To:     Conservation Commission Members                           cc: Selectboard and Public Notice


From:           Betsey Moran


RE:     Minutes of the Commission Meeting held 9 October 2002 at 20:00 in the Town Hall

Date:  03 October 2002




  1. Approval of minutes of the September meeting – approved as distributed.
  2. Reports on meetings and committees
    1. Transfer Station Relocation and Planning Committee--Anne Packard

Anne reported on the status of the search process.  The committee will meet 10/10 to visit recycling centers.

  1. Permits and other matters.

a. DES sent a request for an Operational Maintenance Plan for the Highland Links Colony

Dam to the Moriartys due August 30.  Chairman Spencer reported noticing maintenance done

on the dam [brush cleared].


b. Forest Plan Intent to Cut received for E. Holderness Rd on Vachon property – seems to be

for house lot.


c. Dredge and Fill Permit application filled out for rebuilding of a stone wall in Cotton Cove.

Expect to see Minimum Impact application coming instead.


  1. Commission web site-- is up and running with agenda, minutes and goals.


  1. Prioritization of goals—Betsey to look into Conservation Camp.


  1. Open House at the Pilote and Town Forest properties: the 19th of October from 9-12.  We will tour the property from 9-10:30; from 10:30 to 12, visitors are welcome to tour trails on their own.  Refreshments will be served.


  1. Report on wetland delineations project – no report


  1. NHACC Official Legislative Ballot filled out unanimously supporting the actions suggested by NHACC.


  1. Betsey will send a news item for the NHACC newsletter on the Open House, web site, PSC Pride Day, and stewardship plan for LCIP property.


  1. Discussion of and prioritization of suggestions made in the report submitted to us by George Frame: Not all commission members had received the report prior to the meeting.  Report will be reviewed at the next meeting.  Chairman Spencer will review two points with the Selectboard on Oct 21: the remarking of the entire boundary and the marking of hazard trees on the trails for their removal.


  1. Questions about Valpey property – Larry will continue to contact Jim Mardis.


  1. Fall schedule of meetings and events and jobs
    1. November--NHACC annual meeting--Concord, 2 November – Jacque will try to attend
    2. November--work on budget
    3. December--annual report


  1. Other business as needed –

Larry presented the Squam Lookout sent to the commission from the Squam Lakes Conservation Society and Habitats from the UNH Cooperative Extension.


Mr. Gibson whose neighbor is trying to relocate his driveway contacted Larry.  Mr. Gibson wanted clarification for wetlands on the property; Larry walked the area and found no evidence of wetlands.


       14.  The meeting was adjourned at 8:30pm.







CC members in attendance:

Jacque Jewell, Betsey Moran, Anne Packard, Larry Spencer, Chair





2002 Holderness Conservation Commission Members:

Lynn Johnson, Betsey Moran, Anne Packard, Jacque Jewell, Larry Spencer - Chair.