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 FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION

 

 2015 GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

 

GOAL NO. 1: Promote Environmental Awareness and Communicate    Environmental Issues to the Public

 

OBJECTIVES:

1. Continue to support the community gardens at Naaman Williams Park and the Pine Grove Manor School, and the development of new community gardens

2. Continue the Environmental Stewardship Awards program for outstanding environmental contributions by a citizen and local business

3. Update and maintain the Environmental Commission website

4. Sponsor a Rain Barrel Seminar by the NJ Water Supply Authority

5. Sponsor and participate in a stream cleanup in April  

6. Participate in appropriate community events

7. Publish articles in the Franklin Times on timely environmental issues

8. Serve as an advocate for expanded use of renewable energy within the Township 9. Serve as a resource for residents regarding environmental questions and issues

10. Search out opportunities to advise and encourage one or two youth oriented environmental groups

11. Begin process of updating the Environmental Resource Inventory

12. Update and reprint the Environmental Commission flyer

 

GOAL NO. 2: Provide Support and Environmental Expertise to the Township Council and Other Governmental Entities

 

OBJECTIVES:

1. Review and comment on site plans for residential, non-profit and commercial development

2. Provide support to the Township for the Somerset County Improvement Authority’s Renewable Energy Initiative Program

3. Coordinate and hold joint meetings with the Township Advisory Board of Health  

4. Develop resolutions on environmental issues affecting the Township

5. Coordinate with ANJEC on policy statements regarding environmental issues

6. Work with the Green Team in leading the Township’s effort to become a sustainable community

7. Assist the Stony Brook- Millstone Watershed Association in their effort to remove two dams on the Millstone River in Franklin Township

8. Represent the Township in the Sustainable Raritan River Initiative program sponsored by the Rutgers University Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy

9. Work with the New Jersey Water Supply Authority regarding the proposed dredging of the Delaware and Raritan Canal to minimize environmental damage

10. Support ANJEC with their project to promote access to the lower Raritan River

11. Assist and support the Millstone River Flood Control Commission with their efforts to alleviate flooding in the Millstone River basin