READINGTON TOWNSHIP OPEN SPACE ADVISORY BOARD

January 28, 2009

 

AGENDA

 

A.                Chairman _______ calls the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. announcing that all laws governing the Open Public Meetings Act have been met and that this meeting has been duly advertised.

 

B.                 Members Present:

Members Absent:

 

C.        Board Reorganization

 

1.      Nominations and election of Chair:

2.      Nomination and election of Recording Secretary:

3.      Other Officers:

4.      2009 Meeting Dates

5.      Overview of Board responsibilities and Procedural Issues

           

D.        APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES:   Meeting of November 19, 2008

 

E.        CORRESPONDENCE / OTHER INFORMATION: 

 

1.      1/22/09 from Linda Bush re: Open Space Table at May 25 Memorial Day.

           

F.        REGULAR REPORTS:

 

1    Open Space Planning and Current Progress: Allen.

a.       Farmland Preservation:

b.      Green Acres:

 

G.        OPEN SPACE STEWARDSHIP AND DEVELOPMENT

 

1.      2007 and 2008 Native Tree and Shrub Planting Projects: Follow-up: Discussion and action items

 

2.      2008 Recreational Trails Program Grant Award to Readington Twp for GPS Mapping Trails and Open Space:  John Kalinich; Update and discussion.

 

3.      2008 Recreational Trails Program Grant Award to Readington Trail Assn. Allen (& Rep from RTA?) Report & Discussion

 

4.      2009 Recreational Trails Program Application Packet. Klotz/Allen; Report  

 

5.      2009 Native tree and shrub planting Project: All; (If, What, When, Where, Funding, Who will work on it?)

 

6.      Concept Proposal: Trail Development in Pleasant Run Greenway Open Space: Huelsebusch; Report and discussion

 

7.      Utilizing Volunteers for Projects; Eagle Projects. Klotz; Report and Discussion

 

8.      Community Garden at Dobozynski  Farm Park: Allen; Report

 

9.      Other Open Space Developments: All

 

 

H.        OPEN SPACE HIKES: Report of December and January Hikes and Scheduling

           

            December 14: Rockaway North; Report

            January 18: Whittemore Wildlife Sanctuary; Report

            February 15: Pleasant Run Greenway

            March 15: South Branch WMA Three Bridges (Illva Sarrano)

            April 19:

            May 17:

June 21:

 

I.         NEW BUSINESS:

 

1.      Readington Parks, Recreation and Leisure Activities Task Force (PRLA):  Mark Toman, Chair; Presentation and discussion.

 

2.      Project Proposal from Troop 186, BSA, Three Bridges: Johnathan Heller, Asst. Scoutmaster and Scouts; Presentation and discussion.

 

3.      Hunterdon County Freeholders Open Space Purchase Policy: Allen; Report and Discussion.

 

4.      A Planning Framework to Develop a Town wide Multi-use Trail Plan: Klotz; Discussion

 

 

J.        COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC

              

 

K         COMMENTS FROM THE BOARD

 

 

L.        ADJOURNMENT