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Minutes of Conservation Commission, 09/18/2018

AGENDA: Conservation Commission

RECEIVED 09/20/2018 4:36pm
Michele R. Grande – Redding Town Clerk

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
7:30 p.m. – Old Town House

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

The Chairman called the meeting to order at 7:32 p.m.

I. APPROVAL OF MINUTES -Meeting of September 4, 2018

On the motion of W. Perlman and the second of W. Hill, the Commission voted unanimously to approve the 9/4/18 meeting Minutes as amended: Page 2, fifth item under “Chairman’s Report”, change to: “Stuart Green stated that purple joe pye has been planted on Hemlock Trail. Additional trail work has been done at Beaver Trail. Surveyors tape has been rehung along potential trail from Little River North Trail to the DKNL fields. Re: Steichen Preserve, the Eagle Scout sign for Westway has been taken down and that newly created access from Topstone Road will be abandoned.”


Application #18-07, Kate Perry (owner), Robert Parisot, AIA (agent), 313 Redding Road.
To receive and discuss an application to construct a new single-family residence, interior alterations to convert existing residence into Pony Barn, and alternate to install new water well for new residence within the regulated area.

Kate Perry and Robert Parisot were present. The site development plans were displayed and reviewed along with the proposal.

A site walk is scheduled for Sun., 9/23/18 at 9:00 a.m.

Application #18-08, Bowen Zheng, 315 Black Rock Turnpike. To receive and discuss an application to replace walls and flooring in the kitchen and living room of existing house due to a brook running through the entire property.

Bowen Zheng was present along with his father who is doing the proposed construction. The reconstruction status was reviewed and Mr. Zheng reviewed the circumstances leading to the application.

Dave Pattee suggested consulting an engineer re: hydraulics. Several local engineering firms were suggested.

A site walk is scheduled for Sun., 9/23/19 at 9:30 a.m.

Discussion of Eversource Activities for Utility Pole Replacement.

Dave Pattee reported on the letter he sent to Julia Pemberton stating that the Commission was requesting a meeting with an Eversource representative to review questions and concerns. Per J. Pemberton, Eversource has not responded to the request. The comment period has been extended until October 4.

Mr. Pattee will reach out to his Eversource contacts directly. Tina Miller clarified that the concern to be addressed is regarding wetlands.

Discussion of the Town of Redding Open Space Plan 2018.

Dave Pattee reported on his 9/17/18 meeting with Darren Mackiewicz from CDM along with Toby Welles, John McLeran, and John Hayes. Mapping status was reviewed.


D. Pattee reported on 11/6/18 referendum that would protect state-owned public lands from being sold without public input.

The CACIWC Annual Meeting is scheduled for Sat., 11/17/18. A list of workshops was distributed.

Bill Hill reported on the status of Couch Hill haying. Due to rain, hay bales will be moved to the edges and spread out.

Susan Robinson reported on the overgrowth of mug wort in Georgetown and stressed the need for removal before it seeds.

On the motion of T. Miller and the second W. Perlman, the Commission voted unanimously to adjourn the meeting at 8:35 p.m.

Submitted by:
Kristi C. Reilly