6/3/2019 - Conservation Meeting

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6/3/2019 - Conservation Meeting

Postby Maria Lajoie » Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:33 am

CONSERVATION COMMISSION MEETING
MONDAY, JUNE 3, 2019
(Community Meeting Room)
7:00 PM
REVISED

7:00 PM (NOI-DEP #143-0---) PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED: 49 & 53 Woodland Road / DEER CROSSING DEVELOPMENT, LLC

7:10 PM (NOI-DEP #143-0---) PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED: 49 Woodland Road, Lot 57A / DEER CROSSING DEVELOPMENT, LLC

7:20 PM (NOI-DEP #143-0---) PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED: 53 Woodland Road, Lot 58A / DEER CROSSING DEVELOPMENT, LLC

7:30 PM (RDA) PUBLIC MEETING CONTINUED: 56 Lakeshore Drive / CAHILL, DAVID & JANIS

7:30 PM (RDA) PUBLIC MEETING: 55 Lakeshore Drive / CAHILL, DAVID & JANIS (Dock)

7:40 PM Whitin Reservoir Estates (Bob Pace)

DISCUSSION
1. Application for Board/Committee: Mark Mungeam, 20 Depot Street
2. Application for Board/Committee: Eric Harris, 18 Darling Way
3. Request for a Certificate of Compliance: David L’Heureux, 134 Southeast Main Street (DEP #143-0926)
4. Request for a Certificate of Compliance: Jackson Song (Evergreen Estates), 209 South Street (DEP #143-0735)
5. Request for a Certificate of Compliance: Rose Gulini-Hayes, 136 Perry Street (DEP #486) (Driveway Crossing)
6. Request for a Certificate of Compliance: Leslie Stevens, 64 Depot Street (DEP #143-0885) (Expired)
7. Request for a Certificate of Compliance: Leslie Stevens, 64 Depot Street (DEP #143-0950)
8. Order of Resource Area Delineation: Quartz Solar, LLC, South Street (DEP #143-0968)

Mail
Minutes: 4/1, 4/22, 5/13 _________________________________________________________________
Upcoming Meetings: 6/17, 7/15
Open session for topics not reasonably anticipated 48 hours in advance of Meeting.
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Re: 6/3/2019 - Conservation Meeting

Postby Mary Wright » Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:44 pm

CONSERVATION COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES
MONDAY, JUNE 3, 2019

A meeting of the Conservation Commission was held on Monday, June 3, 2019. Ms. Sharkey called the meeting to order at 7:02 PM.

ATTENDANCE:
PRESENT: Tracy Sharkey (Chair), Katiegrace Dudley, Michael Greco (Vice Chair), Arthur Montminy
ABSENT:
NON-VOTING: Stephen Zisk (Conservation Agent)

7:02 PM (NOI-DEP #143----) PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED: 49 & 53 Woodland Road/DEER CROSSING DEVELOPMENT, LLC.
Dave Marquedant of JD Marquedant Associates, Tim Nealon of Deer Crossing Development, LLC and Art Allen of EcoTec joined the meeting. Mr. Marquedant stated that no changes have been made since the last meeting. There has been no resolution regarding their DEP file numbers; file numbers have not been issued. Mr. Nealon spoke to a representative at DEP (Dept. of Environmental Protection) who told him that they have no issue with how this application, and the next two below, have been filed. Ms. Sharkey stated that, as far as releasing the Orders, they will have to see how they progress. If one of the houses is being sold and the crossing is part of that Order, then there would need to be a partial release.
Mr. Zisk showed a video of the crossing site. He asked that the applicant try to save as many trees as possible to preserve the canopy. Mr. Marquedant stated that many of the trees that were flagged are just outside the replication area. Mr. Allen stated that they are planning to remove boulders in the replication area to create some pockets for plantings. A mini excavator will be used. Mostly, the understudy shrubs will be removed. The replication is 1.5-2:1. Mr. Zisk suggested to stay as close to 1:1 as possible.
The amount of rip rap they planned to use has been reduced. Six check dams are proposed.
Mr. Greco made a motion to continue the public hearing for (NOI-DEP #143-0---) 49 & 53 Woodland Road, Deer Crossing Development, LLC to June 17, 2019 at 7:45 PM. Mr. Montminy seconded the motion. Vote: Aye-3.

