WATERTOWN — The Conservation Commission/Inland Wetland Agency made short work of its agenda on Thursday, February 11, adjourning in less than 40 minutes.

Members spent most of their time discussing future action items, including a review of the bylaws, possible discussion on the application review process and possible future training.

Chairman Craig Palmer said he thought it would be beneficial if the group reviewed one topic every quarter in order to gain new or additional knowledge on the subject.

Assistant Planning and Zoning Enforcement Officer Moosa Rafey said the office has access to several training videos designed especially for new members that are very informative. He said the videos could be made available to those who might wish to learn more on a particular topic.

Members tabled a discussion on the application review process, but not before noting it would be very helpful for all if applications were complete when submitted. Often approval is stalled until additional items or missing information are provided to the commission.

The commission approved an application for a new single-family home on Lot 6 Caruso Dr. after agreeing the proposed house location is just about the only spot on the parcel where a home can be built.

The commission noted this is a pre-existing lot, approved years ago under older rules. 

The application still needs to be reviewed and approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission.

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