ARLINGTON CONSERVATION COMMISSION
OCTOBER 4, 2007
7:30pm Call meeting to order and review agenda
7:35pm Other Commission Business:
Walking book – Cultural grant application due October 15
Cookes Hollow project – new bid package
Reservoir planting – update
Brattle Conservation land letter sent 9/25 by DW
Minutes: approve 8/16, 9/6 and Executive Session on 9/6
7:45pm 22 FRAZIER RD – REQUEST FOR DETERMINATION OF APPLICABILITY for deck construction
Enforcements: Fees and Fines - review of procedures
78 Bow St paving –
Spy Pond Park (DEP File #91-170). COC requested. Site conditions report received from Carol Johnson. OM DEP file documents received, under review. More information needed.
40-42 Brattle St. (DEP file #91-186) – monitoring report rcvd 8/07
Menotomy Rocks Parks paths (DEP file# 187) – update
Wellington Park ropes course– erosion controls installed 9/29
Mystic River Watershed Association water quality samples found that Spy Pond has a microcystis (bluegreen) algae bloom and therefore as of 9/6/07, there is public health advisory against swimming, wading and dog/pet bathing. The situation should remain in effect until either the temperature drops to kill the algae or rains dilute the toxins to safer levels.
The water quality appeared fine on the main parts of the pond, while kayaking on 9/30. The water level was still quite low. There were swan (with juveniles), Canada geese, cormorants, mallards, and seagulls.
Preliminary FEMA flood maps were due September 2007, not yet received.
Mystic River gets a D rating from EPA. Globe Article 4/17/07.