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September 9, 2009
Conservation Commission Members Present: Pallotta McDermott,
Rose, Bering, Taverna, Martin, Fairbairn
Members of the Public Present: See Sign-In Form
June Minutes ? approved.
Whitney Hill Report
No update on the property transfer request to TC.
Recycling Center/Filippello Park
Item tabled until August. Pallotta McDermott reported her
conversation with David Barnett about access for a recycling center on a temporary
limited basis on Mt. Auburn cemetery property. Pallotta will speak with him
again after engineering plans are prepared.
Storm Water Management Standards
Storm Water Advisory Committee representatives: Hayward
Rules and Regulations
Ongoing. See item below.
Rivers Protection Act
Hayward working with Assessor to update the RPA areas on
the Town?s GIS map.
No update. Health Department working on mosquito
control at site in coordination with ACE. Health Dept. to provide a letter
for the file describing mosquito control activities, an exempt project.
Bering to continue investigation into EOEA grant
Rose to report the results of her discussion about
Sawins Pond with Circuit Rider at the next meeting.
Hayward to update on the site waste clean-up.
3. Rules and Regulations Working Session
Nancy Hammett, consultant, presented ongoing issues for
discussion regarding the update of the Watertown Rules and Regulations. Discussions
were to insure that the updated Rules and Regulations are clear and in
agreement with the adopted WWO.
Follow-up Action: Hammett will incorporate the agreed
changes discussed from the meeting, revising Section 1 and 3, and updating
Section 4. Hammett will incorporate Fairbairn?s Section 2
revisions already submitted. Individually, the CC will review Section 2.
Any changes are to be submitted to Hayward by e-mail no later than August 13th
to forward to Hammett. Hayward will follow-up with a meeting with Hammett.
Hammett will prepare and issue the updated draft to the CC for the September 9th
4. Agent Report
Hayward informed that the DPW plans to mill and resurface Arlington and Elm Street, bordering Sawins/Williams Pond, which will require a NOI. Hayward indicated that the project is considered a limited project since it is not
a full street reconstruction. Hayward reported that if Mee files the NOI by the
deadlines an August meeting will have to be scheduled. Pallotta suggested that
it be postponed to September. Hayward will contact the DEP?s Circuit Rider to determine
if a RDA is sufficient.
Hayward reported that Pallotta McDermott and he surveyed Pleasant Street to identify locations for tree plantings.
Meeting adjourned at 10:30pm.