Conservation Commission Agenda 11/21/2016

Otis Conservation Commission
Monday, November 21, 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 December Applications is Tuesday, December 6th at 6:00 p.m.
Next Meeting is Monday December 19, 2016 @ 6:00 PM
Approval of Minutes from Last Meeting: October 17th 2016 Meeting



Public Hearing – RDA – Submitted by Berkshire Geo-Technologies, on behalf of Lucian Hyland, 282 Brookman Drive map 18 lot 46, regarding the replacement of existing failed septic system within the 100’ BZ of an intermittent stream, however, all work outside the 50’ BZ of intermittent stream. Work to include installation of new septic tank, pump chamber as well as minimal clearing to install leach field.

Public Hearing – RDA – Submitted by George Martin, 1010 Reservoir Road, map 15C lot 45, regarding removal of several tree(s) in prep for a new house, garage & septic; moving of a drain pipe, removal of gate hinge pipe, removal of several rocks, grading of a driveway & parking area with gravel; putting up a fence; all work within the 100’ BZ of OR.


Public Hearing – RDA – Submitted by Thomas Crowe, 1053 Reservoir Road, map 15 lot 100, regarding the building of a 16 x 26 storage building, resting on cement blocks on the ground with crushed stone; to finish work on retaining wall during draw down – all by hand.

Public Hearing – NOI – Submitted by Tighe & Bond, Inc., on behalf of Eversource Energy, regarding Eversource owned ROW maintenance off Becket Road to off of North Blandford Road in Otis. Maintenance to include removal of mature woody veg. within upland BZ areas along the line 1421 ROW.




Public Hearing – NOI – Continuation – Submitted by Berkshire Engineering, on behalf of Thomas Gabriel, 199 Ray Hubbard, map 15A lot 81, regarding the removal of existing cottage & foundation, to allow construction of a new 3 bed., single family home on concrete foundation with basement; repair of piers on existing 1-bed. Cabin; a new well will be drilled, & decommission of the old septic, with install of a new septic; removal of outhouse; tree clearing & gravel access drive; and finally a stone retain wall will be constructed along the eastern boundary.
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 November 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; on November agenda for follow up.




Emergency Certifications:
371 Stanley Road, regarding the removal of a dead/diseased tree in the BZ of OR. The commission approved the removal of the tree with the following conditions: no heavy equipment in the resource area; stump cut flush with ground; no other work permitted; OCC reserves the right to inspect for 3 years from date of approval.
Forest Cutting Plan(s):
Extension of OOC:
Certificates of Compliance:
Certificate of Compliance Request: Submitted by White Engineering, on behalf of Margaret Amanti, 34 Pine Road Ext., map 17C lot 98, regarding the request for the issuance of a COC for work completed under issued Order of Conditions 254-0386.
Any topics not reasonably anticipated by the Chair:
Review of the Commission’s need of an agent
Need to re-sign paperwork for OOC issued to Otis Marina
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, December 6th – 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Otis Town Hall – Deadline for December 19, 2016 meeting Applications is Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 3 PM!
Next meeting: Monday, December 19, 2016 – 6:00 pm at Otis Town Hall