June 4, 2018 Conservation Commission meeting

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June 4, 2018 Conservation Commission meeting

Postby Mary Wright » Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:03 pm

CONSERVATION COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES
MONDAY, JUNE 4, 2018

A meeting of the Conservation Commission was held on Monday, June 4, 2018. 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
ABSENT:
NON-VOTING: Stephen Zisk (Conservation Agent)

7:00 PM (RDA) PUBLIC MEETING CONTINUED: Southeast Main Street, Dudley Pond/Blackstone Valley Beagle Club.
Jim Tusino of the Beagle Club joined the meeting and asked to close the public meeting. He stated that some of the work has been completed. The scope of work does not need to be expanded at this time. A Notice of Intent may have to be filed at some later date.

7:10 PM (NOI-DEP #143-0952) PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED: 44 Orange Street/CHASE, PAUL.
Lance Anderson of Allen Engineering joined the meeting. He stated that he and Mr. Zisk walked the site Friday. Ms. Sharkey visited the site today. The replication area was relocated so as not to damage any trees. Added to the plan was a note regarding the timber crossing and the distance to the erosion control line from the wetlands series D. There was no additional information on the perennial stream. Mr. Anderson knows that individual bonds need to be posted for the replication area and the crossing. Stockpiling and machinery will be outside the buffer area.
Ms. Sharkey made a motion to close the public hearing and issue an Order of Conditions for (NOI-DEP #143-0952), 44 Orange Street, Paul Chase with the additional conditions of bonding for the replication area and crossing prior to construction, and stockpiling and parking of machinery at days end will be outside the 100’ buffer. Ms. Van Roo seconded the motion. Vote: Aye-4.

7:20 PM (NOI-DEP #143-0955) PUBLIC HEARING: 225 Yew Street/MORAWSKI, CYNTHIA.
Ms. Brown opened the public hearing. Glen Krevosky of EBT Environmental Consultants joined the meeting. On the plan, the split rail fence has been clarified to run along the waterline, wattles have been tightened to the 100’ buffer, a compost location has been added at the 100’ buffer for leaf cuttings and grass clippings, a deck was added at the back corner, all work has been moved outside the 25’, and the well has been moved outside the 50’.
Kevin Salera of 223 Yew Street is concerned about how this construction will affect his property, namely backfill of the wetlands. He has a soil report that states that this is a limited area to add dwellings and septic design. Mr. Krevosky stated that Mr. Salera is upslope and there will be no filling of the wetlands. The land elevation will be raised 4’ for the septic. Water will drain to the south.
Mr. Salera asked what would be the limit of disturbance between this lot and his yard. Mr. Krevosky stated that the Commission does not have jurisdiction beyond the 100’ buffer. Potentially, clearing could occur up to the property line on the side. For the septic, with the grading, the limit of clearing would be 48’ away from the property line. The limit of disturbance for the backyard is up to the split rail fence. The limit of clearing for the backyard would be 35’ from Mr. Salera’s property line.
Seventeen feet of lawn extends into the 50’ buffer.
Mark Tremblay of 303 Courthouse Lane, Burrillville, RI is a consultant forester and after viewing the vegetation, he says that the area is a wetland. Mr. Krevosky stated that the soil testing found that the water table is 3’ down. There are non-hydric soils throughout the site with a 2 minute perc rate. Nineteen soil borings were done. A discussion was held.
Ms. Van Roo made a motion to close the public hearing and issue an Order of Conditions for (NOI-DEP #143-0955) Cynthia Morawski, 225 Yew Street for the plan dated 5/23/18. Ms. Sharkey seconded the motion. Vote: Aye-4.

