Conservation Commission

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April 19, 2017 (All day)
April 19, 2017 (All day)
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732 Main Street

Harwich, MA 02645

CONSERVATION COMMISSION                                          (508)-430-7538     FAX (508)430-7531





6:30 PM


All hearings shall be subject to discussion, taking of testimony, review of submitted documents which may result in a vote being taken to approve or deny a project; or to issue a continuance to a time and date certain, in order to receive and review further information as needed.  This meeting is being recorded.  If any member of the audience is also recording the meeting, they must let the Chair know now.




Request for Determination of Applicability


Habitat for Humanity, 93 & 97 Route 28, Map 10 Parcels W5 & W3-B: Proposed work within Land Subject to Coastal Storm Flowage; includes removing a portion of the multi-family dwelling on # 93 and constructing an addition to the rear; small portion of road construction and septic system upgrades for both 93 & 97 (continued from 4/5/2017)


Jeff Eldredge, 9 Cranberry Trail, Map 78 Parcel J3: Pursuant to 310 CMR 10.04 land in agricultural use; the applicant has created a 10-13’ wide dirt road around the wetland to access nursery activity. Nursery consists of but not limited to trees & shrubs. Nursery cannot be accessed directly from the Brewster part of the farm & as such, the access from Harwich is necessary. The eastern portion of the road is used to maintain and access crops. The wetland at issue is an old cranberry & blueberry bog which is currently a maple swamp. (Continued from 3/15/2017)


Notice of Intent


Town of Harwich, Along Nantucket Sound, Herring River, Round Cove, Allen, Wychmere & Saqutucket: The Town of Harwich is seeking to combine permits for various dredge and disposal sites within the Town in order to create a comprehensive town wide dredge and disposal permit. Included is the re-permitting of Round Cove maintenance dredging and the addition of a small amount of improvement dredging inside Wychmere Harbor (continued from 4/5/2017)


Rocco R. Orsini, 56 Purmackene Lane, Map 24 Parcel H17: proposed construction of a single family dwelling with a drive under garage, porch, deck, subsurface sewage system and drive.


Change in Plan


Gwynne Daks, 18 Harbor Way, Map 1 Parcel C-2-7-0 (SE32-2278)



Extension Request


John Connelly/Old Mill Point Association Inc, Herring River East to Pleasant Street Beach, Map 1 Map 2 Parcels J1-111, J1-D, M2, A1-82 (SE32-2169)


Certificate of Compliance


Stanley Selkow, 480 Pleasant Lake Avenue, Map 100 Parcel W2 (SE32-2284)


Jeanine Jarvis, 141 Bank Street, Map 23 Parcel R5-R (SE32-2068)



Order of Conditions


Thomas & Lisa Cahill, 2097 Route 28, Map 109 Parcel B1-7: Remove approx. 2512 sq. ft. of irrigated lawn and landscaping within 50’ buffer and plan native vegetation. Add limited outdoor living space on the waterside of the house with 83 sq. ft. of permeable patio and 83 sq. ft. of cantilevered deck within 50’ buffer. 410 sq. ft. of decking on pin piles is requested within 100’ buffer. (SE32-2290)


Richard & Carolyn Steward, 280 Long Pond Drive, Map 103 Parcel S3-2: Replace existing flagstone walkway and grasses pathway with new granite steps (at grade) and random granite paver pathway down to Long Pond. Minor grading is required for new steps and walkway. Disturbed areas to be replanted and stabilized. (SE32-2291)


Minutes-Minutes shall be subject to review, discussion, editing for suggested changes and/or deletions, and a vote shall be taken for acceptance and approval.


April 5, 2017


Discussion and possible vote

Review of and possible vote of changes to the Harwich Wetlands Protection Regulations

Management of the Bells Neck Bogs


Executive Session


30/34 Lothrop Avenue





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