Commission Members cc: Selectboard and Public Notice
From: Larry T.
RE: Minutes of the Commission Meeting held 17 September 2003 at19:00 in the Town
Date: 14 October 2003
of the August meeting were approved as distributed
on meetings and committees
Plan Initial meeting—no one was able to go to the initial meeting. All
agreed that one of us would try to participate in all meetings of the
group and to have the group focus on some “conservation issues” for the
next master plan
and other matters
signed two expeditied permits (Westwind on Squam, west of the Valpey
property and a stone wall and replacer
DeGrace—DES needs more information on alternative route through upland,
web site—report on progress (http://www.holdernessconservationcommission.org).
We now have a new host for the site. Web materials haven’t been posted to
new site, but will be done by next meeting.
question—Jacquie will write a note about day of visit and problems with
feasibility of putting road through or adjacent to the wetlands.
house at Pilote and Town Forest
properties. We should try for a day this fall to have an open house.
Perhaps rather than having an open house we could have a work day at the
Pilote Property or perhaps explore the possibilities of a trail along the Pemigewasset
to Livermore Falls
to Nash Realty—Anne called and left a message
Grant Program—not followed up on.
with Richard Currier as to how they got the snowmobile trails going
five years ago. Project to have
trail from Ashland to
Sandwich Notch. Got maps and laid out trail. Used tax maps to determine
owners. Sent letters to owners. Tried to use existing logging roads. The
Bureau of Trails of the NH State government has a broad liability policy.
No successful suits against land owners that have allowed trails across
properties. Met with owners one at a time. All trails are closed to ATVs
except if specified as open. Land
owners signs easement (letter from the Bureau of Trails). Used RTP program,
80-20 match (can be matched with volunteer labor) Has spent thousands of
dollars (Flood plan bridge was $15K). Was very encouraging about our
possibilities for trails in the town. Owners get additional % knocked off
their property taxes for allowing trails on them (need to be in current
schedule of meetings, events and jobs:
sometime early November
will have Marge Swope send copies of the material on being a new
Conservation Commissioner to Jacquie and Reggie
CC members in attendance
2003 Holderness Conservation
Commission Members: Reggie Pettit, Lynn
Morrison, Anne Packard, Jacquie Jewell, Larry Spencer, Chair