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Conservation Mtg.

Thursday, September 28, 2023 - 6:00pm


September 28th 2023 6PM

Gene Young, Chairman Dana Rhodes, Vice Chairman Earl Bagley
Russ Wilder Tom Diveny David Mank
Brock Mitchell,Selectman’s Rep
Others Present:
Members Absent:
Call Meeting to Order:
Public Announcements:
Approval of Agenda:
Approval of Minutes:
• 9/14/23 Meeting 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:
1) #Z23-22 - Jean & Charlna Croteau, Owners - Map 34 Lot 33, 28 Winni Avenue - A Special Exception is requested from Article 300 Section 320.D to permit the expansion of nonconforming use to add ½ bathroom with laundry.
2) #Z23-23 - William & Ann Smethurst, Owners - Map 30 Lot 1, 51 Indian Shores Road - A Special Exception is requested from Article 300 Section 320.H to permit the addition of a deck on the front of the property into the 30’ water setback.

Wetland Permit by Notification (PBN):
Minimum Impact Expedited Applications:
Standard Wetlands Dredge and Fill Applications:
1) Standard Dredge and Fill Wetlands Application – Mark A. & Sara J. Ponikvar, 938 Rattlesnake Island, M75 L79 – In-Kind repairs to the existing breakwater and cantilevered dock and extending the eastern piling dock by 10’-6” to allow the eastern slip the dimensions of 3’-0” in depth, 12’ in width and 15’ in overall length. In addition an area of 178ft is proposed for a one-time dredge to allow for the above slip and the slip immediately adjacent to the breakwater. The proposed dock extension is the minimum that would allow for the full slip dimension while not extending the piling dock beyond the protection of the breakwater. This project also proposes the installation of two permanent, piling supported boatlifts and one 14’x30’ seasonal canopy. Lastly, this project proposes the construction of a 4’x20’ water access structure on level area immediately adjacent to the connecting walkway.
2) Standard Dredge and Fill Wetlands Application – Equity Trust Company, 672 Rattlesnake Island , M79 L6 – Make necessary repairs to an existing 67’ breakwater measured at full lake elevation, an existing cantilevered dock and existing wharf previously permitted. We also wish to request an after the fact approval for an additional 1’ length in the previously permitted wharf length and 4’x4.7’ stair landing and to relocate a 4’ access from the home to the existing home. The repairs shall consist of making necessary repairs to the existing dock, wharf and supports to provide continued usefulness of the structure. The breakwater repairs shall consist of the resetting fallen and or dislodged rock on the existing breakwater to protect the integrity of the structure. No new material is proposed.
Shoreland Permit Applications:
Notification of Routine Roadway Maintenance Activities:
Reoccurring/Unfinished Business & Projects:
1) Lake Lay Monitoring Program
2) Property Monitoring and Reports
3) Green Oak Realty
4) Natural Resources Inventory Update
5) Gilman pond Management Plan
6) Budget –
7) Conserved property signs
8) Future conservation opportunities
New Business:
Commissioner Reports:
Chairman Report-
Vice Chair Report-
Member Reports-
Notice of Intent to Cut Timber:
Date and time of next meeting:
• October 12th 2023 6PM

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