7/11/2011 - Meeting Minutes

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7/11/2011 - Meeting Minutes

Postby Maria Lajoie » Thu Oct 06, 2011 2:18 pm

*All documents of this meeting can be found in the Community Development Department – Conservation Commission files.

The meeting was called to order at 7:05pm.

Chairwoman Marylynne Dube, Vice Chairman Michael Yacino, Linda Brown, Brandi Van Roo, Tracy Sharkey, Kelley Donley, Stephen Zisk (Planning/Conservation Agent), William Cundiff (Town Engineer) and Maria Lajoie (Administrative Secretary). Absent was David Windoloski.

1. Enforcement Order: Joey Boudreau, 8 Cedar Street. An Enforcement Order was issued to Mr. Boudreau, who was present. Zisk said that Boudreau cleared a large area in front of Bad Luck Pond. The area was cleared of brush and small trees and the area extends from the edge of Bad Luck Pond into the site where there is an existing lawn. During the site walk, Boudreau’s wife said that her husband used a backhoe to remove the stumps. Van Roo is concerned about grass seed going into the water and told Boudreau not to seed anywhere near the water. Yacino suggested planting shrubs as a buffer. Discussion held regarding filing an RDA or an NOI. After discussion, a Motion was made by Brown to require Boudreau to place erosion control along the edge of the bank and a second row along the 100-foot buffer zone line, pay a $100 fine and file a Notice of Intent with a planting plan, seconded by Van Roo. Vote was unanimous.
2. Reorganization. A Motion was made by Van Roo to nominate Michael Yacino as Chairman, seconded by Donley. Vote was unanimous. A Motion was made by Van Roo to nominate Marylynne Dube as Vice Chairwoman, seconded by Brown. Vote was unanimous. Lajoie was asked to send a memo to the Board of Selectmen.
3. Schedule Site Walks – Wednesday, July 13 @ 1:00pm. 8 Cedar Street, Cedar Street Bridge, Family Convenience Center, 63 Main Street, 5 B Street, School Project, Davis Street and 169 Davis Street.
4. Planning Board Application for Site Plan Review: Granutec, Inc., 100 Davis Street. The Commission acknowledged this application and had no issues.
5. Enforcement Order: C&C Realty Trust, 169 Davis Street. Jean Chamberlain is the owner and Bill Gingras operates a business on this property. Yacino and Zisk said they went to inspect the work done at the Exxon Mobil Pipeline on 7/11/11 and they observed stockpiling of debris/dirt material within the 100-foot buffer zone to a resource area; the filling of an intermittent stream bank and bordering vegetated wetlands with material being pushed into the resource areas (the stream was flowing at the time of the violation); the stockpiling of tree logs and wood pallets within the 100-foot buffer zone of the resource area; and the construction of a pig pen with pigs located within the 100-foot buffer zone to a resource area. Action items: place erosion control along the stream bank adjacent to the pig pen; remove all pigs from within the 100-foot buffer zone area to the resource area; remove the stockpile of debris/dirt material from the 100-foot buffer zone; remove all material that was pushed into the stream; remove all stockpiles of wood and debris from the 100-foot buffer zone area; stabilize the area by placing erosion controls 25-feet from along the stream bank; and Chamberlain/Gingras must contact Zisk after the completion of each task listed above. A Motion was made by Van Roo to issue an Enforcement Order, as stated above, have the area cleaned up immediately and issue a $100 fine, seconded by Brown. Vote was unanimous.
6. Cedar Street Bridge. Cundiff said that Mass DOT inspected the bridge and said that the supporting beams had deteriorated and then told the Highway Department to close the bridge. Highway is working with Mr. McGuire (Mass DOT) to fix the bridge and Mr. McGuire said that Mass DOT has timbers available. The Highway Department will install a temporary bridge and will file an NOI when a permanent solution is decided. Cundiff said the work will begin August 10th and end September 10th. Yacino asked how debris will be kept out of the stream during construction and Cundiff said he would talk to the engineer to see if they would place some type of netting to catch the debris. Cundiff will have this information by the August 1st meeting.

No one was present on behalf of Exxon Mobil. Zisk said that a Notice of Intent was filed with the office on 6/20/11 but the Applicant still owes for the Local Bylaw Fee ($300 + $1.00 per square foot). Van Roo said they are now in violation for not attending tonight and the Commission had already granted them a month to file. After discussion, a Motion was made by Van Roo to fine Exxon Mobil Pipeline Company $200 per day beginning 7/11/11until the Public Hearing is opened, seconded by Donley. Vote was unanimous. Zisk will contact Exxon Mobil Pipeline Company and begin writing the daily fines.

After review, a Motion was made by Brown to approve the Meeting Minutes of June 20, 2011, as amended, seconded by Van Roo. Vote: Yes-5, Abstained-1. Vote passed.

Chairman Yacino announced that there will be no cell phone use by Commission members during meetings.

1. 2011 Management Plan. Van Roo asked that a Habitat Management Sub-Committee be formed to look at all the conservation parcels. The Commission was in favor of this. The members will be Van Roo (Chairwoman), Donley and Windoloski. All members are welcome to participate.
2. Signed Vouchers

At 8:45pm, a Motion was made by Van Roo to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Brown. Vote was unanimous.

Respectfully submitted,

Maria D. Lajoie
Administrative Secretary
Community Development Dept.

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