Conservation Commission Meeting

Tuesday, September 14, 6:30 pm until 9:30 pm
Webex Meeting
A meeting of the Conservation Commission


Tuesday, September 14, 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: [132 956 5072] Password: [QsQ82BPGEp3]

(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: [132 956 5072] Password: [QsQ82BPGEp3]

  • Call to Order
  • Approval of Meeting Minutes: August 10, 2021

Schedule of Public Meetings & Hearings

  • Public Hearing: Request for Determination of Applicability: Construction of a new single family home and septic system on Log Plain Road; (Map: R08, Lot: 6)

The Commission will review a Request for Determination of Applicability filed by Mark Stadnicki of SVE Associates, Inc. representing Alexander and Brittany Barisano. Applicant is seeking a determination as to whether the depicted tree removal and construction of a single family home, driveway, and associated septic system are subject to the Wetlands Protection Act and the Greenfield Wetlands Protection Ordinance. Proposed tree removal will take place in the 25-foot No Disturb Zone, while other proposed work will take place within the 100 foot buffer zone bordering a vegetated wetland. Perimeter erosion control will be installed and maintained prior to construction work in the buffer zone. The disturbed areas will be loamed and seeded once the system is installed.

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.
    • 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.
  • Conservation Commission Financial Accounts
  • Informal discussion of the current Greenfield Wetlands Protection Ordinance
  • Clarification on process of formal NOI withdrawal for 131 Verde Drive
  • City property auction discussion
  • Hybrid meetings update

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.
    • 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.
    • Green River utility line structures relocation off Health Camp Road (DEP # 168-0344, Exp. 7/13/2024) -- relocation of two electrical utility structures from within the bank of the Green River within an overhead electrical utility right-of-way (ROW).

Set Next Meeting Date: Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 6:30 PM

Posted to: Conservation Comm.