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Conservation Meeting (Cancelled)

Thursday, June 23, 2022 - 6:00pm
Alton Town Hall
1 Monument Square
Alton, NH 03809

June 23rd, 2022 at 6:00 P.M.


Members and others Present:
Gene Young, Chairman Dana Rhodes, Vice Chairman Earl Bagley
Russ Wilder Tom Diveny David Mank
Reuben Wentworth, Selectman’s Rep

Members Absent:
Call Meeting to Order:
Public Announcements:
Approval of Agenda:
Approval of Minutes:

(Any permit or application that has been signed off by the Chair or Vice-Chair is entered here for the
record, unless any Commissioner has questions or comments)
Planning Board/ZBA Department Head Review Agenda Items:
Standard Wetlands Dredge and Fill Applications:
1) Standard Dredge and Fill Wetlands Permit Application – Alexander and Mary Dauria, 6
Donald Drive, M37 L36 – Applicant proposes to prevent any further erosion to a bank on their
property. A portion of their waterfront property is exposed to wave an ice action that has eroded a
steep bank (about 35lineal feet) to which they wish to restore and to halt further bank erosion into
the lake. The site is unique in that the bank is very steep from the house to the water and access to
the restoration area will be limited and will for a lot of the proposed work to be done by hand.
Runoff coming off the property seems to be collecting at the erosion area and is leading to further
surface erosion in the lake. This permit is being prepared in conjunction with a Shoreland Permit-
By Notification to repair a walkway above the top of bank. Cowardin Classification: L2UBH

2) Standard Dredge and Fill Wetlands Permit Application – Jason M. McKinney, 50 Minge
Cove Road, M59 L2 – Applicant proposes to repair the re-stacking of an existing and conforming
dry stone wall, 40’ in length, 2’ in height and 2’ in width. It may require adding of some additional
stone, 3” to 6” in size, to ensure stability of the wall. Any impacts will be minimal and temporary
and no existing vegetation will be altered. The only tree in the vicinity of the wall will be
untouched. Most of the work if not all, will be done in the dry. The work should last no longer than
5 days, depending on weather and the schedule of the contractor.

3) Standard Dredge and Fill Wetlands Permit Application – NH Department of Transportation
– NH 11A over West Alston Brook, NHDOT ROW – Proposed bridge repair to bridge 076/277
which carries 11A over West Alton Brook. Work will include replacement of the reinforced
concrete deck and curb, as well as in kind repair of the abutment walls. Work to the substructure
will include removal of the existing partial concrete invert along the east abutment, repair in kind
the toe wall at the east abutment and repair in kind the footings of the west abutment. Existing rip
rap at the wings will be re-stacked and rip rap will be carried through the structure along stream
channel, past the footings, and tie in with rip rap at the wings along the east abutment. No proposed
permanent impacts, repair of existing infrastructure. Temporary impacts for access to work area
and installation of erosion control measures.

Wetland Permit by Notification (PBN):
1) Wetlands Permit by Notification – Barton, 74 Timber Ridge Rd, M58 L6 – Applicant
proposes to repair an existing 28 liner foot, +250 square foot breakwater (above 504.32’
elevation) and associated 378 square foot dockage “in-kind”. No change in size, location or
configuration is proposed. Turbidity controls shall be installed and maintained throughout project
until disturbed area is stable.

Minimum Impact Expedited Applications:

Shoreland Permit Applications:
1) Shoreland Permit Application – Paul & Heather Hardcastle, 38 Oneil Road, M22 L35 –
Existing house will be demolished and a new more conforming house will be built. Septic tank
will be relocated. A portion of the existing parking area will be converted into a permeable
Shoreland Permit by Notification (PBN): None
Notification of Routine Roadway Maintenance Activities: None

Reoccurring/Unfinished Business & Projects:
1) Green Oak Realty-
3) Canoe & Kayak Access to Merrymeeting River-
4) Lake Lay Monitoring Program-
5) Natural Resource Inventory Update

New Business:

Notice of Intent to Cut Timber:
Commissioner Reports:
Chairman Report -
Vice Chair Report -
Member Reports -

1) NHDES Wetlands and Non-Site Specific Permit – Town of Alton, M34 L36
2) NHDES Disqualified Seasonal Dock Notification of Lakes and Ponds – 56 East Side Dr.,
M33 L24.
3) ACC Letter to Forest Society Proposal to relocate Blue Trail on Mount Major
4) NHDES Disqualified Seasonal Dock Notification for Lakes Ponds – Rodeny M Ellott – Rte
28 a, M33 L24A

Date and Time of Next Meeting:
July 14, 2022, 6:00 pm

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