Conservation Commission Meeting

Tuesday, November 22, 6:30 pm until 9:30 pm
Zoom Meeting
A meeting of the Conservation Commission


Tuesday, November 22, 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: [919 3576 1487] Password: [895229]

(Contact the Conservation Agent for Assistance)

AGENDA – Revised November 18, 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: [919 3576 1487] Password: [895229]

  • Call to Order
  • Approval of Meeting Minutes: November 8, 2022

Schedule of Public Meetings & Hearings

  • Public Hearing: Abbreviated Notice of Resource Area Delineation: 340 Leyden Road; (Map: R29, Lot: 4) DEP #168-0349

The applicant is requesting confirmation of Bordering Vegetated Wetlands (BVW) delineated on a portion of the property located at 340 Leyden Road. Beals + Thomas delineated and flagged two Bordering Vegetated Wetlands onsite in June of 2022 in accordance with the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act, as well as the handbook entitled ‘Delineating Bordering Vegetated Wetlands Under the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act’ issued by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection.

  • Public Hearing: Notice of Intent: Construction of Storage Buildings at 105 Newton Street; (Map: R24, Lots: 11, 12) DEP #168-0350

The proposed project is the demolition of the Rugg Lumber industrial buildings and construction of three storage buildings and a small office. The site work outside of the building includes removing and disposing existing site elements and installing bituminous pavement for a few parking spaces, drives, and storage unit access as well as, 2 retaining walls, fencing, utility connections, stormwater management features, a rain garden, restoring degraded areas, and native plantings.

Other Business & Enforcement Updates

  • Vernal pool certification letter
  • Greenfield Wetlands Protection Ordinance review
  • Griswold/GTD Conservation Area Trail Maintenance Project
  • Any topics not reasonably anticipated 48 hours in advance of the posting of this agenda
  • Enforcement updates
    • 42 Spruce Street (Map 87-57) – unauthorized fill and tree removal within wetland buffer zone.
    • 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.
    • 125 Mohawk Trail Route 2A (DEP #: 168-0323, Exp. 10/17/2025) – Hotel and two additional buildings.
    • 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.
    • 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
  • Auclair Vincent Drive site visit

Set Next Meeting Date: Tuesday, December 13th, 2022 at 6:30 PM

Posted to: Conservation Comm. on 2022-11-09 13:43:17 (updated 2022-11-18 15:18:27).