February 23, 2023

Pursuant to Chapter 20 of the Acts of 2022, this meeting will be conducted via remote means. 
Topic: Maynard Conservation Commission Meeting
Posted by: Julia Flanary, Conservation Agent
Chair: Susan Erickson
Time: 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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All documents reviewed are linked through this agenda found on the Town Website:


Meeting Opening

The meetings will be conducted with decorum. This means that the members of the Commission and the public are required to respect each other at all times. We may not always agree with one-another, but we can work to resolve differences with patience and understanding. As a member of the public, you are encouraged to participate in the meeting. To ensure the meeting proceeds in an orderly manner, please follow these procedures 


If you wish to comment or ask a question of the Commission: 

· Raise your digital hand once the Chair has opened up the meeting for public comment.

· When you are recognized to speak, please state your name and address. 

· Direct all comments/questions to the Commission through the Chair. 

· In the interest of time, limit your questions and statements to two (2) minutes.

· Limit your statements/questions to the topic at hand. 

· Talk ONLY about issues that are under the jurisdiction of the Wetlands Protection Act.


Enforcement Order - 86 Powder Mill Rd

A notice of violation was sent to the owners and applicants of 86 Powder Mill Rd on 2/1/2023. Agent will describe the violations as stated in the notice attached and consist of unpermitted: installation of impervious material, modifications to site plan, installation of direct discharge to the Assabet River.


Notice of Intent - 5 BLUE JAY WAY

Proposed project consists of a patio and sunroom addition that will replace the existing deck:

Applicant Narrative: Proposed work within 100' of a Bordering Vegetated Wetlands consists of the construction of a patio. Proposed work within the 50’ Buffer zone includes a small portion of the patio, removal of the existing deck, and construction of a sunroom in the location of the removed deck. All work is being completed in pre-disturbed areas. A siltation barrier will be provided downgradient of the proposed work. The project will first install the siltation barrier, remove the deck, then construct the patio and sunroom. 

See attached draft OOC for recommended findings and conditions.


Agent Updates

A. Agent has two new High School Senior Interns: Kayla DeCapua and Will Fallon. They both will be helping out on permitting, filing and site visits. Will is also doing his senior project with us and is focused on beaver mitigation along the Assabet. He will assessing the damage around Ice House Landing area and putting a sand/paint mixture on 10 -25 trees. The goal is to deter beavers from taking down significant portions of our canopy along the river.

B. Earth Day celebration sponsored by Green Maynard has invited to have a booth on April 21. Agent will attend and hopes other Commissioners can join. What materials would we like to see for this event. Interns can help make those.


Kayak Rental Services

Discuss kayak rental stations for Ice House Landing. Attached are images of the Agent's idea. Quotes have been requested but based on research, there are different types of companies, some where we can buy the station and equipment and others where we can rent the station and equipment (think bike shares). 


Meeting Minutes

Meeting minutes for the 1.26.23 meeting.