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Minutes 11-22-11
Holland Conservation Commission

Minutes of Commission meeting held on November 22, 2011.

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

Chairperson called the meeting to order.  The minutes of November 8, 2011 were read and accepted and will be distributed.

Old Business
We received the Recorded Order of Conditions from:
1 – Leslie M. Germaine, DEP File #184-0270;
2 – Ronald and Barbara LaPierre, DEP File #184-0268;
3 – Michael Thibeault, DEP File #184-0271;
4 – Thomas Sargeant, DEP File #184-0269.

Nathan Gumlaw reported that he had called Mark Stinson, Circuit Rider of the Western Region of the DEP regarding Robert and John Scotts’ 2 issues regarding their lakefront property at 12 Leno Rd. and was informed that a single Notice of Intent would be required for both issues – The Scotts were also informed.

Members signed the following:
1 - Order of Conditions for Pauline Frederick, DEP File #184-0273;
2 - Order of Conditions for Siobhan Caswell-Gladas, DEP File #184-0272;
3 - Determination of Applicability for Edward Cusson.

7:30 p.m.  The scheduled Public Hearing for a Request for Determination of Applicability for Christopher Wszolek of 95 Maybrook Rd. to repair a septic system was held.  Present were Neil Jackson of J&P Engineering Services and Christopher Wszolek.  No abutters came.  Neil Jackson reviewed the plot plan – a couple of additions were written on the plot plan.  Following discussion, Nathan Gumlaw made a motion for a Positive 3of a Determination of Applicability that would then require a Notice of Intent.  Seconded by Marianne Martone and all were in favor.   The Public Hearing will be continued with a Notice of Intent on December 13, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. and all were in favor.

7:50 p.m.  Ricky and Valerie Lundin of 21 Shore Dr. presented a letter from Northeast Insurance Agency requesting from Quincy Mutual that they review and respond to their recommendation to avoid any adverse action that may jeopardize their coverage. The recommendation is as follows: “One section of the roof is moss covered.  Moss needs to be removed and be sure not damage to roof underneath”.   The Lundins through DB Trees’ Procedure Sheet and site visit, had on June 14, 2011 been approved to cut 1 large pine tree near the driveway and a large oak touching the car port and cut the vine on a nearby oak but not the tree.  They wished to cut additional trees to open area to sunlight.  Another site visit is scheduled for 11-25-11.

8:05 p.m.  Neil Byrne of 27-29 Lakeridge Dr. questioned us on the removal of 2 trees that are 135 feet from the lake.  Having no Conservation issues, we approved.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:20 p.m.

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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