11/4/2013 - Meeting Minutes

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11/4/2013 - Meeting Minutes

Postby Maria Lajoie » Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:17 am

CONSERVATION COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2013

The meeting was called to order at 7:00pm.

ATTENDANCE
Present: Linda Brown (Chairman), Tracy Sharkey (Vice Chairman), Brandi Van Roo (Member), Michael Greco (Member), Stephen Zisk (Conservation Agent) and Maria Lajoie (Administrative Secretary).
Absent: Jeremy Manning (Member).

7:00 PM (NOI: DEP #143-0864) PUBLIC HEARING – 209 West Street / EXXONMOBIL PIPELINE COMPANY
Present on behalf of the Applicant was James Dick and Eric Runstrom of Roux Associates. The work consists of trenching using hand tools (e.g. shovel) and/or mini-excavator (bobcat) up to approximately 2-feet deep to dig a trench, 2-feet wide and 270-feet length to facilitate preventative maintenance of a petroleum pipeline (anode bed replacement for rectifier) on the first and secondary areas. Will hand dig in the wetland area but will use excavator outside the wetland area approximately 2-feet deep. Straw wattles will be placed. Ms. Sharkey asked if they would be doing any clearing and Mr. Dick said they may clear small trees if they need to and also said the project would take one day and will keep the machine (excavator) near the road. Ms. Sharkey said that the wetlands look dry right now and Mr. Dick said the water is low. The Commission had no issues or other questions. A Motion was made by Ms. Van Roo to close the Public Hearing and issue an Order of Conditions, seconded by Ms. Sharkey. Vote: Unanimous. Ms. Lajoie was asked to write up the Order of Conditions and e-mail the Commission to go to the office and sign and to also contact Roux Associates when the Orders are ready.

DISCUSSION:
1. ExxonMobil: The Commission asked that in the future when any repairs need to be done within resource areas, please let the Commission know prior to doing the work.
2. ExxonMobil: Zisk reminded Roux Associates that there are outstanding Orders that need to be closed out. Mr. Dick said he would look at the list, contact Mr. Zisk and request Certificates of Compliance.

7:15 PM (NOI: DEP #143-0865) PUBLIC HEARING – 118 Chestnut Street / ELLIS, KYLE
Present on behalf of the Applicant was Margaret Bacon of Civil Site Engineering. The work consists of the construction of a four bedroom house (62’ x 28’) and septic system within the 100-foot buffer zone of bordering vegetated wetlands. Ms. Bacon said the wetland crossing was eliminated combining the two lots into one lot and the house is within the 50-foot buffer zone.

Ms. Van Roo said she would like to see something to designate the wetlands such as a fence and plantings to create an erosion control line. The Commission agreed. A Motion was made Ms. Van Roo to close the Public Hearing and issue an Order of Conditions, seconded by Ms. Sharkey. Vote: Unanimous.

DISCUSSION:
1. Fee Determination. Present is Mr. Art Allen to discuss fees regarding an upcoming filing for Joyce Guiou of 6 Brookline Terrace. Mr. Allen said that a pond was put in 30 years ago and a culvert carries Centerville Brook. Over the years the pond has filled with sediment (sand) and the inlet is blocked. Ms. Guiou would like to have the pond dredged of approximately 100 cubic yards. Mr. Allen spoke to Ms. DiPinto at DEP and she felt the project was a Category 1- Minor Project where the State Fee would be $110 and the Town Fee would be $100. Ms. Brown asked how long the project would take and Mr. Allen said approximately two days and said he would file a Notice of Intent. Ms. Sharkey said the fees are fair. Mr. Zisk will check into this because a consultant fee may be necessary.
2. Emergency Certification Form: Douglas Highway Department for work on South Street over Tinkerville Brook. Mr. Zisk said that the arch is falling apart and scouring is occurring. The erosion controls are in place (sand bags). The Highway Department will be repairing the stream bed. Ms. Brown to contact Mr. Cundiff about the project. Mr. Zisk said that a Notice of Intent still needs to be filed after the fact.
3. Minutes: 8/19, 10/7, 10/21. Will approve at the next meeting.
4. Voucher. Signed.

ADJOURNMENT
At 7:45pm, a Motion was made by Ms. Van Roo to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Mr. Greco. Vote: Unanimous.

Respectfully submitted,


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