Friday, June 5, 2009
ConsCom shorts, May 28
• Towle and Benfield Field Mowing. The Conservation Commission approved agreements with Jack O’Connor of Church Street to mow Towle Field and the rear Benfield field during the 2009 season. The agreement for mowing Benfield two times is $903, while the agreement for Towle Field is $1,781. According to Conservation Administrator Sylvia Willard, these costs are the same as last year and very close to that for the year before. O’Connor has mowed Towle Field since the 1990s and Benfield since its purchase, always coming in with the lowest bid. He has also provided substantial volunteer help with other conservation land management, including recently mowing the garden plot edges at Foss Farm.
• Hanover Hill. The Commission granted permits under the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act and the Carlisle Wetlands Bylaw for four house lots in the Hanover Hill development off Westford Street. George Dimakarakos of Stamski and McNary represented Wilkins Hill Realty at the public hearings. Work was approved for: 11 Hanover Road - Lot B, 41 Hanover Road - Lot 21-A, 301 Hanover Road, Lot 8, and 20 Gormley Way - Lot 13. On each parcel a portion of the house, associated grading, the driveway and well are subject to regulation because they are located in the wetland buffer zone.
The Board of Health has required an additional septic system test pit for 240 Hanover Road - Lot 7. At the request of Dimakarakos the hearing for this parcel was continued to June 18 at 8:00 pm. (This will be the Commission’s only June meeting.)
• 210 Concord Street. Represented by Dimakarakos, applicant Geoffrey Freeman sought permits for a small addition to his house, removal of three sheds and a willow tree, a new sewage disposal system and associated grading. Following discussion about the best way to remove invasive plants in the wetland buffer zone, the Commission approved the project with the condition that there be no herbicide spraying and the recommendation that an arborist be consulted regarding removal of oriental bittersweet and other invasives. ∆
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