Calendar of Events

EAC Meeting


Environment Advisory Committee
Tuesday, June 28, 2022
12:00 p.m.
Pendora Park
S 18th & Forest St


 EAC members: A. Sellers, B. Vitale, C. Curran-Myers, D. Beane, S. Crothers
 Council Representatives – Marcia Goodman-Hinnershitz, Donna Reed, Johanny Cepeda-Freytiz
 City Staff – B. Ayers-Fisher, B. Murray, R. Gensemer, S. Bachman, S. Harrity, D. Anspach, M. Smith
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Time Agenda Item
12:00 – 12:05 Welcome
 Welcome from Chair
 Call to order
 Public comment
 Approval of minutes – May 24, 2022
12:05 – 12:45  Ryan Bradley, Clean City Coordinator
 Bernhart’s Update - David Anspach, Capital Projects Manager
 BCTV Program Discussion
12:45 – 1:15 Review Old Business
 Rain Garden Installations (Cathy Curran-Myers)
 Finalize EAC logos (Bethany Ayers-Fisher)
 Signage/Mapping Proposal, Funding (Ann Sellers, Cathy Curran-Myers, Bethany
 Invasive Plants / Noxious Weeds education (David Beane, Cathy Curran-Myers)
 Member update (Shelly Smith)
 Plastic bag ban (David Beane)
 Act 2 database (David Beane)
 Communications Committee Update (Bill Vitale)
1:15 – 1:30 Introduce New Business
 EAC email – who will monitor and respond (Cathy Curran-Myers)
Time Agenda Item
Provide Project Updates (as needed)
 WWTP Energy Audit (Bethany Ayers-Fisher)
 Climate Resiliency and Sustainability Plan (Bethany Ayers-Fisher)
 City Brownfield Sites and Requirement to hook-up to public water system (Cathy Curran-Myers, David Beane)
 Urban Agriculture / Victory Garden Task Force (Veronica Erenberg, Cathy Curran-Myers, Shelly Smith)
 Code Review Committee (Bill Vitale)
 Electricity Agreement (Bethany Ayers-Fisher)
 PA DEP Environmental Justice Policy Update (Cathy Curran-Myers)
 List of Organizations (David Beane)
 Storm Water/MS4 Issues (Scott Bachman, Bill Murray)
 Solid Waste / Recycling (Steve Harrity)
 Lead Abatement Coalition (David Beane, Bill Murray)
 BCTV Program (David Beane)
 PFAs (Bill Murray)
 Zero Waste Plan
 Plan Review / Comprehensive Plan
 City-owned Dams (Bob Gensemer, Scott Bachman)
 Greater Reading Trails (Ann Sellers)
 Smart Growth Alliance (Ann Sellers)
 DCNR Grant Projects (All)
Clarify Next Steps
 Review bike-rack items
 Clarify follow-up commitments
 NEXT MEETING: Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at Pendora Park lower pavilion (S. 18th & Forest Sts), weather permitting at noon
 Share closing comments