Whiting Reservoir Study Committee 2-16-21
5:00 pm Remote by Zoom
Notice of Committee Meeting
There will be a regular meeting of
The Whiting Reservoir Study Committee
Meeting to take place remotely on Zoom Meetings on Tuesday 2/16/21 5:00PM
*** Meeting can be accessed via www.zoom.us Meeting ID: 865 3966 7401 Meeting Passcode: 887324 or by call in at 1 (646) 558-8656 with same Meeting ID and Passcode. ***
Review and adaptation of minutes
Review of proposed letter to abutters
Review of legal information
Review of Information obtained to date
Setting dates for abutters and public meetings
Minutes for February 16, 2021 Meeting of Whiting Street Reservoir Committee
Dave Moore Terry Shepard
Sue Panitch Kate Kruckmeyer
Marlene Connor Jeff Horan
Harry Craven Mike Sullivan
Kip Foley Jennifer Howard
Meeting called to order at 5:01 by Sue Ellen.
Minutes accepted from February 2.
Jennifer Howard director of land protection for DCR, was introduced by Marlene to speak to the group regarding their direct ownership of nearby property and CR they hold on other property.
-Mt Tom State Reservation
-144 acres on ridge
-Strip of land at base of Mt Park access road and RT 5
Ownership of Conservation Restrictions:
-Boys and Girls Club Property
The conservation restrictions are protected by Article 97 of The Mass Constitution and require ⅔ vote of Mass legislature to be dispersed of
Jennifer stated the WSR does not have a CR in place but may not need one. It already has water restriction in place to ensure its stand-by status going forward. The property is being maintained for its almost instant start-up.
City councilor Mike Sullivan reached out and said anything he can do to help just ask. He has been reading our minutes.
We discussed content of sample “Letter to Abutters”:
-add we are “advisory status only”
-ask if they wish to talk to group, email, or one on one.
Next Meeting March 2, 2020 5:00 PM
Harry will contact Eric Suher to join meeting.
March 15 Meeting:
Invite the conservation partners to join meeting. (DCR, Trustees of Reservation, US Fish and Wildlife, Mass Fish and Wildlife)
April 6 Meeting invite Wyckoff to meeting