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Environmental Committee Minutes

January 13, 2011

Present:  Barbara Silzle (chair), Ellen Lustgarten.  Absent: Michael Schleigh

  • 2011 Trash-Recycling Program
    • Reviewed status of new program, feedback from residents.
    • Christmas Tree recycling collection was delayed Wednesday due to a snow storm; the crew was able to pick them up Thursday and Friday of the same week by putting 2 trucks out on recycling and 1 on trees.
  • Downtown trash & recycling cans 
    • Craig Totaro will submit to HARB for approval in February
  • Expanded Plastics Education
    • Blue Mountain provided an informational flyer.  Will request they provide us with color copies for distribution in the next borough newsletter.  It’s also posted on the borough website.
  • Diversion rate 
    • 2010
      • Goal: 20%
      • Actual: 17%
    • 2011
      • Goal: 25%
  • Keep Lansdowne Beautiful Day
    • Selected Saturday, April 16, 2011 from 9:30- 12 noon
  • Marlyn Park Master Site Plan
    • Sewer project begins this week. 
    • Craig will bring intern in to migrate data to Craig’s computer. 
  • Trees
    • Vines
      • Barbara will meet with Erica Sollberger to discuss what residents and the borough can do about vines that are seemingly strangling trees.
    • Tree Commission.  
      • The borough solicitor will be asked to draft an ordinance for the Committee and Council’s consideration.
  • Yard Waste – Per a resident’s request, will ask staff to determine if biodegradable plastic lawn bags are acceptable.  
  • Board Updates
    • Rec & Park Board: 2 openings.
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