Hillsdale Environmental Commission

Natural Resource and Preservation Hillsdale, NJ

Who We Are

About the Hillsdale Environmental Commission

The Hillsdale Environmental Commission was established by ordinance in 1969, consistent with state law N.J.S.A. 40:56A-1 et seq. creating environmental commissions. The Commission is comprised of seven members (one of whom is also a member of the Planning Board), plus two alternates.  In addition, a member of the Town Council attends commission meetings and acts as a liaison between the Commission and the Council.

The role of the commission is to study, evaluate, and make recommendations to the Borough Council and the Planning Board regarding local environmental issues, including (but not limited to) the following topics: solid waste management and recycling; clean water resources; storm water management; energy conservation and renewable energy resources; air, noise, and light pollution; transportation and circulation planning; preservation and use of parks and other open spaces; land use; and protection of flora, fauna, soil and landscape throughout the Borough. In addition, they review the potential effects of site plan applications before the Planning and the Zoning Board.

The Hillsdale Environmental Commission also provides environmental information to residents and collaborates with other municipal organizations and groups on leading annual events, including Green Fairs, Town Wide Clean Up, Trail Restoration and Maintenance, Sustainability Efforts, Community and School Gardens and Educational Programs.  All meetings are open to the public and we welcome resident participation.  We meet the third Monday of the month at 7:00 pm in the Municipal Council chambers. Please stay informed of our efforts by following our blog at www.hillsdalenjec.org  Our email address is hec@hillsdalenj.org

Our Environmental Committee (and year of expiring term) :

Chairwoman – Meredith Kates, 2020
Co-Vice Chairman – Scott Raymond, 2022
Co-Vice Chairman – Fred Rubel, 2021
Secretary – Scott Beckman, 2021
Steve Goodman, 2021
Owen Peacock, 2022
Adam Tate, 2021
Luisa Toro – Alternate #1, 2022
Ed Alter – Alternate #2, 2020
Jack Stubbs – Honorary

Frank Pizzella – Council Liaison

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