Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Bethany Conservation Commission
May 11, 2011
The meeting was called to order at 8:05 by Bruce Loomis. Also in attendance were Audrey Eisenstadt and Cathy Rives. The minutes of the April 14 meeting were reviewed but approval of minutes was tabled until next meeting since not enough members were present. Minutes of the special meeting were reviewed but approval was also tabled until next meeting.
The proposed subdivision at 100 Miller Road was reviewed. The easement property being proposed has poor access and poor 'usability'. Audrey suggested that we ask for a 'fee in lieu' instead of asking for open space or conservation easements. Bruce made the motion, all were in favor and the motion unanimously passed. Bruce will call Izzy to proceed with the suggestion.
The Atwater proposal was reviewed. As planned, the proposal has two rear lots. This is unacceptable. Open Space is limited. Bruce suggested that if the current layout continues to be the one proposed, in addition to Open Space, the Commission would like trail easement through the lots that would allow access to from Atwater to Carriage Drive.
Bruce moved to adjourn, Cathy seconded and the meeting was adjourned at 8:30.
Respectfully submitted,
Cathy Rives
Secretary pro-tempore