Environmental Committee, 2021, Town Agendas & Minutes|

Chestertown Environmental Committee
Town Hall, 2nd Floor
June 9, 2022

In Attendance:  Erin Heckles, Nina Fleegle, Darran Tilghman, Krista Lamoreaux, Secethia Davis, Carol Trippe, Jenny Freebury, Andy Goddard

Waste & Recycling

Trash bags at marina ..who fills dog poop bag dispenser

Discussion on town recycling update

 Water & Habitat

 Mosquito Dunk Kit-
Group creating kit with instructions
$115 comes out of current CEC budget
Town office will distribute. For town residents only-

Action Item: Darran to create graphics for market booth sign/social media/ Trader ad
Action Item: Andy to coordinate ads in Trader

Current CEC budget- $360 must be spent by June 30.
Less $115 for Dunks
Rest split between mosquito & recycle info

Food Security

No report

Energy – Solar

  • Solar United Neighbors (SUN Co-op) – Jim Bogden
    • booths at various venues complete
    • 10 or so signed up so far?


    • EV charging ordinance – Joe Maisano report issued
    • bike friendly streets – Owen Bailey
      • ELSC Eastern Shore regional trail network
    • EV Charging
      • K&L powered up, but the new owner will not support it!!!
        • if anyone knows Lori Willis of ELB Collision Center, she is the new owner and obstacle
        • we plan to redeploy the equipment in town if we cannot resolve by June 24th
      • AquaFit discussions are ongoing for two Level 2’s
      • switch gear for former RR crossing sign at Dixon is perfect for two Level 2’s
        • the Town is supportive to discuss with Wash Coll
      • the Town will support two Level 2’s at the Cannon Street municipal lot
        • site surveyed and large power identified by the new playground/basket ball court

New Business

Discussion about zero waste events- ie Tea Party. Perhaps start with Sunday event.
Tea Party purchase supplies in bulk and sell at cost to vendors.

Discussion about using ARPA funds for above

Garden Club
Arts in Garden @ Garnet- very successful. Looking for Environmental books
Kids planted vegetables

Other Garden News
Sustainable plants around African American plaque at Marina
Shore Rivers garden planted at Cerino Center

Nina question- alternative to town mulching on walkway between dock and bridge


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