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Lamoine Conservation Commission Minutes April 12, 2006 (Draft-subject to change)

The meeting was called to order at 9:17 PM .

Present: Carol Korty, Tom Spruce, Fred Stocking, Lynda Tadema-Wielandt, and alternates Bob Pulver and Donna Thorburn. Absent: Donna Theall.

Attending: Associate Nancy Pochan, and members of the public Lucia Michielli, John and Susan Wuorinen, Michael Garrett, Don Bamman, Kathy DeFusco and Georgianna Pulver.

Agenda was taken out of order because of time constraints.

1. Consideration of Minutes. Minutes of March 15 th were read, reviewed and accepted with minor revisions by a vote of 5 to 0.

2. Check-in on preparations for Roadside Clean-up 2006. Lynda TW will check with Georgia Munsell about contacts with Don Bamman, Donna Thorburn and Jeremiah Graham. Everyone expects that the cleanup will go as well as it always has, knowing that Georgia will have made sure everyone knows what they need to do.

Lynda reported that “Thank You for Not Littering” signs would not cost any more than the regular “Do Not Littler” signs, accoarding to the White Sign Shop in Bangor .

3. Freshwater Initiative Update: Water Testing (Carol) and School Project (Bob): This will take place tomorrow at 8:00a.m. 6 community volunteers, one at each testing station, 3 in each classroom. The process will be videotaped. Each child will get a “Get Wet” folder. We expect the testing will be finished by the end of the month; the analysis of the results will then be done by Ellsworth students and a PowerPoint presentation will be prepared for presentation by Mid June. Bob and Fred will decide when the presentation should take place.

NEGEF will make their decision on our grant application one week from tonight. We now have 7 Lamoine households and 2 in Hancock who have agreed to have their wells tested. It was decided to have Carol Korty telephone the people who were sent letters to see if we could get a larger group.

4. Recycling Committee Update (Tom and Donna). A group of interested people will meet at Donna Thorburn's house to set goals. There is a scholarship of $70 to attend the MRRA conference April 24. Jeremiah Graham will be asked if he can attend.

5. Listening to the concerns of those attending. Nancy Pochan asked when was Lamoine's hazardous waste day. Unclear. Reiterated selecting an outstanding citizen of Lamoine every year. The Colemans would be an excellent choice because of their recent decision to donate Mixed Woods (approximately 96 acres) to the Small Woodland Owners Association of Maine (SWOAM). Everyone concurred with this choice.

6. Planning Board and Selectfolk concerns. A job description for the Code Enforcement officer is being worked on.

7. Consideration of new initiatives. Fred S. presented a Resolution to Pursue a Land Conservation Initiative which he had drafted. It was very well received, and a motion carried to approve the resolution as presented with a vote of 5 to 0. There will be a Work Session on April 26 at 7 p.m. to address the points established in the Resolution.

There being no further discussion, the meeting adjourned at 9:54 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by Lynda Tadema-Wielandt, Secretary.

Reviwed and accepted by the Lamoine Conservation Commission on May 10, 2006 , by a vote of ___ to ___.

Fred Stocking, Chair