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Lamoine Conservation Commission Minutes
August 8, 2007
Present from the Commission were Fred Stocking, Chair, Bob Pulver, Donna Theall, Carol Korty and Lynda Tadema-Wielandt .
Attendees: Joan Strout - associate, Nancy Pochan -alternate, Annie Crisafulli, Lucia Michielli and Ken Smith.
The meeting began at 7:02.
Carol also mentioned a Community Planning Grant that is due April 4, 2008. Will check on the feasibility of applying for it to study reclamation of grandfathered closed gravel pits. There is a $2500 matching requirement with a maximum grant of $10,000.
Nancy Pochan said that Antonio Blasi of Hancock has managed to get Bangor Hydro to agree to use only metal poles and not do any spraying over the aquifer. We will ask Antonio for a copy of the letter he sent and send our own to Bangor Hydro reiterating our needs and requesting the same.
Nancy also asked why the LCC doesn't get a line item on the budget. Fred Stocking indicated that we have been able to do what we need to do without having monies allocated to us.
7. Intertidal Areas and next steps - Fred Stocking presented his notes regarding the very well attended meeting on July 11 on the topic of intertidal interests and concerns (see attached). He also mentioned that the Skillings River had had several areas closed to extraction of clams, mussels, etc. due to contamination. Richard Fennelly, Selectman, decided to look into the matter, and found that the contamination was fecal matter from runoff. He learned that the State's Department of Marine Resources (DMR) has no funds to find out the sources of pollution. The Selectmen's meeting on August 9 will be addressing the pollution issue. Fred suggests that Lamoine establish a watch where discovered areas of contamination can be quickly evaluated and remediation can take place promptly.
There was mention of a group of interested town residents in further discussion of intertidal zone issues. More on that after their first meeting.
8. Contact with Parks Committee A joint meeting is wanted by both groups, but it has been very difficult to do. Fred and Kerry Galeaz will keep trying.
9. Association of Conservation Commissions and October event Bob Shafto, the person trying to get Maine conservation commissions to unite on similar issues, contacted Fred and encouraged LCC to join. He has contacted 49 conservation commissions. Plans several regional meetings to talk about MEACC and services. Bar Harbor is planning to hold a meeting either on October 15 or 29 at 6:30, at the MDI High School . It will be a summit of conservation commissions and planning boards to display and present projects being worked on.
10. Consideration of Fall schedule/presentations Suggestions: Global warming at the town level. We have experts in the area. Belfast has an initiative to reduce carbon in their town. Bob Kates and Ted Koffman are good resources on this topic.
The meeting adjourned at 9:07.
Respectfully submitted by Lynda Tadema-Wielandt .
Reviewed and accepted on September 12, 2007 by a vote of 4 to 0.
/S/ Fred Stocking, Chair