Bradford Conservation Commission Meeting April 07, 2010 Minutes

Members Present: Ed Wendell, Gary Tillotson, Monique Priestley, Sandy Price, Barbara Kulzyck, Nancy Jones, Tom Gray, Brent Bartlett, Dick Bolander Meeting called to order at 18:35 by Nancy Jones Minutes of March 17 meeting: approved with AVCC Annual Meeting date corrected to April 17 Action Items Review: See updated summary appended with new items Financials The following bills were presented by Treasurer, Ed Wendell, for payment:
Payable to
Nancy Jones Ed Wendell Nancy Jones Nikki Darling Nancy Jones Monique Priestley Fletcher Printing Fletcher Printing Lamprey Appraisal Monique Priestley

Amount

For

Payable from
BCC Budget ( Seminars) BCC Budget (Seminars) Compost Project budget BCC Budget ( Seminars) BCC Budget (Supplies) BCC Budget (Public Information) BCC Budget (Stationary) Bradford Conservation Fund (WRSB Acct.) Bradford Conservation Fund (WRSB Acct.) FOWM Fund

Action
Approved Approved Approved Approved Approved Approved Approved Approved Approved Approved

$10.00 Registration Fee for Wellborn Ecology Conference 3/26 $38.00 Mileage reimbursement to NEK Energy Fair 3/27 $36.88 Seeds for vegetable plants $46.00 Mileage and Wellborn Ecology Conference Registration $100.22 Purchase of ink cartridges & paper $45.00 Graphic design of poster and newspaper ad $90.00 Printing 1500 envelopes $160.00 Printing 1435 2-color, 2-sided letters $2,000.00 BCC's share of Burgess Appraisal

$100.00 Graphic design of new map/brochure Total $2,626.10

Land Conservation • Burgess Appraisal & Application – Application has gone in; VHCB budget has been cut $2M; decision on funding is still 2 – 3 months away • Thomas Appraisal & Application – Appraisal has begun and is to be completed by May 1. Application has gone in to VHCB • Conservation Fund – Money donated as a result of the bulk mail appeal is currently at $500 Stewardship • Wildlands Fire Course – Classroom session to be held April 20 6-9 PM at the Firehouse. Outside session to be held April 24 7-noon meeting at the Wrights Mtn. trailhead. • Trail Work Schedule www.bradfordconservation.org [ Page 1 of 6 ]

Date
04/15/10 04/18/10 04/29/10 05/08/10 05/13/10 05/16/10 05/22/10 05/23/10 5/27 & 5/28/10

Time
5:00 – 7:00 PM 4:00 – 7:00 PM 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM 8:00 AM - noon 5:00 – 8:00 PM 8:00 AM - noon 8:00 AM - noon 1:00 – 5:00 PM 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Gathering Location
Chase Hollow Chase Hollow Chase Hollow Wrights Mtn. Wrights Mtn. Wrights Mtn Wrights Mtn Chase Hollow To Be Determined Possible

Comments
Work in Devil's Den

Appreciation Way – Mentoring Project

Possible Upper Valley Services Project


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Motion to join Trail Finder – Trail Finder is a free web site showing location of local trails (http://www.localmotion.org/trails). Passed. Monique to provide trail info to Trail Finder (AI) Securing Wrights Mtn trailhead perimeter - Gary Tillotson to contact Tom Gray about getting truckload of boulders to Wrights Mtn trailhead (AI) New Map / Brochure – Sample provided for review. Must add shading for other conserved lands before going to printer.

Solid Waste • Recycling Depot Update – CVSWMD announced per capita rate reduction from $3.10 to $2.10. Motion to request Selectboard through Dick Bolander to keep depot open April 28 & 29 4 PM to 7 PM for receipt of tires. Passed (AI) • Green – Up Day – Distribution point for gloves and bags will be at the BA. Collection point will be at Memorial Field. Collection truck will be driven by employee of the Town. Karen Foley will do the Green – Up signs. Barbara reminded us of the April 15 Science Fair at Bradford Elementary School. CVSWMD will provide $500 to BCC for Green – Up Day. $500 budgeted by the Town,plus remaining $380 from 2008 gives us a total green up budget of $1,378.00. Dick will man the depot on 4/28 and 4/29 for free receipt of up to 250 auto tires . . Energy • BA Energy Audit – Ed Wendell reported on progress of analysis. • Solar Hot Water Challenge – Scheduled for April 24, 10 AM – noon, sponsored by Bradford & Newbury Energy Committees & Conservation Commissions. Motion to commit $50 from LEAF Fund for Moderator of event. Passed • Motion to reimburse Bud Haas $20 from Energy budget for registration at conference on weatherizing historic buildings held in Rutland. Passed • Motion for Nancy to expend up to $160 to purchase a standard sidewalk sign with funds from FOWM. Passed(AI) • Park & Ride – Sandy reported Bradford is currently 7th on AOT prioritized list of sites/projects for this district • Motion authorizing Gary Tillotson to make 3 sandwich board signs for $100 from LEAF account. Passed. (AI)

Education

Update on Film Series: After the very successful initial showing of King Korn, the Series continues with:

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Date
05/03/10 06/07/10 07/05/10 08/02/10

FILM TITLE
Unlimited: Renewable Energy Food, Inc. Blue Gold Who Killed the Electric Car ?

