Minutes of August 15, 2017

SULLIVAN CONVERSATION COMMISSION
Sullivan Town Hall
August 15, 2017

Present:  Eric White, Hilliare Wilder and Becky Cummings.

Randy contacted Eric concerning stream/wetland work on Ferry Brook Road.   Logs are going to be placed in the stream to hold back and create pockets of water which should enhance stream habitat for trout.  Might this produce erosion?  The logs will be placed only between the banks – in ravine areas.  Work is being done in conjunction with NH Fish&Game, The Natural Resource Conservation Service and Trout Unlimited.  Work is to be done by hand with volunteers.  All wetland permits have been received.   

Eric will contact Stoddard to find out if they have made plans to do a town line perambulation this fall.  Gilsum is ready to go at any time.  More on this at the next meeting.

Plans for Route 9/bridge reconstruction were reviewed.

Town resident, Leslie Casey, working in conjunction with an NHTI professor, initiated a project for one of their students, Jon Walker.  Jon created a proposed plan for the Jewett Park area that includes but is not limited to trails, a wildlife walk, kiosk/gazebo area, open area, benches and parking.  Those present at tonight’s meeting reviewed and discussed the plan.  It was agreed the complete plan may be something to be considered in the future but for now a kiosk with local trail maps, a few benches and a cleared trail through the park would be best suited for today’s needs.  The plan will be discussed again at another meeting when more members are present.

Meeting adjourned at 7:55pm.

Respectfully Submitted,
Becky Cummings