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Minutes of Conservation Commission, 03/05/2013

AGENDA: Conservation Commission

RECEIVED 03/07/2013 8:30am
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 2/19/13


On the motion of W. Hill and the second of S. Green, the Commission voted unanimously to approve the 2/19/13 Meeting Minutes.




Application #113-01, Jean Paul Valles, 93 Umpawaug Road.  To receive and discuss an application to construct a single-family dwelling, septic, well and driveway.  Construction requires crossing an 18-ft. span of wetland area.


Michael Mazzucco was present for the applicant.  The site development plan was displayed and reviewed.  


A site walk is scheduled for Sat., 3/9/13 at 9:00 a.m.  D. Pattee requested stakes at the proposed crossing, four corners of proposed house and proposed septic locations.


Discussion will continue at the next meeting.


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.


Discussion was tabled pending receipt of new information.




Progress report and photographs were forwarded by B. Flanagan re: New Pond Farm.


Habitat newsletter has been distributed.


NRCS has requested a list of farms of local importance.


D. Pattee is attending the Connecticut Land Conservation Conference on 3/23/13 at Wesleyan University.  


Proposed changes to Regulations have been forwarded to DEEP.  The Public Hearing will be held at the 4/16/13 meeting.


T. Miller suggested posting the Trail Day dates on the Town website.


J. Beres provided additional information re: sharp shooting activity.


On the motion of T. Miller and the second of J. Beres, the Commission voted unanimously to adjourn the meeting at 8:40 p.m.


Submitted by:
Kristi C. Reilly