Minutes of a Meeting of
The Old Lyme Harbor Management Commission
September 8, 2009
Members present –Charlie Delinks, Dave Frederiks, Mike Mackey, Jon Mittelman, Steve Ross, Dave Zita.
Alternates present – Susan Connors, Ned Farman.
Absent – Bob Doyen, Bill Harris, Mike Magee, Mike Moran, Mark Rohrberg.
A quorum being present, Chairman Ross called the meeting to order at 7:30 PM.
Keith Nielson of Docko Inc. made a presentation on behalf of the Cameron residence on Duck River for a new fixed pier and boat landing. After discussion, motion made by Charlie Delinks second by Jon Mittelman that the HMC approve the application contingent upon review for compliance to the new dock standards. Motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Nielson made a second presentation on behalf of Mark Johnston on Tantummaheag Rd. for dock modifications and a new davit. After discussion, motion made by Jon Mittelman second by Dave Zita to accept the application as it is in conformance with the dock standards. Motion passed unanimously.
The minutes of the previous meeting were reviewed and accepted as submitted.
Steve Ross received a letter from Michelle Dickey requesting a fiscal year summary of the HMC for the Town Report. Dave Zita will complete and submit this to her by October 26.
Steve Ross reported that the CT Harbor Management Association is having their Annual Banquet at Woodwinds in Branford on September 24 from 6:30-9 pm. The HMC will pay for any member if they would like to attend. Please contact Jon Mittelman so as to RSVP by the September 15 deadline date.
Steve Ross also noted that a renewal notice for CT Harbor Management Association’s $200 membership dues was received. Motion made by Jon Mittelman second by Dave Frederiks to renew the 2009-2010 fiscal year CTHMA dues. Motion passed unanimously.
Jon Mittelman presented the Treasurer’s report, which was accepted for audit. A copy of the report is on file with the minutes. Jon noted that the accounts have been switched from Essex Financial Services Brokerage Account to Webster Bank. Also, a check from Old Lyme Marina was received after a letter from Jon had been written to the company regarding their mooring fees being overdue.
Steve Ross noted that one alternate member position needs to be filled and asked members to contact any potential candidates about the position.
Mike Mackey reported that new rollers are needed and will be installed when the dinghy dock is removed for the winter.
Mike Mackey reported that Mike Moran had removed floating timbers from various mooring fields.
Steve Ross reported that he had received an email from Marylin Clarke stating that the “ordinance establishing penalties for violation of the dock standards will be introduced at our January, 2010 annual town meeting after review by the HM Commission and the Board of Selectmen.~ The HM Plan addendum~will be incorporated in that ordinance by reference.”
Discussion followed regarding clarification of the enforcement provisions that have not been drafted by Marylin Clarke. Marylin has a copy of the draft Torrance Downes wrote for us. Steve Ross suggested that a letter be written to Marylin requesting the draft for review for the November meeting since the Commission does not usually meet in December. He also suggested that there be two separate ordinances: 1) to adopt the addendum and 2) to provide for enforcement issues. The members present concurred. Dave Frederiks will write a letter to Ms. Clarke with this information.
Future Locations for Projects
No report at present.
Harbor Management Plan
Dave Zita reported that he will continue to assess the process needed to edit the Harbor Management Plan.
Dredging Machine Plan
Charlie Delinks noted that there are no new developments at present. A general discussion of dredging completed in North Cove and plans for South Cove in Old Saybrook was held.
Army Corps of Engineers Regional Dredging Plan
Ned Farman reported that no new developments had been made. A discussion followed regarding the need for dredging around Old Lyme, Four Mile River and Black Hall River in particular, as well as on the Connecticut River. Ned will write a letter to Representative Joe Courtney expressing HMC concerns.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:35 PM.
Janet S. Cody, Clerk