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Minutes of Conservation Commission, 09/19/2017

AGENDA: Conservation Commission

RECEIVED 09/20/2017 10:44am
Michele R. Grande – Redding Town Clerk

MINUTES
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
7:30 p.m. – Old Town House

Present: David Pattee, Chairman; William Hill; Stuart Green; Susan Robinson; Tina Miller; Wallace Perlman.
The Chairman called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.

I. APPROVAL OF MINUTES -Meeting of September 5, 2017
Site Walk Minutes 9/11/17-Thorsten Kaye, 142 Seventy Acre Rd.

On the motion of T. Miller and the second of W. Perlman, the Commission voted to approve the 9/5/17 Meeting Minutes. S. Green abstained.

On the motion of S. Green and the second of T. Miller, the Commission voted unanimously to approve the 9/11/17 Site Walk Minutes as amended: change “barn” to “two-car garage.”

II. REGULATORY
Application #17-11, Thorsten Kaye, 142 Seventy Acre Road. To receive and discuss an application to construct a 24’ x 28’ two-car garage within the regulated area. Site Walk 9/11/17.

Thorsten Kaye was present. Site Walk findings were reviewed.

On the motion of T. Miller and the second of W. Perlman, the Commission voted unanimously to approve Application #17-11 with the conditions that silt fencing will be installed from the driveway around to the wall and that a stockpile location is utilized for excavated soil.

Discussion of Land Management Plan for 18 Hill Road.

The new draft, forwarded by T. Miller and incorporating suggested changes, was reviewed in detail. A clean copy and red-line version will be sent delineating further changes.

Removal of the existing PVC pipes will be scheduled for early November.

Discussion of the Town of Redding Open Space Plan 2018.

Per Toby Welles, the timeline for submission of the Open Space Plan is early 2018. W. Hill will investigate whether the intern at Highstead is available for assistance. T. Miller summarized the main areas as 1) mapping in terms of what has been acquired and what the Commission would like to acquire, and 2) priorities and policies.

John McLeran will be asked to submit a list of issues to be included in discussions re: Open Space Plan.

D. Pattee requested J. McLeran to apply for the grant re: Couch Hill central field mowing.

III. CHAIRMAN’S REPORT
Susan Robinson reported on the broken toe rail at Gilbert-Miller Park. D. Pattee confirmed budget funds for maintenance at Gilbert-Miller Park and requested a quote for repair and maintenance.
Stuart Green stated trail work is being done on the Rivulus Trail by an Eagle Scout.

D. Pattee followed up on a request to hunt on Bogus Brook. After evaluating, it was determined that the area does not qualify for a hunt and the request was denied.

On the motion of T. Miller and the second of W. Perlman, the Commission voted unanimously to adjourn the meeting at 9:25 p.m.

Submitted by:
Kristi C. Reilly

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