Minutes of a Meeting of
The Old Lyme Harbor Management Commission
February 9, 2010
Members present –Charlie Delinks, Ned Farman, Dave Frederiks, Bill Harris, Mike Magee, Mike Moran, Steve Ross, Dave Zita.
Absent – Bob Doyen, Susan Connors, Mike Mackey, Jon Mittelman.
A quorum being present, Chairman Ross called the meeting to order at 7:30 PM.
The minutes of the previous meeting were reviewed and accepted as submitted.
Steve Ross noted that he had received an email from Paul Capotosto of the DEP regarding the Mile Creek project which the DEP should be approving soon.
Jon Mittelman submitted the Treasurer’s report to members by email. Steve Ross reviewed the report due to Jon’s absence and members accepted it for audit. A copy of the report is on file with the minutes.
Steve Ross noted that Mark Rohrberg had submitted his resignation from the HMC. Ned Farman was appointed by the Board of Selectmen at their February 1 meeting and has been sworn in as a regular member to fill Mark’s regular member position.
Steve noted that there remains one vacancy at the alternate member position. Members were encouraged to recruit people to fill this vacancy.
Mike Magee will replace Mark Rohrberg as the new Chair of the Pilgrim Landing Committee.
Mike Moran reported that he has already received one mooring application. He plans to send out mooring renewals as soon as his laptop is repaired. The Town Moorings were left in this winter as it doesn’t freeze hard in their area. He will put new labeling on them in the spring.
Steve Ross thanked all those who attended the Annual Town Meeting and reported that the Amendment to the Harbor Management Plan passed without any dissenting votes. Notification of the amendment’s passing was published and becomes effective February 13, 2010. Steve spoke with Sue Bailey of the DEP representing the Old Lyme area and invited her to one of the HMC meetings.
Harbor Management Plan
Dave Zita reported that he was unable to complete any more work on the Plan this month.
Ned Farman reported that upon review by the Commission members he submitted the piece on HMC’s efforts on future dredging to the Old Lyme Events. HMC has stated that the Town’s Board of Finance will want to know in the future about the public benefit and rationale when the request for the dredging survey is placed..
He stated that Joe Salvatore recommended that the HMC have a voice during the public comment session of the CT Maritime Commission on Feb. 17, 9:30 a.m. at the Fort Trumbull Conference Center, 90 Walbach St., New London. Charlie Delinks will be attending as the representative of the HMC but other members ar encouraged to attend as well.
Ned stated that members can see on the Old Lyme Conservation Trust website aerial photos of Griswold Pt. from 1954-2008 taken by Ted Crosby. He submitted aerial photos from CRERPA of Black Hall River/Smith Neck, Four Mile River/Point O’ Woods and Lord Cove entry and town anchorage. Members not in attendance can receive a set of the photos by emailing Ned.
Ned reported that there was a front page article on dredging in The Day newspaper regarding the dredging laws that he did not see but will research.
Dock Applications and DEP Violations
None received this month. Steve Ross that DeAva Lambert has replaced Carlos Esquerra at the DEP.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:55 PM.
Janet S. Cody, Clerk