Conservation Commission Minutes

Oct 052016

Braintree Conservation Commission 28 Sept. 2016


Attending:          Tom Cooch, Sandy Stephen, Linda Morse, Paul Shriver, Joan Richmond-Hall


Meeting commenced at 7:05 pm.


Minutes of the August meeting were approved.


Knotweed mapping: The map has been expanded a bit by Tom.


Tom has proposed a resolution to authorize the CC and its agents to remove invasive species from public property along town right-of-ways. The resolution specifies that common buckthorn is not a shade tree and therefore is not the purview of the Tree Warden.


Knotweed management plan: We may want to create a summary of what’s being done now and then make a plan once we know how these measures work.


Knotweed public education: Tom will take a stab at pulling together an introduction with maps.


What’s a dangerous tree? The CC is inviting 4-5 foresters who might be able to help us understand the issues involved in determining which trees could be saved and which could not.


Earthwalk planning: Paul is working on a date for early January at NEFF property.


AVCC meeting is 22 October at Lake Morey


BCC budget: We collected some thoughts regarding some check out specialty tools for invasives.


New initiatives? Riparian buffer strips and stream protection?



Next meeting: 26 October at 7 pm in the town offices



Sep 132016

Braintree Conservation Commission meeting of 24 August 2016   Attending: Sandy Stephens, Linda Morse, Joan Richmond-Hall   Public: Tom Cooch   Convened at 7:04 pm   July minutes?   Knotweed mapping progress Tom has been in touch with Pete Fellows @ TRORC who suggested Google fusion tables: when you enter latitude & longitude map the app will … Read more >>

Sep 132016

Braintree Conservation Commission of 27 July 2016   Attending: Linda Morse, Sandy Stevens, Paul Shriver, Joan Richmond-Hall   Convened at 7 pm.   Knotweed: Members of the conservation committee spent a morning battling some patches of knotweed with pick and shovel. The knotweed was moved to the gravel pit and covered with a tarp. One … Read more >>

Jun 232016

Joint meeting of the Braintree Conservation & Planning Commissions 22 June 2016   Attending:  Linda Morse, Megan O’Toole, Sandy Stevens, Jenn Phipps, Linda Doane, Bob Moyer, Malcolm Fitzgerald, Joan Richmond-Hall   Convened at 7:10 pm   Discussed issues of energy siting CC will review TRORC regional plan regarding intersection of energy & conservation. PC will … Read more >>

May 262016

Braintree CC meeting of 25 May 2016   Attending: Linda Morse, Megan O’Toole, Paul Shriver, Joan Richmond-Hall   Convened at 7:03 pm.   Minutes approved unanimously.   TRORC has several potential grant opportunities that we might consider pursuing. A planning grant might be appropriate for CC and PC to work jointly on RE citing.   … Read more >>

Apr 292016

Braintree Conservation Commission: Minutes of 27 April 2016   Attending: Linda Morse, Megan O’Toole, Sandy Stevens, Paul Shriver   Convened at 7:10 pm.   Last month’s minutes were approved unanimously.   CC’s budget is flexible. We haven’t spent any funds yet & still have $850 until 30 June. We are likely to be given the … Read more >>

Mar 312016

Braintree Conservation Commission Meeting Minutes March 30, 2016   Location: Braintree Town Hall Members Present: Linda Morse, Paul Shriver, Megan O’Toole, Sandy Stephen   Meeting called to order at 7:05pm   1) Welcome to Sandy Stephen, our newest member who was appointed by the Selectboard on March 2, 2016.   2) Election of Officers   … Read more >>

Feb 092016

Braintree Conservation Commission Meeting of January 20, 2016, 7:15pm   Present: Linda Morse, Megan O’Toole, Paul Shriver Absent: Joan Richmond-Hall   Minutes Announcement – Beth Telford has resigned from the Commission. We will be looking for a replacement. New regulations on discharge to state rivers from farm operations – the size of the farm determines … Read more >>

Apr 302015

Braintree Conservation Commission Meeting of April 29, 2015, 7:15pm Present: Linda Morse, Megan O’Toole, Beth Telford Absent: Joan Richmond-Hall, Paul Shriver   Minutes Thayer Brook Natural Area Tree Planting Events (funded by Post-Irene grant) – Site walk with White River Partnership completed. May 1- School Kids planting; May 9 – Public Planting. Publicity in Herald … Read more >>

Dec 182014

Braintree Conservation Committee Meeting of 17 Dec 2014   Attending:          Linda Morse, Joan Richmond-Hall, Megan O’Toole   No public attending   Convened at 7:20 pm.   October minutes were approved.   New member! Paul Schriber, recently retired school teacher Linda will present his name at the next select board meeting.   TRORC grant: We … Read more >>