August 17, 2015 Conservation Meeting

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August 17, 2015 Conservation Meeting

Postby Mary Wright » Sun Oct 04, 2015 8:15 am


A meeting of the Conservation Commission was held on Monday, August 17, 2015. Ms. Brown called the meeting to order at 7:05 PM.

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

Ms. Brown stated that the applicant has asked for a continuance.
Ms. Sharkey made a motion to continue (NOI-DEP #143-0886) 74 Main Street, New England Realty Ventures, LLC to Monday, December 7, 2015. Mr. Greco seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.

7:06 PM (NOI-DEP #143-0890) PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED – 128 Northwest Main Street / CANDITO, KENNETH
Patrick Burke of HS&T Group joined the meeting. He stated that he went through the Zoning Board to request continuance of the nonconformity. The ZBA approved the plan “as is” with no changes.
Ms. Sharkey made a motion to issue the Order of Conditions for 128 Northwest Main Street, Kenneth Candito. Mr. Greco seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.

1. North Village: Temporary Culvert Crossing. Neil Rybicki with Northbrown, LLC joined the meeting. Mr. Zisk stated that he received some emails from Art Allen of Eco-Tech. Some photos were presented. Ms. Brown does not remember a temporary crossing being discussed. Right now, no wildlife can cross.
Mr. Rybicki stated that he reviewed the instruction protocol again and #4 Wetland Replication stated that they are to remove all the topsoil and replace it after the culvert has gone in. Ms. Brown argued that the crossing is not part of the fill area. Mr. Rybicki explained that the culvert is being shipped from Wisconsin on September 2, 2015. He will put the footings in first and will do the replication area before the culvert goes in. He will replace the wetland loam. It will be done before the end of September. Mr. Zisk suggested Mr. Allen visit the site while it is being replicated so that the area can match what was previously there. Ms. Brown asked to see something from Mr. Allen to know what will be planted, including a timeline.
Ms. Sharkey stated that an acceptable plan for temporary diversion of channelization was not presented to the Commission. She feels that now they must require a plan. A discussion was held.
Mr. Rybicki will have the arch culvert and footing details tomorrow. Ms. Sharkey requested a timeline. The Commission asked Mr. Rybicki to present at the September 21, 2015 meeting. He needs to submit the designs for the footings and the arch culvert, and Mr. Allen needs to submit a timeline, a sequence of events, and the completion for restoring the bed. Mr. Rybicki left the meeting.
2. Request for Release of Bonds: Suzanne Gagnon, Potter Road. Ms. Gagnon joined the meeting. Mr. Zisk stated that Ms. Gagnon is also requesting a Certificate of Compliance. She will be laying crushed stone in the drive in the next few weeks. Mr. Zisk presented video and photos of the area. Ms. Brown did not see any trees or shrubs in the photos. Ms. Sharkey read the plantings requirement for the replication area from the original plan. Ms. Gagnon stated that everything required has been planted.
A site walk was scheduled for Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at 5:00 PM. Ms. Gagnon stated that the bonds expire on August 21, 2015. She does not feel that the bonds are necessary at this point, and the Commission agreed.
Ms. Gagnon left the meeting.
3. Request for a Certificate of Compliance: Michael Curry, 52 West Street. Mr. Curry joined the meeting. Mr. Zisk showed a video of the area. The Commission reviewed the plans. Where it says “wetlands” on the plan, it is all mature pine trees. The area is no longer flagged. Mr. Curry stated that the contractor had cleared the whole area and told them they could not go beyond the treeline. Ms. Sharkey told Mr. Curry to tell the new owners to not go beyond the treeline.
Ms. Sharkey made a motion to issue a Certificate of Compliance for 52 West Street. Mr. Greco seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.
Mr. Curry left the meeting.
4. Minutes: August 3, 2015
Approval of the August 3, 2015 Conservation Commission meeting minutes was deferred to the next meeting.

Mr. Greco made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:45 PM. Ms. Sharkey seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Wright
Recording Secretary
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