Apr. 18, 2016 meeting

Skaneateles Conservation Area Advisory Committee meeting agenda

Monday, April 18, 2016, 7:00 PM. Skaneateles Town Hall.

  1. Phragmites control plan status – FL-PRISM grant decisions are expected starting tomorrow (Apr. 15)
  2. BioBlitz plans April 23-24 (https://www.facebook.com/SkaneatelesConservationAreaBioblitz/).
    1. The event is open to the public.
    2. BioBlitz participants are asked not to bring dogs with them.
    3. ESF requests that the dogs of other users be kept on leashes during both days so as not to interfere with wildlife observations. Dog pals (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1736984879856370/permalink/1770977346457123/) members were informed with positive responses.
    4. Hours will be dawn to dusk Saturday. Some groups will need to work well after dark for insect collection, etc.
    5. Hours on Sunday will be dawn to about 5pm.
    6. They will be reserving the pavilion for the two days.
    7. Catch and release fishing is encouraged during the event – they ask that anglers report their catch at the pavilion.
  3. Tree-planting plans
  4. Brush mower was purchased. Stored at transfer station.
  5. Invasive species management internship progress – 3 resumes received – tours/interviews scheduled for this Saturday and next Friday (Apr. 16 & 22).  All are invited to attend.
  6. Plans to honor those responsible for obtaining SCA properties (Nancy)
  7. Report on open-space plans (Dave)
  8. Review of the 1996 landfill closure certification report shows that a variance was obtained by the town to reduce the depth of the protective layer that lies between the topsoil and the geomembrane from the standard 2-ft. to only 1-ft.  It seems that this could change the recommendation for what should be allowed to grow on the landfill and how often it should be mowed.
  9. What did I miss?