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Date:
February 12, 2024
Time:
6:00 PM
Location:

HYBRID MEETING -- IN PERSON at 50 Payson Ave., Conf. Rm. B, Basement and REMOTE by Google Meet

Address:
Easthampton, MA 01027
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Conservation Commission

Monday, February 12, 2024


Remote Access Online:

[LINK HERE] https://meet.google.com/yej-vhzv-fei Meeting ID: [yej-vhzv-fei]

Call-In Number: [1-252-986-3143]

PIN: [689 999 555#]

Contact the Conservation Agent at conservation@easthamptonma.gov for assistance.

Meeting Chair Julie Busa

This meeting of the Easthampton Conservation Commission will be conducted in-person and simultaneously via remote participation online to the greatest extent possible. Every effort will be made to ensure that the public can adequately access the proceedings in real time, via technological means. In the event that we are unable to do so, despite best efforts, we will post on the City of Easthampton website an audio or video recording, transcript, or other comprehensive record of proceedings as soon as possible after the meeting.

Should an interruption occur in which the online meeting ends abruptly, both the in-person and online meetings will not be restarted, and all agenda items will be automatically continued to the next scheduled meeting.

LIST OF TOPICS TO BE DISCUSSED¹

1. Confirm Recording

2. Call to Order²

3. Public Concerns (Non-Agenda Items) ³

4. Public Hearings / Meetings ³ (None)

5. Requests for Certificates of Compliance

a. City of Easthampton (MassDEP File #151-302) for pump house demolition activities adjacent to Lower Millpond (Map: 136, Lots: 97, 98 & 99). Exp. 6/13/2022.

b. City of Easthampton (MassDEP File #151-306) for maintenance activities, including spreading of gravel millings in potholed areas within the existing road footprint and then the use of a grader to level the road to existing grades on River Street. (Map:, Lot: Entire Street). Exp. 8/26/2022.

6. Enforcement Actions

a. B. Gawle. 37 South Street (EO-2013-001).

b. G & F. Fiordalice, 476 East Street, Map: 158, Lot: 9. (EO-2022-002)

c. F. DeMarinis, 93 Northampton Street Rear, Map: 128, Lot: 113. (EO-2022-003)

d. Loudville Condominiums LLC, 69/73 Loudville Road, Map: 140/139, Lot: 28, 29/11. (EO-2023-001)

e. D. Dietz, 10 Industrial Parkway, Map:114, Lot: 21 & 22. (No EO)

7. Open Space Updates

a. Echodale West Orchard Area Improvements.

8. Compliance Updates – Active Projects / Open Permits

a. Pleasant Street Mills, various locations (MassDEP File #151-273). Infrastructure improvements. (Map:, Lot: Various Locations). Exp. 11/22/2026.

b. Lathrop Community of Easthampton / 100 Bassett Brook Drive (MassDEP File #151-283). Invasive Plant Management. (Map: 104, Lot: 2). Exp. 06/26/2026.

c. City of Easthampton / Nashawannuck Pond (MassDEP File #151-288). Aquatic Vegetation Management via herbicide/algaecide. (Map: 151, Lot: 166). Exp. 4/25/2024.

d. Loven Properties, Inc. / Off O’Neill Street (MassDEP File #151-287). Construction of new commercial facility with BVW impacts and restoration. (Map: 114, Lot: 13). Exp. 06/16/2024.

e. One Industrial Lofts, LLC / 1 Ferry Street – Tract 1 (MassDEP File #151-0298). Ferry Street Mill Redevelopment Project. (Map: 135/131, Lot: 2/1). Exp. 12/11/2024.

f. One Industrial Lofts, LLC / 1 Ferry Street – Tract 2 (MassDEP File #151-0324). Ferry Street Mill Redevelopment Project. (Map: 135, Lot: 2). Exp. 9/18/2026.

g. Easthampton Park Solar 1, LLC / 232 Park Street (MassDEP File #151-293). Large-scale solar project. (Map: 165, Lot: 3.1). Exp. 11/27/2024.

