Conservation Commission Meeting

Tuesday, October 12, 6:30 pm until 11:00 pm
Webex Meeting
A meeting of the Conservation Commission


Tuesday, October 12, 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: [132 025 7690] Password: [f2JJ4qk62ki]

(Contact the Conservation Agent for Assistance)

AGENDA - Revised October 12, 2021

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: [132 025 7690] Password: [f2JJ4qk62ki]

  • Call to Order
  • Approval of Meeting Minutes: September 23, 2021 and September 28, 2021

Schedule of Public Meetings & Hearings

  • Public Hearing: Notice of Intent: Building renovation and site improvements at 95 River Street; (Map: 33, Lot: 10)

The Commission will review a Notice of Intent filed by Anthony Wonseski of SVE Associates representing Elaine Davenport on behalf of Community Action of Pioneer Valley. Applicant is seeking an Order of Conditions for commercial/industrial building renovation and site improvements including crack and pavement sealing, creation of additional parking area, new water services (domestic and fire), widening of existing southern exit driveway, and the creation of a concrete patio and deck. All proposed work will take place only in the Buffer Zone of the following resource areas: Bank, Bordering Vegetated Wetland, and Land Under a Water Body and Waterway.

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.
  • Green River Structure Relocation Project updated Restoration Plan and Seed Mix
  • Conservation Trust update
  • Use of Wetlands Fund for conservation agent salary
  • Temple Woods Conservation Status
  • Stone Ridge Lane parcels update
  • 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, October 26, 2021 at 6:30 PM

Posted to: Conservation Comm.