Webster Land Corp.,
parcel 207-9, Perch Pond Road,
approved 07 July
parcel 254-lot 6, East Holderness Road,
parcel 255-9, Approved 21 July
parcel 102/54, pending
Lake Forest Property
Owners Association, granted 6/15/2006,
Remove existing season dock and install two 4x30 season docks
Jacque asked—“How can
the CC get input into permits before the permit comes to the Selectboard?”
The commission discussed this for a while. The outcome was the idea that
as soon as the Town Clerk receives the permit, she should notify Anne
Packard by phone or e-mail. Anne would then have a chance to look at the
permit and provide the Selectboard with input.
Up Coming Meetings and
4 November 2006—Annual meeting of the NH
Association of Conservation Commissions
11 November 2006—Rivers meeting in Concord
Butternut Lane matters—Chair
mentioned that he had stopped by the property and that the matting and
vegetation on the slope was doing very well and that the siltation fence was also preventing material from
going into the nearby wetland. It appeared that nothing had happened with
respect to the access road to Theresa’s property, nor had anything be
done along the transition zone between the driveway and the downslope. Barbara mentioned that she would try to
stop by to see the property. (Since that time I have received an e-mail
from Peter. Theresa has not formally agreed to the changes negotiated
last spring. Siding on house is almost finished and Peter/Angie has
contacted the contractor about the landscaping issues. Chair responded
that he would be willing to talk to all parties on this matter)
Letter to William
Russell re property on Mt.Prospect (Chair)—Chair mentioned
that he had sent another letter to Mr. Russell, but has still not
received any response. After a brief discussion, it was thought that
perhaps the chair should call him again.
Progress with respect
to future trail work on Pilote Property (Reggie).Materials have been picked up and are
being stored at the Town Maintance Sheds.
Reggie is trying to get a hold of the “trail experts” and will determine
on the basis of their availability, when the work can be done. It was
also noted that David Moore had contacted the Chair and has some picnic
tables. Chair will pick those up in November.
New Business or reports of
Meeting and work
schedule for the Fall—Jacque and Anne have
conflicts with respect to a Wednesday meeting. How about the 3rd
Thursday of the month? After brief discussion, it was decided that the 2nd
Tuesday of the month (at least for the Fall)
would be the best time for everyone. Thus our next meeting will be on the
10th of October.
Testimony at the July
Plymouth Planning Board hearing on the Lowe's development—Chair distributed
and briefly described what he had said at the July meeting of the
Plymouth Planning Board
Site visit with the McClouds on SquamLake—Chair made a site visit
to the McCloud’s property on BigSquamLake.The McClouds
desire to reface a concrete square at the right side of their property
that previously held a wind generator. Chair saw no problem with the refacing as the structure is an existing structure.
He also wanted to increase in height on the left side of the property a
concrete pier and to extend the pier shorewards.
Chair thought the increase in height was legal as again it was an
existing structure. Chair didn’t thing the extension to the shore would
be okayed by DES and noted that on the permit
when he signed it.
Boundary marking with Tom
Stepp on the Pilote Forest-Chair
has been talking with Tom Stepp
and hopes to do this sometime this Fall.
forms for conservation properties—Chair mentioned that forms had been
received and will fill them in after he and Tom have done the Pilote
PRLAC request for
support to obtain a grant to do a co-occurrence map of the Pemi Watershed—Chair
mentioned that he had sent a letter in support of the grant request (this
was copied earlier to all members). He also mentioned that he had seen
Dave Jeffers and that they had gotten some funds for their request)
in Spatial Analyst class sponsored by the Cooperative Extension in Manchester.—Chair
mentioned the details of the workshop. It used an extension for ArcMap, Spatial Analyst, to perform some watershed
analysis. Workshop was very good and provide the
chair with information as to how the Squam Lake Co-occurrence maps were
done. Chair will be asking reimbursement for the workshop from the town.
Some discussion was had about submitting a grant to ESRI that would
HoldernessCentralSchool and the Commission.
Reggie and the Chair will look further into the matter.
Questions from the
Highland Links Community Association about easements—Nancy Conklin of the
Association would like to talk to us about this matter—Nancy Conklin
attended our meeting. The property consists of 54 acres (34 units, some
of which are single other duplexes). Each owner owns 1/34th of
the common property (golf course/swimming pool, etc). Presently the golf
course is leased for a minimal amount. Nancy
had gotten permission from the Association to talk to us about easements,
etc. It was the feeling of the commission, that
the property in its present state would not “qualify” as a conservation
easement.Some suggestions were
that it would make a good recreation property for the town and that
perhaps down the road, the Association could
talk to the town about purchase or lease of the property for recreation
purposes. The commission suggested that Nancy/Association talk to the
Pemi-Baker Land Trust group or to a lawyer that deals with easements.
Lighting on pass way
on the new Holderness-PlymouthBridge—Chair
was contacted by the town administrator on this matter. He suggested
simple lights that perhaps were turned on by presence of person passing
under the light.
Comments on the
Natural Resources section of the Master Plan? Anne looked at the plan.
She had questions on the statement about lead at the Pemi Fish and Game
and also about steep slopes. Jacque will talk some more to Anne about
this. It seems that the document was going to be examined and okayed at the Planning Board meeting the next night
and that any additional input we might have might be too late unless we
attended that meeting.
The question of who
should contact Beede
Road people about access across their
property to get to the lower reaches of the TownForest was briefly discussed.
No action was taken, although we all realize that someone needs to make
contact and briefly discuss the situation with those land owners.
The Chair mentioned
that he will be out of the country from the 11th to the 30th
Fall Meeting Schedule:
10 October 2006
members in attendance:
Jacque, Reggie and myself.Guest:Nancy Conklin.