Minutes of May 14, 2013

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

Minutes of the April meeting were accepted as read.

Becky contacted Sheila Vara, principal of Nelson School to find out how we might be able to help the students with our $500 donation.  Next year Nelson is moving the Harris Center education to four grades instead of three and the teachers thought our money might be needed to keep up the length of the program and/or quality.  Another thought they had would be to teach about habitats, species, natural resources, etc. that might be unique to Sullivan.  The commission decided to leave the choice up to the teachers and the Harris Center as to what might work best for them.  We will also donate an NRI to the Nelson Elementary School library.  Roger commented on our four hiking areas and said he will be willing to go to Nelson to talk to students next year.  

Eric received the bill ($100 ) from the Ashuelot  River Advisory Committee for water  testing.  He will pass it on to Karen in the selectmen’s office for payment.    

Eric also received a questionnaire from the Monadnock Conservancy that wants to know more about what our commission does in town, what is planned and how they might be able to help.  It was decided it would be good to have Peter Throop or someone else from the Conservancy come to a commission meeting for a question and answer period.  What can the Conversancy have to offer Sullivan?  How can people be helped who would like an easement but do not have the money for a survey, etc.  

Hilliare brought an aerial picture he had taken of Ellis Reservoir during a photo flight over Sullivan in April.  He hopes to have it on the cover of the next town report which would also include a write-up about the reservoir.

Roger (also on the ZBA) said they have been approached once again by the attorney for Bruce Antis.  Antis would like to build a house on land that has no road frontage but has a right of way.

Meeting adjourned at 8:15 pm.

Respectfully Submitted,
Becky Cummings