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Minutes of Conservation Commission, 06/05/2018

AGENDA: Conservation Commission

RECEIVED 06/06/2018 4:09pm
Kathleen R. Miserendino - Redding Deputy Town Clerk

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

Tuesday, June 5, 2018
7:30 p.m. – Old Town House

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

The Chairman called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.

I.   APPROVAL OF MINUTES -Meeting of May 15, 2018
On the motion of S. Green and the second of T. Miller, the Commission voted unanimously to approve the 4/17/18 Meeting Minutes.

Application #18-05, Greg Giannattasio, 4 Long Wall Road. To receive and discuss an application to clean and clear lot, install silt fence, repair foundation (racks and floor), remove one galley in septic. Site Walk 5/8/18.

Mr. Giannattasio was present along with Kate Throckmorton, landscape architect.  Ms. Throckmorton reviewed a mitigation plan in detail in addition to planting plans. D. Pattee reviewed a memo received from Aimee Pardee, WEO/ZEO, requesting that Ms. Throckmorton sign off on completed plans prior to the issuance of a permit.

On the motion of T. Miller and the second of W. Hill, the Commission voted unanimously to approve Application #18-05 with the condition that the applicant retain Kate Throckmorton to inspect the final planting plan and complete the planting by mid-October.

Application #18-06, John and Sharon Ricketts (owners), Donald Cantillo (agent), 1 Indian Hill Road. To receive and discuss an application for a garage addition, new patio, driveway modification, and associated landscaping within the regulated area.

Donald Cantillo was present for the applicant in addition to Tom Quinn from Peak Engineering. The proposal was briefly reviewed accompanied by drawings and photographs.

Tina Miller noted the presence of standing water.  It was confirmed that the inundated area will be accessible for inspection on the site walk. Mr. Quinn stated that all land on the west side of Indian Hill is an easement.

Details regarding the stockpile location are forthcoming.

A Site Walk is scheduled for Wed., 6/13/18 at 7:30 a.m. Mr. Pattee requested placement of stakes at the corners of the proposed garage location. The list of abutters noted on the application will be confirmed.

Discussion of the Town of Redding Open Space Plan 2018.
The Commission continued the ongoing review of the Open Space Plan.

Stuart Green reported on the Trails Day hike that took place on 6/2/18. The use of forestry helmets was discussed in light of an injury incurred by a branch.

Susan Robinson noted the towns, including Newtown, who signed up for limited in-ground and above-ground sprinkler irrigation to a maximum of twice weekly according to a chart posted on the Aquarion Water website.

Susan Robinson reported that Victor DeMasi will monitor the black swallow-wort re: URI biological control lab and report back to Ms. Robinson.  John McLeran will be attending an invasive species workshop on 6/12/18 in Windsor. Botanist William Moorhead is conducting a workshop on non-chemical barberry removal in Avon 10/6/18, 10:00 am-2:00 pm.

Mr. Green and Mr. Pattee reviewed the status of town-owned properties in need of mowing.

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

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