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ENVIRONMENTAL ADVISORY COUNCIL

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ENVIRONMENTAL ADVISORY COUNCIL

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

12:00 p.m.

Pendora Park

S 18th & Forest St

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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, R. Bradley, M.
Smith

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the record. Those wishing to make comment at the meeting must also register prior to 11:00 am the day of the
meeting.

AGENDA

Time
Agenda Item
12:00 12:05
Welcome
Welcome from Chair

Call to order

Public comment


Approval of minutes May 24, 2022 and June 28, 2022

12:05 12:45
Lead Abatement Program Update Jeff Young
12:45 1:15
Review Old Business
Rain Garden Installations (Cathy Curran-Myers)

Signage/Mapping Proposal, Funding (Ann Sellers, Cathy Curran-Myers, Bethany
Ayers-Fisher)

Invasive Plants / Noxious Weeds education (David Beane, Cathy Curran-Myers)

Member update (Shelly Smith)

Plastic bag ban (David Beane)

Act 2 database (David Beane)

1:15 1:30
Introduce New Business
EAC email who will monitor and respond (Cathy Curran-Myers)

Schuylkill River Contamination

Bernhart’s Dam Position Statement


1:30 Provide Project Updates (as needed)
Communications Committee Update (Bill Vitale)

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
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)

1:30
Clarify Next Steps
Review bike-rack items
Clarify follow-up commitments
NEXT MEETING: Tuesday, September 27, 2022 via Zoom

Share closing comments

1:30
Adjourn