Dale and Laura Briggs of 23 Dexter Road, situated on the Weweantic River, received a Negative 3 determination for reconstruction of a private pier at the February 11 meeting of the Marion Conservation Commission.
David Davignon of N. Douglas Schneider & Associates described the details of the project as the reconstruction of the existing pier and the removal and replacement of the associated concrete abutments.
The Briggses currently hold the necessary state permits for an existing pier with the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection Waterways Program. The DEP determined that the project was minor in scope, thereby negating the need to apply for a new permit at this location.
Davignon stated that the applicants also received a list of standard conditions from the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries and a negative finding from the Massachusetts Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program. Furthermore, the floating dock associated with the pier has a Marion Harbormaster permit.
With all the bases covered for this 61-foot deep-water pier, the commission granted the Negative 3 determination. The applicants plan to return at a later date for permissions to replace a timber walkway across jurisdictional wetlands.
In other business, the Town of Marion – represented by JC Engineering – requested a continuance of its Notice of Intent filing for reconstruction of a 337-foot by 4-foot high seawall at Sprague’s Cove. The hearing is now scheduled for March 11.
Wildlands Trust at 105 Allens Point Road received a Negative 3 determination for demolition work on lands that are in permanent protection status, as gifted by the Watson family.
The residence and septic system currently on the property will be removed and the lot will be remediated and replanted with native species.
Bay Watch Reality Trust/Sippican Woods and Marion Village Estates requested an amended Order of Conditions for Field Stone Lane. The work will include lowering elevations at the end of the roadway and the construction of an emergency vehicle turnaround.
Also, a Stormceptor stormwater management system will be placed at the southeast corner of the roadway.
Architect Peter Turowski received a Negative 2 determination for the construction of a 1,560 square-foot garage and second-story studio located at 94 Piney Point.
The next meeting of the Marion Conservation Commission is scheduled for February 25 at 7:00 pm in the Marion Town House conference room.
By Marilou Newell