Bradford Conservation Commission Meeting April 21, 2010 Minutes

Members Present: Ed Wendell, Gary Tillotson, Monique Priestley, Sandy Price, Barbara Kulzyck, Nancy Jones, Dick Bolander Meeting called to order at 18:35 by Nancy Jones Minutes of April 07 meeting: approved Financials: Bills were presented by Treasurer, Ed Wendell, for payment:
Payable to
Monique Priestley Redstart Consulting Assoc. of VT Conservation Commissions Assoc. of VT Conservation Commissions Gary Tillotson

Amount

For

Payable from
BCC Budget ( Seminars) River Management Grant BCC Budget ( Seminars) BCC Budget ( Memberships) FOWM

Action
Approved Approved Approved Approved Approved

$42.00 Mileage to AVCC Annual Meeting at VTC $3,286.13 River Projects work March 2010 $20.00 Registration for AVCC Annual Meeting $50.00 Annual Membership fee to AVCC $100.00 Materials and labor for 3 sandwich board signs

Total $3,498.13

Treasurer's Report was presented by Treasurer, Ed Wendell:

Account
Conservation Fund Friends of Wrights Mtn. BCC Budget Energy Committee Composting Account L.E.A.F. Account BCC Share of River Management Grant Trails Account (bills pending as of Apr 21, 2010)

Amount
$74,437.23 $14,405.17 $870.82 $400.00 $1,068.40 $2,876.66 $39.50 $700.00

Energy • BA Energy Audit – Ed Wendell reported on progress of analysis and mentioned availability of USDA loans. Loans may be possible from USDA at low interest rates. Package in preparation for Selectboard. • Solar Hot Water Challenge – Scheduled for April 24, 10 AM – 2 PM, excellent response from vendors to date. Ed to set out signs early Sat. 4/24 morning (AI) • Gary Tillotson made 3 sandwich board signs . Stewardship Committee • Map/Brochure – with printer
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Wildlands Fire Course – Session held April 20 6-9 PM at the Firehouse attended by Gary and Brent. Outside session to be held April 24 7-noon meeting at the Wrights Mtn. trailhead. Trail Work Schedule Date
04/29/10 05/08/10 05/13/10 05/16/10 05/22/10 05/23/10 5/27 & 5/28/10

Time
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 Wrights Mtn. Wrights Mtn. Wrights Mtn Wrights Mtn Chase Hollow To Be Determined Possible

Comments
Possible Upper Valley Services Project Appreciation Way – Mentoring Project

Possible Upper Valley Services Project

Trail Finder - Trail information provided to Trail Finder by Monique

Solid Waste • Green – Up Day – Distribution point for gloves and bags is at the BA. Collection point at Memorial Field. Collection truck will be driven by employee of the Town. Karen Foley has done the Green – Up signs. Price list for tires is:

Passenger Car 16” Light Truck Race Car Low Boy Skid Steer Tubes

$2.00 $3.00 $3.00 $3.00 $5.00 / $8.00 $0.75

Motorcycle Tractor Trailer 19.5” Tires Super Single Rims

$1.50 $8.00 $5.00 $12.00 $1.25

Farm equipment and tractor tires are priced by size.
Free tire collection (4 passenger tires, 4 Light truck tires per family) will occur April 24 (8 noon), 28 (4 – 7 PM) and 29 (4 – 7 PM) Friday evening April 30 clean up by BCC members will be on portions of Hackett Hill Rd and Chelsea Rd. Recycling Depot Update – Recycling Advisory Committee (RAC) will recommend to Selectboard that Town remain a part of CVSWMD. Composting – Dick to contact Oxbow School Board about problems with composting program. (AI) Motion: To acquire and present certificates [ 4x $20 to Colatina and 4x $20 to Bradford Sports ] to Oxbow students for work on Composting Program. Monies from BCC Composting Budget.

