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Minutes 7/17/07
Holland Conservation Commission

Minutes of Commission meeting held on July 17, 2007.

Present:  Mary vandenBerg, Chairperson, Steven Anderstrom, Patricia Caron, Howard Fife, Rolf Hilbig and James Wettlaufer.

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

7:05 p.m.  Minutes of Commission Meeting held on July 10, 2007 were read and accepted and will be distributed.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Pat Caron received a call from Mark Farrell’s secretary of Green Hill Engineering requesting the scheduling of a Public Hearing for a Notice of Intent for James Curran of addressStreet9 Vinton Lane who wants to repair his septic system.  She delivered the file along with 2 checks: one for $67.50 NOI filing fee and one for $50.00 for a Legal Ad.  The Public Hearing is scheduled for 7-24-2007 at 7:30 p.m.

Mark Farrell of Green Hill Engineering gave us a check for $67.50 paying the Notice of Intent filing fee for Dave and Terry Walker of addressStreet85 Sandy Beach Rd., Map R-39-F-1 to re-build an existing cottage.  A Public Hearing is to be arranged.
Agent Howard Fife’s Report:
He called Mr. Richard Johnson, Forrester Agent, regarding the Forest Cutting Plan for addressStreet38 Sturbridge Rd. from Mr. Andre St. Laurent of addressStreetWales Rd. and also spoke with Brian Johnson, Highway Supervisor, telling him of our concerns of an intermittent stream on the property and drainage and erosion off the property onto the road.
He also reported having been informed of James LaMountain along with Mr. Minckly on Wednesday, July 11, 2007 around 6:00 a.m. digging in the lake with a backhoe and bringing material from across the street to improve his beach front.  The police were called.  Selectman Earl Johnson witnessed the activity and Officer Davey made out a police report.  The DEP was contacted and they requested copies of all pertinent material.  Agent placeFife also did a site visit of addressStreetMashapaug Rd. and reported his findings.  Following discussion, a motion was made to send Northeast Concepts/Huguenot Farms another Enforcement Order to be sent by certified mail. All were in favor.

8:10 p.m.  Procedure Sheet #2007-1199 issued to Donna Burns of addressStreet23 Lee Ave., Map R-28-C-03 who wants to add a 4’ x 12’9” addition to install a full bath.  Motion to approve the project was made.  All were in favor.  Procedure Sheet signed by Mary vandenBerg.

8:20 p.m.  Procedure Sheet #2006-1192 issued to Alfred and Darlene DePeau of 5 Shore Dr. Map R-01-A-06 presented us with a Letter of Intent regarding the conversion of the South end of the house from a storage room to a carport.  Motion to approve the project was made.  All were in favor.  Procedure Sheet signed by Mary vandenBerg.
Motion to adjourn was made, seconded and approved by all. Meeting adjourned at 9:15 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.

Town of Holland 27 Sturbridge Road, Holland, MA 01521
Phone: 413-245-7108 Fax: 413-245-7037
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