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Minutes of Conservation Commission, 09/17/2019

AGENDA: Conservation Commission

RECEIVED 09/25/2019 8:30am
Michele R. Grande – Redding Town Clerk

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

Tuesday, September 17, 2019
7:30 p.m. – Old Town House

Present: David Pattee, Chairman; William Hill; Stuart Green; Susan Robinson; Wallace Perlman; Tina Miller; Claire Matzke.
The Chairman called the meeting to order at 7:33 p.m.

I.  APPROVAL OF MINUTES -Meeting of August 20, 2019
On the motion of W. Perlman and the second of S. Robinson, the Commission voted unanimously to approve the August 20, 2019 Meeting Minutes as amended: Page 2, second paragraph, last sentence, change to “Ms. Robinson stated that a new set of moths may be provided next year.”

Application #19-05, Dominick A. Pagano, 241 Ethan Allen Highway. To receive and discuss an application for activities associated with excavation, backfill, and discharge treated groundwater to the Norwalk River under CT DEEP General Permit.

The environmental consultant for Sovereign Consulting was present. D. Pattee provided a recent history of the activities and reported on A. Pardee’s visit to the site.

The consultant apologized that an application hadn’t been filed prior to the work being completed. She provided a status of findings that included the presence of lead and additional chemicals behind the vet office. A full report of findings will be forwarded by Sovereign when complete.

The project will be complete in approximately 4-6 months. D. Pattee requested copies of any new information.

A site walk is scheduled for Sun., 9/29/19 at 9:00 a.m.

UConn is hosting a Native Plants and Pollinators Conference on 10/3/19 at 8:00 a.m. Admission is $60. Anyone interested should contact C. Keil at the Land Use Office.

Stuart Green reported on upcoming Eagle Scout projects. The materials for the proposed kiosk will be split by the Land Trust and Conservation Commission.

Material being stored in W. Hill’s barn needs to be removed by 12/1/19.

Susan Robinson stated that a large ash tree with 3 large woodpecker holes located southwest of the platform in Gilbert-Miller Park should be removed. A contractor and fees have been determined.

Couch Hill Preserve has been mowed. W. Hill stated that it’s time to spread lime. He will contact the lime supplier.

On the motion of T. Miller and the second of W. Perlman, the Commission voted unanimously to adjourn the meeting at 8:25 p.m.

Submitted by:
Kristi C. Reilly

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