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ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION

TOWNSHIP OF MAHWAH

SEPTEMBER 22, 2004

The meeting of the Environmental Commission was called to order at 7:30 p.m. The Opening Statement was made. Roll call was taken.

Present: J. Brotherton
S. Golz
K. LaGreca
C. Phiefer
J. Spiech
D. Wenger
J. DeWan (secretary)
Absent: P. Scian

MAHWAH DAY
Members who attended Mahwah Day commented on what a nice event it was. The model Susan Golz provided drew people in to learn about stormwater management.
The puppet show was good, but windy conditions made it difficult to use. It could be refined and used another time.
Drawings were held for the pet clean-up supplies donated by Central Pet Supply. Two of the winners were not present. J. DeWan will contact them to get them their prizes.
Some residents signed up to help at the clean-up of Lake Henry to be held on October 9th from 9 a.m. until noon.

MINUTES
The Minutes of the September 8, 2004 meeting were accepted as submitted.

SOIL MOVEMENT PERMIT APPLICATIONS
Memo to Administrative Officer:
“The following soil movement permit applications were reviewed by the Environmental Commission on September 22, 2004. Comments are listed below.
Arentzen Realty Partnership (owner) & Franklin Turnpike Construction (contract purchaser) Campgaw Road, Bl. 145, Lot 2, Dkt. 455S, amended 9/15/04
We note that 319 trees will be removed and there will be 81 replacement trees.
We would like to review a plan showing how the eight-one replacement trees will be distributed in the fourteen lots. Of course, these eighty-one trees are in addition to the street tree obligation. Please have applicant supply more information.

East Lake Associates Dkt. 355S Forest Avenue, Bl. 154, Lots 59 & 59.01 amended 9/3/04.
Incomplete application. Please have applicant submit the completed Tree Preservation Application.

Ainsworth, Gary & Jennifer 45 Surrey Lane, Bl. 21.07, lot 20, E-BD-216-239-380, dated 9/16/04.
We note that forty-two trees will be removed and there will be ten replacement trees.
The species selected are approved.
Any soil imported from outside of the township should be tested.
This application is approved.

Pheasant Lake Estates, Inc. 9 Heller Court, Bl. 21.05, Lot 30, E-BD-216-239-374, amended 9/13/04 – approved.

Koretsky, Bill & Helen Geiger Road, Bl. 13, Lots 26 & 37, Dkt. 1083-03S, amended 9/13/04 – approved.”

SITE PLAN REVIEW
Cobblestone Court/Airmont Construction, LLC, Dkt. 470
This application was reviewed including the landscape plan. It was not approved.
Comments to Planning Board: “Please provide a list of proposed tree varieties to be planted for replacement trees. What is the applicant’s watering plan?”

TENANT APPLICATIONS
The following tenant applications were approved:
Kovic Construction, Macarthur & Ridge Road, management office
S & K Vehicle Corp./US Mail, 230 Route 17 South, parking of mail delivery trucks

CORRESPONDENCE
Information from Bergen County on the annual Hike for Open Space, Oct. 2nd at Ramapo Reservation, 8:30 a.m.

Information from Bergen County on Transportation Summit, Oct. 12th Hasbrouck Heights Hilton, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Notification letter of Vista Bahn Estates application for sewer extension permit.
Notification letter Bear Brook Builders, B. 25, Lot 21, stream encroachment permit.
Notification letter remedial action plan submitted by Wilson Auto, Ramapo Valley Rd.
Various agendas and minutes. Information on preparation of 2005 Budget.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:20 p.m. The next meeting of the Environmental Commission will be held on Wednesday, October 13, 2004 at 7:30 p.m. at the Municipal Building, 475 Corporate Drive, Mahwah, N.J.



J. DeWan
Secretary




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