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Minutes of Conservation Commission,

AGENDA: Conservation Commission

RECEIVED 05/23/2013 8:30am
Michele R. Grande – Redding Town Clerk

Minutes

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

 

Absent: Joseph Beres; Tina Miller

 

The Chairman called the meeting to order at 7:35 p.m.

 

I.      APPROVAL OF MINUTES     -Minutes May 7, 2013
                                -Site Inspections 5/17/13
                                        -Mr./Mrs. Todd Drury, 20 Pocahontas Rd.

 

On the motion of W. Perlman and the second of J. Ross, the Commission voted unanimously to approve the 5/7/13 Meeting Minutes as corrected:  Page 1, heading, change “May 8” to “May 7”; Page 2, fifth paragraph, change to “ Mr. Young noted that invasive species were inadvertently removed.”

 

On the motion of S. Green and the second of W. Hill, the Commission voted to approve the 5/17/13 Site Inspection Minutes.  W. Perlman abstained.

 

II.     REGULATORY

 

Application #13-04, Region 9 School District, Joel Barlow High School, 100 Black Rock Turnpike aka 70 Turney Road.  Received 4/16/13.  Discussion and possible vote on an application for Stadium Field Improvements project, including reconstruction of the bleachers, athletic lighting and a new synthetic field.  Activity involving the location of structures; including earth-disturbing activities within the regulated area.  Site Walk 4/21/13.  Discussion 5/7/13.

 

Eric Royce of Gale Associates was present for the applicant.  D. Pattee noted receipt of letters dated 5/20/13 from Gale Associates re: response to Milone & MacBroom review letter; response to Aquarion review letter; response to letter from B. Flanagan re: artificial turf as well as the Milone & MacBroom report; a letter from Michael Melnyk and a new stormwater management report dated 5/17/13.

 

Mr. Royce viewed items noted in the Aquarion letter and reviewed issues noted in B. Flanagan’s 4/10/13 letter.  Additional information re: trucking plan was requested by D. Pattee.

 

A letter from the Planning Commission was addressed re: lighting and impervious surface concerns.  

 

Additional sets of revised plans were requested.  Discussion will continue pending review of new material by Commissioners.

 

Application #13-06, Todd and Cathy Drury (owners), Peak Engineers, Tom Quinn (agent), 20 Pocahontas Road.  Received 5/7/13.  Discussion and possible vote on an application to construct pole barn and gravel driveway within the regulated area.  Site Walk 5/17/13.

 

Mr. Drury was present.  Site Walk findings were reviewed.

 

On the motion of S. Green and the second of W. Hill, the Commission voted unanimously to approve Application #13-06.

 

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 1/5/13; 2/5/13; 2/19/13; 3/19/13; 4/2/13.  Site Walk 4/14/13.  Discussion 5/7/13.

 

No changes have been noted.  B. Flanagan will continue with periodic inspections.

 

Application/Violation #13-01V, Charles K. Hyatt, Jr. (owner), Environmental Land Solutions LLC (agent), 30 Sanfordtown Road.  Received 4/16/13.  Discussion and possible vote on an application for mitigation and stabilization of a wood road, wood lot and wildlife management and pond restoration within the regulated area.  Site Walk 4/21/13.  Discussion 5/7/13.

 

Discussion tabled pending receipt and review of new material.

 

III.    CHAIRMAN’S REPORT

 

D. Pattee reported on request for stream channel encroachment on the Norwalk River by GLDC.

 

Ives Trail status was reviewed by D. Pattee.

 

Brush piles have been burned at Saugatuck Falls Natural Area.

 

Recent tree cutting at Gilbert-Miller Park was reported.

 

J. Ross requested volunteers at Gilbert-Miller Park on June 2.  

 

On the motion of W. Hill and the second of J. Ross, the Commission voted unanimously to adjourn the meeting at 9:35 p.m.

 

Submitted by:
Kristi C. Reilly
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