Open Space Committee ~ virtual

Event Date: 
Tuesday, February 16, 2021 - 4:00pm

Open Space Committee Meeting

February 16, at 4:00 pm

Open Space Committee Meeting

February 16, at 4:00 pm

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This meeting will be held virtually via Zoom Video Conference, in accordance with the temporary suspension and enhancement of the Open Meeting Law requirements by Governor Baker. Instructions for a Zoom video conference meeting, which also allows phone dial-in, are given below.
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Welcome/ Introductions

Public Comment – 4:00-4:05 PM

Corrections to agenda / Adopt agenda

Approve minutes of Jnauary meeting


     Chair – Bruce Hurter

     Vice Chair - Tom Slack

Standing Assignments

     Property Management – Fred Streams/Bruce Hurter

     Trail Guides – Southey/Jackson

     Elementary school – Bob Jackson

 Liaison Reports

     WCT – Bruce Hurter

     Friends of the Herring River – Lynn Southey

     Housing Partnership – John Cumbler

     CPC – Bob Jackson

     NRAB – Tom Slack

Old Business

      Review grant information and reconsider 5 Year Plan.      

Properties for consideration

      * Map 30 186 and 188, wetlands in Blackfish Creek, and Map 42-137, wetlands at end of Bayberry Trail, have been approved by SB (4 to 1) for           presentation to TM in 2021 for transfer of care and custody to Cons Com. SB voted 3 to 2 not to forward Map 28 -80, 82, and 239 near Indian Neck Beach as Article for 2021 TM.

     * Other properties for consideration, and new properties for sale:

     * Map 29 - 400 and 505 to CCC; Map 36 parcels 288, 289; Easement on Agger property 41-178.1. Pyles’ property on Map 42 has decreased asking price. Will follow.                                                                                                             

New Business 

Next Steps for Indian Neck properties - ? petition vs drop.

Question raised as to whether 30- 188 contains a Town landing.  Assess and Plan.            

Meeting with Audubon re Plan for program with WES. Next steps.                                 

 Review access issues. Are there projects in which to become involved?                                                                                                                                  

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