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Town of Sutton Selectmen Meeting Minutes


Sutton Conservation Commission

Agenda for Remote Meeting due to Covid-19 Emergency

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

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

Review minutes of May 13, 2020.


  • Financial Report


  • Correspondence

— Letter from ASLPT thanking the SCC for its membership renewal donation of $100

— Letter from Jordan King, Owner of Hooper Hill Forestry in Wentworth, NH, asking the Town of Sutton to consider

using his company for our forestry needs.

— Letter from NHLakes offering speakers, LakeSmart guides, information about preventing invasive aquatic species

infestations, and asking SCC to renew our membership for $100.

— Email from Elly Phillips to Debbie Lang accepting the SCC’s proposed budget cuts.

— Letter from Gabe Roxby, Field Forester with SPNHF, informing the SCC of a timber harvest in the Black Mountain

Forest that will affect the Lincoln Trail.

— NHACC May 2020 eNews, with tips for virtual meetings, and info about several grant opportunities.

— Email request from Elly Phillips for list of new conservation easements since 2016.

— Kezar Lake sewage smell


  • Review of Wetland Applications and Issues

— Discussion of Wetlands Best Management Practice Techniques for Avoidance and Minimization manual, which can be found online at http://neiwpcc.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Wetlands-BMP-Manual-2019.pdf.


  • Review of Intents to Cut and Logging Issues

— B. Wright, Blaisdell Hill Rd, 20 acres out of 38, T/L# 02-319-207,  Barry Wheeler, logger.

— SPNHF, Mastin Rd, 70 acres out of 1016, T/L# 05-014-369,  Jeffrey Smith, forester.

— J. and J. Magee, Roby Rd, 20 acres out of 28.2, T/L# 01-885-559,  Neil Butcher, logger. Adjacent to the Lane River.

— A. Scott, Kearsarge Valley Road, 10 acres out of 67.6, T/L# 09-044-366, Jordan King, forester

— W. and S. Farley, Poor Farm Rd, 50 acres out of 59.9, T/L# 08-651-044, Anita Blakeman, forester.

— 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

— Status of USDA feral swine monitoring.

— Status of Horse Beach parking area.

— Sundell Natural Area review

— Update on parking area at junction of Hominy Pot Rd & Kezar St.


  • New Business

— Kezar Lake property review

— Smiley Grove water celery situation update

— Establishing an SCC website

— Review of Sutton conservation properties to be monitored by Sutton

— Review of Sutton lot T/L# 01-173-097

— Nonpublic Discussion Session scheduling


  • Publicity:

–Possible news article for local papers about insect extinction


  • Trail Maintenance and Development

— Trail Advisory Committee Report:

  1. King Hill mowing
  2. Signage for Sutton conservation lands
  3. Parking at Sutton conservation lands
  4. Status of snow plowing arrangement for trailhead parking by Jerry Gagnon
  5. “Work Day” scheduling

— Status of gravel placement over two KHR culverts


  • Next Meeting: Wednesday, July 8th at 6:30 PM.