Present were: Phil Davies, Dick Bennett, Larry Siebert, Dave Matesky, Pam Smillie and Mary Howe. Visitors were Martha and Hank Bennesh.
1. Shoreline protection - Martha Benesh requested to have someone speak to us about this in order to enable us to incorporate it into our zoning ordinance or have a riparian buffer protection law.
2. Prospect Farm - We were given copies of Don Johnson, Town Forester's, Proposal/Estimate. This proposal covers two projects. The first is the conversion of the view on the high ridge on the Hall's Trail from rough recently cleared forest Land (2007) into smooth permanent opening that may be mowed with a farm tractor. The second is the creation of a GIS base map for forest management purposes.
For the area between the Hall Trail and the ledges on the low side of the vista to be stumped, rocked and smoothed, the cost proposal is $6370.00. The second proposal to create a GIS ( Geographic Information Systems) map using the existing forest management map from 2003. The result will be a color coded digital, geospatially oriented map of the same scale as the original. The map will also show the asccomplishments to date. The GIS map will cost $500.00
Members of the Commission voted unanimously to accept Don Johnson's proposal.
3. Gray's Inn Property - To continue with our project to have part of the concrete dam removed we've been required to hire an archeologist to look at the dam at a cost of several thousand dollars. In l983 someone by the name of Pinardi put in an application for historical site for the Gray's Inn property to be on the National Historic Registration before it burned down.
The meeting was adjourned at 6:45 pm.
Resectfully Submitted, Mary Howe