Environmental Commission

Meetings


  • 7:00 pm
  • Second and Fourth Wednesday of each month
View the Environmental Commission's calendar for more information.

Members

  • Vijaya Keshari
    Term expires: December 2017
  • Gerard Barron
    Term expires: December 2018
  • Nicholas F. Huszar
    Term expires: December 2018
  • Joan Osborne, Chair
     
    Term expires: December 2019
  • Patricia Fuschetto
    Term expires: December 2017
  • Charles Senders
    Term expires: December 2019
  • Jerry Blustein
    Term expires: December 2019
  • Michael Poland, Alternate 1
    Term expires: December 2017
  • Veralynn Megill, Alternate 2
    Term expires: December 2018
The Environmental Commission members consist of:
  • Seven members with three year terms (one member must be a Planning Board member)
  • Two alternates with two year terms

Purpose


The commission was established for the protection, development, or use of natural resources, including water resources, located within the territorial limits of the Township. In order to carry out these purposes, the commission shall have the following powers:
  • Acting as the coordinating agency for the community on conservation matters and a liaison between local conservation needs and regional, county, state, and federal agencies administering to those needs
  • Advertising, preparing, printing, and distributing books, maps, charts, plans, and pamphlets, which in its judgment it deems necessary for its purposes
  • Conducting research into the possible use of the open areas of the Township
  • It shall keep an index of all open areas publicly or privately owned, including open marsh lands, swamps, and other wetlands, in order to obtain information on the proper use of such areas
  • Managing donated or purchased lands for conservation purposes and operating conservation programs
  • Planning, implementing, and informing the public about local conservation programs
  • Promoting the conservation and development of the natural resources of the Township
  • Recommending to the Planning Board plans and programs for inclusion in a Township Master Plan and the development and use of such open areas