h. City of Easthampton (MassDEP File #151-302) for pump house demolition activities adjacent to Lower Millpond (Map: 136, Lots: 97, 98 & 99). Exp. 6/13/2022.

i. Easthampton School Committee (MassDEP File #151-305) for construction of a new school building with associated parking, driveway, utilities, stormwater system, track and field facilities, site amenities, and landscaping at 200 Park Street (Map: 157, Lot 83). Exp. 7/25/2025.

j. City of Easthampton (MassDEP File #151-306) for maintenance activities, including spreading of gravel millings in potholed areas within the existing road footprint and then the use of a grader to level the road to existing grades on River Street. (Map:, Lot: Entire Street). Exp. 8/26/2022.

k. R. Levesque Associates, Inc., 69 and 73 Loudville Road (MassDEP File #151-0309) for new 18-unit housing development. (Map: 140/139, Lot: 28, 29/11). Exp. 9/19/2026.

l. W. Chicoine property, 108 Oliver Street (MassDEP File #151-0311) for new single-family home with one crossing. (Map: 125, Lot: 30). Exp. 12/20/2024.

m. City of Easthampton, DPW (MassDEP File #151-0307) for routine maintenance activities. (Map:, Lot: City Wide). Exp. 3/1/2024.

n. D. Lepine, Duda Drive/Ferry Street (MassDEP File #151-0312) for new single-family home. (Map: 135, Lot: 29). Exp. 6/15/2024.

o. City of Easthampton, 99 Mt. Tom Avenue (MassDEP File #151-0313) for outfall restoration and stormwater system. (Map: 149, Lot: 85). Exp. 6/15/2024.

p. Beacon Solar, LLC, 50 Florence Road (MassDEP File # 151-314) for the large-scale solar project. (Map: 115, Lots: 2 and 5). Exp. 7/7/2024.

q. City of Easthampton, 96 East Street (Stormwater Permit Only) for stormwater management system associated with new accessible trail. (Map: 111, Lot: 32). Exp. 6/29/2024.

r. Moove In Storage, Main Street Rear (9 Coleman Road, Southampton) (MassDEP File #151-0319) for expansion of self-storage facility. (Map: 164, Lot: 8) Exp. 5/16/2025.

s. Haas Home Products, LLC, 65 Lovefield Street (MassDEP File # 151-0325) for single-family home redevelopment. (Map: 130, Lot: 14) Exp. 9/14/2026.

t. Tasty Top Development, LLC, 93, 95, & 97 Northampton Street (MassDEP File #: 151-0322) for mixed-use development. (Map: 128, Lot: 112, 113, & 114) Exp. 1/23/2027

u. Easthampton Housing Authority, Allen Street (MassDEP File #: 151-0326) for parking expansion and stormwater management. (Map: 157, Lot: 57) Exp. 1/29/2027.

9. General Business

a. Meeting Minutes (January 22nd, 2024)

b. Kestrel Land Trust CR Co-Holder Request (385 Main Street)

c. Wetlands Ordinance Discussion

10. Motion to Adjourn

Upcoming Public Hearings / Meetings and Site Visit Schedule4:

 February 26th, 2024 (6:00 PM) – Regular Committee Meeting (Hybrid)

¹ Items listed below may be taken out of order at the discretion of the Chair, excluding executive session. Presentation and speaking times may also be limited at the discretion of the Chair. Typically, 5 minutes per comment is allowed.

² Meetings are recorded, with the exception of executive session.

³ Comments under this section may be limited at the discretion of the Chair, typically 5 minutes per comment is allowed.

4 Dates and times are tentative only.

Please note that reasonable accommodations will be provided for this meeting. Please direct your request to conservation@easthamptonma.gov or 413-529-1463. Attendees are respectfully asked to make any accommodation requests as far in advance as possible. While the City of Easthampton will attempt to fulfill all requests, those received at the last minute may be impossible to provide.

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