mayor Malone is looking into permission from Clare Estates to use their property; Leah will map out a possible garden off of Burlington st.

BCEC Events:

  1. 1.      Greenteam will host lighting fair and compost workshop 9/7 at Carslake Community Center.

Planning Board:

  1. Fulltime housing inspector hired to help clean up derelict houses.
  2. An ordinace on housing compatability has been passed- any major renovations must match housing zone.

BCEC 2013 Budget:

  1. 1.       Ralph submitted proposed budget for $2500 for 2013.
  2. 2.      There is $3450 left of the $5K donated by Mr. Tutek- this is kept in a separate account. Possible items to spend money on include” gates for Lime Kiln.

Meeting Adjourned at 9:05(the next meeting will be August 14, 2013 at 7:30pm.)

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