Vol. III No. 22 11/15/2022
Notes from Stockbridge Bowl Stewardship Commission (SBSC), November 4, Hybrid meeting
- Roxanne McCaffrey, Chair
- Gary Kleinerman
- John Loiodice
- Sally Underwood-Miller
- Patrick White, Chair Select Board
- Michael Nathan via Zoom
- Pat Kennelly, Stockbridge Bowl Association (SBA), via Zoom
- October 7 minutes approved as written
- Harvesting: SBA had concerns about harvesting just 10 acres and met with Michael Canales.
- SBA offered money "up to a dollar amount" and offered their attorneys to write the Notice of Intent (NOI) in order to get more than 10 acres harvested.
- McCaffrey explained Stockbridge is limited to harvesting 10 acres only.
- White pointed out that Stockbridge applies for harvesting under the category — "recreational nuisance harvesting". Town may consider applying under the category — "ecological restoration" — and thereby be approved for more than 10 acres. '''
- Underwood-Miller suggested using the consultants (Fleetwood) to determine how Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) would receive the two different choices (recreation-nuisance/ecological)
- The meeting then focused on completing the read-through of the Lake Management Plan (LMP).
- Underwood-Miller took the lead first pointing out editing corrections and then substantive corrections. Editing included making the document more readable by making all abbreviations and acronyms consistent throughout
- Highlights of some substantive corrections included — Berkshire Country Day School does not have lake front property; the Shadow Brook does not dry up at times; the Bowl is a "class B waterway" because it is entirely inland.
- White mentioned that a section on climate change would be an important addition to the LMP
- When LMP is completed, there are required public education and information sessions with Q&A.
Photo: Lionel Delevingne