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Minutes 10/31/06
Holland Conservation Commission

Minutes of Commission meeting held on October 31, 2006.
Present:  Mary vandenBerg, Chairperson, Steven Anderstrom, Patricia Caron, Howard Fife, Rolf Hilbig, Kathleen McGrory and James Wettlaufer.

7:00 p.m.  Chairperson called the meeting to order.

7:05 p.m.  Minutes of Commission Meeting held on October 24, 2006 were read, accepted and will be distributed.

It has come to the attention of the Conservation Commission that there is still a lot of water running down Howlett Dr. and Lois Ln., as well as run-off sediment in the brook which runs under Lois Ln during a heavy rain.  Our records indicate that excess water was to be pitched off Howlett Dr. and as little as possible run-off coming down the road.  The water run-off has created an erosion problem at 7 Howlett Dr., the corner of Howlett and Lois Ln, as well as down Lois Ln to 9 Lois Ln.  Following discussion, a motion was made that a letter be sent to Mr. and Mrs. Marcucci of 11 Howlett Dr. requesting that they appear before the HCC to discuss the situation.  Approved by all, except Steve Anderstrom who abstained, as he is a neighbor.

James Wettlaufer reported having received several complaints from Mr. LaMountain’s neighbors concerning open burning that continues until 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at night.  Jim is in contact with Mr. Ellis, Deputy Director of the DEP who will help with this problem.

Agent Howard Fife reported that Arthur Quinn, Sanitation Inspector of the Board of Health, approved Robert Patnode’s emergency septic tank replacement while the lake is down.  Mr. Patnode will come to the HCC with necessary documentation.

Procedure Sheet #2006-1144 issued to Douglas Frechette of 360 Mashapaug Rd., Map R-04-A-03 who wants to cut down a tree, which is being eroded by the wave actions on the lake.  He brought in pictures.  His fear is of the tree falling.  Following discussion, motion to approve the cutting of the tree was made and approved by all, providing that he returns by June 1st, 2007 with a method as to how he plans to stabilize the bank.  Robert Scott’s name was given as a resource, having used Coir Logs to correct his erosion problems. Mary vandenBerg signed the Procedure Sheet with the above conditions.

8:05 p.m.  Mark Farrell of Green Hill Engineering represented Edward Kell at his scheduled Public Hearing for the repair of his septic system at 77 Sandy Beach Rd., DEP File #184-0209.  No abutters came.  Following discussion, motion was made to approve the project and all were in favor of closing the hearing at 8:15 p.m.  A check for $67.50 was given to pay for Kell’s Notice of Intent filing fee.   

8:15 p.m.  Mark Farrell of Green Hill Engineering represented Vicky Stavola at her Public Hearing continuation for a Request for Determination of Applicability for the repair of a septic system at 2 Leisure Dr.  No abutters came.  An updated plan depicting and stating “existing catch basin replace both basins with 24” ADS solid pipe set in concrete base provide 2 feet sump below pipe” was presented.  Motion was made to approve the project with a Negative Determination and all were in favor of closing the hearing at 8:30 p.m.

8:30 p.m. Mark Farrell gave us a Request for Determination of Applicability for Ian Hand to repair a septic system at 8 Heritage Dr., Map R32-C-1.2 and a Notice of Intent for John Briere to rebuild existing house at 19 Sandy Beach Rd. and a check of $262.50 paying the Town’s NOI filing fee.  Public Hearings are scheduled tentatively for October 14, 2006 at 7:30 and 8:00 p.m., respectively.

8:35 p.m.  Mark (Sparky) LaMontagne, builder, requested and received a copy of Robert Clark’s plot plan to install a holding tank at 31 Hamilton Dr.

Motion to adjourn was made, seconded and approved by all. Meeting adjourned at 8:45 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by:

Patricia J. Caron, Secretary
Copies to:  Select Board, Town Clerk, Board of Health, Planning Board, Building Inspector, Highway Surveyor, ZBA, File and HCC Chairperson~

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