Minutes of August 12, 2014

Present: Eric White, Hilliare Wilder&Becky Cummings.

Minutes of the June meeting were accepted as read.  Also approved by Roger Sweet (who couldn’t make the meeting) via email.  There was no July meeting.

Eric gave a brief wrap up of the Route 9 bridge & construction meeting with the DOT.  The DOT had listened to the input at the first meeting (held last spring) and took all correspondence into consideration.  The new plan will make very few changes in the E. Sullivan historical district which met with the approval of all.  While the construction on the new Route 9 bridge takes place, there will be inconveniences to the residents and traffic but most all properties will be returned to their original state after it is completed.  The new plan will cost one million dollars less than the previous ones and hopefully be completed in one season (2017).  A final hearing will most likely take place in Nov. or Dec. of this year.  

Laura Merrifield notified Eric that $3,350 had been deposited into the land use change tax account.  Total balance is $38,691.  

The date for the historical/conservation walk in East Sullivan to review the Route 9 bridge project will take place on Sept. 27.  Time is yet to be determined.  

Eric shared several conservation presentations, hikes, etc. that will be taking place in the coming month with the committee.  

Meeting adjourned at 7:28 pm.

Respectfully Submitted,
Becky Cummings