Conservation Minutes

Minutes of August 13, 2013

Present:  Randy Smith, Roger Sweet, Eric White, Hilliare Wilder and Becky Cummings.  Also attending:  Ann McBride of The Monadnock Conservancy and Henry “Butch” Brooks.  

Eric took a moment to recognize Christa Patterson for her dedication to our community, her concern for the land, its history and its future and her endless enthusiasm for sharing her passion for growing anything green.  Randy suggested she might be memorialized somewhere in town and Roger wondered about the land off Martin Court.

No Conservation Committee meeting for July 2013

Minutes of June 11, 2013

Present:  Christa Patterson, Roger Sweet, Eric White, Chip Woodbury and Becky Cummings.

Minutes of the May meeting were accepted as read.

Roger and Becky both attended the recent meeting on the proposed changes to Route 9.  A brief discussion followed.

Roger said the Planning Board has received an application for a driveway permit on Valley Rd. from Robert Donnelly.  The land is across from Mike Carney’s in the old gravel pit area.  He would like to put in a dome house.

Minutes of May 14, 2013

Present:  Roger Sweet, Eric White, Hilliare Wilder and Becky Cummings.

Minutes of the April meeting were accepted as read.

Minutes of April 9, 2013

Present:  Roger Sweet, Eric White, Chip Woodbury&Becky Cummings.

There were no meetings in February or March.

Minutes of the January meeting were accepted as read.

Eric reminded everyone that perambulations between towns take place every seven years and the town lines between Sullivan and Gilsum and Sullivan and Stoddard are due to be done soon.  Eric will speak to the selectmen about it.      

Minutes of February and March 2013

No meetings were held for these two months.

Minutes of January 15, 2013

Present:  Roger Sweet, Eric White, Chip Woodbury and Becky Cummings.

Minutes of the December meeting were approved as read.

Town clean-up day will be on either April 27th or May 4th, depending on which date is most suitable for everyone.  

Having no other business, the members spent the evening revising and up-dating the Conservation section of the new Master plan.

Respectfully Submitted,
Becky Cummings

Minutes of December 11, 2012

Present:  Roger Sweet, Eric White, Hilliare Wilder, Chip Woodbury&Becky Cummings.

Minutes of the October meeting were accepted as read.  There was no meeting in November.

Ralph Jernberg of Gilsum would like the conservation commissions from both towns to get together to meet and discuss a town line perambulation (overdue), etc.

The commission‘s budget proposal will remain the same as last year, keeping the money in for elementary school conservation education even though we don’t know which school students will be attending.

Minutes of October 9, 2012

Present: Roger Sweet, Eric White, Hilliare Wilder, Chip Woodbury and Becky Cummings.

Minutes of the September meeting were accepted as read. 

Eric contacted Duncan Watson at the Keene Recycling Station and we’re back on the list for hazardous waste disposal.

Eric received a bill from the Harris Center for the coming year – a Harris Center instructor will give presentations, etc. at Gilsum School.

Minutes of August 14, 2012

Present:  Christa Paterson, Roger Sweet, Eric White, Randy Smith and Hilliare Wilder   

The meeting was called to order at 7:10 pm. There was no vote to accept the minutes of the July meeting.  This will take place at the next meeting.

There was a discussion and vote passed to contribute the usual $500 to the Harris Center for a naturalist educator to go to the Gilsum School, if a curriculum can be designed for this coming school year.

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