Planning Board Meeting Minutes – 2/28/23

Present: Chair Jeff Miller, Clerk Jason Perron, Jeff Harrington, Joanna Andros, Select Board Representative Steve Dalessio, Alternate Travis Adams. 

Facilitator: Lisa Murphy, Senior Planner Southwest Regional Planning Commission.

Topic: Master Plan Chapter – Natural Features. This is a new chapter being added to the Master Plan.

Ms. Murphy presented several maps about Walpole’s natural features and four pages of definitions and explanations about the maps. Those pages also included pie charts classifications by acres.

The maps were titled: 

​Steep Slopes

​Soil Classification – 5 maps – gravel, road fill, topsoil, farmland and sand

​Water Resources and water bodies including aquifers


​Topographic map including insets of North Walpole and the Village

​Shaded Relief Areas

​Wildlife Action Plan – 2 maps – Habitat Land Cover and Highest Ranked Habitat by Ecological ​Condition

Suggestions to Ms. Murphy were make the definitions and refine the legends. Legends are on a map listing and explaining the symbols. 

Ms. Murphy will be back on the 4th Tuesday of April or May with the finished product.

Respectfully submitted,

Marilou Blaine

WPB Recording Secretary

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