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Minutes of Conservation Commission, 07/20/2021

AGENDA: Conservation Commission

RECEIVED 07/22/2021 8:30am
Michele R. Grande – Redding Town Clerk

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


Tuesday, July 20, 2021
7:30 p.m. – Via ZOOM

Present via video: David Pattee, Chairman; William Hill; Claire Matzke; Susan Robinson; Wallace Perlman.

Absent: Tina Miller; Stuart Green

Also present: Aimee Pardee, Land Use Director
Julia Pemberton, First Selectwoman

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

I.  APPROVAL OF MINUTES -Meeting of 7/6/21
Site Walk Minutes, July 11, 2021-John Read Middle School, 486 Redding Road.

Mr. Perlman motioned and Ms. Robinson seconded the motion to approve the 7/6/21 Meeting
Minutes. The motion passed unanimously.

Mr. Perlman motioned and Ms. Robinson seconded the motion to approve the 7/11/21 Site Walk Minutes. Mr. Hill abstained.


Application #21-13, Town of Redding/John Read Middle School (owners), Darrell Bradford (agent), 486 Redding Road. Discussion and possible vote on an application for excavation and placement of earth, removal of trees, placement of drainage culvert in watercourse, construction of headwalls and inlet and out stone, and construction of pavilion within the regulated area. Received 7/6/2021. Site Walk 7/11/2021.

Tom Quinn, Peak Engineering, was present in addition to Darrell Bradford and Jackie Dyar, co-presidents of the PTA, and Chris Parkin, member of BOE via ZOOM. Site walk findings were reviewed.

Mr. Quinn screen shared and reviewed an updated drawing depicting the split rail fence, stone steps and gravel walks as discussed at the site walk. Mr. Quinn also reviewed the addition of seed mix to address erosion control. The new plans and certification of mailings will be submitted to Land Use Director A. Pardee.

Mr. Perlman motioned and Mr. Hill seconded the motion to approve Application #21-13. The motion passed unanimously.


Mr. Pattee reported on the Eagle Scout recognition awards on 7/19 and reiterated his thanks to those who worked on the trail system and kiosk on behalf of himself and Stuart Green.

Re: Georgetown, Julia Pemberton reported on the receipt of the contract for the $200,000 grant in addition to the requirements to provide a project financial and budget document as well as a certified resolution. Mrs. Pemberton will contact the project manager with the state for clarifying information. The need to create a selection committee was noted.

Mr. Perlman motioned and Mr. Hill seconded the motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:49 p.m. The motion passed unanimously.

Submitted by:
Kristi C. Reilly