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MEETING MINUTES

PARAMUS ENVIORNMENTAL COMMISSION
BOROUGH OF PARAMUS
JOCKISH SQUARE
PARAMUS, NEW JERSEY 07652
MEETING MINUTES

Richard A. LaBarbiera
Mayor

Date: Monday, January 09, 2017
Location: Borough Hall

  1. Meeting called to order at 7:00pm
  2. Pledge of Allegiance
  3. Roll Call
    1. Daniel Tornatore present
    2. Gerald Anthony present
    3. Tom Caiaffa present
    4. Susan Golden present
    5. Jorge Quintana present
    6. Melissa Marte present
    7. Matt Gugliano present
    8. Tony Landa present
  4. Approval of December 12, 2016 minutes
    1. Motion - Jorge
    2. 2nd - Daniel
  5. Budget Report
    1. Jorge - when will we know about budget?
      1. Joe - will find out
  6. Council Report
    1. Joe Garcia - Ralph Amato sworn in as councilman
    2. Joe Garcia reappointed as Environmental Liaison
  7. Farmer's Market
    1. Daniel - motion to rehire Gigi for manager
      1. Tony - second
  8. Earth Day: April 23, 2017 12-3pm
    1. Daniel - any updates?
    2. Jorge - would like to have someone work with directly in case not around
      1. Susan volunteered
    3. Jorge - if anyone has any ideas/change is good
    4. Jorge - need to send out save the date letters by next meeting (has list of vendors)
    5. Jorge - try to get vendors that are Earth day friendly
    6. Joe - any way to get kids involved? Boy scouts?
      1. Daniel - boy scouts/girl scouts good idea
      2. Joe - reach out to scouts
    7. Jorge - if anyone knows anyone for vendors we should send save the date
    8. Matt - Organize by who makes sense and have alternatives
    9. Jorge - are we doing raffles? Need companies to participate/in order to participate need to submit something environmentally friendly?
    10. Tony - how do we get info on Midland Ave billboard
    11. Daniel - any ideas please send to environmental email
    12. Matt - divide up list of vendors and everyone takes some to follow up with
    13. Jorge - need to hire vendors to sell food at Earth Day Event
      1. Joe - has friend with food truck
    14. Melissa - can use local companies such as Cool Beans
      1. Daniel - Ridgewood coffee company
    15. Melissa - can we reuse signs for Earth Day (make reusable) and leave in storage for following year
    16. Jorge - before Earth Day will need more meetings
    17. Melissa - do we invite anyone from Farmers Market to come?
  9. New business
    1. Daniel - does anyone have any new business?
    2. Jorge - feeding info to website - when was bill paid up to?
    3. Susan - broadcasting meeting dates: none for Environmental
    4. Jorge - meetings should last 1 hour/everyone should have assignment so a report can be given
    5. Susan - tried to use Environmental email: no one received
    6. Jorge - can members have ID's to show
    7. Melissa - was dirt behind West Brook Middle School tested?
    8. Tony - brought up a ride along with paper collection from high school
    9. Gerry - supposed to walk sites and see if Environmental compromise
    10. Susan - Can we go through handbook at every meeting? (discusses laws/inventory)
      1. Would like to do environmental resource inventory
  10. Old Business
    1. Reorganization
      1. Appointments:
        1. Anita Diamantes - 3-year term (resigned)
          1. Replaced with Melissa Marte
        2. Anthony Landa - 3-year term
        3. Daniel Tornatore - 3-year term
        4. Josie Guiliano - 2-year term
          1. Replaced with Gerry Anthony
        5. Mike Delamater - planning board member
      2. Jorge - nominate Daniel for president?
        1. Matt - Second nomination
        2. All voted - to accept
      3. Jorge - wants to nominate Susan for commission
        1. Joe Garcia - do an interim until Mayor and Council makes decision
      4. Names for plaques: Thelma, Jean, Anita and Gerry
  11. Communications
  12. Adjournment
    1. Motion: Daniel Tornatore
    2. Second: Jorge Quintana
    3. Meeting adjourned at 8:20 PM
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