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Bradford Conservation Commission
 
Meeting Minutes: June 16, 2010
Members Present:
Ed Wendell, Gary Tillotson, Brent Bartlett, Sandy Price, Tom Gray, Nancy Jones,Monique Priestley, Barbara Kulzyck
Guest:Meeting called to order
at 18:46 by Nancy Jones
Minutes
of June 2, 2010 meeting: Approved as read.
Financials:
Bills were presented by Treasurer, Ed Wendell, for payment:
Payable toAmountForPayable fromAction
Journal Opinion$50.86Estate SaleCons. Fund Acct. atWRSBApprovedMonique Priestley$40.001 Year domain registration renewalBCC BudgetApprovedUpper Valley Trails Alliance$30.00Membership & Inclusion in UV Trail FinderBCC BudgetApprovedBradford Fast SquadScholarship Fund$50.00Stipend for services on June 5
th
BCC BudgetApprovedEstate of Ines Wachtel$1862.95Estates share of proceeds from estate saleCons. Fund Acct. atWRSBApproved
Total$2033.81
 The BCC netted nearly $4000 on the estate sale.
Priorities Update
Land Conservation
Request $5,000 allocation at Town MeetingRaise $12,000 for Conservation FundClose on Thomas Project in JuneContinue to help private landowners conserve landWork w. F & W Community Program and Vernal Pool Project to identify Critical Habitat
Land Management
Install culvert on Joel’s TrailRe-blaze existing boundaries and blaze new boundaries & cont. to develop wilderness trail onDavis LandUpdate Management Plan to include Davis land & other changesSecure perimeter of WM Parking area incl. boulders & post next to gateInstall metal signage (with BCC Logo) for trail use guidelinesInstall photo display at cabinExplore way to make firewood avail. to needy families & elderlyExplore developing log landing on Davis land for camping, etc.
Public Information and Representation
Continue to Advocate for Park & Ride
www.bradfordconservation.org 
Minutes of June 16, 2010 Meeting[ Page 1 of 4 ]
 
Bradford Conservation Commission
3
rd
Annual LEAFBe Pro-Active on results of energy audit of the BACollaborate w. Newbury Energy Committee to hold a film seriesPublic forum on funding & technology for renewable energy productsAdd Wrights MT trails to NPRA data baseChanged to “Trail Finder”Arrange for Randolph woman to speak about C.H.P.Advocate for renewing interest in Farmer’s Market
Cancelled due to lack of interest
Publish Monthly Electronic Newsletter 
(ongoing)
Education
Continue to promote and education about Compost ProjectSpon
 
sor an educational event/field trip re wastePurchase Projector Sponsor Natural History trips on conserved lands/Waits & Conn. RiversSponsor an Earth Day ActivitySponsor a nature camp on conserved lands
Stewardship
Publish new map/brochureGroom all trails prior to National Trails DayApply a new coat of varnish on commemorative benchesFollow-Up on Recommendations in Redstart’s Waits River ReportFind ways to divert/reduce tires from roadsidesPursue access to Sweet land for Recreation PathCollaborate w. BFD in executing a forest fire safety courseCollaborate w. Parks & Rec to host a “Race to the top of Bradford”Host a social event on conserved lands, ie in conj. w. Nat. Trails DayExplore tree-planting possibilities w. tree wardenImprove access road to Loschiavo land
Upcoming Concert June 25
 Two bands that will be playing are Social Club Orchestra and Junkyard Jackie
 To be held in the BA auditorium
Starts at 7 pm
 Tickets on sale at $5 for students, $7 for others
Should get ads in papers soon
Benefit for conservation fund to conserve forest and farmland
Posters will be put up to advertise event
Will sell cold drinks and baked snacks (cookies, brownies, etc.)
Will advertise on Marquee board
Recap Selectboard Presentation
Presentation went well
Selectboard may be able to get bond
 This will require a special meeting for a vote
Selectboard granted permission for us to insulate single pane windows right away
Volunteered labor and donated supplies will be used to complete this project
www.bradfordconservation.org 
Minutes of May 19, 2010 Meeting[ Page 2 of 4 ]
 
Bradford Conservation Commission
Discussion on how and who will continue to push BA energy improvement activities
Upcoming Events
Hearing at Middlebury college on June 18
th
for VHCV on grant application for purchase andconservation of 44 acres and 20 acres (64 total) on Thomas land.
A group will be leaving from Upper Valley Land Trust at 10:30 to go attend the hearing.
Workshop in July on geo-caching
Workshop on August 14
th
on invasive insects
Whole Hog Festival on August 8
th
Next Monday movie series on July 5
th
– Blue Gold: World Water Wars
Other
NoneMeeting closed at 19:55Respectfully submitted,Brent Bartlett
Action Item Summary
#DescriptionAssigneePlannedCompletionStatusActualCompletion
8Fact find Beaver BafflesNancy Jones02/04/10Open15Contact railroad about Sweet property accessNancy Jones02/04/10Open42Possible trip follow-up: Cookeville CompostNancyOpen43Possible trip follow-up: Materials Recovery Facility BarbaraOpen45Possible trip follow-up: Vernal Pool Field TripNancyOpen47Possible trip follow-up: Wind FarmEdOngoing48Possible trip follow-up: Canoe/Kayak at confluence of Waits & Conn. RiversNancyOngoing49Possible trip follow-up: Natural History Tour of 45-acre Thomas landNancyOngoing50Possible trip follow-up: Cow PowerFacilityTomOngoing54Possible trip follow-up: Coventry Landfill - WECEdOngoing59Provide letter on brush pile to papers &
list-serve
Dick04/29/10Open64Print and distribute posters for film seriesNancy04/01/10Ongoing65Post film series info on list-serveBarbara04/01/10Ongoing67Provide trail info to Trail FinderMonique04/21/10Open68Collaborate with Tom Gray about truckload of boulders to Wrights Mtn. trailheadGary04/21/10Open72Create a press release for Permaculture presentationSandy05/05/10Closed74Contact Oxbow School Board re: compostingNancy05/05/10Open77Obtain flagging and flag courses for Run to the TopRick06/01/10Open78Seek EMTs to support Race to the TopBarbara05/19/10Closed79Obtain costs for T-Shirts (incl. printing) for Run to the TopEd05/19/10Closed80Obtain OESC key for Permaculture presentationDick05/17/10Closed81Update minutes from May 5, 2010 BCC meetingDick5/19/10New82Write "Thank You" letter to OESCDick5/19/10New
www.bradfordconservation.org 
Minutes of May 19, 2010 Meeting[ Page 3 of 4 ]

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