Conservation Commission Meeting

Tuesday, November 8, 6:30 pm until 9:30 pm
Zoom Meeting
A meeting of the Conservation Commission

GREENFIELD CONSERVATION COMMISSION MEETING

Tuesday, November 8, 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 – November 2, 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 https://greenfield-ma-gov.zoom.us/j/94258020422?pwd=QzI1UjF1ZkNvdHk4c1N3d3lZaURHZz09 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: October 25, 2022

Schedule of Public Meetings & Hearings

  • Public Hearing: Abbreviated Notice of Resource Area Delineation: 340 Leyden Road; (Map: R29, Lot: 4)

The applicant is requesting confirmation of Bordering Vegetated Wetlands (BVW) delineated on a portion of property located at 340 Leyden Road.

  • Public Meeting: Request for Determination Applicability: Tree removal on Briar Way; (Map: 16, Lots: 4-T6E, 4-T6A, 4-T5A )

The Briar Knoll Condo Association is proposing the removal of several dead and leaning trees. A large poplar branch and two dead pine trees would be removed near 132 Briar Way. Two more dead trees are leaning against 56 Briar Way. Fairview Landscaping suggested bringing equipment, like a chipper, to the rear of the building to remove the dead trees.

Other Business & Enforcement Updates

  • Request for Certificate of Compliance at 562 Leyden
  • 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.
      • Bushes were planted along the property boundary.
    • 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.
    • 125 Mohawk Trail Route 2A (DEP #: 168-0323, Exp. 10/17/2025) – Hotel and two additional buildings.
    • 22 Verde Drive (DEP #: 168-0325, Exp. 11/21/2022) – Single family home.
    • 34 Glenbrook Drive (DEP #: 168-0327, Exp. 1/21/2023) – Solar array installation.
    • Adams Road (DEP #: 168-0328, Exp. 7/13/2023) – Retaining wall installation.
    • 1417 Bernardston Road (DEP #: 168-0329, Exp. 10/21/2023) – Solar array installation.
    • 562 Leyden Road (DEP #: 168-0330, Exp. 7/3/2023) – Soil borings.
    • 225-245 Mohawk Trail (DEP #: 168-0339, Exp. 5/11/2024) – Tree cutting and slope restoration.
    • 43 Country Club Road (DEP #: 168-0345, Exp. 8/13/2024) – Bridge repairs.
    • 95 River Street (DEP#: 168-0346, Exp. 10/21/2024) – Building renovations.
    • 195 Mill Brook Road (DEP #: 168-0319, Exp. 9/22/2023) – Solar Project.
    • 739 Bernardston Road (DEP #: 168-0336, Exp. 5/18/2024) – 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.
    • 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

Set Next Meeting Date: Tuesday, November 22th, 2022 at 6:30 PM

Posted to: Conservation Comm. on 2022-10-31 10:24:45 (updated 2022-11-02 14:53:48).