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Minutes of Conservation Commission, 08/07/2018

AGENDA: Conservation Commission

RECEIVED 08/09/2018 11:33am
Michele R. Grande – Redding Town Clerk

Redding Conservation Commission
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
7:30 p.m. – Old Town House

Present: David Pattee, Chairman; Stuart Green; Susan Robinson; Wallace Perlman.

Absent: Tina Miller; William Hill

The Chairman called the meeting to order at 7:40 p.m.

I. APPROVAL OF MINUTES – Meeting of June 19, 2018

On the motion of W. Perlman and the second of S. Green, the Commission voted unanimously to approve the 6/19/18 Meeting Minutes as amended: last sentence under “Approval of Minutes”, change “Moorehead” to “Moorhead”; Page 2, first item under “Chairman’s Report”, change to “Susan Robinson noted the recent order by the Governor for the Water Planning Council to implement the State Water Plan.”

Discussion of the Town of Redding Open Space Plan 2018.

The Commission continued the final review of the Open Space Plan. Section 1-5, water resources protection was discussed. S. Robinson will prepare and forward sections on watershed protection to Tina Miller. The current version is dated 6/14/18.


Stuart Green initiated a discussion re: open space access and unauthorized trails. D. Pattee noted the policy of not permitting access from private lands onto open space parcels. S. Green stated that new trail tenders are needed.

Susan Robinson noted changes in the appearance of trees, such as splintering bark that could indicate damage from heavy snow.

Ms. Robinson contacted Lisa Tewksbury at URI re: status of application to study black swallow-wort.

W. Perlman reported on the concern by the First Selectman re: Eversource monopole project and the impact of access areas.

On the motion of W. Perlman and the second of S. Robinson, the Commission voted unanimously to adjourn the meeting at 9:20 p.m.

Submitted by:
Kristi C. Reilly

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