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ENVIRONMENTAL ADVISORY COUNCIL

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ENVIRONMENTAL ADVISORY COUNCIL

Tuesday, June 25, 2024

12:00 p.m.

Riverfront Park

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  • EAC members: A. Sellers, B. Vitale, C. Curran-Myers, D. Beane, S. Bach, S. Thompson, J. Cole
  • Council Representatives – C. Miller, R. Nunez
  • City Staff – B. Ayers-Fisher, M. Smith, B. Murray, R. Gensemer, S. Bachman, S. Harrity, D. Anspach, R. Bradley, K. Zeiber, S. Wangolo

 

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Public comment will be accepted in writing through an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Written public comment must be submitted by 11:00 am on the day of the meeting.  All comments received will be read into the record.  Those wishing to make comment at the meeting must also register prior to 11:00 am the day of the meeting by emailing or calling 610-655-6204.

I.       Opening Matters

  • Welcome from Chair
  • Call to order
  • Public comment
  • Approval of Minutes – May 28, 2024

 

II.      Upcoming Meetings, Events, and Staff Updates

 

III.    Old Business

  • Signage / Mapping Proposal, Funding - Cathy Curran-Myers, Sarah Bach, Bethany Ayers-Fisher
  • Annual Report to City Council – Cathy Curran-Myers, Sarah Bach
  • Berks County EAC mixer – David Beane
  • Berks Nature Public Meetings – Sarah Bach
  • Goggleworks Rain Barrel Workshop – Scott Bachman

 

IV.    New Business

  • 2025 Budget request - $18,000 budgeted in 2024; $5,000 spent to date
  • Beekeeping Zoning Amendment – David Beane
  • PFAs Update – David Beane

 

V.      Project Updates (as needed)

  • Communications Committee Update – Bill Vitale
  • Policy Committee Update – David Beane
    • Beekeeping
    • Shade Tree Ordinance Amendment
    • Single Use Plastic Ban
    • Non-use Aquifer Designation
  • Green Infrastructure Committee Update – Sarah Bach
  • Rain Garden Installations - Cathy Curran-Myers, Scott Bachman – installation at Baer Park complete
  • EPA Exide Cleanup Update – David Beane, Bethany Ayers-Fisher
  • Brownfields Database - David Beane, Shelly Smith
  • NREL Project – Bethany Ayers-Fisher
  • Energy Efficiency Project – Bethay Ayers-Fisher
  • Innovation Corridor / Green Spaces
  • Climate Resiliency and Sustainability Plan – Bethany Ayers-Fisher
  • Urban Agriculture – Sarah Bach, Cathy Curran-Myers, Shelly Smith
  • Technical Assistance from the Water Center at UPenn and the University of Maryland Environmental Finance Center – Bethany Ayers-Fisher
  • Invasive Plants / Noxious Weeds Education – David Beane, Cathy Curran-Myers
  • MP3 Environmental Committee – Cathy Curran-Myers
  • Storm Water / MS4 Issues – Scott Bachman, Bill Murray
  • Solid Waste / Recycling – Steve Harrity
  • Lead Abatement Program – Jarel Melendez
  • BCTV Program – Ryan Bradley
  • City-owned Dams – David Anspach, Scott Bachman

VI.    Other Matters

 

VII.   Long Term Projects

  • Environmental Justice Issues - Cathy Curran-Myers
  • Code Review Committee – Bill Vitale
  • PFAs – Bill Murray
  • Zero Waste Plan – Bethany Ayers-Fisher
  • Comprehensive Plan

 

VIII. Next Meeting – Tuesday, August 13 at noon at Mineral Spring Park (bring a chair)

 

IX.     Adjourn