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Conservation Commission Minutes, 12/21/2017
Lenox Conservation Commission
Landuse Meeting Room
December 21, 2017

Members present: Chair Neal Carpenter, (NC); David Lane, (DL); Joseph Strauch, (JS); Vince Ammendola, (VA); Rose Fitzgerald Casey, (RFC);
Absent with notification: Dick Ferren, (DF)
Staff present: Peggy Ammendola, Land Use Clerk, (PA)

Notice of Intent, David Ward, Stone Path Development, Inc., 241 Walker St., Map 8 Parcels 1 and  6-1.  The project is the construction of a 9 unit residential development with associated roadway and driveways. First hearing November 2, 2017; continued to November 16; continued again to December 21st. On December 11, 2017, the Commission received a Stormwater Report “Revised: December 2017”. Within the report was a cover letter which stated that the project is now referred to as The Landings and the name of the street will now be referred to as Golf View Drive.
NC advised the Commissioners that he received an email today from Sarah Gapinski, Project Manager at SK Design Group, requesting a continuation of the hearing to January 4, 2018 at 7:30 PM.  She wrote that SK Design hasn’t received feedback from the peer review consultant (Foresight Land Services) regarding the additional information submitted to both the Conservation Commission and the Planning Board. Ms. Gapinski stated that SK Design wishes to present the Commission with a final project design once the comments have been received and evaluation.  

NC also said the Mike Kulig of Berkshire Engineering, sent the following email today:
On behalf of Birchwood Village Homeowners Association, we are requesting the following~in the event the Commission is at a point to issue an Order of Conditions for the project:

Suggested Supplemental Conditions:
  • An on-going condition requiring that the level spreader in vicinity of the Birchwood property be maintained in a functioning manner such that any discharge is distributed across the width of the spreader and that any concentration of stormwater flows or erosion of soils onto or within the Birchwood property caused as a result of the proposed development is corrected within a maximum 10 days of the occurrence of the situation.
  • Prior to the sale or transfer of the final unit in the development, all conditions contained within the Order of Conditions shall have been satisfied with confirmation by the Commission with the exception of any conditions continuing in perpetuity.
RFC made a motion to continue the hearing to January 4th as requested by the Applicant.  VA seconded the motion and the Commission voted to agree 5-0.

Approve Minutes: December 7, 2017-JS made a motion to approve the minutes.  RFC seconded the motion and the Commission voted to agree 5-0.  

Other Business:
Edward Merritt, 139-2 Lime Kiln Road, Map 27 Lot 18-2-NC said that he had inspected the silt fence and found that it was complete and compliant.  
Berkshire Mobile Home Park, 405 Pittsfield Rd., Map 28 Parcel 34-NC went to the site to follow up on the April 20, 2017 meeting for an RDA and he advised the Commission that the Park had complied with the condition to remove the brush piles at the edge of the bank at the wetlands. The demolition was complete, but there is stone and cement that still remains. NC advised them to leave the stilt fence in place until the job is completed.  

RFC made a motion to adjourn and JS seconded the motion. The Commission voted to agree 5-0.  The meeting was adjourned at 7:46 PM.

Respectfully submitted,
Peggy Ammendola

Lenox Town Hall  6 Walker Street, Lenox, MA 01240   PH: (413) 637-5500