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Minutes of Conservation Commission, 03/05/2019

AGENDA: Conservation Commission

RECEIVED 03/07/2019 10:22am
Michele R. Grande – Redding Town Clerk

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

Tuesday, March 5, 2019
7:30 p.m. – Old Town House

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

Absent: Claire Matzke

The Chairman called the meeting to order at 7:37 p.m.

I. APPROVAL OF MINUTES – Meeting of February 19, 2019
-Site Inspection Minutes – February 24, 2019, 100 Black Rock Tpke., JBHS

On the motion of W. Perlman and the second of W. Hill, the Commission voted unanimously to approve the 2/19/19 Meeting Minutes as amended: Page 2, 5th item under “Chairman’s Report”, change “beltway” to “greenbelt.”

On the motion of W. Perlman and the second of S. Robinson, the Commission voted to approve the 2/24/19 Site Walk Minutes. T. Miller and W. Hill abstained.

Application #19-01, Regional School District #9 (owners), Scott A. Reiss (agent), 100 Black Rock Turnpike. To receive and discuss an application for Site Improvements and General Site Maintenance at Joel Barlow High School to include earth disturbing activities within the regulated area. Site Walk 2/24/19.

Site Walk findings were reviewed. John Perry from Gale Associates was contacted via phone to clarify details re: metal guardrails on Barlow Drive. Mr. Perry stated that the contractor will be responsible for checking the inlet traps on the catch basins under the driveway.

On the motion of W. Perlman and the second of W. Hill, the Commission voted unanimously to approve Application #19-01 with the condition that the silt sock method be utilized along Barlow Drive.

Discussion: Possible violation of Inland-Wetland and Watercourse Regulations, 223 Gallows Hill Road. Discussion 2/5/19. Site Walk 2/9/19. Discussion 2/19/19.

Discussion tabled pending receipt of a response to Land use Director A. Pardee letter.


Susan Robinson reviewed the meeting re: Aquarion’s proposal to pump water from the Cannondale aquifer.

Stuart Green reported on his meeting with the new all-female Scout Troop. Possible service projects were discussed including NRVT and Mutt Strut on the Norwalk River Valley Trail. Mr. Green reported that Town Clerk Michele Grande suggested the Lonetown Marsh boardwalk repair as a possible Eagle Scout project. The challenges of the boardwalk repair were noted.

S. Robinson and W. Hill are representing the commission at the annual Frog Frolic.

On the motion of T. Miller and the second of W. Perlman, the Commission voted unanimously to adjourn the meeting at 8:15 p.m.

Submitted by:
Kristi C. Reilly

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