Conservation Committee Draft Meeting Minutes: 3/21/2019

Newfane Town Office. 6 PM

Present: Carol Hesselbach, Greg Record, George Friend, Jeff Mortimer

Approval of Minutes: The secretary forgot to bring the unapproved minutes. Agenda item passed over.

Election of Officers: George Griend moved that we elect Greg Record, Chairman; Sylvia Kinney, Vice-Chairman; George Friend, Treasurer; and Carol Hesselbach, Secretary. Seconded by Jeff Mortimer. Approved unanimously.

Discussion of regular meeting day and time. Consensus that we will continue to meet the 3rd Thursday of each month at 6 PM at the Town Office, if a meeting is necessary.

2019 Projects. There is still quite a bit of snow on the trails in the Town Forest. Decision made to schedule a trailwork session for Thursday May 16 at 6 PM at the Town Forest instead of the regular May meeting. Greg advised us that there is at least one place where runoff is affecting the trails.

Other business: Discussion of status of regional connectivity group. No recent information from the Marlboro Conservation Commission.

Carol brought up the possibility of making it clear that the trailhead was beyond the gate and open even when gate locked. After discussion, George agreed to try to make a sign to attach to the large sign in the parking lot.

Jeff took the newsletter from the Vermont Conservation Association home to review.

George made a motion to adjourn. Seconded by Jeff. Motion passed and the meeting was adjourned at 6:40 PM.

Submitted by Carol Hesselbach, Secretary.