Here’s the agenda for the Stow Conservation Commission meeting, which will be held on Tuesday, February 1, starting at 7:30 p.m. The meeting will be held on Zoom, and you can also participate by phone. Log-in info is available on the posted agenda here.
Appointments and Public Hearings
7:45 p.m. Public Hearing – Don McPherson – Minute Man Air Field, 302 Boxboro Road
Notice of Intent for log processing operating, access road improvements, and headwall
8:15 p.m. Appointment – Stephen Spink, Weston & Sampson and Steve Nadeau,
Stow Superintendent of Streets
Lake Boon Dam Design Update & Discussion
- Action and Discussion Items (may be taken up in any order)
- Review/Approve Minutes
- Review/Approve 2021 Annual Report
- Staff and Commission Member Updates
- Decisions: 302 Boxboro Road
Materials for presentations are posted on the ConCom website at: https://www.stow-ma.gov/conservation-commission/pages/wetland-permit-applications-and-plans-under-review
As we now have a blanket of snow across the ice, Boonies ask that snowmobilers use caution. Just 15 years ago Matt Brennan was killed at Pine Point after speeding across the lake with inadequate visibility in a blizzard. Previous to that a dog was reported killed in the narrows from being struck by a snowmobile. Please use caution! Massachusetts regulations restrict operation within 150 feet of residences and 50 feet of pedestrians among other prohibitions. See the Massachusetts Snowmobile Safety Laws.
There is an abandoned blue bicycle next to the police boat dock area and the soccer field irrigation pump house, about 200 yard north of the Stow town beach. The owner can retrieve it there.
The Lake Boon Commission will meet virtually at 7 p.m. on January 27.
- Public Comment
- Bills for Payment – Review/Approve
- Meeting Minutes – Review/Approve
- Annual Report – Review/Approve
- FY23 Herbicide Budget Requests – Discuss/Approve
- Herbicide RFP Responses – Discussion
- New Business
- Date of Next Meeting
This meeting will be held online using Zoom. You can participate via computer or call in by phone. For instructions, see the agenda posted at the Commission page on the Town of Hudson website.
You can do something good for yourself and the environment by replacing your old fossil fuel furnace with an electric heat pump. A heat pump moves heat from a cool space to a warm space. Electric heat pumps provide superior heating for many reasons including safety, comfort, and flexibility.
To learn more about heat pumps, join Sustainable Stow for the next Randall Library talk on January 19th, when our speakers will be Bob Zogg and Steve Breit from the HeatSmart Alliance, presenting Air-Source Heat Pumps 101. An air-source heat pump can also cool your home in summer.
Register in advance for this session: https://tinyurl.com/5xabddez. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting by Zoom.
Happy New Year Boonies!
Perhaps part of the New Year celebration, an Estes model rocket returned to earth safely and was found floating in the first basin this morning. It is now at 12 Pine Point Road for recovery by the launch team. Reply to this post to schedule pickup.