Agenda July 19, 2017

Ambler EAC Agenda July 19, 2017 at 6:45pm

Borough Hall Meeting Room (Enter from Poplar parking lot)

6:45 – 6:55    Meet and Greet

6:55 – 8:30    EAC General Updates

  1. Meeting Minutes June
  2. EAC Updates
    1. Action items by person
  3. Council/ Planning Commission Updates (Susan and Judy)
    1. Open Space Ambler Open Space Plan 2006
    2. Bamboo Ordinance
  4. Announcements and Opportunities
    1. July 25 Planning Commission Meeting 7pm
    2. July 29 FEMA at the Farmers Market with Chris Raines 9am
    3. August 1 Borough Council Committee Meeting 7pm
    4. August 12 Girl Scouts at the Farmers market with MMM (pollinator gardens) 9am
    5. August 15 Borough Council Meeting 7pm
    6. August 19th Stewardship Saturday at Ambler Borough Park 830am
  5. Borough Council Guidelines
  6. Pennsylvania EAC Handbook
  7. Report from BuxMont EAC Summit
    1. liaison with other EACs (e.g. Abington?)
    2. Sponsor an EAC Summit for our area EACs
  8. Sustainable Tools for Assessing and Rating Communities STAR
    1. Getting Started
    2. Applying EAC projects
  9. Update status of Act 162  Stormwater Ordinance
  10. Asking Borough for $1000 for 2 active rain garden installations
    1. Mennonite Church
    2. Mt Pleasant
  11. Recycling battery project: investing in stands, mailing containers; design education
  12. Electronics Recycling
  13. Dual recycling/trash containers
    1. Quality, attractive containers link
    2. Education program
    3. Grant money/sponsorship
    4. Student project for Fall
  14. Solar roofs:  tour of existing, atop Weavers way?  Atop Boro Hall? Atop Ambler  Savings?
    1. Link to site 1
    2. Link to site 2
  15. Nellie – official EAC associate – whether elected or not
  16. Awards:  Official, citizen, community effort
    1. Highlighting Garden yard signs
  17. Volunteer coordinator:  Volunteer Match, sign-in sheets, tracking service hours, follow              up thanks and invite to EAC meetings
  18. Growing Greener grants announcement
    1. Abington Township, Sandy Run TMDL Projects: $186,000
    2. Lower Gwynedd Township, Lower Gwynedd Basins and Dam Naturalization: $60,850
    3. Upper Gwynedd Township, Wissahickon Headwaters Green Stormwater Infrastructure: $305,000
    4. Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association, Wissahickon Headwaters Stream and Riparian Restoration Project: $369,600
  19. EAC budget – expense of PALTA for Parks and Rec – ours or Boro’s?
  20. Ambler Crossings, BoRit, 5 year inspection of Ambler Piles and other asbestos
  21. Advocate for trails and education on BoRit Hill
  22. Pocket park update?

 

 

8:30 – 8:40 PM Next Steps/ Action Items/ Next Meeting: Wednesday August 16, 2017

* Tasks per person

Adjourn