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Minutes of Conservation Commission, 03/19/2013

AGENDA: Conservation Commission

RECEIVED 03/21/2013 8:30am
Michele R. Grande – Redding Town Clerk

Minutes

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

 

Absent: Jeremiah Ross; Joseph Beres

 

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

 

I.      APPROVAL OF MINUTES     -Minutes of March 5, 2013
                                        -Site Inspection 3/16/13

 

On the motion of W. Perlman and the second of W. Hill, the Commission voted unanimously to approve the 3/5/13 Minute as amended:  Page 2, third item under “Chairman’s Report”, change to “D. Pattee is requesting a list of local agricultural soils”; sixth item under “Chairman’s Report”, change to “S. Green is forwarding a link to a possible trail page on the Town website.”

 

On the motion of T. Miller and the second of W. Perlman, the Commission voted to approve the 3/16/13 Site Walk Minutes.  W. Hill abstained.

 

II.     REGULATORY

 

Application #13-01, Jean Paul Valles, 93 Umpawaug Road.  Received 3/5/13.  Discussion and possible vote on an application to construct a single-family dwelling, septic, well and driveway.  Construction requires crossing an 18-ft. span of wetland area.  Site Walk 3/16/13.

 

M. Mazzucco was present for the applicant.  Site Walk findings were reviewed.  

 

On the motion of W. Perlman and the second of S. Green, the Commission voted unanimously to approve Application #13-01.

 

Application #13-02, Peter and Sheila Houlahan, 150 Old Redding Road.  To receive and discuss an application for a tree removal project in the regulated area.

 

Mr. Houlahan was present.  Photos were submitted and the proposal was reviewed.  A Site Walk was scheduled for Sun., 3/24/13 at 8:30 a.m.  D. Pattee requested marking of trees proposed for removal.

 

Discussion will continue.

 

Application #13-03, Stephen Roberts, 76 Drummer Lane.  To receive and discuss an application for a garage in the regulated area.

 

Mr. Roberts was present.  He displayed a photo and reviewed the proposal.

 

A Site Walk was scheduled for Sun., 3/24/13 at 9:00 a.m.

 

Application/Violation #12-02, Ms. Pamela Davis (owner), Peter Davis (agent), 724 Redding Road.  Earthmoving and deposition of woodchips, split wood, cut logs and branches 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.

 

B. Flanagan visited the property and noted no change in the status.  Discussion will continue pending a full site inspection by B. Flanagan.

 

III.    CHAIRMAN’S REPORT

 

Draft Regulation changes were forwarded to DEEP.

 

D. Pattee is on the Norwalk River Valley Trail Steering Committee and is meeting on 3/22/13 re: DOT properties off Fire Hill Road.

 

D. Pattee is attending the conference at Wesleyan University on 3/23/13.

 

D. Pattee is meeting with representatives from Ridgefield and Danbury re: trail configuration on 3/24/13.

 

On the motion of T. Miller and the second of W. Perlman, the Commission voted unanimously to adjourn the meeting at 8:30 p.m.

 

Submitted by:
Kristi C. Reilly
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