7:14 PM (NOI-DEP #143----) PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED: 49 Woodland Road, Lot 57A/ DEER CROSSING DEVELOPMENT, LLC.
Dave Marquedant of JD Marquedant Associates, Tim Nealon of Deer Crossing Development, LLC and Art Allen of EcoTec joined the meeting. Mr. Marquedant presented the plan. The well will be moved outside the 100’. The septic and driveway are in the buffer zone. A line of rocks will be extended to the corner of the house to prevent lawn creep. They will have check dams to mitigate the slope and crushed stone along the edge.
Mr. Marquedant presented the following construction sequence: erosion controls installed, crushed stone, then stumping. A discussion was held. It was decided to place “remove stumps” between #8 and #9 or #7 and #8 and specify that it is 58. The area will not be clear cut.
Mr. Montminy made a motion to continue the public hearing for (NOI-DEP #143-0---) 49 Woodland Road, Lot 57 A/Deer Crossing Development, LLC to June 17, 2019 at 7:55 PM. Mr. Greco seconded the motion. Vote: Aye-3.

7:25 PM (NOI-DEP #143----) PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED: 53 Woodland Road/Lot 58A/ DEER CROSSING DEVELOPMENT, LLC.
Dave Marquedant of JD Marquedant Associates, Tim Nealon of Deer Crossing Development, LLC and Art Allen of EcoTec joined the meeting. Mr. Marquedant stated that there is only a small amount of activity within the buffer zone. The retaining wall is at the 90. The septic will flow away from the wetlands. Mr. Allen suggested that stump removal be placed between #9 and #10 of the construction sequence.
Mr. Allen spoke to Denise Childs last week and DEP has been backlogged due to the Memorial Day holiday.
Mr. Greco made a motion to continue the public hearing for (NOI-DEP #143-0---) 53 Woodland Road, lot 58A, Deer Crossing Development, LLC to June 17, 2019 at 8:05 PM. Mr. Montminy seconded the motion. Vote: Aye-3.

7:30 PM (RDA) PUBLIC MEETING CONTINUED: 56 Lakeshore Drive/CAHILL, DAVID & JANIS.
David Cahill joined the meeting to ask to clear dead trees, brush, and one live tree within the 100’ buffer zone. Mr. Zisk stated that the RDA has been modified from the last meeting to state 20’ of clearing instead of 180’ of clearing. No earth is to be removed and only hand tools are to be used.
Ms. Dudley made a motion to issue a negative RDA for David and Janis Cahill, 56 Lakeshore Drive with the condition that up to 30 linear feet of thicket and dead brush can be cleared. Mr. Greco seconded the motion. Vote: Aye-3.
The clearing will actually be done at 55 Lakeshore Drive.

7:35 PM (RDA) PUBLIC MEETING: 55 Lakeshore Drive/CAHILL, DAVID & JANIS (Dock)
Ms. Sharkey opened the public meeting. David Cahill joined the meeting. He is asking to install a 44” x 16’ Azek dock with 2” diameter, 16’-long galvanized aluminum legs to sit 18” above the water level.
Ms. Dudley asked how the dock will be removed in the winter. Mr. Cahill explained that it will be removed by hand in sections.
Mr. Montminy made a motion to issue a negative RDA for David and Janis Cahill, 55 Lakeshore Drive. Mr. Greco seconded the motion. Vote: Aye-3.
Both the clearing and dock installation will be done at 55 Lakeshore Drive.

7:45 PM WHITIN RESERVOIR ESTATES: Bob Pace.
Mr. Pace joined the meeting. Mr. Zisk stated that the subdivision has been in existence for over 10 years, but has been dormant for a long time. The majority of the project is outside the Commission’s jurisdiction. The Order of Conditions has elapsed, but the work is associated with a detention pond. Mr. Zisk showed photos of the pond, which has been constructed and is functioning.
Mr. Pace stated that no work is proposed for the detention pond at this time. Once the subdivision is finished, he believes it is the Town’s responsibility to maintain the pond, however the Commission asked that he find out for certain who will be responsible for the maintenance. Mr. Pace is the new owner of the subdivision, and he plans to build 12 single family homes. He will be filing a request for a Certificate of Compliance. The debris needs to be cleaned up before the Certificate can be issued. Ms. Sharkey stated that the Commission will be requesting an as-built plan and a copy should be given to the Town Engineer.

