Joe Stein

Location

Concord, MA

Joined

October, 2017

Recent Activity

Commented on Envision Concord 1 year, 1 month ago
Trees provide a number of important ecological and environmental services, as well as improve property values and "town character". But trees are experiencing increasing stress from road salt, infestations (pine trees are dying all over town), and climate (ie,tar spot due to prolonged wet conditions). I propose the Town consider creating a formal Tree Committee modeled after other successful committees within MA. The committee may be charged with promoting shade tree plantings, soliciting ideas for tree replacement, managing tree dedications, etc. Towns such as Lexington, MA have an active Tree Committee and dedicated town website. Concord should consider the same (I would happily serve as volunteer).
Commented on Envision Concord 1 year, 1 month ago
Am I the only one who finds this pro-development question "Where does farming fit in Concord's future" offensive? Concord has a rich tradition of agriculture and I believe the Town should do everything it can to ensure it remains so for the next several generations.
Commented on Envision Concord 1 year, 1 month ago
Of critical concern. Can the Town promote broader use of conservation easements?
Commented on Envision Concord 1 year, 1 month ago
Completely agree Bob. Nicely said.
Supported a comment by Jeffrey Kerr on Envision Concord 1 year, 1 month ago
Jeffrey Kerr
Protect neighborhood integrity by limiting tear-downs, enforcing house-size to lot size limitations and requiring clear disclosure of buyers identity.
Followed Envision Concord 1 year, 1 month ago