Bradford Conservation Commission Meeting January 7, 2010 Minutes Members present: Ed Wendell, Tom Gray, Gary Tillotson, Nancy

Jones, Sandy Price, Barbara Kulczyk, Brent Bartlett, Dick Bolander Meeting called to order by Nancy Jones, Chair, at 18:30. Minutes of December 15 meeting were approved as written Finances – • The first installment of $1200 has been received by the Town Treasurer from the River Management Grant. • Conservation Fund has received a $500 donation from Copeland Furniture as part of a 2009 SAGE award Copeland received from Cargill, Inc. recognizing environmental accomplishments. There is potential for an additional $500 match from Cargill. • Nancy Jones reported that Conservation Fund revenues in 2009 were $13,200. Energy Committee • Bradford did not receive one of the Energy Efficiency Community Block Grants. • Nancy to inquire of her contacts as to why BA Energy Audit is scheduled for January 23
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Stewardship • Tom reported that despite the abundant snow on the ground, the size of the brush pile dictates that we further delay burning. Conservation Fund/Land Conservation • Conservation Fund has received a $500 donation from Copeland Furniture as part of a 2009 SAGE award Copeland received from Cargill, Inc. recognizing environmental accomplishments. There is potential for an additional $500 match from Cargill. Nancy reported that Conservation Fund revenues in 2009 were $13,500. Nancy reported that there is a possibility that the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board (VHCB) might be allowed to go defunct. Gov. Douglas model seems to be consolidation of the housing component without an organization with a focus on conservation. Since Legislature Day is not until February 24, Nancy said we must contact our Representatives expresssing our opposition to dissolution of VHCB. Nancy will draft a letter for distribution to BCC members for comment
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, then provide an updated version to the BCC
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Barbara reported that no tickets for tires were submitted. Funding closed out.

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Bradford Conservation Commission Meeting January 7, 2010 Minutes Other • 2009 List of Priorities was reviewed. • 2010 BCC Retreat has been scheduled to occur at Sandy Prices' home on January 30th from 10 AM until 2 PM. Thank you, Sandy, for your hospitality. • Agenda for next BCC Meeting should include: • Guidelines for establishing 2010 Priorities • Election of Officers for 2010 • Identification of 2010 Priorities • Suggestions were made as to how we might best use the $1200 from River Management Grant: • Purchase of one or more new canopies (10x10?, 10x20?) Barbara to price • • • • • the options Present a series of films on the environment. Ed to ask Colatina about use of space Dick to ask OESC about use of space Conduct a series of field trips with Newbury Put some portion of the monies into the LEAF Fund Nancy to investigate purchase of “Beaver Baffles” Dick to investigate purchase of LCD projector
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Next BCC Meeting: Wednesday, January 20, 6:30 pm Closed at 20:05 Action Item summary
# Description Assignee Planned Completio n
01/20/10 01/13/10 01/18/10 01/20/10 01/20/10 01/20/10 01/20/10 01/20/10 01/20/10

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Actual Completion

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Inquire about EECB Grant criteria and Bradford deficiencies Draft and distribute letter on VHCB dissolution Place Item #3 letter on Bradford list-serve Price canopy options and report back Ask about Colatina use for film series Ask about OESC use for film series Fact find “Beaver “Baffles

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Update and distribute Item #2 letter Nancy Jones Barbara Kulczyk Barbara Kulczyk Ed Wendell Dick Bolander Nancy Jones

Price LCD projectors and report back Dick Bolander

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Bradford Conservation Commission Meeting January 7, 2010 Minutes
# Description Assignee Planned Completio n Status Actual Completion

Respectfully submitted, Richard Bolander

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