Conservation Commission Meeting
CALL TO ORDER: The meeting was called to order at by Chairman Spencer.
MINUTES: Minutes of
PERMITS & OTHER MATTERS:
a. Town Report: A memorandum was received and reviewed from
b. Outdoor Recreation Grant: A notice
from the State of
c. Reynolds Wetlands Permit: A letter has
been received from NH
d. McLoud Wetlands Permit: A notice has
been received from NH
e. Rockywold Wetlands Permit: A minimum impact permit was received from Rockywold for the repair of their main dock.
1. Mr. Spencer discussed an upcoming meeting scheduled
for the Holderness
a. Butternut Lane Matters – No discussion took place.
b. Pilote Property future trail progress – Mr. Pettitt indicated he sent an email to Ms. Preice of the NH Forest Service regarding the Pilote property. Ms. Peirce has been on vacation and is due to return this week. The forest service is more than willing to assist in the maintenance needs done along the Town trail. Jackie Jewell indicated she spoke to Stanley Graton regarding the cost to replace a bridge along this trail. Mr. Graton will meet with Ms. Jewell to discuss this further. Mr. Spencer discussed the need to cut trees along the trail that have fallen down and the need to remove them from the trail.
c. Reynolds Property: Mr. Spencer announced he sent a
letter to NH
d. Boundary marking of the
e. Filing of materials – Mr. Spencer discussed the need to get the files in order for the
Commission. Ms. Packard, Ms. Currier and
f. 2007 budget – Ms. Currier stated the Commission did not need to meet with members of the Board of Selectmen due to the budget request for 2007 remaining the same as 2006.
g. Sign for Conservation Easement – Mr. Spencer indicated he spoke to
a. Watershed Conference – Mr. Spencer discussed the watershed conference he
attended on November 18 in
b. Alex Ray’s Property - Mr. Spencer had a conversation with Mr. Ray
regarding a possible easement to the
c. Zoning Regulation Changes – The Board reviewed the agenda of the planning board for their upcoming meeting of December 21 and the proposals being made by the planning board for amendments to the zoning ordinance. Mr. Pettitt discussed the project of research being a good job for the students in the area, either high school or college.
d. Royea’ junkyard – The Board reviewed an email from NH
e. March meeting on Vernal Pools – Mr. Spencer discussed a meeting that took place
between himself and representatives of Squam Lakes Association and PSU. The gathering was to discuss the need to have
a meeting in the spring and to invite the public to get in involved in locating
vernal pools. The Board discussed the
need to have a cooperative effort with the Squam Lakes Association and the
f. Annual Report for the Town – The Board reviewed the 2005 Town Report for the Commission and made changes for the year 2006.
g. Meeting dates for 2007 – The Board decided on the following dates for their meetings: January 18, February 8, March 8, April 12, May 10, and June 14.
b. Carbon Coalition Resolution – Mr. Spencer read a resolution request for the 2007 Town Warrant. The resolution is to go on record in support of effective actions by the President and the Congress to address the issues of climate change which is increasingly harmful to the environment and economy of NH and to the future will being of the people of Holderness. Ms. Currier requested a copy of the resolution be sent to Administrator Johnson to bring to the Board of Selectmen at their next meeting.
Jewell moved and
c. Pemi Fish & Game Club – Mr. Pettitt discussed a telephone conversation
which he spoke to Dr. Fred Allen of the Pemi Fish & Game Club. Mr. Pettitt relayed the request of Dr. Allen in
which any future visits to the Club will require a written letter indicating what
areas will be reviewed and the purpose of the visit. All visits will be restricted to those
areas. Mr. Spencer suggested writing a
letter to Dr. Allen to get communication started on a trail system that could
be established between the town forest and
ADJOURNMENT: Mr. Spencer moved and Mr. Pettitt supported adjourning the meeting at Vote was unanimous (6-0). Motion passed.
Anne M. Abear