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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: Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Location: Borough Hall

  1. Meeting called to order at 7:03pm
  2. Pledge of Allegiance
  3. Roll Call
    1. Daniel Tornatore - absent
    2. Gerald Anthony - absent
    3. Tom Caiaffa - present
    4. Susan Golden - present
    5. Jorge Quintana - present
    6. Melissa Marte - absent
    7. Matt Gugliano - present
    8. Tony Landa - present
    9. Joseph Garcia - absent
    10. Mrs. Touloughian - present
  4. Earth Day: April 23, 2017 12-3pm
    1. Jorge - has issue with "Wildman" invoice as does town
      1. Need to remove line stating "if cancelled will be paid in full"
    2. Flyers
      1. 75 flyers/25 posters (roll up)
      2. Need by next meeting - Jorge
    3. County is hosting Earth Day same day - April 23rd
      1. Matt - can we change our date for future?
    4. Jorge - are we asking vendors for donations?
      1. Metropolitan donated 2 plants
      2. Home depot donated $25 gift card - Susan
        1. Using to purchase items to raffle off - possibly LEDs or solar flash lights
    5. Mrs. Touloughian - how about nurseries?
      1. Eislies/Victoria's
    6. Mrs. Touloughian - HS class can print up a poster for pros and cons of electric cars
    7. Is library going to be open for storage of Earth Day items?
    8. Jorge - need flyers for farmers market to display at Earth Day
    9. Plaques for 4 members to present at Earth Day - Jorge will forward info to Nicole
    10. Food Vouchers/ certificates of appreciation - Jorge will handle
      1. HOPE club/APES - Maggie sending info
    11. Jorge - is Danielle Denoia a yes for Earth day?
      1. Confirmed
    12. Entertainment
      1. Spartanettes?
        1. Tony sending email
      2. Band
        1. Can ask officers to participate
    13. Susan - we should get milkweed seeds/bee flowers
    14. Mrs. Touloughian - can get a grant through sustainable NJ
    15. Table Clothes - green ones with PEC
      1. Location of?
      2. Ask Gigi
    16. VIP invites: Mayor and council; Mr. Tedesco; Congressman; Senator
      1. 2 weeks prior to event mail out
      2. Press release - Mel Fabricant
    17. Town news advertisement for Earth Day - Tony handling
    18. Jorge - can photography club attend?
    19. Jorge - need cones/police/recycling and garbage cans for day of event
    20. Speech of the day - Susan
    21. Welcome Table - Tom
    22. Set up committee the day before (10am sat 4/22): Jorge, Susan and Matt
    23. Signs
      1. Midland ave digital display board
      2. Portable display board - put by HS
    24. Fire Department - needs to be contacted to fill barrels for tents on Sat 4/22
      1. Contact Chief John Niland
    25. Bags - order 500 with design provided by HOPE/APES club
      1. "stand for what you stand on"
  5. New business
    1. Susan - where does mail go?
      1. Can pick up from Nicole
    2. Environmental inventory
      1. Pictures taken of items in office - Susan showed photos
    3. Parade banners
      1. Do we know where it is located, would like to have at Earth Day
  6. Adjournment
    1. Motion: Susan
    2. Meeting adjourned at 8:20 PM
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