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Event takes place on May 26, 2016 at 6:15 PM until 10:00 PM
Sue Ellen Panitch River Access Center - 8 Oscar Street Holyoke, MA 01040

Conservation Commission
City of Holyoke
May 26, 2016
Sue Ellen Panitch River Access Center at Jones Ferry
8 Oscar Street

6:15 PM
New Business

Notice of Intent: DEP 186-0259
Applicant: Mountain View Baptist Church
Representative: Mike Gagnon, Milone & MacBroom, Inc
Location: 310 Apremont Highway
Description: Construction of a 100′ x 75′ structure attached to the south side of an existing building located at 310 Apremont Highway (MBP 81-00-078A); as well as this addition’s associated infrastructure.  Proposed development will require work within the buffer zone of regulated resource ares found on-site, specifically vegetated wetlands.  Construction of stormwater infrastructure and a subsurface septic system are located within the 100′ Buffer Zone of a Vegetated Wetland and within the 50′ Limit of Disturbance established in Section VII.C(2) of the Holyoke Wetlands Ordinance.  The Applicant is requesting a variance from the 50′ Buffer Zone performance standards under section VII.C.2.b of the Holyoke Wetlands Ordinance.

 

Continued Business

Notice of Intent: DEP 186-0256
Applicant: SHR Energy
Representative: Steve Marsden
Location: Whitney Avenue
Description: Notice of Intent filed by Marsden Engineering, Inc. on behalf of SHR Energy Management LLC for the construction of a 659 KW solar facility located on a 7.5 acre parcel of land on Whitney Avenue ( Lot 7, MBP 176-00-003).  The construction of an access road is within the 100′ Buffer Zone of a Vegetated Wetland.  The Applicant is seeking limited project designation under Section 310 CMR 10.24 and 10.53 of the Massachusetts WPA and has requested a variance from the 50′ Buffer Zone performance standards under section VII.C.2.b of the Holyoke Wetlands Ordinance

Notice of Intent: DEP 186-0258
Applicant: Mount Tom Solar, LLC
Representative: Briony Angus, Tighe & Bond
Location: 200 Northampton Road
Description: Notice of Intent filed by Tighe & Bond, on behalf of Mt. Tom Solar, LLC, for the construction of a 5.8 MW ground-mounted solar array on 54 acres located at 200 Northampton Street (MBP 226-00-009).  Proposed development will require work within on-site wetland areas, specifically Bordering Land Subject to Flooding (approximately 19.5 acres) and Riverfront Area (1.15 Acres).  Fill in BLSF and compensatory storage are proposed.  A variance from the 100′ Buffer to BLSF has been requested, pursuant to the Holyoke Wetlands Ordinance  

Notice of Intent: DEP 186-0257
Applicant: Holyoke Gas & Electric
Representative: Sarah LaRose, HG&E
Location: Log Pond Cove
Description: Notice of Intent has been for the management of water chestnut in Log Pond Cove, a 17 acre cove on the West bank of the Connecticut River ( MBP 071-00-020 & 064-00-001).  Proposed work involves a combination of chemical treatment, specifically the use of Clearcast Herbicide, and hand pulling 

Request for Determination of Applicability: Pan Am Rail Corridor
Applicant: Pan Am Rail
Representative: Keith L Morris
Location: Pan Am Right-of-Way
Description: Request for Determination of Applicability filed by Keith Morris on behalf of Pan Am Railways to determine the location of sensitive resource areas that cannot be sprayed during annual vegetation managements along the entire Pan Am Rail Road right-of-way for the next five years.   The filing is available to the public for inspection (M-F, 8:30-4:30)

Other Business

Review of Open Space meeting – May 26th
Minutes

Adjourn


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