20210107 - Green Ridgewood-Green Team Virtual Meeting Minutes


Green Ridgewood: Bob Upton, George Wolfson, Ellie Gruber, Christine Amundsen, Yvone Nava, Beth Creller, Pam Perron (Village Council Liaison)

Green Team: Justin Manger, George Wolfson, Ellie Gruber, Bob Upton, Anthea Zito, Diala Pharaon, Tony Mauriello, Michael Sedon (Village Council Liaison)

Additional: Miles Luo (RHS)

1. Welcome/Introductions:

Again, we extend thanks to Dylan Hansen for hosting us on Zoom.

2. Approve December meeting minutes:

Pam proposed and Christine seconded approval of the draft minutes from the December meeting which had been e-mailed to members on 12/13. Motion passed with no objections.

3. Membership/Recruitment:

Mike confirmed that appointment by the Village Council of a 10th Green Team Member will take place over the next work session and public meeting.

Rob Kearney has informed us he is no longer employed by the Village and has moved away. Pam will contact the Village Manager about replacing him as her representative to Green Ridgewood.

The annual election of Green Ridgewood Chair and Vice-Chair positions was held. Bob was nominated for Chair by Pam, seconded by Beth, and George was nominated for Vice-Chair by Bob, seconded by Ellie, and there being no other nominees, both were elected unanimously.

The election of Green Ridgewood Chair was not held as there were no candidates but Justin, retiring as Chair, and Tony agreed to work together to lead the submission of our application for Silver re-certification to Sustainable Jersey.

4. Communications: Website, Social Media, Sustainable Ridgewood, etc:

Justin continues to maintain our web site. Yvone and Beth are raising our profile on Facebook and have created a Green Ridgewood Instagram account. They also presented a draft calendar showing planned focus by month for each committee.

5. Green Team/Sustainable Jersey

As noted above Justin & Tony will coordinate our Sustainable Jersey re-submission.