ConCom Meeting 10-5-17

Center Office Building 6:00PM 2nd Floor Meeting Room
Event Date: 
Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 6:00pm

Sturbridge Conservation Commission

Meeting Agenda for Thursday, October 5, 2017

**Meeting will be held at the Sturbridge Center Office Building 301 Main Street, 2nd floor**


6:00 PM           Open Meeting - Quorum check


Committee Updates:   CPA, Trail Committee, and Lakes Advisory Committee, Open Space




Public Hearings

6:15           Notice of Intent:  DEP #300-999;  103 Shore Road; Alfred Trifone; Represented by Trifone Design:  Addition of a deck and foundation repairs in the buffer zone.
Continued from September 14, 2017.   Revised plan.

6:30           Notice of Intent:  DEP #300-998; 367 New Boston Road;  Lot #1R;  Diverdi Builders; represented by EBT Consultants;  Construction of a single family house within the buffer zone.  Continued from July 13, 2017.  Revised work limit lines.

6:45           Request for Determination of Applicability; 1 Harding Lane; Aaron Smith; installation of an inground pool within the buffer zone.  Continued from Sept 14, 2017.  Agent flagged Limit of Work from subdivision plan.

7:00           Notice of Intent: DEP #300-tbd;  12 Gardner Ave; Donald Garfield; represented by Robert Murphy;  Construction of a new single family house and septic system in the buffer zone.

7:15           Abbreviated Notice of Resource Area Delineation; DEP #300-1000, 130 & 140 Fiske Hill Road;  Allworth LLC; represented by EBT Environmental Consultants;  Confirming the extent of wetland resource areas.  Continued from September 14, 2017;   Continued from September 14, 2017, waiting for DEP file number.

7:30           Notice of Intent:   DEP #300-981: 186 New Boston Road: Joseph Boutiette; represented by Green Hill Engineering; Continued from March 2, 2017: Driveway construction in the Riverfront Resource Area and Bordering Vegetated Wetlands, and construction of a single family home in the 200' buffer zone.  Continued from March 2, 2017 waiting for additional information addressing NHESP comments, concerns about perennial stream crossing and house location.


Letter Permits

            Tree Removal Application, 8 Stony Brook Dr, Elizabeth Andrews. 4 trees

            Tree Removal Application:  28 Preserve Way;  Anthony Harris.  Removal of 7 trees. (Waiting for                            approval from abutters to remove trees not owned by Mr. Harris.)

            Tree Removal Application:  13 Adams Road;  Sandra Oliver;  15 trees.


Old business

New business

            Informal discussion of beaver problems in Opacum Woods.  Howie Fife representing Opacum Land             Trust.


Request for Certificate of Compliance

DEP #300-911;  413+419 Main Street;  Yervant Realty LLC

DEP #300-978;  413+419 Main Street;  Yervant Realty LLC

DEP#300-466;  6 Highland Lane;  O’Connell & O’Connell, P.C.  PARTIAL (aka Lot 14)

DEP #300-711;  36 Goodrich Road; Frederick Gunn

DEP #300-961; 67 Bennetts Road, Charles Quinby


Forest Cutting Plans

            Fiske Hill Road, 40 acres.  Spencer Solar, LLC. 




Approval of minutes: September 14, 2017


Agent Report




The items listed, which may be discussed at the meeting, are those reasonably anticipated by the Chair.~ Not all items listed may in fact be discussed and other items not listed may also be brought up for discussion to the extent permitted by law.~ For those items that will be discussed, the Conservation Commission  will address its questions and concerns with a proponent before allowing the public to weigh in on the topic being discussed with the proponent.~ For public discussion of non-agenda items, such discussion will be handled during the Walk-in period or as allowed by the Chair.