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April 10, 2014

Meeting Minutes

Present: Anne Lightburn, Sal Pepe, , Mike Ramos and Dara Stieglitz; Councilmen: Toohey and Mayer; Student Representatives: Shelby Catala and Samantha Tarabattoni
Absent: Mickey Diaz, Greg Cox, Greg Culp and Glen Paesano
Anne welcomed Dara Steiglitz, newly appointed resident alternate to the committee.
Minutes from the March 13th 2014, November 12, 2013 and September 12, 2013 were approved
Anne Lightburn was elected chairperson for 2014
Councilman Toohey brought up the issue of graffiti on the fence between the condos and the Inlet. He was seeking input and ideas on how to paint. Several ideas were mentioned including recycling paint left at DPW and having the students design a mural.
Councilman Mayer updated the committee on the status for the acquisition of 1 Ocean Avenue. The committee agreed that the use of open space funds would be appropriate. They also reaffirmed their 2013 recommendation to acquire the property. As this property is not specifically identified on the borough’s Open Space and Recreation Plan the committee recommended that Green Acres be notified with a request to add it to the plan and apply for matching grants (even though Green Acres is currently not funded). The borough will be acquiring the property for $435,000. The borough’s assessment was $350,000 and the bank’s $480,000.
Some addition thoughts on uses for 1 Ocean Avenue beyond a restroom and parking were made including housing a historic museum/society.
Councilman Mayer reported that Seabring Architects will be hired to conduct a Phase I structural evaluation of the former Risden bathhouse. Pending results, the council will determine the best path forward.
There was a discussion on utilization of the Cook’s Lane lot behind Jaeger Lumber. DPW maybe seeking to use the buildings for storage and there was a suggestion for a town compost pile. No recommendation was taken pending clarification on DPW’s needs for the buildings and lot.
Meeting adjourned 8:30 pm

Published February28, 2015 | Open Space Committee Minutes | 2038

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