To:  Conservation Commission Members                    cc: Selectboard and Public Notice

From:  Larry T. Spencer, Chair

Date:  12 December 2005



  1. Approval of Minutes from the 27th of October—as distributed with the correction that on item 2 b Reggie Pettitt accompanied Anne and Jacque on the site visit to the Flenniken property.
  2. Permits and other matters
    1. Flenniken permit was approved (11/02/2005)
  3. Up Coming Meetings:
    1. Meetings for Conservation Commission in Woodsville on the 5th of December—Chair will attend, Jacque still working out work change details.
    2. Possible meeting on the 25th of January 2006 with other conservation commissions in the region—meeting has been scheduled, will be our January meeting.
  4. Old Business
    1. Annual submission of LCIP Monitoring Forms—Jacque and Anne walked Pilote property. Needs new picnic table. A few trees across path need to be cut. Chair will send forms in as soon as Jacque/Anne pass form in to chair..
    2. Sale of property adjacent to Pilote Property? Additional onversations with Roger LaRochelle about same and about other matters in town—Alex still wants to do a 5-10 home development. We need to talk more with him about an easement. Mentioned to Roger that we need a letter in order to sequester the $1000 for assistance on the Peirce-Beij easement.
    3. Communication with William Russell re property on Mt. Prospect—I called him and he seemed to be very interested in talking to us some more. I will write a letter.
    4. Progress with respect to future trail work on Pilote Property—Reggie has contacted some “trail-builders” associated with the USDA-Forest Service and hopes to do a walk of the property with them and to determine from that walk what materials are needed for a trail. The two individuals are experienced trail builders and helped out on the Walter Newton project in Plymouth. We can put a hold on the money from this year. Mention was made that Quincy Bog Preserve uses Tamarack for its raw wood material.
  1. New Business
    1. Approval of site visit to Chabot Easement and discussion of what the Commission should do now—Commission worked through site visit memo. Voted to adopt the report 4 to 0 (Jacque Jewell was present for discussion, but went up stairs for the Planning Board meeting and wasn’t present for the vote). Corrected site visit report is attached to minutes.
    2. Work on annual report—postponed until December meeting
    3. E-mail from Earl Hansen concerning Reynolds development—Site visit will be held the 17th of November. Anne and Jacque will attend the 1 o’clock visit.
  1. Other Business
    1. Report of Campton GIS meeting (10th of November at the Campton Historical Society Bldg.)—Great presentation by intern from Brown University. She has developed a number of layers for planning purposes for the town of Campton. Discussion centered around the idea that Holderness needs to train one or more town employees to be able to use the GIS data layers for Holderness.
    2. Our December meeting will start at 6:30 in as much as the Planning Board meeting will start at 7:30 and some of the members want to be present at that meeting for the discussion of the Reynold’s development.


Fall Meeting Schedule:

15 December 6:30 pm Town Hall



CC members in attendance:  Reggie Pettitt, Anne Packard, Jacque Jewell, and Larry Spencer. Barbara Currier representing the Selectboard. Mike Barney called to indicate he had another engagement

Also in attendance:  Peter Francesco, Theresa Long (and companion)