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Minutes of Conservation Commission, 07/18/2017

AGENDA: Conservation Commission

RECEIVED 07/18/2017 7:30pm
Michele R. Grande – Redding Town Clerk

MINUTES
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
7:30 p.m. – Old Town House

Present: David Pattee, Chairman; Susan Robinson; Tina Miller; Wallace Perlman.
Absent: William Hill; Stuart Green
The Chairman called the meeting to order at 7:40 p.m.
D. Pattee reported the passing of Mary Anne Guitar. Commissioners remembered her dedication and accomplishments on behalf of the Town.

I. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
-Meeting of 6/20/17
-Site Walks 6/23/17-M/M C. Kopec, 49 Deacon Abbott Rd.; Aquarion Water Company, 425 Redding Road

On the motion of W. Perlman and the second of S. Robinson, the Commission voted to approve the 6/20/17 Meeting Minutes as amended: First item under “Chairman’s Report”, change to “S. Robinson conducted a preliminary botanical survey with the CT Botanical Society.”; last item under “Chairman’s Report”, change “Highstead” to “Stormfield.” T. Miller abstained.
On the motion of W. Perlman and the second of S. Robinson, the Commission voted unanimously to approve the 6/23/17 Site Walk Minutes.

II. REGULATORY
Application #17-06, Christopher and Marlene Kopec, 49 Deacon Abbott Road. To receive and discuss an application for new pool decking, landscaping and associated improvement within the regulated area. Site Walk 6/23/17.

Marlene Kopec and W. Pollack from Keith Simpson Associates were present. Site walk findings were reviewed.

On the motion of W. Perlman and the second of S. Robinson, the Commission voted unanimously to approve Application #17-06.

Application #17-07, Aquarion Water Company, 425 Redding Road. To receive and discuss an application for a new septic system within the regulated area.

No one was present for the applicant. The map was reviewed and it was noted that the septic tank size is listed as 100 gallons.

On the motion of W. Perlman and the second of S. Robinson, the Commission voted unanimously to approve Application #17-07 with the condition that a new drawing is submitted with a corrected septic tank size.

Application #17-08, Eric L. and Courtney P. Cowley, Rob Sanders Architects, agent, 221-229 Lonetown Road. To receive and discuss an application for construction of a replacement poolhouse and construction of a two-car garage within the regulated area.

Rob Sanders was present for the applicant. He will return later in the summer with a revised application.

Sean McNamara, representing the Land Trust. Present a draft Land Management Plan for 18 Hill Road.

The draft Land Management Plan was reviewed and will be forwarded to Commissioners for their further review. The goal is to complete the Plan by the end of the year.

Another sign was proposed for Saugatuck Falls Natural Area. A negative response was given to the request.

Mr. McNamara is working on a digital and hardback version of the Book of
Trails.

III. CHAIRMAN’S REPORT
Tina Miller will review the Open Space Plan and highlight language in need of review for discussion at the next meeting.

On the motion of T. Miller and the second of W. Perlman, the Commission voted unanimously to adjourn the meeting at 9:00 p.m.

Submitted by:
Kristi C. Reilly

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