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May 23, 2007


Point Pleasant Beach Environmental Commission
May 23, 2007 Minutes

Sunshine Law/ Roll Call (7:00pm) Present Anne Lightburn, Tom Spader, Pete Ritchings, Ed Shiricio. Absent Autenrieth, Crowley & Mercuro. Non-members present Councilman DiCicco and Ben Dispoto.
Approval of April minutes as revised

Reports of Officers
Chairman - Welcome to new alternate member Ed Sirchio
Treasurer absent
Secretary absent

Committee Task Force and Project Status Reports
Council status report (Mike DiCicco) Council is taking steps to protect trees from unnecessary removal on borough property. Council adopted a resolution to prohibit public works from cutting down trees without oversight. Council will introduce at its June meeting Ordinance 3-24 to require residents to provide documentation on the health and/or safety issues before a tree removal permit is issued. Ordinance 3-24 will also strengthen existing tree replacement requirements. Borough engineers looking into alternative technologies to remediate outfall pipe pollution. Council has bonded $100K for lake study and rehabilitation of lake of the Lillies. Appeal for dredging Lake Louise still in process.
Recycling Task Force Ben Dispoto reported meeting with Bob Meany and Christine Riehl to review trash and recycling receptacle locations for Arnold Avenue. Cue to funding issues, task force recommending a maximum of $350/receptacle
Open Space Council conducted a public hearing and adopted a resolution to apply for Green Acres funding through its Planning Incentive Program.
Shade Tree Committee Mike reported that committee is reviewing other municipality tree ordinances and will making recommendation on tree removal on borough and hopefully private property.
Planning Board April meeting cancelled no update.

Old/Unfinished Business Status Reports
Osprey platform project Pete Ritchings will be moving out on this project to install one platform on Gull Island. Will reach out to High school clubs for volunteers.
Spring Clean- May 12 - four volunteers cleaned areas around lake of the Lillies and Pleasure Park. Pete Ritchings recommended repeating event next year earlier in the spring. As follow-up to decrease litter, Councilman DiCicco will look into the open barrel situation on the boardwalk.
Anne thanked Pete for an outstanding review of the lake consultant proposals. Council selection due shortly.
To expedite pet waste station installation, Anne will provide maps designating specific sites for Councilman DiCicco to pursue.

New Business
Resolution from borough lawyer on use of easement at northern end of b boardwalk pending before discussion of dune project.
Ed Sirchio reported on CRAB Beach clean-up event scheduled for August 4th

Meeting adjourned 8:30 pm

Published June29, 2007 | Environmental Commission Minutes | 438

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