Harbormaster’s Breakout Session led by Mike Griffin
preceded the dinner.
Welcoming Remarks - Dr. John Pinto, President CHMA
A formal meeting of Harbor Commission Chairs is
planned for November.
Introduction of the head table and various guests.
Acknowledgement of Mike Griffin and the Harbormaster
Special Recognition Presentations to:
Joel P. Severance, Past President,
Senator George L. “Doc” Gunther
Robert H. Sammis, Past President, CHMA
Brian Thompson, Director, CT DEP OLISP
“The DEP's View on Current Issues in Harbor Management”
After three months in the job,
two keys issues are dredging and docks. The goal
with residential docks is to provide reasonable
access with minimal impact. Harbor Management plans
are one way to deal with this issue.
Geoffrey Steadman, CHMA
Overview of dredging issues and role of CHMA
(See the handout Critical Dredging Issues)
Norwalk Phase I is complete; need money for
Danni Goulet, Dredging Coordinator State of Rhode
“Solving Dredging Issues in the State of Rhode
Rhode Island's process was made
predictable and consistent. Implementation of a
dredging and advocate was very helpful.
Colonel Curtis L. Thalken, Commander, USACE New
“The Future of Connecticut Harbors and the Role of the Corps of Engineers”
Navigation in Connecticut is high on his list of
priorities. He is working to develop a regional
aproach to sediment management.
Concluding Remarks - Dr. Pinto
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