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Minutes of Conservation Commission, 01/15/2013

AGENDA: Conservation Commission

RECEIVED 01/17/2013 8:30am
Michele R. Grande – Redding Town Clerk

Minutes

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

 

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

 

I.      APPROVAL OF MINUTES     -Minutes of December 18, 2012
                        Site Inspections-January 5, 2013
                                Town of Redding, 72 Topstone Road
                                New Pond Farm, 101 Marchant Road
                                P. Davis, 724 Redding Road

 

On the motion of W. Perlman and the second of J. Ross, the Commission voted to approve the 12/18/12 Meeting Minutes.  W. Hill abstained.

 

On the motion of S. Green and the second of W. Perlman, the Commission voted to approve the 1/5/13 Site Inspection Minutes.  W. Hill abstained.

 

II.     REGULATORY

 

Application #12-19, Town of Redding (owner), Rob Blick (agent), 72 Topstone Road.  Received 12/18/12.  Discussion and possible vote on an application for parking improvements at Topstone Park.  Site Walk 1/5/13.

 

R. Blick was present for the applicant. Site Walk findings were reviewed.  D. Pattee suggested a different configuration of the proposal which will be depicted on a map and submitted by R. Blick for review at the next meeting.

 

Application #12-20, New Pond Farm, 101 Marchant Road.  Received 12/18/12.  Discussion and possible vote on an application for clearing downed trees within the regulated area.  Site Walk 1/5/13.

 

A representative of New Pond Farm was present.  Site Walk findings were briefly reviewed.

 

On the motion of J. Ross and the second of W. Perlman, the Commission voted unanimously to approve Application #12-20.

 

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.

 

Peter Davis was present.  Site Walk findings were reviewed.   Guidelines for removal of the debris were reviewed.  

 

Discussion will continue pending completion of removal and stabilization of the affected area.

 

III.    CHAIRMAN’S REPORT

 

Requested donation from the CT Land Conservation Council was discussed.

 

D. Pattee noted receipt of information from Linda Fitzgerald concerning vernal pools.

 

Regulations have been updated due to new statutory requirements.

 

Additional money for open space maintenance has been added to the new budget.

 

S. Green reported on information re: internship opportunities.

 

Trail Day is scheduled for 6/1-2, 2013.

 

On the motion of V. DeMasi and the second of W. Perlman, the Commission voted unanimously to adjourn the meeting at 8:40 p.m.

 

Submitted by:
Kristi C. Reilly

 

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