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Minutes of Conservation Commission, 06/02/2020

AGENDA: Conservation Commission

RECEIVED 06/08/2020 8:30am
Michele R. Grande – Redding Town Clerk

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

Tuesday, June 2, 2020
7:30 p.m. – Via Zoom – Click here for recording – Access Password: 8U&z5^5r

Present via video: David Pattee, Chairman; Stuart Green; Susan Robinson; Tina Miller; Wallace Perlman at 7:49 p.m.
Absent: William Hill; Claire Matzke
Also present: Aimee Pardee, Land Use Director, via video
The Chairman called the meeting to order at 7:40 p.m.

I. APPROVAL OF MINUTES – Meeting of May 19, 2020

On the motion of S. Green and the second of S. Robinson, the Commission voted unanimously to approve the 5/19/20 Minutes as amended: Page 2, second paragraph, change to “Mr. Quinn noted that the watershed area controls to the vernal pool will be slightly smaller.”


Application #20-07, Fred A. Hernandez, 207 Poverty Hollow Road. Received 4/07/2020. Discussion and possible vote on an application to install a bathroom in existing garage requiring trenching from garage to septic within the regulated area. Site Walk 5/09/2020

Tom Quinn, Peak Engineering, was present. Site Walk findings were reviewed along with a memo from Ryan and Faulds re: base flood elevations. Mr. Quinn noted that the proposed structure is in the flood plain but above the flood elevation. He continued that construction in the flood plain must be anti-buoyant, anchored and watertight. A. Pardee stated flood plain is under the jurisdiction of the Zoning Department.

On the motion of S. Green and the second of W. Perlman, the Commission voted unanimously to approve Application #20-07.


Re: 130 Topstone Road, D. Pattee would like to give Planning an open space recommendation. A memo from Atty. Peter Olsen is pending re: qualification for non-open space consideration. S. Robinson noted the major pieces of open space without a trail.

Aimee Pardee reported that the Rowley property on Marchant Road will be made into two parcels and the open space and open space access will be retained.

Susan Robinson reported on the overgrowth of poison ivy at Gilbert Miller Park.

D. Pattee stated that gatherings can now include up to 10 people as opposed to a meeting which is limited to 5 people.

S. Green reported on new plans from surveyors re: NRVT and stated that a bill is forthcoming. S. Robinson is looking into options for removal of the tire dump that consists of approximately 185 tires.

Per D. Pattee, J. McLeran reported that haybales have been removed from Couch Hill.

On the motion of T. Miller and the second of W. Perlman, the Commission voted unanimously to adjourn the meeting at 8:21 p.m.

Submitted by:
Kristi C. Reilly

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