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Minutes of Conservation Commission, 08/04/2015

AGENDA: Conservation Commission

RECEIVED 08/06/2015 8:30am
Michele R. Grande – Redding Town Clerk


Present: David Pattee, Chairman; Susan Robinson; William Hill; Stuart Green; Wallace Perlman. Absent: Joseph Beres; Tina Miller The Chairman called the meeting to order at 7:38 p.m.

I.  APPROVAL OF MINUTES -Minutes of July 21, 2015 -Site Walk Minutes of July 27, 2015-37 Sullivan Drive

On the motion of W. Perlman and the second of W. Hill, the Commission voted unanimously to approve the 7/21/15 Meeting Minutes as amended: Page 2, second item under “Chairman’s Report”, change last sentence to “Options for sign placement are in review.”

On the motion of S. Green and the second of W. Perlman, the Commission voted to approve the 7/27/15 Site Walk Minutes. W. Hill abstained.


Application #15-06, Estate of Mary Ellen Klein, c/o Richard L. Emerson, Executor, (owner), Jason Sivo (agent), 37 Sullivan Drive. Received 7/21/15. Discussion and possible vote on an application to pump and abandon existing septic tank and installation of new tank with related activities including fill, Mantis septic units, topsoil, and to remove two existing trees and stumps. Site Walk 7/27/15.

Atty. Richard Emerson and Jason Sivo were present for the applicant. Site Walk findings were reviewed.

On the motion of W. Perlman and the second of S. Green, the Commission voted unanimously to approve Application #15-06.


Permission will be given to Karleen Oosterwal to mow Couch Hill Preserve one time. Fertilization timing was discussed.

D. Pattee reviewed emails from John McLeran including an inquiry re: use of open space for logging.

The option of a “no swimming” sign at Saugatuck Falls Natural Area was discussed.

S. Green updated trail status. New volunteers for trail tender positions will be contacted. Options for trail-crossing verbiage on Sidecut Trail was reviewed.

D. Pattee noted that a deer stand on the Granskog property is on Nature Conservancy property.

DEEP newsletter has been forwarded by D. Pattee.

The Connecticut Agriculture Experiment Station in Hamden is hosting a Plant Science Day on 8/5/15.

On the motion of W. Perlman and the second of W. Hill, the Commission voted unanimously to adjourn the meeting at 9:08 p.m.

Submitted by: Kristi C. Reilly