PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
Fairhaven Conservation Commission
Monday, November 20, 2023 at 6:00pm
Fairhaven Town Hall, 40 Center Street
Pursuant to Chapter 20 of the Acts of 2021, this meeting will be conducted in person and via remote means, in accordance with applicable law. This means that members of the public body as well as members of the public may access this meeting in person, or via virtual means. In person attendance will be at 40 Center Street, and it is possible that any or all members of the public body may attend remotely, with in-person attendance consisting of members of the public. MGL, Ch. 30a, § 20(f) requires anyone that intends to record any portions of a public meeting, either by audio or video, or both, to notify the Chair at the beginning of the meeting.
Anyone wishing to access the meeting via remote means may do so in the following manner:
or CALL 1-929-205-6099
Meeting ID: 869 5315 5076
The Fairhaven Conservation Commission will hold the following Public Hearings pursuant to the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act (M.G.L. c. 131, s. 40) and the Code of the Town of Fairhaven Chapter 192, Wetlands:
1. SE 023-1414, CON 023-353, 51 Balsam Street, Map 43C, Lot 89, 90, 93, 94 & 95 Request for an Amended Order of Conditions filed by Paul & Catherine Muller for the approval of the revised Site Plan, which reflects a proposed new driveway configuration. The change will result in a reduction in pavement, the removal of lawn replaced with a crushed stone surface, thereby resulting in an improvement for groundwater recharge. Work located within Land Subject to Coastal Storm Flowage (LSCSF), Flood Zone VE (El.18) and the easterly and southerly portions of the site fall within the 100-foot Buffer Zone of Bordering Vegetated Wetlands (BVW) located at Assessor’s Map 43C, Lots 89, 90, 93, 94 & 95.
2. SE 023-1431, CON 023-378: 162 Main Street, Map 12, Lot 8 Notice of Intent filed by Ray Morrison to construct a private Residential Pier Facility to access the waters of the Acushnet River and Buzzards Bay for recreational boating, fishing and swimming. The westerly portion of the site falls within Land Subject to Coastal Storm Flowage (LSCSF), and Flood Zone AE (El. 6’). The site contains Salt Marsh, Coastal Bank, Coastal Beach, Land Under Ocean and Land Containing Shellfish located at Assessor’s Map 12, Lot 8.
3. SE 023-1302, CON 019-066: 6 Emerson Avenue, Map 29A, Lot 119 Request for an Amended Order of Conditions filed by Natalie Reis to retroactively address the changes/modifications made to the site that did not comply with the Order of Conditions issued March 2020 (cease and desist issued January 2021), as well as the items that were permitted under the first Amended Order of Conditions (November 2020), but not completed. Work to take place within Land Subject to Coastal Storm Flowage (LSCSF), Flood Zone VE (El. 16’), and work has occurred in Coastal Beach, Barrier Beach, and possibly the Marsh, located at Assessor’s Map 29A, Lot 119.
4. CON 023-379: 42 Bayview Avenue: CON 023-379, Map 28A, Lot 444 Request for Determination of Applicability filed by Barry Dextraze to install paver patio with walkways and associated grading/lawn work; patio with walkway will be roughly 400 square feet with 202 square feet of existing pavers being replaced. The applicant will also be adding 18 Arborvitaes along the fence line. Work to take place in Land Subject to Coastal Storm Flowage (LSCSF), Flood Zone VE (El. 16’) located at Assessor’s Map 28A, Lot 444.
Information regarding remote meeting access, listed above, will also be provided on the Conservation Agenda posted on the Town’s website at least 48 hours prior to the meeting.
Copies of the applications listed in this hearing notice may be viewed at the Conservation Office in Town Hall, located at 40 Center Street, Fairhaven, MA and links to the applications are on the Town Website.
Jay Simmons, Chair, Fairhaven Conservation Commission
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