Minutes of a Meeting of
The Old Lyme Harbor Management Commission
September 14, 2010
Members present –Charlie Delinks, Ned Farman, Dave Frederiks, Bill Harris, Mike Magee, Steve Ross, Dave Zita.
Alternates present –Robert Falaguerra.
Absent – Bob Doyen, Mike Mackey, Mike Moran, Jon Mittelman.
With Falaguerra seated for a Regular Member, a quorum was present and Chairman Ross called the meeting to order at 7:30 PM.
The minutes of the previous meeting were reviewed and accepted as submitted.
Due to Jon Mittelman’s absence, the Treasurer’s report was tabled until next month.
Two Alternate Member positions remain vacant and members were encouraged to recruit candidates for the Commission.
Pilgrim Landing/Town Mooring
Mike Magee reported that other than the weeds growing around the dinghy rack, Pilgrim Landing is satisfactory. He suggested that no further racks be built at present since the racks are supporting the current use at the Landing.
In conjunction with Pilgrim Landing, Steve Ross reported that the Town Moorings are in and labeled although members thought they were difficult to read. He reported that press releases were placed in Soundings, The Day, Lyme Times, and on the Town website. He had received calls to verify the location of the moorings and where boaters could put their dinghies. Steve has noted different boats using the moorings since the press releases were published.
No report this month.
No report this month.
Harbor Management Plan
Charlie Delinks reported that he is making progress with editing the Harbor Management Plan and is about halfway through it. Steve Ross will check with Torrance Downes for a digital copy of the Harbor Use Zone Map that Charlie will include in the Dock Standards.
Ned Farman stated that there has not been much progress with the Shoaling Project. He plans to attend the CT Maritime meeting on Sept. 15. Ned reports that the issue remains that in order to get state funds from the DEP or DOT there needs to be a groundswell of public support resulting in a letter from the Town Selectman.
Mike Magee gave an overview of potential mooring anchors as approved by the Commission for inclusion in the Harbor Management Plan. After discussion, members asked Mike to have the Harbormaster and Deputy Harbormaster review the information and report back to the Commission with draft wording that could be brought to a vote by members.
Steve Ross reported that regarding the Notice of Insuffiency from the DEP for the Renault property on Sandpiper Point Rd., the HMC had signed off on what was a pre-application review. Steve Ross met with Angus McDonald and found that dock application is in compliance with current Dock Standards and has the local approval that it needs. Steve sent a letter to Sue Bailey on July 21 noting its compliance.
Steve reported that the permit for a rebuild on 14 Lt. River Lane has been approved.
Sound View Beach Commission Formation
Steve Ross welcomed guest Frank Pappalardo, Chairman of the Sound View Beach Commission Formation Committee (SBCFC) who presented the mission statement, areas of concern and responsibilities of the Sound View Beach Commission if it is formed (see attached reports). After discussion, members thought that establishing the Commission is a very good first step in bringing about change for the Sound View Beach area.
None reported this month.
Potential Public Access Site—State property on east bank of Lt. River, north of Halls Rd.
Steve Ross presented information regarding difficulties accompanying Jim Graybill’s dock application at the Morning Glory Café property. Steve met with Ann Brown of Zoning and Jim Graybill (DEP was invited but did not attend) and they discussed a potential site between the Morning Glory Café and Halls Rd. that could provide public access with parking. It is owned by the State of CT and under DEP supervision. Members are to check out the location in order to discuss proposing this site to the DEP as an alternative to the requirements for Jim Graybill’s dock application and /or an additional access area. Dave Zita will determine ownership of the parcel of property on the west bank of the Lt. River at the Town Hall.
The meeting was adjourned at 9:03 PM.
Janet S. Cody, Clerk