February 6, 2017 Conservation Commission meeting

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February 6, 2017 Conservation Commission meeting

Postby Mary Wright » Sat Mar 11, 2017 4:47 pm

CONSERVATION COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2017

A meeting of the Conservation Commission was held on Monday, February 6, 2017. Ms. Brown called the meeting to order at 7:01 PM.

ATTENDANCE:
PRESENT: Linda Brown (Chairman), Michael Greco, Brandi Van Roo, Stephen Zisk (Conservation Agent)
ABSENT: Tracy Sharkey (Vice Chairman-Excused)

7:01 PM (NOI-DEP #143-0906) PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED: 439 Northeast Main Street, 34 & 36 Davis Street/JMT SLEEPY HOLLOW, LLC & FITZPATRICK, JAMES.
Normand Gamache of Guerriere and Halnon joined the meeting. He stated that on January 31, 2017 he and Art Allen of Eco Tech were able to gain access to a property that was previously off-limits in order to locate the limits of the wetlands. The 200’ and 100’ riverfront zones are now shown on the plan. There are currently no flags. Mr. Gamache stated that all work will be outside the 100’. He will be presenting new plans shortly.
The Commission asked Mr. Gamache to flag the 100’ riverfront and wetlands with yellow and blue flags, one color for each boundary. Mr. Gamache stated that the flags will be up next week.
Jeremy Flansburg, 63 Monroe Street thought that there needed to be a 200’ buffer zone because of the cold water fishery. He feels that Mr. Gamache has already cut into the100’. Mr. Gamache is not aware of any clearing within the riverfront area. The Commission confirmed that Mr. Gamache can only clear up to the 100’ of the riverfront area. Mr. Zisk was asked to check the area once the flags are up in order to determine if there has been any violation. If the applicant has cut within 100’ of the wetland, there will be a violation issued.
Mr. Flansburg feels there should be cohesion between the Conservation Commission and the Planning Board. Ms. Brown stated that the Conservation Commission has no jurisdiction on Planning Board issues. Mr. Gamache stated that the limit of the current earth removal permit, as it stands, will be shown on the plans provided to the Conservation Commission and the Planning Board. The treeline hasn’t changed.
Mr. Gamache does not plan to cross the stream. An easement will be created that will be conveyed to the Town so the water line can be extended from their project out to Davis Street. A discussion was held.
Ms. Van Roo asked for a copy of the Dept. of Fisheries and Wildlife study that was provided by Mr. Flansburg at the last meeting. Mr. Zisk will scan the study and email it to the Commission and Mr. Gamache.
Ms. Van Roo made a motion to continue the public hearing (NOI-DEP #143-0906) 439 Northeast Main Street, 34 & 36 Davis Street/JMT Sleepy Hollow, LLC & Fitzpatrick, James to March 6, 2017 at 7:00 PM. Mr. Greco seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.

7:24 PM (NOI-DEP #143-0917) PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED: 86-88 Gilboa Street / BOWIE, BARBARA.
Travis Brown of Andrews Survey and Engineering joined the meeting. The plan has been revised to show the entire driveway as paved, per request of the Safety Committee. Spot grades have been added to direct flow into the street and along the gutter line to a catch basin. The bank will be stabilized with hydroseed and erosion control matting. Two 22” trees, one16” tree and one 24” tree will be removed.
Ms. Van Roo made a motion to close the public hearing and issue an Order of Conditions (NOI-DEP #143-0917) 86-88 Gilboa Street, Barbara Bowie with the condition that erosion control matting be used on the slopes. Mr. Greco seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.

