Redding Conservation Commission
P.O. Box 1028
Redding Center, Connecticut 06875-1028
Tuesday, June 19, 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 7:30 p.m.
I. APPROVAL OF MINUTES -Meeting of June 5, 2018
-Site Walk Inspection June 13, 2018, 1 Indian Hill Rd.
On the motion of W. Perlman and the second of S. Green, the Commission voted unanimously to approve the 6/5/18 Meeting Minutes as amended: Page 2, first sentence, change to “Tina Miller has noted the presence of standing water”; Page 2, first paragraph under “Chairman’s Report”, second sentence, change to “With respect to trail maintenance, the use of forestry helmets was discussed in light of an injury caused by a branch”; Page 2, third paragraph under “Chairman’s Report”, first line, change to “Susan Robinson reported that Victor DeMasi is willing to monitor a black swallow-wort biocontrol pending an agreement with U.R.I.”; fourth line, change “Moorhead” to “Moorehead”.
Chairman Pattee stated that due to an emergency situation, the Land Use Office was closed and even though the agenda was sent there, it was not forwarded to the Town Clerk for posting.
On the motion of T. Miller and the second of W. Perlman, the Commission voted unanimously to approve the 6/13/18 Site Walk Minutes.
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. Site Walk findings were reviewed. A new set of drawings was distributed inclusive of the berm, new retaining wall, slightly reduced patio area and proposed new pool fence.
On the motion of S. Green and the second of T. Miller, the Commission voted unanimously to approve Application #18-06 subject to the condition that the wall at the edge of the driveway is constructed first, followed by the berm and that the berm is stabilized with native plantings. In addition, the applicant is required to submit a planting plan for the file.
Discussion of the Town of Redding Open Space Plan 2018.
The Commission continued the final review of the Open Space Plan.
III. CHAIRMAN’S REPORT
Susan Robinson noted the recent signing of a state water plan by Gov. Malloy.
Stuart Green is crafting a formal request specifying use of a possible donation by the Land Trust to NRVT.
Mr. Green stated that the Campfire Fund is interested in reapplication for a grant.
Mr. Pattee reported on the open Land Use Director position.
On the motion of T. Miller and the second of S. W. Perlman, the Commission voted unanimously to adjourn the meeting at 8:35 p.m.
Kristi C. Reilly