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Conservation Commission Minutes 12/08/2008
Chichester Conservation Commission
Minutes of Meeting
December 8, 2008

Members Present:  Bob Mann, Jeff Andrews, Zach Boyajian, Dawn Marshall, Gordon Jones, and Jamie Pike Secretary

Chairman Mann opened the meeting at 7:05pm.

The minutes of November 10th were reviewed.  A motion was made by Mr. Andrews and seconded by Mr. Boyajian to accept the minutes as written.  Motion passes.

A second amendment to the MTS Environmental restoration plan was received.

Mr. Gagne of the NH Trail Dawgs has received permission from the Shawís to construct the snowmobile trail across their land on Main Street and have installed two gates at the front and rear of the property.

There was discussion raised by Ms. Marshall about contacting Mr. Cavacco regarding the dam site.

During the previous month Mr. Boyajian had studied the MSCA to become more familiar with the property.  Mr. Boyajian reported that there was a lot of large oak and pine throughout the property.  The oak provides a significant quantity of wildlife food production and the pine provides roosting areas for larger predatory birds.

Mr. Boyajian reported an update to the Recreation Master Plan.  Certain goals were to improve trails and open space, create a brochure to advertise the recreational opportunities available to the public.  The Commission was asked to take the lead on passive recreation, land acquisition and access to water.

Through discussion of the development of trails from Carpenter Park to Marsh Pond, necessary funding, outside partners and liability concerns, Ms. Marshall made a motion that the Chichester Conservation Commission be willing to be the lead players to provide additional and improved open space and trails for passive recreation in regards to the Recreation  Master Plan.  Motion seconded by Mr. Boyajian.  Motion passes.

Carpenter Park Land Management Plan
It was determined that those items first necessary to begin a land management plan for Carpenter Park were a detailed topography and wetland delineation of the property.

2009 Goal Setting
The following goals shall be considered at the January 12th meeting for final assessment and prioritization.

Develop and improve entrance to MSCA
Develop input into the Town master planning effort
Recreation Master Plan
Update Website
Easement Monitoring
Update the Land Protection brochure
Continue natural resource and open space protection efforts
Feasibility determination of dam establishment for Marsh Pond

Being no further discussion a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:37pm was made by Mr. Jones and seconded by Mr. Boyajian. Motion passes.

Respectfully submitted,

Jamie A Pike

Robert Mann, Chairman

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