Conservation Minutes

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.

Minutes of July 10, 2012

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

There was no meeting in June.  May minutes were approved as read.
$20 was sent to the after-school program towards worms for their composting program.  A thank you was received from Sullivan School for the Harris Center Program.

Minutes of May 8, 2012

Present:  Eric White, Chip Woodbury&Becky Cummings.

The minutes of the April meeting were accepted as read.

Swift Corwin will get the paperwork concerning the cut on the Town Farm to Eric soon.  Hopefully the cut can be done this summer.  Part of the trail should be re-flagged.  It is suspected that red squirrels have taken down some of the flags as they don’t like certain colors.  Roger has gotten verbal permission from Mary Parker to make a connector trail across her property onto Cross Road. 

Minutes of April 10, 2012

Present:  Christa Patterson, Randy Smith, Roger Sweet, Eric White, Hilliare Wilder, Chip Woodbury and Becky Cummings.

The minutes of the March meeting were accepted as read. 

Minutes of February 12, 2012

Present:  Roger Sweet, Eric White and Becky Cummings and John Marchessault from AmeriCorps/GreenCorps. 

John explained is he is working with the Access After-School Program in Gilsum.  He told us he will help set up a recycling program at the school, help create a garden for them to grow their own vegetables, teach conservation projects and work on preserved lands in both Gilsum and Sullivan.  Home Depot has donated a few bins for recycling and composting.  A worm farm will also be put together for the garden. 

Minutes of October 11, 2011

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

The minutes of the September meeting were approved with the following correction:  “Preliminary approval was expedited by DES for the Ketola property on Centre St.  Final approval is pending”. 

Minutes of September 13, 2011

Present:  Elise Kuder, Roger Sweet, Eric White, Hilliare Wilder, Becky Cummings and Carl Hagstrom, wetlands scientist. 

The minutes of the June meeting were accepted as read.  There were no meetings in July or August.

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