DISCUSSION:
1. Application for Board/Committee: Mark Mungeam, 20 Depot Street. Mr. Mungeam joined the meeting, gave his background and expressed his interest in joining the Commission. It was the consensus of the Commission to recommend that the Board of Selectmen appoint Mr. Mungeam as a member.
2. Application for Board/Committee: Eric Harris, 18 Darling Way. It was the consensus of the Commission to recommend that the Board of Selectmen appoint Mr. Harris as an associate member.
3. Request for a Certificate of Compliance: Jackson Song (Evergreen Estates), 209 South Street (DEP #143-0735). Mr. Song joined the meeting and stated that as-built plans were submitted, he has a Certification Statement from his engineers, and only the wetland replication area has not been completed according to plan. Ms. Sharkey stated that the Commission needs 24” x 36”, legible as-built plans, as well as approval from the Town Engineer. Mr. Zisk presented photos of the site. Silt has been cleared from the catch basins. There is some erosion and some settlement. The Commission members will do a site walk at their leisure.
Ms. Sharkey suggested, if the applicant plans to do a solar farm, to come before the Commission with a Notice of Intent, and the old Order number will be discharged. Mr. Song will get the as-built plans to Mr. Zisk tomorrow and request a review of the stormwater system by the Town Engineer.
4. Request for a Certificate of Compliance: Rose Marie Galimi-Hayes, 136 Perry Street, (DEP #486) (Driveway Crossing). Ms. Galimi-Hayes and a gentleman joined the meeting. Ms. Galimi-Hayes stated that the driveway crossing was installed in 2009. Mr. Zisk presented a video of the site.
Ms. Dudley made a motion to issue a Certificate of Compliance for Rose Marie Galimi-Hayes, 136 Perry Street, (DEP #486). Mr. Montminy seconded the motion. Vote: Aye-3.
5. Request for a Certificate of Compliance: Leslie Stevens, 64 Depot Street (DEP #143-0885) (Expired). Mr. Stevens joined the meeting and stated that no work was ever started on this order.
Mr. Greco made a motion to issue a Certificate of Compliance for Leslie Stevens, 64 Depot Street (DEP #143-0885) due to no work having been commenced. Mr. Montminy seconded the motion. Vote: Aye-3.
6. Request for a Certificate of Compliance: Leslie Stevens, 64 Depot Street (DEP #143-0950). Mr. Stevens joined the meeting and stated that he submitted an as-built. Mr. Zisk presented photos of the site. Mr. Stevens stated that crushed stone or stone dust will be added on the left side. Machinery is now parked between the 100’ and the 50’. A discussion was held. The Commission would like the area to be either lawn or regrind, or as the engineer had suggested, the same material as the driveway.
7. Request for a Certificate of Compliance: David L’Heureux 134 Southeast Main Street (DEP #143-0926). The Commission reviewed the as-built and photos of the site. The application proposed a regrind driveway, but it is a paved driveway. Also, more grading was done than was proposed, and it is all within the 100’. Mr. Zisk stated that the site is stable. It was decided to place this item on the June 17, 2019 meeting agenda so that Mr. Zisk can review the filing.
8. Sign: Order of Resource Area Delineation: Quartz Solar, LLC, South Street (DEP #143-0968).
9. Minutes: April 1, April 22, & May 13, 2019.
Mr. Greco made a motion to approve the April 1, 2019 minutes of the Conservation Commission meeting as amended. Mr. Montminy seconded the motion. Vote: Aye-3.
Approval of the April 22 and May 13, 2019 Conservation Commission meeting minutes was deferred to the next meeting.

OTHER BUSINESS:
767 Northwest Main Street: David Cahill joined the meeting. Mr. Zisk contacted the Dept. of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), the Div. of Fisheries and Wildlife and DEP because some neighbors were concerned that clearing was being done. A wildlife habitat assessment was performed, and some vernal pools and habitat were found. Ms. Sharkey read the statements that need to be added to Mr. Cahill’s forest cutting plan by October 15, 2019. He can only operate between 10/15 and 8/15.

8:44 PM ADJOURNMENT:
Mr. Montminy made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:44 PM. Mr. Greco seconded the motion. Vote: Aye-3.

Respectfully submitted,

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