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Conservation Commission Minutes 3/18/10
Becket Conservation Commission
Thursday, March 18, 2010

Present:  Purr McEwen, Chair; Scott Morley, Vice Chair; Marty Winters, Richard Pryor, Kathy Vsetecka, Agent and Commissioner

Absent:  Nina Weiler, Bud Moylan

The meeting opened at 6:31 PM.

1.      Minutes of the February 18, 2010  Richard stated that he was at the meeting.  
        Motion by Purr to approve the minutes with the change
        Second by Richard
        Unanimous approval

2.      Request for Determination of Applicability Rev. Howard Seip  99 Galahad Dr.     Map 217 lot 61  Construction of a 24’x24’ garage in the buffer zone to a wetland  Joe Petrinino of Environmental Services presented the plan.  He stated that the delineation was done with snow on the ground.  The area where the garage is being constructed in now lawn.  Construction will be done by Sturdy Homes of Spring-field, MA.  Contact person is Sam Rosario 1-771-641-6445.  The sequence of work was presented—an area of 2 to 3 feet will be excavated for the footing for the foundation which will be set at grade.  Then the framing and siding will be done.  A drip edge will installed on the roof and pea stone placed at the edge of the roof to catch drainage.  Pea stone will also be set 2 feet out from the foundation to a depth of 2 to 3 inches.  The site will be stabilized at the end of construction.  Storage of any excavated materials and of equipment will be in the driveway.
        Motion by Scott to issue a negative determination with the Becket Standard
Conditions; the construction sequence as filed; hay bales to be changed to straw wattles or bales; storage of all excavated materials and construction equipment will be in the driveway.
        Second by Purr
        Unanimous approval

3.      Cease and Desist on Benton Hill Road  Chris McLaren  Map 209 lot 28
        The final wetland monitoring report by Stockman Associates was submitted.  The
        Report states that the “wetland area created on the McLaren property has
        Established an abundant wetland plant community…presently, the wetland plant
        Community exceeds the 75%jnative wetland plant cover requirements of the
        Wetland Protection Act Regulations.”
        Motion by Purr to lift the Enforcement Order.
        Second by Scott
        Unanimous approval

Purr leaves the meeting.  Scott takes over as chair.

4.      Rich gave a report on the MACC convention.   The report is on file.

5.      Administrative business

        The following seminars/workshops were noted:
            Westfield River Symposium on Green Energy
        Conservation Restriction Stewardship Workshop
        eDEP workshop

        Kathy mentioned that Gary Liston of  Mass Highway wants the Commission to
        go with him to mark the wetland areas along Rte 8 south between Otis and
        Andrews Corner—it was decided that Kathy would contact him for a time
        between 12 and 2 PM on the 24th.

Motion to adjourn by Scott
Second by Marty
Unanimous approval

Meeting adjourned at 7:28 PM

Marty Winters                                                           Date

Scott Morley                                                            Date

Purr McEwen                                                             Date

Kathy Vsetecka                                                  Date

Richard Pryor                                                           Date

Nina Weiler                                                             Date

Bud  Moylan                                                             Date

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