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Minutes 1/9/07
Holland Conservation Commission

Minutes of Commission meeting held on January 9, 2007.
Present:  Howard Fife, Acting Chairperson, Patricia Caron, Rolf Hilbig and James Wettlaufer.  Absent: Steven Anderstrom, Mary vandenBerg and Kathleen McGrory.

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

7:05 p.m.  Minutes of Commission Meeting held on January 2, 2007 were read, accepted and will be distributed.

We received from MACC the 2006 Environmental Handbook for Massachusetts Conservation which we had ordered.

7:15 p.m.  Lorraine and William Cromack of 32 Lake Shore Dr. presented their plot plan that shows the demolishing of the house formerly owned by Helen Kreiger of 34 Lake Shore Dr., which they bought. The plans depict an attached garage to their existing home at 32 Lake Shore Dr. which will include a bedroom, bathroom and game room on the second level.  One of the conditions that the HCC requires is that both properties be combined which they plan to do upon gaining approval of their building plans.  They were informed, since they are demolishing a house within the buffer zone, that they will require a Notice of Intent.  A Public Hearing was scheduled for January 30, 2007 at 7:00 p.m.

7:40 p.m.  The scheduled Public Hearing of a Request for Determination of Applicability for Howard Hewinson of 45 Shore Dr. to repair a septic system was presented by Rigo Molina of Trifone Design Association.  No abutters came.  A motion to accept the project with a Negative Determination was made and approved by all.  All were in favor of closing the Hearing at 7:45 p.m.  Members signed the Determination of Applicability.

7:50 p.m.  Mr. and Mrs. Craig Cormier of 133 East Brimfield Rd. presented their Procedure Sheet #2006-1153, Map #01-D-04 to construct an addition for 2-family (in-law apartment).  Having no wetland issues Procedure Sheet was signed by Howard Fife, Acting Chairperson, with the condition that hay bails be placed to the back of the site.

8:00 p.m.  Joel Jetty, builder, was seeking information as to what he would require to construct a 10’ x 20’ year round room on an existing open deck at 28 Hamilton Dr. for Richard Chapin.  He was informed that he would require a Notice of Intent.  We are concerned with the run-off from the roof with possible erosion to the shore line.

Howard Fife made a motion that we should inform the public by Cable and on the Holland Conservation Site on the Virtual Town Hall that no approval for lakeside work would be granted after October 1st since the required paperwork could not be completed in time for the work to be done during the drawdown.  Seconded and approved by all.

Motion to adjourn was made, seconded and approved by all. Meeting adjourned at 8:10 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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