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ENFIELD AQUIFER PROTECTION AGENCY
MINUTES OF A REGULAR MEETING
APRIL 5, 2012
A Regular Meeting of the Enfield Aquifer Protection Agency was held on Thursday, April 5, 2011 in the Council Chambers, Enfield Town Hall, 820 Enfield Street, Enfield, Connecticut. Chairman Duren called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Commissioner Sarno took the roll.
PRESENT: Chairman Charles Duren and Commissioners Charles Ladd, Nicles Lefakis, Kathleen Sarno, and Dominic Alaimo.
ALSO PRESENT: José Giner, AICP, Director of Planning and Kathleen DeGray, Recording Secretary.
ABSENT: Absent were Commissioners Ronald Gregory, Sr., Alan Drinan, Lori Longhi, Peter Falk, and Elizabeth Ballard.
FIRE EVACUATION ANNOUNCEMENT
Chairman Duren read the fire evacuation announcement.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
December 1, 2011 Regular Meeting – Commissioner Lefakis made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Ladd, to approve the minutes of December 1, 2011 as submitted
The motion was carried with a 4–0–1 vote. Commissioner Alaimo abstained, as he was not on the Commission at the time of the last meeting.
Chairman Duren asked Mr. Giner about preparing an application regarding transfer stations to submit to the Register of the Aquifer Protection Agency and a meeting Mr. Giner was supposed to be attending. Mr. Giner said that there was an upcoming training session on May 4th, and he said he would get the application. He said that he would not wait for the next Aquifer Protection Meeting to update the Commission. He said he would ask DEEP exactly what they were looking for and would make sure it got done.
Chairman Duren said that PZC may have to change their regulations, and if so they need to get going on that. Mr. Giner said he just realized this was outstanding after having reviewed the December 1st minutes. He said he would act on it right away.
Mr. Giner said that he had just received his voucher to attend the annual Aquifer Protection Municipal Training, which is an all-day session scheduled for Friday, May 4, 2012. Mr. Giner said that part of this session included going over what other towns were doing and getting a handle on some new regulations that may be necessary in the future.
Chairman Duren asked Mr. Giner if he ever found out from DEEP if Connecticut Commissions should be working together with Massachusetts Commissions on aquifer protection, and if so, how to go about doing that. Mr. Giner said he remembers asking DEEP about this and that he thinks DEEP is supposed to notify Massachusetts Commissions, but he doesn’t think this is happening.
Chairman Duren commented that Massachusetts does not notify Connecticut Commissions either. He said he was concerned because we are sitting on top of an aquifer that goes up into Massachusetts. Mr. Giner said that out of courtesy, DEEP is supposed to notify us if something comes in from Massachusetts. He said he has had notifications from Environmental Firms about clean-outs they are doing near properties in Enfield, but he thinks those are required by federal agencies. He said he had received notification of testing that was done by the Pride Station when they were replacing their tanks. He said he received notification of the testing and also notification that they were putting some monitoring wells in. Chairman Duren commented that it would be nice to know what PZC’s rights were and what the Commission should be receiving.
Chairman Duren asked Mr. Giner if he had anything further. Mr. Giner did not. He asked the Commissioners if they had any questions for Mr. Giner regarding Aquifer Protection. There were no questions. Chairman Duren asked the Commissioners if they had their Aquifer Protection maps, and the Commissioners responded that they did.
Chairman Duren opened the floor for public participation. There was no one present who wanted to address the Commission.
Commissioner Ladd made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Sarno, to adjourn. Following a unanimous vote, the Commission adjourned at 7:15 p.m.
Peter Falk, Secretary Enfield Planning and Zoning Commission