Update on Speakers: Below is a listing of upcoming Speakers in our Series: DATE
04/20/10 04/22/10 05/18 or 5/25/10 07/01/10

TOPIC and SPEAKER - LOCATION
Redstart / Waits River Presentation – Bradford Academy Earth Day / Sandy Price - Bradford Public Library Permaculture ? Woman Speaking from Randolph

Speaker on Permaculture requested an honorarium of $200. Motion to pay $200 to Permaculture Speaker ($150 from BCC budget, $50 from Grant Administration balance). Passed Sandy to create a press release for Permaculture presentation (AI)

Other:
1) UVLT is planning to hold its annual meeting at the BA on June 2, 2010. Lunch will feature local foods and products. Stay tuned... Meeting Closed at 20:45 Respectfully submitted, Richard Bolander, Secretary

Upcoming Events
April 13 – Town Officers Education Conf., Lake Morey Inn - Conservation Fund Committee Meeting April 17 – AVCC Annual Meeting April 20 - Wildlands Fire Course April 21 – BCC Meeting April 22 – Linking Lands Alliance at VINS - Earth Day presentation by Sandy Price : “ Music, Time and Place” at BPL April 24 – Solar Hot Water Challenge April 28 & 29 – Tire receipt at Recycle Depot May 1 - Green-Up Day May 3 - “Unlimited: Renewable Energy” at Colatina May 5 - BCC Meeting June 2 – UVLT Annual Meeting

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Action Item Summary
# 8 15 16 31 34 35 36 37 38 39 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 Description Fact find “Beaver “Baffles Contact railroad about Sweet property access Assignee Nancy Jones Nancy Jones Planned Completion 02/04/10 02/04/10 02/04/10 Status Open Open Closed Closed 3/17 Closed Closed Closed 4/7 Ongoing Closed Closed Open Open Closed (not this year) Open Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing 03/20/10 03/20/10 03/24/10 Open Open Closed Ongoing 04/01/10 04/24/10 04/24/10 04/01/10 04/29/10 Closed Closed Closed Closed Open Actual Completion

Review available Selectboard Dick Bolander documentation on recycling depot closure Ask Paul Sachs to contribute for map printing Secure merchant ads; have them send ads to Monique Edit, make needed changes to brochure side Get final map from Amber at UVLT Sandy Nikki Monique, Nancy Nancy

Have press-ready map/brochure ready for Monique review at BCC mtg. Develop list for how film series will be publicized Contact BPL re: presentation Possible trip follow-up: Cookeville Compost Sandy, Monique, Nancy Sandy, Nikki Nancy

Possible trip follow-up: Materials Recovery Barbara Facility Possible trip follow-up: Bird Walk on Conserved Lands Possible trip follow-up: Vernal Pool Field Trip Possible trip follow-up: Identifying Spring Wildflowers on Conserved Lands Possible trip follow-up: Wind Farm Possible trip follow-up: Canoe/Kayak at confluence of Waits & Conn. Rivers Possible trip follow-up: Natural History Tour of 45-acre Thomas land Possible trip follow-up: “Cow Power” Facility Place announcement of Redstart briefing on list-serve Place announcement of Redstart briefing on Facebook Attend Legislative Day 3/24 Possible trip follow-up: Coventry Landfill WEC Update bulk mailing letter Seek funds and reps. from banks for Energy Challenge Seek vendors for Energy Challenge Sandy will ask John ? Nancy Nancy Ed Nancy Nancy Tom Barbara Monique Nancy, Monique, Nikki, Ed, ??? Ed Nancy, Monique Nancy Brad

Letter to Selectboard to enlarge Recycling Nancy depot Provide letter on brush pile to papers & list-serve Dick

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Description Provide info on Green-Up to papers & listserve See if Depot gate can be left open 4/2930 Print 500 copies of Maps/brochure Design poster for film series Print and distribute posters for film series Post film series info on list-serve Research issues and costs on showing “Fresh” Provide trail info to Trail Finder

Assignee Barbara Dick Monique Monique Nancy Barbara Monique Monique

Planned Completion 04/29/10 04/29/10 04/07/10 04/01/10 04/01/10 04/01/10 04/21/10 04/21/10 04/21/10 04/21/10

Status Open Closed Closed Closed Ongoing Ongoing Closed New New New

Actual Completion

Contact Tom Gray about getting truckload Gary of boulders to Wrights Mtn trailhead Request Selectboard to keep depot open Dick April 28 & 29 4 PM to 7 PM for receipt of tires. Purchase a standard sidewalk sign Make 3 sandwich board signs Nancy Gary

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Create a press release for Permaculture Sandy presentation

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