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Conservation Commission Minutes 04/10/2006
Chichester Conservation Commission
04/10/06~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.

7:30 Presentation – Friends of the Suncook River (FOSR).  Eric Orff and Mary Fougere presented  the Suncook River Watershed Natural Resource Inventory and Greenway proposal.  They provided the CCC with copies of the watershed maps and 4 copies of their NRI.
 8:00 Presentation ended

Election of Officers
Bob Mann – Chairman
Jeff Andrews – Vice Chairman
Lee-Ann Valotto – Secretary

Goal setting for 2006/07
Long term                                                       Lead
Complete Wetlands inventory                                     Bob/Jeff
Increase involvement with Planning Board                                To be determined
Follow through on Sanborn-Cray Management Plan/move             Mike/ Bob
toward Marsh Pond dam repair
Carpenter Park Survey                                           Jeff/ Bob

Short term                                                      
Access to Sanborn-Cray                                          To be determined
Establish a Stewardship account                                 Jeff
Adopt criteria for accepting a Conservation Easement                    Mike
Habitat/vernal pool inventory                                   Mike
Website Maintenance and education                               Lee-Ann
Land Protection Contacts                                                Jeff

Baseline water quality monitoring of Lynxfield pond and establishing a Town-owned land management committee were considered but not selected for this year’s goals.

CCC Goals Status Review:

1) Land Protection Subcommittee
Nothing to report.

2) Source Water Protection Education Efforts/Web Site
Lee-Ann faxed the drinking water protection article to the Suncook Valley Sun.

3) Designating Prime Wetlands
We are awaiting the final report for phase I of the wetlands inventory

4) Carpenter Park Survey/Easement Boundary Clarification
The warrant article to survey Carpenter Park was voted on at Town Meeting on March 18 and amended so that the CCC contribution was increased to $7500 from $5000.  The Parks and Recreation Commission will also contribute $7500.  The amendment passed.  Bob will schedule time with the selectmen to follow up regarding the letter of commitment defining the CCC role with Carpenter Park that was offered by Selectmen Debold and Colbert at the February CCC meeting.

5) Implementing the Sanborn Cray Conservation Area management plan
The Town now owns a portion of the Plummer property that will be used for access to the area.

Motion – Pay annual dues of $200 to the NH Association of Conservation Commissions.  Passed

Motion -  Continue family membership with Five Rivers Conservation Trust and pay the $50 fee.  Passed

Motion -  Continue $50 Friends of  the Suncook River municipal membership and pay the annual dues.  

Jeff and Steve Walker from LCIP walked the Drinon easement and marked the unmarked property lines.  

Meeting was adjourned at 9:37 pm

Upcoming Meetings/Events

05/08   7:00 PM at Town Hall – Regular CCC meeting

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