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Minutes of Conservation Commission,

AGENDA: Conservation Commission

RECEIVED 09/04/2013 3:00pm
Michele R. Grande – Redding Town Clerk


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


Absent: Jeremiah Ross


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


I.      APPROVAL OF MINUTES     -Minutes of August 20, 2013
                                        -Site Inspection 8/31/13-Davis, 724 Redding Rd.


On the motion of W. Perlman and the second of W. Hill, the Commission voted unanimously to approve the 8/20/13 Meeting Minutes as amended:  Page 2, second paragraph under “Deer Management”, change to “Board of Selectmen’s Meeting scheduled for 8/26/13 to review potential implementation of program.”


On the motion of T. Miller and the second of W. Perlman, the Commission voted unanimously to approve the 8/31/13 Site Inspection Minutes.




Application #13-08, Victor and Beth-Ann Geraldi, 49 Drummer Lane.  To receive and discuss an application for installation of an inground swimming pool and stone patio within the regulated area.


Mr. Geraldi was present.  The displayed a drawing and reviewed the proposal.  D. Pattee requested the addition of the proposed temporary stockpile location to the drawing.  The use of a cartridge-type filter system was reviewed.  


A Site Inspection is scheduled for Tues., 9/10/13 at 5:30 p.m.  D. Pattee requested that stakes be placed at the four corners of the proposed pool.


Pootatuck Archery Club (owners), Charles K. Hyatt, Evergreen Arborists (agent/contact), 491 Redding Road but accessed off of Diamond Hill Road.  Proposal to clean up the fallen trees and debris from Town of Redding property off of Diamond Hill Road.


Representatives of the Pootatuck Archery Club were present.  The proposed cleanup details were reviewed.


On the motion of J. Beres and the second of S. Green, the Commission voted unanimously to approve the cleanup of fallen trees and debris.


Application/Violation #12-02V, Ms. Pamela Davis (owner), Peter Davis (agent), 724 Redding Road.  Earthmoving and deposition of woodchips, split wood, cut logs and ranches in and around wetland soils to establish and stabilize property line (border) from wetlands.  Site Walk 1/5/13.  Discussion 1/15/13; 2/5/13; 2/19/13; 3/19/13; 4/2/13.  Site Walk 4/14/13.  Discussion 5/7/13; 5/21/13; 8/6/13.  Site Walk 8/31/13.


Peter Davis was present.  Site Inspection findings were reviewed.  D. Pattee requested Mr. Davis to develop a plan utilizing native wetland plants for remediation.  Mr. Davis stated that he is consulting a soil scientist to re-survey the area.  In his absence, an agenda will be mailed to Mr. Davis’ attorney, Neil Marcus.


Discussion will continue at the next meeting.




Discussion re the direction of the Redding Deer Management Program for 2013.  Discussion 8/6/13; 8/20/13.


D. Pattee reported that the Board of Selectmen approved the appointment of potential deer wardens.  A formal letter to that effect is pending.  


J. Beres will obtain and forward data from previous program years.  T. Miller noted that the DEEP report re: deer management program is pending and when received, will be incorporated in the new program.


T. Miller requested a summary of the proposed plan for use on the Town website.




S. Green reported on the new signs re: construction of stone dam at Saugatuck River.


New tools have been ordered.


S. Green is reviewing potential trail route on 9/4/13 re: Norwalk River Valley Trails.


On the motion of T. Miller and the second of W. Perlman, the Commission voted unanimously to adjourn the meeting at 9:20 p.m.


Submitted by:
Kristi C. Reilly


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