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Minutes of Conservation Commission, 06/16/2015

AGENDA: Conservation Commission

RECEIVED 06/22/2015 8:30am
Michele R. Grande – Redding Town Clerk


Present: David Pattee, Chairman; S. Robinson, S. Green; T. Miller; W. Perlman.

Absent: William Hill; Joseph Beres

The meeting was called to order at 7:34 p.m.

1.  APPROVAL OF MINUTES – Minutes of June 2, 2015

On the motion of W. Perlman and the second of S. Green, the Commission voted to approve the 6/2/15 Meeting Minutes.  S. Robinson abstained.


Application #15-05, Ruth Oratz and Albert Knapp (owners), Regina O’Brien (agent), 267 Newtown Turnpike.  Received 5/19/15. Discussion and possible vote on an application to install a deer fence through wetland area and across the Little River.  Site Walk 5/27/15.  Discussion 6/02/15.

Regina O’Brien was present for the applicant. D. Pattee noted receipt of an email depicting a new layout for the river crossing and a diagram. Proposed design options were reviewed in detail.

On the motion of W. Perlman and the second of T. Miller, the Commission voted unanimously to approve Application #15-05.


D.  Pattee reported that Georgetown Day was a success. NRVT had a booth.

A wasp nest was found by J. McLeran at the Stormfield bridge.  The nest has been treated.

Re: NRVT section through Redding.  A draft plan will be submitted by 7/3/15. D. Pattee will suggest collaboration with all the participating towns.

S. Green reported on Trails Day turnout.

S. Robinson has obtained information from Sharon, CT re: wetlands verbiage.

Gilbert-Miller Park will be added to the next Agenda. Gravel and mulch estimates should be obtained prior to the end of the fiscal year.

S. Green reported on a proposed Boy Scout project at the Steichen property on CT Audubon land at the entrance on Topstone Road. D. Pattee noted that CT Audubon needs to be contacted since it is their land.

Continued activity re: Peter Davis has been observed. D. Pattee will request a status report from A. Pardee.

T. Miller has reviewed the easements for Old Stone Estates.

On the motion of T. Miller and the second of W. Perlman, the Commission voted unanimously to adjourn the meeting at 8:45 p.m.

Submitted by: Kristi C. Reilly









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