Conservation Commission Agenda 05/17/2017

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 – 6:00 p.m.
Location: Otis Town Hall, 1 North Main Road, Otis, MA


Opening Items: Introductions
Notice that meeting is recorded
Deadline for June Applications is Wednesday, June 7th at 6:00 p.m.
Next Meeting is Tuesday June 20, 2017 @ 6:00 PM
Approval of Minutes from Last Meeting: April 18th 2017 Meeting


Public Hearing – NOI – Submitted by Solitude Lake Management, on behalf of Jim Strauss, MASS DCR, Otis Reservoir, Maps 17, 17A-D, 18A, 16, 16B-C, 15, 15B-C, regarding the aquatic management program, to control the non-native plant growth utilizing treatment with state registered aquatic herbicides.

Public Hearing – RDA– Continuation – Submitted by Berkshire Geo-Technologies, on behalf of Henry & Elaine Palach, 50 South Lake Ave., map 18 lot 2, regarding the replacement of a hydraulic piston on existing boat ramp & issuance of chapter 91 license for existing dock(s).


Public Hearing – RDA – Continuation – Submitted by Domenic Battista, 58 S. Lake Ave., map 18B lot 3, regarding the continuance of maintenance of 10’ x 19’ shed that was started in October of 2015. Includes cutting & nailing in the BZ of OR, and is all within existing footprint. Continued from April 18th Meeting.


Other Business


Enforcement Order(s)/Letters:

Normand & Elayne LeBeau, 61/67 North Gate Island Road, map 17C lots 19 & 30, regarding the unapproved work and/or alteration of the BZ of the OR; work done in the area that which under OOC issued for DEP File 254-0280, special condition 28, was supposed to stay vegetative buffer. Continued from September agenda due to owners’ inability to attend last meeting; on April 2017 agenda for follow up.

Emergency Certifications:
Forest Cutting Plan(s):
Extension of OOC:
Certificates of Compliance:
Any topics not reasonably anticipated by the Chair:
Review of the Commission’s need of an agent
Discuss Special Conditions for RDA and NOI Filings, follow up paperwork to be provided to the commission for their review.
Discuss and review trees removed on Otis Town property, allegedly by Peter Pappas, which was forwarded to the Otis Selectmen.

Next Office Hours: Wednesday, June 7th – 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Otis Town Hall – Deadline for June 20, 2017 meeting Applications is Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 3 PM!
Next meeting: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 – 6:00 pm at Otis Town