CONNECTICUT HARBOR MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
August 16, 2007
called the meeting to order at 3:00 p.m.
Members present: Joel
Severance (Chester), Lou Allyn (Mystic), Mike
Griffin (Norwalk), Norm Hewitt (Old Lyme), Peter
Holecz (Bridgeport), John Pinto (Norwalk), and Geoff
I. Previous Minutes
A motion to accept
the minutes of the March 27, 2006 Board meeting was
made, seconded and approved unanimously.
reported a balance of $9,066.91 as of 8/16/2007. A
motion to accept the Report was made, seconded and
motion to elect Mike Griffin as Treasurer on an
interim basis was made, seconded and approved
Hewitt offered to look into an interest bearing
III. Structure of the
opened the discussion with a description of the
various sub-committees of the Norwalk Harbor
Commission: dredging, water quality, finance,
newsletter, harbor safety, plan & recommendations,
application review and waterfront advisory. He then
raised the question, did the CHMA wish to structure
itself along these lines?
IV. Topics of
Notice of Permit
John showed a stack
of various permit notices that he has received.
After some discussion about who gets copies of what
when, Lou agreed to research the DEP process.
The goal is to
publish an issue this fall. It was agreed that it
would make sense to hire someone to write the
articles and be the publisher. Geoff will see if he
can find someone.
that he, as the webmaster, maintains the website but
that content has to be provided to him.
decided to hold the Annual Banquet in April 2008.
An Annual Meeting is planned for Monday October 8,
2007 from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. at the Sound School
Aquacultural Center in New Haven.
his opinion that the Harbormaster program should be
moved out of the DOT and into the DEP where it would
get more attention and funding. He will meet with
Eleanor Mariani to discuss. He was asked to also
press to have the process to appoint Harbormasters
and Deputy Harbormaster sped up. And, is it still
necessary to submit three names on reappointments?
The DEP is
working on visual impact standards.
Building Inspector has stated that any object
resting on the bottom is subject to local building
The State needs
to get involved in funding dredging projects for
amount above what the ACOE provides. The Dredge
Coordinator and the CT Maritime Commission are
developing a policy.
CHMA Board Membership
Mike Griffin will send a
letter to all Harbor Management Commissions with
approved harbor management plans inviting them to
join our Board.
John will arrange
a meeting with DEP personnel to discuss various
issues before the Annual Meeting. Mike, Geoff and
Joel are possible attendees.
V. NEXT MEETING
October 8, 2007
The meeting adjourned at 4:30 p.m.
Respectively Submitted By: Louis Allyn, Secretary