Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Find out what the commission will be discussing this Thursday eventing.
The Sharon Conservation Commission will be meeting this Thursday, Aug. 16 at 7:45 p.m. in the Upper Level Conference Room of the Sharon Community Center. The agenda for the meeting, which can be downloaded as a .pdf file attached to this article, is as follows: 7:45 p.m. - N.O.I. - Public Hearing filed by Green Renewable LLC c/o Bildner Capital Corp., for the proposed grading of vacant land for the installation of arrays of solar panels for the generation of electricity at 8 and R Commercial Street, DEP File #SE-280-0540. 8:15 p.m. - N.O.I. - Public Hearing filed by Bay Road Woodland Trust for the proposed construction of a single-family dwelling and associated utilities and site work at 16 Castle Drive, Subdivision Lot 8, DEP File #SE-280…
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Green Renewable LLC hopes to sell the electricity to the town.
A roughly 3,520-solar panel project eyed off Sharon's Route 1 might provide electricity to this community. Green Renewable LLC hopes to finish securing its permits by September and finish construction at 8 Commercial St. and R Commercial St. by Dec. 31, attorney Joel Fishman, representing the Norwalk, Conn. firm, said Friday. "We would hope to sell it to the town," Fishman said. "We're having discussions with the town as to whether they're interested in buying our power." The Sharon Zoning Board of Appeals approved the project's site plan following a public hearing Wednesday night at the Sharon Town Offices. The Sharon Conservation Commission and Town Engineer Peter O'Cain also must approve facets of the project, Fishman said. That public …
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Selectmen interviewed Linda Orel Monday night.
The head of the state's conservation commission group wants to join Sharon's conservation commission. Resident Linda Orel interviewed with selectmen Monday night. The board traditionally interviews candidates for vacancies and takes a position at one of its next two meetings, Chairman William Heitin said. Orel said her resume' includes serving as Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissions executive director, where she is finishing her second year. Sharon Conservation Administrator Greg Meister "received an award from MACC a couple of years ago," Orel said. "I'm looking forward to meeting him. He's supposed to be one of the best in the state." Orel said she is an environmental attorney who is not practicing, "but (I) have a …
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Attend the Sharon Conservation Commission meeting.
"Five Things You Need To Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. 1. Attend the Sharon Conservation Commission meeting The Sharon Conservation Commission meets at 7:45 p.m. at the Sharon Community Center. The agenda is here. 2. Attend a concert Tony Funches, the former lead vocalist for the '50s group The Platters, will perform at 2:30 p.m. at EPOCH Senior Healthcare of Sharon. Funches has performed with The Drifters, The Coasters and The Shirelles, in Las Vegas, Atlantic City and internationally. The event is free and open to the public. Space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, call 781-784-6781. 3. Attend the Sharon Water Management Advisory Committee meeting The Sharon…
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Attend the Sharon Conservation Commission meeting.
"Five Things You Need To Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. 1. Play Ping Pong The Sharon Adult Center and Council on Aging offers Ping Pong from 10 a.m. to noon at the Sharon Community Center. 2. Attend the Sharon Conservation Commission meeting The Sharon Conservation Commission meets at 7:45 p.m. at the Sharon Community Center. The agenda is here. 3. Attend a concert Joey G, a crooner who covers Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and other well-loved singers, will perform for residents and guests at 2:30 p.m. at EPOCH Senior Healthcare of Sharon. Joey G's performance is free and open to the public. 4. Attend the Cottage Street School PTO meeting The Cottage Street School PTO meets …
Monday, May 28, 2012
The commission has scheduled a June 7 meeting with selectmen, who serve as park commissioners.
The Sharon Conservation Commission says selectmen, as park commissioners, implemented the current dog access policy for Sharon's Veteran's Memorial Park Beach nearly two years ago without the commission's required review. For that reason, "dogs should not be allowed on the beach at any time" until that review is complete, and signs should be posted stating this, conservation Chairman Margaret Arguimbau told selectmen in a May 17 "violation advisory" memo. The Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act and the Sharon Wetlands Protection Bylaw give the conservation board authority over areas such as the beach, she wrote. "This policy was implemented without the proper jurisdictional review by the Sharon Conservation Commission and a showing by …
Thursday, March 1, 2012
"Five Things You Need To Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. 1. Look up in the sky One Book, One Town 2012: Sharon Reads Together presents the first Sharon Comic Con from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Sharon Public Library. 2. Attend the Sharon Conservation Commission meeting The Sharon Conservation Commission meets at 7:45 p.m. at the Sharon Community Cenrer. 3. Play Mah Jongg The Sharon Adult Center and Council on Aging offers Mah Jongg from 1 to 4 p.m. 4. Play Scrabble The Sharon Adult Center and Council on Aging offers Scrabble from 1 to 4 p.m. 5. Play Bridge The Sharon Adult Center and Council on Aging offers Bridge from 1 to 4 p.m.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Site abuts land the town will get when first Sharon Commons building permits are issued.
Sharon has expanded its buffer zone near Sharon Commons by less than an acre. Tuesday night, selectmen accepted the deed to the small site, which the Vickery Corp. donated to Sharon. The conservation commission will get the adjacent upper pond at the former Morse Brothers cranberry bogs off South Main Street when Sharon Commons gets its first building permits, Conservation Administrator Gregory Meister said. The commission requested the selectmen's vote for that reason, Meister said Wednesday. The commission is scheduled to discuss the bogs at its next meeting, at 7:45 p.m. Thursday at the Sharon Community Center. The agenda is here.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Board meets with resident who wants the conservation commission to manage this town land.
Sharon selectmen say they can address a resident's concerns about 10 acres on Valley Road without letting the conservation commission manage the property as he has proposed. Selectmen told Valley Road resident Paul Vitali on Tuesday night that Sharon needs the site as an option to swap with conservation land for potential projects. To use conservation land for a project, the town must "come up with land on the town side that we want to swap," Chairman Richard Powell said. Selectman William Heitin said 48 percent of Sharon is conservation land. He estimated there are "under 100 acres" available for potential land swaps. A Nov. 14 fall special town meeting citizen petition led by Vitali proposes transferring management of that 10-acre site …
Saturday, October 8, 2011
But DPW superintendent says move would remove an option for storing composting, construction material.
Having the Sharon Conservation Commission manage about 10 acres of town land on Valley Road would help protect Sharon's water supply, resident Paul Vitali says. Public Works Superintendent Eric Hooper says the move would reduce his storage options. Finished compost has been stored there this year, he said. Construction materials have been stored there before. Salt-laden snow also was stored there before, Hooper says. Sharon now puts the snow on gas company land, he says. Voters will decide the matter at the Nov. 14 fall special town meeting. A citizen petition led by Vitali seeks to transfer the management of the roughly 10-acre parcel from the board of selectmen to the conservation commission. Harry and Mary Noble conveyed the land to …