Town of Sutton Selectmen Meeting Minutes


Sutton Conservation Commission


Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Please note that the meeting is in-person and all visitors must wear masks.

Appointments: 7:00 PM: Thomas Carr of Meredian Land Services re: wetland and buffer impacts

  • Review minutes of August 11, 2021.


  • Financial Report


  • Correspondence
  • — Email from Elly Phillips with 2021-202 budget meeting schedule for town departments

— Email from Davis Brush of the Student Conservation Association’s NH Conservation Corps regarding crew/project requests for 2022 and 2023 seasons.

— Email exchange with Elly Phillips regarding a Mountainside lot abutting KHR

— Email exchange with a Cape Cod resident looking at property in Sutton and asking about hiking and swimming

— Email exchange with Nancy Robart, chair of Andover CC regarding using our Bioblitz article and having a joint meeting in future

— Email exchange with Elly Phillips, Kimberly Hallquist (New London Town Admin) et al regarding Japanese Knotweed eradication

— Email from NHACC announcing the fall Lunch & Learn Zoom series, with presentations on laws regarding eBikes, ConCom Fundamentals, recruiting new members, assessing glyphosate use, and more.

— NHACC August eNews announcing 50th Anniversary Celebration, citizen science opportunity for beech leaf disease study, grant opportunities and more.


  • Review of Wetland Applications and Issues

— Copy of NHDES Emergency Authorization Verification sent 8/5/2021 for repair to the Blaisdell Lake Boat ramp. File # 2021-02482. Amended copy sent 8/20/2021 with more details regarding dredging.

— Jim Morris summary of NHDOT  I-89 Dredge & Fill application #2


  • Review of Intents to Cut and Logging Issues

— None


  • Old Business

NH Bioblitz status: publicity,  posters (Don?), current participation

— Focus projects for SCC in 2021.

Donation system for KHR to help with mowing, plowing and maintenance costs

— Repository of conservation easement documentation

— Status of Horse Beach KLNA: 1) engineering designs and 2) landscaper designs


  • New Business

— Possible meeting with NH Fish & Game in October concerning grants for stream-related projects

— Property sales:

> Mountainside lot abutting KHR (See ‘Correspondence’ above)

> Chan property Beaver Pond Rd & North Rd


  • Publicity

T-shirts and/or other ways to recognize SCC volunteer helpers

– Special event day for SCC


  • Trail Maintenance and Development

— Trail Advisory Committee Report

>GIS map of KHR

>Mowing at Enroth Gift

>Summertime trail clearing and maintenance


  • Next Meeting: Wednesday, October 13th, 2021 at 6:30 PM.