Conservation Commission Meeting

Tuesday, September 13, 6:30 pm until 9:30 pm
Zoom Meeting
A meeting of the Conservation Commission


Tuesday, September 13, 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 September 9, 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: August 23, 2022

Schedule of Public Meetings & Hearings


Other Business & Enforcement Updates

  • Request for Certificate of Compliance at 6 Silvio O Conte Drive (DEP File #168-0160)
  • Request for Certificate of Compliance off Health Camp Road (DEP File #168-0344)
  • Former Candlelight Motel site discussion
  • 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.
      • The project is complete and the applicant is monitoring plantings per Special Condition 2 before submitting a Request for Certificate of Compliance.
    • 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.
      • Construction has been completed, although stabilization is required before the silt fences are removed.
    • 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.
      • The applicant submitted a report on the plantings and will continue to monitor them next year per General Condition 32.
    • 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.
    • Area adjacent to the Greenfield 28W Substation on Power Court (DEP #: 168-0348, Exp. - 7/6/2025) Greenfield 28W Line Rebuild Project
      • A signed statement showing that the Order is understood and will be complied with has been sent to the Commission, which fulfills General Conditions 15. Photographs of the site in its pre-activity condition have been sent, per General Condition 16A. The pre-activity meeting is scheduled to occur shortly.

Set Next Meeting Date: Tuesday, September 27th, 2022 at 6:30 PM

Posted to: Conservation Comm.