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Education Committee
Update on Film Series: After the very successful initial showing of King Corn, the Series continues with: Date
05/03/10

FILM TITLE
“Unlimited: Renewable Energy” followed by “Playing for Change”
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Date
06/07/10 07/05/10 08/02/10 “Food, Inc.” Blue Gold

FILM TITLE

Who Killed the Electric Car ?

Motion: Pay NTE $70 for advertising May 3 film in JO. Monique to prepare ad. (AI) Update on Speakers: Below is a listing of upcoming Speakers in our Series: DATE
04/20/10 04/22/10 05/18/10 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

Motion: To provide Speaker on Permaculture with an honorarium of $200. Dick to contact Senior Center Executive Director, Vicky Chaffee to seek venue for Permaculture presentation (AI) Field Trips / Workshops: • Have received an offer to provide a talk on the Emerald Ash borer followed by a hike on our conserved lands seeking evidence of infestation. Possibly June 19. • Paul Hunt is planned to give a workshop in July on Geocaching Land Conservation • Burgess Appraisal & Application – VHCB has walked the property and given verbal support for funding. • Thomas Appraisal & Application – Robert Lamprey is currently working on appraisal. • Conservation Fund – Money donated as a result of the bulk mail appeal is currently at ~$900 Benefit Concert is tentatively scheduled for 25 or 26 June. Monique is in contact with several potential sources of acts. New Business • Burgess Appraisal & Application – Awaiting decision on funding which is still 2 – 3 months away • Thomas Appraisal & Application – Appraisal in progress • Conservation Fund – Money donated as a result of the bulk mail appeal is at approximately $900

Other:
1) Dick gave his summary of the Town Officers Education Conference. A session on linked lands and extent of habitat was especially interesting 2) Nancy and Monique gave summaries of the AVCC Annual Meeting. The presentation on SmartGrowth was notable. 3) Issue of membership in the Upper Valley Trails Alliance was tabled. 4) Dick was authorized to further investigate providing trail information to National Recreational and Parks Assoc. GIS database.
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Meeting Closed at 20:35 Respectfully submitted, Richard Bolander, Secretary

Upcoming Events
April 22 – Linking Lands Alliance at VINS May 3 - “Unlimited: Renewable Energy” and - Earth Day presentation by Sandy “Playing for Change” at Colatina Price : “ Music, Time and Place” at BPL April 24 – Solar Hot Water Challenge – Tire receipt at Recycle Depot April 28 & 29 – Tire receipt at Recycle Depot April 30 – Green-Up by BCC members May 1 - Green-Up Day May 5 - BCC Meeting May 18 - “Permaculture” presentation May 25 – UVLT Annual Meeting

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Action Item Summary
# 8 15 37 Description Fact find “Beaver “Baffles Contact railroad about Sweet property access Assignee Nancy Jones Nancy Jones Planned Completion 02/04/10 02/04/10 4/7 Status Open Open Ongoing Actual Completion

Have press-ready map/brochure ready for Monique review at BCC mtg. Possible trip follow-up: Cookeville Compost Nancy

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Open Open Open Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing 03/20/10 03/20/10 Open Open Ongoing 04/29/10 04/29/10 04/01/10 04/01/10 04/21/10 04/21/10 04/21/10 Open Open Ongoing Ongoing Open Open Closed

Possible trip follow-up: Materials Recovery Barbara Facility 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 Possible trip follow-up: Coventry Landfill WEC Provide letter on brush pile to papers & list-serve Provide info on Green-Up to papers & listserve Print and distribute posters for film series Post film series info on list-serve Provide trail info to Trail Finder Nancy Nancy Ed Nancy Nancy Tom Barbara Monique Ed Dick Barbara Nancy Barbara Monique

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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Closed Closed Open New New New New

Create a press release for Permaculture Sandy presentation Set out signs for Solar Challenge Contact Oxbow composting School Board Ed re: Dick Monique Dick

Make ad for May 3 film presentation Contact Senior Center re: venue for Permaculture presentation

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Actual Completion

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