Members of the Commission have been active throughout the year with to committee to develop the Watatic Mountain Management Plan. Another work in progress is the preparation of the Ashby Open Space Plan.
Highlights of the year include that acquisition of a 12+ acre parcel of land donated to the Conservation Commission by the Lyman family, a family with deep roots and a history in the Ashby Community. On November 11, 2007, the Commission, accompanied by members of the Lyman Family and other guests, conducted a morning hike around the property.
The Commission was awarded a grant through the MACMAPP Grant Program that not only supplied computer software for the MassGIS and ARCview programs, but provided a two-day training session for three people (the chair, a commissioner, and a representative from the assessor’s office).
The commission also participated in a joint-effort with the Board of Assessors in mailing to all Ashby enrollees revised guidelines of Massachusetts’ Chapter 61 programs.
Ashby’s Commission members serve three-year terms and are as follows:
Robert Leary - Vice Chair, term expires in 2009
Roberta Flashman - Secretary, term expires in 2010
Tim Bauman - Chairman, term expires in 2009
Cathy Kristofferson - Treasurer, term expires in 2010
George A. “Tim” Bauman