7:42 PM DISCUSSION: BECKY LARAMEE, 17 Hough Road, PIPE REPLACEMENT.
Ms. Laramee joined the meeting. She has a permit from October to remove crumbling stairs and install a ramp and during construction, a pipe had to be installed. The original intention was to build a stone wall beside the pipe, but the pipe collapsed and had to be replaced. Mr. Zisk showed photos of the site.
The new pipe is coming out from a different direction and discharging to the right so as not to deteriorate the stone wall. The new pipe is a pipe-width away from the location of the original pipe. Ms. Laramee presented photos. A discussion was held.
Mr. Zisk stated that the neighbors submitted a complaint stating that the new pipe is closer to their property, and the splashing from the water is eroding under their dock. They also complained that Ms. Laramee is installing a dock. Ms. Laramee stated that she is not installing a dock.
Dawn and David Wilson of 36 Main Street, South Grafton joined the meeting. They own 11 Hough Road. They are concerned that the discharged water is now eroding soil under the wall. They submitted photos and a plot plan. The plot plan has a note that states there is a 6’-wide drainage easement centered on 3’ on either side of the property line. Ms. Van Roo stated that this is not a Conservation issue and the pipe is still within the easement. Ms. Sharkey suggested that something could be done to redirect the discharge. By consensus, the Commission stated that some large flat rocks, similar to those previously used, should be placed to redirect the discharge. Mr. Zisk will check the site after the rocks are placed. Ms. Laramee was agreeable. She will install the rocks in November.
The Wilsons are concerned about the drainage easement and wanted to know if the easement is more into their yard. Ms. Van Roo stated that the easement remains the same; the pipe can be moved within that 6’ easement. A discussion was held.
Mr. Wilson asked Ms. Laramee to move her dock. Ms. Laramee stated that she replaced her aluminum dock with another aluminum dock. She will have the dock removed within a couple weeks. Ms. Laramee asked about the dock permitting process.

DISCUSSION:
1. Violation Notice: 164 Perry Street. Ms. Brown recused herself and Ms. Sharkey chaired the discussion. Mr. Zisk heard from the property owner yesterday. He said that he would move the items in question. Mr. Zisk went to the site today. The “stuff” has not been moved, but there is a trash container in back of the driveway. Mr. Zisk will visit the site again before the next meeting.
Ms. Van Roo made a motion that if the items are not moved by the end of two weeks, fines will be charged per diem. Mr. Greco seconded the motion. Vote: Aye-3.
Ms. Brown rejoined the meeting.
2. DEP Appeal: 68 Woodland Road. Ms. Sharkey asked if there was a Request for Departmental Action form along with the transmittal form. Ms. Brown will ask Ms. Lajoie.
3. Request for a Certificate of Compliance: Orbison Corp., 97 Yew Street (DEP #143-0887). Mr. Zisk presented some photos. He stated that the site looks good, except that the grass is not established. This request will need to be revisited when the grass is established.
4. Request for Extension Permit for Orders of Conditions: Guaranteed Builders & Developers, Inc., 37 Glen Street, Lot #1B (DEP #143-0748). Ms. Sharkey recused herself. Mr. Zisk stated that the Orders were issued approximately 8-10 years ago and were automatically extended with the Permit Extension Act. The applicant is looking for one-year extensions, however the request was submitted one day before the permit expired.
Ms. Van Roo made a motion to grant one-year extensions for Guaranteed Builders & Developers, Inc., 37 Glen Street, Lots #1B and #2B (DEP #143-0748 and DEP #143-0749). Mr. Greco seconded the motion. Vote: Aye-3.
Ms. Sharkey rejoined the meeting.
5. Request for Extension Permit for Orders of Conditions: Guaranteed Builders & Developers, Inc., 37 Glen Street, Lot #2B (DEP #143-0749). See Discussion #4 above.
6. Minutes: March 5, March 19, April 2, April 17, and May 14, 2018.
Mr. Greco made a motion to approve the March 5, 2018 Conservation Commission meeting minutes as amended. Ms. Sharkey seconded the motion. Vote: Aye-4.
Mr. Greco made a motion to approve the March 19, 2018 Conservation Commission meeting minutes as amended. Ms. Sharkey seconded the motion. Vote: Aye-3. Ms. Van Roo abstained.
Mr. Greco made a motion to approve the April 2, 2018 Conservation Commission meeting minutes as presented. Ms. Sharkey seconded the motion. Vote: Aye-3, Ms. Van Roo abstained.
Ms. Van Roo made a motion to approve the April 17, 2018 Conservation Commission meeting minutes as amended. Mr. Greco seconded the motion. Vote: Aye-3, Ms. Sharkey abstained.
Approval of the May 14, 2018 Conservation Commission meeting minutes was deferred to the next meeting.

8:37 PM ADJOURNMENT:
Ms. Sharkey made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:37 PM. Ms. Van Roo seconded the motion. Vote: Aye-4.

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Wright
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