Aujgust 21, 2017 Conservation Commission meeting

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Aujgust 21, 2017 Conservation Commission meeting

Postby Mary Wright » Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:44 am

CONSERVATION COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES
MONDAY, AUGUST 21, 2017

A meeting of the Conservation Commission was held on Monday, August 21, 2017. Ms. Brown called the meeting to order at 7:04 PM.

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

7:04 PM (RDA) PUBLIC MEETING: 301 Southwest Main Street/LYONS, LEO
Ms. Brown opened the public meeting. Mr. Lyons and Catherine Daig joined the meeting. Mr. Zisk presented photos of the site. Mr. Lyons is planning on securing the stone wall on his property to avoid erosion when the water in the lake is high. The Commission asked for a construction schedule, description and a plan. An engineer’s plan is not needed at this time. A discussion was held. Mr. Zisk will review the application.
Ms. Sharkey made a motion to continue the RDA public meeting for Leo Lyons, 301 Southwest Main Street to September 18, 2017 at 7:00 PM. Mr. Greco seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.

7:20 PM (NOI-DEP #143-0906) PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED: 439 Northeast Main Street, 34 & 36 Davis Street/JMT SLEEPY HOLLOW, LLC, & FITZPATRICK, JAMES.
Bruce Williams of Guerriere and Halnon joined the meeting. He presented two final sets of the subdivision plans dated 8/10/17. He stated that the Planning Board has closed their public hearing and issued a draft Conditions of Approval. These sets of plans reflect those conditions. Since the last meeting, there have been no engineering changes to the plan.
A discussion was held regarding whether or not the proposed special conditions for the Order of Conditions need to be on the plan. It was decided that as long as Mr. Zisk is contacted before any activity occurs, the Commission was fine with the plans as they are.
Jeremy Flansburg, 63 Monroe Street stated that he does not understand how the applicant will install thrust blocks on the fire pipe without disturbing the wetlands. He feels that clearing a path for the machine to trench across and cutting the tress that create the canopy will destroy the cold water fishery. Mr. Flansburg stated that at the Planning Board meeting, the applicant stated that he would use precast thrust blocks, which Mr. Flansburg stated will need twice the amount of excavation. Mr. Flansburg has never seen the stream dry up.
Mr. Flansburg stated that the applicant does not have Planning Board approval as he does not have a super majority. He does not feel that the Commission should vote on the plan. Mr. Williams stated that the subdivision plan Planning Board hearing is approved and closed. He stated that what Mr. Flansburg is referring to is the reopening of the Earth Removal Special Permit hearing. Ms. Brown reiterated that the straw wattle lines cannot be crossed once they are installed. Mr. Williams stated that the straw wattles will be staked by a land surveyor, and Mr. Zisk will inspect them prior to any work being done.
Ms. Sharkey made a motion to close the public hearing and issue an Order of Conditions for (NOI-DEP #143-0906) 439 Northeast Main Street, 34 & 36 Davis Street, JMT Sleepy Hollow, LLC with the plan revision date of 8/10/17 as well as the Special Conditions added by the Conservation Commission as discussed. 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.
J.P. Connelly of Andrews Survey and Engineering joined the meeting. He compared the new plan dated 6/28/17 to the previous plan. The lot layout is generally the same. What has changed is the proposed stormwater facility. All the improvements, grading and work are kept outside of the 50’, except for one corner near the berm and there will be a rip rap area within the 50’. A discussion was held.
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 October 2, 2017 at 7:00 PM. Mr. Greco seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.

DISCUSSION:
1. Designate Board Member(s) to Sign Vouchers. The Commission reaffirmed its decision made at the last meeting to not assign one person to sign vouchers.
2. Forest Cutting Plan: Conservation Drive. Mr. Zisk stated that they are going back out to cut.
3. Request for a Certificate of Compliance: Margaret Banaghan c/o Michael McCaffrey, Esq., 125 Walnut Street, Lot #2. It was noticed that the DEP number on the request was incorrect. The as-built only shows the house and septic.
4. Request for a Certificate of Compliance: Orbison Corp., 251 Yew Street.
Ms. Sharkey made a motion to issue a Certificate of Compliance for Orbison Corp., 251 Yew Street. Mr. Greco seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.
5. Minutes: June 5, June 19, July 17, and August 7, 2017
Ms. Sharkey made a motion to approve the June 5, 2017 Conservation Commission meeting minutes as amended. Mr. Greco seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.
Ms. Sharkey made a motion to approve the June 19, 2017 Conservation Commission meeting minutes as presented. Mr. Greco seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.
Ms. Sharkey made a motion to approve the July 17, 2017 Conservation Commission meeting minutes as amended. Mr. Greco seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.
Approval of the August 7, 2017 Conservation Commission meeting minutes was deferred to the next meeting.

OTHER BUSINESS:
Margaret Bacon of Civil Site Engineering joined the meeting and presented an old plan for 79 Mumford Street created by Heritage Engineering dated 2/28/2005. Richard Morris bought the property before the replication area was finished. The replication area has not been built yet. Ms. Bacon stated that to build what is called for on the plan would not be attractive and would cause a lot of disturbance. Ms. Bacon asked if the Commission would be open to some changes to what was originally permitted.
Ms. Sharkey asked for a plan of the replication area and the square footage. The current plan shows the replication area as being 5,200 sq. ft. and the limit of disturbance as 38 sq. ft. Ms. Brown asked Mr. Zisk to find the minutes where this plan was approved. Ms. Sharkey asked to see an estimate for the work: current and proposed. The Commission is open to modifying the plan, however they would like to see the original Order of Conditions and the minutes.

8:25 PM ADJOURNMENT:
Ms. Sharkey made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:25 PM. Mr. Greco seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Wright
Recording Secretary
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