The Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group’s Administrative Committee met via Zoom conference on Friday, September 15, at 3:00 p.m.
Committee members attending:
The committee discussed five membership applications submitted between 2019 and 2021. These applicants will be contacted by Admin to see if they are still interested in CAG membership. If any or all of them are still interested, they will be reviewed at an Admin Committee meeting in October, exact date to be determined.
The committee reviews the following three applicants from 2023:
Danny Smith – recommended by committee
Allen Bullock – committee conflicted with no hard recommendation
Chris Girgenti – recommended by committee
Proposal by Admin to the general CAG:
That EPA provide a Zoom account for the CAG where all general and/or committee meetings may be recorded and stored for access by all CAG members. May also be stored on the website for all.
A reminder to the general CAG that the CAG Charter, including both addendums as they were approved, are now listed chronologically on the website.
Admin wlll resend the FAQ’s re:CAG membership to Eric and Celeste at Outreach. These were FAQ’s submitted to Outreach a while back for possible inclusion on the CAG website (only after full CAG approval, of course).
Finally, CAG general meetings have really not included a comment period for the public since we began exclusively using Zoom. It is an important component of the general meeting to include the community’s remarks, questions and concerns. Admin would like to see a block of time included in the general meeting agenda for publc comment.