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Harbor Management Commission Minutes 05/14/2013
Minutes of a Meeting of
The Old Lyme Harbor Management Commission
May 14, 2013

Members presentNed Farman, Dave Frederiks, Bill Harris, Mike Mackey, Mike Magee, Tom Meyer, Harry Plaut, and Steven Ross.
Absent – Bob Doyen, Robert Falaguerra, and Mike Moran.

A quorum being present, Chairman Ross called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.

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

Steven Ross reported about the following correspondence:
1)      Letter from DEEP regarding the O’Hanlan property at 23 Ferry road noted a COP for icebreaker piles that was approved by DEEP and did not require OLHMC approval.
2)      Letter from CT HMA noting that the banquet originally scheduled for December 2012 has been rescheduled for June 10, 2013, Woodwinds, Branford, 6-9 pm. Members planning to attend are Harry Plaut, Ned Farman, Steven Ross and Bill Harris.  Any other members wishing to attend should contact Bill Harris as soon as possible.
3)      Letter from the DEEP noting its approval of a dock application at the Carroll property , 258 Whippoorwill Rd. This application was originally approved but the Carrolls modified it to put in a fixed 5 ft. landing pier off the walkway with a shorter ramp. No action by OLHMC is required.

Treasurer’s Report
Bill Harris presented the Treasurer’s report, which was accepted for audit.  A copy of the report is on file with the minutes. Bill Harris noted that the mooring fees and fines are coming in and that the HMC was reimbursed by the Town for the dinghy dock but this will not show until the June report.  Steve Ross noted that the report shows a $25 2012 fee that was collected which clears the last discrepancy in the 2012 Mooring Report, bringing it into balance. Bill noted that the treasurer reports will continue to segregate fees by year. Steven noted that the new system of checks for incoming mooring fees flowing through the Treasurer and then to the Harbor Master is working well.

Member Appointments
There remain 3 Alternate Member position vacancies.

Pilgrim Landing
Mike Magee reported that the area looks clean and there are dinghies in the rack already.

Dinghy Dock
Mike Mackey reported that the dinghy dock is currently not in the water and he will arrange to have it put in.

Potential Public Access Site—West bank of Lt. River
Phase 2- Foot bridge across Lt. River—on hold.
Phase 3- Dock application—Steven Ross reported that he had discussed Keith Nielson’s proposal of a long sloping ramp at the north side of the property with Susan Bailey at DEEP and she said it sounded fine. On May 16, Keith, Steven Ross and Susan Bailey will visit the site and report back at the next meeting.
    Ned Farman had a general comment that he had heard that there is a group of concerned citizens regarding Halls Rd. in terms of sidewalks, appearance, etc. He felt that there could be a cross fertilization between their efforts and the HMC. Steven Ross noted that the HMC would be receptive to tying in this project with their concerns.

Harbor Master
Mike Mackey reported for Mike Moran that Stephanie at Sound View Pavilion confirmed that they did not send in the money for their six authorized moorings. She reported that a new check is coming which will include the 2012 and 2013 mooring fees as well as fines for late payment and hauling moorings.  Steven reported that the Old Lyme Dock stated that they had never received a bill for their moorings and will be sending a check for 2012 and 2013. Mike noted that he has documented 15 moorings at the Sound View area, two of which have no name, that were not pulled for inspection yet. They will be hauled out soon..

Dredging Study
Ned Farman reported that there will most likely be a presentation at the June 11 meeting by the project manager of Coastline Consulting with recommendations for the desired channels as well as scenarios on location, depth and width, etc.  Copies of the reports will be available to Ned Farman and Steven Ross prior to the June HMC meeting. The following will be invited to the presentation: Joe Salvatore, DEEP, Bonnie Reemsnyder and Jeff Stedman. Recommendations on Four Mile River and Black Hall River will be made at the presentation. Members noted that the project is making forward progress.

Dock Applications
None this month.

DEEP Violations
None this month.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:34 PM.

Submitted by:
Janet S. Cody, Clerk

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

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