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Minutes of Conservation Commission, 01/19/2016

AGENDA: Conservation Commission

RECEIVED 01/21/2016 8:30am

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MINUTES
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
7:30 p.m. – Old Town House

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

Absent: Stuart Green; Tina Miller

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

  1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES – Minutes of January 5, 2016
    Minutes of December 15, 2015
    Site Walk Minutes, December 21, 2015
    — 222 Redding Road, Kirk/Joyce
    — 475 Newtown Tpke., Sterlhen LLC/M. Henry

On the motion of W. Perlman and the second of W. Hill, the Commission voted unanimously to approve the 1/5/16 Meeting Minutes.

On the motion of W. Perlman and the second of W. Hill, the Commission voted unanimously to approve the 12/15/15 Meeting Minutes.

On the motion of W. Perlman and the second of S. Robinson, the Commission voted unanimously to approve the 12/21/15 Site Walk Minutes.

II.   REGULATORY

Application #15-11, Thomas Kirk and Kathleen Joyce (owners), Nazzaro, Inc. (agent), 222 Redding Road. Received 12/1/15. Discussion and possible vote on an application for necessary tree removal, bridge and supports removal, installation of HDPE pipes, construction of headwalls and restore driveway surface associated with Bridge Replacement. Site Walk 12/6/15. Discussion 12/15/15. Site Walk 12/21/15. Discussion 1/5/16.

J. Nazzaro was present for the applicant. Site Walk findings were reviewed. S. Robinson suggested plantings to abate runoff from driveway.

On the motion of W. Perlman and the second of J. Beres, the Commission voted unanimously to approve Application #15-11.

Application #15-14, Sterlhen LLC/Marie C. Henry, 475 Newtown Turnpike (formerly 327 Black Rock Tpke). Received 12/15/15. Discussion and possible vote on an application to construct driveway to a single-family dwelling and accessory dwelling/cottage and review updated approved map. Site Walk 12/21/15. Discussion 1/5/16.

Discussion tabled pending receipt of new map per Ms. Henry.

III.       CHAIRMAN’S REPORT

D. Pattee noted receipt of an email re: Nature Conservancy purchase of Granskog property for open space.

On the motion of W. Perlman and the second of W. Hill, the Commission voted unanimously to write a letter of support for the Nature Conservancy purchase of Granskog property for open space since it is in conformance with the Town Plan of Conservation & Development.

J. McLaren will be invited to attend the next meeting to discuss request of new signs for hunting areas.

S. McNamara, J. McLaren, S. Green and D. Pattee are meeting 1/23/16 re: putting trails in electronic format for GIS use.

D. Pattee reported that 280 NRVT route mailers were sent.

D. Pattee provided an update re: Biehn property.

On the motion of W. Perlman and the second of S. Robinson, the Commission voted unanimously to adjourn the meeting at 8:15 p.m.

Submitted by: Kristi C. Reilly