Conservation Commission Minutes

Apr 252020
 

Braintree, VT Conservation Commission

Minutes, 04/22/2020

Present: (by teleconference)

Gina Logan, Linda Morse, Paul Shriver, Sandy Stephen, Joan Richmond-Hall

 

Agenda:

  • Public comment—none at this time
  • Approval of March minutes—there was no March meeting, so no minutes to approve
  • Information from Joan re: DEC/PFOAS and Randolph sewage treatment plant: deferred to May meeting
  • Introductions: Gina (Regina) Logan, 60 Murphy Rd., Braintree (logan.writer@gmail.com; 802-728-9080) is a new member of the commission as of March 2020
  • Review of goals/ discussion of new goals:
  • Work with Randolph/ Brookfield?

Discussion: sponsor/ hold a presentation on pollinators.  Linda will look through her notes from a presentation she attended previously. Sandy wondered about the “bee folks” in

Brookfield; he will look into his contacts. Linda will look into Brian Lowe from Randolph, who works with birds (banding kestrels, etc.).

  • The bird count was also mentioned as omething we could participate in (winter bird count/ spring bird count).
  • Everyone will report back at the May meeting and we will plan a presentation on pollinators going forward.
  • Work on Thayer Brook: deferred to summer due to COVID-19 restrictions on gathering/ social distancing. We will discuss the situation at the next meeting, when perhaps some restrictions will have been lifted or modified.
  • The meeting ended at 7:50 p.m.
  • Next meeting (27 May, 7 p.m.) will be via Zoom. Joan will host. An invitation will be emailed; to participate, members should click on the link provided in the body of the email.  Make sure to test your device’s audio and video (camera).

 

 

 

Minutes respectfully submitted by Gina Logan

Feb 272020
 

Braintree CC minutes of 26 Feb 2020 meeting   Attending: Linda Morse, Joan Richmond-Hall, Sandy Stephens, Paul Shriver   Convened at 7:05 pm   WRP will be doing a presentation on 11 March at 6:30 RTCC in conjunction with Randolph and Brookfield’s CC. Looking for a donation of cookies.   Should we have a speaker … Read more >>

Sep 302019
 

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 Unapproved Minutes Present:  Tom Cooch, Linda Morse, Paul Shriver, Sandy Stephen      Guest:  Paige Greenfield, Planner at Two Rivers-Ottaquechee Regional Commission Mr. Cooch called the meeting to order at 7:00 No Public comments Two Rivers-Ottaquechee Regional Commission (TRORC) Presentation Ms. Greenfield enumerated the various ways in which TRORC might be … Read more >>

Jul 252019
 

Braintree Conservation Commission Attending:       Joan Richmond-Hall, Tom Cooch, Linda Morse, Paul Shriver Convened at 7:03 pm Approval of June minutes postponed until next month. 2018 knotweed spraying inspection tour with Gerald Kinney: this Friday 26 July 2019 beginning at 8 am at the town offices. Poison parsnip progress: Tom has been back and pulled ‘remainers’ … Read more >>

Jul 152019
 

Attending:      Tom Cooch, Sandy Stephens, Linda Morse, Paul Shriver, Joan Richmond-Hall Convened at 7:05 pm Minutes of the March meeting approved. Setting work dates: Controlling poison parsnip along Route 12 Sunday 23 June, 9 am at the end of Peth Road; bring lunch! Invasives control at Thayer Brook Rd. Friday 31 May, 9 am … Read more >>

Jul 012019
 

Present:  Tom Cooch, Linda Morse, Joan Richmond–Hall, Paul Shriver Mr. Cooch called the meeting to order at 7:07 No Public comments The minutes for the May 22, 2019, meeting were approved as written. 2019 Knotweed Spraying Inspection The Selectboard had forgotten that Mr. Cooch met with them on April 2 and declared the Conservation Commission’s … Read more >>

Apr 012019
 

Braintree Conservation Commission Wednesday, March 27, 2019 Unapproved Minutes   Present:  Tom Cooch, Linda Morse, Joan Richmond–Hall, Paul Shriver, Sandy Stephen,   No Public comments Five items were added to the agenda. The minutes for the January 9, 2019, meeting were not available for approval.   Election of Officers Tom was reelected chair, Sandy vice-chair, … Read more >>

Sep 062018
 

DRAFT Braintree Conservation Commission Unapproved Minutes -V2)– Wednesday, August 22, 2018 Submitted by Linda Morse, Secretary   Present:  Tom Cooch, Paul Shriver, Linda Morse, Sandy Stephen, Joan Richmond –Hall   No Public comments July 25, 2018 minutes as corrected; moved by Tom, seconded by Paul, approved Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) – Paul talked with ECFiber … Read more >>

Aug 062018
 

DRAFT Braintree Conservation Commission Unapproved Minutes– Wednesday, July 25, 2018 Submitted by Linda Morse, Secretary Present: Tom Cooch, Paul Shriver, Linda Morse, Joan Richmond -Hall 1. No Public comments 2. May 2018 – Approval of June minutes as corrected; moved by Tom, seconded by Joan, approved 3. Emerald Ash Borer (EAB): Ash trees in Braintree … Read more >>