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					                               TOWN OF CLINTON
                         ANDREWS MEMORIAL TOWN HALL
                              54 EAST MAIN STREET
                          CLINTON, CONNECTICUT 06413
                  TELEPHONE: (860) 669-6133 - FAX: (860) 664-4469
                     CLINTON INLAND WETLANDS COMMISSION

                                          Minutes
                                  Regular Monthly Meeting
                                     January 4, 2011

Chair David Radka called the January 4, 2011 Regular Monthly Meeting of the Clinton Inland
Wetlands Commission to order at 7:09 P.M. in the Green Room of the William Stanton
Andrews Memorial Town Hall, 54 East Main Street, Clinton, Connecticut.

Members present: Jeremy Calini, Vice Chair Elizabeth Isaacson, Secretary Michael Veneri,
                 Chair David Radka, Cheryl Church, Bertram Schmitz and Alternate Donna
                 Chrostowski.
Member absent: Catherine Zamecnik
Also present:    Wetlands Enforcement Officer Thomas W. Lane and Potential Student
                 Member Jessica Warren

Radka introduced Jessica Warren; a student at The Morgan School, who was observing
tonight’s meeting and is a potential candidate as a student member on the IWC. He then
SEATED Chrostowski for Zamecnik.

WEO Report: December 2010
   Chittenden Hill Road – DPW will resume drainage improvements when weather
    permits.
   Northeast Utilities – Periodic Maintenance Along Power Lines. WEO Lane explained
    that there will be ground maintenance (grubbing) along the power lines from upper River
    Road to the Westbrook Town Line along an existing maintenance road. No spraying
    will be done in Clinton.
   Amendments to IWC Regulations – WEO Lane is working on draft language to bring
    the IWC Regulations into conformance with State statutes.

New Applications:
   Applications received after the filing of the agenda to be added to the agenda by motion:
     none.

Isaacson MOVED to add to the Agenda as Agenda Item 2A: IWC 05-008R Extension: Cream
Pot Road (Map 52 Block 39 Lot 79A) Yasha Escalera (Applicant & New owner). Request for
Extension to start and complete project from November 10, 2010 to November 10, 2015.
Schmitz seconded the motion. Discussion: none. Voting in favor: Calini, Isaacson, Veneri,
Radka, Church, Schmitz and Chrostowski. Opposed: none. Abstentions: none. The motion
was carried, 7-0-0.
                 IWC – Minutes – January 4, 2011 Regular Meeting – Page 2 of 3



IWC 05-008R Extension: Cream Pot Road (Map 52 Block 39 Lot 79A) Yasha Escalera
(Applicant & New Owner). Request for Extension to start and complete project from November
10, 2010 to November 10, 2015.

      Isaacson MOVED to approve the request of Yasha Escalera to extend the wetlands
      permit for IWC 05-008R Cream Pot Road (Map 52 Block 39 Lot 79A) Yasha Escalera
      (Applicant & New Owner), to start and complete project, from November 10, 2010 to
      November 10, 2015. Schmitz seconded the motion. Discussion: none. Voting in favor:
      Calini, Isaacson, Veneri, Radka, Church, Schmitz and Chrostowski. Opposed: none.
      Abstentions: none. The motion was carried, 7-0-0.

Isaacson MOVED to add to the agenda as Agenda Item 2B: Request for Release of Bond for
IWC 05-000R: 136 Nod Road, William Plunkett. Schmitz seconded the motion. Discussion:
none. Voting in favor: Calini, Isaacson, Veneri, Radka, Church, Schmitz and Chrostowski.
Opposed: none. Abstentions: none. The motion was carried, 7-0-0.

Request for Release of Bond for IWC 05-000R: 136 Nod Road, William Plunkett.

      Veneri READ the January 4, 2011 Recommendation of WEO Lane for the full release of
      the bond.

      Isaacson MOVED to RELEASE the bond for IWC 05-000R: 136 Nod Road, William
      Plunkett, in its entirety [$1700 plus any interest that may have accrued] in accordance
      with the January 4, 2011 Recommendation of Wetlands Enforcement Officer Thomas
      W. Lane. Schmitz seconded the motion. Discussion: none. Voting in favor: Calini,
      Isaacson, Veneri, Radka, Church, Schmitz and Chrostowski. Opposed: none.
      Abstentions: none. The motion was carried, 7-0-0.

Minutes. Schmitz MOVED to accept and approve as presented the Minutes of the December
7, 2010 Annual Meeting and December 10, 2010 Regular Monthly Meeting. Calini seconded
the motion. Discussion: on the Regular Meeting, Radka corrected Page 2 – Membership – to
indicate the Zamecnik (not Chrostowski), for personal reasons, is no longer able to attend the
IWC meetings. Schmitz AMENDED the motion to approve the Regular Monthly Meeting as
corrected. Calini seconded the AMENDED motion. Discussion: none. Voting in favor of the
motion as amended: Calini, Isaacson, Veneri, Radka and Schmitz. Opposed: none.
Abstentions: Church and Chrostowski. The motion was carried, 5-0-2.

Continued Business/New Business
   Committee Reports (Clinton Events). Church announced that she will soon be
      resigning from the IWC as she has taken a full-time position with the Town and finds
      she is faced with time constraints. She thanked the Commission for the educational
      opportunities she has been given and the insight into environmental issues she has
      attained since becoming a member. She will be submitting an article for the Spring
      edition of Clinton Events before she resigns.
                  IWC – Minutes – January 4, 2011 Regular Meeting – Page 3 of 3


      Conservation Commission Report.             Isaacson reported that the Conservation
       Commission has given a recommendation to the Board of the Selectmen for the
       acquisition of three parcels of potential open space, totaling approximately 25 acres,
       along with information on possible grants that are available to help offset the costs of
       the purchases. This will be on the agenda of a future BOS meeting.
      Membership on IWC.
          o Zamecnik. Schmitz advised he has spoken with Zamecnik, who advises she will
              be resigning.
          o Alternate Member.          Upon the resignation of Church and/or Zamecnik,
              Chrostowski was encouraged to look into becoming a full member of the
              Commission.
          o Student Member. Members encouraged Visitor Jessica Warren to apply to
              become a student member on the Commission and for her to encourage other
              students to get involved. Clerk Hynes will assist her in the process.
      Agenda: February 8, 2011 Meeting. No additions to the agenda at this time.
      CAWS – February 2011 Annual Meeting. Members were advised to let Clerk Hynes
       know if they wish to attend. Limited funding is available to cover the fee.

Chair’s Comments
   CAWS – Mapping of Vernal Pools. Radka distributed a handout on a CAWS program
      for the monitoring of potential vernal pool sites prior to develop of adjacent areas.
      There was discussion of potential sites in Clinton. Any member interested in
      participating should contact CAWS directly.
   Membership. Letters of Thanks for Participation were signed for former members
      Danielle Calini and Leah Houde.

There being no further business, Schmitz MOVED to adjourn the meeting. Chrostowski
seconded the motion. Discussion: none. Voting in favor: Calini, Isaacson, Veneri, Radka,
Church, Schmitz and Chrostowski. Opposed: none. Abstentions: none. The motion was
carried, 7-0-0. The meeting was adjourned at 7:40 P.M.

                                         Respectfully submitted,
                                           Sherry Lee Hynes
                                         Sherry Lee Hynes, Clerk

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