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Minutes of Conservation Commission, 06/18/2019

AGENDA: Conservation Commission

RECEIVED 06/20/2019 8:30am
Michele R. Grande – Redding Town Clerk

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

MINUTES
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
7:30 p.m. – Old Town House

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

Absent: Susan Robinson

The Chairman called the meeting to order at 7:33 p.m.

I. APPROVAL OF MINUTES – Meeting of June 4, 2019

On the motion of W. Perlman and the second of S. Green, the Commission voted unanimously to approve the 6/4/19 Minutes.

On the motion of W. Hill and the second of D. Pattee, the Commission voted to approve the 6/10/19 Site Inspection Minutes.

II. REGULATORY

Application #19-02, Jory & Grace Dennison (owners), Dennis Carlson (A-1 Septic, agent), 55 Wood Road. To receive and discuss an application for a septic system repair within the regulated area.

Dennis Carlson was present for the applicant. Site Walk findings were reviewed.

On the motion of W. Hill and the second of T. Miller, the Commission voted unanimously to approve Application #19-02.

Modification to Existing Permit #18-11, Mr. and Mrs. Ryan McGuire (owners), Joe LaValle (agent), 663 Redding Road. Request changes for the proposed stone patio and retaining wall.

Joe LaValle and Anne McGuire were present. The proposal was reviewed accompanied by drawings.

On the motion of W. Perlman and the second of T. Miller, the Commission voted unanimously to approve the Modification to Existing Permit #18-11 re:
moved stone wall, relocated silt fence, patio and walkway.

On the motion of D. Pattee and the second of T. Miller, the Commission voted unanimously to add “Presentation by Redding Fire Department #1 to install a dry hydrant in Lonetown Marsh Pond” to the Agenda.

Presentation by Redding Fire Department #1 to install a dry hydrant in Lonetown Marsh Pond.

Bennett Pardee, Steve Walsh and Dave Hermenze were present from Redding Fire Department #1. Mr. Hermenze reviewed the proposal to install a dry hydrant to the site that has been used as a drafting location for years. The landowner is the Town of Redding however the installation site is on open space.

Mr. Hermenze stated that the first foot of the pond will contain an estimated one million gallons of water to be used for emergencies. Improved safety and more efficient operations are additional benefits.

Stuart Green noted that the Lonetown Marsh was the first open space acquisition. He questioned how the culvert would be affected and Mr. Pardee stated that the dry hydrant wouldn’t affect it. Mr. Pardee also stated that a contractor would be hired to install a single pipe with three outlet pipes.

Jeff Hanson will be contacted to find out who the DOT contact is. D. Pattee noted that no wetlands permit is required. The Commission had a positive response to the proposal pending contact with CT DOT.

III. CHAIRMAN’S REPORT

D. Pattee reported on an email from Sean McNamara to Stuart Green regarding a trail from JRMS to the library. D. Pattee, S. Green, S. McNamara and G. Loery visited the location. D. Pattee stated that the area is in a floodway and a zoning permit is required to put anything in the flood plain. D. Pattee will determine funds available to construct a 75-100 ft. bridge. S. Green will put together a rough estimate of materials. Discussion will continue.

S. Green submitted a request for reimbursement from the Land Trust for signs.

Rocks have been placed at the Limekiln Natural Area accessway prohibiting room to park. The rocks are small enough for two-man removal.

T. Miller requested a follow-up from G. Nazzaro re: 223 Gallows Hill Road.

Photographs have been submitted by T. Miller to WEO/ZEO A. Pardee and to D. Pattee re: woodchips on town right of way on Seventy Acre Road.

On the motion of T. Miller and the second of W. Perlman, the Commission voted unanimously to adjourn the meeting at 9:25 p.m.

Submitted by:
Kristi C. Reilly

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