Friday, April 21, 2000
Shorts from the ConsCom
Ted Byers of Rutland Street came before the conservation commission on April 13 to learn the outcome of his NOI covering work on a septic tank, pump chamber and grading within the buffer zone. Engineer Jody Borghetti of Stamski and McNary noted that the upgrading of the system was a voluntary project on Byers's part. The location was dictated by the presence of solid ledge. Chair Carolyn Kiely, who had walked the property, said the area had already been disturbed by a previous owner and the proposed solution made sense. The public hearing was closed and an order of conditions prepared pending approval by the board of health.
Jack O'Connor volunteered to do the late summer mowing on Towle Field for under $1,000, as soon as the resident bobolinks have hatched. Board member John Lee reported that the test project in which large buckthorn clumps there were painted with the herbicide Roundup had been highly successful. O'Connor said that once the board is ready for a long-range management plan he would be interested in participating.
The board received a report that a vehicle had been driving on the Carr Conservation Land without board permission and Kiely confirmed that she had seen and photographed tire marks there. Commissioner Eric Jensen said he would urge any future witness to call the police. Administrator Katrina Proctor was asked to confirm what instructions, if any, had been given to the police by the selectmen covering such incursions.
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