Information for Meeting of Conservation Commission
Tuesday May 25, 2021 7 PM EDT

Town:Dalton, MA 
Board:Conservation Commission
Time:Tuesday May 25, 2021 7 PM EDT
Location:Town Hall Crane Room
462 Main Street, Dalton, MA 01226
Zoom meeting (info in agenda)
Agenda:
CONSERVATION COMMISSION
PUBLIC HEARING & REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING
** VIA ZOOM **
May 25, 2021
7:00 P.M.
“Pursuant to Governor Baker’s March 12, 2020 Order Suspending Certain Provisions of the Open Meeting Law, G.L. c. 30A, §20, and the Governor’s March 15, 2020 Order imposing strict limitation on the number of people that may gather in one place, this meeting of the Conservation Commission will be conducted via remote participation. No in-person attendance of members of the public will be permitted, but every effort will be made to ensure that the public can adequately access the open session portion of the proceedings in real-time, via technological means.”

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RECORD THE MEETING

ROLL CALL: 
Members:Cheryl Rose, Dom Sacco, Bob Bishop, Henry Rose, Esther Balardini, Ed Gero, John Burnham
Assoc. Members: Asmara Qamar

PUBLIC HEARING: 
previous VOTE - To allow the Chair of the Conservation Commission to sign on behalf of the Conservation Commissioners when meetings are held via video conference. The Commissioners recognize and accept the provisions of M.G.L. c.110G regarding electronic signatures and that its members will henceforth execute documents either with electronic signatures or with wet ink signatures and that both will carry the same legal weight and effect. Only those Commissioners present at the meeting and who vote in favor will have their names so signed. Such electronically signed documents will include a statement that :  The signatures here are made in accordance with M.G.L. c.110G and pursuant to the board’s electronic signature authorization vote recorded on October 2, 2020 in BOOK 6733, PAGE 235 at the Middle Berkshire Registry of Deeds.
101 Hemlock Hill – RDA – Nathan Weiskotten– Change in plan proposal - [site visit 4/14, CRose, HRose, JBurnham, EGero, EBalardini]  [When the trees are removed, it’s best to keep the wood in the property or in the same town, just to avoid the risk of spreading EAB further.Joshua Bruckner, Forest Pest Outreach Coordinator, Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources, joshua.bruckner@mass.gov 617-626-1764]
NOI - Old Mill Trail – DEP File# 140-0190 Berkshire Natural Resources/Emily Stockman [site visit 4/21 CRose, HRose, EBalardini, EGero w/ Emily Stockman] – plans to create a 'destination spot' at terminus of ADA trail. [MStinson: wait to close the public hearing until NHESP has issued its determination.]
Emergency Certificate -  Grange Hall Rd - Neil Schofield, removal of oil tank w/in 200ft Barton Brook.
326 E Housatonic –  approval of draft letter
190 Hubbard Ave – violation and site visit 5/17 [CRose, JBurnham, BBishop, HRose, Aqamar]. Plan for follow-up visit first week in June

REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING:
Previous Minutes:-  April 2021
DRAFT Applicant OOC/Special Conditions 'acknowledgement letter' – MStinson comments
Enforcement/municipal wetlands bylaw consideration – Isolated Wetlands, Non-disturbance?
Correspondence -  
1. Eversource abutters notification – continuation of upgrades in Hinsdale,  
2. CSX- yearly operational plan for vegetation management (we approved a 5y permit August 2020)
3. MA Fish & Wildlife - Natural Heritage and Endangered Species map draft available for comment/map until July 3 ww.mass.gov/nhesp/mapcomment.
4. MACC – HRose completed Fundamentals Certificate Training
Field Workshop with Emily Stockman – Saturday, June 5 9-12
follow-up on past issues – see below
Old Business: 
Elect Vice-Chair
Misc.:




** Next Scheduled Meeting: Tuesday,  June 22, 2021 @ 7pm **

Ongoing:
Article 09-01-18  - 62 Tower Rd –  inspect erosion controls before construction/COC
DEP File# 140-0182 NOI Eversource Line 393 Structure&Insulator Replacement/COC
Article 20190827.2 – EO -126 Reservoir Rd –  inspect plantings for establishment -spring 2021(2 growing seasons)
Victoria Villa – inspect dumping site restoration spring2020
30 Main St (Crane) – follow up spring2020 vegetation regrowth after large tree limb removal
Article 20190924.1 – RDA Dalton Solar, LLC -Michael Gagnon, Milone & MacBroom, Inc. - preconstruction (gravel processing site)
Article 20190924.2 - 190 Hubbard Ave – Enforcement Order – (restoration plan – full implementation by  2021)
201 Dalton Division Rd – will want to have site visit for over-sized garage, spring 2020
DEP File #WE 140-0188 – 6 Park Terrace – new concrete pad for mobile home – COC/ stabilization of soils, naturalization at rear Michael Deep/Bryan Millard
190 Hubbard Ave – status check – end of December work done
Scheduled By:the automatic scheduling system
Posted At:Apr 28, 2021 6 AM EDT
Last Modified:May 19, 2021 8:12 PM EDT
Minutes:Minutes are not on record with the Town Clerk's office
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