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Minutes of Conservation Commission, 05/15/2018

AGENDA: Conservation Commission

RECEIVED 05/17/2018 8:52am
Michele R. Grande – Redding Town Clerk

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
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 7:36 p.m.

I. APPROVAL OF MINUTES – Meeting of May 1, 2018

On the motion of W. Perlman and the second of S. Robinson, the minutes were corrected as follows: 3rd paragraph under Chairman’s Report to read “Susan Robinson attended a workshop with Claire Rutledge re: parasitic wasps for EAB and identification of their eggs. Victor DeMasi will be contacted by Susan re: URI biological control lab about black swallow-wort control.” The Commission voted unanimously to approve the 5/1/18 Meeting Minutes.

APPROVAL OF SITE WALK MINUTES – May 8, 2018, 4 Long Wall Road Greg Giannattasio.

On the motion of T. Miller and the second of W. Perlman, the Commission voted unanimously to approve the site walk minutes.


Application #18-05, Greg Giannattasio, 4 Long Wall Road. Received 5/01/18. Discussion and possible vote on an application to clean and clear lot, install silt fence, repair foundation cracks and floor, and remove one galley in septic. Site walk 5/08/18.

G. Giannattasio acknowledged that he had received the Notice of Violation dated May 9, 2018 sent by A. Pardee, Wetlands Enforcement Officer. Photos were supplied showing installation of additional silt fence, hay bales, and seeding of the disturbed areas. The applicant agreed to install additional silt fence 45 feet from the rear of the foundation to run the stone wall to the west and meet the existing silt fence to the east in the upland area. The applicant also agreed to retain a landscape architect to develop a wetlands restoration plan utilizing native wetlands plants for the remaining 40 feet between the two rows of silt fence. Plans are to be supplied to A. Pardee prior to the next meeting on June 5, 2018.

Discussion of the Town of Redding Open Space Plan 2018.

Discussion of the plan continued with suggestions for revisions.

On the motion of T. Miller and the second of W. Perlman, the Commission voted unanimously to adjourn the meeting at 9:30 p.m.

Submitted by:
David Pattee