Friday, May 16, 2003
Shorts from the ConsCom, May 8
• Great Brook Estates. Albert Ira Gould and Betsy Goldenberg requested an extension permit for Great Brook Estates. The work for which they need an extension is essentially complete, but cannot be finished until work on the road which is a common driveway is completed. ConsCom said they will issue a permit order when some missing wetland flagging is replaced. A two-year extension was granted.
• 251 Fiske Street. Joe March, of Stamski and McNary, reported at the continued hearing on a Notice of Intent filed by Doug Torgerson, 251 Fiske Street, that the wetland was now on the plans as requested and that he had been able to keep a new sewage system out of the buffer zone. The NOI was approved.
• 84 Oak Knoll Road. Dan Dillon filed a Request for Determination for 84 Oak Knoll Road. The project involved removal of a screen porch and replacement by a single-story room. The hearing was closed and the request approved.
• Carlisle Area Equestrians. Molly Springer, representing the Carlisle Area Equestrians, asked for guidance on the horse clinics that group holds at Foss Farm. They are currently operating under the aegis of the Pony Club, and their insurance and liabilities are covered by that group. As sponsors, they are allowed to take in money, but not to make money. The money they take in from ring fees covers the costs of maintaining the clinic, such as paying the instructors, and they would like to use any surplus money for the improvement of the Foss Farm facility. Springer was told surplus money could be contributed to the Conservation Gift Fund as a gift from the pony club.
• Greenough pond assessment. It was decided to contact the dam removal workshop, a part of the River Restorer's program, for an assessment of the Greenough Dam site. This is a free assessment which could provide ConsCom with helpful information on Greenough pond alternatives.
• Next meeting. ConsCom will meet next on May 22.
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