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Conservation Commission Minutes 03/13/2006
Chichester Conservation Commission
03/13/06~Meeting Minutes
7:00, Chichester Grange Hall
Present:~Jeff Andrews, Gordon Jones, Bob Mann, Mike Marchand, Walter Sanborn, and Lee-Ann Valotto
General Items
Minutes from last month were unanimously approved.

CCC Goals Status Review:
1) Land Protection Subcommittee
Nothing to report.
2) Source Water Protection Education Efforts/Web Site
Lee-Ann will resubmit the drinking water protection article after the elections and town meetings are completed.  She will also check the website for a link to the wetlands bureau complaint form.
3) Designating Prime Wetlands
No news from VHB.  Jeff and Bob will review the contract to see if we have received what was contracted.  
Bob, Jeff and Walter met with the Selectmen regarding Phase II of the wetlands inventory and received support from 2 of the 3 selectmen to proceed with the inventory of the wetlands located in the northern half of town.
4) Carpenter Park Survey/Easement Boundary Clarification
The warrant article to survey Carpenter Park will be voted on at Town Meeting on March 18.
5) Implementing the Sanborn Cray Conservation Area management plan.
The closing on the Plummer Property is scheduled for March 15th.
An application for the renewal of an air permit for NTS Environmental was received.  What is our role if any to comment on this type of application?
2) Goal Setting
The following are suggestions for goals for 2006/07.  Items will be voted on at the April 10 meeting.
        Short term improvements to access to Sanborn – Cray
        Move toward repair of Marsh Pond Dam
        Complete Wetlands inventory
        Baseline water quality monitoring for Lynxfield Pond    
        Habitat inventory of town-owned lands – vernal pool survey in 2006
        Establish a stewardship account
        Adopt criteria for accepting a Conservation Easement
        Establish a Town- owned land management committee with other town boards
        Increase CCC involvement with the Planning Board
        Follow through on the Sanborn-Cray management plan
Meeting was adjourned at 8.28 pm
Upcoming Meetings/Events
03/15    Plummer property closing
04/10   7:00 PM at Town Hall – Regular CCC meeting

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