Conservation Commission Minutes, 12.15.2022

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Attending: Linda Hecker, Linda Lembke, Susan Bonthron, Bill Jewell, Bevan Quinn, Steve Soszynski, Anne Montgomery, Karen Murphy

Not attending: Marli Rabinowitz

Public (WRC):  Chris Campany, Margo Ghia
Planning Commission: Jeanette Tokarz, Julie Holland, Michael Szostak
Selectboard: Zon Eastes

Meeting called to order at 5:30 via Zoom.

Chris Campany from the Windham Regional Commission presented “Planning for Resiliency and Collaboration between Conservation and Planning Commissions.” 

He presented three “pillars” for  planning for resilient communities:

  1. Compact settlements
  2. Hazard mitigation and adaptation
  3. Habitat connectivity

His presentation included specific explanations of the above three and also allowed time for questions.  His information will be helpful in strategic planning for the future. Jeannette noted that, using ARPA funds, the Planning Commission has hired a consulting firm, Dubois & King to help with strategic planning. 

Bevan Quinn noted that Sweet Pond now has an Abenaki name. It is Amiskwbi which means beaver pond. Sweet Pond is the first Vermont state park to be given an Abenaki name.

NRI update: Pattie Smith has been invited to our January meeting to give us her report.

On motion the minutes from October 20, 2022 were passed unanimously.

Next meeting is January 19 at 5:30 PM. 

Meeting adjourned at 7 PM.

Respectfully submitted,
Karen Murphy
Guilford Conservation Commission