10/1/2012 - Meeting Minutes

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10/1/2012 - Meeting Minutes

Postby Maria Lajoie » Wed Dec 05, 2012 2:08 pm

The meeting was called to order at 7:00pm.

Present were Linda Brown (Chairman), Tracy Sharkey (Vice Chairman), Brandi Van Roo, David Windoloski, Michael Greco, Jack Pruitte, Stephen Zisk (Conservation Agent) and Maria Lajoie (Administrative Secretary). Absent was David Gallant.

1. School Project Update. Present was Fred King. Zisk said that he inspects the site every Saturday and informs King if he sees any issues. King said they will be hydro-seeding this week to stabilize the areas before winter and also said that all wetland areas are seeded with a wetland seed mix. Brown said she does not want sediment to get into the wetland and King said all stormwater management is in place and is watching those areas every day. Greco asked what the history of the three (3) wetland areas were and King said they are to replace what needed to be filled in. King will keep the Commission updated.

7:20 PM (NOI) #143-0841 PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED – 115 Shore Road / MILLER, ROBERT
Present on behalf of the Applicant was Seth Lajoie of Seth Lajoie & Associates. A revised plan was submitted dated 9/10/12 by adding stockade fences and the previous revision Lajoie moved the house 5-feet away from the pond. Lajoie said that he received Board of Health approval but still needs to go before the Zoning Board of Appeals. Zisk asked Lajoie to place the erosion controls along the property line. Brown said there will be no stockpiling and instructed Lajoie to take the soil off site. Brown wants Lajoie to add the following to the plan: 1) no storing debris on site; and 2) place erosion controls prior to the commencement of work. Lajoie said he will not be disturbing the pipe near the lake. A Motion was made by Van Roo to continue the Public Hearing on Monday, October 15, 2012 at 7:15pm. Vote unanimous.

Present on behalf of the Applicant was Courtney Keegan, Business Manager for the School Superintendent. Work had already been done to open an existing pathway to connect the Cross Country Track to allow students safe and temporary access during the time that the gymnasium is closed for emergency repairs. The School’s Facilities Manager, Jeffrey Kollett had cleared, graded and filled a resource area and buffer zone. Zisk spoke to Kollett and had him remove the material by hand on the path where the stream flow is located and store outside the buffer zone. Van Roo asked if the students were continuing to use the path and Keegan said yes until November. Van Roo asked what the school is proposing to bridge this area because heavy traffic is not good for the wetland and resource areas. Keegan asked for solutions and Van Roo said usually the Applicant proposes a solution. Windoloski suggested laying down a few boards and asked Zisk how much of an area needs to be protected and Zisk said about 8-feet. Zisk said the bridge work done a couple of years ago along the Cross Country Track was a good solution to cross over wetland areas. Brown wants to wait to see what the school proposes. Pruitte feels that the path shouldn’t be used until the issue is fixed. Keegan said she would relay this information to the Superintendent. A Motion was made by Van Roo to continue the Public Meeting on Monday, October 15, 2012 at 7:20pm, seconded by Pruitte. Vote unanimous.

1. MACC E-mail Correspondence. Pruitte and Greco said they have not received any e-mails and Lajoie said she would contact MACC and find out why they are not receiving them.
2. Conservation Commission Budget. Van Roo asked the Commission if they were interested in putting together a pamphlet for homeowners with information about protecting wetlands and other related information. The Commission was in favor of this idea. Van Roo asked approximately how much this would cost to print and mail to the residents but the members didn’t know. Van Roo asked if the Commission would consider increasing their FY14 Budget $100 for printing and mailing. Lajoie suggested instead of increasing the budget, transfer $100 from another line item and the members agreed. The Commission supports the FY14 Budget to level fund.
3. Meeting Minutes of 9/17. After review, a Motion was made by Van Roo to approve the Meeting Minutes of Monday, September 17, 2012, as amended, seconded by Pruitte. Vote unanimous.
4. Mowing Conservation Land: Update. Zisk said he spoke to the abutters who mow the Manchaug Road conservation land and they told him that it takes approximately 3 to 5 hours to mow. Zisk also spoke to Dave Ranslow who mows Makowski Drive. Ranslow asked for $350 and Zisk said this price was reasonable and the Commission agreed and to pay $350 for both properties. Zisk to contact both parties.

At 8:05pm, a Motion was made by Van Roo to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Windoloski. Vote was unanimous.

Respectfully submitted,

Maria D. Lajoie
Administrative Secretary
Community Development Dept.
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