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Minutes of Conservation Commission, 12/01/2015

AGENDA: Conservation Commission

RECEIVED 12/03/2015 9:11am
Michele R. Grande – Redding Town Clerk


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

The Chairman called the meeting to order at 7:33 p.m.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES -Meeting of November 17, 2015

On the motion of T. Miller and the second of S. Green, the Commission voted unanimously to approve the 11/17/15 Meeting Minutes.


Application #15-11, Thomas Kirt and Kathleen Joyce (owners), Nazzaro, Inc. (agent), 222 Redding Road. To receive and discuss an application for necessary tree removal, bridge and supports removal, installation of HVPE pipes, construction of headwalls and restore driveway surface associated with Bridge Replacement.

J. Nazzaro was present for the applicant. Following review of the proposal, a Site Walk was scheduled for Sun., 12/6/15 at 8:30 a.m.

Application #15-12, Patricia Sovern (owner), Kling Brothers Buildings, LLC (agent), 464 Black Rock Tpke. To receive and discuss an application to construct a new second story addition, new wood deck and masonry patio and new septic system within the regulated area.

Keith Kling was present in addition to the architect and installer.  The proposal was reviewed accompanied by drawings.  Mr. Kling confirmed that the application was forwarded to Aquarion.

A Site Walk is scheduled for Sun., 12/6/15 at 9:15 a.m.  D. Pattee requested stakes at the proposed temporary accessway location.  Reduced-sized plans will be distributed at the Site Walk.

Application #15-03, 284 Umpawaug Holdings, LLC (owners), Michael Mazzucco, P.E. (agent), 286 Umpawaug Road. To receive and discuss an application to construct new single-family dwelling, driveway, septic system and well within the regulated area.

M. Mazzucco was present for the applicant. Proposed plans were displayed and reviewed. D. Pattee requested Mr. Mazzucco to contact the Land Use Office re: stonewall.

A Site Walk is scheduled for Sun., 12/6/15 at 8:45 a.m. D. Pattee requested placement of stakes at the proposed house location.


D. Pattee reviewed open space maintenance needs for consideration in the budget.

Complaint re: stonewall dividing Couch Hill Preserve and Huntington State Park was reviewed.  No other complaints have been reported.

Status of Biehn property was reviewed.

D. Pattee will follow up re: Lonetown Marsh repair estimate.

NRVT brochure for Redding is complete.

S. Robinson distributed CT Botanical Society newsletters.

S. Green reported that the Planning Commission’s recommendations re: parking spaces for Sidecut Road trail were turned down at the Board of Selectmen’s meeting. T. Miller suggested re-focusing on the safety issues.

W. Hill assisted in spreading fertilizer at Couch Hill on 11/29/15.

D. Pattee stated that the presence of black swallowwort on Town-owned properties should be noted.

D. Pattee noted receipt of the wetlands determination from DEEP re: Route 53 replacement bridge.

On the motion of S. Green and the second of J. Beres, the Commission voted unanimously to adjourn the meeting at 9:15 p.m.

Submitted by: Kristi C. Reilly