Monday, July 23, 2012

Bethany Conservation Commission

June 14, 2012

The meeting was called to order at 8:00 by Bruce Loomis. Also in attendance were Brian Eitzer, and Cathy Rives.

Stacy Stone made a presentation about the Bethany Community Energy Neighbor to Neighbor Challenge. She mentioned that the free lighting program ends June 30th but the Home Energy Solutions program was renewed for another year.

Bruce moved to accept the May 10 minutes and Brian seconded. One amendment noted the minutes should read “Bethany Land Trust” not “Land Trust Society”. The amended minutes passed unanimously.

Bruce shared some new correspondence regarding the Naugatuck State Forest Plan. The plan was discussed as it impacts Bethany.

Bruce noted that bills for the Conservationist of the Year award were minimal. Also it was noted that Kimberly McClure who won the award chose to give the awards donation to the Bethany Historical Society.

There was a discussion of the minutes from the Inland Wetlands and Planning and Zoning Committees.

Bruce moved that we renew our membership in CACIWCalong with Inland Wetlands. Kathy seconded the motion and the motion passed.

There was a discussion of Farmland Preservation Ratings Systems. It was determined that we will need to come up with our own but several examples from other towns were shown.

It was discussed as to whether or not we would meet this summer but it was decided to not yet cancel the summer meetings.

Brian moved to adjourn at 8:40, Kathy seconded and the motion passed.

Respectfully submitted,

Brian Eitzer

Secretary pro-tempore