Friday, August 16, 2002
Shorts from the ConsCom
• Candidates for ConsCom vacancy. The Carlisle Conservation Commission (ConsCom) considered the first of two applicants who have volunteered to fill a vacancy caused by the resignation of former commissioner Jo Rita Jordan. At an interview on August 1, Tricia Smith of Indian Hill Road, veteran of a five-year term on the board between the years 1995 and 2000, stressed not only her previous experience but her well-recognized engineering skills, primarily in the field of geohydrology and storm water management. She is currently working as associate principal and director of information technology in a 200-person architectural/engineering/construction firm, Symmes, Maini & McKee Associates.
The second candidate is Joseph Campagna, who is presently developing a small horse farm at the junction of Bedford and River Roads. He holds an MBA, a degree in electrical and computer engineering and is an owner/partner of a business consulting firm. Campagna's interview is scheduled for August 22. The commission will then recommend one of the candidates to the selectmen for formal appointment.
• East Street driveway. David Crossman of B&C Associates presented a Notice of Intent (NOI) which he described as a "re-filing" for construction of a driveway to a single-family house off East Street. Since the engineers are now proposing a replication area to replace 3,600 square feet of work in a wetland, the commission felt that a site walk was indicated. The applicant from Field Crest Real Estate Trust agreed to a continuance until August 22.
• Pool on Heald Road. A Notice of Intent from Nicholas and Katya Kalogeropoulos was explained by engineer Jody Borgetti from Stamski and McNary. It called for installation of a 33x44-foot above-ground swimming pool and removal of trees within the 100-foot buffer zone of a vegetated wetland. Because the pool would be constructed in increments, require considerable fill and involve removal of trees, the commissioners expressed a desire to talk to the contractor during a site visit on August 7. The hearing was continued to August 22.
• Greenough Dam RFP. The commission voted to form a committee to develop a formal Request for Proposals(RFP) for repair of the deteriorating Greenough Dam. Former commissioners Carolyn Kiely and Steve Hinton have agreed to participate in the deliberations along with ConsCom chair Chris Kavalauskas and engineer Bob Stevens.
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