June 19, 2017 Conservation Commission meeting

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June 19, 2017 Conservation Commission meeting

Postby Mary Wright » Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:57 pm

CONSERVATION COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES
MONDAY, JUNE 19, 2017

A meeting of the Conservation Commission was held on Monday, June 19, 2017. Ms. Brown called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.

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

7:00 PM (NOI-DEP #143-0930) PUBLIC HEARING: 49 Pine Street/BROWN, ROBERT & KATHLEEN.
Ms. Brown opened the public hearing. Mike Yerka of Civil Site Engineering joined the meeting. He stated that the lot is approximately 4.3 acres. There is a long isolated wetland on the property and the main wetland runs across the back of the property. There is an intermittent stream. All the planned work is outside the 50’ buffer zone. The driveway is outside the 100’, except for a very small section. The applicant is proposing a three bedroom house which is mostly outside the 100’. The septic is 50% in the 50’ buffer zone. Most of the grading is inside the 100’.
Ms. Sharkey asked that erosion controls be brought up to the boulder. The intermittent stream is actually a perennial stream, and is not shown on the topo map. There is a slurry pit next to the well.
No grading is planned for the walk-out under the deck. Grading in 501-503 was discussed. 502 is existing grading.
Ms. Sharkey made a motion to close the public hearing and issue an Order of Conditions for 49 Pine Street, Robert and Kathleen Brown. Ms. Van Roo seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.

7:16 PM (RDA) PUBLIC MEETING: 26 North Street/HAYWARD LANDING ASSOC.
Ms. Brown opened the public meeting. Jamie Mullay, Maintenance Director for Hayward Landing joined the meeting. The RDA is for the repair and re-plumbing of two existing timber retaining walls and to repair the parking lot. 200’ of the retaining wall on the Mumford River are leaning out and causing the asphalt to sink in. There will be 2’ of rip rap on the riverbank. A 300’ silt fence is planned. Mr. Zisk showed photos of the site. A discussion was held, including the construction protocol and keeping the existing material from falling into the wetlands.
The heavy equipment access will be through the driveway in the front, and the work can be done from the parking lot. Erosion controls need to be seen on the map and a method to contain the rip rap needs to be added. It was the consensus of the Commission that the applicant needs to file a Notice of Intent.
Ms. Van Roo made a motion to issue a positive RDA for 26 North Street, Hayward Landing Assoc. Mr. Greco seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.

7:36 PM (NOI-DEP #143-0924) PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED: Gilboa Court Extension/GOGOLINSKI, CAROL, A. & COGLEY, WILLIAM S.
Ms. Brown stated that the applicant has asked for a continuance.
Ms. Sharkey made a motion to continue the public hearing for (NOI-DEP #143-0924), Gilboa Court Extension, Carol Gogolinski and William S. Cogley to July 17, 2017 at 7:00 PM. Mr. Greco seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.

7:38 PM NORTH VILLAGE: Request for Release of Units from the Covenant.
Neil Rybicki and Tim Barlow of Northbrown, LLC and Art Allen of Eco Tec joined the meeting. Mr. Zisk did not participate in the discussion. Ms. Brown has visited the site and she presented photos. The bridge crossing and two replication areas are within the Commission’s jurisdiction. The covenant states that no release of lots shall be done until the crossing and replication areas are completed. Ms. Brown read the covenant. The Town Engineer must also sign off on the construction of the culvert crossing.
It has been two years since the culvert has been constructed. More infrastructure in the buffer zone, such as the sidewalk, still needs to be completed. They are asking for a partial release of 22 units, phase 1. Mr. Allen supervised the work. He feels the replication areas are well established. It is 100% vegetated with wetland species. The plan called for 66 6’-8’ tall red maples and Ms. Brown did not see them. Mr. Allen stated that they were all planted initially, and the area meets the performance standards of 75% or more native wetland vegetation in two years. The silt fences at either end of the culvert pipe need to be removed. A discussion was held.
Ms. Van Roo made a motion to approve a partial release of the covenant for 22 units contingent on the Town Engineer’s approval. Ms. Sharkey seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.
For any subsequent approvals, there will need to be wooded vegetation in the wetlands.

8:03 PM (NOI-DEP #143-0906) PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED: 439 Northeast Main Street, 34 & 36 Davis Street/JMT SLEEPY HOLLOW, LLC, & FITZPATRICK, JAMES.
Ms. Brown stated that the applicant has asked for a continuance.
Ms. Sharkey made a motion to continue the public hearing for (NOI-DEP #143-0906) 439 Northeast Main Street, 34 & 36 Davis Street, JMT Sleepy Hollow, LLC and James Fitzpatrick to July 17, 2017 at 7:15 PM. Ms. Van Roo seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.

DISCUSSION:
1. Eco Tec, Inc./Environmental Consulting Services Proposal: 12 Martin Road. Mr. Zisk sent a violation notice. The neighbor informed Mr. Zisk that the bridge and logs have been removed.
2. Peer Review for Sleepy Hollow Subdivision. Mr. Zisk is waiting for a revised plan.
3. Request for a Certificate of Compliance: John Blatchford, 125 Walnut Street, (DEP #143-0773). Withdrawn.
4. Request for a Certificate of Compliance: John Blatchford, Walnut Street, Lot #2, (DEP #143-0786). Withdrawn.
5. Request for a Certificate of Compliance: Christopher & Concepcion Goodwin, 11 Manzi Way, Shady Knoll Estates, Lot #27 (DEP #143-0420). A letter has been sent to the applicants, and Mr. Zisk is waiting for an As-Built.
6. Minutes: March 20, April 3, April 18, & May 15, 2017.
Ms. Sharkey made a motion to approve the March 20, 2017 Conservation Commission (revised 5/29/17) meeting minutes as presented. Ms. Van Roo seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.
Ms. Sharkey made a motion to approve the April 3, 2017 Conservation Commission meeting minutes as amended. Mr. Greco seconded the motion. Vote: Aye-3, Ms. Van Roo abstained.
Ms. Van Roo made a motion to approve the April 18, 2017 Conservation Commission meeting minutes as amended, contingent upon a review of the use of “noninvasive” on the tape. Ms. Van Roo seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.
Approval of the May 15, 2017 Conservation Commission meeting minutes was deferred to the next meeting.

OPEN SESSION:
Reorganization: Ms. Van Roo made a motion to nominate Linda Brown as Chairman of the Conservation Commission. Ms. Sharkey seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.
Ms. Brown made a motion to nominate Tracy Sharkey as Vice Chairman of the Conservation Commission. Ms. Van Roo seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.
Mr. Zisk stated that Orders of Conditions expire three years from the day the Commission approves them, regardless of whether or not work is commenced.

8:27 PM ADJOURNMENT:
Ms. Sharkey made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:27 PM. Mr. Greco seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Wright
Recording Secretary
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