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Bradford Conservation Commission
Meeting Minutes: May 5, 2010Members Present:
Ed Wendell, Gary Tillotson, Monique Priestley, Sandy Price, Barbara Kulzyck, TomGray, Nancy Jones, Dick Bolander
Meeting called to order
at 18:40 by Nancy Jones
of April 21, 2010 meeting: Approved with correction of UVLT date to May 25, 2010
Bills were presented by Treasurer, Ed Wendell, for payment:
Payable toAmountForPayable fromAction
Bradford Sports$80.00Certificates for 4 Oxbow students foComposting initiativeBCC Composting Budget ApprovedWYKR$80.00Radio ads for Solar Hot Water ChallengeBCC Energy Budget ApprovedNancy Jones$80.00Certificates to Bradford Pizza for 4 Oxbowstudents for Composting initiativeBCC Composting Budget ApprovedWhitman CommercialPrinting$354.00Printing 510 copies of Map & Trail brochureFriends of Wright's Mtn. ApprovedLamprey Appraisal$2000.00BCC share of Thomas land appraisalBradford Conservation Fund(WRSB account)ApprovedNancy Jones$44.00PostageBCC budgetApprovedRedstart Consulting$2096.00Services rendered - April 2010River Management GrantApprovedNancy Jones$11.98Journal and ink stamp for Quest Box @CabinFriends of Wright's Mtn. Approved
Rogers Rubbish$200.00Green-Up Day rubbish removalCVSWMD Green-Up FundApprovedConney Safety Supply$65.79GlovesCVSWMD Green-Up FundApprovedKNS Tire Company$661.00Removal of approx. 240 tiresCVSWMD Grant & CVSWMDGreen-Up FundApprovedJournal Opinion$30.004/21 ad for Green-Up DayCVSWMD Green-Up FundApproved
Green-Up Total$956.79
Solid Waste
Green – Up Day – Barbara reported more trash was collected in 2010 than in 2009. A second ad runin the JO should be charged to the account of the Town. She further suggested that remaining fundsbe used for a tire collection in the Fall. Collection of tires during week leading up to Green-Up Daytotaled approx. 175 tires.
A suggestion was made that we investigate the possibility of seeking a "Superfund" grant for clean-up of the old town dump on Rowell Brook Rd.
Oxbow HS Composting Initiative - Oxbow HS students
Brittany Emerson, Libby Wilson, Sully Carter, GrantLeete
, were each awarded a $20 certificate to Bradford Sports and a $20 certificate to BradfordPizza for their efforts on the Composting Initiative. Congratulations and thanks.
Solar Hot Water Challenge – Approximately 70 people were present and the presentations were wellreceived. Vendors were generally pleased.
Minutes of May 5, 2010 Meeting[ Page 1 of 5 ]
Bradford Conservation Commission
BA Energy Audit – Ed Wendell reported committee is scheduled to meet again on May 10 to reviewpresentation and recommendations to go to Select board May 27 or June 10. Loans from USDA maynot be feasible.
Conservation Fund Committee
 Thomas Property Acquisition – Karen Freeman, VHCB, Jim Thaxton, UVLT and Nancy Jones walkedthe property May 5th and expect a decision on June 18th. The local share is expected to be 33% orapprox. $45K.
Burgess Property Acquisition – VHCB Board decision expected on May 7th.
Fund Raisers -
May 25th UVLT Hikes
 Two hikes or planned for May 25. Hike #1 will begin at 2:30 and will go from Wright'sMountain trail head to Chase Hollow trailhead. Hike #2 will begin at 4:30 and will go fromWright's Mountain trail head to the cabin returning to Wright Mountain trailhead. Cost foreach hike will be $12.00 and will include a brown bag lunch and a beverage. Volunteers areneeded.
Annual Conservation Commission yard sale will be held on May 29. Collection of items hasalready begun at Rosemary and David Chipman's house. Some contents of Inez's house may beavailable at the yard sale.
Race to the Top of Bradford
Race is scheduled for June 5th at 9:00 AM starting at Chase Hollow Rd trailhead. St. J autowill be the primary sponsor. Rick Evans is the contact person. There will be an adult'scourse (approx. 3.5 miles) and a kid's course (approx. 1.5 miles) Kids will receive certificatesfor pizza and ice cream. There will be a live band and piper. Donuts, coffee, beverages willbe available by donation.
Rick to layout and flag both courses
EMTs [Barbara to seek qualified volunteers.]
4-wheeler(s) for First Aid
Entry fees still not determined; awaiting prices on T-shirts. [Ed to inquire as to T-shirt andimprinting costs.]
Motion: Authorize Rick Evans to spent NTE $200 for supplies to mark trails for race courses.Passed
Benefit Concert - still in planning.
Education Committee
Update on Film Series: After the very successful showing of “Unlimited: Renewable Energy” followed by “Playing for Change”, the Series continues with:
06/07/10Food, Inc.07/05/10"Blue Gold"08/02/10"Who Killed the Electric Car ?"
Update on Speakers: Below is a listing of upcoming Speakers in our Series:
05/18/10"Permaculture" to be given at Orange East Senior Cente
Minutes of May 5, 2010 Meeting[ Page 2 of 5 ]
Bradford Conservation Commission
07/01/10? Woman Speaking from Randolph
Dick contacted Senior Center Executive Director, Vicky Chaffee who approved our use of the venuefor Permaculture presentation. [Dick will obtain key for Sandy]Field Trips / Workshops:
Forestry Speaker date still not set
Paul Hunt is still planning to give a training in July on Geocaching
Stewardship Committee
Map/Brochure – returned from printer and looks great.
Wright's Mtn. Trail Head Parking perimeter - Gary will meet Jason Fornwalt later this week. Tom willcement in a post to help control the perimeter. There is still more trail work to be done and morehands are needed.
 Trail Work Schedule -
DateTimeGathering LocationComments
05/08/108:00 AM - noonWrights Mtn.05/13/105:00 8:00 PMWrights Mtn. Appreciation Way Mentoring Project05/16/108:00 AM - noonWrights Mtn05/22/108:00 AM - noonWrights MtnPossible05/23/101:00 5:00 PMChase Hollow5/27 & 5/28/1010:00 AM 2:00 PMTo Be DeterminedPossible Upper Valley Services Project
New Business
Nancy received a request from Meadow Squire for BCC to manage the grant funds awarded her.
Motion: to manage award funds for Meadow Squire. PassedMeeting closed at 20:35Respectfully submitted,Richard Bolander, Secretary
Action Item Summary
#DescriptionAssigneePlannedCompletionStatusActual Completion
8Fact find Beaver BafflesNancy Jones02/04/10Open15Contact railroad about Sweet propertyaccessNancy Jones02/04/10Open37Have press-ready map/brochure ready forreview at BCC mtg.Monique4/7Closed42Possible trip follow-up: CookevilleCompostNancyOpen43Possible trip follow-up: Materials Recovery BarbaraOpen
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