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Minutes of Conservation Commission, 10/07/2014

AGENDA: Conservation Commission

RECEIVED 10/09/2014 3:02pm
Michele R. Grande – Redding Town Clerk


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

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

-Minutes of September 16, 2014
-Site Walk Minutes, September 27, 2014
2 Dan Beard Lane, Redding Land Trust

On the motion of W. Perlman and the second of W. Hill, the Commission voted to approve the 9/6/14 Meeting Minutes. S. Green abstained.

On the motion of W. Perlman and the second of W. Hill, the Commission voted to approve the 9/27/14 Site Walk Minutes. T. Miller abstained.


Application #14-15, Redding Land Trust (owners), Sean McNamara (agent), 2 Dan Beard Lane. Discussion and possible vote on an application to restore and improve natural features of RLT property, invasive removal and education signage with NRCS. Site Walk 9/27/14.

John McLeran was present for the applicant. Site Walk findings were reviewed.

On the motion of W. Perlman and the second of J. Beres, the Commission voted unanimously to approve Application #14-15 with the condition that the Conservation Commission receive periodic reports on treatment of invasive species.

Application/Violation #12-02V, Ms. Pamela Davis (owner), Peter Davis (agent), 724 Redding Road. Earthmoving and disposition of woodchips, split wood, cut log and branches in and around wetland soils to establish property line (border) from wetlands. Discussion 7/1/14.

Discussion tabled pending receipt of new information or attendance by Mr. Davis.


Karleen Oosterwal was present to request additional mowing at Couch Hill Preserve for her use of hay. D. Pattee confirmed the Commission decision to have one mowing to restore the hay crop and maintain the Bobolink population. Fertilization plans were reviewed. Ms. Oosterwal was requested to submit an estimate for cleaning up the perimeter of the field including brush and tree removal back to the stone walls on the inside of the field.

D. Pattee noted the upcoming CACIWC Annual Meeting on 11/15/14. Anyone interested in attending should contact C. Keil at the Land Use Office.

S. Green provided updates on the Pinchbeck Trailhead Eagle Scout project and the Saddleback reroute project due to begin soon. The Commission will share non-power equipment, i.e. hose, rakes.

D. Pattee noted the footbridge at the end of Sherman Turnpike. S. Green will forward dedication ceremony information when he receives it.

Land Trust fundraiser, Lunch on the Ledge, will be held on 10/18/14.

J. Ross distributed maps of the Ives Trail.

On the motion of T. Miller and the second of W. Perlman, the Commission voted unanimously to adjourn the meeting at 9:15 p.m.
Submitted by:
Kristi C. Reilly