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ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION 

 

Hawthorne Environmental Commission seal   

The Hawthorne Environmental Commission was established in November 1998. Prior to November 1998, there was an Environmental Committee established in the late 1980's.  The Environmental Commission has been able to achieve many accomplishments by protecting and preserving the environment of the Borough of Hawthorne through the following activities: 

  • Secured grants to help fund environmental projects, such as 8 Acre Woods in Goffle Brook Park and Green Map

  • Developed an Environmental Resource Inventory that is used to guide Hawthorne on land use decisions

  • Advise municipal planning boards and zoning boards of adjustment about the impacts of development proposals on such issues as flooding and runoff, open space needs, water and air quality, plant and animal habitat and waste disposal

  • An Environmental Commissioner seat on the Planning Board to provide recommendations and advice on potential environmental impacts on proposed development

  • Monitor upcoming environmental issues and regulations and provide guidance to Municipal Council and Mayor

  • Educate and inform residents and students on ways to protect the environment

Commission Members:

Rayna Laiosa, Chairperson  12/31/2015
Michael Mariani 12/31/2015
Robert Maggio 12/31/2015
MaryLou DiMattia 12/31/2017
Patricia Hutzelman 12/31/2014
Rosanne Zagatta,
Vice Chairperson 
12/31/2014
Lisa Szegedi 12/31/2014
Robert Meier 12/31/2014
Hazel Pinos 12/31/2014
Dominic Mele, Council Liaison 

12/31/2014

Meetings
2nd Floor Municipal Building, 7:30 pm
2nd Thursday of the month


Chapter 45 of the Code of the Borough of Hawthorne establishes Hawthorne's Environmental Commission pursuant to N.S.J.A. 40:56A-1 et seq.  The Commission consists of seven members and two alternate members appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the Borough Council to three-year overlapping terms (two-year terms for alternate members).


UPCOMING EVENTS

 Community Garden Grand Opening