Conservation Minutes

Minutes of May 10, 2010

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

The minutes of the April meeting were accepted as read.

Once again town clean-up was a success with more that 40 townspeople cleaning and over 30 who came to the town hall for lunch.

Minutes of April 13, 2010

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

The minutes of the March meeting were accepted as read.

Two intents to cut were recently filed:  1. Renewal of the Hubbard Rd. cut and 2. Dennis&Sandra O’Brien on Route 9.

Eric met briefly with the selectmen concerning the forest management plan for the town farm.  He will also meet with Barbara Atwood, trustee of trust funds soon. 

Minutes of March 10, 2010

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

Minutes of the February meeting were accepted as read.

Eric would like to meet with the trustees of trust funds and the selectmen concerning the town forest plan.  If no one has accepted the positions available for trustees of trust funds, he will meet with the selectmen to see if they can begin planning a management program.

Minutes of February 9, 2010

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

Minutes of the January meeting were accepted as read.

Eric reminded some members they have to get sworn in after March 1 with the Town Clerk.

Minutes of January 12, 2010

Present:  Elise Kuder, Christa Patterson, Randy Smith, Roger Sweet, Eric White, Hilliare Wilder and Becky Cummings

The minutes of the November meeting were accepted as read.  No meetings were held in December or January.

The budget for this year was discussed briefly and it will once again be level-funded. 

The commission took in $3540 this year from the change of use tax.  Total in the account is now $46,595.18.

Minutes of November 10, 2009

Present:  Christa Patterson, Chris Pratt, Roger Sweet, Hilliare Wilder and Becky Cummings.

The minutes of the October meeting were accepted as read. 

Christa was the only member able to attend the annual meeting of NH Conservation Commissions.  She attended 4 workshops which included topics such as “small is better”, housing and conservation, open space and invasive species&naturalized planting.

Minutes of October 13, 2009

Present:  Christa Patterson, Roger Sweet, Hilliare Wilder and Becky Cummings.

Roger presided over the meeting as Chairman Eric White was out of town.

Minutes of the September meeting were approved as read.

The Roxbury Planning Board has approved the cell tower which will be erected on Houghton Ledge.

Eric and Scott Lake have discussed the forest plan for the Town Farm but have yet to meet with the selectmen.

Minutes of September 8, 2009

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

Minutes of the August meeting were approved as read.

The DES wants a 5’ culvert behind the fire station, not on Cross Rd. as was originally thought.  The application has been resubmitted.

There has not been any new information on the Roxbury cell tower.

Minutes of August 11, 2009

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

Minutes of the June meeting were accepted as read.  There was no July meeting.

Randy said that DES is now requiring that all perennial streams have an open bottom culvert, basically a bridge over them.  This will be extremely expensive for towns.

Minutes of June 9, 2009

Present:  Elise Kuder, Christa Patterson, Chris Pratt, Roger Sweet, Eric White, Hilliare Wilder and Becky Cummings.

Minutes of the May meeting were accepted as read.

A new Intent to Cut was filed for the Hubbard Road property.  After extensive cutting last year there is still more planned.  They will be crossing 7 streams (1 perennial, several intermittent and a culvert).  These were shown on the map submitted with the intent.

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