The May 9 agenda of the Marion Conservation Commission was packed with a number of Requests for Determination of Applicability, all of which were promptly passed relatively problem-free and given negative determinations (no Notice of Intent filing required).
Stanley Russo received a Negative 2 Determination for his Request for Determination of Applicability to place some fill within the coastal flood plain with no vegetated wetland or other resource areas nearby at 4 Crapo Street. The previous house was razed and the new house is slated for the same footprint.
Wayne Costa filed a RDA to maintain and repair a paddock by adding sand to provide dry ground for the horses at 2 Washburn Park Lane. According to Costa, the area puddles after rain. The work received a Negative 3 Determination and a condition that grading be at an elevation below the driveway to prevent runoff into the wetlands.
The commission rendered a Negative 2 Determination for Fred Trezise’s RDA to remove one white pine tree already “topped” and fallen and five other white pines threatening the house at 22 River View Road.
David Cooper received a Negative 3 Determination for a RDA to build a 30-foot by 12-foot deck with a 14-foot by 10-foot extension attached to the back of the house at 28 Parlowtown Road, with no special conditions.
Kerry Quinlan-Zhou of 309 County Road received a Negative 3 Determination for her filing of a RDA to install a 24-foot by 24-foot round above ground pool with a small deck connecting to an existing deck, with a condition that no pool water be discharged within 50 feet of the wetlands.
Peter Scala of 28 Point Road filed a RDA to cut and grub vegetation at 28 Point Road and received a Negative 3 Determination and a condition that irrigation be maintained until the beach grass is firmly established.
Also during the meeting, Frank Deland was approved for his Abbreviated Notice of Resource Area Delineation for 498A Point Road to confirm the wetland line as marked. Neighbor Frank McNamee contested the presence of a perennial stream on the property, but the U.S. Geological Survey map did not confirm the presence of a perennial stream, although running water may be present on the property. According to the commission, the USGS has certain criteria to define such a stream.
The next meeting of the Marion Conservation Commission is scheduled for May 23at 7:00 pm at the Marion Town House.
Marion Conservation Commission
By Jean Perry