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Minutes of Conservation Commission,

AGENDA: Conservation Commission

RECEIVED 12/05/2013 8:35am
Michele R. Grande – Redding Town Clerk


Present: David Pattee, Chairman; Jeremiah Ross; William Hill; Stuart Green; Joseph Beres; Tina Miller; Wallace Perlman.

The Chairman called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.

  1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES-Meeting of November 19, 2013

-Site Inspection 11/24/13-439 Redding Road, Mark Twain Library

On the motion of W. Perlman and the second of W. Hill, the Commission voted unanimously to approve the 11/19/13 Meeting Minutes as amended:  Page 2, second item under “Chairman’s Report”, change to “Construction of bike trails on Land Trust and Town-owned land were discussed.” Delete second sentence.

On the motion of W. Perlman and the second of T. Miller, the Commission voted to approve the 11/24/13 Site Inspection Minutes.  W. Hill abstained.


Application #13-11, The Mark Twain Library (owner), Michael Lillis, CCA (agent), 439 Redding Road.  Received 11/19/13.  Discussion and possible vote on an application for a parking lot expansion within the regulated area.  Site Walk 11/24/13.

  1. Lillis was present along with Stuart Lade.  D. Pattee noted receipt of a report from A. Pardee.  Site Walk findings were reviewed.

Mr. Lillis reviewed amendments to the map and plan to be submitted for discussion at the next meeting.  A response letter to A. Pardee’s comments will also be submitted.


Mowing on Couch Hill Preserve was discussed.  D. Pattee is proposing funds in the budget for the use of lime if testing of the property verifies the need.

Deer Warden report is pending and will be discussed at the next meeting.

  1. Pattee is attending the brown bag lunch on 12/4/13.  Items for discussion were reviewed including the status of the CDC Tick Study and DEEP report.

Saugatuck River Watershed Partnership and SWERPA are working together on a management plan for the Saugatuck River.

The presence of graffiti on Town-owned land was discussed.

Snow removal on the Commission equipment tool shed was discussed.  J. Beres will remove snow for the month of January.

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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