The work on the ground is now progressing very quickly. The physical remediation started last week, following a great deal of regulatory process and site preparation over the last few weeks. That means that we are very close to being “clean”! Here are the details for anyone interested:
The Phase III Report (Remediation Action Plan) and the Phase IV Report (Remediation Design) were filed with the DEP on October 14. The completion of these reports permits us to start the remediation.
The Bolton Conservation Commission approved our wetlands protection plan on October 13.
The site plan for the project was reviewed and approved by the Bolton Planning Board on October 14 and the Bolton Board of Selectmen on October 15.
Perhaps most visible is the Overlook Pavilion, being built by the Bolton Boy Scouts. This cedar pavilion provides a perfect spot for scout meetings, nature’s classroom experiences, or a place to sit and overlook the three-acre Common. Next step is for the Scouts to build the roof and foundation.
The wetlands protection and erosion control measures (primarily hay bales and silt fence around the site adjacent to wetlands areas) were completed on October 7.
Brush was cut and removed by the Bolton Trail Committee during the week of October 12.
Trees on the planned access road and parking lot were removed during the week of October 12.
The chain link fence around the lead contaminated area was removed and staked temporarily in anticipation of excavation & removal on October 8.
Fill was stockpiled in to fill the excavation of the contaminated soil during the weeks of October 5 & 12
Fill was spread and initial grading performed on the slope up to the upper pavilion, the structure for which was raised during the weekend of October 17-18.
Culverts and permanent drainage material has been procured and delivery is anticipated in the next two weeks.
The electrical plan has been completed and conduit is being laid out in parallel with the filling process.
The excavation of the contaminated material starts earlier this week.
Save the Date: Christmas Tree & Menorah Lighting on Dec. 10th
November 1, 2016
A Call for Community Support from the Bolton Conservation Trust President