Conservation Minutes

Minutes of May 12, 2009

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

Minutes of the April meeting were accepted as read.

The recent road clean-up brought in 1,100 pounds of trash.  About 50 people helped and close to 40 attended the lunch that followed.
    Fourteen people went on the historic walk in East Sullivan to learn about the former mill village and then went on to Old Concord Road to hear about the woodworking mills and large farms that had been there.

Minutes of April 14, 2009

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

Minutes of the March meeting were accepted as read.

Beaver Tracks is resubmitting the town culvert permit applications at their cost.

A suggestion was made to have our town hikes put in the Keene Sentinel.  Everyone was in agreement it would be a good idea and Anika Clark (Sullivan’s Sentinel reporter) will be advised of them as they are planned.

Minutes of March 17, 2009

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

Minutes of the February meeting were accepted as read.

    Eric purchased a Kill-A-Watt monitor for the library.  He got one that was a grade above the $30 model for $40. 
    The group discussed coal burning vs. wood burning.  Coal (a fossil fuel) increases carbon in the atmosphere whereas wood does not, although it isn’t pollution free.

Minutes of February 10, 2009

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

    The minutes of the December meeting were approved as read.  There was no meeting in January.
    Sullivan’s hazardous waste disposal program with the Keene Recycling Center was renewed for the coming year as was our membership in the NH Association of Conservation Commissions.

Minutes of December 8, 2008

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

The minutes of the November meeting were accepted as read.

Roger, Randy, Hilliare and Eric did some much needed clean up in Jewett Park on Nov. 15th.

Minutes of November 11, 2008

Present:  Michele Degree, Christa Patterson, Randy Smith, Fred Stewart, Roger Sweet, Eric White, Chip Woodbury and Becky Cummings.

Minutes of the October meeting were accepted as read.

Randy has finally received all the culvert permits from the DES.  They “lost” 4 of them when they were originally submitted, assuming they had received only one. 

Six people hiked to the site of Mrs. Nash’s murder, which was found.  Ten people made the trek to the Bear Dens.

Minutes of October 14, 2008

Present:  Michelle Degree, Elise Kuder, Chris Pratt, Randy Smith, Roger Sweet, Eric White, Hilliare Wilder and Becky Cummings.

Minutes of the September meeting were accepted as read.

Minutes of September 16, 2008

Present:  Jeff Brooks, Michelle Degree, Al Henry, Christa Patterson, Chris Pratt, Fred Stewart, Roger Sweet, Eric White, Hilliare Wilder, Chip Woodbury and Becky Cummings.

Minutes of the August meeting were accepted as read.

There has been no follow-up word on the status of Paquette’s wood operation or Ed Csenge’s gravel pit.

Chris&Roger will take a preliminary walk/hike on the route of the up-coming historical walk, scheduled for Oct. 25th.  Anyone interested in the preliminary hike should meet at Roger’s at 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 28th. 

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