Town of Sutton Selectmen Meeting Minutes


Sutton Conservation Commission


Wednesday, August 14, 2019

  • Review minutes of July 10, 2019
  • Financial Report
  • Correspondence

Lakeside, the quarterly publication of NH Lakes. Summer 2019 issue. Articles about proposed lake-related legislation, response to last summer’s cyanobacterial bloom, lake aging, stream restoration project.

Conservation News, newsletter of the Merrimack County Conservation District. Order form for MCCD fall bulb sale, article about the annual dinner, events calendar.

— Letter from FEMA with 30 Day Engineering Models notification, regarding the ongoing flood risk project in the Contoocook Watershed. Includes a list of flooding sources, the hydrologic and hydraulic models selected for each, and the rationales for selecting those models.

— Emailed copy from Elly of Clean Water State Revolving Fund Loan Program 2019 Capitalization Grant Intended Use Plan, with supporting documents (project priority list, ranking criteria for wastewater and stormwater projects, etc.)

  • Review of Wetland Applications and Issues

— None.

  • Review of Intents to Cut and Logging Issues

— L. and B. Harper, T/L# 05-973-179, 05-981-338, and 04-126-518. Pound Rd, 100 acres out of 286, Eric Oxman, forester.

  • Old Business

— Discussion about tax-deeded properties and recommendations for the Select Board’s consideration.

— Discussion about the NHDOT’s paving project on I-89, its environmental impact, and mitigation opportunities, including a report from Chuck clarifying the project’s scope.

— Report on invasive water celery pulling in Smiley Grove.

— Report on trail work status.

  • New Business

— Discuss the use of email communication among SCC members and whether this is part of the public record.

— Report from Barb, Don and Wally about presentation of the Sutton Strategic Conservation Plan to the Select Board.

— Discuss scheduling a presentation by NH Lakes on their “Lake Smart” program.

  • SCC Properties

— Installation of gate, boulders and parking at Bean Quarry Reservation.

— Trail maps for King Hill Reservation and Maple Leaf

  • Next Meeting: September 11, 2019 at 6:30 PM