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ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION
TOWNSHIP OF MAHWAH
WORKSESSION MEETING
TOUR OF MARY PATRICK PROPERTY
JULY 10, 2002

Present: J. Brotherton, S. Golz, C. Phiefer, M. Sadowski and J. DeWan (secretary)

Members of the Environmental Commission met on July 10, 2002 at 7:30 p.m. to take a walking tour of the Mary Patrick property. The purpose of the walk was for members to familiarize themselves with the property. Possible projects for enhancing the wetlands were discussed.

After the walk, several soil applications were reviewed with comments as follows;
Memo to Township Clerk
“Re: Winhoffer, 122 Seminary Drive, Bl. 23.02, Lot 1
We reviewed the soil movement permit application dated June 17, 2002 submitted by Dr. Ernest and Mariels Winhoffer at our June 26 meeting. We reviewed it as a normal application and gave our approval for the two replacement trees (25% of the seven removed). We had no official word about the unauthorized removal of trees by Dr. Winhoffer.

Dr. and Mrs. Winhoffer attended our meeting June 26th along with their attorney. They told us about the matter of the tree removal which prompted John Lane’s action. We told them that we would make the Council aware of our approval of the soil movement application and that we would defer any other action to the Council.

At our July 10th meeting, we had the benefit of the Township Clerk’s letter of July 9th with included John Lane’s letter dated April 12, 2002 to the Winhoffers. The matter of the unauthorized tree removal is really outside of our normal activity. Dr. Winhoffer did remove trees prior to any approval, however, we leave the matter up to the Council and the Municipal Court.”

Memo to Administrative Officer
“Re: SOIL MOVEMENT PERMIT APPLICATIONS
The following applications were reviewed by the Environmental Commission.
Comments are as follows:

Genduso, 118 Seminary Drive Bl. 23.02, Lot 2, E-BD-216-239-338, amended July 3, 2002. We would like to remind the applicant that replacement trees are to be native species. The maple trees noted as replacement trees cannot include Norway maple (acer platanoides) which is not a native species.

Marchesi, 2 Split Rock Road Bl. 83, Lot 16, E-BD-216-1347, dated July 3, 2002. We approve this application, however, we would like to remind the applicant that replacement trees are to be native species. The maple trees noted as replacement trees cannot include Norway maple (acer platanoides) which is not a native species.”

The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 24, 2002 at 7:30 p.m. at the Municipal Building, 300B Route 17 South, Mahwah, N.J.

J. DeWan
Secretary




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