Open Space Committee ~ Virtual

Event Date: 
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 4:00pm

Open Space Committee Meeting

October 5, 2021 at 4:00 pm

Zoom Meeting
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 July meeting



  • Chair – Bruce Hurter
  • Vice Chair - Tom Slack

     Standing Assignments

  • Property Management – Fred Streams/Bruce Hurter
  • Trail Guides – Lynn Southey
  •        Elementary school – Peggy Sagan

     Liaison Reports

  • WCT – Bruce Hurter
  • Friends of the Herring River – Lynn Southey
  • Housing Partnership – John Grieb
  • CPC – Fred Streams
  • NRAB – Tom Slack

     Old Business

  • Review grant information and reconsider 5 Year Plan.  Need for LAND program property. Subcommittee has met. Review goals. 
  • Consider rotating chairmanship.                                                                                                                  
  • Titles on properties in Cons Com Care, update                                                      
  • Review CPC Needs List                                                                                                      
  • Review access issues. Are there projects in which to become involved?                                                                           

     Properties for consideration

  • Article for transfer of OSC recommended properties  (Map 30 -186, wetlands in Blackfish Creek, and Map 42-137, wetlands at end of Bayberry Trail) was accepted for review at a SB meeting and has been forwarded to other committees.
  • 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.                                                                                                                                                                   

  • Meeting with Housing Partnership. Sept 30th                                                                                  
  • Question of OSC involvement in possible inspection of all Town owned properties, as suggested by Mr Curly, SB.
  • Discuss possible meeting change to 4:30

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