Conservation Commission Meeting

Tuesday, July 27, 6:30 pm until 9:30 pm
Webex Meeting
A meeting of the Conservation Commission


Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at 6:30 PM

Greenfield Department of Planning and Development

Remote Access Online: HERE or by Phone at [1-408-418-9388]

Meeting ID: [132 071 4244] Password: [3MCrvnDs4j7]

(Contact the Conservation Agent for Assistance)


Pursuant to Bill S.2475 Extending Certain COVID-19 Measures Adopted During the State of Emergency, this meeting of the Greenfield Conservation Commission will be conducted via remote participation to the greatest extent possible. Specific information and the general guidelines for remote participation by members of the public and/or parties with a right and/or requirement to attend this meeting can be found below. Every effort will be made to ensure that the public can adequately access the proceedings in real time, via technological means. In the event that we are unable to do so, despite best efforts, we will post on the City of Greenfield website an audio or video recording, transcript, or other comprehensive record of proceedings as soon as possible after the meeting.

Should any technical interruption to the meeting occur and the meeting is suddenly ended, it will not be resumed and all items will be automatically continued to the next scheduled meeting date. Contact the Conservation Agent for more information.

Administrative Matters

Meeting Access: Remote Access Online:

or by Phone at [1-408-418-9388] Meeting ID: [132 071 4244] Password: [3MCrvnDs4j7]

  • Call to Order
  • Approval of Meeting Minutes: 6/8/2021 and July 13, 2021

Schedule of Public Meetings & Hearings

  • Public Hearing: Notice of Intent: Construction of a new single-family home at 131 Verde Drive; (Map: R17, Lot: 18) DEP File # 151-0343

The Commission will review a Notice of Intent filed by Kris Warner. Applicant is seeking an Order of Conditions for the construction of a new single-family home with associated grading, driveway, and utilities. There are proposed impacts to the 200 ft. Riverfront Area associated with the McCard Brook totaling 1,000 square feet of disturbance associated with grading for the area surrounding the new house.

Enforcement Updates & Other Business

  • Enforcement updates
    • 21 Spring Terrace (Map 65-9) – unauthorized construction within Riverfront Area.
    • 286 Plain Road (Map R34-10) – unauthorized construction within Riverfront Area.
    • 637 Colrain Road (Map R35-7) – unauthorized filling of wetlands.
    • Old Wedgewood Gardens - Kimball Drive (Map 48-24) – unauthorized fill of Riverfront Area.
    • 8 Conway Drive (Map 49-24) – unauthorized fill of Riverfront Area.
    • Bear’s Den Road/Highland Park (Map R01-15) – Erosion and sedimentation of wetland areas.
  • 45 Plum Tree Lane – Tree removal request.
  • 193 Barton Road – Tree removal request.
  • Notification of Exempt Utility Maintenance - Y177 Transmission Line.

Project Monitoring & Site Visit Scheduling

  • List of active Order of Conditions and updates.
    • 195 Mill Brook Road (DEP #: 168-0319, Exp. 9/22/2023) – Solar Project.
    • 739 Bernardston Road (DEP #: 168-0336, Exp. 2/11/2023) – Center School construction.
    • 125 Mohawk Trail (DEP #: 168-0323, Exp. 7/12/2021) – Hotel Construction.
    • 60 James Street (DEP #: 168-0337, Exp. 6/18/2023) – Single-family home.
    • Wisdom Way/River Street/Mill Street Intersection (DEP #: 168-0338, Exp. 10/27/2023) – Roadway improvements.
    • 225-245 Mohawk Trail (DEP#: 168-0339, Exp. 5/11/2024) – Big Y vegetation and invasive plant management.
    • Rear Linwood Street (DEP #: 168-0341, Exp. 5/28/2024) – Franklin County Fairgrounds slope stabilization and wetlands restoration.
    • 1 Birch Street (DEP #: 168-0340, Exp. 6/8/2024) – Single family home renovation.
    • Power Court/River Street/Shelburne Road East ROW (DEP#: 168-0342, Exp. 6/18/2024) – Eversource ROW tree removal, pole removal, new pole installations.

Set Next Meeting Date: Tuesday, August 10th, 2021 at 6:30 PM

Posted to: Planning & Development