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Minutes 8-24-10
Holland Conservation Commission
Minutes of Commission meeting held on August 24, 2010.

Present: Mary vandenBerg, Chairperson, Marcia Beal, Patricia Caron and Nathan Gumlaw.  Absent: James Wettlaufer.

Chairperson called the meeting to order. The minutes of the August 10, 2010 meeting were read and accepted and will be distributed.

Old Business:

7:15 p.m.  Gary Barker of 11 Pine Tree Dr., Map R41-B-06 left his narrative and list of abutters, forms which will complete his Notice of Intent.  To date, his project has not been assigned a file No. by the DEP.  His Public Hearing scheduled for 9-14-2010 at 7:30 p.m. will not be held due to the Primary.  It will be held on 9-15-2010 pending the receipt of the DEP file No.

New Business:

We discussed the annual draw down of Hamilton Reservoir.  October 12, 2010 is the date we will recommend to the Select board.

7:25 p.m.  Becky Say questioned whether R7-D-9 property was considered a wetland and since it is land that was taken by the Town because taxes weren’t paid, would it be feasible to purchase the property to store a boat or a 1-car garage when it came up for auction.  The Town auction is not scheduled for this year and no date is set for next year allowing the HCC ample time to investigate.

8:00 p.m.  Mark McKenzie of 17 Island Rd., Map R10-A-22 spoke of his project to reconfigure his roofline which would enable him to make 2nd floor alterations.  Motion was made by Nathan Gumlaw to accept the project, seconded by Marcia Beal.  All were in favor of the project.  Mary vandenBerg signed Procedure Sheet No. 1412 with the condition that a dumpster be on-site.

8:10 p.m.  Mary Jo and Norman Wytas of 14 Island Rd., Map R-10-B-4 spoke of their project to demolish and re-model house in existing footprint and to remove and replace a 12’ by 24’ section.  The project is out of Conservation jurisdiction because it is at least 200’ from the lake.  Motion was made by Marcia Beal to accept the project, seconded by Nathan Gumlaw. All were in favor of the project.  Mary vandenBerg signed Procedure Sheet No. 1419 with the condition that a silt fence be placed in front of the 12’ by 24’ section that is to be replaced in a steep area.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:30 PM.
Respectfully submitted by

Patricia 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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