Conservation Commission Agenda 08/15/2017

Otis Conservation Commission


Tuesday, August 15, 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 September Applications is Wednesday, Sept. 6th at 6:00 p.m.
  • Next Meeting is Tuesday September 19, 2017 @ 6:00 PM
  • Approval of Minutes from Last Meeting: Tuesday, July 18, 2017 Meeting



  • Public Hearing – RDA – Submitted by Thomas Logsdon, Giles Road, map 3D, lot 616, regarding the installation of leech field and septic system; part of leech field is in the buffer zone.


  • Public Hearing – RDA – Submitted by Berkshire Geo-Technologies, on behalf of Melvin & Beverly Schnoll, 79 D’Wolfe Drive, map 7B lot 4, regarding the installation of a 1500 gallon septic tank & a 1000 gallon pump chamber, within the 100’ BZ of Watson Pond.


  • Public Hearing – RDA – Submitted by Berkshire Design Inc., on behalf of Ralph & Lynn Huber, 897 Algerie Road, map 12A lot 27, regarding the renovation/conversion and 2nd story addition to an existing garage, as well as a new attached garage and entry/mudroom.


  • Public Hearing – RDA – Submitted by Jeanne Steiner & William Rosenblatt, 70 Point Road, map 15A lots 9 & 10, regarding removal of 2 apparently dead trees on lot 10 within the 100’ BZ of OR, and one tree on lot 10 with a bifurcated trunk, with one side dead, that will be removed, and the balance saved. Trees are marked with red ribbons.



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 August 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 KB


  • Next Office Hours: Wednesday, September 6th – 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Otis Town Hall Deadline for September 19, 2017 meeting Applications is Wednesday September 6, 2017 at 3 PM!
  • Next meeting:  Tuesday, September 19, 2017 – 6:00 pm at Otis Town Hall