Commission Memberscc: Selectboard and Public Notice
T. Spencer, Chair
RE: Minutes of the Commission Meeting held 18 February 2004 at in the Town Hall
Date:28 February 2004
of January meeting minutes—approved
with Roger Larochelle of the Squam Lakes Conservation Society concerning
easements, mapping, etc.
Roger mentioned the
following things. The Society holds 16 easements in Holderness, 46 total. The
acres involved in all easements is ca 1800. They are working with SLA and LRCT on maximizing the efforts of all three groups by avoiding
overt competition and dividing up the “work load”. SLCS is strongly involved in
gaining easements and monitoring same.Some on going projects include some new easements on Big Squam, a
possible easement in east Holderness, efforts to link some easements,
conserving the uplands of Red Hill, working with local land owners to change
properties from “unprotected” conservation properties to conservation
easements. Also underdiscussion is an effort to have a National Historic
District on Squam Lake that would include campsteads of Squam in the period
pre-1920 (there are 72 such homes).We discussed our goals with him.We mentioned that we are interested in
protecting the headwaters of streams that flow into Big Squam and into the PemiRiver. We mentioned our thoughts about Mt.Prospect. He has it on his long term agenda to talk with Mrs. Smith about
possible easements.It was agreed that
he would involved the Conservation Commission in those talks as our long range
plan for a cross town trail could possibly pass through her land.
on meetings and committees
Master Plan Presentation by Bill Crangle—Chairperson
Bill presented the PSU
master plan for the interval to the selectmen and myself. They plan to add new
swimming pools, classroom facilities and a hockey rink.Their plan also involves buying up homes
River Street and converting the area into a park. The Chair mentioned that doing so
my offset building in the flood plain. With Crangle were some of the
“planners”. Some discussion was had about the gravel aquifiers in the interval
and how the construction of parking lots and buildings were inhibit the ground
penetration of precipitation. Planners indicated that they would take this fact
into consideration in the plan and if and when the plan went ahead would
minimize those effects.
and other matters (TBD—to be determined by visit to mail box)
Neshiem fast track application for
refacing of concrete waslls
Webster Property intent to cut.
Discussion of letter from Linda Magoon (DES). She indicated in that
letter that Wagner Woodlands could not go ahead with cut as the access to
the cut was across and adjacent to wetlands.She had done an on site survey.She had called me before sending the
letter to Wagner Woodlands. Discussion was around the fact that we were
not really involved very closely in these intent to cut projects, nor
were the maps provide in the applications detailed enough to determine
indeed whether the projects might have impact on wetlands.
Randy currier—East Holderness
from the last meeting
Well-head protection—Granted by DES
Chair received e-mail
from Plymouth Water and Sewer chair, Richard Flanders and
also from DES section. The latter indicated that Holderness would have to be
informed about anything associated with the well-protection zone area that was
letter to property owners about possible trail—postponed from last
Jacque presented her
corrected copy.She will contact
landowners and arrange for a meeting at the CentralSchool
wetland matters—Permit to cut on Webster lands, conversation with DES
personSee item 4b
trail work by HoldernessSchool
Reggie and Larry will
work on this matter. Larry will show Reggie the things that can be done and
Reggie will determine when and how many students he can get.
schedule of meetings, events and jobs:
house day in March—Decided to do
the 13th from 10 until .Larry will send article to Plymouth paper. He will also contact Peter to
see about plowing of TownForest lot.
meeting in February—Organized by
Planning Board.Will be held the
26 of February at .
on Squam Lakes Watershed Comprehensive Mapping Project—Maps will be produced that will be
useful to both the master plan and for our planning purposes. We will
have to attend a meeting Spring/Summer in order to receive the maps.
Anne’s letter to selectmen about gravel pit has been received by the
Selectboard. They will discuss it after they have finished work on the budget.
Queston was raised as to “Where is Lynn?”Chair will call her to see if she wants to continue to be on the
Barbara also mentioned that Paul had received a note from a town person
who was willing to serve on town committee and that Paul would be contacting us
on this matter.
CC members in attendance
Jacque Jewell, Anne Packard, Barbara Currier, Larry Spencer, and guest Roger
Larochelle of SLCS
2003 Holderness Conservation
Commission Members:Reggie Pettit, Lynn
Morrison, Anne Packard, Jacque Jewell, Larry Spencer, Chair