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Minutes 9/22/09
Holland Conservation Commission
Minutes of Commission meeting held on September 22, 2009.
Present:  Mary vandenBerg, Chairperson, Marcia Beal, Patricia Caron and Nathan Gumlaw.  Absent: Howard Fife and James Wettlaufer.

Chairperson called the meeting to order.

The Minutes of September 8, 2009 were read and accepted and will be distributed.

We received a resignation letter from Howard Fife.  Following much discussion, motion was made by Marsha Beal that we do not accept the resignation at this time.  All were in favor.

We received from the DEP three (3) File Nos. with their comments for each project.
1 – File No. 184-0239 for Allan Burrill’s project at 26 Stony Hill Rd.
2 – File No. 184-0240 for the Towns Mashapaug Rd. /Kimball Hill Rd. projects; and
3 – File No. 184-0241 for the Towns project at Fenton St.

7:20 p.m.  Members signed the Order of Conditions for Edward Manicki to rebuild an existing lakeside retaining wall at 189 Mashapaug Rd., Map R-28-A-03, DEP File #184-0238.  Kristin LaPlante Notarized the member’s signatures.

7:30 p.m.  Ed Manicki was given his Order of Conditions with follow-up instructions.

7:50 p.m.  Procedure Sheet #2009-U for Sarto Caron of 29 Shore Dr. who wants to have cut down 1 dead pine tree and 1 large maple tree lakeside.  Both to be cut down this winter onto the ice, leaving stumps.  3 pictures were reviewed.  Suggestions of trimming the maple and cutting the 2 adjacent pine trees was made, but ultimate decision to be made by petitioner.  Procedure Sheet signed by Mary vandenBerg.

8:00 p.m.  Rocco Carabetta of 19 Craig Rd., Map R-21-C-04, DEP File #184-0233 gave us Green Hill Engineering’s updated plot plan approved by the Zoning Board of Appeals that moves the house 26’ away from  the shoreline out of the flood plain.  Mr. Carabetta stated that he will keep the flow-thru louvers in the foundation.  He then spoke of his crumbling lakeside wall which he would like to replace with a sloping wall that would originate from the high water line to 4’ onto his shoreline.  Since this type of wall would break the wave action, we approved the concept and project.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:35 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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