Friday, April 30, 2010
ConsCom shorts, April 15
• Wildlife and plant programs. At its April 15 meeting, the Conservation Commission (ConsCom) approved permits for two upcoming nature events. MassAudubon will bring live riverine animals to an educational event on River Wildlife Communities Sunday, May 30 at 2 p.m. The program is sponsored by the Land Stewardship Committee and the Gleason Public Library’s Susan Zielinski Natural Science Fund. On June 19, John Root will lead an Edible Wild Plant Walk. Root, a naturalist and musician from Amherst, received a grant from the Carlisle Cultural Council.
• Two Emergency Certificates. In order to prevent additional damage from an oil spill at 125 South Street, the ConsCom issued an Emergency Certificate to allow repair work (see “Fifty Acre Way oil leak triggers emergency response,” Mosquito, April 16). Conservation Administrator Sylvia Willard indicated that it appears that a landscaping crew had inadvertently cut a pipe running from a basement tank to a swimming pool heater. An Emergency Certificate was also issued to Great Brook Farm State Park for temporary repair of a section of the Tophet Loop Trail, which had been washed out by the recent rainstorms.
• Hanover Hill. The ConsCom approved an Order of Conditions (permit) for 40 Gormley Way (Lot 14) in the subdivision off Westford Street. The proposed work includes that portion of a house located within the board’s jurisdiction, along with a driveway, well, utilities and related grading. The state Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program found that the plan does not compromise rare species habitat near the site. Applicant Wilkins Hill Realty was represented by George Dimakarakos of Stamski and McNary Engineering.
• 249 Concord Street. The ConsCom reviewed a plan presented by Dimakarakos for Walter Hickman for an addition, increased driveway paving, and portions of a septic system, and found that requirements to protect wetlands resource areas have been met. However, because the Department of Environmental Protection had not issued a file number, the public hearing was continued to April 29 at 7:50 p.m. ∆
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