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Minutes 9-28-10
Holland Conservation Commission
Minutes of Commission meeting held on September 28, 2010.

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

Chairperson called the meeting to order. The minutes of the September 15, 2010 meeting were read and accepted and will be distributed.

Old Business:
We received an e-mail from Mark Farrell of Green Hill Engineering attaching a short narrative of the work proposed along Leno Rd. in Holland.  Attached also were pictures showing the work area and a map from MA GIS showing the portion of the Rd. where work is proposed.

Members signed the Order of Conditions for the Notice of Intent for Gary Barker of 11 Pine Tree Dr., Map R41-B-06, DEP File No. 184-0245 to repair and replace an existing lake front retaining wall.

New Business:
7:15 p.m.  Howard Fife, Director of Stewardship of Opacum Land Trust questioned whether we could possibly donate any funds for the sign that he would like to post at the May Brook Glen.  The sign would cost $300.00 and installation would be $100.00.  We were not certain that we could use any money from the Wetlands Protection Fund.  We will question the DEP in that regard.

7:30 p.m.  The scheduled continued Public Hearing of a Request for Determination of Applicability for the Holland Highway Dept. to repair a small section on Leno Rd. was held.  No abutters came.  Present were Brian Johnson, Superintendent of the Highway Dept., and Mark Farrell of Green Hill Engineering.  Having received by email the documents that we had requested, Nathan Gumlaw made a motion for a Negative Determination – project will not require a Notice of Intent, seconded by James Wettlaufer.  All were in favor of the project and closing the Hearing at 7:40 p.m.  Members signed the Determination of Applicability.

7:50 p.m.  Mark Farrell of Green Hill Engineering gave us two (2) Notices of Intent and checks paying the Town for the Filing Fees.  
1) The Public Hearing for John Beltrandi of 93 May Brook Rd., Map R39-F-15.1 to repair his septic system will be held at 7:30 p.m. on October 12, 2010 pending receiving a DEP file no.
2) Robert and Anita Back of 34 Hamilton Dr., Map R41-B-69 to repair their septic system will be held at 8:00 p.m. on October 12, 2010 pending receiving a DEP file no.

8:30 p.m. Allen Molin of 39 Lake Shore Dr., Map R24-D-01 presented his project to remove and rebuild a bedroom and deck and replace rotted windows which were water damaged from a leaky roof.  We reviewed the area map and found the project is not near any wetlands. Nathan Gumlaw made a motion that we accept the project, seconded by Mary vandenBerg.  All were in favor.  Mary vandenBerg signed Procedure Sheet #1413 with the recommendation that a dumpster be on site for the debris.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:45 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.

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