Conservation Commission Meeting

Tuesday, August 9, 6:30 pm until 9:30 pm
Zoom Meeting
A meeting of the Conservation Commission


Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at 6:30 PM

Greenfield Department of Planning and Development

Remote Access Online: HERE or by Phone at [1-646-558-8656 US (New York)]

Meeting ID: [942 5802 0422] Password: [962828]

(Contact the Conservation Agent for Assistance)

AGENDA – Revised August 8, 2022

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 [1-646-558-8656 US (New York)] Meeting ID: [942 5802 0422] Password: [962828]

  • Call to Order
  • Approval of Meeting Minutes: July 26, 2022

Schedule of Public Meetings & Hearings

  • Public Meeting: Request for Determination Applicability: Fence Maintenance and Replacement at 70 Shelburne Road; (Map: 47, Lot: 2 )

The applicant proposes to replace approximately 300 feet of 4 foot high fencing that runs along the playground and down the driveway of the school. Spot repairs would be made along the rest of the fencing to the lower parking lot. Poison ivy and other vegetation would be sprayed and killed within 3 feet of the fence. Afterwards, the applicant wishes to have the Department of Public Works clean up the fence line area through mowing.

Other Business & Enforcement Updates

  • Update on the possible turnover of the Stone Ridge property (Parcel R03-2) to the Conservation Commission
  • Conservation Land Trail Mapping project
  • Any topics not reasonably anticipated 48 hours in advance of the posting of this agenda
  • 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.

Project Monitoring, Correspondence, & 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.
    • 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).
    • 31 Nash’s Mill Road (DEP #: 168-0347, Exp. 5/13/2027) - Greenfield Swimming Pool annual maintenance.

Set Next Meeting Date: Tuesday, August 23th, 2022 at 6:30 PM

Posted to: Conservation Comm.