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Event takes place on July 27, 2017 at 6:15 PM until 8:00 PM
8 Oscar Street Holyoke, MA 01040

Conservation Commission
City of Holyoke
Sue Ellen Panitch River Access Center
8 Oscar Street
6:15 PM

New Commission Business
Request for Determination of Applicability
Applicant: Dorota and Bobbie Sadowski
Representative: Dorota and Bobbie Sadowski
Location: 137 Sun Valley Road
Description: Request to Determine whether or not the parcel located at 137 Sun Valley Road is subject to state or local Wetlands Protection regulations.

Notice of Intent: DEP 186-0266
Applicant: Massachusetts Department of Transportation – District 2
Representative: Robert Natario
Location: Interstate 91 Interchange 15 Lower Westfield Road
Description: Filed for approximately 6,500 square feet of alteration within the Riverfront Resource Area of Tannery Brook for work associated with safety improvements and road resurfacing of Lower Westfield Road at Interchange 15 at I-91.  Safety improvements include the construction of a sidewalk, wheelchair ramps and signalized crossings and crosswalks. In order to facilitate this work, the Applicant proposes pavement resurfacing, drainage improvements, drainage structure adjustments, traffic signal upgrades, tree branch trimming, brush removal, invasive plant removal and native shrub plantings

Returning Commission Business (Eligible commission members are B. Bowler, E. Bernstein, M. Dodge, J. Horan)
Notice of Intent: DEP 186-0264
Applicant: HWP Company and Eversource
Representative: Simon Hildt, Stantec
Location: Connecticut River, downstream from Hadley Falls Dam
Description: Notice of Intent filed by Stantec Consulting Services, Inc. on behalf of HWP Company, an Eversource Company, for the placement of approximately 26,239 square feet of permanent impacts to Land Under Waterbodies and Waterways and 260 s.f. of temporary impacts to the same to permit the placement of stone caps in the Connecticut River to cover existing tar patches in the river with access and upland staging occurring in Chicopee. Based upon the MA WPA performance standards, the Applicant has requested that this project be treated as a limited project, specifically the remediation of hazardous waste as defined in 310 CMR 10.53 (3)(q).

Other Commission Business

NOI for Mountain View Baptist Church – Consultant provided insufficient notice to abutters. Hearing moved to August 10, 2017

Items may be taken out of the order posted, as determined by the Chair and based upon the meeting management needs.

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