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Minutes of Conservation Commission, 11/15/2016

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Redding Conservation Commission
P.O. Box 1028
Redding Center, Connecticut 06875-1028

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
7:30 P.M. – Old Town House

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

The Chairman called the meeting to order at 7:32 p.m.

I.   APPROVAL OF MINUTES – Meeting of October 4, 2016

On the motion of W. Perlman and the second of W. Hill, the Commission voted unanimously to approve the 10/4/16 Meeting Minutes as amended:  Page 2, third paragraph, change to “S. Green noted the natural regrowth of a diversified shrub habitat.”

Application #16-11, Richard L. and Susan C. Emerson, 7 Great Pasture Road. To receive and discuss an application for repairs to existing stone walls and steps followed by removal of sand deposits from road drainage in small pond.

Mr. Emerson was present.  The proposal was reviewed and a Site Inspection is scheduled for Sat., 11/19/16 at 9:30 a.m.


Julia Pemberton is looking a replacement for Joe Beres’ vacant seat.

The Commission meeting schedule for 2017 has been set.

The CACIWC Annual Meeting was held on 11/12/16.  D. Pattee, S. Green and S. Robinson attended.

Cynthia Fox and Sean McNamara are meeting on 11/18/16 re: Biehn property.  S. Green will be attending the meeting.

Membership to the Connecticut Forest & Park Association has been renewed.

Sign-up for the new organic composting program is at the Town Recycling Center on 11/19/16 at 11:30 a.m.

Susan Robinson reported seeing landscapers blowing leaves into the watercourse at 15 Hill Road. It was also noted that the planting plan has not been completed.

The Biehn property is being considered as an option for Ms. Robinson’s botanical field trip.

The presence of unleashed dogs has been reported in Town-owned fields.  Placement of a sign was discussed in addition to noting the need for a dog park.

On the motion of S. Robinson and the second of W. Perlman, the Commission voted unanimously to adjourn the meeting at 8:25 p.m.

Submitted by:
Kristi C. Reilly