Meeting Vassalboro Conservation Commission
Minutes of April 13, 2012 Meeting
Present: Mary Ellen Johnston, Holly Weidner, Paul Mitnik, David Jenney, Steve Jones
The meeting began at 7:00. Paul discussed the boat carry-in tail for the Kennebec River. We didn’t get the grant that was applied for from New England Grass Roots Environmental Fund which we hoped to use for developing a new site plan. Steve suggested asking for help from someone locally to donate the work; perhaps a professional who does this as employment.
Holly discussed a possible grant opportunity from Inland Hospital Community which has a goal of increasing recreation within the community. Holly also discussed the sidewalk project in East Vassalboro. Mary Sabins, Town Manager, will write a letter of intent by May 1 to DOT for the grant which includes the planning and construction. We are now seeking funding for just a sidewalk project which may include a bike lane and have to apply for the grant by the end of June..
We talked about adopt a road project and prescription drug disposal program, both of which are supported by the Town Selectmen. We could possibly use Town meeting to advertise and recruit people into adopt a road.
We mentioned the open space inventory and Mary Ellen volunteered to contact the Beginning with Habitat Map people to see if acreages were available for some of the categories we discussed lat time such as wetlands, deer yards, ect.
The meeting ended at 8:30.
Paul Mitnik, Secretary