1/6/2014 - Meeting Minutes

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1/6/2014 - Meeting Minutes

Postby Maria Lajoie » Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:02 am

CONSERVATION COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES
MONDAY, JANUARY 6, 2014

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

ATTENDANCE
Present: Linda Brown (Chairman), Tracy Sharkey (Vice Chairman), Brandi Van Roo (Member), Michael Greco (Member), Jeremy Manning (Member), Stephen Zisk (Conservation Agent) and Maria Lajoie (Administrative Secretary).

DISCUSSION:
1. South Street Bridge: Update. The Town Engineer just received the Wetland Report today from Mr. Jim Noyes and plans were received. Mr. Cundiff should be filing an NOI for the emergency work that was done by the next meeting or the first meeting in February.
2. Request for a Certificate of Compliance: Carol Stanhope, 78 Cottage Colony. Mr. Zisk showed pictures of the property. A hose is currently hooked up to the roof drain and is laying half way down the rear of the property on the grass. Mr. Zisk is going to make sure the hose will be removed. A Motion was made by Ms. Van Roo to issue a Certificate of Compliance, seconded by Ms. Sharkey. Vote: Unanimous.
3. FY2015 Budget. Ms. Lajoie said that the Town Administrator is asking everyone to level fund our budgets. The Commission said that they are currently a five member board and hope that the two vacancies are filled this year along with needing associate members as well. They also discussed attending MACC workshops and seminars this year. A Motion was made by Ms. Van Roo to level fund their budget in the amount of $2,789, seconded by Ms. Sharkey. Vote: Unanimous.
4. Russell Gray, 206 West Street. The Commission received a complaint regarding Mr. Gray having a backhoe close to the brook. Mr. Zisk said he went to Mr. Gray’s and found that Mr. Gray brought a backhoe close to the wetlands in order to cut a dead tree with a chain saw and was loaded into the backhoe for fire wood. Unfortunately the backhoe broke down and the mechanic he usually uses to fix the backhoe is no longer able to do the work. Mr. Zisk said that Mr. Gray is not in the wetlands and was not doing any digging. Ms. Van Roo asked that a tarp be placed under the backhoe to catch any fluids and will give Mr. Gray a week or two (before the next Commission meeting) to remove the backhoe outside of the riverfront area and to cite the regulations. Mr. Zisk will go see Mr. Gray again this week and inform him of the Commission’s decision.
5. Meeting Minutes: 8/19. After review, a Motion was made by Ms. Van Roo to approve the Meeting Minutes of August 19, 2013, as amended, seconded by Mr. Greco. Vote: Unanimous.
6. Meeting Minutes: 10/7. After review, a Motion was made by Ms. Van Roo to approve the Meeting Minutes of October 7, 2013, as amended, seconded by Ms. Sharkey. Vote: Unanimous.
7. Meeting Minutes: 10/21. After review, a Motion was made by Ms. Van Roo to approve the Meeting Minutes of October 21, 2013, as written, seconded by Mr. Manning. Vote: Unanimous.
8. Meeting Minutes: 11/4. After review, a Motion was made by Ms. Van Roo to approve the Meeting Minutes of November 4, 2013, as amended, seconded by Mr. Greco. Vote: Unanimous.
9. Meeting Minutes: 12/2. After review, a Motion was made by Ms. Van Roo to approve the Meeting Minutes of December 2, 2013, as amended, seconded by Mr. Manning. Vote: Unanimous.

ADJOURNMENT
At 7:34pm, a Motion was made by Ms. Van Roo to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Ms. Sharkey. Vote: Unanimous.

Respectfully submitted,

Maria D. Lajoie
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