Concrete Splash Pad Approved

            Coming before the Mattapoisett Conservation Commission on April 16 was David Davignon of Schneider, Davignon & Leone, Inc., representing 18 Water Street Realty trust. The trust had filed a Request for Determination of Applicability for proposed repair to eroded areas of a seaside lawn and the addition of a 6 inch by 3 foot concrete pad along an existing concrete pad which was also referred to as a splash pad.

            Davignon said that the concrete pad would help to control erosion from wave action topping the seawall. But before approving the application with a Negative Box 2 decision, the commissioners expressed skepticism that such a plan would control erosion from storm-related, wave action. They agreed that it was likely more requests such as this will come forward as more storms and their veracity become more damaging to waterside structures.

            In other business, a RDA filed by David Duchaine, Ocean Drive, for the construction of a gravel driveway to a buildable lot received a Negative Box 2 decision. Also represented by Davignon, the project is in preparation for construction of a home.

            An After the Fact Notice of Intent filing by Lauren and John Hartnett, 6 Ocean View Avenue, was conditioned with the additional condition that future repairs to an existing seawall may be maintained with notice to the office prior to the commencement of work.

            Environmental Agent Brandon Faneuf’s team reported that The Bogs, owned by the Buzzards Bay Coalition and currently under an Enforcement Order after erosion controls failed allowing the transfer of soils off the site located on Acushnet Road, stated that work was proceeding as planned. It was noted that the BBC’s plan to return the agricultural bogs to their natural state was nearing completion. Hydroseeding and bridge installations are also complete.

            The next meeting of the Mattapoisett Conservation Commission is scheduled for Tuesday, May 7, at 6:30 pm.

Mattapoisett Conservation Commission

By Marilou Newell

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