Conservation Commission Agenda 09/19/2016

Otis Conservation Commission
Monday, September 19, 2016 – 6:00 p.m.
Location: Otis Town Hall, 1 North Main Road, Otis, MA


Opening Items: Introductions
Notice that meeting is recorded
Deadline for October Applications is Tuesday, October 4th at 6:00 p.m.
Next Meeting is Monday October 17, 2016 @ 6:00 PM
Approval of Minutes from Last Meeting: August 15th 2016 Meeting

Public Hearing – RDA – Submitted by Francisca Heming, Dist. Hwy. Dir., on behalf of MASS DOT, rte. 23 from rte. 8 & 23 Intersection, to Blandford/Otis town line, regarding the milling & resurfacing of route 23 with hot mix asphalt.
Public Hearing – RDA – Submitted by Philip D. Palermo, 45 Parish Drive. Map 11F lot 32, regarding the dig & install of 2 new piers for the outer living room wall & repair as needed 1 to 2 existing piers, and replacement of indoor floor joists, wall studs & walls in the BZ of Benton Pond.
Public Hearing – RDA – Submitted by Lee Reynolds, on behalf of Timothy Reynolds, 48 Point Road, map 15A lot 15, regarding the installation of a concrete patio along the width of the back of the house, and 14’ deep; all work in BZ, 65’ from OR.
Public Hearing – RDA – Submitted by Berkshire Geo-Technologies, on behalf of Michael & Mary Sayers, 87 North Gate Island Road, map 17C lot 34, regarding the drilling of a new well & a new sewer line out of the house. Existing well & septic to be decommissioned. All work within the 100’ BZ of OR
Public Hearing – RDA – Submitted by The Carandan Real Estate Trust, 34 South Gate Island Road, map 17C lot 9, regarding the removal of a diseased/dead Birch tree in the BZ of OR.
Public Hearing – NOI – Submitted by Mark & Kirsten Paulson, 6 South Gate Island Road, map 17C lot 2, regarding the improvement of existing walkways & reconstruction of seawall in BZ and bank of OR.
Public Hearing – RDA – Continuance – 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.
Public Hearing – NOI – Continuance – Submitted by Justin Hyland, on behalf of Steve Cloud, 257 Brookman Drive, map 18C lot 32, regarding the rebuilding of existing dock in the same footprint on OR; techno metal posts will be used for the footings/pilings.

Other Business


Enforcement Order(s)/Letters:
Stephen R. Payuk, 21/23 Oak Lane, map16B lot 14, regarding the installation of 2 decks within the resource area without prior approval from Otis ConCom. On this agenda as applicant has 10 business days from 7/18/16 to provide OCC with issued paperwork for the work done in the BZ. On this agenda as a reminder to follow up with Mr. Payuk.
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.


Emergency Certifications:
85 North Lake Avenue, Smith, Regarding the removal of a dying tree in the BZ of OR. Stump to be removed and replanting of native species in place of the tree is approved. Owner supplied with list of native vegetation. Conditions: no heavy equipment in resource area; debris to be removed immediately from the resource area; OCC reserves the right to inspect for 3 years from date of approval. No other work permitted under this order. Work being done by Field Tree Service and the order expires on 9/29/16.

Forest Cutting Plan(s):
Extension of OOC:
Certificates of Compliance:


Any topics not reasonably anticipated by the Chair:
Discuss the schedule for 2017
Discuss obtaining another alternate member (or two) for back-up when existing commissioners are not available.
Discuss Special Conditions for RDA and NOI Filings, follow up paperwork to be provided to the commission for their review.
Next Office Hours: Tuesday, October 4th – 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Otis Town Hall – Deadline for October 17, 2016 meeting Applications is Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 3 PM!
Next meeting: Monday, October 17, 2016 – 6:00 pm at Otis Town Hall