7:36 PM (NOI-DEP #143-0920) PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED: 229, 187 & 175 Main Street/RILEY, ALLEN G. & HARE, ROBERT C & MARIBELLE.
Eric Bazzett of Heritage Design Group joined the meeting. He has revised the plans to show one replication area with the same square footage as the previously proposed two replication areas. Ms. Van Roo asked that a note be added to the plans to indicate the direction from which the replication area should be accessed.
There are two crossings associated with the filing, one for the road and one for a dwelling. If the Planning Board removes the second crossing, then it is an individual filing for an individual lot. Mr. Zisk suggested a new filing and new DEP number so the individual is not tied to the subdivision. Mr. Bazzett suggested doing the crossings at the same time. Ms. Brown would like the construction sequence on the plan.
This revised plan includes detailed reconstruction of the banks and a stockpile area. Ms. Brown would like the replication area to be completed before going beyond the crossing. The Commission will need to be provided with bond estimates prior to the start of the crossing or any construction within the Commission’s jurisdiction. Erosion controls need to be in place before any logging is done, and Mr. Zisk needs to be notified.
Ms. Van Roo made a motion to continue the public hearing (NOI-DEP #143-0920) 229, 187 & 175 Main Street, Allen G. Riley and Maribelle and Robert C. Hare to March 6, 2017 at 7:15 PM. Mr. Greco seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.

8:08 PM (NOI-DEP #143-0921) PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED: 22 Northwest Main Street/WARNER HOMES, LLC.
Travis Brown of Andrews Survey and Engineering joined the meeting. He has requested a Certificate of Compliance. No work has been done on this lot. Mr. Brown is trying to clear the previous Order of Conditions. The plan shows an adjustment to the treeline, all work will be outside of the 50’ setback, a double barrier of straw bale erosion controls has been added where the slurry pit for the well is proposed, boulders have been added along the limit of disturbance, and a stockpile area has been added outside of the 100’ buffer.
Ms. Van Roo made a motion to close the public hearing and issue an Order of Conditions for (NOI-DEP#143-0921) 22 Northwest Main Street, Lot #3, Warner Homes, LLC. Mr. Greco seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.

8:12 PM (NOI-DEP #143-0922) PUBLIC HEARING: VAZ, ROY, 25 Fairway View Drive.
Ms. Brown opened the public hearing. Travis Brown of Andrews Survey and Engineering joined the meeting. This is a previously approved plan for which the Order of Conditions has expired. They are proposing to come in with a driveway and dwelling. The septic system has been changed to infiltrators. The wetlands will be flagged. All work is outside of the 50’ buffer. Mr. Brown showed the locations of the proposed erosion control (straw wattles), treeline, limit of work, deck, well, and foundation drain. Mr. Brown will identify a storage area for the excavated soils on the next revision. Mr. Brown will flag the area.
Ms. Van Roo made a motion to continue the public hearing (NOI-DEP #143-0922) Roy Vaz, 25 Fairway View Drive to March 6, 2017 at 7:30 PM. Mr. Greco seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.

DISCUSSION:
1. Concerned citizens regarding the Burrillville Power Plant. Lisa Mosczynski, 60 Oak Street and Leslie Bowen of the Burrillville Conservation Commission joined the meeting to ask for the Commission’s support in stopping the power plant from being built. Ms. Mosczynski reviewed the impacts of the plant. They will be presenting to the Douglas Board of Selectmen tomorrow night. A discussion was held, including why the power plant is being proposed, impact on natural resources and infrastructure, and safety concerns.
Ms. Van Roo is concerned as a citizen, however as a member of the Conservation Commission this project is outside of their jurisdiction. She does feel that Douglas’ Board of Selectmen should be concerned. A discussion was held.
2. Fiscal Year 2018 Budget. Mr. Zisk stated that the budget is level-funded from last year. Ms. Van Roo made a motion to approve the FY18 Conservation Commission Annual Budget as presented. Mr. Greco seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.
3. 2016 Annual Town Report. Mr. Zisk needs to update this.
4. Request for a Certificate of Compliance: Warner Homes, LLC, 22 Northwest Main Street, Lot #3, (DEP #143-0795). There was no Certificate available.
5. Request for a Certificate of Compliance: Christopher & Concepcion Goodwin, 11 Manzi Way, Shady Knoll Estates, Lot #27 (DEP #143-0420). Mr. Zisk stated that this will be done in the spring.
4. Minutes: December 5, 2016 & January 9, 2017.
Approval of the above minutes was deferred to the next meeting.

OPEN SESSION:
Ms. Brown stated that the standard Special Conditions on the Order of Conditions contains typos and the word “should” needs to be replaced by “shall” in many instances. Mr. Zisk will go through the document, make note of the changes and email them out to the Commission.

9:21 PM ADJOURNMENT:
Ms. Van Roo made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 9:21 PM. Mr. Greco seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Wright
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