Conservation Commission Meeting
CALL TO ORDER: The meeting was called to order at by Chairman Spencer.
Spencer, Barbara Currier,
OTHERS PRESENT: Kim Currier,
Mr. & Mrs.
MINUTES: Minutes of
PERMITS & OTHER MATTERS:
a. Peck Property - Mr. Spencer discussed an expedited permit that was signed for the Peck property. andafter much work to correct the error, the permit has been issued.
b. Grafton County Conservation District - Mr. Spencer advised this organization held a
c. Forestry Workshop - Mr. Spencer advised a forestry workshop will be held on November 1 and
d. Flu Shots - Mr. Spencer advised flu shots will be held at the Holderness Town Office on October 24 from
e. Member handbooks - Mr. Spencer was requested to acquire 3 new member handbooks for the board members to utilize.
f. NHACC Membership – Mr. Spencer presented a bill for the 2008 dues in the amount of $200.
UPCOMING MEETINGS & COURSES
Mr. Spencer announced the following:
a. NHACC –
b. Annual Watershed Meeting –
c. Climate Change Conference – held
a. Snowy Owl Woods Project - Mr. Spencer advised an appeal had been sent to NH
Mr. Spencer advised he was not trying to stop and is not against development, but would like to make sure that all future impacts of development are considered before the development starts.
b. Review of the Vernal Pools - Mr. Spencer discussed the work that has been done
c. Royea’s Junkyard – Ms. Currier advised the Royea property has had the pad poured for
their new building and continues to work on cleaning up the property. Ms. Currier advised that no new vehicles are
to be moved into the property without old vehicles being moved out and that the
d. Interval Elm Tree - Mr. Spencer advised all of the expenses to save this tree have been
covered through private donations,
e. Steep Slopes Ordinance – Ms. Packard advised that the
f. Mailbox check - Members of the commission will be assigned to check the mailbox within the Town Office. This will be discussed at the November meeting.
1. Pilote Forest Trail Work – Members of the Board advised they would work on the trail on November 17 from
2. Annual Budget Preparation - Mr. Spencer moved and Ms. Currier supported to request the 2008 budget for the conservation commission remain the same as the 2007 budget. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed.
Mr. Spencer advised that due to the Town not receiving any land use change tax penalties for the year 2006, no funding from that source went into the Conservation fund for the year 2006. Because of this the town did allocate money from Town funds to the Conservation Fund. Ms. Currier advised that in the year 2007 there were penalties assessed for land use change tax.
Ms. Packard moved and Mrs. Whitmore supported to request $20,000 from the Town for the 2008 year. Vote was unanimous. Motion passed. The chair will write a letter to the Selectboard in support of this request.
of the Board discussed use of the land acquisition funds to include the Alex
Ray property, the
4. Road Run Off from Route 3 to
5. Holderness/Plymouth Bridge Walkway - Mr. Spencer discussed the walkway under the new
bridge from Holderness to
6. Private road culverts - Ms. Packard inquired if the Town highway department cleaned catch basins on private roads. Ms. Currier advised this was a question for the Mr. Furmanick.
Ms. Currier advised she
would not be voting on any item to do with the Snowy Owl subdivision due to the
fact that she is a realtor and her vote could be construed as a conflict of
interest. Ms. Currier discussed emails that
have recently gone out which have created distention between Boards,
individuals and other community members.
Ms. Currier advised the personalities that are being portrayed within
these emails must stop and it is in the best interest of everyone to work
together and support the community. Mr.
Spencer discussed an email that was received from
ADJOURNMENT: Mr. Spencer adjourning the meeting at Vote was unanimous (4-0). Motion passed.
Anne M. Abear