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Holland Conservation Commission

Minutes of Commission meeting held on April 29, 2008.
Present:  Mary vandenBerg, Chairperson, Steven Anderstrom, Patricia Caron, Howard Fife and Rolf Hilbig.  Absent: James Wettlaufer.  

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

7:05 p.m.  The minutes of April 22, 2008 were read and accepted and will be distributed.

Members signed:
1)      Rich Polverari’s Determination of Applicability for his drainage problem at 7 Sunset Lane Map R-11-B4.

2)      Determination of Applicability for Malcolm Rood of 2 Ames Trail, Map R-16 Block C, Parcel 2 to repair a soil absorption system with the Addendum “Jalbert Engineers shall oversee the site work until the ground work is completed”.

7:30 p.m.  William Pucci of 31 Massaconnic Trail who wants to tear down and rebuild his house was given information on how to proceed with a Notice of Intent.  His Public Hearing is scheduled for May 13, 2008 at 7:30 p.m.

8:10 p.m.  James Jenks of 3 White Rd., Map R-07-A-14 wants to use Gabions Wire Mesh to repair his lakeside wall.  Motion was made to approve the project and all were in favor.  Mary vandenBerg signed Procedure Sheet 2008-J.  He gave us a spec sheet from the Manufacturer.

8:20 p.m.  The site visit to Kevin Knight of 29 Bennett Rd. on Saturday, April 26, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. was discussed.  Motion was made and all were in favor of sending a letter to Mr. Knight’s neighbor, Mr. Normand Butler, requesting that he appear before the Conservation Commission to discuss the work being done on his property.

Howard Fife made a motion to contribute $1500.00 from the Wetlands Protection Account towards the printing of pamphlets and signs to be placed at the Kiosk where the Geo-Syntec Engineering Firm will be constructing their BMP’s storm water management practices obtained by the 604b Grant.  All were in favor.

8:30 p.m.  We received in the mail from Keith L. Morris an Environmental Consultant a Request for Determination of Applicability for Northeast Concepts Inc., Michael LaMountain of 41 Lakeridge Dr., Map 10, Parcel A and B for the reclassification of Amber Brook from Perennial to Intermittent (parcel A), and the removal of a concrete post for vehicle access to the beach area (parcel B).  Following discussion, motion was made and approved by all that their Request for Determination of Applicability packet be returned by Certified Mail along with a letter to Mr. Morris that we cannot accept this Request for Determination as is, as these are 2 totally different issues.  We believe this to be 2 separate parcels of land.

Motion to adjourn was made, seconded and approved by all. Meeting adjourned at 8:50 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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