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Minutes of Conservation Commission, 08/06/2019

AGENDA: Conservation Commission

RECEIVED 08/12/2019 8:30am
Michele R. Grande – Redding Town Clerk

Redding Conservation Commission
P.O. Box 1028
Redding Center, Connecticut 06875-1028


Tuesday, August 6, 2019
7:30 p.m. – Old Town House

Present:  David Pattee, Chairman; Claire Matzke; William Hill; Stuart Green; Tina Miller.; Susan Robinson.
Absent: Wallace Perlman

The Chairman called the meeting to order at 7:33 p.m.

I. APPROVAL OF MINUTES – Meeting of June 18, 2019

On the motion of W. Perlman and the second of S. Green, the Commission voted unanimously to approve the 6/18/19 Minutes as amended: Page 2, second paragraph under “Chairman’s Report”, change to “S. Green requested 50% reimbursement from the Commission to the Land Trust for signs”; Page 2, last item under “Chairman’s Report”, change to “Photographs have been submitted by T. Miller to WEO/ZEO A. Pardee and to D. Pattee re: woodchips in wetlands behind the town right of way on Seventy Acre Road.”


Application #19-03, Donald and Joan Cullman (owners), William Dexter (agent), 14 Beauiles Lane. To receive and discuss an application for installation of a new set of leaching fields within the regulated area.

Mr. and Mrs. Cullman were present in addition to Mr. Dexter. The proposal and accompanying drawing were reviewed by Mr. Dexter.

D. Pattee noted receipt of a memo from Doug Hartline stating that the plan is acceptable. A Site Walk is scheduled for Sun., 8/11/19 at 9:00 a.m. D. Pattee confirmed that the ends of the proposed leaching field location are staked.

Application #19-04, Philip Robinson (owner), Joseph Tomas (agent), 22 Station Road. To receive and discuss an application to remodel existing house, including some demolition, excavation, and septic work within the regulated area.

Mr. and Mrs. Robinson were present. Mr. Robinson reviewed the proposal accompanied by a drawing.
A Site Walk is scheduled for Sun., 8/11/19 at 9:30 a.m.


Susan Robinson provided an update on the black swallow-wort biocontrol system on Simpaug Turnpike and stated that it is 90% defoliated. D. Pattee noted that the most recent report is not up to date. Ms. Robinson will contact Lisa Tewksbury at URI and report back at the next meeting.

Discussion was held re: bow hunting program on town-owned open space for the upcoming hunting season commencing in September. The presence of blinds was reported by S. Green. D. Pattee suggested notifying the hunters from last year that the program is suspended for this year due to lack of hunter participation and low deer harvest. The current DEEP report states that 113 deer were harvested in town with 13 on town-owned open space.

An invoice re: Couch Hill was received. Since there was no indication that there would be a difference in the program, the invoice will not be paid.

Re: rocks at parking area at 140 Limekiln, A. Pardee has inspected the site and J. Hanson of the Highway Department will be asked to review.

S. Green reported that the NRVT contract was not approved. New suggested language has been suggested and the amended contract needs to be signed by 8/12/19.

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

Submitted by:
Kristi C. Reilly