Minutes of a Meeting of
The Old Lyme Harbor Management Commission
May 11, 2010
Members present –Charlie Delinks, Bob Doyen, Ned Farman, Dave Frederiks, Bill Harris, Mike Mackey, Mike Magee, Jon Mittelman, Steve Ross.
Absent – Mike Moran, Dave Zita.
A quorum being present, Chairman Ross called the meeting to order at 7:30 PM. He welcomed back former Chair Bob Doyen who had been unable to attend meetings for several months.
The minutes of the previous meeting were reviewed and accepted as submitted.
Steve Ross reported that he had received an email of resignation from Susan Connors because she was appointed to the CT Superior Court. A thank you letter for her work was sent from the First Selectman’s office.
Steve Ross also noted that on May 3, 2010 the Board of Selectmen appointed Robert Falaguerra as an alternate to the HMC.
Jon Mittelman presented the Treasurer’s report, which was accepted for audit. A copy of the report is on file with the minutes.
With Susan Connors resignation, there remain two alternate member position vacancies.
Mike Magee reported that Pilgrim Landing looks clean following the winter weather.
Mike Mackey reported that the dinghy dock was installed about one week ago and that the ramp needs to be lowered and the gate unlocked. He plans to inspect it further for specific spring repairs and will report back next month.
CRERPA Questionnaire—Viewshed Protection in the CT River Estuary & Gateway Region
Steve Ross had members complete individual questionnaires which they returned to Steve who will return to CRERPA.
Fishers Island Sound Contractors
Steve Ross reported that he had not received any information from Jaxon Vibber or the mooring anchor manufacturers as had been requested at last month’s meeting. Steve suggested and members agreed upon forming a subcommittee to research and make recommendations on mooring anchors as it relates to updating the Harbor Management Plan. The subcommittee will be comprised of Mike Moran, Mike Mackey, Mike Magee and Bob Doyen.
No report this month.
Steve Ross reported that he had no new information and that this item can be removed from future agendas since any activity will be under Dock Applications.
Harbor Management Plan
Steve Ross stated that Dave Zita plans to present the revised Harbor Management Plan at next month’s meeting.
Ned Farman reported that as part of Phase One of the survey for dredging, eight thousand dollars that is needed could be raised without any restrictions on sources. Members held a discussion on an interim strategy to raise public awareness to increase Board of Finance awareness. Members felt it would be beneficial to have a letter of support to be distributed at marinas to boat and slip owners to raise support for local dredging. Ned will draft a letter for members to review. Members also discussed a list of environmental and other organizations that can be contacted to help in raise support for dredging, such as CTMTA.
A letter to be sent to property owners to inform them of the project and gain their support is also planned. It would be sent based on a list of streets with waterfront property in the areas that would benefit from the intended dredging. Charlie will check on how the list can be generated from town records
Steve Ross noted that Gilbert Boro received approval from DEP for an existing dock and an existing embankment (no walkway). He reported that Harcourt Davis III had received approval for a dock that had been approved by HMC in 2009.
DEP Contact Information
Steve Ross noted that the contacts at the DEP for Permitting are Susan Bailey (anything but Point of Woods) and Jeff Westermeyer (Point of Woods only). The new Enforcement officer is D’Ava (Lambert).
The meeting was adjourned at 8:25 PM.
Janet S. Cody, Clerk