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Harbor Management Commission Minutes 11/10/2009
Minutes of a Meeting of
The Old Lyme Harbor Management Commission
November 10, 2009

Members presentDave Frederiks, Mike Mackey, Jon Mittelman, Mark Rohrberg, Steve Ross, Dave Zita.
Alternates present – Susan Connors, Ned Farman.
Absent – Charlie Delinks, Bob Doyen, Bill Harris, Mike Magee, Mike Moran.

A quorum being present, Chairman Ross called the meeting to order at 7:30 PM. He introduced guests from Apex Corporation as well as Joseph Salvatore from the DOT, Dredging Project Coordinator.

John Crowther and Dave Lis of Apex Corporation presented Dredge Program Options to include the following topics: Old Lyme planning; a historical review; survey & sampling; dredge and disposal;  permitting; and funding (Town, DOT, Harbor Improvement Bill, DEP and other grants). Priority locations were Town Landing, Black Hall River, Four Mile River and the CT River Anchorage/Griswold Point.   Joe Salvatore offered his continuing assistance to the HMC and suggested that the HMC 1) seek funds for surveying/testing/prioritizing; 2) gather cost estimates and 3) plan for multiple phases of work, especially for funding.  Steve Ross suggested forming a subcommittee to work on this long-term project. Ned Farman will chair the subcommittee and accept any volunteers to work on it.

The East Lyme Harbormaster was not present for tonight’s meeting.

Clerk’s Report
The minutes of the previous meeting were reviewed and accepted as submitted.

Treasurer’s Report
Jon Mittelman presented the Treasurer’s report for the last two months, which was accepted for audit.  A copy of the report is on file with the minutes.

Member Appointments
One Alternate Member position remains vacant. Members were asked to continue seeking applicants for this position.
Steve Ross reminded members that Officers will be elected at the January 2010 meeting.  Nominations for Officers should be forwarded to Janet Cody.

Dinghy Dock
Mike Mackey reported that he will be handling the removal of the dinghy dock for the winter.

Annual Report
Steve Ross thanked Dave Zita for writing and submitting the HMC Annual Report.

Harbor Master Boat—use of personal boat
Steve Ross submitted a Harbor Master Survey—see attached. Susan Connors reported on the State Statutes that she researched regarding reimbursement of the HM and DHM. Discussion followed regarding topics of setting a precedent with reimbursing the HM with a rate per hour. Susan is to call the State regarding their policy on reimbursement and report back at the January meeting.

Harbor Master
No report this month due to absence of the HM.

Dock Standards
Steve Ross reported that he has been in contact with Marylin Clarke but she will not have the draft language for the ordinance until the January meeting.  The Commission will be able to review the language at the January meeting prior to the Town meeting.

Future Locations for Projects
Tabled this month.

Harbor Management Plan
Dave Zita reported that he had emailed members with his revision to update the Harbor Management Plan. Members discussed and edited the plan further. Dave will ask Torrance Downes to assist with two areas of substantive changes as well as ask Charlie Delinks to scan the tables and appendices in order to complete the project. Once it is finished and receives final approval by the members, it will be put into a PDF onto the website.

Dock Applications
None received this month.

DEP Violations
None received this month.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:30 PM.

Submitted by:
Janet S. Cody, Clerk

52 Lyme St, Old Lyme, CT 06371  (860) 434-1605

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