Project Description: The wetlands will be expanded from approximately 6,188 sf to approximately 17,934 sf with a series of open pools and adjacent wetlands. An adjustable weir will be installed in Farley Brook to divert base flow into the wetlands for treatment purposes. Higher stream flows will pass over the weir and remain in the brook. The project is being undertaken as an Ecological Restoration Limited Project pursuant to the Wetlands Protection Act Regulations (310 CMR 10.00).
The project requires the filing of an ENF pursuant to 301 CMR 11.03(3)(b)(1)(d), alteration of 5,000 or more sf of wetlands. The project has received State Financial Assistance from MassDEP’s 319 Nonpoint Source Pollution Grant Program. A site visit will be held to discuss the project and view the site. The public is welcome to attend.
MEPA site visit scheduled for: Wednesday March 22, 2017 at 10:00 AM. We will meet in the parking lot at 78 Central Street.
MEPA comments due on or before: March 28, 2017
Certificate due: April 7, 2017
Contact for project information: Andrea Kendall, (508)753-3077, firstname.lastname@example.org
MEPA contact: Alex Strysky, (617) 626-1025, email@example.com
This ENF filing, as well as an associated Notice of Intent (NOI) filed under the MA Wetlands Protection Act (WPA) and Ipswich Wetlands Protection Bylaw (IWPB), are available for review in the Conservation Office during regular Town Hall business hours. The ENF can also be viewed on line at http://22.214.171.124/EEA/emepa/mepadocs/2017/030817em/nps/enf/15652%20Ipswich%20River%20Watershed%20BMP%20Implementation%20at%20Farley%20Brook.pdf.
Regarding the NOI submitted under the WPA/IWPB, the public hearing for that matter was continued to 4/5/17. The hearing will be in Room C in Town Hall, during the Conservation Commission's regularly scheduled meeting. The Conservation Commission meeting begins at 7:00pm. The agenda for this meeting will be posted on line by Monday, 4/3/17.