Redding Conservation Commission
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
7:30 p.m. – Old Town House
Present: David Pattee, Chairman; William Hill; Stuart Green; Susan Robinson; Wallace Perlman.
Absent: Tina Miller
The Chairman called the meeting to order at 7:32 p.m.
I. APPROVAL OF MINUTES -Meeting of September 18, 2018
-Site Inspection Minutes – September 23, 2018
-Bowen Zheng, 315 Black Rock Turnpike
-Kate Perry, 313 Redding Road
On the motion of W. Perlman and the second of W. Hill, the Commission voted unanimously to approve the 9/18/18 meeting Minutes.
On the motion of W. Perlman and the second of W. Hill, the Commission voted to approve the September 23, 2018 Site Inspection Minutes. S. Green abstained.
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. Site Walk 9/23/18.Kate Perry and Robert Parisot were present. Site Walk findings were reviewed. Mr. Parisot noted receipt of a positive letter from Aquarion.
On the motion of W. Perlman and the second of W. Hill, the Commission voted unanimously to approve Application #18-07.
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. Site Walk 9/23/18.
The applicant’s parents were present. Site Walk findings were reviewed. D. Pattee reported that an engineer is being consulted re: hydraulics and Doug Hartline is reviewing the plans re: septic system
Discussion will continue pending receipt of new information.
Discussion: Eversource Maintenance Program and Commission re: wetlands impact.
Samantha Cloutier, Outreach Specialist from Eversource, was present along with a team of Eversource engineers and community relations staff. The previously submitted presentation was distributed along with additional environmental information and larger maps as requested.
Each of the 17 planned structures located within Siting Council jurisdiction were reviewed. The increase in elevation is 4.5 ft. for all structures due to adherence to updated code requirements. Mowing in the right-of-way started this week and the project completion date is by the end of 2018.
Stuart Green noted the need for subcontractors to be aware that they are working on trails.
Eversource concluded that there are no permanent wetland impacts, flood plain impacts or cultural resource impacts. D. Pattee and S. Green will review tonight’s meeting with Julia Pemberton at the 10/3 brown bag lunch. Commissioners should submit suggested comments to D. Pattee.
Discussion of the Town of Redding Open Space Plan 2018.
No new information.
III. CHAIRMAN’S REPORT
The CACIWC Annual Meeting is scheduled for Sat., 11/17/18. Forms are available from C. Keil at the Land Use Office.
Bill Hill reported that Couch Hill mowing is delayed due to rain.
Stuart Green reported that Sean McNamara is installing the last educational sign across from JRMS on Land Trust property.
D. Pattee requested scheduling a date to remove the perk pipes at 18 Hill Road.
On the motion of W. Perlman and the second of S. Robinson, the Commission voted unanimously to adjourn the meeting at 9:40 p.m.
Kristi C. Reilly