Pittsfield Conservation Commission - May 19, 2022

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Chapters

1. Roll Call 00:01:03


2. New Business: A 00:01:28

Continued: Mass DEP File #263-1187: Notice of Intent application for the replacement of structures along an existing overhead electrical utility line (Eversource Energy ROW for lines 1715 and 1816). Such actions are proposed to occur within Inland Bank, Bordering Vegetated Wetlands, Bordering Land Subject to Flooding and Riverfront Area. The applicant is Eversource Energy.


2. New Business: B 00:03:23

Continued: Mass DEP File #263-1188: Notice of Intent application for the implementation of an Aquatic Plant Management Program for non-indigenous aquatic vegetation control within Pontoosuc Lake. Such activites are proposed to occur within Land Under Waterbodies. The applicant is the Town of Lanesborough and Friends of Pontoosuc Lake.


2. New Business: J 00:37:15

Mass DEP File #263-986: Request for an extension of Order of Conditions pertaining to the annual drawdown of Pontoosuc Lake drawdown. The request is being made by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation Office of Dam Safety.


2. New Business: C 00:56:36

Notice of Intent application for the replacement of a garage and related site work on property located at 172 Chapel Street (Map D3, Block 1, Lot 5.) Such activities are proposed to occur within the Bordering Land Subject to Flooding and Riverfront Area associated with the Southwest Branch of the Housatonic River. The applicant is Harold Benedict.


2. New Business: D 01:12:48

Notice of Intent application, and accompanying Ecological Restoration Limited Project Checklist, for invasive plant removal and establishment of a native woody plant community on property located at 20 Chapel Street (Map C4, Block 2, Lot 2.) Such activities are proposed to occur within Inland Bank and Riverfront Area (Southwest Branch). The applicant is the Berkshire Environmental Action Team.


2. New Business: E 01:16:36

Mass DEP File #263-1137: Request for an amendment to the Order of Conditions for the modification of the house and driveway locations on property located at 610 Churchill Street (Map E13, Block 1, Lot 204.) Such activities are proposed to occur within buffer zone and Riverfront Area (Parker Brook). The applicant is Glenn Weinstein.


2. New Business: G 01:33:29

File #22-06: Request for Determination of Applicability for the creation of a berm on property located on Westbrook Terrace (Map A8, Block 1, Lot 177). Such actions are proposed to occur within buffer zone associated with Bordering Vegetated Wetlands. The applicant is Always Growing Landscaping.


2. New Business: H 01:35:29

File #22-07: Request for Determination of Applicability for the removal of a tree on property located at 71 Harding Street (Map H6, Block 5, Lot 33.) Such actions are proposed to occur within buffer zone to Bordering Vegetated Wetlands. The applicant is Kelly Brothers Tree Service.


2. New Business: F 01:37:16

File #22-05: Request for Determination of Applicability for the milling and repaving of portions of Dalton Avenue and Merrill Road. Such actions are proposed to occur within Bordering Land Subject to Flooding, Riverfront Area, and buffer zone. The applicant is MassDOT, Highway Division.


2. New Business: I 01:38:54

File #22-08: Request for Determination of Applicability for the replacement of a drainage pipe and related site work on property located at 19 Walden Lane (Map H15, Block 3, Lot 164.) Such actions are proposed to occur within buffer zone to Inland Bank. The applicant is Philip Daoust.


2. New Business: K 01:40:42

Mass DEP File #263-1061: Request for an extension of Order of Conditions pertaining to the construction of a single-family home on property located off Burns Avenue (Map F14, Block 20, Lots 4 and 5.) The request is being made by Charles & Kathy Murphy.


2. New Business: L 01:42:11

File #EP 22-02: Ratification of Emergency Permit for the replacement of sewer pipe on property located at 20 Waubeek Road (Map G16, Block 1, Lot 19.) The applicant is A1 Septic & Sewer, Inc.


3. Other Business: A 01:43:42

Discussion regarding use of Wild Acres Conservation Area by Berkshire Health Ranger Services.


3. Other Business: B 01:44:45

Minutes from the April 28, 2022 meeting.


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