Information for Meeting of Conservation Commission
Tuesday May 24, 2022 7 PM EDT

Town:Essex, MA 
Board:Conservation Commission
Time:Tuesday May 24, 2022 7 PM EDT
Location:Town Hall - Stage Conference Room (2nd Floor)
30 Martin Street, Essex, MA 01929
Remote access will be available - remote login information on Con Com webpage at
The Conservation Commission will hold a public meeting under the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act, M.G.L. Chapter 131, Section 40 at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, May 24, 2022. The meeting will be held at Town Hall, 30 Martin Street in the 2nd Floor Stage Conference Room.
This meeting of the Conservation Commission will be held in-person at the location provided in this notice. Members of the public are welcome to attend this in-person meeting. Remote access to the meeting will be available. Details for remote access are on the Commission's webpage at Please note that while an option for remote attendance and/or participation is being provided as a courtesy to the public, the meeting and/or hearing(s) will not be suspended or terminated if technological problems interrupt the virtual broadcast, unless otherwise required by law. Members of the public with particular interest in any specific item on this agenda should make plans for in-person vs. virtual attendance accordingly.

Essex Conservation Commission


7:15 PM Public hearing on a Request for Determination of Applicability filed by Woodman’s Inc. to install a split rail fence at 119 Main St.
7:30 PM Public hearing on a Notice of Intent filed by Christina Gilbertson of Hi Rok Real Estate Trust to construct six (6) paddocks including clearing and re-grading, a stormwater basin with forebay and planting of a screening evergreen border at 106 Choate St. 
7:45 PM Continued 7:40 pm Continued Public hearing on a Notice of Intent filed by Red Barn Architecture to renovate an existing barn including new addition, parking area, walkways, patio and landscaping at 6 Main Street.
8:00 PM Continued public hearing on a Notice of Intent filed by John Coughlin of PMC Realty Trust/Gateway Realty Trust to construct a 30'x160' storage building partially within 100' Buffer Zone to a wetland area at 73 Eastern Avenue.

*Preliminary discussion on a proposal for maintaining the small clamshell beach(known on the deed as Knowlton Marsh).
*Review Requests for Certificate(s) of Compliance (if any).
- 23 Turtleback Rd DEP #021-0577
*Review request for one (1) year Extension for 0 Conomo Point Rd DEP #021-0707
*Discuss offer to potential candidate for Conservation Agent position
*Discussion on policy for managing inquiries submitted to the office
*Review of financial reports
*Discussion regarding technology issues
*Finalize vote on co-Chairs
*Review and approve Minutes from April 5, 2022, April 19, 2022 and May 10, 2022
*Items that could not be reasonably anticipated by the Chairman within 48 hours of the meeting.

Please be advised that the Commission may vote on any item on this agenda.

Next meeting: June 7, 2022
Scheduled By:Deborah Cunningham
Posted At:May 18, 2022 2:45 PM EDT
Last Modified:May 24, 2022 6:15 PM EDT
Minutes:Minutes are not on record with the Town Clerk's office
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