Quantcast
Home » Archives by category » Environment

Enviro Commissioner: Require ‘No Idling’ Signs At Township Warehouses

Enviro Commissioner: Require ‘No Idling’ Signs At Township Warehouses

A township Environmental Commissioner wants stricter enforcement of the state’s anti-idling laws at township warehouses. Commissioner Arnold Schmidt will write a recommendation to the Township Council, with the backing of his fellow Commissioners, asking that developers and owners of warehouses be required to install “No Idling” signs wherever trucks are located on the properties. A […]

Williams-Transco NESE Project, Including Gas Compressor, May Have Second Life

Williams-Transco NESE Project, Including Gas Compressor, May Have Second Life

Less than a year after its opponents were celebrating its demise, the controversial Williams-Transco Northeast Services Enhancement Project to increase its natural gas pipeline infrastructure has reared its head. Transco on March 19 applied to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for a two-year extension on FERC’s approval of the $1 billion project, which is set […]

Dual Stream Recycling Program Expanded In Franklin

Dual Stream Recycling Program Expanded In Franklin

Seven more recycling zones in the township have been added to Somerset County’s dual stream recycling program. The zones stretch from Amwell Road to Easton Avenue, and are bordered by DeMott Lane and John F. Kennedy Boulevard. Residents in those zones will be given two 65-gallon wheeled recycling totes; one is for cardboard and paper […]

Environmental Commission: Council, Manager Ignore Us

Environmental Commission: Council, Manager Ignore Us

What started as a discussion about how the Environmental Commission could operate more efficiently soon evolved into an airing of Commission members’ grievances against the Township Council and Township Manager. Vornlocker declined to comment for this story. Commission members at their March 1 virtual meeting expressed frustration that their requests for information go largely unheeded […]

Claremont Road School To Go Solar

Claremont Road School To Go Solar

Claremont Road School’s electricity will soon be supplied via solar energy, thanks to a decision made February 25 by the Board of Education. The Board voted to approve an $813,501 contract for the solar installation to EZNERGY NJ of Brick. The solar panels will be installed on the school’s roof. Board member Ed Potosnak said […]

New Recreation Director Wants To Gauge Park Use

New Recreation Director Wants To Gauge Park Use

Responding to criticism leveled at a recent proposed park, the newly minted director of the township Parks & Recreation Department said he wants to come up with a better way to gauge township park use. Director William “Beau” Byrtus said at the February 10 virtual meeting of the township Recreation Advisory Council that there does […]

Support A Ban On Gas-Powered Leaf Blowers? Environmental Commission Wants To Know

Support A Ban On Gas-Powered Leaf Blowers? Environmental Commission Wants To Know

The Environmental Commission wants to know if Franklin residents support some type of ban on gas-powered leaf blowers. Commission members came to that decision during their February 1 virtual meeting, after hearing from a Princeton-based activist who is getting her town to act on a ban. The activist, Eunice Wong, talked about her efforts to […]

Environmental Commission To Host Talk About Gas-Powered Leaf Blowers

Environmental Commission To Host Talk About Gas-Powered Leaf Blowers

The community is invited to join the township Environmental Commission for a virtual discussion about the use of gas-powered leaf blowers, set for 7 p.m. on February 1. The Commission has invited Eunice Wong, a well-known activist on the topic, to speak at the meeting. According to a release about the meeting, “the subject of […]

Open Space Committee Likes Prescribed Burns For Grasslands

Open Space Committee Likes Prescribed Burns For Grasslands

There may be more prescribed burns in the future for the township’s preserved grassland sites. A January 12 burn at John Clyde Memorial Native Grasslands apparently went so well that the township’s Open Space Advisory Committee will recommend more. Prescribed burns are conducted for a number of reasons, including removing scrub brush and limbs that […]

Solar Company Seeks To Aid Low- And Moderate-Income Families

Solar Company Seeks To Aid Low- And Moderate-Income Families

A project touted to help reduce the utility bills for township low- and moderate-income families is expected to receive the Township Council’s support. The project was introduced to the Council’s Public Works Committee by representatives from Manhattan-based Dimension Renewable Energy, who propose installing solar arrays on some of the township’s larger warehouse buildings, Township Councilman […]

Page 1 of 18123Next ›Last »