10/20/14 Meeting Minutes

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10/20/14 Meeting Minutes

Postby Mary Wright » Sat Dec 27, 2014 4:10 pm

CONSERVATION COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES
MONDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2014

A meeting of the Conservation Commission was held on Monday, October 20, 2014. Ms. Brown called the meeting to order at 7:10 PM.

ATTENDANCE:
PRESENT: Linda Brown (Chairman), Tracy Sharkey (Vice Chairman), Michael Greco, Brandi Van Roo, Stephen Zisk (Conservation Agent)
ABSENT: Dwight Bristowe (Unexcused), Jeremy Manning (Unexcused)

OPEN SESSION:
Kimberly Mitchell and Scott Morris (DEP #143-0879) of 145 Southeast Main Street presented estimates for excavation of wetland replication at $8,400 and installation of a box culvert at $19,350. Mr. Zisk felt the estimates were reasonable.
Ms. Van Roo made a motion to approve the estimates for the bonds. Ms. Sharkey seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.

1. 7:14 PM (NOI-DEP #143-0883) PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED: 283 Southwest Main Street/CICCONE, ANTHONY.
Ms. Brown continued the public hearing. Normand Gamache of Guerriere and Halnon joined the meeting. Ms. Brown stated that the site walk was done. There was a tarp on the sand pile and straw bales below the top area. The pile of regrind was also covered.
Mr. Gamache presented the revised the plans based on the comments from the site walk. They are proposing restoration of the whole area and an expansion on the house. The plans will be before the ZBA in November. A discussion was held regarding a violation on an open Order of Conditions. Mr. Ciccone feels he could have the regrind taken out next week. A silt fence and straw wattles need to be installed and approved before any work is done.
Ms. Van Roo made a motion to issue a fine in the amount of $100. Mr. Greco seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.
Ms. Van Roo made a motion to continue the public hearing, (NOI-DEP #143-0883) 283 Southwest Main Street, Ciccone, Anthony until November 3, 2014 at 7:00 PM. Ms. Sharkey seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.

2. 7:36 PM (NOI-DEP #143-0882) PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED: 10 Smith Hill Way/FRANKEL, STEVEN.
Ms. Brown continued the public hearing. Mike Yerka and Margaret Bacon of Civil Site Engineering joined the meeting. Mr. Yerka stated that the site walk was done. There was some discussion regarding the wetland line that is currently flagged compared to the wetland line from 1998. Ms. Bacon stated that she did a delineation this summer. She noticed the difference in the lines and, based upon the vegetation and topography, she is holding her original line. She did a general vegetative survey for the entire parcel. She submitted the data sheets. Ms. Bacon determined that the plant species come in as more upland than wetland plants.
Mr. Yerka stated that there are a couple of dead hemlocks. Mr. Yerka does not believe Mr. Frankel plans to remove live hemlocks. Ms. Van Roo would like the dead hemlocks to be flagged. A discussion was held regarding the pool and its fence. The board asked that the plan be revised to show the fencing.
Mr. Yerka is proposing a 9” biodegradable sock for erosion control. He will bring the specifications on the socks to the next meeting.
Ms. Van Roo made a motion to continue the public hearing, (NOI-DEP #143-0882) 10 Smith Hill Way/Frankel, Steven to November 3, 2014 at 7:15 PM. Ms. Sharkey seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.

MINUTES: August 4, September 2, September 15, and October 6, 2014.
Ms. Van Roo made a motion to approve Draft-2 of the meeting minutes for the August 4, 2014 Conservation Commission meeting as presented. Mr. Greco seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.
Approval of the meeting minutes for September 2, 2014, September, 15, 2014 and October 6, 2014 were deferred to the next meeting.

DISCUSSION:
1. 169 Davis Street-Update. Mr. Zisk stated that everything has been cleared away from the straw wattles. The Commission reviewed the photos. Mr. Zisk will work with the property owner on reclaiming everything 50’from the wetland and allowing the area to revegetate. The property owner will have 25’ protection with straw wattles and the Commission would like him to pull the berm out to 50’. It was the consensus of the Commission that the property owner can use natural woodchips to make a berm right up against the straw wattles.
Ms. Van Roo made a motion to issue a $100 fine, create a woodchip berm 50’ away from the wetland and maintain the existing straw bale line with no additional work within the 50’ buffer without filing a Notice of Intent. Ms. Sharkey seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.

3. 8:06 PM (NOI-DEP #143-0884) PUBLIC HEARING: 49 Lindbergh Avenue/SOCRAT, AARON & PATRICIA
Ms. Brown opened the public hearing. Byron Andrews of Andrews Survey & Engineering and the applicants joined the meeting. He stated that the applicants would like to install a garage. The site is somewhat restricted by the size of the lots, the wetlands, the septic system, and a large piece of ledge. The proposed distance of the garage from the wetlands is 40’. There would be a small amount of excavation. The proposed distance between the Limit of Disturbance and the wetland is 18’. The Commission reviewed the video made by Mr. Zisk. A discussion was held regarding the proposed grading. The applicant suggested creating a retaining wall to cut down on the grading needed.
It was discovered that the Highway Dept. may be depositing snow, salt, sand and gravel into the wetlands buffer area when they plow in the winter. The stockpile area needs to be shown on the plan. Mr. Andrews will re-set the wetland flags.
A site walk was scheduled for October 28, 2014 at 5:15 PM.
Ms. Sharkey made a motion to continue the public hearing (NOI-DEP #143-0884) 49 Lindbergh Avenue/Socrat, Aaron & Patricia to November 3, 2014 at 7:30 PM. Ms. Van Roo seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.
Mr. Socrat stated that they are purchasing two lots to make a conforming lot and then plan to grant over four acres to the Dept. of Conservation and Recreation.
Mr. Andrews and Mr. and Mrs. Socrat left the meeting.

DISCUSSION (Cont.).
2. Martin Road Park-Driveway Paving. Ms. Brown had asked to see the original project from 10 years ago. What she received was from 2013. At the last meeting, Bill Cundiff, Town Engineer, had stated that this paving would be a minor plan change from the RDA that was just filed. The Commission did not have a copy of that RDA. A discussion was held. Mr. Zisk will ask Mr. Cundiff for the RDA and the sheet flow before and after the proposed paving.
3. Joint meeting with Planning Board: NPDES Stormwater Management. Mr. Zisk gave the background on this item. Ms. Brown read an email received from Mr. Cundiff. The Commission asked Mr. Zisk to have Mr. Cundiff ask the Board of Selectmen to clarify the objectives of the joint meeting and what is being asked to be accomplished.
4. Order of Conditions: Michael Cnossen, 15 Shady Lane (DEP #143-0878). A discussion was held regarding the fine. The Order of Conditions was signed.

9:01 PM ADJOURNMENT:
Ms. Van Roo made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 9:01 PM. Ms. Sharkey seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Wright
Recording Secretary
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