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Conservation Mtg.

Thursday, December 14, 2023 - 6:00pm


December 14th, 2023 at 6:00 P.M.

Members and others Present:
Gene Young, Chairman Dana Rhodes, Vice Chairman Earl Bagley
Russ Wilder Tom Diveny David Mank
Brock Mitchell, 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:
1) Z23-29, Joseph & Janet Boccelli, Owners, Map 63 Lot 38, 16 Legacy Landing - Special Exceptions are requested from Article 300 Section 320.D Expansion of a Nonconforming Use, Article 300 Section 320.J Replacement of Nonconforming Structures, and Article 300 Section 328.D Height Restrictions to permit the replacement and expansion of a house that is also a nonconforming use due to multiple dwelling units on a lot (3 homes).
2) Z23-31, Joseph & Janet Boccelli, Owners, Map 63 Lot 38,16 Legacy Landing - A variance are requested from Article 300 Section 327.A.1 Setback Requirements (Shorefront) to permit replacement and expansion of a house within the 30’ shorefront setback.
3) Z23-30, Joseph Fisicheli & Leo Bernier, Agents for Judy Hudson, Owner, Map 61 Lot 4, 5 Lamprey Ledge Road - Variances are requested from Article 300 Section 327.A.1 to permit to remove and replace a deck within the 30 foot set back from the water.
4) P23-26, The Lakes Hospitality Group, LLC, Owners, Map 16 Lot 20 Cherry Valley Rd - Conceptual Consultation Proposal: Site Plan and Subdivision review for a Commercial Function Facility, Restaurant, and multiple residences.
- No Concerns, Signed by Gene Young 12/11/23

Standard Wetlands Dredge and Fill Applications:
1) NHDES Standards Wetlands – Shea and Paul Ripplinger,700 Rattlesnake Island, M79L3 – Install two 6’ x 40’ seasonal docks and two 6’ x 15’ connecting walkways. Docks will be attached to shore with two 4’x7’ concrete pads. This project proposes refurbishing the existing breakwater, installing two seasonal boatlifts and two PWC lifts.

Wetland Permit by Notification (PBN):
1) NHDES Wetlands PBN – John & Anna Newton Porter Foundation, 43 Kabeyun Rd. M18L4 – Repair and replace portions of docks within the existing footprints as shown on drawings.
- No Conservation Commission Signature needed.
2) NHDES Wetlands PBN – Christopher Brown, 134 Smith Point Rd. M64L14 – Repair existing docking structure (274 sq.ft.) cantilevered and wood/rock crib supported and rock breakwater (68if/861sq.ft.) “in-kind” with no change in size, location or configuration.
- Signed by Dana Rhodes, 11/16/23

Minimum Impact Expedited Applications:

Shoreland Permit Applications:

Shoreland Permit by Notification (PBN): None

Notification of Routine Roadway Maintenance Activities: None

Reoccurring/Unfinished Business & Projects:
1) Green Oak Realty-
2) Monitoring-
• Stockbridge Forest, M5 L73 & 74
• Hussey CE, M5 L72
• Seavey 8.5 Acre CE, M15 L31-A
• Eley 18 Acre CE, M15 L73
• Hoopes CE, M15 L72-1
• Eley 159 Acre Fee, M15 L71
• Barbarossa CE, M5 L72-8
3) Canoe & Kayak Access to Merrymeeting River-
4) Lake Lay Monitoring Program-
5) Natural Resource Inventory Update
6) Gilman Pond Management Plan – Draft Final

New Business:
1) Halfmoon Lake Association donation request letter.
2) Monitoring Reports to receive and approve

Notice of Intent to Cut Timber:
• Henry Wilson Highway, M9L9
• Cherry Valley Road, M16L18 & M16L20
• Stockbridge Corner Road, M5L13-A

Commissioner Reports:
• 2023 Conservation Commission Annual Report
Chairman Report-

Vice Chair Report-

Member Reports-


Date and Time of Next Meeting:
• January 11th , 2024 6PM

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