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Conservation Commission Minutes 03/10/2008
Chichester Conservation Commission
Minutes of Meeting
March 10 2008

Meeting called to order at 7:01pm.  Members present:  Bob Mann. Jeff Andrews, Walter Sanborn, Zack Boyajian, Gordon Jones, Dawn Marshall and Secretary Jamie Pike

The Minutes of the February 11th  meeting were reviewed and the following corrections were made.

Page 1 Paragraph 8   Mr. Andrews question as made mention to the value……

Page 1 Paragraph 10  It was explained that all most of the open-space and some of the common                            area would be…..

Being no further corrections, a motion was made to approve the minutes as corrected by Mr. Jones and seconded by Mr. Andrews.  Motion passes.

Correspondence and Selectmen Minutes were reviewed.

VHB- Pete Steckler and Pete Walker – High-Value Wetlands Study

Mr. Walker and Mr. Steckler presented the Commission with draft copies of the High-Value Wetlands Study.  The methodology, functions, and value assessments of the 34 wetlands were reviewed.  The draft report includes many charts and spreadsheets and photos to depict and map the various wetlands, as well as an extensive narrative portion.  The Commission reviewed the materials and made editorial suggestions for inclusion within the final report.  A Public Informational Meeting shall be scheduled for April 14th at the Town Hall to report the results of the study to the community.

CCC Goals Status Review  

?       The execution of the Ferman Conservation Easement to be headed by Jeff Andrews
The Ferman’s are still planning to meet with the Fire Chief to discuss the Fire Pond Access Easement.  Mr. Andrews told Mrs. Ferman that he would be willing to attend such a meeting.

?       The reconstruction of the Marsh Pond Dam to be headed by Bob Mann
                Nothing new to report.  
?       The revision and development of land management plans for conservation and town-owned lands to be headed by Zack Boyajian
                Nothing new to report.

?       The establishment of long-range, forward looking objectives of the Commission to be headed by Zack Boyajian
Mr. Boyajian reviewed the last meeting with Ms. Marshall and is currently compiling collected data.

?       The completion of the Base Line Documentation Report of the Plummer parcel of the MSCA to be headed by Jeff Andrews.
                Nothing new to report

It was of note that Mr. Sanborn’s and Mr. Jones’ appointments were up as of March 31st.  Mr. Jones informed the Commission of his desire to remain a member.  Mr. Sanborn stated that he would not be continuing on the Commission.  The Conservation Commission thanks Mr. Sanborn for his years of service.

Being no further discussion, a motion was made to adjourn the meeting at 923pm by Ms. Marshall and seconded by Mr. Sanborn.  Motion passes.

Respectfully Submitted,

Jamie A Pike, Secretary

___________________________     _______________ As corrected.
Robert Mann, Chairman           Date

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