Town of Sutton Selectmen Meeting Minutes


Sutton Conservation Commission

Agenda for Remote Meeting due to Covid-19 Emergency

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

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Statement of emergency and identification of participants per Covid-19 remote meeting guidelines.

Review minutes of June 10, 2020.


  • Financial Report


  • Correspondence

— Thank you letter response to the Astle family

— Letter from Matthew Churchwell with a check for $100 for SCC, which came from fundraising for his Eagle Scout project.

— Email from Betsy Forsham regarding Japanese knotweed eradication and parking at Hominy Pot Rd

— Letter from Shane Csiki, Flood Hazards Program Administrator from NHDES informing the town that interns will be doing stream assessments on culverts in Central NH this summer. The long-term goal of the stream crossing initiative is to collect comprehensive data regarding culverts relative to flood risk, watershed-based aquatic connectivity, and the hydraulic vulnerability of culverts at a range of flows.

— Email letter from Gabe Roxby, Field Forester with SPNHF, giving status on the timber harvest in the Black Mountain

Forest affecting the Lincoln Trail, and including a map showing where the cuts are relative to the trail.

— NHACC June 2020 eNews, with info about grant and educational opportunities, news about conservation land acquisition

— Email notice from NHACC about an online training program offered by UNH Extension: Covid-19 Safety Training for Outdoor Volunteering.

— Letter from NH Lakes thanking the SCC for the $100 membership contribution.

— NH Forest Health Update from NH Forests and Lands. Email forwarded by Don Davis. Hemlock Woolly Adelgid has now been conformed in Sutton.

— Announcement from NHACC that applications are now open for Community Conservation Cohort Training, from September through November.

— Announcement from UNH Extension that the NH Wildlife Action Plan maps have been updated for 2020 and can be viewed on;line.


  • Review of Wetland Applications and Issues

— Copy of Confirmation of Complete Forestry Statutory Permit-by-Notification (SBN) sent by NHDES to the SPNHF. File no. 2020-01341

— A special Sutton wildlife area (guess its location…)


  • Review of Intents to Cut and Logging Issues

— S. Rossman, Birch Hill Rd, 35 out of 48 acres, T/L #01-698-531,  Paul Mulcahey, forester.

— F. Boynton, Jr, Rt 114, 12 out of 12 acres, T/L #09-822-416,  Chuck Rose, logger.

— A copy of a letter from NH Forests & Lands to Roland Lemire was received, stating that a variance was granted to allow removal of more than 50% basal area from along 800 ft of Foothills Rd in T/L #02-830-262.


  • Old Business

— Report from Property Advisory Committee

— Review of Sutton conservation properties to be monitored by Sutton

— Report on SCC website enhancements.

— Status of Horse Beach parking area and parking area at junction of Hominy Pot Rd & Kezar St.

— Smiley Grove water celery situation update

— Sundell Natural Area review

— NHDOT Notification: Contacting Meli Dube

  • New Business

— Webb/Crowell Eagle Scout boardwalk completion & celebration

— Presentation by LSPA of watershed management plan?


  • Trail Maintenance and Development

— Trail Advisory Committee Report:

  1. “Work Day” report
  2. King Hill trail mowing
  3. Signage updates:
  4. Adding “Sutton Conservation Commission” to all reservation signs & some new signs
  5. Directional signs to Sutton conservation lands
  6. Parking at Sutton conservation lands


  • Next Meeting: Wednesday, August 12th at 6:30 PM.