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Minutes of Conservation Commission, 01/20/2015

AGENDA: Conservation Commission

RECEIVED 01/22/2015 8:30am
Michele R. Grande – Redding Town Clerk

Minutes

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

Absent: Susan Robinson; Joseph Beres.

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

  1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES  -Minutes of January 6, 2105

-Minutes of Site Inspections 1/11/15

Mary Maroun, 42 Meeker Hill Road

Mr./Mrs. Duenwald, 45 High Ridge Road

On the motion of W. Perlman and the second of W. Hill, the Commission voted unanimously to approve the 1/6/15 Meeting Minutes as corrected:  Page 2, last sentence under “Application #14-19”, change “backside stabilization” to “bank-side stabilization.”

On the motion of T. Miller and the second of W. Perlman, the Commission voted unanimously to approve the 1/11/15 Site Walk Minutes.

  1. REGULATORY

Application #14-18, Old Stone Estates (owner), P.W. Scott (agent), 12 Marchant Road and 55 Chestnut Wood Road.  Received 12/2/14. Discussion and possible vote on an application for regulated activities with a proposed 14-lot subdivision. Site Walk 12/7/14. Discussion 1/6/15. Site Walk 1/11/15.

No one was present for the applicant.  D. Pattee noted receipt of a report from Aquarion and a report from Milone & MacBroom.

On the motion of W. Perlman and the second of T. Miller, the Commission voted unanimously to open a Public Hearing on 2/17/15.

Open Space recommendation was reviewed and will be forwarded to the Planning Commission by D. Pattee.

Application #14-20, Mary Maroun (owner), Gregory Maroun (agent), 42 Meeker Hill Road.  Received 1/6/15. Discussion and possible vote on an application for construction of an addition to residence within the regulated area. Site Walk 1/11/15.

No one was present for the applicant. Site Walk findings were reviewed in addition to a report from Aimee Pardee.  D. Pattee noted that her comments were addressed on the revised and submitted drawings.

On the motion of W. Perlman and the second of W. Hill, the Commission voted unanimously to approve Application #14-20 with the condition that sediment and erosion controls are erected around the stockpile location.

Application #14-21, Eric and Ritu Duenwald, 45 High Ridge Road.  Received 1/6/15. Discussion and possible vote on an application to replace existing deck within the regulated area.

  1. Duenwald was present.  Site Walk findings were reviewed. No objections were noted in a report from A. Pardee.

On the motion of W. Perlman and the second of T. Miller, the Commission voted unanimously to approve Application #14-21.

Application #15-01, Albert Knapp and Ruth Oratz (owners), McKee Patterson, AIA (agent), 267 Newtown Turnpike. To receive and discuss an application to remove existing “shed” within the regulated area.

McKee Patterson was present for the applicant. After review of the proposal, it was noted that there would be no earthmoving activity.  Mr. Patterson will confirm that the shed will be carried out in panels in which case there is no need for a Wetlands permit.

Application #15-02, Dennis Grimaldi/DMG Holdings (owner), Rich Grimaldi (agent), 13 Mountain Road. To receive and discuss an application to locate and rough out a driveway within the regulated area.

Dennis and Rich Grimaldi were present. The proposal was reviewed accompanied by drawings.

  1. Pattee referring the applicant to the Zoning Regulations to satisfy the Zoning sight line requirements for driveways prior to requesting a Wetlands permit.

Mr. and Mrs. Mark Mirowski, 162 Sunset Hill Road.  To discuss letter from Aimee Pardee, Zoning/Conservation Enforcement Officer, that the existing fence is within the Conservation Easement area and must be removed, the area returned to its natural state, and pasturing of horses within this area may not continue. Discussion 11/18/14; 12/2/14.

Discussion will be tabled pending receipt of new information or notification by Counsel or WEO/ZEO.

Application/Violation #12-02V, Ms. Pamela Davis (owner), Peter Davis (agent), 724 Redding Road.  Earthmoving and disposition of woodchips, split wood, cut logs and branches in and around wetland soils to establish property line (border) from wetlands.  Discussion 7/1/14; 11/18/14.

  1. Pattee reviewed recommendations for further action from A. Pardee.

On the motion of W. Perlman and the second of W. Hill, the Commission voted unanimously to deny Application/Violation #12-02V on the basis that the Commission has not received a specific remediation plan for the Violation.

III.    CHAIRMAN’S REPORT

Re: NRVT, S. Green reported that contributions have exceeded the goal.

On the motion of T. Miller and the second of W. Perlman, the Commission voted unanimously to adjourn the meeting at 9:05 p.m.

Submitted by:

Kristi C. Reilly

 

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