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Published by: Bradford Conservation Commission on Nov 27, 2010
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Bradford Conservation Commission MeetingNovember 10, 2010 Minutes
Members Present:
Ed Wendell, Gary Tillotson, Sandy Price, Barbara Kulzyck, Nancy Jones, Tom Gray, Dick Bolander
Guests Present:
Ben Rubenfeld, Ben Machin
Meeting called to order
at 18:35 by Nancy Jones
of October 20 meeting: approved
 The following bills were presented by Treasurer, Ed Wendell, for payment:
Payable to Amount For Payable from Action
Nancy Jones$15.99Reimbursement for purchase of adhesive labelsBCC Budget ( Supplies) ApprovedNancy Jones$55.80Reimbursement for purchase of binders foTrailhead guest booksFOWM Fund ApprovedJohn Loschiavo$400.00Mileage and Wellborn Ecology ConferenceRegistrationFOWM Fund ApprovedIt's Classified$21.60Tire Drop Ad on 10/28/10Green-Up Funds ApprovedBridge Weekly$33.00Tire Drop Ad on 10/28/10Green-Up Funds ApprovedJournal Opinion$31.75Tire Drop Ad on 10/27/10Green-Up Funds ApprovedNancy Jones$80.00Partial Stipend for Registration at NEEEAConference 10/21-23/10BCC Budget (Seminars) ApprovedJim McCracken$80.00Partial Stipend for Registration at NEEEAConference 10/21-23/10BCC Budget (Seminars) Approved
Accounting from LEAF was provided by Ed Wendell. (See attached)
Update was provided on the status of the BA energy upgrades. Need to ensure that Bob Wing isin contact with Jon Haehnel and they will periodically interact. Need to get a copy of the Energy Audit toBob Wing.
Menu for the Future - Discussion Course: proposed to conduct this course using readingscompiled by the Northwest Earth Institute. Discussion guide books will be available fromCatamount Earth Institute at $11. MOTION: allocate up to $220 from the LEAF account topurchase 20 copies of the "Menu for the Future" Guidebooks. Passed. Guidebooks will be sold toparticipants at $11 each.
Upcoming Conferences:
Nov. 13 -
Environmental Action Conference at VTC
Dec. 4
- VCANS at Lake Morey Inn
Dec. 10
- Future of the Vermont LandscapeMOTION: allocate up to $200 for reimbursement of registration(s) at conferences listed above.Passed.
Movie Series: First Monday Movies Upstairs at the Colatina will be continued into 2011with six movies. Two of the movies ("Big River" and "Fresh") have associated leasing coststotaling $500.
Movies would be placed in the Bradford Public Library repository. MOTION:Allocate $500 from LEAF funds to lease the two movies. Passed.
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Land Conservation
Update of 2010 Income was presented by Nancy Jones:
Activity Amount Raised
Cargill Donation$80.00Calendar Supper / Auction$6480.00Bulk Mail Appeal$2172.002010 Calendars$455.00Yard & Estate Sale$3646.15Race to the Top$299.00Concert$105.00Whole Hog Booth$709.00LEAF Booth$521.00Water Bottles / Hats$228.00Clemence Donation$1000.00Burgess Donation$1500.002011 Calendars$410.00
Conservation Fund Allocation - Appropriation request for $5000 has been submitted forconsideration in 2011 Budget. Review of Conservation Commission budget request will occur onDec. 2
 Thomas Property – Closing scheduled for Dec. 2
Bradford Municipal Forest - At the October 28th meeting of the Selectboard, a motion waspassed (3 - 2) to sell the property to the TPL contingent upon approval by the Town at the March,2011 Town Meeting.
Lyons Property – issues will be presented to the Selectboard at the Dec. 9 meeting.
Waits River Landowners - Ben Manchin from Redstart showed maps of the Waits River andfloodplain. He expressed a need for a joint meeting with the Planning Board, BCC and Redstart todiscuss some of the options for floodplain management: property re-zoning, easements forpurposes of management and riparian easements. He would further like to meet with landowners,preferably with introductions through BCC members.
 Tom and Gary were asked to fact-find as to whether BCC should join VT Trails andGreenways Council (annual fee $30) and should we put our trail info on the Trail Finder web site.
Solid Waste
 Tire Drop – Barbara reported on the successful tire drop held on Saturday, October 30. Atotal of 89 passenger tires and 29 SUV/light truck tires (125 tires total).
Barbara needs a check fromthe Town Treasurer for $256 payable to KNS from Green-up Fund for removal of Tire-Drop tires.
Meeting Closed at 20:45Respectfully submitted,Richard Bolander, SecretaryAttachments:
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