Town of Sutton Selectmen Meeting Minutes


Sutton Conservation Commission

Agenda for Remote Meeting due to Covid-19 Emergency

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

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By Phone:      +1 (872) 240-3212      One-touch: tel:+18722403212,,872585925#

Access Code: 872-585-925

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

Review minutes of July 8, 2020.

Appointment – 7:00: Geoff Lizotte of the LSPA presenting a summary of the Lake Sunapee Watershed Management Plan.

  • Financial Report
  • Correspondence

— Letter from Amy Highstrom regarding a property for sale on Baker Hill Rd, expressing the opinion that it not be subdivided, as it has high conservation value., and making part of the public record a desire by the abutters that the land be considered for conservation.

— Letter from Susan and Dennis DeAppolonio, regarding a property for sale on Baker Hill Rd, expressing opposition to the development of the parcel as a multi-lot subdivision, expressing concerns about runoff, erosion, and the destruction of the mountain.

— NHACC July 2020 eNews, with link to UNH Extension’s “Trails for People and Wildlife” webinar, on Thursday, August 13 at 3:00 PM.

— Email from Lynn Wittman regarding a kiosk at Horse Beach boat launch and possible Porta-Potty on KLNA land.

— Email from NHACC regarding “Farms for the Future: A Skill-Building Workshop Series for Municipalities, Land Trusts, and Non-Profits to Support Farms and Farmers in northern New England” webinar series, starting August 18th.

— Email from Merrimack County Conservation District announcing fall bulb sale fundraiser and news about new protected farmland in Merrimack County.

–Thank You letter from Henry & Wally to Matthew Churchwell & Boy Scout Troop 71 for their work in building the Webb/Crowell ramp.

  • Review of Wetland Applications and Issues

— Copy of a Letter of Compliance for a Letter of Deficiency from NHDES for C. Manning, File #2018-01292, T/L #06-610-001.

  • Review of Intents to Cut and Logging Issues

— D. Palmer, Baker Rd, 30 out of 45 acres, T/L #07-204-450,  Nicholas Rowe, logger.

— T. Friel, Baker Rd, 26 out of 26.4 acres, T/L #07-198-408,  Nicholas Rowe, logger.

— Supplemental to 20-439-11: K. Fischer-Anderson, Old Sutton Rd/Foothills Rd, 35 acres out of 64.8, T/L#s 02-830-262, 02-810-302, 02-844-231, Michelle Lemire, logger.

  • Old Business

— Report on Eagle Scout project celebration

— Report from Property Advisory Committee

— Review of Sutton conservation properties to be monitored by Sutton


  • New Business

— Report from NSIS meeting regarding beach parking and water celery

— Report on Japanese Knotweed advisory session with NHDES Doug Cygan & Chris Kane

— New SCC email address


  • Publicity

— Henry wrote draft article for local newspapers describing Matthew Churchwell’s Sutton Eagle Scout project.

— Importance of our website & ‘feeding’ it new items of interest


  • Trail Maintenance and Development

— Trail Advisory Committee Report

> Maple Leaf Trail route development

> Update on sign-making for our conservation lands

> The new Webb/Crowell Kiosk & need to put in: 1)Maple Leaf, 2)Enroth Trail, & 3)Kezar Lake Natural Area kiosks.

> Henry’s joint work with Jack Noon regarding historic Eaton Grange Road


  • Farewell and Thank You to Amy Highstrom!


  • Next Meeting: Wednesday, September 9th at 6:30 PM.