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Minutes of Conservation Commission, 09/16/2014

AGENDA: Conservation Commission

RECEIVED 09/23/2014 3:09pm
Michele R. Grande – Redding Town Clerk

Minutes

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

Absent: Stuart Green

Also present: Julia Pemberton, First Selectman

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

I. APPROVAL OF MINUTES – Minutes of September 2, 2014
Site Walk Minutes, September 6, 2014
M/M Thompson, 31 Lamppost Road
Young/Straznitskas, 22 Werf Drive

On the motion of W. Perlman and the second of T. Miller, the Commission voted to approve the 9/2/14 Meeting Minutes as amended: Page 2, last line under “Application/Violation #12-02V”, change to “D. Pattee will contact P. Olson for additional information”. W. Hill abstained.

On the motion of W. Perlman and the second of J. Beres, the Commission voted to approve the 9/6/14 Site Walk Minutes. W. Hill abstained.

II. REGULATORY

Application #14-13, Jeanette and Chris Thompson (owners), Nejame & Sons (agent), 31 Lamppost Road. Received 9/2/14. Discussion and possible vote on an applicqtaion for installation of an inground swimming pool within the regulated area. Site Walk 9/6/14.

Tom Nejame was present for the applicant. D. Pattee noted receipt of a new map indicating the requested additions including temporary stockpile location and locations of silt fence and hay bales.

On the motion of W. Perlman and the second of J. Beres, the Commission voted unanimously to approve Application #14-03.

Application #14-14, Sharon Young and Matthew Straznitskas, 22 Werf Drive, 22 Werf Drive. Received 9/6/14. Discussion and possible vote on an application for installation of an inground swimming pool and pool building within the regulated area. Site Walk 9/6/14.

Matthew Straznitskas was present. Site Walk findings were reviewed.

On the motion of J. Beres and the second of W. Perlman, the Commission voted unanimously to approve Application #14-14.

Application #14-15, Redding Land Trust (owners), Sean McNamara (agent), 2 Dan Beard Lane. To receive and discuss an application to restore and improve natural features of RLT property, invasive removal, and education signage with NRCS.

John McLeran was present for the Redding Land Trust. The easement, forestry management plan and custom soil resource report were reviewed. Additional copies will be distributed to Commissioners for further review.

A Site Walk is scheduled for Sat., 9/27/14 at 8:30 a.m.

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.

No new information or discussion.

III. CHAIRMAN’S REPORT

Julia Pemberton reviewed plans for a controlled hunt program. A. Pardee is working on maps of designated properties.

Annual CACIWC meeting will be held on 11/15/14 in Wallingford. Anyone interested in attending should contact C. Keil at the Land Use Office.

Costs are being obtained for fertilizing Couch Hill Preserve field.

On the motion of T. Miller and the second of W. Perlman, the Commission voted unanimously to adjourn the meeting at 9:55 p.m.

Submitted by:
Kristi C. Reilly