January 10, 2022
Regular Meeting Zoom Option: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83542848527
Mrs. Branagan, Mr. Dvorsky, Ms. Raff, Mrs. Tracey, Mr. Branagan
PUBLIC PRESENT: Emily Wills, Ed Szabo
LIASION PRESENT: Ms. Chammings
Mr. Branagan called the meeting to order at 7:09 p.m. with the statement that this meeting is in-compliance with the Open Public Meetings Act. This was a regularly scheduled meeting of the Stillwater Township Environmental Commission. Regular meetings are held on the second Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m., at the Stillwater Township Municipal Building located in Middleville, New Jersey.
The flag was saluted and roll call taken.
Mr. Dvorsky made a motion to approve the minutes of 12/9/21, second by Mrs. Branagan.
Mrs. Tracey made a motion to approve the following bill, pending availability of funds, seconded by Mr. Dvorsky.
Roll Call Vote: Mrs. Branagan, yes, Mr. Dvorsky, yes, Ms. Raff, yes, Mrs. Tracey, yes, Mr. Branagan, yes.
ANJEC Membership $375.00
Motion by Mrs. Branagan to not pay this bill and discuss for next meeting, Second by Mr. Branagan. All voted No to pay bill and discuss once Board fills open positions.
At this point, this portion of the meeting was opened to the public at 7:26 p.m.
Miss Emily Wills introduced herself and spoke about her interest in joining the Environmental Commission.
Mr. Ed Szabo spoke to the Commission regarding his interest in returning to the Environmental Commission.
Correspondence: 1 Board Member Position Open, 2 Alternate Positions Open, Secretary: 2 Applications submitted.
Mr. Dvorsky recognized Ms. Raff for finding the problem with vehicles driving to the river at VMP.
Mrs. Branagan stated concerns of residents not recycling properly and was crushed to find out the recycling is being contaminated causing the town to pay SCUMA to reload and dump as garbage. Mr. Branagan would like to speak with Mr. Gardner and the new recycling coordinator Mr. Hawkins regarding how to better get people to recycle properly. Keep shed or take down, Bear Proof cans, contractor (Sanico) services, Carry in/out? Sanico does sort recycling. Would need cost of cans/containers to be placed at VMP.
Ms. Raff found tire marks tracking to the side of the river on 2 separate occasions and 2 separate vehicles. No people were seen only the vehicles. Ms. Raff would like to have a sign put up to stop vehicles from driving on the grass and parking by water.
Mr. Branagan will verify with the Clerk in reference to advertising for open positions and secretary
At this point, this portion of the meeting was opened to the public at 8:23p.m.
Mr. Ed Szabo submitted his interest in returning to the Environmental Commission. He also spoke about doing away with plastic and read Newspaper articles (see attached) regarding Nuclear and Natural gas being a part of sustainability/ International. Article reports Europe is in agreeance.
There being no further members of the public wishing to speak, this portion of the meeting was closed at 8:28p.m.
Planning Board Liaison Report: No meeting
Township Liaison Report: Mayor Chammings
-January 4th Township Reorganization meeting was held. Mayor George Scott and Deputy Mayor Timmy Lee Fisher.
-Liaisons are still being sorted
-Howard Vex new Township Attorney for 2022
-Tom Collins is Labor/Conflict Attorney
-HR Deborah Carter met with employees and will be working on individual/department job descriptions.
-Budget meeting January 8, Big request from Fire Dept: New Jaws of Life. (Newer/Lighter in weight) approx. $42,000: Demo model approx. $30,000-has been tentatively approved
-RFP Master Plan November 22, 2022 $12,000-$17,500 Mike Vreeland Planner
-2 Auditor RFP’s as well Tuesday January 11
Emily Wills and Ed Szabo were thanked by Ms. Chammings and the Commission for attending the meeting and their interest in joining the Commission.
With no further business to come before the Commission, Mr. Dvorsky made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:37p.m., seconded by Ms. Raff. In a voice vote, all were in favor.
Alicia Gardner, Secretary
Monday February 14, 2022 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85976326681
Stillwater Township offers residents a Recycling and Convenience Center for household trash and recycling.
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Stillwater Township posts all information about bids and proposals for township projects on a dedicated page.