3/3/2014 - Meeting Minutes

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3/3/2014 - Meeting Minutes

Postby Maria Lajoie » Wed Jul 09, 2014 9:56 am

CONSERVATION COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES
MONDAY, MARCH 3, 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).

7:00 PM (NOI: DEP #143-0867) PUBLIC HEARING – near 325 South Street over Tinkerville Brook / TOWN OF DOUGLAS
Present on behalf of the Town was William Cundiff, Town Engineer. This filing is for an Emergency Certificate issued 10/28/2013 for the Highway Department to place sand bags around the northerly edge of the scour hole to divert stream flow, to pump water out of the scour area and place angular stone in the scour hole to bring it up to the surrounding grades. Greenman-Pederson drew up the plans dated 12/16 & 12/18/2013. Mr. Cundiff said that a permit from the Army Corp of Engineers is not required and will be proceeding with the bridge plan within the month and the sand bags will be removed. The work will be located above the bridge and abutment and will begin late summer or early fall of 2014 and the filings will be grouped together having one DEP Number. Mr. Zisk agreed that the paperwork would be cleaner. Mr. Cundiff said that the work consists of grouting the abutment, replacing stones and slabs. Mr. Zisk said that work has already occurred in the resource area. Mr. Cundiff asked the Commission for a continuance. A Motion was made by Ms. Sharkey to continue the Public Hearing on Monday, April 7, 2014 at 7:15pm, seconded by Ms. Van Roo. Vote: Unanimous.

DISCUSSION:
1. Request for Extension of Order of Conditions: Eveningside Realty Corp, Conservation Drive, Lot #11R (DEP #143-0703). Mr. Zisk said that it appears that this Order is good until 4/18/2016. A Motion was made by Ms. Sharkey to issue a two-year extension and ending on 4/18/2016 to Eveningside Realty, Conservation Drive, Lot #11R, seconded by Ms. Van Roo. Ms. Lajoie to contact Attorney Henry Lane and to collect a fee of $25.

7:15 PM (NOI: DEP #143-0866) PUBLIC HEARING – 22 Potter Road / KUIPERS, GEORGE
Present on behalf of the Applicant was Seth Lajoie of Seth Lajoie & Associates. The Applicant is requesting permission to demolish and rebuild an existing house as well as the installation of a new septic system. Mr. Lajoie said that the existing structure is in disrepair and the Applicant wants to rebuild in the same footprint with an existing well. Mr. Zisk said that the riverfront area is part of the Mumford River and the project may be within the 200-feet. Mr. Lajoie said that this is not new construction. Ms. Sharkey asked if the project was within 200-feet and Mr. Lajoie said yes. Mr. Manning said that the water located there is not moving and is wide open. Ms. Sharkey said that all the activities are out of the buffer zone area. Mr. Zisk said that this is a unique situation and asked Mr. Lajoie to keep the riverfront showed on the plan along with the inner and outer riparian zones and asked that the hearing be closed tonight and Ms. Brown said that the hearing would be continued because the Order of Conditions will be signed at the next meeting anyway. The Commission also asked that straw wattles be shown on the plan. A Motion was made by Ms. Sharkey to continue the Public Hearing on March 17, 2014 at 7:15pm, seconded by Mr. Manning. Vote: Unanimous.

DISCUSSION:
2. 41 Pine Street: Possible donation of 60+ acres. Mr. Zisk spoke to Fred Pollard, Real Estate Agent for the owner, and said that the owners would like to donate the 60+ acres to the Commission to leave as conservation land. Ms. Van Roo said she was interested in the Commission acquiring 60 acres of land. There is a 14.5-foot access to the property and Mr. Manning wants to find out if there is more of an access to the property and also for parking. Ms. Brown suggested having the owners come to a meeting to discuss this property further. Ms. Sharkey said Town Counsel should be used and Mr. Zisk would help contribute as well. Ms. Brown said that Town Counsel could draw up the agreement if the Commission wants the property. Ms. Brown asked Mr. Zisk to invite Mr. Pollard and the owners in to the next meeting on March 17, 2014 for more discussion.
3. FYI. Planning Board Application: Pyne Sand & Stone Company, Lackey Dam Road, Area “E”.
4. FYI. Planning Board Application: Pyne Sand & Stone Company, Lackey Dam Road, Area “F”
5. Meeting Minutes: 2/3/14. After review, a Motion was made by Ms. Van Roo to approve the Meeting Minutes of February 3, 2014, as amended, seconded by Ms. Sharkey. Vote: Unanimous.

ADJOURNMENT
At 8:02pm, a Motion was made by Ms. Sharkey to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Mr. Manning. Vote: Unanimous.

Respectfully submitted,



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