Bradford Conservation Commission Meeting January 20, 2010 Minutes

Members present - Tom Gray, Gary Tillotson, Nancy Jones, Sandy Price, Barbara Kulczyk, Monique Priestley, Dick Bolander Called to order by Nancy Jones, Chair, at 18:00. Minutes of January 07, 2010 meeting were approved as written. Election of Officers • The following Officers were elected to serve through March, 2011 ◦ Chair Nancy Jones ◦ Vice-Chair Monique Priestley ◦ Treasurer Ed Wendell ◦ Secretary Richard Bolander Energy Audit • Final plans and commitments were put in place for the January 23rd energy audit at the BA, beginning at 1 PM and scheduled for completion at approximately 7 PM. Action Items Update 1. Inquiry about towns that received EECB grants rather than Bradford seems to indicate that towns that had conducted energy audits got grants. Some of the larger towns got both directing and grants. 2. Draft letter on VHCB was provided to the BCC 3. Letter on VHCB was distributed by Nancy to legislators and local print media 4. Letter on VHCB to be placed on Bradford-listserve Jan. 22 5. New canopies were priced by Barbara at Mitch's: 10x10 = $250, 10x20 = $325, Sides = $30, Ends = $50, Divider partitions = $15. Nothing was available at Blood's 6. Colatina will permit use of area for film series for free 7. OESC will permit use of area for film series for free; must schedule and confirm dates 8. Open 9. Dick reported on diverse options and price ranges; will produce comparison matrix for next meeeting. Land Conservation • Burgess land is being appraised • Thomas land appraisal getting under way. Calendar Supper February 13th • Donations this year are more difficult to obtain. The collection point for items for the auction is at Nikki Darrling's. • The following commitments were made with respect to the dinner: ◦ Monique will ask The Local Buzz to donate for the auction (AI) . ◦ Sandy and Barbara will make lasagnas for the dinner (AI) . ◦ Monique will ask JM Landscaping for a donation for the auction (AI) . ◦ Sandy will ask Chippers for a donation for the auction (AI) . ◦ Barbara will make her “world-famous” cashew brittle (AI) .

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Bradford Conservation Commission Meeting January 20, 2010 Minutes
Stewardship • Tom reported that despite the abundant snow on the ground, the size of the brush pile dictates that we delay burning at least until afterr the Calendar Supper. Development of 2010 Priorities List • Excerpts from minutes taken during 2009 were reviewed to identify possibilities overlooked / undone that remain relevant. Process will continue at January 30th BCC Retreat. • Nancy to contact railroad about access to the Sweet property (AI) . • Tom reported that despite the abundant snow on the ground, the size of the brush pile dictates that we delay burning at least until after the Calendar Supper. Other • Dick raised the need for BCC to take a visible role with respect to closure of the recycling depot effective Feb. 6th. Dick will review available Select Board documentation (AI) and invite Gerhard Postpischl, Bradford's representative to CVSWMD, to our next BCC meeting (AI) . This may require rescheduling the next meeting to Thursday, Feb. 4th. • Monique to send Dick the BCC web site address for inclusion in minutes footer(AI) . • Nancy showed the BCC card of thanks published in the JO. Upcoming Events • TPL Presentation to Select Board on Jan. 28 • Annual Upper Valley Conservation Commission Meeting on Feb. 25. Next BCC Meeting: Thursday, February 4, 6:30 pm Action Item List attached Closed at 20:20 Respectfully submitted, Richard Bolander

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Bradford Conservation Commission Meeting January 20, 2010 Minutes
Action Item summary
# Description Assignee Planned Completio n
01/20/10 01/13/10 01/18/10 01/22/10 01/20/10 01/20/10 01/20/10 02/04/10 02/04/10 02/04/10 02/13/10 02/04/10 02/04/10 02/04/10 02/04/10 02/04/10

Status

Actual Completion
01/20/10 01/20/10 01/20/10

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Inquire about EECB Grant criteria Nancy Jones and Bradford deficiencies Draft and distribute letter on VHCB dissolution Update and distribute Item #2 letter 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 Price LCD projectors and report back Nancy Jones Nancy Jones Barbara Kulczyk Barbara Kulczyk Ed Wendell Dick Bolander Nancy Jones Dick Bolander Monique Priestley Sandy Price & Barbara Kulczyk Monique Priestley Sandy Price Barbara Kulczyk Nancy Jones Dick Bolander

Closed Closed Closed Open Closed Closed Closed Open Open New New New New New New New

01/20/10 01/20/10 01/20/10

10 Ask Local Buzz for donation 11 Make lasagnas for Calendar Dinner 12 Ask JM Landscaping for donation 13 Ask Chippers for donation 14 Make “world-famous cashew brittle 15 Contact railroad about Sweet property access 16 Review available Selectboard documentation on recycling depot closure 17 Invite Bradford CVSWMD rep to meet with BCC

Dick Bolander

02/04/10

New

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