Friday, November 18, 2005
Shorts for the Conservation Commission, November 10
• 463 Autumn Lane. Homeowner Robert Oleksiak filed a Request for Determination of Applicability (RDA) for grading associated with installation of a Title 5 septic system. Since the lot is partially in Concord and partially in Carlisle, paperwork had to be coordinated with an agent from Concord's Natural Resources Commission. Oleksiak received a negative determination, which allows him to proceed without further filing.
• 43 East Street. Paul Bergeron and Cindy Jaquith, who had unsuccessfully applied for an Emergency Certificate on October 26, were granted a negative determination on a rapidly assembled RDA. Quick approval for driveway and walkway modifications were sought for reasons of traffic safety.
• Upgrade of Pony Club facilities. Commissioners complimented Pony Club member Lisa Brem on the "impressive" upgrading of the equestrians' jumping and dressage ring at Foss Farm. Brem was present to request approval for installation of an oak post and plank fence at the lower end of the ring, as recommended by the contractor. The work to date has been carried out by John Doucette who, Brem reports, is volunteering equipment and $10,000 worth of labor "because he loves the land there and wants to prevent vegetative encroachment." More clearing is planned, and the club was seeking approval for an arborist to remove trees that are too large for Doucette's Bobcat to handle. The club will help raise funds for that purpose.
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